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Posted March 12, 2010



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UOP, DOE to produce biofuel from CO2

UOP LLC, a division of Honeywell International Inc. focused on specialty materials production and technology processes, is advancing its efforts to develop carbon dioxide (CO2) capture technologies through a demonstration project at its Hopewell, Va., caprolactam production site. The project was recently awarded a $1.5 million cooperative agreement from the U.S. DOE and will be managed by the DOE's National Energy Technology Laboratory.READ MORE

Senate passes biodiesel tax incentive

The U.S. Senate passed H.R. 4213, the American Workers, State, and Business Relief Act of 2010, by a 62 to 36 margin on March 10. Among its provisions, the legislation provides a one year retroactive extension of the biodiesel tax incentive.READ MORE

Summerhill unveils biomass powder technology

New York-based Summerhill Biomass Systems will unveil its technology for converting plant waste into biomass powder at a showcase Friday in King Ferry, N.Y. Summerhill has patents pending on its system, which produces a burnable fine powder fuel, similar in texture to baking powder. The fuel can be used to produce heat and burns as intensely as gas, according to the company.READ MORE

GlycosBio technology nears commercialization

Texas-based Glycos Biotechnologies Inc. is producing lactic acid and advanced ethanol in a pilot commercial-size facility with the capacity to produce 150,000 liters of chemicals. It's a major benchmark in the company's quest to commercialize its microbial technology.READ MORE

EU to meet renewable energy target

The EU is on track to meet its renewable energy target of 20 percent by 2020, the EU Commission announced this week. In fact, it may even surpass that goal by 0.3 percent.READ MORE

Washington DNR to contract forest biomass

Pending Washington Gov. Christine Gregoire's signature, a bill recently passed by the Washington legislature will help build a strong forest biomass industry within the state while mitigating overcrowded or fire-prone forests on state trust lands.READ MORE

Senate passes tax credit extension

A one-year extension of the production tax credit for biomass power facilities is included in the American Workers, State and Business Relief Act, which was approved by the Senate March 10. The five-year credit was originally included in the 2004 Jumpstart Our Business Strength Act and is crucial to the biomass power industry.READ MORE