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April 05, 2021

Honeywell technology chosen for advanced biorefinery in Paraguay

BY Honeywell Honeywell has announced that Brazil-based ECB Group will use the UOP Ecofining process to convert vegetable oils and inedible animal fats into renewable diesel and jet fuel at the Omega Green production facility in Villeta, near Asuncion, Paraguay. READ MORE

April 02, 2021

Certarus enters agreement with RNG Moovers for delivery of RNG

BY Certarus (USA) Ltd. Certarus (USA) Ltd. has entered into a five-year contract with RNG Moovers, which is a project under the joint venture between Aria Energy and BP Products North America. Under the agreement, Certarus will deliver RNG to pipeline injection points. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

Pinnacle, Drax shareholders approve planned acquisition

BY Erin VoegelePinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. and Drax Group plc. on March 31 each announced shareholder approval for the planned acquisition of Pinnacle by Drax. The transaction is expected to close in April 2021. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

Aemetis announces new LCFS pathway, launches CCS subsidiary

BY Erin VoegeleAemetis Inc. on March 31 announced CARB has approved a new LCFS pathway for ethanol produced at its Keyes, California, plant using dairy biogas. The following day, the company announced the launch of a carbon capture subsidiary. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

Neste joins the eFuel Alliance

BY Neste Neste has joined the eFuel Alliance, an interest group dedicated to the industrial production of synthetic fuels from renewable sources. The alliance aims to promote power and biobased synthetic fuels to reduce GHG emissions from transport. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

Biden releases $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan

BY Erin VoegelePresident Biden on March 31 released a $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan, officially titled the American Jobs Plan. Biofuel/bioproducts and carbon capture and storage (CSS) are each briefly addressed in the plan. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

EIA releases first Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update

BY Erin VoegeleThe EIA on March 31 issued the first edition of its monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update, reporting that 20.431 billion gallons of operable U.S. biofuel production capacity was in place as of January. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

Biofuel groups, states file amicus briefs in SCOTUS SRE case

BY Erin VoegeleThe ABFA, RNG Coalition, NBB and a group of eight states on March 31 filed amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the court to affirm the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals’ January 2020 ruling on small refinery exemptions (SREs). READ MORE

March 31, 2021

RSB, Bioledger launch biofuels blockchain case study

BY RSB RSB and Bioledger on March 12 launched a case study on the potential of a blockchain database to support traceability of biofuel and its feedstocks and overcome the vulnerabilities identified in securing the supply of sustainable renewables. READ MORE

March 30, 2021

USDA seeks comments on rural energy pilot program

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA on March 30 announced it is seeking public input on a new rural energy pilot program that was authorized in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, a bill signed by former President Donald Trump on Dec. 27, 2020. READ MORE

March 30, 2021

Enviva, MOL partner to reduce biomass supply chain GHG emissions

BY Enviva Enviva and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) have signed a memorandum of understanding agreement to develop and deploy an environmentally friendly bulk carrier. The companies aim to reduce the GHG emissions from the ocean transportation of wood pellets. READ MORE

March 30, 2021

Avfuel now supplying Neste MY SAF at Monterey Jet Center

BY Avfuel Corp. Avfuel Corp. has announced it is supplying Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel on a consistent basis to its branded FBO, Monterey Jet Center (KMRY), in Monterey, California. The FBO received its first load of the fuel on March 11. READ MORE

March 29, 2021

UK launches Green Fuel, Green Skies competition to support SAF

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.K. government on March 16 announced the launch of its £15 million ($20.65 million) Green Fuel, Green Skies competition to support the development facilities that can convert household waste, waste wood, and excess electricity into SAF. READ MORE

March 29, 2021

Oil state senators urge EPA to waive RFS blending requirements

BY Erin VoegeleA group of 13 republican oil state senators on March 25 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to use its general waiver authority to reduce Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements. READ MORE

March 29, 2021

US Gain builds public RNG fueling station in Compton, California

BY U.S. Gain AJR Trucking has partnered with U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture, to build a renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling station in Compton, California, near the port of Long Beach. The station will be available to the public. READ MORE

