Burgess BioPower earns RPS certification, wraps up commissioning

The Berlin, N.H.-based Burgess BioPower LLC facility was officially certified as a Class I renewable energy source in Connecticut on May 20. The 75-MW plant began operations in late 2013 and is expected to wrap up the commissioning phase this week.
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Ohio legislature passes bill to freeze, alter state RPS

The Ohio legislature has passed a bill that could freeze the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) for two years. A recent statement made by the governor suggests he is likely to sign the legislation.
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Saskatoon landfill gas facility operational

A 1.63 MW landfill-gas-to-energy plant at the Saskatoon city landfill is now sending electricity to the grid, enough to power roughly 1,300 homes. Work on the project has been ongoing for the past couple of years.
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BioStar Systems to construct AD plant in Missouri

This fall, BioStar Systems LLC will begin construction of an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Pettis County, Mo. The 1.6 MW project, located at an egg farm operated by Rose Acre Farms, will produce heat, power, fertilizer and clean water.
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Viridis Energy 'well positioned for breakout year'

Canadian wood pellet manufacturer Viridis Energy Inc. released its Q1 financial results, reporting that despite a six-week trucking strike and extreme weather, the company increased revenue by 143 percent from Q1 2013.
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EPA: Cellulosic RINs were generated in April

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for April, reporting that both D3 cellulosic biofuel and D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated during the month.
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Garb grabs pellet gear in asset purchase agreement

Florida-based Garb Oil & Power Corp. has entered into an asset purchase agreement to acquire process equipment for pellet production and a 40,000 square foot warehouse. The agreement is expected to close later this year.
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UK government implements changes to non-domestic RHI

The U.K. government has announced changes to the country's non-domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI). The changes introduce new technologies to be covered introduce new technologies to be covered by the scheme and new tariffs.
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European scientists stabilize bio-oil for use as marine biofuel

A sustainable biofuel made from Norwegian forest wood waste could help transform the shipping industry and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions.
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UK researchers aim to convert oilseed straw into biofuels

Researchers at the Institute of Food Research are looking at how to turn straw from oilseed rape into biofuel. Preliminary findings are pointing at ways the process could be made more efficient, as well as how the straw itself could be improved.
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Senators advocate for EPA biogenic carbon emissions framework

A group of 12 Senators recently sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina MCarthy, asking her to address the regulatory uncertainty over biogenic carbon emissions.
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EIA: U.S. added 59.6 MW of bioenergy capacity in March

U.S. Energy Information Administration data shows the U.S. added 59.6 MW of bioenergy capacity in March, including 20 MW of capacity from wood and wood waste sources, 9 MW from landfill gas and 20.6 MW of capacity from other waste biomass sources.
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KiOR closes on second tranche of Khosla funding

KiOR Inc. has closed on the second $5 million tranche under its recently announced $25 million funding agreement with Vinod Khosla's KFT Trust. The disclosure was made in a May 22 U.S. Security and Exchange Commission filing.
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Solazyme Bunge renewable oils plant begins commercial production

Solazyme, Inc. announced May 29 that its joint venture with Bunge Global Innovation LLC has successfully produced its first commercially saleable products on full-scale production lines at the joint venture's plant in Brazil.
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Project aims to integrate biogas with solar thermal power

The Hysol project aims to integrate biomethane in concentrating solar thermal power plants to achieve a better efficiency, productive capacity and a reduction in its carbon footprint.
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U.S. Navy supports ASU's development of algae-based biofuels

Dennis McGinn, U.S. Navy assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment, recently visited Arizona State University, where he spoke about the parallels between the Navy's energy challenges and those of civilian cities and industries.
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Scottish whisky distilleries add biomass boilers with GIB funding

The U.K. Green Investment Bank recently announced funding for a pipeline of energy efficiency projects at a number of Scottish distilleries, including the installation of biomass boiler systems.
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Lund University buys pretreatment reactor from AdvanceBio Systems

The Department of Chemical Engineering at Lund University in Lund, Sweden, has selected AdvanceBio Systems LLC's SuPR2G Pretreatment Reactor to conduct basic research and development activities related to the production of biobased fuels chemicals.
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REG to acquire Tyson Foods' ownership share of Dynamic Fuels

Renewable Energy Group Inc. has reached an agreement with Tyson Foods Inc. to acquire Tyson's 50 percent ownership position in Dynamic Fuels LLC. Once the transaction closes, REG will own 100 percent of the company.
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