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January 10, 2022

Green Science Alliance creates 100% biomass biodegradable plastic

BY Green Science Alliance Co. Ltd. Green Science Alliance Co. Ltd. has announced the development of biomass biodegradable plastic from Sargassum, a problematic seaweed found in the Caribbean Sea region. The biobased plastic is produced without any petroleum. READ MORE

January 07, 2022

GESS RNG biogas USA LLC announces 4 projects

BY GESS RNG Biogas GESS RNG Biogas USA LLC has announced four renewable natural gas (RNG) projects across the U.S., thanks in part to successful development of a proprietary swine manure collection process that allows swine manure to be fed into an anaerobic digester. READ MORE

January 07, 2022

ExxonMobil, Neste to supply sustainable aviation fuel in France

BY ExxonMobil Aviation fuel supplier ExxonMobil and sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) producer Neste announce plans for commercial-scale distribution of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel at the largest airports in France. READ MORE

January 06, 2022

USDA: US wood pellet exports expand in November

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 764,259.6 metric tons of wood pellets in November, up from both 422,109.4 metric tons in October and 660,312.5 metric tons in November 2020, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Jan. 6. READ MORE

January 06, 2022

Waga Energy announces first US RNG project

BY Waga Energy Waga Energy is joining forces with Steuben County, New York, on a renewable natural gas (RNG) project at the county's Bath landfill. The RNG produced will be injected in the local grid and used as a biofuel to decarbonize mobility. READ MORE

January 06, 2022

Johnson Matthey launches HyCOgen technology for SAF production

BY Johnson Matthey PLC Johnson Matthey has launched an innovative technology – HyCOgen – designed to play a pivotal role in enabling the conversion of captured carbon dioxide (CO2) and green hydrogen into sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

January 05, 2022

Report: Japan imports 3 million metric tons of pellets in 2021

BY Erin VoegeleJapan imported an estimated 3 million metric tons of wood pellets in 2021, up from 2.028 million in 2020, according to a report filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network in late December. READ MORE

January 05, 2022

FutureMetrics paper discusses future pellet demand from Japan

BY Erin VoegeleJapanese demand for wood pellets has grown rapidly over the past five years, with that demand primarily generated by small facilities. Moving forward, FutureMetrics is predicting that future increased demand will come from larger power stations. READ MORE

January 05, 2022

Greenlane Renewables signs 2 new system supply contracts

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Greenlane Renewables Inc. has signed two new biogas upgrading system supply contracts valued in total at $7.1 million (Canadian dollars) for separate renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in the U.S. and Brazil. READ MORE

January 05, 2022

UGI, Vertimass partner to produce renewable fuels

BY UGI Corp. UGI Corp. announced on Jan. 5 that it has entered into a 15-year agreement with California-based technology developer, Vertimass, to utilize their catalytic technology to produce renewable fuels from renewable ethanol in the U.S. and Europe. READ MORE

January 04, 2022

Biofuel groups testify in support of a strong RFS

BY Erin VoegeleRepresentatives of the biofuels industry called on the U.S. EPA to set strong RFS blending requirements and abandon plans to retroactively reduce the 2020 RVO during a Jan. 4 hearing held by the agency to gather comments on its pending RFS proposal. READ MORE

January 04, 2022

Andritz: Biomass-fired CFB boiler in Japan reaches new benchmark

BY Andritz The Andritz biomass-fired PowerFluid CFB boiler with flue gas cleaning system delivered to Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding for the biomass power plant in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, has fullfilled all performance garantee parameters. READ MORE

January 04, 2022

Portland-area buses now fueled with renewable diesel

BY TriMet, Roberta Altstadt Starting Dec. 2, 2021, all TriMet buses running on routes throughout the tri-county Portland metro area will be powered by a much cleaner-burning fuel—renewable diesel. TriMet is using a blend of 99 percent renewable diesel and 1 percent petroleum. READ MORE

January 04, 2022

HEP: Transactions will help build out biofuel logistics facility

BY Howard Energy Partners Howard Energy Partners has closed on a series of strategic financing transactions. Proceeds from the transactions will, among other things, help finance the previously announced build-out of HEP’s renewable diesel logistics facility in Texas. READ MORE

January 03, 2022

5th Wood Stove Design Challenge launches with January workshop

BY Erin VoegeleThe DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, along with the Alliance for Green Heat, on Dec. 16 announced the launch of the 5th Wood Stove Design Challenge, with the final competition scheduled for winter 2023. READ MORE

