USDA awards loan guarantee to AD project in Oregon

On Feb. 26, USDA Rural Development announced plans to support an anaerobic digestion (AD) project under development by Novus Energy LLC in Boardman, Oregon, with an $11 million loan guarantee.
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EPA: Chartered SAB to review biogenic framework

The U.S. EPA has scheduled a public meeting of the chartered Science Advisory Board March 31-April 1. During the meeting, the SAB is expected to conduct a quality review of a draft report on the accounting framework for biogenic carbon emissions.
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Vilsack defends biofuels, bioenergy during House hearing

On Feb. 24, the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing on the state of the rural economy featuring testimony by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Biofuels and bioenergy were among the topics discussed during the nearly three-hour event.
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GIB, Equitix acquire Scotland district heat biomass project

The U.K. Green Investment Bank plc and Equitix, an infrastructure project management and delivery company, have jointly acquired a biomass district heating plant in northern Scotland, with working plans to expand the network.
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EC seeks input, comments on post-2020 bioenergy policy

The European Commission is seeking public input on its post-2020 sustainable bioenergy policy. The three-month consultation period began Feb. 10 and concludes May 10. Those who wish to weigh in are asked to complete a nine-part online survey.
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Analysis finds biomass subsidies could save UK over $2 billion

In February, U.K.-based NERA Economic Consulting and Imperial College prepared an analysis for Drax that makes the case for allowing biomass conversion to compete for contracts for difference (CfD).
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USDA highlights bioeconomy investments

The USDA recently published a fact sheet highlighting its investments in rural America, including several related to sparking innovation in America’s bioeconomy to support the development of biomanufacturing and advanced biofuels.
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DOE schedules biomass committee meeting for March 8-9

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled for March 8-9 in Arlington, Virginia.
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DOE seeks pilot-scale capability for biofuels, biobased products

Applications are due March 4 to respond to a U.S. DOE request for information about public and private sector capabilities in pilot scale verification of biofuels and bioproducts processes.
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Greenlane Biogas to supply equipment to Canadian biogas project

Greenlane Biogas has received a contract from Orgaworld Canada, which is part of the Shanks Group plc, to supply a biogas upgrading system and a CO2 recovery unit for the city of Surrey’s Organic Biofuel Facility.
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Vermont program to support switch to pellet boilers expands

The Northern Forest Center is expanding a program that helps Vermonters switch to high-efficiency wood pellet boilers to provide heat for homes, businesses and other properties in the Northeast Kingdom.
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Japanese researchers improve biorefineries with bubbles

A team of researchers from Japan's Tohoku University has developed a new method for the pretreatment of organic material, or biomass, which could lead to more efficient production of biofuels and biochemicals.
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Velocys: Study commences on UK-based waste-to-liquids plant

Velocys plc recently announced the commencement of an initial engineering study on the development of a new waste-to-liquids (WTL) project in the U.K. The proposed project would convert post-recycled waste to sustainable jet fuel and diesel.
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Sumitomo invests in Cosan’s sugarcane pellet business

Sumitomo Corp. recently signed a contract to acquire up to 20 percent of Cosan Biomassa S.A., a subsidiary of Cosan S.A.Industria e Comercio, and producer of sugarcane pellets for power generation.
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New way to reduce plant lignin could lead to cheaper biofuels

Scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have shown for the first time that an enzyme can be tweaked to reduce lignin in plants. Their technique could help lower the cost of converting biomass into fuels.
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Weltec Group acquires 3.3 MW biogas plant

Nordmethan GmbH, a subsidiary of the plant manufacturer Weltec Biopower, recently purchased an existing biogas plant in Falkenhagen, Brandenburg, Germany. The facility is being updated and is expected to resume operations later this year.
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