Drax reports progress with unit conversion, LaSalle pellet plant


Drax Group has released financial results for the first half of 2018, reporting lower than expected EBITDA due to two unplanned outages. Good progress, however, is being made with the fourth biomass unit conversion and a Louisiana pellet plant.
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Player Design building Maine pellet plant


Player Design Inc., a Maine-based engineering, drying and energy equipment provider, is in the midst of building a pellet manufacturing plant in Sanford, Maine. The 35,000-to-capacity facility should be operational later this year.
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EPA finalizes RFS fuel pathways for distillers sorghum oil


On July 24, the U.S. EPA published a notice qualifying distillers sorghum oil as an eligible feedstock for the production of advanced biofuels and biomass-based diesel under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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Hawaii Gas issues RFP for supply of RNG


Hawaii Gas is seeking proposals from local and national suppliers who can provide up to 80,000 therms per day of renewable natural gas (RNG), which can be in the form of raw biogas and/or biomethane.
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Report explores future of Vietnam pellet industry


Pellet exports from Vietnam grew from nearly zero to approximately 2.75 million metric tons per year over the past seven years, according to FutureMetrics. The organization has published a new white paper exploring the country’s pellet export sector.
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Representatives of the biofuel industry testify at RFS hearing


Members of the biofuels industry testified at a July 18 hearing held by the EPA on its 2019 RFS proposal. Many discussed the misuse of waivers and expressed hope that the EPA’s new leadership will hold up the administration’s commitment to the RFS.
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Attis announces site for biorefinery, selects feedstock provider


In mid-July Attis Industries announced plans to purchase a site in Georgia to locate its first commercial-scale biorefinery and said it has executed a letter of intent with a timber company to provide feedstock for the proposed facility.
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SHI to supply pellet-fueled power plant to customer in Japan


Sumitomo Heavy Industries Ltd. has established a joint enterprise with Nippon Steel and Sumikin Engineering Co. Ltd. and announced an order from Kanda Biomass Energy K.K. for a 75,000 kW biomass power plant to be located in Kanda-machi, Japan.
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Biobased car created using Luminy from Total Corbion PLA


The world’s first biobased, circular car has been successfully designed and built in the Netherlands by the Technical University of Eindhoven. The car is made, in part, with Luminy PLA supplied by Total Corbion PLA.
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NREL: New finding will help convert lignin to useful products


An research team, including scientists from NREL, has discovered and characterized a new family of cytochrome P450 enzymes that is critical to improving the conversion of lignin into valuable products such as nylon, plastics, and chemicals.
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Air Liquide celebrates opening of LFG to RNG plant in Mississippi


Air Liquide inaugurated a biomethane production plant in Walnut, Mississippi,on July 20. The facility is the first large-scale biomethane production plant designed and built by Air Liquide in the U.S.
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Bioenergy facility to install microgrid through California grant


The California Energy Commission awarded grants July 11 to demonstrate how a microgrid can keep a bioenergy plant online and to study how the 21st century grid can help low-income and disadvantaged communities.
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LANL: Feeding plants to this algae could fuel your car


Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory and partner institutions recently provided the first published report of algae using raw plants as a carbon energy source. The research could boost algae’s potential value as a biofuel.
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DOE launches new lab partnering service


The U.S. Department of Energy has officially launched the Lab Partnering Service, an online, single access point platform for investors, innovators, and institutions to identify, locate, and obtain information from DOE’s 17 national laboratories.
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AEBIOM rebrands to Bioenergy Europe


AEBIOM has revealed its new corporate identity, Bioenergy Europe, which aims at giving a clearer, more united voice to Europe’s first source of renewable energy.
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