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February 20, 2015

Port improvements underway at site of future Cool Planet facility

BY Erin VoegeleSite work is progressing at the site of Cool Plant Energy Systems' proposed biorefinery at the Port of Alexandria in Louisiana. Construction of the biorefinery is expected to kick off later this year, with production commencing in 2016. READ MORE

February 20, 2015

Sen. Wyden issues letter to GSA in support of biomass energy

BY Erin VoegeleSen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., recently issued a letter to Dan Tangherlini, administrator of the General Services Administration, and Thomas Tidwell, chief of the U.S. Forest Service, advocating for the use of biomass energy in federal buildings. READ MORE

February 20, 2015

Applied LNG, BP Energy reach biogas agreement

BY Applied LNG Applied LNG has signed an agreement to purchase biomethane from BP Energy Co. BP Energy will supply Applied LNG with biogas from waste landfill sites. Applied LNG will use the biogas to produce LNG in its liquefaction facility in Topock, Arizona. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

Albany Green Energy to develop 50 MW biomass plant in Georgia

BY Katie FletcherProctor & Gamble Co. and Constellation Energy have announced the development of a 50 MW biomass plant that will provide all of the steam needs for P&G's largest U.S. facility in Albany, Georgia. The plant will also sell electricity to Georgia Power. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

EU to investigate U.K. support of Lynemouth biomass conversion

BY Erin VoegeleOn Feb. 19, the European Commission announced it has opened an in-depth investigation to assess whether the U.K.'s plans to support the biomass conversion of the coal-fired Lynemouth power plant are in line with European Union state aid rules. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

NREL 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book includes biopower statistics

BY Erin VoegeleThe National Renewable Energy Laboratory has released its 2013 Renewable Energy Data Book, which features statistics on U.S. and global renewable energy generation, renewable energy development, clean energy investments, and technology-specific data. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

UNB research team receives federal funding for biofuel research

BY University of New Brunswick The University of New Brunswick will receive $306,200 over three years to develop new technology to help Canada develop better, cleaner and cheaper renewable fuel and strengthen its leadership in this industry. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

Forest Research, E.ON to lead ETI U.K. feedstock project

BY Energy Technologies Institute The Energy Technologies Institute has announced that Forest Research and E.ON will deliver the latest project in its bioenergy program, a study into the characterization of bioenergy feedstocks. READ MORE

February 19, 2015

ANSI to be accreditation body for biomass GHG certification

BY American National Standards Institute The American National Standards Institute has been selected by International Sustainability and Carbon Certification to be the accreditation body for its certification system for sustainability and greenhouse gas emissions related to biomass. READ MORE

February 18, 2015

Rentech secures loan, explores alternatives for nitrogen business

BY Erin VoegeleRentech Inc. has announced that GSO Capital Partners LP, the credit investment arm of Blackstone, increased its credit facility for Rentech by up to $63 million. The proceeds are expected to fund the completion of Rentech's Canadian pellet plants. READ MORE

February 18, 2015

BTEC, PFI thank Sen. King, Rep. Welch for commitment to BTU Act

BY Biomass Thermal Energy Council, Pellet Fuels Institute The Biomass Thermal Energy Council and Pellet Fuels Institute have thanked Senator Angus King, I-Maine, and Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt. for their commitment to renewable biomass energy and plans to ensure biomass thermal is represented in the tax code. READ MORE

February 18, 2015

Seneca Sustainable Energy receives final operating permit

BY Seneca Sustainable Energy The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency recently issued its final Title V permit to the Seneca Sustainable Energy biomass plant. The granting of this permit confirms that the facility has been operating within its stated pollution limits all along. READ MORE

February 18, 2015

Tamar Energy secures financing from the Royal Bank of Scotland

BY Tamar Energy Tamar Energy has secured a landmark GBP 32 million ($49.42 million) non-recourse project finance facility, the first such financing facility in the AD industry. The Royal Bank of Scotland plc is providing the seven-year term facility. READ MORE

February 18, 2015

German Pellets acquires Nord Energie

BY German Pellets GmbH German Pellets GmbH has acquired the pellet business of Germany-based Nord Energie GmbH & Co., effective Feb. 16. Nord Energie has more than five years experience in pellet trade and logistics. READ MORE

February 17, 2015

Waste Management announces 2014 earnings and 2015 outlook

BY Katie FletcherWaste Management Inc. has released fourth quarter and full year 2014 earnings, reporting $3.44 billion fourth quarter revenues, compared with $3.5 billion for quarter four 2013. Full year revenues were $14 billion, compared to $13.98 billion in 2013. READ MORE

