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July 03, 2019

Vertimass licenses technology to Alliance BioEnergy Plus

BY Vertimass Vertimass completed its first technology license agreement with Alliance BioEnergy Plus Inc. in West Palm Beach, Florida, to produce renewable jet fuel along with benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene, and xylenes (BTEX). READ MORE

July 03, 2019

LLNL: Turning the switch on biofuels

BY Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory LLNL scientists and collaborators at the Joint BioEnergy Institute have identified a molecular mechanism in bacteria that can be manipulated to promote IIL tolerance, and therefore overcome a key gap in biofuel and biochemical production processes. READ MORE

July 02, 2019

Senators aim to limit USDA influence over SRE decisions

BY Erin VoegeleSeveral U.S. senators representing oil producing and refining states are trying to limit Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s influence over the U.S. EPA’s process of evaluating small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

July 02, 2019

EIA to update data reporting for biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration is seeking a three-year extension with changes to its Petroleum Supply Reporting System. The proposed changes include those related to biofuels reporting. Comments are due July 24. READ MORE

July 02, 2019

Greenlane secures biogas upgrading contract for Oregon project

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd. has secured a new CDN $2.7 million-dollar biogas upgrading contract with the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission in Lane County, Oregon. Greenlane will provide its PSA solution to the facility. READ MORE

July 02, 2019

New carbon capture technology helps Drax, ag sector decarbonize

BY Drax Group Drax is working with biotech start-up Deep Branch Biotechnology to explore the feasibility of using the power station’s carbon dioxide emissions to make proteins for sustainable animal feed products. READ MORE

July 02, 2019

Avinor enters agreement with Quantafuel for jet biofuel

BY The Avinor Group Avinor has entered into an agreement with Quantafuel to buy sustainable aviation fuel based on Norwegian biomass. The fuel will be produced in a pilot plant partly funded by ENOVA using Quantafuel's biomass-to-liquids technology. READ MORE

July 02, 2019

Enerkem honors memory of Vincent Chornet

BY Enerkem Inc. The management of Enerkem has announced Vincent Chornet, cofounder and executive chairman of the company, died at the age of 45 following a prolonged illness. Chornet is credited with making Enerkem a leader in biofuels and renewable chemicals. READ MORE

June 28, 2019

EPA: More than 31.11 million cellulosic RINs generated in May

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for May, reporting that nearly 1.57 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 31.11 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

Bill aims to require US to achieve 50% renewable power by 2035

BY Erin VoegeleNew legislation introduced June 26 aims to put the U.S. on a path towards decarbonization, requiring 50 percent of U.S. electricity to be generated by renewables by 2035. Biomass and biogas would help meet that goal. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

UK law commits to net-zero emissions, REA says BECCS is needed

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. officially established a law June 27 requiring net zero carbon emissions by 2050. Earlier in the week, the U.K. REA released a paper outlining the role biorenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) can play in meeting that goal. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

FuelCell Energy, Drax announce new carbon capture project

BY Erin VoegeleFuelCell Energy Inc. announced June 27 it has entered into a contract with Drax Power Station for an application of its carbon capture solution. Drax secured £500,000 ($633,503) in government funding to support the project. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

Opinion: Workhorses of the Power Industry

BY Anna SimetThe July/August issue of Biomass Magazine includes articles on utilization of wasted heat at a biomass power plant, an oil-to-biomass conversion at a tire manufacturing operation,conducting high-efficiency shutdowns, and more. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

Wehrum leaves EPA, Isdal becomes deputy assistant administrator

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation William Wehrum will leave his post at the agency at the end of June. Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator Anne Idsal will become acting assistant administrator for air and radiation. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

Senators urge EPA to block attempts to roll back use of SREs

BY Erin VoegeleA group of nine republican senators representing U.S. oil-producing and refining states are urging U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to block attempts to roll back the agency’s’ use of small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the RFS. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

Bright Biomethane opens North America office

BY Bright Biomethane Bright Biomethane opened its first North American office in response to growing business and increasing demand for renewable natural gas (RNG) solutions in North America. The company is currently working on five RNG projects in the Northeast. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

41 MW biomass power plant inaugurated in UK

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K.-based Templeborough Biomass Power Plant was officially inaugurated June 24. Located in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, the 41 MW facility takes in waste wood as fuel and can generate enough electricity to power 78,000 homes. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

DOE announces open meeting of biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced June 24 plans to hold an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on June 26 in Missoula, Montana. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

Greenlane secures new CDN $3.4 million biogas upgrading contract

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd. has secured a new CDN $3.4 million-dollar biogas upgrading contract. Greenlane will provide its water-wash technology solution for a municipal wastewater treatment facility in the Vancouver metro region. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

US Gain expands investment in dairy industry

BY U.S. Gain U.S. Gain is honored to see the the 12 dairy farms it has partnered with profit from renewable natural gas (RNG) production. The company is an integrated RNG supplier that is pairing investment in RNG production with its network of fueling stations. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

Margam Green Energy Plant begins operations in the UK

BY Margam Green Energy Plant The U.K.-based Margam Green Energy Plant has entered commercial operation. The £160 million renewable energy plant, fueled by waste wood, will generate power for up to 75,000 homes. The facility is owned by Glennmont Partners. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

Reitsma to lead US development projects for Pinnacle

BY Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. Pinnacle Renewable Energy has announced that effective July 2 the company's President and Chief Operating Officer Leroy Reitsma will be transitioning from his current role to focus solely on Pinnacle's U.S. development projects. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

Opinion: Pressure Builds on US EPA to Process e-RINs

BY Bob Cleaves The RFS Power Coalition met with the U.S. Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs as part of its public outreach process, to share a few thoughts about electric renewable identification numbers. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

Opinion: The Impact of Government Regulations

BY John Ackerly By combining test protocol innovation with stove technology innovation, we may produce a new breed of stoves that can propel them into the 21st century. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

EPA opens Section 610 review of RFS

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA published a notice in the Federal Register June 24 announcing it has opened a review of the Renewable Fuel Standard under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. A public comment period is open through Aug. 22. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

EDA-funded infrastructure improvements to aid Enviva pellet plant

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration is awarding $1.4 million to a project in Lucedale, Mississippi, that will benefit a proposed 1.4-million-metric-ton-per-year wood pellet plant under development by Enviva. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

EPA updates SRE data, 38 SRE applications now pending for 2018

BY Erin VoegeleAnother small refinery exemption (SRE) application for the Renewable Fuel Standard’s 2018 compliance year has been declared ineligible or withdrawn, according to updated SRE data posted to the U.S. EPA website on June 24. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

NBB: SREs are harming demand for biodiesel, renewable diesel

BY Erin VoegeleThe National Biodiesel Board sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler June 21 highlighting the economic damage that Renewable Fuel Standard small refinery exemptions (SREs) are causing the biodiesel and renewable diesel industries. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

Amp Americas sells ampCNG unit, develops 2 dairy RNG projects

BY Amp Americas Amp Americas has sold 20 ampCNG fueling stations to American Natural Gas for $41 million. Amp Americas will continue to own and operate its Indiana biogas operations and plans to break ground on two additional dairy RNG projects this year. READ MORE