Chevron completes acquisition of REG


Chevron Corp. on June 13 completed its previously announced acquisition of biofuel producer Renewable Energy Group Inc. The rebranded business segment, Chevron Renewable Energy Group, will remain headquartered in Ames, Iowa.
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Senators ask GAO if SRE denials require congressional review


Sens. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn.; Shelly Moore Capito, R-W.V.; and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., are asking the GAO to determine whether the U.S. EPA’s June 3 denial of 69 SREs must be submitted to Congress for review under the Congressional Review Act.
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EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales reach 870,000 tons in February


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 720,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in February, with sales reaching 870,000 tons.
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Ørsted to establish CCS projects at 2 biomass power plants


Ørsted is planning to establish carbon capture at its wood chip-fired Asnæs Power Station in Kalundborg on western Zealand and at the Avedøre Power Station’s straw-fired boiler in the Greater Copenhagen area.
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Aemetis, PG&E celebrate commissioning of RNG interconnection


Aemetis Inc. and PG&E on June 10 held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the commissioning of Aemetis’s RNG cleanup and compression unit and interconnection with PG&E’s gas pipeline for the Aemetis Biogas Central Dairy Digester Project.
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Gevo injects dairy RNG into Iowa natural gas pipeline


Gevo Inc. announced that its RNG project in Northwest Iowa has been producing biogas and is now upgrading and injecting RNG into the natural gas pipeline. The project generates RNG from dairy cow manure supplied by three dairy farms.
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Synthica develops food waste RNG facility in Houston


Synthica Energy LLC announced the development of a new anaerobic digestion facility in Houston, Texas. The facility will focus on converting organic byproducts from food, beverage, and biofuel producers into renewable natural gas (RNG).
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USDA maintains forecast for 2022-’23 soybean oil use in biofuel


The USDA maintained its 2022-’23 forecast for soybean oil use in biofuel production in its latest WASDE report, released June 10. The overall soybean outlook is for lower beginning and ending stocks and higher prices.
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SoCalGas wins $750,000 CEC grant to fuel hydrogen research


The California Energy Commission has awarded Southern California Gas Co. a $750,000 grant to pursue development of a novel hydrogen production system using biogas to create affordable, scalable, renewable hydrogen.
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Biden nominates McKalip to serve as chef ag negotiator at USTR


President Biden on June 8 announced his intent to nominate Doug McKalip to serve as chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The USDA, USTR and USGC have spoken out in support of his nomination.
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Chevron, Cummins team on RNG engine demonstration with Walmart


Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., has announced definitive agreements to supply fuel linked to renewable natural gas for a Walmart Inc. demonstration of Cummins Inc.’s new 15-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty trucks.
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Red Rock Biofuels wins US Forest Service Wood Innovations Grant


Red Rock has received a Wood Innovations Grant from the U.S. Forest Service to fund its project to convert post-fire charred waste woody biomass to sustainable aviation fuel and renewable diesel fuel.
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