Biogas & Landfill Gas

October 05, 2017

Senators urge Pruitt to issue strong 2018 RFS RVOs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA bipartisan group of 38 senators have sent a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, asking him to ensure the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements promote growth in the U.S. biofuels sector and the U.S. economy. READ MORE

October 05, 2017

Velocys discusses future plans in financial report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVelocys plc has released financial results for the first half of 2017, providing an overview of key milestones and a discussion of its new strategy as a renewable fuels company that aims to produce jet fuel and diesel fuel. READ MORE

October 05, 2017

Energy Conference focuses on profitable energy independence

BY Huggins Consulting Group LLC Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsCompetitive landscape, innovative technologies and emerging energy policy were hot topics as a diverse group of nearly 150 thought leaders, industry representatives, researchers and suppliers convened at the Energy Conference in Iowa Sept. 11-13. READ MORE

October 04, 2017

Senators question Wehrum on his support for the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Oct. 4, the Senate Committee on Environmental and Public Works held a hearing to consider President Trump’s nominations to fill several government posts, including those at the U.S. EPA. The RFS was among the topics discussed during the hearing. READ MORE

October 04, 2017

EPA opens comment period on proposal to reduce 2018, 2019 RVOs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Oct. 4, the U.S EPA published a proposal that that could reduce 2018 and 2019 blending obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard in the Federal Register, officially opening a 15-day comment period. Comments are due Oct. 19. READ MORE

October 04, 2017

Wärtsilä to acquire Puregas Solutions

BY Wärtsilä Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe technology group Wärtsilä has reached an agreement to acquire Puregas Solutions, the Sweden-based provider of turnkey biogas upgrading solutions. Puregas utilizes a unique process to convert biogas to biomethane and renewable natural gas. READ MORE

October 03, 2017

Biofuel groups ask Trump to continue to grow the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Oct. 3, a group of biofuel supporters sent a letter to President Trump expressing concern over the U.S. EPA’s recent proposal that could reduce 2018 and 2019 blending obligations under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

October 02, 2017

Hearing focuses on Farm Bill rural development, energy programs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Sept. 28, the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry held a hearing on the 2018 Farm Bill focused on rural development and energy programs. The committee has now held nine hearings this year focused on Farm Bill development. READ MORE

September 28, 2017

FERC: US adds biomass power capacity in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released its Energy Infrastructure Update for July, reporting that 206 MW of biomass power capacity were installed during the first seven months of 2017, up from 50 MW during the same period of 2016. READ MORE

September 27, 2017

Grassley floor speech criticizes EPA proposal to reduce RFS RVOs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Sept. 26, Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, delivered a floor speech to the U.S. Senate expressing his disappointment in action taken by the U.S. EPA that could reduce 2018 and 2019 renewable volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

September 27, 2017

WE&RF awards research contract to support co-digestion

BY Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Water Environment & Reuse Foundation has awarded a contract to the Environmental Law Institute to support a project that aims to develop alternative sustainable business cases for wastewater resource recovery facilities to co-digest food waste. READ MORE

September 26, 2017

EPA considers reductions to 2018, 2019 RVOs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has published a NODA concerning potential reductions in RVOs for 2018 and 2019 under the RFS. The reductions primarily concern RVOs for biomass-based diesel, but could result in corresponding reductions in advanced and total biofuels. READ MORE

September 25, 2017

Ontario biogas projects earn FIT contracts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOntario’s Independent Electricity System Operator recently announced it will offer contracts for 390 projects representing approximately 150 MW of small-scale renewable generation, including eight biogas projects. READ MORE

September 22, 2017

EPA: 20.4 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 nearly 1.76 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 20.4 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

September 21, 2017

WM, MCE bring 3.9 MW landfill gas-to-energy project online

BY Waste Management Found In:Power, BiogasMCE and Waste Management’s Redwood Landfill recently celebrated the opening of a new landfill gas-to-energy plant in California that will generate enough renewable electricity to provide service to more than 5,000 MCE customers. READ MORE

