Biogas & Landfill Gas

April 21, 2015

In Depth: Making Haste To Zero Waste

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:BiogasNew regulations in Scotland foster a circular economy and biogas development. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

Egger, Ontario Power Generation land awards at biomass conference

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine and the International Biomass Conference & Expo have announced this year’s recipients of its annual industry awards, which were distributed during a ceremony prior to the April 21 general session. READ MORE

April 20, 2015

In Depth: Profit in Plug and Play

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA cutting-edge waste-to-energy venture at an Oregon landfill will channel flared gas into ethanol production, and potentially other renewable fuels if future markets are favorable. READ MORE

April 16, 2015

NexSteppe demonstrates biomass crops at commercial scale

BY NexSteppe Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNexSteppe has announced that it sold more than 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) of its Palo Alto biomass sorghums in Brazil this past growing season, compared to just over 1,000 hectares in the previous year. READ MORE

April 16, 2015

HZI BioMethan to construct biogas upgrading plant in Germany

BY Hitachi Zosen Inova BioMethan GmbH Found In:BiogasHitachi Zosen Inova BioMethan GmbH has secured an order to construct a new biogas upgrading plant in Wittenburg in northern Germany. The project comprises a plant with capacity to upgrade 700 normal cubic meters per hour (Nm3/h) of raw biogas. READ MORE

April 15, 2015

EnviTec commissions biogas plant in Japan

BY EnviTec Found In:Power, BiogasTogether with Renagen Inc., a Japanese biogas company, EnviTec Biogas has successfully commissioned its first biogas plant in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. The 250 kW plant is the pilot project for the strategic partnership between the two companies. READ MORE

April 14, 2015

Portland treatment plant to produce renewable natural gas

BY City of Portland Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Portland City Council has approved a contract for final design of a facility at the Columbia Boulevard Wastewater Treatment Plant to convert biogas into compressed natural gas vehicle fuel. Biogas is a byproduct of solids treatment. READ MORE

April 12, 2015

Opinion: Playing A Global Game

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz discusses how the global nature of the biomass industry allows it to flourish despite policy fluctuation and uncertainty. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

BCSE: FY 2016 climate funding aids U.S. clean energy companies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Business Council for Sustainable Energy has sent letters to members of Congress on behalf of its membership expressing support for the U.S. contribution to two climate funds in the administration’s fiscal year (FY) 2016 federal budget request. READ MORE

April 10, 2015

I Say Climate Change, You Say Climate Cycle

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiologue discusses an op-ed regarding climate change partisanship by N.D. meteorologist John Wheeler. READ MORE

April 09, 2015

Iowa leadership to lead trade missions to South Korea, Brazil

BY Gov. Terry E. Branstad's Office Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIowa Gov. Terry E. Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds announced that they will lead trade missions to South Korea and Brazil respectively. Both trips are aimed at expanding trade and investment opportunities. READ MORE

April 08, 2015

In Depth: Empowering Exporters

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsResources made available by the International Trade Administration equip companies with the tools, financing and knowhow required to increase renewable exports. READ MORE

April 07, 2015

Landfill Methane Outreach Program updates data, announces awards

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsLast month, U.S. EPA's Landfill Methane Outreach Program released updated data, and recognized LMOP partners for landfill-gas-to-energy (LFGTE) achievements. As of March, 645 unique projects were reported, and 440 candidate landfills were identified. READ MORE

April 05, 2015

Opinion: Public-Private Partnerships Enable Project Success

BY Amanda Bilek Found In:BiogasGreat Plains Institute's Amanda Bilek discusses the benefits that public-private partnerships can bring to the biogas industry. READ MORE

April 04, 2015

In Depth: All Roads Lead to North America

BY Keith Loria Found In:BiogasBiogas companies from around the world are pursuing opportunities in the U.S. and Canada. READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Republic Services announces LFGTE project, sustainability report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOn April 2, Republic Services Inc. announced the opening of a new landfill gas-to-energy project at the Upstate Regional Landfill in Union County, South Carolina. The project features two reciprocating combustion engines that generate 3,200 kW. READ MORE

