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September 28, 2015

Opinion: A Great Fit

BY Tim PortzEach year, during the production of the on-site and small-scale issue of Biomass Magazine, a theme we hadn’t anticipated emerges. READ MORE

September 27, 2015

Opinion: Advocate for Biomass via Fuel Survey

BY Bob Cleaves After years of regulatory uncertainty, in August the U.S. EPA took two actions that could have a big impact on the biomass industry READ MORE

September 25, 2015

Westervelt Renewable Energy earns SBP certification

BY Sustainable Biomass Partnership Westervelt Renewable Energy has achieved Sustainable Biomass Partnership certification from NSF Sustainability, a division of global public health organization NSF International. READ MORE

September 25, 2015

Three former Coast Guard biomass boilers on way to Alaska

BY Katie FletcherThree biomass boilers are being shipped to Haines, Alaska, with the potential to heat a variety of buildings throughout town. The boilers are expected to arrive next month and utilize either wood pellets or locally produced wood chips as a feedstock. READ MORE

September 25, 2015

In Depth: Packing a Punch

BY Anna SimetComprised of an American-made engine and boiler vessel, and an Austrian burner and pellet design, Okofen’s compact Pellematic Smart_e marks the next evolution in wood pellet energy. READ MORE

September 24, 2015

BASF, Genomatica expand license agreement for BDO

BY BASF BASF and Genomatica have expanded the scope of their license agreement for the production of 1,4 butanediol based on renewable feedstock (renewable BDO) using Genomatica's patented process. READ MORE

September 24, 2015

Tests show UPM's renewable diesel significantly reduces emissions

BY UPM Biofuels Finnish wood-based UPM BioVerno diesel has been found to significantly reduce harmful tailpipe emissions, according to a number of engine and vehicle tests that have been carried out recently across a number of key research institutes in Europe. READ MORE

September 24, 2015

Opinion: Maximizing Biogas Project Value

BY Amanda Bilek Although biogas projects have multiple configurations that present some challenges in resource scale up, the flexible feedstock sources and end-use utilization make them a worthwhile pursuit. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

USIPA event closes, producers eye flat year ahead

BY Tim PortzThe 5th Annual Exporting Pellets conference closed with producers expecting flat to modest growth in the industry and a call for more work on the telling the industry's story of affordability, jobs creation and forest management. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Gevo reports post-Butamax settlement operation, financial targets

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. has announced key initiatives and targets for 2016 following the settlement with Butamax in August. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Alfred State receives $1 million for biorefinery center

BY Alfred State New York Sen. Catharine Young announced that she has secured $1 million in state aid to help establish the Bio-refinery Development and Commercialization Center (BDCC) on Alfred State’s School of Applied Technology campus in Wellsville. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Senate democrats release national energy bill

BY Anna SimetBuilding on the U.S. DOE’s Quadrennial Energy Review installment released earlier this year, U.S. Senate democrats released a tax reform proposal that aims to early on address U.S. energy challenges predicted in the report. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

In Depth: A Trending On-site Power Option

BY Ron KotrbaMore and more big-name companies are installing fuel cells, some powered by biogas and some marketed as such, for on-site power production. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

US EPA busts VW on diesel emissions cheat device; VW responds

BY Ron KotrbaThe U.S. EPA issued a notice of violation (NOV) of the Clean Air Act on Sept. 18 to Volkswagen AG, Audi AG, and Volkswagen Group of America Inc. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

Report: Biofuels capacity to grow to 61 BGY in 2018

BY Lux Research Global biofuels capacity will grow to 61 billion gallons per year (BGY) in 2018, up from 55.1 BGY in 2014. Ethanol and biodiesel will continue to dominate with 96 percent of the capacity in 2018. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

B&W Volund, Stobart win England biomass CHP plant contracts

BY Anna SimetPlans for the Teesside Renewable Energy Plant, a 40-MWe biomass cogeneration facility to be located at Port Clarence in Cramlington, Northumberland, England, continue to advance,. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

Opinion: ENplus Update: Navigating New Changes

BY Chris WibergIn August, the European Pellet Council released updates to the ENplus quality management scheme for wood pellets. Chris Wiberg outlines the substantive changes as they pertain to North American pellet producers. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

NSF International becomes SBP-approved certification body

BY Sustainable Biomass Partnership The Sustainable Biomass Partnership has today announced that NSF International has become an ‘SBP-approved’ certification body. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

In Depth: Twofold Renewable in Tulare County

BY Keith Loria California’s Calgren Renewable Fuels uses renewable energy generated onsite to power its renewable fuel production process. READ MORE

September 21, 2015

Green Investment Bank funds biomass CHP plant in England

BY UK Green Investment Bank The UK Green Investment Bank plc and John Laing Group plc have committed £48m ($74.4 million) of equity to a new £138m renewable energy facility in North East England, developed by Estover Energy. READ MORE