Fulcrum BioEnergy begins operations of its Sierra BioFuels plant


Fulcrum BioEnergy Inc. on May 24 announced the completion of commissioning and the initial operations of its Sierra BioFuels Plant. The facility has successfully produced syngas, which is ideal for conventional Fischer-Tropsch fuel production.
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EPA opens comment period on proposed consent decree for 2023 RVOs


The U.S. EPA on May 23 opened a public comment period on a proposed consent decree that would require the agency to issue proposed 2023 RFS RVOs by Sept. 16, 2022, and issue a final rule setting 2023 RVOs by April 28, 2023.
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Enviva, MOL Drybulk reduce biomass supply chain GHG emissions


Enviva Inc. and MOL Drybulk Ltd. have signed an additional MOU to deploy an environmentally friendly bulk carrier (EFBC) to reduce the GHG emissions in the ocean transportation of sustainable wood pellets and bifouels.
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EPA: 1.7 billion RINs generated under RFS in April


The U.S. EPA has released data showing that more than 1.7 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in April, up from nearly 1.58 billion generated during the same month of 2021.
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GE Aviation completes testing of Passport engine using 100% SAF


GE Aviation has completed successful testing of its Passport long-range business aviation engine using 100 percent SAF. The engine can operate on approved SAF today, and the testing shows the capability of the engine to run on 100 percent SAF.
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Potential revisions to EU biomass rules remain a work in progress


At a time when Europe needs as much affordable, sustainable and secure energy as possible, a recent vote by the European Parliament’s ENVI Committee to limit the use of biomass makes little sense, according to USIPA's Jessica Marcus.
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Hawaii PUC rejects PPA for biomass power plant


The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission on May 23 rejected an amended power purchase agreement (PPA) between Hawaii Electric Light Co. Inc. (HELCO) and Hu Honua Bioenergy LLC, the developer of nearly complete 30 megawatt (MW) biomass power plant.
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EPA: No new SRE petitions filed, 69 SRE petitions remain pending


Data released by the U.S. EPA on May 19 shows that for the fourth consecutive month, no new SRE petitions were filed under the RFS. The agency took no action on the 69 SRE petitions that have been pending since at least mid-January.
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Black & Veatch awarded EPC contract for RNG project


Black & Veatch has partnered with Amp Americas to develop an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) project that turns cow manure into renewable natural gas (RNG) in Lafayette County, Wisconsin.
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EPA rule could alter RIN retirement schedule for small refineries


The U.S. EPA on May 17 submitted a proposed rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget that aims to create an alternative renewable identification number (RIN) retirement schedule for small refineries under the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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SGP BioEnergy to develop 2.6-billion-gallon biorefinery in Panama


A team of companies led by SGP BioEnergy joined the Government of Panama announced on May 18 plans to develop a 180,000 barrels per day (2.6 billion gallons per year) advanced biorefinery and SAF production platform in Panama.
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Anaergia upgrades anaerobic digesters at Ontario facility


Anaergia Inc. announced that it signed a design-build agreement with the Town of Petawawa, Ontario. Under the terms of the agreement, Anaergia will upgrade the existing anaerobic digesters located at Petawawa’s Water Pollution Control Plant.
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