House tax proposal would alter biofuel, bioenergy tax credits

House Ways and Means Committee Chairman David Camp, R-Mich., has released draft legislation to reform federal tax code. The draft, titled the "Tax Reform Act of 2014," would alter, and in some cases repeal, tax incentives for biofuels and bioenergy.
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European Pellet Conference concludes in Wels, Austria

The European Pellet Conference concluded on Thursday February 27, 2014 in Wels, Austria with a country by country market analysis moderated by the Executive Director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada, Gordon Murray.
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2 additional biomass companies win Army MATOC contracts

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Engineering and Support Center, Huntsville, working with the Army Energy Initiative Task Force, has announced two additional biomass energy companies received Multiple Award Task Order Contracts.
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European Pellet Conference opens with bullish outlook

The morning speakers at The European Pellet Conference all outlined continued strong growth for both global pellet demand and production.
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Carbon sequestration not so simple in biomass crop production

Findings at the USDA are providing information about the soil carbon dynamics that play a crucial role in lifecycle assessments of bioenergy production. These studies at support the USDA priority of developing new new sources of bioenergy.
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Manitoba grants support coal-to-biomass conversions

In order to help ease financial burdens of complying with Manitoba's petroleum coke and coal heating ban that went into effect Jan. 1, the province has provided grants to 16 farms working to make the transition.
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Chromatin announces production of farnesene in sorghum

Chromatin Inc. has announced that it has created sorghum plants containing elevated levels of the energy-rich compound farnesene. The milestone achievement was supported in part by the U.S. DOE's ARPA-E program Plants Engineered To Replace Oil.
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DECC elects not to review FIT for AD this year

Trade organizations serving the U.K. biogas industry have announced the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has confirmed it will not review the feed-in tariff (FIT) for anaerobic digestion (AD) this year.
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GE launches Distributed Power business

GE has announced the launch of a new Distributed Power business that combines the Aeroderivative Gas Turbine, Jenbacher Gas Engine and Waukesha Gas Engine product lines. The company will invest $1.4 billion over four years in the new business.
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New Holland provides tractors to ISU BioCentury Research Farm

The loan of two tractors by New Holland Agriculture to Iowa State University's BioCentury Research Farm has provided new options for its biomass research projects. A model T8.330 and a T5.115 tractor with a loader were loaned to the facility.
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Viaspace tests grinding equipment for Nicaragua plant

Viaspace Inc. has announced it conducted a full production-scale test of Giant King Grass grinding equipment on Feb. 18 at the Greenway Recycling Facility in Portland, Ore., using a stationary grinder manufactured by West Salem Machinery Co.
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Lignocellulose shown to have potential in bioplastic production

Chemical building blocks from lignocellulosic feedstock form a huge potential for the production of bioplastics. More specifically, they have potential for biodegradable plastic polylactic acid (PLA).
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Duckweed genes left exposed for future biofuel research

Greater Duckweed, which holds potential for biofuel production, had its genes analyzed by Rutgers University researchers. Although the plant is fairly small, it is ranked as one of the fastest growing plants.
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Solazyme reports fourth quarter and full year 2013 results

Solazyme Inc., a renewable oil and bioproducts company, has announced results for the fourth quarter and full year ended Dec. 31, 2013. Solayzme CEO Jonathan Wolfson called 2013 a year of great progress for the company.
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Amyris reports reduced farnesene production costs in 2013 results

Amyris Inc. has released its fourth quarter and full year 2013 financial results. The company reported total revenues of $41.12 million for the year, down from $73.69 million in 2012.
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Cool Planet breaks ground on commercial facility

Cool Planet Energy Systems, a technology company producing green fuels and biochar products, has broken ground on the company's first commercial facility in Alexandria, La., dubbed Project Genesis.
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Study: EU waste could provide 16 percent of road fuel by 2030

According to a newly released study, if all sustainably available waste and residuals were converted to biofuels, it could supply up to 16 percent of the European Union's road fuel by 2030.
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Study finds transatlantic pellet trade results in GHG reductions

A new study by the University of Georgia has determined that the greenhouse gas (GHG) intensity of a unit of electricity generated in the U.K. using imported wood pellets is at least 50 percent lower than fossil fuel-derived electricity.
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Mass. AD project breaks ground at existing landfill gas plant

Construction has begun on an anaerobic digestion facility at the Crapo Hill Landfill in Dartmouth, Mass., the site of an existing landfill gas-to-energy plant.
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International Biomass Conference & Expo

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Orange County Convention Center
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Pellet Supply Chain Summit

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Orange County Convention Center
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Bioenergy Project Development Seminar

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Northeast Biomass Heating Expo

April 9-11, 2014
Cumberland County Civic Center
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5th AEBIOM Bioenergy Conference

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Renaissance Brussels Hotel
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International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

June 9-12, 2014
Indiana Convention Center
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National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo

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Hyatt Minneapolis
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