Biogas & Landfill Gas

January 22, 2014

EU proposal sets renewable energy targets, ignores biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe European Commission has published a proposal calling for a greenhouse gas reduction of 40 percent below the 1990 level along with an EU-wide 27 percent binding target for renewable energy by 2030. The proposal doesn't address transport fuels. READ MORE

January 22, 2014

California joint venture to recycle waste cooking oil into biogas

BY Encina Wastewater Authority Found In:Power, BiogasThe Encina Wastewater Authority has announced the award of a contract to J.R. Filanc Construction and partnership with Liquid Environmental Solutions to build an alternative fuel receiving facility that will recycle waste cooking oil and other waste. READ MORE

January 22, 2014

Dean Tiessen Memorial Fund to honor agricultural entrepreneur

BY Rural Ontario Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA memorial fund has been established to honor the vision and memory of southwestern Ontario agricultural entrepreneur Dean Tiessen of New Energy Farms, who died tragically in Brazil late last year. READ MORE

January 20, 2014

CCEMC supports biogas, MSW pellet projects

BY Chris HansonFound In:Pellets, BiogasAlberta-based, Climate Change and Emissions Management Corporation has added its support to 12 new renewable energy projects during 2012 and 2013, bringing its total to 51 projects with $213 million in committed funding. READ MORE

January 17, 2014

Bill would incentivize biogas development in Rhode Island

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasLegislation recently introduced in the Rhode Island House of Representatives aims to extend the life of the state's central landfill by redirecting food waste for the production of energy and compost. The measures promotes biogas development. READ MORE

January 17, 2014

Craft brewer purchases EcoVolt bioelectric technology

BY Cambrian Innovation Found In:Power, BiogasCambrian Innovation and Bear Republic Brewing Co. have announced the unveiling of an EcoVolt water treatment system at Bear Republic's brewery in Cloverdale, Calif. The proprietary biogas technology treats wastewater and generates energy. READ MORE

January 15, 2014

AgEC says 2014 budget agreement highlights need for Farm Bill

BY Agriculture Energy Coalition Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe 2014 Consolidated Appropriations agreement to be considered by Congress today leaves Farm Bill energy programs with no discretionary funding for the year, highlighting the need for Congress to prioritize consideration of the 5-year Farm Bill. READ MORE

January 10, 2014

Murphy-Brown, Roeslein to develop Missouri biogas plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasMurphy-Brown of Missouri and Roeslein Alternative Energy have announced joint plans to develop a $100 million renewable biogas project in northern Missouri to produce energy for regional distribution. READ MORE

January 09, 2014

Pennsylvania biogas facility completes successful startup

BY Chris HansonFound In:BiogasAfter holding its grand opening on Nov. 22, the Biogas Cogeneration Facility at the Northeast Water Pollution Control Plant in Philadelphia provided Biomass Magazine with an update on its operation and its growing interest from third parties. READ MORE

January 08, 2014

EnviTec discusses international expansion in Q3 results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasGermany-based EnviTec Biogas AG recently released financial results for the third quarter,of 2013 reporting positive sales trends. While demand for biogas plants was down in Germany, the company said it pushed ahead with its international expansion. READ MORE

January 07, 2014

Study evaluates biorefining opportunities in South Australia

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe VTT Technical Research Center of Finland recently authored a report for the Australian government that investigates bioenergy opportunities in the Green Triangle region, located in the country's southwest region. READ MORE

January 07, 2014

NY creates $1 billion Green Bank for clean energy development

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasNew York has committed $210 million in initial funding for the $1 billion NY Green Bank initiative. First introduced by N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his 2013 state of the state address a year ago, the bank is expected to open for business early in 2014. READ MORE

January 06, 2014

Wisconsin's largest dairy holds ribbon cutting for AD system

BY BioFerm Energy Systems Found In:Power, BiogasA facility that generates farm-produced energy, tackles environmental concerns, provides unique learning experiences, and creates profitable end-products was recently launched at Rosendale Dairy in Wisconsin with a ribbon cutting ceremony. READ MORE

January 03, 2014

Poll reveals support for Ohio clean energy initiative

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new poll conducted in Ohio has revealed citizens of the state overwhelmingly support the Ohio Clean Energy Initiative, which aims to enact a constitutional amendment that would provide $1.3 billion a year for Ohio to invest in clean energy. READ MORE

