Biogas & Landfill Gas

October 25, 2018

EC approves extension of biogas support scheme in Luxembourg

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasOn Oct. 24, the European Commission announced it has approved, under European Union state aid rules, a €45 million ($51.14 million) extension of a biogas support scheme in Luxembourg that will run for six years, from January 2017 to December 2022. READ MORE

October 24, 2018

Biomass industry celebrates sixth annual Bioenergy Day

BY Biomass Power Association Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasOct. 24 is the sixth annual Bioenergy Day, with events taking place from North Carolina to California and in many places in between. The annual event allows those in bioenergy to recognize the economic and environmental contributions of the industry. READ MORE

October 19, 2018

EPA: Additional small refinery petitions filed for 2017, 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released updated data on small refinery waivers filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The new data shows that additional petitions were filed for 2017 and 2018 compliance years over the past month. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

OMB releases estimated timelines for EPA’s E15 rule, 2 RFS rules

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Trump Administration has released estimated timelines for the development of three U.S. EPA rulemakings that pertain to the Renewable Fuel Standard and year-round E15 sales, including one that includes a “reset” of statutory blending targets. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

CGA receives broad support for renewable gas funding proposal

BY Canadian Gas Association Found In:BiogasThe Canadian Gas Association has received broad support from stakeholders encouraging the government of Canada to endorse its federal policy proposal for a Renewable Gas Innovation Program, which seeks $750 million in federal funding. READ MORE

October 18, 2018

ABC announces 2018 Biogas Industry Award winners

BY American Biogas Council Found In:BiogasThe American Biogas Council recently announced the winners of its Biogas Industry Awards. Thirty-three awards were presented to exceptional technology innovations and projects across the industry in the agricultural, municipal and merchant sectors. READ MORE

October 16, 2018

Colorado bioenergy producer asks EPA to process eRIN applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe owner of a biomass power plant in Colorado is the latest representative of the bioenergy industry to urge the U.S. EPA to take action to allow biomass power facilities to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard program. READ MORE

October 15, 2018

Bioenergy projects awarded EPA’s Green Power Leadership Awards

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. EPA announced its 18th annual Green Power Leadership Awards on Oct. 10, recognizing 10 Green Power Partners for excellence in green power use. Bioenergy projects were among those recognized by the EPA. READ MORE

October 12, 2018

New pump labels in EU provide clarity on biofuels content

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe EU introduced a new, harmonized set of fuel labels Oct. 12 to give drivers better information on the suitability of fuels for their vehicles. The labels will help avoid misfueling and inform drivers, according to the European Commission. READ MORE

October 11, 2018

Sebigas contracted to build 17.5 MW biogas project in Brazil

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasItaly-based biogas developer Sebigas has announced its Brazilian division, Sebigas Do Brasil, has been awarded a contract to construct a 17.5 MW biogas plant in southern Brazil. READ MORE

October 11, 2018

Clean Energy, BP to expand RNG supply agreement

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsBP p.l.c. and Clean Energy Fuels Corp. have announced an agreement that will secure an increased supply of RNG for Clean Energy through Clean Energy’s extensive fueling infrastructure as more fleets are requesting the clean fuel. READ MORE

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