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July 23, 2015

Viridis: OPC begins plant upgrade to improve efficiency, safety

BY Viridis Energy Inc. Viridis Energy Inc. recently announced that its subsidiary Okanagan Pellet Co. Inc. has commenced a major plant upgrade to address new regulatory requirements for safe storage and management of wood pellets. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

Saxlund to deliver biomass handling system to U.K. project

BY Opcon AB Saxlund International GmbH has received an order from Babcock & Wilcox Volund A/S, Denmark, for the delivery of a state-of-the-art biomass handling system to a green energy project in Margam - Port Talbot, in South Wales, U.K. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

Reverdia lead partner in BioSuccInnovate Consortium

BY Reverdia Reverdia has joined the consortium ADMIT BioSuccInnovate, an innovative Climate-KIC initiative will explore with CIMV, a biorefining company, the use of locally-available lignocellulosic feedstock to produce biobased, biodegradable plastic packaging. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

Lee Enterprises Consulting, Zeton announce strategic alliance

BY Lee Enterprises Consulting Lee Enterprises Consulting, an alternative and renewable fuels consulting group, has announced a strategic alliance with Zeton Inc., which designs and fabricates lab-scale systems, pilot plants, demonstration plants, and other facilities. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

Deinove unveils biobased muconic acid production program

BY Deinove Deinove recently announced that it has completed conclusive proof of concept for the production of muconic acid by a Deinococcus bacterium and has decided to launch a new research and development platform in this field. READ MORE

July 23, 2015

In Depth: Biogas Buffer

BY Katie FletcherStorage at biogas plants, although usually short-term, can ensure generating systems receive a steady gas flow at desired volume and pressure. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

Astec talks pellet plant orders in Q2 earnings call

BY Anna SimetDespite a sluggish quarter that saw a 3 percent decrease in net sales, a drop to $268 million compared to $277.3 million for Q2 2014 and a 19 percent decrease in earnings, Astec Industries Inc. continues to see activity in its pellet plant business. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

U.K. alters RO support for new biomass cofiring, conversions

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has announced several measures that aim to deal with a projected over-allocation of renewable energy subsidies, including changes to grandfathering provisions for biomass cofiring and conversions. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

RFS comment period to close July 27

BY Erin VoegeleThe public comment period on U.S. EPA's renewable fuel standard (RFS) proposal is set to close July 27. As of July 22, more than 45,000 comments had already been filed on the proposal. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

German Pellets begins phase 2 construction of Louisiana plant

BY German Pellets German Pellets has completed the commissioning of the first construction phase of its pellet plant in Urania, Louisiana. Work on the second construction phase, which will increase capacity from 578,000 to 1,156 million metric tons, is now underway. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

Xebec begins operations at Chinese landfill gas upgrading project

BY Xebec Adsorption Inc. Xebec Adsorption Inc. recently announced that it has commenced operation of its first commercial landfill gas to compressed natural gas (CNG) upgrading system in Anshan, North Eastern China. The resulting fuel will power natural gas taxis. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

Scotch distillery reduces carbon footprint with biomass boiler

BY John Dewar & Sons The Dewar's Aberfeldy Distillery in the heart of the Scottish Highlands installed a biomass boiler in late 2014. According to John Dewar & Sons, the system has cut the carbon footprint of the site by 90 percent. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

GFBiochemicals starts production of levulinic acid

BY GFBiochemicals Biobased chemical company GFBiochemicals has started commercial production at its 10,000-metric-ton-per-year levulinic acid plant in Caserta, Italy. The announcement was made at the BIO World Congress on Industrial Biotechnology, Montreal. READ MORE

July 22, 2015

Opinion: The Real Bioeconomy Builders

BY Matt Carr The Algae Biomass Organization's Matt Carr discusses the relationships between policy, investment and the success of the industry. READ MORE

July 21, 2015

Tax extenders package benefiting biofuels passes Senate committee

BY Erin VoegeleThe Senate Finance Committee has passed a tax extenders package that includes two-year extensions of tax credits for cellulosic biofuels and biodiesel. The next step for the legislation is consideration by the full U.S. Senate. READ MORE

