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Prince George’s County Leads Environmental Justice Initiative in Partnership with GWRCCC: Cleaner Vehicles for Healthier Communities

(Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition)  Prince George’s County teamed up with Optimus Technologies, Chevron REG and the Greater Washington Region Clean Cities Coalition (GWRCCC) to announce the launch of an exciting new transit project, the 100% Biodiesel (B100) Transit Pilot

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6 Hydrogen-Powered Aircraft that Are Hitting the Skies Soon, from a Flying Car to a Private Jet

by Dan Sloat (Robb Report) These H2eVTOLs are just concepts at this point, but they're coming. And they have the potential to help make aviation emissions free. -- Hydrogen propulsion aviation is evolving faster than expected. H2eVTOLs, as they’re known, have significant

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Carbon Auditing Professional Training Program --- June 17-19, 2024 --- Schnecksville, PA

The Central Pennsylvania Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers, in partnership with the Sustainable Energy Fund, is hosting a Carbon Auditing Professional Training Program This Association of Energy Engineer training program is designed to provide attendees with background knowledge, fundamentals, guidance, and

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Why Is Breaking Down Plant Material for Biofuels So Slow?

by Gail McCormick (Pennsylvania State University) Penn State researchers have revealed how molecular roadblocks slow the breakdown of cellulose, an abundant renewable resource in plants -- Cellulose, which helps give plant cell walls their rigid structure, holds promise as a renewable raw

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Stabenow, Thompson Release Outlines For 2024 Farm Bill

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) U.S. Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and House Agriculture Chairman Glenn “GT” Thompson, R-Pa., on May 1 released outlines for competing versions of the 2024 Farm Bill. The Farm Bill is

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GROWMARK and Optimus Technologies Partner on Decarbonization Pilot

(GROWMARK) GROWMARK, Inc. has partnered with Optimus Technologies, Inc., to test biodiesel in five semi-tractors in GROWMARK’s Manito Transit fleet as a potential pathway for transitioning the entire fleet to low-carbon fuels as part of GROWMARK’s ongoing efforts to look for decarbonization

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Volvo & Mack Fueling New Trucks with Renewable Diesel

(Work Truck) Volvo Trucks is fueling new trucks leaving the NRV plant with 20 to 25 gallons of HVO per tank, with full tanks provided for trucks destined directly to customers. -- Trucks rolling off both Volvo Trucks North America and Mack

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests in Clean Energy and Domestic Biofuels to Strengthen American Farms and Small Businesses as Part of Investing in America Agenda

(U.S. Department of Agriculture) Projects Funded by President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act Will Lower Energy Costs and Expand Access to Cleaner Fueling Options -- Today, in honor of Earth Day 2024, Agriculture Deputy Secretary Xochitl Torres Small announced that the U.S. Department

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Enhancing School Transportation with Biodiesel: One Company’s Green Journey

by Ron Kotrba (School Bus Fleet) For more than six decades, Cook-Illinois Corporation has been entrusted with the crucial task of transporting children to and from school. And for more than 15 years, this family-owned and operated school-bus contractor, among the largest in the

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EPA: 2 New SRE Petitions Filed, 38 SRE Petitions Now Pending

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine) The U.S. EPA on April 18 released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard in the past month. A total of 38

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Attorney General Bird Leads 13-State Lawsuit to Pull the Plug on Biden Electric Vehicle Handout and Defend Ethanol

(Office of Iowa Attorney General) Iowa Attorney General Brenna Bird today led a 13-state coalition in a lawsuit to pull the plug on Biden’s electric vehicle handout and defend ethanol. -- In Biden’s most recent attack in the war on gas vehicles, he

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Air Liquide Further Develops Its Biomethane Capacities in the U.S. with Two New Production Units

(Air Liquide/Business Wire) Air Liquide (Paris:AI) continues to expand its capacities in biomethane, also known as Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) in the U.S., with the construction of two new production units. These units, located in Center Township, Pennsylvania, and Holland Township,

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Biomass Magazine's Podcast Series: A Mission to Commercialize Wood to Gasoline

(Biomass Magazine) This week's Biomass Magazine podcast features Luca Pandolfi, Founder at Woodland Biomass Innovations. Interviewed by Anna Simet, editor of Biomass Magazine.  READ MORE (includes transcript)/LISTEN

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FAA Invests $27 Million on Research to Reduce Emissions and Noise

(Federal Aviation Administration)  Research teams from universities nationwide are working on a variety of aviation environmental topics including sustainable aviation fuels, aircraft emissions, and noise impacts with support from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants. The FAA is awarding $27.2 million to

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New Energy Blue Forms New Energy Chemicals to Sustainably Produce Bio-Sourced Ethylene for Carbon-Zero Jet Fuel and Dow's Renewable Plastics

(New Energy Blue/PR Newswire)  New Energy Blue, the clean-energy developer of lowest-carbon biofuel and biochemicals from crop residues, today advances its Decarbonizing America agenda by forming New Energy Chemicals. In phase one, the new biochemical subsidiary will produce American-sourced and American-made bio-based

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Researcher Works to Lower Cost of Hydrogen Production

(Invent Penn State) Hydrogen gas, while a potentially greener alternative to fossil fuels, is currently expensive to produce. Penn State doctoral candidate in chemical engineering Arash Emdadi and his lab mates are working to improve the hydrogen production method to make

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Renewable Natural Gas Opportunities Short Course --- April 4-5, 2024 --- University Park, PA

The recent surge of interest in renewable natural gas has given rise to new technologies, business strategies, and opportunities for farm-based production of biogas. While most commercial development has focused on extremely large farms, the opportunity is now emerging for

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PPL, Affiliate Partners Selected for $72 Million Research Grant from the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations

(PPL/PR Newswire)  PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) announced today the company and its research partners have been selected for a $72 million award negotiation by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED) to help fund a ground-breaking carbon dioxide

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The Digest’s 2024 Multi-Slide Guide to Opal Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) OPAL Fuels is a fully integrated, nationwide leader in the production and distribution of low-carbon intensity renewable natural gas (RNG). Our vertical waste-to-energy model combines the upstream production and downstream marketing and distribution of RNG, delivering

