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17 hours ago

DOE solicits applications for Technology Commercialization Fund

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Department of Energy on Sept. 23 issued its FY 2021 solicitation for the Technology Commercialization Fund, which aims to advance the commercialization of promising energy technologies and deploy lab-developed technologies to the marketplace. READ MORE

17 hours ago

Corbion and Total to build first world-scale PLA plant in Europe

BY Corbion Found In:ChemicalsCorbion and Total on Sept. 24 announced their intention to build a new PLA bioplastics plant in Europe through their Total Corbion PLA joint venture. The plant is expected to have a capacity of 100,000 tons per year. READ MORE

17 hours ago

NREL shares $40M with partners to scale next-gen biotechnologies

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy's Bioenergy Technologies Office has awarded nearly $40 million to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory that will be used to develop and scale up 11 groundbreaking bioenergy projects. READ MORE

September 25, 2020

USDA solicits applications for loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA is soliciting applications for two different cycles of the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical, and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program. The first cycle closes Oct. 1, while the second is open through April 1, 2021. READ MORE

September 18, 2020

UK bioenergy generation up 17% in Q1

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, ChemicalsU.K. renewable energy generation increased by 30 percent during the first quarter of 2020, reaching 40.8 terawatt hours (TWh), according to data released by the U.K. Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy on Sept. 10. 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 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 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 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