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January 12, 2021

Senators ask Biden to restore the integrity of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleA group of six democratic senators sent a letter President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 11 urging his administration to support U.S. farmers and the biofuels industry by restoring the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

January 12, 2021

Neste, Avfuel create strategic partnership for SAF

BY Neste Neste and Avfuel Corp. announce a strategic partnership to create an efficient, continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the United States. Avfuel will be a branded SAF distributor for Neste. READ MORE

January 12, 2021

Pinnacle announces extended off-take contract in Japan

BY Pinnacle Renewable Energy Pinnacle Renewable Energy on Jan. 7 announced that it has entered into an extension of a long-term, take-or-pay off-take contract with Mitsubishi Corp. Ltd. Deliveries under the agreement will begin in the first quarter of 2023. READ MORE

January 11, 2021

USDA: Wood pellet exports top 660,000 metric tons in November

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 660,312.5 metric tons of wood pellets in November, up from 624,212.9 metric tons in October, but down from 777,976.5 metric tons in November 2019, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Jan. 7. READ MORE

January 11, 2021

Supreme Court to review Tenth Circuit Court ruling on SREs

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Supreme Court announced on Jan. 8 it will review a Jan. 24, 2020 ruling by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals that, if implemented nationally, would reduce the number of obligated parties that are eligible to apply for SREs under the RFS. READ MORE

January 11, 2021

Gevo proposes to build ‘Net Zero 1’ project in South Dakota

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. announces the concept of net-zero Projects for the production of energy dense liquid hydrocarbons using renewable energy and Gevo’s proprietary technology. The company plans to build its first net-zero project in South Dakota. READ MORE

January 08, 2021

Enviva: Partners help restore, manage longleaf pine forests

BY Enviva The Longleaf Alliance, Wildlife Mississippi, the Mississippi Forestry Association, Enviva, and other partners are working together to boost longleaf pine habitats in southern Mississippi and southwestern Alabama. READ MORE

January 08, 2021

Groups reject EPA’s excuse for failing to comply with court order

BY Growth Energy, RFA, NBB, ACE, NCGA, NFU, and NSP On Jan. 7, a coalition of biofuels and ag trade groups filed its reply in support of its November 2020 motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia. The motion asks the court to enforce its 2017 decision on improper RFS waivers. READ MORE

January 07, 2021

SkyRNG, LanzaTech to build alcohol-to-jet facility in Europe

BY Erin VoegeleNetherlands-based SkyNRG has announced it is leading a consortium that will build a 30,000-ton-per-year alcohol to jet (ATJ) facility in Europe. LanzaTech will supply its ATJ technology to the facility. READ MORE

January 07, 2021

IRS issues final rule for 45Q tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS on Jan. 6 issued final regulations regarding the section 45Q tax credit for qualified carbon oxide sequestration. The Carbon Capture Coalition said the rule provides overdue regulatory and financial certainty. READ MORE

January 07, 2021

Dominion Energy, Smithfield Foods complete RNG project in Utah

BY Smithfield Foods Inc. Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Inc. have completed the first renewable natural gas (RNG) project through their joint venture, Align Renewable Natural Gas. Located in Milford in southwestern Utah, the project is now producing RNG. READ MORE

January 06, 2021

DOE: ‘Energy for Space’ strategy addresses biomass for energy, ag

BY Erin VoegeleThe Department of Energy on Jan. 6 released its “Energy for Space” strategy, which states that knowledge gained through advances in genomic science will enable the development of sustainable biomass for energy and agriculture in space environments. READ MORE

January 06, 2021

Atlas Air partners with fuel supplier on SAF test flight

BY Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. on Dec. 22 announced the completion of a transoceanic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) test flight from Spain’s Zaragoza Airport to Mexico City. The flight was powered by a 2.33 percent blend of SAF. READ MORE

January 06, 2021

Enviva Forest Conservation Fund seeks 2021 proposals

BY U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities The U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities on Dec. 15 released a new request for proposals (RFP) for the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund. Approximately $500,000 is expected to be awarded under the fund for 2021. READ MORE

January 05, 2021

FutureMetrics: BECCS can achieve negative carbon emissions

BY Erin VoegeleFutureMetrics LLC published a new white paper on Dec. 30 that shows bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECSS), when used with sustainably sourced biomass fuels, can achieve significant carbon-negative outcomes. READ MORE

