EPA finalizes 2013 RFS volumes, extends compliance deadline

The U.S. EPA has finalized the 2013 volume requirements for the renewable fuel standard (RFS). The final 2013 overall volumes and standards require 16.55 billion gallons of renewable fuels to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply.
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Shell turning closed Japanese refinery into biomass plant

Showa Shell Sekiyu, a division of Royal Dutch Shell plc, announced that it will build a biomass power plant in Kawasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. The 49 MW facility will be constructed at the site of former refinery complex.
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EPA's expanded RE-Powering tool shows vast biomass potential

The U.S. EPA has updated its RE-Powering Mapping and Screening Tool, which is part of the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative. The tool lists thousands of potential sites for bioenergy and biofuels on contaminated land, landfill and mine sites.
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Algae Biomass Summit to feature latest production advances

The 7th Annual Algae Biomass Summit, taking place in Orlando, Fla., Sept. 30 through Oct. 3 will showcase the rapid advances in the algae industry during the Innovation on the Road to Commercialization track.
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Amyris releases Q2 results, announces funding agreement

Amyris Inc. released financial results for the second quarter of 2013, reporting revenues of $10.8 million. All six fermenters at its farnesene plant in Brazil are operational, and the company entered into an agreement for $60 million in funding.
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Gevo highlights recent accomplishments in Q2 results

Gevo Inc. has released financial results for the second quarter of 2013, reporting revenues of $1.9 million. During a call to discuss the results, Gevo CEO Patrick Gruber provided an update of progress at the company's Luverne, Minn., facility.
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NRG Energy plans bioenergy park in Conn.

NRG Energy Inc. has announced its plan to construct a bioenergy park next to its biomass facility in Montville, Conn. The Montville Renewable Energy Park will consist of two fuel cell generators, a solar energy farm and a biomass power plant.
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Metabolix formalizes partnership with Samsung, reports Q2 results

Metabolix Inc. has released financial results for the second quarter, reporting that the company is formalizing its collaboration with Samsung Fine Chemicals. The company also reported quarterly revenue of $1.7 million, up significantly from 2012.
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Neste Oil reports strong Q2 performance in renewable fuel segment

Neste Oil has released its interim financial report for the first six months of 2013, reporting continuing good performance in its renewable fuels segment. The company is also participating in a fleet trial and has begun using corn oil feedstock.
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Microvi awarded USDA grant for biobutanol technology

The USDA awarded Microvi Biotechnologies a grant to develop its breakthrough technology that improves the yield and performance of biobutanol processes by overcoming the toxic and inhibitory effects on butanol producing microorganisms.
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Waste No Energy to develop AD facility in Ind.

Waste No Energy LLC, a company owned by RAKR Farms, has announced the development of a multi-million dollar anaerobic digester facility designed to renew energy and fuel the economy. The facility will begin generating power in December.
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NREL, Ecopetrol partner to develop cellulosic process

The U.S. DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory is working with Ecopetrol, the largest oil company in Colombia, to process the residue from sugar cane and palm oil harvesting into fuel ethanol for blending with gasoline.
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Cambridge director appointed to Md. thermal energy task force

Dion Banks, director of governmental affairs for Cambridge International, is among a group of individuals appointed by Governor O'Malley to the Maryland Thermal Renewable Energy Credit Task Force in support for Senate Bill 797.
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Biogenic Reagents beings production of UAC, receives investment

Minnesota-based Biogenic Reagents announced it has begun commercial production of new biobased Ultra-Adsorptive Carbon products at its Marquette, Mich., facility. The company also recently attracted investment from MVC Capital Inc.
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EIA August STEO predicts increasing bioenergy production in 2014

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the August issue of its Short-Term Energy outlook, predicting increased electricity generation from wood biomass and waste biomass in 2014.
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UK announces funding opportunity for advanced biofuels

The U.K. Department for Transport recently announced it will provide capital funding to support the development of one or more demonstration-scale advanced biofuel plants. The projects will be selected through a competitive process.
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ABO launches "Summer of Algae" awareness campaign

The Algae Biomass Organization has announced the kick off of its second annual "Summer of Algae," a national campaign sponsored by the ABO and implemented by member companies to raise awareness about the promise of commercial algae production.
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