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July 03, 2014

New video highlights the importance of biofuels to the military

BY Union of Concerned Scientists Our nation's continued oil use is posing a dangerous threat to our nation's armed forces and security, but engineers and national security experts are working together to make oil savings solutions a reality, according to a new video. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

EPA finalizes RFS rules establishing new pathways, QAP

BY Erin VoegeleOn July 2, the U.S. EPA published two final rules pertaining to the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program. The first establishes new fuel pathways, while the second finalizes the voluntary quality assurance plan for the RFS. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

Nondomestic RHI qualifies 800 MW biomass capacity from launch

BY Anna SimetThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate change has released Renewable Heating Incentive and Renewable Heat Premium Payment data for May. The program provides financial incentives to increase the production and use of renewable heat. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

N.J. bill would benefit landfill gas-to-energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleA bill recently introduced in the New Jersey legislature aims to establish a Class I renewable energy certificate multiplier program for landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the state with the goal of offsetting economic loss from engine damage. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

Joule announces EPA clearance for modified cyanobacteria

BY Joule Unlimited Inc. Joule Unlimited Inc. has announced that the U.S. EPA favorably reviewed its microbial commercial activity notice (MCAN) for Joule's first commercial ethanol-producing catalyst. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

Researchers report heather could be UK energy source

BY Manchester University Harvesting energy from heather could cut greenhouse gas emissions and help the UK meet its bioenergy targets, according to new research by experts at Durham and Manchester Universities. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

EBRD finances biogas project in Ukraine

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is organizing a financing program of up to EUR 7.1 million ($9.7 million) to construct and bring into operation a 2.25 MW biogas plant, adjacent to Rokytne sugar mill in the Kiev region. READ MORE

July 01, 2014

EPA publishes methane reduction proposal for new landfills

BY Erin VoegeleOn June 30, the EPA published proposed rule to update its air standards for new municipal solid waste landfills. A separate advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeks public input on whether to update emissions guidelines for existing landfills. READ MORE

July 01, 2014

GE to acquire UK-based biogas-to-energy business

BY GE GE recently announced that it has agreed to acquire Monsal, a private U.K.-based water, waste, advanced anaerobic digestion and integrated biogas-to-energy business. The acquisition of Monsal will enhance GE's wastewater treatment product offerings. READ MORE

July 01, 2014

N.C. biogas facility holds ribbon cutting ceremony

BY CohnReznick LLP The official ribbon cutting ceremony took place June 27 at the Storms Hog Power facility at the Storms Hog Farm near Bladenboro, North Carolina. The 600-kW facility is North Carolina's largest swine waste-to-energy system operating at full capacity. READ MORE

July 01, 2014

Biofuel industry criticizes CBO's RFS report

BY Erin VoegeleThe Congressional Budget Office has published a report on the renewable fuel standard (RFS) that is focused on compliance issues in 2014 and beyond. The biofuels industry has spoken out to criticize the study. READ MORE

June 30, 2014

Supreme Court declines petition to review California's LCFS

BY Erin VoegeleOn June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a challenge to the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal's September 2013 ruling on California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard. That ruling found that the LCFS program is constitutional. READ MORE

June 30, 2014

Water-cleanup catalysts tackle biomass upgrading

BY Rice University Rice University researchers have found palladium-gold nanocatalysts can convert glycerol, a waste byproduct of biodiesel production, into high-value chemicals. The research team is led by chemical engineer Michael Wong. READ MORE

June 30, 2014

Proterro receives patent for photobioreactor

BY Proterro Inc. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued Patent No. 8,728,783 to Proterro Inc., protecting the company's proprietary photobioreactor, a novel element in Proterro’s patented sugar-making process. READ MORE

June 30, 2014

Opinion: All Markets Great and Small

BY Tim PortzEditorial Note: The pellet market is growing because passionate people are doing the hard work described in our articles in the third quarter issue of Pellet Mill Magazine. READ MORE

June 29, 2014

In Depth: Building Demand Through Community Energy

BY Sue Retka SchillOregon promotes wood energy clusters, creating demand to support forest restoration. READ MORE

June 28, 2014

In Depth: Mobilizing Pyrolysis

BY Kolby Hoagland Adding mobility to pyrolysis systems could improve project economics. READ MORE

June 28, 2014

In Depth: California Craft Beers and Biogas Bargains

BY Chris HansonOn-site biogas installations are saving craft brewers heat and water treatment costs. READ MORE

June 28, 2014

Opinion: Pathway to Nowhere

BY Michael McAdams Advanced biofuel pathway delays are a significant problem for the industry. READ MORE

June 28, 2014

In Depth: Gord’s Gold

BY Tim PortzCanada’s most passionate advocate for wood pellets, Gordon Murray, identifies the opportunities and challenges awaiting his members in a rapidly expanding global marketplace. READ MORE

June 27, 2014

Opinion: Community Digesters: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies

BY Surya Pidaparti In the U.S., there are about 1,500 digesters at sewage plants and 300 on farms. Success of farm and community digesters is mixed with a success rate of 60 to 80 percent. There are myriad factors that undermine the use of digesters. READ MORE