Biogas & Landfill Gas

March 02, 2017

Perry confirmed as US energy secretary

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFormer governor of Texas Rick Perry has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate to serve as secretary of energy, in a vote of 62 to 37. Perry replaces Ernest Moniz, a nuclear physicist READ MORE

March 01, 2017

Connecticut food waste AD, compost plant receives permit to build

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasTurning Earth aims to be operational by the second quarter of 2018 to accept residential and commercial material from 16 area municipalities. READ MORE

March 01, 2017

ANL, Roeslein test wastewater sludge-to-RNG technology

BY U.S. Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsANL is preparing to scale up its wastewater sludge-to-RNG technology with Roeslein Alternative Energy, a company experienced in operating large-scale anaerobic digester facilities. READ MORE

February 24, 2017

Alberta Innovates issues EOI for waste-to-energy technologies

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAlberta Innovates, a provincial agency focused on advancing energy and environmental technology, has released a call for expression of interest (EOI) for companies to showcase waste conversion technologies fit for small and urban rural communities. READ MORE

February 24, 2017

In Depth: Biologicals and BMPS: A Modern Digester's Blueprint for Success

BY Will CharltonFound In:BiogasEnsuring a digester has the right bacteria to work in conjecture with methanogens can lead to higher-than-anticipated yields and a more profitable operation. READ MORE

February 17, 2017

Pruitt confirmed as US EPA administrator

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn a 54-46 vote, Scott Pruitt has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as administrator of the U.S. EPA. He has served as attorney general of Oklahoma since November 2010. READ MORE

February 15, 2017

EnviTech Biogas commissioning two New York dairy digesters

BY Anna SimetFound In:BiogasGlobal digester developer EnviTech Biogas is in the processing of commissioning its third and fourth digesters at New York dairy farms. READ MORE

February 13, 2017

Alberta awards $60 million to 31 bioenergy companies

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThrough its Bioenergy Producer Program, the government of Alberta has awarded $60 million to 31 different companies that have built or are in the process of constructing in-province bioenergy projects READ MORE

February 10, 2017

Sioux City WWTP to upgrade biogas to renewable fuel

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsEarlier this year in Iowa, Sioux City Council members unanimously approved a project that will allow the city to capture, clean and compress gas at its wastewater treatment plant, then sell it as renewable natural gas for vehicle fueling. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

Comment periods on 2 EPA RFS proposals to close in mid-February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe comment periods on two U.S. EPA proposals that impact the renewable fuel standard (RFS) close later this month, including the proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule and the EPA's proposed denial of point of obligation petitions. READ MORE

February 10, 2017

EnviTec Biogas: Thermal pressure hyrolysis increases efficiency

BY EnviTec Found In:BiogasA optimized process from the R&D division of EnviTec Biogas features thermal pressure hydrolysis (TDH) technology, which utilizes high pressures and temperatures to digest biomass even more effectively. READ MORE

February 09, 2017

Veolia boosts renewable generation for Southern Water

BY Veolia Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasVeolia is helping Southern Water derive even more of its power from sewage. The company is installing new biogas combined-heat-and-power (CHP) engines at three of Southern Water’s treatment works. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

EIA updates bioenergy, wood heating forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting the non-hydro renewables share of U.S. electricity generation will be 9 percent in 2017 and 10 percent in 2018. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

Swinerton breaks ground on C2e biogas facility in North Carolina

BY Swinerton Builders Found In:Power, BiogasSwinerton Builders recently announced that it has broken ground on a utility-scale biogas facility in North Carolina that transforms animal and food waste into clean energy. The project is being constructed in partnership with Carbon Cycle Energy. READ MORE

February 08, 2017

Velocys: Envia’s GTL plant producing Fischer-Tropsch product

BY Velocys plc Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVelocys plc has announced that first Fischer-Tropsch product has been successfully produced at Envia Energy's gas-to-liquids plant in Oklahoma City. These products are fractionated on site to produce premium wax, diesel and naphtha. READ MORE

