EPA’s SRE deal falls short of industry expectations


The EPA issued a supplemental rule Oct. 15 seeking comments on how it should project the volume of SREs in future RFS rulemakings. The rule fell short of industry expectations and demonstrated EPA's failure to follow past DOE SRE recommendations.
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EIA: 2 million households to heat with wood this winter


The U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that nearly 2 million, or approximately 2 percent, U.S. households will use cord wood or wood pellets as a primary residential space heating fuel for the 2019-’20 winter.
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Velocys to integrate CCUS at Mississippi biorefinery


Velocys announced plans Oct. 10 to capture and store carbon dioxide generated at its proposed Mississippi biorefinery, enabling the production of carbon-negative biofuel. The company also recently announced its technology will be deployed in Japan.
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New biodiesel technology event launched, abstracts welcome


The Biodiesel Production Technology Summit will take place in Minneapolis June 15-17, 2020. Organized by BBI International and produced by Biodiesel Magazine, the event is a new forum for biomass-based diesel producers. Abstracts are being accepted.
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PFI to hold board meeting, other events in Washington, DC


The Pellet Fuels Institute will host its fall board meeting in Washington, D.C. on Oct. 29-30. The two-day event will also include discussions with other aligned associations, including BTEC, and visits with elected officials on Capital Hill.
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EIA: Densified biomass sales reach 780,000 tons in June


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced 770,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in June, with sales reaching 780,000 tons. Exports reached more than 648,000 tons for the month.
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USDA seeks applications for biorefinery loan guarantee program


The USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service is soliciting applications for the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. Applications for the current cycle of the loan guarantee program are due April 1.
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Vanguard selects Kinsley system to power Vermont RNG project


Vanguard Renewables has selected Kinsley Energy Systems to supply high-efficiency CHP for for a groundbreaking renewable energy project. Kinsley will provide an 800 kW TEDOM CHP system to power a new RNG production facility in Salisbury, Vermont.
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CalBio, Bloom Energy to generate electricity from dairy waste


Bloom Energy and California Bioenergy LLC announced a collaboration Oct. 10 to deploy the companies’ commercial solution for the conversion of dairy waste into renewable electricity without combustion.
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Neste to open office for renewable aviation business


Neste has opened a new office in Hoofddorp, in greater Amsterdam which will serve as the global hub for the growing Renewable Aviation business. Neste is now also launching Neste MY Renewable Diesel to climate-conscious fleet customers.
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