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Spanish biofuels producers seek government help
Mar. 9, 2012, Perpignan, FR - Appa, the Spanish association of renewable energy producers, has asked the centre-right government for action to help troubled biofuel producers.
Eon to build France's largest biomass plant
Mar. 8, 2012, Perpignan, FR - German utility Eon will build the largest biomass-fired power plant in France, after receiving approval for the 150MW facility from the French government.
World Bioenergy 2012 tour information released
Mar. 8, 2012 - World Bioenergy 2012 has released information on both its pre- and post conference tours.
Cobalt demonstrates new pre-treatment process
Mar. 8, 2012 - Cobalt Technologies has successfully demonstrated its new pre-treatment process for converting sugars into n-butanol.
New cogeneration facility starts up
Mar. 8, 2012, Aiken, SC - The U.S. Department of Energy and Ameresco, Inc., are holding a ceremonial Ribbon Cutting to mark the successful operational startup of the DOE's new Biomass Cogeneration Facility in Aiken, South Carolina at the Savannah River Site.
Clean Energy Act introduced
Mar. 8, 2012 - Jeff Bingaman, the Energy and Natural Resources Chairman in the U.S. Senate, recently introduced the Clean Energy Standard Act of 2012, which could require utilities to ensure at least 24% of all power sold in 2015 could be defined as “clean energy.”
Metso supplying bio oil plant in Finland
Mar. 7, 2012 - Metso and Fortum Power and Heat have signed a contract regarding a delivery of a bio-oil production plant and a related automation system to the Fortum power plant in Joensuu, Finland.
Pepco to build DC biomass plant
Mar. 7, 2012, Washington, DC - Pepco Holdings Inc. will construct and maintain a new combined heat and power system at a wastewater treatment plant.
Virdia announces new CEO and funding
Mar. 7, 2012, Redwood City, CA - Virdia, formerly HCL CleanTech, a leading developer of cellulosic sugars from wood chips, has announced major company milestones, including a new brand and CEO, its latest funding round, and a $75 million deal with the Mississippi Development Authority to build plants in the state.
Argonne lab receives research award
Mar. 6, 2012 - The Argonne National Laboratory has received a Federal Laboratory Consortium Award for a technology improving the processing of biomass feedstocks into biofuels and chemicals.