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July 12, 2016

Velocys reports progress with Envia Energy GTL project

BY Erin VoegeleU.K.-based Velocys plc recently issued a business update confirming construction of the Envia Energy gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is progressing well. A project in Ohio, however, has been put on hold. READ MORE

July 12, 2016

Nearly 42,500 comments filed on 2017 RFS proposal

BY Erin VoegeleThe comment period on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with 2018 RVOs for biomass-based diesel, has officially closed. READ MORE

July 12, 2016

Nebraska awards grant to Enginuity for BioCoal project

BY Enginuity Worldwide Enginuity Worldwide recently announced that Nebraska’s Department of Environmental Quality has awarded the company a $250,525 grant to develop BioCoal Fuel using its patented rotary compression technology. READ MORE

July 12, 2016

Researchers investigate impact of biomass harvest on wildlife

BY D'Lyn Ford, North Carolina State University North Carolina State University researchers announce results of four-year study on how biomass harvesting treatments impact wildlife, noting no significant impacts were found. The study addressed six different harvesting treatments. READ MORE

July 12, 2016

Gaz Metro converts biomass into renewable natural gas

BY Gaz Metro Gaz Metro has been conducting a demonstration project aimed at converting forestry biomass into second-generation renewable natural gas. The trials were carried out in collaboration with G4 Insights at the Natural Gas Technologies Centre. READ MORE

July 12, 2016

Opinion: What’s Next for the UK?

BY Seth GintherWhile it is too early to know the full implications of the U.K. vote to leave the European Union, Ginther provides some insight on what it might mean for export/import industries, like the pellet industry. READ MORE

July 11, 2016

Comment period on 2017 RFS proposal closes July 11 at midnight

BY Erin VoegeleThe comment period on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with 2018 RVOs for biomass-based diesel, closes July 11 at 11:59 p.m. ET. READ MORE

July 11, 2016

USDA awards REAP funding

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA has awarded Rural Energy for America Program funding to 821 projects supporting energy efficiency improvements and the installation of renewable energy systems, including $43.2 million in loan guarantees and $11.6 million in grants. READ MORE

July 11, 2016

Spencer Group to design, build pellet facilities at Port of Tyne

BY Spencer Group Spencer Group has won a contract from Lynemouth Power Ltd. to design and build wood pellet facilities at the Port of Tyne. The contract includes design and construction of a facility for the handling, storage and rail-loading of wood pellets. READ MORE

July 11, 2016

In Depth: Sweden’s Strong Suit

BY Tim PortzForssjö Pellets exemplifies the Swedish pellet industry, at one time the global leader in pellet production and consumption. READ MORE

July 08, 2016

Hadfield Wood Recyclers wins North Wales biomass plant contract

BY Hadfield Wood Recyclers Hadfield Wood Recyclers has won a contract to supply 45,000 metric tons of biomass fuel to a new 5.4-MW, wood-fueled plant in Wrexham, North Wales. READ MORE

July 08, 2016

REA: New fossil power fails to deliver as biomass, renewable can

BY Renewable Energy Association The United Kingdom Department of Energy and Climate Change data reveals that 5 GW of conventional, fossil fuel-powered generation that were awarded contracts under the Capacity Market scheme have missed their targets for delivering the projects. READ MORE

July 07, 2016

PFI qualifies 2 more NWP facilities into standards program

BY Pellet Fuels Institute The Pellet Fuels Institute recently announced the qualification of two new pellet fuels manufacturing facilities owned by Northeast Wood Products into the Pellet Fuels Institute Standards Program. READ MORE

July 07, 2016

DuPont Industrial Biosciences launches enzyme product for biogas

BY DuPont Industrial Biosciences DuPont Industrial Biosciences announces the launch of OPTIMASH AD-100, a new enzyme product that will help biomethane producers improve biogas yields and process robustness, which is expected to ultimately increase their revenue and profitability. READ MORE

July 06, 2016

Carlsbad, California, city fleet fueling with renewable diesel

BY Ron KotrbaCarlsbad, California, is now fueling its city diesel fleet with Propel Diesel HPR (High Performance Diesel). READ MORE

July 06, 2016

PHG Energy Tennesee waste gasification project progressing

BY Anna SimetWork is progressing at the city of Lebanon, Tennessee, waste-to-energy plant, and Field Rep. Evann Freeman from Sen. Lamar Alexander’s office recently visited the site to check in on progress. READ MORE

July 05, 2016

Comment period on RFS rule to close July 11

BY Erin VoegeleThe comment period for U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with 2018 RVOs for biomass-based diesel, closes July 11. READ MORE

July 05, 2016

Valmet to supply biomass-fired boiler to Russian pulp mill

BY VALMET Valmet will deliver a biomass-fired boiler plant and related automation and environmental systems to Segezha Pulp and Paper Mill in the Republic of Karelia, Russia. Valmet’s delivery is scheduled for 2017. READ MORE

July 05, 2016

FutureMetrics releases dashboard to see Brexit market impacts

BY Katie FletcherFutureMetrics recently released a pellet supply chain dashboard to see what the vote by the U.K. to leave the EU could mean for the industrial pellet sector. READ MORE

July 01, 2016

Ontario awards contracts to 14 small-scale bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleOntario’s Independent Electricity System Operator has announced it is offering 396 long-term contracts for 241.43 MW of small-scale renewable generation, including 14 contracts for 3.45 MW of bioenergy. READ MORE

July 01, 2016

RWE commissions German biogas plant

BY Erin VoegeleRWE recently commissioned a state-of-the-art biogas plant in Bergheim-Paffendorf, Germany. The facility has a thermal capacity of 7.4 MW and is designed to feed up to 700 cubic meters into the gas grid per hour. READ MORE