Biogas & Landfill Gas

December 03, 2014

USDA announces advanced biofuel payments, bioenergy grants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Dec. 2, the USDA announced it is making more than $5.6 million grant payments to 220 producers under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. An additional $4 million in grants are being awarded though three programs supporting bioenergy initiatives. READ MORE

December 03, 2014

Volvo Trucks' assembly plant in Virginia powered by landfill gas

BY Volvo Trucks Found In:Power, BiogasThe electric power used by Volvo's New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia, is now carbon neutral. As of November, 100 percent of the plant's electricity is generated by methane gas produced at 13 landfills in the region. READ MORE

December 01, 2014

Ameresco announces Q3 results, opens Calif. landfill gas project

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasA grand opening celebration was held last month for Ameresco's 4.3 MW landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project at the Foothill Landfill in Linden, California. The project is expected to generate clean energy to power nearly 2,600 local homes annually. READ MORE

November 26, 2014

Comments due Dec. 8 on draft California energy report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Energy Commission is accepting public comments on its Draft 2014 Integrated Energy Policy Report Update through Dec. 8. The report outlines the commission's assessments of a variety of energy issues currently impacting the state. READ MORE

November 26, 2014

Iona Capital invests in U.K. AD plant

BY Iona Capital Found In:BiogasIona Capital, a leading environmental investor, has financed its twelfth anaerobic digestion (AD) plant, Leeming Biogas Ltd., which is located adjacent to RAF Leeming, North Yorkshire and will be one of the largest gas-to-grid AD plants in the UK. READ MORE

November 25, 2014

Opinion: Partners in Profit

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn the midst of producing the final issue of Biomass Magazine in 2014, dedicated to biomass integrations, conversions and colocations, the International Panel on Climate Change released a report urging a phase-out of fossil fuel energy this century. READ MORE

November 24, 2014

LA County adopts sustainable waste management roadmap

BY Katie FletcherFound In:BiogasOn Oct. 21, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors unanimously voted to adopt a Roadmap to a Sustainable Waste Management Future. The roadmap lays out a general framework for strategies and initiatives aimed at decreasing reliance on landfills. READ MORE

November 22, 2014

In Depth: Test to Tradition

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsWith double the events from last year, National Bioenergy Day is evolving into an annual tradition. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

House passes bill that would impact EPA rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Nov. 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill that aims to prohibit the U.S. EPA from proposing regulations based on science that is not transparent or not reproducible by a vote of 237 to 190. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

RSB partners with Elements Traceability Software

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials and Elements Software Ltd. are working together to help RSB members track their biofuel feedstocks. Elements is a web based traceability platform that will help with Renewable Energy Directive compliance. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

Himark BioGas awarded patent for Clean Slate grit removal system

BY Himark BioGas International Found In:BiogasHimark BioGas International has announced the issuance to it by the South African Patents Office of a patent that covers a grit removal system for anaerobic digester tanks. The system removes indigestible solids settled on the tank floor. READ MORE

November 20, 2014

In Depth: Good Neighbors

BY Katie FletcherFound In:BiogasLately, cellulosic ethanol plant startups have basked in the bioenergy limelight. While less celebrated, anaerobic digesters are adding value to operations and seem to be trending in blueprints. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

Biomass industry triumphs in EPA's biogenic emissions framework

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA has never before made such a clear and emphatic endorsement of biomass, commented Biomass Power Association President Bob Cleaves on release of the agency's updated biogenic emissions framework. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

EPA releases updated biogenic emissions framework

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA has released a revised framework for assessing biogenic CO2 emissions from stationary sources, along with a memo that provides regulatory guidance on how the framework will impact the Clean Power Plan and certain permitting requirements. READ MORE

November 19, 2014

Opinion: Biogas Racks Up Cellulosic RINs

BY Amanda Bilek Found In:Biogas Renewable CNG and LNG can help to provide a renewable fuel source for the heavy-duty vehicle market, where there are not as many renewable options. READ MORE

