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July 23, 2016

Opinion: Driving Growth in Driving Green

BY Marcus Gillette Together, RNG and natural gas vehicles are an affordable and proven long-term solution to reducing air pollution and carbon emissions. READ MORE

July 22, 2016

DOE to fund projects combining biofuel and engine research

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced its intent to issue a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) entitled “Co-Optimization of Fuels and Engines.” The initiative’s approach combines the previously independent areas of biofuels and combustion. READ MORE

July 22, 2016

DOE funds study on biorefinery waste use, renewable bioproducts

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Research The U.S. Department of Energy has granted $2.5 million for a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study to find ways to use biorefinery waste to make new, marketable products. Much of the study will focus on ways to make plastic materials from lignin. READ MORE

July 22, 2016

Emerson automation aids waste-to-energy project in Poland

BY Emerson Automation technology and services from Emerson Process Management, a global business of Emerson, have helped ensure the successful startup and operation of a waste-to-energy plant in Bydgoszcz, Poland. READ MORE

July 22, 2016

In Depth: Regs and Bacon

BY Anna SimetNorth Carolina’s renewable energy mandate is advantageous to pork producers, if conditions are right. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Billion-Ton Update authors discuss report findings

BY Anna SimetOn July 19, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute held a briefing to discuss the U.S. Department of Energy's 2016 Billion-Ton Update, its methodology and data collection strategies, findings and goals. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Report features data on EU pellet, biogas markets

BY Erin VoegeleA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union’s biofuel market, including data on wood pellets and biogas. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Evoqua awarded contract to support P&G green energy plant

BY Evoqua Evoqua has been chosen by energy developer DCO Energy LLC to provide equipment and services for a new $200 million 50 MW biomass/wood waste-to-energy cogeneration project for Procter & Gamble Co. in Albany, Georgia. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Walker signs bill to support Alaska timber industry

BY Gov. Walker's office Alaska Gov. Bill Walker recently signed into law a bill designed to meet the growing demand for timber in southeast Alaska, after the lack of federal timber threatened the industry’s survival in the state. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Scientists harness CO2 to consolidate biofuel production process

BY Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Carbon dioxide has emerged as a new secret ingredient in the recipe for making ethanol, and that addition represents a major step forward in streamlining the biofuel production process. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

In Depth: The Intricacies of Pyrolyzer Furnace Design

BY Bradley Waites, Pamela Buzzetta and Crystal Bleecher Design considerations can make the difference in bringing a pyrolyzer technology to market versus burying it in the pyrolysis graveyard. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

DOE issues report on reducing commercial aviation GHG emissions

BY Katie FletcherThe National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently released a report focused on reducing carbon dioxide emissions from commercial aviation, focusing on large single- and twin-aisle planes that transport more than 100 people. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

Bill aims to create tax credits for carbon utilization, storage

BY Erin VoegeleSen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., recently introduced the Carbon Capture and Utilization Act of 2016, which aims to spur investment in next-generation carbon capture, utilization and storage technologies. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

ABC: Bill signals building support for nutrient recycling, biogas

BY American Biogas Council Last week, Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Pat Robert, R-Kan., introduced new bipartisan legislation that aims to help farms deploy new nutrient recovery and biogas systems to recycle organic material into renewable energy and soil products. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

Lux Research: Biojet could account for significant emissions cuts

BY Lux Research Biojet fuels will be key to achieving the aviation industry’s pledge to cut CO2 emissions to 200 million tons in 2050, half the 2005 figure, as opposed to the staggering 2.1 billion tons projected by current growth rates, according to Lux Research. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

Subsidies, rebates to install wood heat available in Vermont

BY Northern Forest Center Residents of the Northeast Kingdom region of Vermont who switch to modern wood heating systems are currently eligible for subsidies and rebates of up to $10,500, including funding from the state and Northern Forest Center. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

Opinion: Ancient Biology for Modern Decarbonization

BY Matt Carr A wave of innovation in algae and related technologies is bringing profoundly carbon-negative capture and use technologies to the verge of commercial deployment. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

In Depth: Solving the Equipment Equation

BY Anna SimetAn experienced OEM offers the experience, advice and capabilities project developers need to maximize project efficiency. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

New research finds likely cause, solution for pellet-derived CO

BY Anna SimetClarkson University researchers believe they have figured out the cause of wood pellet-derived carbon monoxide, and a potential solution involving the treatment of wood fiber with ozone. The researchers expect to scale-up the study later this year. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

AAFC invests $37.6 million in projects, including one for AD

BY Katie FletcherAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada recently announced that the federal government will invest $37.6 million in a number of projects, including the installation of an anaerobic digester at the Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

Government to launch app to aid renewable energy exports

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Departments of State, Commerce and Energy are inviting suppliers and providers of clean energy, smart grid and energy efficiency solutions to participate in an interactive directory of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

Ford, Jose Cuervo team up to develop agave-based bioplastics

BY Ford Motor Co. Ford Motor Co. is teaming up with Jose Cuervo to explore the use of the tequila producer’s agave plant byproduct to develop more sustainable bioplastics to employ in Ford vehicles. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

ARG invests in Amyris and Cosan joint venture Novvi

BY Amyris Inc. American Refining Group Inc. has committed to a 33.3 percent equity investment in Novvi LLC, a joint venture of Amyris, Inc. and Cosan S.A. Both Amyris and Cosan will continue to hold share ownership stakes in Novvi, together with ARG. READ MORE

July 18, 2016

EPA publishes updated standards, guidelines for MSW landfills

BY Erin VoegeleOn July 14, the U.S. EPA issued final new source performance standards for new, modified and reconstructed municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The agency has also issued revised guidelines for reducing emissions from existing MSW landfills. READ MORE

July 18, 2016

Ocean Park Advisors to market Abengoa’s cellulosic ethanol plant

BY Erin VoegeleOn July 18, Ocean Park Advisors announced it has been retained by Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas LLC to market its cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton, Kansas, under Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings. READ MORE

July 18, 2016

Canadian, Quebec governments invest $76.5M in bio-oil facility

BY Ron KotrbaThe governments of Canada and Quebec announced in July they will provide a combined $76.5 million in funding to AE Cote-Nord Bioenergy Canada Inc. for the production of renewable fuel oil from forest residues at its Port-Cartier facility. READ MORE

July 18, 2016

DOE announces $15 million to advance algae biofuels, bioproducts

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $15 million for three projects aimed at reducing the production costs of algae-based biofuels and bioproducts through improvements in algal biomass yields. READ MORE

July 18, 2016

IKEA to install biogas-powered fuel cell systems at 4 more stores

BY IKEA IKEA recently announced it is furthering its renewable commitment with plans for biogas-powered fuel cell systems at four more of its California stores. A year ago, IKEA completed installation of such a project at a San Francisco-area store. READ MORE

July 15, 2016

USDA GAIN report highlights Russian pellet potential

BY Katie FletcherA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the Russian federation’s biofuels industry, including data on likely growth with wood pellet production and exports. READ MORE

July 15, 2016

1st sustainable flight in Africa fueled by tobacco-based biojet

BY The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials On Boeing's 100th anniversary, South African Airways celebrated Africa's first sustainable biofuel flight. The flight from Johannesburg to Cape Town, operated by a Boeing 737-800, used biojet fuel produced from Sunchem's nicotine-free tobacco plant. READ MORE

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