D3, D5 RINs climb in August, D4 RINs down slightly

U.S. EPA data on RINs generation through August reveals cellulosic D3 biofuels continue to climb, advanced biofuel D5 RINs generation is up sharply and the mainstay, D6 renewable fuels (primarily ethanol) continues on pace.
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DTE Energy to close 40 MW biomass plant in Wisconsin

DTE Energy Services has announced it will close its Cassville, Wisconsin, biomass power plant, known as the E.J. Stoneman Electrical Station.
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Report: renewable heat on the rise in Scotland

Scotland is making quick progress toward its goal of achieving 11 percent of its nonelectric heat demand to come from renewables by 2020, increasing its renewable heat capacity by 42 percent from 2013 to 2014.
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USDA seeks applications for REAP loans, grants

USDA under secretary Lisa Mensah recently encouraged rural small businesses to apply for loans and grants to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
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BWE awarded contract for biomass CHP plant in northern England

On Sept. 17, the EPC consortium formed by Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S and Burmeister & Wain Energy A/S were awarded the contract for the design, supply and erection of a biomass combined heat-and-power plant in northern England.
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Waste to Wisdom project shows biomass energy potential

Foresters and researchers are innovating unique ways to make use of forest residues—low quality trees, tree tops, limbs, and chunks that formerly would have been left in slash piles and burned, or worse, left to rot.
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Poet Biorefining plant uses wood waste to power its facility

Poet Biorefining in Chancellor, S.D., is currently powering its plant with wood waste from Spencer, Iowa.
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DuPont, Quad County Corn Processors sign enzyme supply contract

DuPont Industrial Biosciences and Quad County Corn Processors announced a new multi-year contract to supply the enzymes that enable QCCP’s Cellerate process in the production of cellulosic biofuel from corn kernel fiber.
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EIA report summarizes Brazil’s energy sectors

The Energy Information Agency recent released a report on Brazil’s energy sector, noting that the South American country is the 8th largest total energy consumer and 9th largest liquid fuels producer in the world.
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Neste renewable diesel to power Oakland's city fleet

The city of Oakland, California, began filling up its vehicles with Neste’s NEXBTL renewable diesel in order to reduce the emissions of its municipal fleet.
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ETI report provides outlook on meeting UK climate change targets

A recent report released by the Energy Technologies Institute states that biomass combined with carbon capture and storage (CCS) remains the only credible route to deliver negative emissions to help meet the U.K.’s 2050 climate change targets.
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REG revises down Q3 guidance, gives Geismar update

Renewable Energy Group Inc. announced Oct. 14 that the company is revising its earnings guidance for third quarter 2015.
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GSA, DOE seek technologies to improve building performance

The U.S. General Services Administration and U.S. Department of Energy jointly issued a request for information this week for innovative, transformational green building technologies in support of their respective GPG and HIT Catalyst programs.
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