EPA denies gap year SRE petitions


The U.S. EPA announced Sept. 14 it will deny “gap-year” small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions filed by oil refineries in an effort to circumvent a January 2020 ruling by Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals.
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Enviva completes acquisition of Georgia Biomass


Enviva Partners LP has completed its previously announced acquisition of Georgia Biomass's wood pellet production plant in Waycross, Georgia, and associated contracted terminal capacity in Savannah, Georgia.
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DOE opens RFI on bioenergy workforce development


The U.S. Department of Energy on Sept. 8 issued a request for information (RFI) regarding bioenergy workforce-development methods and tools available, as well as those needed in the U.S. Responses can be filed through Nov. 2.
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Letter urges EPA to comply with GOA investigation of SRE process


Seven federal lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Sept. 15 expressing disappointment with the agency’s failure to cooperate with the Government Accountability Office’s investigation into the SRE waiver process.
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Clean Energy inks deals for 20 million gallons of RNG


Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced new and extended contracts for more than 20 million gallons of Redeem RNG to accommodate the continued demand across key business segments for the ultra-low carbon fuel produced from organic waste.
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EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 670,000 tons in May


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 750,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in May, with sales reaching about 670,000 tons.
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Natural Resources Canada invests in CRB Innovations


Natural Resource Canada has announced a $4.5 million investment in CRB Innovations, which is developing commercial pilot project to convert forestry residuals and other biomass into intermediate products that can be used to produce fuel and plastic.
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Elkem to build biocarbon pilot plant in Canada


Elkem has decided to invest in a new biocarbon pilot plant in Canada. The project aims to secure industrial verification of Elkem’s technology for renewable biocarbon, with a long-term goal of contributing to climate-neutral metal production.
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USDA seeks input on ‘ready to go’ innovations to meet AIA goals


The USDA announced on Sept. 10 it is seeking input on the most innovative technologies and practices that can be readily deployed across U.S. agriculture to meet the goals of the agency’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda.
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AFBF: Trump, Biden outline agricultural priorities


A new look into the priorities for rural America of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is revealed in responses to a questionnaire distributed by the American Farm Bureau Federation.
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