Biobased Chemical

August 15, 2019

Governors ask EPA to clarify biogenic CO2 not regulated under CCA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGovernors representing Iowa, Indiana, Kentucky, Nebraska and North Dakota recently sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the agency to clarify biogenic CO2 is not a pollutant subject to regulation under the Clean Air Act. READ MORE

August 13, 2019

DOE seeks input on its FY 2019 EERE, BETO research priorities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Department of Energy’s Office of Efficiency and Renewable Energy is seeking public input on its EERE and Bioenergy Technologies Office research priorities, including those focused on corn fiber biofuel, food waste, data efforts and algae biomass. READ MORE

August 01, 2019

UK to develop standards for bioplastic, seeks public input

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ChemicalsThe U.K. government recently opened a public consultation that aims to aid in the development of standards for biodegradable, compostable and biobased plastics. The consultation in open through Oct. 14. READ MORE

July 24, 2019

Rutgers: Research on red algae could lead to new fuels

BY Rutgers University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at Rutgers University have found 10 species of red algae stole about 1 percent of their genes from bacteria to cope with toxic metals and salt stress in hot springs. The findings could help design algae that produce fuels or chemicals. READ MORE

July 18, 2019

USDA: $400 million still available for REAP loan guarantees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA announced July 18 that more than $400 million is still available for renewable energy system and energy efficiency loan guarantees through the Rural Energy for America Program. USDA accepts applications for REAP funding year-round. READ MORE

July 17, 2019

Aries gets permits for New Jersey plant, launches biochar sales

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ChemicalsAries Clean Energy has completed environmental permitting for a large-scale biosolids gasification facility to be built in New Jersey. The company has also launched retail sales of its Aries Green biochar product. READ MORE

July 16, 2019

Green Biologics to cease operations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ChemicalsA former Little Falls, Minnesota, ethanol plant that was converted to biobased butanol and acetone production in 2016 it ceasing operations. Green Biologics Ltd. recently announced it has begun “an orderly closure of operations.” READ MORE

July 12, 2019

ITA committee focused on renewable energy exports to meet July 25

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced an opening meeting of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will be held July 25 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

July 12, 2019

LyondellBasell, Neste produce biobased plastics

BY LyondellBasell Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLyondellBasell and Neste recently announced the first parallel production of biobased polypropylene and biobased low-density polyethylene at a commercial scale. The joint project used Neste's renewable hydrocarbons. READ MORE