Government officials announced on Nov. 26 that the Defense Logistics Agency will no longer seek to renegotiate its contract with ReEnergy to provide biomass power to Fort Drum, a military installation in New York.
Drax Group plc released a trading statement on Nov. 19 announcing the company plans to have 5 million metric tons of annual pellet capacity in place by 2027. The increased capacity is expected to help reduce biomass costs.
Those who wish to weigh in on the EPA’s plan to reallocate future RFS volumes lost to small refinery exemptions (SREs) have less than one week left to do so. A public comment period on the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking closes Nov. 29. READ MORESHARE
Denmark-based Orsted has announced that its Asnæs Power Station was connected to the Zealand grid and generated power for the first time on Nov. 20 following its recent conversion from coal to wood chips.
The U.S. EPA posted updated SRE data to its website on Nov. 21 showing that five new SRE applications have been filed for compliance year 2019 and two SRE petitions previously filed for compliance year 2018 have been declared ineligible. READ MORESHARE
The U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will provide up to $15 million in new funding to deploy energy infrastructure on tribal lands. Biomass, biogas and waste-to-energy systems are among those that can qualify for funding.
Enviva Partners LP announced on Nov. 20 the Virginia DEQ has approved requested modifications to its existing air permit that will allow for increased production capacity and increased use of softwood at Enviva’s Southampton pellet plant. READ MORESHARE
Japan-based Renova Inc. announced Nov. 19 it has made a final investment decision and reached financial close on a 75 megawatt biomass power plant located approximately 150 miles southwest of Tokyo in Omaezaki and Makinohara, Shizuoka Prefecture. READ MORESHARE
Bioenergy DevCo announced Nov. 21 that it has entered a 20-year partnership with Perdue Farms for the purpose and management of a soil composting facility near Seaford, Delaware. Plans are underway to develop an anaerobic digester at the site. READ MORESHARE
The government of Ontario announced Nov. 18 it will launch public consultations to identify potential changes that would reduce red tape and grow untapped economic opportunities for on-farm biogas operations. READ MORESHARE