Supreme Court reverses Tenth Circuit decision on SRE ‘extensions’


The U.S. Supreme Court on June 25 reversed the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal’s January 20, 2020, decision on small refinery exemptions (SREs), ruling that the U.S. EPA can extend SREs to small refineries whose earlier temporary exemptions had lapsed.
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Biofuels groups: SCOTUS decision shouldn’t vastly increase SREs


Representatives of the biofuels industry on June 28 called the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 25 decision on SREs a setback but stressed that that ruling should not significantly increase the number of SREs approved by the Biden Administration.
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Bagasse pellet plant planned for development in Louisiana


On June 28, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards and Delta Biofuel CEO Philip Keating announced the company is evaluating Iberia Parish, Louisiana, for a planned $70 million facility that will produce biomass fuel pellets from sugaracane bagasse.
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Bill aims to improve Forest Service wood energy program


Legislation introduced by a bipartisan group of senators on June 24 aims to make it easier to develop sustainable wood products and energy from biomass made from small-diameter timber left over from forest thinning projects.
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Iowa establishes carbon sequestration task force


Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds on June 22 signed an executive order to establish a carbon sequestration task force. Stakeholders representing the ethanol, biodiesel and biogas industries have been named as initial members of the new task force.
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Vilsack names Moore as new US Forest Service chief


Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on June 28 named Randy Moore as the new U.S. Forest Service chief. Moore will replace current Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen, who is scheduled to retire on July 26.
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Ship & Shore launches new engineering package for renewable fuels


Ship & Shore Environmental Inc. now offers clients in the ethanol, biofuels and biogas sectors a comprehensive engineering package to assist with their volatile organic compound (VOC) and odor abatement efforts.
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DOE invests $8 million in algae-based CO2 capture projects


The DOE's Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management on June 23 announced $8 million in federal funding for four projects to develop and test technologies that capture and utilize CO2 from power systems or industiral sources to produce algae.
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Canada launches $1.5 billion Clean Fuels Fund


The government of Canada on June 21 launched a C$1.5 billion Clean Fuels Fund with a call for proposals for projects that will increase the country’s capacity to produce clean fuels, including ethanol, renewable diesel, SAF, RNG and others.
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DOE researchers examine biofuels for maritime shipping


A multi-laboratory team of scientists led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory is studying the feasibility of using energy-dense biofuels such as biocrude and bio-oil to meet new emissions regulations for cargo ships.
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