Shell files bid to purchase Abengoa’s cellulosic ethanol plant

Shell Oil Co. has offered a stalking horse bid of more than $26 million to purchase Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas LLC’s 25 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, under Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings.
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National Bioenergy Day set for Oct. 19

The fourth annual National Bioenergy Day is set for Oct. 19, an event that aims to unite businesses, organizations, stakeholders and communities across the country that support bioenergy, as well as showcase its benefits and educate the public.
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EIA predicts increase in wood heating this winter

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the October edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, along with its Winter Fuels Outlook, predicting household expenditures related to heating will increase this winter.
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Gevo produces cellulosic jet fuel that meets ASTM specification

Gevo Inc. recently announced that it has completed production of cellulosic renewable jet fuel that is specified for commercial flights. Alaska Airlines is expected to fly the first commercial flight using fuel within the next few months.
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University of Maine at Fort Kent contracts with Northeast Pellets

Located in the thinly populated, heavily forested North Maine Woods, Ashland, Maine, is home to Northeast Pellets’ mill, which can now ramp up production for the heating season fortified with a new contract with the University of Maine at Fort Kent.
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Corbion discusses feedstock sourcing, announces new brand name

Bioplastics producer Corbion recently released a whitepaper on feedstock sourcing for bioplastics and introduced a new brand name, Luminy, which comprises the entire neat resin PLA portfolio.
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Biogenic CO2 coalition launches grassroots campaign

The Biogenic CO2 Coalition has launched a grassroots campaign to urge the U.S. EPA to remove its regulatory roadblock to the development of the emerging bioeconomy. The coalition has also sent letters to 2016 presidential candidates.
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Deinove shelves Deinol program, refocuses efforts

France-based Deinove recently released financial results for the first half of 2016, announcing plans to shelve its advanced biofuel business and refocus its efforts on antibiotics and carotenoids in nutrition and cosmetics.
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DOE: New pilot plant co-processes biomass, petroleum

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory, together with W.R. Grace, and Zeton Inc., built a unique pilot-scale facility that can produce biomass-derived fuel intermediates with existing petroleum refinery infrastructure.
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Vital Energi to install biomass heat at UK campus

The University of Northampton has employed Vital Energi to deliver the energy solutions for its new Waterside campus, opening in 2018. Vital Energi will deliver an energy center that uses woodchip biomass and gas.
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DOE awards grant to Microvi for biogas conversion technology

Microvi has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for a new groundbreaking biocatalytic technology that converts methane and carbon dioxide in biogas into valuable liquid chemicals, the company recently announced.
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Green Biologics introduces BioPure brand, GreenInside trademark

Green Biologics Inc. has announced a branding and product development strategy for its biobased n-butanol and acetone, as well as downstream products. Its biobased products will be branded BioPure, with downstream products trademarked GreenInside.
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Aeon Energy provides torrefaction equipment to WWD

Aeon Energy Solutions Inc. announces that Western Wood Development LLC, a Northern California-based company, has fully committed to using Konza Renewable Fuel as the base torrefaction technology for its torrefied pellet product.
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BETO establishes Agile BioFoundry to streamline biomanufacturing

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has established the Agile BioFoundry, a new consortium of nine Energy Department national laboratories working to standardize and streamline the entire biomanufacturing pipeline.
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Blue Sphere teams with Stern Brothers

Blue Sphere Corp., a company that develops, owns and manages waste-to-energy facilities, recently announced that it has engaged Stern Brothers & Co. to assist it with project level activities, including transaction structuring and capital raising.
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Studstrup Power Station now fueled by wood pellets

One of the biggest biomass-fueled combined-heat-and-power (CHP) stations in the world is located in Denmark’s second largest city, Aarhus. The Studstrup Power Station began to use wood pellets instead of coal as fuel on Oct. 10.
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Logistec opens warehouses to handle pellets at Brunswick Terminal

Logistec Corp. has announced the opening of its newly built bulk warehouses in Brunswick, Georgia. The update included an overhaul of the bulk load-out system, construction of a new ship loader, and significant upgrades to the conveyor system.
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Rotterdam is proposed location for waste-to-chemicals plant

A partnership consisting of AkzoNobel, Van Gansewinkel, Air Liquide, AVR, Enerkem and Port of Rotterdam recently announced that it is looking to build a waste-to-chemicals plant in the Netherlands to produce methanol.
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Synvina: Joint venture of BASF and Avantium established

BASF and Avantium recently announced the formation of a joint venture for the production and marketing of renewable furandicarboxylic acid (FDCA) and polyethylenefuranoate, a new polymer based on the chemical building block FDCA.
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