Petitions request rehearing of recent LCFS case in California

Petitions have been filed in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th circuit, requesting a rehearing en banc with regard to a recent ruling that determined that California's low carbon fuel standard program does not violate interstate commerce laws.
READ MORE   SHARE    

N.C. approves agreement for pellet export facility

The North Carolina Council of State has approved a deal that expands the Ports' profile in the highly competitive wood pellet industry. The North Carolina State Ports Authority Board of Directors approved the same agreement last week.
READ MORE   SHARE    


ASTM publishes D7862 standard for butanol

Butanol has a new ASTM International standard, intended for blends with gasoline at 1 to 12.5 percent volumes to be used as an automotive spark-ignition engine fuel. The new specification, ASTM D7862, covers three butanol isomers.
READ MORE   SHARE    

BlueFire Renewables adds pellet production to Miss. facility

BlueFire Renewables Inc. has integrated a synergistic wood pellet production plant to its facility in Fulton, Miss. The reconfigured design will be a 9 million gallon per year ethanol plant integrated with a 400,000 ton per year wood pellet plant.
READ MORE   SHARE    

GCRE acquires Bayou Wood Pellets, plans expansion

Gulf Coast Renewable Energy has announced the acquisition of West Monroe, La.-based Bayou Wood Pellets LLC. The company is also making investments to expand the facility's production capacity, and plans to develop three additional pellet plants.
READ MORE   SHARE    

Green Investment Bank invests in Wales biomass plant

With completion of a new, long-term feedstock contract with Stobart Biomass and an investment by the U.K. Green Investment Bank, Western Bioenergy Ltd. in Port Talbot, Wales, is set to undergo a refurbishment.
READ MORE   SHARE    

ACR accepting comments on biochar methodology for carbon credits

The American Carbon Registry has opened a public comment period on a new methodology to measure carbon reductions associated with biochar produced via the pyrolysis process using waste feedstocks, such as forestry and agricultural residues.
READ MORE   SHARE    

Algae Biomass Summit opens with focus on meeting customer demand

The 2013 Algae Biomass Summit opened Oct. 1 in Orlando, Fla. Hosted by the Algae Biomass Organization, industry leaders revealed new production capabilities and forecasts for commercial quantities of algae fuels and products.
READ MORE   SHARE    

UCLA develops metabolic pathway to convert sugars into biofuels

University of California, Los Angeles chemical engineering researchers have created a new synthetic metabolic pathway for breaking down glucose that could lead to a 50 percent increase in the production of biofuels.
READ MORE   SHARE    

KAIST announces novel technology to produce biobased gasoline

A research team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) reported, for the first time, the development of a novel strategy for microbial gasoline production through metabolic engineering of E. coli.
READ MORE   SHARE    

Metabolix launches new biobased performance additive for PVC

Metabolix Inc. has announced the launch of I6003rp, a new biobased polymeric performance additive for recycled polyvinyl chloride (PVC). I6003rp demonstrates the value of excellent miscibility in PVC when used in combination with recycle PVC.
READ MORE   SHARE    

U.K. biogas developer reports improved financial results

A U.K. company active in the biogas sector has released its financial results for the first half of 2013. The TEG Group PLC reported significantly increased revenue and profit, when compared to the same period of last year.
READ MORE   SHARE    

Biomass-to-activated carbon research receives $45,000 grant

Mitacs awarded $45,000 to the Cape Breton University and BW BioEnergy Inc. for a research project that aims to utilize torrefaction technology to produce activated carbon from local woody biomass to remove water contaminants through adsorption.
READ MORE   SHARE    

Biomass CHP project receives MEA Game Changers Grant

Cambridge EnTech, a division of Cambridge International, is pleased to learn that the Maryland Hawk Corporation Technologies Greenhouse is a recipient of the Maryland Energy Administration's Game Changers grant program.
READ MORE   SHARE    

Cool Planet, Acritaz Greentech to develop Malaysian projects

Cool Planet Energy Systems and Acritaz Greentech have signed an agreement to explore the building of multiple commercial facilities in Malaysia. The plan is to begin construction on the first plant in 2014.
READ MORE   SHARE    

Butamax, Highwater Ethanol break ground on biobutanol retrofit

Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, a biobutanol technology company, and Highwater Ethanol LLC, a producer of first-generation ethanol, have begun to retrofit Highwater's ethanol plant in Lamberton, Minn., for the production of biobutanol.
READ MORE   SHARE    

Long-term fuel contract announced for Ireland biomass project

Stobart Biomass Products Ltd. announced 15-year contract to supply 115,000 metric tons annually of recycled wood to the Evermore Renewable Energy Plant soon to begin construction in Derry/Londonderry in Northern Ireland.
READ MORE   SHARE    

Proterro meets key milestones, commissions pilot plant

Proterro Inc. recently announced it has met key new development milestones. "We scaled up our novel photobioreactor design and conducted independent functionality tests that confirmed the unit's robustness," said Proterro CEO Kef Kasdin.
READ MORE   SHARE    

White paper discusses waste-to-energy on the West Coast

Renewable Waste Intelligence has published a white paper that focuses on waste-to-energy projects in the California, Washington, Oregon an Hawaii. It provides an overview of waste-utilizing technologies and highlights specific projects.
READ MORE   SHARE    

BioNitrogen granted biomass-to-urea technology patent

Florida-based BioNitrogen Corp. was granted a patent by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office for its technology that converts biomass feedstocks into urea fertilizer. The company plans to roll out the technology in domestic and international markets.
READ MORE   SHARE    

Read Biologue

Read DataPoints

Industry Events

International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 24-26, 2014
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 9-12, 2014
Indiana Convention Center
Indianapolis, Indiana

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 13-15, 2014
Hyatt Minneapolis
Minneapolis, Minnesota



Subscribe     Unsubscribe



308 Second Ave. N., Suite 304 | Grand Forks, ND 58203 | biomassmagazine.com | 701-746-8385

© BBI International 2010