Biogas & Landfill Gas

April 03, 2014

Viaspace advances projects in California and St. Croix

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasViaspace Inc. has recently announced progress with its projects in California and St. Croix. The California project will convert Giant King Grass into advanced biofuels and power, while the St. Croix project will convert the feedstock to biogas. READ MORE

April 03, 2014

Opinion: The Biomass Industry’s Beating Heart

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz discusses the incredible efforts that members of the biomass industry make to lead the industry to success. READ MORE

April 01, 2014

European Biogas Association launches scientific advisory council

BY European Biogas Association Found In:BiogasMarch 31 marked the day of the official launch of the Scientific Advisory Council under the aegis of the European Biogas Association. The SAC work will be dedicated to the promotion of the biogas sector by means of scientific evidence. READ MORE

March 31, 2014

White House releases methane reduction strategy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOn March 28, the White House released its Strategy to Reduce Methane Emissions under the President's Climate Action Plan. The strategy addresses methane from landfills, agriculture, coal mines and oil and gas operations. READ MORE

March 30, 2014

Opinion: Taking Recycling Efforts to the Next Level

BY Amanda Bilek Found In:BiogasBiomass Magazine columnist Amanda Bilek discusses the value of AD in city waste collection efforts. READ MORE

March 28, 2014

Fiberight begins construction of waste processing facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsWaste-to-energy firm Fiberight LLC is beginning construction of its waste processing facility in Marion, Iowa. "We are now building," said Craig Stuart-Paul, chief executive of the company, noting that workers are scheduled to be onsite April 7. READ MORE

March 28, 2014

Anaergia commissions 1.5 MW biogas facility in London

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasAnaergia Inc. has announced that UTS Biogas Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Anaergia based in the United Kingdom, has successfully constructed and commissioned a 1.5 MW biogas facility at Dagenham, London, for its client TEG Environmental Ltd. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

3-MW on-farm AD facility opens in the UK

BY Tamar Energy Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasA new anaerobic digestion facility that turns organic waste into green energy for thousands of homes was opened March 20 in Retford, Nottinghamshire. The facility is a joint venture between Tamar Energy and Sutton Grange Anaerobic Digestion. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

EurObserv'ER annual report highlights EU bioenergy sector

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEurObserv'ER has released the 2013 edition of its annual renewable energy report, which determined that final energy consumption from renewable resources, including biofuels and biomass, increased significantly in 2012. READ MORE

March 27, 2014

Xergi to build large biogas plant in France

BY Xergi A/S Found In:Power, BiogasThe biogas company Xergi A/S has just landed a new order to build France's largest biogas plant to date based on waste products from agriculture and the food industry. The facility is expected to be operational next year. READ MORE

March 26, 2014

Exhibitors report positive outlook, serious interest at IBCE

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMore than 1,100 attendees at the 2014 International Biomass Conference and Expo in Orlando, Fla., March 24-26 came from 41 counties, 48 states and eight Canadian provinces to learn more about the growing biomass-to-energy sector. READ MORE

March 25, 2014

Waste Management, Ventech, NRG and Velocys form joint venture

BY Waste Management Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsWaste Management Inc., Ventech Engineers International LLC, NRG Energy Inc. and Velocys plc have formed a joint venture to produce renewable fuels and chemicals from biogas and natural gas using smaller-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) technology. READ MORE

March 25, 2014

Biomass association leaders discuss triumphs, troubles

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLeaders of seven bioenergy trade associations participated in the International Biomass Conference & Expo's State of the Industry general session on March 25 in Orlando, Fla. READ MORE

March 25, 2014

In Depth: Biogas Bolsterers

BY Chris HansonFound In:BiogasRealizing the versatile and valuable qualities of biogas energy, Mel Kurtz, Joshua Rapport, Amanda Bilek and Patrick Serfass strive to spread the word. READ MORE

March 21, 2014

USDA highlights $33 million in rural business investments

BY Holly JessenFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA recently released USDA report tells the story of more than $33 million in investments to support rural businesses, infrastructure and housing in 2013. A new interactive website map also features funding information. READ MORE

March 21, 2014

New landfill gas-to-energy project under development in S.C.

BY Pacolet Milliken Enterprises Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasLockhart Power Co. and Pacolet Milliken Enterprises Inc. have announced plans to develop a landfill gas-to-power renewable energy facility at the Republic Services Inc.'s Upstate Regional Landfill near Cross Anchor in Union County, S.C. READ MORE

March 19, 2014

Duke University report characterizes U.S. biogas potential

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasA new report published by the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions at Duke University seeks to uncover under what conditions a substantial, decentralized domestic biogas market could develop in the United States by 2040. READ MORE

March 19, 2014

Anaergia, Grannus to develop biogas upgrading facility in Arizona

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:BiogasAnaergia Inc. and its project partner Grannus LLC have been selected to enter negotiations with the Pima County Regional Wastewater Reclamation Department in Arizona to design-build-finance-own-operate a large-scale biogas upgrading facility. READ MORE

March 18, 2014

USDA program offers loans to farmers for biomass storage

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA Farm Service Agency recently announced the expansion of its Farm Storage and Facility Loan program, which can provide low-interest funds to build or upgrade permanent facilities to store eligible commodities, including renewable biomass. READ MORE

March 14, 2014

CEC gives Pixley Biogas final grant approval

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasCalifornia-based Pixley Biogas has been given final approval for a $4.68 million dollar grant from the California Energy Commission. The anaerobic digester will take in dairy farm manure as substrate and supply power to an adjacent ethanol plant. READ MORE

March 14, 2014

Xcel Energy funds biomass, biogas energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasXcel Energy has announced that Minnesota regulators recently approved 29 renewable energy projects to receive $42 million in grants from Excel Energy's Renewable Development Fund, including several bioenergy projects. READ MORE

March 14, 2014

N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative seeks grant proposals

BY North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative is seeking grant proposals focused on research and development of agricultural and forestry-based feedstocks for bioenergy production, Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler recently announced. READ MORE

March 14, 2014

Opinion: Celebrating the Groundbreakers

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz discusses the challenges of building a biomass energy project, and the dedication and drive required to bring a project to success. READ MORE

March 13, 2014

Study: Rural economies to benefit from bioenergy

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAccording to a new paper authored by two University of Missouri professors, rural regions are poised to benefit from the bioeconomy, which refers to the production of a wide range of goods and services from plant, animal and forest-based material. READ MORE

March 13, 2014

Maverick Synfuels, PPE to produce methane-to-methanol plants

BY Maverick Synfuels Found In:Biogas, ChemicalsMaverick Synfuels and Plant Process Equipment Inc. have formed a partnership to manufacture and sell small-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) plants that convert biogas or natural gas into methanol. READ MORE

March 11, 2014

CARB discusses LCFS, ILUC revisions in workshops

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Air Resources Board held public workshops on proposed updates to the state's Low Carbon Fuel Standard and revisions to the related issue of indirect land use change (ILUC) on March 11. READ MORE

March 11, 2014

California brewery toasts new biogas system opening

BY Chris HansonFound In:BiogasThe Bear Republic Brewing Co. held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the world's first bioelectrically enhanced wastewater to energy system, dubbed EcoVolt, in Cloverdale, Calif. The EcoVolt was developed by Massachusetts-based Cambrian Innovation. READ MORE

March 10, 2014

USDA awards advanced biofuel payments to pellet, biogas producers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn March 6, USDA Rural Development announced nearly $60 million in payments to 195 biofuel producers under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which was established by the 2008 Farm Bill and reauthorized in the recently signed 2014 Farm Bill. READ MORE