Advanced biofuel industry: RFS proposal is damaging industry

Nearly two dozen top executives from the advanced and cellulosic biofuels industry recently sent a letter to President Obama regarding the U.S. EPA’s RFS volume requirement proposal, four of whom spoke during a Sept. 16 conference call.
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D4 RIN prices suggest traders predict tax credit reinstatement

A drop in soybean oil prices since June has led to a decline in biodiesel prices, reducing the blend margin. Since D4 RIN values are a function of the blend margin and the two generally correlate, RIN prices have fallen too.
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Oberon Fuels, Ford, FVV partner to build DME-fueled passenger car

This week, Oberon Fuels Inc. announced it’s partnering with Ford and a conglomerate of companies and academia involved with the European automotive industry to develop the world’s first production passenger car powered by fuel-grade dimethyl ether.
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Joint venture to commercialize biomass processing technology

Active Energy Group plc and Biomass for Energy have announced a joint venture with Utah-based Biomass Energy Enhancements LLC to commercialize a pretreatment technology that BEE says enables biomass to be utilized as a direct replacement for coal.
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Vertimass, Technip to work together to scale up ORNL technology

Vertimass LLC announced the company has chosen Technip to provide pilot testing, scale-up, and initial plant design for their technology for converting alcohol to renewable gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel blend stocks.
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MBI issued biomass pretreatment technology patent

MBI today announced its innovative biomass pretreatment patent has been issued by the USPTO. The granting of this patent represents a major milestone in the development and commercialization of its AFEX technology.
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Algenol to distribute ethanol through Protec Fuel

Offering ethanol made from algae for the first time commercially, Algenol Biotech LLC and Protec Fuel Management LLC have entered into an agreement to market and distribute ethanol from Algenol’s Fort Myers, Florida, commercial demonstration module.
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Finnish technology launched into U.K. forestry, energy markets

Finnish MHG Systems’ mobile and internet cloud service was launched last week, offering forest owners a tool to take control of their forest resource management.
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Greenlane Biogas contracts with CR&R on California AD project

Greenlane Biogas has received a contract to provide engineering services to CR&R Waste & Recycling for their biogas to renewable natural gas (RNG) project in Perris, California. Greenlane will detail a design solution to meet Rule 30 requirements.
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Nature’s Call for Biomass Standards

A lack of respected national and international standards for biomass production and utilization can only hamper the biomass industry’s growth and standing.
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Turboden to supply 5.5-MW CHP unit to biomass plant in Turkey

Turboden, a provider of Organic Rankine Cycle turbogenerators for distributed power generation employing renewable sources and waste heat, signed an order with Starwood for a new 5.5-MW cogeneration plant in Bursa, Turkey.
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USDA and EPA set national food waste reduction goal

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Stan Meiburg recently announced the United States' first-ever national food waste reduction goal, calling for a 50-percent reduction by 2030.
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Diving into Wood Heat

Wood waste is the heating fuel of choice at the Bismarck State College Aquatic and Wellness Center.
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Advanced biofuel industry: RFS proposal is damaging industry

Nearly two dozen top executives from the advanced and cellulosic biofuels industry recently sent a letter to President Obama regarding the U.S. EPA’s RFS volume requirement proposal, four of whom spoke during a Sept. 16 conference call.
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Researchers in Wales synthesize methanol from crude glycerin

Researchers from Cardiff Catalysis Institute in Wales have developed a way to increase the yield of biodiesel by using simple catalysis to convert glycerin from the transesterification process into methanol.
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UK Biomass Heat: Ready for Takeoff?

The United Kingdom biomass heat sector is experiencing turbulent times, due to a near-perfect storm of market factors, subsidy review and fallout from dramatic growth in the industry since the introduction of the Renewable Heat Incentive in November.
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Entrusted to Biomass

The National Trust, a charity dedicated to preserving the United Kingdom’s most priceless historic sites, is including biomass heat in its ambitious transition toward renewable energy.
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PhyCO2, MSU develop algae tech to capture power plant CO2

Michigan State University and PHYCO2 have entered into a partnership to develop algae technologies produced from PHYCO2’s patented concept that promotes algae growth and sequesters, or captures, carbon dioxide from power plant emissions.
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