Biogas & Landfill Gas

August 19, 2016

DBEIS releases 2016 Digest of U.K. Energy Statistics

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently released the Digest of U.K. Energy Statistics 2016, providing detailed analysis of production, transformation and consumption of energy in 2015. READ MORE

August 19, 2016

UK GIB: Nottinghamshire AD plant secures funding

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasMore than £13 million ($17.12 million) in funding has been committed to a new anaerobic digestion plant in Nottinghamshire, U.K., that will generate renewable energy. The facility will take in poultry litter, straw, and other materials as feedstock. READ MORE

August 18, 2016

German biogas industry adds 150 plants in 2015

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasGermany added 23 MW in biogas electricity last year among 150 plants built, most of which were small, manure-based plants. While that number sounds impressive, it’s the smallest annual increase since 2000. READ MORE

August 16, 2016

Ameresco, city of Phoenix announce biogas project

BY Ameresco Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAmeresco Inc. and the city of Phoenix recently announced a multi-million dollar wastewater treatment biogas project at the 91st Ave. wastewater treatment plant. Ameresco will design, build, own, operate and maintain the biogas-to-energy facility. READ MORE

August 11, 2016

EIA updates short-term bioenergy forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the August edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 10.5 percent in 2016 and 4.3 percent in 2017. READ MORE

August 09, 2016

Andritz highlights pellet, bioenergy orders in financial results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasAndritz Group has released financial results for the first half of 2016, reporting good project and investment in the biomass pelleting sector and noting several orders related to bioenergy projects. READ MORE

August 09, 2016

Puregas opens California office, partners with Unison Solutions

BY Puregas Solutions Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAugust 2016 marked the official opening of Puregas Solutions new North American sales office. The company is also working in partnership with Unison Solutions Inc. to bring the CApure upgrading technology to North America. READ MORE

August 08, 2016

UPS reaches goal to drive 1 billion cleaner miles a year early

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsUPS has announced it has reached its goal of driving 1 billion cleaner miles using alternative fuels and its advanced technology fleet a full year earlier than planned. The company has also released its 14th annual sustainability report. READ MORE

August 04, 2016

AEO announces core engineering team for New York AD project

BY American Organic Energy Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAmerican Organic Energy recently announced that it has solidified its core engineering team to construct its anaerobic digester facility on Long Island, New York. The facility will produce vehicle fuel, electricity, compost and clean water. READ MORE

August 03, 2016

Ductor to supply technology to German biogas plant

BY Ductor Corp. Found In:BiogasDuctor Corp. recently announced it will implement its first commercial fermentation technology in Germany this fall for a biogas producer that plans to replace expensive maize silage with inexpensive poultry manure. READ MORE

August 02, 2016

Anaergia chosen to operate biogas plant in South Africa

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasAnaergia Inc. recently announced that its South African subsidiary, Anaergia Africa Proprietary Ltd., was chosen by Bio2Watt (Pty) Ltd. to operate a commercial biogas plant in Bronkhorstspruit, South Africa. READ MORE

July 29, 2016

USDA offers funds for biorefineries to convert to bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA Rural Business Cooperative Service has announced it is soliciting applications under the Repowering Assistance Program to encourage the use of renewable biomass as a replacement for fossil fuels used to provide process heat or power. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

Hello? It's Me.

BY Anna SimetFound In:BiogasIf you fall into the category of someone involved with a biogas project that produces energy, first check to see if you’re on our map. Make sure everything is correct. READ MORE

July 28, 2016

Opinion: Equipped to Innovate

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn every issue of Biomass Magazine dedicated to equipment and equipment innovations, the men and women who put these machines to work jump off the page. READ MORE

July 27, 2016

Biogenic carbon emissions panel to hold teleconference Oct. 12

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. EPA’s Scientific Advisory Board has announced plans to hold a public teleconference of the SAB biogenic carbon emissions panel on Oct. 12 as part of its continuing review of the framework for biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources. READ MORE

