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November 12, 2018

Enviva to expand capacity at Northampton, Southampton plants

BY Erin VoegeleEnviva Partners has released third quarter financial results, reporting increased revenue, net income and gross margin. The company also announced plans to expand its operations, including the addition of new capacity at two existing pellet plants. READ MORE

November 12, 2018

Drax generates £1.6 billion and supports over 17,500 UK jobs

BY Drax Group Based on Drax’s operations in the energy sector and its use of British businesses across its supply chain, an analysis by Oxford Economics estimates that the company contributed £1.65 billion to the economy and supported 17,500 jobs last year. READ MORE

November 12, 2018

Enerkem cofounder named 2018 EY Quebec Entrepreneur of the Year

BY Enerkem Inc. Waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer Enerkem Inc. recently announced that Vincent Chornet, the company's cofounder, president and CEO, was recognized with the 2018 EY Quebec Entrepreneur Of The Year Award in the cleantech category. READ MORE

November 09, 2018

Verbio to buy DuPont cellulosic ethanol plant, convert it to RNG

BY Erin VoegeleRoughly a year after it first announced plans to sell its cellulosic ethanol plant, DuPont Industrial Biosciences has reached an agreement to sell the facility to the U.S. subsidiary of German bioenergy producer Verbio Vereinigte BioEnergie AG. READ MORE

November 09, 2018

HoSt begins construction on 15 MW biomass CHP plant

BY Erin VoegeleNetherlands-based HoSt Bio-Energy Installations has announced it recently began construction on a new 15 MWth biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant in Duiven, Netherlands, on behalf of Sparkling Biomass BV. READ MORE

November 09, 2018

ASU teams find new ways to harness CO2 to reduce biofuel costs

BY Arizona State University The U.S. Department of Energy has announced 36 projects that together have been awarded $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development. Two Arizona State University research teams are among the grantees. READ MORE

November 08, 2018

Renewables account for more than 50% power capacity in Britain

BY Erin VoegeleThe latest Drax Electric Insights report shows Britain’s power system hit a new milestone during the third quarter of 2018, with installed capacity from renewables overtaking capacity from fossil fuels for the first time. READ MORE

November 08, 2018

California fleet switches to Neste MY Renewable Diesel

BY Neste Ecology, a transportation and logistics company in California, has switched its fleet of more than 600 trucks to run on Neste MY Renewable Diesel and is reporting cleaner fuel filters, fewer maintenance problems and reductions in tailpipe emissions. READ MORE

November 08, 2018

Clariant, Neste join forces on sustainable industrial solutions

BY Clariant Clariant has signed an agreement for a new partnership with Neste. By using Neste’s renewable hydrocarbons in its product development, Clariant increases the number of products in its portfolio that are derived from renewable raw materials. READ MORE

November 07, 2018

EIA updates bioenergy production, capacity forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EIA has released the November edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that nonhydropower renewables will provided more than 10 percent of electricity generation in 2018, increasing to nearly 11 percent in 2019. READ MORE

November 07, 2018

Gevo releases third quarter results, discusses future plans

BY Erin VoegeleOn Nov. 6, Gevo Inc. released third quarter financial results and hosted an investor call discussing efforts to decarbonize its Luverne, Minnesota, biorefinery and develop business opportunities for its isobutanol, jet fuel and isooctane products. READ MORE

November 07, 2018

Atlantis releases update on Uskmouth conversion, pellet plant

BY Erin VoegeleSIMEC Atlantis Energy Ltd. has announced the conversion of its U.K.-based Uskmouth Power Station is expected to be complete by the end of 2020. Once operational, the facility will generate 220 MW of power using energy pellets made from waste. READ MORE

November 07, 2018

US ambassador visits Drax Power Station

BY Drax Group U.S. Ambassador Robert Wood Johnson recently visited Drax Power Station to learn more about the U.K.’s largest power station. About 60 percent of the biomass used to fuel the power station comes from the U.S. South. READ MORE

November 07, 2018

Fluence awarded waste-to-energy project in Argentina

BY Fluence Corp. Ltd. Fluence Corp. Ltd. recently announced it was awarded a contract for a waste-to-energy system by ArreBeef Energia S.A., a beef processor in Argentina. The system will use anaerobic digestion technology developed by Fluence to produce biogas. READ MORE

