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August 20, 2015

In Depth: Synthesizing Substrates

BY Anna SimetBiogas facilities taking in a wide variety of mixed organic waste have a few extra steps involved in feedstock prep. READ MORE

August 19, 2015

DOE funds 2 algae biomass projects under Carbon Capture Program

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy's National Energy Technology Laboratory recently announced it has selected 16 projects to receive funding through its Carbon Capture Program, including two focused on algae. READ MORE

August 19, 2015

Gene Hurst, founder of Hurst Boiler & Welding Co., dies at 79

BY Hurst Boiler & Welding Company Inc. On July 22, Clifton Eugene "Gene" Hurst, founder of the Hurst Boiler & Welding Co., died. Not only did he grow Hurst Boiler into one of the world’s leading boiler companies, but he helped to transform the boiler industry through innovation. READ MORE

August 19, 2015

Saxlund takes order for biomass handling system in the U.K.

BY Saxlund International Saxlund International has received an order from Babcock & Wilcox Vølund A/S, Denmark, for the delivery of a state-of-the-art biomass handling system to a green energy project in Margam - Port Talbot, between Swansea and Cardiff in South Wales, U.K. READ MORE

August 19, 2015

Opinion: Is the Third Time the Charm?

BY Michael McAdams On July 27, the U.S. EPA took one step closer toward putting the renewable fuels standard (RFS) back on track by closing the comment period on the long-awaited renewable volume obligations (RVOs) for the 2014, 2105 and 2016 proposed rule. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

Wisconsin dairy brings online second digester energy project

BY Anna SimetMTU Onsite Energy recently completed installing its first fully engineered anaerobic digester combined-heat-and-power (CHP) system in North America at Statz Bros. Inc.'s newly developed milking facility in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

Dyadic highlights biofuel, biogas business during investor call

BY Erin VoegeleDyadic International Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting increased revenue and gross profit for the first half of this year. The company also announced progress with its C1 Technology Platform. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

ICM completes two 1,000-hour performance runs of Gen 2.0 process

BY ICM Inc. ICM Inc. has announced the successful completion of the first and second 1,000-hour performance runs of its patent-pending Generation 2.0 Co-Located Cellulose Ethanol process at the company's pilot plant in St. Joseph, Missouri. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

In Depth: From Blueprint to Baler

BY Anna Simet AGCO is well-equipped to aid the first U.S. cellulosic ethanol plants in devising efficient and effective feedstock supply chain models. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

EPA issues 2 proposals to reduce landfill gas emissions

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has issued two proposals to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The proposals lower the threshold under which new, modified and existing landfills are required to collect landfill gas. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

Infinis Energy reports on LFG activity, increased RO sales in Q1

BY Katie FletcherInfinis Energy plc recently released its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, reporting approximately 93 percent, or 404 gigawatt hours (GWh), of the electricity sold in the quarter was sold under the Renewable Obligation regime. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

BESC creates microbe that bolsters isobutanol production

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's BioEnergy Science Center have engineered of a microbe that improves cellulosic isobutanol yields by a factor of 10. The finding builds on results from 2011. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

USDA GAIN report highlights EU pellet, biogas markets

BY Erin VoegeleA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union's bioenergy sector, including data on the use of wood pellets and biogas. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

Biomass Research and Development Committee to meet in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Committee. The event is scheduled to be held Aug. 27-28 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

August 13, 2015

Metabolix Q2 results focus on future commercial development

BY Katie FletcherOn Aug. 12, Metabolix Inc. released its second quarter financial results, emphasizing its focus on commercial development and biopolymer production with its pivot to a new business strategy focused on specialties. READ MORE

August 13, 2015

Waste heat from biogas system to heat C&D facility in Wisconsin

BY Katie FletcherSince ground break in late June, progress has been made on a construction and demolition (C&D) recycling facility addition to the Dane County, Wisconsin, landfill site. The foundation is in place, the walls are going up and the equipment is ordered. READ MORE

