National Bioenergy Day spurs 25 events in U.S., Canada

Oct. 17 marks the first-ever National Bioenergy Day, which is being celebrated by trade associations, schools and universities in 13 U.S. states and one Canadian providence. The celebration features 25 events to demonstrate the benefits of bioenergy.
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Supreme Court's review of EPA authority may affect biomass

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to review whether or not the Clean Air Act granted the U.S. EPA authority to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from large, stationary sources, including biomass power plants, as it did for automobiles.
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Leidos to assume ownership of Connecticut biomass plant

Leidos Holdings Inc. has announced plans to assume ownership of the 37.5 megawatt (MW) Plainfield Renewable Energy biomass project under development in Plainfield, Conn. Leidos recently changed its name from Science Applications International Corp.
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Penn State Extension offers biomass short course in November

Penn State Extension has announced plans to host a two-day short course on next generation biomass conversion in Philadelphia Nov. 11-12. The event will feature researchers and biofuel business developers who will discuss a wide range of issues.
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FERC reports new biomass power capacity came online in September

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects has published its Energy Infrastructure Update for September 2013, reporting that three biomass-fired power generation units were brought into service during the month.
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Fire does little damage to MFA Oil Biomass pellet facility in Mo.

MFA Oil Biomass LLC's pellet production and storage facility was closed on Sunday, Oct. 13, when neighbors noticed smoke and called the fire department. While the final report is not complete, lightning is the suspected cause of the fire.
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Iowa State building research, development program for bioplastics

Iowa State University researchers are taking part in a five-year study of the production and performance of different kinds of bioplastic pots. The study is supported by a $1.94 million grant from the USDA.
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Honeywell Green Jet Fuel power flight in Colombia

UOP LLC, a Honeywell company, has announced that Honeywell Green Jet Fuel produced using Honeywell's UOP Renewable Jet Fuel process powered the first commercial flight in Colombia operating with renewable jet fuel.
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Cool Planet announces commercial trials of biochar

Cool Planet Energy Systems has announced the launch of its trademarked Cool Terra biochar for commercial agricultural trials. The company's high-performance biochar soil amendments are designed for specific applications.
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Biogas project at Israeli wastewater plant to use 8 GE engines

An anaerobic digestion project underway at the largest wastewater treatment plant in Israel will use eight 1.4 megawatt (MW) ecomagination-qualified General Electric Jenbaucher engines to produce 11.2 MW of heat and power.
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Hawaiian utility gains PUC approval for biofuel contract

The State Energy Office of Hawaii recently announced that the Hawaiian Public Utilities Commission has approved a new fuel contract between Hawaiian Electric Co. Inc. and Hawaii BioEnergy LLC for the purchase of 10 million gallons of biofuel per year
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AREVA awarded construction contract for plant in the Philippines

AREVA and its partner Engcon Energy Philippines have been awarded a contract by the Green Innovations For Tomorrow Corp., an independent power producer, for the construction of a biomass power plant in the Philippines.
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ERB to construct cogeneration project at Brazilian ethanol plant

Energias Renovaveis do Brasil has signed a contract to construct a cogeneration facility to produce power and steam from sugarcane bagasse biomass at an ethanol plant owned by SVAA, a joint venture of Dow Chemical and Mitsui & Co.
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Chempolis, ONGC partner on cellulosic fuel, chemical production

Chempolis Ltd., a Finland-based biorefining technology corporation, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with ONGC, India's leading oil and gas exploration company for the development of a biorefinery project.
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Alstom to supply GRT turbine to biomass project in Ireland

Alstom has announced it signed a contract with Durmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor A/S to design and supply an 18 megawatt (MW) geared reaction steam turbine (GRT) for a 15.8 MW biomass plant under development in Northern Ireland.
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Tire company completes guayule-to-rubber research farm

Bridgestone Americas Inc. announced the completion of the Agro Operations Guayule Research Farm in Eloy, Ariz. The farm aims to supply guayule to Bridgestone's BioRubber Process Research Center, which is under construction in Mesa, Ariz.
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Kedco names preferred EPC contractor for Enfield project

Kedco plc has released an update of its proposed 12 MW biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) project in Enfield, London. In addition to naming its preferred EPC contractor, the company announced progress with the development of offtake agreements.
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Boeing, SAA launch sustainable aviation biofuel effort

Boeing and South African Airways have announced that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to work together to develop and implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in Southern Africa, a first for the continent.
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