EPA releases updated biogenic emissions framework

The U.S. EPA has released a revised framework for assessing biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources, along with a memo that provides regulatory guidance on how the framework will impact the Clean Power Plan and certain permitting requirements.
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Biomass industry triumphs in EPA's biogenic emissions framework

The U.S. EPA has never before made such a clear and emphatic endorsement of biomass, commented Biomass Power Association President Bob Cleaves on release of the agency's updated biogenic emissions framework.
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WPAC 2014 opens with Fibreco tour

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada 2014 conference opened with a tour of North Vancouver's Fibreco pellet terminal.
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Market forecasts bullish at WPAC

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada 2014 Annual Conference began with a market outlook panel that found all presenters united in their bullish optimism. Of particular interest were emerging Asian markets and the Netherlands.
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Viridis Energy reports revenue growth in Q3 earnings results

Viridis Energy Inc. reported another quarter of progressive revenue growth, according to Christopher Robertson, CEO of Viridis. Revenue for the quarter ended Sept. 30 was $7.6 million, an increase of $4.6 million from the same period of last year.
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Lockheed Martin, Concord Blue to build bioenergy plant in Germany

Lockheed Martin and teammate Concord Blue announced a new contract to build a power generation facility that will provide a new, clean energy source to meet the needs of 5,000 homes and businesses in Herten, Germany.
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Carbon fee bill would benefit algae industry

Legislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate includes a provision that would encourage carbon utilization technology. The Algae Biomass Organization has spoken out to applaud the bill, titled "The American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act."
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EPA November RIN data shows increased cellulosic production

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that more than 1.4 billion RINs were generated during the month across all five categories, including more than 7 million cellulosic RINs.
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House passes bill that would impact EPA rulemaking

On Nov. 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that aims to prohibit the U.S. EPA from proposing regulations based on science that is not transparent or not reproducible by a vote of 237 to 190.
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Fairbanks air quality plan released for public review

The Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation is releasing for public review and comment a draft "State Implementation Plan" that the community and state will take to address air pollution in the Fairbanks North Star Borough.
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Himark BioGas awarded patent for Clean Slate grit removal system

Himark BioGas International has announced the issuance to it by the South African Patents Office of a patent that covers a grit removal system for anaerobic digester tanks. The system removes indigestible solids settled on the tank floor.
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San Joaquin Valley incentive program gets additional $2 million

The California San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District will provide an additional $2 million in funding to its Burn Cleaner Incentive Program to support the installation of natural gas or certified wood or pellet burning units.
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Dyadic reports increase in product-related revenue

Dyadic International has released third quarter financial results, reporting increases in net product revenue and gross profit. "The past quarter continues to be an extremely exciting time at Dyadic," said Dyadic CEO Mark Emalfarb.
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Abengoa releases Q3 results, highlights Hugoton plant startup

Abengoa recently released third quarter financial results, reporting positive performance for the company's biofuels business. For the first nine months of the year, the company reported overall revenues in line with those achieved in 2013.
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RSB partners with Elements Traceability Software

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials and Elements Software Ltd. are working together to help RSB members track their biofuel feedstocks. Elements is a web based traceability platform that will help with Renewable Energy Directive compliance.
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USDA ARS: Boosting butanol's role in the biofuel world

The potential for producing butanol as a biofuel has become a bit more promising, thanks to USDA scientists and their partners. The research suggests that barley straw and corn stover could be cost-effective feedstocks for producing biobutanol.
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Saxlund to supply biomass combustion solution to Sweden sawmill

Saxlund International has won a contract to provide fuel handling and biomass combustion technology to Hilmer Anderson, a leading privately owned sawmill in Sweden. The solution includes a fuel handling system and combustion technology.
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API announces partnership to develop biobased auto components

American Process Inc. and Futuris Automotive recently formed a partnership with several universities and the USDA's Forest Products Laboratory to develop ultra-strong, lightweight automotive structural components reinforced with nanocellulose.
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DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, Okamura announce collaboration

Okamura, in collaboration with DuPont Tate & Lyle Bio Products, has launched its first office furniture coated with a biobased powder coating made with Susterra l,3-propanediol, a biobased ingredient used in a high-performance powder coating.
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Algix holds grand opening for Solaplast facility in Mississippi

Officials from bioplastics manufacturer Algix LLC recently held a grand opening event at its Solaplast facility in Marion, Mississippi. The facility utilizes the company's patent-pending technology to convert algae into bioplastic pellets.
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Industry Events

International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 20-22, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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June 1-4, 2015
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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October 26-28, 2015
Century Link Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska



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