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April 13, 2016

Cellulosic ethanol plant planned for Spiritwood, N.D.

BY Ann BaileyThe CEO and a founding partner of New Energy Investors met with North Dakota state officials April 12 to discuss a $150 million cellulosic ethanol plant the Pennsylvania company is proposing to build in Spiritwood, N.D. READ MORE

April 13, 2016

ABFA advocates for maintaining biobased diesel blenders credit

BY Erin VoegeleThe Advanced Biofuel Association is among a group of organizations that recently sent a letter to Senate Finance Committee leadership expressing concern over proposed changes to the biodiesel and renewable diesel blenders tax credit. READ MORE

April 13, 2016

University of Iowa, Iowa DNR agreement expands biofuel testing

BY Iowa State University, Wendy Moorhead The University of Iowa and the Iowa Department of Natural Resources have reached a landmark agreement that will help advance the UI’s renewable-energy goals while continuing to protect Iowa’s air quality. READ MORE

April 13, 2016

‘Algal Turf Scrubbers’ help clean Baltimore Harbor, fuel cars

BY U.S. Department of Energy Energy Department-funded researchers are investigating how to mimic algae's absorb nutrients and produce oxygen, while at the same time, sustainably produce biomass for conversion to renewable biofuels and bioproducts. READ MORE

April 13, 2016

KLM launches new series of biofuel flights from Oslo to Amsterdam

BY KLM Royal Dutch Airlines On March 31, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines launched a series of around 80 biofuel flights from Oslo to Amsterdam operated with an EMBRAER 190. The remaining flights will be operated over the forthcoming period of five to six weeks. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

Inslee vetoes bill that would have benefited bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleWashington Gov. Jay Inslee recently vetoed legislation that would have benefited older biomass facilities by allowing those producing electricity through certain recent capital investments to generate renewable energy credits. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

Gevo’s biobased jet fuel can now fuel commercial flights

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc., recently announced that ASTM International has now completed its process of approving the revision of ASTM D7566 to include alcohol-to-jet synthetic paraffinic kerosene (ATJ-SPK) derived from renewable isobutanol. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

Thompson, Roeslein biogas project awarded at biomass conference

BY Katie FletcherRecipients of the annual industry awards—Excellence in Bioenergy and Groundbreaker of the Year—were announced at the 2016 International Biomass Conference & Expo, currently underway at the Charlotte Convention Center April 11-14. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

Fulcrum secures, delivers first biogas contract

BY Fulcrum Fulcrum, the U.K.’s leading independent energy and utilities provider, has secured and delivered its first biogas contract since it entered the market, with the installation of a 1.3 kilometer (0.81 mile) gas pipeline. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

ABO applauds introduction of carbon utilization amendment

BY Algae Biomass Organization The Algae Biomass Organization, the trade association for the algae industry, applauded an amendment proposed April 12 by U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., that would provide tax credit support for carbon capture and utilization technologies. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

Foresight reaches financial close on construction of AD plant

BY Foresight Group U.K.-based Foresight Group has announced the investment of GBP 3.5 million ($5 million) from Foresight AD EIS Fund to construct an anaerobic digestion plant on the Mapledurham Estate, near Reading in Berkshire. READ MORE

April 12, 2016

Industry talks lows, highs, opportunities at biomass conference

BY Anna SimetLow oil and power prices and a warm winter are the predominant reasons that it’s been a challenging year for every sector of the biomass industry. READ MORE

April 11, 2016

BPA commends EPA on substantive biomass workshop

BY Biomass Power Association The Biomass Power Association has thanked the U.S. EPA for its April 7 workshop on the role of biomass in the Clean Power Plan. During the event, scientific and state policy experts testified on the essential role biomass will play for many states. READ MORE

April 11, 2016

UK DECC releases provisional 2015 energy data

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has released provisional energy data for 2015, reporting renewable electricity generation reached 83.3 TWh last year, up 29 percent from 2014, with bioenergy up 28 percent. READ MORE

April 11, 2016

BTEC calls on biomass supporters to support BTU Act

BY Erin VoegeleThe Biomass Thermal Energy Council is asking biomass supporters to take action by contacting their elected legislators and asking them to support the inclusion of the Biomass Thermal Utilization Act in legislation being considered by the U.S. Senate. READ MORE

