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May 14, 2018

EPA delivers proposed rule for 2019 RFS RVOs to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 11, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule to set 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the proposal is released for public comment. READ MORE

May 14, 2018

AEC urges House to oppose elimination of Farm Bill’s energy title

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 14, the Agriculture Energy Coalition sent a letter to the House of Representatives opposing the elimination of a stand-alone energy title and exclusion of mandatory funding for energy programs in the 2018 Farm Bill. READ MORE

May 14, 2018

BioAmber files for bankruptcy

BY BioAmber Inc. BioAmber Inc. announced May 4 that it has filed a voluntary petition for relief under chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code. The company's two Canadian subsidiaries are taking similar action under Canada's bankruptcy laws. READ MORE

May 14, 2018

Total Corbion PLA develops full stereocomplex PLA

BY Total Corbion PLA Total Corbion PLA has announced the launch of a novel technology that can create full stereocomplex PLA in a broad range of industrial applications. The technology enables PLA applications to withstand temperatures close to 200 degrees Celsius. READ MORE

May 14, 2018

Neste sells 1 billionth gallon of renewable fuel in North America

BY Neste U.S. Inc. Neste U.S. Inc. recently marked its 1 billionth gallon of Neste MY Renewable Diesel sold in North America, which has effectively helped reduce more than 7 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions in the Earth’s atmosphere. READ MORE

May 11, 2018

EIA: Biomass power capacity to increase in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the May edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that nonhydropower renewables will provide more than 10 percent of electricity generation this year, up slightly from last year. READ MORE

May 11, 2018

APS Issues RFP for forest bioenergy resources

BY Arizona Public Service Co. Arizona Public Service Co. is seeking competitive proposals for projects that utilize biomass feedstocks from high-risk forest lands in Northern Arizona to generate capacity and energy, pipeline quality biogas, or other suitable products. READ MORE

May 11, 2018

DOE funds 2 biofuel projects through BRDI

BY U.S. Department of Energy On May 9, the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $3 million in funding for advanced biofuels, bioenergy, and biobased products available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI). READ MORE

May 10, 2018

UK college opens bioenergy training center

BY Erin VoegeleU.K. Prime Minister Theresa May recently helped celebrate the opening of a new bioenergy training center at the U.K.-based Berkshire College of Agriculture. The new energy center will provide training in in biofuel engineering and related skills. READ MORE

May 10, 2018

Senators seek answers on CVR waiver from Pruitt, Icahn

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 8, a group of senators sent letters to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and CVR Energy Chairman Carl Icahn to request information on reports that the EPA granted CVR an economic hardship waiver under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

May 10, 2018

CEC chooses DP CleanTech for biomass power plant in China

BY DP CleanTech In April 2018, CEC signed a third biomass project contract with DP CleanTech whereby DP will provide its most advanced complete biomass solution to CEC. The 30 MW project will be in Nanyang Economic Development Zone, Baixiang County, Hebei province. READ MORE

May 10, 2018

Air Products acquires Shell’s gasification technology

BY Air Products Air Products has acquired gasification technology from Shell. The acquisition includes Shell’s associated patent portfolios for solids (coal and biomass) gasification and sharing of patent rights for residue and biomass gasification. READ MORE

May 10, 2018

BIO report profiles 100 renewable chemical technology companies

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization The Biotechnology Innovation Organization recently released a new report, “Renewable Chemical Platforms Building the Biobased Economy,” to document the rapid expansion of renewable chemical platforms and applications around the world. READ MORE

May 09, 2018

EIA: 600,000 tons of densified biomass fuel sold in January

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently announced that U.S. manufacturers of densified biomass fuel reported producing 620,000 tons and selling 600,000 tons of fuel products in January. READ MORE

May 09, 2018

Partnership to help supply biojet to Sea-Tac Airport

BY Port of Seattle The Port of Seattle announced May 1 that 13 airlines have agreed to collaborate on a work plan for providing all airlines at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport with access to sustainable aviation fuel. READ MORE

May 09, 2018

Report analyzes biomass supply, demand in Asia to 2030

BY Hawkins Wright Asia’s demand for biomass is growing rapidly. Wood pellet imports into South Korea and Japan have grown exponentially in the past few years. In 2017 South Korea imported 2.4 million tons (Mt) of wood pellets, 20 times more than was imported in 2012. READ MORE

