Biogas & Landfill Gas

November 28, 2016

DOE to fund renewable energy projects on Indian land

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. DOE has announced plans to provide up to $6 million in funding to support the deployment of energy efficiency and clean energy on Indian land. Applications are due Feb. 7. An informational webinar is planned for Dec. 1. READ MORE

November 25, 2016

Connecticut’s first food waste biogas plant nears finish

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasQuantum Energy plans to begin operations at a biogas plant in Connecticut by the end of the year. The fully-automated plant will take in 40,000 tons of food waste annually and generate 1.2 MW of power via low solids anaerobic digestion. READ MORE

November 25, 2016

EPA: Cellulosic RIN generation reaches 17.79 million in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for October, reporting that nearly 1.66 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 17.79 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

November 25, 2016

Iona acquires Dryholme Biogas from Farmgen

BY Iona Found In:Power, BiogasIona has acquired Dryholme Biogas, a 1.8 MWe anaerobic digestion plant located near Silloth, Cumbria, U.K. The facility processes dairy by-products and agricultural feedstocks. Iona plans to refurbish the plant to improve operational performance. READ MORE

November 23, 2016

EPA finalizes 2017 RFS RVOs, biofuels industry applauds rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Nov. 23, the U.S. EPA released its final rule to set 2017 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS), along with 2018 RVOs for biomass-based diesel. Several of the RVOs represent increases over proposed volumes. READ MORE

November 22, 2016

Engineering firm warns biomass builders on cutting costs

BY Axiom Engineering Associates Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMoves to make green energy more cost-effective, by cutting corners to reduce up-front costs cheaper, can prove to be an expensive mistake, Axiom Engineering Associates, a U.K. materials engineering company, warns. READ MORE

November 22, 2016

Investing in the 'bioeconomy' could create jobs, reduce emissions

BY WILEY Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new article looks at the potential benefits of a Billion Ton Bioeconomy, a vision to enable a sustainable market for producing and converting a billion tons of U.S. biomass to biobased energy, fuels, and products by 2030. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

UK trade groups REA, WHA launch biomass heat campaign

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Thermal, BiogasThe Renewable Energy Association and Wood Heat Association recently launched a campaign to urge government to support the continued use of biomass as it makes its final decisions around how renewable heat technologies will be funded to 2021. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

Northgate Markets, Emerson partner on food waste-to-energy

BY Emerson Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasNorthgate Markets is using Grind2Energy, Emerson’s system to turn food waste into energy. The system grids food waste into a slurry onsite. The slurry is then transferred to an offsite anaerobic digester, where it is used to generate energy. READ MORE

November 18, 2016

2016 is a Wrap

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Wednesday, we sent the December issue of Biomass Magazine to the printer, marking the completion of volume 10 of the title. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

More than half of UK electricity sourced from low-carbon sources

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasA recent report authored by researchers from Imperial College London, in collaboration with Drax, determined that for the first time ever more than half of Britain’s electricity came from low-carbon sources during the third quarter. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

2017 IBCE opens call for presentation ideas

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBBI International has announced its call for presentation ideas for the 2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo, taking place April 10-12 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The deadline to submit presentation ideas is Dec. 2. READ MORE

November 17, 2016

World Biogas Association launches at COP22

BY World Biogas Association Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe World Biogas Association has been launched at the United Nations Convention on Climate Change COP 22 at Marrakesh, Morocco. The association is dedicated to supporting the growth of biogas and anaerobic digestion technologies. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

White House decarbonization report addresses biofuels, biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe White House has published a mid-century strategy on decarbonization that addresses biofuels and bioenergy. On Nov. 16, the report was filed with the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change under the Paris climate deal. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

DONG Energy provides update of bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasDONG Energy recently released third quarter financial results, reporting operating profit increased by 7 percent, reaching DKK 4.5 billion ($650.83 million). The company also discussed several bioenergy projects in its quarterly investor call. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

