Biofuel groups testify in support of a strong RFS


Representatives of the biofuels industry called on the U.S. EPA to set strong RFS blending requirements and abandon plans to retroactively reduce the 2020 RVO during a Jan. 4 hearing held by the agency to gather comments on its pending RFS proposal.
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5th Wood Stove Design Challenge launches with January workshop


The DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, along with the Alliance for Green Heat, on Dec. 16 announced the launch of the 5th Wood Stove Design Challenge, with the final competition scheduled for winter 2023.
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EIA: US biofuel capacity, feedstock consumption up in October


U.S. biofuels production capacity expanded to nearly 20.87 billion gallons per year in October, according to data released by the U.S. Energy Information Administration on Dec. 30. Feedstock consumption was also up significantly.
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Archaea Energy announces startup of Pennsylvania RNG project


Archaea Energy Inc. announced Dec. 30 the successful start-up of Project Assai, an RNG facility located at the Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. The facility is expected deliver more than 4 million MMBtu of RNG anually.
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Kentucky begins Renewable Chemical Production Program


Kentucky companies can now apply for the state’s Renewable Chemical Production Program. The program incentivizes the production of more than 30 specified chemicals derived from biomass feedstocks. Applications must be filed by Jan. 15, 2022.
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StormFisher adds third anerobic digester at Ontario facility


StormFisher has increased its organic waste processing capacity through the construction of a third anaerobic digester at its London, Ontario, facility. The plant is now the largested food waste anaerobic digestion facility in Canada.
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Portland-area buses now fueled with renewable diesel


Starting Dec. 2, 2021, all TriMet buses running on routes throughout the tri-county Portland metro area will be powered by a much cleaner-burning fuel—renewable diesel. TriMet is using a blend of 99 percent renewable diesel and 1 percent petroleum.
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Andritz: Biomass-fired CFB boiler in Japan reaches new benchmark


The Andritz biomass-fired PowerFluid CFB boiler with flue gas cleaning system delivered to Mitsui Engineering and Shipbuilding for the biomass power plant in Ichihara, Chiba Prefecture, has fullfilled all performance garantee parameters.
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HEP: Transactions will help build out biofuel logistics facility


Howard Energy Partners has closed on a series of strategic financing transactions. Proceeds from the transactions will, among other things, help finance the previously announced build-out of HEP’s renewable diesel logistics facility in Texas.
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Darling Ingredients to acquire Valley Proteins


Darling Ingredients Inc.has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire all of the shares of Valley Proteins Inc. for approximately $1.1 billion in cash. Valley Proteins operates 18 major rendering and used cooking oil faciliites in the U.S.
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Industry Events

2022 International Biomass Conference & Expo

March 14-16, 2022
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June 13-15, 2022
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June 13-15, 2022
Minneapolis Convention Center
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June 13-13, 2022
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