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November 16, 2016

White House decarbonization report addresses biofuels, biomass

BY Erin VoegeleThe White House has published a mid-century strategy on decarbonization that addresses biofuels and bioenergy. On Nov. 16, the report was filed with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the Paris climate deal. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

DONG Energy provides update of bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleDONG Energy recently released third quarter financial results, reporting operating profit increased by 7 percent, reaching DKK 4.5 billion ($650.83 million). The company also discussed several bioenergy projects in its quarterly investor call. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

DuPont Industrial Biosciences, MIAVIT to supply biogas enzymes

BY DuPont Industrial Biosciences DuPont Industrial Biosciences and MIAVIT GmbH recently announced a supply agreement where DuPont will supply enzymes for incorporation in biogas-boosting products distributed by MIAVIT. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

Global Bioenergies completes construction of demo plant

BY Global Bioenergies Global Bioenergies recently announced that the construction of its demo plant, started mid-2015, is now completed. The 100-ton-per-year plant will convert various biomass feedstocks into into high-purity isobutene. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

Groups celebrate Navy’s first ‘net-zero’ energy base

BY Constellation Naval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a $170 million, 23-year energy savings performance contract to Constellation for an energy conservation and distributed generation project that will enable a base in Georgia to reduce its energy use. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

Opinion: Asian Market Reboot

BY Tim PortzLast year's Asian production and consumption themed issue zeroed in on the excitement surrounding potential South Korean pellet demand, now Japan's wood pellet appetite has the potential to rapidly expand, making it this year's focus. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

In Depth: Asian Wood Pellet Producer & Market Snapshot

BY Ron KotrbaPellet Mill Magazine reviews Asian wood pellet production, export and import markets of Thailand, Indonesia, China, Malaysia and South Korea. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

Convergen Energy purchases Michigan biomass plant

BY Anna SimetTraxys Power Group’s 20-MW biomass cogeneration plant in L’Anse, Michigan, has been purchased by Convergen Energy, formerly known as Greenwood Fuels. The plant was originally fueled with coal, but began operating using biomass in 2009. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

Gevo provides update of operations at Luverne facility

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 14, Gevo Inc. released third quarter financial results, reporting the company produced approximately 145,000 gallons of isobutanol during the quarter, with approximately 240,000 gallons produced during the first nine months of the year. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

St1 plans 50 MMly Cellunolix ethanol plant at UPM site in Finland

BY St1 Acting on behalf of North European Bio Tech Oy (NEB), St1 has begun the analysis and signed letters of intent with Alholmens Kraft and UPM on a sawdust-based ethanol plant in the Alholma industrial area in Pietarsaari, Finland. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

ICM: Flight powered by biofuel made from residual wood

BY ICM Inc. ICM Inc. contributed to the successful production of renewable biojet fuel from woody biomass used on a commercial Alaska Airlines flight on Nov. 14 as part of the USDA-sponsored Northwest Advanced Renewables Alliance project. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

Changing cell behavior could boost biofuels, medicine

BY Washington University in St. Louis A computer scientist at Washington University in St. Louis has developed a way to coax cells to do natural things under unnatural circumstances, which could be useful for stem cell research, gene therapy and biofuel production. READ MORE

November 15, 2016

Opinion: Asia Pacific Market – From Flatlining to Boom?

BY Hannes LechnerThe Asia Pacific market could hold potential to develop into the next hot spot of the global pellet industry, and Pöyry Management Consulting shares that demand levels may be on the rise again. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

Gevo: Cellulosic ATJ fuels flight, isobutanol blend sold in Texas

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 14, Gevo Inc. announced Alaska Airlines flew a flight using its cellulosic jet fuel. The company also recently announced that gasoline blended with its isobutanol is now being sold in Houston, Texas. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

USDA announces fiscal year 2017 BCAP funding

BY USDA Farm Service Agency USDA Farm Service Agency Administrator Val Dolcini announced Nov. 10 that $1.5 million will be available in fiscal year 2017 under the Biomass Crop Assistance Program for farmers and foresters who harvest and deliver biomass for renewable energy. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

