Biogas & Landfill Gas

May 03, 2018

Xebec, JNK heaters form strategic partnership

BY Xebec Adsorption Inc. Found In:BiogasXebec Adsorption Inc. has announced a strategic partnership with JNK Heaters Co. Ltd. of Korea to advance biogas upgrading and on-site hydrogen generation solutions. JNK will exclusively market the Xebec biogas solutions in Korea and India. READ MORE

May 03, 2018

DOE offers bioenergy research funding opportunities

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced four funding opportunities totaling up to $78 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development under the Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office. READ MORE

May 02, 2018

ABFA challenges EPA’s RFS small refinery exemptions in court

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Advanced Biofuel Association has submitted a petition for review with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to sue U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, challenging EPA’s process for granting RFS small refinery hardship waivers. READ MORE

May 02, 2018

Wood formation model to fuel progress in bioenergy

BY North Carolina State University Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new systems biology model that mimics the process of wood formation allows scientists to predict the effects of switching on and off 21 pathway genes involved in producing lignin, a primary component of wood. READ MORE

May 01, 2018

Biofuels key to success of Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard

BY Renewable Industries Canada Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsCanada’s two largest biofuels stakeholders—Renewable Industries Canada and Advanced Biofuels Canada—released the results of a new study April 30 on the economic impact of Canada’s upcoming Clean Fuel Standard. READ MORE

April 30, 2018

Biofuel industry criticizes EPA handout to Icahn

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSupporters of the biofuels industry are speaking out to condemn reports that the U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt granted an undisclosed small refiner “hardship” waiver to a refinery owned by billionaire Carl Icahn. READ MORE

April 30, 2018

EIA: Subsidies for renewables down as tax credits diminish

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFederal subsidies for renewable energy—including biofuels for transportation use and renewable generation of electricity—dropped to $6.7 billion in fiscal year (FY) 2016, a 56 percent decline from FY 2013. READ MORE

April 30, 2018

EIB launches financing initiative for bioeconomy, agriculture

BY European Investment Bank Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe European Investment Bank, the EU bank, announced the launch of a new financing initiative April 16 that aims to unlock close to EUR 1 billion of investment in the agriculture and bioeconomy sector. READ MORE

April 27, 2018

Weltec builds 3 biogas plants in Northern Ireland, wins award

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasGermany-based Weltec Biopower has announced it is building three 500-kilowatt anaerobic digestion plants in Northern Ireland. The plants are expected to commence operations this summer. READ MORE

April 26, 2018

EPA: 20.98 million cellulosic RINs generated in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for March, reporting that more than 1.56 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 20.98 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

April 26, 2018

California bill on pipeline integration of RNG clears committee

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA proposed bill sponsored by the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas that seeks to accelerate the production and integration of green gas into California’s natural gas supply passed out of the State Assembly’s Utilities and Energy Committee April 26. READ MORE

April 25, 2018

Perdue questioned on RFS, waivers, E15 during hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Renewable Fuel Standard, Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief and the U.S. EPA’s misuse of small refiner hardship waivers were among the topics discussed during a Senate Agriculture Committee hearing held on April 24. READ MORE

April 25, 2018

Ameresco: Woodland Meadows landfill gas project now open

BY Ameresco Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAmeresco Inc. announced April 23 that the landfill gas to renewable natural gas facility at Waste Management’s Woodland Meadows Landfill has achieved EPA approval and is now in operation. The RNG facility was commissioned in November. READ MORE

April 24, 2018

EPA seeks nominations for MSTRS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA is seeking nominations for its Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, which is designed to provide the Clean Air Advisory Committee with independent advice on programs related to mobile source air pollution and its control. READ MORE

April 24, 2018

RNG Coalition releases RNG project map, database

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas has relased a new map and project database of renewable natural gas production facilities in North America. The database reveals that there are now at least 76 operating RNG facilities in the U.S. and Canada. READ MORE

April 24, 2018

Dane County, Wisconsin, to construct biogas cleaning system

BY Dane County, Wisconsin Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn April 19, Dane County, Wisconsin, officials kicked off construction for an innovative project that will turn garbage and cow manure into renewable fuel for thousands of vehicles across the region and country. READ MORE

