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September 16, 2021

ADM, LG Chem sign MOU for lactic acid, polylactic acid

BY ADM Found In:ChemicalsLG Chem and ADM announced Sept. 14 that they have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to explore U.S.-based production of lactic acid to meet growing demand for a wide variety of plant-based products, including bioplastics. READ MORE

September 16, 2021

Total Corbion PLA marks 100kT Luminy PLA production milestone

BY Total Corbion Found In:ChemicalsTotal Corbion PLA’s plant in Rayong Thailand is now operating at its namepate capcity of 75,000 metric tons per year. The facility opened in 2019 and in mid-2021 produced its 100,000th ton of PLA bioplastic. READ MORE

September 15, 2021

Kinder Morgan, Neste partner on renewable fuels logistics project

BY Neste Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsKinder Morgan Inc. is partnering with Neste to create a premier domestic raw material storage and logistics hub in the United States, supporting increased production of renewable diesel, SAF and renewable feedstock for polymers and chemicals. READ MORE

September 08, 2021

EPA opens comment period related to pyrolysis, gasification regs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA on Sept. 8 issued an ANPRM seeking public comments to assist in the potential development of regulations for pyrolysis and gasification units that are used to convert solid or semi-solid feedstocks into useful products, such as fuels. READ MORE

August 30, 2021

ITA aims to make US clean technologies exports more competitive

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration on Aug. 30 announced it is seeking public comments to help inform development of its U.S. Clean Technologies Export Competitiveness Strategy. READ MORE

August 25, 2021

UK funds 24 biomass feedstock projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. government on Aug. 25 awarded £4 million ($5.5 million) to 24 projects that aim to increase domestic production of biomass feedstock for energy production. Each project will receive up to £200,000. READ MORE

August 17, 2021

UK seeks comments on low-carbon hydrogen strategy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, ChemicalsThe U.K. government on Aug. 17 published a report that identifies and compares options for a standard to define “low-carbon hydrogen.” It provides lifecycle GHG estimates for a variety of hydrogen pathways, including those focused on biomass. READ MORE

August 16, 2021

Gevo expands scope of proposed Net Zero 1 project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPatrick Gruber, CEO of Gevo Inc., provided an update of the company’s proposed Net Zero 1 biorefinery during a second quarter earnings call held Aug. 12. The company is expanding the scope of the facility, he said. READ MORE

August 12, 2021

USDA solicits REAP applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service is soliciting fiscal year (FY) 2022 grant, guaranteed loan, and combined grant and guaranteed loan applications under the Rural Energy for America Program. READ MORE