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June 09, 2015

Verdezyne signs distribution agreement with Will & Co.

BY Verdezyne Inc. Verdezyne Inc. has reached an agreement with Will & Co .for distribution of Verdezyne’s first commercial product. The exclusive agreement is for sales and distribution of BIOLON DDDA (biobased dodecanedioic acid or DC12) in Europe. READ MORE

June 09, 2015

John Cleveland College gets fired up over wood chips

BY Rural Energy A college in Leicestershire is saving money thanks to a new woodchip boiler supplied and installed by biomass heating specialist Rural Energy. The landmark project has been financed through a unique community-funded cooperative investment. READ MORE

June 09, 2015

Bill would help New York community convert to biomass

BY New York State Sen. Betty Little’s office The New York state Senate recently approved legislation that would help the town of Chester finance the cost of a new wood pellet heating system by extending the length of time it may bond for the project from 10 to 15 years. READ MORE

June 08, 2015

Drax provides update of biomass operations

BY Erin VoegeleDrax Group plc has issued a trading update, reporting progress with its U.S. pellet plants and providing an update of the company's biomass conversion projects. The trading update also addresses operational performance and contracted power sales. READ MORE

June 08, 2015

U.S. wood pellets can help EU meet renewable energy goals

BY Duke University’s Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions Wood pellets from the southeastern U.S. could assist the EU to meet its 2020 policy goals for increased renewable energy and reduced greenhouse gas emissions without decreasing U.S. forest inventories or diminishing their carbon storage capacity. READ MORE

June 08, 2015

Ensyn, Youngstown Thermal sign RFO biofuel supply agreement

BY Ensyn Fuels Inc. Ensyn Fuels Inc. has signed a contract with Youngstown Thermal LLC for the supply of RFO, Ensyn's advanced cellulosic biofuel. Ensyn Fuels is to provide Youngstown Thermal up to 2.5 million gallons of RFO per year. READ MORE

June 05, 2015

EPA to hold public hearing on RFS proposal June 25 in Kansas

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has announced it will hold a public hearing on June 25 in Kansas City, Kansas, on its recently released proposed rule for the 2014, 2015, and 2016 renewable fuel standard (RFS) and 2017 RFS proposal for biomass-based diesel. READ MORE

June 05, 2015

USDA publishes final VAPG rule, opens comment period

BY Erin VoegeleIn May, USDA Rural Development’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service published a final rule for the Value-Added Producer Grant program and opened a 60-day comment period that closes on July 7. The program can support the production of E85 and biogas. READ MORE

June 05, 2015

EPA seeks input on RIN quality assurance plan ICR

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA recently published a notice soliciting public comments on a proposed information collection request (ICR) related to the voluntary renewable identification number (RIN) quality assurance program under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

June 05, 2015

Gevo’s wood-derived jet fuel to be used in test flight

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. has announced its patented technology to make jet fuel from cellulosic wood waste will be used in demonstration flight sponsored by Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance and major North American airline. READ MORE

June 05, 2015

Researchers successfully dual crop camelina, soybean

BY American Society of Agronomy In the United States, federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led to a growing debate: Should fuel or food grow on arable land? Recent research shows farmers can successfully, and sustainably, grow both. READ MORE

June 04, 2015

Enviva releases first quarter results, responds to criticism

BY Erin VoegeleEnviva Partners LP has released first quarter financial results, reporting the revenues of $114.3 million on a pro forma basis. The company closed its initial public offering (IPO) on May 4. READ MORE

June 04, 2015

Alaska Airlines plans biofuel test flight in WSU partnership

BY Washington State University Washington state's hometown airline is teaming up with the Washington State University-led Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance to advance the production and use of alternative jet fuel made from forest residuals. READ MORE

June 04, 2015

Solvay opens biotechnology laboratory in Brazil

BY Solvay Solvay has opened in Brazil its first fully dedicated Industrial Biotechnology Laboratory to boost the development of innovations and solutions based on sustainable chemistry, used in a growing range of end-markets. READ MORE

June 04, 2015

Clemson receives grant to research crops for energy use

BY Clemson University A new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer will research the use of crops that can both open new markets for South Carolina landowners and support the growing demand for renewable energy. READ MORE

