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May 13, 2016

Grant helps project realize ‘ultra-productive’ biofuel crops

BY University of Illinois The University of Illinois and the University of Florida have been awarded a third round of funding from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy to realize ultra-productive biofuel crops. READ MORE

May 13, 2016

Opinion: More Art Than Science

BY Tim PortzThe May/June issue of Pellet Mill Magazine covers the industry's relationship with feedstock, the market dynamics impacting feedstock buyers and sellers, as well as industry requirements ensuring sustainability within a feedstock program. READ MORE

May 12, 2016

EPA defers action on petition challenging treatment of biomass

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has published a notice in the Federal Register responding to six petitions for reconsideration of carbon pollution standards for new, modified and reconstructed electric generating units. READ MORE

May 12, 2016

White paper refutes letter to Congress claims on biomass energy

BY Katie FletcherEarlier this month, FutureMetrics LLC published a white paper that discusses why an editorial the Washington Post published at the end of April, and the letter to U.S. Congress the article was based on, are wrong about biomass for energy. READ MORE

May 12, 2016

EIA updates short-term bioenergy forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released the May edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 11.3 percent in 2016 and 4.4 percent in 2017. READ MORE

May 12, 2016

FERC: 33 MW of biomass capacity added in March

BY Erin VoegeleThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission Office of Energy Projects recently released its Energy Infrastructure Update for March 2016, reporting the U.S. added 33 MW of energy capacity during the first quarter of this year. READ MORE

May 12, 2016

Amyris reports increased revenues in first quarter results

BY Erin VoegeleAmyris Inc. recently released first quarter financial results, reporting revenues of $8.8 million, including product sales growth of 50 percent when compared to the same period of 2015. READ MORE

May 12, 2016

Air Canada, CBSCI choose airport for aviation biofuel project

BY Air Canada Air Canada has announced Canada's Biojet Supply Chain Initiative will be held at Montréal-Trudeau Airport. It is a three-year collaborative project with 14 stakeholder organizations to introduce biojet into a shared fuel system. READ MORE

May 12, 2016

Berkeley Lab scientists brew jet fuel in one-pot recipe

BY Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have engineered a strain of bacteria that enables a “one-pot” method for producing advanced biofuels from a slurry of pretreated plant material. READ MORE

May 12, 2016

In Depth: Feedstock: The Single, Biggest Contributor

BY Katie FletcherStockpiled inventory throughout the pellet supply chain is putting downward pressure on raw material prices—a possible advantage for some producers long-term. READ MORE

May 11, 2016

EIA releases 2016 International Energy Outlook

BY Katie FletcherU.S. Energy Information Administration released its International Energy Outlook 2016, which continues to show rising levels of energy demand over the next three decades. Renewables are the fastest-growing energy source over the projection period. READ MORE

May 11, 2016

Rentech Q1 2016: domestic pellet sales down big, rebound expected

BY Anna SimetOn May 11, Rentech Inc. reported first quarter results significantly below historic levels, attributing a main reason as being the struggles faced by the domestic wood pellet industry in the face of a warm winter and low oil prices. READ MORE

May 11, 2016

Andritz reports good project investment in biomass pelleting

BY Erin VoegeleAndritz recently released first quarter financial results, reporting sales of nearly EUR 1.29 billion ($1.46 billion), down 8.5 percent from the same period of 2014. According to the company, all business areas recorded a decline in sales. READ MORE

May 11, 2016

New biomass-fired CHP plant inaugurated in Sweden

BY Fortum Corp. Fortum Värme, jointly owned by Fortum and the city of Stockholm, has inaugurated its new, biomass-fired-combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant in Värtan, Stockholm, Sweden. The plant is expected to begin commercial operations this fall. READ MORE

May 11, 2016

Deinove partners with TWB to optimize Deinococcus production

BY Deinove Deinove has announced a technology collaboration with Toulouse White Biotechnology. The project aims to map the metabolic fluxes of the Deinococcus chassis. READ MORE

May 11, 2016

Opinion: Change the Game

BY Michele Rebiere Diversification and sustainability are key to the future of the pellet sector. Rebiere says the industry must band together to invest in the long-term development effort of a domestic industrial market to support pellet producers of all sizes. READ MORE

May 10, 2016

Insolvency administer sells 3 of German Pellets’ Germany plants

BY Erin VoegeleThe law firm of an attorney serving as insolvency administrator to German Pellets GmbH has released a statement noting three of the company’s pellet plants in Germany have been sold, with negotiations ongoing in the sale of a fourth. READ MORE

May 10, 2016

California landfill-gas-to-energy project begins operations

BY DTE Energy Potrero Hills Energy Producers, a partnership between DTE Biomass Energy Inc. and Pacolet Milliken Enterprises, recently started generating electricity from landfill gas at the Potrero Hills Landfill in Suisun City, California. READ MORE

May 10, 2016

AMP Americas launches biogas division, signs fuel agreements

BY AMP Americas AMP Americas recently announced the launch of ampRENEW, its newly formed biogas division. In addition, Dillon Transport and Ruan Transportation Management Systems have signed fueling agreements with ampRENEW to fuel a portion of their fleets. READ MORE

May 10, 2016

Emerson to automate UK waste-to-energy plant

BY Emerson Emerson will provide control systems and project services for a waste-to-energy power plant near Knaresborough Allerton, North Yorkshire, U.K. The plant, which incorporates biogas and recycling facilities, will produce 28 MWh of electricity per hour. READ MORE

May 10, 2016

Lygos, Sirrus announce synthesis of biobased methylene malonates

BY Lygos Inc. Lygos Inc. and Sirrus Inc. have jointly announced that Sirrus has successfully synthesized its Chemilian 1,1 di-substituted alkenes using Lygos' bio-DEM at the laboratory scale. READ MORE