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June 04, 2020

EPA to change how it considers costs, benefits of CAA regulations

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on June 4 released a proposed rule that will require all future significant regulations promulgated under the Clean Air Act to be accompanied by a benefit-cost analysis (BCA). The RFS is among the CAA programs likely to be affected. READ MORE

June 04, 2020

Atlantic Power: Calstock plant secures short-term PPA extension

BY Erin VoegeleAtlantic Power Corp. announced on June 3 it has secured a short-term extension of the current power purchase agreement (PPA) for its Calstock plant, a 35 megawatt (MW) biomass power plant located in Hearst, Ontario. READ MORE

June 04, 2020

Bill would help farmers, foresters participate in carbon markets

BY Erin VoegeleThe Growing Climate Solutions Act was introduced in the U.S. Senate on June 4. The bill aims to break down barriers for farmers and foresters interested in participating in carbon markets so they can be rewarded for climate-smart practices. READ MORE

June 04, 2020

Bioenergy DevCo partners to bring RNG to Delmarva Peninsula

BY Bioenergy DevCo Bioenergy DevCo announced June 4 that it has entered into an agreement with Chesapeake Utilities Corp., a NYSE-listed diversified energy company, on a project to remove excess organics from the poultry industry and convert it into RNG. READ MORE

June 04, 2020

Capital partners sign on for California renewable diesel project

BY Orion Energy Partners L.P. Orion Energy Partners L.P., GCM Grosvenor and Voya Investment Management have announced a capital partnership with Bakersfield Renewable Fuels, a company that is retooling a refinery in California to produce renewable diesel. READ MORE

June 04, 2020

PacBio kicks off Bobtail fire biomass recovery project

BY Pacific BioEnergy Corp. On May 1, Pacific BioEnergy Corp. (PacBio) achieved another milestone by planting its first seedling in the Bobtail fire area west of Prince George. During the next two months, 1.1 million seedlings will be planted in the area. READ MORE

June 04, 2020

Fagus GreCon adds Todd Havican as new director of sales

BY Fagus GreCon Inc. Fagus GreCon Inc. has added Todd Havican as director of sales. Havican officially joined the organization as of May 4, 2020 with over 25 years of experience leading sales teams in a variety of industries. READ MORE

June 03, 2020

Xebec signs LOI for Alberta RNG project, launches investment fund

BY Erin VoegeleXebec Adsorption Inc. has signed a letter of intent (LOI) for a commercial renewable natural gas (RNG) project in Alberta and has partnered with Fonds de solidarité FTQ to launch an investment fund to increase RNG production in Quebec. READ MORE

June 03, 2020

NWF asks EPA to approve RFS waiver requests

BY Erin VoegeleCollin O’Mara, president and CEO of the National Wildlife Federation, sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on May 29 urging the agency to approve requests to waive RFS blending requirements submitted by six governors. READ MORE

June 03, 2020

Renewable diesel drives growth in biomass-based diesel imports

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration U.S. imports of biomass-based diesel grew 26 percent in 2019 to more than 27,000 barrels per day, reversing three years of decline. Imports of biomass-based diesel increased in 2019 because of the increase in renewable diesel imports from Singapore. READ MORE

June 03, 2020

Seabreeze Farm updates RNG equipment with DMT technology

BY DMT Clear Gas Solutions DMT Clear Gas Solutions has announced Seabreeze Farm, a third-generation dairy farm owned by the Keulen family, will update their RNG equipment using DMT’s patented three-stage membrane separation system. READ MORE

June 03, 2020

LanzaTech launches LanzaJet

BY LanzaTech LanzaTech has launched LanzaJet Inc., a new company that will produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) for a sector requiring climate friendly fuel options as it starts to recover from the impacts of COVID-19. READ MORE

June 02, 2020

EPA: 1.05 billion RINs generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA has released updated renewable identification number (RIN) generation data, reporting that 1.05 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in April, down from 2.74 billion generated during the same period of last year. READ MORE

June 02, 2020

U.S. Gain secures RNG offtake agreement with Holsum Dairies

BY U.S. Gain U.S. Gain proudly announces the completion of a renewable natural gas (RNG) offtake agreement with Holsum Dairies located in Hilbert, Wisconsin. RNG produced will be taken to U.S. Gain’s fleet customers in California. READ MORE

