Biden releases $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan

President Biden on March 31 released a $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan, officially titled the American Jobs Plan. Biofuel/bioproducts and carbon capture and storage (CSS) are each briefly addressed in the plan. One provision of the American Jobs Plan calls for the U.S. to become a leader i ... Read more

Volvo Cars facility in China mostly powered by biomass

Volvo Cars’s manufacturing plant in Daqing, China, is now powered by 100% climate-neutral electricity, with 83% coming from biomass. With the addition of the Daqing plant, the company’s global manufacturing network is now powered by close to 90% climate-neutral electricity, a key step towards i ... Read more

FESBC grant helps convert wood fibre into electricity

A grant from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) is helping to convert wood fibre to generate electricity. The funding will allow speciality transport company Valley Carriers to bring 24,000 cubic metres of wood fibre into the city of Merritt to be utilised as bioenergy instead of burning ... Read more

Pellet plant designed by FutureMetrics loads first shipment

FutureMetrics on March 6 announced the first shipment of wood pellets was made from the Ayo Biomass pellet plant in Vietnam, a 120,000-metric-ton-per-year facility the company helped design, construct and commission. FutureMetrics in September 2019 announced that the Ayo Biomass facility had begu ... Read more

GAIL to build compressed biogas plant in Ranchi, India

GAIL and Ranchi Municipal Corporation have signed an agreement to build a compressed biogas (CBG) plant in Ranchi, India. Under the agreement, GAIL will set up a CBG plant to process 150 tons per day of organic municipal solid waste. The facility will produce five tons of CBG per day and approximat ... Read more

CHAR receives biocoal order from major Canadian steel producer

CHAR Technologies has received an order from one of Canada’s largest steel producers for up to 1,000 tonnes of its CleanFyre biocoal. CleanFyre is a carbon-neutral, solid biofuel, made from various woody biomasses and wood wastes and provides a low greenhouse gas (GHG) emission biocoal substitute ... Read more

Lawmakers introduce comprehensive CO2 infrastructure bill

Sens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Reps. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, and David McKinley, R-W.V., on March 17 introduced the Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions (SCALE) Act, a comprehensive CO2 infrastructure package. The bill aims to support the buildout of infrastructure to transport ... Read more

Senate unanimously confirms Tai as US trade representative

The U.S. Senate on March 17 voted unanimously to confirm the nomination of Katherine Tai as U.S. trade representative. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative leads international trade negotiations and oversees the resolution of disputes. Tai previously served as the USTR’s office of general ... Read more