NREL Surveys Advanced Biofuel Producers

The National Renewable Energy Laboratory has updated its annual survey of U.S. non-starch ethanol and renewable hydrocarbon biofuel producers. The report, titled “2015 Survey of Non-Starch Ethanol and Renewable Hydrocarbon Biofuel Producers,” provides an inventory 27 cellulosic ethanol facilities, two algae-derived ethanol facilities, and 32 renewable hydrocarbon facilities.

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February 2016 Edition of Southern Bioenergy Network News

The latest edition of the Southern Bioenergy Network News is online. This month, we provide an update on federal legislation, an update on actions surrounding the renewable fuel standard (RFS) and Clean Power Plan, impacts of bioenergy on rural economies, and provide highlights of projects, reports and upcoming events. Also, more news about the bioeconomy from around the world, nation and region. See the newsletter HERE in a webpage.

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Best regions for growing bioenergy crops identified

New research has identified regions in the United States where bioenergy crops would grow best while minimizing effects on water quantity and quality. The most suitable regions to grow bioenergy grasses in terms of impact on water are eastern OH, eastern KY, eastern TN, and the Northern Atlantic regions.

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Call for Presentations

11th Biennial Meeting of the Short Rotation Woody Crops Operations Working Group on

Short Rotation Woody Crop Science and Technology in an Uncertain Global Marketplace

October 11-13, 2016

Fort Pierce, FL

Abstract deadline March 16, 2016

More info located at

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2016 Federal Activities Report on the Bioeconomy

The Report was prepared to emphasize the significant potential for an even stronger U.S. bioeconomy through the production and use of biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. This report is intended to educate the public on the wide-ranging, federally funded activities that are helping to bolster the bioeconomy.

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