DuPont opens commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant in Iowa

DuPont celebrated the opening of its cellulosic biofuel facility in Nevada, Iowa, with a ceremony including Iowa Gov. Terry Brandstad and many other dignitaries.
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Biofuel groups debate fate of renewable fuel standard

Agreeing to respectfully disagree was one of few assenting points reached by association heads representing the biodiesel, ethanol and advanced biofuel groups during a candid debate about the renewable fuel standard (RFS).
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European Biomass Association releases annual bioenergy report

The European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) recently released its annual statistical report, providing an outlook on European bioenergy for 2015, with a comprehensive overview of the latest market trends in bioheat, bioelectricty and biofuel sectors.
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Study of pellet stoves measures emission levels over 30 days

An independent assessment of popular pellet stoves conducted by the Alliance for Green Heat found that pellet stoves, unlike most wood stoves, can achieve low levels of emissions in real world settings that are in line with laboratory results.
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Biogas technology provider helps make brewery carbon-neutral

BDI-BioEnergy Int'l and Brau Union Österreich, part of the Heineken family, celebrated the opening of a new spent-grain fermentation plant at the Göss Brewery in Austria, the last milestone in a series of efforts to make the plant carbon-neutral.
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FERC releases energy infrastructure update through September

Renewable sources accounted for more than 60 percent of the 7,276 MW of new electrical generation placed in service in the United States during the first nine months of 2015, according to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's recent report.
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UPM to field test wood-based diesel fuel in urban bus traffic

UPM is to start field tests in October of its novel wood-based diesel fuel in urban buses together with Helsinki Region Transport and the VTT Technical Research Centre. The field tests are also supported by St1, Volvo and Transdev Finland.
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21 states receive grants under biofuels infrastructure program

USDA is distributing $100 million in the Biofuels Infrastructure Program to add nearly 5,000 E85 and E15 pumps in 21 states. Matching commitments from state and private entities bring the total investment to $210 million.
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Pew report examines changes to evolving US power grid

The Pew Charitable Trusts has released a report that shows how an array of technological, competitive and market forces are changing how the U.S. generates power and the impact of national policy on the deployment of clean energy technologies.
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Alliance Bioenergy improves CTS conversion rates in October

Alliance Bioenergy Plus, Inc. recently announced that its subsidiary Ek Laboratories in Longwood, Florida, continues to see success in optimizing the commercial reactor of its licensed and patented CTS (cellulose to sugar) Mechanocatalytic process.
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Resolute Forest Products releases third quarter financial results

On Oct. 29, Resolute Forest Products Inc. released its third quarter financial results, reporting that building on the integration of the two sawmills this year, the company is focused on completing the Calhoun continuous pulp digester project.
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Vertimass completes scale-up technology validation with DOE

Vertimass LLC recently announced the completion of the technology validation that verifies the initial process design and preliminary cost information for a new award of $2 million by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology Office.
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Republic Services reports yield, revenue increases in Q3 results

On Oct. 29, Republic Services Inc. released financial results for the third quarter of 2015, reporting a net income of $215 million, or 61 cents per share, compared to $185.8 million, or 52 cents per share, for the comparable period in 2014.
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Novozymes net profit up 11 percent in first nine months of 2015

Novozymes net profit grew by 11 percent in the first three quarters of 2015, according to a company report. Free cash flow before acquisitions was 2.022 billion Danish krone ($2.9 billion), Novozymes said.
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Stora Enso division US headquarters move to Raceland, Louisiana

Finnish papermaker Stora Enso announced it is making the demonstration and market development plant it is building in Raceland, Louisiana, the Stora Enso Biomaterials divisions’ U.S. headquarters.
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Maine Energy Systems introduces wood pellet hot air furnace

Maine Energy Systems (MESys) recently announced the North American release of the MESys AutoPellet Air, a modulating fully-automatic wood pellet hot air furnace. The units are being built in Bethel, Maine, by MESys and designed by OkoFEN.
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