Supreme Court delays enforcement of Clean Power Plan

On Feb. 9, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a request to delay enforcement of the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan until legal challenges are resolved.
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AFPM challenges RFS rule, court consolidates 3 RFS challenges

On Feb. 10, American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers filed a petition for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit challenging the U.S. EPA’s recent renewable fuel standard (RFS) rulemaking.
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Details announced for industry tour at 2016 IBCE

BBI International has announced the agenda for the industry tour taking place April 14 at the ninth annual International Biomass Conference & Expo . This tour will provide an in-depth look at the biogas industry in Charlotte, North Carolina.
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Army to lease land to Hawaiian Electric for bioenergy project

The Army has announced the availability of the record of decision (ROD) to lease land and grant easements on Schofield Barracks and Wheeler Army Airfield to Hawaii Electric Co. for the development of a 50 MW biofuel-fueled power plant.
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Report: Biomass, biogas, waste-to-energy added 224 MW last year

Bloomberg New Energy Finance and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy have released the fourth annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, which shows renewable energy comprised 20 percent of the U.S. power fleet last year, reaching 222 GW.
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German Pellets files for insolvency

On Feb. 11, German Pellets GmbH announced a German court has appointed a provisional insolvency administrator with regard to insolvency proceedings that have been initiated against the assets of the company.
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Republic Services releases Q4, full-year financial results

On Feb. 11, Republic Services Inc. released financial results for the fourth quarter of 2015, reporting a net income of $172.3 million, or 49 cents per share, compared to $50.3 million, or 14 cents per share, for the comparable period in 2014.
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UK research supports AD food-based digestate use as fertilizer

WRAP has released results from The Digestate and Compost in Agriculture field experiments, providing an evidence base to support the use of food-based digestate, a product of anaerobic digestion, and composts by growers as renewable fertilizers.
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DuPont files to intervene in court review of RFS

DuPont filed court documents Feb. 5, asking leave to intervene in support of an Americans for Clean Energy petition filed in January, saying it has “significant and concrete interest” in the case.
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Active Energy Group announces launch of AEG CoalSwitch

U.K.-based Active Energy Group Plc recently announced the launch of its AEG CoalSwitch division. According to the company, its AEG CoalSwitch technology creates a biomass-based drop-in replacement for coal.
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EIA increases short-term forecast for power production from wood

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 8.1 percent this year.
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Resolute Forest Products releases fourth quarter results

Resolute Forest Products Inc. recently released its fourth quarter financial results, reporting its wood products segment generated an operating loss of $8 million in the quarter, but shipments rose 6 percent due to capacity enhancement initiatives.
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NREL discovery could lead to cheaper cellulosic fuels

Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory and the BioEnergy Science Center say better understanding of a bacterium could lead to cheaper production of cellulosic ethanol and other advanced biofuels.
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Deinove confirms its carotenoids commercialization potential

Deinove, a biotech company developing innovative processes for producing biofuels and biobased chemicals by using Deinococcus bacteria as host strains, announces major progress in its carotenoids project.
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UPS expands agreement for renewable LNG in Texas

UPS has expanded its agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to use up to 500,000 gallon equivalents of renewable liquefied natural gas annually in Texas. UPS stations in Houston and Mesquite will dispense the fuel to about 140 UPS tractors.
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DOE: $11.3 million available for flexible biomass fuel technology

The Energy Department recently announced up to $11.3 million in funding to develop flexible biomass-to-hydrocarbon biofuels conversion pathways that can be modified to produce advanced fuels and/or products based on external factors.
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North American pellet exports increased during the third quarter

North American overseas pellet exports increased for the second consecutive quarter in the third quarter of 2015, rising 15 percent from the previous quarter to reach a new record high of just over 1.6 million tons.
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Iowa State engineers develop technology to create renewable nylon

Engineers at Iowa State University have found a way to combine a genetically engineered strain of yeast and an electrocatalyst to efficiently convert sugar into a new type of nylon.
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Synthetic biopathway turns ag waste into ‘green’ products

Researchers at the University of Minnesota have engineered a new synthetic biopathway that can more efficiently and cost-effectively turn agricultural waste into a variety of useful products ranging from spandex to chicken feed.
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Researchers ‘explode’ sugar beet cells for faster fermentation

The European ERA-NET innovation project ChemBeet is developing a technology that explodes cell walls to create faster and cheaper fermentation. The process uses Betaprocess technology in which vacuum extrusion is used to explode cell walls.
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Velocys announces progress with Envia Energy GTL plant

Velocys plc has announced ENVIA Energy's EPC contractor, Ventech Engineers, has signed the final contract, covering installation of process modules, related piping and ancillary equipment, for ENVIA's Oklahoma City GTL plant.
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UK biogas plant recycles waste heat using Orcan Energy technology

Shropshire Energy (U.K.) Ltd. is recycling the waste heat from its biogas plant in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, in order to generate electricity with five ORC units from Orcan Energy, also known as ePacks.
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Floreat Group seeds biomass ventures, invests in UK renewables

Floreat Group has committed $50 million to the U.K. biomass sector and launched FCM Bioenergy Ltd., trading as Vesta. Vesta is an energy supply company specializing in providing low-cost, long-term green energy contracts using biomass.
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Ensyn receives key regulatory approvals from CARB

Ensyn Corp. has been granted key regulatory approvals by California’s Air Resources Board related to the application of its Renewable Fuel Oil as a renewable feedstock for refineries in California for the production of renewable gasoline and diesel.
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Algae raceway paves path from lab to real-world applications

In a twist of geometry, an oval can make a line. The new algae raceway testing facility at Sandia National Laboratories may be oval in shape, but it paves a direct path between laboratory research and solving the demand for clean energy.
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2016 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 11-14, 2016
Charlotte Convention Center
Charlotte, North Carolina

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Charlotte, North Carolina

Onsite Energy Conference & Expo

April 11-13, 2016
Charlotte Convention Center
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2016 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 20-23, 2016
Wisconsin Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin



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