Brown signs bills extending California GHG reduction targets

On Sept. 8, California Gov. Edmond Brown signed legislation strengthening the state’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by requiring the state to cut emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030.
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Ineos Bio to sell ethanol business, including Vero Beach plant

Ineos Bio has announced its intent to sell its ethanol business, including the Ineos New Planet BioEnergy demonstration plant in Vero Beach, Florida, and the Ineos Bio USA Research Center in Fayetteville, Arkansas.
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Tesoro to acquire Virent

On Sept. 6, Tesoro Corp. announced an agreement under which it will acquire Virent Inc. and become the company’s new strategic owner. Virent said the acquisition will support the scale-up and commercialization of its BioForming technology.
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BPA, ABC advocate for tax credit extensions

The Biomass Power Association and American Biogas Council are among four renewable energy trade groups that sent a letter to congressional leaders on Sept. 6 advocating for the extension of expiring renewable energy tax incentives.
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FutureMetrics publishes updated white paper on CPP importance

FutureMetrics LLC recently published a white paper that reviews the impacts of increased CO2 concentration in the atmosphere, offers thoughts on carbon policy, and discusses the Clean Power Plan and its role in supporting a more decarbonized future.
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Gevo to supply Lufthansa with renewable jet fuel

Gevo Inc. recently announced that it has entered into a heads of agreement with Deutsche Lufthansa to supply Gevo’s alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) from its first commercial hydrocarbons facility, intended to be built in Luverne, Minnesota.
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EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in Short-Term Energy Outlook

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the September edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 9.5 percent this year and 5.8 percent next year.
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Select stations in Finland to sell 100 percent renewable diesel

Neste plans to sell 100 percent renewable diesel at select stations in Finland come January. The company says the product launch is one way it plans to participate in the centennial celebration of Finland's independence from Russia in 1917.
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Biome offers update of bioplastics division in half year results

U.K.-based Biome Technologies has released its trading statement for the first half of 2016, reporting improved margins for its bioplastics division. Overall, the company reported revenues of EUR 2.2 million, up slightly from the first half of 2015.
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BioAmber Sarnia achieves operational milestone

BioAmber Inc. recently announced that its joint venture with Mitsui & Co. has achieved the final operational milestone set out in a CAD$20 million commercial loan that the joint venture drew down in 2015.
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Speakers, agenda announced for 2016 Energy Conference

Officials recently announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 2016 Energy Conference, taking place Sept. 19-21 in Des Moines, Iowa. Last year’s conference attracted energy leaders from 27 states and four countries.
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Valmet to supply biomass boiler, equipment to Denmark plant

Valmet and HOFOR Energiproduktion A/S have signed a contract regarding delivery of a biomass-fired boiler plant and related biofuel storage and conveyor systems to HOFOR's Amagerværket heat and power plant in Copenhagen.
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KLM to operate biofuel flights out of Los Angeles

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines has signed a three-year contract for the supply of sustainable biofuel in Los Angeles. The biofuel will be produced by the local biofuel refinery AltAir Fuels and supplied by SkyNRG.
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GE, Hayward Gordon sign distribution agreement for AD equipment

GE recently announced that Hayward Gordon will be the exclusive supplier of process support and mixing nozzles for GE’s anaerobic digestion solutions in North America. Hayward Gordon’s HydroMix system is a highly effective hydraulic mixing system.
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IBN-One awards engineering contract to Technip, IPSB

IBN-One, a subsidiary of Global Bioenergies and Cristal Union, recently announced it has awarded the first engineering contract for its bio-isobutene plant to Technip and IPSB.
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REG Geismar pays off $100 million GOZone bonds ahead of maturity

REG announced the redemption in full of the $100 million GOZone bonds ahead of their 2033 maturity date. The bonds were issued by the Louisiana Public Facilities Authority to help finance construction of the company's 75 MMgy renewable diesel plant.
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Greenlane supplies biogas upgrading systems for Quebec facility

Greenlane Biogas has been contracted by Filtrum Construction to supply two Totara biogas upgrading systems and additional equipment to upgrade the biomethanization plant located at the city of St. Hyacinthe’s wastewater treatment plant.
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Woody biomass-to-chemicals demonstration project starts in EU

BIOFOREVER (BIO-based products from FORestry via Economically Viable European Routes), a consortium of 14 European companies, recently announced the start of a demonstration project for the conversion of woody biomass to chemical building blocks.
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