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November 14, 2014

Biome provides Q3 update on bioplastics development

BY Erin VoegeleU.K.-based bioplastics company Biome Technologies plc has released financial results for the first nine months of the year, reporting an 85 percent increase in revenues compared to the same period of 2013. READ MORE

November 14, 2014

Waste Management debuts new renewable natural gas facility

BY Waste Management Waste Management celebrated the opening of a unique renewable natural gas facility creating pipeline-ready natural gas from the landfill gas produced at its Milam Landfill in Fairmont City, Illinois. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Gevo reports progress at ethanol, isobutanol plant

BY Anna SimetExciting progress is being made at Gevo Inc.'s Luverne, Minnesota, renewable fuel plant, and also within the company's recent commercial activities, Gevo CEO Pat Gruber reported during the company's third quarter conference call. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

U.K. DECC annual energy statement addresses bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleU.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey recently delivered his annual energy statement to Parliament. Bioenergy investments were among those discussed in the statement and addressed in a complimentary report. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

UN report outlines growing biofuels role in developing economies

BY Sue Retka SchillBiofuels now account for 1 percent of global energy use, a new report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development finds. The document provides a sweeping global overview of the development of liquid biofuels. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

New versatile process efficiently converts biomass to liquid fuel

BY Purdue University Purdue University researchers have demonstrated a new process to convert all biomass into liquid fuel, and the method could make possible mobile processing plants. The new method is called fast-hydropyrolysis-hydrodeoxygenation. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Digestion strategy in shipworms holds potential for biofuels

BY Northeastern University An international research team led by Dan Distel, director of the Ocean Genome Legacy Center of New England Biolabs at Northeastern University, has discovered a novel digestive strategy in shipworms that could benefit biofuel development. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

ElectraTherm Green Machine generates power from biomass in Italy

BY ElectraTherm ElectraTherm commissioned a Green Machine to generate emission-free electricity from biomass in Badia Prataglia, Italy. The facility operates a biomass boiler burning a mix of sawdust and ground up waste wood from a saw mill. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

Xylome, Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation reach deal on yeast

BY Xylome Corp. Xylome Corp. has signed licensing and equity agreements with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation to develop and market unconventional yeasts with the power to transform tough biomass into sustainable fuels and chemicals. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

BioAmber's Sarnia facility nears mechanical completion

BY Erin VoegeleBioAmber Inc. recently released financial results for the third quarter, reporting development of the company's biorefinery in Sarnia, Ontario, is progressing on time and on budget. The facility is expected to be mechanically complete in early 2015. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

Enerkem, AkzoNobel partner to explore development in Europe

BY Enerkem Inc. Enerkem Inc. recently announced it has signed an agreement with AkzoNobel to develop a project partnership to explore the development of waste-to-chemicals facilities in Europe. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

Rentech reports pellet plants' progress, earnings

BY Anna SimetRentech Inc. is seeing robust activity in its fiber business, particularly in Canada, CEO Hunt Ramsbottom reported in a Nov. 6 quarterly earnings conference call. The company's Atikokan and Wawa, Ontario, pellet plants are nearly complete. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

REG discusses renewable diesel, chemicals during Q3 call

BY Erin VoegeleRenewable Energy Group Inc. recently released financial results for the third quarter, reporting revenues of $384.3 million. In addition to producing biodiesel, the company has expanded its operations into renewable diesel and biobased chemicals. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

German Pellets, ZG Raiffeisen Energie form joint venture

BY German Pellets GmbH The pellet producer German Pellets GmbH and ZG Raiffeisen Energie GmbH, a Baden, Germany-based trading and service company organized as a cooperative, have founded a joint venture for the sale of wood pellets. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

Air Liquide announces the acquisition of FordonsGas in Sweden

BY Air Liquide Air Liquide announces the signature of an agreement for the acquisition of FordonsGas, a company that distributes compressed biogas (CBG) for the Swedish transportation market. FordonsGas owns and operates more than 40 CBG stations in Sweden. READ MORE

November 11, 2014

Montana DNRC awards Bridger Bowl a $20,000 grant for boiler

BY Katie FletcherThe Montana Department of Natural Resources and Conservation has announced the distribution of $110,000 in grants to three wood energy projects. Troy Public Schools, Bridger Bowl Ski Area and SmartLam Technologies Group were the recipients. READ MORE

