Inslee urges Washington legislature to adopt Clean Fuel Standard


Washington Gov. Jay Inslee visited the Port of Seattle on Jan. 10 to call on the state legislature to adopt a Clean Fuel Standard during its 2020 legislative session. He was joined by Alaska Airlines, which has announced its support for the program.
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GAO to investigate EPA’s small refinery exemption program


The Government Accountability Office issued a letter to a dozen members of Congress on Jan. 10 announcing it will review matters relating to the approval of small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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Smithfield Foods generates RNG from wastewater


Smithfield Foods Inc., in partnership with Duke Energy and OptimaBio LLC, is now producing renewable natural gas (RNG) from the wastewater treatment system at its Tar Heel, North Carolina, pork processing facility.
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DVO announces commissioning of Indiana biogas project


DVO Inc. has announced the commissioning of its newest Two-Stage Linear Vortex digester at Prairies Edge Dairy Farms in Fair Oaks, Indiana. The new digester replaces the dairy’s outdated CSTR/complete-mix digester.
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Report: Russia wood pellet production continues to grow


A report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network predicts that Russia’s wood pellet industry will continue to increase production and exports in response to growing demand from Europe.
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LCFS pathways for biogas-based hydrogen filed with CARB


The California Air Resources Board has opened comment periods on several Low Carbon Fuel Standard Tier 2 applications for biogas-fuels in recent weeks, including those for facilities that plan to produce biogas-based hydrogen and RNG.
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EPA sets 2020 cellulosic waiver credit price at $1.80


The U.S. EPA posted a notice to its website Jan. 8 announcing the Renewable Fuel Standard cellulosic waiver credit (CWC) price for 2020 is $1.80. The price is slightly higher than the 2019 CWC price, which was set at $1.77 in December 2018.
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Ence inaugurates 50 MW biomass power plant in Spain


Spain-based energy producer Ence Energia y Celulosa SA announced on Jan. 9 the inauguration of a new, low-emissions biomass power plant. The 50 megawatt (MW) facility is located near Puertollano, Spain.
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Two biogas tax credits to drive industry growth


As 2020 begins, the biogas industry has a new pair of tax credits to drive project development. The credits can be used for projects that will be developed this year or started operation during the last two years when these credits were expired.
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Shell Aviation, World Energy collaborate on SAF


Shell Aviation and World Energy on Jan. 7 announced a collaboration to develop a scalable supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). As part of collaboration, the two companies have initiatied the supply of SAF to Lufthansa Group in San Francisco.
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