EPA sets date for Clean Power Plan biomass workshop

The U.S. EPA has set a date for its previously announced biomass workshop regarding its role in the Clean Power Plan. The workshop will be held on April 7 at the EPA William J Clinton East building in Washington, D.C., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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States ask Supreme Court to block Clean Power Plan

On Jan. 26, a group of 29 states, led by Texas and West Virginia, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to block implementation of the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan until a legal challenge filed in a lower appeals court is resolved.
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EPA: RIN generation reached 17.89 billion in 2015

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for December, reporting that more than 1.21 billion RINs were generated during the month, bringing the full-year 2015 total to nearly 17.89 billion.
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Abengoa announces plan to sell first-generation biofuel assets

Abengoa has announced plans to sell its non-core assets, including its first-generation biofuel plants, as part of a new restructuring plan to avoid bankruptcy. It is currently unclear how the company’s cellulosic ethanol plant will be affected.
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Froling Energy awaits funding to begin facility expansion plans

Late last year, Froling Energy responded to request for proposals from the New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission in the hopes of receiving funding to expand and automate its precision wood chip production facility in Peterborough, New Hampshire.
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DOE funds 10 MW biomass project on military installation

On Jan. 27, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $2.85 million in funding to support four projects that aim to advanced development of renewable energy technologies facilities across the federal government.
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2015 Dairy Roadmap report published in UK

At the close of the 2015, Dairy U.K. Ltd. released the 2015 Dairy Roadmap report, showing that the U.K. dairy industry has made significant strides in its environmental performance.
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CARB accepts innovative Trestle Energy coproduct pathway

Trestle Energy LLC has received a favorable carbon intensity rating from the California Air Resources Board for a pathway approach that creates a new coproduct credit from using corn stover for electric generation.
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FSA seeks comments on revision of information collection for NAP

The USDA’s Farm Service Agency has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on a revision of a currently approved information collection in support of the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP).
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Drax Biomass shelves plans for Pike BioEnergy pellet plant

Drax Biomass has ceased development of a proposed pellet plant that was under development in Pike County, Mississippi. The project was being developed under the name Pike BioEnergy LLC.
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New research addresses biomass supply variation risk

New research shows variations in the biomass supply chain could reduce potential for cellulosic biofuel production, but that feedstock diversification and portfolio strategies can effectively mitigate risk.
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USDA report details Rural Development investments

The USDA has released a report detailing the impacts investments made by its Rural Development team have had on rural America. Bioenergy investments are among those highlighted in the document.
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NETL carbon capture technologies to be used in bioenergy process

The National Energy Technology Laboratory has granted a license for two patented sorbent technologies that capture carbon dioxide (CO2) from streams of mixed gases and enable cleaner, more-efficient energy production from renewable fuels.
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Scottish Equity Partners invests in Ardor Energy

Scottish Equity Partners is investing up to £9 million ($12.92 million) from its Environmental Capital Fund to establish Ardor Energy,a new heat project focused platform that will fund a pipeline small–scale heat and combined-heat-and-power projects.
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Researchers discover cheaper way to make algae biofuels

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineers from the Melbourne School of Engineering have discovered a new way to deliver carbon dioxide to microalgae, which in turn, can be harvested to make renewable fuels such as biodiesel.
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Tecnalia develops legume protein-based films and coatings

Over the past two years, the European Leguval project has been working to valorize byproducts of the legume processing industry so that they can be used to prepare plastic materials for agriculture, packaging and automotive applications.
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B&W awarded contract for UK waste-to-energy project

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. recently announced that its Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Volund A/S, has been awarded a contract for more than $90 million to design, manufacture and build a waste-to-energy power plant in the U.K.
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Air Products earns certification for biogas membrane separators

Air Products’ PRISM Membranes division in Saint Louis, Missouri, has received Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) certification for two new sizes of membrane separators for biogas upgrading applications.
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Tradition celebrates the launch of new environmental markets hub

Tradition, an interdealer broker in commodity and financial products, has announced the launch of Tradition Green, a business hub thst brings together all environmental products brokered by Tradition under one brand.
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Aker Solutions captures CO2 at waste-to-energy project in Norway

Aker Solutions recently started a five-month test program to capture carbon emissions from the municipality-operated waste-to-energy Klemetsrud plant in Oslo, Norway.
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GoodFuels Marine announces RSB certification

GoodFuels Marine has received the highest standard of certification from the Roundtable of Sustainable Biomaterials, enabling the company to actively sell and promote RSB-certified biofuels to the shipping industry.
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ExxonMobil, REG to research biodiesel from cellulosic sugars

ExxonMobil, a global leader in advanced biofuels research, announced an agreement with Renewable Energy Group Inc. to study the production of biodiesel by fermenting renewable cellulosic sugars from sources such as agricultural waste.
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Canada, Manitoba governments fund bioenergy projects

The Canada and Manitoba governments are providing up to $500,000 for 12 projects that will increase the use and development of biomass fuels. The program is funded in part through the Manitoba Coal Tax.
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Olso Airport to supply Air BP Biojet via main fuel hydrant system

In a first for commercial aviation, Air BP, Avinor, and SkyNRG, have announced all airlines landing at Oslo Airport can now have jet biofuel delivered from the airport’s main fuel farm, via the existing hydrant mechanism.
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Hurst Boiler commissions new poultry litter-fueled biomass boiler

Hurst Boiler, an international manufacturer of a complete line of gas, oil, coal and hybrid biomass fuel fired steam and hot water boilers since 1967, announces the commissioning of its third poultry litter-fueled boiler.
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