November 06, 2018

Pinnacle reports progress with commissioning at 3 new plants

BY Erin VoegelePinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. has released third quarter 2018 financial results, reporting strong operations for existing pellets plants. The company also provided an update of ongoing commissioning activities at three new facilities. READ MORE

November 06, 2018

Valero announces approval of Diamond Green Diesel plant expansion

BY Valero Energy Corp. Valero Energy Corp. announced Nov. 5 that its board of directors approved a project to expand the Diamond Green Diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana, to 675 million gallons per year renewable diesel production capacity. READ MORE

November 06, 2018

Nature Energy acquires Xergi

BY Xergi Two of Denmark's leading biogas companies combine their competences through Schouw & Co. and Hedeselskabet’s divestment of Xergi to Nature Energy. The combined company will construct, own and operate biogas plants in Denmark and abroad. READ MORE

November 05, 2018

LCY Chemical purchases BioAmber assets, Sarnia biorefinery

BY Erin VoegeleLCY Biotechnology Inc., a division of Taiwan-based LCY Chemical Corp., has purchased the assets of BioAmber Inc., a bankrupt renewable chemicals company that built a biobased succinic acid plant in Sarnia, Ontario. READ MORE

November 05, 2018

City of Salem upgrades biogas cogeneration system

BY City of Salem, Oregon The city of Salem, Oregon has announced the receipt of $3 million in renewable energy incentives from the nonprofit Energy Trust of Oregon to support the upgrade of an existing biogas cogeneration facility at its wastewater treatment plant. READ MORE

November 05, 2018

Auburn University leads DOE project to maximize US fuel economy

BY Auburn University Auburn University researchers are leading a $2 million U.S. Department of Energy project that promises to improve fuel efficiency and economy. The project will create a biobased fuel additive that can be blended with diesel fuel. READ MORE

November 02, 2018

EPA, USDA, DOE send letter to Congress on biomass neutrality

BY Erin VoegeleThe EPA, UDSA and DOE sent a letter Congress Nov. 1 describing the agencies’ work to ensure consistent federal policy on forest biomass energy and promote policies that encourage the treatment of biomass as a carbon-neutral energy solution. READ MORE

November 02, 2018

Contest on National Mall to showcase wood, pellet stoves

BY Alliance for Green Heat The Wood Stove Design Challenge, an international competition to showcase innovative and clean-burning wood stoves, will begin on Nov. 9 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., according to the Alliance for Green Heat. READ MORE

November 02, 2018

Project investigates biomass conversion of Rotterdam power plant

BY Port of Rotterdam The European ARBAHEAT consortium is starting a research project to investigate the conversion of Engie's coal-fired power plant in Rotterdam into a biomass-fired heat and power plant fueled with steam-treated biomass produced by Arbaflame AS. READ MORE

November 01, 2018

EIA: 700,000 tons of densified biomass fuel produced in July

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing that U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 700,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in July, with sales reaching 570,000 million tons. READ MORE

November 01, 2018

Phillips 66, REG to build renewable diesel plant in Washington

BY Renewable Energy Group Inc. Phillips 66 and REG announced Nov. 1 that planning is underway for the construction of a large-scale renewable diesel plant adjacent to Phillips 66's Ferndale Refinery in Washington State. The plant will use REG's proprietary BioSynfining technology. READ MORE

November 01, 2018

Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas eclipses 150-member milestone

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas With the addition of eight new members in September and October, the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas now represents more than 150 member companies and organizations. The group started in 2011 with seven members. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

OMB reviews final rule to set 2019 RVOs under the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has delivered its final rule to set 2019 RVOs under the RFS, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel, to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the final rule is published. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

Enviva to supply pellets to power plant being converted in Japan

BY Erin VoegeleOn Oct. 31, Enviva announced that off-take contract agreements with Mitsubishi Corp. are now firm. The announcement follows news released by Mitsubishi the previous day indicating construction is underway on a biomass power plant conversion in Japan. READ MORE

October 31, 2018

UK’s BIG raises equity from investors to fund growth

BY Bioenergy Infrastructure Group Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, an independent power producer specializing in biomass and waste-to-energy, recently announced the completion of a new equity raise from its existing shareholders to fund the next stage in its growth and development. READ MORE

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