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August 06, 2014

Purdue: Cover crops make stover more sustainable, profitable

BY Purdue University Farmers using cover crops as a soil conservation method can remove much more corn stover per acre for biofuels or other uses and at the same time potentially increase their income, Purdue University research shows. READ MORE

August 05, 2014

Proposed pellet plant to export product to South Korea

BY Erin VoegeleA proposed pellet plant under development near Mission, British Columbia, aims to produce wood pellets for export into industrial markets in South Korea and other Asian markets. The project is being developed by SMG Wood Pellet Inc. READ MORE

August 05, 2014

ReEnergy to resume operations at Ashland biomass plant

BY ReEnergy Holdings ReEnergy Holdings has announced plans to resume operations at its biomass-to-electricity facility in Ashland, Maine. The 39-MW facility was acquired by ReEnergy in December 2011 and has been idle since March 2011. READ MORE

August 05, 2014

Solazyme Q2 results: Increased production, customers and revenue

BY Katie FletcherSolazyme Inc. announced optimistic results for second quarter 2014 with total revenue at $15.9 million compared with $11.2 million in the second quarter of 2013, an increase of 43 percent. Second quarter GAAP net loss was $42.9 million. READ MORE

August 05, 2014

UC Riverside engineers develop new biofuel production technology

BY University of California, Riverside A team of researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have developed a versatile, relatively non-toxic, and efficient way to convert biomass into biofuels and biobased chemicals. READ MORE

August 04, 2014

USDA, DOE and EPA release Biogas Opportunities Roadmap

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has published its Biogas Opportunities Roadmap, a document that builds on progress made to date to identify voluntary actions that can be taken to reduce methane emissions through the use of biogas systems. READ MORE

August 04, 2014

EPA proposes further extension of 2013 RFS compliance deadline

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA is extending the 2013 renewable fuel standard (RFS) compliance deadlines for a third time, setting the compliance reports and attest engagement report deadlines 30 days and 90 days following the publication of the 2014 RFS, respectively. READ MORE

August 04, 2014

California Energy Commission awards grants to biofuel projects

BY Katie FletcherThe California Energy Commission has awarded funding to several biogas and renewable diesel projects under the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. READ MORE

August 01, 2014

EPA releases June RIN data

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for June, reporting that more than 1.46 billion RINs were generated during the month across all biofuel categories. READ MORE

August 01, 2014

Joint venture to develop pellet plants in Vietnam

BY PHI Group Inc. PHI Group Inc. recently announced that it has signed a memoranda of understanding with two Vietnam-based wood processing companies to set up joint venture wood pellet factories in Central and Southern Vietnam. READ MORE

August 01, 2014

Velocys announces commercial-scale GTL plant gets go-ahead

BY Velocys plc Velocys plc has announced that the final investment decision has been made to proceed with construction of a commercial gas-to-liquids plant using the company's technology. READ MORE

August 01, 2014

JBEI develops tool for characterizing plant sugar transporters

BY Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory A powerful new tool that can help advance the genetic engineering of "fuel" crops for clean, green and renewable bioenergy, has been developed by researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute. READ MORE

July 31, 2014

WM to plans sale of Wheelabrator to Energy Capital Partners

BY Erin VoegeleWaste Management Inc. has reported second quarter financial results and announced an agreement to sell its waste-to-energy business, Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., to an affiliate of Energy Capital Partners for $1.94 billion. READ MORE

July 31, 2014

GOL Airlines completes flight with Amyris-Total aviation biofuel

BY Amyris Inc. On July 31, Amyris partnered with Brazilian airline, GOL, to fly the industry's first commercial flight with farnesane, the recently approved renewable jet fuel. The first flight, GOL flight 7725, traveled from Orlando, Florida, to Sao Paulo, Brazil. READ MORE

July 31, 2014

Covanta reports Q2 results, provides maintenance update

BY Erin VoegeleCovanta Holdings Corp. recently released its second quarter 2014 results, reporting revenue of $432 million, up from $411 million for the same period of last year. Net income from continuing operations was $2 million. READ MORE

