GDF Suez inaugurates 205 MW biomass plant

Polish power provider GDF Suez has inaugurated what it says is the largest 100-percent biomass-fuelled power plant in the world. The 205-MW facility is in Polaneic in south Poland, and was physically complete at the end of last year.
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SaniGreen Bioenergy planning $30 million biogas in Minn.

SaniGreen Bioenergy is planning to construct a $30 million anaerobic digester in South Saint Paul, Minn., to produce biogas fuel. The facility will utilize 150,000 tons of solid and liquid organic waste each year and produce pipeline-quality biogas.
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United Airlines, AltAir Fuels execute biofuel purchase agreement

With United Airlines's strategic partnership, AltAir Fuels will retrofit part of an existing petroleum refinery to become a 30 million gallon advanced biofuel refinery near Los Angeles, Calif.
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Hundreds of ethanol producers to converge in St. Louis next week

The 29th annual International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest and longest-running conference, will take place June 10-13 in St. Louis. The conference will feature more than 140 speakers and four program tracks.
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Greenleaf Power buys 19 MW Tracy, Calif., biomass plant

Greenleaf Power, an owner and operator of green energy power plants and a portfolio company of Denham Capital, announced that it has finalized the purchase of the Tracy Biomass Plant located in Tracy, Calif., approximately 45 miles east of Oakland.
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Cellulosic, drop-in fuels needed to meet Calif. GHG goals

The California Council on Science and Technology has released the final report associated with its California's Energy Future project, finding that substantial amounts of cellulosic and drop-in biofuels are required to meet the state's GHG goals.
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Court rules California's LCFS will remain in effect

California's Fifth District Court of Appeal handed down a provisional ruling in the lawsuit filed by Poet LLC against the California Air Resources Board that states the the state's low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) program will continue to operate.
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Biofuels industry criticizes content of House RFS hearing

On June 5, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Energy Policy, Health Care and Entitlements held a hearing on the federal renewable fuel standard (RFS). No members of the biofuel industry were invited to testify.
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Cellana, Neste Oil enter off-take agreement for algae oil

Cellana announced that it has entered into a multi-year off-take agreement with Neste Oil for commercial-scale quantities of Cellana's ReNew Fuel algae oil feedstocks for biofuel applications.
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Kedco names funding partner, technical advisor for Enfield projec

Ireland-based Kedco plc has announced the Foresight Group as the preferred funding partner for its proposed 12 MW Enfield Biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) project in London, which is expected to break ground during the third quarter of 2013.
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Cummins generator fueled with hydrogen/biogas mix

A combined team of engineers and technicians from Ad Astra Rocket Co. and Cummins Power Generation, a business unit of Cummins Inc., have successfully powered a Cummins-built electrical generator using mixtures of hydrogen and biogas.
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Ultrasound 'making waves' for enhancing biofuel production

All chefs know that "you have to break some eggs to make an omelet," and that includes engineers at Iowa State University who are using high-frequency sound waves to break down plant materials in order to cook up a better batch of biofuel.
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EPA: Nearly half a million D5 biogas RINs generated in April

The U.S. EPA has published data on renewable identification numbers (RINs) generated in April. While no D3 cellulosic biofuel or D7 cellulosic diesel RINs were generated during the month, about 28.22 million D5 advanced biofuel RINs were generated.
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ALPLA to collaborate with Avantium on PEF bioplastic

Avantium and ALPLA Werke Alwin Lehner GmbH have announced their joint development agreement for the development of PEF bottles. The goal of the collaboration is to bring 100 percent biobased PEF bottles to market by 2016.
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World Bioenergy Association releases biogas fact sheet

The World Bioenergy Association has made available a comprehensive fact sheet that discusses current and potential global biogas supply for a variety of uses or markets, including electricity, heat and transportation fuels.
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London group to acquire Ukrainian wood chip exporter

London-based Active Energy Group plc has entered into a conditional agreement to acquire Nikofeso Holdings and its principal subsidiary Nikwood, a Ukrainian wood chip exporter that is contracted to supply feedstock to an Italian power plant.
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Morbark introduces redesigned biomass microchipper

Morbark Inc. has announced its redesigned 40/36 Whole Tree MicroChipper, which includes an enhanced drum set with 16 knives, a slide-in forestry grate system to reduce oversized chips, and a mechanically driven chip accelerator.
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BioAmber, Brenntag sign distribution partnership for the Americas

BioAmber Inc. has partnered with Brenntag in the Americas for distribution of its Bio-SA biobased succinic acid and derivatives, including bio-based 1, 4-butanediol. BioAmber currently supplies commercial Bio-SA from a European production facility.
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Florida governor signs legislation to repeal state RFS

Florida Gov. Rick Scott has signed legislation into law repealing the state's renewable fuel standard (RFS), calling the program a state mandate on Florida businesses that is duplicative of the federal renewable fuel standard.
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The ENTRADE Group to acquire Agnion Energy

The Germany-based ENTRADE Group has announced it has reached an agreement to acquire all shares of Agnion Energy Inc. from its existing owners, which includes shares held by Waste Management and three venture capital companies.
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Industry Events

International Fuel Ethanol
Workshop & Expo

June 10-13, 2013
America's Center
St. Louis, Missouri

National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

September 10-12, 2013
CenturyLink Center Omaha
Omaha, Nebraska

OnSite Energy Conference & Trade Show

September 23-25, 2013

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Algae Biomass Summit

September 30-3, 2013
Hilton Orlando
Orlando, Florida

International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 24-26, 2014
Orange County Convention Center
Orlando, Florida



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