Convergen Energy purchases Michigan biomass plantTraxys Power Group’s 20-MW biomass cogeneration plant in L’Anse, Michigan, has been purchased by Convergen Energy, formerly known as Greenwood Fuels. The plant was originally fueled with coal, but began operating using biomass in 2009.
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2017 IBCE opens call for presentation ideas BBI International has announced its call for presentation ideas for the 2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo, taking place April 10-12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The deadline to submit presentation ideas is Dec. 2.
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DONG Energy provides update of bioenergy projects DONG Energy recently released third quarter financial results, reporting operating profit increased by 7 percent, reaching DKK 4.5 billion ($650.83 million). The company also discussed several bioenergy projects in its quarterly investor call. READ MORE SHARE
Gevo provides update of operations at Luverne facility On Nov. 14, Gevo Inc. released third quarter financial results, reporting the company produced approximately 145,000 gallons of isobutanol during the quarter, with approximately 240,000 gallons produced during the first nine months of the year. READ MORE SHARE
USDA announces fiscal year 2017 BCAP funding USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini announced Nov. 10 that $1.5 million will be available in fiscal year 2017 under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program for farmers and foresters who harvest and deliver biomass for renewable energy.READ MORE SHARE
Groups celebrate Navy’s first ‘net-zero’ energy baseNaval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a $170 million, 23-year energy savings performance contract to Constellation for an energy conservation and distributed generation project that will enable a base in Georgia to reduce its energy use. READ MORE SHARE
Total, Corbion form a joint venture in bioplasticsTotal and Corbion are joining forces to develop bioplastics by creating a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers. The two partners plan to build a PLA polymerization plant with a capacity of 75,000 tons per year. READ MORE SHARE
World Biogas Association launches at COP22 The World Biogas Association has been launched at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change COP 22 at Marrakesh, Morocco. The association is dedicated to supporting the growth of biogas and anaerobic digestion technologies.READ MORE SHARE
RSB revises principles and criteria The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials has announced that its global members have voted to approve and publish revised principles and criteria, which will provide users with streamlined and easier to follow requirements. READ MORE SHARE