July 31, 2014

Miscanthus might yield more biomass in Iowa that first thought

BY Iowa State University Miscanthus, a perennial grass with vast potential to produce biomass, would deliver even better yields than once thought in Iowa, according to research by agronomists at Iowa State University. READ MORE

July 31, 2014

DOE funds biomass-based renewable carbon fiber projects

BY U.S. Department of Energy The Energy Department has announced up to $11.3 million for two projects that aim to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renewable, non-food-based feedstocks. READ MORE

July 31, 2014

GIB funds biomass boiler at Scottish distillery

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank The U.K. Green Investment Bank has announced a further investment in the Scottish drinks industry.The project at Balmenach distillery in Speyside will receive funding to support the installation of a biomass boiler. READ MORE

July 31, 2014

Helping switchgrass survive winter will boost biofuel potential

BY Michigan State University Michigan State University has been awarded $1 million from a joint U.S. Department of Energy and USDA program to develop hardier switchgrass, a plant native to North America that holds high potential as a biofuel source. READ MORE

July 31, 2014

New UC Davis study offers surprising insights on biofuels

BY University of California, Davis A study recently released by the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis examines how an incremental approach to supplement advanced innovation in biofuels can help California and the nation meet clean fuel and lower emission standards. READ MORE

July 30, 2014

2014 PFI conference considers market outlook

BY Sue Retka SchillThe pellet market outlook dominated presentations at the Pellet Fuels Institute annual conference held July 28-29 in Orlando, Florida. During the event, several speakers highlighted the expected growth markets around the globe. READ MORE

July 30, 2014

Waters' New Biotech solidifies proposed export facility location

BY Katie FletcherWaters' New Biotech, a pellet manufacturer headquartered in Wisconsin, has received approval of a letter of intent from commissioners for the Mississippi State Port Authority for a possible lease of land at the Port of Gulfport in Mississippi. READ MORE

July 30, 2014

Zilkha Biomass Energy to develop pellet plant in Arkansas

BY Zilkha Biomass Energy Zilkha Biomass Energy has announced it is building a facility in Monticello, Arkansas, to manufacture their Zilkha Black Pellet. The company plans to invest $90 million in the facility and create 52 new jobs. READ MORE

July 30, 2014

Drax provides operational update during investor call

BY Erin VoegeleThe Drax Group plc has announced financial results for the first half of the year, reporting that biomass now accounts for more than 20 percent of the its output. Both the first converted unit and the enhanced cofiring unit are performing well. READ MORE

July 30, 2014

Genera Energy introduces proprietary feedstock management systems

BY Genera Energy Inc. Genera Energy Inc. has announced the deployment of two new proprietary feedstock management systems, Energy Grange and Supply AssureBoth systems were developed through years of R&D and in-the-field testing. READ MORE

July 30, 2014

NRDC report ranks biofuel sustainability programs

BY Natural Resources Defense Council Amid increasing interest in alternative transportation fuels, a new report commissioned by the Natural Resources Defense Council shows how federal agencies and other large commercial customers can buy sustainably produced biofuels. READ MORE

July 29, 2014

Biomass Magazine launches biogas map

BY Anna SimetBiomass Magazine has added biogas energy producers to its existing portfolio of bioenergy map products, which includes U.S. biomass power facilities and U.S. and Canada pellet manufacturing plants. READ MORE

July 29, 2014

N.Y. announces biomass thermal incentives, RPS solicitation

BY Erin VoegeleOn July 29, N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo made two announcements that will benefit bioenergy projects within the state, including the official launch of Renewable Heat N.Y. and the availability of funding to support clean energy generation projects. READ MORE

July 29, 2014

Joint venture formed to develop cellulosic biorefinery in China

BY Erin VoegeleA joint venture of an M&G Chemicals subsidiary and China-based Anhui Guozhen Co. Ltd. has been created to develop a commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Fuyang City, Anhui Province, China. The project was first announced in late 2013. READ MORE

July 29, 2014

Dalkia to design, operate biomass power plant in Canada

BY Veolia Environnement Dalkia and the Canadian investment fund Fengate Capital Management Ltd. are again joining forces to develop a second biomass power plant in Merritt, British Columbia. The facility is expected to have an annual capacity of 40 MW. READ MORE