Advanced Biofuels

May 17, 2019

California funds biofuel, renewable gas demonstration projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Energy Commission has approved $11 million for clean energy demonstration projects, including those for biofuels, renewable gas and microgrids. One project focuses on catalytic biogas reforming, while two others focus on gasification. READ MORE

May 17, 2019

SoCalGas moves forward with dairy biomethane projects

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSouthern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced May 16 the utility has received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission to begin the next phase in construction of four new dairy biomethane projects in California. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

Senate Finance Committee taskforce to examine energy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLeaders of the Senate Finance Committee announced the formation of several bipartisan taskforces May 16 to examine 42 temporary tax provisions that expired or will expire by the end of 2019, including those related to biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

EPA misleads on reason for SRE policy change

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA reportedly changed its small refinery exemption (SRE) evaluation process at least four months before a 2017 court ruling the agency often cites as the reason for its changed process. The policy change has financially benefited refiners. READ MORE

May 16, 2019

EPA: 1 SRE application for 2018 withdrawn or declared ineligible

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA released updated data on small refinery exemptions (SREs) May 16, reporting one of the 40 SRE applications filed for compliance year 2018 was withdrawn or declared ineligible. The 39 remaining SRE petitions for 2018 are still pending. READ MORE

May 15, 2019

Canada invests in national bioeconomy strategy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Canadian government has announced it invested $200,000 in Bioindustrial Innovation Canada, a not-for-profit business accelerator based in Sarnia, Ontario, to support the development of a national bioeconomy strategy. READ MORE

May 14, 2019

UTIA awarded nearly $1 million to study wood biomass logistics

BY University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture were awarded a grant for nearly $1 million to determine the key parameters for high-quality, year-round woody biomass feedstock logistics systems for commercial biorefineries. READ MORE

May 13, 2019

Aemetis discusses progress with RNG, cellulosic ethanol projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAemetis Inc. released first quarter 2019 financial results May 9, reporting progress with its advanced biofuel projects, including its proposed cellulosic ethanol plant and its dairy digester project to produce renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

May 13, 2019

Anellotech: Bio-TCat viability confirmed during pilot testing

BY Anellotech Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe viability of Anellotech’s Bio-TCat technology has now been proven by achieving commercially-targeted yields in its TCat-8 pilot unit in Silsbee, Texas, during six months of continuous process operations. READ MORE