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EE North America and Montauk Renewables Forge Groundbreaking Agreement for Biogenic Carbon Dioxide Delivery

(Montauk Renewables) Montauk and EE North America Forge Path to a Greener Future through CO2 Solutions, Aiming to Transform Environmental Pledges into Tangible Clean Energy Realities.  – In a pivotal move towards sustainable energy solutions, EE North America (“EENA”) and Montauk Renewables,

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Delta’s Refinery Produces Test Batch Of Renewable Diesel, Considers SAF Production

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  A Pennsylvania refinery operated by a subsidiary of Delta Air Lines Inc. is evaluating the possibility of producing sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and other renewable fuels, according to information contained in the company’s annual report.  Delta filed

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Landfill Biofuel Gas Now Used to Power LANTA’s 80-Plus Bus Fleet

by Kurt Bresswein (lehighvalleylive.com) Landfill gas created by decomposing trash is now powering public transit in the Lehigh Valley. Lehigh and Northampton Transportation Authority announced last week it signed a contract with UGI Energy Services Inc. LLC to purchase Pennsylvania-sourced clean biogas

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Energypath Science Fair Applications Open DEADLINE April 22, 2024

(Energypath) Are you passionate about energy efficiency, energy conservation, renewable energy, or other topics relating to sustainable energy? Then you should participate in our Sustainable Energy Science Fair! Held at the Energypath conference, this science fair allows Middle and High School students

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Renewable Natural Gas Opportunities Short Course --- April 4-5, 2024 --- University Park, PA

Consider economic issues and constraints while exploring tools and strategies to transform potential into tangible projects.  -- The recent surge of interest in renewable natural gas has given rise to new technologies, business strategies, and opportunities for farm-based production of biogas.

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2024 Penn State Biorenewables Symposium --- April 18-19, 2024 --- State College, PA

Hosted by the Penn State Center for Biorenewables, Institute for Sustainable Agricultural, Food and Environmental Science, Institute for Energy and the Environment,  Huck Institute for Life Sciences and Penn State Extension.   The fields of bioenergy and biorenewables have seen and continue to

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Exclusive: Delta Air Lines Readies Refinery to Process Biofuels

by Laura Sanicola and Laila Kearney (Reuters)  Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N), opens new tab plans to start receiving shipments of renewable fuel feedstocks at its Trainer, Pennsylvania, refinery as part of a strategy that could reduce its environmental liabilities by

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AFPM Launches Campaign on EV Rules

by Tanya Snyder (Politico's Weekly Transportation) ... The American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers is launching a $7 million campaign today in key battleground states bashing the Biden administration’s efforts to push electric vehicle adoption. AFPM plans to run the ads in Michigan, Wisconsin,

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NJ Introduces Clean Fuels Transportation Bill

(Fill It Up Clean New Jersey/PR Newswire)  First on East Coast to Advance Clean Fuels Legislation  --  Fill It Up Clean New Jersey, a diverse coalition of business and community stakeholders, is applauding the New Jersey State Senate for introducing legislation that would give The Garden

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Carbon Reduction in Harsh Weather

(Optimus Technologies) This week, the country has seen extreme low temperatures combined with heavy snowfall and Optimus customers are on the front lines removing snow and keeping their communities safe. From temperature in the low 20’s down to -17 degrees, reliability

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Embracing the Advanced Clean Trucks Rule, or Not?

by Emma Frantz (ACT News) ... Originating in California from a need to curb air pollution and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this regulatory initiative emerged as a pivotal strategy to decarbonize and reduce the environmental footprint of the trucking industry. The ACT

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Optimus Ships 500th Vector System to Decarbonize Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines

(Optimus Technologies) Optimus Technologies, a company dedicated to decarbonizing heavy-duty diesel engines in the most challenging sectors of the transportation industry, announced today that they shipped their 500th Vector System. The Optimus Vector System is a bolt-on, advanced fuel system upgrade

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Study Evaluates New High-Yield Varieties of Switchgrass that Are Less Vulnerable to Disease

by Tom Venesky (Lancaster Farming) A study underway in Luzerne County will gauge the disease resistance and biomass yield of several new varieties of warm season grasses. -- A three-year study could lead warm-season grass producers to high-yield varieties that are less

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New Energy Blue Launches Farmer-Owned Business to Supply Clean, Sustainable Feedstock for Its Biomass Refineries

(New Energy Blue/CISION PR Newswire)  New Energy Blue, the clean-tech creator of biomass refineries that turn crop residues such as corn stalks into some of the world's lowest-carbon fuels and chemicals, announces the formation of New Energy Farmers LLC, which

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Biomass to Liquid Fuels: We Need Commercial Scale Gen 2 Success

by Doug Rivers (Lee Enterprise Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  ... And while advances have been made in the materials handling and pretreatment of these feedstocks, commercial scale attempts produce ethanol have been met with multiple and highly visible failures measured in at least hundreds

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GE Vernova and Next Hydrogen Sign MoU to Integrate Electrolysis Technology with Power Systems to Produce Green Hydrogen

(GE Vernova)  GE Vernova’s Power Conversion business and Next Hydrogen Solutions Inc. have signed a memorandum of understanding to integrate Next Hydrogen’s electrolysis technology with Power Conversion’s power systems offerings to produce green hydrogen; Electrolysis is key to the use of

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Biden-Harris Administration Invests $444 Million to Strengthen America’s Infrastructure for Permanent Safe Storage of Carbon Dioxide Pollution

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Funding from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Supports Projects Across Twelve States to Slash Harmful CO2 Emissions and Deliver High-Quality Local Jobs -- As part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING! Sheetz Offering Gas for under $2 per Gallon to Travelers this Thanksgiving

by Asher Notheis (Washington Examiner) One of the most popular gas station chains in the United States is offering a steep discount on its gas for the week of Thanksgiving, providing some financial relief to those traveling for the holiday. Sheetz will be offering its

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Zeolyst International Unveils New Brand Names for Its Product Portfolio

(Ecovyst) Zeolyst International, an Ecovyst Inc. (NYSE: ECVT) joint venture that is a leading producer of zeolites ("Zeolyst"), is proud to announce the launch of its branded product portfolio. With a four-decade legacy in zeolite development and manufacturing, Zeolyst continues to

