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August 07, 2015

SCRA completes landfill gas-to-hydrogen project at BMW facility

BY SCRA SCRA recently announced the successful completion of the landfill gas- to-hydrogen project, which was conducted at the BMW Manufacturing Co.'s Spartanburg, South Carolina, facility. The project is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

Novozymes full-year profit outlook maintained in H1 earnings

BY Katie FletcherOn Aug. 6, Novozymes released its interim report for the first half of 2015, reporting that sales to the bioenergy industry were up by 2 percent organically compared with the first half of 2014, however, overall, sales growth slowed in bioenergy. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

Enel Energia begins work on first mini-biomass plant

BY Enel Energia Enel Energia has begun construction of an innovative combined-cooling,-heat-and-power (CCHP) mini-biomass plant at the historic Luxottica factory in Agordo, in the Veneto region's Belluno province of Italy. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

Pacific Ag raises $7 million from ACAP

BY Pacific Ag Pacific Ag has announced $7 million investment from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners LP. The capital will enable Pacific Ag to accelerate the expansion of its operations through acquisitions, technology, equipment, sales and marketing. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

Argonne scientists study benefits of bioenergy crop integration

BY U.S. DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory are studying multifunctional landscapes and how they can benefit farmers, the environment, and the bioenergy industry nationwide. Their study is set to be published in the journal Biomass and Bioenergy. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

WSU: New course offers hands-on training in bioproducts

BY Maegan Murray, WSU Tri-Cities A new summer course, titled Survey of Technical Equipment for Processing, is offered through Washington State University Tri-Cities and covers topics from fermentation and pyrolysis of biomaterials to process controls and industrial maintenance. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

Genera Energy launches unique biomass crop planning app

BY Genera Energy Inc. Genera Energy Inc. announced the launch of its first mobile agriculture app, Biomass. The Biomass app was developed to serve as a practical, easy-to-use mobile crop planning and learning tool for biomass farmers and landowners. READ MORE

August 06, 2015

EPA paves the way for Algenol’s carbon reduction technology

BY Algenol The Clean Power Plan rule acknowledges for the first time the value of carbon utilization, the cornerstone of Algenol's Direct-to-Ethanol technology, as a method for utilities to reduce emissions from electricity production. READ MORE

August 05, 2015

BioAmber to begin commercial operations at Sarnia this quarter

BY Erin VoegeleBioAmber Inc. has released financial results for the second quarter, reporting construction is complete on its first commercial-scale bio-succinic acid plant. The facility is undergoing commissioning and expected to begin commercial operations soon. READ MORE

August 05, 2015

REG reports increased biomass-based diesel sales in Q2 earnings

BY Katie FletcherRenewable Energy Group Inc. recently announced its financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, reporting 96.1 million gallons of biomass-based diesel sales, 24.5 percent more than the comparable period in 2014. READ MORE

August 05, 2015

Keeping algae from stressing out

BY Joint Genome Institute Some algae like Chlamydomonas reinhardtii produce energy-dense oils or lipids when stressed, and these lipids can then be converted into fuels. However, researchers walk a fine line in not killing the goose that lays the golden eggs. READ MORE

August 05, 2015

Researchers report a novel approach to cellulose hydrolysis

BY World Scientific A novel approach to cellulose hydrolysis using a consortium of motile bacteria moving on solid surfaces and carrying microbial luggage, another bacteria that can efficiently hydrolyze cellulose, was demonstrated by the group of researchers. READ MORE

August 05, 2015

Grains of rice hold big promise for GHG reductions, bioenergy

BY U.S. DOE/Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Rice is a large source of atmospheric methane. With the addition of a single gene, researchers have developed rice that can be cultivated to emit virtually no methane from its paddies and features more starch for food and bioenergy production. READ MORE

August 04, 2015

Gevo highlights corporate developments during investor call

BY Erin VoegeleGevo Inc. has released second quarter financial results, reporting revenue of $8.9 million, up from $7.7 million during the same period of 2014. The net loss was $17.8 million, compared to $17.2 million during second quarter of last year. READ MORE

August 04, 2015

Letter urges recognition of the carbon neutrality of bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleOn July 31, 154 members of the U.S. House of Representatives issued a letter to the USDA, U.S. Department of Energy, and U.S. EPA urging the recognition of carbon neutrality of biomass energy. READ MORE

