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September 24, 2014

Recycled cooking oil powers Finnair flight to New York

BY Finnair Finnair operated its flight from Helsinki to New York on Sept. 23 with an Airbus A330 using environmentally sustainable biofuel, coinciding with the UN Climate Summit taking place in New York on the same day. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

In Depth: Compressed Potential

BY Keith Loria Slowly but surely and not without hurdles, renewable, compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas infrastructure is expanding in the U.S. READ MORE

September 23, 2014

Legislation would extend biofuel, bioenergy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 19 aims to enact two-year extensions for several clean energy tax incentives. The bill is titled the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014. READ MORE

September 23, 2014

ESF faculty member contributes to biogenic carbon report

BY State College of New York Robert W. Malmsheimer, a professor at the State College of New York, was part of the Society of American Foresters team that provided policy makers with a summary of the existing science regarding forest bioenergy and "carbon debts." READ MORE

September 23, 2014

Vecoplan opens technology center in Germany

BY Vecoplan AG Vecoplan AG recently celebrated the grand opening of its new 17,000 square-foot technology center in Germany. The facility is equipped with more than 25 machines for the processing, recycling or repurposing of waste and biomass. READ MORE

September 23, 2014

Opinion: A Visionary Model for Biogas Projects

BY Amanda Bilek Biogas advocates and project developers have been abuzz since mid-July, when the U.S. EPA released a renewable fuel standard (RFS) final rule that allows eligible biogas transportation fuel pathways to generate cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

September 22, 2014

USDA announces REAP funding for bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleOn Sept. 18, the USDA announced it is investing $68 million in 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects under the Rural Energy for America Program. Bioenergy projects were among those selected to receive funding. READ MORE

September 22, 2014

Greenlane commissions Canadian plant, faces pending acquisition

BY Katie FletcherGreenlane Biogas Technologies recently announced the commissioning of a 16,000 cubic-meter-per-hour biogas plant in Montreal. In mid-September Pressure Technologies announced an agreement to acquire the business and certain assets of the company. READ MORE

September 22, 2014

Bridgestone begins producing natural rubber in Mesa, Arizona

BY Bridgestone Americas Inc. Bridgestone Americas Inc. is one step closer to its long-term environmental goal of developing a new, domestic and commercially-viable source for natural rubber with the opening of its Biorubber Process Research Center in Mesa, Arizona. READ MORE

September 22, 2014

In Depth: Achieving Sustainability Goals

BY The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Fish and Wildlife Agencies can play a role in successful biomass production for bioenergy. READ MORE

September 21, 2014

Opinion: Making the Most of Woody Biomass

BY John Ward Biomass brings powerful opportunities for sustainability and efficiency for well-situated businesses and institutions that are willing to make a long-term commitment. READ MORE

September 20, 2014

In Depth: Sourcing Stover Sustainably

BY Katie Fletcher Although corn stover offers a second valuable crop from the same acres, there’s a whole lot more to the equation than simply removing it from the soil. READ MORE

September 20, 2014

In Depth: A Body of Work

BY Tim PortzExcited by the new market the pellet sector offers for low value fiber, forest landowners work to assure pellet buyers of existing sustainable practices. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

DOD awards 3 biofuel contracts under Defense Production Act

BY Anna SimetRed Rock Biofuels, Fulcrum Bioenergy and Emerald Biofuels have been awarded contracts under the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Protection Act to construct and commission biorefineries for the production of drop-in biofuels. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

Community aims to develop district heating project in Minnesota

BY Erin VoegeleA proposed biomass-fueled district heating project in Grand Marais, Minnesota, is one step closer to reality with the recent publication of a Step II study. Construction could begin as soon as 2016. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

IRENA report features bioenergy supply, demand projections

BY Erin VoegeleThe International Renewable Energy Agency has published a new report predicting a major role for modern, sustainable biomass technologies in the world's energy mix. It includes forecasts for power, thermal and liquid fuels production. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

Opinion: The Future of Pellets

BY Michele Rebiere Viridis Energy Chief Financial Officer Michele Rebiere offers three predictions for the future of the global wood pellet industry. READ MORE

September 18, 2014

Gevo provides update on Luverne, Minnesota, plant

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo reported an update on the progress of the side-by-side operational mode (SBS) of its plant in Luverne, Minnesota, on Sept. 18. READ MORE

September 18, 2014

Nebraska Forest Service offering biomass energy system grants

BY Anna SimetThe Nebraska Forest Service announced it will offer two cost-share assistance grants for organizations including municipalities, universities, hospitals and greenhouses that wish to install woody biomass-fired energy systems. READ MORE

September 18, 2014

In Depth: Caretaking Colorado’s Crown Jewel

BY Anna SimetSustainability is symbiotic when it comes to biomass power plant Eagle Valley Clean Energy and the fuel it uses. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Florida cellulosic ethanol plant upgraded, coming back online

BY Holly JessenThe Indian River BioEnergy Center, a cellulosic ethanol production center near Vero Beach, Florida, has completed a major turnaround, including technology upgrades, and the facility is now being brought back online. READ MORE