EPA releases proposed 2018 RFS volume requirements

On July 5, the U.S. released its proposed rule to set 2018 renewable volume standards (RVOs) under the RFS, along with the 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel. Overall, the proposed RVOs require 19.24 billion gallons of renewable fuels in 2018.
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Maine Woods Pellet qualified under PFI Standards Program

The Pellet Fuels Institute recently announced the qualification of Maine Woods Pellet Co. of Athens, Maine, to the PFI Standards Program as the 25th pellet manufacturer and 38th facility qualified for the program.
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BTU Act reintroduced, biomass thermal, power could benefit

Several legislators have again introduced an act that would level the playing field for biomass heating technologies—and potentially, some biomass power facilities.
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North Dakota oil refinery plans to co-process renewable diesel

A Tesoro oil refinery in Dickinson, North Dakota, has plans to co-process renewable feedstock along with regionally sourced Bakken crude oil to produce a 5 percent renewable diesel blend. Construction is planned for October with start-up in December.
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ABC praises House intro of Ag Environmental Stewardship Act

The American Biogas Council praises the recent introduction of the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act (H.R. 2853), which will increase agricultural viability by helping to deploy new nutrient recovery and biogas systems.
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UPM tests Carinata sequential cropping concept

UPM Biofuels is developing a new feedstock concept by growing Brassica Carinata as a sequential crop in South America. The Carinata crop produces non-edible oil suitable for biofuel feedstock and protein for animal feed.
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DuPont, Bock partner to expand biogas enzyme distribution

DuPont Industrial Biosciences and silage storage specialists Bock UK Ltd. announced a strategic partnership under which Bock will demonstrate DuPont’s biogas enzyme technology at commercial scale in the U.K. market.
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