April 23, 2018

In Depth: From Impoverished to Empowered

BY Ron Kotrba Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa, a multidonor fund administered by the African Development Bank Group, is making headway in effecting real socioeconomic change in sub-Saharan Africa—and biomass power is an integral component. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

House committee passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn April 18, the House Agriculture Committee passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill, officially titled the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018. The bill reauthorizes many bioenergy programs, but provides them with only discretionary funding. READ MORE

April 18, 2018

Veolia launches UK online marketplace for organic resources

BY Veolia Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVeolia is launching an online trading platform in the U.K. that makes it easier to sell and buy organic resources. The BioTrading website will be a sales and auction marketplace that connects buyers to the rest of the value chain. READ MORE

April 17, 2018

McConnell introduces the Hemp Farming Act of 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn April 12, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., introduced the Hemp Farming Act of 2018, legislation that aims to legalize and clearly define hemp as an agricultural commodity and remove it from the list of controlled substances. READ MORE

April 17, 2018

Senators ask EPA to cease issuing RFS ‘hardship’ waivers

BY Sen. Chuck Grassley's office Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSens. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.; led a bipartisan group of 13 senators in writing to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt requesting the agency cease issuing so-called “hardship” waivers exempting obligated parties from the RFS. READ MORE

April 16, 2018

New UK biofuel targets take effect April 15

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn the U.K., the new Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation came into force on April 15, requiring fuel companies to nearly triple the amount of renewable fuel they supply by 2032. The new regulations also introduce incentives for waste-based fuels. READ MORE

April 13, 2018

IRENA: Global bioenergy capacity increases in 2017

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe International Renewable Energy Agency has released new data that shows global renewable power generation capacity increased by 167 GW in 2017, reaching 2,179 GW. This represents an annual growth of approximately 8.3 percent. READ MORE

April 13, 2018

Senators issue statement against EPA attacks on RFS

BY Sen. Chuck Grassley's office Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn response to a January letter sent by Sens. Grassley, Thune, Blunt, Fischer and Ernst, EPA has again confirmed that oil refiners aren’t negatively impacted by compliance with the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

April 12, 2018

Draft 2018 Farm Bill reauthorizes Energy Title programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn April 12, House Agriculture Committee Chairman K Michael Conaway, R-Texas, released a draft of the 2018 Farm Bill. The legislation reauthorizes many bioenergy-related programs, but provides them with only discretionary funding. READ MORE

April 12, 2018

Detroit Zoo plans giveaway for guests who visit its AD display

BY Detroit Zoological Society Found In:BiogasThe Detroit Zoological Society is hosting GreenFest at the Detroit Zoo on April 14. The first 1,000 guests to visit the anaerobic digester educational display will receive a token for a 5-gallon bucket to be filled with compost from the digester. READ MORE

April 11, 2018

Perdue discusses RFS waivers during Senate hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAgriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue briefly addressed the U.S. EPA’s misuse of Renewable Fuel Standard hardship waivers during an April 11 hearing held by the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee’s Subcommittee on Agriculture. READ MORE

April 11, 2018

Duke delays plans for CHP plant, focuses on biogas options

BY Duke University Found In:BiogasDuke University has delayed indefinitely plans to build a freestanding combined-heat-and-power plant and will instead focus its attention on expanding opportunities to use biogas and other environmentally friendly fuels for its growing energy needs. READ MORE

April 10, 2018

EIA predicts increased bioenergy capacity in 2018, 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the April edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will provide 10 percent of electricity generation this year, increasing to 11 percent in 2019. READ MORE

April 10, 2018

Smithfield partners with Anuvia on biobased fertilizer products

BY Smithfield Foods Inc. Found In:BiogasSmithfield Foods Inc. and Anuvia Plant Nutrients are pleased to announce a new partnership to create sustainable fertilizer from renewable biological materials collected from manure treatment systems at Smithfield's hog farms. READ MORE