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September 22, 2017

EPA: 20.4 million cellulosic RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for August, reporting that nearly 1.76 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 20.4 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

September 22, 2017

Webinar highlights transportable biomass conversion facilities

BY Waste to Wisdom Transportable biomass conversion facilities and the economics of using forest harvest residues to produce biochar, briquettes, and torrefied wood is the topic of a Sept. 27 webinar hosted by the Waste to Wisdom research project. READ MORE

September 21, 2017

UK proposes to increase biofuel obligations, cap crop-based fuels

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department for Transport has published proposals that aim to increase the amount of renewable fuel in the transportation energy mix and make several other changes to the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation. READ MORE

September 21, 2017

WM, MCE bring 3.9 MW landfill gas-to-energy project online

BY Waste Management MCE and Waste Management’s Redwood Landfill recently celebrated the opening of a new landfill gas-to-energy plant in California that will generate enough renewable electricity to provide service to more than 5,000 MCE customers. READ MORE

September 21, 2017

Enzyme’s worth to biofuels shown in latest NREL research

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory An enzyme discovered at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory proves adept at breaking down cellulose fibers regardless of whether their crystalline structure is simple or highly complex. READ MORE

September 20, 2017

Censky, McKinney nomination hearing addresses biofuels, RFS

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing on the nomination of Stephen Censky at deputy secretary of agriculture and Ted McKinney as under secretary of agriculture for trade and foreign agricultural affairs. READ MORE

September 20, 2017

Velocys, British Airways partner on proposed biojet project

BY Erin VoegeleVelocys plc recently announced it has entered into a partnership with British Airways, Suez and Norma to prepare the business case for a commercial-scale waste-to-renewable-jet-fuel plant in the U.K. READ MORE

September 20, 2017

DOE announces integrated biorefinery optimization projects

BY U.S. Department of Energy U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry recently announced that the U.S. Department of Energy has selected eight projects to negotiate for up to $15 million in total DOE funding to optimize integrated biorefineries. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

CEC approves grants for forest biomass, biogas projects

BY Anna SimetA forest biomass-to-power project and two biogas projects were recently approved for grants by the California Energy Commission, via its Electric Program Investment Charge program. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

EIA: Densified biomass production reaches 570,000 tons in June

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has announced respondents providing data for its Monthly Densified Biomass Fuel Report produced 570,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in June, and sold 430,000 tons. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

ARPA-E helps make U.S. a leader in marine biomass production

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy recently announced $22 million in funding through the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy for 18 innovative projects as part of the Macroalgae Research Inspiring Novel Energy Resources program. READ MORE

September 18, 2017

UK proposes reduced support for biomass under RO, seeks comments

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. government is seeking public comments on two proposed options aimed at controlling costs of non-grandfathered biomass conversion and co-firing units under the Renewables Obligation. READ MORE

September 18, 2017

Fremont Regional Digester reopens in Michigan

BY Generate Capital Inc. Fremont’s biodigester has reopened under new ownership and management, converting 165,000 tons of organic waste every year into renewable electricity that can power more than 2,500 Michigan homes. READ MORE

September 18, 2017

Wisconsin dairy manure AD project wins funding

BY Public Service Commission of Wisconsin The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin approved a conditional $15 million Focus on Energy grant to BC Organics LLC for a bioenergy system in Brown County. The system will produce renewable natural gas from dairy farm manure and other waste. READ MORE

September 15, 2017

Franken drafts Farm Bill Energy Title featuring funding increases

BY Erin VoegeleOn Sept. 7, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., introduced a package of legislation he hopes will serve as the basis for a new energy section of the next Farm Bill. The legislation increases investments in popular energy programs. READ MORE

September 15, 2017

Hawaii Gas earns PUC approval to make RNG from Honouliuli biogas

BY Hawaii Gas Hawaii Gas, the state’s only regulated gas utility, received approval from the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission to install equipment to capture and process biogas from the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant. READ MORE

September 15, 2017

Neste, Geneva Airport collaborate to offer renewable jet fuel

BY Neste Corp. Neste and Geneva Airport are working together to make flying more sustainable by targeting renewable jet fuel to account for at least 1 percent of the annual jet fuel consumption at Geneva Airport by late 2018. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

CARB to hold workshop on proposed LCFS amendments Sept. 22

BY Erin VoegeleThe California Air Resources Board has announced plans to hold a public workshop to discuss proposed amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard on Sept. 22. Members of the public can participate in the event via webcast or teleconference. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

DOE funding helps commercialize promising energy technologies

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy announced $19.7 million in funding to help businesses move promising energy technologies from the DOE’s national laboratories to the marketplace. Several bioenergy projects were among those that received funding. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

Switchgrass could help China’s air quality

BY University of Illinois ACES Researchers from the have proposed an idea that could improve China’s air quality, but they’re not atmospheric scientists. They’re agronomists who say switchgrass could help stop erosion loss while displacing coal use at power plants. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

Researchers evaluate use of electron transport in furfural biogas

BY Springer Furfural is a promising candidate in the quest for alternative biofuels. The combustion industries are very interested in what could become a potential new type of fuel derived from atmospheric-plasma treatment of biomass. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

Modular fuel technology to boost bio-share of oil refineries

BY VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland EU-funded project COMSYN aims to develop a production concept for competitive biobased fuels by means of a compact gasification and synthesis process. The project aims to achieve production costs of up to 35 percent less than alternative routes. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

RNG industry bands together in response to proposed 2018 RFS

BY Marcus Gillette As the predominate supplier of cellulosic biofuel to the Renewable Fuel Standard, renewable natural gas (RNG) is experiencing a growth rate unprecedented in the sector. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

EIA predicts increased bioenergy capacity in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the September edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, which includes updated forecasts for electricity production and generation capacity from wood and waste biomass. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

Vermont PUC approves RNG program for Vermont Gas customers

BY Vermont Public Utility Commission The Vermont Public Utility Commission has approved a program for Vermont Gas Systems Inc. that allows retail customers to buy renewable natural gas in amounts equal to 10 percent, 25 percent, 50 percent, or 100 percent of their monthly requirements. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

Researchers invent novel process for extracting sugars from wood

BY University of Delaware A University of Delaware research team has invented a more efficient process for extracting the sugars from wood chips, corn cobs and other organic waste. The feedstock could serve as a substitute for petroleum used in consumer goods. READ MORE

September 12, 2017

UK awards CfDs to 2 dedicated biomass with CHP projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has announced Contracts for Difference (CfD) have been awarded to 11 new projects, including two dedicated biomass power plants with combined-heat-and-power (CHP). READ MORE

September 12, 2017

Researchers announce promising new feedstock for bio-jet fuel

BY University of Illinois A Boeing 747 burns one gallon of jet fuel each second. A recent analysis from researchers at the University of Illinois estimate that this aircraft could fly for 10 hours on bio-jet fuel produced on 54 acres of specially engineered sugarcane. READ MORE

September 12, 2017

DOE announces up to $8.8 million for algae technologies

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy has announced the selection of four additional projects from the Productivity Enhanced Algae and ToolKits funding opportunity to receive up to $8.8 million. Funding for the initiative now totals over $16 million. READ MORE

September 11, 2017

Opinion: California’s Best Bet

BY Tim PortzThe correlation between forest health and strong markets for forest products is crystal clear to stakeholders but is it for policymakers in California trying to manage the specter of massive wildfires? READ MORE

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