Biogas & Landfill Gas

October 11, 2016

BETO establishes Agile BioFoundry to streamline biomanufacturing

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has established the Agile BioFoundry, a new consortium of nine Energy Department national laboratories working to standardize and streamline the entire biomanufacturing pipeline. READ MORE

October 11, 2016

Blue Sphere teams with Stern Brothers

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBlue Sphere Corp., a company that develops, owns and manages waste-to-energy facilities, recently announced that it has engaged Stern Brothers & Co. to assist it with project level activities, including transaction structuring and capital raising. READ MORE

October 10, 2016

Biogenic CO2 coalition launches grassroots campaign

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition has launched a grassroots campaign to urge the U.S. EPA to remove its regulatory roadblock to the development of the emerging bioeconomy. The coalition has also sent letters to 2016 presidential candidates. READ MORE

October 07, 2016

Alabama Power issues RFP for renewable power

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasAlabama Power has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy sources. Certain biomass facilities are among those eligible to apply. Projects must range in size from 5 MWac and 80 MWac and be located in the state of Alabama. READ MORE

October 04, 2016

High Plains Bioenergy to upgrade biogas with Bioferm system

BY Bioferm Energy Systems Found In:BiogasHigh Plains Bioenergy, a subsidiary of Seaboard Foods, recently announced plans to upgrade its biogas to renewable natural gas using a Carbotech Pressure Swing Adsorption system from BIOFerm Energy Systems part of Viessmann Group. READ MORE

October 03, 2016

EPA proposes major updates to RFS regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Oct. 3, the U.S. EPA released its proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule, which aims to enhance the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program and related fuel regulations to support the growth of ethanol and other renewable fuels. READ MORE

October 03, 2016

Vermont to publish energy compliance standards

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Vermont Department of Public Service has published its draft recommendations for regional and municipal energy planning and standards for issuing a determination of energy compliance. Final documents are required under Act 174 of 2016 by Nov. 1. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

Free NC Swine Waste Biogas Project Webinar

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasRegister for a free webinar on swine waste-based energy production in North Carolina. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

Opinion: On Campus

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsCollege and university campuses are loaded with physical attributes that make them ripe for biomass deployments. READ MORE

September 27, 2016

Velocys: Construction complete on Oklahoma City GTL project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVelocys plc has announced that construction of Envia Energy’s gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is now complete. The company has also released its interim results for the first half of 2016. READ MORE

September 27, 2016

E.ON and SBI open Denmark’s largest biogas plant

BY E.ON Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasE.ON and Sonderjysk Biogas Invest recently brought Denmark’s largest biogas plant, Sonderjysk Biogas, into operation. The facility will convert 540,000 tons of livestock manure, straw and other organic residues per year into green energy. READ MORE

September 23, 2016

Weltec reveals slurry, digestate process to reduce volume by half

BY Katie FletcherFound In:BiogasWeltec Biopower announced it’s offering a slurry and digestate processing system called Kumac to livestock owners and biogas plant operators. The fully automated processing system reduces the volume of liquid manure and digestate by 50 percent. READ MORE

September 22, 2016

Policy Exchange releases report on decarbonizing UK domestic heat

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K.-based Renewable Heat Association announced the renewables industry supports conclusions of the Policy Exchange’s recent report on decarbonizing the U.K. heating sector, particularly the future role of biomethane in this effort. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Energy, ag, business groups push for tax credit extensions

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsMore than 50 groups in the energy, agriculture, transportation and other business sectors have banded together to pressure Congress for a multiyear extension of tax provisions set to expire at the end of the year. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

Brown signs bill that encourages renewable gas production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Sept. 19, California. Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed legislation that establishes the nation’s toughest restrictions of destructive super pollutants, including black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane. READ MORE

September 21, 2016

In Depth: Distributed Biogas: $11.8 Billion Market Hidden in Plain Sight

BY Warren Weisman Found In:BiogasRhe mountains of bureaucratic red tape involved in urban food waste biogas projects, where this hidden $11.8 billion market lies, can be easily avoided or greatly reduced by smaller, decentralized biogas plants. READ MORE

