Senate democrats release national energy bill

Building on the U.S. DOE’s Quadrennial Energy Review installment released earlier this year, U.S. Senate democrats released a tax reform proposal that aims to early on address U.S. energy challenges predicted in the report.
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USIPA conference opens with an eye on new leadership in UK

USIPA's 5th Annual Exporting Pellets Conference opened in Miami with a cautious eye on the first conservative majority in the United Kingdom in nearly 20 years, and the potential implications for the industrial wood pellet industry.
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USIPA event closes, producers eye flat year ahead

The 5th Annual Exporting Pellets conference closed with producers expecting flat to modest growth in the industry and a call for more work on the telling the industry's story of affordability, jobs creation and forest management.
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Three former Coast Guard biomass boilers on way to Alaska

Three biomass boilers are being shipped to Haines, Alaska, with the potential to heat a variety of buildings throughout town. The boilers are expected to arrive next month and utilize either wood pellets or locally produced wood chips as a feedstock.
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B&W Volund, Stobart win England biomass CHP plant contracts

Plans for the Teesside Renewable Energy Plant, a 40-MWe biomass cogeneration facility to be located at Port Clarence in Cramlington, Northumberland, England, continue to advance.
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Report: Biofuels capacity to grow to 61 BGY in 2018

Global biofuels capacity will grow to 61 billion gallons per year (BGY) in 2018, up from 55.1 BGY in 2014. Ethanol and biodiesel will continue to dominate with 96 percent of the capacity in 2018.
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Green Investment Bank funds biomass CHP plant in England

The UK Green Investment Bank plc and John Laing Group plc have committed £48m ($74.4 million) of equity to a new £138m renewable energy facility in North East England, developed by Estover Energy.
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NSF International becomes SBP-approved certification body

The Sustainable Biomass Partnership has today announced that NSF International has become an ‘SBP-approved’ certification body.
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US EPA busts VW on diesel emissions cheat device; VW responds

The U.S. EPA issued a notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act on Sept. 18 to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America Inc.
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Gevo reports post-Butamax settlement operation, financial targets

Gevo Inc. has announced key initiatives and targets for 2016 following the settlement with Butamax in August.
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Alfred State receives $1 million for biorefinery center

New York Sen. Catharine Young announced that she has secured $1 million in state aid to help establish the Bio-refinery Development and Commercialization Center (BDCC) on Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville.
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Westervelt Renewable Energy earns SBP certification

Westervelt Renewable Energy has achieved Sustainable Biomass Partnership certification from NSF Sustainability, a division of global public health organization NSF International.
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Tests show UPM's renewable diesel significantly reduces emissions

Finnish wood-based UPM BioVerno diesel has been found to significantly reduce harmful tailpipe emissions, according to a number of engine and vehicle tests that have been carried out recently across a number of key research institutes in Europe.
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BASF, Genomatica expand license agreement for BDO

BASF and Genomatica have expanded the scope of their license agreement for the production of 1,4 butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO) using Genomatica's patented process.
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