EPA approves Flint Hills Resources plant for cellulosic ethanol production

VISALIA, Calif. — Edeniq, Inc., a cellulosic and biorefining technology company, announced that the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Flint Hills Resources’ registration of its 100 MMgal/yr Iowa Falls, Iowa ethanol plant for cellulosic ethanol production using Edeniq’s technology.

Renewlogy joins Plastics-To-Fuel and Petrochemistry Alliance

WASHINGTON – The American Chemistry Council’s (ACC’s) Plastics-to-Fuel and Petrochemistry Alliance (PFPA) today announced that Renewlogy, formerly PK Clean, will become its newest member. Renewlogy, based in Salt Lake City, joins technology providers Agilyx, RES Polyflow, and Vadxx Energy in PFPA membership.

IEA lifts 5-yr renewables forecast after record 2016

LONDON (Reuters) — The International Energy Agency (IEA) raised its forecasts on Wednesday for renewable energy over the next 5 yr following a record 2016, adding that renewables growth is squeezing natural gas and coal.

EPA mulls counting ethanol exports against mandates

(Reuters) — The Environmental Protection Agency is considering a change to US biofuels policy that would allow exports of ethanol to count toward the country’s annual biofuels volumes mandates, two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

Secretary of Energy announces integrated biorefinery optimization projects

WASHINGTON, D.C. — US Secretary of Energy Rick Perry announced that the Department of Energy (DOE) has selected eight projects to negotiate for up to $15 MM in total DOE funding to optimize integrated biorefineries.

Japan fires up biomass energy, but fuel shortage looms

TOKYO (Reuters) — As the sun sets on Japan's solar energy boom, companies and investors are rushing into wood-burning biomass projects to lock in still-high government subsidies.

Stuttgart Airport ground fleet vehicles now fueled by Neste renewable diesel

Stuttgart Airport has started using Neste MY Renewable Diesel as a solution to reduce its CO2 emissions and as part of the climate program of Baden-Württemberg's state airport in Germany.

Icahn's oil refiner CVR starts unwinding biofuels bet

NEW YORK (Reuters) — Carl Icahn’s refining company CVR Energy has begun buying biofuel credits for the first time in months, a sign the firm is starting to unwind a massive short position in the niche market, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

EU confirms reduced import duties for Argentine biodiesel

BRUSSELS (Reuters) — The European Union will lower import duties on Argentine biodiesel following a World Trade Organization ruling against initial measures in place, it said on Tuesday.

NRL signs MoU with UNIDO for bio-refinery

NRL signed an MoU with United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) for inclusive and sustainable bamboo supply chain development for its upcoming bio refinery at Numaligarh, Assam.