Advanced Biofuels

November 12, 2019

Purdue researchers win $9 million for plant sensing technology

BY Purdue University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPurdue University has announced The U.S. Department of Energy is funding a second phase of its TERRA project that features remote sensing technology and advanced analystics that allows plant breders to bring better cultivars to the market faster. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Sievers testifies at Senate hearing on Farm Bill implementation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAmerican Biogas Council Director Bryan Sievers testified at a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry on Nov. 7 focused on implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill’s rural development and energy programs. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Trump nominates Brouillette to serve as energy secretary

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident Trump on Nov. 7 formally nominated current U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette to serve as the next secretary of energy. Brouillette will replace current Secretary of Energy Rick Perry if confirmed by the U.S. Senate. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Agenda released for 2020 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBiomass Magazine has announced the agenda for the 13th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place February 3-5, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

40 members of congress urge passage of biofuel tax extenders

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsForty democratic members of Congress sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Richard Neal, chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, on Nov. 6 urging action on the extension of several biofuel tax credits. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

Xebec, Asja announce progress with RNG plant in Italy

BY Xebec Adsorption Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsXebec Adsorption Inc. announced Nov. 6 that renewable energy project developer and operator Asja Ambiente Italia SpA is in the final construction phase of its 11.2 MW landfill gas (LFG) to renewable natural gas (RNG) plant in Genoa, Italy. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

ÅF Pöyry selected as St1’s engineering partner for Swedish plant

BY ÅF Pöyry Found In:Advanced FuelsSt1 has awarded ÅF Pöyry with engineering assignment for a new renewable fuel production unit investment project. The new plant will be built in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is the largest single investment in St1's history. READ MORE

November 05, 2019

Senate interior appropriations bill requires EPA to act on eRINs

BY RFS Power Coalition Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe RFS Power Coalition applauded the passage of H.R. 3055 (116), the Senate’s Interior Appropriations bill. The Interior-EPA portion of the spending package includes a provision requiring the EPA to take swift action on existing eRIN applications. READ MORE

November 05, 2019

Gevo announces fuel contract, plan for sustainability tracking

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. announced Nov. 4 it has won a contract to supply the city of Seattle with renewable gasoline to fuel its fleets. The following day, the company announced a development agreement for technology to track renewable product sustainability. READ MORE

November 05, 2019

Hawai’i Gas, DMT win ABC’s ‘Project of the Year’

BY DMT Clear Gas Solution Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Oct. 29, at their 19th annual BioCycle REFOR19, the American Biogas Council announced Hawai’i Gas and DMT Clear Gas Solutions as the winner of their 2019 “Project of the Year” award. The project was one of eight to be recognized by ABC. READ MORE

November 04, 2019

Biofuel, ag groups ask Trump to uphold SRE deal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA coalition of 60 agriculture and biofuel groups sent a letter to President Trump on Nov. 4 urging him to fix the U.S. EPA’s flawed supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking that describes the agency’s plan for reallocating future SREs. READ MORE

November 01, 2019

New Hampshire delegation urges EPA to open RFS to renewable power

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe New Hampshire congressional delegation sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Oct. 28 urging the agency to allow renewable electricity producers to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard, starting in 2020. READ MORE

October 31, 2019

Biofuels could be made from bacteria that grow in seawater

BY University of Manchester Found In:Advanced FuelsResearchers from the University of Manchester are using synthetic biology to explore a more efficient way to produce the next generation of biobased jet fuels—partly made from a type of bacteria that grows in seawater. READ MORE

October 31, 2019

Vertimass wins $1.4 million for ethanol to jet fuel process

BY Vertimass LLC Found In:Advanced FuelsVertimass LLC announced Oct. 30 that Bioenergy Technologies Office within the DOE's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy will receive a cost-shared award of up to $1.4 million to optimize jet fuel production from ethanol. READ MORE

October 30, 2019

Biofuel groups call on EPA to fix SRE proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepresentatives of the biofuels industry expressed frustration with the EPA’s bait and switch regarding its supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking on SREs during an Oct. 30 hearing in Michigan and called on the agency to fix the flawed proposal. READ MORE

