EPA sets 2014, 2015 and 2016 RFS RVOs The U.S. EPA has released its long-anticipated final rule setting the 2014, 2015 and 2016 renewable volume requirements (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with the 2017 RVO for biomass-based diesel. READ MORE SHARE
House votes to block Clean Power PlanIn a vote of 242-180, the U.S. House has voted to repeal the U.S. EPA’s Clean Power Plan, and through another vote of 235-188, to block EPA rules governing emissions from new power plants. President Obama has stated he plans to veto the measures.READ MORE SHARE
Abengoa to file for preliminary creditor protection Abengoa recently announced that it is filing for preliminary creditor protection. The company, however, said it "currently intends to continue to operate its ethanol plants in a normal course of business," including the cellulosic plant in Kansas.READ MORE SHARE
EPA challenge aims to recycle nutrients from manure The U.S. EPA has opened a competition for technologies to recycle nutrients from livestock manure on Challenge.gov. The competition is being held in partnership with the USDA. The American Biogas Council is among the project’s partners.READ MORE SHARE
Bioenergy projects receive DOE ARPA-E grantsU.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced that the U.S. DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has awarded $125 million to 41 energy technology projects, four of which involve bioenergy or biomass.
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DOE to host bioenergy webinar for educators The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will hold a live webinar titled "Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12th Grade Classroom," on Dec. 10. According to the DOE, the webinar is part of the BioenergizeME Office Hours webinar series. READ MORE SHARE
Solvay Epicerol earns RSB certification Solvay subsidiary Advanced Biochemical Thailand Co. Ltd. has received certification from the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials for the production of Epicerol, a biobased building block for renewable chemicals and resins.
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SaraRasa signs wood pellet off-take agreement Dovre Group Plc’s associate SaraRasa Bioindo has signed an off-take agreement with CellMark Energy. According to the agreement, Cellmark Energy will purchase a majority portion of the wood pellets produced by SaraRasa.READ MORE SHARE
DOE announces expanded GREET model Argonne National Laboratory recently released a new version of the Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation (GREET) model, funded in part by the U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office.READ MORE SHARE