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November 04, 2017

In Depth: Sponsor Spotlight: HURST BOILER

BY Harriet Lublin After four years of operating, a New Hampshire county biomass heating project has replaced nearly all of its heating oil consumption. READ MORE

November 03, 2017

Enviva reports strong third quarter

BY Erin VoegeleEnviva Partners LP has released third quarter financial results, reporting net income of $131.5 million, up 18.7 percent. Included in the net revenue were product sales of $125.4 million on a volume of 668,000 metric tons of wood pellets. READ MORE

November 03, 2017

Bill aims to extend MLP benefits to renewables, clean energy

BY Erin VoegeleSens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Reps. Ted Poe, R-Texas, and Mike Thompson, D.-Calif., have reintroduced legislation that aims to level the playing field for clean energy. READ MORE

November 03, 2017

Bulk pellet delivery capacity expands in Vermont

BY Vermont Agency of Natural Resources Vermont Renewable Fuels is hitting the road with a new delivery truck. The 2017 Kenworth can haul 16-tons of pellets with a fully pneumatic delivery system and was funded in part by a $94,000 grant from the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund. READ MORE

November 03, 2017

In Depth: Solving a Heat Load Hardship

BY Anna Simet After a multiyear development process, Plumas County is replacing its Health and Human Services Center’s inadequate heating system with biomass, which will save upward of $30,000 annually. READ MORE

November 02, 2017

Biomass conversion begins at Asnæs Power Station

BY Erin VoegeleOn Oct. 30, DONG Energy kicked off the biomass conversion of the Asnæs Power Station in Kalundborg, Denmark. Following the two-year conversion process, the facility will take in wood chips and other forms of biomass as fuel. READ MORE

November 02, 2017

Neste reports positive quarterly results for renewables division

BY Erin VoegeleNeste has released third quarter financial results, reporting increased sales volumes and strong margins for the company’s Renewable Products division, which achieved a comparable sales margin of $435 per ton, up from $375 per ton. READ MORE

November 02, 2017

Phoenix Energy projects offered PPAs from Pacific Gas & Electric

BY Phoenix Energy Phoenix Energy announced that North Fork Community Power and Blue Mountain Electric Co. received offers for power purchase agreements from Pacific Gas & Electric. The offers were awarded under the Bioenergy Market Adjusting Tariff. READ MORE

November 02, 2017

Drax Biomass receives award for excellence in exporting

BY Drax Group Drax Biomass, a leading manufacturer of sustainably sourced compressed wood pellets, has received The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting—New to Export Category for its dedication and commitment to Mississippi communities. READ MORE

November 02, 2017

RNG Coalition adds biofuel policy, government affairs experts

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) recently announced the addition of four senior government affairs and biofuels policy experts to run its Washington, D.C., operations. READ MORE

November 01, 2017

OMB reviewing final rule to set 2018 RFS RVOs

BY Erin VoegeleThe White House Office of Management and Budget is reviewing the U.S. EPA’s final rule to set 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume requirements (RVOs), along with the 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel. READ MORE

November 01, 2017

Stobart impacted by biomass plant commissioning delays

BY Erin VoegeleStobart Group Ltd. has released interim results for the six months ended Aug. 31, reporting its Stobart Energy division was impacted by continued delays in the commissioning of third-party power plants in Europe. READ MORE

November 01, 2017

Slash and build: Study aids forestry biofuel industry

BY Washington State University Researchers from Washington State University, Oregon State University and the University of Montana have recently devised refined methods to estimate the amount of forest residue that is available for wood-based biorefineries to use. READ MORE

November 01, 2017

In Depth: Protein and Power: Turkey’s Chicken Gambit

BY Ron Kotrba Turkey’s largest integrated egg producer, Güres Group, is working with Italian turbogenerator firm Turboden to convert 500 tons a day of chicken manure from 4 million laying hens into green power for the grid. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Stefanik introduces bill to extend biomass, biogas tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleRep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y., recently introduced legislation that aims to extend the Section 45 production tax credit (PTC) for electricity produced from closed-loop biomass, open-loop biomass, geothermal, MSW and certain other technologies. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Port of Tyne handles record-setting cargo of wood pellets

