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January 22, 2021

Boeing to deliver airplanes ready to fly on 100% sustainable fuel

BY Boeing Boeing is setting an ambitious target to advance the long-term sustainability of commercial aviation, committing that its commercial airplanes are capable and certified to fly on 100 percent sustainable aviation fuels by 2030. READ MORE

January 22, 2021

Aires Clean Energy rebrands, focuses on biosolids conversion

BY Aries Clean Technologies Aries Clean Energy, a leader in the biomass gasification solutions sector, announced it has changed its name to Aries Clean Technologies, with a refined focus on the clean conversion of wastewater biosolids. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

Legislation introduced to establish CFS in New Mexico

BY Erin VoegeleLegislation introduced in New Mexico on Jan. 19 aims to establish a Clean Fuel Standard within the state. The bill is supported by New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham, the Low Carbon Fuels Coalition, and the Biotechnology Innovation Organization. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

EPA: 18.26 billion RINs generated in 2020 under RFS

BY Erin VoegeleNearly 18.26 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in 2020, down from 19.81 billion generated in 2019, according to data published by the U.S. EPA. Total RIN generation for December was at 1.69 billion, down from 1.79 billion in December 2019. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

USDA, DOE announce appointments to senior posts

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA and U.S. Department of Energy on Jan. 21 announced appointments to several senior posts, including USDA undersecretary for Rural Development and chief of staff for the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at DOE. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

BCCK, Archaea Energy sign contract for landfill gas project

BY BCCK Holding Co. BCCK Holding Co. has signed an agreement with Archaea Energy to provide a 13,700 SCFM Style IV NiTech Nitrogen Rejection Unit (NRU) to the a large high BTU landfill gas-to-energy plant in Pennsylvania. READ MORE

January 21, 2021

2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo moves to July

BY BBI International BBI International has announced that the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, will be held July 13-15 in Minneapolis. The event was originally scheduled to be held in mid-June. READ MORE

January 20, 2021

Velocys: Shell withdraws from sustainable aviation fuel project

BY Erin VoegeleVelocys announced on Jan. 18 that Shell International Petroleum Co. Ltd. will no longer participate in the development of the Altalto Immingham project, a proposed 20 MMgy sustainable aviation fuel production facility under development in the U.K. READ MORE

January 20, 2021

Proposed wood pellet plant in Australia awarded $5.5M grant

BY Erin VoegeleAustralia-based Kangaroo Island Plantation Timbers has been awarded a $5.5 million bushfire recovery grant from the Australian government to support the development of a biomass pellet plant and small-scale biomass power plant. READ MORE

January 20, 2021

Bruks Siwertell expands Enviva’s truck-receiving facilities

BY Bruks Siwertell Bruks Siwertell has secured a truck-receiving system order from Enviva. The back-on truck dumper, with receiving hopper and collecting belt conveyor, are designed for Enviva’s wood pellet production plant in Greenwood, South Carolina. READ MORE

January 19, 2021

EPA issues last-minute approval of 3 SREs

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA late on Jan. 19 published updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data showing that the agency has approved three new SRE petitions, one for Renewable Fuel Standard compliance year 2018 and two for compliance year 2019. READ MORE

January 19, 2021

UK bioenergy generation up in Q3

BY Erin VoegeleData released by the U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy shows bioenergy capacity in the U.K. increased by 3.9 percent during the third quarter of last year, while power generation from biodegradable MSW set a new record. READ MORE

January 19, 2021

Biogest builds biogas plant in Idaho

BY Biogest Biogest announced it has received its first U.S. order to build an agricultural biogas plant in Idaho. The facility will process 120,000 tons of cow manure annually and produce high-qualify organic fertilizer as a coproduct. READ MORE

January 19, 2021

AFCC announces cost breakthrough in DOE loan guarantees

BY Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition The Alternative Fuels & Chemicals Coalition has announced legislation recently signed by President Trump makes important changes to the U.S. Department of Energy’s Title XVII Innovative Technology Loan Guarantee Program. READ MORE

