Utilities, pellet producers discuss important issues at WPAC 2015

The Wood Pellet Association of Canada conference held last week in Halifax, Nova Scotia, hosted a power panel uniquely composed of both pellet producers and utilities sharing viewpoints on a variety of subjects.
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Renewable diesel production, planned projects on the rise

A new type of renewable diesel fuel is meeting the growing demand for renewable biofuels, which is driven by biofuel mandates and customer demands for higher quality.
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Sweetwater Energy gets $26 million loan for biochemical plant

Sweetwater Energy Inc., a Rochester, New York-based renewable biochemical producer, announced today that it has received commitment for $26 million in long-term loans from the state of Minnesota to construct a biochemical production facility.
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Gevo signs licensing, joint development agreements with Praj

Gevo announced it has entered into a license and a joint development agreement with Praj to enable the licensing of Gevo’s isobutanol technology to processors of non-corn based sugars, including the majority of Praj’s global ethanol plant owners.
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Neste, Boeing work toward biojet ASTM standard, market acceptance

Renewable diesel producer Neste announced in November that it is working with aircraft manufacturer Boeing to promote and accelerate commercialization of biojet fuel.
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Turboden supplies 6.5 MW ORC biomass unit in U.K.

Turboden announced it was selected to supply a 6.5 MW power-only unit by Kantor Energy Ltd. to be implemented in a biomass power plant in Sheffield, U.K. The unit will generate electricity utilizing wood waste from demolition sites.
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Enviva's third quarter results report on track pellet operations

Enviva Partners LP released its third quarter financial results, reporting progress on the potential acquisition of the Southampton pellet plant and that both the Wilmington terminal and Sampson plant are on track to begin operations in early 2016.
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Rentech provides update on wood pellet production, plant repairs

Rentech discussed ongoing repairs and operations at its two Ontario wood pellet plants during its Q3 2015 financial earnings call.
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IRENA report identifies increased renewables use in Germany

According to a report released this week by IRENA, Germany is on track to reach its 2030 renewable energy targets. However, to meet even higher shares of renewables, the deployment of renewable heating and transport technologies needs to accelerate.
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Joule, Red Rock Biofuels plan merger

On Nov. 12, Joule, the pioneer of liquid fuels from recycled CO2, and Red Rock Biofuels, a leading developer of renewable jet and diesel fuel biorefineries, announced their intent to merge.
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