2020 FEW will be 3-day virtual event


BBI International has announced that the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, has been moved and will be virtual, due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The event will now take place Sept. 15-17.
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Oregon PUC adopts rules for RNG program


The Public Utilities Commission of Oregon on July 16 adopted initial rules to implement a bill signed into law last year that sets voluntary renewable natural gas (RNG) goals for the state’s natural gas utilities.
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Wheelabrator starts up UK waste-to-energy facility


Wheelabrator Kemsley, a new waste-to-energy facility at Kemsley in Kent, England, has entered full commercial operation.The CHP facility will take in up to 550,000 metric tons of of non-recyclable waste annually.
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Dutch agency advises the Netherlands to phase out bioenergy


The Dutch Social Economic Council (SER) in July advised the Dutch government to phase out bioenergy and instead use biomass for high value applications, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network.
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EPA: 6 more ‘gap year’ SRE petitions filed


The U.S. EPA on July 16 released updated SRE data showing that small refiners have filed six more “gap year” SRE petitions for compliance years 2011 through 2016. There are now 86 SRE petitions pending, including 58 gap year SRE petitions.
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Hawaii PUC decision damages prospects for Hu Honua biomass plant


The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission on July 9 denied Hawaii Electric Light Co. Inc.’s request for a waiver of the competitive bidding process for the Hu Honua biomass power plant, a nearly complete 30 megawatt facility.
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EPA: 1.51 billion RINs generated in June


The U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) data showing that more than 1.51 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in June, bringing total RIN generation for the first half of 2020 to 8.52 billion.
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Biofuel groups weigh in on Biden’s clean energy plan


Joe Biden on July 14 released a proposal for rebuilding the economy that focuses on establishing American leadership in the clean energy industry. Biofuel groups are stressing that biobased fuels can help meet the plan's emission reduction goals.
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Air bp supplies SAF for Airbus delivery flights


Air bp, the international aviation fuel products and service supplier, is collaborating with Airbus to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for delivery flights from Airbus’ facility at Hamburg Finkenwerder Airport.
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UPS discusses RNG goals in new sustainability report


A new sustainability report released by UPS on June 30 indicates that the company is now the largest user of renewable natural gas (RNG) in the transportation industry and plans to continue increasing its RNG use.
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Industry Events

2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

September 15-17, 2020
Virtual Event
,

Biodiesel Production Technology Summit

September 15-17, 2020
Virtual Event
,

Ethanol 101

September 15-15, 2020
Virtual Event
,

Biofuels Environmental, Health & Safety Forum

September 15-15, 2020
Virtual Event
,

Low Carbon Fuel Production Workshop

September 15-15, 2020
Virtual Event
,

2020 UAS Summit & Expo

October 13-14, 2020
Alerus Center
Grand Forks, North Dakota

2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 15-17, 2021
Prime F. Osborn III Convention Center
Jacksonville, Florida



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