FERC: US added 58 MW of biomass capacity in September

Data released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shows the U.S. added 238 MW of biomass capacity during the first three quarters of 2017, up from 57 MW during the same period of last year.
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EPA maintains RFS point of obligation

On Nov. 22, the U.S. EPA denied several petitions requesting the agency initiate rulemaking to change the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Members of the biofuels industry have spoken out in support of the agency's action.
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Deadline to submit IBCE presentations ideas set for Dec. 1

The deadline for submitting speaker abstracts for the 11th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo is end of day Dec. 1. The event is set to take place April 16-18 at the Cobb Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia.
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AFF, Enviva partner on forest certification, habitat restoration

The American Forest Foundation and Enviva Holdings LP have partnered to help private forest landowners across the Florida panhandle certify their forests are sustainably managed, and restore longleaf pine forests to improve wildlife habitat.
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IRENA, ADFD accepting applications for loan program

The International Renewable Energy Agency, in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, is accepting applications for renewable energy projects in developing countries. Bioenergy is among the eligible technologies.
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EIA: Biomass, waste fuels produced 2% of US electricity in 2016

Biomass and waste fuels generated 71.4 billion kilowatthours of electricity in 2016, or 2 percent of total generation in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s recently released annual electric power data.
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UPS increases use of RNG through agreement with Big Ox Energy

UPS recently announced an agreement with Big Ox Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital LLC, to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year.
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New technology converts biomass into 'coal'

The University of Nottingham is partnering with the Energy Research Accelerator and CPL Industries to produce a commercial-scale facility capable of converting biomass into next-generation solid fuels with coal-like properties.
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Total to offset carbon emissions through biogas project

Officials representing the GoodPlanet Foundation and Total recently signed an agreement for a project to deploy 8,400 biodigesters in Telangana State, India. The project will avoid the emission of 50,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent annually.
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Tennessee gasification plant recognized with award

The Lebanon Gasification Initiative has been honored by the Tennessee Chapter of the Americ an Public Works Association. At the heart of the Lebanon initiative is a downdraft gasification plant designed and and built by Aries Clean Energy.
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Qantas to operate first US-Australia biofuel flight next year

Qantas recently announced it will operate the world’s first bio-fuel flight between the United States and Australia. The Los Angeles to Melbourne flight will take place early next year, in collaboration with World Fuel Services and Altair Fuels.
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