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August 18, 2014

Andritz reports solid activity in pellet sector in Q2 results

BY Erin VoegeleThe Andritz Group has released financial results for the first half of the year, reporting solid project activity in the biomass pelleting sector. Overall, Andritz reported order intake of EUR 2.98 billion ($3.98 billion) for the period. READ MORE

August 15, 2014

Novozymes reports strong growth in bioenergy sales

BY Erin VoegeleNovozymes has released financial results for the first half of the year, reporting that sales growth was in line with expectations. Organically, sales grew by 8 percent. EBIT grew by 19 percent and EBIT margin reached 28.1 percent. READ MORE

August 15, 2014

Platts announces industrial wood pellet price assessments

BY Platts Platts has expanded its electric power offerings to include a weekly spot price assessment for Europe-delivered industrial wood pellets and a suite of U.K. wood pellet profitability spreads at different fuel efficiencies. READ MORE

August 15, 2014

USDA: New switchgrass variety promises more biofuel at lower cost

BY USDA Agricultural Research Service The release of a new type of switchgrass specifically designed for bioenergy generation has been announced by USDA researchers and their partners. The cultivar "Liberty" can yield 8 tons of biomass per acre. READ MORE

August 15, 2014

Researchers develop technique to convert biogas into hydrogen

BY American Chemical Society A new technique that transforms stinky, air-polluting landfill gas could produce the sweet smell of success as it leads to development of a fuel cell generating clean electricity for homes, offices and hospitals, researchers say. READ MORE

August 15, 2014

Opinion: The CAPEX/OPEX Dance

BY Tim PortzWithout the right equipment, the profit margins made producing biomass energy products will erode and eventually disappear. READ MORE

August 14, 2014

Gevo provides update on side-by-side operations in Q2 results

BY Erin VoegeleGevo inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting revenues of $7.7 million, up from $1.9 million during the same period of 2013. The company attributes the increase to the production and sale of ethanol and distillers grains. READ MORE

August 14, 2014

Biogen begins operations at food waste AD plant in the U.K.

BY Biogen Anaerobic digestion specialist Biogen has successfully completed construction and begun operations at the largest food waste anaerobic digestion plant in Wales, which will recycle 22,500 metric tons of food per year into 1 MW of electricity. READ MORE

August 14, 2014

Groups advocate for biogenic emissions framework in letter

BY Erin VoegeleMore than 100 organizations recently partnered to issue a letter to John Podesta, counselor to President Obama, urging his support in the release of the U.S. EPA's biogenic accounting framework. READ MORE

August 14, 2014

CSP receives $20 million NSF grant to pioneer bioplastics

BY University of Minnesota The University of Minnesota's Center for Sustainable Polymers recently announced it has been awarded a $20 million grant over five years from the National Science Foundation focused on discoveries of the next generation of biobased plastics. READ MORE

August 14, 2014

Researcher: Regulations needed to identify invasive feedstocks

BY University of Illinois In response to the need to prevent invasive species, researchers at the University of Illinois have developed both a set of regulatory definitions and provisions and a list of 49 low-risk biofuel plants from which growers can choose. READ MORE

August 14, 2014

B&W Volund to supply biomass-fired boilers to Denmark facility

BY Babcock & Wilcox Volund DONG Energy has chosen Babcock & Wilcox Volund as supplier of two complete biomass-fired boiler systems and equipment to a power station in Fredericia, Denmark, with a value of close to approximately 500 million DKK ($89.66 million). READ MORE

August 14, 2014

Opinion: Railroad Ties: An Essential Biomass Power Fuel

BY Bob Cleaves Biomass power plants use approximately 815,000 tons of railroad ties per year, distributed among 13 facilities in seven states. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Residential wood heat incentives trending

BY Anna SimetIn New York and Massachusetts, residential wood heating incentives are on a roll, and the industry is beginning to see trends, according to John Ackerly, president of the Alliance for Green Heat. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Conn. provides incentive to replace less efficient wood furnaces

BY Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection Connecticut's Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has announced a grant program that offers a financial incentive for the removal or replacement of older, less efficient outdoor wood burning furnaces. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Schumer introduces bill to make biogas eligible for ITC

BY Erin VoegeleSen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., recently introduced legislation that aims to encourage the construction of anaerobic digestion facilities by adding biogas to the list of renewable energy sources that are eligible for a 30 percent investment tax credit. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Virent receives EPA registration for BioForm gasoline

BY Virent Inc. Virent Inc. announced it has successfully received fuel registration from the U.S. EPA for its BioForm gasoline in blends of up to 45 percent. As a registered fuel, Virent's biogasoline can now be used in on-highway motor vehicles. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

No injuries, environmental harm reported following digester fire

BY Clear Horizons Dane LLC Clear Horizons Dane LLC, which operates the Dane County community digester project near Waunakee, Wisconsin, has reported that a fire at the facility Aug. 6 was extinguished within an hour and no injuries or release of hazardous materials occurred. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

In Depth: One Size Doesn’t Fit All

BY Anna SimetBest Available Control Technology solutions vary according to project characteristics and site specificities. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Poet-DSM announces grand opening for Project Liberty

BY Holly JessenPoet-DSM has planned a Sept. 3 grand opening celebration at the Project Liberty cellulosic ethanol plant in Emmetsberg, Iowa. It's a milestone many have been waiting for eagerly. READ MORE

August 12, 2014

First international standards in solid biofuels published

BY American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers The American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers announces that the first seven international standards in the expanding industry of solid biofuels have been published. In addition, work has also begun on part eight of the series. READ MORE