Astec talks pellet plant orders in Q2 earnings callDespite a sluggish quarter that saw a 3 percent decrease in net sales, a drop to $268 million compared to $277.3 million for Q2 2014 and a 19 percent decrease in earnings, Astec Industries Inc. continues to see activity in its pellet plant business. READ MORE SHARE
RFS comment period to close July 27The public comment period on U.S. EPA’s renewable fuel standard (RFS) proposal is set to close July 27. As of July 22, more than 45,000 comments had already been filed on the proposal.
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Senate Finance Committee to address tax extenders bill The U.S. Senate Committee on Finance is scheduled to address a tax extenders bill on July 21. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, recently announced he has secured the inclusion of tax incentives for cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel in the legislation.READ MORE SHARE
Reverdia lead partner in BioSuccInnovate Consortium Reverdia has joined the consortium ADMIT BioSuccInnovate, an innovative Climate-KIC initiative will explore with CIMV, a biorefining company, the use of locally-available lignocellulosic feedstock to produce biobased, biodegradable plastic packaging.READ MORE SHARE
New Holland, SUNY partner on biomass research New Holland Agriculture is supplying equipment to the State University of New York that will aid in U.S. Department of Energy-funded research focused on finding ways to reduce the cost of delivering biomass for refinement. READ MORE SHARE
GFBiochemicals starts production of levulinic acidBiobased chemical company GFBiochemicals has started commercial production at its 10,000-metric-ton-per-year levulinic acid plant in Caserta, Italy. The announcement was made at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, Montreal. READ MORE SHARE