August 04, 2015

EPC announces new version of the ENplus Handbook

BY European Pellet Council The European Pellet Council has announced the release of an updated version of the ENplus Handbook, which which defines the rights, responsibilities and obligations of all the participants in the certification program. READ MORE

August 04, 2015

ASABE announces progress in solid biofuel standards development

BY American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers Development of international standards for solid biofuels has been ongoing since 2007; with seven of the 12 published ISO standards being completed within the past year, and another 26 standards at various stages of development. READ MORE

August 04, 2015

Everbright International, DP to develop bioenergy plant in China

BY DP CleanTech DP CleanTech and China Everbright International have announced the development of a new 30 MW straw-fired biomass power plant in Nanqiao City, Anhui, China. This marks the fourth project for DP and Everbright International in 2015. READ MORE

August 03, 2015

EPA releases Clean Power Plan, uncertainty for biomass remains

BY Anna SimetThe U.S. EPA has released the final Clean Power Plan rules, which contain some key changes from the original rule, as well as vague language related to using certain kinds of biomass fuel as a carbon reduction method. READ MORE

August 03, 2015

Abengoa highlights Hugoton plant during half year investor call

BY Erin VoegeleAbengoa has released half year financial results, reporting revenues of EUR 3.39 billion ($3.71 billion), up 3 percent when compared to the first six months of the prior year. EBITDA increased by 9 percent, reaching EUR 650 million. READ MORE

August 03, 2015

Solazyme highlights algal oil plant, UPS contract in Q2 results

BY Katie FletcherSolazyme Inc. recently released its financial results for the second quarter of 2015, highlighting consistent power and steam supply coming from its cogeneration Moema facility and expanded relationship with UPS for supply of renewable diesel fuel. READ MORE

August 03, 2015

Invista, Plaxica collaborate on biobased lactic acid technology

BY Plaxica Invista Performance Technologies and Plaxica have entered into a collaboration that is expected to accelerate the commercialization of Plaxica's technology for the production of biobased lactic acid. READ MORE

August 03, 2015

Bio-on, Cristal Union to produce PHA from sugar beet coprodcuts

BY Bio-on An agreement signed by Bio-on and Cristal Union will see France's first facility for the production of PHAs bioplastic from sugar beet coproducts. The companies will build a production site with an initial 5,000 tons of annual capacity. READ MORE

July 31, 2015

Opinion: Opportunity to Showcase Bioenergy

BY Carrie Annand Oct. 21 will mark the third annual National Bioenergy Day, a day that helps those involved in bioenergy educate their communities on the need to support energy—power, heating, cooling and fuels—from organic materials. READ MORE

July 31, 2015

3 bioenergy-related House bills introduced in late July

BY Erin VoegeleIn late July, several pieces of legislation were introduced that aim to impact the biorefining industry. Two of the bills aim to benefit bioenergy technologies, while a third would limit the U.S. EPA's ability to set cellulosic mandates. READ MORE

July 31, 2015

DOE solicits applications for loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it is soliciting applications for up to $4 billion in loan guarantees to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects located in the U.S. that avoid, reduce, or sequester greenhouse gases. READ MORE

July 31, 2015

Wisconsin program offers funding for small-scale farm AD systems

BY Erin VoegeleWisconsin-based Focus on Energy, a statewide program for energy efficiency and renewable energy, recently announced it is soliciting proposals for a program focused on small, farm-scale anaerobic digestion (AD) systems. READ MORE

July 31, 2015

MSU research could improve cyanobacteria use in biofuel

BY Michigan State University Overexposure to sunlight, which is damaging to natural photosynthetic systems of green plants and cyanobacteria, is also expected to be damaging to artificial photosynthetic systems. Michigan State University researchers aim to overcome that hurdle. READ MORE

July 31, 2015

USDA scientist helps Texas sorghum growers reduce water use

BY USDA Agricultural Research Service Susan O'Shaughnessy, an agricultural engineer with the USDA's Agricultural Research Service in Bushland, Texas, is providing guidance to sorghum farmers in the Texas High Plains who are trying to save water by using less-than-optimal amounts of it. READ MORE

July 31, 2015

TerraVerdae BioWorks reaches milestone in PHA process scale-up

BY Alberta Innovates—Bio Solutions TerraVerdae BioWorks Inc. recently announced that it has reached a major milestone: creation of its proprietary technology at a commercial scale. It has completed the scale-up optimization of its process to produce PHA bioplastics from methanol. READ MORE