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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

August 31, 2020

USDA implements OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA on Aug. 31 announced the implementation of the agency’s OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative and released new information on rates and terms that will help lenders apply for loan guarantees under the four affected loan guarantee programs. READ MORE

August 26, 2020

EC launches public consultation on potential revision of REDII

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe European Commission in August launched a public consultation on the potential revision of the 2018 Renewable Energy Directive to better align the policy with the EU's new Green Deal and its goal of making the EU climate neutral by 2050. READ MORE

August 25, 2020

Climate plan addresses potential of biofuels, bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Senate Democrats Climate Committee released a new report on Aug. 25 that details how climate action by Congress can create new jobs and grow the U.S. economy. Biofuels and bioenergy are among the topics discussed. READ MORE

August 24, 2020

DOE seeks input on wood heater advancement, bioprocessing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Thermal, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has issued a request for information (RFI) seeking feedback from stakeholders on issues related to residential wood heater technology advancement and bioprocessing separations development. READ MORE

August 21, 2020

EPA seeks nominations for Science Advisory Board, SAB committees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA is seeking nominations for scientific experts from a diverse range of disciplines to be considered for appointment to the EPA Science Advisory Board and four SAB standing committees. Nominations are due Aug. 31. READ MORE

August 20, 2020

Ricketts signs bill establishing renewable chemical tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts on Aug. 20 signed LB 1107, a legislative package that includes a production tax credit for renewable chemicals and provides property tax reform that will benefit various types of property owners, including biofuel plants. READ MORE

August 20, 2020

Nova Pangaea set for expansion following £900,000 funding round

BY Nova Pangaea Technologies Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNova Pangaea Technologies, the U.K. company that sustainably converts biomass into valuable feedstocks for biofuels, biochemicals and biopolymers, has raised a further £900,000 from investors following successful trials of its technology. READ MORE

August 17, 2020

Study: Ag crops don’t contribute increase atmospheric GHG levels

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition has released a scientific literature review that confirms biogenic CO2 emissions from annual agriculture crops do not contribute to elevated greenhouse gas levels in the atmosphere. READ MORE

August 10, 2020

PNNL waives fee to test-drive portfolio of intellectual property

BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAs businesses of all sizes weather today’s tough economy, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is offering its entire portfolio of patented technologies on a research trial basis—at no cost—to spur economic development and create new jobs. READ MORE

July 31, 2020

DOE announces $97 million for bioenergy R&D

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy on July 31 announced more than $97 million in funding for 33 projects that will support high-impact technology research and development to accelerate the bioeconomy, including biofuels, biopower and bioproducts. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

DOE to provide $68 million for bioenergy crop research

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe DOE on July 28 announced $68 million in funding over five years for basic research aimed at making bioenergy feedstock crops more productive and resilient. Feedstocks addressed by the research include sorghum, poplar and pennycress. READ MORE

July 27, 2020

Biogenic CO2 Coalition launches digital ad campaign

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition has released new video and digital ad campaign asking why the U.S. EPA is the only environmental agency in the world to treat carbon emissions from common agricultural crops the exact same as those from fossil fuels. READ MORE

July 22, 2020

ITA seeks nominations for renewable energy advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration is seeking nominations for members of its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee. Nominations are due July 31. READ MORE

July 21, 2020

Dutch agency advises the Netherlands to phase out bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Dutch Social Economic Council (SER) in July advised the Dutch government to phase out bioenergy and instead use biomass for high value applications, according to a report filed with the USDA FAS's Global Agricultural Information Network. READ MORE

July 21, 2020

10,000 constituents push back on EPA roadblock to rural economies

BY Biogenic CO2 Coalition Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMembers of Congress in key Midwestern states have received over 10,000 individual letters from constituents urging them to press the EPA to address a regulatory barrier preventing growth in the bioeconomy, according to the Biogenic CO2 Coalition. READ MORE

