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Food & Ag Weekly Round-Up: January 2018 #3

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- Food Dive discussed 2018 grocery tech trends. - Business Insider discussed McDonald’s sustainability efforts....more

Japan Proposes To Revise Its Fuel Ethanol Policy

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On January 2, 2018, the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) issued a Global Agriculture Information Network (GAIN) report on Japan’s fuel ethanol policy. According to the report, Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade, and...more

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference February 28 - March 2, 2018, Washington D.C.

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The Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference 2018 (ABLC) will be held February 28 - March 2, 2018, at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. ABLC is the gathering point for top leaders in the Advanced Bioeconomy --...more

Colombian Researchers Patent Optimized Process For Biodiesel Production

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Researchers at the National University of Colombia (UN) have designed and patented a faster and less costly process for producing biodiesel. The process uses a tube reactor that allows the oil from crops, such as palm,...more

USDA Awards Nearly Three Million In Funding For Integrated Biorefinery Optimization

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On January 4, 2018, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) awarded the University of Tennessee a $2,994,429 grant to improve biorefinery technologies through the Integrated...more

New York City Council Passes Bill To Study Implementation Of Renewable Fuels

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On December 28, 2017, New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides announced that the New York City Council unanimously passed a bill on the use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel technologies in the city ferry...more

DOE Awards $1.5 Million Grant For Algae Biofuel Production

On December 14, 2017, General Automation Lab Technologies (GALT) announced that the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) a three year $3.5 million grant to improve the growth...more

EPA Proposes New Fuel Pathways Under RFS Program

On December 27, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) proposed to approve new fuel pathways under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program. Specifically, EPA is proposing to amend RFS regulations to define...more

ITC Issues Final Determinations On Biodiesel From Argentina And Indonesia

On December 28, 2017, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) issued in the Federal Register a notice regarding its final determination on the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) investigations of biodiesel...more

Italy Energy Newsletter - Issue 25, 2017 (Italian)

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Novità Normative e Giurisprudenziali - in vigore - Impianti FER in esercizio - Procedure operative per gli interventi di manutenzione sugli impianti FER diversi dai fotovoltaici Il 20 dicembre 2017 il GSE ha...more

EPA Publishes Final 2018 RFS Requirements

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On December 12, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) published in the Federal Register the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) Program: Standards for 2018 and Biomass-Based Diesel Volume for 2019 final rule. ...more

Neste Announces Expansion Of Singapore Refinery

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On December 12, 2017, Neste, a member of BRAG, announced that its additional production capacity for renewable diesel, renewable aviation fuel, and raw materials for various biochemical uses will be located in Singapore....more

Wrap-Up of Federal and State Chemical Regulatory Developments, December 2017

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TSCA/FIFRA - Deadline Approaching For Comments On EPA’s Proposed Reporting Requirements For TSCA Mercury Inventory: As reported in our TSCAblog® item, on October 26, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)...more

EPA Seeks Comment On ICR On RFS Program

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On December 8, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a notice in the Federal Register regarding its plans to submit an information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on...more

Currents - Energy Industry Insights - December 2017

WV DEP Waives Clean Water Act Authority Over Atlantic Coast Pipeline - "The West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection waived the state's authority under the federal Clean Water Act to determine if another major...more

EPA Issues Final 2018 RFS Requirements

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On November 30, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued its final 2018 volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for cellulosic biofuel, biomass-based diesel, advanced biofuel,...more

NREL Researchers Optimize Microbial Pathway To Biobased Fuels And Chemicals

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On November 29, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced that a collaboration between the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) resulted in the successful modification...more

Neste Recognized For Campaign Demonstrating Circular Economy

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On December 1, 2017, Neste, a member of BRAG, announced that its Ham Trick (Kinkkutemppu in Finnish) campaign was awarded two prestigious marketing and communications competitions. The Ham Trick, which is a campaign in which...more

Ontario Issues Proposed Amendments In Support Of Biofuels

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On November 29, 2017, the Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (Ministry) issued proposed amendments to the Ethanol in Gasoline regulation (O. Reg. 535/05) and the Greener Diesel -- Renewable Fuel Content...more

Neste Announces Partnership With California Fuel Distributors

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On November 22, 2017, Neste, a member of BRAG, announced exclusive partnerships with four California fuel distributors that will provide public and private fleets access to a consistent and high-quality supply of Neste MY...more

Royal Dutch Shell, Bio-Bean Collaborate To Fuel London Buses

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Royal Dutch Shell (Shell) announced a collaboration with bio-bean, a clean technology company, that will power London’s buses using a biofuel made partly from waste coffee grounds. Bio-bean collects waste coffee grounds from...more

November 27th U.S. Energy Information Administration Report: Biomass/Waste Fuels Constitute Two Percent of 2016 U.S. Electricity...

A November 27th United States Energy Information Administration (“EIA”) report notes that biomass and waste fuels constituted 2% of the total United States electricity generation in 2016. Biomass and waste fuels are stated...more

EPA Close To Issuing In Final 2018 And 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard Volumes

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On October 31, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sent its final rule to set the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volumes for 2018 and 2019 to the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. Under...more

EPA Sends Letter To Senators Addressing RFS Issues

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On October 19, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt sent a letter to Senators Joni Ernst (R-IA), Charles Grassley (R-IA), Pat Roberts (R-KS), John Thune (R-SD), Mike Rounds (R-SD),...more

DOE Announces Biomass R&D Technical Advisory Meeting

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On October 25, 2017, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) published a notice in the Federal Register regarding an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development...more

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