United Airlines deploys Honeywell’s green jet fuel at LAX

Honeywell UOP recently announced that United Airlines will use the company’s green jet fuel produced by AltAir to power flights from Los Angeles to San Francisco as part of its efforts to reduce carbon emissions and support energy diversification.
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UMF completes biomass heating project

Less than one year after construction began, the University of Maine at Farmington’s $11 million biomass district heating project is complete. The plant is officially online and has been sending heat to 95 percent of the campus for about a month.
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NREL updates survey of advanced biofuel producers

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has updated its annual survey of U.S. non-starch ethanol and renewable hydrocarbon biofuel producers. The report includes data on 29 ethanol projects and 32 renewable hydrocarbon projects.
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Advanced biofuel event to colocate with Fuel Ethanol Workshop

BBI International has announced the National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo. The event will take place June 20-23, 2016 at the Wisconsin Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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EPA posts draft agenda for biomass workshop

The U.S. EPA has posted the draft agenda for its April 7 workshop on the role of biomass in the Clean Power Plan. The free event is scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., and will be broadcast live via webcast.
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CFTC, EPA enter MOU to share RFS data, collaborate on RIN market

On March 17, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the U.S. EPA entered a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that allows the agencies to share renewable fuel standard (RFS) data and analysis.
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Rentech reports Drax shipments made early this year in Q4 results

On March 16, Rentech Inc. released its financial and operating results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, reporting the company’s fiber businesses Fulghum Fibers and New England Wood Pellets generated record EBITDA in 2015.
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House hearing on RFS fails to include input from biofuel industry

On March 16, subcommittees of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing on U.S. EPA management of the renewable fuel standard. The event has been criticized for failing to include testimony from the biofuels industry.
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BioAmber reports operational progress at Sarnia plant

BioAmber Inc. has released financial results, reporting that the company’s fourth quarter performance exceeded its expectations, with $1.1 million in sales of bio-succinic acid during the three-month period.
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Oregon governor signs bill to expand RPS, phase out coal

On March 11, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation that doubles the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) while eliminating coal from Oregon’s energy sources. The measure also includes provisions related to biomass energy.
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Report quantifies employment, turnover impacts of EU bioeconomy

A recent study commissioned by the Belgium-based Biobased Industries Consortium has determined the European bioeconomy employs 18.3 million people and results in EUR 2.1 trillion ($2.31 trillion) in turnover.
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United Airlines to fuel regularly scheduled flights with biofuel

United Airlines recently made history by becoming the first U.S. airline to begin use of commercial-scale volumes of sustainable aviation biofuel for regularly scheduled flights with the departure of United Flight 708 from Los Angeles.
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Deinove, Arbiom announce collaboration

Deinove and Arbiom have announced a collaboration that involves the characterization forestry residues pretreated with Arbiom's technology and the evaluation of Deinococcus potential for assimilating the sugars extracted from this biomass.
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Lockheed Martin, Concord Blue begin next phase of bioenergy plant

Five-thousand homes and businesses in Herten, Germany, will soon benefit from a clean, renewable energy source as Lockheed Martin and Concord Blue begin phase two of a new power generation facility that will transform waste into energy.
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DOE seeks input on biorefinery scale-up, operational challenges

The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking feedback that will will help its Bioenergy Technologies Office better understand capabilities, barriers and opportunities, associated with the operation of integrated biorefineries.
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Anellotech announces additional equity investment

Anellotech recently announced that it has received an additional $3 million equity investment from an unnamed and confidential multinational strategic investor and corporate partner, bringing total investment from this investor to $10 million.
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Researchers closer to finding key to converting algae to biofuel

University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences researchers may have found a key to converting algae to fuel. The scientists have found what researchers call a “transcription factor,” called ROC40.
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BASF, Avantium announce plans to establish a joint venture

BASF and Avantium have signed a letter of intent and entered into exclusive negotiations to establish a joint venture for the production and marketing of furandicarboxylic acid, as well as marketing of polyethylenefuranoate.
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WSM announces BioPrep organics processing system for compost, AD

With the growing need for high volume processing of organics for compost and anaerobic digestion (AD) conversion, WSM has introduced the WSM BioPrep Organics Processing System, a complete high-capacity system to convert waste into feedstock.
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