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February 07, 2017

Ontario seeks comments on proposed RFS for gasoline

BY Erin VoegeleOntario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has proposed establishing a renewable fuel standard (RFS) for gasoline that aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from gasoline by 5 percent by 2020. READ MORE

February 07, 2017

Evolution Markets brokers residential wood pellet futures trade

BY Evolution Markets Evolution Markets recently announced it has facilitated the first futures trade in residential wood pellets on the Euronext exchange. The trade was between Swedish utility Vattenfall and a European energy company. READ MORE

February 07, 2017

DONG Energy to stop all use of coal by 2023

BY DONG Energy DONG Energy has decided that by 2023, coal will no longer be used as fuel at the company's power stations. The power stations will be replacing coal with sustainable biomass. READ MORE

February 07, 2017

BPA announces staff changes

BY Biomass Power Association Biomass Power Association (BPA) recently announced two staff promotions. Carrie Annand will now serve as the association’s executive director, and Nick Mazuroski as the vice president of operations. READ MORE

February 06, 2017

Air Force opens funding opportunity for drop-in biofuel facility

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Defense Air Force Research Lab recently opened a grant funding opportunity for drop-in biofuel production. One $55 million award is expected to be made under funding opportunity. Applications are due May 25. READ MORE

February 06, 2017

Spencer Group reaches milestone on Port of Tyne pellet project

BY Spencer Group Three major silos have been erected as the centerpiece of large-scale wood pellet facilities at the Port of Tyne. The project is well on the way to completion, with the facilities due to be fully operational later this year. READ MORE

February 06, 2017

Montclair State University professor receives PECASE award

BY Montclair State University Pankaj Lal, associate professor of Earth and Environmental Studies and associate director of the PSEG Institute for Sustainability Studies at Montclair State University, has been recognized for his biofuel research. READ MORE

February 03, 2017

Ameresco, city of Phoenix break ground on RNG project

BY Anna SimetAmeresco and the city of Phoenix broke ground Feb. 2 on a biogas energy project at the 91st Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant. The event was open to the public and featured a variety of speakers, including city leaders and Ameresco representatives. READ MORE

February 03, 2017

BETO publishes new strategic plan

BY Erin VoegeleIn January, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office released a new strategic plan that serves as a blueprint on how it will tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in building a sustainable bioeconomy in the U.S. READ MORE

February 03, 2017

Syracuse University researchers find a better way to farm algae

BY Matt Wheeler, Syracuse University Syracuse University researchers have developed a new medium to culture and harvest microalgae. The medium, Tris-Acetate-Phosphate-Pluronic or TAPP, can transition from solution to a gel through relatively small variations in temperature. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

Biomass boiler nearing completion at University of Illinois, UC

BY Katie FletcherThis winter, a biomass boiler arrived at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s energy farm, which upon its estimated completion next month, will combust miscanthus to heat a research greenhouse used to grow a variety of biofuel crops. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

Sensenbrenner introduces bills that aim to reform the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleOn Jan. 31, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., introduced two bills that aim to alter the renewable fuel standard (RFS). One focuses on mid-level ethanol blends, while the other focuses on cellulosic biofuels. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

Nova Scotia Innovation Hub: Study shows potential for biorefinery

BY Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources A new study shows Nova Scotia has strong potential to develop an innovative biorefinery that produces an alternative fuel from renewable sources of fiber. The liquid biofuel could be used to heat homes and power marine vessels. READ MORE

February 01, 2017

FERC: US adds 197 MW of biomass capacity in 2016

BY Erin VoegeleThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of Energy Projects has released its Energy Infrastructure Update with data for the full year 2016, reporting the U.S. added 197 MW of biomass capacity last year. READ MORE

February 01, 2017

SoCalGas, CR&R Environmental to construct RNG pipeline

BY Southern California Gas Co. Southern California Gas Co. and CR&R Environmental recently broke ground on construction of an 8-inch pipeline that will bring carbon-neutral renewable natural gas into the SoCalGas distribution system for the first time. READ MORE