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Biden-Harris Administration Announces $7 Billion For America’s First Clean Hydrogen Hubs, Driving Clean Manufacturing and Delivering New Economic Opportunities Nationwide

(U.S. Department of Energy) President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda Drives $50 Billion in Public-Private Sector Investment to Jumpstart America’s Clean Hydrogen Economy; Seven Clean Hydrogen Hubs Will Create Tens of Thousands of High-Quality Jobs, Strengthen the Nation’s Energy Security, and

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Renewable Fuel Oil: An Invaluable Introduction --- October 26, 2023 --- Schnecksville, PA

Hear from Sustainable Energy Fund (SEF), Ensyn, and the Pennsylvania Environmental Resource Consortium (PERC) about a revolutionary opportunity taking shape. Renewable Fuel Oil or RFO is a low carbon heating fuel that can be integrated into existing central plants for

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A Drop in Emissions, and a Jobs Bonanza? Critics Question Benefits of a Proposed Hydrogen Hub for the Appalachian Region

by Jon Hurdle (Inside Climate News) The potential gains for Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Ohio have not been clearly spelled out, and the science is being challenged, as the Department of Energy prepares to announce the builders of six to 10

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CIM Group’s RNG Platform Attracts $417m Investment

(Bioenergy Insight)  CIM Group has announced it has raised $417 million (€384 million) from corporate and institutional investors to advance the growth of its renewable natural gas (RNG) platform, Terreva Renewables. Terreva Renewables was founded with the acquisition of 100% of the

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Montauk Renewables, Inc. Signs Letter of Intent with European Energy to Provide CO2 for e-Methanol Production

(Montauk Renewables/Globe Newswire) Montauk Renewables, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTK) (“Montauk” or the “Company”) and its subsidiary, Montauk Energy Holdings, LLC, announced the Company signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) with EE North America, LLC (“EE North America”), a North American subsidiary of

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Dr. Joyce’s Legislation to Stop California’s Gas-Powered Vehicle Ban Advances to House Floor 

(Office of John Joyce (R-PA 13))  Congressman John Joyce, M.D. (PA-13), announced that his legislation, H.R. 1435, the Preserving Choice for Vehicle Purchases Act, was passed by the Energy and Commerce Committee and will next be considered by the entire U.S.

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World's First Near-Zero Carbon Emission Air & Water Vacuum Excavator Decarbonizing Heavy-Duty Diesel Engines with B100

(Optimus Technologies) Optimus Technologies, a diesel engine decarbonization company focused on the largest and most challenging sectors of the transportation industry, announced today that DC Water (District of Columbia Water Authority) recently took delivery of their first off-the-assembly-line Optimus Technologies/B100 powered vehicle

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Biodiesel Fuel Testing in Tampa Fleet Demonstrates Cutting-edge Innovation

(CSX) CSX’s culture of collaboration and commitment to sustainability are coming together in a project aimed at certifying alternative fuel use in locomotives. Testing of 20 percent soybean oil-based fuel in a locomotive fleet serving a Tampa, Florida, phosphate customer began in

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Funding Notice: Regional Initiative to Accelerate Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Deployment: Technical Assistance for Large-Scale Storage Facilities and Regional Carbon Management Hubs

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Funding Notice: Regional Initiative to Accelerate Carbon Capture, Utilization, and Storage (CCUS) Deployment: Technical Assistance for Large-Scale Storage Facilities and Regional Carbon Management Hubs -- On July 10, 2023, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy

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Sen. Coons Co-sponsors Bill Aimed at Helping Indie Refineries Deal with Costly RIN Ethanol System

(Delaware Business Now) U.S. Sens. Chris Coons, D-DE, and Bob Casey, D-PA, joined with House members in New Jersey and Pennsylvania in sponsoring legislation aimed at dealing with the system for monitoring the refining of ethanol. A coalition of independent refineries, including

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Meet HDT’s 2023 Top Green Fleets

by Deborah Lockridge (HDT TruckingInfo) ... Another trend we’re seeing among the Top Green Fleets is adoption of alternative fuels, especially renewable diesel and renewable natural gas. ... 4 Gen Logistics — Rialto, California ... The company has committed to becoming an all zero-emission

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Dairy Digester Optimizes Food Waste Feedstocks

by Nora Goldstein (BioCycle Magazine) Narrowing in on liquid and semi-liquid packaged food and beverages yields economic, digester performance and biogas generation benefits at Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania. Reinford Farms in Mifflintown, Pennsylvania began receiving food waste to add to

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Feedstock Theft & Fraud

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Stolen used cooking oil and palm oil fraudulently disguised as waste feedstock are making headlines, but traceability platforms can help curtail illegal activity. Used cooking oil (UCO) theft is nothing new. Ever since the material, which

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Clean Energy Inks New Fueling Agreements with Customers Looking to Reduce Carbon Emissions with RNG

(Clean Energy Fuels/Business Wire)  -Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (NASDAQ: CLNE), the largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market, announced a slew of new deals with several well-known consumer brands and some of the nation’s largest and most environmentally-conscious transit

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Pittsburgh Advances On-Site SAF Production Plans

by David Casey (Aviation Week) Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) is on the verge of revealing plans to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) on-site. The airport, which is already the first in the U.S. to have a self-sustaining microgrid, is in the process

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A Boost for B100

by Susanne Retka Schill (Biodiesel Magazine) The quest for carbon reduction is driving interest in higher biodiesel blends, and Optimus Technologies’ Vector System is enabling diesel engines to transition. --  ...  “What we’re seeing now is that customers want to

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Advancing Equitable Deployment of Regional DAC Hubs

by Celina Scott-Buechler, Julia Jeanty, Catherine Fraser, Grace Adcox, and Charlotte Scott (Data for Progress) ... DAC (direct air capture) is one approach to carbon dioxide removal, in most cases relying on large fans to push air through a filter

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New Study Reveals Possible Future Health Impacts Related to Climate Mitigation

(Pennsylvania State University/EurekAlert!)  Reduce fossil fuel use and air quality will improve, right? It might not be as straightforward as it appears, according to a Penn State-led research team. They explored almost 30,000 simulated future scenarios and found that some climate

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ACT Expo Names the Winners of the 2023 Fleet Awards

