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August 14, 2014

Groups advocate for biogenic emissions framework in letter

BY Erin VoegeleMore than 100 organizations recently partnered to issue a letter to John Podesta, counselor to President Obama, urging his support in the release of the U.S. EPA's biogenic accounting framework. READ MORE

August 14, 2014

CSP receives $20 million NSF grant to pioneer bioplastics

BY University of Minnesota The University of Minnesota's Center for Sustainable Polymers recently announced it has been awarded a $20 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation focused on discoveries of the next generation of biobased plastics. READ MORE

August 14, 2014

Researcher: Regulations needed to identify invasive feedstocks

BY University of Illinois In response to the need to prevent invasive species, researchers at the University of Illinois have developed both a set of regulatory definitions and provisions and a list of 49 low-risk biofuel plants from which growers can choose. READ MORE

August 14, 2014

B&W Volund to supply biomass-fired boilers to Denmark facility

BY Babcock & Wilcox Volund DONG Energy has chosen Babcock & Wilcox Volund as supplier of two complete biomass-fired boiler systems and equipment to a power station in Fredericia, Denmark, with a value of close to approximately 500 million DKK ($89.66 million). READ MORE

August 14, 2014

Opinion: Railroad Ties: An Essential Biomass Power Fuel

BY Bob Cleaves Biomass power plants use approximately 815,000 tons of railroad ties per year, distributed among 13 facilities in seven states. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Residential wood heat incentives trending

BY Anna SimetIn New York and Massachusetts, residential wood heating incentives are on a roll, and the industry is beginning to see trends, according to John Ackerly, president of the Alliance for Green Heat. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Conn. provides incentive to replace less efficient wood furnaces

BY Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has announced a grant program that offers a financial incentive for the removal or replacement of older, less efficient outdoor wood burning furnaces. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Schumer introduces bill to make biogas eligible for ITC

BY Erin VoegeleSen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., recently introduced legislation that aims to encourage the construction of anaerobic digestion facilities by adding biogas to the list of renewable energy sources that are eligible for a 30 percent investment tax credit. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Virent receives EPA registration for BioForm gasoline

BY Virent Inc. Virent Inc. announced it has successfully received fuel registration from the U.S. EPA for its BioForm gasoline in blends of up to 45 percent. As a registered fuel, Virent's biogasoline can now be used in on-highway motor vehicles. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

No injuries, environmental harm reported following digester fire

BY Clear Horizons Dane LLC Clear Horizons Dane LLC, which operates the Dane County community digester project near Waunakee, Wisconsin, has reported that a fire at the facility Aug. 6 was extinguished within an hour and no injuries or release of hazardous materials occurred. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

In Depth: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

BY Anna SimetBest Available Control Technology solutions vary according to project characteristics and site specificities. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Poet-DSM announces grand opening for Project Liberty

BY Holly JessenPoet-DSM has planned a Sept. 3 grand opening celebration at the Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsberg, Iowa. It's a milestone many have been waiting for eagerly. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

First international standards in solid biofuels published

BY American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers announces that the first seven international standards in the expanding industry of solid biofuels have been published. In addition, work has also begun on part eight of the series. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

KiOR provides update in Q2 report

BY Erin VoegeleKiOR Inc. has filed its second quarter financial report with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, providing an update of the company's financial and operational status. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

Progress continues on development of solid biofuel standards

BY American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Meeting recently in Stockholm, ISO Technical Committee 238, Solid Biofuels, made measurable progress toward developing the content for a series of physical property test standards and related topics. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

SG Preston to build 120 MMgy renewable diesel plant in Ohio

BY Ron KotrbaSG Preston plans to build a 120 MMgy renewable diesel facility in in Lawrence County, Ohio. The SGP South Point facility, expected to be complete in 2017, will cost $400 million and create 100 permanent jobs, the company stated. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

Opinion: The Many Benefits of Replacing Coal With Wood Pellet Fuel

BY William Strauss Electricity generated from pellets in converted coal plants is almost the same cost as electricity generated from natural gas, by far the cheapest way to make new, low-carbon power. READ MORE

August 11, 2014

BioAmber reports progress with Sarnia plant in Q2 results

BY Erin VoegeleBioAmber Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting that the company's biobased succinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ontario, is progressing on budget and is expected to be complete in early 2015. READ MORE

August 11, 2014

Construction underway on Missouri anaerobic digestion project

BY Roeslein Alternative Energy LLC Construction is underway in Missouri on an innovative $80 million renewable energy project, developed and constructed by Roeslein Alternative Energy LLC in collaboration with Murphy-Brown of Missouri LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods Inc. READ MORE

August 11, 2014

Stoel Rives: IRS issues new guidance on ITC/PTC

BY Stoel Rives LLP The IRS has issued guidance that clarifies and modifies prior guidance regarding the "beginning of construction" requirement for qualifying for the Section 45 production tax credit (PTC) and the Section 48 investment tax credit (ITC) READ MORE

August 11, 2014

In Depth: Pressing For Success

BY Tim PortzFocused on innovation, reliability and efficiency, pellet press manufacturers are keeping pace with demands of rapidly expanding pellet markets. READ MORE

August 10, 2014

In Depth: Warming Up To Outdoor Wood Heaters

BY Katie Fletcher Outdoor wood appliance manufacturers are feeling the heat of new regulations, but many were already focused on providing cleaner and more efficient systems. READ MORE

August 09, 2014

Opinion: Renewable Fuel Standard Rules Give Boost to Biogas

BY Amanda Bilek There is little doubt that allowing biogas-based transportation fuel projects to sell either advanced biofuel or cellulosic compliance credits will give a big boost to U.S. projects. READ MORE

August 08, 2014

Amyris expects to deliver positive EBITDA next year

BY Erin VoegeleDuring a call to discuss second quarter financial results, John Melo, president and CEO of Amyris Inc., indicated the company is on track to deliver positive operational cash flow during the second half of the year and positive EBITDA in 2015. READ MORE

August 08, 2014

Fulcrum Bioenergy, Cathay Pacific announce strategic investment

BY Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. Cathay Pacific Airways has announced that it is the first airline investor in Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. as part of the airline's biofuel strategy and to help it achieve a target of carbon-neutral growth from 2020. READ MORE

August 08, 2014

Hawaii funds biofuel project

BY Gov. Neil Abercrombie's Office Gov. Neil Abercrombie recently presented a $1.6 million check on behalf of the Hawaii Department of Agriculture to the Daniel K. Inouye U.S. Pacific Basin Agricultural Research Center's zero-waste biofuel and high-protein feed program. READ MORE

August 08, 2014

In Depth: No Separation Anxiety

BY Keith Loria Numerous biogas upgrading technologies are being used in today’s expanding market. READ MORE

August 08, 2014

Expansion of fiber business outlined in Rentech Q2 earnings call

BY Tim PortzRentech CEO Hunt Ramsbottom outlined the company's continued efforts to expand its fiber business in a quarterly earnings call. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

Drax loses appeal over CfD, expected to proceed with conversion

BY Erin VoegeleOn Aug. 7, Drax Group plc released a statement indicating that its second unit conversion is no longer eligible for an investment contract. Rather, the company is expected to proceed with the conversion with support under the Renewables Obligation. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

REG provides update of Dynamic Fuels acquisition in Q2 results

BY Erin VoegeleRenewable Energy Group Inc. recently announced second quarter financial results and provided an update on its recent acquisition of the former Dynamic Fuels renewable diesel facility. READ MORE