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April 15, 2021

Wood pellets offer pragmatic solution to need for on-demand power

BY Erin VoegeleA new FutureMetrics white paper explains why repurposing existing pulverized coal power plants to run on industrial wood pellets is a rational and pragmatic solution to generate on-demand electricity as we decarbonize the power sector. READ MORE

April 15, 2021

Canadian government invests in RNG-fueled buses

BY Erin VoegeleThe Canadian government and the government of British Columbia will each invest more than $3.1 million to support a project that will replace diesel-fueled buses at the end of their useful life with busses fueled by CNG or RNG. READ MORE

April 15, 2021

Waga Energy to deploy landfill RNG technology in Quebec

BY Waga Energy Waga Energy has been enlisted by the Mauricie Residual Materials Management Board (RGMRM) to deploy its innovative gas upgrading solution at the Saint-Étienne-des-Grès landfill, in Quebec, for the production of landfill gas-based RNG. READ MORE

April 15, 2021

Avfuel: Telluride Regional Airport introduces SAF to Colorado

BY Avfuel Corp. In partnership with its branded fuel supplier, Avfuel Corp., Telluride Regional Airport became the first fixed base operator (FBO) in Colorado to make sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available to its customers. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

DOE to hold webinar on $61.4 million FOA for biofuels on April 16

BY Erin VoegeleThe DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced it will host a webinar on April 16 that will be of interest to those who may apply to topic area one of the agency’s recently announced $61.4 million FOA for biofuel and bioenergy projects. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

Axne: House infrastructure package should support biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleRep. Cindy Axne, D-Iowa, on April 14 sent a letter to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives and chairs of four House committees urging them to provide support for biofuels in the upcoming infrastructure package. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

RNG accounts for 53% of on-road NGV fuel use in 2020, up 25%

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) and Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) have announced that 53 percent of all on-road fuel used in natural gas vehicles in calendar year 2020 was renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

April 14, 2021

Neste, NuStar expand renewable fuel hub in Northern California

BY Neste Neste and NuStar Energy have announced that supply trucks are now able to load Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel at the NuStar-operated Selby Terminal near San Francisco, California. The first gallons were delivered to Monterey Regional Airport. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

Biobased diesel is a proven climate change solution

BY Diesel Technology Forum Industry leaders Neste, Renewable Energy Group and the National Biodiesel Board have affirmed the significant opportunity for biofuels in a carbon constrained future compared to electrification and other approaches. READ MORE

April 14, 2021

2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo agenda released

BY BBI International Ethanol Producer Magazine has announced the preliminary agenda for the 2021 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) taking place July 13-15, 2021 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

Drax completes acquisition of Pinnacle

BY Erin VoegeleDrax Group plc announced on April 13 that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of Pinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. The transaction increases Drax’s annual wood pellet production capacity to 4.9 million metric tons from 2022. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

Bioenergy companies urge Biden to set GHG reduction goal

BY Erin VoegeleDrax Group plc, Enviva and Vanguard Renewables are among 310 businesses and investors that have signed an open letter to President Biden urging his administration to reduce GHG emissions by at least 50 percent below 2005 levels by 2030. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

Biomass accounts for half of Georgia’s renewable power in 2020

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration In 2020, Georgia generated 5.8 million megawatthours (MWh) of electricity from biomass, or about 10 percent of the nation’s total, the second most of any state according to EIA’s Electric Power Monthly. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

Air bp scores a hattrick of SAF projects at 3 new UK locations

BY Air BP Air bp has recently supplied sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to three airports in the UK: dedicated business aviation airport, London Biggin Hill, Airbus owned Hawarden airport in Flintshire, North Wales, and Centreline FBO, in Bristol. READ MORE

April 13, 2021

LanzaJet awards EPC contracts to Zeton, Burns & McDonnell

BY LanzaJet Inc. LanzaJet has awarded an EPC contract to Zeton for the fabrication and construction of its alcohol-to-jet facility in Soperton, Georgia, and contracted with Burns & McDonnell to provide engineering design for utilities and infrastructure at the site. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

Drax: BECCS offers less expensive way to meet UK climate goals

BY Erin VoegeleDrax Group plc released the results of a new study on April 12 that shows its planned BECSS projects will save the U.K. more than £4.5 billion ($6.18 billion) over the next decade as the country works to meet its climate goals. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

