Former Ineos Bio site purchased for conversion into eco-district


A consortium of investors and project developers led by Texas-based Frankens Energy recently purchased the former Ineos Bio Indian River Biorefinery in Vero Beach, Florida, and has announced plans to convert the site to an eco-district.
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Enviva completes acquisition of South Carolina wood pellet plant


Enviva announced Feb. 16 that it has completed the acquisition of a wood pellet production plant in Greenwood, South Carolina, and related assets from The Navigator Co. S.A., a Portuguese paper and pulp company.
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DOE to fund energy infrastructure deployment on tribal lands


The U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $11.5 million in new funding to deploy energy infrastructure on tribal lands. Bioenergy projects are among those eligible to apply for the funding.
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Connecticut to phase down value of biomass, landfill gas RECs


The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has finalized its Comprehensive Energy Strategy. The CES, in part, includes a phase-down of biomass and landfill gas renewable energy credits (RECs) in Class 1 RPS starting in 2019.
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UK biomass CHP plant begins commissioning


A biomass combined-heat-and-power (CHP) project in southwest England is beginning the final phase of commissioning and is on track to begin commercial operations in August. The facility will generate more than 27 MW of electricity.
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Letter asks EPA to take a fresh look at corn kernel fiber ethanol


Representatives of the cellulosic biofuels industry are asking the U.S. EPA to take a renewed look at commercial-ready cellulosic biofuels as the agency begins its work to develop proposed 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard RVOs.
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Process could allow treated wood to be used in pellet production


INRS researchers have developed a process that successfully removed more than 90 percent of the contaminants present in treated wood waste. Once decontaminated, the wood could be used to manufacture particleboard or heating pellets.
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NREL scientists model methane-eating bacteria


A research team including scientists from NREL recently explored the possibilities provided by the natural world by researching how the bacteria Methylomicrobium alcaliphilum 20ZR uses methane and converts it to valuable product precursors.
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Neste biofuels reduced GHG emissions by 8.3 million tons in 2017


Replacing fossil fuels with Neste's renewable fuels reduced global climate emissions altogether by 8.3 million metric tons or 8.3 billion kilograms in 2017. This is equal to removing 3 million passenger cars from the roads for a full year.
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Bridgestone, Versalis partner to expand guayule research efforts


Bridgestone Americas and Versalis, a major producer in the polymers and elastomers industry, are forming a strategic partnership to develop and deploy a comprehensive technology package to commercialize guayule.
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Partners consider renewable methanol project in Rotterdam


A consortium of companies comprising Air Liquide, AkzoNobel Specialty Chemicals, Enerkem and the Port of Rotterdam has signed a project development agreement covering initial investments in an advanced waste-to-chemistry facility in Rotterdam.
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Siemens selected as technology partner for biomass power plants


MasTec Power Corp., as the EPC contractor for Georgia Renewable Power LLC, has chosen Siemens as the technology partner for two new biomass power plants, Georgia Renewable – Franklin LLC and Georgia Renewable – Madison LLC.
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Stora Enso launches lignin product to replace oil-based phenol


Stora Enso has announced the launch of Lineo, a renewable replacement for oil-based phenolic materials which are used in resins for plywood, oriented strand board (OSB), laminated veneer lumber (LVL), paper lamination and insulation material.
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Meridian, Genarex partner on bio-additives for plastics


Meridian Waste Solutions Inc., an innovative technology and integrated, non-hazardous solid waste services company, recently announced a strategic partnership with Genarex FD LLC to develop a broader range of bio-additives for the plastics market.
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BPA adds new members Jametown Energy, Koda Energy, Forest2Market


Biomass Power Association recently announced that it has signed three new members, including biomass power plants Jamestown Energy and Koda Energy, and Forest2Market, a company analyzing the wood raw materials supply chain.
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