Corbion begins construction of PLA plant in Thailand

BY Corbion On Nov. 9, Corbion celebrated the groundbreaking of a new polylactic acid (PLA) bioplastics polymerization plant at its existing site in Rayong, Thailand. The plant is expected to begin operations in 2018. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

ADBA releases map of more than 500 UK AD plants

BY Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association The U.K. anaerobic digestion industry now has over 500 operational plants, and following the launch of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association’s interactive map they’re easier to see and find than ever. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

RSB revises principles and criteria

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials has announced that its global members have voted to approve and publish revised principles and criteria, which will provide users with streamlined and easier to follow requirements. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

In Depth: Japan's Rising Pellet Sun

BY Tim PortzAs wood pellet imports in Japan begin to accelerate, industry professionals offer cautious optimism that an Asian market opportunity for North American producers has arrived. READ MORE

November 11, 2016

Rentech offers update of ongoing ramp-up at Ontario plants

BY Katie FletcherRentech Inc. releases results for the third quarter of 2016, reporting that the company completed the replacement of problematic conveyors and conducted other maintenance and repairs at both its Wawa and Atikokan Canadian industrial pellet plants. READ MORE

November 11, 2016

California dairy digester system complete, plans expansion

BY Anna SimetA California dairy and its digester developer, Maas Energy Works, are hosting an open house on Nov. 17. The covered lagoon, 800-kilowatt digester system is located at Open Sky Ranch Dairy in Riverdale, California. READ MORE

November 11, 2016

Massachusetts funding to aid anaerobic digestion projects

BY Erin VoegeleMassachusetts recently awarded grant funding to two biogas-related projects under development by CRMC Bioenergy LLC and EL Harvey and Sons Inc. The awards were made under the commonwealth’s Recycling Business Development Grant program. READ MORE

November 11, 2016

In Depth: Bridging a Demand Gap

BY Katie FletcherSumitomo Corp. and Cosan Biomassa see an opportunity for pelletized Brazilian sugarcane biomass in Japan’s power market and beyond. READ MORE

November 10, 2016

EPA proposes to deny change in RFS point of obligation

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 10, the U.S. EPA proposed to deny several petitions requesting the agency redefine the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). A 60-day public comment period on the decision is scheduled to be opened soon. READ MORE

November 10, 2016

UK announces plans for second CfD auction

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has released details of the next Contracts for Difference auction. The application process for the CfD allocation round is set to open in April and is open to certain bioenergy projects. READ MORE

November 10, 2016

EIA: Biomass power production, wood heating to increase in 2017

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the November edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will generate 8 percent of U.S. utility-scale electricity in 2016 and 9 percent in 2017. READ MORE

November 10, 2016

Opinion: 2016 USIPA Conference

BY Seth GintherThe U.S. Industrial Pellet Association recently held its annual conference in Miami, and USIPA executive director, Seth Ginther, reviews the people who attended and important topics discussed. READ MORE

November 09, 2016

Biomass, biofuel groups hopeful Trump will support bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 8, the U.S. elected republican nominee Donald Trump to serve as its 45th president. Representatives of the biomass and biofuels industries are saying they look forward to working with the new administration to expand bioenergy production. READ MORE

November 09, 2016

FutureMetrics: Wood pellets offer low-cost CO2 reduction

BY Erin VoegeleFutureMetrics has published a white paper, titled “The Lowest Cost Solution for Maximum Decarbonization of the Power Sector While Maintaining Grid Reliability,” that compares two scenarios for powering carbon emissions in the power generation sector. READ MORE

November 09, 2016

US producers provide state of industry update at USIPA 2016

BY Katie FletcherUSIPA's 2016 conference in Miami hosted a larger panel of U.S. producers to discuss the state of the industry, which USIPA executive director, Seth Ginther, attributed to the emphasis on pellet production growth at this year's conference. READ MORE