Franken and Harkin introduce energy section of 2013 Farm Bill

U.S. Sens. Al Franken, D-Minn., and Tom Harkin, D-Iowa, have introduced the energy legislation to be included in the 2013 Farm Bill, which includes several provisions expected to create jobs throughout the country.
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BioAmber announces pricing of IPO

BioAmber Inc. has announced the pricing of its initial public offering of 8,000,000 units consisting of one share of common stock and one warrant to purchase half of one share of common stock at $10 per unit.
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Professor outlines conditions needed for biomass standards

A University of Illinois professor of energy and environmental law says standards are needed so farmers, ethanol producers, and others in the biofuels industry will all be on the same page here in the United States as well as in Europe and Brazil.
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Dynamic Fuels plant expected to restart in July

During a call to discuss its first quarter financial results, Syntroleum Corp. announced that Dynamic Fuels LLC's renewable diesel plant in Geismar, La., is expected to resume operations in in July. The facility was idled in late 2012.
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Report addresses Midwest biomass thermal potential

FutureMetrics recently prepared a working report for the Heating the Midwest with Renewable Biomass steering committee. The report outlines a vision to achieve 10 percent biomass-derived renewable thermal energy in the Midwest by 2025.
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SCFC releases guidelines for bioenergy feedstock harvests

The South Carolina Forestry Commission has released guidelines for the harvest of woody biomass used to generate energy that aim to protect water quality, plant and animal diversity, soil nutrition and quality, and productivity.
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University of Wyoming spin-out targets algae industry

PlanktOMICS Algae Bioservices recently finalized a spin-out agreement with the University of Wyoming. The company has developed a service business that expedites the highly technical process of domesticating algae.
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Report addresses bioenergy development in western U.S.

The U.S. Endowment for Forestry & Communities Inc. has released a report that assesses how community-scale wood-fueled facilities could address forest health issue and losses from wildfires. The analysis was completed by Dovetail Partners.
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Sacramento Municipal Utility District opens RSOI for AD project

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District is seeking your interest in providing information for active involvement in the development of dairy anaerobic digestion (AD) projects in Sacramento County.
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European Space Agency plans biomass satellite

The European Space Association announced it will begin monitoring the amount of biomass and carbon stored in the world's forests via satellite. ESA intends to use the satellite project as an way to provide long-term monitoring of forest lands.
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EIA releases consumption, price data for wood and waste biomass

On May 3, the U.S. Energy Information Administration published a set of annual statistics that include state-level estimates of consumption, prices and expenditures for woody biomass and waste biomass. The latest release includes data from 2011.
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NNFC, CNG Services to assess feasibility of biogas networks

The Waste & Resource Action Programme has awarded funding to a partnership between bioeconomy consultants NNFCC and biomethane injection specialists CNG Services to assess the feasibility of developing biogas networks in the U.K.
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Spanish university develops new seaweed cleaning technology

Researchers at Spain's University of Alicante invented a system capable of washing, drying and compacting seaweed to produce biomass fuel. The method involves a three-hopper system that leaves up to 80 percent of seaweed water and sand on the beach.
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Natural Resources Canada awards funding to biomass projects

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced the government's ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative is providing funding to 55 innovative energy projects, including several that address biomass power and thermal, biobased chemicals and biofuels.
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UC-Davis publishes status update of Calif. LCFS

The University of California-Davis Institute of Transportation Studies has published a status review of the state's low carbon fuel standard, noting that excess 2012 credits equate to approximately half the credits needed to meet the 2013 standard.
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Minnesota biomass study to explore agricultural heating options

Eventemp Biomass has announced it will participate in a study funded by the Agricultural Utilization Research Institute to explore the benefits of using biomass-derived heat in Minnesota poultry barns.
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Delaware Electric Co-op to buy power from landfill gas project

Delaware Electric Cooperative has signed an agreement to purchase power produced at the Delaware Solid Waste Authority's landfill in Sandtown, Del. The Greenwood-based cooperative will purchase 2 MW of power produced at the landfill.
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Gevo provides update of Luverne operations

Gevo Inc. provided updated information on it Luverne, Minn., plant and patent dispute with Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC as part of its recent first quarter 2013 financial announcement.
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