January 03, 2022

EIA: US biofuel capacity, feedstock consumption up in October

BY Erin VoegeleU.S. biofuels production capacity expanded to nearly 20.87 billion gallons per year in October, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Dec. 30. Feedstock consumption was also up significantly. READ MORE

January 03, 2022

Archaea Energy announces startup of Pennsylvania RNG project

BY Archaea Energy Inc. Archaea Energy Inc. announced Dec. 30 the successful start-up of Project Assai, an RNG facility located at the Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. The facility is expected deliver more than 4 million MMBtu of RNG anually. READ MORE

December 29, 2021

Kentucky begins Renewable Chemical Production Program

BY Kentucky Department of Agriculture Kentucky companies can now apply for the state’s Renewable Chemical Production Program. The program incentivizes the production of more than 30 specified chemicals derived from biomass feedstocks. Applications must be filed by Jan. 15, 2022. READ MORE

December 29, 2021

Darling Ingredients to acquire Valley Proteins

BY Darling Ingredients Darling Ingredients Inc.has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the shares of Valley Proteins Inc. for approximately $1.1 billion in cash. Valley Proteins operates 18 major rendering and used cooking oil faciliites in the U.S. READ MORE

December 29, 2021

StormFisher adds third anerobic digester at Ontario facility

BY StormFisher StormFisher has increased its organic waste processing capacity through the construction of a third anaerobic digester at its London, Ontario, facility. The plant is now the largested food waste anaerobic digestion facility in Canada. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

Valmet to supply boiler to 112 MW biomass plant in Japan

BY Erin VoegeleValmet announced on Dec. 28 it will supply a biomass power boiler and flue gas cleaning system to Tahara Biomass Power LLC, a 112 megawatt (MW) biomass power plant under development in Japan. The facility will be primarily fueled with wood pellets. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

Albioma acquires Quebec pellet plant

BY Albioma Albioma has acquired the La Granaudière wood pellet production plant located in the Canadian province of Quebec. The 200,000-metric-ton per year facility was idled in mid 2021. Albioma plans to recommission the facilty in early 2022. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

CGB, MN Soybean Processors to build soybean processing plant

BY CGB Enterprises Inc. CGB Enterprises Inc. and Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) on Dec. 22 announced that they have formed a joint venture for the construction of a state-of-the-art soybean processing plant near Casselton, North Dakota. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

DOE issues new RFI on renewable fuel scale-up, demonstration

BY U.S. Department of Energy The DOE is seeking input from biofuels producers and technology developers about their readiness to scale certain process technologies. The agency is also interested in learning how existing first-generation biofuel indsutries can be leveraged. READ MORE

December 27, 2021

EPA to host 2-day workshop on GHG modeling for biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA will host a virtual public workshop on GHG modeling for biofuels on Feb. 28 - March 1. Information gathered through the event will be used to inform a range of current and future actions, including those related to the RFS. READ MORE

December 27, 2021

Greenlane Renewables signs contract with FortisBC

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Greenlane Renewables Inc. announced on Dec. 23 that its subsidiary has been awarded a $12.1 million contract by FortisBC Energy Inc. for the supply of a biogas upgrading system for a new project at the Vancouver landfill in British Columbia, Canada. READ MORE

December 27, 2021

Aemetis signs agreement to purchase site for Riverbank plant

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. announced Dec. 22 it signed a master developer agreement with the City of Riverbank to lease/purchase the 125-acre former military base in Riverbank, California, known as the Riverbank Industrial Complex. READ MORE

December 22, 2021

UK offers phase 2 funds for Biomass Feedstock Innovation Program

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. government on Dec. 20 announced its now accepting applications for phase two funding under the Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Program. Entities that received phase one funding are eligible to apply. READ MORE

December 22, 2021

NFU supports EPA’s plan to complete canola oil RFS rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleNational Farmers Union is speaking out in support of the U.S. EPA’s plan to undertake rulemaking in 2022 to develop Renewable Fuel Standard canola oil pathways for renewable fuels, including renewable diesel and jet fuel. READ MORE

December 22, 2021

Versalis, BTS Biogas develop biogas, biomethane technology

BY Eni Versalis, Eni's chemical company, and Italy-baed BTS Biogas have agreed to develop and commercialize an innovative technology for the production of biogas and biomethane from residual lignocellulosic biomass. READ MORE