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April 18, 2018

House committee passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn April 18, the House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill, officially titled the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The bill reauthorizes many bioenergy programs, but provides them with only discretionary funding. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

Veolia launches UK online marketplace for organic resources

BY Veolia Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVeolia is launching an online trading platform in the U.K. that makes it easier to sell and buy organic resources. The BioTrading website will be a sales and auction marketplace that connects buyers to the rest of the value chain. READ MORE

April 17, 2018

McConnell introduces the Hemp Farming Act of 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn April 12, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., introduced the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, legislation that aims to legalize and clearly define hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list of controlled substances. READ MORE

April 16, 2018

NUS engineers pioneer new technique for biofuel production

BY National University of Singapore Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEngineers from the National University of Singapore recently discovered that a naturally occurring bacterium, Thermoanaerobacterium thermosaccharolyticum TG57, is capable of directly converting cellulose to biobutanol. READ MORE

April 12, 2018

Draft 2018 Farm Bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn April 12, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K Michael Conaway, R-Texas, released a draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. The legislation reauthorizes many bioenergy-related programs, but provides them with only discretionary funding. READ MORE

April 09, 2018

Alliance BioEnergy Plus announces sublicense agreement

BY Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAlliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. announced April 5 that it has signed a sublicense agreement with Phoenix Biomaterials Thomaston LLC for the use of its licensed and patented CTS process in a plant Phoenix intends to build in Thomaston, Georgia. READ MORE

April 05, 2018

Illinois researchers receive $1 million to study bioenergy crops

BY University of Illinois Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture has announced a grant for $1 million to support research led by a University of Illinois scientist. The research will address the need for better-adapted and higher-yielding biomass cultivars. READ MORE

April 04, 2018

States to sue EPA over failure to enforce landfill gas rules

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA coalition led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Air Resources board has announced plans to sue the U.S. EPA over its failure to enforce existing landfill methane regulations. READ MORE

April 04, 2018

Insight into how cellulose is built could benefit biofuels

BY Penn State Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA comprehensive look at how plants build cellulose, the primary building block of the walls of most plant cells that is used in a wide variety of manmade materials, could have important implications for its use in biofuels. READ MORE