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May 21, 2020

Velocys: UK waste-to-jet fuel plant approved by local council

BY Velocys plc Velocys plc, has announced that resolution to grant planning permission has been given to Altalto Immingham, the U.K.’s first commercial waste-to-jet-fuel plant, by North East Lincolnshire Council’s planning committee. READ MORE

May 20, 2020

Senate hearing addresses wood stoves, RFS and biomass neutrality

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to extend the sales deadline for Step 1 wood heaters, rulemaking to classify biomass as carbon neutral and issues associated with the RFS and SREs were among the topics discussed during a May 20 Senate hearing. READ MORE

May 20, 2020

Biofuel feedstock reimbursement act introduced in US Senate

BY Ron KotrbaLegislation was introduced May 19 in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Chuck Grassley and Amy Klobuchar, which would provide assistance to biofuel producers adversely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic and the economic fallout from the health crisis. READ MORE

May 20, 2020

15 senators ask EPA to waive 2020 RFS blending requirements

BY Erin VoegeleA group of 15 republican senators sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on May 19 urging the agency to grant petitions filed by six state governors last month that seek a waiver of 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements. READ MORE

May 20, 2020

Neste supplies renewable diesel to 51 new stations in Finland

BY Neste Corp. Neste brings Neste MY Renewable Diesel to a significant number of new stations during April and May 2020 in Finland. With the expansion, Neste MY Renewable Diesel will be available at around 120 stations in growth centers as well as smaller towns. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

EPA proposal aims to improve transparency of guidance documents

BY Erin VoegeleThe EPA has released a proposed rule that aims to establish consistent requirements and procedures for the issuance of guidance documents. The agency said the rule will increase transparency and improve its process for managing guidance documents. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

ACE 2020 conference ‘Rising Up,’ moving to Aug. 25 with the FEW

BY American Coalition for Ethanol The American Coalition for Ethanol is pleased to announce its 33rd annual conference will be held in conjunction with the rescheduled International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo hosted by BBI International on Aug. 25, in Omaha, Nebraska. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

US Gain becomes largest RNG supplier in Oregon

BY U.S. Gain U.S. Gain has announced it is now the largest renewable natural gas (RNG) supplier in Oregon through supply agreements with Salem Area Mass Transit District, Gresham Sanitary, Heiberg Garbage & Recycling and Pride Disposal. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

Velocys signs JDA extension with British Airways, Shell

BY Velocys plc Velocys plc has announced that it has secured a further £1 million funding for the Altalto waste-to-fuels project from British Airways PLC and Shell International Petroleum Co. Ltd. The proposed plant will produce sustainable aviation fuel. READ MORE

May 19, 2020

Weltec Biopower builds biogas plant for Greek abattoir

BY Weltec Biopower In the summer of 2020, the German plant manufacturer Weltec Biopower will start building a biogas plant in Veria, northern Greece. The 500-kilowatt plant is set to begin operations as early as November. READ MORE

May 18, 2020

EPA proposes to extend deadline for Step 1 wood heater sales

BY Erin VoegeleThe EPA on May 15 proposed to allow manufacturers and retailers additional time to sell residential wood heating devices that meet Step 1 standards under the 2015 new source performance standards due to disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

May 18, 2020

SCOTUS denies petition to review RFS point of obligation issue

BY Erin VoegeleThe Supreme Court on May 18 announced it has denied a petition filed by Valero Energy Corp. asking the court to determine whether the U.S. EPA is required to consider petitions to change the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

May 18, 2020

House passes HEROES Act, bill includes aid for biofuel producers

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. House of Representatives on May 15 voted 208 to 199 to pass a fourth COVID-19 stimulus package. The bill, known as the HEROES Act, would provide dedicated relief for biofuel producers by establishing the Renewable Fuel Reimbursement Program. READ MORE

May 18, 2020

Survey: COVID-19 impacts raw material availability for pellets

BY Hawkins Wright The results of a survey by Hawkins Wright found 58 percent of wood pellet producers felt COVID-19 was negatively impacting their business, but only 33 percent reported that they had reduced production as a result. READ MORE

