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July 21, 2015

Tax extenders package benefiting biofuels passes Senate committee

BY Erin VoegeleThe Senate Finance Committee has passed a tax extenders package that includes two-year extensions of tax credits for cellulosic biofuels and biodiesel. The next step for the legislation is consideration by the full U.S. Senate. READ MORE

July 21, 2015

EIA proposes to expand biofuel data collection activities

BY Erin VoegeleIn July, the U.S. Department of Energy published a notice in the Federal Register inviting public comments on proposed revisions to certain information collection forms, including several focused on biofuel. Comments are due Sept. 8. READ MORE

July 21, 2015

Red Rock Biofuels to provide biobased jet fuel to FedEx Express

BY Red Rock Biofuels LLC Red Rock Biofuels LLC has announced that it will produce approximately 3 million gallons of low-carbon, renewable jet fuel per year for FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. The agreement runs through 2024, with first delivery expected in 2017. READ MORE

July 21, 2015

Liquid Light, Coca-Cola sign technology development agreement

BY Liquid Light Liquid Light announced it has signed a technology development agreement with The Coca-Cola Co. The objective of the agreement is to accelerate the development of Liquid Light’s technology which can make mono-ethylene glycol (MEG) from carbon dioxide. READ MORE

July 21, 2015

Johnson Matthey, Rennovia begin operations at biochemical plant

BY Rennovia Inc. Johnson Matthey Process Technologies and Rennovia Inc. recently announced that they have successfully started-up a mini-plant for production of glucaric acid from glucose using jointly developed technology. READ MORE

July 21, 2015

In Depth: State-of-the-Art Algae PBRs

BY Ron KotrbaPhotobioreactor manufacturers detail their latest designs and performance metrics and provide project updates from around the globe. READ MORE

July 20, 2015

2015 PFI conference underway in Williamsburg, Virginia

BY Katie FletcherThe Pellet Fuel Institute annual conference is being held July 19-21 in Williamsburg, Virginia, hosting 185 attendees, 31 exhibitors and 11 sponsors. This year's conference began with an overview and analysis of the global pellet market. READ MORE

July 20, 2015

Senate Finance Committee to address tax extenders bill

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Senate Committee on Finance is scheduled to address a tax extenders bill on July 21. Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, recently announced he has secured the inclusion of tax incentives for cellulosic ethanol and biodiesel in the legislation. READ MORE

July 20, 2015

Genomatica, Cargill announce renewable chemical collaboration

BY Genomatica Genomatica and Cargill have entered into a collaboration agreement to accelerate the production of renewable chemicals for industrial applications. Cargill also made an equity investment in Genomatica. READ MORE

July 20, 2015

U.K. GIB, Equitix to fund construction of bioenergy project

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank U.K. Green Investment Bank plc and Equitix have announced a commitment to fund the construction of a GBP 30 million ($46.68 million) energy facility in Sheffield. It will generate over 6.5 MW of green electricity, along with thermal energy. READ MORE

July 20, 2015

Advanced Ethanol Council changes name, expands membership

BY Advanced Biofuels Business Council The Advanced Ethanol Council is expanding its organizational charter to include other types of advanced biofuels. The new group, called the Advanced Biofuels Business Council, also announced new corporate and board members. READ MORE

July 17, 2015

EPA opens comment period on cottonseed oil analysis

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA is inviting public comment on its preliminary analysis of the lifecycle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions attributable to the production and transport of Gossypium spp. seed oil (cottonseed oil) feedstock for use in biofuel production. READ MORE

July 17, 2015

DOE seeks nominations for biomass advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy is soliciting nominations for candidates to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Nominations are due Aug. 14. READ MORE

July 17, 2015

5 Minnesota energy projects selected for NextGen funding

BY Minnesota Department of Agriculture The Minnesota Department of Agriculture has selected five renewable energy projects to receive NextGen Energy grants. The grants were specifically targeted at projects using woody biomass to replace propane as a heat source. READ MORE

July 17, 2015

DuPont, New Tianlong Industry sign deal for cellulosic technology

BY DuPont DuPont and Jilin Province New Tianlong Industry Co. Ltd. have announced a licensing agreement to begin the development of China's largest cellulosic ethanol manufacturing plant, located in Siping City, Jilin Province, China. READ MORE

July 17, 2015

Newlight signs contract for 19 billion pounds of AirCarbon PHA

BY Newlight Technologies Newlight Technologies recently announced that it has signed a take-or-pay off-take agreement with Vinmar International Ltd. Under the terms of the 20-year master off-take agreement, Vinmar will purchase up to 19 billion pounds of AirCarbon PHA. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

EPA begins publishing annual data on RIN sales, RIN holdings

BY Erin VoegeleIn early July, the U.S. EPA released renewable identification number (RIN) sales data aggregated by renewable fuel standard (RFS) party type for the first time. The EPA said the data will increase transparency in the RIN market. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

California funds 5 dairy digester projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded $11.1 million to support five anaerobic digestion (AD) projects at dairy operations around the state. The projects will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from dairy manure. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

New family of chemical structures remove CO2 from gas mixtures

BY Stockholm University A newly discovered family of chemical structures could increase the value of biogas and natural gas that contains carbon dioxide. The new chemical structures, known as zeolites, have been created by an international team of researchers. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

EPA honors Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Awards winners

BY U.S. EPA The U.S. EPA is recognizing green chemistry technologies developed by industrial pioneers and leading scientists that turn climate risk and other environmental problems into business opportunities, spurring innovation and economic development. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

MGT Power, Macquarie sign agreement on Teesside bioenergy plant

BY Macquarie Capital Macquarie Capital and Macquarie's Commodities and Financial Markets group have recently signed an agreement to support MGT Power Limited in the financing of the 299 MWe Teesside Renewable Energy Plant. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

Opinion: Maximum Uptime

BY Tim PortzThe July/August issue of Pellet Mill Magazine covers both plant efficiency and policy matters, as inventory is built up in preparation of the 2015-'16 heating season and upcoming policy issues arise with potential to shape the future of pellet fuel. READ MORE

July 16, 2015

Opinion: EPA’s NSPS: Next Steps for Pellet Producers

BY Chris WibergU.S. EPA's New Source Performance Standards for new residential wood heaters is now in effect, although Wiberg says there are ambiguities. He shares what the Pellet Fuels Institute and others know about the NSPS rule. READ MORE