USDA: US wood pellet exports reach 643,278 tons in July


The U.S. exported 643,727.5 metric tons of wood pellets in July, down from the 684,028.1 metric tons exported in June, but up from 451,299.1 metric tons exported during the same month of 2019, according to data released by the USDA FAS on Sept. 3
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RNG will help Smithfield meet carbon negative goal


Smithfield Foods Inc. on Sept. 3 committed to making all of its company-owned operations in the U.S. carbon negative by 2030. The company’s renewable natural gas (RNG) projects will help meet that goal.
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Grant opportunity could help Tribes develop bioenergy resources


The Bureau of Indian Affairs on Sept. 3 announced it is providing funding to hire consultants to identify, evaluate or assess the market for energy or mineral resources that a Tribe will process, use or develop, including waste or woody biomass.
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Clean Energy Fuels will provide RNG for New York City MTA buses


Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced it has been contracted by New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority to provide its Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG), a fuel derived from organic waste, to power the MTA’s 800 natural gas transit buses.
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Report provides insight into Vermont’s wood fuels industry


Vermont’s wood fuels sector employed 1,794 workers and contributed more than $64.3 million to the state’s gross regional product last year, according to a clean energy report recently released by the Vermont Public Service Department.
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ARPA-E funds 6 projects supporting the biofuels supply chain


ARPA-E on Sept. 1 announced the award of $16.5 million for six projects that aim to bridge the data gap in the in the biofuel supply chain by quantifying feedstock-related GHG emissions and soil carbon dynamics at the field-level.
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Report quantifies impact of the Minnesota Bioincentive Program


The Bioeconomy Coalition of Minnesota has released the results of a new analysis that shows Minnesota’s Bioincentive Program is working to generate significant economic and job benefits for the state’s biobased industrial product companies.
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DMT, Nacelle, US Gain complete Wisconsin RNG project


DMT Clear Gas Solutions has announced its first renewable natural gas (RNG) project with Nacelle Solutions is operational. The Clover Hill Dairy farm project in Wisconsin is the first completed site in a series of four.
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Wastewater treatment plants can profit by coprocessing food waste


A new report issued Aug. 24 by the California Environmental Protection Agency shows that at least half of California’s landfill-bound food waste could be processed at the state’s wastewater treatment plants and serve as an innovative power source.
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Researchers win second pennycress research grant


Western Illinois University researchers will receive a portion of a $13 million U.S. Department of Energy grant aimed at genetically strengthening pennycress plants for use in sustainable energy work.
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