DuPont Industrial Biosciences, MIAVIT to supply biogas enzymes

BY DuPont Industrial Biosciences Found In:BiogasDuPont Industrial Biosciences and MIAVIT GmbH recently announced a supply agreement where DuPont will supply enzymes for incorporation in biogas-boosting products distributed by MIAVIT. READ MORE

November 16, 2016

Groups celebrate Navy’s first ‘net-zero’ energy base

BY Constellation Found In:Power, BiogasNaval Facilities Engineering Command has awarded a $170 million, 23-year energy savings performance contract to Constellation for an energy conservation and distributed generation project that will enable a base in Georgia to reduce its energy use. READ MORE

November 14, 2016

ADBA releases map of more than 500 UK AD plants

BY Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. anaerobic digestion industry now has over 500 operational plants, and following the launch of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association’s interactive map they’re easier to see and find than ever. READ MORE

November 11, 2016

California dairy digester system complete, plans expansion

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasA California dairy and its digester developer, Maas Energy Works, are hosting an open house on Nov. 17. The covered lagoon, 800-kilowatt digester system is located at Open Sky Ranch Dairy in Riverdale, California. READ MORE

November 11, 2016

Massachusetts funding to aid anaerobic digestion projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasMassachusetts recently awarded grant funding to two biogas-related projects under development by CRMC Bioenergy LLC and EL Harvey and Sons Inc. The awards were made under the commonwealth’s Recycling Business Development Grant program. READ MORE

November 11, 2016

Trump is in, What Now?

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels

November 10, 2016

UK announces plans for second CfD auction

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy has released details of the next Contracts for Difference auction. The application process for the CfD allocation round is set to open in April and is open to certain bioenergy projects. READ MORE

November 10, 2016

EIA: Biomass power production, wood heating to increase in 2017

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the November edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will generate 8 percent of U.S. utility-scale electricity in 2016 and 9 percent in 2017. READ MORE

November 09, 2016

Biomass, biofuel groups hopeful Trump will support bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Nov. 8, the U.S. elected republican nominee Donald Trump to serve as its 45th president. Representatives of the biomass and biofuels industries are saying they look forward to working with the new administration to expand bioenergy production. READ MORE

November 08, 2016

Rumpke breaks ground on landfill gas-to-energy project in Ohio

BY Rumpke Found In:Power, BiogasRumpke is partnering with Energy Developments to construct a landfill gas-to-electric generating facility at the Brown County Landfill in Georgetown, Ohio. The 4.8 MW facility is estimated to produce enough electricity to power nearly 3,000 homes. READ MORE

November 07, 2016

Duke Energy Carolinas issues RFP for renewable energy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasDuke Energy Carolinas recently issued a request for proposals (RFP), seeking up to 750,000 MWh of energy located in its territory. Biomass and landfill gas are among the renewable energy resources eligible to apply. READ MORE

November 03, 2016

UK REA: Next steps for biomass heat to be discussed in November

BY U.K. Renewable Energy Association Found In:Pellets, Thermal, BiogasSince the last annual conference of the U.K.’s wood heating and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) industries, installations in several sectors have slowed in the face of months of policy instability and uncertainty. READ MORE

November 03, 2016

SEER to supply N2SPlus systems to landfill gas projects

BY Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources Inc. Found In:BiogasStrategic Environmental & Energy Resources Inc. has announced its wholly owned subsidiary, MV Technologies, secured purchase orders for its proprietary H2SPlus System for a fourth New Jersey landfill and MV's first landfill project in Massachusetts. READ MORE

November 01, 2016

Ameresco announces LFGTE project, releases financial results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Oct. 31, Ameresco Inc. announced the completion of a 16 MW landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project at the Orchard Hills Generating Station near Rockford, Illinois. The following day, the company released third quarter financial results. READ MORE

October 31, 2016

EPA schedules public hearing on proposed rule to update RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has announced plans to hold a public hearing on Dec. 6 in Chicago for its proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule. Those who wish to testify must contact the EPA by Nov. 22. READ MORE