GREC sells 102.5-MW biomass facility to GRU

Gainesville Renewable Energy Center, a partnership of Energy Management Inc., BayCorp Holdings, Starwood Energy and Fagen Power LLC, has sold its 102.5-MW biomass facility to Gainesville Regional Utilities for $750 million dollars.
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Biomass conversion begins at Asnæs Power Station

On Oct. 30, DONG Energy kicked off the biomass conversion of the Asnæs Power Station in Kalundborg, Denmark. Following the two-year conversion process, the facility will take in wood chips and other forms of biomass as fuel.
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Abengoa to build MSW-to-biofuels plant for Fulcrum BioEnergy

Abengoa has announced it has received a notice to proceed on the construction of a plant that will convert municipal solid waste (MSW) into aviation biofuels using gasification technology for Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc.
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Enviva reports strong third quarter

Enviva Partners LP has released third quarter financial results, reporting net income of $131.5 million, up 18.7 percent. Included in the net revenue were product sales of $125.4 million on a volume of 668,000 metric tons of wood pellets.
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New BioAmber CEO outlines near-term priorities to enable growth

BioAmber appointed Richard Eno as its new CEO in September. During an earnings call, Eno described his near-term priorities for the company. First, he said the company will be focused on selling out the capacity of its Sarnia facility.
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Gevo announces strategic review, reduces staff at Luverne plant

Gevo Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting that the company’s management and board of directors are reviewing its strategic and financial operations. Gevo also said it reduced staff at its Luverne, Minnesota, plant in October.
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ABC disappointed by tax reform package introduced in the House

The American Biogas Council has expressed disappointment in the tax reform package introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Nov. 2. The ABC is criticizing the bill’s unequal treatment of tax credits for renewable power technologies.
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Wolf asks EPA to waive 2017, 2018 RFS RVOs, RFA responds

On Nov. 2, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issued a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt asking for a nationwide waiver of the 2017 and 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume requirements (RVOs).
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Bill aims to extend MLP benefits to renewables, clean energy

Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Reps. Ted Poe, R-Texas, and Mike Thompson, D.-Calif., have reintroduced legislation that aims to level the playing field for clean energy.
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Neste reports positive quarterly results for renewables division

Neste has released third quarter financial results, reporting increased sales volumes and strong margins for the company’s Renewable Products division, which achieved a comparable sales margin of $435 per ton, up from $375 per ton.
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Phoenix Energy projects offered PPAs from Pacific Gas & Electric

Phoenix Energy announced that North Fork Community Power and Blue Mountain Electric Co. received offers for power purchase agreements from Pacific Gas & Electric. The offers were awarded under the Bioenergy Market Adjusting Tariff.
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VTT to develop enzymes found in wildfire-prone areas

Microorganisms found in the wildfire-prone dry tropical forests of India may be useful biochemical production because they are accustomed to the challenging conditions following a forest fire, according to VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland.
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Bulk pellet delivery capacity expands in Vermont

Vermont Renewable Fuels is hitting the road with a new delivery truck. The 2017 Kenworth can haul 16-tons of pellets with a fully pneumatic delivery system and was funded in part by a $94,000 grant from the Vermont Clean Energy Development Fund.
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On Fly Green Day, 8 airlines fly with Gevo’s jet fuel from O’Hare

Gevo Inc. recently announced that its alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) derived from renewable isobutanol is being used Nov. 8 by eight commercial airlines for Fly Green Day, sponsored by the O’Hare Fuel Committee, at Chicago O’Hare International Airport.
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Lincoln, Nebraska, to sell biogas for vehicle fuel

The city of Lincoln, Nebraska, is upgrading its technology to allow the biogas produced by wastewater treatment to be processed into vehicle fuel. Construction cost is estimated at $8 million, with a project payback period of as little as two years.
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MSU scientists make biodegradable plastic from sunlight

Michigan State University scientists are proposing a new way to economically produce biodegradable plastics with sunlight and help from an ancient microorganism, cyanobacteria, paired with bioplastic-producing bacteria that feed on sugar.
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DuPont launches biogas enzyme Optimash AD-300

DuPont Industrial Biosciences has announced a new enzyme product designed to improve biogas production during anaerobic digestion in the waste water industry. The enzyme, DuPont Optimash AD-300, is immediately available to producers around the world.
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Drax Biomass receives award for excellence in exporting

Drax Biomass, a leading manufacturer of sustainably sourced compressed wood pellets, has received The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting—New to Export Category for its dedication and commitment to Mississippi communities.
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RNG Coalition adds biofuel policy, government affairs experts

The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) recently announced the addition of four senior government affairs and biofuels policy experts to run its Washington, D.C., operations.
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