SAB sends letter to EPA regarding review of biogenic framework


A recent letter authored by the chair of the U.S. EPA’s SAB and addressed to Administrator Wheeler outlines the SAB’s findings with regard to its review of the EPA’s 2014 Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources.
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UK’s largest waste wood gasifier becomes operational


Bioenergy Infrastructure Group has announced its U.K.-based Ince Bio Power facility is now fully operational. The 21.5 MW facility uses advanced thermal treatment technology, or gasification, to generate energy from wood.
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Pinnacle resumes pellet production at Entwistle plant


Pinnacle Renewable Energy announced that it resumed production of wood pellets at its facility in Entwistle, Alberta, using dry fiber on March 29. The company also announced a new long-term, take-or-pay contract with Sumitomo Corp.
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EPA approves a small refinery exemption for compliance year 2017


Data released by the U.S. EPA on March 28 indicates the agency has approved another small refinery exemption under the Renewable Fuel Standard for compliance year 2017, bringing the total number of approved waivers for the compliance year to 35.
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USDA: January wood pellet exports reach 386,779 tons


On March 27, the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service released updated export data that indicates the U.S. exported 386,778.7 metric tons of wood pellets in January, up from the 374,531.2 tons exported in January 2018.
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Biofuel groups express support for E15, argue against RIN reform


On March 29, the U.S. EPA held a public hearing in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on its proposed rule to allow year-round sales of E15 and enact RIN market reforms. Members of the biofuel industry were among those to offer testimony at the event.
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UK bioenergy capacity, generation increased in 2018


The U.K. government has released new energy data, reporting that renewables accounted for a record 33.3 percent of electricity generation last year. Bioenergy generation increased 12 percent when compared to 2017.
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Report details employment in biofuel, biomass power industries


The National Association of State Energy Officials and the Energy Futures Initiative released a report in March that details current employment in a variety of U.S. energy sectors, including ethanol, other biofuels and bioenergy.
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Next Renewable Fuels selects site for proposed biofuel plant


On March 20, Next Renewable Fuels announced it has selected 94 acres to lease from the Port of Columbia County in Oregon for development of its proposed 37,000-barrel-per-day renewable diesel plant.
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US Gain brings a new RNG project online, sends fuel to California


U.S. Gain has announced a new RNG development project located in Springfield, Nebraska, is producing clean fuel for the transportation industry. The company also announced an RNG supply contract with SoCalGas.
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