CGRS begins construction on Colorado RNG project


The city of Longmont, Colorado, has begun construction on its biogas treatment and RNG fueling station project with CGRS Inc. at the helm. Once complete, the project will convert sewage gas into RNG to fuel the city's trash trucks.
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ExxonMobil, REG partner with Clariant on cellulosic biodiesel


ExxonMobil and Renewable Energy Group have signed a joint research agreement with Clariant to evaluate the potential use of cellulosic sugars from sources such as agricultural waste and residues to produce cellulosic biodiesel.
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Washington, D.C., to require 100% renewable electricity by 2032


Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser recently signed legislation that mandates the district source 100 percent of its electricity from renewable sources by 2032. The district’s previous RPS called for 50 percent renewables by 2032.
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Taylor Biomass Energy project receives RES approval in New York


Taylor Biomass Energy LLC recently announced its proposed gasification project in Montgomery, New York, has been approved for tier 1 Renewable Energy Standard provisional certification by the New York State Research and Development Authority.
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Toshiba signs collaboration agreement for 44 MW bioenergy plant


Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corp. recently announced that its consolidated subsidiary, Sigma Power Ariake Corp., has signed an agreement with the city of Omuta, Japan, for the construction of a new biomass power plant.
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France considers biomass conversion of Cordemais power plant


The government of France recently announced it is working in conjunction with Électricité de France (EDF), a French electric utility, to study the possibility of converting the 1,200 MW Cordemais power plant from coal to biomass.
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Natural Resources Canada funds Indigenous bioenergy projects


On Jan. 23, Natural Resources Canada announced it will award $589,629 to three Indigenous forestry projects in British Columbia that will create jobs and boost the local economy. Two of the projects focus on bioenergy production.
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Minnesota bill could help businesses hurt by Benson plant closure


In Minnesota, legislation to provide compensation to businesses affected by the closure of the biomass-fired Benson Power Plant has passed a key committee hurdle, according to a statement released by the Minnesota Senate Republican Caucus.
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The Netherlands announces plans to fuel air force with biofuels


The Netherlands Ministry of Defense recently announced that F-16s located at its Leeuwarden Air Base began flying using a biofuel blend in mid-January. According to the ministry, the Dutch air force plans to increase its use of biofuel in the future.
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PacBio enters 2 new contracts with Japanese power producers


Pacific BioEnergy Corp. has entered into two new long-term pellet supply contracts with Japanese power producers that begin in 2020 and 2022, respectively. PacBio will supply a combined 170,000 metric tons per year under the two contracts by 2022.
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