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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

March 31, 2014

React Energy releases financial results, acquires thermal assets

BY Erin VoegeleU.K.-based React Energy plc has released financial results for the six months ended Dec. 31, reporting progress with development of its Enfield Biomass project. The company also recently announced the acquisition of biomass thermal assets. READ MORE

March 31, 2014

Axens, Total and IFPEN launch ethanol-to-ethylene technology

BY Axens Axens, Total and IFP Energies nouvelles have launched Atol, an innovative technology for bioethylene production through dehydration of bioethanol. The resulting bioethylene can be integrated in existing downstream polymerization installations. READ MORE

March 30, 2014

Opinion: Taking Recycling Efforts to the Next Level

BY Amanda Bilek Biomass Magazine columnist Amanda Bilek discusses the value of AD in city waste collection efforts. READ MORE

March 29, 2014

Opinion: The Multifaceted Benefits of Pellets

BY William Strauss FutureMetrics' William Strauss outlines the many benefits expanded pellet heating could bring to the U.S. READ MORE

March 28, 2014

Fiberight begins construction of waste processing facility

BY Erin VoegeleWaste-to-energy firm Fiberight LLC is beginning construction of its waste processing facility in Marion, Iowa. "We are now building," said Craig Stuart-Paul, chief executive of the company, noting that workers are scheduled to be onsite April 7. READ MORE

March 28, 2014

New Harris Poll finds public perception of biomass held steady

BY Erin VoegeleA recently released Harris Poll addresses public perception of a variety of energy technologies, including biomass energy. The results show that many U.S. adults are unfamiliar with biomass energy and its benefits. READ MORE

March 28, 2014

Agenda set for 2014 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

BY BBI International Produced by BBI International, the agenda for the 30th annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo includes more than 140 speakers and four highly informative track sessions. READ MORE

March 28, 2014

Anaergia commissions 1.5 MW biogas facility in London

BY Anaergia Inc. Anaergia Inc. has announced that UTS Biogas Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Anaergia based in the United Kingdom, has successfully constructed and commissioned a 1.5 MW biogas facility at Dagenham, London, for its client TEG Environmental Ltd. READ MORE

March 28, 2014

In Depth: Power Pundits

BY Anna SimetSteve Bossotti, Bob Cleaves and Mark Paisley are making a mark on the biomass power industry. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

EPA proposal classifies wood fuel from construction, demolition

BY Erin VoegeleOn March 27, the U.S. EPA released a proposed rule to amend its Non-Hazardous Secondary Materials. The proposal would add wood processed from construction and demolition debris to the list of fuels covered by the regulation. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

Blue Sun Energy, ARA, Chevron Lumus achieve development milestone

BY Blue Sun Energy This week, Blue Sun Energy, ARA Inc. and Chevron Lummus Global achieved a key development milestone with their 100 barrel per day (4,200 gallon per day) demonstration-scale Biofuels Isoconversion (BIC) facility in St. Joseph, Mo. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

Forth Energy abandons plans for 3 biomass power plants

BY Erin VoegeleU.K.-based Forth Energy, a joint venture between SSE Ltd. and Forth Ports, has announced it will not continue with plans to develop its previously announced Grangemouth and Rosyth biomass power plants in Scotland. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

3-MW on-farm AD facility opens in the UK

BY Tamar Energy A new anaerobic digestion facility that turns organic waste into green energy for thousands of homes was opened March 20 in Retford, Nottinghamshire. The facility is a joint venture between Tamar Energy and Sutton Grange Anaerobic Digestion. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

EurObserv'ER annual report highlights EU bioenergy sector

BY Erin VoegeleEurObserv'ER has released the 2013 edition of its annual renewable energy report, which determined that final energy consumption from renewable resources, including biofuels and biomass, increased significantly in 2012. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

Xergi to build large biogas plant in France

BY Xergi A/S The biogas company Xergi A/S has just landed a new order to build France's largest biogas plant to date based on waste products from agriculture and the food industry. The facility is expected to be operational next year. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

Evogene releases financial results, announces Brazil agreement

BY Erin VoegeleIsrael-based Evogene Ltd. has released its 2013 financial results, signed an agreement for the commercial production of castor beans in Brazil and announced enhanced capabilities for gene stacking prediction. READ MORE