Covanta, GIG enter partnership to develop EFW projects

Covanta Holdings Corp. and the U.K.-based Green Investment Group Ltd., a subsidiary of Macquarie Group Ltd., have entered into a partnership to develop, fund and own energy-from-waste (EFW) projects in the U.K. and Ireland.
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Pinnacle Renewable Energy files for IPO in Canada

On Dec. 15, Canadian pellet producer Pinnacle Renewable Energy filed a preliminary prospectus with securities regulatory authorities in Canada for a proposed initial public offering (IPO) of common shares.
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EPA qualifies distiller sorghum oil as advanced biofuel feedstock

The U.S. EPA has released a notice of proposed rulemaking related to fuel pathways using distiller sorghum oil as feedstock for biofuel production. A 30-day comment period on the proposal is set to close Jan. 26.
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Air France initiative promotes development of aviation biofuel

At the World Efficiency Fair, Air France presented an Engagement for Green Growth that aims to promote the emergence of sustainable aviation biofuel industries, in economically viable conditions that fully integrate circular economy principles.
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Biofuel projects named as semi-finalists in Ontario competition

The Ontario Centres of Excellence have announced 20 semi-finalists for Ontario’s Solutions 2030 Challenge, which calls on innovators to propose solutions to help the province’s industry reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) pollution.
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EPH Group enters the biomass business in Italy

EPH (Energetický a průmyslový holding a.s.) recently completed the acquisition of the biomass power plants owned by Biomasse Italia and Biomasse Crotone from Bioenergie and Api Nòva Energia. The plants have a combined capacity of 73 MW.
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Demonstration project in Norway to feature hydofaction technology

Silva Green Fuels AS has announced plans to build a demonstration plant in Tofte, Norway, that will produce second-generation advanced biofuel from forest feedstocks. Danish-Canadian company Steeper Energy will deliver the technology.
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DOE announces plan to modernize department

The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced its intent to modernize the agency’s organizational structure to advance its policy goals consistent with its statutory requirements.
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UW studies say petite poplars are the future of biofuels

A University of Washington team is trying to make poplar a viable biofuel feedstock by testing the production of younger poplar trees that could be harvested more frequently—after only two or three years—instead of the usual 10- to 20-year cycle.
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