New Brunswick pellet plant to double domestic volume

Groupe Savoie Inc., a hardwood products supplier in New Brunswick, Canada, recently announced that it plans to double the volume dedicated to the domestic side of its pellet production at its Saint-Quentin pellet plant in the coming year.
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Nearly 8 million cellulosic RINs generated in February

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for February, reporting that nearly 1.25 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 7.93 million cellulosic RINs.
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Centennial Renewable Energy to build Idaho pellet plant

Centennial Renewable Energy of Idaho announced that is building a 160,000-metric-ton wood pellet plant in northern Idaho and recently signed agreements to purchase land for the project.
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EPA rule allows timely release of cellulosic waiver credit prices

The U.S. EPA has introduced rulemaking that aims to clarify the data sources and methodology used to calculate the price of cellulosic waiver credits (CWC). The rule would also allow CWC prices to be announced in a more timely manner.
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Commercial port, pellet plant considered for northwest Ontario

At the site of the former Norampac paper mill in Red Rock, Ontario, on Lake Superior's north shore, plans are in the works for a torrefied wood plant and commercial deep-water port for pellet exports.
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ZooShare reaches $2.2 million for biogas project at Toronto Zoo

ZooShare Biogas Cooperative Inc. recently announced that it reached another milestone on its journey to implement a biogas plant at the Toronto Zoo by raising $2.2 million in community bonds, just before its goal to close bond sales on March 31.
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SBP Framework launched in the EU

The Sustainable Biomass Partnership has launched the SBP Framework to representatives of the EU Institutions at an event in Brussels. The framework consists of standards and independent certification procedures.
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Gevo releases 2014 results, reports progress with SBS operations

Gevo Inc. has released 2014 financial results, reporting increased revenues when compared to 2013. During the fourth quarter, the company continued to progress with commercial production of isobutanol at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant.
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Bluesphere highlights 2014, 2015 biogas project development

Bluesphere released a letter to shareholders to inform them on waste-to-energy project development in 2014 and to date in 2015.
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Drax Biomass appoints Peter Madden as U.S. CEO

Drax Biomass has announced Peter Madden as its chief executive officer of U.S. operations. Madden has nearly 30 years' experience in the forestry industry and will play a critical leadership role as Drax's workforce and investment in the U.S. grows.
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Phoenix seeks trash-to-energy solutions

The city of Phoenix is calling on the private sector for responses to a request for proposals (RFP) and call for innovators (CFI) to turn trash into resources.
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Report provides insight on UK bioenergy future

Bioenergy has the potential to help secure UK energy supplies, mitigate climate change, and create significant green growth opportunities if deployed effectively, according to a new report from the Energy Technologies Institute.
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Greenleaf to acquire Plainfield Renewable Energy from Leidos

Greenleaf Power recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Plainfield Renewable Energy. The facility, which first became operational in December 2013, uses clean biomass as fuel and has a capacity of 37.5 MW.
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Bluesphere breaks ground on North Carolina project

Bluesphere Corp. recently announced that on it broke ground on both its first waste-to-energy project and new U.S. headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The facility will produce 5.2 MW of clean energy from uneaten food.
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Ontario invests in Rentech pellet plants

Ontario is investing in two projects to help Rentech Inc., a Northern Ontario fiber company, convert two idle wood product mills into facilities that manufacture wood pellets, a sustainable energy source. The two facilities have created over 60 jobs.
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Gevo licenses isobutanol technology to Praj

Gevo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Praj Industries Ltd. to become a Gevo licensee for producing renewable isobutanol at sugar-based ethanol plants.
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UGA researchers create trees that are easier to turn into fuel

Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree species not only makes it easier to break down the wood into fuel, but also significantly increases tree growth.
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Saxlund, Axis Industries announce new joint biomass projects

Following their strategic partnership, biomass combustion and bulk materials handling firm Saxlund International, together with Axis Industries have announced two new biomass combustion projects to deliver combined-heat-and-power (CHP) for customers.
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Air Liquide announces startup of bioliq pilot plant in Germany

Conducted in partnership with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Air Liquide's bioliq pilot plant aims at demonstrating the feasibility of a process to produce high-quality sulfur-free fuel from residual biomass.
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Groups laud biomass heat inclusion in federal GHG Executive Order

The Biomass Thermal Energy Council and the Pellet Fuels Institute commend President Obama's commitment to expanding the use of renewable thermal energy with the issuance of Executive Order "Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade."
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Weltec Biopower constructing Ireland vegetable waste biogas plant

In January, Weltec Biopower started building an anaerobic digestion plant in Loughgall, Northern Ireland.
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