Biogas & Landfill Gas

October 10, 2018

EIA predicts higher winter heating costs for most energy sources

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the October edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook and 2018-2019 Winter Fuels Outlook, predicting that average household bills for most energy sources of home heating will rise this winter. READ MORE

October 10, 2018

Stora Enso, Gasum to build biogas plant in Sweden

BY Stora Enso Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsStora Enso and energy company Gasum have signed a contract to build a biogas plant at Stora Enso’s Nymölla paper mill in Sweden. The plant, built and operated by Gasum, will turn the mill’s wastewater effluent into renewable energy. READ MORE

October 09, 2018

University completes life cycle assessment of BioHiTech digesters

BY BioHiTech Global Inc. Found In:BiogasBioHiTech Global Inc. has announced the results of an independent life cycle assessment (LCA) of its aerobic digester solution for food waste conducted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware. READ MORE

October 08, 2018

IEA forecasts growth in bioenergy production through 2023

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn its latest market forecast, the International Energy Agency predicts modern bioenergy will represent the biggest growth in renewable energy sources between 2018 and 2023, with bioenergy in the power sector alone increasing by 37 gigawatts (GW). READ MORE

October 08, 2018

New Hampshire delegation asks EPA to include biomass power in RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsNew Hampshire’s congressional delegation is speaking out to urge the U.S. EPA to move forward with a proposed rule that would allow renewable electricity made from biomass that is used to fuel vehicles to quality for the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

October 05, 2018

NATSO Alternative Fuels Council launches RIN management service

BY NATSO Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsNATSO Inc. and the Alternative Fuels Council recently launched a new RIN Management Service designed to help fuel retailers that blend and sell renewable fuels to more efficiently participate in the RFS program and manage their RINs. READ MORE

October 03, 2018

UK bioenergy production up in second quarter of 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasNew data released by the U.K. government shows renewables accounted for a record 31.7 percent of the country’s electricity generation during the second quarter of 2018 while generation from coal fell to a record low. READ MORE

October 03, 2018

Siemens, SISW commission landfill gas-to-energy project

BY Siemens Found In:Power, BiogasSiemens and Southern Idaho Solid Waste recently announced the commissioning of two SGE-56HM gas engines that are providing electrical power for a landfill gas-to-energy project at the Milner Butte Landfill in Burley, Idaho. READ MORE

October 02, 2018

EPA: 31.29 million cellulosic RINs generated in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for August, reporting that 1.75 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 31.29 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

October 01, 2018

CARB votes to approve several changes to LCFS program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Sept. 27, the California Air Resources Board approved several amendments to the state’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard, including one that sets a new carbon intensity target for fuel sold within the state. READ MORE

September 28, 2018

Letter urges EPA to process eRIN applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe owner of a biomass power facility in California is asking the U.S. EPA to process applications from biomass power producers who want to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard program. READ MORE

September 27, 2018

Rhode Island issues RFP for 400 MW of renewable energy

BY Pierce Atwood LLP Found In:Power, BiogasNational Grid, Rhode Island’s largest electric distribution company, has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for 10-15-year contracts for up to 400 MW of nameplate capacity of renewable energy and renewable energy certificates (RECs). READ MORE

September 25, 2018

California governor signs RNG procurement bill into law

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Sept. 23, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 1440, which authorizes a state procurement program for renewable natural gas (RNG). SB 1440 was the second piece of RNG legislation signed by Brown in late September. READ MORE

September 21, 2018

California governor signs bill to aid RNG pipeline integration

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Sept. 20, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation that aims to facilitate pipeline integration of renewable natural gas (RNG). The bill was supported by the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas. READ MORE

September 20, 2018

EPA releases data on small refinery hardship waivers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released new data on small refinery hardship waivers confirming the agency has, to date, waived volumes equal to approximately 1.46 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) for 2017 and 790 million RINs for 2016. READ MORE

