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October 22, 2018

Orsted celebrates 50th anniversary of Studstrup Power Station

BY Erin VoegeleOrsted is celebrating the 50th anniversary of one of Denmark’s largest power stations. The then coal-fired Studstrup Power Station was inaugurated on Oct. 18, 1968, and converted to fire wood pellets in October 2016. READ MORE

October 22, 2018

Wood-fired district heat plant begins operations in Europe

BY HoSt Bio-Energy Installations HoSt has announced that a 15 MW wood-fired heating plant it supplied in Lelystad, the Netherlands, is now operational. The facility is expected to burn up to 30,000 tons of locally sourced wood chips annually. READ MORE

October 22, 2018

Enviva Partners reports limited damage from Hurricane Michael

BY Enviva On Oct. 15, Enviva Partners LP reported that its facilities incurred only limited damage from Hurricane Michael. The company's pellet plant in Jackson County, Florida, did not incur substantial wind or water damage. READ MORE

October 19, 2018

EPA: Additional small refinery petitions filed for 2017, 2018

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released updated data on small refinery waivers filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The new data shows that additional petitions were filed for 2017 and 2018 compliance years over the past month. READ MORE

October 19, 2018

AEG, GRP form joint venture to install CoalSwitch plants

BY Erin VoegeleLondon-based Active Energy group recently announced it has entered into a joint venture (JV) agreement with U.S.-based Georgia Renewable Power LLC for the installation of CoalSwitch facilities. READ MORE

October 19, 2018

Anellotech announces plans for commercial plant

BY Anellotech Anellotech announced it has demonstrated commercially viable process economics during multi-month runs at its TCat-8 pilot facility. The company said it will now begin planning for a new commercial plant with partners IFPEN and Axens. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

OMB releases estimated timelines for EPA’s E15 rule, 2 RFS rules

BY Erin VoegeleThe Trump Administration has released estimated timelines for the development of three U.S. EPA rulemakings that pertain to the Renewable Fuel Standard and year-round E15 sales, including one that includes a “reset” of statutory blending targets. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

CGA receives broad support for renewable gas funding proposal

BY Canadian Gas Association The Canadian Gas Association has received broad support from stakeholders encouraging the government of Canada to endorse its federal policy proposal for a Renewable Gas Innovation Program, which seeks $750 million in federal funding. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

ABC announces 2018 Biogas Industry Award winners

BY American Biogas Council The American Biogas Council recently announced the winners of its Biogas Industry Awards. Thirty-three awards were presented to exceptional technology innovations and projects across the industry in the agricultural, municipal and merchant sectors. READ MORE

October 17, 2018

Ace Ethanol begins construction of D3Max plant in Wisconsin

BY BBI International D3Max LLC and Ace Ethanol LLC have started construction of the first D3Max facility at Ace Ethanol’s facility in Stanley, Wisconsin. Ace Ethanol will be the first ethanol plant to integrate the patented D3Max corn kernel fiber-to-ethanol technology. READ MORE

October 17, 2018

Pinnacle acquires 70% stake in Alabama pellet plant

BY Erin VoegeleOn Oct. 15, Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. announced it has closed the previously announced acquisition of a 70 percent interest in an Aliceville, Alabama-based pellet plant from the Westervelt Co. READ MORE

October 17, 2018

PWU urges OPG to reconsider decision to close Thunder Bay plant

BY Erin VoegeleThe Canada-based Power Workers’ Union is speaking out against the recent decision by Ontario Power Generation to close its biomass-fired Thunder Bay Generation Station. The PWU called the decision “short-sighted." READ MORE

October 17, 2018

Global Pellet Inc. to launch pellet brokering platform

BY Global Pellet Inc. Global Pellet Inc. has launched a website aimed at connecting buyers and sellers of wood pellets. On the website, wood pellet producers can register their businesses and products, and then will be matched with requests from registered buyers. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Colorado bioenergy producer asks EPA to process eRIN applications

BY Erin VoegeleThe owner of a biomass power plant in Colorado is the latest representative of the bioenergy industry to urge the U.S. EPA to take action to allow biomass power facilities to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard program. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Sumitomo SHI FW to supply biomass boiler to South Korean project

BY Sumitomo SHI FW Sumitomo SHI FW has been awarded a contract by SK Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd. for design and supply of SMG Energy’s SMG Biomass Power Plant to be located in Gunsan City in the Republic of Korea. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Red-hued yeasts hold clues to producing isobutanol

