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Iowa State researchers work to make biochar more useful, valuable

BY Iowa State University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIowa State University researchers have found that biochar produced as coproduct of bio-oil production during the pyrolyis process shows promise as a slow-release fertilizer that could feed crops while protecting water quality. READ MORE

June 17, 2019

DOE seeks nominations for biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy is seeking nominations for candidates to fill vacancies on its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Nominations must be submitted by June 30. READ MORE

June 13, 2019

Bill aims to extend MLPs to bioenergy, biofuel projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and Ron Estes, R-Kan., reintroduced a bill June 13 that aims to give investors in clean energy projects access to the use of master limited partnerships (MLPs). READ MORE

June 07, 2019

EPA solicits nominations for SAB, related committees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe EPA is inviting nominations of scientific experts to be considered for appointment to the agency’s Science Advisory Board and four SAB committees, including the SAB Agricultural Science Committee, which provides advice on ag-related industries. READ MORE

June 06, 2019

Genomatica acquires assets of REG Life Sciences

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGenomatica announced June 6 it has acquired certain assets of the REG Life Sciences division of Renewable Energy Group Inc. The company said the acquisition will add to its capabilities to meet increasing demand for sustainable products. READ MORE

June 05, 2019

BIO announces new direction for communications, public affairs

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBIO has added Rich Masters as its new executive vice president for public affairs. The restructured position will focus on developing and implementing an integrated communications, branding and marketing strategy for the organization. READ MORE

June 04, 2019

Nelson Engineering becomes Nelson Baker Biotech

BY Nelson Baker Biotech Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNelson Engineering, Inc. has changed its name and is now Nelson Baker Biotech Inc. An innovative EPC firm in the industrial biotech space, the company has expanded into biomass processing, biochemicals and biogas in recent years. READ MORE

May 28, 2019

Thermochemical pulp biorefinery opens in Ontario

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFPInnovations and Resolute Forest Products Inc. announced May 27 the commissioning of a new pilot biorefinery that converts wood biomass into lignin and sugars. On the same day, the Canadian government awarded C$2 million to the project. READ MORE

May 22, 2019

Argonne updates model to help bioenergy developers conserve water

BY Argonne National Laboratory Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory recently released an updated version of its Water Analysis Tool for Energy Resources (WATER), an online computer model meant to help bioenergy developers preserve critical resources. READ MORE