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December 11, 2014

Alstom renews electrostatic precipitators at bioenergy in Hungary

BY Alstom Thermal Power Service division of Alstom Hungary Ltd. has successfully accomplished its first air quality project. Alstom supplied and put in operation two new electrostatic precipitators in one of the biomass-fired blocks of Pecs Power Plant. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

FERC: 102 MW of biomass capacity added in October

BY Erin VoegeleThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects recently published its Energy Infrastructure Update for October, reporting seven biomass units with a combined 102 MW capacity was were placed into service during the month. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

KiOR auction scheduled for Jan. 9

BY Erin VoegeleKiOR Inc. is expected to proceed with a bankruptcy auction in early January following a Dec. 8 order issued by a judge with the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

ASTM approves new standard for butanol purity testing

BY ASTM International A new ASTM International standard will be used in isobutanol manufacturing to test its purity for use in the chemical and fuel markets. Isobutanol manufacturers and quality laboratories that work with fuels will be the primary users of ASTM D7875. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

Indiana landfill gas-to-energy project begins operations

BY Republic Services Inc. Republic Services recently announced the start of operations at its latest landfill gas-to-energy project. The new 6 MW project at County Line Landfill involves four engines operating at one energy generation facility. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

Stora Enso opens new biomaterials innovation center

BY Stora Enso Stora Enso will concentrate its new biomaterials business development in an innovation center that will be located in the Stockholm area in Sweden. The center is expected to open during the second quarter of 2015. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

Enviva joint venture to construct S.C. pellet, export facilities

BY Erin VoegeleEnviva Holdings LP and John Hancock Life Insurance Co. announced plans to develop wood pellet plants and export terminals in the southeastern U.S. Construction on a pellet plant and export terminal in South Carolina is expected to begin this month. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

Danish ministry announces biomass sustainability agreement

BY Erin VoegeleThe Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building recently posted a notice to its website announcing a new voluntary agreement formed with members of its domestic energy industry on sustainable biomass. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

Hurst boiler selected for New Hampshire district heating project

BY Hurst Boiler & Welding Company Inc. Sullivan County, New Hampshire, has purchased a Hurst biomass boiler district heating system with a backpressure steam turbine/generator. The Hurst system will serve the county's nursing home, prison complex and two smaller onsite buildings in Unity. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

Spart announces completion of financing for Michigan AD project

BY Sustainable Partners LLC Sustainable Partners LLC (Spart) has announced completion of financing for Lowell Energy AD LLC an anaerobic digestion (AD) waste-to-energy facility in Lowell, Michigan. Spart has been at work on Lowell Energy AD for two years. READ MORE

December 09, 2014

UPM advocates for EU advanced biofuel policy

BY UPM Leaders of Sustainable Biofuels, an industry coalition to promote advanced biofuels, met on Dec. 4 at the European Parliament. LSB, chaired by UPM's Marko Janhunen, is advocating for a strong EU-wide subtarget for advanced biofuels. READ MORE

December 08, 2014

Waste-derived pellet fuel manufacturing facility planned for 2015

BY Katie FletcherEngineered Carbon Solutions, the manufacturer of a hybrid pellet fuel made with recycled biomass material and coal, has plans to establish a mid-sized manufacturing facility in Connecticut next year. READ MORE

December 08, 2014

Airbus signs MOU with Emerging Fuels Technology

BY Airbus Group Inc. Airbus Group Inc. has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Emerging Fuels Technology Inc. to promote EFT in the commercialization of technologies to produce sustainable fuels for aviation. READ MORE

December 08, 2014

Official opening of biomass terminal at Port of Hull celebrated

BY Associated British Ports It dominates the skyline in the eastern part of the city and now the Port of Hull's dedicated biomass terminal, built to support Drax Power Station's conversion to a lower carbon power generator has been officially opened. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Nevada County 3 MW biomass gasification project found feasible

BY Katie FletcherThe Nevada County Biomass Task Force and the Fire Safe Council of Nevada County Grass Valley, California, published a biomass feasibility assessment this December, based on a study conducted over the past year for the potential of a 3 MW project. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Green Circle, Lauritzen Bulkers sign updated contract

BY Erin VoegeleLauritzen Bulkers recently announced it signed an eight-year contract with Green Circle Bio Energy for the transportation of 600,000 tons of wood pellets from the U.S. to Europe. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Pennsylvania school receives $500,000 grant for biomass boiler

BY Katie FletcherIn late October, $12.5 million in Pennsylvania Energy Department Authority grants were awarded to 28 local governments, schools and businesses for alternative and clean energy projects, including those for biomass and biogas. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Stobart announces strategic partnership, CHP project

BY Erin VoegeleU.K.-based biomass supplier Stobart Energy has entered into a strategic partnership with Imperative Energy Ltd., a provider of biomass energy solutions. The board of Stobart Group Ltd. also recently announced the development of a cogeneration plant. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Researchers in Finland develop biobased polystyrene

BY VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland While it is used all over the world as a light packaging and insulation material, expanded polystyrene is a problem as waste. This is why researchers in Finland are developing an affordable an alternative made from PLA bioplastic. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

House passes tax extenders package, Senate vote expected soon

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. House of Representatives has voted to pass a short-term tax extenders package that aims to retroactively extend several tax incentives that expired at the end of 2013 and during the current year for one year, through the end of 2014. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

RFP issued for Windham County Vermont modern wood heat program

BY Katie FletcherA request for proposals to design and administer a modern wood heating program for Windham County, Vermont, has recently been issued by the Vermont Public Service Department's Clean Energy Development Fund. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Canadian government funds enzyme research

BY Erin VoegeleCanadian officials have announced that the University of Toronto has been selected to receive $5 million to launch its Industrial Biocatalysis Network, which will explore new ways to use enzymes to produce biobased chemicals, plastics and products. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Leidos provides update of Conn. bioenergy plant in Q3 results

BY Erin VoegeleLeidos Holdings Inc., the owner of the 37.5 MW Plainfield Renewable Energy biomass plant in Connecticut, has released financial results for the third quarter of fiscal year 2015, which ended Oct. 31. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

DOE awards $7 million to 2 feedstock logistics projects

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $7 million for two projects aimed at developing and demonstrating ways to reduce the cost of delivering bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Australian government funds biomass harvester development

BY Australian Renewable Energy Agency The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced $2 million funding support to develop a solution for collecting renewable biomass from fast growing trees.The project is scheduled for completion in 2017. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Montana Western recognized for using energy from burning wood

BY University of Montana Western The Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation recently presented the University of Montana Western with a plaque to honor the university's commitment to wood energy. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Model evaluates where bioenergy crops grow best

BY University of Illinois Farmers interested in bioenergy crops now have a resource to help them determine which kind of bioenergy crop would grow best in their regions and what kind of harvest to expect. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Valmet to deliver biomass boiler to project in Finland

BY Valmet Corp. Valmet Corp. and Nokianvirran Energia Oy signed a letter of intent for a delivery of a biomass-fired boiler plant to a steam heating station in Finland. The new heating station will supply process steam for a paper mill and district heating project. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Next Fuel completes pilot filter test at biogas facility

BY Next Fuel Inc. Next Fuel Inc. recently announced it has completed a successful test of its recently acquired Integra Disc Filtration System. The system application was for pretreatment of agricultural-waste generated biogas digestate. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Forest Service exceeds yearly forest restoration goals

BY U.S. Forest Service The U.S. Forest Service recently announced that it exceeded its forest restoration goals for fiscal year 2014, highlighting the agency's continued commitment to improving the health of the America's National Forests. READ MORE