Advanced Biofuels

September 24, 2020

DOE opens $2M FOA for co-gasification research

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy on Sept. 22 released a $2 million funding opportunity announcement (FOA) focused on the co-gasification of coal, biomass and plastic waste to produce hydrogen. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

USDA seeks applications for Advanced Biofuel Payment Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA announced on Sept. 23 it is making $7 million available under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. The agency will accept applications from advanced biofuel producers during the month of October. READ MORE

September 24, 2020

Gulfstream extends contract for sustainable aviation fuel

BY Gulfstream Found In:Advanced FuelsGulfstream Aerospace Corp. on Sept. 14 announced it has extended its contract with World Fuel Services to continue providing the business-jet manufacturer with a steady supply of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) produced by World Energy. READ MORE

September 23, 2020

Groups call on Trump administration to live up to RFS commitments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsWhile the EPA’s recent denial of 54 gap year SRE petitions was a positive step for the U.S. biofuels industry, representatives of the U.S. biofuel and ag industries are calling on the Trump administration tp live up to its remaining biofuel promises. READ MORE

September 23, 2020

Neste, Shell sign agreement to increase the supply of SAF

BY Neste Found In:Advanced FuelsIn a move which anticipates increasing desire from airlines to reduce emissions, Neste and Shell Aviation have entered into a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) supply agreement that the companies say will increase the supply and availability of SAF. READ MORE

September 22, 2020

EPA: 1.58 billion RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released data showing 1.58 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in August, down from 1.65 billion during the same period of 2019. READ MORE

September 22, 2020

Air bp delivers 210 metric tons of SAF to Stockholm airport

BY Air BP Found In:Advanced FuelsAir bp, the international aviation fuel products and services supplier, has today delivered 210 metric tons of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to Swedish airport operator, Swedavia, at Stockholm Arlanda Airport (ARN/ESSA). READ MORE

September 21, 2020

EPA delivers final Fuels Regulatory Streamlining rule to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA delivered its final Fuels Regulatory Streamlining rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget on Sept. 17. OMB review marks a final step before a rulemaking is released publicly. READ MORE

September 21, 2020

Gevo: Sweden and Norway target increased use of SAF

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Advanced FuelsSwedish Government announced on Sept. 11 its intention to introduce a greenhouse gas reduction mandate for aviation fuel. Norway made a similar announcement earlier this year. Gevo Inc. has welcomed both announcements. READ MORE

September 18, 2020

Censky to leave USDA, resume post at American Soybean Association

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsThe USDA announced on Sept. 18 that Deputy Agriculture Secretary Stephen Censky will step down on Nov. 8 to resume his post as CEO of the American Soybean Association, a position he previously held for 21 years. READ MORE

September 18, 2020

Fortistar, Rumpke begin construction on Ohio RNG project

BY Fortistar Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFortistar and Rumpke Waste & Recycling have announced construction is now underway on a $33 million project in Ohio that will capture methane from the Noble Road landfill and convert it into renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

September 17, 2020

European Commission proposes 55% cut in GHGs by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe European Commission on Sept. 17 released a plan that aims to reduce European Union GHG emissions by at least 55 percent by 2030 when compared to 1990 levels. The goal would put the EU on a pathway to reaching climate neutrality by 2050. READ MORE

September 17, 2020

Stabenow criticizes plan to bail out oil refiners with USDA funds

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSen. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., is speaking out to criticize the Trump administration over reports that it plans to use $300 million in USDA funding to bail out small oil refineries that are denied small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the RFS. READ MORE

September 17, 2020

EPA: 7 new SRE petitions filed, including 5 gap year SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has published updated SRE data that reflects the denial of 54 gap year SRE petitions announced by the agency on Sept. 14. The data also shows seven new SRE petitions have been filed in recent weeks, including five new gap year SREs. READ MORE

September 16, 2020

House to vote on bill that aims to increase SRE transparency

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote on the Clean Economy Jobs and Innovation Act during the week of Sept. 21. The bill includes the provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act. READ MORE

September 16, 2020

Letter urges EU leaders to increase GHG reduction targets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLeaders of Enviva and Drax Group are among the nearly 200 business leaders, investors and organizations that recently sent a letter leaders of the European Union and EU member states urging the EU to increase GHG emission reduction targets. READ MORE

