Biogas & Landfill Gas

July 20, 2017

Trump announces nominations for 3 USDA posts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident Donald Trump has announced nominations for three USDA posts, including deputy secretary and two under secretary positions. Ted McKinney has been nominated to fill the new under secretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs post. READ MORE

July 19, 2017

California legislature passes bills extending cap-and-trade, LCFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn July 17, the California legislature voted in favor of a package of bills that extend the state’s cap-and-trade program for 10 years, through 2030, and codify the Low Carbon Fuel Standard into law. READ MORE

July 19, 2017

Funding allows ORNL to accelerate biofuel, bioproducts research

BY U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Center for Bioenergy Innovation, led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is one of four bioenergy centers chosen by DOE to advance a new biobased economy with the production of fuels and other products directly from nonfood biomass. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

DOE provides $40 million for 4 DOE Bioenergy Research Centers

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced $40 million in awards for the establishment of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers that will provide scientific breakthroughs for a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

RNG Coalition adds Kapoor to team

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas has added Nina Kapoor as manager of legislative and regulatory affairs in Sacramento, California. The addition of Kapoor will bolster the RNG Coalition's advocacy and education efforts. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

New biofuel technology cuts biogas production time

BY University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsNew research from a professor of engineering at University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus might hold the key to biofuels that are cheaper, safer and much faster to produce. READ MORE

July 13, 2017

EIA updates short-term bioenergy forecasts in July STEO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the July edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total generation from renewables in the electric power sector will increase by 11 percent this year, remaining unchanged in 2018. READ MORE

July 12, 2017

EPA schedules hearing on RFS proposal for Aug. 1

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has announced plans to hold a public hearing Aug. 1 in Washington, D.C., for its recently released rule to set 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel. READ MORE

July 10, 2017

Opinion: Farm Bill Energy Programs: All-of-the-Above Value

BY Lloyd Ritter Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe all-of-the-above energy approach of the Farm Bill energy programs enables investment in rural America, supports innovation and new manufacturing industries, and generates economic opportunities and jobs. READ MORE

July 10, 2017

In Depth: All Things Biomass

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsMore than 800 attendees and 160-plus producers of biomass power, heat, pellets biogas and advanced biofuels met in Minneapolis, Minnesota, for the 10th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo. READ MORE

July 06, 2017

Velocys to focus on biofuels, announces progress at Envia plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsVeloycs plc has announced the production of the first finished saleable products from Envia Energy’s gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Oklahoma City. The company also recently stated it plans to focus on the conversion of woody biomass to fuels. READ MORE

July 06, 2017

Evoqua acquires ADI Systems

BY Evoqua Found In:BiogasEvoqua recently announced it has acquired ADI Systems, Lange Containment and Geomembrane Technologies from ADI Group Inc. The three businesses are leaders in wastewater solutions for industrial and manufacturing applications. READ MORE

July 05, 2017

EPA releases proposed 2018 RFS volume requirements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn July 5, the U.S. released its proposed rule to set 2018 renewable volume standards (RVOs) under the RFS, along with the 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel. Overall, the proposed RVOs require 19.24 billion gallons of renewable fuels in 2018. READ MORE

June 29, 2017

DuPont, Bock partner to expand biogas enzyme distribution

BY DuPong Industrial Biosciences Found In:BiogasDuPont Industrial Biosciences and silage storage specialists Bock UK Ltd. announced a strategic partnership under which Bock will demonstrate DuPont’s biogas enzyme technology at commercial scale in the U.K. market. READ MORE

June 23, 2017

Representatives press Pruitt on Icahn’s role in shaping the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsMembers of the House Energy and Commerce Committee recently asked U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to detail policies and procedures the agency has put in place to prevent Carl Icahn from influencing the RFS for personal financial gain. READ MORE

June 23, 2017

LA Metro contracts for 295 new CNG buses to be fueled with RNG

BY Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) recently voted to purchase 295 40-foot compressed natural gas (CNG) buses, which will be fueled by renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

June 22, 2017

EPA: 21.98 million cellulosic RINs generated in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for May, reporting more than 1.66 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 21.98 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

Renewable energy groups share vision of 21st century power grid

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasIn the wake of political actions impacting U.S. clean energy development, leaders of a variety of renewable energy organizations have banded together to further the growth of the renewable industry via a shared vision for the national power grid. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

UK cuts support for small-scale energy generation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasIn the U.K., Ofgem has announced it will reduce a specific payment to some small electricity generators receive for producing electricity at peak times. Embedded generators with less than 100 MW capacity are among those impacted. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

Bill aims to provide tax incentive for biogas investments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasReps. Rom Reed, R-N.Y, and Ron Kind, D-Wisc., recently introduced the House version of the Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Act, which provides incentives for farmers and rural electric cooperatives to invest in biogas. READ MORE

June 22, 2017

Companies dedicate Kentucky landfill gas project expansion

BY East Kentucky Power Cooperative Found In:Power, BiogasOfficials from East Kentucky Power Cooperative and Bavarian Waste Services recently dedicated the expansion of the cooperative’s power plant, which is fueled by methane gas from the landfill. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

DOE awards STTR, SBIR grants to several bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy is awarding 263 grants totaling $116 million to 184 small businesses under the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs. Several of the awards support bioenergy projects. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

WEF, ABC to accelerate generation of renewable energy

BY Water Environment Federation Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Water Environment Federation and the American Biogas Council are partnering to expand the conversion of organic waste into renewable energy and valuable soil products at facilities across the U.S. READ MORE

June 21, 2017

Perdue names 3 to USDA leadership roles

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSecretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue recently named three individuals who will take on leadership roles as the USDA continues the reorganization announced on May 11. READ MORE

June 19, 2017

Nevada governor vetoes bill to increase RPS to 40 percent by 2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOn June 16, Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval vetoed a bill that aimed to increase the state’s clean energy standard to 40 percent renewables by 2030, up from the current requirement of 25 percent renewable energy by 2025. READ MORE

June 16, 2017

ARC awards $1.5 million to support biorefinery center at ASC

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Appalachian Regional Commission has awarded $1.5 million to New York-based Alfred State College to support its Biorefinery Development and Commercialization Center project, which aims to leverage wood resources to create sustainable business. READ MORE

June 16, 2017

Biogest builds fifth gas-to-grid biogas plant in the UK

BY Biogest Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasBiogest recently announced a contract for the construction of its fifth gas-to-grid biogas plant in the U.K. The plant has an output of 1,400 standard cubic meters of biogas per hour, which corresponds to a thermal output of approximately 7 MW. READ MORE

June 15, 2017

DOE names new director of ORNL

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry recently announced the appointment of Thomas Zacharia as the new Director of the Oak Ridge National Laboratory. He was unanimously selected by the UT-Battelle board of governors to succeed Thom Mason. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

Hazlett selected to lead USDA Rural Development agencies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAgriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue has named Anne Hazlett to lead USDA’s Rural Development agencies. Hazlett, who’s title will be assistant to the secretary for Rural Development, will report directly to Perdue. READ MORE

June 14, 2017

Cornell engineers transform food waste into green energy

BY Cornell University Found In:BiogasIn a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy, according to a new Cornell-led study in the journal Bioresource Technology. READ MORE