USDA: US wood pellet exports reach 670,464 tons in March


The U.S. exported 670,463.8 metric tons of wood pellets in March, up from 546,435.2 metric tons in February and 646,824.5 metric tons in March 2019, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on May 5.
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EPA delivers proposal to amend wood heater regulations to OMB


The U.S. EPA on April 30 delivered a proposed rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget that amends standards of performance for new residential wood heaters, new residential hydronic heaters and forced-air furnaces.
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EIA proposes to collect data on biogas, RNG production


The U.S. Energy Information Administration could soon begin publishing data related to the production of biogas and RNG. The agency has proposed to modify an existing information collection focused on natural gas to include these renewable fuels.
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Enviva reports strong Q1 despite COVID-19 pandemic


Enviva Partners LP held an earnings call on April 30 to discuss first quarter 2020 financial results. Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, the company reported significant increases in net income and adjusted EBITDA.
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Valero: Q1 loss for ethanol segment, profit for renewable diesel


Valero released first quarter 2020 financial results on April 29. While the company’s operations are being impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, members of the executive team confirmed that demand for transportation fuels is beginning to rebound.
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FortisBC announces RNG agreements with REN Energy, CRD


FortisBC announced April 30 it is teaming up with REN Energy to offer RNG produced from wood waste to its customers. The company also recently announced it will purchase and inject RNG generated from Hartland Landfill into its pipeline system.
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UK government issues response to biomass RHI consultation


The U.K. government on April 28 published the results of a 2018 public consultation focused on the use RHI support for biomass in urban areas, geographical restrictions on biogas combustion, and maintenance checks for existing biomass boilers.
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Greenlane Renewables reports Q4 results


British Columbia-based Greenlane Renewables Inc. released fourth quarter 2019 financial results on April 28. In its Q4 report, the company discussed its operations and potential growth in the renewable natural gas (RNG) industry.
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TerraVerdae: Investment boosts bioplastics project development


Edmonton, Alberta-based TerraVerdae Bioworks Inc. announced it has received a $4.5 million investment from Alberta, federal and other funding partners to develop new product development capacity for fully biodegradable high-performance bioplastics.
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Biofuels groups send letter to EPA opposing API’s RFS petition


RFA, ACE, NCGA and NFU sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on May 1 opposing the American Petroleum Institute’s April 6 petition that requests the agency reconsider the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard final rule.
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