Sapphire Energy pays off USDA loan guarantee

Sapphire Energy Inc. has announced it has paid off the entire $54.5 million loan guarantee awarded to the company to develop a commercial demonstration facility by the USDA in December 2009 through the Biorefinery Assistance Program.
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PFI conference keynote calls for forest industry collaboration

Collaboration was the key message delivered by Carlton Owen, president and CEO of the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities, during his keynote address at the Pellet Fuels Institute annual conference in Asheville, N.C.
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PFI conference: Continued growth expected in pellet market

The outlook for growth in the fuel pellet market is still positive, although it has been tempered some from earlier overly-optimistic projections, attendees at the annual Pellet Fuels Institute conference learned.
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DOE makes investments in algae, biomass supply chain projects

During remarks at the Energy Department's Biomass 2013 annual conference, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz today highlighted the important role biofuels play in the administration's Climate Action Plan.
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Gevo brings new fermenter and separation system online

Gevo Inc. announced it brought its second 1 million liter fermenter and Gevo integrated fermentation technology (GIFT) separation system online at its facility in Luverne, Minn. The company expects to bring the third fermenter online later this year.
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Drax outlines continued progress in financial statement

The Drax Group plc has released financial results for the first half of 2013, reporting that increasing carbon costs have resulted in an EBTDA lower than same period of 2012. The company also elaborated on progress made in its biomass conversion.
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Ineos declares commercial cellulosic ethanol online in Florida

The congratulations are coming in as Ineos Bio announced that its Indian River BioEnergy Center is now producing cellulosic ethanol at commercial scale. The first ethanol shipments will be released in August from the 8 MMgy facility in Florida.
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ZeaChem earns EPA registration to generate cellulosic RINs

ZeaChem Inc. has announced that the U.S. EPA confirmed the successful registration of its demonstration biorefinery in Boardman, Ore., to generate cellulosic biofuel renewable identification numbers (RINs).
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Foresight, GIB investment in biomass CHP plant

Foresight Group and the UK Green Investment Bank plc are investing in the construction of the Evermore Renewable Energy 15.8 MW wood fueled combined-heat-and-power (CHP) station to be built on a 10-acre site in Northern Ireland.
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N.Y. wastewater treatment plant installs AD system

The Watertown Pollution Control Plant in northern New York is being modified to replace the existing sewage sludge incinerator with enhanced anaerobic digestion technology. The project is expected to save the city $250,000.
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N.C. university wins grant for biofuel, biochar project

Researchers at Appalachian State University received $45,000 from the North Carolina Agriculture Foundation to support the development of a system that converts biomass into pyrolysis oil, fuel gas and biochar.
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Nova Scotia proposes biomass reporting regulations

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia has proposed new regulations that would require organizations that burn wood or wood byproducts to generate 250 kW or more of heat or electricity to register with the province.
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Summary judgments issued in Gevo, Butamax patent dispute

Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC has announced that Judge Sue Robinson of the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware granted its summary judgment motions for non-infringement of Gevo Inc.'s 8,017,375 ('375) and 8,017,376 ('376) patents.
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Cellulosic biofuel, cellulosic diesel RINs generated in June

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for June, reporting that biocellulosic biofuel and cellulosic diesel was produced during the month. The generation of advanced biofuel RINs for biogas also increased.
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Progress in using ethanol to make ethylene

Ethanol from corn and other plants could become the sustainable, raw material for a huge variety of products, from plastic packaging to detergents to synthetic rubber, that are currently petroleum-based.
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Biofuel industry weighs in on final House RFS white paper

Representatives of the biofuels industry have weighed in on the fifth, and final, white paper on the renewable fuels standard (RFS) published by the House Energy & Commerce Committee, titled "Implementation Issues."
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North American wood pellet exports up 50 percent

Pellet exports from the two primary pellet-producing regions on the North American continent, the U.S. South and British Columbia, showed no signs of slowing in early 2013, with the rate of growth likely to accelerate in the second half of the year.
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Largest Biomass Freight Car unveiled in UK

Lloyd's Register Rail, Drax and WH Davis unveiled the largest biomass freight car at the National Railway Museum in York, U.K. The car features a capacity 30 percent larger than traditional railcars and can transport 71.6 metric tons of biomass.
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Alaska DNR accepting bids for timber sale

The Alaska Department of Natural Resources Division of Forestry is accepting bids for a 25-year timber sale on state land near Tok. The sale will reduce fire hazards and could support the state's renewable energy goals.
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