February 01, 2017

ATR, Sweden’s BRA perform first ATR biofuel flight

BY ATR An ATR 72-600 of the Swedish carrier BRA (former Braathens Regional) took off from Stockholm-Bromma Feb. 1 to Umeå fueled at 45 percent with fossil-free used cooking oil, marking the first biofuel-powered flight of an ATR aircraft. READ MORE

January 31, 2017

AWC report finds 75 percent of members’ energy met with biomass

BY Katie FletcherThe American Wood Council recently released its second Industry Progress Report, detailing the wood products manufacturing industry’s performance across a number of environment, energy and safety measures. READ MORE

January 31, 2017

2017 Heating the Midwest Conference to colocate with IBCE

BY Dovetail Partners Heating the Midwest has announced it will colocate its 6th annual 2017 conference and expo with the 2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The HTM event will be held April 10. READ MORE

January 31, 2017

Triogen launches heat recovery technology

BY Triogen B.V. Triogen B.V. recently launched its latest generation Organic Rankine Cycle technology, the “e-box 170” with a rated electric capacity of 170 kW. The new model can be installed with gas and diesel engines as well as biomass burners. READ MORE

January 31, 2017

Opinion: Going Vertical

BY Tim PortzThe biogas sector has built itself a wide base. Now, it’s time for the industry to build upon these successes, share them broadly with the investment community, find and win new industry champions, and go vertical. READ MORE

January 31, 2017

Opinion: RNG Poised for Growth in New Administration

BY Marcus Gillette RNG companies have disclosed that more than 25 new projects are set to come online by the end of 2017, and already another 15 planned RNG transportation projects slated to come online by 2020 READ MORE

January 30, 2017

GE, University of Guelph partner to improve wastewater treatment

BY Erin VoegeleOn Jan. 27, officials from GE Water & Process Technologies, the Ontario, Canada-based University of Guelph, and the Canadian government gathered to celebrate the grand opening of a pilot facility that aims to improve wastewater treatment. READ MORE

January 30, 2017

Neste rebrands its renewable diesel in North America

BY Neste Corp. Neste announced the rebranding of its renewable diesel fuel a recent customer seminar and appreciation event. Neste replaces its "Neste Renewable Diesel" and earlier brand name "NEXBTL" with "Neste MY Renewable Diesel" brand name. READ MORE

January 30, 2017

Decoded microbial metabolism explains biofuel yield

BY Blaine Friedlander, Cornell University To unravel how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels, a Cornell professor studied Clostridium acetobutylicum to decipher its metabolism. Understanding the bacterium’s sugar-processing complexities may lead to improved biofuel yields. READ MORE

January 29, 2017

Opinion: Annual Review of Canadian Biogas Industry

BY The Canadian Biogas Association The past year has been a time of considerable progress for the biogas industry. READ MORE

January 28, 2017

In Depth: Smell of Success: Implementing an Active Landfill Gas System

BY Marc Morgan, Edward A. Galvin and Eric S. Steinhauser In an effort to reduce odors and move the city closer to producing energy from the its landfill, the city of Lebanon, new Hampshire, installed an active GCCS system. READ MORE

January 27, 2017

In Depth: Biogas Advances in the US

BY Anna Simet and Katie Fletcher Producing a range of end products from a seemingly endless list of resources, methane-based energy project development is picking up in the country. READ MORE

January 27, 2017

Covanta’s waste-to-energy plant in Ireland prepares for startup

BY Anna SimetCovanta Energy Inc.’s 58–MW waste-to-energy plant in Dublin, Ireland, is on track for first-fire in March. Staffing of the plant is nearly complete, and the facility is currently undergoing commissioning. READ MORE

January 27, 2017

Velocys announces alliances with Morimatsu, TRI

BY Erin VoegeleIn January, Velocys plc, a developer of smaller-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) plants, announced strategic alliances with Morimatsu (Jiangsu) Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. and ThermoChem Recovery International Inc. READ MORE

January 27, 2017

MIT researchers tap the hidden value of farm waste

BY Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers are developing a reactor that uses torrefaction technology to densify biomass, making it transportable and increasing its shelf life. The technology aims to benefit smallholder farms. READ MORE