June 04, 2015

FCStone to supply corn for Gevo’s Luverne plant

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. recently announced that it has entered into an agreement with FCStone Merchant Services LLC to originate and supply corn for Gevo's plant in Luverne, Minnesota. READ MORE

June 03, 2015

Proposed rule for EPA’s Clean Power Plan undergoes OMB review

BY Erin VoegeleOn June 1, U.S. EPA's proposed rule for the Clean Power Plan was delivered to the White House Office of Management and Budget for review, marking a final step before the release of a final rule. READ MORE

June 03, 2015

Bluesphere breaks ground on 3.2 MW biogas plant in Rhode Island

BY Katie FletcherOn May 28, Bluesphere Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its 3.2-MW waste-to-energy (WTE) project in Johnston, Rhode Island. Once operational, the facility will sell the electricity it generates from food waste to the national grid. READ MORE

June 03, 2015

BESC, Mascoma develop revolutionary yeast for biofuel production

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Biofuels pioneer Mascoma LLC and the Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center have developed a revolutionary strain of yeast that could help significantly accelerate the development of biofuels from nonfood plant matter. READ MORE

June 03, 2015

Virent BioFormPX paraxylene used for entirely plant-based bottle

BY Virent Inc. Virent has announced that its BioFormPX paraxylene was used in the world's first demonstration-scale production of a PET plastic bottle made entirely from plant-based materials. The bottles were showcased by The Coca-Cola Co. at Expo Milano 2015. READ MORE

June 03, 2015

RSB approves new low ILUC risk standard

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials kicked off its annual General Assembly meeting with a delegation vote on the new "Low iLUC Risk Biomass Criteria and Compliance Indicators." The standard was approved by consensus. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

FEW panel optimistic on ethanol outlook, despite EPA rule

BY Sue Retka SchillIf the ethanol industry unites behind a common goal, "we will be undefeatable," Big River Resources CEO Ray Defenbaugh told the opening session at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop underway in Minneapolis. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

N.Y. funds biotech accelerator, along with pellet and AD projects

BY Erin VoegeleNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for the Central New York Biotech Accelerator. Separate initiatives recently announced by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will support pellet and biogas projects. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

Kingdom Biofuels unveils new DIY pellet storage bins

BY Kingdom Biofuels Kingdom BioFuel of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, has announced the launch of its DIY Pellet Storage Bin, the first in a line of products to be unveiled throughout this year. The company serves pellet fuel customers in Pennsylvania and Maryland. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

Scottish companies cooperate on bioenergy for industrial market

BY Cochran Ltd. U.K.-based Cochran Ltd., a supplier of industrial steam and hot-water boiler plants, and Scotland-based Scot Heat & Power Ltd., s supplier of biomass fuel, have signed an agreement to cooperate in the development of industrial biomass projects. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

Dinneen, Coleman talk RVO numbers, EPA at FEW

BY Holly JessenThe first full day of FEW kicked off June 2 with rousing speeches on the U.S. EPA's recently released proposal for the renewable fuel standard (RFS) RVOs for 2014, 2015 and 2016, with speeches by Bob Dinneen of RFA and Brooke Coleman of AEC. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

EIA publishes updated wood, biomass waste SEDS data

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 29, the U.S. Energy Information Administration updated the wood and biomass waste data associated with its State Energy Data System, which is the source of the EIA's comprehensive state energy statistics. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

Infinis Energy results yield increased LFG revenue, gross profit

BY Katie FletcherOn May 28, Infinis Energy plc released its preliminary results for the 12 months ending March 31, reporting its landfill gas (LFG) business exported 1,842 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity and high levels of engine fleet reliability at 95 percent. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

Two free ISCC events coming up in Miami

BY Holly JessenThe International Sustainability and Carbon Certification group is holding two free events in the United States in late June, including a Global Risk Assessment Services workshop and a regional stakeholder meeting. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

USDA announces restart of BCAP

BY USDA On June 1, the USDA announced that incentives will resume this summer for farmers, ranchers and forest landowners interested in growing and harvesting biomass for renewable energy. The support comes through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. READ MORE