January 05, 2021

RFA, Growth Energy demand transparency in SRE process

BY Erin VoegeleIn a court filing on Jan. 5, the RFA and Growth Energy continued to call on the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy to release the names and locations of refineries granted exemptions from their RFS blending obligations. READ MORE

January 05, 2021

Florida PSC approves RNG service for Florida City Gas

BY Florida Public Service Commission The Florida PSC has approved a new RNG Service tariff for Florida City Gas. FCG can now offer services to convert biogas into usable RNG, and receive and transport RNG through its distribution system on behalf of the biogas producer. READ MORE

January 05, 2021

Koch Project Solutions to execute Gevo expansion projects

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. has engaged Koch Project Solutions LLC to provide front end engineering, design and project execution management services for the expansion projects that Gevo is in the process of financing with Citigroup Global Markets Inc. READ MORE

January 04, 2021

EPA issues proposed consent decree related to SRE court challenge

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on Jan. 4 published a notice of a proposed consent decree that would require the agency to issue a decision regarding a 2019 SRE petition filed by United Refining Co. by Feb. 19. A public comment period is open through Feb. 3. READ MORE

January 04, 2021

Albioma commissions 48 MW bioenergy plant in Brazil

BY Erin VoegeleFrance-based power producer Albioma announced on Dec 29 the successful commissioning its 48-megawatt (MW) bagasse-fired Vale do Paraná Albioma cogeneration plant, which is located in Suzanápolis, São Paulo, Brazil. READ MORE

January 04, 2021

ORNL: Co-Optima research develops roadmap for biofuels design

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been on a quest for the past few years to identify the most significant indicators for predicting how a fuel will perform in engines designed for light-duty vehicles. READ MORE

December 30, 2020

Xebec announces acquisition of HyGear, Inmatec

BY Erin VoegeleXebec Adsorption Inc. has announced the launch of its hydrogen strategy with the acquisition of HyGear, a Dutch-based leader in onsite hydrogen generation solutions, and entered the German hydrogen and RNG markets with the acquisition of Inmatec. READ MORE

December 30, 2020

Neste supplies DHL Express with SAF at San Francisco airport

BY Neste Neste has signed an agreement to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to DHL Express, the express service arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group. Through this agreement Neste has commenced supply of SAF with immediate effect to DHL Express at SFO. READ MORE

December 29, 2020

Haldor Topsoe to supply technology to proposed Grön Fuels plant

BY Erin VoegeleHaldor Topsoe announced in December that Grön Fuels has selected its HydroFlex renewable fuels and H2bridge bio-hydrogen technologies with bio-carbon capture and storage (bio-CCS) option for its proposed $9.2 billion biorefinery in Louisiana. READ MORE

December 29, 2020

Engineers go microbial to store energy, sequester CO2

BY Cornell University By borrowing nature's blueprints for photosynthesis, Cornell University bioengineers have found a way to efficiently absorb and store large-scale, low-cost renewable energy from the sun—while sequestering atmospheric CO2 to use later as a biofuel. READ MORE

December 28, 2020

Trump signs COVID-19 relief, tax extenders package

BY Erin VoegelePresident Trump on Dec. 27 signed a legislative package that includes tax extenders, $900 billion in COVID-19 relief, and government funding, averting a government shutdown and providing a new tax credit for residential wood heating. READ MORE

December 28, 2020

Air Liquide steps up its biomethane activity in the UK

BY Air Liquide One of the leading retailers in the United Kingdom, ASDA, has contracted Air Liquide to install and operate biomethane (BioNGV) distribution stations to refuel trucks on six of the retailer's 15 sites. READ MORE

December 23, 2020

EPA: 1.61 billion RINs generated in November

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released data showing that more than 1.61 billion renewable identification number (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in November, up from 1.58 billion generated during the same month of 2019. READ MORE

December 23, 2020

Cornell to extract energy from manure to meet heating demands

BY Cornell University Cornell University is developing a system to extract energy from cattle manure to meet the campus's peak demands for heat in the winter months. The manure will be sourced from 600 cows at the school's dairy farm. READ MORE

December 23, 2020

Drax Biomass donates $20,000 to help rebuild Louisiana buildings

BY Drax Biomass Drax Biomass is donating a total of $20,000 to help communities in northern Louisiana rebuild two hurricane-damaged public buildings, including Urania’s recreation hall and the public pavilion in the town of Olla. READ MORE