Pinnacle, Drax shareholders approve planned acquisition


Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. and Drax Group plc. on March 31 each announced shareholder approval for the planned acquisition of Pinnacle by Drax. The transaction is expected to close in April 2021.
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Renova begins construction on 75 MW biomass plant in Japan


Japan-based Renova Inc. announced on April 1 construction is underway on its Omaezakikou Biomass Power Plant, a 75-megawatt (MW) facility under development approximately 150 miles southwest of Tokyo in Omaezaki and Makinohara, Shizuoka Prefecture.
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Biden releases $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan


President Biden on March 31 released a $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan, officially titled the American Jobs Plan. Biofuel/bioproducts and carbon capture and storage (CSS) are each briefly addressed in the plan.
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Shell invests in LanzaJet


LanzaJet Inc. has announced that Shell joins as an investor in the company to advance LanzaJet’s global growth, accelerate commercialization of its technology, and scale the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF).
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Biofuel groups, states file amicus briefs in SCOTUS SRE case


The ABFA, RNG Coalition, NBB and a group of eight states on March 31 filed amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the court to affirm the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals’ January 2020 ruling on small refinery exemptions (SREs).
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EIA updates 2021, 2022 bioenergy forecasts


The U.S. Energy Information Administration released its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook on April 6, predicting that 21 percent of U.S. electricity generation will come from renewable sources this year, increasing to 22 percent next year.
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Honeywell technology chosen for advanced biorefinery in Paraguay


Honeywell has announced that Brazil-based ECB Group will use the UOP Ecofining process to convert vegetable oils and inedible animal fats into renewable diesel and jet fuel at the Omega Green production facility in Villeta, near Asuncion, Paraguay.
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Certarus enters agreement with RNG Moovers for delivery of RNG


Certarus (USA) Ltd. has entered into a five-year contract with RNG Moovers, which is a project under the joint venture between Aria Energy and BP Products North America. Under the agreement, Certarus will deliver RNG to pipeline injection points.
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Aemetis announces new LCFS pathway, launches CCS subsidiary


Aemetis Inc. on March 31 announced CARB has approved a new LCFS pathway for ethanol produced at its Keyes, California, plant using dairy biogas. The following day, the company announced the launch of a carbon capture subsidiary.
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EIA releases first Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update


The EIA on March 31 issued the first edition of its monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update, reporting that 20.431 billion gallons of operable U.S. biofuel production capacity was in place as of January.
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