May 08, 2018

Trump to allow year-round E15 sales, attach RINs to exports

BY Erin VoegelePresident Donald Trump hosted a meeting May 8 on the RFS at the White House. During the meeting, attendees agreed to allow year-round sales of E15, to abandon plans to pursue a price cap on RINs, and to allow RINs to be assigned to exported biofuels. READ MORE

May 08, 2018

Pasadena fire department switches to Neste renewable diesel

BY Neste Corp. The Pasadena Fire Department in California has switched much of its fleet of apparatus from operating on petroleum diesel to using Neste MY Renewable Diesel. Its entire fleet is expected to be fueled with renewable diesel by next year. READ MORE

May 08, 2018

Researchers produce biohydrogen using green algae

BY University of Turku A research group from the University of Turku, Finland, has discovered an efficient way for transforming solar energy into the chemical energy of biohydrogen through the photosynthesis of green algae that function as cell factories. READ MORE

May 07, 2018

Pinnacle enters new off-take contracts with Japanese customers

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 2, Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. released first quarter 2018 financial results, reporting it generated record first quarter revenue and announcing it has entered into new off-take contracts with customers in Japan. READ MORE

May 07, 2018

Velocys sells license to Red Rock Biofuels

BY Velocys plc Velocys plc, the renewable fuels company, has received a “notice to proceed” action to commence manufacturing of the Fischer-Tropsch reactors and catalyst for the Red Rock Biofuels LLC biorefinery that will be located in Lakeview, Oregon. READ MORE

May 07, 2018

Sweetwater, Graanul announce first commercial biorefinery

BY Sweetwater Energy Sweetwater Energy and Estonia-based AS Graanul Invest will build a commercial-scale integrated biorefinery that will produce clean cellulosic sugars and highly pure lignin from 50,000 tons of local hardwood each year. READ MORE

May 04, 2018

USDA solicits applications for Repowering Assistance Program

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA is soliciting applications for up to $5 million in funding under its Repowering Assistance Program, which helps eligible biorefineries use biomass as a replacement for fossil fuels used to create heat or power. READ MORE

May 04, 2018

RNG production facility begins operations in Iowa

BY GAIN Clean Fuel GAIN Clean Fuel and BioResource Development announce the start-up of a renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility located at Water and Resource Recovery Center in Dubuque, Iowa. RNG produced at the facility will be used as transportation fuel. READ MORE

May 04, 2018

Pingree, Young launch bipartisan food waste caucus

BY Rep. Chellie Pingree's office On April 30, Reps. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, and David Young, R-Iowa, launched a bipartisan House Food Waste Caucus to explore opportunities to reduce food waste. The American Biogas Council spoke at a recent briefing hosted by Pingree. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

Enviva discusses Chesapeake fire, productivity improvements

BY Erin VoegeleOn May 3, Enviva Partners LP released first quarter 2018 financial results, providing an update of restoration work at the Chesapeake terminal following a recent fire and reporting year-over-year productivity improvements. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

Chempolis, Fortum, NRL partner to build biorefinery in India

BY Erin VoegeleChempolis, Fortum and Numaligarh Revinery Ltd. have formed a joint venture to develop a biorefinery in India that will convert 300,000 tons of bamboo annually into ethanol, furfural, acetic acid and biocoal. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

Air Canada operates biofuel flight from Edmonton to San Francisco

BY Air Canada Air Canada announced its Edmonton-San Francisco flight May 2 operated with biofuel onboard a 146-seat Airbus A320-200 aircraft. Air Canada continues to support and advocate for the development of biofuel in Canada. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

Xebec, JNK heaters form strategic partnership

BY Xebec Adsorption Inc. Xebec Adsorption Inc. has announced a strategic partnership with JNK Heaters Co. Ltd. of Korea to advance biogas upgrading and on-site hydrogen generation solutions. JNK will exclusively market the Xebec biogas solutions in Korea and India. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

DOE offers bioenergy research funding opportunities

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy has announced four funding opportunities totaling up to $78 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office. READ MORE