(ACT News) ACT Expo announced the winners of its 2023 ACT Expo Fleet Awards, highlighting innovators that are taking their sustainability journey to the next level. The ACT Expo Fleet Awards recognize fleets and individuals leading the transition to near-zero and zero-emission

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Air Products Announces Plan to Build the First Commercial-Scale Hydrogen Refueling Station in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

(Air Products/PR Newswire) The state-of-the-art, high-capacity station will be built near Air Products' New Net-Zero Hydrogen Energy Complex -- Air Products (NYSE: APD), the world's largest producer of hydrogen and a first-mover in energy transition projects, today announced plans to build a

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How Truly ‘Green’ Are Electric Cars?

by Nick Landekic (Boston Globe)  According to retired biotechnology CEO Nick Landekic, the uncomfortable reality is that EVs alone will not help the planet much if the electricity is coming from non-renewable primary sources -- ... The elephant in the room

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Optimus Technologies Closes $17.8M Series A Led by Mitsui & Co. to Decarbonize the Transportation Industry

(Optimus Technologies)  Optimus Technologies, a technology company that decarbonizes the largest and most challenging sectors of the transportation industry, announced today a $17.8 million Series A funding round led by Mitsui & Co. out of Tokyo, Japan. The round included

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Stronger Paper Bags that Can Be Reused and then Recycled for Biofuel Could Be the Future

by Vidya Nagalwade (Tech Explorist) Paper bags are a popular alternative to plastic bags for reducing environmental impacts.  ... Penn State researchers have developed a method to strengthen paper bags, especially when wet, making them a more viable alternative to plastic bags. Daniel

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Kelly Davis Takes VP Post at New Energy Blue: Staff Expanding to Produce Lowest-Carbon Bioenergy

(New Energy Blue/PR Newswire)  New Energy Blue announced the hiring of bioenergy veteran Kelly Davis as Vice President, a new position. Davis will augment the company's technical, regulatory, and operations expertise as it staffs up to build out a series of clean-tech

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Montauk Renewables, Inc. Announces Approval of Provisional California Air Resource Board Carbon Intensity Score for Pico Energy Site in Idaho

(Montauk Renewables/Globe Newswire)  Montauk Renewables, Inc. (NASDAQ: MNTK) (the “Company”) today announced that on March 27, 2023 the Company’s Tier 2 application with the California Air Resource Board (CARB) was certified (the “Project”). The Company sought provisional certification of a Tier 2

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Sánchez, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bill to Create New Tax Credit for Renewable Natural Gas

(Office of Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA 38th)) Congresswoman Linda T. Sánchez (D-CA) and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the Renewable Natural Gas Incentive Act, bipartisan legislation that would provide a tax credit for renewable natural gas, which can be used in

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The Digest’s 2023 Multi-Slide Guide to Ag-Grid Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  AgGrid Energy is one of our most admired biogas project developers, and is on a rapid expansion curve as many of the best biogas companies are right now.  Rashi Akki gave this overview of the

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Republicans Aim to Block California's 'Heavy-Handed' EV Mandates

by Thomas Catenacci , Houston Keene (Fox News)  A group of House Republicans introduced legislation Wednesday that would restrict California's ability to ban traditional gas-powered cars as part of the state's electric vehicle push. The four Republicans, led by Rep. John Joyce of Pennsylvania,

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2023 Biorenewables Symposium --- April 20-21, 2023 --- State College, PA and ONLINE

The fields of bioenergy and biorenewables have seen and continue to experience unprecedented growth, as the world seeks to shift its economy to a sustainable, renewable basis. Penn State's Center for Biorenewables works to catalyze this transformation through innovation and education

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Biodiesel Magazine's Podcast: Cracking Down on Used Cooking Oil Theft

(Biodiesel Magazine) This week's Biodiesel Magazine podcast features Jeff Yasinski, Co-Founder and CEO of D&W Alternative Energy interviewed by Anna Simet, editor of Biodiesel Magazine. LISTEN Growing use of biodiesel comes with rising threat of crime in tri-state area (PIX 11)

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Air Products and AES Announce Plans to Invest Approximately $4 Billion to Build First Mega-scale Green Hydrogen Production Facility in Texas

(AES/PR Newswire)  Project Capable of Producing over 200 Metric Tons Per Day of Green Hydrogen, Powered by Approximately 1.4 Gigawatts of Renewable Electricity  --   Air Products (NYSE: APD) and The AES Corporation (NYSE: AES) today announced plans to invest approximately $4 billion to build, own

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Energy Students Take on a New Challenge – Recycling

(Freeman Business) ... Fluence Analytics is a Tulane University spin-out that specializes in continuous analytics and process control solutions for the polymer and biopharmaceutical industries. Ranked by CB Insights as one of the world’s most promising advanced manufacturing startups, the company

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Chicago-Area School Buses Transport Children on 100% Clean-Burning Biodiesel

(Optimus Technologies/Biobased Diesel Daily) Cook-Illinois Corp., which operates one of the largest family-owned and operated school-bus fleets, has transitioned a portion of its Illinois-based fleet to run on 100 percent biodiesel (B100). B100 is a cleaner-burning, low-carbon fuel that drastically reduces vehicles’

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Green Rock Energy Partners Acquires Pennsylvania Renewable Natural Gas Production Facility

(Green Rock Energy/Business Wire) Production at the facility is expected to exceed one million gallons of renewable fuel per year, as Green Rock's portfolio of waste-to-value assets grows. -- Green Rock Energy Partners LLC ("Green Rock" or "the Firm"), a sustainable infrastructure

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Ope, Sorry: Midwestern House Dems Push for Leaders between the Coasts

by Sarah Ferris (Politico)  Michigan Rep. Debbie Dingell and her allies are done being polite about Democrats' lack of leadership in the Heartland. --  A vocal group of Midwestern Democrats is telling it straight: Their party has a flyover country problem. And

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Clean Energy Completes RNG Refueling Station for CCRRA

by Michael Bates (NGT News)  Clean Energy Fuels Corp. has begun providing renewable natural gas (RNG) for the Centre County Recycling and Refuse Authority (CCRRA) in Bellefonte, Pa. Clean Energy constructed the station, located at 100 Transfer Road, which will provide

