EPA: 12.39 million cellulosic RINs generated in November

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for November, reporting that more than 1.49 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 12.39 million cellulosic RINs.
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Obama signs spending bill, tax extenders legislation

On Dec. 18, President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill and accompanying legislative package of tax extenders into law. The legislation includes two-year extensions of several tax credits that benefit the bioenergy sector.
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RISC notice includes projected 2017 RFS rulemaking timeline

A notice published in the Federal Register by the Regulatory Information Service Center includes a projected timeline for the U.S. EPA’s rulemaking for the 2017 renewable fuel standard (RFS) volume obligations.
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Report: Coal, biomass mix may be in military jet fuel future

The U.S. Defense Logistics Agency and the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology recently released results of a research project that investigated the possibility of the use of liquefied coal and biomass mixtures as a military jet fuel.
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FutureMetrics provides new dashboard based on Clean Power Plan

On Dec. 21, FutureMetrics released a new dashboard, which shows state specific information as it pertains to compliance with the Clean Power Plan and estimates pellet demand if some of the selected states' coal power stations cofire with pellets.
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USDA to request extension of residue, biomass field study

The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has published a notice announcing its intention to request a revision and extension of a currently approved information collection for a residue and biomass field survey.
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DECC announces FIT revisions

On Dec. 17, the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change announced additional revisions to renewable energy subsidies, including changes to the Feed-in Tariff scheme that impact anaerobic digestion projects.
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UK reports increased bioenergy generation

The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has released renewable energy statistics for the second quarter of 2015, reporting that the renewables share of electricity generation was 25.3 percent during the quarter.
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UPS to power Memphis, Jackson alternative fuel fleets with RNG

UPS recently announced it will supply its fleet in Memphis, Tennessee, and Jackson, Mississippi, with renewable natural gas (RNG) as part of a multi-year agreement with Memphis Light, Gas and Water and Atmos Energy Marketing LLC.
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DOE awards $13.5 million to enhance sorghum for biofuel

The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center announced that it will be part of a major collaborative research project to improve sorghum's productivity under resource-limited conditions. The research is funded by the the U.S. Department of Energy.
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IFPEN, Axens to expand involvement with Anellotech

Anellotech, IFP Energies nouvelles and Axens have completed construction on a development and testing plant for the Bio-TCAT process, a thermal catalytic process to produce biobased aromatics. Anellotech will now commence onsite installation.
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University of Delaware researchers develop algae biofuels

At the University of Delaware, associate scientist Jennifer Stewart is working to create sustainable algae-based biofuels that could reduce carbon dioxide and other harmful emissions in the atmosphere.
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Researchers to demonstrate biogas fuel cell system in Italy

In the European DEMOSOFC project, Convion Ltd. and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. will demonstrate fuel cell systems for high-efficiency cogeneration of heat and power from biogas produced in connection with waste water treatment.
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Germany, India biogas associations announce partnership

The German Biogas Association and the Indian Biogas Association have announced a three-year project to foster development of the biogas industry in India. The initial project is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development.
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Blue Sphere completes acquisition of 4 biogas facilities in Italy

Blue Sphere Corp. recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of four operating biogas facilities in Italy through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Each fully operational facility generates 1 MW of electricity per hour.
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Reverdia, Omnia sign agreement on Biosuccinium

Reverdia and Protea Chemicals, a division of Omnia, recently announced an agreement to distribute Biosuccinium in Africa and Australia, as well as for potential investment in and off-take from future Biosuccinium plants.
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