Enviva files $100 million IPO

Enviva Partners LP has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed $100 million initial public offering (IPO). The Form S-1 registration was filed on Oct. 28.
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Resolute Forest Products ramps up production at pellet plant

Resolute Forest Products Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting that its 45,000 ton-per-year Thunder Bay pellet project is now in ramp-up mode.
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Rentech commences start-up of the Atikokan wood pellet facility

Rentech Inc. announced Oct. 28 that start-up of the Atikokan wood pellet facility has begun. During the next few weeks, the plant will undergo safety inspections, equipment testing and final commissioning.
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EU GHG deal calls for 27 percent renewables by 2030

On Oct. 24, the European Council issued a statement announcing it has agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the European Union. One component of the plan sets a 27 percent renewable energy target.
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FERC: 140 MW of biomass capacity added in first 9 months of 2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of Energy Projects has published its Energy Infrastructure Update for September 2014, reporting the U.S. added 38 biomass power generation units during the first nine months of the year.
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DTE Biomass dedicates landfill gas facility in N.C.

DTE Biomass Energy recently celebrated the completion of its 9.6-MW landfill gas-to-energy project at the Uwharrie Environmental Landfill in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina.
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CRDC announces grant for biomass-fueled district heating system

Capital Regional Development Council recently announced it has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service to support the development of a wood-fired district heating system in Claremont, New Hampshire.
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Republic Services reports 4.6 percent revenue growth in Q3

Republic Services Inc. released third quarter results Oct. 30, reporting increased revenue. The waste services company currently operates 72 active landfill gas-to-energy projects, comprising approximately one-third of its landfills nationwide.
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Everbright International announces straw pellet project in China

China Everbright International Ltd. has signed an investment agreement with the People's Government of Rudong County in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, for pellet project that will take in straw and agricultural waste as feedstock.
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WM to close sale of Wheelabrator in late 2014, early 2015

Waste Management is nearing completion on the sale of waste-to-energy business subsidiary Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., WM President and CEO David Steiner reported during an Oct. 29 quarterly earnings call.
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KiOR to be delisted from NASDAQ

Documents filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Oct. 27 indicate KiOR Inc. will be delisted from the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC, effective Nov. 6. KiOR did not appeal the decision.
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Novozymes announces increased bioenergy sales in Q3 results

Novozymes recently released third quarter financial results, reporting a 9 percent organic sales growth for the quarter. During the first nine months of the year, sales grew organically by 8 percent.
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Virent, PlantPET Technology Collaborative announce agreement

Virent Inc. and the PlantPET Technology Collaborative recently announced that the parties have signed an expression of interest that provides individual members of the PTC an option on preferred access to Virent's 100 percent plant-based BioFormPX.
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BlueFire announces LOI from China EXIM to finance Fulton project

On Oct. 23, BlueFire Renewables Inc. announced that it has received a letter of intent from the Export Import Bank of China to provide up to $270 million in debt financing for its proposed biorefinery project in Fulton, Mississippi.
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Lygos Inc. receives two grants for microbial technology projects

Lygos Inc., a company that evolved from the U.S. DOE's Joint BioEnergy Institute, recently received two grants from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture Small Business Innovation Research program.
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Covanta releases Q3 results

Covanta Holding Corp. has released third quarter financial results, reporting revenue of $414 million, down from $425 million during the same period of 2013. Net income from continuing operations for the quarter was $6 million.
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Enerkem announces partnerships with 3 Chinese companies

Enerkem Inc. announced agreements with three Chinese companies in October. Under each agreement, Enerkem is expected to license its waste-to-biofuel technology. The final business structure and sites for each project have not been disclosed.
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Biomass industry welcomes record pellet demand in Northeast

The Pellet Fuels Institute and the Biomass Thermal Energy Council have announced the biomass industry is experiencing record demand for wood pellet heating fuel in the United States, particularly in the Northeastern region.
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JBEI researchers boost biogasoline production in microbes

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute have identified microbial genes that can improve both the tolerance and the production of biogasoline in engineered strains of Escherichia coli.
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British Columbia introduces innovative, flexible forest license

The Province of British Columbia has created a new type of forest license that allows emerging, innovative forestry companies to more effectively respond to fluctuations in the supply of wood fiber.
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Herty launches Consortium for Advanced Wood-to-Energy Solutions

The Herty Advanced Materials Development Center has announced the launch of the Consortium for Advanced Wood-to-Energy Solutions, which aims to spearhead development of commercially-viable, advanced wood-to-energy products.
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Tibbar Energy USVI biogas project construction to begin Q1 2015

Despite financing hurdles, Tibbar Energy USVI is moving toward construction of its 7 MW biogas plant at the end of Q1 2015.The project will utilize Viaspace Inc.-licensed Giant King Grass, fats, oils, greases and food waste as feedstock.
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Gemma announces completion of biomass power plant in Texas

Gemma Power Systems LLC has completed construction of the East Texas Electric Cooperative Woodville Renewable Power Project three months ahead of schedule. The 49.9 MW biomass plant in Woodville, Texas, has been turned over to ETEC.
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REG Geismar plant begins production, sales of renewable diesel

Renewable Energy Group Inc. recently announced that commercial-scale quantities of renewable hydrocarbon diesel (RHD) produced at the company's Geismar, Louisiana, biorefinery are now available for sale.
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Researchers transform toxic waste into green energy

How can a struggling industry like pulp and paper in Canada be revived? According to Damien Biot-Pelletier, a Concordia doctoral candidate in biology, the answer lies in synthetic biology.
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Harvest Power raises $20 million in new financing

Harvest Power Inc. has announced a $20 million financing round. The lead investors were Chicago-based True North Venture Partners, San Francisco-based Industry Ventures, and London-based Generation Investment Management.
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Researchers win funding for miscanthus, sorghum research

Two University of Illinois crop sciences researchers interested in improving plant feedstocks for bioenergy production were selected to receive funding from the USDA and U.S. Department of Energy.
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NCSU announces biofuel breakthroughs

North Carolina State University scientists are using biotechnology to chip away at barriers to producing biofuels from woody plants and grasses instead of the corn and sugarcane used to make ethanol.
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Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas

Researchers have developed BiogasPlus, a technology that allows biogas production to be increased by 200 percent with a controlled introduction of iron oxide nanoparticles to the process of organic waste treatment.
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