September 16, 2020

Prometheus Fuels licenses ORNL ethanol-to-jet-fuel process

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Advanced FuelsPrometheus Fuels has licensed an ethanol-to-jet-fuel conversion process developed by ORNL researchers. The ORNL technology will enable cost-competitive production of jet fuel and co-production of butadiene for use in renewable polymer synthesis. READ MORE

September 15, 2020

Letter urges EPA to comply with GOA investigation of SRE process

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSeven federal lawmakers sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Sept. 15 expressing disappointment with the agency’s failure to cooperate with the Government Accountability Office’s investigation into the SRE waiver process. READ MORE

September 15, 2020

ExxonMobil completes successful trial of its marine biofuel oil

BY ExxonMobil Found In:Advanced FuelsExxonMobil has completed a successful sea trial of the company’s first marine biofuel oil with shipping company Stena Bulk, bunkered in the port of Rotterdam. The marine biofuel oil is a 0.50 percent VLSFO processed with a waste-based FAME component. READ MORE

September 14, 2020

EPA denies gap year SRE petitions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA announced Sept. 14 it will deny “gap-year” small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions filed by oil refineries in an effort to circumvent a January 2020 ruling by Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. READ MORE

September 14, 2020

Clean Energy inks deals for 20 million gallons of RNG

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsClean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced new and extended contracts for more than 20 million gallons of Redeem RNG to accommodate the continued demand across key business segments for the ultra-low carbon fuel produced from organic waste. READ MORE

September 11, 2020

Natural Resources Canada invests in CRB Innovations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNatural Resource Canada has announced a $4.5 million investment in CRB Innovations, which is developing commercial pilot project to convert forestry residuals and other biomass into intermediate products that can be used to produce fuel and plastic. READ MORE

September 11, 2020

CCC urges passage of comprehensive energy legislation

BY Carbon Capture Coalition Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Carbon Capture Coalition, along with 72 other organizations, sent a letter to Senators on Sept. 11 urging them to pass the American Energy Innovation Act this Congress. In addition, 35 coalition members sent a letter to the House. READ MORE

September 10, 2020

USDA seeks input on ‘ready to go’ innovations to meet AIA goals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA announced on Sept. 10 it is seeking input on the most innovative technologies and practices that can be readily deployed across U.S. agriculture to meet the goals of the agency’s Agriculture Innovation Agenda. READ MORE

September 10, 2020

DOE opens RFI on bioenergy workforce development

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy on Sept. 8 issued a request for information (RFI) regarding bioenergy workforce-development methods and tools available, as well as those needed in the U.S. Responses can be filed through Nov. 2. READ MORE

September 10, 2020

Biogenic CO2 Coalition files petition for rulemaking with EPA

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition has filed a petition for rulemaking with the U.S. EPA providing a detailed explanation of the scientific and legal basis for the agency recognize the carbon neutrality of biogenic carbon emissions from crops. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

Estes partners with Clean Energy to expand RNG vehicle fleet

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsClean Energy Fuels Corp., a provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, announced that Estes Express Lines will add to its fleet 50 new trucks fueled with Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG), bringing its total to 71. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

AFBF: Trump, Biden outline agricultural priorities

BY American Farm Bureau Federation Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new look into the priorities for rural America of President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is revealed in responses to a questionnaire distributed by the American Farm Bureau Federation. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

Biofuel, ag groups welcome reports of gap year SRE denials

BY Renewable Fuels Association, National Corn Growers Association, National Farmers Union and American Coalition for Ethanol Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRFA, NCGA, NFU and ACE on Sept. 9 welcomed news reports that President Trump has directed the U.S. EPA to reject dozens of “gap year” SRE petitions and denounced an effort to have the Tenth Circuit Court's SRE ruling reviewed by the Supreme Court. READ MORE

September 09, 2020

Ethanol industry award winners to be recognized during FEW

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsDoug Tiffany and Doug Durante, the respective winners of the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo's Award of Excellence and High-Octane Award, will deliver acceptance speeches at the virtual FEW on Sept. 16. READ MORE