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July 30, 2020

Valero: Q2 ethanol production down, renewable diesel sales up

BY Erin VoegeleValero Energy Corp. released second quarter financial results on July 30, reporting that ethanol production volumes were down approximately 50 percent when compared to the same period of 2019. Renewable diesel sales volumes, however, were up. READ MORE

July 30, 2020

Duke Energy, SustainRNG partner to develop RNG on dairy farms

BY Duke Energy Duke Energy has announced a partnership with SustainRNG to harness renewable natural gas (RNG) on dairy farms, starting in the southeastern United States. SustainRNG expects to complete its first project in 2021. READ MORE

July 29, 2020

Drax: Biomass power generation, pellet production up in H1

BY Erin VoegeleDrax Group plc on July 29 released financial results for the first half of 2020, reporting that biomass power generation was up 16 percent and pellet production was up 15 percent while achieving a 9 percent reduction in cost. READ MORE

July 29, 2020

OptiFuel to test preproduction RNG hybrid line-haul locomotive

BY OptiFuel Systems OptiFuel Systems has announced it is in the process of finalizing a $2.6 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to demonstrate a pre-production renewable natural gas (RNG) hybrid 4,300 hp line-haul locomotive. READ MORE

July 29, 2020

PacBio confirms incident at Prince George plant

BY Pacific BioEnergy Corp. Pacific Bioenergy Corporation (PacBio) on July 28 confirmed that Prince George Fire Department was called at approximately 5:00 p.m. the previous day after an incident occurred in an exterior conveyor system. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

Republic Services aims to increase beneficial reuse of biogas

BY Erin VoegeleRepublic Services Inc. released an annual sustainability report on July 22 that highlights the company’s renewable energy production and sets a goal to significantly increase the volume of biogas it sends to beneficial reuse by 2030. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

ACR: Comment period open on updated landfill gas methodology

BY Erin VoegeleThe American Carbon Registry has opened a public comment period on Version 2.0 of its methodology for the generation of carbon offsets from landfill gas destruction and beneficial use projects. Comments can be filed on the methodology through Aug. 7. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

DOE to provide $68 million for bioenergy crop research

BY U.S. Department of Energy The DOE on July 28 announced $68 million in funding over five years for basic research aimed at making bioenergy feedstock crops more productive and resilient. Feedstocks addressed by the research include sorghum, poplar and pennycress. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

Drax: Power station ash paves the way for road building project

BY Drax Group A construction project in the U.K. was completed six months ahead of schedule, providing improved links between the East of England, the Midlands and the North. Ash from Drax Power Station was used in the project's concrete structures. READ MORE

July 27, 2020

Neste sells record volume of renewable diesel in Q2

BY Erin VoegeleNeste announced on July 23 that its renewable products business set a new quarterly sales volume record during the second quarter of 2020. Nameplate production capacity for renewable diesel also increased during the quarter. READ MORE

July 27, 2020

Uskmouth conversion project to be completed in 2 phases

BY Erin VoegeleSimec Atlantis Energy Ltd. announced in mid-July that it now plans to develop its proposed U.K.-based Uskmouth power station conversion project in two phases. The company is also considering options to co-locate data centers at the plant. READ MORE

July 27, 2020

Biogenic CO2 Coalition launches digital ad campaign

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition The Biogenic CO2 Coalition has released new video and digital ad campaign asking why the U.S. EPA is the only environmental agency in the world to treat carbon emissions from common agricultural crops the exact same as those from fossil fuels. READ MORE

July 23, 2020

United Refining sues EPA over failure to act on SRE petition

BY Erin VoegelePennsylvania-based United Refining Co. is suing the U.S. EPA over the agency’s failure to act on a small refinery exemption (SRE) petition the company filed for compliance year 2019 in December 2019. READ MORE

July 23, 2020

Report: EU wood pellet demand expected to increase in 2020

BY Erin VoegeleAn annual report filed with the USDA shows that the EU's wood pellet market has been relatively unaffected by COVID-19 but cautions further market expansion could be limited by member state sustainability requirements. READ MORE

