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October 30, 2014

FERC: 140 MW of biomass capacity added in first 9 months of 2014

BY Erin VoegeleThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of Energy Projects has published its Energy Infrastructure Update for September 2014, reporting the U.S. added 38 biomass power generation units during the first nine months of the year. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

EU GHG deal calls for 27 percent renewables by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleOn Oct. 24, the European Council issued a statement announcing it has agreed on the 2030 climate and energy policy framework for the European Union. One component of the plan sets a 27 percent renewable energy target. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

JBEI researchers boost biogasoline production in microbes

BY Joint BioEnergy Institute Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Joint BioEnergy Institute have identified microbial genes that can improve both the tolerance and the production of biogasoline in engineered strains of Escherichia coli. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

CRDC announces grant for biomass-fueled district heating system

BY Capital Regional Development Council Capital Regional Development Council recently announced it has been awarded a $250,000 grant from the U.S. Forest Service to support the development of a wood-fired district heating system in Claremont, New Hampshire. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

Everbright International announces straw pellet project in China

BY Everbright International China Everbright International Ltd. has signed an investment agreement with the People's Government of Rudong County in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, for pellet project that will take in straw and agricultural waste as feedstock. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

DTE Biomass dedicates landfill gas facility in N.C.

BY DTE Biomass Energy DTE Biomass Energy recently celebrated the completion of its 9.6-MW landfill gas-to-energy project at the Uwharrie Environmental Landfill in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

Researchers win funding for miscanthus, sorghum research

BY University of Illinois Two University of Illinois crop sciences researchers interested in improving plant feedstocks for bioenergy production were selected to receive funding from the USDA and U.S. Department of Energy. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

Researchers transform toxic waste into green energy

BY Concordia University How can a struggling industry like pulp and paper in Canada be revived? According to Damien Biot-Pelletier, a Concordia doctoral candidate in biology, the answer lies in synthetic biology. READ MORE

October 30, 2014

In Depth: Advanced Biofuels’ Beltway Crusader

BY Tim PortzMike McAdams discusses work on Capitol Hill, founding of the Advanced Biofuels Association and the importance of engaging in the ongoing public debate about renewable fuels. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Opinion: Engaging Communities Nationwide with Bioenergy

BY Bob Cleaves Oct. 22 marked the second annual National Bioenergy Day. What started as a grassroots effort to help bioenergy organizations engage better with their communities is becoming a widespread recognition of the benefits of the many types of bioenergy. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

WM to close sale of Wheelabrator in late 2014, early 2015

BY Anna SimetWaste Management is nearing completion on the sale of waste-to-energy business subsidiary Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., WM President and CEO David Steiner reported during an Oct. 29 quarterly earnings call. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Rentech commences start-up of the Atikokan wood pellet facility

BY Rentech Inc. Rentech Inc. announced Oct. 28 that start-up of the Atikokan wood pellet facility has begun. During the next few weeks, the plant will undergo safety inspections, equipment testing and final commissioning. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

KiOR to be delisted from NASDAQ

BY Erin VoegeleDocuments filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission on Oct. 27 indicate KiOR Inc. will be delisted from the NASDAQ Stock Market LLC, effective Nov. 6. KiOR did not appeal the decision. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Novozymes announces increased bioenergy sales in Q3 results

BY Erin VoegeleNovozymes recently released third quarter financial results, reporting a 9 percent organic sales growth for the quarter. During the first nine months of the year, sales grew organically by 8 percent. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Herty launches Consortium for Advanced Wood-to-Energy Solutions

BY Georgia Southern University The Herty Advanced Materials Development Center has announced the launch of the Consortium for Advanced Wood-to-Energy Solutions, which aims to spearhead development of commercially-viable, advanced wood-to-energy products. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Biomass industry welcomes record pellet demand in Northeast

BY Biomass Thermal Energy Council The Pellet Fuels Institute and the Biomass Thermal Energy Council have announced the biomass industry is experiencing record demand for wood pellet heating fuel in the United States, particularly in the Northeastern region. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

Gemma announces completion of biomass power plant in Texas

BY Gemma Power Systems LLC Gemma Power Systems LLC has completed construction of the East Texas Electric Cooperative Woodville Renewable Power Project three months ahead of schedule. The 49.9 MW biomass plant in Woodville, Texas, has been turned over to ETEC. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

NCSU announces biofuel breakthroughs

BY North Carolina State University North Carolina State University scientists are using biotechnology to chip away at barriers to producing biofuels from woody plants and grasses instead of the corn and sugarcane used to make ethanol. READ MORE

October 29, 2014

In Depth: Toughing Out Turbulence

BY Anna SimetA concentrated group of serious industry players committed to the advanced biofuel and chemical industry gathered downtown Minneapolis in mid-October, for an intimate discussion of policy issues, progress, new technologies and the industry’s outlook. READ MORE

October 28, 2014

Enviva files $100 million IPO

BY Erin VoegeleEnviva Partners LP has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed $100 million initial public offering (IPO). The Form S-1 registration was filed on Oct. 28. READ MORE

October 28, 2014

Lygos Inc. receives two grants for microbial technology projects

BY Katie FletcherLygos Inc., a company that evolved from the U.S. DOE's Joint BioEnergy Institute, recently received two grants from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture Small Business Innovation Research program. READ MORE

October 28, 2014

Enerkem announces partnerships with 3 Chinese companies

BY Erin VoegeleEnerkem Inc. announced agreements with three Chinese companies in October. Under each agreement, Enerkem is expected to license its waste-to-biofuel technology. The final business structure and sites for each project have not been disclosed. READ MORE

October 28, 2014

Covanta releases Q3 results

BY Erin VoegeleCovanta Holding Corp. has released third quarter financial results, reporting revenue of $414 million, down from $425 million during the same period of 2013. Net income from continuing operations for the quarter was $6 million. READ MORE

October 28, 2014

Harvest Power raises $20 million in new financing

BY Harvest Power Inc. Harvest Power Inc. has announced a $20 million financing round. The lead investors were Chicago-based True North Venture Partners, San Francisco-based Industry Ventures, and London-based Generation Investment Management. READ MORE

October 28, 2014

Nanoparticle technology triples the production of biogas

BY Autonomous University of Barcelona Researchers have developed BiogasPlus, a technology that allows biogas production to be increased by 200 percent with a controlled introduction of iron oxide nanoparticles to the process of organic waste treatment. READ MORE

October 28, 2014

REG Geismar plant begins production, sales of renewable diesel

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group Inc. recently announced that commercial-scale quantities of renewable hydrocarbon diesel (RHD) produced at the company's Geismar, Louisiana, biorefinery are now available for sale. READ MORE

October 27, 2014

BlueFire announces LOI from China EXIM to finance Fulton project

BY Erin VoegeleOn Oct. 23, BlueFire Renewables Inc. announced that it has received a letter of intent from the Export Import Bank of China to provide up to $270 million in debt financing for its proposed biorefinery project in Fulton, Mississippi. READ MORE

October 27, 2014

Tibbar Energy USVI biogas project construction to begin Q1 2015

BY Anna SimetDespite financing hurdles, Tibbar Energy USVI is moving toward construction of its 7 MW biogas plant at the end of Q1 2015.The project will utilize Viaspace Inc.-licensed Giant King Grass, fats, oils, greases and food waste as feedstock. READ MORE

October 24, 2014

National Bioenergy Day: Minnesota event features pellet boiler

BY Katie FletcherThe U.S. Forest Service Chippewa National Forest Ranger Station in Walker, Minnesota, celebrated the second annual National Bioenergy Day Oct. 22 by hosting an open house at its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certified facility. READ MORE

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