USDA: US exports 572,500 tons of wood pellets in May


The U.S. exported 572,499.8 metric tons of wood pellets in May, up from 553,885.4 metric tons exported during the same month of last year, but down from the 595,166.2 metric tons exported in April, according to data released by the USDA on July 2.
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32 House members urge Trump to reject gap year SREs


A bipartisan group of 32 members of the U.S. House of Representatives on July 2 sent a letter to President Trump calling on his administration to deny 52 gap year SRE petitions that have been filed in an attempt to circumvent a recent court ruling.
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DOE selects 7 projects for performance-advantaged biofuels


The U.S. Department of Energy on July 2 announced the selection of seven projects totaling $1.94 million to conduct research and development to accelerate the adoption of performance-advantaged biofuel blendstocks.
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Waste-derived fuel pellets successfully tested for Uskmouth plant


SIMEC Atlantis Energy has completed industrial-scale combustion testing of the waste-derived fuel pellets it plans to use as fuel at the Uskmouth Power Station following its conversion. The company has also released an updated project timeline.
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EIA predicts growth in renewable electricity generation


The U.S. Energy Information Administration currently predicts electricity U.S. generation from renewable energy sources will reach 20 percent in 2020 and 22 percent in 2021, according to agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released July 7.
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BTS Biogas, Engie partner on biogas projects in Italy


BTS Biogas Srl, a sister company of Bioenergy DevCo, and Engie on July 1 signed a MOU under which the two companies will share expertise and resources to expand decarbonization efforts starting in in Italy and expanding throughout Europe.
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Eqtec, Carbon Sole partner on waste-to-energy projects in Ireland


Eqtec, a technology supplier for gasification projects, announced on June 29 that its wholly owned subsidiary Eqtec Iberia SLU has signed a collaboration framework agreement with Ireland-based Carbon Sole Group Ltd.
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Avista opens RFP for 120 MW of renewable capacity


Avista, a utility serving regions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, announced on June 26 it is seeking proposals from renewable energy project developers for up to 120 aMW of power production. Biomass projects are among those eligible to apply.
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UK BEIS provides COVID-19 extensions to non-domestic RHI projects


The U.K. government has announced that applicants to the non-domestic RHI scheme will have an extra 14 months to complete projects delayed by COVID-19. The government also confirmed that a third allocation for the non-domestic RHI will open in July.
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Ways2H teams with Ford, Bacon & Davis on waste-to-hydrogen plants


Ways2H Inc., a waste-to-hydrogen producer, and EPC company Ford, Bacon & Davis, have announced a a joint collaboration to design and build waste-to-hydrogen facilities in California and other U.S. locations.
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