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September 02, 2016

SuperBIO project to support EU bioeconomy innovation

BY Bio Base Europe SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding program. The EUR 3.8 million ($4.24 million) project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. READ MORE

September 01, 2016

California cap-and-trade expenditure deal benefits biomass

BY Erin VoegeleThe California legislature has passed legislation that aims, in part, to support existing biomass plants within the state. The bill, SB 859, features an expenditure plan for unallocated cap-and-trade proceeds. READ MORE

September 01, 2016

Air Force working to ‘home-grow’ biofuels for DOD, industry

BY Marisa Novobilski, Air Force Research Laboratory The Defense Production Act Title III Program Office, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, is playing a critical role in commercializing technology to produce environmentally-friendly fuel sources. READ MORE

September 01, 2016

Viridis chairman resigns, operations suspended at pellet plant

BY Viridis Energy Inc. Viridis Energy Inc. recently announced the resignation of its non-executive chairman of the board, Robert M. Aaron, due to health issues. The company has also temporarily suspended operations at Scotia Atlantic Biomass Co. Ltd. READ MORE

September 01, 2016

Opinion: First Things First

BY Tim PortzOur country’s farms and forests, municipal waste and food waste streams are producing vast streams of material, and we simply need to figure out how to effectively gather, prepare and convert it. READ MORE

August 31, 2016

PG&E seeks proposals for new renewable energy projects

BY Erin VoegelePacific Gas & Electric Co. is seeking proposals from renewable energy developers to build projects for a new clean energy program available to customers. Solar, wind and biomass are among the eligible technologies. READ MORE

August 31, 2016

Metabolix to sell biopolymer business, become Yield10 Bioscience

BY Erin VoegeleOn Aug. 22, Metabolix Inc. announced it has entered into a binding letter of intent (LOI) with CJ CheilJedang Corp. for the sale of its biopolymer intellectual property and certain laboratory equipment. READ MORE

August 31, 2016

NATSO asks DOT to help establish alternative fuel corridors

BY National Association of Truck Stop Operators The National Association of Truck Stop Operators has called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to work with private, exit-based businesses within the confines of existing law as it seeks to establish alternative fuel corridors. READ MORE

August 30, 2016

Bayou Wood Pellets equipment to be sold at auction

BY Erin VoegeleMaas Companies Inc. has announced it will liquidate the assets West Monroe, Louisiana-based Bayou Wood Pellets via a lender-ordered auction on Sept. 20. The industrial building and wood pellet equipment will be sold separately. READ MORE

August 30, 2016

Blue Sphere provides update of North Carolina project

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Blue Sphere Corp. recently announced that its joint venture waste-to-energy facility under construction in Charlotte, North Carolina, is nearing completion. The facility is currently undergoing testing activities. READ MORE

August 30, 2016

Propel launches ProShop and E85, renewable diesel clubs

BY Propel Fuels Propel Fuels has announced the launch of the Propel ProShop, an online store for customers to purchase apparel and accessories. In addition to the ProShop, Propel has launched its Hi-Octane Society and Diesel Pro aficionado clubs. READ MORE

August 30, 2016

Opinion: Biomass in Clean Energy Incentive Program

BY Bob Cleaves The exclusion of biomass from the Clean Energy Incentive Program must not give the impression that the EPA does not support the use of biomass as a carbon reduction compliance strategy. READ MORE

August 29, 2016

Roeslein Alternative Energy's WTE project begins RNG production

BY Katie FletcherRoeslein Alternative Energy and Smithfield Hog Production recently celebrated the production of renewable natural gas at Ruckman Farm for delivery to the national pipeline from its large manure-to-energy project. READ MORE

August 29, 2016

Technip, BTG Bioliquids to build biomass pyrolysis facilities

BY Technip Technip recently announced that it has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with BTG BioLiquids B.V. to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for its modular pyrolysis plants. READ MORE

August 29, 2016

Wartsila, Gasum cooperation aims at developing LNG markets

BY Wärtsilä Corp. Wartsila and Finland based Gasum have signed a joint cooperation agreement aimed at developing the use, distribution, and service solutions for natural gas in marine and onshore applications. READ MORE

August 29, 2016

In Depth: The Odd Decouple

BY Tim PortzNational laboratories are making a strong argument that the industry’s approach to biomass handling and preparation needs a paradigm shift. READ MORE

August 28, 2016

Opinion: Determining Value of Existing Pellet Plants

BY William Strauss Low crude oil prices have driven the cost of heating oil in the U.S. below the cost of wood pellets for the equivalent energy in most locations. READ MORE

August 27, 2016

In Depth: A Densified Decarbonization Strategy

BY Katie FletcherA tag-team effort combining biofuels and biomass expertise aims to commercialize a fuel pathway with the potential to benefit all links in the supply chain. READ MORE

August 26, 2016

EPA: 1.61 billion RINs generated in July

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for July, reporting more than 1.61 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 15.21 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

August 26, 2016

Scaling Up conference to focus on Canada’s low-carbon future

BY Sue Retka SchillLow-carbon alternative energy will be the focus of a new Canadian conference in the planning. “Scaling Up: Delivering Canada’s low carbon, biobased economy through sustainable innovation,” is set for Nov. 14-16 in Ottawa. READ MORE

August 26, 2016

IKEA to install biogas-powered fuel cell at Connecticut store

BY IKEA IKEA recently announced plans to further the Swedish retailer’s renewable commitment with plans for its first biogas-powered fuel cell system on the east coast, at its store in New Haven, Connecticut. READ MORE

August 26, 2016

In Depth: Chipping Away at a Standard

BY Anna SimetA U.S. wood chip standard will provide benefits across the supply chain, enabling the biomass thermal sector to gain more ground in the country’s heating fuel market. READ MORE

August 25, 2016

California Biomass Energy Alliance applauds passage of SB 32

BY Erin VoegeleThe California legislature recently passed legislation to extend the state’s greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction targets through 2030. The California Biomass Energy Alliance has spoken out in support of the bill. READ MORE

August 25, 2016

M&I Electric delivers control system to Hawaii biomass project

BY American Electric Technologies Inc. American Electric Technologies Inc. recently announced that its M&I Electric business has completed delivery and commissioning of a biomass power generation control system project in Kauai, Hawaii. READ MORE

August 25, 2016

Poyry awarded contract for Tees Renewable Energy Plant

BY Pöyry PX Engineering Consultants Ltd., part of the PX Group, has awarded Pöyry with the technical services assignment for its technical owner's engineering contract with MGT Power Ltd for the 299 MWe Tees Renewable Energy Plant. READ MORE

August 25, 2016

Opinion: Biomass Key Player as Renewable Thermal Gains Steam

BY Ben Bell-Walker With a reinvigorated vision for what we can contribute, BTEC invites our industry partners and allied renewable thermal technologies to make those climate and economic benefits a reality. READ MORE

August 24, 2016

Kingdom Pellets continues to secure financing for proposed plant

BY Katie FletcherKingdom Pellets’ proposed wood pellet plant continues to secure financing. Mid-summer, the state of Vermont awarded $550,000 to the town of Lunenburg in community development funds, which the town will loan for the plant’s development. READ MORE

August 24, 2016

Report details Canada’s advanced biofuel, wood pellet markets

BY Anna SimetThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service recently released a Global Agricultural Information Network report on the Canadian renewable fuel industry, which includes data on the country's advanced biofuel and wood pellet industries. READ MORE

August 24, 2016

Enerkem facility earns ISCC certification for methanol production

BY Enerkem Enerkem Inc. announced it has obtained certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification system for the biomethanol production of its Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada. READ MORE