November 11, 2014

Ag groups advocate for the RFS in letter to Obama

BY Erin VoegeleA group of agriculture organizations recently issued a letter to President Obama asking him to intervene in the U.S. EPA's proposed cuts to the 2014 renewable fuel standard volume obligations. The final 2014 rule is expected to be released soon. READ MORE

November 11, 2014

ABO expands carbon utilization campaign

BY Algae Biomass Organization The Algae Biomass Organization has unveiled a new website as part of its campaign to persuade the U.S. EPA to recognize carbon capture and utilization technologies as approved emissions reduction strategies under its new power plant regulations. READ MORE

November 11, 2014

Bioenergy helps Wisconsin health system gain energy independence

BY Gundersen Health System Gundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin, recently achieved its first days of energy independence, becoming the first health system in the nation to attain the distinction. Bioenergy and biomass projects have aided in the achievement. READ MORE

November 11, 2014

Perstorp steps up investment in bioplastics market

BY Perstorp Perstorp is stepping up its investment into the fast growing bioplastics market. World demand is expected to continue to grow at over 20 percent per year for the foreseeable future, said the company. The investments include a pilot plant in the U.K. READ MORE

November 10, 2014

Novus Pacific to build full-scale Oregon renewable energy plant

BY Katie FletcherNovus Pacific LLC will soon break ground on an approximately $20 million renewable energy plant at the Port of Morrow in Boardman, Oregon, upon finalizing its financial package. Once operational, the facility will process onion and potato waste. READ MORE

November 10, 2014

KiOR files for bankruptcy, plans to refocus on R&D

BY Erin VoegeleKiOR Inc. has filed a voluntary petition for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company's idle biorefinery in Columbus, Mississippi, which is owned KiOR Columbus LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of KiOR, is not included in the filing. READ MORE

November 10, 2014

Ensyn initiates generation, sale of cellulosic RINs

BY Ensyn Corp. Ensyn Corp. has initiated the generation and sale of its first renewable identification numbers (RINs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The company also announced its RINs have also been quality assurance plan certified. READ MORE

November 10, 2014

Community energy partnership qualified by OPA to submit proposals

BY Envida Community Energy Inc. GIME Energya team made up of Envida Community Energy Inc., a subsidiary of Guelph Municipal Holdings Inc., and a number of equity partners, has been qualified by the Ontario Power Authority to submit proposals for renewable energy biomass projects. READ MORE

November 07, 2014

Drax mulls fourth unit conversion, evaluates U.S. East Coast

BY Anna SimetDrax has released management statements consistent with its interim report from July 1 to Nov. 3, which includes details on the company's continued conversion of its U.K.-based power station and potential expansion of operations in the U.S. READ MORE

November 07, 2014

Metabolix outlines new strategic plan in Q3 investor call

BY Erin VoegeleMetabolix Inc. has released third quarter financial results and reported it is implementing a strategic plan to reshape the company into an operation more focused on specialty biopolymers. READ MORE

November 07, 2014

SMUD seeks project developer for Calif. bioenergy project

BY Sacramento Municipal Utility District The Sacramento Municipal Utility District has released a request for statements of interest (RSOI) in the development of a biomass gasification project for combined-heat-and-power (CHP) application in Sacramento, California. READ MORE

November 06, 2014

Solayzyme shifts focus to lower-volume, higher-value products

BY Katie FletcherSolazyme Inc. recently released third quarter earnings, anticipating total revenue for the year just north of $60 million, up more than 50 percent from 2013. READ MORE

November 06, 2014

Amyris reports record revenue from renewable products

BY Erin VoegeleAmyris Inc. has released third quarter financial results, reporting record renewable product revenue of $11.5 million. Record revenue and lowered production cost resulted in the first quarter of positive product gross margin. READ MORE

November 06, 2014

Rentech closes on sale of alternative energy technologies

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 4, Rentech Inc. announced it has closed on the sale of its alternative energy technologies to Sunshine Kaidi New Energy Group Co. Ltd. for a total of $15.3 million. The transaction was first announced in March. READ MORE