EPA releases proposed 2019 RFS RVOs, fails to address waivers

The EPA has proposed to require 19.88 billion gallons of biofuels to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply in 2019, up from 19.29 billion gallons in 2018. The rule allows for 15 billion gallons of corn ethanol, but does not address hardship waivers.
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Sununu vetoes bill to provide support to biomass plants

New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu has vetoed a bill that aimed to require electric distribution companies to purchase energy from the state’s six independent biomass plants and single waste-to-energy facility.
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House subcommittee holds hearing on advanced biofuels, RFS

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing June 22 titled “Advanced Biofuels Under the Renewable Fuel Standard: Current Status and Future Prospects," that included a discussion of post-2022 RFS policy.
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EPA ignores DOE recommendations on RFS hardship waivers

Members of the biofuels industry are speaking out to criticize the EPA following news that the agency consistently ignored recommendations from the Department of Energy to reject or limit waivers to oil refiners seeking exemptions from the RFS.
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Connecticut DEEP selects AD project through recent RFP

The Connecticut department of Energy and Environmental Protection has selected more than 250 MW of renewable energy projects through a recent request for proposals (RFP), including a 1.6 MW anaerobic digestion project.
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EPA: 22.23 million cellulosic RINs generated in May

The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for May, reporting that nearly 1.67 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 22.23 million cellulosic RINs.
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Valmet to supply automation systems to biomass heating plant

Valmet recently announced it has received an automation order from Lahti Energy for the Kymijärvi III biomass-fueled heating plant currently under construction in Lahti, Finland. The system is scheduled to be commissioned in 2020.
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House members demand answers from EPA on RFS, waivers

On June 20, 12 democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Committee on Agriculture asked the U.S. EPA to provide additional information regarding its failed implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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Velocys moves forward on UK plant, partners with PQ for catalyst

Velocys plc has secured funding to support a waste-to-jet fuel project in the U.K. and announced the formation of a partnership with PQ Corp. to supply commercial quantities of its proprietary catalyst for multiple biorefineries.
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ORNL discovery could boost biofuel yields

Researchers have discovered mutations in a structure of a key plant enzyme that was not previously known to exist. The discovery could help squeeze more potential out of poplar as a renewable resource for making biofuels and bioproducts.
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Fluence wins contract for wastewater-to-energy system in Belgium

Fluence Corporation Ltd. has received a contract for a wastewater treatment and waste-to-energy system from ArcelorMittal. The system will use anaerobic digestion to produce biogas from off-gas fermentation byproducts at the company's steel mill.
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Air Liquide inaugurates a biomethane production unit in France

Air Liquide inaugurated a biomethane production unit and a multi-energy distribution station on June 22 in Cestas, France. The station distributes bio-natural gas for vehicles (bio-NGV) that is purified from biogas.
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WSU professor lands grant to pursue lignin to biofuel conversion

Washington State University Tri-Cities associate professor Xiao Zhang is targeting the use of lignin—a common material that makes the cell walls of plants rigid—to create affordable biofuels and bioproducts.
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Gevo, Avfuel enter into renewable jet fuel supply agreement

Gevo Inc. announced today that it has entered into a long-term agreement to supply its renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel (ATJ) to Avfuel Corp., effective July 1. Avfuel is a leading global supplier of aviation fuel that more than 3,000 locations.
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Algal-based college certificate program announces first graduates

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office-funded Algae Technology Educational Consortium is proud to announce its first graduates from the algal certificate program at Santa Fe Community College in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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