EPA issues 2 proposals to reduce landfill gas emissions

The U.S. EPA has issued two proposals to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The proposals lower the threshold under which new, modified and existing landfills are required to collect landfill gas.
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Viridis reports progress at Scotia Atlantic plant in Q2 results

Viridis Energy Inc. recently released its financial results for its first half and second quarter ended June 30, reporting a revenue increase of 18 percent to $14.5 million during the six-month period compared to the same period in 2014.
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FutureMetrics predicts pellet sector is poised for consolidation

A new paper from FutureMetrics predicts the U.S. wood pellet sector may be poised for consolidation due to the impact of lower heating oil prices and price pressure from domestic competition.
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EPA solicits comments on Agricultural Science Committee nominees

The U.S. EPA is inviting public comments on the list of candidates being considered for appointment to its Science Advisory Board Agricultural Science Committee, which provides advice on matters related to farming and agriculture-related industries.
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DOE funds 2 algae biomass projects under Carbon Capture Program

The U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory recently announced it has selected 16 projects to receive funding through its Carbon Capture Program, including two focused on algae.
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U.K. DECC: Bioenergy generation increased during first quarter

The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has published updated renewable energy statistics, reporting the renewable share of electricity generation reached a record 22.3 percent during the first quarter of this year.
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Wisconsin dairy brings online second digester energy project

MTU Onsite Energy recently completed installing its first fully engineered anaerobic digester combined-heat-and-power (CHP) system in North America at Statz Bros. Inc.'s newly developed milking facility in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin.
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API announces temporary closure of Alpena biorefinery

American Products Inc. temporarily closed its Alpena Biorefinery in Alpena, Michigan. The company is currently reviewing the facility and exploring options for its restart. API is also evaluating technologies for higher-margin products.
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Dyadic highlights biofuel, biogas business during investor call

Dyadic International Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting increased revenue and gross profit for the first half of this year. The company also announced progress with its C1 Technology Platform.
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Infinis Energy reports on LFG activity, increased RO sales in Q1

Infinis Energy plc recently released its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, reporting approximately 93 percent, or 404 gigawatt hours (GWh), of the electricity sold in the quarter was sold under the Renewable Obligation regime.
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Gene Hurst, founder of Hurst Boiler & Welding Co., dies at 79

On July 22, Clifton Eugene "Gene" Hurst, founder of the Hurst Boiler & Welding Co., died. Not only did he grow Hurst Boiler into one of the world’s leading boiler companies, but he helped to transform the boiler industry through innovation.
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USDA announces incentives to establish biomass crops

On Aug. 19, the USDA Farm Service Agency announced that enrollment has begun for farmers and forest landowners seeking financial assistance for growing new sources of biomass for designated project areas under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program.
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Scientists reveal algal oil potential as fuel for the future

Researchers at the Scottish Association for Marine Science recently announced they have unlocked a treasure chest of "super-algae" that could provide a previously untapped source of oil using a new screening technique.
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USTDA advances development of biogas, solar at Brazil landfills

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency recently provided a grant to Solvi Valorizaçao Energetica for the development of a suite of landfill energy projects in the Brazilian states of Bahia, Sao Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul.
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Saxlund takes order for biomass handling system in the U.K.

Saxlund International has received an order from Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S, Denmark, for the delivery of a state-of-the-art biomass handling system to a green energy project in Margam - Port Talbot, between Swansea and Cardiff in South Wales, U.K.
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ICM completes two 1,000-hour performance runs of Gen 2.0 process

ICM Inc. has announced the successful completion of the first and second 1,000-hour performance runs of its patent-pending Generation 2.0 Co-Located Cellulose Ethanol process at the company's pilot plant in St. Joseph, Missouri.
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BESC creates microbe that bolsters isobutanol production

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center have engineered of a microbe that improves cellulosic isobutanol yields by a factor of 10. The finding builds on results from 2011.
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