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Ag groups urge Congress to quickly complete work on Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMore than 150 ag groups and businesses sent a letter to leaders of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and House Committee on Agriculture urging them to complete work on the 2018 Farm Bill before the Agricultural Act of 2014 expires on Sept. 30. READ MORE

August 14, 2018

BioAmber moves forward with plan to liquidate its assets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ChemicalsBioAmber Inc. it has received court approval to move forward with plans to liquidate its assets, including the company’s Sarnia, Ontario-based biorefinery that produces biobased succinic acid. READ MORE

August 09, 2018

DOE schedules meeting of biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will hold an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on Aug. 22-23 in Arlington Virginia. READ MORE

August 09, 2018

Bioplastic producer Bio-on installs Siemens technology

BY Bio-on S.p.A. Found In:ChemicalsBio-on S.p.A.has chosen Siemens automation and plant control and management systems for its bioplastic production plant at Castel San Pietro Terme, near Bologna, Italy. The systems are expected to increase efficiency and eliminate errors. READ MORE

August 07, 2018

Velocys: Environmental milestone reached for Mississippi project

BY Velocys plc Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVelocys plc announced Aug. 7 that the USDA has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on the environmental assessment report for Velocys’ planned Bayou Fuels biorefinery in Natchez, Mississippi. READ MORE

August 06, 2018

DOE seeks input on needs related to biomass catalyst scale-up

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has opened a request for information (RFI) that aims to help it understand current needs related to catalyst development for the conversion of biomass and waste streams. READ MORE

August 03, 2018

BioAmber seeks court approval to liquidate assets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ChemicalsBioAmber Inc. has announced it is seeking court approval to pursue liquidation of its assets, as well as alternative offers, after the company failed to receive any acceptable sales or investment bids before a July 27 deadline. READ MORE

August 03, 2018

New membrane technology may aid biofuel production

BY Argonne National Laboratory Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNamed for the mythical god with two faces, Janus membranes—double-sided membranes that serve as gatekeepers between two substances—have emerged as a material with potential industrial uses, including uses in the biofuel industry. READ MORE

August 02, 2018

USDA designates new categories under BioPreferred Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ChemicalsThe USDA’s Office of Procurement and Property Management recently published a final rule amending guidelines for designating biobased products for federal procurement under the BioPreferred Program. READ MORE