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May 28, 2015

Coalition announces Biomass101 campaign

BY Erin VoegeleA leading coalition of forest owners, wood suppliers and manufacturers of pulp and paper goods have announced the creation of Biomass101.org, a clearinghouse for scientifically sound information on carbon-neutral bioenergy. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

UMF breaks ground on biomass heating plant

BY University of Maine at Farmington The University of Maine at Farmington broke ground on a new 5,885-square-foot biomass central heating plant on May 26. The facility is expected to replace 390,000 gallons of heating oil now used to heat the buildings through individual systems. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

Opinion: Annual Fly-In Covers Pressing Industry Issues

BY Bob Cleaves Biomass Power Association President Bob Cleaves discusses events at the organization's annual fly-in. READ MORE

May 27, 2015

Pew report tracks bioenergy investments in emerging markets

BY Erin VoegeleThe Pew Charitable Trusts has released a report, titled "Power Shifts: Emerging Clean Energy Markets," that shows clean energy investment in developing countries has grown in real and relative terms. READ MORE

May 27, 2015

ElectraTherm commissions whole-log woody biomass power plant

BY ElectraTherm ElectraTherm partnered with Air Burners to develop the first whole-log wood waste burner utilizing ElectraTherm's organic rankine cycle (ORC) power generating technology. The PGFireBox eliminates large amounts of wood waste without any preprocessing. READ MORE

May 27, 2015

Viaspace conducting engineering plan for 2 MW biogas plant

BY Viaspace Inc. Viaspace Inc. announced that it has been engaged by Clean Energy Solutions Pacific to provide engineering and design work for a 2 MW biogas power plant fueled by Giant King Grass. CES is an independent power producer focused on emerging markets. READ MORE

May 27, 2015

In Depth: PHOTO REVIEW: International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY Biomass Magazine Staff A photo review of the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo in Minneapolis. READ MORE

May 26, 2015

DOE hosts webinar on biofuel affordability

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced it will host a webinar on biofuel affordability on May 27. The event, titled "A Changing Market for Biofuels and Bioproducts," will address research related to biomass supply. READ MORE

May 26, 2015

Drax’s Haven Power signs deal with Thames Water

BY Drax Group Haven Power, the specialist electricity supplier to U.K. businesses and part of Drax Group plc, has signed a deal with Thames Water to supply their electricity requirements in a deal worth more than GBP 500 million ($769.31 million) over five years. READ MORE

May 26, 2015

ACT biomass boilers receive critical certification

BY Advanced Climate Technologies Advanced Climate Technologies, a New York-based manufacturer of fully automatic wood chip and wood pellet boilers used for heating commercial buildings, announced it has received the Intertek/ETL listing. READ MORE

May 26, 2015

In Depth: OPG’s Biomass Brothers

BY Anna SimetBrent Boyko and Faron Rollins are the faces of the standout utility’s biomass initiatives. READ MORE

May 25, 2015

Opinion: Targets, Policy for State-Level Thermal Energy Markets

BY Adam Sherman Biomass Energy Resource Center Manager Adam Sherman discusses how financial, regulatory, and program support policies are needed to move the market. READ MORE

May 24, 2015

Opinion: Team RNG: Bringing a New Fuel to Market

BY Stephanie Thorson Stephanie Thorson, associate at the Biogas Association, highlights contributions of those working in the biogas-to-compressed natural gas sector. READ MORE

May 23, 2015

In Depth: Setting the Scene

BY Katie FletcherIn Europe, the stage for biomass heat is set and industry leaders are engaging crowds, ready for the next act. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

Envia Energy joint venture breaks ground on GTL plant in Oklahoma

BY Katie FletcherEnvia Energy, a joint venture between Waste Management Inc., Ventech Engineers International LLC, NRG Energy Inc. and Velocys plc, recently held a groundbreaking ceremony for its gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant, located adjacent to WM's East Oak Landfill. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

EPA: Nearly 8 million cellulosic RINs were generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for April, reporting that more than 1.44 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 7.82 cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

California bill calls for state to share biomass fuel costs

BY Katie FletcherLegislation pending in the California legislature aims to transfer funds within the state’s Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund for the purpose of maintaining the current level of biomass generation. The bill, S.B. 590, was introduced in February. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

Pallmann, Standard Bio develop new biorefinery concept

BY Pallmann Group Pallmann Group is joining forces with Standard Bio, an expert in novel biomass conversion technologies, to develop a new biorefinery concept that will use low-value organic waste as a resource for clean energy, natural fertilizers and animal protein. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

Cristal Union, Global Bioenergies to produce biobased isobutene

BY Global Bioenergies Cristal Union and Global Bioenergies have announced the formation of IBN-One, a joint venture to build and operate a facility in France that converts renewable resources into isobutene. The plant is expected to have a 50,000 metric ton capacity. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

In Depth: Advancing Landfill Gas

BY Ron KotrbaAria Energy Business Development Manager Chris Voell discusses his long, impactful career in waste management and landfill gas energy development. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Senate hearing addresses RES legislation, biomass thermal

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 19, the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources held a hearing on 26 pieces of legislation related to energy supply, including recently introduced legislation to establish a national renewable energy standard. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Vermont company plans to pipe digester gas to college

BY Anna SimetA Vermont company is waiting on permission from the Vermont Public Service Board to construct a project that will transport dairy digester-derived biogas to Middlebury College to displace around 640,000 gallons of No. 6 fuel oil annually. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Biofuel trade groups comment on EPA’s proposed consent decree

BY Erin VoegeleBiofuel trade organizations have submitted comments to the U.S. EPA regarding its recently announced proposed legal agreement that sets specific deadlines for establishing 2014, 2015 and 2016 volume requirements under the renewable fuel standard. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

VTT converts lingocellulosic biomass to industrial chemicals

BY VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. has demonstrated that lignocellulosic biomass can be successfully converted into pure BTX chemicals, including benzene, toluene and xylene. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Cirque Energy announces agreement for DGU power plant

BY Cirque Energy Inc. Cirque Energy Inc. has announced that it has executed a joint development agreement with Cat Cay Yacht Club for the potential development and sale of renewable energy produced using Cirque's deployable gasification unit (DGU) technology. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Capstone to supply microturbine to Finnish waste treatment center

BY Capstone Turbine Corp. Capstone Turbine Corp. recently announced that it received an order for a C1000 microturbine to upgrade an established solid waste treatment center in Tampere, Finland. Commissioning is scheduled for early 2016. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

UN SE4ALL announces global bioenergy initiative

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials UN FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and the UN Foundation partner to scale up the sustainable bioenergy solutions to meet the global need for sustainable energy. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

In Depth: The West’s Quest

BY Katie FletcherType and location define pellet fuel's quality and prospective markets. These realities differ for Western producers compared to their Eastern peers in the quest to run a successful plant. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

In Depth: Answering the Question

BY Tim PortzSeven major European utilities, working to help producers satisfy a blend of varying sustainability requirements, establish the Sustainable Biomass Partnership. READ MORE

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