Vermont House passes Clean Heat Standard bill


The Vermont House of Representatives on March 16 voted 96 to 44 in favor of a bill that aims to implement a Clean Heat Standard to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from the state's thermal sector.
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Ontario launches Forest Biomass Action Plan


The Ontario government on March 28 finalized its Forest Biomass Action Plan, which promotes economic opportunities for using forest biomass in new diverse ways, including low-carbon consumer products and renewable energy.
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EIA projects US renewable diesel supply will surpass biodiesel


The U.S. Energy Information Administration's Annual Energy Outlook 2022 refernece case projects that renewable diesel supply (domestic production and net imports) will exceed biodiesel supply in the near term.
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EPA approves RFS fuel pathway for Agresti Energy


The U.S. EPA has approved a fuel pathway under the RFS filed by Agresti Energy, allowing the company to generate D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs for compressed RNG produced via a proprietary process that uses hydrolysis and anaerobic digestion.
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Massachusetts opens public comment period on RPS rulemaking


The Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources on March 4 opened a public comment period on proposed amendments to the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS), including those related to biomass. The public comment period closes April 1.
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Viridis Chemical produces renewable ethyl acetate


Viridis Chemical LLC on March 28 announced its first production of renewable ethyl acetate from its manufacturing plant in Columbus, Nebraska. HELM U.S. Corp., Viridis Chemical's exclusive marketing partner, is distributing samples to customers.
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ICE launches renewable volume obligation futures


Intercontinental Exchange Inc., a global provider of data, technology, and market infrastructure, on March 28 announced the launch of two renewable volume obligation (RVO) futures contracts, expanding ICE’s U.S. renewable fuels futures markets.
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AECOM, Genifuel partner to convert algae and biosolids into SAF


AECOM has signed a strategic agreement with Genifuel Corp. to propduce SAF and biogas from wild algae and biosolids. The partnership employs AECOM's algae harvesting process and conversion technology developed by the DOE and Genifuel.
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ITA: Renewable energy advisory committee to meet March 31


The U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration has announced its Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Advisory Committee will hold a virtual meeting on March 31. The event is open to the public, but registration is required.
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FutureMetrics: Wood pellets can replace coal at German plants


FutureMetrics LLC published a white paper in early March that discusses how the German power sector can use wood pellets to extend the operation of coal-fired power plants while reducing dependence on Russian natural gas and reducing CO2 emissions.
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Next Renewable Fuels receives key land use approval


The Oregon Department of State Lands approved the Removal-Fill permit for Next Renewable Fuels’ $2 billion clean fuels project. The approval allows Next to build a renewable diesel facility that will reduce GHG emisson and restore wetlands.
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Canadian biogas experiences decade of rapid growth


The Canadian Biogas Association has released a new report that shows the Canadian biogas industry experienced a decade of rapid growth from 2011 to 2020, with an almost 50 percent jump in operating biogas projects across the country.
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