BioEnergy Bytes

Joanna Schroeder

  • BioEnergyBytesDF1The U.S. Energy Information Administration has released its December 2016 Short-Term Energy Outlook. The forecast for renewables: “U.S. wind power capacity is expected to increase by 11% next year, while utility-scale solar power capacity is set to grow by 27%.”
  • Reuters is reporting that China is aiming to produce 4 million tonnes of ethanol by 2020, doubling output from the current level, even as it keeps tight control over the use of food grains to make the biofuel, a government plan showed on Monday. The world’s largest energy consumer plans to raise the non-fossil fuel portion of primary energy consumption to 15 percent from 12 percent by the end of its current five-year plan in 2020.
  • “The in 2015 established cap limit for biofuels from cultivated biomass in the amount of 7% must be maintained over the year 2020”. With this position, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) rejects the current European Commission proposal on the reform of biofuels policy for the period from 2020 to 2030. At the same time, the association is calling for this cut-off limit to be limited to biofuels, which also make a significant contribution to the reduction of imports of genetically modified protein feeds.
  • Clean Energy Fuels Corp has announced that it has been awarded two new fueling station construction projects, and that its Facility Modification Services (FMS) division continues to grow with multiple projects underway, including three for Cummins Inc.’s Sales and Service business.
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