Biogas & Landfill Gas

June 17, 2014

Bluesphere initiates multiple biogas projects in Northeast US

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasBluesphere Corp. has expanded to the Northeast U.S. The company recently received one of the most difficult permits to obtain for its waste-to-energy project in Charlotte, North Carolina, and is developing projects in Rhode Island and Massachusetts. READ MORE

June 16, 2014

USDA announces funding for 2 Farm Bill bioenergy programs

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced up to $14.5 million in funding for two USDA bioenergy programs made available through the 2014 Farm Bill. USDA also announced the availability of its new Bioeconomy Tool Shed. READ MORE

June 13, 2014

Cornell University center funds 4 bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsCornell University's David R. Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future has awarded $1.4 million from its Academic Venture Fund to 12 new university projects, including several related to biomass and bioenergy production. READ MORE

June 12, 2014

Virgin Islands FIT Act supports small biomass, renewables

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasU.S. Virgin Islands Gov. John deJongh has a bill that will allow residents to construct renewable energy projects and sell the electrical output to the local utility, the Virgin Islands Water and Power Authority. READ MORE

June 12, 2014

WBA report illustrates global increase in bioenergy production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe World Bioenergy Association recently released a report, titled "WBA Global Bioenergy Statistics 2014," that determined renewables contributed 18.3 percent of the global energy mix, with bioenergy alone contributing approximately 14.1 percent. READ MORE

June 12, 2014

Landfill gas power plant inaugurated in France

BY Clarke Energy Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOfficials from French waste management company Veolia Proprete, energy services company Dalkia and distributed power services provider Clarke Energy recently celebrated the inauguration of the new Electr'od landfill gas-powered cogeneration plant. READ MORE

June 10, 2014

Delaware utility buys power from landfill gas-to-energy project

BY Delaware Electric Cooperative Found In:Power, BiogasDelaware Electric Cooperative is now purchasing power produced at the Delaware Solid Waste Authority's landfill in Sandtown, Delaware. The nonprofit utility is purchasing 2 MW of power generated at the site. READ MORE

June 10, 2014

Agriculture to rely on drones despite regulatory lag

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsUAS hold great promise in agriculture, but the FAA is lagging in its understanding of how important drones are becoming to farmers, and in developing regulations, according to panelists at the Emerging Corn Production Technologies and Science Forum. READ MORE

June 09, 2014

Corn forum: Stover market emergence tipping forward

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe collection and handling of corn stover was the focus of a panel discussion at the Emerging Corn Production Technologies and Science Forum, an event collocated with the 2014 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. READ MORE

June 06, 2014

Trade mission to Peru to address biomass, biofuel opportunities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration is organizing a renewable energy and energy efficiency trade mission to Peru in November that will promote the export competitiveness of U.S. technologies. READ MORE

June 05, 2014

Report provides global overview of bioenergy, biofuel development

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA new report published by Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) provides a global overview of advances in renewable energy development, including development related to bioenergy, ethanol and other types of biofuels. READ MORE

June 05, 2014

Genera Energy COO to speak at Fuel Ethanol Workshop

BY Genera Energy Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsKeith Brazzell, chief operating officer of Genera Energy Inc., is scheduled to speak at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo June 9-12 in Indianapolis. He will discuss the company's biomass feedstock supply solutions. READ MORE

June 05, 2014

Opinion: No Injuries Reported

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsMaking energy products from biomass has inherent risks, and it is our obligation to the public to mitigate those risks as much as is humanly possible, especially as the industry continues to grow. READ MORE

June 03, 2014

Texas A&M study: Bioenergy sorghum could help with GHG emissions

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBioenergy sorghum may offer more than another energy supply; it may offer a "sink" for greenhouse gases, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study funded by the AgriLife Research Cropping Systems bioenergy program and a USDA grant. READ MORE

June 03, 2014

Opinion: International Cooperation Yields Exchange of Project Models

BY Amanda Bilek Found In:BiogasAmanda Bilek, government affairs manager at the Great Plains Institute, discusses Minnesota and Sweden's bioenergy cooperation agreement, and how Sweden and the U.S. can learn from one another. READ MORE