November 17, 2014

In Depth: Mobile Cloud Computing in the Biomass Industry

BY David Waechter Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsMobile supply chain management integrates software applications with mobile devices to allow users to wirelessly operate at any location. READ MORE

November 14, 2014

Waste Management debuts new renewable natural gas facility

BY Waste Management Found In:Power, BiogasWaste Management celebrated the opening of a unique renewable natural gas facility creating pipeline-ready natural gas from the landfill gas produced at its Milam Landfill in Fairmont City, Illinois. READ MORE

November 13, 2014

U.K. DECC annual energy statement addresses bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasU.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change Secretary Edward Davey recently delivered his annual energy statement to Parliament. Bioenergy investments were among those discussed in the statement and addressed in a complimentary report. READ MORE

November 12, 2014

Air Liquide announces the acquisition of FordonsGas in Sweden

BY Air Liquide Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAir Liquide announces the signature of an agreement for the acquisition of FordonsGas, a company that distributes compressed biogas (CBG) for the Swedish transportation market. FordonsGas owns and operates more than 40 CBG stations in Sweden. READ MORE

November 11, 2014

Bioenergy helps Wisconsin health system gain energy independence

BY Gundersen Health System Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasGundersen Health System in La Crosse, Wisconsin, recently achieved its first days of energy independence, becoming the first health system in the nation to attain the distinction. Bioenergy and biomass projects have aided in the achievement. READ MORE

November 10, 2014

Novus Pacific to build full-scale Oregon renewable energy plant

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasNovus Pacific LLC will soon break ground on an approximately $20 million renewable energy plant at the Port of Morrow in Boardman, Oregon, upon finalizing its financial package. Once operational, the facility will process onion and potato waste. READ MORE

November 06, 2014

Andgar to separate AD division under new name, expand territory

BY Andgar Found In:BiogasLeaders of Ferndale, Washington-based Andgar recently announced today they are splitting off their digester division under the new name Regenis and expanding their project reach into California. READ MORE

November 06, 2014

UW, Microsoft celebrate opening of biogas project

BY University of Wyoming Found In:Power, BiogasThe University of Wyoming and Microsoft are celebrating their collaboration in developing a zero-emission green data center that is fueled by methane biogas and allows the university to run high-performance computing and modeling applications. READ MORE

November 05, 2014

Webinar explores biogas considerations, challenges and financing

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasCaterpillar Inc. installed its first biogas systems in the early 1980s beginning with landfill sites, and since then, the company has seen business soar with installation of over 1.5 gigawatts of capacity worldwide. READ MORE

November 05, 2014

NatureWorks announces $2.5 million DOE grant

BY NatureWorks Found In:Biogas, ChemicalsThe U.S. Energy Department recently announced a grant of up to $2.5 million to NatureWorks in support of an ongoing program that aims to sequester and use methane as a feedstock for the company's Ingeo biopolymers and intermediates. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

EIA: Generation from wood-derived fuels increased in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration recently published the October issue of its Electric Power Monthly, which includes data through August. The report indicates the U.S. added 219.6 MW of bioenergy capacity during the month. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

Opinion: Hurry Up and Wait

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. DOD is the single largest user of energy in the world, spending nearly $20 billion annually on heat, power and liquid fuels. READ MORE

November 03, 2014

In Depth: Contract Vehicle in the DOD Driveway

BY Katie Fletcher Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Army is equipped with the tools it needs to fulfill renewable energy targets, but project approval processes are lengthy. READ MORE

October 31, 2014

Republic Services reports 4.6 percent revenue growth in Q3

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasRepublic Services Inc. released third quarter results Oct. 30, reporting increased revenue. The waste services company currently operates 72 active landfill gas-to-energy projects, comprising approximately one-third of its landfills nationwide. READ MORE

October 31, 2014

In Depth: Expanding Energy, Decreasing Dependency

BY Katie Fletcher Found In:BiogasMarine Corp Logistics Base Albany battles toward meeting and exceeding DOD renewable energy goals with expansion of its landfill gas-to-power project and other developments. READ MORE