Biogas & Landfill Gas

June 07, 2018

WM unveils $30 million RNG facility in Louisville, Kentucky

BY Waste Management Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn June 5, Waste Management unveiled the latest technology at its Outer Loop Recycling and Disposal Facility in Louisville, Kentucy. The technology converts waste from the landfill into usable, renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

June 07, 2018

EPA to change how it considers costs, benefits of regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn June 7, the U.S. EPA issued an advanced notice of proposed rulemaking, announcing the agency is soliciting public input on whether and how to change the way it considers costs and benefits in making regulatory decisions. READ MORE

June 07, 2018

RNG Coalition provides thought leadership for G7 Summit

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas has been selected by Climate Change—The New Economy to write the lead statement on the role of policy in promoting sustainable energy practices for this year’s G7 Summit in Canada. READ MORE

June 06, 2018

Trump rejects RFS deal, fight for year-round E15 will continue

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn June 5, Sens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, broke news that President Trump has rejected a deal on the RFS that would have allowed year-round E15 sales, but also allowed RINs from exported biofuels to be used to meet RVOs. READ MORE

June 04, 2018

Ag committee members advocate for Farm Bill energy title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn June 4, a group of eight members of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry sent a letter to committee chair Sen. Pat Roberts and ranking member Sen. Debbie Stabenow expressing support for the Farm Bill energy title programs. READ MORE

June 04, 2018

Farm and biofuel coalition demands EPA account for lost RVOs

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA coalition of biofuel and agriculture groups have petitioned the U.S. EPA to change its regulations to account for lost volumes of renewable fuel resulting from the unprecedented number of retroactive small refinery exemptions from RFS obligations. READ MORE

June 01, 2018

King County begins RNG production at water treatment plant

BY King County, Washington Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsKing County, Washington, which has converted methane to natural gas for more than 30 years, is now producing renewable natural gas (RNG) at its South Treatment Plant in Renton. The biofuel can replace diesel in commercial vehicles. READ MORE

May 30, 2018

Ethanol coalition sues EPA over small refinery exemptions

BY Renewable Fuels Association Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe RFA, NCGA, ACE and NFU, with support of Farmers Union Enterprises, filed suit May 29 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit to challenge several waivers from the RFS that the U.S. EPA granted in secret to profitable refining companies. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Portland General Electric opens RFP for 100 MW of renewable power

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOn May 22, Portland General Electric Co. opened a request for proposals (RFP) seeking an additional 100 average megawatts of renewable power generating resources. Eligible projects must be at least 10 MW in size. Bids are due June 15. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Senate democrats ask Trump to lower gas prices, protect the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn May 23, the democratic leadership of the U.S. Senate sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to take action to lower gas prices ahead of Memorial Day weekend. One suggested action is to protect the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Biofuel industry criticizes Marathon’s RFS waiver request

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepresentatives and supporters of the U.S. biofuels industry are criticizing Marathon Petroleum Corp. for seeking a small refiner hardship waiver for one of its refineries that would exempt that facility from meeting its RFS blending obligations. READ MORE

May 24, 2018

Ontario government invests in bioplastics, AD research

BY University of Guelph Found In:Biogas, ChemicalsTwo University of Guelph research collaborations for turning waste into new products and technologies will receive more than $6 million from the Ontario government. One project focuses on plastics, while the second focuses on AD technology. READ MORE

May 22, 2018

Pennsylvania offers funding for alternative fuels, vehicles

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection has announced it is accepting applications for its Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant Program, which offers funding for the purchase and use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. READ MORE

May 21, 2018

EPA: 20.78 million cellulosic RINs generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for April, reporting that nearly 1.59 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 20.78 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

May 18, 2018

House votes down 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn May 18, the U.S. House of Representatives voted 198 to 213 to defeat the 2018 Farm Bill. One day prior to the vote, members of the House defeated a proposed amendment by a vote of 75 to 340 that would have repealed the Farm Bill’s Energy Title. READ MORE