BY Port of Tyne Docking at the Port of Tyne, the bulk cargo vessel St. Dimitrios has discharged the biggest cargo of wood pellets ever handled at the port. In total, 62,000 metric tons of wood-pellets will be unloaded over five days. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Velocys: Oklahoma City plant on track to reach final capacity

BY Velocys plc Velocys has announced that production at Envia Energy’s Oklahoma City gas-to-liquids plant has reached an operational capacity of 200 barrels per day (bpd). The plant will continue ramping up to its target operational capacity of 250 bpd. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Covanta: Dublin EFW facility has begun commercial operations

BY Erin VoegeleCovanta Holding Corp. recently released third quarter financial results, reporting that the company’s energy-from-waste (EFW) facility in Dublin, Ireland, has begun commercial operations and is performing in line with expectations. READ MORE

October 31, 2017

Enviva’s Track & Trace data demonstrate sustainability commitment

BY Enviva Enviva has released its latest Track & Trace sourcing data, demonstrating the company’s ongoing commitment to a sustainable and transparent supply chain. The data system allows Enviva to monitor every truckload of wood the company procures. READ MORE

October 30, 2017

DOE schedules meeting of biomass advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on Nov. 15-16 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

October 27, 2017

EPA: 21.36 million cellulosic RINs generated in September

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for September, reporting that nearly 1.6 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 21.36 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

October 27, 2017

New biomass plant to cut SFU’s greenhouse gases by two-thirds

BY Simon Fraser University Simon Fraser University and SFU Community Trust are collaborating with Corix Multi-Utility Services Inc. on a $33-million community-based biomass project called the Burnaby Mountain District Energy Utility. READ MORE

October 27, 2017

Wolf asks Trump for RFS waiver, RFA responds

BY Erin VoegelePennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf recently asked President Donald Trump to waive the Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for Northeast refiners, citing high renewable identification number (RIN) prices. READ MORE

October 26, 2017

Astec bullish on pellet plant market outlook

BY Anna SimetThough some design flaws at two of the large-scale wood pellet plants Astec delivered required unexpected investments this quarter, CEO Benjamin Brock said the company is still confident in the sector and its place in the company’s future. READ MORE

October 26, 2017

FPInnovations purchases land at Technoparc de Montréal

BY Technoparc Montréal FPInnovations recently purchased land from Technoparc Montréal. The purchase is a first step toward building an integrated international biomaterials innovation center under FPInnovations' leadership. READ MORE

October 26, 2017

USDA invests in agricultural technology research

BY USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture recently announced 17 grants for research on the next generation of agricultural technologies and systems to meet the growing demand for food, fuel, and fiber. READ MORE

October 25, 2017

Bill aims to provide tax credits for biobased chemical production

BY Erin VoegeleSen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., recently introduced legislation that aims to establish a short-term tax credit to support the production of renewable chemicals or investments in renewable chemical production facilities. READ MORE

October 25, 2017

Drax sells Billington Bioenergy

BY Drax Group Drax has agreed to sell Billington Bioenergy, a distributor of wood pellets in the U.K. heating market, to Aggregated Micro Power Holdings, an energy company specializing in the sale of wood fuels and the development of distributed energy assets. READ MORE

October 25, 2017

BIO asks for reauthorization of Section 9003 program in Farm Bill

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization The Biotechnology Innovation Organization and 66 renewable chemical producers recently asked the House and Senate Committees on Agriculture to reauthorize the Farm Bill’s Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Manufacturing Assistance Program. READ MORE

October 24, 2017

MEP proposal ups renewables targets, phases out crop-based fuels

BY Erin VoegeleMEPs are calling for the European Union to source 35 percent of its energy from renewable sources by 2030, set nationally binding targets for renewable energy, phase-out of palm oil and food-based biofuels and set biomass sustainability standards. READ MORE