EIA: Wood, waste energy account for 22% of US renewables in 2020


The U.S. consumed a record 12 percent of renewable energy in 2020, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on June 16. Wood and waste energy accounted for approximately 22 percent of renewables.
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Kind introduces bill to provide tax incentive for biogas projects


Reps. Ron Kind, D-Wisc., and Tom Reed, R-N.Y., on June 16 reintroduced the Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Act, which aims to provide tax incentives to farmers and rural electric cooperatives who invest in biogas technology.
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EPA: 1.71 billion RINs generated in May


The U.S. EPA has released data showing nearly 1.71 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in May, up from 1.26 billion generated during the same month of last year.
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Report: Dutch wood pellets imports reach new high in 2020


The Netherlands imported a record 2.76 million metric tons of wood pellets last year at a value of $511 million, according a report published by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network.
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UK REA urges the government to reassert its commitment to biomass


The U.K. REA submitted comments to the U.K. BEIS in early June urging the government to reassert its commitment to delivering a strong biomass sector by continuing to build on existing bioenergy heat, transport and power sectors.
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EPA: No new SRE petitions filed, 70 SRE petitions still pending


Data published by the U.S. EPA on June 17 shows that no new SRE petitions have been filed under the RFS in the past month. The data also indicates no changes have been made to the status of 70 pending SRE petitions.
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Senators urge EPA to approve eRIN pathway petitions


A group of six senators on June 14 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging him to allow renewable electricity made from biomass to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard program.
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UPS sets goal for SAF use


UPS announced on June 9 it aims to have sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) account for 30 percent of the fuel used in its global air fleet by 2035. The goal was set as part of a larger environmental, social and governance (ESG) strategy.
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Phoenix BioPower explores next generation BECCS for Drax


Swedish-based Phoenix BioPower and U.K.-based biomass power prodcuer Drax Group are exploring ways to drive down the costs of second-generation bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technology.
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ICM becomes exclusive distributor of VFT’s fiber reactor


ICM Inc. is the exclusive distributor and EPC contractor for Visionary Fiber Technologies Inc.'s reactor separation technology in the ethanol space. The process creates clean distillers corn oil for use as renewable diesel feedstock.
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