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December 12, 2018

House passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. House of Representatives passed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 369 to 47 on Dec. 12. The legislation will now be sent to President Trump’s desk. Trump is expected to sign the bill later this week. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Dec. 11, the Senate voted 87 to 13 to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. The vote came one day after House and Senate ag committee leaders released the text of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report. The bill will now be considered by the House. READ MORE

December 10, 2018

Report: Biofuels, bioproducts required to meet GHG goals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA report released by the Biofuture Platform states that the world’s greenhouse gas reduction goals cannot be met without greater use of biofuels and bioproducts. The report also describes several barriers impeding future progress in the sector. READ MORE

December 10, 2018

A crustacean could hold secret to making wood-based biofuels

BY University of York Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsScientists studying the digestive system of a curious wood-eating crustacean have discovered it may hold the key to sustainably converting wood into biofuel. Gribble are small marine invertebrates that have evolved eat wood washed into the sea. READ MORE

December 07, 2018

BIO adds 21 companies to Industrial & Environmental Section

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biotechnology Innovation Organization recently announced 21 companies have joined the Industrial & Environmental Section over the past year, including Gevo, Velocys, Virent, and Agrisoma Biosciences. READ MORE

December 05, 2018

UK government publishes bioeconomy strategy for 2018-2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. BEIS has published a national bioeconomy strategy for 2018 to 2030. The U.K. REA spoke out in support of the strategy, noting it endorses the use of biobased resources as fundamental to U.K. goals for decarbonization and economic growth. READ MORE

December 05, 2018

DOE contest to crowdsource solutions for biobased 3D printing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it is seeking new concepts in biobased materials for additive manufacturing as part of its Manufacturing Innovator Challenge, which is an effort to crowdsource solutions for next generation manufacturing. READ MORE

December 05, 2018

Total Corbion PLA starts-up 75,000-ton-per-year bioplastics plant

BY Total Corbion PLA Found In:ChemicalsTotal Corbion PLA, a 50/50 joint venture between Total and Corbion, announced the start-up of its 75,000-ton-per-year poly lactic acid (PLA) bioplastics plant in Rayong, Thailand. The plant has successfully produced Luminy PLA resins. READ MORE

November 30, 2018

Report: Pro-innovation policies, biotech advances are linked

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA study released Nov. 19 highlights strategies, policies and best practices that have been successful in creating an environment in which biotechnology innovation can flourish around the world, according to the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. READ MORE