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December 06, 2021

Biofuel groups urge the EPA to get the RFS back on track

BY Erin VoegeleRepresentatives of the U.S. biofuels industry slammed the U.S. EPA’s delays in setting Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements and called on the agency to get the RFS back on track during a Dec. 3 hearing. READ MORE

December 06, 2021

British Airways, Phillips 66 sign SAF supply agreement

BY British Airways British Airways will become the first airline in the world to use sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced on a commercial scale in the U.K. after signing a multi-year agreement with Phillips 66 Limited. READ MORE

December 06, 2021

OMV, Austrian Airlines are taking off with SAF

BY Austrian Airlines For the first time ever, OMV and Austrian Airlines (AUA) are producing and using regional sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in Austria. The two companies agreed on the production and fueling of 1,500 metric tons of SAF in the coming year 2022. READ MORE

December 02, 2021

Viking announces agreement to acquire Reno biorefinery

BY Erin VoegeleViking Energy Group Inc. on Dec. 1 announced it has entered into a membership interest purchase agreement (MIPA) to acquire a 100 percent interest in a group of companies developing a renewable diesel plant in Reno, Nevada. READ MORE

December 02, 2021

Pratt & Whitney, Embraer partner on 100% SAF demonstration

BY Pratt & Whitney Pratt & Whitney has signed a memorandum of understanding with Embraer to collaborate on studies of 100 percent SAF. Technical teams from the two companies will engage to define an integrated ground and flight test plan for the fuel. READ MORE

December 02, 2021

ABFA releases principles for low carbon fuel policy

BY Advanced Biofuels Association On Dec. 2, the ABFA released a set of principles to inform low carbon fuels policy, approved by the association’s diverse membership. The document is the document is the culmination of a year-long effort to find consensus amongst ABFA’s members. READ MORE

December 02, 2021

TORXX expands into U.S. market

BY TORXX Kinetic Pulverizer Ltd. TORXX Kinetic Pulverizer Ltd. has increased its commitment to the U.S. market through its recently formed, wholly owned subsidiary, TORXX Kinetic Inc. The new subsidiary is based out of Chattanooga, Tennessee. READ MORE

December 02, 2021

Aemetis signs agreement with American Airlines to supply SAF

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. announced Dec. 1 that an offtake agreement has been signed with American Airlines for 280 million gallons of blended fuel containing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to be delivered over the 7 year term of the agreement. READ MORE

December 02, 2021

In Depth: Bulk Procurement Automation Reduces Risk

BY Pellet Mill Magazine DCorp’s Bulk Procurement and Logistics System can help pellet producers and others remove risk from the raw material supply chain. READ MORE

December 02, 2021

Opinion: The Table is Set

BY Tim PortzWinter’s chill and it’s staying power will determine whether this year’s home heating season will be a boom or a bust. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

Drax announces plans to double pellet production capacity by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleDrax Group plc on Dec. 1 announced plans to double its biomass pellet production to 8 million metric tons per year by 2030. The company also announced commissioning is nearly complete at its facility in Demopolis, Alabama. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

EIA improves biofuels reporting in Monthly Energy Review

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently changed the way its reports biofuel data in its Monthly Energy Review. The agency now breaks down data into four categories, including ethanol, biodiesel, renewable diesel and other biofuels. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

India awards military certification to biojet technology

BY Erin VoegeleIndia’s Ministry of Science and Technology on Nov. 29 announced it has awarded provisional clearance to a domestically developed technology to produce biobased jet fuel for use on military aircraft operated by the Indian Air Force. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

United fuels passenger flight with 100% SAF

BY United Airlines United Airlines announced on Nov. 30 an unprecedent achievement for sustianable aviation fuel (SAF) use. For the first time, a commercial carrier flew an aircraft full of passengers using 100 percent SAF. READ MORE

December 01, 2021

Aemetis signs MOUs with 8 airlines in the oneworld Alliance

BY Aemetis Inc. Aemetis Inc. announced Nov. 30 that memorandum of understanding’s have been signed with eight airline members of the oneworld Alliance for 350 million gallons of blended fuel containing SAF to be delivered to San Francisco International Airport. READ MORE

November 30, 2021

EQT completes acquisition of Covanta

BY Erin VoegeleCovanta Holding Corp. on Nov. 30 announced the completion of its $5.3 billion acquisition by the EQT Infrastructure V fund and released a new sustainability report that includes an overview of 2020 achievements. READ MORE

November 30, 2021

EIA: US biofuel capacity up in September, feedstock use down

BY Erin VoegeleOperable biofuels production capacity in the U.S. expanded by 32 MMgy in September to 20.766 billion gallons per year, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Nov. 30. Feedstock consumption was down for the month. READ MORE

November 30, 2021

TotalEnergies, Clean Energy begin construction of biogas unit

BY TotalEnergies Through their joint venture, TotalEnergies and its U.S. partner Clean Energy are launching the construction of their first biomethane production unit, in Friona, Texas. The biomethane will be used as an alternative fuel for transportation. READ MORE

November 30, 2021

Airbus: In-flight 100% SAF emissions study shows early promise

BY Airbus Initial findings from a world-first study of the impact of 100 percent SAF on both engines of a commercial jet have provided promising early results. The study involved Airbus, Rolls-Royce, German research centre DLR and SAF producer Neste. READ MORE

November 30, 2021

In Depth: Thinking Inside the Box

BY Anna SimetProdesa’s mobile pellet plant technology is aimed at minimizing investment risk. READ MORE

November 29, 2021

REEEAC schedules meeting for Dec. 9

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting on Dec. 9. The event is open to the public, but registeration is required. READ MORE

November 29, 2021

DOE releases summary report on algae crop protection workshop

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technology Office (BETO) held a virtual workshop on algae production in April 2021 titled “Barriers to Scale: Algae Crop Production.” A summary of that workshop is now available. READ MORE

November 29, 2021

UK REA names new chair of Wood Heat Forum

BY U.K. Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology The U.K. Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology has announced Terence McCracken as the new chair of its Wood Heat Forum. McCracken currently serves as U.K. and Ireland director of sales for Innasol, a distributor of biomass boilers. READ MORE

November 29, 2021

In Depth: Assessing the Global Supply Landscape

BY Anna SimetHawkins Wright weighs in on what might be in store for the broader wood pellet industry. READ MORE

November 28, 2021

In Depth: Consequences of Load Strategy

BY Holger Streetz Fatigue is a slow, often undetected damaging process of material under iterating mechanical loads, temperatures and other impacts. READ MORE

November 26, 2021

In Depth: Conveyor Technology:Designing for the Future by Innovating the Present

BY Todd Swinderman Bulk handling is evolving when it comes to safety, efficiency and automation. READ MORE

November 25, 2021

In Depth: A Rational, Pragmatic Off-Ramp to Decarbonization

BY William Strauss Using sustainably sourced wood pellet fuel in place of coal is an essential part of the low-carbon energy transition. READ MORE

November 24, 2021

USDA makes air travel more sustainable with soy-fuel innovations

BY USDA Agricultural Research Service Scientists with USDA Agricultural Research Service in Peoria, Illinois, have developed a way to make a better jet biofuel from soybean oil. Blends using biofuels are one of the ways the aviation industry is working to reduce its carbon footprint. READ MORE

November 24, 2021

Southwest Gas to provide RTC with RNG supplied by US Gain

BY Southwest Gas Corp. The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada has approved an agreement allowing Southwest Gas to provide Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada with RNG to fuel most of the agency's public transit fleet. U.S. Gain will supply the RNG. READ MORE

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