ABFA president: RFS proposal is 'industry's worst nightmare'

As the Advanced Biofuels Association gears up for U.S. EPA's Dec. 5 public hearing on the renewable fuel standard 2 (RFS) 2014 renewable volume obligation proposal, President Michael McAdams provided a preview on main points the ABFA plans to make.
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EPA opens comment period on 2014 RFS waiver petitions

The U.S. EPA has published a notice of receipt of petitions for a waiver of the 2014 renewable fuel standard (RFS) in the Federal Register, officially opening a 60 day comment period. A related comment period is also open for the 2014 RFS proposal.
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Two-thirds of EPA hearing speakers in favor of RFS

Hundreds of attendees were present at the U.S. EPA's public hearing on the renewable fuel standard (RFS) renewable volume obligation proposal, which began Dec. 5 at 9 a.m. in Crystal City, Va.
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Irwin, Good analyze implications of proposed RFS write-down

Much hangs on the balance in the outcome of the U.S. EPA's proposed rule to modify the renewable fuels standards (RFS). University of Illinois economists Scott Irwin and Darrel Good evaluate several scenarios in a FarmDocDaily post.
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FutureMetrics: Northeast pellet heat could spur 1.3 million jobs

According to a new paper from FutureMetrics Inc., if the 6 million rural Northeast U.S. homes utilizing oil or propane for heating converted to pellet fuel, the economic impact would be significant and include the creation of about 1.3 million jobs.
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Brazil reaches new biomass benchmark

A new benchmark was reached in November 2013 in terms of energy generated from biomass in Brazil. The energy source reached a total of 11,250 MW of installed capacity.
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DP Cleantech to build coconut-to-energy power plant in Thailand

Biomass and waste-to-energy provider DP Cleantech has developed an advanced biomass combustion technology to efficiently convert coconut waste into clean energy.
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Biomaterial concept car to make debut at motor show

A concept car made of biobased materials is scheduled to make an appearance at the 84th Geneva International Motor Show in March 2014.
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Grants available for biomass energy on W.V. surfaced-mined land

The West Virginia Brownfields Assistance Center at Marshall University is exploring reuse and redevelopment potential of land that has been surface-mined. Biomass production is a possible application for this land.
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UK projects to inject biogas into distribution grid

U.K. gas network company National Grid and Future Biogas have announced the commissioning of a $13.11 million anaerobic digestion project at Lindholmem near Doncaster, England.
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Viridis Energy reports increased revenue in Q3 results

Viridis Energy Inc. has released its third quarter financial results, reporting revenue of $3 million, up 36 percent compared to third quarter 2012 revenue of $2.2 million. The increase is attributed to market dynamics and the company's Scotia plant.
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Cleveland Browns go green

The Cleveland Browns has teamed with Quasar Energy Group, Dairy Management Inc., Ohio State University and Insinkerator to turn food waste from Cleveland's First Energy Stadium into renewable energy and organic fertilizer.
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Report evaluates role of biofuels in EU transport sector

Consulting firm E4tech has published a report that shows biofuels and vehicle efficiency will be essential in helping the European transportation sector reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and meet its decarbonizations targets.
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German Pellets Texas facility achieves ENplus certification

German Pellets' facility in Woodville, Texas, has received ENplus certification. This certification confirms the high quality of product from the facility that only commenced its operations this summer.
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Texas landfill gas project financed with taxable revenue bond

Dallas-based Friedman, Luzzatto & Co. and Memphis, Tenn.-based Duncan-Williams Inc. announced the completion of a $9 million taxable revenue bond issue to finance the construction of a waste-to-energy project in San Antonio.
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ADBA welcomes DECC action to 'save' smaller scale AD

The U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change will consult on measures, including a tariff review, in January to ensure that the small-scale anaerobic digestion sector is not unfairly disadvantaged by the anticipated degression of feed in tariff.
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