BPA: Study demonstrates emissions benefits of forest residue use

The Biomass Power Association has released the results of a study demonstrating dramatic carbon benefits can be achieved by using forest residue-based biomass instead of natural gas in power generation facilities.
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Gevo discusses future plans for Luverne plant

Gevo Inc. has announced first quarter financial results. During an investor call, the company described plans to convert its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery to exclusively produce isobutanol and hydrocarbon products.
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Pinnacle Renewable Energy building Alberta pellet plant

Parkland County officials announced on May 3 that the Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. will build a new, $85 million pellet plant near Entwistle in central Alberta.
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Senators request investigation of Icahn’s impact on RIN market

A group of senators are calling for an investigation of Carl Icahn regarding potential insider trading, market manipulation and other securities and commodities law violations related to the market for renewable identification numbers (RINs).
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Technology-neutral energy tax reform bill introduced

Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation that would even further level the playing field for biomass-derived power, heat and liquid fuels.
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ABC applauds Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act

The American Biogas Council applauds the recent introduction of the bipartisan Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act, which provides a 30 percent investment tax credit (ITC) for qualifying biogas and nutrient recovery systems.
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NEB report addresses biomass power generation in Canada

The National Energy Board recently released a report on Canada’s adoption of renewable power sources, reporting the country generates a larger share of its electricity from renewable sources than most other developed economies in the world.
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REG to purchase Geismar land, looks at renewable diesel expansion

Renewable Energy Group will purchase the land it has leased for its 75 MMgy Geismar operations, as well as more than 61 adjacent acres, which it plans to improve and utilize to support existing production capacity and future expansion opportunities.
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Sustane to install PK Clean plastic-to-fuel plant in Nova Scotia

Renewable waste companies PK Clean Technologies Inc. and Sustane Technologies Inc. have executed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to install a plastic to synthetic diesel plant in Chester, Nova Scotia.
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Sandia Labs finds way to lower biofuel production cost

A recent discovery by Sandia National Laboratories researchers may unlock the potential of biofuel waste, and ultimately make biofuels competitive with petroleum.
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DOE: New algae degree program passes its first semester

The Algae Technology Education Consortium has successfully implemented the first semester of the ATEC curriculum at Santa Fe Community College. The curriculum is part of a new, two-year degree program in algae biology, technology, and cultivation.
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Gevo, HSC Holding sign supply agreement for renewable isooctane

Gevo Inc. announced on May 4 that it has entered into a supply agreement with HCS Holding GmbH to supply renewable isooctane under a five-year offtake agreement
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ORNL: Bacterial boost for biobased fuels

"Electrical” bacteria are the key ingredient in a process developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory that recycles wastewater from biofuel production to generate hydrogen that can be used to convert bio-oil into higher grade liquid fuels.
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