Enova Energy to purchase Georgia pellet plant

Enova Energy Group said it will purchase Southeast Georgia Biofuels, a wood pellet plant located in Nahunta, Ga. The company intends to install additional equipment, increasing capacity to approximately 150,000 tons per year.
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Calif. appeals court upholds LCFS, vacates preliminary injunction

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that California's low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) program is constitutional, overturning a prior ruling that it violates interstate commerce laws. The court published its opinion on Sept. 18.
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DOE audit report recommends improvements to bioenergy funding

The U.S. DOE's Office of Inspector General recently published up an audit report analyzing the approximately $603 million in financial assistance the DOE has provided to biorefinery projects over the past seven years.
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Plum Creek Timber, Enova enter fiber supply agreement

Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. announced it has entered into a 10-year fiber supply and services agreement with The Enova Group to supply up to 3 million tons annually of sustainably managed wood fiber to three pellet manufacturing locations.
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FERC report indicates U.S. added bioenergy capacity in August

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects has released its Energy Infrastructure Update report for August, noting that two new biomass power generation units were placed in service during the month.
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CE&P gets county approval for renewable fuel, power project

A proposed project in California that will produce advanced ethanol, renewable power and pipeline-quality biogas is one step closer to fruition. On Sept. 10, the Imperial County Board of Supervisors voted to approve seven resolutions for the project.
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Ameresco celebrates completion of Calif. landfill gas project

Ameresco Inc. recently joined with local California officials and energy industry leaders to commemorate the completion of its 1.4 megawatt (MW) landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project at the Johnson Canyon Landfill in Gonzales, Calif.
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City council awards Florida landfill gas project an extension

On Sept. 12, the city council of St. Cloud, Fla., voted 3-to-2 to extend a deadline that will allow RenuEn Corp. to proceed with a proposed landfill gas project. The company has until Nov. 14 to meet a set of four requirements.
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BASF to acquire Verenium

Verenium Corp. announced it has entered into a definitive merger agreement with BASF Corp., under which BASF will commence a cash tender offer for all of the outstanding shares of Verenium's common stock.
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Report recommends improvements to RFS monitoring

The U.S. EPA Office of Inspector General has released a report recommending ways the agency should improve monitoring activities for the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program. The EPA is taking action to make the suggested improvements.
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Blue Sphere signs MOU for landfill gas project in Africa

Blue Sphere Corp. announced it has signed a binding memorandum of understanding for a landfill gas-to-energy project at the Akouedo Landfill in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. The project will initially have 3 MW of capacity, later expanding to 6 MW.
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IEA Task40: Biomass provides 10 percent of global energy use

A new report from the International Energy Agency takes a global overview of biomass use in the industrial and transport sectors, identifying leading countries and the top 15 production companies in each sector.
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Saxlund announces equipment orders

Sweden-based Saxlund Bioenergy AB recently announced it will supply combustion components for Ljusdal Energi's biofuel-fueled distric heating plant. The order includes the delivery of a boiler and furnace for the combustion of biomass fuels.
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Cool Planet raises additional $19.4 million in funding

Cool Planet Energy Systems has announced the second close of a "D round" equity raise. After closing on more than $29.9 million in June of 2013, Cool Planet has added another $19.4 million in this closing.
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Tri-state symposium on heating with biomass set in Illinois

Biomass-derived heating is the subject of a tri-state symposium being hosted by the University of Illinois Extension, the University of Wisconsin Extension and Highland Community College in Freeport, Ill. on Oct. 24.
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Shimkus discusses possible RFS action during Platts Energy Podium

U.S. congressional action to reform the renewable fuel standard (RFS) would come by the end of this year, if it comes at all, said Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., during a Platts Energy Podium event Tuesday.
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FAA creates center of excellence for biobased jet fuel

The Federal Aviation Administration has announced the formation of a new center of excellence (COE) for alternative jet fuels and the environment. The COE will be headquartered tat Washington State University Tri-Cities.
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AAPA hosts sustainable aviation fuel workshop in Thailand

Policymakers, regulators, industry stakeholders and nongovernment organizations recently gathered in Bangkok, Thailand for the South-East Asia Sustainable Aviation Fuel Initiative 2013 Workshop on Aviation Biofuel and Sustainable Agriculture.
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