USDA: Wood pellet exports top 660,000 metric tons in November


The U.S. exported 660,312.5 metric tons of wood pellets in November, up from 624,212.9 metric tons in October, but down from 777,976.5 metric tons in November 2019, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Jan. 7.
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Supreme Court to review Tenth Circuit Court ruling on SREs


The U.S. Supreme Court announced on Jan. 8 it will review a Jan. 24, 2020 ruling by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals that, if implemented nationally, would reduce the number of obligated parties that are eligible to apply for SREs under the RFS.
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Senators ask Biden to restore the integrity of the RFS


A group of six democratic senators sent a letter President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 11 urging his administration to support U.S. farmers and the biofuels industry by restoring the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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IRS issues final rule for 45Q tax credit


The U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS on Jan. 6 issued final regulations regarding the section 45Q tax credit for qualified carbon oxide sequestration. The Carbon Capture Coalition said the rule provides overdue regulatory and financial certainty.
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DOE: ‘Energy for Space’ strategy addresses biomass for energy, ag


The Department of Energy on Jan. 6 released its “Energy for Space” strategy, which states that knowledge gained through advances in genomic science will enable the development of sustainable biomass for energy and agriculture in space environments.
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SkyRNG, LanzaTech to build alcohol-to-jet facility in Europe


Netherlands-based SkyNRG has announced it is leading a consortium that will build a 30,000-ton-per-year alcohol to jet (ATJ) facility in Europe. LanzaTech will supply its ATJ technology to the facility.
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Gevo proposes to build ‘Net Zero 1’ project in South Dakota


Gevo Inc. announces the concept of net-zero Projects for the production of energy dense liquid hydrocarbons using renewable energy and Gevo’s proprietary technology. The company plans to build its first net-zero project in South Dakota.
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Neste, Avfuel create strategic partnership for SAF


Neste and Avfuel Corp. announce a strategic partnership to create an efficient, continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the United States. Avfuel will be a branded SAF distributor for Neste.
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Pinnacle announces extended off-take contract in Japan


Pinnacle Renewable Energy on Jan. 7 announced that it has entered into an extension of a long-term, take-or-pay off-take contract with Mitsubishi Corp. Ltd. Deliveries under the agreement will begin in the first quarter of 2023.
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Dominion Energy, Smithfield Foods complete RNG project in Utah


Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Inc. have completed the first renewable natural gas (RNG) project through their joint venture, Align Renewable Natural Gas. Located in Milford in southwestern Utah, the project is now producing RNG.
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