Biogas & Landfill Gas

January 12, 2017

Opinion: Europe’s ‘Clean Energy for All Europeans’ Proposals

BY Seth GintherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe European Commission released its "Clean Energy for All Europeans" package, including one major proposed revision to the EU Renewable Energy Directive, Ginther says, with 2030 energy targets set for the whole EU, rather than for each member state. READ MORE

January 09, 2017

Genscape responds to EPA’s plan to revoke its QAP registration

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGenscape has responded to a notice from the U.S. EPA indicating the agency may revoke the ability of Genscape to verify renewable identification numbers (RINs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) quality assurance program. READ MORE

January 09, 2017

Pilot-scale project to produce fuels from wastewater sludge

BY Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA consortium led by the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation has been selected by the Department of Energy to begin Phase 1 design and planning for a pilot plant to produce hydrocarbon fuels at a municipal wastewater treatment facility. READ MORE

January 06, 2017

Senators discuss biofuels with Pruitt

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Jan. 5, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, hosted a meeting with several Midwest senators and Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt, President-elect Trump’s nominee to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA. READ MORE

January 05, 2017

EPA may revoke ability of Genscape to verify RINS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Jan. 4, the U.S. EPA issued a notice of intent to revoke the ability of Genscape to verify renewable identification numbers (RINs) under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) quality assurance program (QAP). READ MORE

January 04, 2017

AFPM petitions EPA to waive portion of 2016 cellulosic RVO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Dec. 28, the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers filed a petition with the U.S. EPA asking the agency to waive the 2016 renewable fuel standard (RFS) cellulosic volume obligation, citing a shortfall in 2016 cellulosic production. READ MORE

January 04, 2017

Opinion: Strong O&M Programs Scale

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasOurs is an industry that scales well. Large or small, biomass operations must make a commitment to sound operations and maintenance fundamentals if they are to be successful. READ MORE

December 29, 2016

Hawaii releases annual energy report

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsHawaii has released its annual energy report documenting progress toward its renewable energy and energy efficiency goals, particularly its renewable portfolio standard goal of 100 percent by 2045. READ MORE

December 29, 2016

DOE opens FOA for algae-based biofuels, selects 6 projects

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsU.S. DOE announces a funding opportunity of up to $8 million to develop algae-based biofuels and selects six projects for up to $12.9 million in funding for the manufacturing of biofuels, bioproducts and biopower. READ MORE

December 29, 2016

A Treat for Stats Nuts

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe International Energy Agency has released an online, interactive global energy atlas. READ MORE

December 28, 2016

Ontario cooperative releases biomass agronomy guides, videos

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasOntario Biomass Producers Cooperative Inc., a group of Ontario farmers producing and marketing biomass, recently released biomass agronomy guides and videos for switchgrass and miscanthus production. READ MORE

December 28, 2016

Velocys releases strategy update with market focus

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsVelocys plc recently announced results of its strategy review with mention that construction of its commercial reference gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Oklahoma City is complete, and commissioning is ongoing. READ MORE

December 27, 2016

Construction of Quebec biomethane project underway

BY Infrastructure Canada & Government of Quebec Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOfficials of the governments of Canada and Quebec visited the city of Varennes on Dec. 19 to break ground for construction of the biomethanation facilities of the Société d'économie mixte de l'est de la couronne sud (SEMECS). READ MORE

December 27, 2016

Michigan beefs up state renewable policy, raises RPS

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasEarly this week, Michigan legislators overhauled state energy policy, approving a 234-page plan that was signed into law by Gov. Rick Snyder on Dec. 21. READ MORE

December 22, 2016

EPA: 1.66 billion RINs generated in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for November, reporting that nearly 1.66 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 16.54 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

December 22, 2016

Iowa State to manage biorefinery projects for new institute

BY Iowa State University Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIowa State University will bring its expertise in biorenewable technologies and pilot plant operations to the country’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute, which is dedicated to improving the productivity and efficiency of chemical manufacturing. READ MORE

December 21, 2016

Regional Feedstock Partnership report summarizes 7 years of work

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Regional Feedstock Partnership recently published a report summarizing its strides from 2008 to 2014 toward addressing issues associated with the development of a sustainable and projectable supply of feedstocks in the U.S. READ MORE

December 21, 2016

UK RHI reform met with mixed feelings for biomass

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently announced new tariffs for biomass boilers and other renewable heat technologies under the Renewable Heat Incentive in its response to the consultation that closed in April. READ MORE

December 21, 2016

Wartsila to supply Germany with groundbreaking biohybrid plant

BY Wärtsilä Found In:BiogasWärtsilä has been awarded the contract to supply a biohybrid production plant to the German energy company, Erdgas Südwest GmbH. The new plant will produce both bioLNG (liquefied biogas) and LNG. READ MORE

December 20, 2016

North Carolina renewable natural gas project breaks ground

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasColorado-based Carbon Cycle Energy recently broke ground on a $100 million, swine waste-to-renewable natural gas (RNG) project near Warsaw in southeastern North Carolina. The project was first unveiled in March. READ MORE

December 20, 2016

EPA extends comment period on REGS, point of obligation proposals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Dec. 20, the U.S. EPA announced it will extend the public comment periods for its Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support proposed rule and its proposed denial to change the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

December 16, 2016

February: All Biogas and Landfill Gas

BY Anna SimetFound In:BiogasThe entire February issue will be dedicated to biogas and landgill gas, a fast-growing industry segment with great potential. READ MORE

December 16, 2016

Survey: Voters against shifting RFS point of obligation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA recent survey has determined the majority of American voters believe that shifting the point of obligation under the renewable fuel standard (RFS) from refiners to wholesalers and fuel retailers would harm the economy and Americans. READ MORE

December 15, 2016

Blue Sphere lands biogas plant subsidy from Dutch government

BY Anna SimetFound In:BiogasBlue Sphere Corp. has scored Netherlands government support for development of a biogas facility in Sterksel. The Netherlands Enterprise Agency awarded the company’s wholly owned subsidiary a 12-year, €39.5 million subsidy. READ MORE

December 15, 2016

EC approves French support scheme for biogas

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOn Dec. 12, the European Commission confirmed that four French support schemes for renewable energy are in line with Eruopean Union state aid rules. One of the four schemes focuses on biogas projects. READ MORE

December 14, 2016

Trump nominates Perry to lead the Department of Energy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident-elect Donald Trump has nominated Rick Perry, a former governor of Texas, to serve as Secretary of Energy. The nomination is subject to approval by the U.S. Senate. READ MORE

December 13, 2016

ETI: Survey reveals public support for bioenergy in the UK

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA recent survey found strong public support for the production of bioenergy in the U.K., from both biomass and waste. Approximately 80 percent of respondents were in favor of bioenergy playing a bigger role in the country’s energy mix. READ MORE

December 13, 2016

EPA amends Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has published a final rule amending specific provisions of its Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule with the goal of streamlining and improving implementation of the rule and improving the quality and consistency of data collected. READ MORE

December 12, 2016

BEV to invest $1 billion in clean energy technologies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Dec. 12, members of the Breakthrough Energy Coalition announced plans to invest more than $1 billion in Breakthrough Energy Ventures, an investor-led fund that will finance emerging energy breakthroughs. READ MORE

December 12, 2016

Waste washing unit takes shape at REnescience plant

BY DONG Energy Found In:Power, BiogasIn February 2016, construction of the first full-scale REnescience plant commenced, with the plant is scheduled for commissioning in spring 2017. Currently, there is plenty of activity at the project site and the plant is starting to take shape. READ MORE