Feasibility guide on biomass cooling released

The Agricultural Utilization Research Institute has announced the availability of a new feasibility study that shows biomass cooling can be a viable option for small-to-medium sized commercial, industrial and residential units.
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ITA seeking nominations for renewable energy committee

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has published a notice announcing plans to reestablish its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Committee and solicit membership nominations.
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Novozymes to deliver enzymes for DONG Energy’s REnescience plant

Novozymes has announced it will deliver enzymes for DONG Energy's REnescience plant in Northwich, England. It will be the first full-scale bio plant in the world capable of handling household waste by means of enzymes.
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RWE commissions German biogas plant

RWE recently commissioned a state-of-the-art biogas plant in Bergheim-Paffendorf, Germany. The facility has a thermal capacity of 7.4 MW and is designed to feed up to 700 cubic meters into the gas grid per hour.
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ASABE announces standard for sustainable agriculture production

The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers has announced the completion of ANSI/ASABE S629, a standard that establishes a framework for charting progress toward sustainable agriculture production.
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Ontario awards contracts to 14 small-scale bioenergy projects

Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator has announced it is offering 396 long-term contracts for 241.43 MW of small-scale renewable generation, including 14 contracts for 3.45 MW of bioenergy.
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USTDA awards grant to bioenergy project in Ghana

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency recently announced it signed an $899,995 grant agreement with Village Corps Ghana Ltd. for the development of a biomass energy project in Ghana. Virginia-based Recast Energy LLC will conduct a feasibility study.
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UK REA: 5th Carbon Budget crucial first step reassuring investors

The U.K. has confirmed the Committee on Carbon Change’s recommended carbon budget, laying out a 57 percent reduction in carbon emissions from 1990 levels during 2027-2032 and providing renewables industry and investors more long-term confidence.
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DOE announces SBIR, TCF grant recipients

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced $16 million for 54 projects to help commercialize promising technologies and $23 million for small businesses focused on clean energy innovations. Biomass projects were among those to receive funding.
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Ginkgo Bioworks, Amyris partner to advance biobased products

Ginkgo Bioworks and Amyris Inc. have announced a new partnership that will enable the companies to jointly develop products more efficiently and cost effectively, accelerating time to market.
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Andritz to supply biomass boiler island to CHP project in Denmark

Andritz has received an order from the regional Danish municipality Helsingor Kraftvarmeaerk A/S to deliver a biomass boiler island for its combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant. Start-up is scheduled for the end of 2018.
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Study shows trees with altered lignin are better for biofuels

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory and collaborators have altered the lignin in aspen trees in a way that increases access to biofuel building blocks without inhibiting plant growth.
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Georgia Biomass earns qualification, reaches delivery milestone

Georgia Biomass has become the first industrial-scale pellet producer in North America to earn both ENplus A1 and Pellet Fuels Institute quality certifications. The company is also due to complete the loading of its 100th vessel for export to Europe.
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PNNL, Australian university form research pact

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the Queensland University of Technology have signed a memorandum of understanding to enhance their bioenergy research, promote education, and develop industry around and viable bioenergy solutions.
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ARENA supports development of Australian biorefinery

Australia’s first biorefinery capable of producing renewable diesel and jet fuels from plant material could become a reality in Queensland with support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency.
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