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February 04, 2020

Washington House passes bill to create clean fuels program

BY Erin VoegeleThe state of Washington is one step closer to enacting a clean fuels program that would limit greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions per unit of transportation fuel to 10 percent below 2017 levels by 2028 and 20 percent below 2017 levels by 2035. READ MORE

February 04, 2020

UPS continues to build on RNG momentum

BY UPS UPS has entered into multi-year renewable natural gas (RNG) agreements with Kinetrex Energy and TruStar Energy. Together, these two contracts will supply UPS with up to 80 million gallon equivalents (GEs) of RNG over the terms of the agreements. READ MORE

February 04, 2020

Delta agrees to purchase sustainable aviation fuel from NWABF

BY Delta Building on its $2 million investment for an ongoing feasibility study with Northwest Advanced Bio-Fuels, Delta has entered into one of the largest airline offtake agreements of its kind to purchase sustainable aviation fuel, if produced, from NWABF. READ MORE

February 03, 2020

Report: Waste biomass can help California meet net-zero goal

BY Erin VoegeleA new report released by LLNL has determined California can achieve its goal of carbon neutrality by 2045 at modest cost using technology that is already demonstrated and mature, including carbon capture from waste biomass utilization. READ MORE

February 03, 2020

Velocys appoints Worley as engineering partner

BY Velocys plc Velocys plc has appointed Worley to manage the delivery of its fully integrated technology package. Worley is the partner in the development of pre-feasibility, feasibility and FEED packages for all projects in the Velocys portfolio. READ MORE

February 03, 2020

Gevo supplies Avfuel with SAF for Banyan Air Service

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. announced on Jan. 31 ithat its customer and global fuel supplier, Avfuel Corp., delivered sustainable aviation fuel to Banyan Air Service in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The fuel was allotted to operators via commitments prior to its delivery. READ MORE

January 31, 2020

ITA committee focused on renewable energy exports to meet Feb. 6

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced an open meeting of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will be held on Feb. 6 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

January 31, 2020

US Gain to provide RNG through new M-RETS RTC platform

BY U.S. Gain U.S. Gain announced it has become the first to provide renewable natural gas (RNG) for use in voluntary markets through the Midwest Renewable Energy Tracking System Renewable Thermal Certificate platform. READ MORE

January 31, 2020

Stora Enso’s paper mill to provide district heating in Germany

BY Stora Enso Excess heat from the industrial processes at Stora Enso’s Maxau paper mill in the south-west of Germany, will be used to provide renewable, biomass-based district heating for the city of Karlsruhe. READ MORE

January 30, 2020

Valero reports profitable Q4 for ethanol, renewable diesel

BY Erin VoegeleValero Energy Corp. released fourth quarter results on Jan. 30, reporting a profitable three-month period for both its ethanol segment and renewable diesel segment. The company also indicated interest in expanding its renewable fuels business. READ MORE

January 30, 2020

Skeena Bioenergy responds to local pellet shortage

BY Erin VoegeleSkeena Bioenergy, the owner of a 75,000-metric-ton-per-year wood pellet plant located in Terrace, British Columbia, announced on Jan. 28 plans to donate pellets to local residents in response to a local shortage of home heating fuel. READ MORE

January 30, 2020

Greenlane to finance biogas upgrading systems in Europe

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Greenlane Renewables Inc. announced on Jan. 28 it has signed an agreement in principle with SWEN Capital Partners based in Paris, France, to create a joint venture company to accelerate deployment of Greenlane’s biogas upgrading systems in Europe. READ MORE

January 30, 2020

WPI professor expands green energy research with $2M DOE grant

BY Worcester Polytechnic Institute Chemical engineers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute are broadening attempts to convert waste into environmentally friendly biofuels, lowering reliance on fossil fuels and cutting the amount of municipal waste going into landfills. READ MORE

January 30, 2020

Acetone plus light creates a green jet fuel additive

BY Los Alamos National Laboratory Take biomass-derived acetone—common nail polish remover—use light to upgrade it to higher-mass hydrocarbons, and, voila, you have a domestically generated product that can be blended with conventional jet fuel, according to LANL researchers. READ MORE

