EIA updates forecasts of wood, waste biomass energy consumption

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the October issue of its Short-Term Energy and Winter Fuels Outlook (STEO), providing forecasts for electricity consumption from wood biomass and waste biomass feedstocks.
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Joint Texas landfill gas-to-energy facility to be unveiled

WCA, Morrow Renewables and Enerdyne Power Systems plan to reveal their collaborative landfill gas-to-energy project in Needville, Texas, on Oct. 17.
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Lockheed Martin, Concord Blue to deploy waste gasification

Lockheed Martin and Concord Blue USA Inc. have teamed up to deploy a waste gasification technology that converts waste products to electricity, heat and synthetic fuels.
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Clean Energy first commercial distributor of biomethane fuel

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced it will be the first company to commercially distribute its signature biomethane fuel across 35 stations in California.
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Connecticut DEEP to issue renewable power RFP

Connecticut's Department of Energy & Environmental Protection announced that it will issue a Request for Proposals later this month for electric power produced by biomass, landfill gas, and run-of-river hydropower facilities.
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API challenges 2013 RFS cellulosic volume requirement

The American Petroleum Institute has filed a lawsuit challenging the U.S. EPA's 2013 volume requirement under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), which was finalized in August. Representatives of the biofuels industry are calling the move frivolous.
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University of Arizona leads $8 million algae research effort

The UA is the lead institution for the Regional Algal Feedstock Testbed, partnership, which was recently awarded $8 million over four years by the U.S. DOE to research how algae can be grown year-round outdoors in open ponds in different climates.
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NRC announces bioenergy research initiative

On Oct. 9, the National Research Council of Canada announced the launch of a new research program that aims to help industry capitalize on the market opportunities offered the production of energy from biomass.
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Commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol refinery opens in Italy

Beta Renewable and Novozymes today marked the official opening in Northern Italy of the world's largest advanced biofuels facility. The plant uses wheat straw, rice straw and arundo donax as feedstock to produce cellulosic ethanol.
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European project focuses on optimizing anaerobic digestion

VTT Technological Research Centre of Finland is coordinating a new European project that is focusing on studying anaerobic digestion of organic waste.
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Corbion Purac, Innovia to develop temperature stable PLA films

Innovia Films, a leading global manufacturer of Biofilms, and Corbion Purac, a global leader in lactic acid and lactides, are joining forces to develop poly lactic acid (PLA) film that is both transparent and resistant to higher temperatures.
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NextFuels narrowing search for site of pilot plant

NextFuels is actively narrowing the search for a site for its initial pilot plant to Southeast Asia. The pilot plant will demonstrate how NextFuels can economically produce transportation and industrial fuels from wet, unprocessed palm oil waste.
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Institutions in Singapore, Korea partner on biochemical research

The Singapore-based Agency for Science, Technology and Research's Institute of Chemical and Engineering Sciences and the Korea Institute of Industrial Technology are collaborating on biobased chemicals research and development.
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Landfill gas-to-energy project prepares for start-up in Nebraska

Officials in Lincoln, Neb., recently dedicated a new landfill gas-to-energy project, a 4.8-megawatt (MW) Lincoln Electric System power generating facility fueled with methane gas produced at the city of Lincoln's Bluff Road Landfill.
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