EPA proposes major updates to RFS regulations On Oct. 3, the U.S. EPA released its proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule, which aims to enhance the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program and related fuel regulations to support the growth of ethanol and other renewable fuels.
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UK DBEIS publishes Q2 2016 energy statistics The U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy published Energy Trends, Energy Prices publications, covering new data for the second quarter of 2016. Bioenergy and waste production saw the largest percentage change on a year earlier.READ MORE SHARE
Alabama Power issues RFP for renewable power Alabama Power has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy sources. Certain biomass facilities are among those eligible to apply. Projects must range in size from 5 MWac and 80 MWac and be located in the state of Alabama.
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Vermont to publish energy compliance standards The Vermont Department of Public Service has published its draft recommendations for regional and municipal energy planning and standards for issuing a determination of energy compliance. Final documents are required under Act 174 of 2016 by Nov. 1.READ MORE SHARE
Verdezyne signs distribution agreement with Aceto Verdezyne Inc. and Aceto Corp. recently announced an agreement for sales and distribution of Verdezyne's BIOLON DDDA (biobased dodecanedioic acid). BIOLON DDDA will be produced by Verdezyne and will be distributed in the U.S. by Aceto.READ MORE SHARE
NREL lowers biofuel cost Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory recently installed a recirculating regenerating riser reactor (R-Cubed) in its pilot-scale Thermochemical Process Development Unit, allowing for catalytic upgrading of biomass pyrolysis vapors. READ MORE SHARE
Biochar improves crop growth, climateA project funded by the Austrian Science Fund FWF recently studied the impact of the biochar on ecosystems and nutrient cycles, finding use of biochar in agriculture improves soil fertility mitigates greenhouse gas emissions. READ MORE SHARE