USDA announces application periods for BCAPThe USDA Farm Service Agency has announced incentives will resume this month through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program. According to the USDA, $3 million is available for BCAP during fiscal year 2016.
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Brigg Renewable Energy Plant opens in UKThe Brigg Renewable Energy Plant was officially opened May 26. The renewable energy plant, which is the largest dedicated straw-fired biomass plant in the U.K., generates 40 MW of electricity every hour. READ MORE SHARE
DOE: Biomass committee schedules June meeting The U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled for June 13-14 in Washington, D.C. Members of the public can observe the business of the committee.
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USDA announces $21 million in bioenergy funding The USDA has announced the availability of $21 million in funding through its Agriculture and Food Research Initiative to support the development of regional systems in sustainable bioenergy and biobased products, as well as education and training.READ MORE SHARE
WesTech, Cleanergy partner to bring GasBox to US WesTech is partnering with Cleanergy to bring the Cleanergy GasBox biogas generator to the U.S. The GasBox generates electricity and heat from biogas using a Stirling engine. It can run on biogas with a methane concentration as low as 18 percent. READ MORE SHARE
DOE BETO hosts workshop on algal biology The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office is hosting a two-day workshop, titled “Sharpening Our Tools: Algal Biology Toolbox Workshop,” gathering lead experts in the field of algal biology from May 24–25.READ MORE SHARE
Study: Chance finding could transform plant production An almost entirely accidental discovery by University of Guelph researchers could transform food and biofuel production and increase carbon capture on farmland. The researchers doubled the plant’s growth and increased seed production by 400 percent. READ MORE SHARE