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January 31, 2017

AWC report finds 75 percent of members’ energy met with biomass

BY Katie FletcherThe American Wood Council recently released its second Industry Progress Report, detailing the wood products manufacturing industry’s performance across a number of environment, energy and safety measures. READ MORE

January 31, 2017

2017 Heating the Midwest Conference to colocate with IBCE

BY Dovetail Partners Heating the Midwest has announced it will colocate its 6th annual 2017 conference and expo with the 2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The HTM event will be held April 10. READ MORE

January 31, 2017

Triogen launches heat recovery technology

BY Triogen B.V. Triogen B.V. recently launched its latest generation Organic Rankine Cycle technology, the “e-box 170” with a rated electric capacity of 170 kW. The new model can be installed with gas and diesel engines as well as biomass burners. READ MORE

January 31, 2017

Opinion: Going Vertical

BY Tim PortzThe biogas sector has built itself a wide base. Now, it’s time for the industry to build upon these successes, share them broadly with the investment community, find and win new industry champions, and go vertical. READ MORE

January 31, 2017

Opinion: RNG Poised for Growth in New Administration

BY Marcus Gillette RNG companies have disclosed that more than 25 new projects are set to come online by the end of 2017, and already another 15 planned RNG transportation projects slated to come online by 2020 READ MORE

January 30, 2017

GE, University of Guelph partner to improve wastewater treatment

BY Erin VoegeleOn Jan. 27, officials from GE Water & Process Technologies, the Ontario, Canada-based University of Guelph, and the Canadian government gathered to celebrate the grand opening of a pilot facility that aims to improve wastewater treatment. READ MORE

January 30, 2017

Neste rebrands its renewable diesel in North America

BY Neste Corp. Neste announced the rebranding of its renewable diesel fuel a recent customer seminar and appreciation event. Neste replaces its "Neste Renewable Diesel" and earlier brand name "NEXBTL" with "Neste MY Renewable Diesel" brand name. READ MORE

January 30, 2017

Decoded microbial metabolism explains biofuel yield

BY Blaine Friedlander, Cornell University To unravel how intricate waste biomass converts to biofuels, a Cornell professor studied Clostridium acetobutylicum to decipher its metabolism. Understanding the bacterium’s sugar-processing complexities may lead to improved biofuel yields. READ MORE

January 29, 2017

Opinion: Annual Review of Canadian Biogas Industry

BY The Canadian Biogas Association The past year has been a time of considerable progress for the biogas industry. READ MORE

January 28, 2017

In Depth: Smell of Success: Implementing an Active Landfill Gas System

BY Marc Morgan, Edward A. Galvin and Eric S. Steinhauser In an effort to reduce odors and move the city closer to producing energy from the its landfill, the city of Lebanon, new Hampshire, installed an active GCCS system. READ MORE

January 27, 2017

In Depth: Biogas Advances in the US

BY Anna Simet and Katie Fletcher Producing a range of end products from a seemingly endless list of resources, methane-based energy project development is picking up in the country. READ MORE

January 27, 2017

Covanta’s waste-to-energy plant in Ireland prepares for startup

BY Anna SimetCovanta Energy Inc.’s 58–MW waste-to-energy plant in Dublin, Ireland, is on track for first-fire in March. Staffing of the plant is nearly complete, and the facility is currently undergoing commissioning. READ MORE

January 27, 2017

Velocys announces alliances with Morimatsu, TRI

BY Erin VoegeleIn January, Velocys plc, a developer of smaller-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) plants, announced strategic alliances with Morimatsu (Jiangsu) Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. and ThermoChem Recovery International Inc. READ MORE

January 27, 2017

MIT researchers tap the hidden value of farm waste

BY Massachusetts Institute of Technology Massachusetts Institute of Technology researchers are developing a reactor that uses torrefaction technology to densify biomass, making it transportable and increasing its shelf life. The technology aims to benefit smallholder farms. READ MORE

January 26, 2017

Report considers the impact of dedicated energy crop production

BY Erin VoegeleIn early January, the USDA Economic Research Service published a report, titled “Dedicated Energy Crops and Competition for Agricultural Land,” that examines three policy scenarios that could create a market for bioelectricity using switchgrass. READ MORE

