USDA awards loan guarantee to Cool Planet

The USDA has awarded a $91 million loan guarantee to Cool Planet Energy Systems to help finance the company's advanced biofuel facility, which is under development in Rapides Parish, Louisiana.
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ReEnergy awarded contract to provide power to Fort Drum

The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency has awarded a 20-year contract to ReEnergy Black River. Under the terms of this renewable energy supply agreement, ReEnergy Black River will provide secure, renewable electricity to Fort Drum.
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USIPA conference opens with blend of optimism and caution

The fourth annual Exporting Pellets Conference, hosted and produced the U.S. Industrial Pellet Association, opened with a blend of reported progress and urged caution.
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The Earth Partners acquire South Dakota pellet plant

Land restoration and bioenergy development company The Earth Partners LP has acquired Deadwood Biofuels, a 71,000-ton wood pellet plant in Deadwood, South Dakota. The company plans to develop additional pellet projects in other regions of the U.S.
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Anaergia busy in biogas with recent start-up and other ventures

Anaergia Inc. has demonstrated its active presence in the biogas space with three recent announcements, including the start-up of a anaerobic digestion system in California and agreements for proposed projects in Illinois and Arizona.
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Republic Services opens 2 landfill gas-to-energy projects

Republic Services Inc. has announced its latest landfill gas-to-energy projects involving its Forward and Vasco Road Landfills, both located in the Bay Area of California.
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Velocys achieves commercialization milestones

In the span of one week, Velocys plc won a patent case, announced that it has raised GBP 52 ($85 million) million through an oversubscribed equity placing, and was awarded a $70 million construction grant from Red Rock Biofuels.
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Genscape suggests 75 million cellulosic RINs possible in 2014

Cellulosic ethanol production could contribute up to 9 million cellulosic D3 renewable identification numbers (RINs) in 2014, while biogas could contribute another 67.5 million D3 RINs, suggests a new white paper from Genscape.
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UK DECC: Bioenergy generation reached record 5.6 TWh in Q2

New energy statistics released by the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change indicate that bioenergy generated increased 8.8 percent in the second quarter when compared to the same period of 2013.
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Greenpoint awaits city approval for Connecticut AD project

Greenpoint Energy Partners LLC is developing an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility near the wastewater treatment plant and transfer facility in Ansonia, Connecticut. The project aims to convert food waste to energy.
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GE launches AnMBR technology, announces collaboration

On Sept. 29, GE made two announcements regarding the introduction of its anaerobic membrane bioreactor technology, a membrane-based wastewater treatment technology that combines anaerobic digestion technology with GE's ZeeWeed 500 membranes.
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Ensyn, Memorial Hospital commission RFO heating operations

A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held at Memorial Hospital in North Conway, New Hampshire, to celebrate the commissioning of a new heating system that utilizes Ensyn Corp.'s renewable liquid fuel, known as RFO.
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Bill would alter tax credit for open-loop biomass, MSW facilities

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., recently introduced legislation that aims to alter the Section 45 tax credit for renewable energy produced from certain open-loop biomass and trash facilities.
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Andritz rolls out OEM option wireless heat sensor for pelletizers

Andritz Inc. and SST Wireless Inc. announced that the companies are collaborating to produce a customized version of SST's wireless heat sensor technology for deployment on Andritz's wood pelletizers as an OEM option.
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DOE opens funding opportunity for algae biofuel development

The U.S. Department of Energy has opened a $25 million funding opportunity for algae biofuels. The initiative aims to reduce the cost of algae biofuel to less than $5 per gasoline gallon equivalent by 2019.
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Viridis Energy announces supply agreement with Canadian producer

Viridis Energy Inc. has announced that its subsidiary has secured an additional 45,000 metric tons of wood pellets per year over the next two years from a western Canadian manufacturer to augment the company's current production capacity.
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Bioenergy projects awarded state grants in Washington

Gov. Jay Inslee recently visited the Pacific Northwest Center of Excellence for Clean Energy at Centralia Community College where he announced a $20,000 grant to support efforts to transform woody biomass into fuel-grade heating oil and charcoal.
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Forest Energy Corp. qualifies for PFI Standards Program

The Pellet Fuels Institute has announced the qualification of pellet fuel manufacturer Forest Energy Corp. into the PFI Standards Program, a third-party accreditation program providing specifications for residential and commercial-grade pellet fuel.
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Agrisoma closes $8 million Series A financing round

Agrisoma Biosciences Inc. has announced the first closing of its Series A financing round, expected to total $8 million through 2014. The funding round was led by Cycle Capital Management and included participation of BDC Venture Capital.
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Governors' Biofuels Coalition calls for amended RFS proposal

Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn and Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, chairman and vice chairman of the Governors' Biofuels Coalition, have sent a letter urging the Obama Administration to amend the 2014 renewable fuels standard proposal.
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Anaergia announces startup of Omnivore biogas project

The Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority held a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Sept. 26 to mark the successful start-up of the operation of its new Omnivore biogas production system, supplied by Anaergia Inc.
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