Advanced Biofuels

June 12, 2018

FEW general session focuses on RVP and RIN waivers

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA panel of industry leaders discussed Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief and small refiner exemptions during the general session of the 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Omaha on June 12. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

Skor to FEW: Battles ahead are tough, but we can win

BY Lisa GibsonFound In:Advanced FuelsGrowth Energy CEO Emily Skor delivered the keynote address at the 2018 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo in Omaha, telling attendees that no other industry can hold a candle to the pace of growth of the ethanol industry. READ MORE

June 12, 2018

FEW recognizes Moore, Walker for contributions to fuel ethanol

BY Tim Albrecht and Erin Voegele Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsKristin Moore and Graeme Walker were recognized June 12 for their contributions to ethanol industry during the 2018 Fuel Ethanol Workshop and Expo in Omaha. Moore was presented with the High-Octane Award and Walker received the Award of Excellence. READ MORE

June 11, 2018

Researcher wins DOE grant to study sustainability of biofuels

BY University of Idaho Found In:Advanced FuelsA researcher at the University of Idaho was awarded $750,000 by the Department of Energy to study the sustainability of biofuels. The grant is part of a larger project to create a new generation of bioproducts and bioenergy. READ MORE

June 08, 2018

Senate’s 2018 Farm Bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry released its version of the 2018 Farm Bill on June 8. The bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs, but provides insufficient funding to ensure their success, according to the AgEC. READ MORE

June 08, 2018

Carbon utilization bill could create value for CO2 emissions

BY Tim AlbrechtFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., has introduced legislation would allow carbon utilization technologies and biogas production to access USDA loan guarantees, research programs and rural development loans. READ MORE

June 07, 2018

WM unveils $30 million RNG facility in Louisville, Kentucky

BY Waste Management Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn June 5, Waste Management unveiled the latest technology at its Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility in Louisville, Kentucy. The technology converts waste from the landfill into usable, renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

June 07, 2018

EPA to change how it considers costs, benefits of regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn June 7, the U.S. EPA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, announcing the agency is soliciting public input on whether and how to change the way it considers costs and benefits in making regulatory decisions. READ MORE

June 07, 2018

RNG Coalition provides thought leadership for G7 Summit

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas has been selected by Climate Change—The New Economy to write the lead statement on the role of policy in promoting sustainable energy practices for this year’s G7 Summit in Canada. READ MORE

June 07, 2018

Preem, RenFuel to construct lignin plant for biofuels in Sweden

BY Rottneros Found In:Advanced FuelsPreem and RenFuel are assessing, in collaboration with Rottneros, the construction of a lignin plant for biofuels at the pulp mill in Vallvik, Söderhamn, Sweden. The plant is expected to be complete in 2021. READ MORE

June 06, 2018

Trump rejects RFS deal, fight for year-round E15 will continue

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn June 5, Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, broke news that President Trump has rejected a deal on the RFS that would have allowed year-round E15 sales, but also allowed RINs from exported biofuels to be used to meet RVOs. READ MORE

June 06, 2018

NREL finds easier ways to deconstruct biomass

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Found In:Advanced FuelsScientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory are working to develop a one-step process to deconstruct biomass. READ MORE

June 04, 2018

Ag committee members advocate for Farm Bill energy title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn June 4, a group of eight members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry sent a letter to committee chair Sen. Pat Roberts and ranking member Sen. Debbie Stabenow expressing support for the Farm Bill energy title programs. READ MORE

June 04, 2018

Shell Aviation, SkyNRG collaborate on sustainable aviation fuel

BY SkyNRG Found In:Advanced FuelsShell Aviation and SkyNRG have announced a long-term strategic collaboration to promote and develop the use of sustainable fuel in aviation supply chains. The effort is structurally supported by committed funding to a joint business development fund. READ MORE

June 04, 2018

Farm and biofuel coalition demands EPA account for lost RVOs

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA coalition of biofuel and agriculture groups have petitioned the U.S. EPA to change its regulations to account for lost volumes of renewable fuel resulting from the unprecedented number of retroactive small refinery exemptions from RFS obligations. READ MORE

June 01, 2018

DOE seeks nominations for biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Energy is seeking nominations for candidates to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Nominations are due June 30. READ MORE

June 01, 2018

King County begins RNG production at water treatment plant

BY King County, Washington Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsKing County, Washington, which has converted methane to natural gas for more than 30 years, is now producing renewable natural gas (RNG) at its South Treatment Plant in Renton. The biofuel can replace diesel in commercial vehicles. READ MORE

June 01, 2018

New machine learning approach could accelerate bioengineering

BY Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsScientists from the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a way to use machine learning to dramatically accelerate the design of microbes that produce biofuel. READ MORE

May 31, 2018

St1 announces biofuel projects in Sweden, Columbia

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsOn May 25, Nordic energy group St1 announced plans for two separate biofuels projects. One aims to produce biofuels from tall oil in Sweden while the other will explore a combined carbon farming and sustainable biofuels concept in Columbia. READ MORE

May 31, 2018

Purdue wins $1.8 million from DOE to solve biorefinery blockages

BY Purdue University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA team led by Purdue University scientists will receive a $1.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to solve one of the biggest problems facing biorefinery operations—the flow of biomass into and throughout the facilities. READ MORE

May 30, 2018

EIA, NextStep sign MOU for renewable aviation fuels

BY Edmonton International Airport Found In:Advanced FuelsEdmonton International Airport and NextStep Renewable Energy Inc. announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to bring forward low-carbon, renewable fuels into the aviation and airport sectors. READ MORE

May 30, 2018

Ethanol coalition sues EPA over small refinery exemptions

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe RFA, NCGA, ACE and NFU, with support of Farmers Union Enterprises, filed suit May 29 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit to challenge several waivers from the RFS that the U.S. EPA granted in secret to profitable refining companies. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

Velocys discusses future plans, proposed Mississippi plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn May 23, Velocys plc released 2017 financial results, discussed its progress in shifting from a technology licensor to a renewable fuels company, and highlighted the commercial roll-out of its technology. READ MORE

May 29, 2018

UTIA wins DOE grant to advance biofuels, bioenergy

BY University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers with the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture continue to be at the forefront of the development of commercial applications for biofuels as well as biobased energy and biobased products. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Senate democrats ask Trump to lower gas prices, protect the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn May 23, the democratic leadership of the U.S. Senate sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to take action to lower gas prices ahead of Memorial Day weekend. One suggested action is to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Biofuel industry criticizes Marathon’s RFS waiver request

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepresentatives and supporters of the U.S. biofuels industry are criticizing Marathon Petroleum Corp. for seeking a small refiner hardship waiver for one of its refineries that would exempt that facility from meeting its RFS blending obligations. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Project shows advanced biofuels can be produced very efficiently

BY Chalmers University of Technology Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the Chalmers University of Technology say they can see an array of new technological achievements following 10 years of energy research into biomass gasification. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

Pennsylvania offers funding for alternative fuels, vehicles

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has announced it is accepting applications for its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program, which offers funding for the purchase and use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

Leandro, California, fuels municipal vehicles with Neste biofuel

BY Neste Found In:Advanced FuelsThe City of San Leandro, a suburban city in Alameda County, California, announced May 22 that it has switched all municipal vehicles from using petroleum diesel to only running on Neste MY Renewable Diesel. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

EPA: 20.78 million cellulosic RINs generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for April, reporting that nearly 1.59 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 20.78 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE