Navy's Great Green Fleet proves abilities of advanced biofuels

The U.S. Navy has made it official; advanced biofuels used to fuel air or sea applications require zero modification to existing infrastructure. The achievement occurred during a two-day demonstration of the Navy's Great Green Fleet.
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Ontario continues coal phase-out with biomass

The Ontario government announced it is moving forward with plans to convert its Atikokan Generating Station to biomass, which will be one of the largest biomass power plants in the world when complete.
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Swedish, U.S. firms finish first of wood pellet boiler series

Sweden-based ABioNova and Minnesota-based WoodMaster celebrated their first in a series of "Made in America" commercial wood pellet boiler system installations at a ribbon-cutting ceremony highlighted by special guest, Swedish Ambassador to the U.S.
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New research hub in Europe receives grant, prepares for opening

A new bioenergy hub in Europe that will focus on the deployment and investigation of sustainable bioenergy sources was announced July 17 by U.K. Minister of State for Universities and Science David Willetts.
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Southern Co. brings nation's largest biomass power plant on line

Southern Co. announced July 18 that the nation's largest biomass plant is putting electricity on the grid in Texas. A ceremony was held at the Nacogdoches Generating Facility to mark commercial operation for the 100 MW unit.
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Weltec Biopower builds biogas plant in Switzerland

Weltec Biopower GmbH is building a 370 kW biogas plant in Bure, Switzerland for Bio.Etique.Energy SA. The facility's power will be fed into the grid, while surplus heat will be used to heat local training barracks for the Swiss Army.
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Vilsack tours Penn. dairy digester

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently toured the Pennsylvania-based Pennwood Farms anaerobic digestion operation for a first-hand account of what USDA and the Rural Energy for American Program helped support deployment of.
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Danforth Center wins DOE funding to study drought, biomass crops

The U.S. DOE awarded a five-year, $12.1 million grant to researchers at the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and their collaborators to develop a new model plant system, Setaria viridis, to advance bioenergy grasses as a biofuel feedstock.
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GE Engines to power Cambodian rice husk power project

GE Energy has signed a contract with Cambodian industrial conglomerate Soma Group to supply two of its engines to power a biomass gasification facility. About 1.5 MW of electricity will be generated in total at the facility using rice husk feedstock.
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Reports address US pellet production, EU sustainability criteria

U.S. producers of wood pellets will likely need to meet or exceed sustainability standards set by the European Union for solid biofuels in order access the European export market. Two reports have recently been published that examine the issue.
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Fermentation process converts biomass into liquid fuels, hydrogen

A biofuel technology created by Michigan State University researchers uses microbes to produce both liquid biofuels and hydrogen from biomass feedstock. The process creates energy at levels more than 20 times higher than existing methods.
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AdvanceBio Systems supplies bench-scale bioreactor to CENER

AdvanceBio Systems LLC recently announced that the National Renewable Energy Centre of Spain has ordered its SuPR2G reactor. The system will be used for research, development and demonstration activities in CENER's Second Generation Biofuels Center.
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