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August 28, 2014

Northern Energy Solutions studies feasibility of pellet plant

BY Katie FletcherNorthern Energy Solutions Ltd. is investing in an estimated $300,000 to $400,000, eight-month feasibility study to confirm details needed for the construction of a proposed 200,000 ton-per-year pellet plant in the Miramichi, New Brunswick, region. READ MORE

August 28, 2014

Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research wins NSF grant

BY University of Louisville A grant from the National Science Foundation will allow University of Louisville's Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research to expand. The $20 million award is being made for the "Powering the Kentucky Bioeconomy for a Sustainable Future" project. READ MORE

August 28, 2014

John Deere, Hillco introduce single pass round bale system

BY John Deere Hillco Technologies Inc., working in developmental partnership with John Deere, has developed the Hillco Single Pass Round Bale System, a revolutionary new system for harvesting corn and baling corn stover in one simple step. READ MORE

August 28, 2014

Algae Systems announces demonstration project

BY Algae Systems LLC Algae Systems LLC completed demonstration of a new biofuel production approach in early-August jointly with Japan’s IHI Corp. The process is based on the conversion of algae and wastewater to energy and clean water. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Nomination deadline for export advisory committee extended

BY Erin VoegeleThe Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has amended a recent announcement that it is accepting nominations for its renewable energy and energy efficiency advisory committee. The deadline is now set for Aug. 29. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

U.S., Chile navies agree to continue partnership on biofuels

BY U.S. Navy Chilean Undersecretary of Defense Marcos Robledo and United States Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus agreed Aug. 22 to continue, through their respective navies, discussions on research, development and use of advanced drop-in alternative fuels. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

FutureMetrics compares costs and benefits of advanced pellets

BY Erin VoegeleFutureMetrics LLC recently published a white paper that compares the costs and benefits of torrefied pellets and steam exploded pellets with traditional white pellets. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Manitoba grant program to help support switch to biomass

BY Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Development The Manitoba government has doubled the Biomass Energy Support Program funding to $1 million, with the additional $500,000 of new funding targeted to applied research projects that will support the growth of the biomass industry. READ MORE

August 26, 2014

EIA: U.S. added 108.8 MW of bioenergy capacity in June

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the August issue of its Electric Power Monthly report, indicating that the U.S. added 108.8 MW of bioenergy capacity in June, including 74 MW of capacity from wood and wood waste. READ MORE

August 26, 2014

Genera Energy provides insight in choosing a biomass solution

BY Genera Energy Genera Energy recently released a new infographic featuring a visual overview of biomass feedstock and guidelines for choosing the best solution for every biomass project. The four-page infographic highlights key supply chain elements. READ MORE

August 26, 2014

Geringhoff to participate in Poet-DSM Project Liberty trials

BY Geringhoff Geringhoff will participate in Poet-DSM's Project Liberty trials, starting with an open house and tours at Poet's facilities in Emmetsburg, Iowa, on Sept. 3. Trials are being performed with the Geringhoff Horizon Elite XL Stover Collection corn head. READ MORE

August 26, 2014

Bluesphere announces expansion into landfill gas-to-energy

BY Bluesphere Corp. Bluesphere Corp. has announced it is pursuing a strategy to work in partnership with landfill owners to convert harmful methane gas emissions from landfills into electricity. The process is based on readily available technology. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

Highland Pellets to build 500,000 ton-per-year plant in Arkansas

BY Katie FletcherHighland Pellets LLC has announced plans to build a 500,000 metric-ton-per-year pellet plant Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Construction is expected to begin in October with pellet production beginning in March 2016. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

American Science and Technology scale up uses Baisch Engineering

BY Katie FletcherAmerican Science and Technology Corp. has selected Baisch Engineering to scale up its Wausau, Wisconsin-based pilot plant from its current production capacity of 200 pounds of lignocellulosic biomass per day to 2 tons per day. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

