Comments due Jan. 14 on EPA’s residential wood heater proposal


Members of the public who wish to weigh in on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to amend new source performance standards (NSPS) for residential wood heaters have less than a week to do so. The public comment period closes Jan. 14.
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EIA proposes changes to biofuel reporting requirements


The U.S. Energy Information Administration is seeking public comments on several changes it intends to make within its Petroleum Supply Reporting System, including those related to data collection on biofuels.
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EIA: 780,000 tons of densified biomass fuel sold in September


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing that U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 720,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in September, with sales reaching 780,000 tons.
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UK sets new quarterly record for renewable electricity generation


The U.K. government recently released updated quarterly energy statistics showing that the renewables share of electricity generation increased to a record 33.1 percent during the third quarter of 2018.
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EPA: 27.83 million cellulosic RINs generated in November


The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for November, reporting that nearly 1.58 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 27.83 million cellulosic RINs.
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Arizona Corporation Commission action supports bioenergy


The Arizona Corporation Commission has announced a new effort to expand bioenergy production. On Dec. 19, the group announced its commissioners recently voted to adopt a policy statement addressing the role of forest bioenergy in Arizona.
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Drax completes purchase of Scottish power assets


Drax is set to play a bigger role than ever in Great Britain’s energy system following the completion of the purchase of Spanish company Iberdrola’s portfolio of flexible, low-carbon and renewable assets for £702 million.
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Japan Airlines to fuel flights with sustainable aviation fuel


Japan Airlines has announced plans to operate select flights from San Francisco to Tokyo with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supplied by supplied by Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. The flights are expected to begin later this month.
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Global Bioenergies welcomes increased biofuel mandates in France


Global Bioenergies welcomes the French deputies' vote for the country's 2019 finance bill, which stipulates an increase in the minimum amount of biofuels to be incorporated into motor vehicle fuel. The minimum will reach 8.2 percent in 2020.
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ORNL team uses supercomputer to aid in biofuel production


Using supercomputers, a team from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has made several fundamental discoveries related to the challenges associated with breaking down biomass.
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