U.K. releases 2016 energy statistics

The United Kingdom is currently ahead of its renewable energy targets laid out in the 2009 European Union Renewable Energy Directive, according to the U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s Digest of UK Energy Statistics.
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Covanta provides updates of Dublin, Fairfax EfW facilities

Covanta Holding Corp. recently released second quarter financial results, reporting its Dublin energy-from-waste (EfW) facility is on track to begin commercial operations before the end of the year.
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Biofuel stakeholders speak out at hearing on 2018 RFS proposal

The U.S. EPA held a hearing Aug. 1 on its proposed rule to set 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Representatives of the biofuels industry criticized the agency's proposed cuts to the cellulosic RVO.
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Fiber costs for North American pellet plants trend downward

With the feed stock shifting towards lower cost fiber, including industry and forest residues, total wood costs for pellet manufacturers fell during 2016 and early 2017, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review.
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Report shows more demand for wood fiber leads to forest growth

A new Forest2Market report shows that growth in demand for forest products (i.e., lumber, paper, packaging and wood pellets) has led to greater forest productivity and a significant increase in forest inventory available for storing carbon.
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Preliminary agenda announced for biofuels financial conference

This week, the preliminary agenda for the 13th annual Biofuels Financial Conference & Expo was announced. The event is being produced by Christianson PLLP, on Sept. 27-28, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
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EnviTec partners with Bauer to enter CNG market

EnviTec Biogas has announced it is partnering with Germany-based Bauer Kompressoren GmbH to add compressed natural gas to (CNG) its portfolio.
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EPA offers listen-only call-in number for Aug. 1 RFS hearing

The U.S. EPA is offering a listen-only call-in number for its Aug. 1 hearing the proposed rule to set 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel.
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DOE announces additional MEGA-BIO award

The U.S. Department of Energy is awarding a fourth project up to $1.8 million under the MEGA-BIO: Bioproducts to Enable Biofuels Funding Opportunity. The new project will optimize a process for deconstruction of biomass into sugars and lignin.
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Utah biogas project to use DMT Clear Gas Solutions technology

DMT Clear Gas Solutions recently announced it is providing biogas upgrading technology to an anaerobic digestion project in Utah that will produce enough power from food waste to power 15,000 homes.
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Verdezyne breaks ground on biobased DDDA plant

Verdezyne Inc. held a groundbreaking ceremony on July 30 for its VerdePalm plant, the company's first commercial-scale renewable chemicals manufacturing facility. The plant, located in Malaysia, is designed to produce biobased long-chain diacids.
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Canadian government invests $2.6 million in Sustane Technologies

Canadians will benefit from well-paying jobs and business opportunities created by a Halifax-based company that turns landfill waste into clean-burning fuel, thanks to a $2.6-million investment by the government of Canada.
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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

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

June 11-13, 2018
CenturyLink Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 11-13, 2018
CenturyLink Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska



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