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March 12, 2015

ABO survey shows continued optimism for growth, commercialization

BY Algae Biomass Organization A survey of the algae industry conducted by the Algae Biomass Organization broadly shows high expectations for continued growth in the sector as well as increased production of a wide range of algae-derived products. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

JBEI researchers use proteomics to profile switchgrass

BY Joint BioEnergy Institute Joint BioEnergy Institute researchers have used advanced proteomic techniques to identify 1,750 unique proteins in shoots of switchgrass, a North American native prairie grass that is widely viewed as one of the most promising fuel crop candidates. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

Valmet to deliver a biomass boiler plant to project in Finland

BY Valmet Corp. Valmet Corp. will deliver a boiler plant that utilizes biomass to Nokianvirran Energia in Finland. Valmet's delivery will include a HYBEX boiler with a steam power of 68 MW. READ MORE

March 12, 2015

B&W Volund awarded contracts for U.K. biomass power plant

BY Babcock & Wilcox Co. The Babcock & Wilcox Co. has announced that its Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Volund A/S, has been awarded contracts totaling more than $220 million to design, manufacture and operate a biomass power plant in Rotherham, England. READ MORE

March 11, 2015

Report highlights potential of U.K. bioeconomy

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. government has published a policy paper that highlights the economic and environmental potential of the emerging bioeconomy. The report finds significant potential in the utilization of waste resources. READ MORE

March 11, 2015

Fuels America responds to anti-RFS claims from API, others

BY Erin VoegeleFuels America recently hosted a media event featuring leaders in the U.S. ethanol industry responding to a call from the American Petroleum Institute, the Environmental Working Group and ActionAid to dismantle the renewable fuels standard (RFS). READ MORE

March 11, 2015

ICM, JUM Global sign contract for advanced gasification project

BY ICM Inc. ICM Inc. is pleased to announce a signed contract with JUM Global LLC, a global waste solution developer contracted with the City of San Jose, California, for a gasification demonstration unit using ICM's proprietary technology. READ MORE

March 11, 2015

Repreve Renewables to help power the University of Iowa

BY Repreve Renewables LLC Repreve Renewables LLC has been chosen to provide the agricultural and business development services for the University of Iowa's Biomass Fuel Project, which aims to assess and improve the environmental aspects of biomass crops and fuels. READ MORE

March 11, 2015

ISU, Cedar Rapids partner on agricultural bioprocessing

BY Iowa State University A partnership between Iowa State University and the City of Cedar Rapids will explore opportunities for expanding the success of the region's agricultural and bioprocessing industries. READ MORE

March 10, 2015

Lygos completes pilot-scale production of malonic acid

BY Katie FletcherLygos Inc., an industrial biotechnology company, recently announced that it has successfully achieved pilot-scale production of malonic acid from sugar. Malonic acid is a high-value specialty chemical useful for production of a variety of products. READ MORE

March 10, 2015

EIA reports illustrate bioenergy growth

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the March issue of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, forecasting that total renewables used for electricity and heat generation will grow by 2.9 percent this year. READ MORE

March 10, 2015

2015 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo agenda released

BY BBI International The 2015 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, has released its highly anticipated agenda featuring more than 140 speakers and four comprehensive tracks. The event takes place June 1-4 in Minneapolis. READ MORE

March 10, 2015

Project aims to help Adirondack residents switch to pellet heat

BY Northern Forest Center Financial and technical assistance to help homeowners and businesses switch to high-efficiency wood pellet heating is now available to Adirondack homeowners and businesses through the Adirondack Model Neighborhood Wood Heat Initiative. READ MORE

March 10, 2015

Gevo sells renewable jet fuel to NASA

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. has announced that the National Aeronautics and Space Administration has purchased Gevo's renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) for aviation use at the NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio. READ MORE

