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May 27, 2022

Record-setting number of biofuel producers set to attend 2022 FEW

BY BBI International Produced by BBI International, the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) is on pace to be the largest biofuels conference since 2009. The event takes place June 13-15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. READ MORE

May 26, 2022

EPA seeks nominations for mobile sources advisory subcommittee

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA is seeking nominations for qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, including candidates that have experience working with processors and shippers of biofuels. READ MORE

May 26, 2022

ABC announces 2022 Biogas Industry Award recipients

BY American Biogas Council The ABC has announced its 2022 Biogas Industry Award recipients. The CalBio Bloom Dairy Biogas Fuel Cell project in Fresno, California, and the Fremont Regional Digester project in Fremont, Michigan, were both named project of the year. READ MORE

May 26, 2022

LanzaTech converts captured carbon into PET

BY LanzaTech A consortium, including LanzaTech and Danone, led to the discovery of a new route to monoethylene glycol, (MEG), which is a key building block for polyethylene terephthalate, (PET), resin, fibers and bottles. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

Senate committee members question Goffman on RFS, SREs

BY Erin VoegeleJoseph Goffman expressed support for the RFS and biofuels during a May 25 hearing held by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to consider his nomination to serve as assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

Heartwell awards contract to Worley for Nebraska biorefinery

BY Worley Worley has been awarded a contract by Heartwell Renewables LLC, a joint venture between The Love’s Family of Companies and Cargill, for a greenfield plant in Hastings, Nebraska, that will proudce 80 MMgy of renewable diesel. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

EverGen acquires 50% interest in portfolio of Ontario RNG project

BY EverGen Infrastructure Corp. EverGen Infrastructure Corp. has entered into definitive agreements with Northeast Renewables LP and acquired a 50 percent interest in a portfolio of renewable natural gas (RNG) development projects in Ontario. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

In Depth: Vast Experience in Fire and Explosion Hazards

BY FLAMEX INC. As part of a major global fire protection organization, FLAMEX Inc. has a wide range of detection and suppression components available to meet the specific protection requirements of varied applications that may be present within a single manufacturi READ MORE

May 25, 2022

In Depth: Combustible Dust Hazards and Abatement Techniques

BY Adam HarozThere are many different methods of minimizing or eliminating dust hazards at wood pellet facilities, the first of which is a dust hazard analysis. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

In Depth: Q&A: Biomass and Bulk Powder Flow Testing

BY Jamie ClaytonEffective bulk solids handling is essential in biomass operations, with poor flowability routinely highlighted as a primary cause of operational problems. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

In Depth: 2021 Combustible Dust Incident Report

BY Chris CloneyDust Safety Science summarizes the 2021 wood and wood products industries loss history. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

In Depth: World of Pellets

BY Katie SchroederThe recent European Pellet Conference in Wels, Austria, included international pellet market updates. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

In Depth: Ensuring Better Insurance Rates

BY Anna SimetIn a persisting hard market, pellet producers and other wood product manufacturers are struggling with high premiums, but there are some ways to help achieve the best rates. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

Opinion: UK Wood Pellet Market Open to New Supply Opportunities

BY Mark LebusChanges to global supply chains brought on by the crisis in Ukraine, as well as increased demand across Europe, have seen United Kingdom producers and suppliers urgently switch to alternative sources of imported wood pellets. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

Opinion: Filling a 2 Million-Ton Hole

BY Tim PortzThe war in the Ukraine has disrupted commodity markets across the world, including wood pellets. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

Opinion: Insurance, Incident Prevention and Global Market Constraints

BY Anna SimetIn October, Pellet Mill Magazine conducted an industry survey to gain insight about some of the challenges wood pellet manufacturers were facing as a result of the pandemic, inflation and lack of workforce. READ MORE

May 24, 2022

Hawaii PUC rejects PPA for biomass power plant

BY Erin VoegeleThe Hawaii Public Utilities Commission on May 23 rejected an amended power purchase agreement (PPA) between Hawaii Electric Light Co. Inc. (HELCO) and Hu Honua Bioenergy LLC, the developer of nearly complete 30 megawatt (MW) biomass power plant. READ MORE

May 24, 2022

Fulcrum BioEnergy begins operations of its Sierra BioFuels plant

BY Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. on May 24 announced the completion of commissioning and the initial operations of its Sierra BioFuels Plant. The facility has successfully produced syngas, which is ideal for conventional Fischer-Tropsch fuel production. READ MORE

May 24, 2022

GE Aviation completes testing of Passport engine using 100% SAF

BY GE Aviation GE Aviation has completed successful testing of its Passport long-range business aviation engine using 100 percent SAF. The engine can operate on approved SAF today, and the testing shows the capability of the engine to run on 100 percent SAF. READ MORE

May 24, 2022

EPA: 1.7 billion RINs generated under RFS in April

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released data showing that more than 1.7 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in April, up from nearly 1.58 billion generated during the same month of 2021. READ MORE

May 24, 2022

EPA opens comment period on proposed consent decree for 2023 RVOs

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on May 23 opened a public comment period on a proposed consent decree that would require the agency to issue proposed 2023 RFS RVOs by Sept. 16, 2022, and issue a final rule setting 2023 RVOs by April 28, 2023. READ MORE

May 24, 2022

Potential revisions to EU biomass rules remain a work in progress

BY Jessica Marcus, vice president, policy and operations, U.S. Industrial Pellet Association At a time when Europe needs as much affordable, sustainable and secure energy as possible, last week’s vote by the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee to limit the use of biomass makes little sense, according to USIPA's Jessica Marcus. READ MORE

May 20, 2022

Enviva, MOL Drybulk reduce biomass supply chain GHG emissions

BY Enviva Enviva Inc. and MOL Drybulk Ltd. have signed an additional MOU to deploy an environmentally friendly bulk carrier (EFBC) to reduce the GHG emissions in the ocean transportation of sustainable wood pellets and bifouels. READ MORE

May 20, 2022

Growth Energy, EPA settle on deadline for issuing 2023 RFS RVO

BY Growth Energy Following settlement discussions with Growth Energy, the U.S. EPA is expected to file a notice in the Federal Register on May 23 seeking comment on a proposed judicial consent decree that would require EPA to propose the 2023 RVOs by Sept. 16. READ MORE

May 20, 2022

Anaergia’s Rialto project in California wins award

BY Anaergia Inc. Anaergia Inc. announced that its Rialto Bioenergy Facility in Rialto, California, received the Distinction Award for Wastewater Project of the Year at the Global Water Awards 2022. The facility can process up to 1,000 tons of waste per day. READ MORE

May 19, 2022

Velocys highlights 2021 achievements in year-end financial report

BY Erin VoegeleVelocys plc released 2021 financial results on May 17, discussing progress made towards the development of its proposed biorefinery projects in the U.S. and U.K. Strong demand for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) is expected to drive company growth. READ MORE

May 19, 2022

Canada announces $300 million in clean energy funding

BY Erin VoegeleNatural Resource Canada in late April announced the launch of $300 million funding opportunity that supports the deployment of clean energies in Indigenous, rural and remote communities. Biomass projects are among those eligible for the program. READ MORE

May 19, 2022

EPA: No new SRE petitions filed, 69 SRE petitions remain pending

BY Erin VoegeleData released by the U.S. EPA on May 19 shows that for the fourth consecutive month, no new SRE petitions were filed under the RFS. The agency took no action on the 69 SRE petitions that have been pending since at least mid-January. READ MORE

May 19, 2022

ITA: Renewable energy advisory committee to meet May 24

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Association has announced its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold a hybrid meeting, accessible in-person and online, on May 24. READ MORE

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