Ace Ethanol to install D3MAX cellulosic ethanol pilot plant

Stanley, Wisconsin-based ACE Ethanol will host a pilot-scale plant from D3MAX as part of the planned commercialization of the technology. Installation will be complete by mid-March. Start-up and testing will progress over the next two months.
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Drax reports good operational year, discusses future in biomass

Drax Group has released its preliminary results for 2016. Via webcast, CEO Dorothy Thompson discussed challenges and successes over the past year, as well as some of the company’s future goals for biomass conversions and wood pellet production.
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PFI qualifies 20th pellet producer to standards program

Fiber Energy Products and Forest Energy Corp. each had a wood pellet manufacturing plant qualify for the Pellet Fuels Institute Standards Program, bringing the total number of qualified facilities to 20.
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EnviTech Biogas commissioning two New York dairy digesters

Global digester developer EnviTech Biogas is in the processing of commissioning its third and fourth digesters at New York dairy farms.
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Alabama company buys closed Maine biomass power plant

Alabama company 42 Railroad Ave LLC has purchased shuttered biomass power plant Sherman Power Station in Stacyville, Maine, and plans to restart the facility as early as June.
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Alberta awards $60 million to 31 bioenergy companies

Through its Bioenergy Producer Program, the government of Alberta has awarded $60 million to 31 different companies that have built or are in the process of constructing in-province bioenergy projects
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Cascades plans $11 million biomass boiler upgrade at Quebec plant

Cascades Inc., a global packaging and tissue products company, is revamping existing biomass boilers at its Cascades Containerboard Packaging–Cabano plant in Quebec, Canada.
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HCS Holdings signs 5-year isooctane offtake LOI with Gevo

The LOI contemplates a two-phase offtake agreement. In Phase 1, HCS will purchase isooctane produced at Gevo's demo plant in Texas. In Phase 2, HCS will purchase 300,000 to 400,000 gallons a year from Gevo's planned large-scale hydrocarbons plant.
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Illinois senator introduces legislation to boost in-state biotech

Illinois Senate Bill 1656 provides incentives to Illinois businesses to produce and sell new renewable products made from biomass and other renewable sources.
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Jungbunzlauer, Green Biologics partner on biobased plasticizers

Green Biologics entered an exclusive collaboration with Jungbunzlauer Ladenburg GmbH for supply of n-butanol from Green Biologics' Little Falls, Minnesota, production facility. Jungbunzlauer will produce tributyl citrate and acetyl tributyl citrate.
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PHYCO2, MSU make wastewater reusable through pure algae growth

During Phase 4 of the multiyear trial with Michigan State University, the research of sequestering CO2 for algae growth has shown that PHYCO2's algae photobioreactor can be utilized to treat wastewater through algae growth and cultivation.
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