Biogas & Landfill Gas

March 07, 2019

DOE: $50M available for commercial truck, gaseous fuels research

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will award up to $51.1 million to support new and innovative research of technologies for trucks, off-road vehicles, and the fuels that power them, including renewable natural gas (RNG) and biopower. READ MORE

March 06, 2019

Federal agencies release framework for advancing the bioeconomy

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe federal Biomass Research and Development (BR&D) Board unveiled a multi-agency strategy March 5 to accelerate innovative technologies that harness the nation’s biomass resources for affordable biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. READ MORE

March 05, 2019

EPA delivers E15/RIN reform rule to OMB for review

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn March 4, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed E15/RIN reform rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the proposal is released for public comment. READ MORE

March 04, 2019

In Depth: Mission Zero Waste

BY Keith Loria Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasSweden’s recycling practices and waste-to-energy industry are unmatched. READ MORE

March 02, 2019

In Depth: US Dairy Farms: Untapped Biogas Potential

BY Peter Brown Found In:BiogasCountries like Holland and Norway have achieved success in widespread digester installation at dairy farms, but U.S. dairy states are slow to follow suit. READ MORE

March 01, 2019

EPA releases RIN data for December 2018, January 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for December 2018 and January 2019 that shows nearly 19.5 billion RINs were generated last year. During the first month of 2019, RIN generation reached 1.48 billion. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

Grassley, Wyden introduce tax extenders bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSenate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Ranking Member Ron Wyden, D-Ore., have introduced a bill to extend 29 tax credits, including those that benefit producers of renewable diesel, second generation biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

Senate confirms Wheeler as EPA administrator

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Senate has voted 52 to 46 along party lines to confirm Andrew Wheeler as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Wheeler has held the post of acting EPA administrator since July 9, 2018, following Scott Pruitt’s resignation earlier that month. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

SoCalGas seeks to offer RNG to customers

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSouthern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced Feb. 28 it has filed a request with the California Public Utilities Commission seeking to offer renewable natural gas (RNG) to its 21 million customers in Central and Southern California. READ MORE

February 28, 2019

Paul, Grassley introduce Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2019

BY Office of Sen. Chuck Grassley Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsFeb. 27, Sens. Rand Paul, R-Ky., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, introduced the Fuel Choice and Deregulation Act of 2019 (S.581), legislation that would remove burdensome regulations on domestic energy production. READ MORE

February 27, 2019

Kwik Trip to sell RNG produced at Wisconsin landfill gas project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOfficials in Dane County, Wisconsin, have announced that Kwik Trip will be a primary dispenser of renewable natural gas (RNG) produced at the county’s landfill biogas project when it reaches completion later this year. READ MORE

February 27, 2019

Weltec begins construction of UK biomethane plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasWeltec Biopower, a biogas plant manufacture based in Germany, recently announced it has started building a biomethane plant in Pontefract, U.K. for Lanes Farm Energy, a gas-to-grid project developed by Aqua Consultants. READ MORE

February 26, 2019

Amp Americas expands RNG project in Indiana

BY Amp Americas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRenewable Dairy Fuels, a business unit of Amp Americas, recently announced that it has expanded production at its biogas operation at Fair Oaks Farms in Indiana by 30 percent. The facility now processes more than 800,000 gallons of manure per day. READ MORE

February 25, 2019

EPA proposes to complete RFS anti-backsliding study by March 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Feb. 22, the U.S. EPA published a notice in the Federal Register announcing a proposed consent decree that would require the agency to complete an anti-backsliding study on the Renewable Fuel Standard by March 30, 2020. READ MORE

February 22, 2019

California refuse vehicles go full circle with Redeem RNG

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsClean Energy Fuels Corp. announced an increased demand for renewable natural gas (RNG) from the refuse sector, particularly in California, where refuse trucks are fueled by the very solid waste they haul. READ MORE

