Macquarie-led consortium to acquire Green Investment Bank

A Macquarie-led consortium, comprising Macquarie Group Limited (Macquarie), Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5 and Universities Superannuation Scheme, has agreed to acquire the UK Green Investment Bank plc.
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IRS issues 2017 production tax credits, ups closed-loop biomass

The Internal Revenue Service has published guidance pertaining to the Section 45 Production Tax Credit for 2017. The PTC provides a per-kilowatt-hour tax credit for electricity generated and sold by qualified energy resources.
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Oregon Senate passes bill adding woody biomass to green tech list

Passed in a 30-0 vote, Oregon Senate has passed a bill that adds woody biomass to list of types of green energy generating technology that must be included in the construction, reconstruction or renovation of public buildings.
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Maine RPS satisfied by mostly biomass power in 2015

The Maine Public Utilities released its annual report on state renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requirements last month, which indicates that in 2015, the vast majority of renewable power used to meet the mandate was derived from biomass power faci
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Maine wood pellet plant installs ORC system

Turboden, a group company of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and a leader in Organic Rankine Cycle turbogenerators for distributed power generation employing renewable sources and waste heat, successfully delivered an ORC system to Maine Woods Pellet Co.
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Proposed California biomass CHP plant wins NFF contest

This year's National Forest Foundation Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge combines energy production, sustainable forestry and community development in innovative proposal receives $100,000 in prize money.
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Enerkem advanced ethanol ranks lowest in carbon intensity in BC

received the lowest carbon intensity value ever issued by the British Columbia Ministry of Energy and Mines for its ethanol product under the Renewable and Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation.
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DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office launches projects map

The U.S. DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) announced the launch of its Small Business Innovation Research Projects Map, an interactive map depicting all of BETO’s recent projects throughout the U.S.
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Gevo enters into exchange agreement with senior secured lender

Colorado-based Gevo has reached an agreement with its senior secured lender that will improve its balance sheet, allowing the company to pursue necessary financing to produce biojet fuel, renewable gasoline and isobutanol at its Minnesota facility.
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Industry Events

2017 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2017 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

June 19-21, 2017
Minneapolis Convention Center
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Christianson PLLP Biofuels Financial Conference

September 27-28, 2017
Radisson Blu Minneapolis Downtown
Minneapolis, Minnesota

2018 International Biomass Conference & Expo

April 16-18, 2018
Cobb Galleria Centre
Atlanta, Georgia



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