Biofuel, bioenergy groups applaud release of GREEN Act


The House Ways and Means Committee released a discussion draft of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act on Nov. 19. The draft includes several tax incentives to support biofuels and bioenergy.
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Pinnacle reports progress with plant improvement projects


Pinnacle Renewable Energy released third quarter financial results on Nov. 12, reporting progress with upgrades at several existing wood pellet plants. Revenue also increased despite issues with ongoing sawmill curtailments in British Columbia.
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Biomass heating system commissioned in New York


The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Adirondack Park Agency, and New York State Police on Nov. 14 formally commissioned a renewable biomass heating system at the State Office Campus in Ray Brook, New York.
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Welch, Udall introduce bills to gut the RFS, walk back E15


Legislation introduced on Nov. 14 aims to alter the RFS by phasing out the participation of corn ethanol in the program, capping ethanol content in gasoline, and altering mandates and eligible feedstocks for cellulosic and advanced biofuel.
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Aemetis provides update of RNG, cellulosic ethanol projects


Aemetis Inc. released third quarter financial results on Nov. 14, reporting progress with efforts to lower the carbon score of its corn ethanol plant and develop renewable natural gas (RNG) and cellulosic ethanol projects.
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Velocys fulfills order for biorefinery project in Japan


Velocys announced it has constructed and delivered Fischer-Tropsch reactors and catalyst to Toyo Engineering Corp. for use in a biomass-to-jet fuel demonstration facility in Nagoya, Japan. Toyo's order for the equipment was announced in September.
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Eqtec provides updates of biomass projects in France, California


U.K.-based gasification company Eqtec plc has announced an agreement to develop a 1.18 MW biomass gasification plant in France and released a project update on its 2 MW biomass project in North Fork, California.
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Gevo discusses plans for low-carbon ethanol, RNG


Gevo Inc. released third quarter financial results on Nov. 12, highlighting plans to sell low-carbon ethanol into the California market, develop a 1 MMgy hydrocarbon plant and implement RNG and wind energy at its existing biorefinery in Minnesota.
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66 industry associations ask Congress to act on tax extenders


A diverse group of 66 different trade associations representing industries as wide-ranging as realty, veterinary medicine, biofuels and railroads sent a letter to House and Senate leaders Nov. 11 asking them to act on a tax extenders package.
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EIA updates 2019, 2020 bioenergy production, capacity forecasts


The U.S. Energy Information Administration released an updated Short-Term Energy Outlook on Nov. 13 predicting that non-hydro renewables will provide 10 percent of total U.S. utility-scale power generation this year, increasing to 12 percent in 2020.
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