June 02, 2020

HollyFrontier announces expansion of renewables business

BY HollyFrontier Corp. HollyFrontier Corp. on June 1 announced that its board of directors has approved a plan to convert the Cheyenne Refinery to renewable diesel production and to construct a pre-treatment unit (PTU) located at the Artesia Refinery. READ MORE

June 01, 2020

Report: Fossil fuel use falls in UK electric sector

BY Erin VoegeleU.K. electricity generation from fossil fuels fell by 25 percent between the first quarter of 2019 and the first quarter of 2020—the largest fall on record, according to data released in the latest in the Drax Electric Insights report. READ MORE

June 01, 2020

Renewable energy advisory committee to meet June 4

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 via WebEX on June 4. The meeting will be the final of REEEAC's current term. READ MORE

June 01, 2020

PSE signs deal with Klickitat PUD to buy RNG

BY Puget Sound Energy Puget Sound Energy has signed an agreement with Klickitat Public Utility District to purchase RNG starting in July of this year and continuing through June of 2040. The RNG will be produced at a facility in Roosevelt, Washington. READ MORE

May 29, 2020

EPA completes RFS anti-backsliding study, proposes no actions

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on May 29 issued a rulemaking that proposes to determine that no additional appropriate fuel control measures are necessary to mitigate air quality impacts of required renewable fuel volumes under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

May 29, 2020

Pellet production in Finland falls, consumption remains flat

BY Erin VoegeleThe National Resources Institute of Finland recently released data showing a total of 363,000 metric tons of wood pellets were produced in the country last year, down approximately 6 percent when compared to 2018. READ MORE

May 29, 2020

SUNY Cobleskill gasifier receives $5.8M to reduce wildfire risk

BY SUNY Cobleskill SUNY Cobleskill has received a $5.8 million grant from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection to develop and deploy a mobile woody biomass conversion unit that will complement the state’s efforts to reduce wildfires. READ MORE

May 28, 2020

IRS offers COVID-19 tax relief for renewable energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service on May 27 issued a notice providing tax relief for renewable energy projects that have been delayed due to market impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

May 28, 2020

Neste MY Renewable Diesel expands availability in Sweden

BY Neste Corp. Neste MY Renewable Diesel will become available at 130 OKQ8 network stations in Sweden by the end of 2020, also for private customers.The total Neste MY Renewable Diesel sales points in Sweden will more than double to over 200 by year-end. READ MORE

May 28, 2020

Biomass boiler delivered for district heating project in Finland

BY KPA Unicon The bio-heating boiler plant delivered for Fortum to Espoo, Finland, was handed over for commercial use on May 5. Unicon Renefluid bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) boiler plant generates district heating for residents of Espoo utilizing wood biomass. READ MORE

May 27, 2020

Xcel seeks information from RNG project developers, marketers

BY Erin VoegeleXcel Energy is seeking general and technical information from RNG project developers, marketers and others that may deliver RNG supply in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota, New Mexico, North Dakota, South Dakota, Texas, and Wisconsin. READ MORE

May 27, 2020

Oregon DEQ releases timeline for Clean Fuels Program expansion

BY Erin VoegeleThe Oregon Department of Environmental Quality on May 18 announced it has submitted detailed information to Gov. Kate Brown on how it plans to carry out her March 10 executive order that set a new goal for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction. READ MORE

May 27, 2020

$15 million rail link helps Drax reduce emissions, biomass costs

BY Drax Group A one-year old rail link has increased capacity to deliver more sustainable biomass from Drax’s LaSalle BioEnergy pellet plant in Urania, Louisiana, to its U.K. power station, taking thousands of trucks off local roads. READ MORE

May 27, 2020

Wärtsilä, Vantaa Energy cooperate on synthetic biogas project

BY Wärtsilä Wärtsilä and Vantaa Energy Ltd. have signed an agreement on a joint concept feasibility study for a power-to-gas facility at Vantaa Energy’s waste-to-energy-plant. The facility would produce synthetic biogas from carbon dioxide emissions. READ MORE

May 27, 2020

Biogenic CO2 Coalition asks EPA to reconsider delay in rulemaking

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition The Biogenic CO2 Coalition released a video on May 27 highlighting the need for a rulemaking to clarify the de minimis character of biogenic carbon emissions from the processing of annual agricultural crops. READ MORE

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