May 17, 2018

IRENA: Renewable energy industry employs 10.3 million

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe International Renewable Energy Agency has announced the renewables industry created more than 500,000 new jobs globally last year, a 5.3 percent increase from 2016. Approximately 10.3 million are now employed by the renewable energy industry. READ MORE

May 17, 2018

Xebec to supply Sapio Group with biogas upgrading plants

BY Xebec Adsorption Inc. Found In:BiogasXebec Adsorption Inc. signed an agreement with Sapio Group under which Sapio has entered a minimum purchase order commitment for multiple Xebec biogas upgrading plants. Up to 40 facilities could be built under the agreement over the next five years. READ MORE

May 16, 2018

Bioenergy, ag groups urge Congress to oppose House Farm Bill

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe American Biogas Council in conjunction with the Agriculture Energy Coalition and the Biomass Power Association is urging Congress to oppose H.R. 2, the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, also known as the Farm Bill. READ MORE

May 16, 2018

Catawba Biogas to build $15 million facility in North Carolina

BY Anson Economic Development Partnership Found In:BiogasAnson Economic Development Partnership has announced Catawba Biogas plans to locate a new poultry waste to natural gas conversion plant in Anson County, North Carolina. The project is expected to fully operational next year. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

Grassley discusses E15 timing, Pruitt

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn a press conference May 15, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, discussed the timeline for year-round E15 sales and threatened to call on EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to resign if he doesn’t carry out President Trump’s commitment to the RFS. READ MORE

May 15, 2018

North American RNG industry advocates on Capitol Hill

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsStakeholders from across the North American renewable natural gas (RNG) industry descended on Capitol Hill May 15 for more than 65 meetings with U.S. Federal lawmakers to communicate the importance of continuing to develop RNG biofuels. READ MORE

May 14, 2018

EPA delivers proposed rule for 2019 RFS RVOs to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn May 11, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule to set 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard blending obligations 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

May 14, 2018

AEC urges House to oppose elimination of Farm Bill’s energy title

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn May 14, the Agriculture Energy Coalition sent a letter to the House of Representatives opposing the elimination of a stand-alone energy title and exclusion of mandatory funding for energy programs in the 2018 Farm Bill. READ MORE

May 11, 2018

EIA: Biomass power capacity to increase in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the May edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that nonhydropower renewables will provide more than 10 percent of electricity generation this year, up slightly from last year. READ MORE

May 11, 2018

APS Issues RFP for forest bioenergy resources

BY Arizona Public Service Co. Found In:Power, BiogasArizona Public Service Co. is seeking competitive proposals for projects that utilize biomass feedstocks from high-risk forest lands in Northern Arizona to generate capacity and energy, pipeline quality biogas, or other suitable products. READ MORE

May 10, 2018

Senators seek answers on CVR waiver from Pruitt, Icahn

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn May 8, a group of senators sent letters to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and CVR Energy Chairman Carl Icahn to request information on reports that the EPA granted CVR an economic hardship waiver under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

May 08, 2018

Trump to allow year-round E15 sales, attach RINs to exports

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsPresident Donald Trump hosted a meeting May 8 on the RFS at the White House. During the meeting, attendees agreed to allow year-round sales of E15, to abandon plans to pursue a price cap on RINs, and to allow RINs to be assigned to exported biofuels. READ MORE

May 04, 2018

USDA solicits applications for Repowering Assistance Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA is soliciting applications for up to $5 million in funding under its Repowering Assistance Program, which helps eligible biorefineries use biomass as a replacement for fossil fuels used to create heat or power. READ MORE

May 04, 2018

RNG production facility begins operations in Iowa

BY GAIN Clean Fuel Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGAIN Clean Fuel and BioResource Development announce the start-up of a renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility located at Water and Resource Recovery Center in Dubuque, Iowa. RNG produced at the facility will be used as transportation fuel. READ MORE

May 04, 2018

Pingree, Young launch bipartisan food waste caucus

BY Rep. Chellie Pingree's office Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOn April 30, Reps. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, and David Young, R-Iowa, launched a bipartisan House Food Waste Caucus to explore opportunities to reduce food waste. The American Biogas Council spoke at a recent briefing hosted by Pingree. READ MORE