Covanta announces progress with UK energy-from-waste projects


Covanta Holding Corp. has released fourth quarter 2018 financial results, reporting record operating and safety performance. The company also said it has made progress with several waste-to-energy projects under development in the U.K.
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Calgren Dairy Fuels injects RNG into SoCalGas pipelines


Southern California Gas Co. and biogas producer Calgren Dairy Fuels announced Feb. 14 that renewable natural gas produced at Calgren's dairy digester facility in Pixley, California, is being injected into SoCalGas pipelines.
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Spending bill urges EPA to quickly process eRIN applications


On Feb. 15, the RFS Power Coalition applauded the spending bill passed by both the House and the Senate. The committee report of the Interior-EPA portion of the spending package includes a provision to encourage EPA to process eRIN applications.
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Massachusetts awards $2.89 million to support biomass heating


The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources recently awarded nearly $2.89 million in grants to five infrastructure projects that aim to increase the availability of low-carbon, renewable heating fuels, including wood chips and biofuels.
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Velocys announces amended agreement with Red Rock Biofuels


Velocys has agreed to a series of amendments in its licensing contracts with Red Rock Biofuels LLC regarding Fischer-Tropsch reactors and proprietary catalyst the company is supplying to the RRB biorefinery under construction in Lakeview, Oregon.
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EIA: 900,000 tons of densified biomass fuel sold in October


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing that U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 750,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in October 2018, with sales reaching 900,000 tons.
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Republican senators threaten Wheeler’s confirmation over RFS


On Feb. 11, five Republican senators sent a letter to Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler suggesting that his willingness to bend to oil industry interests over the Renewable Fuel Standard will impact their upcoming confirmation votes.
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EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in February STEO


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that nonhydropower renewables will provide 11 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year and 13 percent next year.
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Report tracks US renewable energy investments, deployments


A new report published by BloombergNEF and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy shows renewable energy is continuing to grow in the U.S., with 103 megawatts of capacity from biomass and waste-to-energy sources added last year.
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Canadian government funds new biomass research cluster


The government of Canada has announced it will invest up to $7 million in a new biomass research cluster. An additional $3.1 million is contributions is expected from industry, bringing the total investment to $10.1 million.
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