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April 18, 2014

Group launches New Hampshire Wood Energy Council

BY Anna SimetA group of public sector and private business have partnered up to launch the New Hampshire Wood Energy Council, a nonprofit partnership that the group said will promote heating commercial and institutional buildings in New Hampshire with wood. READ MORE

April 18, 2014

Forest thinning in Ariz. could benefit environment, economy

BY Erin VoegeleA new report finds that forest thinning could improve the health of Arizona's forests while strengthening rural economies. Small diameter wood harvested as part of thinning activities could be used for many purposes, including bioenergy production. READ MORE

April 18, 2014

CSR partners to convert railroad ties into biofuel

BY Coalition for Sustainable Rail The Coalition for Sustainable Rail has announced that it is initiating research on conversion of used railroad ties into an advanced biofuel via torrefaction. This research is funded through a grant from the Indiana Rail Road. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

EPA reports cellulosic RINs were generated in March

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that nearly 1.37 billion RINs were generated during the month across all five biofuel categories. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

Phoenix Energy to build California biomass gasification plant

BY Phoenix Energy Phoenix Energy has signed agreements to build and operate a biomass gasification plant near Lake Tahoe, Calif. The 2-MW plant will utilize forest biomass from Placer County's fire threat reduction activities to make electricity, heat and biochar. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

BC Bioenergy Network funds pilot torrefaction project

BY BC Bioenergy Network BC Bioenergy Network, a provincially-funded leader supporting the growing bioenergy sector in British Columbia, announced its intention to fund $1 million to Diacarbon Energy Inc. to demonstrate its torrefaction bioreactor technology. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

U.S. DOE announces $10 million in advanced biofuel funding

BY Chris HansonThe U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced a $10 million funding opportunity for the development, improvement and demonstration of biomass technologies. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

Economics of using mesquite for power reliant on outside factors

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Research Using mesquite biomass for electricity generation may become economically feasible if ecological and agricultural factors are considered, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research paper being published in the BioEnergy Research journal. READ MORE

April 17, 2014

British Airways, Solena announce location for biojet project

BY British Airways Solena Fuels in partnership with British Airways has committed to building the world's first facility to convert landfill waste into jet fuel. The project will be built at the Thames Enterprise Park in Thurrock, Essex. READ MORE

April 16, 2014

Viridis Energy reports progress in 2013 financial results

BY Erin VoegeleCanadian pellet producer Viridis Energy Inc. has released its 2013 financial results, reporting revenues of $13.9 million, a 46 percent increase over the prior year. The company attributed the increase to improved market dynamics and other factors. READ MORE

April 16, 2014

Kentucky funds landfill gas-to-energy project

BY Gov. Steve Beshear's office Kentucky Gov. Beshear has announced funding to help create an environmentally-friendly methane gas recovery system in the city of Glasgow, Ky., that will harness the gas emitted from the Glasgow Regional Landfill and turn it into electricity. READ MORE

April 16, 2014

Covanta announces partnership with Massachusetts municipalities

BY Covanta Energy Corp. Covanta Energy Corp., a world leader in sustainable waste management and renewable energy, has announced a new partnership with nine Western Massachusetts municipalities for bundled sustainable waste management services. READ MORE

April 16, 2014

IPCC: Bioenergy to play significant role in carbon mitigation

BY Sue Retka SchillBioenergy plays a big role in the multiple mitigation scenarios examined in the AR5 report from the United Nation's Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, and is expected to play a role in the future. READ MORE

April 15, 2014

EC adopts new guidelines on renewable energy, biofuel support

BY Erin VoegeleThe European Commission recently announced it has adopted new rules on public support for renewable energy projects, including a move to market-based support. A U.K.-based trade association called the guidelines a "huge leap into the unknown." READ MORE

April 15, 2014

Washington DNR to hold mobile pyrolysis demo

BY Anna SimetThe Washington State Department of Natural Resources is sponsoring a mobile pyrolysis technology demonstration featuring three vendors on May 8 that will include conversion of wood chips into bio-oil, bio-char and syngas. READ MORE

