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Brought to you by the publishers of Biofuels International magazine, Bioenergy Insight is a publication targeted at companies producing biomass fuel in the form of pellets and briquettes, and those using biomass fuel to produce CHP, biogas, biopower, chemicals, heat and liquid biofuels.

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Cranfield University opens AD research plant

A new anaerobic digestion (AD) research plant has been officially opened at Cranfield University in the UK.


The plant, part funded by the European Regional...
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AECOM awarded contract for Newtown Creek Renewable Natural Gas...

In the US, infrastructure and support services firm AECOM has been awarded a design-build contract from National Grid, in partnership with the New York City...
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PlanET delivers biogas plant to UK company

UK lime works company Singleton Birch has opened its 1.5MW biogas plant in North Lincolnshire, England.


The new plant will generate 40% of Singleton Birch's...
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Abengoa opens commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant

Abengoa has officially opened its second generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton in the US state of Kansas.


Construction on the biorefinery finished in...
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AD plant to turn London food waste into energy

In the UK, Willen Biogas is developing a 27,000 tonne per year biogas plant at Cattlegate Farm in Enfield, London.


Willen Biogas is owned by the investment...
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Viaspace brings Giant King Grass to the Philippines

Sagay Central, a sugar milling and sugar growing company and partner of energy crop cultivator Viaspace, has shipped and planted Giant King Grass in Negros...
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Construction contract for 250kW biogas plant concluded in Japan

Japan-based company Renagen has signed a contract with EnviTec Biogas for the construction of a 250kW biogas plant near the Japanese city of Osaka. The plant is...
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Sunshine Gas Producers begins renewable energy production in...

Sunshine Gas Producers, a joint venture between DTE Biomass Energy and EIF Renewable Energy Holdings through its subsidiary Landfill Energy Systems, has started...
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Three injured at Canada wood pellet plant explosion

An explosion at Pinnacle Renewable Energy's wood pellet plant in British Columbia injured three and resulted in around 30 employees being evacuated.


The...
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Enviva to purchase Green Circle Bio Energy

Enviva Development Holdings, an affiliate of Enviva, and JCE Group Aktiebolag, the sole owner of Green Circle Bio Energy, have signed a contract that will see Enviva...
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New contract to accelerate use of biomass in China

US-based renewable fuels producer BlueFire Renewables has finalised and signed a new master engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its...
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Bioenergy Insight magazine: a sneak peek at our October issue

The October issue of Bioenergy Insight is out now and for those of you who subscribe, it will be hitting your desks within the next couple of weeks. As usual, it's...
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Wärtsilä to develop Indonesia's first bio-LNG...

Wärtsilä has signed a joint development agreement with two Indonesian partners to develop the first biogas liquefaction (bio-LNG) plant in...
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RWE Innogy moves away from biomass

RWE Innogy and Fri-El Green Power have concluded the transfer of RWE Innogy's 80% stake in Enna, a biomass power plant based in Sicily, Italy, to Fri-El. The deal...
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Cool Planet to receive $91m loan from USDA

Cool Planet Energy Systems, which is commercialising a technology to create green fuels and biochar, has received a $91 million (€72 million) conditional...
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California's VVWRA marks start-up of biogas production...

In the US, the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) marked the official start-up of its new Omnivore biogas production system with a ribbon cutting...
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Viridis Energy in supply agreement with BC producer

Viridis Energy has announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Viridis Merchants Canada, has secured an additional 45,000 tonnes of wood pellets per year over the...
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Deadwood Biofuels pellet plant acquired

The Earth Partners, a land restoration and bioenergy development company, has acquired Deadwood Biofuels, a South Dakota-based wood pellet producer.


Deadwood...
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ReEnergy Black River to provide power to Fort Drum

Renewable energy producer ReEnergy Black River has been awarded a 20-year contract by the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to supply renewable energy to the Fort...
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UK biogas filling station officially opened

In the UK, the West Country's first biogas filling station has been officially opened and will supply low emission road transportation fuel.


The new open...
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Iona Capital invests in Scottish biogas plant

UK biogas investment firm Iona Capital has completed its investment in a Charlesfield, Scotland-based anaerobic digestion (AD) plant.


The plant will process a...
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NexSteppe raises $22m in Series C funding

NexSteppe, a seed company developing crops for the biofuels, biopower and bio-based industries, has raised $22 million (€17 million) in its third round of...
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US pilot torrefaction plant receives USDA grant

The Allendale, South Carolina joint venture project between Vega Biofuels and Agri-Tech Producers – ATP-SC – has been awarded a $200,000 (€157,000)...
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Brazil’s first cellulosic ethanol plant opens

GranBio Investimentos, a Brazilian biotechnology company, has started production at its cellulosic ethanol plant in Alagoas, Brazil.


