Brightmark breaks ground on Sobek RNG project in Florida


Brightmark on Nov. 13 broke ground on the Sobek renewable natural gas (RNG) project, which includes the construction of new anaerobic digesters at two Larson family dairy farms in Okeechobee County, Florida.
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Anaergia begins construction of California RNG project


Anaergia Services LLC and veteran impact investing firm North Sky Capital LLC have started construction of an RNG facility at the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority, located in San Bernardino County, California.
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USDA: Wood pellet exports top 608,000 metric tons in September


The U.S. exported 608,046.6 metric tons of wood pellets in September, up from 585,883.3 metric tons in August, but down from 626,476.8 metric tons in September 2019, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Nov. 4.
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Grön Fuels proposes to build $9.2B biorefinery in Louisiana


Grön Fuels LLC is studying the feasibility of developing a $9.2 billion renewable fuel complex at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge that would produce renewable diesel and renewable jet fuel. A final investment decision is expected in 2021.
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Wood-fired district heating plants result in climate savings


A new report from researchers at the University of Copenhagen shows that the burning of wood is significantly more climate friendly than coal and slightly more climate friendly than natural gas over the long run.
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DOE’s Hydrogen Program Plan addresses biobased hydrogen sources


The DOE has released its Hydrogen Program Plan to provide a strategic framework for the agency’s hydrogen RD&D activities. The plan addresses hydrogen sourced from biomass and waste sources, fossil resources and water-splitting technologies.
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CPS Energy, VIA announce RNG partnership


CPS Energy and VIA Metropolitan Transit announce details about a new fuel supply partnership that will provide renewable natural gas (RNG) created by landfill biogas to VIA’s fleet of over 500 buses, beginning in 2021.
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RNG helps reach carbon negative milestone in California


Just released Q2 2020 data from CARB has confirmed that the energy weighted carbon intensity (CI) value of California’s natural gas vehicle fuel portfolio in the LCFS program was below zero—at -0.85 gCO2e/MJ. 
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Supreme Court extends deadline for EPA response to SRE challenge


The U.S. Supreme Court on Nov. 10 granted a motion filed by the U.S. EPA seeking a one-month extension to its deadline to file a response to a petition filed by HollyFrontier and Wynnewood Refining in September seeking the review of an SRE ruling.
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Gevo discusses development plans during Q3 earnings call


Patrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo Inc., discussed demand for the company’s renewable hydrocarbon products and the planned development of three proposed production facilities during a third quarter earnings call, held Nov. 10.
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