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November 23, 2016

EPA finalizes 2017 RFS RVOs, biofuels industry applauds rule

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 23, the U.S. EPA released its final rule to set 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with 2018 RVOs for biomass-based diesel. Several of the RVOs represent increases over proposed volumes. READ MORE

November 23, 2016

Plans unveiled for waste-to-energy system in Indiana

BY Kroger Co. The Kroger Co.'s K.B. Specialty Foods recently broke ground on a new anaerobic wastewater treatment system at its facility in Greensburg, Indiana. The modification will turn food production byproducts into energy. READ MORE

November 23, 2016

Survey identifies more than 100 million dead trees in California

BY USDA The USDA recently announced that the U.S. Forest Service has identified an additional 36 million dead trees across California since its last aerial survey in May 2016. This brings the total number of dead trees since 2010 to over 102 million. READ MORE

November 23, 2016

Scientists study how biofuel crop reflectivity impacts climate

BY DOE/ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory have conducted a detailed study of the reflectivity effects of converting land to grow biofuel crops. READ MORE

November 23, 2016

Reverdia, Xinfu sign Biosuccinium supply, collaboration agreement

BY Reverdia Reverdia has signed a strategic partnership with Hangzhou Xinfu Science & Technology Co. Ltd. The partnership represents a collaboration to adopt Biosuccinium in biobased polymers and co-polymers and a long-term supply agreement. READ MORE

November 22, 2016

EPA: Comment period open on proposed point of obligation ruling

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has published a notice in the Federal Register proposing to deny several petitions requesting the agency redefine the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), officially opening a 60-day public comment period. READ MORE

November 22, 2016

CWS to buy Western Biodiesel plant, convert to renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaCielo Waste Solutions has agreed to buy the former Western Biodiesel plant in High River, Alberta, near Calgary. Once the purchase is complete, CWS plans to scale up its thermal catalytic depolymerization technology there to produce renewable diesel. READ MORE

November 22, 2016

Renewable diesel powers Hamburg airport's heavy-duty ground fleet

BY Ron KotrbaRenewable diesel will power heavy-duty vehicles in Hamburg airport’s ground fleet, complementing other alternative energies used on-site, making it the first major international airport to replace all fossil fuels with renewables in its entire fleet. READ MORE

November 22, 2016

Engineering firm warns biomass builders on cutting costs

BY Axiom Engineering Associates Moves to make green energy more cost-effective, by cutting corners to reduce up-front costs cheaper, can prove to be an expensive mistake, Axiom Engineering Associates, a U.K. materials engineering company, warns. READ MORE

November 22, 2016

Investing in the 'bioeconomy' could create jobs, reduce emissions

BY WILEY A new article looks at the potential benefits of a Billion Ton Bioeconomy, a vision to enable a sustainable market for producing and converting a billion tons of U.S. biomass to biobased energy, fuels, and products by 2030. READ MORE

November 21, 2016

Comment period opens on EPA rule to update RFS, fuel regulations

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 16, U.S. EPA’s proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule was published in the Federal Register, officially opening a 60-day public comment period on the proposal. Comments are due Jan. 17. READ MORE

November 21, 2016

Mission Innovation launches sustainable biofuel challenge

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 14, Mission Innovation Partners came together at the UN climate change conference, known as COP22, to report on developments one year from its launch. The global effort aims to double clean energy research and development. READ MORE

November 21, 2016

REG to conduct strategic review of REG Life Sciences activities

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group's board of directors recently authorized a review of strategic alternatives for its Life Sciences subsidiary, which is developing renewable chemicals and fuels using a proprietary microbial fermentation process. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

UK trade groups REA, WHA launch biomass heat campaign

BY Katie FletcherThe Renewable Energy Association and Wood Heat Association recently launched a campaign to urge government to support the continued use of biomass as it makes its final decisions around how renewable heat technologies will be funded to 2021. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

Northgate Markets, Emerson partner on food waste-to-energy

BY Emerson Northgate Markets is using Grind2Energy, Emerson’s system to turn food waste into energy. The system grids food waste into a slurry onsite. The slurry is then transferred to an offsite anaerobic digester, where it is used to generate energy. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

NextCoal International plans bio-coal, bio-oil plant in New York

BY NextCoal International Inc. NextCoal International Inc. plans to build a facility in New York to produce bio-coal for export to Japanese power plants and bio-oil for domestic industrial applications. Japanese strategic and institutional investors are involved with the project. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

More than half of UK electricity sourced from low-carbon sources

BY Erin VoegeleA recent report authored by researchers from Imperial College London, in collaboration with Drax, determined that for the first time ever more than half of Britain’s electricity came from low-carbon sources during the third quarter. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

2017 IBCE opens call for presentation ideas

BY BBI International BBI International has announced its call for presentation ideas for the 2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo, taking place April 10-12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The deadline to submit presentation ideas is Dec. 2. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

Total, Corbion form a joint venture in bioplastics

BY Corbion Total and Corbion are joining forces to develop bioplastics by creating a 50/50 joint venture to produce and market polylactic (PLA) polymers. The two partners plan to build a PLA polymerization plant with a capacity of 75,000 tons per year. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

World Biogas Association launches at COP22

BY World Biogas Association The World Biogas Association has been launched at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change COP 22 at Marrakesh, Morocco. The association is dedicated to supporting the growth of biogas and anaerobic digestion technologies. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

UPM joins below50 coalition to scale up sustainable fuels

BY UPM Biofuels UPM Biofuels has joined the below50 coalition to promote the most sustainable fuels that can achieve significant carbon reductions and scale up their development and use. READ MORE