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Oberon Fuels applauds passage of California fuel tax bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newson on Sept. 24 signed a bill into law that effectively allows dimethyl ether (DME) used as a diesel replacement or propane blend stock to be taxed at rate inline with other alternative fuels. READ MORE

September 29, 2020

IRENA: Bioenergy accounted for 3.58M jobs globally in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsJobs in the renewable energy sector reached 11.5 million globally in 2019, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Sept. 29. Bioenergy accounted for 3.58 million jobs, up from 3.18 million in 2018. READ MORE

September 29, 2020

Piedmont Natural Gas offers RNG at Nashville fueling station

BY Duke Energy Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsPiedmont Natural Gas has announced that renewable natural gas (RNG) is now available at its compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station in Nashville, Tennessee. Utah-based Bluesource will pair RNG available in the pipeline with Piedmont's station. READ MORE

September 29, 2020

Researchers grow algae without sunlight

BY University of California – Riverside Found In:Advanced FuelsElizabeth Hann, a doctoral student in plant biology at UC Riverside, is using the two-year, $60,000 fellowship to test whether she can grow algae for biofuels completely in the dark using solar-generated electricity. READ MORE

September 28, 2020

DOE solicits applications for Technology Commercialization Fund

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Department of Energy on Sept. 23 issued its FY 2021 solicitation for the Technology Commercialization Fund, which aims to advance the commercialization of promising energy technologies and deploy lab-developed technologies to the marketplace. READ MORE

September 28, 2020

NREL shares $40M with partners to scale next-gen biotechnologies

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office has awarded nearly $40 million to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory that will be used to develop and scale up 11 groundbreaking bioenergy projects. READ MORE

September 25, 2020

USDA solicits applications for loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA is soliciting applications for two different cycles of the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. The first cycle closes Oct. 1, while the second is open through April 1, 2021. READ MORE

September 25, 2020

CalBio, dairy farmers and Chevron announce first RNG

BY California Bioenergy LLC Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsCalifornia Bioenergy LLC, Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and local dairy farmers on Sept. 24 announced their joint venture, CalBioGas LLC, successfully achieved first renewable natural gas (RNG) production from dairy farms in Kern County. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

House passes bill that aims to increase SRE transparency

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 24 passed the Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act, or H.R. 4447, by a vote of 229 to 187. The bill includes provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act. READ MORE