February 07, 2017

Ontario seeks comments on proposed RFS for gasoline

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOntario’s Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change has proposed establishing a renewable fuel standard (RFS) for gasoline that aims to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from gasoline by 5 percent by 2020. READ MORE

February 03, 2017

Ameresco, city of Phoenix break ground on RNG project

BY Anna SimetFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAmeresco and the city of Phoenix broke ground Feb. 2 on a biogas energy project at the 91st Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant. The event was open to the public and featured a variety of speakers, including city leaders and Ameresco representatives. READ MORE

February 03, 2017

BETO publishes new strategic plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn January, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office released a new strategic plan that serves as a blueprint on how it will tackle the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in building a sustainable bioeconomy in the U.S. READ MORE

February 02, 2017

Sensenbrenner introduces bills that aim to reform the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Jan. 31, Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., introduced two bills that aim to alter the renewable fuel standard (RFS). One focuses on mid-level ethanol blends, while the other focuses on cellulosic biofuels. READ MORE

February 01, 2017

SoCalGas, CR&R Environmental to construct RNG pipeline

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSouthern California Gas Co. and CR&R Environmental recently broke ground on construction of an 8-inch pipeline that will bring carbon-neutral renewable natural gas into the SoCalGas distribution system for the first time. READ MORE

January 31, 2017

2017 Heating the Midwest Conference to colocate with IBCE

BY Dovetail Partners Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsHeating the Midwest has announced it will colocate its 6th annual 2017 conference and expo with the 2017 International Biomass Conference & Expo, in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The HTM event will be held April 10. READ MORE

January 31, 2017

Opinion: Going Vertical

BY Tim PortzFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe biogas sector has built itself a wide base. Now, it’s time for the industry to build upon these successes, share them broadly with the investment community, find and win new industry champions, and go vertical. READ MORE

January 31, 2017

Opinion: RNG Poised for Growth in New Administration

BY Marcus Gillette Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRNG companies have disclosed that more than 25 new projects are set to come online by the end of 2017, and already another 15 planned RNG transportation projects slated to come online by 2020 READ MORE

January 30, 2017

GE, University of Guelph partner to improve wastewater treatment

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasOn Jan. 27, officials from GE Water & Process Technologies, the Ontario, Canada-based University of Guelph, and the Canadian government gathered to celebrate the grand opening of a pilot facility that aims to improve wastewater treatment. READ MORE

January 29, 2017

Opinion: Annual Review of Canadian Biogas Industry

BY The Canadian Biogas Association Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe past year has been a time of considerable progress for the biogas industry. READ MORE

January 28, 2017

In Depth: Smell of Success: Implementing an Active Landfill Gas System

BY Marc Morgan, Edward A. Galvin and Eric S. Steinhauser Found In:BiogasIn an effort to reduce odors and move the city closer to producing energy from the its landfill, the city of Lebanon, new Hampshire, installed an active GCCS system. READ MORE

January 27, 2017

In Depth: Biogas Advances in the US

BY Anna Simet and Katie Fletcher Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsProducing a range of end products from a seemingly endless list of resources, methane-based energy project development is picking up in the country. READ MORE

January 27, 2017

Velocys announces alliances with Morimatsu, TRI

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn January, Velocys plc, a developer of smaller-scale gas-to-liquids (GTL) plants, announced strategic alliances with Morimatsu (Jiangsu) Heavy Industry Co. Ltd. and ThermoChem Recovery International Inc. READ MORE

January 26, 2017

DuPont Industrial Biosciences wins grant for biogas enzymes

BY DuPont Industrial Biosciences Found In:BiogasDuPont Industrial Biosciences has been awarded a grant from the European Commission to demonstrate high-efficiency enzyme production to increase biogas yields as part of the DEMETER project. READ MORE

January 26, 2017

Microbe Detectives: Study aims to improve AD performance

BY Microbe Detectives LLC Found In:BiogasMicrobe Detectives LLC recently announced a microbiome study aimed at creating new insights on how to improve biogas anaerobic digester performance, based on data collected this spring from 50 biogas/digester systems. READ MORE