Inside December 2015


Planning For Compliance

BY Katie FletcherMonths have passed since the release of the Clean Power Plan final rules, and states and utilities are busy charting their paths forward. READ MORE

The UK’s Conversion Diversion

BY Amanda Saint The first six months of majority Conservative rule in the United Kingdom has been characterized by drastic budget cuts, including removal of subsidies for biomass power and other renewable energy. READ MORE


An Appetite for Acquisition

BY Anna SimetCurrently focused on converting a shuttered ethanol facility into a pellet plant, Northeast Wood Products is well on its way to reaching its five-year goal of 1.5 million tons of annual capacity. READ MORE

Roeslein’s Perfect Fit

BY Tim Portz A biogas project in northwestern Missouri is leveraging the fortuitous colocation of hog production assets and a natural gas pipeline to speed the project toward commercial completion. READ MORE

A Transformative Project: Total’s La Mède Conversion

BY Ron Kotrba Supermajor oil company Total S.A. will convert its 150,000-barrel-per-day oil refinery in La Mède, France, to produce renewable diesel—a first in France and just the second project of its kind in the world. READ MORE