Czech utility buys UK-based Lynemouth Power Station

On Jan. 8, RWE Supply and Trading announced it has sold the Lynemouth Power Ltd., the operator of the U.K.-based Lynemouth Power Station, to EP UK Investments Ltd. (EP UK), a subsidiary of Czech utility company Energeticky a prumyslovy holding (EPH).
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Biofuel, ag groups ask court to review EPA’s recent RFS rule

On Jan. 8, seven agricultural and biofuel groups filed a petition with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia asking the court to review the U.S. EPA’s final rule setting 2014-'16 obligations under the renewable fuel standard (RFS).
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Agenda for technical sessions announced for 2016 IBCE

BBI International announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 9th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America’s largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 11-14 in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Entsorga West Virginia breaks ground on waste-to-fuel plant

On Jan. 7, Entsorga West Virginia held a groundbreaking ceremony near Martinsburg for its first resource recovery facility utilizing mechanical biological treatment in the U.S. The process will convert waste into an EPA-recognized engineered fuel.
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Scottish government funds biomass district heating project

The Scottish government has announced it will aid in the funding of a district heating biomass project in Broomhill, Glasglow. The Cube Housing Association District Heating Project will provide heat and hot water to 701 homes.
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Covanta to close two biomass power plants

Covanta Energy Corp. has announced that it will soon close two of its U.S. wood-fired biomass power plants. The plants are located in West Enfield and Jonesboro, Maine. Each facility has a nameplate capacity of 24.5 MW.
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NYSERDA seeks proposals on renewable thermal technical assistance

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is seeking proposals from firms qualified to provide technical information, economic and technical modeling, and policy and economic analysis in the area of renewable heating and cooling.
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AFPM files motion to intervene in RFS lawsuit

American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers has announced it has filed a motion to intervene in the recent lawsuit brought by members of the ethanol industry against the U.S. EPA regarding its recent renewable fuel standard (RFS) rulemaking.
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White paper highlights critical areas in pellet making process

On Jan. 12, FutureMetrics released a white paper author John Swaan said could be called "wood pellet making 101." The paper highlights several critical areas in the process of making wood pellets.
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EIA updates short-term bioenergy, residential wood heat forecasts

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the January edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 9.5 percent this year.
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Nippon Paper, FSE Energy resolve biomass boiler dispute

Nippon Paper Industries USA Co. Ltd. and FSE Energy have issued a joint statement announcing the resolution of a legal dispute over a biomass boiler installed at Nippon Paper’s mill in Port Angeles, Washington.
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React Energy secures loan, announces technology provider

On Jan. 8, U.K.-based React Energy plc announced it has secured a loan facility from EBIOSS Energy AD. The company will use the proceeds from the facility for the continued investment in its portfolio of U.K. biomass gasification projects.
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Study: Second-generation biofuels can reduce emissions

Second-generation biofuel crops like the perennial grasses Miscanthus and switchgrass can efficiently meet emission reduction goals without significantly displacing cropland used for food production, according to a new study.
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StormFisher Environmental acquires AD system from Harvest Power

StormFisher Environmental Ltd. has acquired the London Energy Garden, an anaerobic digester that turns organic waste from southwestern Ontario into clean, renewable energy and natural fertilizers, from Harvest Ontario Partners Ltd.
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Study: Bacteria attack lignin with enzymatic tag team

Scientists from Rice University, the Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have discovered how two bacterial enzymes work as a team to break apart lignin.
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BioHiTech America collaborates to convert food waste to energy

BioHiTech America has partnered with Natural Systems Utilities and others to test a process that will allow BioHiTech's Eco-Safe Digester to digest, tank, and deliver the effluent to anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities anywhere in the world.
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Anellotech, Suntory continue efforts to develop biobased bottles

Anellotech recently announced that the ithas entered into the next phase of its strategic partnership with Suntory Holdings Ltd. The partnership is focused on developing cost-competitive biobased plastic beverage bottles.
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UK infrastructure provider announces new biogas service

Using its extensive experience and expertise in the delivery of gas, electricity and water infrastructure across Britain, Fulcrum is entering the renewables sector to provide pipelines which connect biogas plants to the U.K. gas distribution network.
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Global Bioenergies, Lanzatech strengthen cooperation

Global Bioenergies and LanzaTech announce the signature of a new collaboration agreement to broaden the feedstock flexibility of Global Bioenergies’ Isobutene process and the product-portfolio of LanzaTech's carbon capture technology.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin



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