Biogas & Landfill Gas

July 26, 2018

MSU turns zoo waste into clean energy

BY Michigan State University Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasMichigan State University has created a green solution for the problem of what to do with animal and food waste at the Detroit Zoo. MSU researcher Dana Kirk and his team worked with the Detroit Zoo to build an anaerobic digester. READ MORE

July 25, 2018

Canada delays development of Clean Fuel Standard regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Canadian government has announced plans to delay implementation of its Clean Fuel Standard. Original plans called for development of the program regulations to be complete next year. That work is now expected to take until 2021. READ MORE

July 25, 2018

House subcommittee holds hearing on RINs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn July 25, the U.S. House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing that aimed to educate members of the subcommittee on renewable identification numbers (RINs) and the role RINs play in the RFS. READ MORE

July 23, 2018

Air Liquide celebrates opening of LFG to RNG plant in Mississippi

BY Air Liquide Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAir Liquide inaugurated a biomethane production plant in Walnut, Mississippi,on July 20. The facility is the first large-scale biomethane production plant designed and built by Air Liquide in the U.S. READ MORE

July 20, 2018

Hawaii Gas issues RFP for supply of RNG

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsHawaii Gas is seeking proposals from local and national suppliers who can provide up to 80,000 therms per day of renewable natural gas (RNG), which can be in the form of raw biogas and/or biomethane. READ MORE

July 20, 2018

Bioenergy facility to install microgrid through California grant

BY California Energy Commission Found In:Power, BiogasThe California Energy Commission awarded grants July 11 to demonstrate how a microgrid can keep a bioenergy plant online and to study how the 21st century grid can help low-income and disadvantaged communities. READ MORE

July 19, 2018

DOE launches new lab partnering service

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has officially launched the Lab Partnering Service, an online, single access point platform for investors, innovators, and institutions to identify, locate, and obtain information from DOE’s 17 national laboratories. READ MORE

July 18, 2018

Representatives of the biofuel industry testify at RFS hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsMembers of the biofuels industry testified at a July 18 hearing held by the EPA on its 2019 RFS proposal. Many discussed the misuse of waivers and expressed hope that the EPA’s new leadership will hold up the administration’s commitment to the RFS. READ MORE

July 18, 2018

AEBIOM rebrands to Bioenergy Europe

BY Bioenergy Europe Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasAEBIOM has revealed its new corporate identity, Bioenergy Europe, which aims at giving a clearer, more united voice to Europe’s first source of renewable energy. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

ABFA asks Congress to halt RFS small refinery exemptions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn July 17, Michael McAdams, president of the Advanced Biofuels Association, sent a letter to several congressional leaders regarding small refinery exemptions recently granted under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

July 17, 2018

EPA posts call-in number for July 18 hearing on RFS proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released call-in information for the July 18 hearing on its proposed rule to set 2019 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel. READ MORE

July 16, 2018

Cities in California, New York make switch to Redeem RNG

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsClean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that Brookhaven, New York, has become its first customer in New York to begin using Redeem renewable natural gas (RNG). The city of Beverly Hills, California, has also signed a RNG contract with the company. READ MORE

July 13, 2018

EPA seeks nominations to SAB, agricultural science committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA has announced it is seeking nominations for scientific experts to serve on its Science Advisory Board and four SAB standing committees, including the SAB Agricultural Science Committee. READ MORE

July 13, 2018

California awards $69.9 million for dairy digester projects

BY California Department of Food and Agriculture Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded $69.9 million in grant funding to 40 dairy digester projects across the state. These projects will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from manure on California dairy farms. READ MORE

July 12, 2018

EPA provides data on 2016, 2017 RFS waivers in letter to Grassley

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has issued a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, confirming it granted 19 out of 20 small refinery hardship waivers under the RFS for compliance year 2016. An additional 29 of 33 petitions have also been granted so far for 2017. READ MORE

July 11, 2018

FERC: US adds 50 MW of biomass capacity in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects has released its Energy Infrastructure Update for May, reporting that the U.S. added 50 MW of biomass power capacity during the month. READ MORE

July 11, 2018

NYC councilmembers ask mayor to adopt biomethane

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA dozen New York City councilmembers recently sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio urging him to explore the use of biomethane fuel, which could be used by both NYC surface transit and in city fleets. READ MORE

July 11, 2018

Report assesses specifications for biomethane in pipelines

BY California Council on Science and Technology Found In:BiogasResponding to a request from the California State Legislature, the California Council on Science and Technology has issued the report “Biomethane in California Common Carrier Pipelines: Assessing Heating Value and Maximum Siloxane Specifications.” READ MORE

July 11, 2018

Opinion: RFS Program Under Attack

BY Michael McAdams Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe ABFA, and other groups, including the Renewable Fuels Association, have filed suit contesting the recently granted small refinery exemptions under the renewable fuel standard. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

EIA updates short-term bioenergy capacity, generation estimates

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the July edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that nonhydropower renewables will provide more than 10 percent of electricity generation this year, up from slightly from 2017. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

Foresight acquires 5 operational AD plants in Germany

BY Foresight Group Found In:Power, BiogasForesight Group has acquired 100 percent of the shares in a portfolio of five operational anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in Germany from Lindhorst Gruppe. Foresight now owns 20 AD plants in the U.K. and Germany with a combined 154 MW of capacity. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

Skangas fuels the tanker Fure Vinga with liquefied biogas

BY Skangas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSkangas has supplied the Swedish shipping company Furetank with liquefied biogas (LBG). The Swedish LBG was delivered to Furetank’s M/T Fure Vinga from Skangas’ parent company Gasum’s biogas facility in Lidköping. READ MORE

July 09, 2018

CalRecycle funds anaerobic digestion projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Department of Recycling and Recovery has awarded more than $25 million to 10 projects to bolster organics recycling and rescue edible food for those in need. Three of the awards support anaerobic digestion projects. READ MORE

July 06, 2018

NCDA&CS grant supports research of biochar combined with AD

BY Appalachian State University Found In:BiogasA team of professors at Appalachian State University have received a grant to study the effects of biochar combined with anaerobic digestion (BCAD) on crop growth at Heritage Homestead Farm in Crumpler. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

Pruitt resigns, Wheeler to become acting administrator of the EPA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn July 5, President Trump announced the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the administrator of the U.S. EPA. Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler is set to assume the role of acting administrator of the EPA on July 9. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

RNG produced by CR&R flows into SoCalGas pipelines

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSouthern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental announced July 2 they are now injecting renewable natural gas produced at CR&R's anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, California, into SoCalGas pipelines. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

Loughborough researchers help develop revolutionary biogas system

BY Loughborough University Found In:BiogasResearchers at Loughborough University have been collaborating with colleagues in Thailand to develop a small scale biogas system that converts food waste to methane and can be monitored via the internet. READ MORE

July 03, 2018

Hennepin County opens RFQ for anaerobic digestion companies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasHennepin County, Minnesota, has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from entities engaged in the anaerobic digestion of commercial and/or residential source-separated organic materials to produce energy. READ MORE

July 03, 2018

Land O'Lakes, CalBio partner to advance ‘barn to biogas’

BY Land O’Lakes Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsLand O’Lakes Inc. and California Bioenergy LLC have launched a first-of-its-kind collaboration to support the financing, installation and management of on-farm methane digesters to generate renewable compressed natural gas fuel in California. READ MORE

July 03, 2018

Saipem signs MOU with California Ethanol & Power

BY Saipem Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSaipem has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) as well as an exclusive agreement with California Ethanol & Power LLC for the realization of a low carbon emission plant for the production of ethanol, electricity, biomethane and other products. READ MORE