BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1KMA Land Radio is reporting that the Missouri House has voted to extend the state’s ethanol producer incentive program until 2020. The program provides grants to ethanol biorefineries to assist in renewable fuel production.
  • The Geothermal, Hydropower and Biomass Associations have launched the first Baseload Renewable Energy Summit, to be held June 7-8 in Reno, Nevada. The Summit will bring together industry leaders, policy makers, public representatives and other experts to engage in a dialogue about the issues and opportunities facing these industries. Nearly two-thirds of U.S. renewable electricity comes from baseload sources – hydropower, biomass and geothermal. And, as renewable production grows, these baseload technologies are projected by EIA to continue to produce a majority of renewable power through at least 2040.
  • The Dickinson Press has reported plans for a $150 million cellulosic ethanol plant at the Spiritwood Energy Park Association industrial park are underway. If built, the plant would employ around 40 people. One of the projects founding partners is Pennsylvania-based New Energy Investors.
  • The Connecticut Energy Marketers Association (CEMA) has appointed the team of Decker Creative Marketing and Makiaris Media Services to spread the good news about the home heating fuel industry’s new energy-efficient blend called Bioheat. The renewable, cleaner burning, more cost-efficient fuel is already being delivered to customers statewide by the more than 230 independent CEMA member companies.


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