UK CCS cluster anchored by Drax BECCS project moves forward


The U.K. government on Oct. 19 issued an update on the U.K.’s CCUS Cluster Sequencing Process, confirming that the Hynet and East Coast Clusters are moving forward. Drax’s BECSS project will play a vital role in the East Coast Cluster.
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REG breaks ground on Geismar expansion, improvement project


REG hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Oct. 13 to celebrate the start of construction on the company’s improvement and expansion project at REG Geismar. The project will boost capacity at Geismar to 340 MMgy.
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USDA: US wood pellet exports up in August


The U.S. exported 647,904.5 metric tons of wood pellets in August, up from both 644,494.1 metric tons in July and 585,883.3 metric tons in August 2020, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Oct. 5.
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USDA now accepting grant applications for wood products, energy


The USDA on Oct. 19 announced approximately $13 million in new funding opportunities to support market innovation in wood products and wood energy. The announcement was made at an event to kick off National Forest Products Week.
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UK government releases Net Zero Strategy


The U.K. unveiled its Net Zero Strategy on Oct. 19, which includes a wide variety of provisions, including those related to sustainable aviation fuel (SAF), bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS), and efforts to decarbonize heating.
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SoCalGas’ biomethanation reactor system to be used in Maine


SoCalGas’ biomethanation reactor system will be used to help produce renewable energy as part of a power-to-gas demonstration. This system will be installed at an anaerobic digester facility in Clinton, Maine in early 2023.
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Virent’s BioForm fuel component used in test flight of 100% SAF


Virent’s BioForm synthesized aromatic kerosene (SAK) was used in a United Airlines test flight on Oct. 13, demonstrating that SAF can be 100 percent renewable, 100 percent fossil free, and 100 percent compatible with today's aviation fleet.
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Covanta shareholders approve acquisition by EQT Infrastructure


Covanta Holding Corp. on Oct. 12 announced that its stockholders have voted to approve the company’s previously announced acquisition by EQT Infrastructure. The transaction is expected to close in the fourth quarter.
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Environmental impact report available for Martinez conversion


Contra Costa County officials have published the draft environmental impact report for Marathon Petroleum Corp.’s Martinez Renewable Fuels project, which will convert the former petroleum refinery to a renewable fuels facility.
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USIPA, UK REA slam Chatham House report on US wood pellets


The U.S. Industrial Pellet Association and U.K. Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) are slamming a new Chatham House report on biomass energy that they say uses deeply flawed carbon accounting methods.
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1.7 million US households to use wood as primary heat source


The EIA predicts that nearly 1.7 million, or 1.3 percent, of U.S. households will use cord wood or wood pellets as their primary heating fuel for residential space heating this winter. An additional 8 percent will use wood as a secondary heat source.
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BGE gains regulatory approval to allow use of RNG on system


BGE is the first utility in Maryland to gain regulatory approval for the use of renewable natural gas (RNG) on its gas distribution system. Bioenergy Devco's RNG plant, located in Howard County, will supply RNG to BGE following its completition.
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