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South Africa Energy Minister, axed - Many South African’s are stunned at the President’s bold reshuffle of Cabinet last night. Among the 20 position changes – some being axed and others shifted to different portfolios – ...more

DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office To Request Applications For Biomass Research And Development Initi

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On January 13, 2017, the DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), together with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), announced the intent to issue a request for...more

First flesh on the bones of the new UK government’s energy policy?

by Dentons on

The UK Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) chose 9 November 2016 to release a series of long-awaited energy policy documents. The substance of some of the announcements, which primarily cover...more

DOE Announces Open Meeting Of Biomass Research And Development Technical Advisory Committee

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On October 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee via notice in the Federal Register. This meeting will work to develop...more

Notice Of Open Meeting For Biomass Research And Development Committee

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On August 8, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee in the Federal Register. The purpose of the meeting is to develop advice...more

Maine biomass commission to meet

by PretiFlaherty on

A commission charged by the Maine legislature to study the state's biomass energy industry will hold its first meeting next month. The study committee's work will result in a report to the legislature, and could include...more

Meeting Of The Biomass Research And Development Technical Advisory Committee Announced

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On May 25, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) published a notice in the Federal Register announcing an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. The purpose of the meeting is to...more

UCR Provides More Detail On Biomass Based Fuel And Chemical Project That Received 1.3 Million

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On May 11, 2016, the University of California, Riverside (UCR) provided more information about the project that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is funding with $1.3 million as part of the Biomass Research and...more

Biomass Research And Development Initiative Provides Seven Projects With Up To $10 Million In Funding

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On May 9, 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) announced the recipients of up to $10 million in funding through the...more

Biomass Research And Development Technical Advisory Committee Announces Upcoming Public Meeting

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On February 24, 2016, DOE published a notice of an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee in the Federal Register. The Committee is meeting to develop advice and guidance that...more

IPP procurement programme framework in South Africa

by Dentons on

In 1998 the Government of South Africa indicated that it is an objective of the State to encourage the entry of multiple players into the generation market. This would ensure both diversification and security of electricity...more

Senator Stabenow Introduces Legislation To Provide Tax Credits For Renewable Chemical Production

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On November 10, 2015, Senator Stabenow (D-MI), along with Senators Coons (D-DE) and Franken (D-MN), introduced S. 2271, the Renewable Chemicals Act of 2015 to the Senate. If passed, the bill would amend the Internal Revenue...more

Highlights From ABO Summit, Regulatory And Policy Panel

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

The Algae Biomass Summit, held in Washington, D.C. last week and claimed by organizers as the largest algae gathering in the world, featured the announcement of a new X-Prize to incentivize development of zero-carbon energy...more

DOE Requests Information About Algal Feedstocks For Future Program Planning

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On September 3, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released a Request for Information (RFI) titled “High Yields through Productivity...more

Farm Service Agency Announces Start Of BCAP Enrollment

On August 19, 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the start of enrollment for financial assistance through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP) to assist in growing new...more

DOE Looking For Additions To Biomass Research And Development Technical Advisory Committee

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

As reported in last week's update, the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy put out a call for nominations for candidates to join the Biomass Research and Development (R&D)...more

DOE Announces $55 million To Fund GENSETS And TERRA Programs

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On June 18, 2015, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced $55 million in funding for projects to accelerate biomass development and develop generator technologies under the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy...more

Role Of Biomass Questioned For Clean Power Plan

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

In a May 8, 2015, letter, Senators Ed Markey (D-MA) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) requested that EPA reconsider its decision to treat biomass as having zero emissions under the proposed Clean Power Plan (Plan). The Senators...more

Roundtable On Sustainable Biomaterials Proposes Low Risk ILUC Standard

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On April 29, 2015, the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) released a draft standard titled "Low iLUC Risk Biomass Criteria and Compliance Indicators" that will allow producers to show that they generate biofuels...more

DOE Announces New Grant Topics To Help Small Businesses Develop Clean Energy Technologies

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) recently announced three new subtopics related to bioenergy under its SBIR and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs...more

Micromidas Researching Use Of Sugar Beet Waste As Biobased Feedstock

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

BRAG member Micromidas, along with the Michigan Molecular Institute and Michigan Sugar Company, is working on a $150,000 Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant from DOE with the goal of developing a process to...more

DOE Publishes Notices Announcing Meeting Of And Solicitation Of Nominees For Biomass R&D Technical Advisory Committee

by Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. on

On May 19, 2014, two U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) notices were published in the Federal Register. The first is a notice of an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee (Committee)....more

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