Advanced Biofuels

September 17, 2019

Delta invests $2 million for study of biofuel plant in Washington

BY Delta Air Lines Found In:Advanced FuelsAs part of its ongoing commitment to sustainability, Delta Air Lines is investing $2 million to partner with Northwest Advanced Bio-fuels LLC for the feasibility study of a biofuel production facility to produce sustainable aviation fuel. READ MORE

September 17, 2019

Gevo secures wind power for its Luverne plant

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. announced Sept. 16 it secured the supply of 5 MW of fully renewable electricity for its biorefinery in Luverne, Minnesota, from an affiliate of Juhl Energy. The electricity generated from wind will be wired directly to the plant. READ MORE

September 16, 2019

Trump administration expected to release SRE deal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Trump Administration is expected to update an existing proposed RFS rulemaking this week to increase proposed 2020 RVOs, a move designed to quell outrage from the ag and biofuel communities over the administration's treatment of SREs. READ MORE

September 16, 2019

Comment period on Section 610 review of RFS closes Sept. 23

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThose who wish to weigh in on the U.S. EPA’s review of the Renewable Fuel Standard under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act have approximately one week left to do so. A public comment period on the review closes Sept. 23. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

Colorado to evaluate feasibility of an LCFS program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsColorado has taken an initial step toward considering the establishment of a Low Carbon Fuel Standard. The Colorado Energy Office issued a documented quote (DQ) Sept. 11 inviting bids from independent contractors to conduct a LCFS feasibility study. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

Canadian associations call for a national ‘Clean Fuel Strategy’

BY Wood Pellet Association of Canada Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsCanada’s national clean fuels associations forecast greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions of over 50 million metric tons (Mt) per year by 2030 through greater production and use of renewable energy in Canada. READ MORE

September 12, 2019

RNG Coalition, Biomass Magazine partner on North American RNG map

BY BBI International Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBBI International and the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas have announced that the RNG Coalition is collaborating with Biomass Magazine to produce, design and release a new 2020 North American Renewable Natural Gas Facilities Map. READ MORE

September 11, 2019

Valero, Darling evaluate development of Texas biorefinery

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsValero Energy Corp. and Darling Ingredients Inc. are considering the development of a new biorefinery in Port Arthur, Texas, that would have the capacity to produce 400 MMgy of renewable diesel and 40 MMgy of renewable naphtha. READ MORE

September 11, 2019

New educational platform launched at RNG Works 2019

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe RNG Global Initiative and the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas announced a new learning platform Sept. 11 that is dedicated to public education of the environmental and economic benefits resulting from converting waste into RNG. READ MORE

September 10, 2019

Port of Columbia County approves lease for Next Renewable Fuels

BY Port of Columbia County Found In:Advanced FuelsThe Port of Columbia County Commissioners has approved a long-term ground lease with next Renewable Fuels for a 90-acre industrial site at Port Westward, Oregon, for an advanced green diesel production facility. READ MORE

September 10, 2019

Gevo, Leaf Resources sign JDA

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. and Leaf Resources have signed a joint development agreement to explore the potential use of cellulosic derived sugars and glycerol from Leaf and the ability to convert these to hydrocarbon molecules useful as fuels or chemicals. READ MORE

September 09, 2019

UK REA urges government to commit to 16% bioenergy goal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.K. Renewable Energy Association on Sept. 4 released the third and final installment of its Bioenergy Strategy, urging the government to commit to bioenergy accounting for 16 percent of the U.K.'s primary energy supply by 2032. READ MORE

September 09, 2019

Court denies NBB’s petition for review regarding 2018 RFS rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit issued a judgement Sept. 6 denying three petitions for review filed regarding the U.S. EPA’s 2018 RFS rule, including one filed by the National Biodiesel Board. READ MORE

September 06, 2019

USDA solicits REAP applications for fiscal year 2020 funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA announced Aug. 30 it is seeking applications for fiscal year 2020 funding under the Rural Energy for America Program, which helps agriculture producers and rural small businesses make renewable energy and energy efficiency improvements. READ MORE