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

BY Sue Retka SchillThe 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

August 22, 2014

BioEnergy Institute result paves way for closed loop refineries

BY Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory While ionic liquids show great promise for liberating fermentable sugars from lignocellulose and improving advanced biofuel economics, an even more promising candidate is on the horizon: bionic liquids. READ MORE

August 22, 2014

Year sees notable increase in UK renewable power, biodiesel use

BY Anna SimetRenewables' share of electricity generation in the U.K. consisted of a record 19.4 percent share in Q1 2014, up 6.9 percent from the same quarter in 2013, according to U.K. energy trend statistics released by the U.K. DECC. READ MORE

August 22, 2014

Geneticists develop tree biomass crop to grow on marginal lands

BY Virginia Tech Two Virginia Tech researchers have received a $1.4 million grant to investigate the genetic regulatory networks that will allow an important bioenergy crop to be bred so it will grow in less than ideal soils and climate. READ MORE

August 21, 2014

New York City scaling up food waste-to-energy program

BY Katie FletcherThe Big Apple is planning an expansion of its anaerobic digester (AD) pilot program launched last summer at the Newton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint. READ MORE

August 21, 2014

UK nondomestic RHI reaches 1 GW wood heat, $1.26 billion invested

BY Anna SimetThe U.K. Renewable Energy Association and Wood Heat Association are reporting a milestone has been reached under the country's nondomestic Renewable Heating Incentive. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Viridis sees solid Q2 with ramped production, expanding markets

BY Anna SimetDespite external obstacles that impacted Q1, Viridis Energy reported a progressive Q2 during financial earnings call. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Metabolix Q2 results show commercial progress in PHA products

BY Katie FletcherSustainable solutions for the plastics and chemicals industries were topics of discussion released in Metabolix Inc.'s second quarter 2014 financial results. The company also discussed a private placement agreement for new equity financing. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Kleangas announces agreement to acquire Wisconsin pellet plant

BY Erin VoegeleKleangas Energy Technologies Inc. recently announced a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire a company in Wisconsin that owns a 15,000 metric ton pellet production facility and a landfill gas-to-energy plant with 2.4 MW of capacity. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Sunvault Energy pursuing 10 MW AD project with recent MOU

BY Katie FletcherAboriginal Power Corp. recently signed a memorandum of understanding that could result in the development of a commercial 10 MW anaerobic biomass power project to be located on Vancouver Island. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Abengoa reports strong quarter for biofuels, bioenergy

BY Anna SimetAbengoa's biofuels and bioenergy business saw a strong second quarter in the Americas, Abengoa CEO Manuel Sanchez Ortega said during the company's first half of 2014 earnings call on Aug. 12. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

JBEI research paves the way for closed loop biorefineries

BY Joint BioEnergy Institute While the powerful solvents known as ionic liquids show great promise for liberating fermentable sugars from lignocellulose and improving the economics of advanced biofuels, an even more promising candidate is on the horizon, bionic liquids. READ MORE

August 19, 2014

Vermont Gas adds RNG and supports future production

BY Katie FletcherRenewable natural gas (RNG) has been delivered to homes and businesses in Franklin and Chittenden Counties near Burlington, Vermont since the beginning of August through Vermont Gas's distribution system. READ MORE

August 19, 2014

Dyadic releases Q2 results, files registration statement with SEC

BY Erin VoegeleDyadic International Inc. has released financial results for the second quarter of 2014, reporting a an increase in net product-related revenue. Dyadic has also filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. READ MORE

August 19, 2014

William & Mary researchers announce improved algae initiative

BY Joseph McClain, College of William & Mary William & Mary scientists are rebooting their algae biofuel initiative, aiming to build on opportunities brought about by new processes, new funding and newly patented apparatus. READ MORE

August 18, 2014

GIB announces investment in biomass CHP project

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank John Laing and the U.K. Green Investment Bank have announced plans to invest in a new biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant near Craigellachie, Moray, will generate 87.4 GWh of electricity and 76.8 GWh of heat annually. READ MORE

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