EPA to host 2-day workshop on GHG modeling for biofuels


The U.S. EPA will host a virtual public workshop on GHG modeling for biofuels on Feb. 28 - March 1. Information gathered through the event will be used to inform a range of current and future actions, including those related to the RFS.
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Albioma acquires Quebec pellet plant


Albioma has acquired the La Granaudière wood pellet production plant located in the Canadian province of Quebec. The 200,000-metric-ton per year facility was idled in mid 2021. Albioma plans to recommission the facilty in early 2022.
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DOE issues new RFI on renewable fuel scale-up, demonstration


The DOE is seeking input from biofuels producers and technology developers about their readiness to scale certain process technologies. The agency is also interested in learning how existing first-generation biofuel indsutries can be leveraged.
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Valmet to supply boiler to 112 MW biomass plant in Japan


Valmet announced on Dec. 28 it will supply a biomass power boiler and flue gas cleaning system to Tahara Biomass Power LLC, a 112 megawatt (MW) biomass power plant under development in Japan. The facility will be primarily fueled with wood pellets.
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Greenlane Renewables signs contract with FortisBC


Greenlane Renewables Inc. on Dec. 23 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., has been awarded a $12.1 million contract by FortisBC Energy Inc. for the supply of a biogas upgrading system.
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Aemetis signs agreement to purchase site for Riverbank plant


Aemetis Inc. announced Dec. 22 it signed a master developer agreement with the City of Riverbank to lease/purchase the 125-acre former military base in Riverbank, California. The company plans to develop its Carbon Zero 1 facility at the site.
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CGB, MN Soybean Processors to build soybean processing plant


CGB Enterprises Inc. and Minnesota Soybean Processors (MnSP) on Dec. 22 announced that they have formed a joint venture for the construction of a state-of-the-art soybean processing plant near Casselton, North Dakota.
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UK offers phase 2 funds for Biomass Feedstock Innovation Program


The U.K. government on Dec. 20 announced its now accepting applications for phase two funding under the Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Program. Entities that received phase one funding are eligible to apply.
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NFU supports EPA’s plan to complete canola oil RFS rulemaking


National Farmers Union is speaking out in support of the U.S. EPA’s plan to undertake rulemaking in 2022 to develop Renewable Fuel Standard canola oil pathways for renewable fuels, including renewable diesel and jet fuel.
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Versalis, BTS Biogas develop biogas, biomethane technology


Versalis, Eni's chemical company, and Italy-baed BTS Biogas have agreed to develop and commercialize an innovative technology for the production of biogas and biomethane from residual lignocellulosic biomass.
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Michigan agency launches RNG study


The Michigan Public Service Commission on Dec. 9 launched a new study that will examine the potential of RNG development in Michigan, in accordance with legislation signed into law in September by Gov. Gretchen Whitmer.
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Clean Energy signs deals for more RNG, new stations


Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced additional fuel and infrastructure contracts to meet the growing demand for renewable natural gas (RNG), a sustainable fuel that provides an immediate and significant carbon reduction in transportation.
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Industry Events

2022 International Biomass Conference & Expo

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Minneapolis Convention Center
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