EPA announces call-in information for June 9 RFS hearing

The U.S. EPA has posted call-in information for the June 9 hearing on its recently proposed rule to set 2017 renewable fuel standard volume obligations. The hearing will be held in Kansas City, Missouri, and is scheduled to begin at 9:00 a.m. CDT.
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DOE accepting nominations for biomass committee members

The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it is soliciting nominations for members to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Nominations are due June 30.
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REA reports UK energy growth threatened by recent policy changes

U.K.-based Renewable Energy Association recently published its annual statistical REView 2016 report on the U.K renewable energy industry, reporting that despite record employment levels in 2015 recent policy changes threaten renewable energy growth.
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Ontario finalizes cap and trade program, releases action plan

Three weeks after Ontario finalized its cap and trade program, which takes effect July 1, the provincial government released the full version of its new Climate Change Action Plan.
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Chemistry lessons from bacteria may improve biofuel production

University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers study how a certain group of bacteria called Streptomyces may improve biofuel production. The study identifies important enzymes produced when Streptomyces flex particular genes.
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Biofuel supporters call for strong RFS during Fuels America event

On June 9, Fuels America held a press conference at the site of U.S. EPA’s renewable fuel standard (RFS) hearing in Kansas City, Missouri. During the event, biofuel advocates voiced their support for the RFS program.
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Global companies unite in below50 to scale up sustainable fuels

Businesses are partnering with the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, Roundtable for Sustainable Biomaterials and Sustainable Energy for All through a new global initiative called below50 to promote sustainable fuels.
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EIA revises short-term bioenergy forecasts in June outlook

The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase 13 percent this year and 3.3 percent next year.
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Research assesses AD’s ability to remove drugs, germs from manure

Researchers from four U.S. universities are teaming up with dairy farms to study the effect of three different manure management techniques on preventing the occurrence and spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria an antibiotic residues.
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Sorghum Checkoff announces $500,000 investment

The Sorghum Checkoff recently announced a $500,000 investment in sorghum research, made at the inaugural Transportation Energy Resources from Renewable Agriculture program field day at the University of Arizona's Maricopa Agricultural Center.
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Vermont clean energy jobs report features wood energy data

A recent report on Vermont’s clean energy industry has determined the state has the highest number of per capita clean energy jobs in the nation. The wood energy industry is among the clean energy industry segments addressed in the report.
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Alaska Airlines to fly on Gevo’s renewable alcohol-to-jet fuel

Gevo Inc. has announced the first two commercial flights using its renewable alcohol-to jet-fuel took place June 7, originating in Seattle and flying to San Francisco International Airport and Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, respectively.
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UK government proposes cuts to feed-in-tariffs for AD

The U.K. Department for Energy and Climate Change recently proposed completely cutting the feed-in tariff for larger 500 kWe anaerobic digestion (AD) sites, and severely removing the tariffs for small and medium plants.
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Wild sorghum shows potential for biofuel production

Scientists from the ARC Centre of Excellence in Plant Cell Walls at the University of Adelaide have discovered that a variety of sorghum growing wild in Australia has the potential to yield over 10,000 liters of ethanol per hectare per year.
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