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  • Drax strengthens biomass sustainability policy
    on 2019-10-17 at 20:10:09

    Drax has strengthened its biomass sustainability policy and set up an independent advisory board (IAB) of scientists, academics and forestry experts to ensure the biomass the company uses to generate renewable electricity meets the highest standards. […]

  • EPA: 5 SRE applications filed for compliance year 2019
    on 2019-10-17 at 20:07:51

    The U.S. EPA published updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Oct. 17 that shows the agency has received five SRE applications for compliance year 2019. All five applications are listed as pending. […]

  • Aries Clean Energy breaks ground on biosolids gasification plant
    on 2019-10-17 at 20:04:44

    Aries Clean Energy broke ground on New Jersey's first biosolids-only gasification facility on Oct. 15. The plant will will bring environmental and sustainable benefits to the area by processing 430 tons of biosolids daily into clean renewable energy. […]

  • EPA approves RFS fuel pathway filed by Texmark, Neste
    on 2019-10-16 at 22:02:49

    The EPA approved a RFS fuel pathway filed on behalf of Texmark Chemicals and Neste that will allow renewable diesel produced at Neste’s biorefinery Finland to be shipped to Texmark's plant and fractionated into renewable jet fuel and diesel bottoms. […]

  • Iowa biofuel, ag groups explain outrage over EPA’s SRE deal
    on 2019-10-16 at 21:58:15

    Representatives of the Iowa biofuels industry held a press briefing Oct. 16 to explain their outrage over the EPA’s Oct. 15 release of its SRE relief rule, explaining the rule did not accurately represent the deal they were briefed on Oct. 3. […]

  • EPA’s SRE deal falls short of industry expectations
    on 2019-10-15 at 20:35:46

    The EPA issued a supplemental rule Oct. 15 seeking comments on how it should project the volume of SREs in future RFS rulemakings. The rule fell short of industry expectations and demonstrated EPA's failure to follow past DOE SRE recommendations. […]

  • Vanguard selects Kinsley system to power Vermont RNG project
    on 2019-10-15 at 20:22:53

    Vanguard Renewables has selected Kinsley Energy Systems to supply high-efficiency CHP for for a groundbreaking renewable energy project. Kinsley will provide an 800 kW TEDOM CHP system to power a new RNG production facility in Salisbury, Vermont. […]

  • SkyNRG launches Board Now program
    on 2019-10-15 at 20:21:02

    SkyNRG officially launched its Board Now program on Oct. 3. The program allows participating companies to reduce air travel emissions why contributing to the development of a new production facility for sustainable aviation fuel. […]

  • USDA seeks applications for biorefinery loan guarantee program
    on 2019-10-14 at 21:45:03

    The USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service is soliciting applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. Applications for the current cycle of the loan guarantee program are due April 1. […]

  • PFI to hold board meeting, other events in Washington, DC
    on 2019-10-14 at 21:40:53

    The Pellet Fuels Institute will host its fall board meeting in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 29-30. The two-day event will also include discussions with other aligned associations, including BTEC, and visits with elected officials on Capital Hill. […]

  • New biodiesel technology event launched, abstracts welcome
    on 2019-10-14 at 16:28:11

    The Biodiesel Production Technology Summit will take place in Minneapolis June 15-17, 2020. Organized by BBI International and produced by Biodiesel Magazine, the event is a new forum for biomass-based diesel producers. Abstracts are being accepted. […]

  • EIA: Densified biomass sales reach 780,000 tons in June
    on 2019-10-11 at 17:52:13

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced 770,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in June, with sales reaching 780,000 tons. Exports reached more than 648,000 tons for the month. […]

  • UNSW scientists use graphene filter to purify methane from biogas
    on 2019-10-11 at 17:50:55

    University of New South Wales scientists that developed a graphene filter to improve the quality of drinking water have discovered the very thin form of carbon can also purify methane from biogas produced in wastewater plants. […]

  • Velocys to integrate CCUS at Mississippi biorefinery
    on 2019-10-10 at 22:05:02

    Velocys announced plans Oct. 10 to capture and store carbon dioxide generated at its proposed Mississippi biorefinery, enabling the production of carbon-negative biofuel. The company also recently announced its technology will be deployed in Japan. […]

  • EPA’s SRE proposal under OMB review
    on 2019-10-10 at 22:01:40

    The supplemental rulemaking referenced by the U.S. EPA in an Oct. 4 announcement regarding its plans to reallocate RFS volume obligations waived through future SREs appears to be under White House Office of Management and Budget review. […]

  • CalBio, Bloom Energy to generate electricity from dairy waste
    on 2019-10-10 at 21:54:23

    Bloom Energy and California Bioenergy LLC announced a collaboration Oct. 10 to deploy the companies’ commercial solution for the conversion of dairy waste into renewable electricity without combustion. […]

  • EIA: 2 million households to heat with wood this winter
    on 2019-10-09 at 21:42:14

    The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that nearly 2 million, or approximately 2 percent, U.S. households will use cord wood or wood pellets as a primary residential space heating fuel for the 2019-’20 winter. […]

  • Neste to open office for renewable aviation business
    on 2019-10-09 at 21:39:14

    Neste has opened a new office in Hoofddorp, in greater Amsterdam which will serve as the global hub for the growing Renewable Aviation business. Neste is now also launching Neste MY Renewable Diesel to climate-conscious fleet customers. […]

  • VTT validates production of biofuel using Fischer-Tropsch process
    on 2019-10-09 at 21:37:24

    Production of biofuel by gasification of biomass residues was successfully validated in the EU’s COMSYN project in September. The process performance was verified with bark in an 80 hour-long test run at VTT. […]

  • UK: Energy production from biomass, waste up 10% in Q2
    on 2019-10-08 at 21:49:24

    The U.K. government has announced energy production from bioenergy and waste was up 10.4 percent during the second quarter of 2019 when compared to the same period of 2018. The growth is attributed to increased capacity. […]