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September 04, 2019

Valmet supplies biomass boiler to CHP plant in Germany

BY Erin VoegeleValmet will supply a biomass-fired boiler and a flue gas treatment plant to BS Energy’s CHP plant in Braunschweig, Germany. The plant will produce approximately 20 MW of electricity and 60 MW of thermal energy for use in district heating. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

Alberta mine reclamation project to produce willow for bioenergy

BY Alberta Innovates Alberta Innovates is contributing $1.5 million to a project that will use municipal organic waste to replenish soil at at an Alberta coal mine to grow a willow crop that may be used as a biomass feedstock for renewable energy. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

Gevo converts isobutanol or fusel oils to renewable diesel

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. announced Sept. 4 that it has developed proprietary processes that converts either low-carbon isobutanol or low-value fusel oils, a mixture of alcohols that are byproducts of fermentation, into renewable diesel. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

In Depth: Biochar: If You Make It, Will They Come?

BY Kathleen Draper Markets for biochar, most commonly produced as a gasification or pyrolysis byproduct, are expanding. READ MORE

September 03, 2019

RNG industry asks EPA to increase cellulosic RVO in RFS comments

BY Erin VoegeleThe comment period of the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2020 RVOs under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel closed Aug. 30. More than 5,600 comments were filed on the rulemaking. READ MORE

September 03, 2019

USCIS urged to approve foreign investment in Aemetis project

BY Erin VoegeleA federal lawmaker from California is slamming the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service for its mishandling of an application submitted by Aemetis Inc. regarding foreign investment for its proposed Riverbank cellulosic ethanol project. READ MORE

September 03, 2019

ARENA funds project to convert biogas into hydrogen, graphite

BY Australian Renewable Energy Agency The Australian Renewable Energy Agency has announced Sept. 2 it has approved up to $9.41 million in funding to Hazer Group Ltd. for the construction and operation of a groundbreaking hydrogen production facility. READ MORE

August 29, 2019

Neste opens 3 additional cardlock fueling sites in California

BY Ron KotrbaNeste has opened three new commercial fueling sites in California where drivers can refuel on the company’s branded renewable diesel. The three new sites in San Jose, Keyes and Ripon follow the opening of the San Leandro fueling station in March. READ MORE

August 29, 2019

Avfuel to demonstrate viability of biobased jet fuel in Wyoming

BY Avfuel In an effort to further business aviation’s carbon neutrality goals, Avfuel will make sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available to operators fueling at Jackson Hole Aviation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Sept. 3-4. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

EPA proposes federal plan under 2016 landfill gas regulations

BY Erin VoegeleThe EPA took two actions in August relating to the timing and implementation of 2016 emission guidelines for existing MSW landfills. One is a rule to align state plan timing requirements with ACE regulations. The other is a proposed federal plan. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

Canadian government invests $4.7 million in Woodland Biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleThe Canadian government announced plans Aug. 27 to invest $4.7 million in Woodland Biofuels, a Toronto-based company that is using gasification and a series of catalytic reactions to convert biomass into renewable fuels. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

Enviva thanks NCDEQ for work related to Northampton permit

BY Erin VoegeleEnviva Partners LP issued a statement Aug. 20 thanking the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality for its work during a recent comment period and hearing regarding Enviva’s effort to update the permit for its Northampton pellet plant. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic cauldron to be fueled with pellets

BY Erin VoegeleThe Olympic cauldron for the 2020 Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland, will be fueled with domestically produced wood pellets, according to information released by the organizing committee of the Lausanne 2020 Youth Olympic Games in July. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

Bioenergy startup licenses ORNL food-waste-to-fuel system

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Electro-Active Technologies Inc. has exclusively licensed two biorefinery technologies invented and patented by the startup’s co-founders while working at the DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The technologies convert organic waste into hydrogen. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

DOE funds bioimaging projects for bioenergy

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy announced Aug. 23 $13.5 million in funding for six projects to develop new approaches to microscopic imaging of plants and microbes, with the goal of advancing bioenergy research. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

FutureMetrics adds market intelligence expert

BY FutureMetrics Annette Bossler has joined the FutureMetrics consulting team as a market intelligence expert. She has more than 25 years of experience in international business development for private and public entities in countries all over the world. READ MORE

