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May 10, 2017

Gevo discusses future plans for Luverne plant

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. has announced first quarter financial results. During an investor call, the company described plans to convert its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery to exclusively produce isobutanol and hydrocarbon products. READ MORE

May 10, 2017

Sustane to install PK Clean plastic-to-fuel plant in Nova Scotia

BY Sustane Technologies Inc. Renewable waste companies PK Clean Technologies Inc. and Sustane Technologies Inc. have executed an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract to install a plastic to synthetic diesel plant in Chester, Nova Scotia. READ MORE

May 09, 2017

ABC applauds Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act

BY American Biogas Council The American Biogas Council applauds the recent introduction of the bipartisan Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act, which provides a 30 percent investment tax credit (ITC) for qualifying biogas and nutrient recovery systems. READ MORE

May 09, 2017

Senators request investigation of Icahn’s impact on RIN market

BY Erin VoegeleA group of senators are calling for an investigation of Carl Icahn regarding potential insider trading, market manipulation and other securities and commodities law violations related to the market for renewable identification numbers (RINs). READ MORE

May 09, 2017

DOE: New algae degree program passes its first semester

BY U.S. Department of Energy The Algae Technology Education Consortium has successfully implemented the first semester of the ATEC curriculum at Santa Fe Community College. The curriculum is part of a new, two-year degree program in algae biology, technology, and cultivation. READ MORE

May 08, 2017

NEB report addresses biomass power generation in Canada

BY Erin VoegeleThe National Energy Board recently released a report on Canada’s adoption of renewable power sources, reporting the country generates a larger share of its electricity from renewable sources than most other developed economies in the world. READ MORE

May 08, 2017

ORNL: Bacterial boost for biobased fuels

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory "Electrical” bacteria are the key ingredient in a process developed by Oak Ridge National Laboratory that recycles wastewater from biofuel production to generate hydrogen that can be used to convert bio-oil into higher grade liquid fuels. READ MORE

May 05, 2017

Sandia Labs finds way to lower biofuel production cost

BY Sandia National Laboratories A recent discovery by Sandia National Laboratories researchers may unlock the potential of biofuel waste, and ultimately make biofuels competitive with petroleum. READ MORE

May 05, 2017

REG to purchase Geismar land, looks at renewable diesel expansion

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Renewable Energy Group will purchase the land it has leased for its 75 MMgy Geismar operations, as well as more than 61 adjacent acres, which it plans to improve and utilize to support existing production capacity and future expansion opportunities. READ MORE

May 04, 2017

Technology-neutral energy tax reform bill introduced

BY Anna SimetSen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., has introduced legislation that would even further level the playing field for biomass-derived power, heat and liquid fuels. READ MORE

May 04, 2017

Gevo, HSC Holding sign supply agreement for renewable isooctane

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. announced on May 4 that it has entered into a supply agreement with HCS Holding GmbH to supply renewable isooctane under a five-year offtake agreement READ MORE

May 04, 2017

Pinnacle Renewable Energy building Alberta pellet plant

BY Anna SimetParkland County officials announced on May 3 that the Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. will build a new, $85 million pellet plant near Entwistle in central Alberta. READ MORE

May 03, 2017

Researchers find more efficient way to make oil from dead trees

BY UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON A University of Washington team has made new headway on a solution to remove beetle-killed trees from the forest and use them to make renewable transportation fuels or high-value chemicals. READ MORE

May 03, 2017

California Senate leader unveils 100 percent clean energy bill

BY The Office of Kevin de León California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles, on May 2 introduced Senate Bill 100, the California Clean Energy Act of 2017, which puts the state on the path to 100 percent clean, renewable energy by 2045. READ MORE

May 02, 2017

Omnibus bill policy rider deems forest bioenergy carbon neutral

BY Anna SimetThe $1 trillion Omnibus spending bill up for consideration by the House and Senate this week includes a policy rider that calls for federal recognition of forest bioenergy carbon neutrality. READ MORE

May 02, 2017

SBP releases final draft regional risk assessment for Denmark

BY Sustainable Biomass Partnership The Sustainable Biomass Partnership has published the final draft Regional Risk Assessment for Denmark. Interested parties are invited to provide written comments on the draft. READ MORE

May 01, 2017

US industrial sector has lowest CO2 profile of energy consumers

BY U.S. EIA Monthly Energy Review The relatively low carbon intensity of energy use in the industrial sector is the result of several factors, one being that the pulp and paper industry is a large consumer of biogenic material. READ MORE

May 01, 2017

DONG Energy Herning biomass CHP plant scores deal, plans upgrade

BY Anna SimetAfter two years of negotiations, DONG Energy has reached a deal to continue delivering district heating to three Danish energy companies via its Herning, Central Jutland, Denmark, biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power plant. READ MORE

May 01, 2017

New study shows economic value of RNG in California

BY RNG Coalition A new jobs study reveals that deploying trucks fueled by renewable natural gas could create up to 130,000 new jobs and add $14 billion to California’s economy. READ MORE

April 28, 2017

Senators propose 100 percent renewable energy in US by 2050

BY Office of Sen. Jeff Merkley Oregon Sen. Jeff Merkley and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vermont, along with Sens. Edward J. Markey, D-Massachusetts, and Cory Booker, D-New Jersey, introduced climate legislation that would transition the U.S. to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050. READ MORE

April 27, 2017

PG&E makes call for renewable energy project proposals

BY Pacific Gas & Electric Co. Pacific Gas and Electric Company has announced a call for proposals for renewable energy developers to build new projects for a clean energy program available to PG&E customers. READ MORE

April 27, 2017

Toshiba fires up 50-MW biomass power plant in Japan

BY Toshiba Corp. Toshiba Corp. started commercial operation of its first ever biomass power plant on April 27, a 50-MW facility that will supply enough electricity for 80,000 households and reduce CO2 emissions to about 300,000 tons a year. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Drax completes acquisition of Louisiana pellet plant

BY Anna SimetDrax Group plc announced it has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Louisiana Pellets, at a price of $35.4 million. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Research focuses on soil quality, stover removal for biofuel

BY American Society of Agronomy Cynthia Bartel, a doctoral candidate at Iowa State University, is working to determine a method for proper removal of maize stover for biofuel production. READ MORE

April 26, 2017

Five bioenergy projects score funds via DOE pilot program

BY Anna SimetThe U.S. DOE has awarded funding to 38 projects for which small businesses will team up with national lab researchers through the DOE’s Small Business Vouchers pilot program. READ MORE

April 25, 2017

Construction of England waste gasification plant begins

BY Energy Technologies Institute Work has started to build an innovative waste gasification plant in England's West Midlands, creating around 100 construction jobs and 25 new permanent jobs once operational. READ MORE

April 25, 2017

Former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue confirmed as US ag secretary

BY Anna SimetIn an 87-11 vote, on April 24, the U.S. Senate confirmed Sonny Perdue as the 31st U.S. secretary of agriculture. Perdue brings to the USDA a farming background and lengthy career of public service. READ MORE

April 24, 2017

New community wood handbook published

BY Biomass Thermal Energy Council The Biomass Thermal Energy Council has announced the publication of the 4th volume of the Community Biomass Handbook, a companion to the three previously published volumes. READ MORE

April 24, 2017

UK operates coal-free for a day

BY Anna SimetThe United Kingdom went without coal power for 24 hours on April 21, reported National Grid, the system operator for the country’s electric grid. READ MORE