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RFA releases 2015 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide to Ethanol

RFA released an update to its 2015 Ethanol Industry Outlook and Pocket Guide to Ethanol. Each features in-depth looks at key topics that include the RFS, energy security, the environment, impacts on the economy, U.S. agriculture, international trade, transportation, and … Continue reading

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Argonne scientists criticize WRI study that casts doubts on bioenergy

Biofuels scientists from Argonne National Laboratory have offered a scathing critique of a recent study that found the world cannot meet its future food needs and produce bioenergy at the same time. In a set of comments, Argonne’s Michael Wang … Continue reading

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AgStar Anaerobic Digester Database

As of January 2015, AgSTAR estimates that there are approximately 247 anaerobic digester systems operating at commercial livestock farms in the United States. Visit the Anaerobic Digester Database for additional information.  In-depth profiles of select projects are available here.

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Renewables Make Strong Gains in 2014

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects has released the December edition of its Energy Infrastructure Update, reporting the U.S. added 254 MW of biomass energy capacity last year. Overall, the U.S. added a total of 490 new … Continue reading

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Forest scientists in the U.S. help remove the clutter and complexity on biomass energy

U.S. forest scientists are helping policy makers by decluttering and clarifying the basic science on biomass. Last November, 100 forest scientists in the U.S. jointly endorsed a set of “science fundamentals for biomass carbon accounting” that distill the growing body … Continue reading

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