September 19, 2018

Wärtsilä to supply biogas upgrading plant to Oregon facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsWärtsilä has announced its subsidiary Puregas Solutions has been contracted to provide a turnkey biogas upgrading plant to an existing anaerobic digestion facility in Oregon for the production of renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

September 17, 2018

SoCalGas to offer RNG at its fueling stations

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSouthern California Gas Co. will soon begin using renewable natural gas for the first time at the 25 utility-owned natural gas vehicle fueling stations across its service territory, as well as at six fueling stations in the San Diego area. READ MORE

September 12, 2018

EPA’s SAB to address biogenic CO2 framework at Sept. 26 meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. EPA has announced its Chartered Science Advisory Board will hold a teleconference Sept. 26 to address several issues, including a new draft SAB review of EPA’s Framework for Assessing Biogenic CO2 Emissions from Stationary Sources. READ MORE

September 11, 2018

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in September outlook

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the September 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 2017. READ MORE

September 10, 2018

Brown signs bill requiring 100% clean electricity, updating RPS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasCalifornia Gov. Jerry Brown has signed Senate Bill 100. The legislation requires retail electricity suppliers within the state to secure 100 percent of their power from renewables or zero-emissions sources by 2045 and updates the state’s RPS. READ MORE

September 10, 2018

Bill aims to require reallocation of waived RFS volumes

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsReps. David Young, R-Iowa, and Collin Peterson, D-Minn., have introduced a bill that aims to reallocate waived renewable fuel obligations and require the U.S. EPA to disclose refineries that received small refinery hardship waivers. READ MORE

September 07, 2018

DOE funds 36 bioenergy research and development projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy is awarding 36 projects a combined $80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development to enable cost-competitive drop-in renewable hydrocarbon fuels, biobased products and power. READ MORE

September 06, 2018

EPA asked to process RIN applications for biomass, biogas power

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Sept. 6, 111 organizations, including the American Biogas Council and Biomass Power Association, sent a letter to the EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the immediate inclusion of renewable electricity in the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

September 04, 2018

Opinion: Midterm Elections, RVO Decisions, and Lame Duck Tax Relief

BY Michael McAdams Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsWith former U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt taking aim at the biofuels industry, what started out as a challenging year is now winding down on an ostensibly more moderate and manageable note. READ MORE

September 03, 2018

In Depth: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSustainable Resources Group, a firm dedicated to helping organizations turn costly waste into revenue-generating income streams, is embarking on a new project that has the potential to be the biggest initiative in company history. READ MORE

August 30, 2018

Republic Services highlights RNG efforts in sustainability report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepublic Services Inc. released its 2017 Sustainability Report on Aug 29. Within the report, the company outlines progress it has made on several environmental goals, including those related to the production and use of renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

August 30, 2018

RNG Energy, PES to develop RNG facility in Philadelphia

BY RNG Energy Solutions Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRNG Energy Solutions and Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing LLC have announced plans to build a state-of-the-art anaerobic digester facility named Point Breeze Renewable Energy. The facility will produce RNG for transportation use. READ MORE

August 29, 2018

California Assembly votes in favor of 100% clean power by 2045

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOn Aug. 28, the California Assembly passed Senate Bill 100 by a vote of 44 to 33. The legislation aims to require retail electricity suppliers within the state to secure 100 percent of their power from renewables or zero-emissions sources by 2045. READ MORE

August 29, 2018

USDA memo encourages EPA to account for small refinery waivers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA recent memo sent to the U.S. EPA by the USDA Office of the Chief Economist shows the USDA believes the EPA should account for the impact of small refinery hardship waivers in its annual Renewable Fuel Standard rulemaking. READ MORE

August 28, 2018

GE: 25 Jenbacher gas engines to power biogas project in Rwanda

BY GE Found In:Power, BiogasSymbion Power has named Clarke Energy as the preferred bidder for two power plants in Rwanda that will generate power from dissolved biogas from deep below Lake Kivu. The projects include approximately 25 Jenbacher gas engines from GE. READ MORE