April 03, 2015

Massachusetts announces $1 million expansion for AgEnergy grants

BY Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasMassachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker recently announced that Massachusetts farmers will soon be able to apply to the expanded Department of Agricultural Resources' AgEnergy Grant Program, thanks to new funding from the Department of Energy Resources. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

UK Green Investment Bank backs new biomass projects

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasU.K. Green Investment Bank has made several announcements recently about investments made for upcoming, renewable energy projects, including the Levenseat Renewable Energy Ltd. project. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

Scania and Swedfund invest in Indian biogas

BY Scania Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsScania and the development financier of the Swedish state Swedfund are establishing a partnership to develop the production of biogas as an automotive fuel in the Indian city of Nagpur, which is located in the state of Maharashtra. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

Dartmouth-led team studies climate smart dairy farming, bioenergy

BY Dartmouth Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasDartmouth and the University of Maryland have received federal funding to study the environmental and financial benefits of converting methane gas from cow manure into electricity and heat on Vermont and New York dairy farms over the next 60 years. READ MORE

April 02, 2015

Reviewing the Global Pellet Market

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe eighth annual International Biomass Conference & Expo is just a few short weeks away, and Biomass Magazine/BBI International have been busy putting the final pieces of the puzzle in place. READ MORE

March 27, 2015

ZooShare reaches $2.2 million for biogas project at Toronto Zoo

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasZooShare Biogas Cooperative Inc. recently announced that it reached another milestone on its journey to implement a biogas plant at the Toronto Zoo by raising $2.2 million in community bonds, just before its goal to close bond sales on March 31. READ MORE

March 26, 2015

Bluesphere breaks ground on North Carolina project

BY Bluesphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBluesphere Corp. recently announced that on it broke ground on both its first waste-to-energy project and new U.S. headquarters in Charlotte, North Carolina. The facility will produce 5.2 MW of clean energy from uneaten food. READ MORE

March 24, 2015

Weltec Biopower constructing Ireland vegetable waste biogas plant

BY WELTEC BIOPOWER Found In:BiogasIn January, Weltec Biopower started building an anaerobic digestion plant in Loughgall, Northern Ireland. READ MORE

March 24, 2015

Phoenix seeks trash-to-energy solutions

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe city of Phoenix is calling on the private sector for responses to a request for proposals (RFP) and call for innovators (CFI) to turn trash into resources. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

Report provides insight on UK bioenergy future

BY Energy Technologies Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBioenergy has the potential to help secure UK energy supplies, mitigate climate change, and create significant green growth opportunities if deployed effectively, according to a new report from the Energy Technologies Institute. READ MORE

March 23, 2015

Bluesphere highlights 2014, 2015 biogas project development

BY Katie FletcherFound In:BiogasBluesphere released a letter to shareholders to inform them on waste-to-energy project development in 2014 and to date in 2015. READ MORE

March 20, 2015

AEE report illustrates growth in the U.S. advanced energy market

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Advanced Energy Economy recently commissioned a study completed by Navigant Research that found the U.S. advanced energy market grew by 14 percent last year, which is five times the rate of the U.S. economy overall. READ MORE

March 20, 2015

BioEnergy Hawaii plans waste-to-energy project

BY BioEnergy Hawaii LLC Found In:BiogasBioEnergy Hawaii LLC plans to develop a fully integrated resource recovery facility on the west side of Hawaii Island. The $50 million facility will incorporate state-of-the-art material handling equipment and energy conversion technology. READ MORE

March 19, 2015

Obama signs executive order to reduce federal GHG emissions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasPresident Obama has signed an executive order focused on planning for federal sustainability in the next decade. Renewable energy targets and compliance with the USDA's BioPreferred program are among the issues addressed in the executive order. READ MORE