Biogas & Landfill Gas

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

May 15, 2014

Clarke Energy to supply Biffa with GE Jenbacher engines

BY Clarke Energy Found In:Power, BiogasGE Power & Water's Distributed Power business has announced Clarke Energy,has been selected to supply U.K. waste management company Biffa with eight of GE's Jenbacher landfill gas engines. READ MORE

May 14, 2014

Purdue, Navy partner to advance the use of alternative energy

BY Purdue University Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of the Navy and Purdue University signed a statement of cooperation May 8, agreeing to work together to convert up to half of the Navy and Marine Corps' energy consumption to alternative sources, including biofuels, by 2020. READ MORE

May 13, 2014

UK report highlights economic impact of bioenergy, biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.K.-based Renewable Energy Association has published the results of an analysis that determined the renewable energy supports more than 100,000 jobs in the U.K. and has attracted almost $50.95 billion in investment since 2010. READ MORE

May 13, 2014

Bluesphere begins detailed engineering on N.C. biogas project

BY Bluesphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBluesphere Corp., a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, has announced commencement of detailed design and engineering work for its 5.2 MW waste-to-energy project in Charlotte, N.C. READ MORE

May 09, 2014

USDA accepting applications for REAP funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA is seeking applications for the Rural Energy for America Program. Up to $12.3 million in grants and $57.8 million in loan guarantees is expected to be made available for the fiscal year 2014 awards. READ MORE

May 09, 2014

FortisBC seeks applications from biogas developers

BY FortisBC Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasFortisBC is seeking expressions of interest from potential biomethane suppliers for its renewable natural gas program. The call for applicants will help grow the province's supply of this renewable and carbon neutral energy source. READ MORE

May 08, 2014

EPA seeks comments on RE-Powering initiative draft action plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA is seeking public comments on its new draft action plant for the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative. The program promotes renewable energy development on current and formerly contaminated lands, landfills and mine sites. READ MORE

May 07, 2014

Obama climate change report points to bioenergy for forest health

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Obama Administration has released a new U.S. National Climate Assessment, which it describes as the most comprehensive scientific climate change assessment ever generated. READ MORE

May 07, 2014

Senate bill aims to eliminate all energy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, has introduced legislation to eliminate all tax credits for renewable and traditional energy sources. The legislation, titled the "Energy Freedom & Economic Prosperity Act," is companion legislation to a 2013 House bill. READ MORE

May 05, 2014

Landfill gas-to-energy project opens in Valdosta, Ga.

BY Advanced Disposal Found In:Power, BiogasRepresentatives from Advanced Disposal, Green Power EMC, and Energy Systems Group held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today to commemorate completion of the Pecan Row Landfill Gas-to-Electricity facility at the Pecan Row Landfill in Valdosta, Ga. READ MORE

May 02, 2014

University of Iowa, Repreve, to host miscanthus planting day

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe University of Iowa and Repreve Renewables will host a miscanthus rhizome planting field day on May 7. During the demonstration, which is open and free to the public, 13 acres of miscanthus will be planted via Repreve's ACCU DROP planter. READ MORE

May 01, 2014

Genera Energy biomass harvest delivers time and costs savings

BY Genera Energy Inc. Found In:Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGenera Energy Inc. has announced a 14 percent reduction in harvest costs utilizing Genera's recently demonstrated in-field harvesting operations when compared to similar operations using typical field-edge systems. READ MORE

May 01, 2014

Repreve Renewables deploys innovative biomass crop system

BY Repreve Renewables Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsRepreve Renewables is collaborating with farmers and landowners in the United States to grow giant miscanthus, combining an innovative business model with proprietary equipment technologies custom-built for rhizome-propagated crop production. READ MORE

May 01, 2014

Canada Agriculture and Food Museum inaugurates biodigester

BY Canada Agriculture and Food Museum Found In:Power, BiogasThe Canada Agriculture and Food Museum has unveiled its newest addition, a biodigester provided by the Saskatchewan Research Council. The system will allow CAFM to demonstrate to visitors how animal waste can be processed to produce energy. READ MORE

May 01, 2014

In Depth: All Things Biomass

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMembers of all sectors of the biomass industry connected at the 2014 International Biomass Conference & Expo. READ MORE

April 29, 2014

Opinion: RNG: The Next Renewable Vehicle Fuel

BY Stephanie Thorson Found In:BiogasThe Canadian Biogas Association's Stephanie Thorson discusses the renewable natural gas's potential to reduce emissions and consumer fuel costs. READ MORE

April 28, 2014

21 states ask Supreme Court to review California's LCFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSeveral states are joining the fight to take a legal dispute over California's low carbon fuels standard (LCFS) to the U.S. Supreme Court. On April 21, a group of 21 states requested a review of a lower court ruling that the LCFS is constitutional. READ MORE

April 28, 2014

TEG Biogas opens for business in London

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. Green Investment Bank has announced that TEG Biogas, the first project that it invested in, via its Foresight-managed fund, has been completed on time, within budget and is generating power. READ MORE

April 27, 2014

In Depth: Power or Fuel: Making the Choice

BY Chris HansonFound In:BiogasGrowing interest and new incentives have some biogas producers eyeing renewable compressed natural gas. READ MORE

April 25, 2014

Biodigester turns campus waste into campus energy at UC Davis

BY University of California, Davis Found In:Power, BiogasOn Earth Day, the University of California, Davis and Sacramento-based technology partner CleanWorld officially unveiled the UC Davis Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester (READ) at the campus' former landfill. READ MORE