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Refinery-State Democrats Plan Bill to Rein in Biofuel Blending Compliance Costs

by Jeremy Beaman (Washington Examiner) Congressional lawmakers are drawing up legislation to cut down the near-record compliance costs associated with the Renewable Fuel Standard, which has pitted corn staters and some in the oil industry against each other for more than a decade. The bicameral

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Green Energy Biofuel Encourages Recycling Food Waste, Safe Cooking This Holiday Season

(WJBF) Green Energy Biofuel is spreading the word about helping the environment.  The company was recently visited by a group from the University of South Carolina. “We had some students come down, take a tour of the plant, and show them what we

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Why Is Used Cooking Grease Stolen from Restaurants?

by Jamie Ostroff (Nexstar Media Wire/WGN) Why are criminals stealing used cooking oil from restaurants across central Ohio and elsewhere? Sumit Majumdar, the president of Buffalo Biodiesel, said the crime has cost his company millions of dollars. “It’s ballooning. It’s wiping out a

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States Are Vying for Money to Start ‘Hydrogen Hubs.’ What Are They?

by Robert Zullo (Wisconsin Examiner) Across the country, states are inking agreements with neighbors or striking out on their own to pursue billions in federal funding to set up “hydrogen hubs,” clustered centers for production, storage and use of the gas

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FAA, Universities Pursue Critical Research to Achieve U.S. Aviation Climate Goals

(Federal Aviation Administration) The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued more than $16 million in grants to 14 universities across the country for research to reduce aviation emissions and noise. The university teams are members of the Aviation

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Divert, Inc. Announces Renewable Natural Gas Offtake Agreement with bp

(Divert/Business Wire) 10-year deal worth approximately $175 million will support bp’s efforts to curb harmful greenhouse gas emissions and boost access to clean energy for its customers -- Divert, Inc., an impact technology company on a mission to Protect the Value

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OPINION: Retailer Fills up with Higher Blend Success

by Cassie Mullen (Renewable Fuels Association/Ethanol Producer Magazine) As prices at the pump spiked this past summer, a special E15 sales promotion by fuel retailer Sheetz offering the 15 percent ethanol blend (marketed by the company as UNLEADED 88) at $3.99

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State of West Virginia Brings Together Major Energy Companies and Leading Energy Technology Firms to Develop a Clean Hydrogen Hub in the Region

(North American Clean Energy) The State of West Virginia, EQT Corporation, the nation’s largest natural gas producer, Battelle and GTI Energy, both with deep expertise executing clean energy programs for the federal government, and Allegheny Science & Technology (AST), a leading West Virginia energy technology

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Exclusive: Delta Air Lines Readies Refinery to Process Biofuels

by Laura Sanicola and Laila Kearney (Reuters)  Delta Air Lines Inc (DAL.N) plans to start receiving shipments of renewable fuel feedstocks at its Trainer, Pennsylvania, refinery as part of a strategy that could reduce its environmental liabilities by hundreds of millions of dollars,

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Vision RNG Breaks Ground at Meridian Waste Site

(Le Lézard) Vision RNG, LLC (VRNG) is pleased to announce that it has broken ground for construction of the Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) project located on the Meridian Waste Eagle Ridge Landfill located in Bowling Green, Missouri. The project will

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Agri-Pulse Open Mic Interview: House Ag Ranking Member Glenn "GT" Thompson, R-Pa.

(Agri-Pulse)  This week’s Open Mic guest is House Ag Ranking Member Glenn “GT” Thompson. At last week's Farm Progress Show, Thompson offered thoughts on crafting a 2023 farm bill including an opportunity to chair the committee if the GOP wins

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1.3-Million-Mile Evaluation Proves 100% Biodiesel is Effective at Decarbonizing Heavy-Duty Trucking

(Optimus Technologies)  ADM conducts a 16-month field trial equipping Class 8 Mack trucks with Optimus Technologies Vector System  --   The Vector System is an advanced fuel system technology that enables heavy-duty diesel engines to reduce carbon emissions by using 100%

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Inside Innovation: Long Live Electric, But Diesel’s Not Dead Yet

by John Bleasby  (Daily Commercial News) ... When projected over 10 years between 2022 and 2032, it found considerable advantages with advanced diesel technology, particularly when using renewable biofuels, as compared to an electrification strategy. The study found using low-carbon renewable bio-based

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New Jersey and New York Communities to Benefit from EPA Grant to Support Anaerobic Digestion Technology

(U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)  The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a $200,000 grant to the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) to support anaerobic digestion technology in 11 states in the Northeast, New England the Mid-Atlantic, including New Jersey

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DOE Awards $29 Million to Advance Clean Hydrogen Production

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Industry and Universities Will Work to Reduce the Cost of Clean Hydrogen to Deliver Cheap Electricity; New $32 Million Funding Opportunity will Support Clean Hydrogen Technologies  --  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced the award

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Net Zero Innovation: Transportation --- August 31, 2022 --- Pitssburgh, PA

Please join the Pittsburgh Technology Council for our new event series on Net Zero Innovation. These sessions are opportunities for PTC members to learn about and engage with leaders in environmentally sustainable technology with regard to lowering emissions. Our third

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Global Clean Energy Action Forum --- September 21-23, 2022 --- Pittsburgh, PA

The global clean energy transition will bring enormous opportunities and benefits to our communities, workers and industry. The many varieties of clean energy will be key in helping us emerge from the triple global crises of climate change, the COVID-19

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Research Finds More Emissions Benefits at Lower Cost from Accelerated Fleet Turnover and Use of Bio- and Renewable Fuels than Switching to Electrified Medium and Heavy-Duty Trucks

(Diesel Technology Forum/Globe Newswire)  A new study that evaluates several approaches to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) and other emissions from medium and heavy-duty vehicles from 2022-2032 finds considerable advantages with advanced diesel technology particularly when using renewable biofuels, as compared to

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Lawmakers Are Urging EPA to Get RFS Back on Track

by Currey McCullough (RFD TV) Just this morning (July 19, 2022) on a call with ag reporters, Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley said he and Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar are sending a letter urging the EPA to increase volumes of biodiesel

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Optimus Technologies, Inc. Secures California Executive Orders: Decarbonizing the Heavy-Duty Transportation Sector through the Use of 100% Biodiesel

