Biomass leaders discuss policy priorities and sustainability


The 2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo kicked off March 16 with a keynote address focused on biomass sustainability and a panel discussion with association leaders that addressed policy, markets and the COVID-19 pandemic.
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New Mexico Senate passes Clean Fuel Standard Act


The New Mexico Senate on March 11 voted 25 to 14 in favor of a bill that aims to establish a Clean Fuel Standard that would require a 28 percent decrease in the carbon intensity of transportation fuel by 2040.
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Supreme Court schedules arguments in SRE review for April 27


The U.S. Supreme Court on March 12 announced it will hear oral arguments on April 27 pertaining to its pending review of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal’s January 2020 ruling on small refinery exemptions (SREs).
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USDA seeks public input on climate-smart ag and forestry strategy


The USDA on March 15 announced it is opening a 45-day public comment period to gather input on its climate-smart agriculture and forestry strategy, including several topics focused specifically on biofuels, bioproducts and renewable energy.
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Aemetis discusses plans for renewable diesel, cellulosic ethanol


Eric McAfee, CEO of Aemetis Inc., confirmed that the company’s California ethanol plant is currently running at capacity during a fourth quarter earnings call held March 11. He also provided an update of the company’s advanced biofuel initiatives.
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Bill introduced to establish clean fuels standard in Minnesota


Legislation introduced in the Minnesota Legislature in March aims to establish a clean fuels standard (CFS) that would require a 20 percent reduction in the carbon intensity of transportation fuel sold within the state by 2035.
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Ørsted, Aker Carbon Capture, Microsoft explore BECSS projects


Ørsted, Aker Carbon Capture, and Microsoft have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore ways to support the development of carbon capture and storage at biomass-fired heat and power plants in Denmark.
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Amp Americas brings Minnesota RNG project online


Amp Americas on March 10 announced that its fourth biogas facility producing renewable natural gas (RNG) from dairy waste is now operational and delivering RNG to the pipeline. The facility is located in Morris, Minnesota.
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Senate votes to confirm Regan as EPA administrator


The U.S. Senate on March 10 voted 66 to 34 to confirm Michael Regan as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Representatives of the biofuels and bioenergy industries have spoken out in support of Regan’s confirmation.
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Clean Energy, BP partner to invest in RNG fuel production


Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that it has finalized a joint venture (JV) with BP Products North America Inc., a subsidiary of BP p.l.c., to develop, own and operate new RNG projects at dairies and other agriculture facilities.
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Industry Events

Biodiesel & Renewable Diesel Summit

July 13-15, 2021
Iowa Event Center
Des Moines, Iowa

2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo

July 13-15, 2021
Iowa Event Center
Des Moines, Iowa

National Biomass Summit & Expo

July 13-15, 2021
Iowa Event Center
Des Moines, Iowa



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