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April 03, 2014

Senate committee approves tax credit extension package

BY Erin VoegeleThe Senate Finance Committee approved tax credit extension package on April 3 that includes several biofuel and bioenergy provisions. The committee voted down an amendment that aimed to strip biofuel and renewable energy credits from the bill. READ MORE

April 03, 2014

Covanta facility wins EPA award for clean air technology

BY Covanta Energy Corp. The Montgomery County Resource Recovery Facility, operated by Covanta, has received the prestigious 2014 Clean Air Technology Award from the U.S. EPA. The award has recognized the facility for upgrading its emission control system. READ MORE

April 03, 2014

World Bank funds biomass district heating project in Belarus

BY World Bank Group The World Bank Group's board of executive directors has approved a loan in the amount of $90 million to the Republic of Belarus for a biomass district heating project. READ MORE

April 03, 2014

Viaspace advances projects in California and St. Croix

BY Erin VoegeleViaspace Inc. has recently announced progress with its projects in California and St. Croix. The California project will convert Giant King Grass into advanced biofuels and power, while the St. Croix project will convert the feedstock to biogas. READ MORE

April 03, 2014

Purdue researchers launch innovative bioenergy company

BY Purdue University Purdue University researchers are launching a company, Spero Energy Inc., focusing on an innovative process that could revolutionize how lignocellulosic biomass is used to make biofuels and other bio-based products and chemicals. READ MORE

April 03, 2014

Opinion: The Biomass Industry’s Beating Heart

BY Tim PortzBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz discusses the incredible efforts that members of the biomass industry make to lead the industry to success. READ MORE

April 02, 2014

MARAD releases results of renewable diesel testing

BY Erin VoegeleOn March 28, the U.S. Department of Transportation's Maritime Administration (MARAD) announced the results of biofuel testing completed onboard the training ship State of Michigan using a 67/33 blend of renewable diesel. READ MORE

April 02, 2014

Senate Finance Committee to markup tax extenders legislation

BY Erin VoegeleThe Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to markup a tax extenders bill on April 3. The legislation, titled the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act, includes extensions of several biofuel tax credits. READ MORE

April 02, 2014

Biomass gasification plant in Bulgaria to use GE technology

BY GE A landmark biomass-to-energy plant powered by GE's Jenbacher gas engine technology is being built near Stroevo, in Plovdiv province. The 5-MW Karlovo plant will use three of GE's Genbacher engines, one J612 and two J620 units. READ MORE

April 02, 2014

Opinion: Lessons of Winter

BY Bob Cleaves Biomass Power Association President Bob Cleaves discusses lessons learned during the 2013-2014 winter season. READ MORE

April 01, 2014

KiOR announces $25 million funding agreement with Kholsa trust

BY Erin VoegeleOn April 1, KiOR Inc filed an 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announcing it has entered into a senior secured promissory note and warrant purchase agreement with Vinod Khosla's KFT Trust. READ MORE

April 01, 2014

Iowa bill would extend state renewable energy tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleThe Iowa Senate has passed a bill that aims to extend the deadline for renewable energy projects to qualify for the state's renewable energy tax credits. It also has provisions that apply to cogeneration projects associated with ethanol plants. READ MORE

April 01, 2014

Researcher wins grant for hybrid conversion biofuel process

BY Oklahoma State University Hasan Atiyeh, assistant professor in biosystems and agricultural engineering at Oklahoma State University, recently received a South Central Sun Grant Award to advance the development of a new hybrid conversion process. READ MORE

April 01, 2014

European Biogas Association launches scientific advisory council

BY European Biogas Association March 31 marked the day of the official launch of the Scientific Advisory Council under the aegis of the European Biogas Association. The SAC work will be dedicated to the promotion of the biogas sector by means of scientific evidence. READ MORE

April 01, 2014

Opinion: A Biomass Farm Bill

BY Margaret McCormick The Algae Biomass Organization's Margaret McCormick discusses implications the new Farm Bill has on algae and other biomass technologies. READ MORE

March 31, 2014

Cool Planet closes on $100 million series D financing

BY Chris HansonColorado-based Cool Planet Energy Systems finished its fourth financing round, meeting the $100 million objective. The lead investors during the round were North Bridge Venture Partners and Concord Energy. READ MORE

March 31, 2014

White House releases methane reduction strategy

BY Erin VoegeleOn March 28, the White House released its Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions under the President's Climate Action Plan. The strategy addresses methane from landfills, agriculture, coal mines and oil and gas operations. READ MORE

March 31, 2014

Amyris, Kuraray expand collaboration in farnesene-based polymers

BY Amyris Inc. Amyris Inc. and Kuraray Co. Ltd. have announced a two year expansion and extension of the research and development portion of their ongoing collaboration in high performance polymers using Biofene, Amyris's brand of renewable farnesene. READ MORE