EU vote allows biomass to continue to help meet RED goals


MEPs on Sept. 14 voted in favor of proposals for a revised RED. The proposals aim to raise the share of renewables in the EU's final energy consumption to 45 percent by 2030. They also address the use of woody biomass.
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USDA: US pellet exports at 649,186 metric tons in July


The U.S. exported 649,185.7 metric tons of wood pellets in July, down from 832,092.2 metric tons the previous month, but up when compared to the 546,519.1 metric tons exported in July 2021, according to data released by the USDA FAS on Sept. 7.
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Enviva supplies biomass to Alder Fuels for use as SAF feedstock


Enviva Inc. and Alder Fuels have signed a contract under which Enviva will supply up to 750,000 metric tons per year of sustainably sourced woody biomass to Alder's first Alder Greencrude (AGC) production facility.
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USDA invests up to $2.8B in 70 climate-smart projects


The USDA on Sept. 14 announced it is investing up to $2.8 billion in 70 selected projects under the first pool of the agency’s Partnerships for Climate-Smart Communities funding opportunity. Projects include those addressing RNG and SAF.
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White House hosts event to celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act


The White House hosted an event Sept. 13 to celebrate the Inflation Reduction Act, which was signed by President Biden on Aug. 16. Biden also issued an executive order on the implementation of the energy and infrastructure provisions of the IRA.
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Wood energy fuel supply analysis underway in Maryland


The Western Maryland Resource Conservation and Development Council and the Maryland Clean Energy Center have partnered to produce a wood energy fuel supply chain analysis to evaluate thermal wood energy deployment.
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DOE’s Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap addresses bioenergy


An Industrial Decarbonization Roadmap released by the DOE on Sept. 7 identifies four key pathways to reduce industrial emissions from American manufacturing, including through the use of biofuels, biobased feedstocks and CCUS.
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EIA: Densified biomass fuel sales at 890,000 tons in May


The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released data showing U.S. manufacturers produced approximately 870,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in May, with sales reaching 890,000 tons.
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FutureMetrics: Inflation Reduction Act incentivizes BECSS


FutureMetrics LLC on Aug. 29 published a white paper that explains how the Inflation Reduction Act, signed by President Biden on Aug. 16, could support the implementation of bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECSS) in the U.S.
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EIA updates bioenergy production, capacity forecasts


Renewable electricity is expected to account for 22 percent of U.S. generation this year, increasing to 24 percent in 2023, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Sept. 7.
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NREL study highlights emissions reduction potential of BECSS


A new report from NREL examines the types of clean energy technologies and the scale and pace of deployment needed to achieve a net-zero power grid in the U.S. by 2035. BECCS is among the technologies addressed in the report.
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