Downtown-based Mote Inc., which develops biomass plants to generate hydrogen fuel and sequester the carbon dioxide byproduct, is planning a second biomass plant – this one in the Sacramento area.

Kore Infrastructure, El Segundo, California, has established a partnership with the Tule River Economic Development Corp. with support from the California Department of Conservation to develop a modular, forest biomass-to-carbon-negative biofuel facility in Porterville, California, where the Tule River Economic Development Corp. is based.

Škoda Auto subsidiary ŠKO-ENERGO, a comprehensive energy provider for the car manufacturer and heating for the town of Mladá Boleslav in Czechia, is launching a project to modernise the plant to utilise 100% biomass.

Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; President: Toru Nozawa; hereinafter "Nippon Paper"), Sumitomo Corporation (Head Office: Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; Representative Director, President and CEO: Masayuki Hyodo) and Green Earth Institute Co., Ltd. (Head Office: Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo; CEO: Tomohito Ihara; hereinafter "GEI"), agreed to begin trilateral consideration of the first commercial production of cellulosic bioethanol from woody biomass in Japan and its development into bio-chemical products.

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