Advanced Biofuels

January 12, 2021

Neste, Avfuel create strategic partnership for SAF

BY Neste Found In:Advanced FuelsNeste and Avfuel Corp. announce a strategic partnership to create an efficient, continuous supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) in the United States. Avfuel will be a branded SAF distributor for Neste. READ MORE

January 11, 2021

Supreme Court to review Tenth Circuit Court ruling on SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Supreme Court announced on Jan. 8 it will review a Jan. 24, 2020 ruling by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals that, if implemented nationally, would reduce the number of obligated parties that are eligible to apply for SREs under the RFS. READ MORE

January 11, 2021

Gevo proposes to build ‘Net Zero 1’ project in South Dakota

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. announces the concept of net-zero Projects for the production of energy dense liquid hydrocarbons using renewable energy and Gevo’s proprietary technology. The company plans to build its first net-zero project in South Dakota. READ MORE

January 08, 2021

Groups reject EPA’s excuse for failing to comply with court order

BY Growth Energy, RFA, NBB, ACE, NCGA, NFU, and NSP Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Jan. 7, a coalition of biofuels and ag trade groups filed its reply in support of its November 2020 motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia. The motion asks the court to enforce its 2017 decision on improper RFS waivers. READ MORE

January 07, 2021

SkyRNG, LanzaTech to build alcohol-to-jet facility in Europe

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsNetherlands-based SkyNRG has announced it is leading a consortium that will build a 30,000-ton-per-year alcohol to jet (ATJ) facility in Europe. LanzaTech will supply its ATJ technology to the facility. READ MORE

January 07, 2021

IRS issues final rule for 45Q tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS on Jan. 6 issued final regulations regarding the section 45Q tax credit for qualified carbon oxide sequestration. The Carbon Capture Coalition said the rule provides overdue regulatory and financial certainty. READ MORE

January 07, 2021

Dominion Energy, Smithfield Foods complete RNG project in Utah

BY Smithfield Foods Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsDominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Inc. have completed the first renewable natural gas (RNG) project through their joint venture, Align Renewable Natural Gas. Located in Milford in southwestern Utah, the project is now producing RNG. READ MORE

January 06, 2021

DOE: ‘Energy for Space’ strategy addresses biomass for energy, ag

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Department of Energy on Jan. 6 released its “Energy for Space” strategy, which states that knowledge gained through advances in genomic science will enable the development of sustainable biomass for energy and agriculture in space environments. READ MORE

January 06, 2021

Atlas Air partners with fuel supplier on SAF test flight

BY Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsAtlas Air Worldwide Holdings Inc. on Dec. 22 announced the completion of a transoceanic sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) test flight from Spain’s Zaragoza Airport to Mexico City. The flight was powered by a 2.33 percent blend of SAF. READ MORE

January 05, 2021

RFA, Growth Energy demand transparency in SRE process

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn a court filing on Jan. 5, the RFA and Growth Energy continued to call on the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy to release the names and locations of refineries granted exemptions from their RFS blending obligations. READ MORE

January 05, 2021

Florida PSC approves RNG service for Florida City Gas

BY Florida Public Service Commission Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Florida PSC has approved a new RNG Service tariff for Florida City Gas. FCG can now offer services to convert biogas into usable RNG, and receive and transport RNG through its distribution system on behalf of the biogas producer. READ MORE

January 05, 2021

Koch Project Solutions to execute Gevo expansion projects

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. has engaged Koch Project Solutions LLC to provide front end engineering, design and project execution management services for the expansion projects that Gevo is in the process of financing with Citigroup Global Markets Inc. READ MORE

January 04, 2021

EPA issues proposed consent decree related to SRE court challenge

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA on Jan. 4 published a notice of a proposed consent decree that would require the agency to issue a decision regarding a 2019 SRE petition filed by United Refining Co. by Feb. 19. A public comment period is open through Feb. 3. READ MORE

January 04, 2021

ORNL: Co-Optima research develops roadmap for biofuels design

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Advanced FuelsResearchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have been on a quest for the past few years to identify the most significant indicators for predicting how a fuel will perform in engines designed for light-duty vehicles. READ MORE

December 30, 2020

Neste supplies DHL Express with SAF at San Francisco airport

BY Neste Found In:Advanced FuelsNeste has signed an agreement to supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to DHL Express, the express service arm of Deutsche Post DHL Group. Through this agreement Neste has commenced supply of SAF with immediate effect to DHL Express at SFO. READ MORE