BY University of Wisconsin-Madison A red pigment called pulcherrimin, naturally produced by several strains of wild yeasts, is synthesized in part through the same biochemical pathway that researchers hope to use to improve production of isobutanol. READ MORE

October 15, 2018

Bioenergy projects awarded EPA’s Green Power Leadership Awards

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA announced its 18th annual Green Power Leadership Awards on Oct. 10, recognizing 10 Green Power Partners for excellence in green power use. Bioenergy projects were among those recognized by the EPA. READ MORE

October 15, 2018

Argonne releases 2018 update to GREET model

BY Erin VoegeleOn Oct. 10, Argonne National Laboratory’s System Assessment Group released a 2018 update of its GREET Model, which is an analytical tool used to consider the life cycle of various transportation fuels. READ MORE

October 15, 2018

Scientists research heat consumption, generation in pyrolysis

BY Tomsk Polytechnic University Pyrolysis can be organized automatically for heat generation out of the most common type of biomass such as peat and straw. That is, it is sufficient to heat biomass to a certain temperature and then the process proceeds in the autothermal mode. READ MORE

October 12, 2018

Toyo awarded contract for 50 MW biomass plant in Japan

BY Erin VoegeleIn early October, Japan-based Toyo Engineering Corp. announced it has been awarded a contract to construct a 50 MW biomass power plant for Equis Bioenergy that will be fueled with wood pellets. READ MORE

October 12, 2018

New pump labels in EU provide clarity on biofuels content

BY Ron KotrbaThe EU introduced a new, harmonized set of fuel labels Oct. 12 to give drivers better information on the suitability of fuels for their vehicles. The labels will help avoid misfueling and inform drivers, according to the European Commission. READ MORE

October 12, 2018

NIB funds biofuel CHP to power Helsinki metropolitan area

BY Nordic Investment Bank Nordic Investment Bank has signed a loan agreement with Vantaan Energia Oy to finance the retrofitting of its K1 boiler to use biofuel at the Martinlaakso combined-heat-and-power (CHP) plant in Vantaa, Finland. READ MORE

October 11, 2018

Sebigas contracted to build 17.5 MW biogas project in Brazil

BY Erin VoegeleItaly-based biogas developer Sebigas has announced its Brazilian division, Sebigas Do Brasil, has been awarded a contract to construct a 17.5 MW biogas plant in southern Brazil. READ MORE

October 11, 2018

Clean Energy, BP to expand RNG supply agreement

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. BP p.l.c. and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. have announced an agreement that will secure an increased supply of RNG for Clean Energy through Clean Energy’s extensive fueling infrastructure as more fleets are requesting the clean fuel. READ MORE

October 11, 2018

Neste, Air BP collaborate on sustainable aviation fuel

BY Neste Neste and Air BP have entered into an agreement to explore opportunities to increase the supply and availability of sustainable aviation fuel for airline customers. READ MORE

October 10, 2018

EIA predicts higher winter heating costs for most energy sources

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the October edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook and 2018-2019 Winter Fuels Outlook, predicting that average household bills for most energy sources of home heating will rise this winter. READ MORE

October 10, 2018

Stora Enso, Gasum to build biogas plant in Sweden

BY Stora Enso Stora Enso and energy company Gasum have signed a contract to build a biogas plant at Stora Enso’s Nymölla paper mill in Sweden. The plant, built and operated by Gasum, will turn the mill’s wastewater effluent into renewable energy. READ MORE

October 10, 2018

Dürr buys industrial environmental technology business of B&W

BY Dürr Dürr has completed the previously announced acquisition of the industrial environmental technology business of the U.S. company Babcock & Wilcox as of Oct. 5. READ MORE

October 09, 2018

Norway to implement biofuel mandate for aviation fuel in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleNorway is taking action to require the use of renewable aviation fuel. On Oct. 4, the country’s Ministry of Climate and Environment announced it will require aviation fuel to contain at least 0.5 percent advanced biofuel starting in 2020. READ MORE

October 09, 2018

University completes life cycle assessment of BioHiTech digesters

BY BioHiTech Global Inc. BioHiTech Global Inc. has announced the results of an independent life cycle assessment (LCA) of its aerobic digester solution for food waste conducted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware. READ MORE

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