January 02, 2014

Anaerobic digestion project planned in Philippines

BY Gazasia Ltd. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsU.K.-based Gazasia Ltd. recently signed an agreement outlining the services it will provide to its joint venture vehicle Aseagas during the next stage of the partnership's project, which includes the development biogas plant in Philippines. READ MORE

December 30, 2013

Camco Clean Energy completes acquisition of Idaho facility

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasLondon-based Camco Clean Energy plc recently announced it completed the acquisition of a 2.1-megawatt (MW) biogas facility in Twin Falls, Idaho. The facility is located less than 30 miles from the company's 4-MW biogas plant near Jerome, Idaho. READ MORE

December 29, 2013

Opinion: Troubleshooting From Mt. Chirripo

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz discusses the January issue of the magazine, which digs into plant operations and maintenance, and efficient data capture and transmission. READ MORE

December 26, 2013

New biogas policy gets approval from NYC city council

BY Chris HansonFound In:BiogasNew York City Council passed new legislation that would require large, food service establishments to recycle food scraps. The initiative aims to reduce the city's greenhouse gas emissions and produce biogas and soil amendment products. READ MORE

December 24, 2013

In Depth: Wanted: Digester Technicians

BY Chris HansonFound In:BiogasU.S. biogas industry growth is outpacing its workforce. To solve this problem, some universities are utilizing or developing curriculum to educate and train the workforce needed in the industry. READ MORE

December 23, 2013

Opinion: Managing, Operating Multisubstrate Biogas Facilities

BY Anthony LeskeFound In:BiogasHimark BioGas Engineering Manager Anthony Leske discusses skill sets a biogas manager should possess, including a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of biological processes. READ MORE

December 23, 2013

Agenda set for 2014 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBBI International announced this week the agenda for the technical sessions of the 7th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America's largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place March 24-26 in Orlando, Fla. READ MORE

December 20, 2013

Report highlights Canadian biogas potential

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasIn Canada, the Biogas Association recently published a report that highlights the potential of its domestic biogas sector and estimates that the country's biogas sources have the potential to contribute 810 megawatts of power to its energy supply. READ MORE

December 19, 2013

EIA publishes AEO2014 reference case

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the early release of its Annual Energy Outlook 2014 (AEO2014), increasing its projections for biomass energy and other renewables. The analysis also predicts increased consumption of biofuels. READ MORE

December 19, 2013

Metso announces future Valmet will sharpen its focus on bioenergy

BY Metso Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMetso announces Valmet's offerings will include boiler islands, small power plants based on bubbling fluidized bed (BFB) and BioGrate combustion technologies, and large heating plants based on BFB and pellet technologies. READ MORE

December 18, 2013

Sen. Baucus releases proposal to overhaul energy tax incentives

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSenate Finance Committee Chairman Max Baucus, D-Mont., has released a discussion draft of legislation that aims to overhaul U.S. energy tax incentives by creating technology-neutral incentives for clean electricity and clean transportation fuels. READ MORE

December 17, 2013

Sen. Cochran hopeful Farm Bill agreement can be reached soon

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsCongress has adjourned for the year, leaving the Farm Bill unfinished. Lawmakers are expected to take up the legislation in January, and Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., ranking Republican on the Senate Agriculture Committee, said progress is being made. READ MORE

December 16, 2013

CR&R, Eisenmann build North American green waste AD project

BY Anna SimetFound In:BiogasCR&R Environmental Services is building what it believes is the largest organics conversion facility in North America at its Perris, Calif., location, having recently completed navigation of a comprehensive permitting process. READ MORE

December 13, 2013

Himark BioGas now digests municipal organic waste

BY Himark BioGas Found In:BiogasAn anaerobic digestion facility at Growing Power Hairy Hill L.P. in Canada is utilizing Himark BioGas International's patented IMUS technology to digest 200 tons per day or 73,000 tons per year of municipal solid waste and organics. READ MORE

December 09, 2013

Biogas cogeneration facility opens in Canada

BY Climate Change and Emissions Management Corp. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Climate Change and Emissions Management Corp. recently joined Lethbridge Biogas LP at the opening of the largest anaerobic digester cogeneration facility in Canada. The $30 million facility currently has a generating capacity of 2.8 megawatts. READ MORE

December 09, 2013

Stakeholders urge Congress to extend biofuel tax policies

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsTax provisions critical to the biofuel and biopower industries are set to expire at the end of the month, and industry stakeholders are urging Congress for extensions. READ MORE