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July 15, 2015

New Jersey WWTP adds biogas conditioning system, generator

BY Katie FletcherNew Jersey's Hanover Township wastewater treatment plant expects to finish a project to more efficiently use biogas produced at the plant by fall of this year. Biogas conditioning equipment and a 100-kilowatt (kW) generator have been installed. READ MORE

July 15, 2015

Event to focus on biobased product, chemical, fuel coproduction

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology’s Office (BETO) has announced plans to hold a workshop focused on the challenges associated with the coproduction of biomass-derived chemicals, products and biofuels. READ MORE

July 15, 2015

World’s largest biomass shipment discharged at Port of Immingham

BY Associated British Ports The world's largest ever single shipment of biomass has been discharged on the quayside at Associated British Ports' Humber International Terminal at the Port of Immingham ready for onward transit to Drax power station. READ MORE

July 15, 2015

Research team seeks more efficient biomass refinement processes

BY Virginia Tech Researchers from across the world, including from Virginia Tech, plan to mimic the chemistry of the brown rot fungus to improve biorefining processes. The $4 million project is funded by the Research Council of Norway and industrial partners. READ MORE

July 15, 2015

Deinove reaches third milestone of the Deinol program

BY Deinove Deinove recently announced that it has reached the third and penultimate milestone of its Deinol project supported by Bpifrance. Achievement of this milestone triggers grant funding of up to EUR 1.2 million ($1.31 million). READ MORE

July 15, 2015

Opinion: Design Challenge to Promote Top-Performing Pellet Stoves

BY John AckerlyThe third pellet stove design challenge, led by the Alliance for Green Heat, entered phase one this summer to help consumers identify the most efficient stoves and how best to operate them. READ MORE

July 14, 2015

Ceres discusses plan to realign its focus during investor call

BY Erin VoegeleCeres Inc. has released financial results for its fiscal third quarter, reporting the company is continuing to realign its focus towards food and forage opportunities and biotechnology traits, rather than bioenergy markets. READ MORE

July 14, 2015

EU Agricultural Council adopts ILUC biofuel rules

BY Erin VoegeleThe Agricultural and Fisheries Council of the European Union has officially adopted the new rules to address indirect land use change (ILUC) impacts associated with biofuels. The directive was accepted by the European Parliament in late April. READ MORE

July 14, 2015

Researchers from Israel and Florida awarded funding for biogas

BY American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Israel and University of Florida researchers have been awarded a United States-Israel Bi-national Agricultural Research and Development Fund (BARD) grant to improve the production of biogas on farms. READ MORE

July 14, 2015

In Depth: Capital Actions for Pellet Fuel

BY Katie FletcherSeveral regulatory schemes in the U.S. should perk up pellet producers' ears. Hear from industry leaders why. READ MORE

July 13, 2015

USDA schedules July 16 forum, webinar on loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleUSDA Rural Development’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service (RBS) has scheduled a July 16 forum to introduce the new Biorefinery, Renewable Chemicals, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. READ MORE

July 13, 2015

UK DECC releases first quarter energy statistics

BY Katie FletcherAt the end of June, the U.K.'s Department of Energy and Climate Change published first quarter energy statistics in its Energy Trends and Energy Prices publications. The report shows the U.K. has made progress in achieving its renewable energy goals. READ MORE

July 13, 2015

Drax: New milestone reached in biomass supply chain

BY Drax Group A three-year partnership between Lloyds Register Rail, U.K. manufacturer WH Davis and Drax has reached a significant milestone as Drax takes delivery of its 200th specially designed biomass rail freight wagon. READ MORE

July 13, 2015

In Depth: Down 'n Out in Pelleting Mills

BY Ron KotrbaPlanned weekly or monthly and annual outages are essential to running a high-performing, efficient pellet mill. READ MORE

July 12, 2015

In Depth: Packaged Efficiency

BY Tim PortzOnce a highly manual process, bagging and stacking finished product has greatly improved with automation. READ MORE

July 10, 2015

US DOE sinks $18 million into algae technology development

BY U.S. DOE The U.S. DOE announced July 9 that six projects will receive up to $18 million in funding to reduce the modeled price of algae-based biofuels to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent (gge) by 2019. READ MORE

July 10, 2015

England's National Trust invests in biomass, other renewables

BY The National Trust The National Trust, an independent charity in England, Wales and Northern Ireland, recently announced its largest-ever investment: £30 million ($46.5 million) in renewable energy to provide heat and power to more of its historic places. READ MORE

July 09, 2015

New methane bioreactor produces, stores energy

BY Natural Resources Institute Finland A new methane bioreactor, developed in the Natural Resources Institute Finland boosts environmentally friendly energy to the markets. The reactor stores renewable energy and produces synthetic biomethane with good efficiency. READ MORE

July 09, 2015

Amendments to UK renewable heat incentive submitted to parliament

BY Katie FletcherLord Bourne, parliamentary undersecretary of state for the Department of Energy and Climate Change, announced proposed amendments to U.K.’s renewable heat incentive (RHI) schemes, which he said are essential to the smooth-running of both. READ MORE

July 09, 2015

FutureMetrics rebuts wood pellet myths

BY Anna SimetIn a recent report, FutureMetrics aims to debunk two common myths regarding the use of wood pellets as a substitution for coal: that they release more carbon dioxide during combustion, and that they create a carbon debt that takes decades to repay. READ MORE

July 08, 2015

USDA accepting applications for loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA's Rural Business-Cooperative Service has announced it is soliciting applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, which provides loan guarantees to eligible biorefining projects. READ MORE

July 08, 2015

U.K. removes tax exemption benefiting renewable electricity

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. government has announced it will remove the Climate Change Levy exemption for renewable electricity generated after Aug. 1. The move is expected to impact Drax and other renewable energy producers in the country. READ MORE

July 08, 2015

Vecoplan to build feedstock processing system for Fulcrum

BY Vecoplan LLC Vecoplan LLC announced that it has executed a fixed-price contract with Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. to design, engineer, install and commission a state-of-the-art municipal solid waste (MSW) feedstock processing system for Fulcrum's Sierra BioFuels Plant. READ MORE