February 17, 2015

Report highlights growth of EU pellet consumption

BY Erin VoegeleThe EurObserv'ER has published a new edition of its Solid Biomass Barometer, reporting consumption of solid biomass in the European Union increased to 91.5 million tons of oil equivalent (Mtoe) in 2013, up 2.9 Mtoe from the previous year. READ MORE

February 17, 2015

Regenis, DVO launch AD facility at California ethanol plant

BY Regenis Sustainable energy production has entered a new era in California as a consortium of American companies recently joined together with state energy officials to launch the Calgren Ethanol Biodigester, which utilizes waste from dairy farms. READ MORE

February 16, 2015

Republic Services releases 2014 financial results

BY Katie FletcherRepublic Services Inc. has released 2014 fourth quarter and full year earnings, reporting a net income for the quarter of $50.3 million, or 14 cents per diluted share, out of a total year net income of $547.6 million, or $1.53 per diluted share. READ MORE

February 16, 2015

Gevo: Marine industry consortium releases isobutanol test results

BY Gevo Inc. A consortium of organizations from the recreational marine industry have completed more than four years of testing on Gevo Inc.'s renewable isobutanol. Results show isobutanol blends of up to 16.1 percent can be successfully used in marine engines. READ MORE

February 13, 2015

Washington solicits comments on potential clean fuel standard

BY Erin VoegeleThe Washington Department of Ecology recently published a discussion document to jumpstart dialogue on a potential rulemaking for a state clean fuel standard. The program would be similar to the California and Oregon low carbon fuel standards. READ MORE

February 13, 2015

Covanta reports increased revenues in 2014 financial results

BY Erin VoegeleCovanta Holding Corp. has released 2014 financial results, reporting revenue of $1.68 billion, up from $1.63 billion in 2013. The primary driver of the increase was North American energy-from-waste (EfW) revenue, which increased by $39 million. READ MORE

February 13, 2015

NRDC publishes airline sustainability scorecard

BY Natural Resources Defense Council The Natural Resources Defense Council recently released a scorecard that ranks airlines on the use of sustainable biofuels. According to the NDRC's report, Air France/KLM is the leader of the pack. READ MORE

February 13, 2015

Biomass power with CCS could make western U.S. carbon-negative

BY University of California, Berkeley A new University of California, Berkeley study shows that if biomass electricity production is combined with carbon capture and sequestration in the western U.S., power generators could actually store more carbon than they emit. READ MORE

February 13, 2015

BPI announces startup of pilot plant featuring LTSD technology

BY Bio-Process Innovation Inc. Bio-Process Innovation Inc. has announced the completion of the construction of its 1-ton pilot plant and successful operation of its low temperature steep delignification (LTSD) pretreatment process at its facility in Otterbein, Indiana. READ MORE

February 12, 2015

IRENA report highlights bioenergy growth potential in the U.S.

BY Erin VoegeleThe International Renewable Energy Agency has published a report that highlights the realistic potential for higher renewable uptake in all sectors of the U.S. energy system, including power, industry, building and the transportation sector. READ MORE

February 12, 2015

BNEF publishes Sustainable Energy in America Factbook

BY Erin VoegeleBloomberg New Energy Finance recently released the 2015 edition of its Sustainable Energy in America Factbook. The report includes information on biomass, biogas, waste-to-energy, and a variety of other renewable energy technologies. READ MORE

February 12, 2015

New Reverdia patents strengthen Biosuccinium licensing

BY Reverdia Pivotal patents have been granted to DSM in Europe, Japan and Canada for its yeast-based succinic acid production technology, with exclusive rights awarded to Reverdia. The patents cover technology for economically viable biosuccinic acid production. READ MORE

February 12, 2015

NFF recognizes biochar, biochemical business ideas

BY National Forest Foundation The National Forest Foundation recently announced the winners of the 2014 Barrett Foundation Business Concept Challenge, which recognizes the best entrepreneurial approaches that solve one or more of the challenges facing the National Forest System. READ MORE

February 12, 2015

New president to lead Poet-DSM joint venture

BY Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels Poet-DSM Advanced Biofuels' commercial activities will be moving forward under the leadership of the joint venture's first president, Dan Cummings. He joins Poet-DSM after serving as president and director of INEOS New Planet BioEnergy. READ MORE

February 11, 2015

EIA updates short-term forecasts for bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, reporting that total renewables use for electricity and heat generation is expected to grow 3.8 percent this year. READ MORE