Southern California Gas Co. on Feb. 13 announced its support for the California Public Utilities Commission’s new incentive reservation system for its biomethane monetary incentive program, which opened Feb. 3.
President Trump on Feb. 13 nominated Douglas Benevento to serve as deputy administrator of the U.S. EPA and Mark Wesley Menezes to serve as deputy secretary of energy. Both nominations are subject to confirmation by the U.S. Senate. READ MORESHARE
The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 870,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in October, with sales reaching 850,000 tons.
Xebec Adsorption Inc. announced on Feb. 12 that $27 million in orders were received from U.S dairy farmers for a total of six turnkey biogas upgrading plants and small-scale containerized Biostream systems to produce renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORESHARE
Forge Hydrocarbons Corp., a Canadian biofuel start-up, has announced an equity investment from Shell Ventures and a follow-on contribution from Valent Low-Carbon Technologies. The company plans to build a biofuel plant in Sombra, Ontario. READ MORESHARE
Oberon Fuels, a producer of ultra-low-carbon, renewable dimethyl ether, and SHV Energy, the world’s largest distributor of propane fuel, are partnering to accelerate the use of renewable DME to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation fuel. READ MORESHARE
Resolute Forest Products recently announced the construction of a commercial plant specializing in the production of cellulose filaments, a new sustainable biomaterial derived from wood fiber, at its Kénogami paper mill in Quebec, Canada. READ MORESHARE
In its first report, an Independent Advisory Board has found that Drax’s sustainable biomass sourcing reflects recommendations made by Forest Research—the research agency of the Forestry Commission widely considered the industry gold standard. READ MORESHARE
The North Carolina Bioenergy Research Initiative and the New and Emerging Crops Program recently awarded $1 million in grants for 15 projects aimed at boosting bioenergy opportunities and crop production in the state. READ MORESHARE