New clean cookstoves project in China targets move to biomass pellets

In China, The Alliance of Clean Cookstoves partnered with China’s Ministry of Agriculture, Shell, local governments, and SSM to develop and launch a new...

Wood awarded contract to expand world’s largest dissolving pulp mill

In the United Kingdom, Wood was awarded an engineering, procurement and construction management contract by Sappi Limited, a global producer of dissolving wood pulp,...

7 Central and Eastern European nations react to EU’s RED II

In the United Kingdom, the biofuel associations of seven Central and Eastern European nations condemned the EU’s RED II (Renewable Energy Directive) proposal to...

BURN awarded Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers Award for clean cookstoves

In Kenya, BURN Manufacturing, makers of the Jikokoa and Kuniokoa cookstoves that run on biomass, were awarded this year’s Bloomberg New Energy Pioneers Award....

Residents get town council to vote no on biofuel facility

In North Carolina, residents of Stanley showed up at a special Town Council meeting to push the council to reject a proposed $45 million...

Construction to begin for biocoal commercial facilities around the world

In the Netherlands, a partnership of international companies will start construction of facilities at several locations around the world, where biocoal will be produced...

Sweden and Finland sign LOI for biofuels, biomaterials

In Sweden, Minister of Agriculture, Sven-Erik Bucht and Finnish Minister for Agriculture and Forestry, Jari Leppä, signed a Letter of Intent between Swedish RISE...

Mahoney Environmental Acquires Green Oil

In Illinois, Mahoney Environmental, a recycler of used cooking oil, purchased Green Oil, LLC dba Green Dining, a used oil recycling and grease trap...

Brewery wastewater finds new use as fuel cell material

In Colorado, researchers have developed a process for using brewery wastewater to create carbon-based fuel cell materials. The breakthrough could help brewers reduce the...

Aemetis improves its finances with bridge-for-EB5 debt swap

In California, Aemetis is reducing interest costs by 80% by using a $36M EB-5 Phase I funding and $50-million EB-5 Phase II funding —...

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