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May 05, 2016

New cogen system triples energy output from biogas at Oregon WWTP

BY Katie FletcherOn May 4, Clean Water Services, Energy Trust of Oregon and the Oregon Department of Energy formally announced the implementation of a new cogeneration system that converts wastewater and grease into renewable energy. READ MORE

May 05, 2016

REG: Geismar RHD plant resumed operations in March

BY Erin VoegeleRenewable Energy Group Inc. recently released first quarter financial results, reporting its 75 MMgy Geismar renewable diesel plant in Louisiana restarted operations in March. The plant was acquired by REG in 2014. READ MORE

May 05, 2016

ARENA supporting Australia’s largest bioenergy project

BY Australian Renewable Energy Agency A bioenergy project in Queensland could become a reality thanks to early stage funding support from the Australian Renewable Energy Agency. The project would produce ethanol, lignin for power production and fuel pellets. READ MORE

May 04, 2016

University of California mulls sawmill, CHP facility purchase

BY Anna SimetThe University of California is on the verge of purchasing the Sierra Pacific Industries Loyalton, California, mill and associated property, including a 20-MW, combined-heat-and-power (CHP) biomass unit. READ MORE

May 04, 2016

Velocys reports progress on Envia GTL project in Oklahoma

BY Erin VoegeleU.K.-based Velocys plc recently released 2015 financial results, reporting good progress on Envia Energy’s gas-to-liquids (GTL) project in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, which will convert landfill gas into fuels and chemicals. READ MORE

May 04, 2016

North American wood pellet exports reached record high in 2015

BY Wood Resources International LLC North America exports of wood pellets reached record-highs in 2015, with the U.S. Gulf States increasing shipments by 70 percent from 2Q/15 to 4Q/15, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. READ MORE

May 04, 2016

Duke Energy accelerates renewable energy growth goal by 33%

BY Duke Energy Continuing its dramatic growth in renewable energy, Duke Energy has raised its 2020 renewable energy goal by 33 percent. The company expects to own or purchase 8,000 MW of wind, solar and biomass capacity by 2020. READ MORE

May 04, 2016

Poet reports Project Liberty in ‘ramp-up’ phase

BY Poet LLC Project Liberty in Emmetsburg, Iowa, has produced and shipped several tank cars of cellulosic ethanol even as the plant is ramping up to its full 20 million gallon-per-year capacity. READ MORE

May 03, 2016

BioAmber reports steady progress at Sarnia plant

BY Erin VoegeleBioAmber Inc. has released first quarter financial results, reporting steady process in ramping up its Sarnia, Ontario, biosuccinic acid plant. Sales reached $1.5 million during the quarter, up 297 percent when compared to the same quarter of 2015. READ MORE

May 03, 2016

UK REA responds to consultation on RHI reforms

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change’s consultation on the reform of the Renewable Heat Incentive closed April 27. The U.K. Renewable Energy Association weighed in on how the reforms could impact the biomass and biogas industries. READ MORE

May 03, 2016

Nippon Paper to install torrefied pellet demonstration plant

BY Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. Nippon Paper Industries Co. Ltd. signed a joint research and development agreement with Phoenix Pulp and Paper Public Co. Ltd. to install demonstration facilities in Thailand for the production of torrefied pellets. READ MORE

May 02, 2016

DECC releases first quarter 2016 RHI program deployment data

BY Katie FletcherU.K. DECC published monthly statistics and summary of quarter one deployment data for RHI program. During the quarter, there was a large number of biogas applications for the nondomestic scheme and fewer biomass applications in the domestic scheme. READ MORE

May 02, 2016

Researchers find biofuel potential in Australian algae

BY James Cook University A native freshwater algae grown in northern Australia can be used to create a high-quality, renewable jet fuel, an international research team has found. The team has developed a proof-of-concept process using the macroalgae Oedogonium. READ MORE

May 02, 2016

Researchers developing biobased resins for use in railway systems

BY Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research Wageningen UR Food & Biobased Research is working on the development of biobased resins for elastic rail fastening systems. The project aims to develop new resins from biomass which cure into an elastic rubber-like compound within a limited time. READ MORE

April 29, 2016

Astec points to pellet division as bright spot

BY Anna SimetDespite an off year overall for the global pellet market, Astec Industries reported that its pellet division continues to be a bright spot for the company. In its Q1 2016 financial earnings call, Astec reported net sales for Q1 as $278.7 million. READ MORE

