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January 19, 2016

Study seeks nature's best biocatalysts for biofuel production

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center are looking beyond the usual suspects in the search for microbes that can efficiently break down inedible plant matter for conversion to biofuels. READ MORE

January 19, 2016

Opinion: Fortune Smiles on Industry, Better Late Than Never

BY Michael McAdams Given the ups and downs of 2015, the advanced biofuels industry ended with hope on the horizon for much needed stability in 2016. READ MORE

January 18, 2016

Navy to deploy Great Green Fleet in San Diego this week

BY Katie FletcherOn Jan. 20, the U.S. Department of the Navy will launch the first vessels of its Great Green Fleet at the San Diego Naval Air Station North Island, Carrier Pier. The carrier strike group will deploy using alternative fuels. READ MORE

January 18, 2016

Hawaii Gas seeks proposals for the supply of biogas

BY Erin VoegeleHawaii Gas, the state’s regulated gas utility, has opened a request for proposals (RFP) to purchase raw biogas and/or renewable natural gas (RNG). The company is seeking proposals from local and national suppliers that can provide RNG. READ MORE

January 18, 2016

Amyris launches Pathways Program

BY Amyris Inc. Amyris Inc. recently announced the availability of its Pathways Program, a program that provides partners a low-cost, low-risk opportunity to access Amyris’s industry-leading synthetic biology technology. READ MORE

January 18, 2016

KPA Unicon to supply a biomass boiler to Stora Enso sawmill

BY KPA Unicon Stora Enso Timber Ab and KPA Unicon Oy have signed a contract of a biomass-fired hot water boiler plant delivery to Stora Enso sawmill Ala in Ljusne, Sweden. The new Unicon Biograte 15 MWth boiler plant will utilize bark and wood residues. READ MORE

January 18, 2016

USDA ARS scientists advance pyrolysis process

BY USDA Agricultural Research Service The idea of replacing fossil-based fuel with a renewable source of sustainable energy is enough to get any environmentalist excited. USDA scientists have advanced a process to produce a crude liquid called “bio-oil” from agricultural waste. READ MORE

January 15, 2016

Scottish government funds biomass district heating project

BY Anna SimetThe Scottish government has announced it will aid in the funding of a district heating biomass project in Broomhill, Glasglow. The Cube Housing Association District Heating Project will provide heat and hot water to 701 homes. READ MORE

January 15, 2016

NYSERDA seeks proposals on renewable thermal technical assistance

BY Erin VoegeleThe New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is seeking proposals from firms qualified to provide technical information, economic and technical modeling, and policy and economic analysis in the area of renewable heating and cooling. READ MORE

January 15, 2016

Study: Second-generation biofuels can reduce emissions

BY University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Second-generation biofuel crops like the perennial grasses Miscanthus and switchgrass can efficiently meet emission reduction goals without significantly displacing cropland used for food production, according to a new study. READ MORE

January 14, 2016

AFPM files motion to intervene in RFS lawsuit

BY Erin VoegeleAmerican Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers has announced it has filed a motion to intervene in the recent lawsuit brought by members of the ethanol industry against the U.S. EPA regarding its recent renewable fuel standard (RFS) rulemaking. READ MORE

January 14, 2016

React Energy secures loan, announces technology provider

BY Erin VoegeleOn Jan. 8, U.K.-based React Energy plc announced it has secured a loan facility from EBIOSS Energy AD. The company will use the proceeds from the facility for the continued investment in its portfolio of U.K. biomass gasification projects. READ MORE

January 14, 2016

Nippon Paper, FSE Energy resolve biomass boiler dispute

BY Erin VoegeleNippon Paper Industries USA Co. Ltd. and FSE Energy have issued a joint statement announcing the resolution of a legal dispute over a biomass boiler installed at Nippon Paper’s mill in Port Angeles, Washington. READ MORE

January 14, 2016

BioHiTech America collaborates to convert food waste to energy

BY BioHiTech Global Inc. BioHiTech America has partnered with Natural Systems Utilities and others to test a process that will allow BioHiTech's Eco-Safe Digester to digest, tank, and deliver the effluent to anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities anywhere in the world. READ MORE

January 14, 2016

Study: Bacteria attack lignin with enzymatic tag team

BY Jade Boyd, Rice University Scientists from Rice University, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have discovered how two bacterial enzymes work as a team to break apart lignin. READ MORE

