BPTS addresses biodiesel history, technology advancements


BBI International’s Biodiesel Production Technology Summit kicked off on Sept. 16 with the star-studded story of Pacific Biodiesel Technologies unique history and a general session panel focused on emerging biodiesel technologies.
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IRENA: Liquid biofuels accounted for 2.5M jobs globally in 2019


Jobs in the renewable energy sector reached 11.5 million globally in 2019, according to a report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) on Sept. 29. Bioenergy accounted for 3.58 million jobs, up from 3.18 million in 2018.
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House passes bill that aims to increase SRE transparency


The U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 24 passed the Expanding Access to Sustainable Energy Act, or H.R. 4447, by a vote of 229 to 187. The bill includes provisions of the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act.
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Heating oil industry plans to eliminate fossil energy


At a national summit held Sept. 23, representatives from the National Energy & Fuels Institute and global management consulting firm Kearney announced a plan for the heating oil industry to eliminate fossil energy use by 2050.
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USDA seeks applications for Advanced Biofuel Payment Program


The USDA announced on Sept. 23 it is making $7 million available under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. The agency will accept applications from advanced biofuel producers during the month of October.
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Censky to leave USDA, resume post at American Soybean Association


The USDA announced on Sept. 18 that Deputy Agriculture Secretary Stephen Censky will step down on Nov. 8 to resume his post as CEO of the American Soybean Association, a position he previously held for 21 years.
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EPA: 7 new SRE petitions filed, including 5 gap year SREs


The U.S. EPA has published updated SRE data that reflects the denial of 54 gap year SRE petitions announced by the agency on Sept. 14. The data also shows seven new SRE petitions have been filed in recent weeks, including five new gap year SREs.
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NBB names Matt Herman as director of environmental science


The NBB has welcomed Matt Herman as the organization's new director of environmental science. He has experience using life cycle assessment to measure the environmental attributes of biodiesel, renewable diesel, and their supply chains.
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REG breaks ground on wind turbine in Albert Lea, Minnesota


Renewable Energy Group Inc. broke ground on Sept. 21 on a single wind turbine that will provide power to the company’s biorefinery in Albert Lea, Minnesota. The project will be constructed and operated by Minnesota-based Juhl Energy.
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NBB: Biodiesel-powered vehicles wrap and roll


The National Biodiesel Board has announced that eight biodiesel users from across the country received matching funds to share their biodiesel success stories with wraps, decals or other vehicle branding efforts.
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