July 16, 2020

2020 FEW will be 3-day virtual event

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBBI International has announced that the 2020 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo, the ethanol industry's largest conference, has been moved and will be virtual, due to the outbreak of COVID-19. The event will now take place Sept. 15-17. READ MORE

July 15, 2020

WVU researchers lead $10 million bioproducts project

BY West Virginia University Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsWith the help of a $10 million competitive grant from the USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture, West Virginia University is spearheading the development of a perennial multi-feedstock production system. READ MORE

July 13, 2020

USDA issues rule to streamline 4 loan guarantee programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA on July 13 issued a final rule that aims to increase private investment in rural communities by making it easier for lenders to access four guaranteed loan programs, including the Rural Energy for America Program. READ MORE

July 13, 2020

Letter urges EPA to address carbon neutrality of crops

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition on July 10 issued a statement commending a bipartisan group of four members of Congress for pressing the U.S. EPA to address the concerns of agricultural crop producers and processors in a biogenic CO2 rulemaking. READ MORE

July 10, 2020

DOE funds 8 biomanufacturing projects

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy on July 10 announced the selection of eight projects totaling over $5 million to conduct research and development (R&D) needed to accelerate the US biomanufacturing sector. READ MORE

July 06, 2020

U of I researchers secure $10M for bioproducts from dairy waste

BY University of Idaho Found In:Biogas, ChemicalsA team of University of Idaho researchers has secured a $10 million UDSA National Institute of Food and Agriculture grant to evaluate the use of bioproducts from dairy waste streams to enhance sustainability for all of Idaho agriculture. READ MORE

June 30, 2020

Report: Biomass, biofuels can help US meet net-zero goal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on June 30 unveiled a climate crisis action plan that aims to serve as a congressional roadmap to help the U.S. reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Biomass, biogas and biofuels will help meet that goal. READ MORE

June 26, 2020

SunGas, Hatch partner on biomass gasification systems

BY SunGas Renewables Inc., Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSunGas Renewables Inc., a supplier of proven biomass gasification systems, announced on June 25 a strategic alliance with Hatch Ltd., a global advisory, development consulting, multidisciplinary engineering and project delivery firm. READ MORE

June 24, 2020

Biofuels, bioenergy to benefit from Growing Climate Solutions Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsTestimony offered during a June 24 hearing held by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to consider the Growing Climate Solutions Act explains how the bill could benefit the biofuel and bioproducts industries. READ MORE

June 24, 2020

Praj, Sekab partner on biofuels, biochemicals from forest residue

BY Praj Industries Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPraj Industries and Sekab E-Technology AB, Sweden signed a cooperation agreement to upgrade and commercialize base technology to produce advanced biofuels and biochemicals from forest residue as feedstock. READ MORE

June 18, 2020

NCT acquires Cool Planet’s biocarbon business

BY National Carbon Technologies Found In:Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNational Carbon Technologies on June 16 announced its acquisition of Cool Planet’s biocarbon business, including more than 50 issued and pending patents for biocarbon production and product technologies. READ MORE

June 18, 2020

Praj, Lygos to develop advanced lactic acid yeast technology

BY Praj Industries Ltd. Found In:ChemicalsPraj Industries Ltd. and Lygos Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to co-develop Lygos’s proprietary yeast for the production of lactic acid, which can be used to produce biobased plastic. READ MORE

June 18, 2020

ReCarbon, Utilitas collaborate on biogas-to-hydrogen projects

BY ReCarbon Inc. Found In:Biogas, ChemicalsReCarbon Inc., the developer of a plasma carbon conversion unit, on June 10 announced the execution of a memorandum of understanding with Utilitas Groupl, an Australian bioenergy developer, towards building biogas-to-hydrogen plants in Australia. READ MORE

June 17, 2020

DOE funds 2 carbon utilization projects focused on algae

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy on June 16 announced it will award $17 million to 11 advanced carbon utilization projects. Approximately $6 million of that funding will support algae projects. READ MORE