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April 06, 2015

EPA opens comment period on cellulosic waiver credit rules

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has published its direct final rule and parallel proposed rule on cellulosic waiver credits in the Federal Register, officially opening a 30-day comment period. The agency released prepublication versions of the rules in March. READ MORE

April 06, 2015

Rice University: Algae from wastewater solves 2 problems

BY Rice University Rice University scientists have found they can easily grow high-value strains of oil-rich algae using municipal wastewater, while simultaneously removing more than 90 percent of nitrates and more than 50 percent of phosphorous from the wastewater. READ MORE

April 06, 2015

In Depth: Navigating the Sea of Approval

BY Katie FletcherAttempting to expand the North American wood heat sector, U.S. distributors seek proven European technology to further foster market development. READ MORE

April 05, 2015

Opinion: Public-Private Partnerships Enable Project Success

BY Amanda Bilek Great Plains Institute's Amanda Bilek discusses the benefits that public-private partnerships can bring to the biogas industry. READ MORE

April 04, 2015

In Depth: All Roads Lead to North America

BY Keith Loria Biogas companies from around the world are pursuing opportunities in the U.S. and Canada. READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Senators advocate for bioenergy appropriations in letter

BY Erin VoegeleA group of five senators recently sent a letter to two Senate subcommittees asking them to support funding for programs that bolster the development of thermal and electric biomass energy technologies, supply chains and market opportunities. READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Republic Services announces LFGTE project, sustainability report

BY Erin VoegeleOn April 2, Republic Services Inc. announced the opening of a new landfill gas-to-energy project at the Upstate Regional Landfill in Union County, South Carolina. The project features two reciprocating combustion engines that generate 3,200 kW. READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Report highlights corn ethanol’s role in cellulosic development

BY Erin VoegeleThird Way has released a report highlighting the connection between first- and second-generation ethanol and the need for continued implementation of the renewable fuels standard (RFS). READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Biopolymers have potential in biomedicine, agricultural markets

BY Lux Research While biobased polymers face challenges that limit their potential in some high-volume markets, Lux Research has shown their biodegradability can make them a valuable choice in biomedical and agriculture markets. READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Arkema connects landfill gas project with bioplastic pipe

BY Arkema Inc. Arkema Inc., Georg Fischer Central Plastics LLC, and BioResource Development LLC have partnered in a unique project to successfully install a polyamide 11 piping system to connect landfill gas to the local gas distribution system in Nebraska. READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Massachusetts announces $1 million expansion for AgEnergy grants

BY Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker recently announced that Massachusetts farmers will soon be able to apply to the expanded Department of Agricultural Resources' AgEnergy Grant Program, thanks to new funding from the Department of Energy Resources. READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Ceres accelerates sugarcane trait development

BY Ceres Inc. Ceres Inc. recently announced that its biotech sugarcane traits have been advanced to the next stage of testing ahead of schedule due to positive data from initial field evaluations under tropical conditions in Latin America. READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Opinion: Today's Uncertainties No Match For Tomorrow's Promise

BY Matt Carr Algae Biomass Organization's Matt Carr discusses the algae industry's confidence in its ability to producie biofuel that is price-competitive with oil. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

Tilbury biomass project scores financing, fuel contract

BY Anna SimetA 60-MW biomass power plant proposed at the Port of Tilbury in Essex county, northeast of London, England, recently secured a fuel supply contract with Stobart Group Ltd., and financing backed by the U.K. Green Investment Bank. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

UK Green Investment Bank backs new biomass projects

BY Katie FletcherU.K. Green Investment Bank has made several announcements recently about investments made for upcoming, renewable energy projects, including the Levenseat Renewable Energy Ltd. project. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

Scania and Swedfund invest in Indian biogas

BY Scania Scania and the development financier of the Swedish state Swedfund are establishing a partnership to develop the production of biogas as an automotive fuel in the Indian city of Nagpur, which is located in the state of Maharashtra. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

PureVision to scale up biorefining technology at ZeaChem site

BY PureVision Technology Inc. PureVision Technology Inc., a Colorado-based biorefinery developer, recently announced that it will scale up its biorefining technology at an industrial site in Boardman, Oregon, owned by ZeaChem Inc. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

Dartmouth-led team studies climate smart dairy farming, bioenergy

BY Dartmouth Dartmouth and the University of Maryland have received federal funding to study the environmental and financial benefits of converting methane gas from cow manure into electricity and heat on Vermont and New York dairy farms over the next 60 years. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

Algae from clogged waterways could serve as biofuels, fertilizer

BY American Chemical Society Water-borne algal blooms from farm fertilizer runoff can destroy aquatic life and clog rivers and lakes, but scientists recently reported that they are working on a way to clean up these environmental scourges and turn them into useful products. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

ISU agronomist weighs impacts of corn residue removal

BY Iowa State University Farmers who are considering selling corn residue from their fields to produce cellulosic ethanol first should weigh a range of site-specific factors to their operations, according to new research from an Iowa State University agronomist. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

In Depth: Riding it Out

BY Sue Retka SchillGrowth Energy's 6th Annual Leadership Conference made evident that progress over the last year has trumped challenges. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

Viridis Energy reports strong year

BY Anna SimetFor Viridis Energy, 2014 was a foundation year during which the company laid the groundwork to position itself for growth anticipated over the coming years. Viridis reported a strong year, with total 2014 revenue of $28.2 million. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

Industry provides input to SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel

BY Erin VoegeleIn late March, the U.S. EPA's Science Advisory Board Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel held a public face-to-face meeting to review the agency's Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources. A teleconference is planned in May. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

Biome reports revenue, margin increase in 2014 earnings results

BY Katie FletcherOn March 25, Biome Technologies plc, a U.K.-based bioplastics company, announced its financial results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2014, reporting an 80 percent increase in revenues reflected in both of the company's divisions. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

Bioplastics from certain proteins show antibacterial properties

BY University of Georgia Bioplastics made from protein sources such as albumin and whey have shown significant antibacterial properties, findings that could eventually lead to their use in plastics used in medical applications or food packaging. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

M+W Group to deliver U.K waste-to-energy facility

BY M+W Group Engineering and construction company M+W Group has been appointed as main contractor for the delivery of a 12.5 MW state-of-the art energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in Lanarkshire, Scotland, that features fluidized bed gasification technology. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

Fortum to invest in a CHP plant in Poland

BY Fortum Fortum plans to build a new multifuel combined-heat-and-power plant in Zabrze, Poland. The facility is expected to start commercial operations in 2018. The plant will primarily be fueled by refuse derived fuel and coal, but can take in biomass. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

Scottish university wins funding for biomass energy project

BY Scottish Government The University of St. Andrews in Scotland has been awarded funding to support the development of a green energy center that take in woody biomass as fuel. Hot water produced at the plant will heat and cool laboratories and student residences. READ MORE

April 01, 2015

In Depth: Feedstock Importer, Renewable Diesel Exporter

BY Ron KotrbaNeste Oil imports feedstock from five continents to process renewable diesel in Singapore, Rotterdam and Finland, then ships its fuel to destination markets in the EU, North America and Asia-Pacific. READ MORE

March 31, 2015

EPA announces plans for cellulosic information collection request

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA is soliciting public comments on a proposed information collection request it plans to submit to the Office of Management and Budget regarding cellulosic volume projections and efficient producer reporting. Comments are due May 26. READ MORE