April 15, 2014

Moniz testifies on DOE FY 2015 budget request

BY Erin VoegeleEnergy Secretary Ernest Moniz recently addressed U.S. DOE's fiscal year (FY) 2015 budget request at hearings held by the Senate Committee on Appropriations and the House Energy and Commerce Committee. READ MORE

April 15, 2014

NASA to test alternative fuels with German, Canadian partners

BY NASA NASA has signed separate agreements with the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and the National Research Council of Canada to conduct a series of joint flight tests to study the atmospheric effects of emissions from jet engines burning alternative fuels. READ MORE

April 15, 2014

Ontario's Thunder Bay burns last coal, seeks biomass fuel supply

BY Anna SimetOfficially earning the province a coal-free status several months prior to its goal of the end of 2014, Ontario Power Generation's Thunder Bay Generating Station has burned its last supply of coal, the utility and the Ontario government reported. READ MORE

April 14, 2014

EPA opens public comment period on rule to amend NHSM regulation

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has published its proposed rule to amend its Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials regulation in the Federal Register, officially opening a 60-day comment period. The proposal classifies wood fuel from construction and demolition debris. READ MORE

April 14, 2014

GE engines power landfill gas-to-energy project in Latin America

BY GE GE's Distributed Power business has announced that commissioning for three of its Jenbacher gas engines is expected to take place this month at Estre Ambiental's landfill in Guatapara City, Sao Paulo, Brazil. READ MORE

April 14, 2014

Scale-model aircraft takes flight with fuel from the sea concept

BY U.S. Naval Research Laboratory Navy researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory demonstrate proof-of-concept of novel NRL technologies developed for the recovery of carbon dioxide and hydrogen from seawater and conversion to a liquid hydrocarbon fuel. READ MORE

April 11, 2014

Vilsack talks about USDA efforts to further advanced biofuels

BY Holly JessenSecretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack testified about the farm bill and the rural economy, during a U.S. House of Representatives Committee hearing. As part of that, he talked about the USDA's work to create markets for advanced biofuels. READ MORE

April 11, 2014

UK bioenergy production increased significantly in 2013

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change recently released provisional annual energy data for 2013. The report shows renewable generation increased 28 percent and bioenergy sources generated 18.7 terawatt hours of electricity last year. READ MORE

April 11, 2014

Researchers find potential to grow biofuel feedstock on PV farms

BY Ker Than, Stanford University Growing agave and other carefully chosen plants amid photovoltaic panels could allow solar farms not only to collect sunlight for electricity but also to produce crops for biofuels, according to new computer models by Stanford scientists. READ MORE

April 11, 2014

Ceres announces fiscal and business updates

BY Chris HansonCeres Inc. released its second quarter financial results and an update on its efforts in Brazil during a webcast on April 10. The company said it has increased its planting of sorghum in Brazil, where it is pursuing ethanol and biomass power markets. READ MORE

April 10, 2014

New Hampshire PUC publishes proposed RPS amendments

BY Erin VoegeleThe New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission has published a document containing proposed amendments to the state's renewable portfolio standard (RPS), including those for new Class I thermal requirements. READ MORE

April 10, 2014

UK DECC officially launches domestic RHI

BY U.K. Department of Energy & Climate Change A new and innovative U.K. government scheme launched April 9 will pay people for the green heat they generate for their homes. The domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is the world's first long-term financial support program for renewable heat. READ MORE

April 10, 2014

EPA lists efficiencies of qualified outdoor boilers

BY Alliance for Green Heat On April 8, the EPA posted efficiencies for outdoor wood and pellet boilers, also known as hydronic heaters. Efficiencies ranged from 39 percent to 78 percent as measured using higher heating value. READ MORE

April 10, 2014

EIA predicts increased energy generation from renewables

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the April issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, which includes forecasts for bioenergy production and the use of wood in home heating applications. READ MORE

April 10, 2014

Neol Biosolutions to scale up Microbioil-2.0 process at CB2G

BY Neol Biosolutions Neol Biosolutions, a 50/50 joint venture between Repsol and Neuron Bio, has reached an agreement with the Center for Second Generation Biofuels (CB2G) of CENER, the Spanish National Renewable Energy Centre. READ MORE

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