May 18, 2020

Andritz supplies equipment to biomass project in Brazil

BY Andritz Andritz has received an order from Klabin for a complete biomass gasification plant and a new biomass handling line for its Ortigueira mill in Brazil. The new equipment will allow the mill to replace the use of heavy fuel oil with biomass. READ MORE

May 15, 2020

EPA delivers proposed rule to set 2021 RFS RVOs to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has delivered its proposed rule to set 2021 renewable volume requirements (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard and the 2022 RVO for biomass-based diesel to the White House Office of Management and Budget. READ MORE

May 15, 2020

Wolf asks EPA to waive RFS blending requirements

BY Erin VoegelePennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on May 11 requesting that the agency exercise its waiver authority to reduce Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

Aemetis upgrades Keyes plant, prepares for startup of RNG project

BY Erin VoegeleEric McAfee, chairman and CEO of Aemetis Inc., discussed steps the company is taking to produce pharmacopeia- and food-grade alcohol and provided updates of the company’s advanced biofuel projects during a first quarter earnings call held May 14. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 650,000 tons in January

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 770,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in January, with sales reaching 650,000 tons. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

UK BEIS extends comment period on proposal to amend CfD scheme

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has extended the public consultation period on proposed changes to its Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme. Comments are now due on May 29. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

EPA opens comment period on fuels regulatory streamlining rule

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on May 14 officially opened the public comment period on its recently announced proposed rule to streamline and modernize its existing fuels regulations. Comments must be received by June 29. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

Agenda for Biodiesel Production Technology Summit released

BY BBI International BBI International and Biodiesel Magazine are pleased to announce that the agenda for the Biodiesel Production Technology Summit, set to take place Aug. 24-26, 2020, in Omaha, Nebraska, has been released and is now available online. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

NOVA Chemicals, Enerkem collaborate on plastics recycling

BY NOVA Chemicals Corp. NOVA Chemicals Corp. and Enerkem Inc. have entered into a joint development agreement to explore turning non-recyclable and non-compostable municipal waste into ethylene, a basic building block of plastics. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

P&G, Cargill collaborate on biobased acrylic acid

BY Procter & Gamble Co. Procter & Gamble Co. recently announced it has granted Cargill an exclusive license that allows Cargill to further develop and commercialize its technology that converts lactic acid into biobased acrylic acid. READ MORE

May 14, 2020

Network Rail, LPL, Port of Tyne, GBRF help keep UK lights on

BY Network Rail Network Rail, Lynemouth Power Limited, Port of Tyne and GBRF are working together to keep the lights on at 450,000 homes across the U.K. The railway and its key workers are keeping vital freight services moving during the Covid-19 pandemic. READ MORE

May 13, 2020

FutureMetrics explains benefits of coal-to-biomass conversions

BY Erin VoegeleFutureMetrics LLC on May 6 published a whitepaper discussing how converting existing coal-fired power plants to be fueled with wood pellets offers a low cost, easy-to-deploy way to generate low-carbon electricity. READ MORE

May 13, 2020

Gevo’s Luverne facility to remain idle

BY Erin VoegelePatrick Gruber, president and CEO of Gevo Inc., said on May 12 he expects the company’s biorefinery in Luverne, Minnesota, to remain idle for the remainder of the year. The company’s plant in Silsbee, Texas, however, continues to operate. READ MORE

May 13, 2020

USIPA: Wood biomass given all clear by Europe’s highest court

BY U.S. Industrial Pellet Association The U.S. Industrial Pellet Association on May 11 welcomed an order from the European Court of Justice dismissing a case against wood biomass. The court ruled the applicants lacked standing to challenge the EU’s inclusion of wood biomass in the RED. READ MORE

May 13, 2020

$400 million renewable diesel plant under development in Illinois

BY Lance Capital The City of Newton, Illinois, Jasper County, and St. Joseph Renewable Fuels announced plans to build a $400 million renewable diesel plant in Illinois. The groups plan to use a new healthcare protocol to test and certify a COVID-19 free workforce. READ MORE

May 13, 2020

SCS approved as verification body for California LCFS

BY SCS Global Services SCS Global Services is now approved by CARB as a verification body for the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. CARB recently added third-party verification requirements to the LCFS to ensure data completeness, accuracy, and conformance with the regulation. READ MORE