April 29, 2016

Biomass Research and Development Board to hold webinar May 5

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 5, Biomass Research and Development Board operations committee is expected to hold a listening session, titled “Building a Billion Ton Bioeconomy in the United States.” The two-hour webinar is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. EDT. READ MORE

April 29, 2016

‘War of the plants’ being studied by AgriLife Research scientists

BY Rod Santa Ana, Texas A&M AgriLife Research Two Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists are studying the virtual tug-of-war that takes place when a pathogen attacks a plant. Better understanding those changes could unlock new ways to improve plants by making them more disease-resistant. READ MORE

April 28, 2016

New York opens $150 million RFP for large-scale renewable energy

BY Erin VoegeleOn April 21, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced the availability of $150 million in funding to support large-scale renewable energy projects. The funding will be provided by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. READ MORE

April 28, 2016

Covanta announces shutdown of Maine, California biomass plants

BY Erin VoegeleCovanta Holding Corp. has released first quarter financial results, reporting that the company’s biomass assets have recently been idled. Overall, total revenue increased to $403 million compared to $383 million during the same period of 2015. READ MORE

April 28, 2016

RFA publishes analysis of California LCFS data

BY Erin VoegeleThe Renewable Fuels Association has released an analysis of recently published data on California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, noting grain ethanol provided nearly half of the greenhouse gas reductions achieved through 2015. READ MORE

April 28, 2016

DOE BETO hosts bioenergy event with 4-H youth leaders

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office hosted a roundtable discussion with a group of 4-H youth delegates from across the country on April 12. The roundtable was part of the larger National 4-H Conference. READ MORE

April 28, 2016

Pentair Haffmans introduces CO2 recovery system for biogas

BY Pentair Haffmans Pentair Haffmans has launched a compact enclosed skid CO2 recovery system that can be connected to any existing biogas upgrading plant. The system helps maximize yield and minimize environmental impact. READ MORE

April 27, 2016

Winner announced in Pellet Stove Design Challenge

BY Anna SimetA German-designed Wittus pellet stove has been named winner of the third Pellet Stove Design Challenge, an event coordinated by the Alliance for Green Heat and this year hosted by the U.S. DOE’s Brookhaven National Lab. READ MORE

April 27, 2016

Ohio bill would extend freeze on RPS

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation recently introduced in Ohio aims to extend a freeze on the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) at 2.5 percent for three additional years, through 2019. In June 2014, a law was signed to freeze the RPS for two years. READ MORE

April 27, 2016

Eastern Pennsylvania natural gas consumers enrolling in RNG offer

BY Katie FletcherThe Energy Co-op, an independently-owned, local, nonprofit energy supplier, launched a renewable natural gas product to residential consumers in the Philadelphia Electric Company natural gas territory to offset their pipeline gas consumption. READ MORE

April 26, 2016

USDA opens Value-Added Production Grant funding opportunity

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA is making up to $44 million available to farmers, ranchers and businesses through its Value-Added Producer Grant program. On-farm anaerobic digestion (AD) systems are among the projects eligible for the program. READ MORE

April 26, 2016

Lux: Low-carbon fuels, vehicle efficiency to cut CO2 emissions

BY Lux Research Global road transportation accounts for a sixth of all global carbon dioxide emissions, and its share is rising. A new analysis from Lux Research finds that low-carbon fuels and vehicle efficiency will cut emissions by 29 percent in 2030. READ MORE

April 26, 2016

Airline teams up with Alberta's Clean Energy Technology Centre

BY WestJet WestJet recently announced it has teamed up with Alberta-based Clean Energy Technology Centre to accelerate the development of sustainable aviation biofuel in Western Canada. READ MORE

April 25, 2016

Vermont funds pellet infrastructure, wood heat projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe Vermont Department of Public Service has awarded $913,054 from the Clean Energy Development Fund to support local wood heat, including five grants to support bulk pellet infrastructure and 11 to support advanced wood heating system installation. READ MORE

April 25, 2016

PHYCO2, MSU announce breakthrough in algae technology

BY PHYCO2 PHYCO2 has made a technology breakthrough in Phase I of the multi-year trial with Michigan State University. The technology partnership set out to capture man-made carbon dioxide and create renewable alternative energy feedstock. READ MORE

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