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Andritz successfully starts up the world’s first fossil-free biom

BY Andritz Found In:ChemicalsInternational technology group Andritz has recently started up the world’s first biomethanol plant using Andritz’s self-developed A-Recovery+ concept at the Södra Cell Mönsterås pulp mill in southeastern Sweden. READ MORE

March 27, 2020

EPA announces enforcement discretion policy for COVID-19 pandemic

BY U.S. EPA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA on March 26 announced g a temporary policy regarding EPA enforcement of environmental legal obligations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The policy applies to civil violoations duirng the outbreak. READ MORE

March 25, 2020

Kcoe Isom hosts crisis planning webinar

BY Matt ThompsonFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsKcoe Isom hosted a webinar on March 24 that discussed crisis planning and employee communication during the COVID-19 pandemic. The event also discussed emergency family and medical leave and offered tips for working remotely. READ MORE

March 24, 2020

Maine enacts tax credit for renewable chemicals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ChemicalsMaine Gov. Janet Mills on March 18 signed a bill establishing a tax credit for renewable chemical production that provides an 8 cent per pound tax credit for eligible products beginning on Jan. 1, 2021. READ MORE

March 23, 2020

USDA Rural Development implements remote operational status

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsUSDA Rural Development on March 20 announced that it has implemented enterprise-wide remote operational status, effective immediately, to help protect the health of employees, customers and the greater community during the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

March 18, 2020

Clariant, Floreon collaborate on biopolymer applications

BY Clariant Found In:ChemicalsClariant’s Additives business and Floreon-Transforming Packaging Ltd. announce a new collaboration to further extend the performance properties and market potential of biopolymers, whilst preserving their environmental benefits. READ MORE

March 16, 2020

DOE offers $25 million for plastics recycling R&D

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:ChemicalsThe DOE on March 16 announced it will award up to $25 million to support plastics recycling research and development as part of the Plastics Innovation Challenge. A portion of the funding will support the development of novel biobased plastics. READ MORE

March 16, 2020

DOE cancels March 24-25 meeting of biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy on March 16 announced it has canceled the open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee scheduled for March 24-25 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. READ MORE

March 13, 2020

DOE: Biomass R&D technical advisory committee to meet March 24-25

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has scheduled an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development and Technical Advisory Committee for March 24-25. The meeting will be held in Arlington, Virginia. READ MORE