Pinnacle Renewable begins development on 7th pellet mill in B.C.

Pinnacle Renewable Energy has begun development of its seventh pellet mill facility in British Columbia, which when completed will bring the pellet producer's total capacity up to 1.5 million metric tons.
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UK DECC opens sustainability registration for biomass fuel

Starting April 30, woodfuel suppliers will be able to register their fuels as sustainable by applying to the Biomass Suppliers List. This is a major milestone in ensuring biomass supported under the Renewable Heat Incentive.
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21 states ask Supreme Court to review California's LCFS

Several states are joining the fight to take a legal dispute over California's low carbon fuels standard (LCFS) to the U.S. Supreme Court. on April 21, a group of 21 states requested a review of a lower court ruling that the LCFS is constitutional.
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Covanta reports strong first quarter results

Covanta Holding Corp. has released financial results for the first quarter of 2014, reporting increased revenues and that higher energy prices due to cold weather had a net positive effect on results.
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Winter propane crisis frames Midwest biomass heating opportunity

The opportunities of Midwest biomass heating in a post-propane crises market was the topic of discussion during the opening session of the 2014 Heating the Midwest with Renewable Biomass Conference and Expo in Green Bay, Wis.
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Biomass heating programs, incentives featured at conference

Three biomass heating programs were showcased during an evening session at 2014 Heating the Midwest with Renewable Biomass Conference and Expo in Green Bay, Wis.
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University of Iowa, Repreve, to host miscanthus planting day

The University of Iowa and Repreve Renewables will host a miscanthus rhizome planting field day on May 7. During the demonstration, which is open and free to the public, 13 acres of miscanthus will be planted via Repreve's ACCU DROP planter.
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Hawaii law authorizes industrial hemp research for biofuels

On April 30, Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed legislation into law that allows the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources to establish a two-year industrial hemp remediation and biofuel crop research program.
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Eastern Illinois University opens biomass research facility

Eastern Illinois University continued its dedication to clean energy today by opening its new research facility, Center for Clean Energy Research and Education, dedicated to alternative fuel exploration.
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Natural citrus scent may produce renewable solvents, fuel

A natural citrus scent called limonene may be the key to sustainability when it comes to making fragrances, solvents and perhaps even jet fuel, according to South Dakota State University doctoral student Charles Halfmann.
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FEW adds Emerging Corn Production Technologies & Science Forum

Produced by BBI International, the forum will take place the day before the 2014 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and focus on the latest innovations in maximizing corn yields.
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Report: U.S. military renewable policies need more security focus

A new paper released by the Center for National Policy says the U.S. military must begin providing clear models for integrating renewable energy and energy security into current procurement policies and practices to fully realize its energy goals.
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Genera Energy biomass harvest delivers time and costs savings

Genera Energy Inc. has announced a 14 percent reduction in harvest costs utilizing Genera's recently demonstrated in-field harvesting operations when compared to similar operations using typical field-edge systems.
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Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy to integrate renewable diesel plant

Mike Erhart, CEO and general manager of Prairie Horizon Agri-Energy, has announced the formation of a partnership with WB Services LLC to integrate a renewable diesel production facility into the existing ethanol plant.
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N.Y. to open fourth round of funding initiative

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has launched Round IV of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative, kicking of the 2014 competition for up to $750 million in state resources. The initiative has supported several bioenergy projects in the past.
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Repreve Renewables deploys innovative biomass crop system

Repreve Renewables is collaborating with farmers and landowners in the United States to grow giant miscanthus, combining an innovative business model with proprietary equipment technologies custom-built for rhizome-propagated crop production.
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Emunite to pelletize Viaspace Giant King Grass in Guyana

On April 28, Viaspace Inc. announced a contract with Emunite Energy Solutions Inc. to provide Giant King Grass for a proposed pellet mill. The company has also announced progress with Giant King Grass production in California.
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Pro-RFS, anti-RFS ads planned for release next week

The fight over the future of the renewable fuels standard (RFS) is continuing. Next week, both pro-RFS and anti-RFS ads are scheduled to run in Washington, D.C. The U.S. EPA is expected to release its final rule for the program in June.
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EIA: Energy generation from biomass resources increases

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently reported that approximately 6.2 percent of U.S. electricity supplies in 2013 were generated from nonhydro renewable energy sources. Maine alone generated about one-fourth of its power from biomass.
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Avianca Brasil, Byogy Renewables partner on alcohol-to-jet fuel

Byogy Renewables Inc. and airline partner Avianca Brasil have launched a significant initiative to support advanced testing to accelerate the Byogy alcohol-to-jet (ATJ) ASTM approval. The technology transforms ethanol into a biobased jet fuel.
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Canada Agriculture and Food Museum inaugurates biodigester

The Canada Agriculture and Food Museum has unveiled its newest addition, a biodigester provided by the Saskatchewan Research Council. The system will allow CAFM to demonstrate to visitors how animal waste can be processed to produce energy.
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TEG Biogas opens for business in London

The U.K. Green Investment Bank has announced that TEG Biogas, the first project that it invested in, via its Foresight-managed fund, has been completed on time, within budget and is generating power.
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