RFS Power Coalition launched by BPA, ABC, ERC


Three trade associations representing renewable electricity producers have announced the launch of the RFS Power Coalition, which aims to get the EPA to implement a law mandating the inclusion of qualifying renewable electricity under the RFS.
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BECCS project at Drax begins capturing carbon dioxide


Drax Group has announced the first carbon dioxide has been captured at the bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) pilot at Drax Power Station. The pilot uses technology developed by C-Capture, a spin-out from Leeds University.
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Aemetis begins permitting, construction of RNG project


Aemetis Inc. announced Feb. 7 that it has initiated the permitting and construction phase of its multi-dairy renewable biomethane digester cluster. The project will produce RNG will be used in ethanol production or as a vehicle fuel.
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Advanced biofuel producers ask Congress to extend tax credits


A group of advanced biofuel producers are urging leaders of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means to extend two tax credits that are critical to the development and deployment of advanced biofuels.
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Pinnacle reports fire at Entwistle pellet plant


On Feb. 11, Pinnacle Renewable energy Inc. announced it has temporarily suspended operations at its 400,000-metric-ton wood pellet plant in Entwistle, Alberta, following a fire that occurred earlier that day at the facility.
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Finland to require 30% biofuel, 10% advanced biofuel by 2030


On Feb. 6, the Parliament of Finland voted in favor of a law that aims to require transportation fuel to be comprised of 30 percent biofuel by 2030, with advanced biofuels accounting for 10 percent of transportation fuel by the same year.
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FERC: US could to add 572 MW of biomass capacity by 2022


A report recently issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shows the U.S added 68 MW of biomass power last year. An additional 572 MW of biomass capacity could be installed by January 2022.
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Simmons sworn in as assistant secretary of DOE’s EERE


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has a new leader. Daniel Simmons was recently sworn in assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy.
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ABFA, NBB ask Congress to extend biodiesel tax credit


A group of 10 trade associations, including the Advanced Biofuels Association and National Biodiesel Board, are urging Congress to pass a multiyear extension of the biodiesel and renewable diesel tax credit.
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Republic Services expands adoption of Redeem RNG


Republic Services Inc. has announced to expand its use of Clean Energy Redeem RNG. A growing number of Republic Services’ natural gas-powered vehicles will utilize increasing amounts of Redeem fuel across 21 states over the next five years.
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