UK Department of Transport awards advanced biofuel projects

The United Kingdom Department of Transport has awarded government funds to Celtic Renewables, Advanced Plasma Power and Nova Pangea to turn waste products into fuel, an example of the U.K.'s commitment to innovative transport technology.
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Enerkem raises $150 million for Alberta waste-to-biofuel project

Enerkem Inc. has raised C$152.6 million and has initiated the production of biomethanol from nonrecyclable household garbage at the Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada.
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Construction underway on British Columbia biomethane project

Earlier this year, Orgaworld Surrey Ltd. began construction on a biofuels processing facility to convert kitchen and yard waste from the city of Surrey, British Columbia, into renewable natural gas to fuel the city’s waste-collection trucks.
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NEPCon earns first Sustainable Biomass Partnership approval

NEPCon, a Danish non-profit offering forest certification services, becomes the first certification body to earn full approval from the Sustainable Biomass Partnership to complete SBP audits for producers of woody biomass inputs.
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Vermont law school releases report on sustainable biomass use

The Institute of Energy and Environment at Vermont Law School recently released a report covering sustainable ways to increase the use of woody biomass for electricity generation while protecting Vermont’s forests.
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Research on poplar for biofuel heads into 5th year

Groves of poplar trees could one day fuel our vehicles and be the source of chemicals that we use in our daily lives.
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FutureMetrics releases dashboard on pellet demand for cofiring

On Sept. 7, FutureMetrics provided a new dashboard analyzing and calculating industrial wood pellet demand for U.S. power plants under various cofiring scenarios.
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Yokogawa to install controls at Brazil's largest biomass plant

Yokogawa America do Sul has received an order from AREVA Renewables Brazil, a subsidiary of the French firm AREVA SA, to deliver a control system for a biomass power plant that will be the largest facility of its type in Brazil.
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AGQM to start first glycerol round robin test

For the first time ever, the German biodiesel quality management association AGQM will carry out a round robin test for pharmaceutical glycerol.
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Forest waste-to-RNG technology to be demonstrated in California

A new technology for converting forestry waste into renewable natural gas will be demonstrated for the first time ever Sept. 14 in Auburn, California
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Closed California landfill picks Ener-Core waste-to-energy tech

Ener-Core Inc. has received a purchase from the Advanced Power & Energy Program of the University of California, Irvine, for the installation of Ener-Core’s 250-kilowatt Powerstation EC250 at the closed Santiago Canyon Landfill.
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DOE offers $6 million for Native American energy projects

This month, the U.S. Department of Energy issued a report showing threats to tribal energy infrastructure are expected to increase, and also announced a $6 million grant opportunity to establish clean energy projects on tribal lands.
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GE, Phoenix Energy progress California biomass gasification plans

Under a previously announced partnership, GE’s Distributed Power business, Western Energy Systems, has will supply technology to Phoenix Energy’s biomass gasification plant in North Fork, California.
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