Airbus and TotalEnergies have signed a strategic partnership to address the challenges of decarbonizing aviation through SAF. The partnership includes components related to the supply of SAF in Europe and a research and innovation program.
Rimere has announced the closing of a $10 million strategic investment from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. The funding will accelerate development and field testing of Rimere’s devices that enable the use of natural gas to produce hydrogen.
EE North America and Montauk Renewables Inc. have signed a long-term contract for the delivery of 140,000 tons/year of biogenic CO2 over a minimum 15-year term. Under the agreement, Montauk will capture, clean and liquify CO2 at select Texas facilities.
Neste Corp. released 2023 financial results on Feb. 8, reporting that renewable diesel production was up more than 15% when compared to 2022, with sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production up nearly 59%.
PBF Energy Inc. released fourth quarter financial results on Feb. 15, reporting that the company’s St. Bernard Renewables (SBR) facility produced approximately 12,000 barrels per day of renewable diesel during the three-month period.
The U.S. DOE announced at the Hearth, Patio & Barbecue Expo in Nashville, Tennessee, up to $2 million in Phase 1 funding for six projects to accelerate wood heater innovation and develop the next generation of efficient and clean wood heaters.
Ameresco Inc. on Feb. 20 announced that it achieved commercial operation at its landfill gas to RNG plant at Republic Services’ Brickyard Landfill in Danville, Illinois. The facility has a gross nameplate of over 500,000 dekatherms per year.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on Feb. 14 announced the completion of its latest RNG facility in Marshall County, Iowa. The Marshall Ridge Dairy project is expected to produce 1.7 million gallons of low carbon-intensity RNG annually.
More than 1.89 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in January, up from 1.76 billion generated during the same month of 2023, according to a data released by the U.S. EPA on Feb. 15.
The U.S. EPA has published updated SRE data, reporting that 35 SRE petitions are now pending, up from 15 that were pending as of mid-January. No new SRE petitions were filed, but 20 previously denied petitions are being reconsidered by the agency.
Newly-released data from the American Biogas Council indicates that 2023 was the third year of record growth across the U.S. biogas industry, with nearly 100 new projects coming online last year— representing $1.8 billion in capital investments.
Clean Fuels Alliance America welcomed nearly 850 attendees from over 20 countries to connect with key players from the biodiesel, renewable diesel and sustainable aviation fuel industries at the Clean Fuels Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.
The City of Long Beach has entered into exclusive negotiations with Bioenergy Devco, the North American division of BTS Bioenergy, to construct an organics recycling facility that will convert food waste into an organic soil amendment and RNG.
The IRS on Feb. 16 issued a technical correction to a NPRM released in November that proposes changes to the Sec. 48 ITC, clarifying that that the cleaning and conditioning equipment critical to processing biogas into RNG is eligible for the ITC.
Biomass Magazine announced this week the six companies selected to pitch to a group of angel investors and venture capital firms at the 17th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, taking place March 4-6, 2024, in Richmond, Virginia.
By U.S. Department of Energy
February 16, 2024
The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office announced $29 million in funding to drive research, development, and demonstration of low-carbon-intensity, purpose-grown energy crops critical to accelerating a clean energy economy.
The Government of Ontario is supporting economic growth and creating jobs with the second phase of funding under the new Forest Biomass Program. The $9.4 million investment support 14 initiatives, including several bioenergy projects.
By De Montfort University Leicester
February 15, 2024
Researchers at U.K.-based De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) have pioneered a new manufacturing process which could make the creation of biofuel from waste cooking oil faster and more efficient.
By American Biogas Council
February 15, 2024
New Mexico will be the fourth state in the U.S. to pass a clean fuel standard.
By U.S. Department of Energy
February 15, 2024
The U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office has named the 15 teams advancing as finalists in the AlgaePrize 2023–2025 competition. Each team will receive $10,000 to support research projects over the next 16 months.
Seiko Epson Corp. has announced that it is planning the construction of the company's first biomass power plant, in Iida City, in Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Epson hopes to have the plant in operation in the 2026 fiscal year.
Research from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, and UC Davis sheds new light on how to access the sugars locked up in plants to produce petroleum-free fuels, chemicals, and medicines.
By Virentis Advisors
February 14, 2024
Virentis Advisors announced several successful renewable natural gas tax credit transfer transactions that have recently closed.
Clean Fuels NY Coalition, the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund, Delta Air Lines, and the New York Corn and Soybean Growers Association Hosted an informational forum New York about a Clean Fuel Standard.
Carbon Capture Magazine has announced the dates for the third annual National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo. The event will be held November 19-20, 2024, in Saint Paul, Minnesota, at the Saint Paul RiverCentre. The National Hydrogen Conference & Expo has been added to the conference as a co-located event. A call for abstracts is now open for both events through July 21st.
New analysis by Baringa and commissioned by Drax Group finds that Drax’s proposals for bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) could save the U.K. up to £15 billion in whole economy costs between 2030 and 2050.
The U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) released a summary report following its Deploying Purpose-Grown Energy Crops for Sustainable Aviation Fuel (SAF) workshop held June 6-7, 2023, in Kansas City, Missouri.
On Feb. 5, at the Louisiana Mid-Continent Oil and Gas Association’s annual conference, Louisiana Gov. Jeff Landry announced a $100 million bond allocation for the expansion project at Chevron’s Geismar renewable diesel plant.
Over 440 acres of bottomland hardwood in Montgomery County, North Carolina, have been permanently protected, thanks in part to a grant provided by the Enviva Forest Conservation Fund, according to the U.S. Endowment for Forestry and Communities.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced the successful completion and operational launch of its latest renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility at Tri-Cross Dairy in Viborg, South Dakota.