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March 26, 2015

New Brunswick pellet plant to double domestic volume

BY Katie FletcherGroupe Savoie Inc., a hardwood products supplier in New Brunswick, Canada, recently announced that it plans to double the volume dedicated to the domestic side of its pellet production at its Saint-Quentin pellet plant in the coming year. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

EPA rule allows timely release of cellulosic waiver credit prices

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has introduced rulemaking that aims to clarify the data sources and methodology used to calculate the price of cellulosic waiver credits (CWC). The rule would also allow CWC prices to be announced in a more timely manner. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

Drax Biomass appoints Peter Madden as U.S. CEO

BY Drax Group Drax Biomass has announced Peter Madden as its chief executive officer of U.S. operations. Madden has nearly 30 years' experience in the forestry industry and will play a critical leadership role as Drax's workforce and investment in the U.S. grows. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

SBP Framework launched in the EU

BY Sustainable Biomass Partnership The Sustainable Biomass Partnership has launched the SBP Framework to representatives of the EU Institutions at an event in Brussels. The framework consists of standards and independent certification procedures. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

Greenleaf to acquire Plainfield Renewable Energy from Leidos

BY Greenleaf Power Greenleaf Power recently announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Plainfield Renewable Energy. The facility, which first became operational in December 2013, uses clean biomass as fuel and has a capacity of 37.5 MW. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

Bluesphere breaks ground on North Carolina project

BY Bluesphere Corp. Bluesphere Corp. recently announced that on it broke ground on both its first waste-to-energy project and new U.S. headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The facility will produce 5.2 MW of clean energy from uneaten food. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

UGA researchers create trees that are easier to turn into fuel

BY University of Georgia Researchers at the University of Georgia have discovered that manipulation of a specific gene in a hardwood tree species not only makes it easier to break down the wood into fuel, but also significantly increases tree growth. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

Saxlund, Axis Industries announce new joint biomass projects

BY Saxlund International Following their strategic partnership, biomass combustion and bulk materials handling firm Saxlund International, together with Axis Industries have announced two new biomass combustion projects to deliver combined-heat-and-power (CHP) for customers. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

Air Liquide announces startup of bioliq pilot plant in Germany

BY Air Liquide Conducted in partnership with the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Air Liquide's bioliq pilot plant aims at demonstrating the feasibility of a process to produce high-quality sulfur-free fuel from residual biomass. READ MORE

March 25, 2015

Gevo licenses isobutanol technology to Praj

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Praj Industries Ltd. to become a Gevo licensee for producing renewable isobutanol at sugar-based ethanol plants. READ MORE

March 25, 2015

Centennial Renewable Energy to build Idaho pellet plant

BY Anna SimetCentennial Renewable Energy of Idaho announced that is building a 160,000-metric-ton wood pellet plant in northern Idaho and recently signed agreements to purchase land for the project. READ MORE

March 24, 2015

Commercial port, pellet plant considered for northwest Ontario

BY Katie FletcherAt the site of the former Norampac paper mill in Red Rock, Ontario, on Lake Superior’s north shore, plans are in the works for a torrefied wood plant and commercial deep-water port for pellet exports. READ MORE

March 24, 2015

Weltec Biopower constructing Ireland vegetable waste biogas plant

BY WELTEC BIOPOWER In January, Weltec Biopower started building an anaerobic digestion plant in Loughgall, Northern Ireland. READ MORE

March 24, 2015

Phoenix seeks trash-to-energy solutions

BY Anna SimetThe city of Phoenix is calling on the private sector for responses to a request for proposals (RFP) and call for innovators (CFI) to turn trash into resources. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

Groups laud biomass heat inclusion in federal GHG Executive Order

BY Biomass Thermal Energy Council & Pellet Fuels Institute The Biomass Thermal Energy Council and the Pellet Fuels Institute commend President Obama’s commitment to expanding the use of renewable thermal energy with the issuance of Executive Order “Planning for Federal Sustainability in the Next Decade. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

Report provides insight on UK bioenergy future

BY Energy Technologies Institute Bioenergy has the potential to help secure UK energy supplies, mitigate climate change, and create significant green growth opportunities if deployed effectively, according to a new report from the Energy Technologies Institute. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

Bluesphere highlights 2014, 2015 biogas project development

BY Katie FletcherBluesphere released a letter to shareholders to inform them on waste-to-energy project development in 2014 and to date in 2015. READ MORE

March 20, 2015

Metabolix reports PHA biopolymer expansion in year-end results

BY Katie FletcherMetabolix Inc. has announced financial results for the three months and full year ended Dec. 31, reporting that in late 2014 the company decided to significantly increase the pilot production capacity for Mirel polyhydroxyalkanoate (PHA) biopolymers. READ MORE

March 20, 2015

AEE report illustrates growth in the U.S. advanced energy market

BY Erin VoegeleThe Advanced Energy Economy recently commissioned a study completed by Navigant Research that found the U.S. advanced energy market grew by 14 percent last year, which is five times the rate of the U.S. economy overall. READ MORE

March 20, 2015

API, AFPM sue EPA over RFS delays

BY Erin VoegeleThe American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers and American Petroleum Institute have filed a lawsuit in the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia against the U.S. EPA regarding delays in finalizing 2014 and 2015 renewable fuel standards. READ MORE

March 20, 2015

BioEnergy Hawaii plans waste-to-energy project

BY BioEnergy Hawaii LLC BioEnergy Hawaii LLC plans to develop a fully integrated resource recovery facility on the west side of Hawaii Island. The $50 million facility will incorporate state-of-the-art material handling equipment and energy conversion technology. READ MORE

March 20, 2015

In Depth: Renewable Heat Wave

BY Katie Fletcher Incentives help pellet use gain traction in the UK, funneling products and services, at least for now, into the heat market. READ MORE

March 20, 2015

In Depth: The Clean Warmth of an Engineered, Regulated Fire

BY Ron KotrbaCompanies and organizations speak out about U.S. EPA’s new source performance standards for residential wood-fired appliances. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

Obama signs executive order to reduce federal GHG emissions

BY Erin VoegelePresident Obama has signed an executive order focused on planning for federal sustainability in the next decade. Renewable energy targets and compliance with the USDA's BioPreferred program are among the issues addressed in the executive order. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

EIA report illustrates biofuel, bioenergy subsidies

BY Erin VoegeleOn March 12, the U.S. Energy Information Administration published a report on direct federal financial interventions and subsidies in energy for fiscal year (FY) 2103. The report responds to a request from two members of Congress. READ MORE

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