(Optimus Technologies) B100 Technology Arrives in California for the First Time -- Optimus Technologies, Inc. is a clean energy technology company based in Pittsburgh, PA that manufactures the Vector System, an advanced fuel system technology that enables diesel engines to

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Pennsylvania to Suspend 2% Biodiesel Requirement for 30 Days

by Ron Kotrba (Biobased Diesel Daily) Pennsylvania will be suspending its 2 percent biodiesel fuel standard for a month, beginning June 27, “to minimize or prevent disruption of the supply of diesel fuel” in the state, according to a June 17

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DC Water Customer Story

(Optimus Technologies) Tim Fitzgerald, former Director of Fleet Management at DC Water shares his thoughts about the benefits of B100 in DC Water's fleet. DC Water has been using 100% biodiesel since 2020. Currently ten vehicles are equipped with the

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Sheetz Chain Lowers Price for E15 Gas to $3.99 for July 4 Travel and E85 Has Been Marked Down to $3.49

(AutoBlog)  Sheetz, a convenience store chain, has lowered the price of gas for the July 4 holiday weekend to $3.99 for a gallon of 88-octane regular. Note that Sheetz' Unleaded 88 is a blend of 85% gasoline and 15% ethanol. Sheetz

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Sheetz Lowers Gas Prices to $3.99 a Gallon through July 4 Weekend to Help Drivers Save Money

by Teresa Boeckel (York Daily Record) ... Effective immediately, the convenience store chain is charging $3.99 a gallon for Unleaded 88 and $3.49 a gallon for E85, according to a company news release. It is a limited-time offer available through July 4. Unleaded

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Biochar Teams Sweep 4 of 15 XPRIZE $1 Million Climate Innovation Awards

(U.S. Biochar Initiative/EIN Presswire) “It [Biochar] is being newly embraced as a true carbon removal solution at scale.”--Microsoft -- On Earth Day 2022, XPRIZE and the Musk Foundation announced the 15 milestone winners of $1,000,000 each to continue their work

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On Track for Tomorrow, Today: CN’s Commitment to Sustainability Is Changing the Course of the Future

(Renewable Energy Group) ... Canadian National Railway Company (CN) is a leading North American transportation logistics company, moving more than $250 billion (CAD) of goods every year. With a tri-coastal network that spans Canada from east to west, south through

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Paving the Way to Increased Waste-to-Energy Production

(Lehigh University) ... While recycling and composting have increased, the majority of the waste produced goes into landfills, the most inexpensive option. About 12 percent of MSW was converted into energy by waste-to-energy plants in 2018, according to the Energy Information

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Biofuels Industry Still Waiting on Subsidies to Compete with Oil, Gas, Electric Vehicles

by Anthony Hennen (The Center Square/The Bradford Era) The biofuel industry could dramatically reduce tailpipe emissions from cars and improve air quality, but the effects of the pandemic and government subsidies for green competitors like electric vehicles makes future growth a

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Renewable Natural Gas Opportunities Short Course --- June 8-9, 2022 --- Lancaster, PA

Renewable Natural Gas Opportunities Short Course will explore the technical and business opportunities for producing renewable natural gas from bio-based feedstock. Scientific principles, emerging technologies, and business models will all be addressed in this 2-day event, which will include presentations,

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WM'S Renewable Energy Investments Expect to Power over 1 Million Homes by 2026

(Waste Management)  $825 Million Planned Investment Anticipated to Increase WM's Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Production 600 Percent to Help Fuel Entire Natural Gas Fleet and Communities across North America -- Rounding out Earth Month, WM (NYSE: WM) plans to invest $825 million in

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ISU Team Receives XPRIZE Carbon Removal Milestone Award for Innovative Vision to Remove Carbon from the Atmosphere

(Iowa State University)  An Iowa State University research team that helped develop a demonstration-scale pyrolyzer capable of sequestering thousands of tons of carbon dioxide a year has received a prestigious milestone award from XPRIZE Carbon Removal, it was announced on

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The World’s First Hydrogen-Powered Helicopter Could Hit the Skies Next Year

by Michael Verdon (Robb Report)  Piasecki Aircraft Corp. is adding a fuel cell to a small, two-seat rotorcraft to create the world's first helicopter to run on hydrogen. Piasecki Aircraft Corp. (PIAC) and edm aerotec have signed an agreement to

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Colonial Pipeline to Start Shipping Sustainable Aviation Fuel

by Jordan Blum (S&P Global Platts) Colonial ships directly to seven major airports; Colonial also moves products delivered to New York-area airports -- The Colonial Pipeline fuel network will soon begin shipping sustainable aviation fuel for the first time, as more airlines

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2022 Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the Ministerial for Mission Innovation (MI) --- September 22-23, 2022 --- Pittsburgh, PA

(U. S. Department of Energy)  Ministerials Will Focus on Implementation Efforts to Achieve COP26 Commitments — The U.S. Department of Energy ... announced Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania as the host city for the 2022 Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) and the ministerial for Mission

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Clean Energy Expands Renewable Natural Gas Contracts with U.S. Fleets

(Clean Energy Fuels Corp.) Clean Energy Fuels Corp. continues to meet the growing demand for renewable natural gas with new fueling contracts, infrastructure expansions, and biomethane production projects. “More fleets are finding renewable natural gas to be the most easy and

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WASTE—a 5-letter word for EARTH MONTH.

