Sue Retka Schill

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November 21, 2014

U.S. EPA delays 2014 RVO determination until next year

The U.S. EPA announced Friday morning it would not be finalizing the 2014 renewable volume obligation requirements (RVO) by the end of the year. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

UN report outlines growing biofuels role in developing economies

Biofuels now account for 1 percent of global energy use, a new report from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development finds. The document provides a sweeping global overview of the development of liquid biofuels. READ MORE

October 16, 2014

Deinove teams with MBI to develop AFEX/Deinol cellulosic ethanol

A French cellulosic technology utilizing Deinococcus bacteria is being teamed up with Michigan State University's ammonia-based pretreatment technology, AFEX. Deinove SA and MBI have formed a partnership to demonstrate the paired technologies. READ MORE

October 01, 2014

Genscape suggests 75 million cellulosic RINs possible in 2014

Cellulosic ethanol production could contribute up to 9 million cellulosic D3 renewable identification numbers (RINs) in 2014, while biogas could contribute another 67.5 million D3 RINs, suggests a new white paper from Genscape. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

Coalition examines effective alternative fuel policies

Local policies to promote alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) are among the most effective, a recent study by the Clean Energy Coalition finds. The study compares the number of alternative fuel vehicles in each state to the types of policies. READ MORE

September 16, 2014

Pellet Heat for the Pink Building

An Alaskan boiler retrofit illustrates the potential for biomass heating in other federal buildings. READ MORE

September 14, 2014

The Path Ahead

PFI conference speakers project cautious optimism. READ MORE

August 25, 2014

EPA's final 2014 RVO delivered to the OMB; industry reacts

The U.S. EPA finalized its 2014 renewable volume obligation (RVO) rule for the renewable fuels standard (RFS) and submitted it to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review on Friday, Aug. 22. READ MORE

July 30, 2014

2014 PFI conference considers market outlook

The pellet market outlook dominated presentations at the Pellet Fuels Institute annual conference held July 28-29 in Orlando, Florida. During the event, several speakers highlighted the expected growth markets around the globe. READ MORE

July 25, 2014

150 federal buildings found to be candidates for pellet boilers

Wood pellet boilers should be considered at all hot-water heated federal facilities where natural gas is unavailable, particularly in northern regions, according to the U.S. General Services Administration. READ MORE