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September 09, 2019

Court denies NBB’s petition for review regarding 2018 RFS rule

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a judgement Sept. 6 denying three petitions for review filed regarding the U.S. EPA’s 2018 RFS rule, including one filed by the National Biodiesel Board. READ MORE

September 09, 2019

Vietnam pellet mill comes online under guidance of FutureMetrics

BY FutureMetrics FutureMetrics has announced a 120,000-metric-ton-per-year pellet plant located in the Binh Dinh province of Vietnam that was developed with the guidance of FutureMetrics' operations expert John Swaan has begun commercial operations. READ MORE

September 09, 2019

Opinion: Adding to Bottom Lines

BY Anna SimetAmong the many benefits of the industry segments we cover in Biomass Magazine is that most often, the feedstock or fuel source would otherwise go unused—waste wood, food waste and other organics, municipal solid waste, biogas and the list goes on. READ MORE

September 09, 2019

In Depth: Chicken Manure to Megawatts

BY Ilaria Peretti Güres Group is turning a liability into an asset via clean energy technology. READ MORE

September 08, 2019

Opinion: Biomass Policy in Washington

BY Bob Cleaves In the past couple months, several noteworthy policy developments that affect the biomass power industry have happened in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

September 07, 2019

Opinion: Should Dartmouth Heat its Campus with Wood Chips?

BY John Ackerly Before sizing its new biomass heating plant, the Dartmouth College should engage in aggressive energy efficiency measures to reduce the amount of heat needed by each building. READ MORE

September 06, 2019

USDA solicits REAP applications for fiscal year 2020 funding

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA announced Aug. 30 it is seeking applications for fiscal year 2020 funding under the Rural Energy for America Program, which helps agriculture producers and rural small businesses make renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements. READ MORE

September 06, 2019

EQTEC signs contract with NFCP, provides update on Napa project

BY Eqtec plc EQTEC plc has signed an equipment sale and services contract with North Fork Community Project LLC, which is developing a 2 MW biomass project. EQTEC said the NFCP is the first joint venture under its agreement with Phoenix Biomass Energy Inc. READ MORE

September 06, 2019

Opinion: India’s Nascent Crop Residue Supply Industry

BY Aru Mangla In India, crop residue has not been able to achieve the economic potential it possesses, primarily owing to the lack of a reliable supply chain mechanism for its collection and processing, READ MORE

September 06, 2019

In Depth: Blending Passion with Flavor

BY Anna SimetThe grilling pellet market has experienced exponential growth over the past few years, a trend likely to continue. READ MORE

September 05, 2019

USDA: US exports 450,000 tons of wood pellets in July

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 451,299.1 tons of wood pellets in July, according to data published by the USDA FAS on Sept. 4. Exports were down when compared to the 694,515.3 tons exported in June and the 476,634.8 tons exported in July 2018. READ MORE

September 05, 2019

CS Energy breaks ground on RNG plant in Indianapolis

BY SCS Energy SCS Energy recently broke ground on construction of a 4,000-scfm landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) plant in Indianapolis. Indy High Btu LLC engaged SCS Energy to build the RNG plant under an engineer/procure/construct (EPC) agreement. READ MORE

September 05, 2019

Neste appoints Jeremy Baines president of Neste US

BY Neste Corp. Jeremy Baines was named president of Neste US, effective Sept. 1, 2019. He is responsible for supporting and aligning regional business strategies to deliver the strategic growth targets and acts as the company's primary representative in the U.S. READ MORE

September 05, 2019

In Depth: Get with the Program

BY Ron KotrbaBiogas producers struggling to generate revenue from their digestate may find an opportunity to turn this around through the American Biogas Council’s Digestate Standard Testing and Certification Program. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

In Depth: Alternatives to Traditional Silo Designs

BY Joel Dulin The benefits of a horizontal system are well worth considering for your next storage project, especially for multi-product operations. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

MOU between EPA, IRS aims to improve biofuel tax fraud analysis

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA posted a notice to its websites Sept. 4 announcing a MOU with the Internal Revenue Service under which the agencies have agreed to share information in an effort to identify and respond to fraud related to renewable fuels. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

Valmet supplies biomass boiler to CHP plant in Germany

BY Erin VoegeleValmet will supply a biomass-fired boiler and a flue gas treatment plant to BS Energy’s CHP plant in Braunschweig, Germany. The plant will produce approximately 20 MW of electricity and 60 MW of thermal energy for use in district heating. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

Alberta mine reclamation project to produce willow for bioenergy

BY Alberta Innovates Alberta Innovates is contributing $1.5 million to a project that will use municipal organic waste to replenish soil at at an Alberta coal mine to grow a willow crop that may be used as a biomass feedstock for renewable energy. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

Gevo converts isobutanol or fusel oils to renewable diesel

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. announced Sept. 4 that it has developed proprietary processes that converts either low-carbon isobutanol or low-value fusel oils, a mixture of alcohols that are byproducts of fermentation, into renewable diesel. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

In Depth: Biochar: If You Make It, Will They Come?

BY Kathleen Draper Markets for biochar, most commonly produced as a gasification or pyrolysis byproduct, are expanding. READ MORE

September 03, 2019

RNG industry asks EPA to increase cellulosic RVO in RFS comments

BY Erin VoegeleThe comment period of the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2020 RVOs under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel closed Aug. 30. More than 5,600 comments were filed on the rulemaking. READ MORE

September 03, 2019

USCIS urged to approve foreign investment in Aemetis project

BY Erin VoegeleA federal lawmaker from California is slamming the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service for its mishandling of an application submitted by Aemetis Inc. regarding foreign investment for its proposed Riverbank cellulosic ethanol project. READ MORE

September 03, 2019

ARENA funds project to convert biogas into hydrogen, graphite

BY Australian Renewable Energy Agency The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced Sept. 2 it has approved up to $9.41 million in funding to Hazer Group Ltd. for the construction and operation of a groundbreaking hydrogen production facility. READ MORE

August 29, 2019

Neste opens 3 additional cardlock fueling sites in California

BY Ron KotrbaNeste has opened three new commercial fueling sites in California where drivers can refuel on the company’s branded renewable diesel. The three new sites in San Jose, Keyes and Ripon follow the opening of the San Leandro fueling station in March. READ MORE

August 29, 2019

Avfuel to demonstrate viability of biobased jet fuel in Wyoming

BY Avfuel In an effort to further business aviation’s carbon neutrality goals, Avfuel will make sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available to operators fueling at Jackson Hole Aviation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Sept. 3-4. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

EPA proposes federal plan under 2016 landfill gas regulations

BY Erin VoegeleThe EPA took two actions in August relating to the timing and implementation of 2016 emission guidelines for existing MSW landfills. One is a rule to align state plan timing requirements with ACE regulations. The other is a proposed federal plan. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

Canadian government invests $4.7 million in Woodland Biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleThe Canadian government announced plans Aug. 27 to invest $4.7 million in Woodland Biofuels, a Toronto-based company that is using gasification and a series of catalytic reactions to convert biomass into renewable fuels. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

Enviva thanks NCDEQ for work related to Northampton permit

BY Erin VoegeleEnviva Partners LP issued a statement Aug. 20 thanking the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality for its work during a recent comment period and hearing regarding Enviva’s effort to update the permit for its Northampton pellet plant. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic cauldron to be fueled with pellets

BY Erin VoegeleThe Olympic cauldron for the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland, will be fueled with domestically produced wood pellets, according to information released by the organizing committee of the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games in July. READ MORE