January 26, 2017

EIA releases 2017 energy outlook with projections to 2050

BY Katie FletcherThe U.S. Energy Information Agency released its Annual Energy Outlook for 2017, providing modeled projections that indicate with strong domestic production and relatively flat demand, the U.S. becomes a net energy exporter in the projection period. READ MORE

January 26, 2017

DuPont Industrial Biosciences wins grant for biogas enzymes

BY DuPont Industrial Biosciences DuPont Industrial Biosciences has been awarded a grant from the European Commission to demonstrate high-efficiency enzyme production to increase biogas yields as part of the DEMETER project. READ MORE

January 26, 2017

Microbe Detectives: Study aims to improve AD performance

BY Microbe Detectives LLC Microbe Detectives LLC recently announced a microbiome study aimed at creating new insights on how to improve biogas anaerobic digester performance, based on data collected this spring from 50 biogas/digester systems. READ MORE

January 26, 2017

Air Products technologies featured in biobased hydrogen project

BY Air Products Air Products is part of a consortium that recently took part in the inaugural ceremony of the Shikaoi Hydrogen Farm, a hydrogen production supply facility derived from livestock biomass waste located in Hokkaido, Japan. READ MORE

January 26, 2017

In Depth: How to Value Biosolids

BY Robert Lems and Karthik Yenduru Wastewater treatment plants face challenges treating their biosolids, but there are solutions to achieve maximum value in an evolving market. READ MORE

January 25, 2017

Company plans pellet plant in Brazil

BY Anna SimetBrazil’s Secretary of Economic Development, Science and Technology formally announced that company Butiá Indústria e Comércio de Pellets Ltda’s plans to construct a 36,000-ton wood pellet plant in the municipality of Butiá, Brazil. READ MORE

January 25, 2017

2017 RFS rule among regulations subject to additional review

BY Erin VoegeleThe rule to set 2014 volume obligations under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) is among 30 recent rules published by the U.S. EPA set to be temporarily delayed in order to allow for additional review by the Trump administration. READ MORE

January 25, 2017

Air Liquide, Puregas Solutions announce collaboration

BY Air Liquide Air Liquide and Puregas Solutions have signed an agreement to access their respective biogas upgrading technologies, allowing the companies to provide biogas upgrading solutions that meet customers' needs and projects’ characteristics. READ MORE

January 24, 2017

Maryland opens animal waste-to-energy program

BY Anna SimetThe Maryland Energy Administration has opened the application window for its Animal Waste-to-Energy Grant Program, which will make investments in projects that utilize animal waste to generate electricity. READ MORE

January 24, 2017

Ecostrat releases white paper on biomass supply chain analytics

BY Katie FletcherEcostrat Inc. recently released a white paper providing evidence for why industry developers and lenders should stay up to speed with the latest developments in biomass supply chain research and analytics. READ MORE

January 24, 2017

EPA seeks comments on sugar beet GHG analysis

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA is seeking comments on its analysis of upstream greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to the production of sugar beets for use as a biofuel feedstock. A 30-day public comment period is expected to open soon. READ MORE

January 24, 2017

PFI Standards Program qualifies New York, Maine pellet plants

BY Pellet Fuels Institute The Pellet Fuels Institute recently announced the qualification of two new pellet fuels manufacturers to the PFI Standards Program, including Lignetics’ Strong, Maine, facility and New York-based Instantheat Wood Pellets. READ MORE

January 24, 2017

BTS Biogas secures capital, enters US market

BY BTS Biogas BTS Biogas has raised a significant round of funding with a new U.S.-based investor group. The funding will fuel the acceleration of BTS Biogas’s strategic entry into the U.S. with several large plant projects and strategic partnerships. READ MORE

January 23, 2017

EPA: 1.84 billion RINs generated in December

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for December, reporting more than 1.84 billion RINs were generated during the final month of last year, including nearly 16.83 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

January 23, 2017

European Biogas Association reports 17,376 biogas plants in EU

BY Katie FletcherEuropean Biogas Association published the sixth edition of its statistical report, showing the number of biogas plants tripling in only six consecutive years to 17,376 biogas plants and 459 biomethane plants in operation in Europe as of late 2015. READ MORE