August 27, 2019

Comment period on proposed 2020 RFS RVOs closes Aug. 30

BY Erin VoegeleThose who wish to weigh in on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2020 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard and the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel have less than a week to do so. READ MORE

August 27, 2019

Avantium wins €6 million grant, releases half-year results

BY Erin VoegeleNetherlands-based renewable chemistry company Avantium announced Aug. 26 it has been awarded a €6 million ($6.65 million) grant to accelerate development of its technologies. The company also recently released half year financial results. READ MORE

August 27, 2019

Senators urge Wheeler to end abuse of SREs

BY Erin VoegeleA group of seven Midwestern democratic senators sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Aug. 26 urging the U.S. EPA to end its harmful abuse of small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

August 26, 2019

New Jersey governor issues conditional veto of food waste bill

BY Erin VoegeleNew Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy issued a conditional veto Aug. 23 on a food waste recycling bill. Murphy’s action aims to remove exemptions that allow food waste to be send to incinerators and landfills, which could increase waste-to-energy production. READ MORE

August 26, 2019

Representatives urge GAO investigation of SREs

BY Erin VoegeleA dozen members of Congress, led by Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, sent a letter to U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro Aug. 21 urging the U.S. Government Accountability Office to examine the review and approval of SREs under the RFS. READ MORE

August 26, 2019

Scientists discover how some algae harness solar energy

BY Rutgers University Scientists have discovered how diatoms—a type of alga that produce 20 percent of the Earth’s oxygen—harness solar energy for photosynthesis. The Rutgers University-led discovery could help lead to more efficient and affordable algae-based biofuels. READ MORE

August 23, 2019

Report shows exponential growth in EU biogas production

BY Erin VoegeleBioenergy Europe, in collaboration with the European Biogas Association, recently released its 2019 report on biogas, which shows biogas production in Europe has grown exponentially since 1990. The EU had approximately 17,783 biogas plants in 2017. READ MORE

August 23, 2019

Acciona wins €400M energy-from-waste contract in Scotland

BY Acciona Acciona has announced a contract to construct and operate a waste-to-energy plant in Aberdeen, Scotland, called the Ness Energy Project. The facility will have the capacity to treat 150,000 metric tons of waste per year. READ MORE

August 22, 2019

Canada awards $7.6 million to UBC’s biomass expansion project

BY Erin VoegeleThe Canadian government announced Aug. 19 it will provide $7.6 million to support the University of British Columbia’s biomass expansion project, which will increase the university’s renewable energy capacity. READ MORE

August 22, 2019

DOE announces $64 million to help develop bioenergy crops

BY U.S. Department of Energy The U.S. Department of Energy announced Aug. 21 $64 million in funding for 25 university-led genomics research projects on plants and microbes for bioenergy and bioproducts. The projects aim to improve features like drought resistance and crop yield. READ MORE

August 21, 2019

Axne calls for OIG investigation into EPA’s misuse of SREs

BY Erin VoegeleRep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, sent a letter to U.S. EPA Acting Inspector General Charles Sheenhan Aug. 21 requesting the EPA OIG conduct an investigation into the agency’s questionable decision-making and misuse of its SRE authority. READ MORE

August 21, 2019

EPA extends public comment period on Section 610 review of RFS

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA posted a notice to its website Aug. 21 extending the public comment period on its review of the Renewable Fuel Standard under Section 610 of the Regulatory the Regulatory Flexibility Act through Sept. 23. READ MORE

August 21, 2019

Norden signs contract with Enviva

BY Erin VoegeleDanish shipping company Norden announced Aug. 15 it has contracted with Enviva to transport between 1.3 million and 1.5 million metric tons of wood pellets from the U.S. to Europe over a 6-year period spanning from 2021 to 2026. READ MORE

August 21, 2019

Vermont Gas, Middlebury College break ground on RNG project

BY Vermont Gas Representatives from Middlebury College, Vanguard Renewables, Vermont Gas, Goodrich Farm, and the State of Vermont gathered on Aug. 20 at the farm in Salisbury, Vermont, to mark the official groundbreaking for an anaerobic digester. READ MORE