Biogas & Landfill Gas

February 03, 2016

UK Green Investment Bank to establish a special share

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. government recently announced that the U.K. Green Investment Bank will create a “special share” in the company as part of the process to introduce private capital to the organization. READ MORE

February 02, 2016

Biofuels industry speaks out following results of Iowa caucus

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Feb. 1, the Iowa caucus officially kicked off the primary election season. Twelve of the 14 candidates who participated in the Iowa caucus are supportive of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

February 02, 2016

European Biogas Association releases biogas, biomethane report

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe European Biogas Association published its Biogas and Biomethane Report 2015, the fifth edition of this annual statistical report. The report reflects the record-high growth in the number of plants and production in Europe. READ MORE

February 01, 2016

EBRD helps Ukrainian city launch biogas production

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe West Ukrainian city of Lviv is installing a biogas plant for the generation of heat and power with support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and several other organizations. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

Tradition celebrates the launch of new environmental markets hub

BY Tradition Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsTradition, an interdealer broker in commodity and financial products, has announced the launch of Tradition Green, a business hub thst brings together all environmental products brokered by Tradition under one brand. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

FSA seeks comments on revision of information collection for NAP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA’s Farm Service Agency has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on a revision of a currently approved information collection in support of the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). READ MORE

January 27, 2016

Air Products earns certification for biogas membrane separators

BY Air Products Found In:BiogasAir Products’ PRISM Membranes division in Saint Louis, Missouri, has received Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) certification for two new sizes of membrane separators for biogas upgrading applications. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

2015 Dairy Roadmap report published in UK

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasAt the close of the 2015, Dairy U.K. Ltd. released the 2015 Dairy Roadmap report, showing that the U.K. dairy industry has made significant strides in its environmental performance. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

USDA report details Rural Development investments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has released a report detailing the impacts investments made by its Rural Development team have had on rural America. Bioenergy investments are among those highlighted in the document. READ MORE

January 23, 2016

Opinion: Betting on Biogas Growth in 2016

BY Amanda Bilek Found In:Biogas On the biogas front, 2015 was a good year, especially when compared to activity in previous years READ MORE

January 22, 2016

In Depth: Managing Biogas Storage and Retrieval

BY Bruce Smith Found In:BiogasThe volume of a facility's stored biogas varies constantly and requires managing. READ MORE

January 19, 2016

Renewable hydrogen included under California LCFS

BY FuelCell Energy Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsFuelCell Energy Inc. has received contingent certification for a prospective pathway for its renewable hydrogen generation solution using fuel cells at wastewater treatment facilities under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard. READ MORE

January 18, 2016

Hawaii Gas seeks proposals for the supply of biogas

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasHawaii Gas, the state’s regulated gas utility, has opened a request for proposals (RFP) to purchase raw biogas and/or renewable natural gas (RNG). The company is seeking proposals from local and national suppliers that can provide RNG. READ MORE

January 14, 2016

BioHiTech America collaborates to convert food waste to energy

BY BioHiTech Global Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasBioHiTech America has partnered with Natural Systems Utilities and others to test a process that will allow BioHiTech's Eco-Safe Digester to digest, tank, and deliver the effluent to anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities anywhere in the world. READ MORE

January 12, 2016

Agenda for technical sessions announced for 2016 IBCE

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBBI International announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 9th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America’s largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 11-14 in Charlotte, North Carolina. READ MORE

January 12, 2016

StormFisher Environmental acquires AD system from Harvest Power

BY Harvest Power Found In:BiogasStormFisher Environmental Ltd. has acquired the London Energy Garden, an anaerobic digester that turns organic waste from southwestern Ontario into clean, renewable energy and natural fertilizers, from Harvest Ontario Partners Ltd. READ MORE

January 11, 2016

UK infrastructure provider announces new biogas service

BY Fulcrum Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasUsing its extensive experience and expertise in the delivery of gas, electricity and water infrastructure across Britain, Fulcrum is entering the renewables sector to provide pipelines which connect biogas plants to the U.K. gas distribution network. READ MORE

January 08, 2016

SCS Engineers awarded contract for landfill gas-to-energy system

BY SCS Engineers Found In:Power, BiogasSCS Engineers was hired by the Orlando Utilities Commission to expand its existing landfill gas (LFG) treatment and compression facility located at the Orange County Landfill. Expanding the LFG facility will double the nominal inlet flow capacity. READ MORE

January 08, 2016

New Energy Farms discusses energy grasses for use as AD feedstock

BY New Energy Farms Found In:BiogasWhile anaerobic digestion (AD) operators have always recognized that aninclusion of consistent, dedicated crop biomass feedstock can optimize production performance, many are now considering using perennial energy grasses to replace food crops. READ MORE

January 06, 2016

Bill aims for long-term extension of renewable energy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn mid-December, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is seeking the democratic presidential nomination, introduced legislation that aims to enact long-term extensions of several clean energy tax credits that benefit the bioenergy and biofuel sectors. READ MORE

December 30, 2015

Opinion: Maintaining Profitability

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels Energy markets have always been a low-margin game, but current conditions leave producers little margin for error. Thoughtful, well considered operations and maintenance strategies may well be the surest path to profitability. READ MORE

December 28, 2015

USDA highlights 2015 bioeconomy achievements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has released a list of its 2015 top achievements. The list includes several achievements that have benefited the biofuel and bioenergy sectors, including funding for ethanol fuel pumps and progress with the BioPreferred Program. READ MORE

December 28, 2015

AD project breaks ground in Pennsylvania

BY Buchart Horn Found In:BiogasLancaster Area Sewer Authority and Buchart Horn recently broke ground on a $26.8 million biosolids upgrade and improvement project in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The upgrade and expansion will include adding anaerobic digesters and a biosolids dryer. READ MORE

December 23, 2015

Marching into Development & Construction

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsI write this blog fresh off of the March Biomass Magazine planning meeting. The theme that month is project development and plant construction, one of my favorite themes, and arguably one of the most important issues of the year. READ MORE

December 23, 2015

In Depth: Attention to Detail

BY Anna Simet Found In:BiogasBIOFerm’s long-term AD operations and maintenance (O&M) strategy leads to efficient outages and little down time. READ MORE

December 22, 2015

DECC announces FIT revisions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOn Dec. 17, the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change announced additional revisions to renewable energy subsidies, including changes to the Feed-in Tariff scheme that impact anaerobic digestion projects. READ MORE

December 22, 2015

Researchers to demonstrate biogas fuel cell system in Italy

BY VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasIn the European DEMOSOFC project, Convion Ltd. and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. will demonstrate fuel cell systems for high-efficiency cogeneration of heat and power from biogas produced in connection with waste water treatment. READ MORE

December 22, 2015

Germany, India biogas associations announce partnership

BY German Biogas Association Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe German Biogas Association and the Indian Biogas Association have announced a three-year project to foster development of the biogas industry in India. The initial project is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. READ MORE

December 21, 2015

Obama signs spending bill, tax extenders legislation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Dec. 18, President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill and accompanying legislative package of tax extenders into law. The legislation includes two-year extensions of several tax credits that benefit the bioenergy sector. READ MORE

December 21, 2015

Blue Sphere completes acquisition of 4 biogas facilities in Italy

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBlue Sphere Corp. recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of four operating biogas facilities in Italy through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Each fully operational facility generates 1 MW of electricity per hour. READ MORE