September 20, 2017

Censky, McKinney nomination hearing addresses biofuels, RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry held a hearing on the nomination of Stephen Censky at deputy secretary of agriculture and Ted McKinney as under secretary of agriculture for trade and foreign agricultural affairs. READ MORE

September 19, 2017

CEC approves grants for forest biomass, biogas projects

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasA forest biomass-to-power project and two biogas projects were recently approved for grants by the California Energy Commission, via its Electric Program Investment Charge program. READ MORE

September 18, 2017

Fremont Regional Digester reopens in Michigan

BY Generate Capital Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasFremont’s biodigester has reopened under new ownership and management, converting 165,000 tons of organic waste every year into renewable electricity that can power more than 2,500 Michigan homes. READ MORE

September 18, 2017

Wisconsin dairy manure AD project wins funding

BY Public Service Commission of Wisconsin Found In:Power, BiogasThe Public Service Commission of Wisconsin approved a conditional $15 million Focus on Energy grant to BC Organics LLC for a bioenergy system in Brown County. The system will produce renewable natural gas from dairy farm manure and other waste. READ MORE

September 15, 2017

Franken drafts Farm Bill Energy Title featuring funding increases

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Sept. 7, Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., introduced a package of legislation he hopes will serve as the basis for a new energy section of the next Farm Bill. The legislation increases investments in popular energy programs. READ MORE

September 15, 2017

Hawaii Gas earns PUC approval to make RNG from Honouliuli biogas

BY Hawaii Gas Found In:BiogasHawaii Gas, the state’s only regulated gas utility, received approval from the Hawai‘i Public Utilities Commission to install equipment to capture and process biogas from the Honouliuli Wastewater Treatment Plant. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

CARB to hold workshop on proposed LCFS amendments Sept. 22

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Air Resources Board has announced plans to hold a public workshop to discuss proposed amendments to the Low Carbon Fuel Standard on Sept. 22. Members of the public can participate in the event via webcast or teleconference. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

DOE funding helps commercialize promising energy technologies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy announced $19.7 million in funding to help businesses move promising energy technologies from the DOE’s national laboratories to the marketplace. Several bioenergy projects were among those that received funding. READ MORE

September 14, 2017

RNG industry bands together in response to proposed 2018 RFS

BY Marcus Gillette Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAs the predominate supplier of cellulosic biofuel to the Renewable Fuel Standard, renewable natural gas (RNG) is experiencing a growth rate unprecedented in the sector. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

EIA predicts increased bioenergy capacity in 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the September edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, which includes updated forecasts for electricity production and generation capacity from wood and waste biomass. READ MORE

September 13, 2017

Vermont PUC approves RNG program for Vermont Gas customers

BY Vermont Public Utility Commission Found In:Thermal, BiogasThe Vermont Public Utility Commission has approved a program for Vermont Gas Systems Inc. that allows retail customers to buy renewable natural gas in amounts equal to 10 percent, 25 percent, 50 percent, or 100 percent of their monthly requirements. READ MORE

September 06, 2017

DMT to supply desulfurization process to California AD facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsDMT Clear Gas Solutions recently announced that Calgren Dairy Fuels LLC is going to install DMT’s desulfurization technology, Sulfurex BR. The anaerobic digestion facility is located adjacent to Calgren Renewable Fuels LLC, a 55 MMgy ethanol plant. READ MORE

September 05, 2017

Trump nominates Northey to serve as USDA under secretary

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident Donald Trump has announced his nominations for three USDA posts, including the nomination of Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey to serve as under secretary for farm production and conservation. READ MORE

September 01, 2017

RFS comment period closes, more than 44,000 comments submitted

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe comment period on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel, closed Aug. 31. More than 44,000 comments were filed. READ MORE

August 31, 2017

New Holland presents concept tractor powered by methane

BY New Holland Agriculture Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsNew Holland Agriculture recently presented the latest development in its vision for the sustainable future of farming: a methane powered concept tractor that reimagines the design of this machine and reveals a connected future. READ MORE