January 29, 2020

EPA submits final rule to amend 2015 NSPS for wood heaters to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleA final rule under review by the OMB is expected remove certain minimum requirements for pellet fuel contained in current EPA regulations for residential wood heaters and provide retailers with additional time to sell certain wood heating appliances. READ MORE

January 29, 2020

Clean Energy delivers 143 million gallons of Redeem RNG in 2019

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced on Jan. 29 it delivered 143 million gallons of Redeem RNG last year as robust sales of the carbon-neutral transportation fuel continued in 2019, closing out the year with significant deals throughout North America. READ MORE

January 29, 2020

Aemetis wins $4.1 million grant for biogas upgrading unit

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. announced Jan. 29 that the California Energy Commission awarded the company’s subsidiary, Aemetis Biogas LLC, a $4.1 million grant under the CEC’s Low Carbon Fuel Production Program to construct a biogas upgrading facility. READ MORE

January 28, 2020

Innogy sells German biomass cogeneration plant, pellet facility

BY Erin VoegeleGerman energy company Innogy has sold a biomass cogeneration plant and adjacent wood pellet plant to Austria-based Cycleenergy Holding GmbH. The company also recently announced its U.S. pellet plant is operating above nameplate capacity. READ MORE

January 28, 2020

EPA delivers proposed rule to streamline fuel regulations to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Jan. 27 submitted a proposed rule to streamline fuels regulations to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before a proposed rule is released for public comment. READ MORE

January 28, 2020

Seven companies join American Biogas Council board

BY American Biogas Council The American Biogas Council announced on Jan. 28 seven companies have joined its board of directors, including U.S. Gain, Air Liquide, Trillium, VGS, Bioenergy DevCo, Mendota Agri-Products, and Baker Tilly. READ MORE

January 27, 2020

Court strikes down 3 SREs approved by EPA

BY Renewable Fuels Association, American Coalition for Ethanol, National Farmers Union, National Corn Growers Association In a decision that is expected to broadly impact the U.S. EPA's approach to granting SREs under the RFS, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit on Jan. 24 struck down three exemptions that were improperly issued by EPA. READ MORE

January 24, 2020

NV Energy seeks proposals for renewable energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleNV Energy, a Nevada energy utility, announced on Jan. 21 it is seeking proposals for biomass, biogas, solar, geothermal and wind project that are compliant with the state’s existing renewable portfolio standards. READ MORE

January 24, 2020

Avantium to build FDCA flagship plant in the Netherlands

BY Avantium Avantium has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Avantium Renewable Polymers, has signed a letter of intent to locate its new flagship plant at Chemie Park Delfzijl, the Netherlands. The 5-kiloton facility will produce plant-based FDCA. READ MORE

January 24, 2020

Opinion: New Year, New Decade

BY Anna Simet It’s a new year, and the future is bright for the North American wood pellet industry. This is true for both the domestic and export industry segements. READ MORE

January 23, 2020

DOE offers $96 million for bioenergy R&D projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe Department of Energy on Jan. 23 announced it will award up to $96 million for bioenergy research and development to reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, and enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources. READ MORE

January 23, 2020

US Gain purchases another digester at Wisconsin dairy

BY U.S. Gain U.S. Gain has announced the purchase of an anaerobic digester at Deer Run Dairy LLC in Kewaunee, Wisconsin. The company is currently installing biogas clean-up equipment. RNG produced at the site will be used to meet RFS and LCFS requirements. READ MORE

January 23, 2020

Eqtec receives approval for RDF testing at French university

BY Eqtec plc Eqtec plc announced that its wholly owned subsidiary has received approval from the the University of Lorraine's research laboratory on wood material to carry out tests utilizing refuse derived fuel at an R&D plant located at the university. READ MORE

January 23, 2020

In Depth: The Other Parts of the Equation

BY Anna SimetA specialty hearth retailer and appliance manufacturer weigh in on what might help facilitate further growth in the thriving U.S. wood pellet market. READ MORE