September 20, 2016

Borregaard invests in ethanol plant upgrade

BY Borregaard Found In:BiogasBorregaard has decided to invest NOK 63 million ($7.61 million) in a project that includes an upgrade of the bioethanol plant and a facility to capture and store biogas. Construction is expected to start during the second half of 2016. READ MORE

September 16, 2016

Several bioenergy projects receive SBIR funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA recently announced $7.4 million in grants will be awarded to 76 small businesses through the Small Business Innovation Research program. The USDA also indicated the SBIR program is currently accepting Phase I grant applications. READ MORE

September 16, 2016

Coproducts and Product Diversification

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasNovember is a unique topic for Biomass Magazine—Coproducts & Product Diversification. READ MORE

September 15, 2016

Report details biomass heat, power production in Japan

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service recently released a Global Agricultural Information Network report on Japan’s renewable fuel industry, which reviews the country’s renewable fuel mandates/policy and progress toward meeting them. READ MORE

September 14, 2016

Clarkson University researcher to study energy from waste

BY Clarkson University Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasStefan J. Grimberg, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Clarkson University, has been selected as a Scholar-in-Residence at McGill University where he will collaborate on a project to divert organic waste from landfills. READ MORE

September 12, 2016

UK ECCC releases 2020 heat, transport targets report

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Thermal, BiogasThe Energy and Climate Change Select Committee released its 2020 renewable heat and transport targets report, calling for changes to the proposed RHI reforms, as the report concluded tariffs for biomethane and biomass boilers were too low. READ MORE

September 09, 2016

BPA, ABC advocate for tax credit extensions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Biomass Power Association and American Biogas Council are among four renewable energy trade groups that sent a letter to congressional leaders on Sept. 6 advocating for the extension of expiring renewable energy tax incentives. READ MORE

September 09, 2016

GE, Hayward Gordon sign distribution agreement for AD equipment

BY GE Found In:Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsGE recently announced that Hayward Gordon will be the exclusive supplier of process support and mixing nozzles for GE’s anaerobic digestion solutions in North America. Hayward Gordon’s HydroMix system is a highly effective hydraulic mixing system. READ MORE

September 08, 2016

Brown signs bills extending California GHG reduction targets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Sept. 8, California Gov. Edmond Brown signed legislation strengthening the state’s commitment to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by requiring the state to cut emissions to 40 percent below 1990 levels by 2030. READ MORE

September 06, 2016

Greenlane supplies biogas upgrading systems for Quebec facility

BY Greenlane Biogas Found In:Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Biogas has been contracted by Filtrum Construction to supply two Totara biogas upgrading systems and additional equipment to upgrade the biomethanization plant located at the city of St. Hyacinthe’s wastewater treatment plant. READ MORE

September 06, 2016

Speakers, agenda announced for 2016 Energy Conference

BY Petroleum Marketers and Convenience Stores of Iowa Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOfficials recently announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 2016 Energy Conference, taking place Sept. 19-21 in Des Moines, Iowa. Last year’s conference attracted energy leaders from 27 states and four countries. READ MORE

September 02, 2016

Republic Service to add at least 2 landfill gas projects per year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepublic Services Inc. has released a sustainability report covering the 2015 fiscal year. Increased use and production of renewable energy resources are among the various topics discussed within the report. READ MORE

September 02, 2016

Weltec announces biogas projects in Colombia, Croatia

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasWeltec Biopower recently announced an agreement to build an 800-kW biogas plant at an egg production facility in Colombia and noted a 250-kW facility it built at a Croatian pig farm is now operational. READ MORE

September 02, 2016

SuperBIO project to support EU bioeconomy innovation

BY Bio Base Europe Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSuperBIO is an innovation project supported through the EU Horizon2020 funding program. The EUR 3.8 million ($4.24 million) project supports the development of promising industrial value chains in the bioeconomy. READ MORE