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March 07, 2019

In Depth: Feedstock Sourcing for Project Success: US South Advantages

BY Stan Parton The U.S. South offers global bioenergy producers vast forestry resources and minimal feedstock volatility. READ MORE

March 07, 2019

Opinion: The Many Dynamics of Feedstock Supply

BY Anna SimetWhen it comes to feedstock, there are many variables that can affect the outcome of a project or operation. READ MORE

March 07, 2019

Opinion: Introducing the RFS Power Coalition

BY Bob Cleaves Biomass Power Association has teamed up with the Energy Recovery Council and the American Biogas Council to create the visibility needed to convince the EPA to activate the eRIN program this year. READ MORE

March 07, 2019

Opinion: Warmer Water After Political Tide Change

BY Bill Bell Now that the pushback to our goals no longer comes from a governor and the governor’s legislative allies, our challenge may be to avoid getting pulled and lost in the sheer force of the “Blue Wave.” READ MORE

March 07, 2019

Opinion: RNG: Most Efficient Approach to Decarbonizing Buildings

BY Marcus Gillette Critics of natural gas have begun to call for 100 percent electrification of buildings to reduce GHG emissions from the sector.The better approach is to support avenues that facilitate the reduction of emissions from all types of energy. READ MORE

March 06, 2019

USDA data shows US wood pellet exports increased 17% in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 6.04 million metric tons of wood pellets in 2018, up approximately 17 percent when compared to the 5.14 million metric tons exported in 2017, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on March 6. READ MORE

March 06, 2019

Federal agencies release framework for advancing the bioeconomy

BY USDA The federal Biomass Research and Development (BR&D) Board unveiled a multi-agency strategy March 5 to accelerate innovative technologies that harness the nation’s biomass resources for affordable biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. READ MORE

March 06, 2019

Neste: Sweden proposes ambitious aviation GHG reduction target

BY Neste Corp. Sweden has an ambitious target of being fossil-free by 2045. As a part of the initiative, a proposal for decarbonizing aviation was announced on March 4. Under the proposal, Sweden could introduce a GHG reduction mandate for aviaition fuel. READ MORE

March 05, 2019

EPA delivers E15/RIN reform rule to OMB for review

BY Erin VoegeleOn March 4, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed E15/RIN reform rule 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

March 05, 2019

B&W turns over UK-based Templeborough biomass plant to customer

BY Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises Inc. announced March 4 that its Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund, has successfully turned over operations of the Templeborough Biomass Power Plant to the customer, Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners. READ MORE

March 05, 2019

Lygos, CUMIRP partner to expand uses for biochemical product

BY Lygos Inc. Lygos Inc. announced a new partnership Feb. 20 with the Center for University of Massachusetts-Industry Research on Polymers that aims to develop novel high-value applications for the company’s Bio-Malonic Acid product family. READ MORE

March 04, 2019

BTU Act reintroduced in House, Senate

BY Erin VoegeleA bipartisan group of lawmakers renewed efforts to establish an investment tax credit for high-efficiency wood heating installations in late February with the reintroduction of the Biomass Thermal Utilization (BTU) Act. READ MORE

March 04, 2019

Drax: New opportunities created by power station rail project

BY Drax Group The partnership between Drax Power Station and Davis Wagon Services saw a new fleet of freight wagons designed and built by WH Davis Ltd. to deliver the biomass needed to produce renewable electricity for millions of homes. READ MORE

March 04, 2019

Solvay: Biomass boiler to cut GHG emissions at soda ash plant

BY Solvay Solvay is investing in a new biomass boiler at its soda ash plant in Rheinberg, Germany, a decision that will cut the site’s carbon dioxide emissions by more than 30 percent while at the same time improving its competitiveness. READ MORE

March 04, 2019

In Depth: Mission Zero Waste

BY Keith Loria Sweden’s recycling practices and waste-to-energy industry are unmatched. READ MORE

