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January 13, 2016
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Czech EPH buys U.K.’s Lynemouth Power

German utility RWE has sold its subsidiary Lynemouth Power, operator of the U.K.’s 420MW coal-fired Lynemouth power plant, to Czech utility EPH. Full biomass conversion is intended, RWE said. >> Read full article

Two Maine bioenergy plants closing

The biomass and forest industries in central Maine has taken a hit with the announcement that Covanta Holding Corp. will close two biomass plants in the coming months. >> Read full article

Sustainable Biomass Partnership names CEO

The Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP) has announced the appointment of Carsten Huljus as its new, full time Chief Executive Officer. >> Read full article

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Factors for poor pellet project performance

The newest white paper from the team at FutureMetrics focuses on why some pellet projects fail to perform as expected. Authored by FutureMetrics Operations Consultant John Swaan, this white paper highlights several critical areas in the process of converting wood to wood pellets. >> Learn More…


Biofuel groups call for RFS review

Seven biofuel and agriculture groups have asked a U.S. court to a review the U.S. Renewable Fuel Standards for 2014, 2015, and 2016, according to a court filing on Friday, kicking off a widely-expected legal battle over the controversial program. >> Read full article

Energy grasses key in biofuel development

Second-generation biofuel crops like the perennial grasses Miscanthus and switchgrass can efficiently meet emission reduction goals without significantly displacing cropland used for food production, according to a new study. >> Read full article

TerraVerdae, PolyFerm announce strategic partnership

TerraVerdae BioWorks announced that it has entered into a strategic partnership agreement with PolyFerm Canada. This partnership expands TerraVerdae's product and technology portfolio into the high growth market of biodegradable thermoelastomers. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

13th International Conference on Biofuels

January 18-19, 2016
Location: Berlin, Germany >> More Info

Lignofuels 2016

January 20-21, 2016
Location: Munich, Germany >> More Info

Pellets 2016

February 2-3, 2016
Location Uddevalla, Sweden >> More Info

World Sustainable Energy Days

February 24-26, 2016
Location: Wels, Austria >> More Info