Metabolix releases quarterly financials

Metabolix Inc. has reported financial results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, reporting total revenue of $700,000 for the quarter. This is an increase over the $500,000 in revenue reported for the same period last year.
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Calculator helps farmers find cost of switching to biomass crops

University of Illinois agricultural economist Madhu Khanna developed a customizable online calculator to eliminate some of the guesswork and help farmers decide if growing biomass crops makes sense to for their farming operation.
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Gevo releases Q3 financial results

Gevo Inc. has released its financial results for the quarter ended Sept. 30, posting revenues of $600,000 for the quarter. This is a significant reduction compared to the $17.5 million in revenue reported for the same period of last year.
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GBE Gocher Bioenergie inaugurates biomass cogeneration plant

GBE Gocher Bioenergie GmbH, a joint venture of RWE Innogy, Goch-based food producer Nahr-Engel and Goch municipal utility, is inaugurating the new biomass-fuel cogeneration plant on Klever Strase in Germany.
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BTEC unveils biomass recognition program

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council has unveiled a recognition program for home and business heating systems using biomass in place of fossil fuels like heating oil. The Biomass Green Heat Registered Site plaque helps makes these systems visible.
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Sapphire Energy, ISB partner on commercial algae production

Sapphire Energy Inc. and Institute for Systems Biology have announced a strategic partnership to further the scientific research and development of algae biofuels. The partnership will focus on increasing oil yield and improving crop resistance.
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Researchers propose method to estimate forest biomass cover

A research paper published in the open access journal Carbon Balance and Management employs satellite data to create a method to generate sample-based inventory of forest biomass. The study uses light detection and ranging (LIDAR) height data.
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Profiling Team Romney: Charles Conner

Charles Conner's extensive background in agriculture includes several years in the USDA as deputy secretary of agriculture as well as serving as acting secretary of agriculture from August 2007 to January 2008, when Ed Schafer took on the job.
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INEOS Bio facility begins production of renewable power

INEOS Bio has announced that its joint venture project, INEOS New Planet BioEnergy, has reached another milestone and is now producing renewable power using INEOS Bio's feedstock flexible BioEnergy technology.
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Meredian celebrates grand opening of bioplastics plant

Meredian Inc., a privately held biopolymer manufacturer hosted a Grand Opening event for its polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHA) biopolymers plant in late October. The material is manufactured using a technology acquired from Procter & Gamble in 2007.
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New website offers wastewater treatment plant biogas data

The North East Biosolids and Residuals Association has launched a new website that provides current data on anaerobic digestion and biogas at U.S. wastewater treatment facilities. Several organizations participated in the project.
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Agrisoma, NRC complete flight using 100 percent biojet

Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. and the National Research Council of Canada have successfully completed the world's first civil jet flight powered by 100 percent drop-in biofuel. The fuel was manufactured from Agrisoma's Resonance Energy Feedstock.
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BD Agro constructs Russian biogas plant

The biogas company BD Agro Renewables, based in Calveslage, Germany, has initiated operation of one of the first biogas plants in Russia. The plant generates 2.4 MW of electricity from agricultural and livestock waste.
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Colorado State University wins DOE grant for biomass stove work

The U.S. DOE has awarded Colorado State University's Engines and Energy Conversion Laboratory, one of the most advanced cookstove laboratories in the nation, a $1 million grant to build a more efficient biomass cookstove.
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Profiling Team Romney: Neb. Gov. Dave Heineman

If Republican candidate Mitt Romney wins the election, there's a good chance Nebraska will once again send a native son to Washington to serve in the president's cabinet. Gov. Dave Heineman is on the shortlist for potential cabinet appointees.
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Neste Oil opens pilot plant, commercializes coproduct

Neste Oil is expanding both its feedstock portfolio and its biobased product offerings. In October, the company announced the opening of its microbial oil pilot plant, and the commercialization of renewable naphtha, a coproduct of its NExBTL process.
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Report: biomass CHP has potential in New Brunswick

New Brunswick's forest biomass resources have good potential for the cogeneration of heat and power in industrial-sized, forest biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plants, according to a new report.
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Weltec Biopower constructs biogas plant in Uruguay

A milk powder producer from Uruguay has engaged Weltc Biopower for the construction of a 3 MW biogas plant. In the first development stage, Weltec will set up an 800 kW plant. The full output of 3 MW is to be installed by 2015.
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Beta Renewables, Novozymes form strategic partnership

Novozymes, a producer of industrial enzymes, and Beta Renewables, a cellulosic biofuels company that is part of Gruppo Mossi & Ghisolfi, have announced an agreement to jointly market, demonstrate and guarantee cellulosic biofuel solutions.
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ZeaChem completes construction of Ore. biorefinery

Construction is complete at ZeaChem Inc.'s advanced biofuel production facility in Boardman, Ore., and by the end of the year, the company expects to begin producing. The 250,000 gallons per year facility was finished on budget.
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