France launches initiative to develop black pellet production


The government of France of Feb. 17 launched a call for expressions of interest that aims to identify and support projects to replace coal currently used in heating, industrial and power-generation applications with heat-treated biomass pellets.
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CVR: Renewable diesel unit at Wynnewood nears completion


CVR Energy has announced the renewable diesel conversion project at its Wynnewood, Oklahoma, refinery is nearly complete. The company’s board of directors has also approved a plan to break out its renewable fuels business as a separate entity.
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EPA proposes June 3 deadline to finalize 2021, 2022 RVOs


The U.S. EPA is scheduled to publish a notice of proposed consent decree on Feb. 23 related to a legal challenge filed by Growth Energy that would establish deadlines for the agency to finalize the 2021 and 2022 RFS RVOs by June 3, 2022.
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EPA: No new SREs filed, 69 SRE petitions currently pending


The U.S. EPA released updated SRE data on Feb. 17, reporting that no new SRE petitions were filed under the RFS in the proceeding month. In addition, the agency did not act on any of the 69 SRE petitions that have been pending since mid-January.
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New Mexico House fails to pass Clean Fuel Standard Act


The New Mexico House of Representatives on Feb. 17 failed for the second consecutive year to pass legislation that aims to implement a state Clean Fuel Standard. This year’s bill, SB 14, is now dead.
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Neste reports strong Q4 for renewable products


Neste released Q4 financial results on Feb. 10, reporting that the company’s renewable products business segment achieved improve sales volumes and sales margins despite several scheduled shutdowns, a weaker U.S. dollar and higher fixed costs.
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EDL signs agreement for 4th RNG project in the US


Global sustainable energy producer EDL has signed agreements with U.S. gas company Pennant Midstream, kicking off EDL’s fourth investment in the USA’s renewable natural gas (RNG) sector since 2019.
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EPA seeks experts for peer review of third RFS triennial report


The U.S. EPA is seeking nominations for scientific experts to serve on an external expert panel to peer review the agency’s third triennial report to congress on biofuels and the environment.
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Kinder Morgan announces renewable diesel hub project


The company has received necessary commercial commitments to move forward with the permitting and construction of the project, which will be in southern California.
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DOE issues 2 RFIs on biomass conversion, organic waste


The Conversion Research and Development program is working towards improved robustness of microbial cells, improved robustness of catalytic processes, as well as the state-of-technology analyses in the BETO research portfolio.
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Velocys joins UK CCUS partnership


Velocys has joined Zero Carbon Humber, a carbon capture, utilization and sequestration (CCUS) hub under development in northern England. Participation in ZCH will enable the production of carbon-negative SAF at Velocys’ proposed biorefinery.
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USDA to invest $1B in Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities


The USDA announced on Feb. 7 it will invest $1 billion in partnerships to support America’s climate-smart farmers, ranchers and forest owners through its new Partnerships for Climate-Smart Commodities opportunity.
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