August 13, 2015

Propel brings Neste renewable diesel to Southern California

BY Ron KotrbaPropel Fuels began offering Neste Oil's NExBTL renewable diesel Aug. 12 at 13 Southern California locations serving Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego and the Inland Empire. Marketed as Diesel HPR, the fuel consists of 98.5 percent NExBTL. READ MORE

August 13, 2015

NREL: Ethylene production via sunlight opens door to future

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Jianping Yu, a researcher at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, has proven a certain cyanobacterium can be genetically engineered to produce ethylene. Now it's time to take the research outside of the laboratory. READ MORE

August 13, 2015

CPI to produce biogas from seaweed using anaerobic digestion

BY Centre for Process Innovation The U.K.-based Centre for Process Innovation has announced that it is leading a three-year project to produce biomethane from seaweed through anaerobic digestion. The project will initiate the development of a viable seaweed supply chain. READ MORE

August 12, 2015

Study suggets residential pellet offgassing a nonissue

BY Anna SimetA new study, indoor storage of pellets in homes using the fuel for heat does not pose a risk of generating carbon monoxide (CO) levels above recommended thresholds. READ MORE

August 12, 2015

GAO report addresses DOD alternative fuels investments

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Government Accountability Office has published a report focused on U.S. Department of Defense investments in alternative fuels. From 2007 through 2014, the DOD purchased about 2 million gallons of alternative fuels for testing purposes. READ MORE

August 12, 2015

Forest Concepts awarded SBIR contract to improve biomass drying

BY Forest Concepts LLC Forest Concepts LLC was recently notified that it has been awarded a two-year $499,997 Small Business Innovation Research contract from the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture to improve biomass drying efficiency. READ MORE

August 11, 2015

Rentech reports delays at Atikokan, Wawa pellet plants

BY Katie FletcherOn Aug. 11, Rentech Inc. released its financial earnings for the three and six months ended June 30, reporting a revenue increase compared to the prior year period, but combined output, losses for its Canadian pellet plants worse than expected. READ MORE

August 11, 2015

EIA short-term outlook highlights bioenergy production forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the August edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power generation sector will decrease by 2.6 percent this year. READ MORE

August 11, 2015

Neste increases renewable fuel sales to North America

BY Erin VoegeleNeste has released second quarter financial results, reporting comparable operating project of EUR 78 million ($84.94 million), down from EUR 86 million during the same period of 2014. Net cash from operations totaled EUR 227 million. READ MORE

August 11, 2015

NYSERDA makes wood heating systems more affordable

BY New York State Energy Research and Development Authority The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority has announced increased levels of support through Renewable Heat NY for high-efficiency, low-emission wood heating systems to improve the return-on-investment for homeowners and businesses. READ MORE

August 11, 2015

Viaspace Giant King Grass converted to coal replacement

BY Viaspace Inc. Viaspace Inc. has announced that PCS Biofuels Inc. of Vancouver, Canada, has converted Giant King Grass into a high-energy, carbon neutral, drop-in replacement for coal using its patented polymer carbon solid (PCS) thermal catalytic process. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

Capstone reports revenue growth, significant orders in Q1 results

BY Katie FletcherCapstone Turbine Corp. recently released its quarter one financial results, reporting a total revenue increase of 16 percent to $27 million, compared with $23.3 million for the same period in the prior year. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

Abengoa selected to build world’s largest biomass CHP plant

BY Abengoa Abengoa and Toshiba Corp. have been selected as preferred bidders to build the Tees Renewable Energy Plant. The project is owned by MGT Teesside and will have a capacity of 299 MW of electricity and steam. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

PHI Group completes land acquisition for Florida pellet project

BY PHI Group Inc. PHI Group recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of 10 acres of land from Klausner Holding U.S.A., a Georgia corporation, for the Cornerstone Biomass Corp. 200,000 metric ton wood pellet project in Live Oak, Florida. READ MORE