[caption id="attachment_135858" align="alignleft" width="300"] "Feeding" the original Dickinson College anaerobic digester[/caption] WASTE-to-fuel is possible with many KINDS of WASTE:  agricultural residues and WASTE; forest residue and WASTE; municipal SOLID WASTE, WASTE CO2 and more. SINCE 2008, students and STAFF at Dickinson

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A More Efficient Path to Green Production of Bio-Derived Chemicals and Fuels

(Lehigh University)  Researchers discover an enhanced reaction rate when gold and palladium nanoparticles are placed on a conductive support. -- A bimetallic catalysis technique using gold and palladium nanoparticles on a conductive support has been pioneered by researchers from Lehigh

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Optimus Technologies and Renewable Energy Group Implement B100 Technology to Help City of Madison Reach Sustainability Goals

(Optimus Technologies) Use of 100% Biodiesel Will Help Fleet Reach Net Zero Target  -- The City of Madison, Wisconsin will soon be seeing emissions reductions after converting 17 of their fleet vehicles to operate on 100% biodiesel, thanks to their partnership

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Feinstein, Toomey Call on EPW to Take up Ethanol Bill

by Matthew Choi (Politico's Morning Energy) Bipartisan Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) pressed the leadership of the Environment and Public Works Committee on Thursday to consider legislation, S. 2385, to end the corn ethanol mandate in the

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Carbon and Hydrogen Hubs Part 2: The Digest’s 2022 Multi-Slide Guide to GPI’s Atlas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In part 2 of the Great Plains Institute’s just published Atlas of Carbon and Hydrogen Hubs, we look at where these 14 key carbon and hydrogen hubs are in the U.S., how can they offer

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Archaea Energy Announces Successful Startup of Project Assai Renewable Natural Gas Facility

(Archaea Energy)  Largest RNG Facility in the World Completed Approximately Two Years after Gas Rights Execution -- Archaea Energy Inc. (“Archaea” or “the Company”) (NYSE: LFG), an industry-leading renewable natural gas (“RNG”) company, announced today the successful start-up of Project Assai,

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Stolen Cooking Oil Impacts Biodiesel Industry

by Caroline Foreback (PA Homepage)  There’s been a rise in restaurant cooking oil thefts in our area. A multi-million dollar industry that thieves are taking a huge chunk out of. Tuesday night Eyewitness News heard from a business owner who feels he

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Exclusive-Biden Weighing Cuts to 2022 Ethanol Blending Mandate Proposal- Sources

by Jarrett Renshaw and Stephanie Kelly (Reuters)  The Biden administration is considering lowering the 2022 ethanol blending mandate below the proposed 15 billion gallons amid backlash from the oil refining lobby and unions arguing the shrinking U.S. ethanol industry can

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UGI and Vertimass Enter Agreement to Produce Renewable Fuels in the U.S. and Europe

(UGI Corporation) UGI Corporation (NYSE: UGI) announced today that it has entered into a 15-year agreement with California-based technology developer, Vertimass, to utilize their catalytic technology to produce renewable fuels from renewable-ethanol in the U.S. and Europe. The agreement centers on the development of production facilities using Vertimass’

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First WAGABOX Landfill Gas to RNG Project in the US Confirmed

(Waga Energy/Steuben County/North American Clean Energy)  Waga Energy is joining forces with Steuben County (New York, USA) on a Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) project at the county’s Bath landfill. The RNG produced will be injected in the local grid and used as

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New US Regional Carrier Plans to Be “America’s First Zero-Emission Airline” with Hydrogen-Powered Turboprops

by Tony Harrington (GreenAir Online) New US-based short-haul carrier Connect Airlines has announced plans to become “America’s first zero-emission airline”, signing a letter of intent to retrofit up to 24 turboprop aircraft with hydrogen propulsion systems from California’s Universal Hydrogen. The

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Biodiesel vs Electric Vehicles (Optimus Technologies founder Colin Huwyler)

(Aaron Watson Business & Investing)  Colin Huwyler is the CEO of Optimus Technologies, a firm that designs and builds EPA compliant biodiesel conversion systems (“Vector Systems”) with integrated telematics to allow medium and heavy-duty diesel engines to operate on up to

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In an East Coast First, New Jersey Will Phase out Diesel Trucks

by María Paula Rubiano A. (Grist)  New Jersey joins California, Oregon, and Washington in setting ambitious goals to electrify trucks by 2035. -- The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection earlier this week adopted a rule to phase out diesel-powered trucks –

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Oil and Gas Industry Jockeys to Protect Its Jobs against Biden's Energy Transition

by Jeremy Beaman (Washington Examiner)  Leaders on the front lines of the oil and gas industry are pushing back against Democrats' attempts to kick the country's reliance on fossil fuels. They argue they will be integral to the global economy for

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U.S. Reverses Trump Effort to Quash California Vehicle Emissions Rules

by David Shepardson (Reuters) The Biden administration on Tuesday finalized a reversal of a rule issued under then-U.S. President Donald Trump that sought to pre-empt California's vehicle emissions regulations. The Department of Transportation said it was issuing final rules rescinding the Trump

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Falconer Electronics to Manufacture Wiring Harness for Optimus’ B100 Vector System

(Optimus Technologies/Biobased Diesel Daily)  Optimus Technologies is partnering with Falconer Electronics in Falconer, New York, to manufacture the primary wiring harness for Optimus’ flagship product, the Vector System, an advanced fuel system technology. The system can upgrade existing diesel engines

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Scale For ClimateTech Adds 17 Emerging Startups to Its Manufacturing Accelerator

(Scale for ClimateTech/Globe Newswire)  Unique company support fast tracks the commercialization of breakthrough technologies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and address climate change --  Scale For ClimateTech announced today that 18 emerging startup teams are joining the fourth cohort of its program

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Tech 50 2021: Honoring Pittsburgh's Top Tech Companies

(Pittsburgh Technology Council/Pittsburgh Tech News)  The Pittsburgh Technology Council celebrated the 25th annual Tech 50 Awards on Nov. 10, 2021 to honor the fastest growing and most innovative technology companies, service providers and CEOS in the Pittsburgh region. This is the Tech

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More than 600,000 Miles Later, B100 Runs Straight Through Year+ Pilot

(National Biodiesel Board)  Optimus and ADM long-haul trucking collaboration led to significant insights  -- B100 is one step closer to being a reality for commercial fleet operations thanks to the results of a pilot program that tested the fuel in five

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CN and Progress Rail Partner with REG to Test Renewable Fuel Blends

(Green Car Congress) Canadian National Railway Company (CN) and Progress Rail, A Caterpillar Company are partnering with Renewable Energy Group (REG) to test high-level renewable fuel blends including both biodiesel and renewable diesel in support of the companies’ sustainability goals. Trials and qualifications

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Research Pushes Auto Industry Closer to Clean Cars Powered by Direct Ethanol Fuel Cells

by Steve Lundeberg (Oregon State University/TechXplore)  Alternative-energy research at Oregon State University is charting a path toward the mass adoption of clean cars powered by direct-ethanol fuel cells. Zhenxing Feng of the OSU College of Engineering helped lead the development of a

