Biomass, biofuel groups hopeful Trump will support bioenergy

On Nov. 8, the U.S. elected republican nominee Donald Trump to serve as its 45th president. Representatives of the biomass and biofuels industries are saying they look forward to working with the new administration to expand bioenergy production.
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USIPA kicks off with building optimism for US producers overseas

The 6th Annual USIPA conference kicks off in Miami with a keynote panel on Cross-Atlantic biomass perspectives, including remarks from Tom Tidwell, chief of the U.S. Forest Service; Bruce Westerman, U.S. Congressman; and Nigel Adams, U.K. MP.
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US producers provide state of industry update at USIPA 2016

USIPA's 2016 conference in Miami hosted a larger panel of U.S. producers to discuss the state of the industry, which USIPA executive director, Seth Ginther, attributed to the emphasis on pellet production growth at this year's conference.
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USIPA wraps in Miami with a positive outlook to 2017

USIPA’s 2016 conference wraps in Miami with a generally positive outlook on the future of the industrial pellet market, emphasized by growing near-term demand opportunities for U.S. producers in Europe, Asia.
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EPA proposes to deny change in RFS point of obligation

On Nov. 10, the U.S. EPA proposed to deny several petitions requesting the agency redefine the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). A 60-day public comment period on the decision is scheduled to be opened soon.
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UK announces plans for second CfD auction

The U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has released details of the next Contracts for Difference auction. The application process for the CfD allocation round is set to open in April and is open to certain bioenergy projects.
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Rentech offers update of ongoing ramp-up at Ontario plants

Rentech Inc. releases results for the third quarter of 2016, reporting that the company completed the replacement of problematic conveyors and conducted other maintenance and repairs at both its Wawa and Atikokan Canadian industrial pellet plants.
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Enviva Q3 results highlight increasing demand in core markets

Enviva recently released its financial and operating results for quarter three of 2016, reporting that the demand for wood pellets continues to grow, driven by recent developments in Enviva’s core markets.
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Massachusetts funding to aid anaerobic digestion projects

Massachusetts recently awarded grant funding to two biogas-related projects under development by CRMC Bioenergy LLC and EL Harvey and Sons Inc. The awards were made under the commonwealth’s Recycling Business Development Grant program.
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California dairy digester system complete, plans expansion

A California dairy and its digester developer, Maas Energy Works, are hosting an open house on Nov. 17. The covered lagoon, 800-kilowatt digester system is located at Open Sky Ranch Dairy in Riverdale, California.
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EIA: Biomass power production, wood heating to increase in 2017

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the November edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will generate 8 percent of U.S. utility-scale electricity in 2016 and 9 percent in 2017.
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FutureMetrics: Wood pellets offer low-cost CO2 reduction

FutureMetrics has published a white paper, titled “The Lowest Cost Solution for Maximum Decarbonization of the Power Sector While Maintaining Grid Reliability,” that compares two scenarios for powering carbon emissions in the power generation sector.
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BioAmber increases biosuccinic acid sales

BioAmber Inc. recently released third quarter financial results, reporting sales of biosuccinic acid increased 45 percent when compared to the second quarter, reaching $3.7 million. In addition, the unit cost of biosuccinic acid fell 12 percent.
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Duke Energy Carolinas issues RFP for renewable energy

Duke Energy Carolinas recently issued a request for proposals (RFP), seeking up to 750,000 MWh of energy located in its territory. Biomass and landfill gas are among the renewable energy resources eligible to apply.
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Fulcrum BioEnergy announces strategic investment by BP

Fulcrum BioEnergy and BP have announced the signing of a major strategic partnership that includes a $30 million equity investment in Fulcrum by BP. The partnership accelerates the construction schedule for Fulcrum's next renewable jet fuel plants.
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PNNL researchers convert sewage into biofuel

It may sound like science fiction, but wastewater treatment plants across the United States may one day turn ordinary sewage into biocrude oil, thanks to new research at the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory.
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Rumpke breaks ground on landfill gas-to-energy project in Ohio

Rumpke is partnering with Energy Developments to construct a landfill gas-to-electric generating facility at the Brown County Landfill in Georgetown, Ohio. The 4.8 MW facility is estimated to produce enough electricity to power nearly 3,000 homes.
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