June 03, 2014

In Depth: Unique and Essential Safety Features

BY Michael O’Neil Found In:BiogasSafety is a joint effort that the supplier, designer and owner of a biogas system should be vested in. READ MORE

May 30, 2014

Saskatoon landfill gas facility operational

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasA 1.63 MW landfill-gas-to-energy plant at the Saskatoon city landfill is now sending electricity to the grid, enough to power roughly 1,300 homes. Work on the project has been ongoing for the past couple of years. READ MORE

May 30, 2014

BioStar Systems to construct AD plant in Missouri

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThis fall, BioStar Systems LLC will begin construction of an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Pettis County, Mo. The 1.6 MW project, located at an egg farm operated by Rose Acre Farms, will produce heat, power, fertilizer and clean water. READ MORE

May 29, 2014

EIA: U.S. added 59.6 MW of bioenergy capacity in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasU.S. Energy Information Administration data shows the U.S. added 59.6 MW of bioenergy capacity in March, including 20 MW of capacity from wood and wood waste sources, 9 MW from landfill gas and 20.6 MW of capacity from other waste biomass sources. READ MORE

May 29, 2014

Senators advocate for EPA biogenic carbon emissions framework

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA group of 12 Senators recently sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina MCarthy, asking her to address the regulatory uncertainty over biogenic carbon emissions. READ MORE

May 29, 2014

Project aims to integrate biogas with solar thermal power

BY Technical University of Madrid Found In:Power, BiogasThe Hysol project aims to integrate biomethane in concentrating solar thermal power plants to achieve a better efficiency, productive capacity and a reduction in its carbon footprint. READ MORE

May 28, 2014

U.S. Navy supports ASU's development of algae-based biofuels

BY Arizona State University Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsDennis McGinn, U.S. Navy assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment, recently visited Arizona State University, where he spoke about the parallels between the Navy's energy challenges and those of civilian cities and industries. READ MORE

May 22, 2014

FERC: US added 20 MW of biomass capacity in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has published its Energy Infrastructure Update for April, reporting that five new biomass units with a combined capacity of 10 MW came online last month. READ MORE

May 22, 2014

Arisdyne adds mobile lab, announces Valero licensing agreement

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsArisdyne Systems Inc. has added a mobile validation laboratory to its toolkit as it continues to introduce its Controlled Flow Cavitation system to the industry. The technology has applications in several sectors, including biofuels and biogas. READ MORE

May 20, 2014

Draft appropriations bill aims to cut funding for BCAP, REAP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe House Appropriations Committee has released its fiscal year 2015 agricultural appropriations bill, which aims to reduce funding levels for several Farm Bill Energy Title programs. A subcommittee markup session on the legislation was held May 20. READ MORE

May 20, 2014

Sweden, Minnesota seminar highlights bioenergy

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSweden and Minnesota are moving full speed ahead on a partnership that is serving to address complex and challenging issues concerning sustainable energy and transportation. A May 19 seminar brought stakeholders together to discuss the initiative. READ MORE

May 20, 2014

GIB, Foresight support anaerobic digestion facility in London

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:Power, BiogasThe U.K. Green Investment Bank recently announced a GBP 7.5 million ($12.63 million) commitment in a new GBP 15 million anaerobic digestion and green waste composting plant in Enfield, just outside London. READ MORE

May 16, 2014

IRENA: Renewables employ 6.5 million globally

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a study that determined 6.5 million people were employed by the renewable energy globally last year. The report highlights the role that renewables play in the global economy. READ MORE

May 15, 2014

Vermeer to showcase perennial grasses at its global headquarters

BY CenUSA Bioenergy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVermeer Corp. and CenUSA Bioenergy, a multi-state USDA sponsored research project led by Iowa State University, have announced a new, perennial grass energy collaboration. READ MORE

May 15, 2014

Repreve Renewables adds genetic assets from Mendel

BY Repreve Renewables Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsRepreve Renewables announced it has purchased certain genetic assets or germplasm for its giant miscanthus grass product development program from Mendel Biotechnology Inc., a privately held company in Hayward, Calif. READ MORE