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November 25, 2014

E2: Nearly 850 advanced biofuel jobs announced during Q3

BY Erin VoegeleEnvironmental Entrepreneurs (E2) recently released its third quarter clean energy jobs report, reporting that more than 18,000 clean energy and clean transportation jobs were announced in 23 states during the quarter. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

Drax commissions study on relative cost of biomass, offshore wind

BY Erin VoegeleDrax Power Ltd. recently commissioned a study from Frontier Economics that addresses the relative system cost of biomass and offshore wind in the U.K. The study determined the relative cost of offshore wind is significantly higher than biomass. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

Report charts path to development of cellulosic nanomaterials

BY USDA The U.S. Forest Service has released a report that details the pathway to commercializing affordable, renewable, and biodegradable cellulose nanomaterials from trees. The report is the result of a workshop held earlier this year. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

DOE: Report assesses value of cofiring biomass with coal

BY U.S. Department of Energy A joint Idaho National Laboratory and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory report presents results of an evaluation funded by the Bioenergy Technologies Office that examines the effects of substituting up to 20 percent renewable biomass for coal. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

SAS signs agreement for regular biofuel powered flights

BY SAS SAS has, along with the Lufthansa Group and KLM, signed an agreement with Statoil Aviation for a regular supply of 2.5 million liters )660,430 gallons) of biofuel at Oslo Airport, allowing the airport to offer a regular supply of biobased fuel. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

Highland EnviroFuels to license Gevo technology for Florida plant

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. announced that Highlands EnviroFuels LLC has signed a letter of intent to become a Gevo licensee to produce renewable isobutanol. Highlands plans to build a facility in Florida that wold produce up to 25 MMgy of the biobased fuel. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

Opinion: Partners in Profit

BY Tim PortzIn the midst of producing the final issue of Biomass Magazine in 2014, dedicated to biomass integrations, conversions and colocations, the International Panel on Climate Change released a report urging a phase-out of fossil fuel energy this century. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

In Depth: A Dot on the Map

BY Anna SimetOntario Power Generation’s Atikokan and Thunder Bay generating station conversions mark a turning point in Canadian power generation. READ MORE

November 24, 2014

Mineral Hill acquires Avis Energy and worldwide projects

BY Katie FletcherMineral Hill Industries Ltd. is expanding its business activities into renewable energy by joining a company immersed in the development of waste management technology through the acquisition of Avis Energy Global Holdings Inc. READ MORE

November 24, 2014

LA County adopts sustainable waste management roadmap

BY Katie FletcherOn Oct. 21, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to adopt a Roadmap to a Sustainable Waste Management Future.The roadmap lays out a general framework for strategies and initiatives aimed at decreasing reliance on landfills. READ MORE

November 24, 2014

In Depth: Hand and Glove

BY Tim PortzAppalachian Wood Pellets and Malheur Pellet Mill grew out of existing sawmill operations that learned to leverage a colocation strategy for maximum operational benefits. READ MORE

November 23, 2014

Opinion: How Will 2014 Elections Impact Biomass?

BY Bob Cleaves We expect that renewable energy, which had been gaining momentum as a key issue among Democratic leadership, will not be as high a priority for this Congress. READ MORE

November 22, 2014

In Depth: Test to Tradition

BY Katie FletcherWith double the events from last year, National Bioenergy Day is evolving into an annual tradition. READ MORE

November 21, 2014

U.S. EPA delays 2014 RVO determination until next year

BY Sue Retka SchillThe U.S. EPA announced Friday morning it would not be finalizing the 2014 renewable volume obligation requirements (RVO) by the end of the year. READ MORE

November 21, 2014

Southern Oregon University considers biomass conversion

BY SOUTHERN OREGON UNIVERSITY As part of an ongoing effort to become 100 percent carbon neutral by 2050, Southern Oregon University is considering replacing its existing natural gas-fired steam boilers with a biomass cogeneration facility. READ MORE

November 21, 2014

Opinion: Paving the Way to a Clean Energy Revolution

BY Justin Price New products such as biochar, liquid fuels, and chemicals all made from some form of biomass will be aided directly in their process by the use of steam or by colocation to the generation of steam. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

EPA November RIN data shows increased cellulosic production

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that more than 1.4 billion RINs were generated during the month across all five categories, including more than 7 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

Carbon fee bill would benefit algae industry

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation recently introduced in the U.S. Senate includes a provision that would encourage carbon utilization technology. The Algae Biomass Organization has spoken out to applaud the bill, titled "The American Opportunity Carbon Fee Act." READ MORE

November 20, 2014

House passes bill that would impact EPA rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that aims to prohibit the U.S. EPA from proposing regulations based on science that is not transparent or not reproducible by a vote of 237 to 190. READ MORE

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