USDA: US wood pellet exports top 635,000 metric tons in April


The U.S. exported 635,463.4 metric tons of wood pellets in April, down from 667,309 metric tons in March, but up from 595,166.2 metric tons in April 2020, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on June 8.
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Biden’s 2022 budget includes funds for SAF, biofuels, bioenergy


President Biden on May 28 released his proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2022. The budget includes proposed support for biofuels; biorefinery, renewable chemical and biobased product manufacturing; renewable energy; and sustainable aviation fuel.
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Bechtel, Drax partner to explore opportunities for BECCS


Bechtel Corp., a U.S.-based EPC and project management company, on June 4 announced a partnership with U.K.-based Drax Group plc to identify opportunities to construct new bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) power plants.
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California fleets fueled with RNG achieve carbon-negativity


NGVAmerica and the RNG Coalition on June 2 announced that California fleets fueled with RNG achieved carbon-negativity for calendar year 2020. RNG accounted for 92 percent of all on-road fuel used in natural gas vehicles in the state last year.
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CLG, ARA to supply technology to Iowa renewable diesel, SAF plant


Chevron Lummus Global LLC and Applied Research Associates Inc. on June 3 announced that the companies have been awarded a technology contract by ReadiFuels-Iowa LLC for its renewable diesel and SAF project in Sioux Center, Iowa.
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DOE seeks public input on clean hydrogen


The U.S. Department of Energy is seeking public input on viable hydrogen demonstrations that can help lower the cost of hydrogen, reduce carbon emissions and local air pollution, create good-paying jobs, and benefit disadvantaged communities.
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SUNY Cobleskill’s biomass gasifier wins NSF grant


SUNY Cobleskill’s rotary gasifier is moving into a new development phase with award funding through a National Science Foundation grant totaling $255,879. The gasifier technology converts waste into biofuels, biopower and soil supplements.
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Trillium to provide RNG to Circle K fleet in California


Trillium and Circle K have entered into an agreement in which Trillium will provide renewable natural gas (RNG) to Circle K’s in-house trucking fleet in California. Each gallon of RNG offsets the GHGs associated with 5 gallons of traditional diesel.
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BayoTech, IBMS Group launch food waste-to-hydrogen project


BayoTech and IBMS Group on May 24 announced an agreement to launch the U.K.’s first renewable hydrogen project using biomethane from food waste as a feedstock. The project will produce 1,000 kilograms of renewable hydrogen per day.
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DOE: Partnership aims to achieve zero-emission shipping


The DOE on June 2 announced a partnership with the governments of Denmark and Norway and others to accelerate efforts to set international shipping on a course to achieve zero emissions, including through the use of biobased hydrogen fuels.
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