March 09, 2015

RWE officially opens 65 MW Markinch biomass plant

BY Erin VoegeleRWE Innogy has officially unveiled its 65 MW biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power (CHP) facility in Fife, Scotland. The Markinch facility was opened March 5 by Scotland Energy Minister Fergus Ewing MSP. READ MORE

March 09, 2015

Viridis Energy subsidiary secures supply agreement

BY Viridis Energy Inc. Viridis Energy Inc. recently announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Viridis Merchants Inc., has secured a contract with an existing supplier for exclusive distribution of up to 18,000 metric tons of 100 percent Douglas fir pellets. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Green Building Standard under consideration to include biomass

BY Katie FletcherThe Standard for the Design of High-Performance Green Buildings, or Standard 189.1, may include a definition of biomass, as well as requirements pertaining to the use of the source in the future. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Oregon governor considers Clean Fuels Program sunset date bill

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation that aims to repeal the Dec. 31, 2015 sunset date of Oregon's Clean Fuels Program has been sent to the governor for consideration. The bill, S.B. 324, was passed by the Oregon House of Representatives on March 4 by a single vote. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Miscanthus ethanol increases environmental benefits, profits

BY University of Illinois ACES A recent study simulated a side-by-side comparison of the yields and costs of producing ethanol using miscanthus, switchgrass, and corn stover. The fast-growing energy grass miscanthus was the clear winner. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Opinion: Here Be Dragons

BY Tim PortzOften medieval cartographers would include images of dragons outside the edges of the known world on a map, presumably to indicate beyond the areas depicted was risk. This month's issue follows projects confronting and mitigating inherent risks. READ MORE

March 06, 2015

Opinion: Super Bowl of Politics: Debating the President’s Budget

BY Bob Cleaves President Obama recently released the fiscal year 2016 budget. Cleaves says as in the past, it's helpful understanding the priorities of the administration and how budget and tax issues might help the industry. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

PHG Energy lands Tennessee gasification project

BY Anna SimetPHG Energy and the city of Lebanon, Tennessee, have signed a deal to install a gasification plant at the city's wastewater treatment plant. The project will employ PHGE's downdraft gasification technology. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

REG reports progress with renewable diesel, chemical operations

BY Erin VoegeleThe Renewable Energy Group Inc. has released 2014 financial results, reporting revenue of $1.27 billion, down 15 percent from 2013. Net income was $82.5 million, compared to $186.37 million the prior year. Adjusted EBITDA was $107.8 million in 2014. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

N.D. survey shows support for biomass tax incentives

BY Erin VoegeleThe North Dakota Alliance for Renewable Energy has published results of a statewide public opinion survey on renewable energy and energy efficiency. Biomass energy one of the renewable energy types addressed in the survey. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

Stobart to supply biomass to 40 MW UK facility

BY Erin VoegeleStobart Group Ltd. recently announced it has signed a 20-year biomass supply agreement with Brite Partnership (North East) Ltd. to provide 260,000 metric tons of fuel annually to a 40 MW bioenergy facility in the U.K. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

NREL refines method to convert lignin to nylon precursor

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory A new study from the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory demonstrates the conversion of lignin-derived compounds to adipic acid, an important industrial dicarboxylic acid. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

Drax acquires Billington Bioenergy

BY Drax Group Drax has announced the acquisition of Billington Bioenergy Ltd., the U.K.'s second largest wood pellet distributor. The move signals the power generator's intention to enter the country's growing biomass heat sector. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

Startup lands grant to advance microbial fuel cell technology

BY Oregon BEST A cleantech startup that has developed a microbial fuel cell capable of cleaning wastewater at breweries and other food and beverage producers while generating electricity has been awarded a $225,000 Small Business Technology Transfer Phase I grant. READ MORE

March 05, 2015

Step change for screening could boost biofuels

BY Institute of Food Research Researchers at the Institute of Food Research have developed a new way of rapidly screening yeasts that could help produce more sustainable biofuels. The technique could also aid in the search for new ways of deriving valuable renewable chemicals. READ MORE