Sue Retka Schill

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October 16, 2014

Deinove teams with MBI to develop AFEX/Deinol cellulosic ethanol

A French cellulosic technology utilizing Deinococcus bacteria is being teamed up with Michigan State University's ammonia-based pretreatment technology, AFEX. Deinove SA and MBI have formed a partnership to demonstrate the paired technologies. READ MORE

October 01, 2014

Genscape suggests 75 million cellulosic RINs possible in 2014

Cellulosic ethanol production could contribute up to 9 million cellulosic D3 renewable identification numbers (RINs) in 2014, while biogas could contribute another 67.5 million D3 RINs, suggests a new white paper from Genscape. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

Coalition examines effective alternative fuel policies

Local policies to promote alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) are among the most effective, a recent study by the Clean Energy Coalition finds. The study compares the number of alternative fuel vehicles in each state to the types of policies. READ MORE

September 16, 2014

Pellet Heat for the Pink Building

An Alaskan boiler retrofit illustrates the potential for biomass heating in other federal buildings. READ MORE

September 14, 2014

The Path Ahead

PFI conference speakers project cautious optimism. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

EPA's final 2014 RVO delivered to the OMB; industry reacts

The U.S. EPA finalized its 2014 renewable volume obligation (RVO) rule for the renewable fuels standard (RFS) and submitted it to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review on Friday, Aug. 22. READ MORE

July 30, 2014

2014 PFI conference considers market outlook

The pellet market outlook dominated presentations at the Pellet Fuels Institute annual conference held July 28-29 in Orlando, Florida. During the event, several speakers highlighted the expected growth markets around the globe. READ MORE

July 25, 2014

150 federal buildings found to be candidates for pellet boilers

Wood pellet boilers should be considered at all hot-water heated federal facilities where natural gas is unavailable, particularly in northern regions, according to the U.S. General Services Administration. READ MORE

July 24, 2014

BC pellet producers step up to reduce dust explosion hazards

British Columbia pellet producers are facing stepped up safety inspections by WorkSafeBC. Administrator Gord Macatee prepared a review and action plan that outlines plans for an agency restructuring and reviews mitigation of safety hazards from dust. READ MORE

July 15, 2014

Penn State offers graduate certificate in renewable energy

Bioenergy professionals interested in getting certified or earning a master's degree might want to check out Penn State's program in renewable energy and sustainability systems. The university recently added a bioenergy graduate certificate program. READ MORE