March 26, 2021

EPA: 1.26 billion RINs generated in February

BY Erin VoegeleMore than 1.26 billion renewable identification numbers were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in February, down from 1.54 billion reported for the same month of last year, according to data released by the U.S. EPA in mid-March. READ MORE

March 26, 2021

EIA to release new monthly biofuels data

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration The U.S. Energy Information Administration announced March 25 that it will release expanded monthly biofuels data through a new report—the Monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update. The first edition of the report will be published March 31. READ MORE

March 26, 2021

EverGen raises $17 million for Canadian RNG projects

BY EverGen EverGen has raised an additional $17 million to address a significant gap in renewable infrastructure across Canada, specifically focused on acquiring and building RNG and sustainable waste to energy projects. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

IEDA award supports ethanol production at Verbio’s RNG plant

BY Erin VoegeleThe Iowa Economic Development Authority on March 19 announced it has awarded tax benefits through the High Quality Jobs program to Verbio Nevada to support a project that aims to integrate ethanol production at the RNG production facility. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

Bill includes Clean Cities funding to support alternative fuels

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation introduced by the 32 democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee on March 11 could provide federal funding to support the development of alternative fuel infrastructure and expanded use of alternative fuel vehicles. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

Smith, Capito introduce bill to extend 45Q tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleSens. Tina Smith, D-Minn.; and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V.; on March 25 introduced the Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Tax Credit Amendments Act. The Carbon Capture Coalition and Growth Energy have spoken out in support of the bill. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

Pellet plant designed by FutureMetrics loads first shipment

BY Erin VoegeleFutureMetrics on March 6 announced the first shipment of wood pellets was made from the Ayo Biomass pellet plant in Vietnam, a 120,000-metric-ton-per-year facility the company helped design, construct and commission. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

Gevo reports fourth quarter 2020 financial results

BY Gevo Inc. Gevo Inc. on March 17 released fourth quarter financial results, discussing plans for its net-zero biorefinery projects and confirming that its existing ethanol plant in Luverne, Minnesota, continues to be idle. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

Covenant Energy prepares to meet new demand for renewable diesel

BY Covenant Energy Covenant Energy has completed initial pre-FEED engineering and feedstock studies, as well as a marketing, demand, and pricing study for its proposed biorefinery in Saskatchewan. Production is scheduled to begin in 2023. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

Martin Engineering: Unsafe work practices around conveyors

BY Martin Engineering Because of their size, speed and high-horsepower drive motors, conveyors pose a number of risks to those working on or near them. While fault is often attributed to worker actions, safety experts say that injuries occur due to a series of factors. READ MORE

March 24, 2021

USDA to provide COVID-19 relief to biofuel producers

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA on March 24 announced its intent to provide COVID-19 relief to biofuel producers as part of its USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, which aims to distribute relief resources more equitably. READ MORE

March 24, 2021

EPA issues final rule to extend RFS compliance deadlines

BY Erin VoegeleThe EPA on March 23 published a rule extending the RFS compliance and attest engagement deadlines for 2020. The attest engagement deadline for 2021 was also extended, along with the 2019 compliance and attest engagement deadlines for small refiners. READ MORE

March 24, 2021

Biofuels coalition files brief in Supreme Court SRE case

BY Renewable Fuels Association, American Coalition for Ethanol, National Corn Growers Association and National Farmers Union The RFA, ACE, NCGA, and NFU, working together as the Biofuels Coalition, on March 24 filed their response brief in the Supreme Court case case HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, LLC, et al., v. Renewable Fuels Association, et al. READ MORE

March 24, 2021

ABC board re-elects officers, Sheff to serve fourth term

BY American Biogas Council The American Biogas Council board of directors on March 24 announced the reelection of its officers, including incumbent Chair Bernard Sheff, PE from Montrose Environmental Group, who was elected to a fourth term. READ MORE

March 24, 2021

Aemetis gains approval for 32-mile extension of biogas pipeline

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. on March 17 announced that the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors has issued an approval for the construction of a 32-mile extension to the existing Aemetis Biogas 4-mile private pipeline that was completed in 2020. READ MORE