EU research on biobased product standard kicks offOn Sept. 27, the seven partners involved in an EU funded research program held their kick-off meeting in Paris. Led by the Netherlands Standardization Institute (NEN), the project executes pre-standardization research for biobased products.READ MORE SHARE
Biobased succinic acid producers collaborateBelgium-based polymer and biobased product developer and supplier Proviron has partnered with Reverdia to produce and sell a biobased succinic acid product. The succinic acid will be produced in Italy starting in late 2012 or early 2013. READ MORE SHARE
Governors, CEOs speak up in support of maintaining RFSThe U.S. EPA isn't just hearing from those that want to waive the renewable fuel standard (RFS). It's also receiving letters that support maintaining the RFS, including those from five governors and one letter signed by 22 CEOs and senior executives.READ MORE SHARE
RFS waiver comment period draws to a closeThe opportunity to submit comments to the U.S. EPA with regard to the renewable fuel standard (RFS) waiver requests is nearly over. The public comment period closes tonight at 11:59 p.m. EDT. More than 2,000 comments have already been submitted.READ MORE SHARE
U.S. Coast Guard investigates boiler explosionCoast Guard Air Station Sitka personnel and local authorities are investigating a boiler incident Wednesday in the air station's main hangar. One civilian contractor was injured during the incident and was transported by local EMS to the hospital.
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Michigan residents to vote on RPS ballot measure On Nov. 6 residents of Michigan will vote on a proposal to amend the state constitution to establish a new renewable portfolio standard (RPS), requiring 25 percent renewable energy by 2025. The state already requires 10 percent renewables by 2015. READ MORE SHARE
Report: U.S. surpassed Canada in wood pellet exportsA Wood Resources International report says the U.S. pulled ahead of Canada for wood pellet exports during the first half of 2012. Canada was previously the world leader of pellet exports, but the U.S. South has significantly expanded production. READ MORE SHARE