Drax to enter acquisition process for Louisiana Pellets

Drax has notified its investors that following the conclusion of a March 30 auction, it has been provisionally successful in its bid to acquire the assets of Louisiana Pellets in Urania, Louisiana.
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IRENA: 2016 record year for renewables, bioenergy

A new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency finds that 2016 was a banner year for addition of global renewable energy capacity, and bioenergy specifically.
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KEPCO, Mitsubishi joint venture focused on biomass power in Japan

Mitsubishi Corp. Power Systems Inc. and Kansai Electric Power Co. Inc. (KEPCO) have established a new joint venture that will promote and develop biomass power generation business in Japan.
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Maryland program invests in market's cleanest pellet, wood stoves

A Maryland renewable energy rebate program established in 2012 has provided assistance to nearly 3,000 residences to purchase and install cleaner, modern wood and pellet stoves.
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BP, DuPont bio-isobutanol JV purchases Kansas ethanol plant

Butamax Advanced Biofuels LLC, a 50/50 joint venture between BP and DuPont, combining expertise in fuels with industrial biotechnology, announced the acquisition of Nesika Energy LLC and its state-of-the-art ethanol facility in Scandia, Kansas.
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Biodiesel Magazine goes quarterly to serve growing market

BBI International is pleased to announce that due to a rebounding, growing U.S. biodiesel market, the Grand Forks, North Dakota-based publishing company is increasing print frequency of its second-longest-running publication, Biodiesel Magazine.
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UK government funds England biomass, waste district heat projects

The United Kingdom Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced £24 million in funding for nine heat network projects across 13 local authorities in England, two of which will utilize waste or biomass as fuel.
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EU clamps down on imports of unsustainable palm oil for biofuels

On April 4 the European Parliament voted 640 to 18 to pass a resolution to introduce a single certification scheme for palm oil entering the EU to help counter the impacts of unsustainable palm oil production, particularly in Southeast Asia.
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Renewable plastic precursor could reduce cellulosic ethanol cost

A team of chemical and biological engineers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has found a way to produce from biomass a valuable compound used in plastic production that they estimate could lower the cost of ethanol produced from plant material.
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Born Global makes call for bio-based technologies

The Challenge establishes Bio-Based conversion platforms to support emerging technologies and complete utilization pathways for the delivery of Bio-Based products.
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