February 21, 2019

EPA: 15 new small refinery exemption petitions filed for 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Feb. 21, the U.S. EPA released updated data on small refinery hardship waivers filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard, reporting that 15 new waivers for the 2018 compliance year were filed between Dec. 18, 2018 and Feb. 10, 2019. READ MORE

February 20, 2019

Nevada bill would allow gas utilities to engage in RNG activities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasLegislation recently introduced in Nevada would require the state’s Public Utilities Commission to adopt regulations authorizing natural gas utilities to engage in renewable natural gas (RNG) activities. READ MORE

February 20, 2019

NC Utilities Commission approves Catawba Biogas for pilot program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasThe North Carolina Utilities Commission has approved the participation of Catawba Biogas LLC, a proposed poultry-waste biogas plant, in a pilot program that will allow the facility to inject RNG to pipelines operated by Piedmont Natural Gas. READ MORE

February 19, 2019

Calgren Dairy Fuels injects RNG into SoCalGas pipelines

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasSouthern California Gas Co. and biogas producer Calgren Dairy Fuels announced Feb. 14 that renewable natural gas produced at Calgren's dairy digester facility in Pixley, California, is being injected into SoCalGas pipelines. READ MORE

February 15, 2019

Spending bill urges EPA to quickly process eRIN applications

BY RFS Power Coalition Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Feb. 15, the RFS Power Coalition applauded the spending bill passed by both the House and the Senate. The committee report of the Interior-EPA portion of the spending package includes a provision to encourage EPA to process eRIN applications. READ MORE

February 15, 2019

Canadian government funds new biomass research cluster

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe government of Canada has announced it will invest up to $7 million in a new biomass research cluster. An additional $3.1 million is contributions is expected from industry, bringing the total investment to $10.1 million. READ MORE

February 14, 2019

Report tracks US renewable energy investments, deployments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasA new report published by BloombergNEF and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy shows renewable energy is continuing to grow in the U.S., with 103 megawatts of capacity from biomass and waste-to-energy sources added last year. READ MORE

February 14, 2019

Republican senators threaten Wheeler’s confirmation over RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Feb. 11, five Republican senators sent a letter to Acting EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler suggesting that his willingness to bend to oil industry interests over the Renewable Fuel Standard will impact their upcoming confirmation votes. READ MORE

February 13, 2019

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in February STEO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that nonhydropower renewables will provide 11 percent of U.S. electricity generation this year and 13 percent next year. READ MORE

February 12, 2019

Advanced biofuel producers ask Congress to extend tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA group of advanced biofuel producers are urging leaders of the U.S. House Committee on Ways and Means to extend two tax credits that are critical to the development and deployment of advanced biofuels. READ MORE

February 12, 2019

Republic Services expands adoption of Redeem RNG

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepublic Services Inc. has announced to expand its use of Clean Energy Redeem RNG. A growing number of Republic Services’ natural gas-powered vehicles will utilize increasing amounts of Redeem fuel across 21 states over the next five years. READ MORE

February 11, 2019

RFS Power Coalition launched by BPA, ABC, ERC

BY Biomass Power Association, American Biogas Council and Energy Recovery Council Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThree trade associations representing renewable electricity producers have announced the launch of the RFS Power Coalition, which aims to get the EPA to implement a law mandating the inclusion of qualifying renewable electricity under the RFS. READ MORE

February 08, 2019

FERC: US could to add 572 MW of biomass capacity by 2022

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasA report recently issued by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shows the U.S added 68 MW of biomass power last year. An additional 572 MW of biomass capacity could be installed by January 2022. READ MORE

February 07, 2019

Aemetis begins permitting, construction of RNG project

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAemetis Inc. announced Feb. 7 that it has initiated the permitting and construction phase of its multi-dairy renewable biomethane digester cluster. The project will produce RNG will be used in ethanol production or as a vehicle fuel. READ MORE

February 07, 2019

Simmons sworn in as assistant secretary of DOE’s EERE

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has a new leader. Daniel Simmons was recently sworn in assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy. READ MORE