Drax talks operations, supply chain, Brexit in half-year results

Drax Group plc had a very good first half of the year operationally, is generating 70 percent of its electricity from renewable resources, has drastically lowered its emissions and the Sustainable Biomass Partnership continues to grow.
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Enviva Q2 results highlight long-term offtake pellet contracts

Enviva Partners LP announced its second quarter of 2016 financial and operating results, reporting increased income, quarterly distribution and outlook for the remainder of the year, driven by higher contracted wood pellet sales volumes.
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NY Clean Energy Standard to require 50% renewables by 2030

The New York State Public Service Commission recently approved New York’s Clean Energy Standard, which will require 50 percent of the state’s electricity to come from renewable energy sources by 2030.
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Court vacates portion of EPA’s MACT rule

On July 29, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued an opinion on a lawsuit regarding the U.S. EPA’s Boiler Maximum Achievable Control Technology (MACT rule), vacating certain elements of the rule.
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Covanta provides global waste-to-energy project updates

Covanta Energy Corp. reported a solid second quarter with improvements in waste pricing and somewhat favorable trends in the waste, energy and metals markets compared to the previous quarter.
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Amyris signs record number of collaborations in second quarter

On Aug. 4, Amyris Inc. released financial results for the second quarter of 2016, reporting the company signed more collaborations during the three-month period than it had during any previous quarter.
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DOE opens funding opportunity to support Co-Optima initiative

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the availability of up to $7 million in project funding to accelerate the introduction of affordable, scalable, and sustainable high-performance fuels for use in high-efficiency, low emissions engines.
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US government releases federal alternative jet fuels R&D strategy

The White House recently released the Federal Alternative Jet Fuels Research and Development Strategy, mapping out a unified federal plan to advance R&D and science and technology solutions to support deployment of alternative jet fuels in aviation.
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Drax Biomass earns SBP certificates issued by SCS Global Services

The first Sustainable Biomass Partnership certificates issued by SCS Global Services were recently presented to Drax Biomass Inc. for its Morehouse BioEnergy and Amite BioEnergy wood pellet manufacturing facilities.
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Wheelabrator Kemsley EfW facility achieves financial close

Wheelabrator Technologies recently reached financial close on a new 606,000 tons per year energy-from-waste (EfW) facility at Kemsley in Kent, U.K. The 43 MW combined-heat-and-power (CHP) facility will provide steam to an adjacent paper mill.
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PNNL: Cyanobacteria have allure for biofuel, chemical production

Researchers have figured out why Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002, a form of cyanobacteria, outpaces the growth of most of its peers. The organism triples in size to accommodate a rapid expansion of the cellular machinery it uses to build proteins.
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AEO announces core engineering team for New York AD project

American Organic Energy recently announced that it has solidified its core engineering team to construct its anaerobic digester facility on Long Island, New York. The facility will produce vehicle fuel, electricity, compost and clean water.
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Researchers demonstrate method to produce hydrogen from biomass

A team of U.K. researchers, including experts from Cardiff University’s Cardiff Catalysis Institute, have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a cheap catalyst.
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Black & Veatch takes on South African waste-to-energy project

Black & Veatch was selected by MBHE African Power (PTY) Ltd, a local renewable energy developer, to provide technical assistance for the country’s first waste-to-energy (WTE) plant. The energy plant will be located in the Western Cape.
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Ductor to supply technology to German biogas plant

Ductor Corp. recently announced it will implement its first commercial fermentation technology in Germany this fall for a biogas producer that plans to replace expensive maize silage with inexpensive poultry manure.
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Anaergia chosen to operate biogas plant in South Africa

Anaergia Inc. recently announced that its South African subsidiary, Anaergia Africa Proprietary Ltd., was chosen by Bio2Watt (Pty) Ltd. to operate a commercial biogas plant in Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa.
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