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SBP announces directorate changes The Sustainable Biomass Partnership has announced Dorothy Thompson is to retire as a director and chairman of the board. Thomas Dalsgaard, who has been a director of the company since 2013, succeeds Dorothy Thompson as chairman.

tiative aims to get biofuels to the market faster, through the construction of advanced biofuel production plants in Europe, and at setting a target level to the amount of sustainable biofuels used in European civil aviation. Biofuel companies taking part in the initiative include Neste, Biochemtex, Honeywell UOP, Swedish Biofuels, and Total. Airlines involved are KLM, Air France, British Airways, and Lufthansa.

Ovivo signs agreement with DC Water Ovivo Inc. has signed an exclusive licensing arrangement with the District of Columbia Water and Sewer Authority for its patented post-aerobic digestion process. Marketed under the brand name DigestivorePAD, this approach to solids management places an aerobic Executives appointed to co-chair digester after an anaerobic digester, providing European biofuel initiative increased volatile solids destruction, enhanced Henrik Erämetsä, head of aviation regulanitrogen and phosphorus removal as well as tion at Neste, and Ruben Alblas of KLM Royal improved dewatering, leading to significant opDutch Airlines have been appointed co-chairs erational savings. of the European Union initiative the European Advanced Biofuels Flightpath. The initiative Lee Enterprises Consulting adds supports the goals of the Paris Climate Agreerenewable chemicals staff ment and the EU targets set for reduction of Lee Enterprises Consulting has angreenhouse gas emissions. It was launched in nounced the addition of five new experts in 2011 by the European Commission, Airbus, its newly formed Renewable Chemicals Divileading European airlines and biofuel producsion. The consulting group, which now numers to promote the production, distribution, bers over 100 experts worldwide, has specialists storage and use of sustainably produced and in biodiesel, ethanol, emerging technologies, technically certified aviation biofuels. The inibiomass power, renewable chemicals, biogas,


anaerobic digestion, business and finance. The new additions include David Dodds, Ronald Newman, Steven Toon, Bernard Cooker and David Senyk. AST announces patent American Science and Technology has been awarded a second patent, U.S. 9,382,283 B2, related to its Organosolv pulping process. The new patent covers a system and method for oxygen-assisted delignification of lignocellulosic biomaterials and lignin recovery, which further improves the quality of the pulp produced by the AST Organosolv pulping process. Rentech adds CFO Paul Summers has been appointed as chief financial officer of Rentech Inc., replacing Jeffrey Spain. He will be responsible for overseeing the finance, treasury and accounting functions of the company. Summers served as Rentech’s vice president and treasurer immediately prior to his appointment as chief financial officer and has held various finance related roles at Rentech since 2006. Prior to joining Rentech, Summers held positions at Salomon Smith Barney and Citigroup Inc., as well as Allied Capital Corp. SHARE YOUR INDUSTRY NEWS: To be included in the Business Briefs, send information (including photos and logos, if available) to Business Briefs, Biomass Magazine, 308 Second Ave. N., Suite 304, Grand Forks, ND 58203. You may also email information to Please include your name and telephone number.

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