July 23, 2020

NREL: New catalytic process produces diesel biofuel blendstock

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory A new single-phase catalyst that enables the conversion of renewable and waste carbon into sustainable diesel fuels has been developed through a unique collaboration between NREL and two U.S. Department of Energy consortia. READ MORE

July 22, 2020

Grant helps harness biomass, manure to fuel farms

BY Penn State A $10 million grant from the USDA’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture will allow a research team led by Iowa State University, Penn State and Roeslein Alternative Energy to develop new methods of turning biomass and manure into fuel. READ MORE

July 22, 2020

ITA seeks nominations for renewable energy advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration is seeking nominations for members of its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. Nominations are due July 31. READ MORE

July 22, 2020

ABC to testify before House Agriculture Committee

BY American Biogas Council On July 23, American Biogas Council Director Bryan Sievers will testify in front of the House Committee on Agriculture about “On Farm Energy Production: Impacts on Farm Income and Rural Communities.” READ MORE

July 22, 2020

Meridiam develops first US biogas project

BY Meridiam Meridiam has entered into an agreement to develop a biodigester project, located in the State of Idaho near Twin Falls, together with Sevana Bioenergy, as development partner, service provider and long-term co-investor. READ MORE

July 22, 2020

Greenlane to provide turnkey biogas upgrading in Europe

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Greenlane Renewables Inc. has signed a definitive joint venture agreement with SWEN Impact Fund for Transition with the purpose of providing biogas upgrading as a service (UAAS) to developers and owners of RNG projects in Europe. READ MORE

July 21, 2020

Dutch agency advises the Netherlands to phase out bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleThe Dutch Social Economic Council (SER) in July advised the Dutch government to phase out bioenergy and instead use biomass for high value applications, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

July 21, 2020

Wheelabrator starts up UK waste-to-energy facility

BY Wheelabrator Technologies Wheelabrator Kemsley, a new waste-to-energy facility at Kemsley in Kent, England, has entered full commercial operation.The CHP facility will take in up to 550,000 metric tons of of non-recyclable waste annually. READ MORE

July 21, 2020

First Nations’ forestry projects generate jobs, green energy

BY British Columbia Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Forest Enhancement Society of British Colombia grants are supporting the Williams Lake First Nation as it creates jobs, fights climate change and reduces wildfire risk by providing slash for use in wood pellet production and bioenergy use. READ MORE

July 21, 2020

10,000 constituents push back on EPA roadblock to rural economies

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition Members of Congress in key Midwestern states have received over 10,000 individual letters from constituents urging them to press the EPA to address a regulatory barrier preventing growth in the bioeconomy, according to the Biogenic CO2 Coalition. READ MORE

July 20, 2020

EPA: 1.51 billion RINs generated in June

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) data showing that more than 1.51 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in June, bringing total RIN generation for the first half of 2020 to 8.52 billion. READ MORE

July 20, 2020

Discovery yields road map to oxygenated hydrocarbon production

BY Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center A team of Great Lakes Bioenergy Research Center collaborators at the University of Wisconsin–Madison have described a pathway for furan fatty acid (FuFAs) production in bacteria and other cells. FuFAs can be used to make biofuels. READ MORE

July 20, 2020

TechnipFMC technology selected by LanzaTech for SAF biorefinery

BY TechnipFMC TechnipFMC has announced that its Hummingbird ethanol-to-ethylene technology has been selected by LanzaTech Inc. for a key application which, when combined with LanzaTech’s ATJ technology, can make sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) from ethanol. READ MORE

July 17, 2020

Oregon PUC adopts rules for RNG program

BY Erin VoegeleThe Public Utilities Commission of Oregon on July 16 adopted initial rules to implement a bill signed into law last year that sets voluntary renewable natural gas (RNG) goals for the state’s natural gas utilities. READ MORE

July 17, 2020

Air bp supplies SAF for Airbus delivery flights

BY Air bp Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, is collaborating with Airbus to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for delivery flights from Airbus’ facility at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport. READ MORE

July 17, 2020

DOE: 3 bioenergy projects access to high-performance computing

BY U.S. Department of Energy The DOE has selected three projects bioenergy to receive approximately $1 million in funding to leverage the unique computational capabilities at DOE’s National Laboratories. The projects will address feedstock handling and catalyst development. READ MORE