The company invested $190...
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Greenlane Biogas sold to Pressure Technologies

Pressure Technologies has acquired the business and certain assets of New Zealand-based biogas-to-grid technology developer and supplier, Greenland Biogas...
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Canfor to build two pellet plants in BC, Canada

Canfor is planning to construct two pellet production plants, one at each of its sawmill sites located at Chetwynd and Fort St. John in the Canadian province of...
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Enovos and NPG open biogas plant at Antwerp Port

NPG Energy, a subsidiary of Enovos Luxembourg, has inaugurated its NPG BIO II biogas plant at the Deurganckdok at Antwerp Port. Inauguration of this renewable...
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Welsh anaerobic digestion plant achieves biofertiliser...

The GwyriAD anaerobic digestion (AD) plant near Caernarfon, developed and operated by Biogen, is the first in Wales to achieve certification under REAL's...
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Glennmont opens 38MW biomass plant

Glennmont Partners, an investment firm dedicated to clean energy in Europe, has started operations at the 38MW Sleaford straw-fired renewable energy...
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Nebraska Forest Service provides biomass grants

The Nebraska Forest Service (NFS) will offer two cost-share assistance grants to organisations that are looking to install woody biomass-fired energy...
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Procter & Gamble’s $230 Mil Biomass Project gathers...

Renewable energy providers Procter & Gamble move forward with their biomass facility in Georgia, US.


The $230 million (€178 million) biomass facility...
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New ethanol plant being considered in Iowa

A new ethanol plant may be built in Onida, Iowa, US.


Plans started earlier this year for a facility that is capable of producing 70 million gallons per year...
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New Generation Power launches biomass project in Japan

New Generation Power International, a global renewable energy company, will build three 11.5 MW wood biomass plants in Japan.


In collaboration, Chicago-based...
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Florida cellulosic ethanol plant to return online

Renewable energy technology provider INEOS Bio is restarting its new cellulosic ethanol plant in Florida after contamination forced it to decrease production...
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Gaelectric Group acquires Imperative Energy

Irish renewable energy group Gaelectric has acquired Imperative Energy, a biomass energy provider.


Brendan McGrath, CEO, Gaelectric Group, says: 'Just 2% of...
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UK wood-burning plant nears completion

Energy company E.ON’s £120 million biomass power station in Blackburn Meadows, Sheffield nears completion.


The 30MW facility in the Blackburn...
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Partnership build cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant

Swedish Taurus Energy has partnered with France-based CIMV, and sent a proposal to the EU Commission detailing the construction of a demonstration plant for the...
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Lufthansa uses farnesane in first European scheduled flight

The Lufthansa Group is operating its LH 190 flight from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel using a 10% blend of the new biofuel component farnesane.


This is the first...
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Enviva to develop two pellet plants in US

Biomass provider Enviva plans to build two new facilities in the US.


The plants, which will be located in Richmond and Sampson, North Carolina, will receive...
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JFE Holdings to build a biomass plant in Japan

JFE Holding's Engineering unit will build a 50MW biomass plant for Erex in Oita prefecture, southwestern Japan.


The plant will use palm kernel shells and coal...
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Asia-Les to build new wood pellet plant

Russian-based sawmill company Asia-Les will start production of wood pellets at the facility in the Khabarovsk region, Russia.


The wood pellets will be...
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New Zealand to open world’s largest biomethane plant

New Zealand biogas company, Greenlane Biogas Technologies, is commissioning the world's biggest biomethane production plant in Montreal, Canada.


The project's...
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Glencane to operate 40-MW biomass plant

Glencane Bioenergia, a local sugar and ethanol producer, has gained permission to operate a 40-MW biomass plant in Junqueiropolis municipality as an independent power...
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Fitters Diversified to invest in three biomass-gas generators

Kuala Lumpur-based Fitters Diversified is investing RM 14 million (€3.4 million) in three biomass-gas generators to be opened early 2015 in Sabah and Negeri...
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SGB makes breakthrough with new hybrid jatropha

SGB, an agricultural biotechnology and seed company, has successfully created a hybrid jatropha which has both high yield and rapid time to maturity.


In...
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Atikokan power station fires biomass

Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Atikokan Generating Station (GS) in Canada is now operating on biomass, making it the largest power plant in North America fuelled by...
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New technology for Vega Biofuels torrefaction plant

Vega Biofuels' joint venture partner, Agri-Tech Producers (ATP) , has developed a new, patent-pending process that reduces the cost of some of the biomass feedstock...
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Global wood pellet demand to reach 50 million tonnes by 2024

Global wood pellet demand could more than double in the next 10 years, growing from around 23 million tonnes in 2014 to 50 million tonnes in 2024. This is according...
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Fulcrum selected for USDA loan guarantee

Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels, a sustainable fuels company, will receive a loan from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the construction of waste-to-jet fuel...
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