California cap-and-trade expenditure deal benefits biomass

The California legislature has passed legislation that aims, in part, to support existing biomass plants within the state. The bill, SB 859, features an expenditure plan for unallocated cap-and-trade proceeds.
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Roeslein Alternative Energy's WTE project begins RNG production

Roeslein Alternative Energy and Smithfield Hog Production recently celebrated the production of renewable natural gas at Ruckman Farm for delivery to the national pipeline from its large manure-to-energy project.
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PG&E seeks proposals for new renewable energy projects

Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is seeking proposals from renewable energy developers to build projects for a new clean energy program available to customers. Solar, wind and biomass are among the eligible technologies.
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Bayou Wood Pellets equipment to be sold at auction

Maas Companies Inc. has announced it will liquidate the assets West Monroe, Louisiana-based Bayou Wood Pellets via a lender-ordered auction on Sept. 20. The industrial building and wood pellet equipment will be sold separately.
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Republic Service to add at least 2 landfill gas projects per year

Republic Services Inc. has released a sustainability report covering the 2015 fiscal year. Increased use and production of renewable energy resources are among the various topics discussed within the report.
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Weltec announces biogas projects in Colombia, Croatia

Weltec Biopower recently announced an agreement to build an 800-kW biogas plant at an egg production facility in Colombia and noted a 250-kW facility it built at a Croatian pig farm is now operational.
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Metabolix to sell biopolymer business, become Yield10 Bioscience

On Aug. 22, Metabolix Inc. announced it has entered into a binding letter of intent (LOI) with CJ CheilJedang Corp. for the sale of its biopolymer intellectual property and certain laboratory equipment.
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Viridis chairman resigns, operations suspended at pellet plant

Viridis Energy Inc. recently announced the resignation of its non-executive chairman of the board, Robert M. Aaron, due to health issues. The company has also temporarily suspended operations at Scotia Atlantic Biomass Co. Ltd.
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Technip, BTG Bioliquids to build biomass pyrolysis facilities

Technip recently announced that it has signed an exclusive cooperation agreement with BTG BioLiquids B.V. to provide engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services for its modular pyrolysis plants.
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Air Force working to ‘home-grow’ biofuels for DOD, industry

The Defense Production Act Title III Program Office, part of the Air Force Research Laboratory, is playing a critical role in commercializing technology to produce environmentally-friendly fuel sources.
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Blue Sphere provides update of North Carolina project

Blue Sphere Corp. recently announced that its joint venture waste-to-energy facility under construction in Charlotte, North Carolina, is nearing completion. The facility is currently undergoing testing activities.
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NATSO asks DOT to help establish alternative fuel corridors

The National Association of Truck Stop Operators has called on the U.S. Department of Transportation to work with private, exit-based businesses within the confines of existing law as it seeks to establish alternative fuel corridors.
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Propel launches ProShop and E85, renewable diesel clubs

Propel Fuels has announced the launch of the Propel ProShop, an online store for customers to purchase apparel and accessories. In addition to the ProShop, Propel has launched its Hi-Octane Society and Diesel Pro aficionado clubs.
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Wartsila, Gasum cooperation aims at developing LNG markets

Wartsila and Finland based Gasum have signed a joint cooperation agreement aimed at developing the use, distribution, and service solutions for natural gas in marine and onshore applications.
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SuperBIO project to support EU bioeconomy innovation

SuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding program. The EUR 3.8 million ($4.24 million) project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy.
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