Japan solicits comments on proposed changes to FIT program


Japan is proposing to shorten the eligibility window for previously approved and future biomass projects under its feed-in tariff (FIT) program, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS Global Agricultural Information Network on Sept. 18.
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Natural Resource Canada funds 11 bioenergy projects


Natural Resource Canada is has announced it will award approximately $21 million to support several clean energy projects in Indigenous communities in Ontario and the Northwest Territories, including 11 biomass projects.
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EPA: 1.58 billion RINs generated in August


The U.S. EPA has released data showing 1.58 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in August, down from 1.65 billion during the same period of 2019.
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European Commission proposes 55% cut in GHGs by 2030


The European Commission on Sept. 17 released a plan that aims to reduce European Union GHG emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030 when compared to 1990 levels. The goal would put the EU on a pathway to reaching climate neutrality by 2050.
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UK bioenergy generation up 17% in Q1


U.K. renewable energy generation increased by 30 percent during the first quarter of 2020, reaching 40.8 terawatt hours (TWh), according to data released by the U.K. Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on Sept. 10.
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Fortistar, Rumpke begin construction on Ohio RNG project


Fortistar and Rumpke Waste & Recycling have announced construction is now underway on a $33 million project in Ohio that will capture methane from the Noble Road landfill and convert it into renewable natural gas (RNG).
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EPA: 7 new SRE petitions filed, including 5 gap year SREs


The U.S. EPA has published updated SRE data that reflects the denial of 54 gap year SRE petitions announced by the agency on Sept. 14. The data also shows seven new SRE petitions have been filed in recent weeks, including five new gap year SREs.
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Wisconsin project produces drinkable water from digested manure


Dane County, Wisconsin, on Sept. 15 cut the ribbon on a community nutrient concentration system that converts digested manure from GL Dairy Biogas LLC into drinkable water. Nutrients are recovered and used as fertilizer.
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House to vote on bill that aims to increase SRE transparency


The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act during the week of Sept. 21. The bill includes the provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act.
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Letter urges EU leaders to increase GHG reduction targets


Leaders of Enviva and Drax Group are among the nearly 200 business leaders, investors and organizations that recently sent a letter leaders of the European Union and EU member states urging the EU to increase GHG emission reduction targets.
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