Biomass Magazine webinar highlights biomass power on campuses

During Biomass Magazine's third installment in its free webinar series, four presenters described how their respective colleges and universities successfully implemented a biomass solution into their campus energy portfolio.
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Missouri municipal power plant to test burn engineered pellets

Columbia (Mo.) Water and Light has approval from its advisory board to purchase corn stover pellets for trial burns at the municipal power plant this winter. Last year the company performed a test burn with miscanthus pellets.
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Flagship VentureLabs launches Midori Renewables

Flagship VentureLabs has announced that Midori Renewables is globally deploying their trademarked Breaking the Biomass Barrier technology, a novel catalyst that melts non-food biomass into low-cost sugar.
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Cellulosic biofuel, cellulosic diesel RINs generated in July

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for July, showing that 56,460 D3 cellulosic biofuel and 44,253 D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated during the month. Advanced biofuel production was also up.
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Viridis produces pellets at Scotia plant, releases Q2 results

British Columbia-based pellet producer Viridis Energy Inc. has announced its wholly owned subsidiary Scotia Atlantic Biomass Co. Ltd. has commenced operations and is producing wood pellets at its 120,000-ton-per-year plant in Nova Scotia.
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PFI standards program certifies 2 new companies

The Pellet Fuels Institute recently announced the addition of two new companies to its pellet fuel standards program. Curran Renewable Energy and American Wood Fibers have officially qualified under the certification program.
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Online tool helps communities assess bioenergy feasibility

The Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions has announced a new online calculator tool designed to help rural communities in British Columbia, Canada, determine if debris from wildfire prevention activities can serve as bioenergy feedstock.
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Report: 160 commercial advanced biofuel plants under development

Environmental Entrepreneurs has released a new report that predicts projected growth in advanced biofuel production capacity will be sufficient to meet both the federal renewable fuels standard and California's low carbon fuel standard through 2016.
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Research aims to develop 'enzyme cocktail' for biofuel production

Clemson University researchers focusing on switchgrass as a renewable fuel source are looking to fungi and bacteria to help make cost-competitive biofuels from plant biomass, with the aim of bringing costs down to $3 to $4 per gallon.
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DP CLeanTech to develop biomass power plant for China Chant Group

DP CleanTech has announced the continuation of its successful relationship with China Chant Group, with the commencement of work in August for the fourth biomass power plant to be delivered to Chant by DPCT.
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RenuEn announces biobased CNG purchase agreement

RenuEn Corp.has announced the signing of a significant five-year agreement to purchase 3,750,000 gas gallon equivalent (GGE) from its St. Cloud compressed natural gas (CNG) facility, a landfill gas project.
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FSE Energy expands biomass boiler manufacturing capacity

FSE Energy is pleased to announce the opening of a new state-of-the-art 135,370 square foot manufacturing facility in Dallas, Texas. This site is the second fabrication facility for FSE Energy; the first is located in Vacherie, La.
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Biomass cogeneration plant in Brazil begins operations

Brazil-based CPFL Renewable Energy SA recently announced that its biomass power plant in Sao Carlos Ivai, Parana, Brazil, is now operational. According to the company, the Thermoelectric Plant Biomass Coopcana Movida has a 50 MW capacity.
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Eagle Valley Eco Fuel earns USDA certified biobased product label

Eagle Valley Eco Fuel Inc. has earned the USDA certified biobased product label for its Brickenmore biomass fuel brick and fire starters. The label verifies that the products amount of renewable biobased ingredients meets USDA standards.
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Green Dot manufactures new high-performance bioplastic resin

Green Dot Holdings LLC is manufacturing bioplastic resins made from a MCG BioComposites' proprietary blend of corncob fiber and post-consumer recycled (PCR) or post-industrial recycled (PIR) plastic.
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ABO, Japanese algae group announce international cooperation

The Algae Biomass Organization and the Algae Industry Incubation Consortium, Japan, announced today a cooperative effort to share algae industry best practices and expertise that is commencing at the International Symposium on Algal Biomass.
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Biomass Magazine webinar highlights on-campus AD systems

Roughly 500 participants tuned into Biomass Magazine's webinar on Aug. 29 to learn how anaerobic digesters are being incorporated into U.S. college campuses. The event was sponsored by SeaHold and Team Biogas.
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Biomass power to reach $11.5 billion in annual revenue by 2020

Technological breakthroughs and the expansion of international trade in biomass pellets are expected to lead to sustained growth in the biomass power sector, with worldwide revenue reaching $11.5 billion annually, according to Navigant Research.
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