Biogas & Landfill Gas

January 03, 2018

Veolia helps Scottish Water achieve energy self-sufficiency

BY Veolia Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasVeolia is helping Scottish Water achieve energy self-sufficiency at its Seafield Wastewater Treatment Works. Veolia has helped the site boost renewable energy derived from a combination anaerobic digestion of sludge and biogas-fired CHP plants. READ MORE

January 02, 2018

Brazil establishes national biofuels policy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsBrazilian President Michel Temer has approved legislation creating RenovaBio, a new national biofuels policy. The law was published in the official federal gazette of Brazil on Dec. 26. The Brazilian Senate approved the bill on Dec. 12. READ MORE

December 30, 2017

In Depth: A First of Their Kind

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThis quarter’s Biomass Construction Update profiles a novel pipeline dairy digester cluster in central California, and a biomass thermal plant upgrade in Halifax, Nova Scotia. READ MORE

December 29, 2017

EPA: 21.9 million cellulosic RINs generated in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for November, reporting that nearly 1.64 billion RIN were generated during the month, including more than 21.9 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

December 29, 2017

Pentair awards grant to WE&RF to advance biogas research

BY Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Found In:BiogasWater Environment & Reuse Foundation recently received a grant of $100,000 by the Pentair Foundation for research characterizing the quality of biogas derived from wastewater solids, co-digested organic wastes, and other digestion enhancements. READ MORE

December 29, 2017

In Depth: The ABCs of ORCs

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasOrganic Rankine cycle systems are a good fit for companies with biomass waste streams to produce combined heat and power, and, in some cases, sell power to the grid. READ MORE

December 28, 2017

New California program to develop 5 dairy digester RNG projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasThe California Public Utilities Commission has established a program that aims to reduce methane emissions from manure generated at dairies. The program will incentivize at least five projects where dairy digesters produce RNG from manure. READ MORE

December 28, 2017

EBRD provides loan for biogas plant at Ukraine’s MHP

BY Anton Usov, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Power, BiogasThe European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has awarded a loan to a Ukrainian producer of poultry meat, grain and fodder. The loan will be used to construct and put into operation a 10 MW biogas plant. READ MORE

December 26, 2017

DOE announces plan to modernize department

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy recently announced its intent to modernize the agency’s organizational structure to advance its policy goals consistent with its statutory requirements. READ MORE

December 20, 2017

Alberta to provide funding to support biofuels, bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn early December, the government of Alberta announced plans to award $1.4 billion over seven years to support innovative projects funded by the Climate Leadership Plan. A portion of that funding will support bioenergy and biofuel projects. READ MORE

December 19, 2017

Biofuels industry celebrates 10th anniversary of EISA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsDec. 19 marks the 10th anniversary of former President George W. Bush signing the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 into law, establishing the current version of the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

December 19, 2017

ACE asks conference committee to extend biofuel tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsBrian Jennings, CEO of the American Coalition for Ethanol, is asking the conference committee negotiating changes to House and Senate tax bills to extend the cellulosic biofuel tax credit and biodiesel tax credit as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

Florida PSC approves RNG program for Peoples Gas

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Florida Public Service Commission has approved a renewable natural gas (RNG) program for TECO Peoples Gas system that will allow it to upgrade biogas generated by customers, and—in some circumstances—transport the resulting RNG in its pipeline. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

House Agriculture Committee launches Farm Bill webpage, videos

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Dec. 13, the House Agriculture Committee launched a landing page for the 2018 Farm Bill that is designed to provide updates and information related to development of the legislation. The committee is also launching a Farm Bill video series. READ MORE

December 15, 2017

The biofuels industry reacts to White House RFS meetings

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsPresident Trump has hosted two meetings with Sen.Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and others focused on the RFS and RINs. Members of the biofuels industry are speaking out against efforts to undermine the RFS and are offering solutions to help lower RIN prices. READ MORE

December 14, 2017

EIA revises 2017, 2018 bioenergy, wood heating forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the December edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, revising its 2017 and 2018 forecasts for bioenergy production and residential wood heating. READ MORE

December 14, 2017

Canada releases Clean Fuel Standard framework

BY Tim Albrecht Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsEnvironment and Climate Change Canada released the preliminary Clean Fuel Standard regulatory framework Dec. 13, according to a press release from non-profit Renewable Industries Canada. READ MORE

December 13, 2017

EPA sets 2018 cellulosic waiver credit price at $1.96

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has published a notice on its website setting the cellulosic waiver credit (CWC) price for 2018 at $1.96. The price is slightly lower than the CWC price for 2017, which was set at $2.00 in December 2016. READ MORE

December 13, 2017

Aria Energy expands RNG business

BY Aria Energy Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAria Energy recently announced that it has purchased a 50 percent interest in Mavrix LLC, from BP, and will work with the global oil and gas company to market and distribute renewable natural gas (RNG) to U.S. customers. READ MORE

December 08, 2017

California’s LCFS: Unlocking value in low-carbon liquid fuels

BY Propel Fuels Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsPropel Fuels recently announced new research has shown that low carbon liquid fuels must play a more significant role to meet California’s 2020 and 2030 carbon reduction goals under the Low Carbon Fuel Standard. READ MORE

December 07, 2017

Pruitt discusses administration of RFS program during hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Dec. 7, U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt appeared before the House Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce to provide testimony the mission of the EPA. The Renewable Fuel Standard was among the topics discussed during the hearing. READ MORE

December 07, 2017

Quantum Biopower commissions 1.2 MW CHP unit

BY Quantum Biopower Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasQuantum Biopower recently started its 1.2 MW combined-heat-and-power (CHP) unit, adding a new source of renewable power to Southingto, Connecticut. Officials from the Town of Southington were on hand for the official start of the generating unit. READ MORE

December 06, 2017

Barrasso asks EPA to meet statutory RFS reporting requirements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, is asking the U.S. EPA to complete studies assessing the impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard on air, water and land quality. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

EPA issues documents discussing periodic reviews of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Nov. 30, the U.S. EPA published documents describing its interpretation of statutory requirements to conduct periodic reviews of certain aspects of the Renewable Fuel Standard and prior actions the agency has taken to fulfill its obligations. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

Renewable Industries Canada unveils ‘Facts Don’t Lie’ ad campaign

BY Renewable Industries Canada Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRenewable Industries Canada has launched a public awareness campaign on the environmental and economic benefits of biofuels mandates. Dubbed "Facts Don’t Lie," the campaign is designed to educate the public on the benefits of biofuels. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

EnviTec Biogas, Evonik strategic partnership celebrates 5 years

BY EnviTec Biogas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFollowing the commissioning of 20 EnviThan gas upgrading plants in Germany, U.K., France, China and Denmark, EnviTec is looking back on a successful five-year partnership with Evonik, the technology leader for membrane-based gas separation. READ MORE

December 04, 2017

Abbott asks EPA to waive portion of RFS RVO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Dec. 1, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt requesting a waiver of Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements, claiming the program is negatively impacting the state’s economy and employment. READ MORE

December 01, 2017

EPA: 19.23 million cellulosic RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for October, announcing that nearly 1.68 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 19.23 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

December 01, 2017

UC Riverside evaluates best ways to meet renewable energy targets

BY University of California, Riverside Found In:Power, BiogasResearchers at UC Riverside's Center for Renewable Natural Gas recently received a grant from SoCalGas to examine the proposed 100 percent RPS and explore options that can help achieve emission reduction goals more efficiently and at lower costs. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

BETO launches new Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has established the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium, a research and development consortium focused on biomass supply, preprocessing, and conversion technologies. READ MORE