2015 IBCE commences with updates from association leaders

The 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo kicked off on the morning of April 21, with conversations amongst industry association leadership.
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Egger, Ontario Power Generation land awards at biomass conference

Biomass Magazine and the International Biomass Conference & Expo have announced this year’s recipients of its annual industry awards, which were distributed during a ceremony prior to the April 21 general session.
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2015 Heating the Midwest conference commences in Minnesota

Collocated with the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo being held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the Heating the Midwest conference began with a discussion on overcoming obstacles to speed up the deployment of biomass thermal solutions.
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EPA: 7.8 million cellulosic RINs generated in March

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that more than 1.44 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 7.8 million cellulosic RINs.
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Sustane Technologies to produce MSW-derived pellets in Canada

Sustane Technologies Inc. is developing a facility in Chester, Nova Scotia, that will produce waste-derived biomass pellets. The project is expected to break ground this summer and begin operations in mid-2016.
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Drax Biomass' first vessel sails from Port of Baton Rouge

On April 7, the first vessel sailed away from Drax Biomass' Baton Rouge port facilities to the Port of Tyne located on the U.K.'s East Coast. The MV TBC Princess was loaded with pellets from Drax Biomass’ southern pellet mills for power generation.
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37 senators issue letter in support of a strong RFS

A bipartisan group of 37 senators have send a letter to the U.S. EPA urging the agency to reverse course from the 2014 proposed rule and maintain a strong renewable fuel standard (RFS) to drive innovation and growth in America’s economy.
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Oregon bill creates exemptions for some biomass carbon emissions

The Oregon Senate has passed legislation that declares biomass as carbon neutral under some circumstances. It conditionally exempts carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion or decomposition of biomass from regulation under certain pollution laws.
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Republic Services reports revenue growth in 2015, Q1 results

On April 23, Republic Services Inc. released financial results for the first quarter of 2015, reporting earnings of 49 cents per share, and revenue growth of 4.4 percent to $2.169 billion in revenue, which included average yield of 2.1 percent.
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Census Bureau highlights bioenergy in Earth Day statistics

In honor of Earth Day, the U.S. Census Bureau has released an edition of Profile America Facts and Features that includes examples of Census Bureau statistics pertaining to energy and the environment, including those related to bioenergy.
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Iowa bill aims to create tax credit for renewable chemicals

Legislation pending in Iowa aims to create a 5 cent per pound renewable chemical production tax credit. The legislation was introduced in March and is currently awaiting review in the Senate Ways and Means Committee.
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USDA partners with farmers, ranchers to address climate change

In a speech April 23 at Michigan State University, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out a comprehensive approach to partner with agricultural producers to address the threat of climate change.
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IRENA launches new tool to help develop renewable energy projects

The International Renewable Energy Agency recently launched its Project Navigator tool, which provides renewable energy project developers with the knowledge, tools, case studies and best practices needed to support their projects.
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BETO-funded team honored by the American Chemical Society

Two Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists were part of a team honored at the 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition on March 25. The team was recognized for producing propylene glycol from renewable sources.
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Engineered softwood could transform pulp, biofuel industries

Scientists have demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper if engineered to incorporate a key feature of hardwoods. The findings could improve the economics of the pulp, paper and biofuels industries.
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Blue Sphere closes on joint venture for 3.2 MW biogas project

Blue Sphere Corp. has announced the closing of a joint venture with an affiliate of York Capital Management to develop, construct and operate a 3.2 MW biogas generation facility in Johnston, Rhode Island.
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ZeaChem to provide services to third parties at Boardman plant

ZeaChem has announce the launch of the ZeaChem Technology Institute & Processing Services in Boardman, Oregon. The institute will enable third parties to scale their efforts in a ]cost effective manner on a accelerated timetable.
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Battelle team passes important DOE pyrolysis milestone

Battelle recently succeeded at the U.S. Department of Energy challenge of making commercially viable transportation fuels from biomass pyrolysis. Scientists and engineers at Battelle demonstrated the durability of a continuous hydrotreatment process.
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Gresham, Oregon, wastewater plant achieves energy net zero status

On Earth Day, the City of Gresham celebrated the ingenuity and collaborative spirit that made possible an environmental achievement of engineering the Pacific Northwest's first energy net zero wastewater treatment plant.
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Detroit Zoo opens crowdfunding campaign for AD system

The Detroit Zoological Society and Michigan Economic Development Corp. recently announced a new crowdfunding campaign through Patronicity. The campaign will support an energy-producing biodigester that harness the power of poo at the Detroit Zoo.
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Biome launches biobased chemicals research

U.K. bioplastic manufacturer, Biome Bioplastics, has begun a major $4.5 million, three-year development program to progress successful biobased chemicals research through to industrial scale production.
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Massachusetts supermarket breaks ground on AD system

The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC has announced the groundbreaking of the company's first anaerobic digester at its distribution center in Freetown, Massachusetts. The digester is part of the company's goal to divert waste from the landfill.
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Algae.Tec signs collaboration agreement with Larimar Energy

Algae.Tec has announced the execution of a collaboration agreement for the commercialization of its algae production technology with Larimar Energy SRL of the Dominican Republic for the production of biofuels and bioproducts.
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U.K. renewable energy targets drive increased U.S. pellet exports

In 2014, almost three-quarters of all U.S. wood pellet exports were delivered to the United Kingdom, mainly for the purpose of generating electricity. Overall, U.S. wood pellet exports increased by nearly 40 percent between 2013 and 2014.
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From food waste to fuel, CEAS does energy sustainability better

University of Cincinnati recently launched a pilot plant that has diverted 660 pounds of food waste generated from a campus dining center for research. The project uses anaerobic digestion to produce fuel, fertilizer, and other products.
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Study: Nitrogen use efficiency trait increases sugarcane biomass

Arcadia Biosciences Inc. has announced that a study conducted by the South African Sugarcane Research Institute shows improvements in plant growth parameters and biomass in sugarcane lines incorporating Arcadia's nitrogen use efficiency trait.
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ORNL researchers contribute to bioenergy, sustainability report

A multinational report on bioenergy and sustainability released in April concludes the sustainable production of bioenergy can be an important tool for addressing climate change. Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers contributed to the report.
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BioAmber enters technology license with JM Davy

BioAmber Inc. has entered into a technology license with Johnson Matthey Davy Technologies. The licensing package will enable BioAmber to construct and operate a plant that converts bio-succinic acid to 1,4-butanediol and tetrahydrofuran.
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Renew Biomass acquires MFA Oil Biomass assets

Renew Biomass, a newly formed investor-owned company based in Springfield, Missouri, has announced the purchase of MFA Oil Biomass assets, effective April 15. MFA Oil Biomass was formed in 2010 between MFA Oil and Aloterra Energy.
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Industry Events

International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

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

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

October 26-28, 2015
Hilton Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska



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