July 26, 2016

Republic Services unveils 24.1 MW landfill gas-to-energy project

BY Republic Services Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasRepublic Services Inc. and Mas Energy LLC recently unveiled a new renewable energy project serving the Atlanta, Georgia, metro area. The innovative project involves landfill gas-to-energy facilities at three area landfills. READ MORE

July 23, 2016

Opinion: Driving Growth in Driving Green

BY Marcus Gillette Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsTogether, RNG and natural gas vehicles are an affordable and proven long-term solution to reducing air pollution and carbon emissions. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Billion-Ton Update authors discuss report findings

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn July 19, the Environmental and Energy Study Institute held a briefing to discuss the U.S. Department of Energy's 2016 Billion-Ton Update, its methodology and data collection strategies, findings and goals. READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Report features data on EU pellet, biogas markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agriculture Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union’s biofuel market, including data on wood pellets and biogas. READ MORE

July 20, 2016

ABC: Bill signals building support for nutrient recycling, biogas

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, BiogasLast week, Sens. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, and Pat Robert, R-Kan., introduced new bipartisan legislation that aims to help farms deploy new nutrient recovery and biogas systems to recycle organic material into renewable energy and soil products. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

AAFC invests $37.6 million in projects, including one for AD

BY Katie FletcherFound In:BiogasAgriculture and Agri-Food Canada recently announced that the federal government will invest $37.6 million in a number of projects, including the installation of an anaerobic digester at the Sherbrooke Research and Development Centre. READ MORE

July 19, 2016

Government to launch app to aid renewable energy exports

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Departments of State, Commerce and Energy are inviting suppliers and providers of clean energy, smart grid and energy efficiency solutions to participate in an interactive directory of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions. READ MORE

July 18, 2016

EPA publishes updated standards, guidelines for MSW landfills

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn July 14, the U.S. EPA issued final new source performance standards for new, modified and reconstructed municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The agency has also issued revised guidelines for reducing emissions from existing MSW landfills. READ MORE

July 18, 2016

IKEA to install biogas-powered fuel cell systems at 4 more stores

BY IKEA Found In:Power, BiogasIKEA recently announced it is furthering its renewable commitment with plans for biogas-powered fuel cell systems at four more of its California stores. A year ago, IKEA completed installation of such a project at a San Francisco-area store. READ MORE

July 15, 2016

USDA GAIN report highlights Russian pellet potential

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the Russian federation’s biofuels industry, including data on likely growth with wood pellet production and exports. READ MORE

July 14, 2016

UK government eliminates Department of Energy and Climate Change

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNewly appointed U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May has abolished the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change as part of a larger ministerial overhaul. The functions of the DECC will be transferred to other government departments. READ MORE

July 14, 2016

Vermont AD system demonstrates operational success

BY Vermont Technical College Found In:Power, Biogas“Big Bertha,” the anaerobic digester at Vermont Technical College, is operating at full capacity and successfully putting electricity onto the grid. At full power, the system transforms 16,000 gallons of waste to 8,800 kwh of electricity daily. READ MORE

July 14, 2016

Veolia signs contract to operate, maintain AD system in Michigan

BY Veolia Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasVeolia recently signed a five-year contract with Lowell Energy AD, managed by Sustainable Partners of Grand Rapids, Michigan, for the operations and maintenance of its Lowell Energy Anaerobic Digester. READ MORE

July 13, 2016

DOE releases update of billion-ton report on biomass

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsWithin 25 years, the U.S. could produce enough biomass to support a bioeconomy, including renewable aquatic and terrestrial biomass resources that could be used for energy and to develop products for a variety of uses and benefits. READ MORE

July 13, 2016

Andritz sludge dewatering line aims to increase biogas production

BY Andritz Found In:BiogasInternational technology Group Andritz has received an order from Saugbrugs Bioenergi AS, a part of the Norske Skog Group, to supply a new sludge dewatering line for thickening and dewatering of fibrous sludges for its mill in Halden, Norway. READ MORE