January 13, 2016

White paper highlights critical areas in pellet making process

BY Katie FletcherOn Jan. 12, FutureMetrics released a white paper author John Swaan said could be called "wood pellet making 101." The paper highlights several critical areas in the process of making wood pellets. READ MORE

January 13, 2016

EIA updates short-term bioenergy, residential wood heat forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the January edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 9.5 percent this year. READ MORE

January 13, 2016

Anellotech, Suntory continue efforts to develop biobased bottles

BY Anellotech Anellotech recently announced that the ithas entered into the next phase of its strategic partnership with Suntory Holdings Ltd. The partnership is focused on developing cost-competitive biobased plastic beverage bottles. READ MORE

January 12, 2016

Agenda for technical sessions announced for 2016 IBCE

BY BBI International BBI International announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 9th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America’s largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 11-14 in Charlotte, North Carolina. READ MORE

January 12, 2016

Czech utility buys UK-based Lynemouth Power Station

BY Erin VoegeleOn Jan. 8, RWE Supply and Trading announced it has sold the Lynemouth Power Ltd., the operator of the U.K.-based Lynemouth Power Station, to EP UK Investments Ltd. (EP UK), a subsidiary of Czech utility company Energeticky a prumyslovy holding (EPH). READ MORE

January 12, 2016

StormFisher Environmental acquires AD system from Harvest Power

BY Harvest Power StormFisher Environmental Ltd. has acquired the London Energy Garden, an anaerobic digester that turns organic waste from southwestern Ontario into clean, renewable energy and natural fertilizers, from Harvest Ontario Partners Ltd. READ MORE

January 11, 2016

Entsorga West Virginia breaks ground on waste-to-fuel plant

BY Katie FletcherOn Jan. 7, Entsorga West Virginia held a groundbreaking ceremony near Martinsburg for its first resource recovery facility utilizing mechanical biological treatment in the U.S. The process will convert waste into an EPA-recognized engineered fuel. READ MORE

January 11, 2016

Biofuel, ag groups ask court to review EPA’s recent RFS rule

BY Erin VoegeleOn Jan. 8, seven agricultural and biofuel groups filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia asking the court to review the U.S. EPA’s final rule setting 2014-'16 obligations under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

January 11, 2016

Covanta to close two biomass power plants

BY Anna SimetCovanta Energy Corp. has announced that it will soon close two of its seven U.S. wood-fired biomass power plants. The plants are located in West Enfield and Jonesboro, Maine. Each facility has a nameplate capacity of 24.5 MW. READ MORE

January 11, 2016

UK infrastructure provider announces new biogas service

BY Fulcrum Using its extensive experience and expertise in the delivery of gas, electricity and water infrastructure across Britain, Fulcrum is entering the renewables sector to provide pipelines which connect biogas plants to the U.K. gas distribution network. READ MORE

January 11, 2016

Global Bioenergies, Lanzatech strengthen cooperation

BY Global Bioenergies Global Bioenergies and LanzaTech announce the signature of a new collaboration agreement to broaden the feedstock flexibility of Global Bioenergies’ Isobutene process and the product-portfolio of LanzaTech's carbon capture technology. READ MORE

January 08, 2016

DOE study quantifies benefits of state RPS programs

BY Erin VoegeleResearchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory have released a study estimating value of emissions reductions associated with state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) policies. READ MORE

January 08, 2016

SCS Engineers awarded contract for landfill gas-to-energy system

BY SCS Engineers SCS Engineers was hired by the Orlando Utilities Commission to expand its existing landfill gas (LFG) treatment and compression facility located at the Orange County Landfill. Expanding the LFG facility will double the nominal inlet flow capacity. READ MORE

January 08, 2016

New Energy Farms discusses energy grasses for use as AD feedstock

BY New Energy Farms While anaerobic digestion (AD) operators have always recognized that aninclusion of consistent, dedicated crop biomass feedstock can optimize production performance, many are now considering using perennial energy grasses to replace food crops. READ MORE

January 07, 2016

Air Force opens comment period on Red Rock Biofuels draft EA

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Air Force has opened a public comment period on its draft environmental assessment for the proposed Red Rock Biofuels LLC biorefinery. The facility is expected to produce 14 MMgy of biofuel from woody biomass using a Fischer-Tropsch process. READ MORE