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Scottish Water to build anaerobic digester

Scottish Water Waste Services, a water and waste water services provider based in Dunfermline in Fife, Scotland, plans to build a 7 million ($10.2 million) anaerobic digester at the Deerdykes Composting and Organics Recycling Facility outside of Cumbernauld in North Lanarkshire, Scotland, that will produce biogas from recycled food waste.READ MORE

Verdezyne, Genencor sign second project

California-based Verdezyne Inc. has signed a new project with Danisco A/S division Genencor to provide its proprietary advanced computational algorithms to generate enzyme variants to assist with Genencor research initiatives developing enzyme product solutions for multiple industries, including biofuels.READ MORE

Otoka Energy to build gasification plant in Alberta

Otoka Energy Inc., a renewable energy company based in Eden Prairie, Minn., announced Jan. 14 it will soon begin construction on a gasification plant southwest of Edmonton, Alberta, that will produce 25 megawatts of electricity, as well as syngas and liquid fuels from forestry residue.READ MORE

Koda Energy biomass power plant nears start-up

Minnesota-based Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community is nearly finished testing its $60 million biomass power facility Koda Energy LLC, which is scheduled to be fully operational by mid-February. The facility, which is located at the Rahr Malting Co. campus in Shakopee, Minn., is a joint venture between Rahr and the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community.READ MORE

WRQ: Wood fiber, sawlog prices fall

In its latest market report, Wood Resources Quarterly said the price of wood fiber and sawlog prices fell during the third quarter of 2008. WRQ said the price reductions are due to a decreased demand for pulpwood and lumber consumption in North America and Europe.READ MORE

Report assesses wood harvesting guidelines

In its latest report, "An Assessment of Biomass Harvesting Guidelines" released Jan. 8, the Forest Guild reviewed the growing number of state biomass harvesting guidelines that advise how much woody biomass to remove and how much should be left to promote healthy watersheds, wildlife habitat and long-term forest productivity.READ MORE

Enerkem syngas-to-ethanol plant begins start-up

Quebec, Canada-based Enerkem Inc. has initiated start-up operations at its commercial-scale syngas-to-ethanol/methanol plant in Westbury, Quebec. The 1.3 MMgy plant, collocated with a saw mill, will utilize waste materials such as treated wood from used electricity poles.READ MORE

EPA recognizes methane capture projects

The U.S. EPA recognized seven landfill methane capture projects at the 12th Annual Landfill Methane Outreach Program Annual Conference and Project Expo in Baltimore on Jan. 13. The award-winning projects were recognized for excellence in innovation and creativity, success in promoting project development, and achieving environmental and economic benefits.READ MORE