April 11, 2016

GE’s Distributed Power business signs supply agreement

BY GE GE’s Distributed Power has signed a parts supply agreement with Nixon Energy Solutions to strengthen Nixon’s ability to ensure the long-term availability and reliability of 11 of GE’s Jenbacher gas engines that will power three landfill gas projects. READ MORE

April 11, 2016

Cool Planet partners with J.R. Simplot to distribute Cool Terra

BY Cool Planet Cool Planet has announced a new distribution agreement with the J.R. Simplot Co. Simplot will serve as a distributor for Cool Terra throughout the Western United States and portions of the Midwest. READ MORE

April 08, 2016

Iowa establishes PTC for renewable chemicals

BY Erin VoegeleOn April 7, Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad signed legislation establishing a production tax credit for renewable chemicals. Branstad signed the bill at Iowa State University. Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds and several stakeholders were on hand to witness the event. READ MORE

April 08, 2016

Scientists discover an enzyme responsible for making hydrocarbons

BY Texas A&M University An enzyme responsible for making hydrocarbons has been discovered by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists studying a common green microalga called Botryococcus braunii. READ MORE

April 08, 2016

Scientists use ‘reverse photosynthesis’ to break down biomass

BY University of Copenhagen Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have discovered a natural process they describe as reverse photosynthesis. In the process, the energy in solar rays breaks down, rather than builds plant material, as is the case with photosynthesis. READ MORE

April 07, 2016

Maine PUC publishes renewable energy report

BY Erin VoegeleOn March 31, the Maine Public Utilities Commission issued its annual report on the state’s renewable resource portfolio standard, reporting biomass was used to satisfy 92.22 percent of Class I requirements in 2014. READ MORE

April 07, 2016

Biome releases 2015 financial results, bioplastics product update

BY Katie FletcherU.K.-based bioplastics company Biome Technologies plc has released financial results for the year ended Dec. 31, 2015, reporting significant improvement from the previous year with revenue growth of 37 percent. READ MORE

April 07, 2016

Air Canada partners in biojet supply chain initiative

BY Air Canada Air Canada recently announced it will participate in Canada's Biojet Supply Chain Initiative, a three-year collaborative project with 14 stakeholder organizations to introduce 400,000 liters (105,668.82 gallons) of sustainable aviation biofuel. READ MORE

April 07, 2016

Blue Sphere to acquire Italian biogas plant

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Blue Sphere Corp. recently announced it has signed an exclusive term sheet to acquire a 1MW waste-to-energy biogas plant in Tortona, Italy, from Agrilandia Societa Agricola a r.l. READ MORE

April 07, 2016

Viridis Energy ceases operations at Okanagan pellet plant

BY Viridis Energy Inc. Viridis Energy Inc. recently announced that due to recent structural concerns at its Okanagan Pellet Co. plant and a combination of factors, it has decided to cease operations at its West Kelowna, British Columbia, plant. READ MORE

April 06, 2016

BPA holds media call in advance of EPA biomass workshop

BY Erin VoegeleOn April 6, the Biomass Power Association held a media call in advance of the U.S. EPA’s June 7 workshop on biomass and the Clean Power Plan. During the call, the BPA outlined EPA actions needed to support the biomass power industry. READ MORE

April 06, 2016

Altex, Unitel partner to demonstrate new biomass technology

BY Unitel Technologies Altex Technologies has selected Unitel Technologies to provide engineering services to design and build a pilot system that will produce synthetic gasoline from biomass. This project is funded by a grant from the California Energy Commission. READ MORE

April 06, 2016

Waste-to-energy project planned in Tennessee

BY Clean Energy Technologies Inc. Clean Energy Technologies Inc. has announced an innovative waste-to-energy system set for completion in Tennessee later this year will mark the second commercial collaboration utilizing the Clean Cycle Generator from Clean Energy Technologies. READ MORE

April 05, 2016

EPA SAB requests additional changes to biogenic framework

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA's chartered Scientific Advisory Board recently conducted a quality review of the updated draft report on the accounting framework for biogenic carbon emissions. The SAB has requested additional changes be made to the draft framework. READ MORE

April 05, 2016

Biofuel trade groups ask for multiyear tax credit extensions

BY Erin VoegeleOn April 5, six biofuel trade associations sent a letter to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Senate Committee on Finance, and House Ways and Means Committee asking for a multiyear extension of advanced biofuel tax credits. READ MORE