Washington Senate passes Clean Fuel Standard bill

BY Erin VoegeleThe Washington Senate on April 8 voted 27 to 20 in favor of H.B. 1091, a bill that aims to establish a state-wide CFS. The amended legislation will now be considered by the House, which passed an earlier version of the bill on Feb. 27. READ MORE

April 12, 2021

Total begins producing sustainable aviation fuel in France

BY Total Total has begun producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) at its La Mède biorefinery in southern France and its Oudalle facility near Le Havre. The biojet fuel, made from used cooking oil, will be delivered to French airports starting in April 2021. READ MORE

April 09, 2021

Drax Group deploys Solace to improve its IT infrastructure

BY Solace Solace announced on April 8 that Drax Group plc has selected its event streaming and management technology to make its IT architecture more efficient, agile and to help reduce the cost of delivery. READ MORE

April 09, 2021

Archaea Energy, Aria Energy partner on RNG

BY Archaea Energy LLC Archaea Energy LLC has announced an agreement to enter into a business combination with Aria Energy LLC led by Rice Acquisition Corp. The combined company, which will be called Archaea Energy, will reduce carbon emissions through RNG. READ MORE

April 08, 2021

DOE offers $61.4 million for biofuel, bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe DOE on April 8 announced it will award $61.4 million to support the development and demonstration of bioenergy projects, including those focused on marine and aviation fuels, cellulosic sugars, separations technologies, wood heating, and RNG. READ MORE

April 08, 2021

EPA awards $2.5 million to 24 environmental projects

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. EPA on April 6 announced nearly $2.5 million in awards to 24 small businesses to support the development of environmental technologies. A portion of that funding is supporting bioenergy and biomaterials projects. READ MORE

April 08, 2021

Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee to meet April 22

BY Erin VoegeleThe Surface Transportation Board has announced a meeting of the Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee will be held on April 22 virtually via zoom. The meeting is open to the public, but advanced registration is required. READ MORE

April 07, 2021

USDA: US wood pellet exports at 556,802 metric tons in February

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. exported 556,801.7 metric tons of wood pellets in February, up from 546,435.2 metric tons during the same month of last year, but down from 599,624.2 metric tons in January, according to data released by the USDA on April 7. READ MORE

April 07, 2021

Pinnacle obtains final court order approving acquisition by Drax

BY Erin VoegelePinnacle Renewable Energy Inc. announced on April 6 that the company has obtained a final order from the Supreme Court of British Colombia approving its acquisition by U.K.-based Drax Group. The transaction is expected to close April 13. READ MORE

April 07, 2021

Gibson Energy announces biofuels blending project

BY Gibson Energy Inc. Gibson Energy Inc. has entered into a long-term agreement with Suncor Energy Inc. for services at the company’s Edmonton Terminal and the related sanction of an expansion to support the blending and loading of renewable diesel. READ MORE

April 06, 2021

EIA updates 2021, 2022 bioenergy forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleThe U.S. Energy Information Administration released its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook on April 6, predicting that 21 percent of U.S. electricity generation will come from renewable sources this year, increasing to 22 percent next year. READ MORE

April 06, 2021

Shell invests in LanzaJet

BY LanzaJet Inc. LanzaJet Inc. has announced that Shell joins as an investor in the company to advance LanzaJet’s global growth, accelerate commercialization of its technology, and scale the production of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). READ MORE

April 06, 2021

Research promotes renewable energy captured from biowaste

BY Nancy Bowles, Missouri S&T Cities around the U.S. could use their own biowaste from food scraps or manure to produce renewable energy for vehicles, according to a researcher at Missouri S&T. The proposed operation uses RNG from biomass and renewable hydrogen. READ MORE

April 05, 2021

Renova begins construction on 75 MW biomass plant in Japan

BY Erin VoegeleJapan-based Renova Inc. announced on April 1 construction is underway on its Omaezakikou Biomass Power Plant, a 75-megawatt (MW) facility under development approximately 150 miles southwest of Tokyo in Omaezaki and Makinohara, Shizuoka Prefecture. READ MORE

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