Georgia Power's Plant Mitchell opts out of biomass

Georgia Power has announced that it will not convert Unit 3 at its 155-megawatt (MW) coal-fired Plant Mitchell near Albana, Ga., to biomass, contrary to plans approved by the Georgia Public Service Commission in 2009.
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Boeing finds potential in green diesel as a sustainable jet fuel

Boeing has identified green diesel, a renewable fuel used in ground transportation, as a significant new source of sustainable aviation biofuel that emits at least 50 percent less carbon dioxide than fossil fuel over its lifecycle.
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Myriant withdraws $125 million IPO

More than a year and a half after it filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Myriant Corp. has announced it does not intend to pursue a public offering at this time.
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AgEC says 2014 budget agreement highlights need for Farm Bill

The 2014 Consolidated Appropriations agreement to be considered by Congress today leaves Farm Bill energy programs with no discretionary funding for the year, highlighting the need for Congress to prioritize consideration of the 5-year Farm Bill.
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KiOR outlines 2014 plan in operational update call

KIOR Inc. recently hosted a conference call to provide an operational update on its Columbus, Miss., facility and outline its plans for 2014. The call focused on the company's plan to increase the performance and operational output of the plant.
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Herty announces mobile pellet mill

The Herty Advanced Materials Development Center has announced the addition of a new mobile pellet development unit (MPDU), a versatile pellet system designed for rapid screening of feedstocks and processing conditions.
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Craft brewer purchases EcoVolt bioelectric technology

Cambrian Innovation and Bear Republic Brewing Co. have announced the unveiling of an EcoVolt water treatment system at Bear Republic's brewery in Cloverdale, Calif. The proprietary biogas technology treats wastewater and generates energy.
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Valmet provides prehyrolysis system to BPF

Valmet Corp. has announced it will supply a prehydrolysis system to Bioprocess Pilot Facility BV's (BPF) pilot plant, which is located in Delft, the Netherlands. The BPF is a multi-purpose facility established by a consortium of industrial partners.
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CBI flail debarking, chipping system chosen for Rentech expansion

A new project is underway for Continental Biomass Industries Inc. to design and build three flail debarking and chipping systems for Rentech's Canadian wood pellet facilities scheduled for installation in the spring of 2014.
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Bill would incentivize biogas development in Rhode Island

Legislation recently introduced in the Rhode Island House of Representatives aims to extend the life of the state's central landfill by redirecting food waste for the production of energy and compost. The measures promotes biogas development.
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Sierra Resins forms bioplastic venture using waste from fisheries

Sierra Resins Inc. announced a new venture with Jason Bolton, a food safety specialist from University of Maine, to work on the development of next-generation bioplastics for the food services and food processing industry using fisheries waste.
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Iowa passes RFS resolution, plans public hearing

On Jan. 16, the Iowa Senate and House of Representatives both passed a resolution urging the U.S. government to "renew its commitment to farmers, lower fuel prices and the environment by supporting a robust and sustainable renewable fuel standard."
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BioNitrogen reports progress with feasibility studies

BioNitrogen Holdings Corp. announced that the Casale Group has completed engineering feasibility studies for is portion of its plants. The company has also recently funded BioResource Management Inc. to conduct feedstock feasibly studies.
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Researchers: There is more to biofuel production than yield

When it comes to biofuels, corn leads the all-important category of biomass yield. However,Michigan State University researchers show that looking at the big picture allows other biofuel crops to score higher as viable alternatives.
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Genera Energy showcases commercial biomass harvesting concept

Genera Energy Inc. is showcasing some of the most cutting-edge, effective and innovative commercial harvesting techniques available in the biomass industry as it begins its latest harvest of biomass energy crops.
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Enviva resumes production following fire

Enviva LP's 500,000 metric ton-per-year pellet plant in Southampton County, Va., resumed production less than two days after a fire broke out in the facility's pellet processing system. The fire began in the early morning hours of Jan. 8.
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Researchers identify a coppicing response gene in biomass willow

Rothamsted Research scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge, funded by the BBSRC Crop Science Initiative, have discovered a gene that contributes to the coppicing response of willows.
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