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Northeast States Abandon Cap-and-Trade Plan for Cars

(E&E News)  The Transportation and Climate Initiative — a cap-and-trade program covering cars in three Northeastern states and the District of Columbia — was abandoned last week after Connecticut Gov. Ned Lamont (D) and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker (R) pulled

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U.S. Oil Refiners Bet the Farm Biden Will Back Them on Biofuels

by Jarrett Renshaw, Stephanie Kelly (Reuters) U.S. merchant oil refiners like Monroe Energy and PBF Energy Inc are playing chicken with the White House, taking moves in the biofuels credit market that could force them to close plants and fire

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Pennsylvania's RFS Demands

by Matthew Choi (Politico's Morning Energy) Pennsylvania lawmakers are calling on EPA to ease up on biofuel blending requirements to help Northeastern refiners who say they are financially struggling to keep up. The state’s House of Representatives passed a resolution Monday

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New Reports Take Deep Dive Into State Food Waste Policies

by Nora Goldstein and Kat McCarthy (BioCycle Magazine)  NRDC commissioned a survey of food waste hierarchy-related policies in 12 states across 3 regions. The publicly available reports are an invaluable resource. -- The NRDC’s (Natural Resources Defense Council) Food Matters initiative

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Mitigating Carbon May Have Unintended Consequences

(EurekAlert!/Pennsylvania State University) Controlling carbon release into the atmosphere will reduce carbon dioxide and slow global warming, but could there be unintended consequences for human health? Now, thanks to a three-year grant of about $400,000 from the National Science Foundation, researchers

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Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan 2021 Addresses Biogas, LCFS

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producers Magazine) The implementation of a low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) and expanded production and use of biogas are among the strategies to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions discussed in the Pennsylvania Climate Action Plan 2021. Pennsylvania Gov.

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U.S. Environment Agency Urged by 21 States to Toughen Vehicle Emissions Rewrite

by David Shepardson (Reuters)  A group of 21 state attorneys general, the District of Columbia, and several major U.S. cities urged the Biden administration to finalize significantly stricter vehicle emissions rules than it has proposed. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in

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Dartmouth Next-Generation Biofuels Research Wins Federal Grant

(NH Business Review)  Department of Energy awards $1.2 million to study cellulosic biofuel production  -- A newly awarded $1.2 million, three-year grant from the U.S. Department of Energy will help fund the research of Dartmouth engineering professor Daniel Olson, who is

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ME First: RIN Talk

by Matthew Choi (Politico's Morning Energy) Democratic members of Pennsylvania's congressional delegation are calling on the Biden administration to alter the Renewable Identification Number credits markets to protect union jobs at independent refineries, who typically purchase the credits to meet biofuel

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Truck Used in Revolutionary B100 Pilot to be Showcased at 2021 Farm Progress Show

(National Biodiesel Board)  Truck Was Part of Cooperative Pilot Program That Could Pave the Way to Widespread B100 Use in Fleets --  One of the five trucks used in last year’s cooperative B100 pilot program will be on display at the 2021

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Toomey and Colleagues Urge EPA to Waive Biofuel Blending Requirements

(Office of Senator Pat Toomey (R-PA)) U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) and 16 of his colleagues sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan urging the EPA to mitigate the harm imposed on consumers and refiners by the

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DOE Announces Nearly $34 Million to Advance Waste and Algae Bioenergy Technology

(U.S. Department of Energy)  11 University- and Industry-Led Projects will Develop Biomass Resources to Convert to Low-Carbon Fuel for Planes and Ships  --  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced nearly $34 million in funding for 11 projects that will

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Feinstein, Toomey, Menendez, Collins Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Repeal Ethanol Mandate

(Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)) Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Pat Toomey (R-Pa.), Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) today introduced the Corn Ethanol Mandate Elimination Act, a bill to end the corn ethanol mandate in the Renewable Fuel Standard. The

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DOE Funds 2 Biomass-to-Hydrogen Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) The U.S. Department of Energy on July 7 announced $52.5 million to fund 31 projects to advance next-generation clean hydrogen technologies. Two of the funded projects focus specifically on the production of hydrogen from biobased feedstocks. According

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Plug Power to Build Green Hydrogen Plant in Georgia

(Renewables Now)  Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG) plans to build a green hydrogen plant in Camden County, Georgia, investing USD 84 million (EUR 69m) in the project, the US fuel cell systems provider said today. The facility will be capable of producing 15

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Exclusive: Biden Considers Giving Refiners Relief from U.S. Biofuel Laws, Sources Say

by Jarrett Renshaw nd Stephanie Kelly  (Reuters) President Joe Biden’s administration, under pressure from labor unions and U.S. senators including from his home state of Delaware, is considering ways to provide relief to U.S. oil refiners from biofuel blending mandates, three

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Star Oilco Delivers Sustainable Fuels to Oregon, in Near-Zero Carbon Trucks Using Optimus Technologies’ Vector System

(Morning Ag Clips/Optimus Technologies) Star Oilco demonstrates Oregon’s 2050 80% GHG emission reduction target is achievable today by implementing 100% biodiesel advanced fuel system  --  Optimus Technologies announced today that Star Oilco, one of Oregon’s leading oil and fuel service providers, has

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Ingevity Receives Alternative Fuels Grant to Demonstrate Absorbed Natural Gas Platform

by Matthew Mercure (NGT News)  Ingevity Corp. has been awarded approximately $256,000 in funding from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection as part of the 2020 Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program.  The grant will be used to demonstrate the economic and environmental benefits

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Exclusive: Delta Air Makes $350 Million Gamble as It Lobbies Biden on Fuel Credits

by Jarrett Renshaw (Reuters/Yahoo!) Delta Air Lines Inc has stopped buying the credits its oil refining arm needs to comply with U.S. biofuel laws, leaving it with a $346 million liability at the end of the first quarter, as it

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Food Waste to Feed and Biogas at Dairy Farm

by Nora Goldstein (BioCycle Magazing)  Ar-Joy Farms in southeastern Pennsylvania receives produce for animal feed and source separated organics and high strength liquids for anaerobic digestion.  --  ... The farm codigests dairy manure with various food waste streams, including source separated

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