March 02, 2019

In Depth: Partnering to Produce a Better Wood Chip

BY Patrick C. Miller Catamount Forest Products and Vermeer Corp. collaborate to help meet Vermont’s biomass heating fuel demand. READ MORE

March 02, 2019

In Depth: US Dairy Farms: Untapped Biogas Potential

BY Peter Brown Countries like Holland and Norway have achieved success in widespread digester installation at dairy farms, but U.S. dairy states are slow to follow suit. READ MORE

March 01, 2019

EPA releases RIN data for December 2018, January 2019

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for December 2018 and January 2019 that shows nearly 19.5 billion RINs were generated last year. During the first month of 2019, RIN generation reached 1.48 billion. READ MORE

March 01, 2019

Valmet, Uni Viridas sign 10-year O&M agreement for biomass plant

BY Erin VoegeleValmet and Uni Viridas recently signed a 10-year operation and maintenance (O&M) agreement for Uni Viridas’s biomass power plant in Greda, Croatia. Valmet has been operating and maintaining the plant since 2015. READ MORE

March 01, 2019

Gevo, HCS Group enter supply agreement for renewable isooctane

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. and HCS Group have entered into a long-term, definitive, binding and bankable renewable isooctane purchase and sale agreement. The isooctane will be used in high-end applications, such as high purity solvents and specialty fuels. READ MORE

March 01, 2019

In Depth: Sustainable Biomass: What’s Ahead for New Markets

BY Seth Ginther The U.S. industrial wood pellet industry is positioned for future growth. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

Grassley, Wyden introduce tax extenders bill

BY Erin VoegeleSenate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., have introduced a bill to extend 29 tax credits, including those that benefit producers of renewable diesel, second generation biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

Senate confirms Wheeler as EPA administrator

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Senate has voted 52 to 46 along party lines to confirm Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Wheeler has held the post of acting EPA administrator since July 9, 2018, following Scott Pruitt’s resignation earlier that month. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

SoCalGas seeks to offer RNG to customers

BY Southern California Gas Co. Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced Feb. 28 it has filed a request with the California Public Utilities Commission seeking to offer renewable natural gas (RNG) to its 21 million customers in Central and Southern California. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

Paul, Grassley introduce Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2019

BY Office of Sen. Chuck Grassley Feb. 27, Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2019 (S.581), legislation that would remove burdensome regulations on domestic energy production. READ MORE

February 27, 2019

Kwik Trip to sell RNG produced at Wisconsin landfill gas project

BY Erin VoegeleOfficials in Dane County, Wisconsin, have announced that Kwik Trip will be a primary dispenser of renewable natural gas (RNG) produced at the county’s landfill biogas project when it reaches completion later this year. READ MORE

February 27, 2019

Weltec begins construction of UK biomethane plant

BY Erin VoegeleWeltec Biopower, a biogas plant manufacture based in Germany, recently announced it has started building a biomethane plant in Pontefract, U.K. for Lanes Farm Energy, a gas-to-grid project developed by Aqua Consultants. READ MORE

February 27, 2019

Anellotech produces biobased paraxylene

BY Anellotech Anellotech and its partners IFPEN and Axens have processed renewably sourced aromatics made at Anellotech’s TCat-8 pilot plant to successfully recover high-purity biobased paraxylene—a key component for making 100 percent biobased PET bottles. READ MORE

February 26, 2019

Drax releases 2018 results, discusses plans to reduce pellet cost

BY Erin VoegeleDrax Group plc has released fourth quarter 2018 results, reporting strong financial performance and highlighting the recent conversion of its fourth power generation unit to biomass and the successful start-up of a third pellet plant in the U.S. READ MORE

February 26, 2019

Amp Americas expands RNG project in Indiana

BY Amp Americas Renewable Dairy Fuels, a business unit of Amp Americas, recently announced that it has expanded production at its biogas operation at Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana by 30 percent. The facility now processes more than 800,000 gallons of manure per day. READ MORE