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United Airlines agrees to purchase up to 10 million gallons of aviation biofuel from World Energy

United Airlines agrees to purchase up to 10 million gallons of aviation biofuel from World Energy

May 23, 2019 |

In Illinois, United Airlines further strengthened its emerging reputation as the world’s most environmentally conscious airline by renewing its contract with Boston-based World Energy, agreeing to purchase up to 10 million gallons of cost-competitive, commercial-scale, sustainable aviation biofuel over the next two years. The biofuel, which United currently uses to help sustainably power every flight […]

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House Biofuels Caucus member send letter to EPA supporting year-round EPA

House Biofuels Caucus member send letter to EPA supporting year-round EPA

May 23, 2019 |

In Washington, 20 members of the House Biofuels Caucus, led by Co-Chairs Collin Peterson (D-MN), Rodney Davis (R-IL), Dave Loebsack (D-IA), and Roger Marshall (R-KS), who sent a bipartisan letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler in support of the year-round sales of E15. The lawmakers called on EPA to finish lifting outdated […]

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Federated Co-operatives Limited to acquire Belle Plaine ethanol plant

Federated Co-operatives Limited to acquire Belle Plaine ethanol plant

May 23, 2019 |

In Canada, Terra Grain Fuels (TGF) and Federated Co-operatives Limited (FCL) announced they have reached a mutual agreement in which FCL will acquire TGF’s 150 million liter-per-year ethanol plant near Belle Plaine, Saskatchewan. This move positions local co-ops across Western Canada to be able to continue to provide transportation fuels to their members to meet […]

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Senators introduce bill to allow use of biomass from federal land restoration areas for biofuels

Senators introduce bill to allow use of biomass from federal land restoration areas for biofuels

May 23, 2019 |

In Washington, U.S. Sens. Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley have introduced bipartisan legislation to allow the use of biomass from certain federal lands needing ecological restoration in the making of renewable fuels to promote healthier forests, more carbon sequestration, cleaner transportation fuels and strong protections for old growth forests. Current law does not allow the […]

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Wabash Valley Resources closes investment to install CCS project at Indiana ethanol plant

Wabash Valley Resources closes investment to install CCS project at Indiana ethanol plant

May 23, 2019 |

In Indiana, Wabash Valley Resources (WVR), an affiliate of Phibro LLC, announces the closing of an investment from OGCI Climate Investments (OGCI CI) to develop a 1.5-1.75 million tons per annum, carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) project, located outside of West Terre Haute, Indiana. The project will capture and sequester close to 100% of the plant’s […]

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ACE brings white paper on corn ethanol to key Senators

ACE brings white paper on corn ethanol to key Senators

May 23, 2019 |

In Washington, American Coalition for Ethanol (ACE) CEO Brian Jennings highlights the scientific and economic opportunities U.S. farmers and biofuel producers hold to support climate change mitigation and get the rural economy back on track in a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts (R-KS) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) as the Senate […]

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Zimbabwe’s first MSW-to-energy plant receives $150 million investment

Zimbabwe’s first MSW-to-energy plant receives $150 million investment

May 23, 2019 |

In Zimbabwe, Pragma Leaf Consulting Zimbabwe will invest $150 million in the country’s first MSW-to-energy plant that has been on the docks since 2014 but is now quickly moving through the front-end engineering design phase as well as land acquisition and licensing. The technology provider has been identified by wasn’t mentioned by local press. Construction […]

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EU-funded project aims to improve biofuels for commercial vehicles

EU-funded project aims to improve biofuels for commercial vehicles

May 23, 2019 |

In Belgium, the European-funded COLHD (Commercial vehicles using Optimised Liquid biofuels and HVO Drivetrains) project was launched to develop an alternative fuels engine that’s more efficient than the standard diesel alternative. COLHD covers technology, infrastructure and removal of additional barriers. It focuses on the development of three powertrain technologies that use biogas (liquefied biomethane or […]

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Senator Duckworth seeks independent investigation into EPA’s hardship waiver process

Senator Duckworth seeks independent investigation into EPA’s hardship waiver process

May 23, 2019 |

In Washington, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) to launch an independent investigation into whether top EPA officials violated the law by inappropriately exempting a number of oil refineries from having to use legally required levels of biofuel. A recent report from Reuters exposed […]

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UPS makes record commitment for RNG with 170 million gallon deal through 2026

UPS makes record commitment for RNG with 170 million gallon deal through 2026

May 22, 2019 |

In Georgia, UPS announced an agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to purchase 170 million-gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) through 2026. This is the largest commitment for use of RNG to date by any company in the United States, with a range of 22.5 – 25 million-gallon equivalents per year. RNG is a […]

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