Best Bioenergy Stories of the Week

May 9, 2016,

  1. Corporate donations by Ontario ethanol producers to the ON Liberal Party by Mike Crawley.
  2. Converting CO2 from fuel combustion into a new fuel by Henry Fountain.
  3. EU will scrap green transport target post-2020 by Frédéric Simon.
  4. Bioamber ramping up production at Sarnia, ON, by Erin Voegele.
  5. Exports of wood pellets from North America set new record by Wood Resources International.
  6. The Bioenergy Feedstock Library from the US DOE.
  7. Overview of the Bioenergy Technologies Office of the US DOE by Jim Lane.
  8. Velocys issues 2015 results.
  9. Should Canadian taxpayers subsidize the ethanol industry by Mike Crawley.
  10. Biomass energy is not burning trees by Seth Walker.
  11. Aemetis taking over Edeniq by Kelly Shaver.
  12. CHAR Technologies opens on TSX Venture Exchange.
  13. US Navy carrier group is sailing on beef fat by Kyle Mizokami.
  14. Bioenergy business of Conifex continues to perform well.


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