October 30, 2019

Argonne National laboratory releases 2019 GREET model

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Advanced FuelsThe Argonne National Laboratory’s 2019 GREET (Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Transportation) models include changes and updates to carbon calculations for land use change from the production of biofuels. READ MORE

October 29, 2019

Biofuel groups defend RFS, urge action on SREs during hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change held a hearing Oct. 29 on the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019. Testimony primarily focused on the U.S. EPA’s mishandling of SREs. READ MORE

October 29, 2019

RNG startup coverts forest residues into pipeline-quality gas

BY Canadian Gas Association Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAn innovative clean energy start-up company, G4 Insights Inc., has successfully demonstrated in a field trial that forestry industry residues can be turned into RNG. The G4 demonstration unit in Edmonton, Alberta, has been operating for six months. READ MORE

October 28, 2019

EPA posts call-in information for Oct. 30 hearing on SRE proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has posted call-in information for its Oct. 30 hearing on the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking released Oct. 15 that seeks comments on how the agency should project the volume of SREs in future annual RFS rulemakings. READ MORE

October 25, 2019

Neste reports strong Q3 for renewable products segment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsNeste Corp. released third quarter financial results on Oct. 25, reporting a comparable operating profit of €435 million, the company’s highest quarterly result ever. Neste's renewable products segment also reported near-record results. READ MORE

October 25, 2019

USDA, DOE partner to promote rural energy, technology development

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA and U.S. Department of Energy have announced a memorandum of understanding to promote rural energy and the development of technologies that will support and advance rural and agricultural communities and domestic manufacturing. READ MORE

October 24, 2019

Valero reports Q3 loss for ethanol, profit for renewable diesel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsValero Energy Corp. released third quarter financial results on Oct. 24, reporting a loss for its ethanol segment, but a profitable quarter for renewable diesel. The company also discussed plans to develop new renewable diesel production capacity. READ MORE

October 24, 2019

EPA: 1.61 billion RINs generated in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for September, reporting that nearly 1.61 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 35.25 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

October 24, 2019

Clemson researcher improves turfgrass, switchgrass

BY Clemson University Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsClemson University College of Science professor Hong Luo has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop genetically improved and more robust turfgrass and switchgrass. READ MORE

October 23, 2019

House to hold hearing on EPA’s mismanagement of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change has announced plans to hold a legislative hearing on Oct. 29 focused on the U.S. EPA’s mismanagement of the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

October 23, 2019

Pearson Fuels blends ethanol, renewable naphtha into advanced E85

BY Pearson Fuels Found In:Advanced FuelsPearson Fuels has announced it is now blending its ethanol fuel with World Energy's renewable naphtha to create an advanced 85 flex fuel that is almost entirely renewable and is up to 55 percent cleaner than gasoline. READ MORE

October 22, 2019

SREs addressed during White House cabinet meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe EPA’s actions regarding SREs were addressed during an Oct. 21 meeting at the White House. Trump directed the EPA to “make sure the small refineries are happy” while USDA indicated farmers will be fine with the plan once they see it implemented. READ MORE

October 22, 2019

Neste honored as Clean Air Champion

BY Neste Found In:Advanced FuelsThe board of the East Bay Clean Cities Coalition has selected Neste, the leading provider of renewable diesel fuel in California, to receive its 2019 Clean Air Champion Award. Neste was presented with the award on Oct. 16. READ MORE

October 21, 2019

Energy Secretary Rick Perry announces plans to resign

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Oct. 17 announced plans to resign from his post, effective later this year. The White House has not yet announced a nominee to replace Perry following his departure. READ MORE

October 18, 2019

ABC denounces EPA’s latest RFS rule

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Oct. 15, the EPA issued a proposed rule that contradicted a promise to reallocate waived gallons from the RFS and instead released a new proposal to adjust how it sets refinery targets, representing a significant setback to the biofuels industry. READ MORE