Enviva Partners LP on Dec. 2 announced that its first shipment of sustainable wood pellets is on its way from Port Panama City in Florida to Japan’s Iwakuni Port. The shipment consists of approximately 28,000 metric tons.
Enerkem and strategic partners Shell, Suncor, Proman and Hydro-Quebec on Dec. 8 announced plans to develop a CAD $875 biorefinery in Varennes, Quebec, that can produce 125 million liters of advanced biofuels, including methanol and ethanol. READ MORESHARE
Verbio North America Corp. has announced the formation of Verbio Farm Services LLC as the company progresses towards the successful startup of its renewable natural gas production facility located in Nevada, Iowa. READ MORESHARE
The U.S. exported 624,212.9 metric tons of wood pellets in October, up from both 608,046.6 metric tons in September and 550,094.5 metric tons in October 2019, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Dec. 4.
U.K.-based Hive Energy recently announced it has partnered with South Africa-based iLive Sustainable Development and the Netherlands-based Partners for Innovation to take over and restore a wood pellet export plant in Africa.
Japanese energy company Idemitsu Kosan Co. Ltd. announced on Nov. 30 a groundbreaking ceremony for its 50 megawatt (MW) Tokuyama biomass plant, a facility under development in Shunan City, Yamaguchi Prefecture.
The RFA, Growth Energy, NCGA, NBB, ACE, and NFU on Dec. 8 filed a brief challenging EPA’s August 2019 decision to exempt 31 small refineries from their obligations to comply with the Renewable Fuel Standard in 2018. READ MORESHARE
Quadrogen Power Systems Inc. has completed the installation of its innovative renewable natural gas (RNG) generation project utilizing landfill gas from the Vancouver Landfill in Delta, British Columbia. READ MORESHARE
Greenlane Renewables Inc. has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., signed a $10 million (US$7.7 million) contract for a new RNG project in the United States owned by an international energy company. READ MORESHARE
Several biofuel and bioenergy groups are among nearly 70 trade organizations that sent a letter to congressional leadership last month urging the passage of tax extenders legislation before the 116th Congress adjourns sine die.