BioAmber progresses with construction, commissioning of Sarnia

BioAmber Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting construction and commissioning of its biorefinery in Sarnia, Ontario, is progressing on time and on budget. The facility is expected to being operations during the third quarter.
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Amyris releases financial results, achieves positive cash flow

Amyris Inc. has released financial results for the first quarter, reporting that the company delivered on its goal of achieving positive cash flow. The company also highlighted the performance of its Brotas plant and discussed new product lines.
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Fulcrum awards Abengoa EPC contract for 10 MMgy biofuel plant

On May 5, Fulcrum Bioenergy Inc., announced it awarded Abengoa with a $200 million engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for the construction of the Sierra Biofuels Plant, the company’s first waste-to-transportation fuel facility.
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Renmatix acquires former Mascoma production unit

Renmatix has acquired existing assets of the former Mascoma Corp.'s 56,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Rome, New York. The new feedstock processing facility utilizes proprietary Plantrose process conditions to convert biomass to sugars.
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Novozymes releases Q1 results, announces deal with St1 Biofuels

Novozymes recently issued its interim financial report for the first quarter of 2015 and announced a deal to supply enzyme technology to St1 Biofuels for its proposed cellulosic biofuel plant in Finland.
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Biofuel industry reacts to API, AFPM letter to EPA

A group of 10 biofuel trade associations and companies recently sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy in response to a May 1 letter issued by the American Petroleum Institute and American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers.
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Solazyme's Q1 results focus on progress at Brazil algal oil plant

On May 6, Solazyme Inc. released its financial results for the first quarter of 2015, reporting updates on the year's commercial activity and algal oil manufacturing facilities, with the company’s focus being on its Brazil Bunge Oils Moema facility.
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BIO analysis illustrates impact of RFS delays on investment

The Biotechnologies Industry Organization recently released an analysis that shows delays in renewable fuel standard (RFS) rulemaking by the U.S. EPA over the past two years have chilled investment in advanced and cellulosic fuels.
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Biofuel industry requests meeting with White House to discuss RFS

A group of 12 biofuel trade organizations and companies recently sent a letter to President Obama, requesting a high-level White House meeting to discuss rulemaking related to the renewable fuels standard (RFS).
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Velocys reports a successful 2014

Velocys plc has released financial results for 2014, reporting that last year was one of the most successful in the company's history. Velocys' first commercial plant is under construction in Oklahoma and scheduled to begin operations in 2016.
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BTEC partners for new course on small, biomass heating systems

Heatspring Learning Institute, in partnership with the Biomass Thermal Energy Council and instructor John Siegenthaler, will launch a shortened rendition of their 10-week online course, hydronic-based biomass heating systems on May 11.
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Report explains how bioenergy supports sustainability goals

According to an international report on bioenergy and land use, informed management of bioenergy crops can alleviate factors contributing to food insecurity, as well as provide practical avenues to achieve a wide variety of benefits.
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Researchers produce jet fuel compounds from fungus

Washington State University researchers have found a way to make jet fuel from a common black fungus found in decaying leaves, soil and rotting fruit. The researchers hope the process leads to economically viable aviation biofuels within five years.
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Gevo, Alaska Airlines sign renewable jet fuel agreement

Gevo Inc. recently announced that it has signed a strategic alliance agreement with Alaska Airlines to purchase Gevo's renewable jet fuel and fly the first-ever commercial flight on alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ).
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REG Q1 report 'reflects challenging market conditions,' Oh says

Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31. Revenues for the quarter were $230.9 million. Compared to the first quarter of 2014, REG sold 26.6 percent more gallons of biomass-based diesel.
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Biomass Market Assessment Service launched in U.K.

Scotland's Rural College teamed up with sustainability software and data company Ecometrica to de-risk the investment in the U.K. biomass energy industry by combining a powerful computer model with state of the art mapping software.
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Massachusetts awards renewable thermal grants to public schools

The administration of Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito has announced grant funding for Heath Elementary School in Heath and the Hawlemont Elementary School in Charlemont to convert to highly efficient biomass boilers.
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Nebraska Forest Service offers assistance for biomass heating

Seasonal heating costs can be unpredictable for the more than 325 Nebraska nursery greenhouse operations with enclosed plant growing structures. With that in mind, the Nebraska Forest Service is promoting the use of woody biomass heating.
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Republic Services announces LFGTE project in California

Republic Services Inc. has announced a new landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project located at Sunshine Canyon Landfill near Los Angeles. The 20-MW renewable energy project is capable of generating enough electricity to power nearly 25,000 area homes.
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Algae.Tec ships photobioreactor to India

Algae.Tec has announced the on-time dispatch of the first algae photobioreactor to Jamnagar province in India. The milestone is part of the contract with Reliance Industries that features an agreement for the development of a pilot plant.
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Input wanted on proposed biomass energy strategy for Yukon

The Yukon government is seeking feedback from residents on a draft strategy for the development of a biomass energy sector. The strategy is focused primarily on wood-to-energy. Comments are due June 26.
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Ener-Core system to be installed at Santiago Canyon Landfill

Ener-Core's 250 kW Powerstation EC250 will be installed at the closed Santiago Canyon Landfill in Orange County, California, and will allow Orange County Waste & Recycling to generate clean electricity from a gas that is currently being flared.
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