Obama unveils climate change action plan

On June 25, President Obama laid out his three-part plan to address climate change during a speech at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. "As a president, as a father, and as an American, I am here to say we need to act," he said.
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Biomass Magazine webinar addresses European demand for pellets

With more than 500 registrants, Biomass Magazine successfully launched its new webinar series with the first session focusing on the growing European demand for American wood pellets.
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U.S. added 6 MW of biomass capacity in May

On June 18 the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission released the May edition of its Office of Energy Projects Energy Infrastructure Update, showing that the U.S. has added 116 MW of biomass power capacity since the beginning of the year.
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EPA releases RIN generation data for May

The U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for May. More than 34.23 million D5 advanced biofuel, 211.93 million D4 biomass-based diesel and 1.16 billion D6 renewable fuel RINs were generated in May.
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U.S. Forest Service funds 10 renewable energy projects

U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell has announced the award of nearly $2.5 million in grants to 10 small businesses and community groups for wood-to-energy projects that will help expand regional economies and create new jobs.
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Green Investment Bank publishes first annual report

Roughly six months after the U.K. Department for Business, Innovation & Skills declared it open for business, the U.K. Green Investment Bank has released its first annual report, which details several biomass investments made to date.
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Department of Defense contract awarded to Red Rock Biofuels

Red Rock Biofuels LLC, a subsidiary of IR1 Group, secured a $4.1 million contract with the U.S. Department of Defense for drop-in jet fuel created from woody biomass. The funding will be used to get the company's sites "shovel ready."
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Emerson aims to improve performance on biomass power plants

Missouri-based Emerson Process Management has integrated a biomass fuel moisture sensor with its Ovation Expert Control System to allow a biomass-fueled power plant to monitor feedstock moisture content and adjust combustion processes.
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Engineered bacteria could produce biobased gasoline

By rerouting the metabolic pathway that makes fatty acids in E. coli bacteria, researchers have devised a new way to produce a gasoline-like biofuel. The same lines can also produce precursors of pharmaceuticals, bioplastics, herbicides and more.
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British university wins funding to develop biobased chemicals

The University of Liverpool has been awarded funding to develop the next generation of renewable chemicals from biomass to use in the manufacture of materials, plastics, solvents and pharmaceuticals.
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Weltec biogas plant in Germany undergoes commissioning

With four digesters of 4,900 cubic meters, six digestate storage units of 5,000 cubic meters and a liquid reservoir, a biogas plant built by Weltec Biopower in Lower Saxony, England, produces 1,650 standard cubic meters of raw biogas per hour.
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Minn., Sweden officials sign bioenergy agreement

Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton and Daniel Johansson, an official with the Swedish Ministry of Enterprise, Energy and Communications, have pledged to continue working together on research, technology and public policy related to the field of bioenergy.
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House committee hearing aims to perform "check-up" on RFS

The U.S. House of Representatives Energy and Power Subcommittee held a hearing June 26 on the renewable fuel standard (RFS), titled "Overview of the Renewable Fuel Standard: Government Perspectives." It featured testimony from government officials.
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Lanxess converts Genomatica's BDO into biobased PBT

Lanxess AG and Genomatica Inc. have announced that Lanxess has run a production campaign of biobased polybutylene terephthalate (PBT) using 20 metric tons of biobased 1,4-butanediol (BDO) made with Genomatica's commercially-proven process.
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Haldor Topsoe and partners produce biobased gasoline

Haldor Topsoe A/S and its project partners Andritz Carbona, Gas Technology Institute, Phillips 66 Co. and UPM-Kymmene have successfully completed the first production of gasoline from woody biomass in an integrated demonstration plant near Chicago.
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Industry hopeful Obama's climate change plan will address biomass

President Obama is expected to speak about his plan to fight climate change during a speech at Georgetown University on June 25. Those in the biomass industry are hopefully the plan will recognize the benefits of biobased fuels, power and thermal.
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Americans tired of volatile gas prices, want more renewable fuel

With summer driving season here, a new public opinion poll gauges the consumer impacts of constantly fluctuating gas prices and reveals what Americans think is the solution: renewable fuel. The survey was commissioned by Fuels America.
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