Proposed Arizona energy reform addresses forest health, bioenergy

The Arizona Corporation Commission, the state’s public utilities commission, has proposed comprehensive energy reform that includes new clean energy and energy storage targets. It also calls for utilities to procure power from biomass sources.
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Duke Energy renews contract with biomass energy producer

Duke Energy has renewed a long-term power purchase agreement with a 50-megawatt biomass facility in North Carolina, continuing the company's pursuit to diversify its electricity mix with biomass and alternative energy.
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UK government issues response to consultation on RHI amendments

On Jan. 29, the U.K. government released its response to a consultation on proposed amendments to the Non-domestic Renewable Heat Incentive, confirming its intention to restrict certain types of fuel drying that are supported under the RHI.
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EIA: 670,000 tons of densified biomass fuel produced in October

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently announced U.S. manufacturers of densified biomass fuel reported producing 670,000 tons of product in October, with sales reaching 640,000 tons.
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Pruitt discusses E15 RVP waiver, RFS fuel pathway during hearing

The RFS, a Reid vapor pressure (RVP) waiver for E15, and the pending advanced biofuel pathway for distillers sorghum oil were among the topics discussed during a Jan. 30 Senate hearing featuring testimony from U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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Biomethanation plant begins operations in Quebec

On Jan. 26, government officials in Canada inaugurated a biomethanation plant in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. The facility processes waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) that is fed into grid of Énergir, a natural gas distributor in Quebec.
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Kroger adds AD system at Indiana manufacturing plant

The Kroger Co. recently announced the successful startup of a new wastewater treatment system—an anaerobic digester—at K.B. Specialty Foods, a manufacturing plant owned and operated by the company in Greensburg, Indiana.
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Biojet fuel producer AltAir Fuels achieves RSB certification

AltAir Fuels, a 40 MMgy biojet fuel production facility in Paramount, California, has been certified by the Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials to produce certified-sustainable biojet fuel, renewable diesel and naphtha.
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Qantas: First US-Australia biofuel flight takes off

Qantas has announced The world’s first dedicated biofuel flight between the United States and Australia, QF96 from Los Angeles to Melbourne, took place in late January. The fight was operated with a blend of biofuel made from Brassica Carinata.
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WesTech, USU, CVWRF collaborate on algal research project

WesTech Engineering, Utah State University and Utah Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility are collaborating on a project that aims to use algae to remove nitrogen and phosphorus from municipal wastewater.
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Enviva: Track & Trace data conforms sustained forest growth

Enviva has released new Track & Trace sourcing data, marking one year of public reporting and two years of tracking the company’s sustainable sourcing practices. The data helps measure, maintain and validate Enviva's sustainability practices.
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BIO welcomes new Industrial & Environmental Section members

The Biotechnology Innovation Organization has announced 10 companies recently have joined the Industrial & Environmental Section as new members, including Gevo, Velocys and Virent.
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