Enviva begins trading on NYSE, provides update on pellet projects

On April 29, Enviva Partners LP launched trading of its common units on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "EVA." The initial public offering (IPO) of 10 million common units was priced at $20 per unit.
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EPA opens comment period on carinata oil GHG analysis

The U.S. EPA is accepting comments on its analysis of the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributed to the production and transport of Brassica carinata oil feedstock for the use in making biofuels, such as biodiesel, renewable diesel and jet fuel.
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Army opens comment period on Hawaiian bioenergy plant

The U.S. Army has opened a 45-day public comment period on its draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the construction and operation of the proposed Schofield Generating Station Project, a 50 MW biofuel-capable power plant planned in Hawaii.
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New RSB standard proposed to certify low-risk ILUC biomass

The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials released a draft standard, titled "Low iLUC Risk Biomass Criteria and Compliance Indicators," that could make it possible to certify biomass as low risk for indirect land use change (ILUC).
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EPA's RVO announcement to be discussed at 2015 FEW

Produced by BBI International, the 2015 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop will bring together the largest gathering of ethanol producers to discuss the industry's renewed certainty for long-term growth supported by the U.S. government.
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DOE publishes Quadrennial Energy Review

In April, the U.S. Department of Energy released its Quadrennial Energy Review. The report focuses on energy infrastructure and identifies threats, risks, and opportunities for U.S. energy and climate security.
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Waste Management releases Q1 financial results

Waste Management Inc. has announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, reporting revenues for the first quarter were $3 billion, down from $3.4 billion for the same period in 2014. The net loss for the quarter was $129 million.
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Neste Oil reports more renewable diesel capacity in Q1 results

On April 24, Neste Oil released financial results for the first quarter of 2015, reporting that a strong refining environment, favorable currency rates, and good internal performance made for an excellent first quarter.
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Astec Industries highlights pellet plant order in investor call

Astec Industries Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting net sales of $288.7 million, up 21 percent from the $238.7 million reported for the same period of 2014. Earnings were $15.1 million, or 65 cents per diluted share.
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Parliament votes to approve EU biofuels cap, provides closure

The European Parliament voted April 28 to approve the 7 percent cap on first-generation biofuels, providing a degree of closure to the long-debated measure. European biofuel trade associations now want talks to focus on post-2020 policy.
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U.K. households supportive of renewable energy, biomass

The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has released an updated edition of its public attitudes tracking survey, reporting that 78 percent of U.K. households said they support the use of renewable energy provide electricity, fuel and heat.
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Covanta reports strong first quarter despite challenging weather

Covanta Holding Corp. has released first quarter financial results, reporting plant operations and waste volumes were in line with expectations despite challenging weather conditions in the Northeast.
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Cargill acquires OPX Biotechnologies' fermentation technology

Cargill has acquired Colorado-based OPX Biotechnologies' proprietary fermentation-based processes and systems. These technologies are used to produce biobased chemicals from sugars for use in non-food applications.
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BERC launches updated community-scale wood heating database

The Biomass Energy Resource Center, a program of the Vermont Energy Investment Corp., has launched a re-tooled web-based database for tracking the advancement of modern wood heating throughout North America.
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ENER-G biogas CHP improves ROI of small-scale U.K. AD projects

ENER-G has turned up the heat on the anaerobic digestion market by launching a new sub 200 kWth combined-heat-and-power (CHP) unit that maximizes financial returns on both the highest rate renewable heat incentive (RHI) and feed in tariffs (FIT).
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Schott oval glass tubes boost algae output

Schott North America announced that its new oval glass tubes for photobioreactors increased maximum dry biomass output per day by more than 22 percent in its latest study in partnership with Heliae, a technology-driven algae production company.
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Aloterra announces foodservice ware line made from miscanthus

Sustainable agribusiness leader, Aloterra, and compostable foodservice ware innovator, World Centric, are jointly developing and marketing a new line of certified compostable foodservice ware made from Miscanthus plant fiber.
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New map shows clean energy jobs across British Columbia

The Pembina Institute's new interactive B.C. Clean Energy Jobs Map quantifies the number of jobs in the clean energy sector and pinpoints where renewable energy projects are located in the province.
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Supercomputer identifies materials to improve fuel production

Using supercomputing resources at Argonne, a research team from the University of Minnesota and Rice University has demonstrated a predictive modeling capability that can help accelerate the discovery of new materials to improve biofuel production.
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Intrexon, FuturaGene collaborate on eucalyptus, poplar

Intrexon Corp. and FuturaGene Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., recently announced they have entered into an exclusive collaboration to increase biomass in eucalyptus and poplar trees.
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Ferrum College installs biomass boiler

Ferrum College is now one of the greenest private colleges in Virginia since its new Biomass Energy and Research Facility began supplying thermal energy to heat seventeen College buildings this semester.
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USDA: New private funds to make investments in rural America

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the launch of two new private funds, known as rural business investment companies (RBICs), which make equity investments in rural businesses, helping them grow and create jobs.
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VERBIO commissions straw-to-biogas facility in Germany

VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG has successfully commissioned another major production site for the production of biomethane in Germany. The new plant uses a new internally generated technology to manufacture biomethane from 100 percent straw.
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Nippon to construct power plant in Japan that cofires biomass

Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. and Mitsubishi Corp. have agreed to establish a company that will construct and operate a thermal electric power generation facility using mixed fuel of coal and biomass in Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture.
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BioAmber to supply bio-succinic acid to Bayer MaterialScience

BioAmber Inc. has been chosen by Bayer MaterialScience as the supplier of bio-succinic acid used to produce a new range of innovative, biobased polyurethanes for textile applications that Bayer MaterialScience has begun commercializing.
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USDA grant supports installation of pellet boiler in N.H. school

Rep. Annie Kuster, D-N.H., recently announced the Bethlehem School District has received a $30,000 grant from the USDA Rural Development Community Facilities program that will be used to install a pellet boiler at the Bethlehem Elementary School.
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