EPA Tier 3 rule sets E10 as new test fuel

The U.S. EPA final rule for emission standards for cars and gasoline made E10 the new federal emissions test fuel and finalized specifications for E85 test fuel for flex-fuel vehicles.
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Pellet producers offer insight on 'shortage'

Pellet retailers and consumers in some Northeast and Midwest locations have learned a lesson this heating season, as many have run out of pellets and are facing difficulties securing additional supplies.
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Budget proposal extends biofuel tax credit, cuts oil subsidies

President Obama's Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal released March 4, calls for extending a tax credit for cellulosic biofuels and puts forward the idea of cutting billions in fossil fuel subsidies.
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EPA sets Tier 3 standards for cleaner fuel, cars

Based on extensive input from the public and a broad range of stakeholders, including public health groups, auto manufacturers, refiners, and states, the U.S. EPA today finalized emission standards for cars and gasoline.
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Harvest Power organics-to-energy facility on line in Fla.

Harvest Power Inc.'s 5.4-MW, combined-heat-and-power, organics-to-energy facility is now on line in Bay Lakes, Fla., and will process more than 120,000 tons of food scraps each year when running at full capacity.
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Wood pellet boiler research to commence at SUNY

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority awarded the State University of New York Canton a $163,000 to research the efficiency of automatic-feeding, wood pellet boilers.
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Alkol, U of Madrid to develop sugarcane varieties for Spain

Alkol Bioenergy and the University of Madrid have signed an agreement to develop a Brazilian sugarcane variety for Spain.
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Geopower Energy acquires interest in Murphy Brown biogas plant

Geopower Energy Ltd, an alternative energy developer, has closed a private debt facility of $5 million to acquire a joint venture interest in the Blue Mountain Biogas Project near Milford, Utah.
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NJ company unveils low-cost CO2-to-chemical process

A new process to convert carbon dioxide to chemicals has been unveiled by New Jersey-based Liquid Light Corp. The core technology uses low-energy catalytic electrochemistry to convert CO2 to chemicals, combined with hydrogenation and purification.
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Public meeting rekindles Minn. biomass plant talks

Roughly 30 people from Red Lake Falls, Minn., traversed through harsh winter weather on Feb. 27 to attend a public meeting regarding a proposed $300 million, 30-MW biomass energy plant project.
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Renewable diesel project to use Inbicon's demo facility

DONG Energy and Neste Oil have entered into a collaboration to develop a cost-effective technology for producing renewable diesel and aviation fuel from agricultural residues.
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Gevo issues exclusive Argentina license for isobutanol technology

Gevo Inc., the world's only commercial producer of renewable isobutanol, announced today that Porta Hnos S.A. has signed a letter of intent to become the exclusive licensee of GIFT(R) in Argentina to produce renewable isobutanol.
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ASABE announces international standards project for biomass fuels

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has announced that the international community has approved a new International Organization for Standardization project to develop a standard for thermally treated and densified biomass.
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