September 05, 2019

CS Energy breaks ground on RNG plant in Indianapolis

BY SCS Energy Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSCS Energy recently broke ground on construction of a 4,000-scfm landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) plant in Indianapolis. Indy High Btu LLC engaged SCS Energy to build the RNG plant under an engineer/procure/construct (EPC) agreement. READ MORE

September 05, 2019

Neste appoints Jeremy Baines president of Neste US

BY Neste Corp. Found In:Advanced FuelsJeremy Baines was named president of Neste US, effective Sept. 1, 2019. He is responsible for supporting and aligning regional business strategies to deliver the strategic growth targets and acts as the company's primary representative in the U.S. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

MOU between EPA, IRS aims to improve biofuel tax fraud analysis

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA posted a notice to its websites Sept. 4 announcing a MOU with the Internal Revenue Service under which the agencies have agreed to share information in an effort to identify and respond to fraud related to renewable fuels. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

Alberta mine reclamation project to produce willow for bioenergy

BY Alberta Innovates Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAlberta Innovates is contributing $1.5 million to a project that will use municipal organic waste to replenish soil at at an Alberta coal mine to grow a willow crop that may be used as a biomass feedstock for renewable energy. READ MORE

September 04, 2019

Gevo converts isobutanol or fusel oils to renewable diesel

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. announced Sept. 4 that it has developed proprietary processes that converts either low-carbon isobutanol or low-value fusel oils, a mixture of alcohols that are byproducts of fermentation, into renewable diesel. READ MORE

September 03, 2019

RNG industry asks EPA to increase cellulosic RVO in RFS comments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe comment period of the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2020 RVOs under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel closed Aug. 30. More than 5,600 comments were filed on the rulemaking. READ MORE

September 03, 2019

USCIS urged to approve foreign investment in Aemetis project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsA federal lawmaker from California is slamming the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service for its mishandling of an application submitted by Aemetis Inc. regarding foreign investment for its proposed Riverbank cellulosic ethanol project. READ MORE

August 29, 2019

Neste opens 3 additional cardlock fueling sites in California

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Advanced FuelsNeste has opened three new commercial fueling sites in California where drivers can refuel on the company’s branded renewable diesel. The three new sites in San Jose, Keyes and Ripon follow the opening of the San Leandro fueling station in March. READ MORE

August 29, 2019

Avfuel to demonstrate viability of biobased jet fuel in Wyoming

BY Avfuel Found In:Advanced FuelsIn an effort to further business aviation’s carbon neutrality goals, Avfuel will make sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) available to operators fueling at Jackson Hole Aviation in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, on Sept. 3-4. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

EPA proposes federal plan under 2016 landfill gas regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe EPA took two actions in August relating to the timing and implementation of 2016 emission guidelines for existing MSW landfills. One is a rule to align state plan timing requirements with ACE regulations. The other is a proposed federal plan. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

Canadian government invests $4.7 million in Woodland Biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe Canadian government announced plans Aug. 27 to invest $4.7 million in Woodland Biofuels, a Toronto-based company that is using gasification and a series of catalytic reactions to convert biomass into renewable fuels. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

Bioenergy startup licenses ORNL food-waste-to-fuel system

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsElectro-Active Technologies Inc. has exclusively licensed two biorefinery technologies invented and patented by the startup’s co-founders while working at the DOE's Oak Ridge National Laboratory. The technologies convert organic waste into hydrogen. READ MORE

August 28, 2019

DOE funds bioimaging projects for bioenergy

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy announced Aug. 23 $13.5 million in funding for six projects to develop new approaches to microscopic imaging of plants and microbes, with the goal of advancing bioenergy research. READ MORE

August 27, 2019

Comment period on proposed 2020 RFS RVOs closes Aug. 30

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThose who wish to weigh in on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2020 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard and the 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel have less than a week to do so. READ MORE

August 27, 2019

Senators urge Wheeler to end abuse of SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA group of seven Midwestern democratic senators sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler Aug. 26 urging the U.S. EPA to end its harmful abuse of small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

August 26, 2019

Representatives urge GAO investigation of SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA dozen members of Congress, led by Rep. Abby Finkenauer, D-Iowa, sent a letter to U.S. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro Aug. 21 urging the U.S. Government Accountability Office to examine the review and approval of SREs under the RFS. READ MORE