Ameresco, city of Phoenix break ground on RNG project

Ameresco and the city of Phoenix broke ground Feb. 2 on a biogas energy project at the 91st Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant. The event was open to the public and featured a variety of speakers, including city leaders and Ameresco representatives.
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FERC: US adds 197 MW of biomass capacity in 2016

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of Energy Projects has released its Energy Infrastructure Update with data for the full year 2016, reporting the U.S. added 197 MW of biomass capacity last year.
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Biomass boiler nearing completion at University of Illinois, UC

This winter, a biomass boiler arrived at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s energy farm, which upon its estimated completion next month, will combust miscanthus to heat a research greenhouse used to grow a variety of biofuel crops.
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2017 Heating the Midwest Conference to colocate with IBCE

Heating the Midwest has announced it will colocate its 6th annual 2017 conference and expo with the 2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The HTM event will be held April 10.
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AWC report finds 75 percent of members’ energy met with biomass

The American Wood Council recently released its second Industry Progress Report, detailing the wood products manufacturing industry’s performance across a number of environment, energy and safety measures.
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BETO publishes new strategic plan

In January, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office released a new strategic plan that serves as a blueprint on how it will tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in building a sustainable bioeconomy in the U.S.
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Sensenbrenner introduces bills that aim to reform the RFS

On Jan. 31, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., introduced two bills that aim to alter the renewable fuel standard (RFS). One focuses on mid-level ethanol blends, while the other focuses on cellulosic biofuels.
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GE, University of Guelph partner to improve wastewater treatment

On Jan. 27, officials from GE Water & Process Technologies, the Ontario, Canada-based University of Guelph, and the Canadian government gathered to celebrate the grand opening of a pilot facility that aims to improve wastewater treatment.
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SoCalGas, CR&R Environmental to construct RNG pipeline

Southern California Gas Co. and CR&R Environmental recently broke ground on construction of an 8-inch pipeline that will bring carbon-neutral renewable natural gas into the SoCalGas distribution system for the first time.
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Syracuse University researchers find a better way to farm algae

Syracuse University researchers have developed a new medium to culture and harvest microalgae. The medium, Tris-Acetate-Phosphate-Pluronic or TAPP, can transition from solution to a gel through relatively small variations in temperature.
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Nova Scotia Innovation Hub: Study shows potential for biorefinery

A new study shows Nova Scotia has strong potential to develop an innovative biorefinery that produces an alternative fuel from renewable sources of fiber. The liquid biofuel could be used to heat homes and power marine vessels.
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ATR, Sweden’s BRA perform first ATR biofuel flight

An ATR 72-600 of the Swedish carrier BRA (former Braathens Regional) took off from Stockholm-Bromma Feb. 1 to Umeå fueled at 45 percent with fossil-free used cooking oil, marking the first biofuel-powered flight of an ATR aircraft.
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Neste rebrands its renewable diesel in North America

Neste announced the rebranding of its renewable diesel fuel a recent customer seminar and appreciation event. Neste replaces its "Neste Renewable Diesel" and earlier brand name "NEXBTL" with "Neste MY Renewable Diesel" brand name.
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Triogen launches heat recovery technology

Triogen B.V. recently launched its latest generation Organic Rankine Cycle technology, the “e-box 170” with a rated electric capacity of 170 kW. The new model can be installed with gas and diesel engines as well as biomass burners.
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Decoded microbial metabolism explains biofuel yield

To unravel how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels, a Cornell professor studied Clostridium acetobutylicum to decipher its metabolism. Understanding the bacterium’s sugar-processing complexities may lead to improved biofuel yields.
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Industry Events

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April 10-12, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Biomass Preparation, Handling & Storage Workshop

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Minneapolis Convention Center
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Emerging Biomass Feedstocks Forum

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2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
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2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

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