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April 24, 2015

Opinion: On The Verge

BY Tim PortzBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz highlights the many advances the energy-from-waste sector is making. READ MORE

April 24, 2015

In Depth: Combatting Corrosion

BY Anna SimetWaste-to-energy plants have different fuel mixes, but corrosion and metal wastage is a commonality. READ MORE

April 24, 2015

Opinion: Solar Generation May Sideline Biomass Heating

BY John Ackerly Alliance For Green Heat President John Ackerly discusses why the biomass heating industry must continue to evolve, and integrate with other renewable technologies. READ MORE

April 24, 2015

Sustane Technologies to produce MSW-derived pellets in Canada

BY Erin VoegeleSustane Technologies Inc. is developing a facility in Chester, Nova Scotia, that will produce waste-derived biomass pellets. The project is expected to break ground this summer and begin operations in mid-2016. READ MORE

April 24, 2015

37 senators issue letter in support of a strong RFS

BY Erin VoegeleA bipartisan group of 37 senators have send a letter to the U.S. EPA urging the agency to reverse course from the 2014 proposed rule and maintain a strong renewable fuel standard (RFS) to drive innovation and growth in America’s economy. READ MORE

April 24, 2015

Republic Services reports revenue growth in 2015, Q1 results

BY Katie FletcherOn April 23, Republic Services Inc. released financial results for the first quarter of 2015, reporting earnings of 49 cents per share, and revenue growth of 4.4 percent to $2.169 billion in revenue, which included average yield of 2.1 percent. READ MORE

April 24, 2015

Battelle team passes important DOE pyrolysis milestone

BY Battelle Battelle recently succeeded at the U.S. Department of Energy challenge of making commercially viable transportation fuels from biomass pyrolysis. Scientists and engineers at Battelle demonstrated the durability of a continuous hydrotreatment process. READ MORE

April 24, 2015

Engineered softwood could transform pulp, biofuel industries

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison Scientists have demonstrated the potential for softwoods to process more easily into pulp and paper if engineered to incorporate a key feature of hardwoods. The findings could improve the economics of the pulp, paper and biofuels industries. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

Oregon bill creates exemptions for some biomass carbon emissions

BY Erin VoegeleThe Oregon Senate has passed legislation that declares biomass as carbon neutral under some circumstances. It conditionally exempts carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion or decomposition of biomass from regulation under certain pollution laws. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

USDA partners with farmers, ranchers to address climate change

BY USDA In a speech April 23 at Michigan State University, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out a comprehensive approach to partner with agricultural producers to address the threat of climate change. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

ZeaChem to provide services to third parties at Boardman plant

BY ZeaChem ZeaChem has announce the launch of the ZeaChem Technology Institute & Processing Services in Boardman, Oregon. The institute will enable third parties to scale their efforts in a ]cost effective manner on a accelerated timetable. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

Biome launches biobased chemicals research

BY Biome Bioplastics U.K. bioplastic manufacturer, Biome Bioplastics, has begun a major $4.5 million, three-year development program to progress successful biobased chemicals research through to industrial scale production. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

BETO-funded team honored by the American Chemical Society

BY U.S. Department of Energy Two Pacific Northwest National Laboratory scientists were part of a team honored at the 249th American Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition on March 25. The team was recognized for producing propylene glycol from renewable sources. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

Algae.Tec signs collaboration agreement with Larimar Energy

BY Algae.Tec Ltd. Algae.Tec has announced the execution of a collaboration agreement for the commercialization of its algae production technology with Larimar Energy SRL of the Dominican Republic for the production of biofuels and bioproducts. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

Massachusetts supermarket breaks ground on AD system

BY Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC The Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC has announced the groundbreaking of the company's first anaerobic digester at its distribution center in Freetown, Massachusetts. The digester is part of the company's goal to divert waste from the landfill. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

In Depth: A Solid Approach to MSW Fuel

BY Katie FletcherThe concept of solidifying preprocessed municipal solid waste into fuel pellets or briquettes is not new, but the market has been slow to mature. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

Opinion: Living In The Limelight

BY Bill Bell Maine Pellet Fuels Association Executive Director Bill Bell on why wood pellets have recently been the center of attention in Maine. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

Census Bureau highlights bioenergy in Earth Day statistics

BY Erin VoegeleIn honor of Earth Day, the U.S. Census Bureau has released an edition of Profile America Facts and Features that includes examples of Census Bureau statistics pertaining to energy and the environment, including those related to bioenergy. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

U.K. renewable energy targets drive increased U.S. pellet exports

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration In 2014, almost three-quarters of all U.S. wood pellet exports were delivered to the United Kingdom, mainly for the purpose of generating electricity. Overall, U.S. wood pellet exports increased by nearly 40 percent between 2013 and 2014. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

Gresham, Oregon, wastewater plant achieves energy net zero status

BY City of Gresham, Oregon On Earth Day, the City of Gresham celebrated the ingenuity and collaborative spirit that made possible an environmental achievement of engineering the Pacific Northwest's first energy net zero wastewater treatment plant. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

From food waste to fuel, CEAS does energy sustainability better

BY Ashley Duvelius, University of Cincinnati University of Cincinnati recently launched a pilot plant that has diverted 660 pounds of food waste generated from a campus dining center for research. The project uses anaerobic digestion to produce fuel, fertilizer, and other products. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

IRENA launches new tool to help develop renewable energy projects

BY International Renewable Energy Agency The International Renewable Energy Agency recently launched its Project Navigator tool, which provides renewable energy project developers with the knowledge, tools, case studies and best practices needed to support their projects. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

In Depth: Cogeneration Cohorts

BY Keith Loria Procter & Gamble and Constellation Energy are building a $200 million cogeneration plant at P&G’s Albany, Georgia, manufacturing plant. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

EPA: 7.8 million cellulosic RINs generated in March

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that more than 1.44 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 7.8 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

Detroit Zoo opens crowdfunding campaign for AD system

BY Detroit Zoological Society The Detroit Zoological Society and Michigan Economic Development Corp. recently announced a new crowdfunding campaign through Patronicity. The campaign will support an energy-producing biodigester that harness the power of poo at the Detroit Zoo. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

Blue Sphere closes on joint venture for 3.2 MW biogas project

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Blue Sphere Corp. has announced the closing of a joint venture with an affiliate of York Capital Management to develop, construct and operate a 3.2 MW biogas generation facility in Johnston, Rhode Island. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

2015 IBCE commences with updates from association leaders

BY Katie FletcherThe 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo kicked off on the morning of April 21, with conversations amongst industry association leadership. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

ORNL researchers contribute to bioenergy, sustainability report

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory A multinational report on bioenergy and sustainability released in April concludes the sustainable production of bioenergy can be an important tool for addressing climate change. Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers contributed to the report. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

Study: Nitrogen use efficiency trait increases sugarcane biomass

BY Arcadia Biosciences Inc. Arcadia Biosciences Inc. has announced that a study conducted by the South African Sugarcane Research Institute shows improvements in plant growth parameters and biomass in sugarcane lines incorporating Arcadia's nitrogen use efficiency trait. READ MORE

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