Paper, wood products manufacturers file biomass litigation on CPP

The American Forest & Paper Association and the American Wood Council have filed a joint petition for review in the D.C. Circuit Court of the U.S. EPA's treatment of biomass energy in the final Clean Power Plan.
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Hawaii releases renewable energy progress report

Hawaii’s State Energy Office has released a report detailing the state's progress toward achieving its goal of 100 percent renewable energy by 2045. The law setting the ambitious standard was enacted in June.
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FAO publishes global pellet statistics for 2014

The Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations recently published updated data on the global wood products industry that shows wood pellet production set a new record in 2014, growing by approximately 17 percent.
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University of Northern Iowa releases study of biomass feedstocks

The University of Northern Iowa's Tallgrass Prairie Center recently released a final report for its Prairie Power Project, which studied biomass production of four different native species seed mixes over three different soil types for five years.
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Lux Research names Fulcrum to top 10 list of innovative companies

Lux Research named Fulcrum BioEnergy to its top 10 list of innovative companies from 2015. Fulcrum was the only alternative fuels company named to the list. The company is developing a biorefinery near Reno, Nevada.
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UK DECC: Bioenergy production increases in third quarter

The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has released third quarter energy statistics, reporting energy production increased by 11.9 percent when compared to the prior year. The share of renewables also increased.
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USDA highlights 2015 bioeconomy achievements

The USDA has released a list of its 2015 top achievements. The list includes several achievements that have benefited the biofuel and bioenergy sectors, including funding for ethanol fuel pumps and progress with the BioPreferred Program.
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Central Boiler announces new line of outdoor wood furnaces

Central Boiler has released the Classic Edge 350, 550 and 750, its newest line of hydronic heaters, also known as outdoor wood furnaces. Each of these models meets the new clean burning emission standards.
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Purdue engineer receives top award from Obama

Nancy Ho, founder and president of Green Tech America Inc. and a research professor emerita in Purdue University's School of Chemical Engineering, will receive the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Barack Obama.
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Project aims to lower cellulase cost through enzyme recycling

In November, an international consortium led by Autodisplay Biotech GmbH started Pathway EFB, a collaborative research and development project to lower cellulase cost in the production of biofuels and biobased chemicals.
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AD project breaks ground in Pennsylvania

Lancaster Area Sewer Authority and Buchart Horn recently broke ground on a $26.8 million biosolids upgrade and improvement project in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The upgrade and expansion will include adding anaerobic digesters and a biosolids dryer.
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Researchers to produce aviation fuel from CO2, waste biomass

Heriot-Watt University has announced plans to lead a multi-disciplinary project to develop low carbon aviation fuels from captured CO2 and waste biomass. Aston and Oxford Universities and the University of Edinburgh will contribute to the project.
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