January 18, 2021

California awards grants to biomass, bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe California Energy Commission on Jan. 14 announced it is awarding nearly $2 million to eight projects through the Tribal Government Challenge Grant Program. A portion of that funding will support biomass and bioenergy projects. READ MORE

January 18, 2021

USDA releases AIA research strategy summary, dashboard

BY Erin VoegeleThe USDA on Jan. 12 released a report and online dashboard that integrates the information collected by the agency as part of its Agriculture Innovation Agenda, an initiative that aims to help the U.S. agricultural industry meet future demands. READ MORE

January 18, 2021

Ameresco reaches mechanical completion of RNG plant

BY Ameresco Inc. Ameresco Inc. on Jan. 12 announced that it achieved mechanical completion at its McCarty Road landfill gas to renewable natural gas plant located in Houston, Texas. The project is expected to reach commercial operations in early 2021. READ MORE

January 18, 2021

Aemetis: Patent award enables launch of ‘Carbon Zero’ plants

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. announced Jan. 15 that its exclusively licensed technology for the production of below zero carbon renewable fuel was awarded U.S. Patent No. 10907184, enabling the launch of Aemetis “Carbon Zero” production plants. READ MORE

January 15, 2021

EPA opens comment period on RFS waiver requests

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA announced on Jan. 15 it will open a 30-day comment period on several petitions it has received asking the agency to waive Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements for 2019 and 2020. READ MORE

January 15, 2021

DOE makes changes to biomass, biofuel advisory committees

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy is terminating the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, but a newly established Fuels of the Future Advisory Board will have a standing subcommittee dedicated to biofuels. READ MORE

January 15, 2021

NW Natural, BioCarbN partner on RNG with Tyson Foods

BY NW Natural NW Natural, a subsidiary of NW Natural Holding Co., is partnering with BioCarbN, a developer and operator of sustainable infrastructure projects, to convert methane from some of Tyson Foods facilities into renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

January 14, 2021

EPA proposes to extend 2019, 2020 RFS deadlines

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA is scheduled to publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register on Jan. 15 extending certain Renewable Fuel Standard deadlines for compliance years 2019 and 2020. A public comment period is open through March 11. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

EIA releases 2021, 2022 bioenergy forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EIA on Jan. 12 released is Short-Term Energy Outlook for January, which features the agency’s first short-term predictions for 2022. The EIA currently predicts electricity generation from renewables will continue to increase. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

EPA finalizes determination on RFS anti-backsliding study

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has announced its final anti-backsliding determination for renewable fuels and air quality. The agency has finalized its proposed determination no additional measures are necessary to mitigate adverse air impacts from the RFS. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

Senators call on EPA to protect the integrity of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleA group of seven republication senators from the Midwest sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Jan. 14 urging him to avoid making any decisions on SREs until the U.S. Supreme Court issues its ruling on the matter. READ MORE

January 14, 2021

6 new companies join ABC board; 3 re-elected

BY American Biogas Council For 2021, the American Biogas Council has welcomed six new companies to its board of directors representing the expanding reach of the biogas industry. Representatives of three companies were re-elected. READ MORE

January 13, 2021

EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 870,000 tons in September

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 800,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in September, with sales reaching 870,000 tons. READ MORE

January 13, 2021

House Biofuels Caucus urges Trump to reject SRE petitions

BY Erin VoegeleMembers of the House Biofuels Caucus sent a letter to President Trump on Jan. 12 urging him to direct the U.S. EPA to immediately reject any pending SRE requests that do not meet criteria established by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. READ MORE

January 13, 2021

Honeywell introduces simplified renewable diesel technology

BY Honeywell Honeywell on Jan. 12 announced that it has introduced a single-stage UOP Ecofining technology offering for the production of renewable diesel fuel. The new single-stage technology is a fast-to-market, low capital cost solution. READ MORE

January 13, 2021

DMT Clear Gas Solutions: Iowa RNG plant begins operations

BY DMT Clear Gas Solutions Iowa’s second renewable natural gas (RNG) plant at Sioux City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant is operational thanks to Bartlett & West and DMT Clear Gas Solutions. The project converts 800 SCFM of biogas to RNG for injection in the natural gas pipeline. READ MORE

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