French agriculture official visits Pa. gasification company

A gasification technology designed by Mechanicsburg, Pa-based Enginuity Energy that converts poultry litter and others wastes into energy may be headed to France after a recent visit by two French agriculture officials to the company’s headquarters.
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N.H. grants full RPS credit to biomass thermal

New Hampshire has become the first state to grant full credit to renewable thermal projects under a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) through S.B. 218.
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Smurfit Kappa begins operation of biomass cogeneration plant

Smurfit Kappa Group plc has announced the startup of a 21.4 MW steam cogeneration plant at its paper mill in Nervion, Spain. According to the company, the cogeneration plant is part of a €20 million ($25 million) biomass energy investment.
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Analysis shows H2Bioil technology is cost competitive with oil

An economic analysis of Purdue University's H2Bioil biofuel technology demonstrates that the process could be price competitive when crude oil is priced at approximately $100 per barrel, depending upon the method used to generate hydrogen.
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Gevo and BioFuel Energy Announce Collaboration

Gevo Inc., a leading renewable chemicals and next-generation biofuels company, today announced progress under a collaboration with BioFuel Energy Corp. to explore high-volume production of isobutanol.
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U.S. and Canada cooperate on biofuels, clean energy

The U.S. DOE and Environment Canada released the U.S.-Canada Clean Energy Dialogue Action Plan II on June 21. The plan outlines the next phase of activities the two countries plan to undertake to jointly advance clean energy technologies.
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Edeniq celebrates corn to cellulosic migration plant startup

About 150 industry members, government officials, company stakeholders and plant personnel gathered at Edeniq Inc.'s headquarters in Visalia, Calif., on June 26 to celebrate the official launch of its pilot-scale corn to cellulosic migration plant.
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Work begins on 50 MW eastern Texas biomass plant

Construction has officially begun on a 50 MW biomass power plant planned for eastern Texas. Located 2.5 miles southwest of Woodville, Texas, the plant is being built by East Texas Electric Cooperative, a nonprofit electric cooperative.
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Solazyme, Bunge break ground on Brazil facility

Solazyme Inc., and Bunge Global Innovation LLC have announced they have broken ground on a 100,000 metric ton renewable oil production facility adjacent to Bunge’s Moema sugarcane mill in Brazil. The plant is targeted to be operational in late 2013.
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