USDA: US pellet exports reach 7.52 million metric tons in 2021


The U.S. exported 774,410.2 metric tons of wood pellets in December, up from 764,259.6 metric tons the previous month and 564,826.2 metric tons in December 2020, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Feb. 8.
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EIA provides new forecasts for renewable diesel, other biofuels


The U.S. Energy Information Administration is providing new forecasts for biodiesel, renewable diesel and other biofuels, including renewable jet fuel and renewable naphtha, starting with the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook.
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New Mexico Senate passes Clean Fuel Standard Act


The New Mexico Senate on Feb. 3 voted 25 to 16 to approve the Clean Fuel Standard Act. The bill, SB 14, aims to reduce the total carbon intensity (CI) of all transportation fuels by 20 percent in 2030 and 30 percent by 2040.
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Biofuel groups urge EPA to follow through with plans to deny SREs


Representatives of the biofuels industry urged the U.S. EPA to follow through with its proposal to deny more than 60 pending SRE petitions in comments filed with the agency before the close of the Feb. 7 public comment deadline.
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EIA updates bioenergy forecasts


Renewable electricity is expected is expected to account for 22 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year, expanding to 24 percent in 2023, according to the February edition of the EIA's Short-Term Energy Outlook.
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Air Liquide to build US biomethane production unit


Air Liquide has announced plans to connstruct a large-scale biomethane production unit in Rockford, Illinois. The unit unit will produce biomethane from biogas from a solid waste treatment plant, owned and operated by Waste Connections Inc.
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Biofuel groups file comments urging EPA to set strong RFS RVOs


Representatives of the U.S. biofuels industry on Feb. 4 called on the U.S. EPA to abandon plans to reduce the 2020 Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume obligation (RVO) and urged the agency to set strong RVOs for 2021 and 2022.
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DOE seeks input on ways to decarbonize US manufacturing sector


The U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office issued a RFI on Jan. 27 to gather input on industrial priorities for decarbonization, including emerging technologies that could be demonstrated or adopted by the indsutrial sector.
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REEEAC to hold an open meeting on Feb. 17


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold an open meeting on Feb. 17. The event is open to the public, but registration is required.
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bp acquires 30% stake in the UK-based Green Biofuels


bp has acquired a 30 percent stake in Green Biofuels Ltd., the U.K.’s largest provider of hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO). GBF’s products are made from renewable feedstocks such as vegetable oils, animal oils and fat.
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Marathon announces progress on renewable diesel projects


Marathon is working to optimize operations at its renewable diesel plant in Dickinson and is ready to begin construction on the conversion of its Martinez refinery. The company has also announced progress with several feedstock pretreatment projects.
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Nuseed, bp partner on carinata for biofuel production


Nuseed has entered into a long-term strategic offtake and market development agreement with BP Products North America Inc. that will see bp, or its affiliates, purchase Nuseed Carinata oil for use as biofuel feedstock.
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