July 21, 2015

EIA proposes to expand biofuel data collection activities

BY Erin VoegeleIn July, the U.S. Department of Energy published a notice in the Federal Register inviting public comments on proposed revisions to certain information collection forms, including several focused on biofuel. Comments are due Sept. 8. READ MORE

July 21, 2015

Red Rock Biofuels to provide biobased jet fuel to FedEx Express

BY Red Rock Biofuels LLC Red Rock Biofuels LLC has announced that it will produce approximately 3 million gallons of low-carbon, renewable jet fuel per year for FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. The agreement runs through 2024, with first delivery expected in 2017. READ MORE

July 21, 2015

Liquid Light, Coca-Cola sign technology development agreement

BY Liquid Light Liquid Light announced it has signed a technology development agreement with The Coca-Cola Co. The objective of the agreement is to accelerate the development of Liquid Light’s technology which can make mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) from carbon dioxide. READ MORE

July 21, 2015

Johnson Matthey, Rennovia begin operations at biochemical plant

BY Rennovia Inc. Johnson Matthey Process Technologies and Rennovia Inc. recently announced that they have successfully started-up a mini-plant for production of glucaric acid from glucose using jointly developed technology. READ MORE

July 21, 2015

In Depth: State-of-the-Art Algae PBRs

BY Ron KotrbaPhotobioreactor manufacturers detail their latest designs and performance metrics and provide project updates from around the globe. READ MORE

July 20, 2015

2015 PFI conference underway in Williamsburg, Virginia

BY Katie FletcherThe Pellet Fuel Institute annual conference is being held July 19-21 in Williamsburg, Virginia, hosting 185 attendees, 31 exhibitors and 11 sponsors. This year's conference began with an overview and analysis of the global pellet market. READ MORE

July 20, 2015

Senate Finance Committee to address tax extenders bill

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Senate Committee on Finance is scheduled to address a tax extenders bill on July 21. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, recently announced he has secured the inclusion of tax incentives for cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel in the legislation. READ MORE

July 20, 2015

Genomatica, Cargill announce renewable chemical collaboration

BY Genomatica Genomatica and Cargill have entered into a collaboration agreement to accelerate the production of renewable chemicals for industrial applications. Cargill also made an equity investment in Genomatica. READ MORE

July 20, 2015

U.K. GIB, Equitix to fund construction of bioenergy project

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank U.K. Green Investment Bank plc and Equitix have announced a commitment to fund the construction of a GBP 30 million ($46.68 million) energy facility in Sheffield. It will generate over 6.5 MW of green electricity, along with thermal energy. READ MORE

July 20, 2015

Advanced Ethanol Council changes name, expands membership

BY Advanced Biofuels Business Council The Advanced Ethanol Council is expanding its organizational charter to include other types of advanced biofuels. The new group, called the Advanced Biofuels Business Council, also announced new corporate and board members. READ MORE

July 17, 2015

EPA opens comment period on cottonseed oil analysis

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA is inviting public comment on its preliminary analysis of the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to the production and transport of Gossypium spp. seed oil (cottonseed oil) feedstock for use in biofuel production. READ MORE

July 17, 2015

DOE seeks nominations for biomass advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is soliciting nominations for candidates to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Nominations are due Aug. 14. READ MORE

July 17, 2015

5 Minnesota energy projects selected for NextGen funding

BY Minnesota Department of Agriculture The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has selected five renewable energy projects to receive NextGen Energy grants. The grants were specifically targeted at projects using woody biomass to replace propane as a heat source. READ MORE

July 17, 2015

DuPont, New Tianlong Industry sign deal for cellulosic technology

BY DuPont DuPont and Jilin Province New Tianlong Industry Co. Ltd. have announced a licensing agreement to begin the development of China's largest cellulosic ethanol manufacturing plant, located in Siping City, Jilin Province, China. READ MORE

July 17, 2015

Newlight signs contract for 19 billion pounds of AirCarbon PHA

BY Newlight Technologies Newlight Technologies recently announced that it has signed a take-or-pay off-take agreement with Vinmar International Ltd. Under the terms of the 20-year master off-take agreement, Vinmar will purchase up to 19 billion pounds of AirCarbon PHA. READ MORE