UK sets sustainability standards for solid biomass, biogas

The U.K. Department of Energy & Climate Change has announced that starting in 2015, the biomass industry must show its fuel is sustainable to receive financial support. The requirements apply to power generators with 1 megawatt capacity or higher.
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USDA offers surplus sugar to biofuels industry

The Commodity Credit Corp. is accepting offers from bioenergy producers to purchase sugar under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for Bioenergy Producers (FFP). Offers, modification of offers or withdrawal of offers must be received by Aug. 28.
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North American wood pellet exports reached new record in Q1

North American wood pellet exports reached a new record of over 1 million tons in the first quarter of 2013, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review. In the U.S. South, pellet export volumes to Europe resumed their double-digit growth.
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Annual EU report projects increased pellet, biogas consumption

The European Union recently published its annual biofuels report for 2013 with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network, reporting that solid biomass will play an important role in meeting renewable targets.
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NextFuels targets palm oil waste for advanced biofuel production

California-based NextFuels has emerged from stealth mode and is unveiling its strategy to produce advanced biofuels from wet, unprocessed agricultural waste via a hydrothermal process originally developed by Shell in the 1980s.
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Pressure Technologies secures two orders for biogas upgraders

Pressure Technologies plc has announced that its Alternative Energy division, comprising Chesterfield BioGas Ltd., has secured two orders to supply biogas upgraders and ancillary equipment with a sales value of GBP 4.6 million ($7.17 million).
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Optinol hits ethanol energy cost parity feasibility for butanol

Optinol Inc. announced that the company has achieved energy cost parity feasibility with ethanol for the production of biobutanol (n-butanol) from a wide variety of sugars using a production solution tailored to an organism.
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Aurora Algae completes construction of Australian site

In collaboration with the Durack Institute of Technology, Australia-based Aurora Algae reported that it has completed construction of a new algae cultivation site in Geraldton, Western Australia.
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Pa. group seeks farmers for anaerobic digestion projects

The West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund is investing in a minimum of five dairy farms to generate electricity from anaerobic digestion (AD) technology in Pennsylvania's Cumberland County and Franklin County.
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NSF accepting grant applications under BBBE program

The National Science Foundation recently opened a new funding opportunity under its Biotechnology, Biochemical, and Biomass Engineering program, which supports fundamental engineering research on cellular and biomolecular processes.
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DTE Energy supports Michigan landfill gas energy project

DTE Gas, a subsidiary of DTE Energy Co., is providing pipeline-quality natural gas, which was converted from landfill gas, to its residential customers as part of its commitment to renewable energy.
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Rentech sells Natchez site, reports Q2 financial results

Rentech Inc. recently announced its subsidiary has closed on the sale of approximately 450 acres of land near Natchez, Miss., for $9 million. The company also released its second quarter financial results, providing an update of its pellet business.
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JBEI researchers combine pretreatment, saccharification

Researchers with the U.S. DOE's Joint BioEnergy Institute have reported the first demonstration of a one-pot, wash-free, process for the ionic liquid pretreatment and saccharification of switchgrass, one of the leading potential biofuel feedstocks.
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USDA FSA solicits bids for Feedstock Flexibility Program

Surplus sugar is one step closer to entering the U.S. biofuels industry as feedstock. The USDA Farm Service Agency recently published a notice soliciting bids under the Feedstock Flexibility Program for Bioenergy Producers.
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Metso to supply biomass heating plant in Finland

Metso announced it will be the supplier of a biomass plant for hot water district heating to energy company Elenia Lampo in Turenki, Finland. The 10 MW plant will be fired on locally sourced biomass and utilize Metso's BioGrate combustion technology.
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Microbial team turns corn stalks and leaves into better biofuel

A fungus and E. coli bacteria have joined forces to turn tough, waste plant material into isobutanol. University of Michigan research team members said the principle also could be used to produce other valuable chemicals such as plastics.
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