December 29, 2020

Haldor Topsoe to supply technology to proposed Grön Fuels plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsHaldor Topsoe announced in December that Grön Fuels has selected its HydroFlex renewable fuels and H2bridge bio-hydrogen technologies with bio-carbon capture and storage (bio-CCS) option for its proposed $9.2 billion biorefinery in Louisiana. READ MORE

December 29, 2020

Engineers go microbial to store energy, sequester CO2

BY Cornell University Found In:Advanced FuelsBy borrowing nature's blueprints for photosynthesis, Cornell University bioengineers have found a way to efficiently absorb and store large-scale, low-cost renewable energy from the sun—while sequestering atmospheric CO2 to use later as a biofuel. READ MORE

December 28, 2020

Trump signs COVID-19 relief, tax extenders package

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsPresident Trump on Dec. 27 signed a legislative package that includes tax extenders, $900 billion in COVID-19 relief, and government funding, averting a government shutdown and providing a new tax credit for residential wood heating. READ MORE

December 28, 2020

Air Liquide steps up its biomethane activity in the UK

BY Air Liquide Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOne of the leading retailers in the United Kingdom, ASDA, has contracted Air Liquide to install and operate biomethane (BioNGV) distribution stations to refuel trucks on six of the retailer's 15 sites. READ MORE

December 23, 2020

EPA: 1.61 billion RINs generated in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released data showing that more than 1.61 billion renewable identification number (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in November, up from 1.58 billion generated during the same month of 2019. READ MORE

December 22, 2020

CVR moves forward with renewable diesel conversion project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsCVR Energy Inc. on Dec. 21 announced it has received approval from its board of directors to move forward with a conversion project that will allow its refinery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma, to produce renewable diesel. READ MORE

December 21, 2020

Canada publishes proposed Clean Fuel Standard regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe government of Canada on Dec. 18 published proposed regulations for its Clean Fuel Standard. Final regulations are expected to be published next year, with the CFS scheduled to come into force on Dec. 1, 2022. READ MORE

December 21, 2020

Study shows rapid expansion of US RNG industry

BY Energy Vision Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSustainable energy NGO Energy Vision has released its most recent joint assessment of the U.S. RNG industry, performed on behalf of DOE's Argonne National Laboratory. The assessment shows rapid growth in RNG capacity and production nationwide. READ MORE

December 17, 2020

EPA: 66 SRE petitions now pending

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA on Dec. 17 reported five additional SRE petitions have been filed with the agency seeking exemptions of RFS blending requirements. The status of three other SRE petitions appear to have been changed from “denied” to “pending.” READ MORE

December 17, 2020

Biden to nominate Regan as EPA administrator

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce Michael Regan as his nominee to serve as administrator of the U.S EPA. Representatives of the biofuels industry are expressing hope that Regan will bring a change in philosophy to the agency. READ MORE

December 17, 2020

New discovery opens novel pathway to produce drop-in biofuels

BY Aarhus University Found In:Advanced FuelsUsing an unusual, light-dependent enzyme and a newly discovered enzymatic mechanism, researchers from Aarhus University and MIT have enabled the biological synthesis of high-yield industry relevant production of drop-in fuels from biowaste. READ MORE

December 16, 2020

Past NFU presidents urge Biden to advance ag, bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFour former presidents of the National Farmers Union sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden on Dec. 15 urging his administration to blaze a new trail in harnessing the power of U.S. agriculture to protect our planet for future generations. READ MORE

December 16, 2020

Neste opens 2 new renewable diesel stations in California

BY Neste Found In:Advanced FuelsNeste has opened two new fueling stations in central California, providing greater accessibility to Neste MY Renewable Diesel. The number of Neste MY Renewable Diesel fueling stations in California has more than doubled since 2019. READ MORE

December 16, 2020

Fortistar announces construction of RNG project in Florida

BY Fortistar Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsFortistar and the New River Solid Waste Association in Raiford, Florida, announced the construction of a facility that will capture and convert approximately 1,900 dekatherms per day of landfill methane to renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

December 15, 2020

DOE announces $35 million for bioenergy R&D

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Advanced FuelsOn Dec. 10, the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $35 million in funding for bioenergy feedstock technologies and algae research and development. Concept papers are due Feb. 1, with full applications due April 5. READ MORE