Biogas & Landfill Gas

July 08, 2014

Developer constructs 3 MW digester project in rural Indiana

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasA $7 million anaerobic digestion facility to convert area dairy farm manure to electricity is under development in Elkhart County, Indiana. The 3 MW project is expected to be operational in September. READ MORE

July 07, 2014

World Bank: climate-smart development benefits lives, jobs, GDP

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAdvanced biofuels and biomass play supporting roles in several scenarios examined in a recent report from the World Bank Group looking at climate-smart development. The report introduces a new holistic modeling framework. READ MORE

July 03, 2014

CR&R breaks ground on California AD facility

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsCR&R Environmental Services, a recycle and waste collection company in Southern California, entered into the construction phase of its anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Perris, California. READ MORE

July 03, 2014

New technology to demonstrate cost-effective biogas use

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasA $1.6 million grant from the California Energy Commission is supporting a project at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to develop a combustion system that that can switch between biogas, propane and natural gas in real time. READ MORE

July 03, 2014

CE&P gets $3.1 million tax credit for job creation

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsCalifornia Ethanol & Power LLC in southern California landed a tax credit from the California Competes Tax Credit Committee worth $3.1 million through 2018, if the company successfully meets the milestones in the contract. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

EPA finalizes RFS rules establishing new pathways, QAP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn July 2, the U.S. EPA published two final rules pertaining to the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program. The first establishes new fuel pathways, while the second finalizes the voluntary quality assurance plan for the RFS. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

N.J. bill would benefit landfill gas-to-energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasA bill recently introduced in the New Jersey legislature aims to establish a Class I renewable energy certificate multiplier program for landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the state with the goal of offsetting economic loss from engine damage. READ MORE

July 02, 2014

EBRD finances biogas project in Ukraine

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Power, BiogasThe European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is organizing a financing program of up to EUR 7.1 million ($9.7 million) to construct and bring into operation a 2.25 MW biogas plant, adjacent to Rokytne sugar mill in the Kiev region. READ MORE

July 01, 2014

EPA publishes methane reduction proposal for new landfills

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn June 30, the EPA published proposed rule to update its air standards for new municipal solid waste landfills. A separate advance notice of proposed rulemaking seeks public input on whether to update emissions guidelines for existing landfills. READ MORE

July 01, 2014

GE to acquire UK-based biogas-to-energy business

BY GE Found In:Power, BiogasGE recently announced that it has agreed to acquire Monsal, a private U.K.-based water, waste, advanced anaerobic digestion and integrated biogas-to-energy business. The acquisition of Monsal will enhance GE's wastewater treatment product offerings. READ MORE

July 01, 2014

N.C. biogas facility holds ribbon cutting ceremony

BY CohnReznick LLP Found In:Power, BiogasThe official ribbon cutting ceremony took place June 27 at the Storms Hog Power facility at the Storms Hog Farm near Bladenboro, North Carolina. The 600-kW facility is North Carolina's largest swine waste-to-energy system operating at full capacity. READ MORE

June 28, 2014

In Depth: California Craft Beers and Biogas Bargains

BY Chris HansonFound In:BiogasOn-site biogas installations are saving craft brewers heat and water treatment costs. READ MORE

June 27, 2014

Opinion: Community Digesters: Opportunities, Challenges and Strategies

BY Surya Pidaparti Found In:BiogasIn the U.S., there are about 1,500 digesters at sewage plants and 300 on farms. Success of farm and community digesters is mixed with a success rate of 60 to 80 percent. There are myriad factors that undermine the use of digesters. READ MORE

June 27, 2014

React Energy reports progress with bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Thermal, BiogasU.K.-based React Energy plc has issued an operational update and announced the issuance of a GBP 1.5 million ($2.55 million) secured loan note. The company is developing several biomass power projects and recently entered the biomass thermal space. READ MORE

June 27, 2014

Impact Bioenergy announces portable food waste digester

BY Impact Bioenergy Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasSeattle-based Impact Bioenergy has expanded the unique model AD185 digester design that enables facility operators to generate energy from their own food scraps and paper products. The new AD185-2 unit features five times the processing capacity. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

Dairy farm to produce pipeline-quality biogas

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGeorge DeRuyter & Sons dairy has partnered with Promus Energy LLC to convert its current anaerobic digestion system into Promus's integrated digester-based system to produce pipeline-quality renewable natural gas and other coproducts. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

GIB highlights achievements in annual report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. Green Investment Bank recently released its 2013-'14 annual report and announced new funding to help small and medium enterprises make investments in energy efficiency, including biomass boilers. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

$15 million available for Advanced Biofuels Payment Program

BY Anna AustinFound In:Pellets, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA recently issued a notice of contract proposals for its Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which provides payments to producers to support and expand production of advanced biofuels. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

Cleanergy launches bioenergy system for old, closed landfills

BY Cleanergy Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasCleanergy's GasBox has been developed to generate electricity and heat from landfill sites that are more than 10 years old. The system can take in biogas with methane concentrations as low as 18 percent. READ MORE

June 26, 2014

Model may help growers mitigate costly droughts

BY University of Florida Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA University of Florida-created model may help growers plant at optimal times and avoid crop-destroying drought, which can cost millions of dollars in a given year, according to one of the tool's creators. READ MORE

June 25, 2014

Opinion: Buy Local, It’s Cheaper

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass was the earliest source of light and heat, warming and illuminating small bands of ancient humans. Today, it continues to excel as an energy source in smaller applications. READ MORE

June 25, 2014

USDA REAP sinks $3.4 billion into rural economies

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThough the USDA Rural Energy for America Program has been hugely successful since it was first implemented in the 2002 Farm Bill, numerous changes have been implemented over the years in order to maximize program value. READ MORE

June 24, 2014

Supreme Court issues its decision on EPA's GHG Tailoring Rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn June 23, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision on the U.S. EPA's Tailoring Rule. It did not, however, address the uncertainty faced by those in the biomass industry with regard to the EPA's treatment of biogenic emissions. READ MORE

June 24, 2014

Cemtrex to acquire bioenergy technology company

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Biogas Cemtrex Inc. recently entered into a letter of intent to purchase all the assets of a foreign wastewater treatment and bioenergy plant technology company with approximately $14 million in annual sales for 2013. READ MORE

June 20, 2014

FERC: Bioenergy capacity was added in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects has issued Its Energy Infrastructure Update for May, reporting that the U.S. added 19 bioenergy production units with a combined 73 MW capacity from January through May. READ MORE

June 20, 2014

Calysta demonstrates conversion of methane to lactic acid

BY Calysta Inc. Found In:Biogas, ChemicalsCalysta Inc. recently announced it has successfully fermented methane into lactic acid under a research collaboration with NatureWorks. Lactic acid is the building block for NatureWorks Ingeo lactide intermediates and polymers. READ MORE

June 19, 2014

Pennsylvania offers funding for renewable energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Pennsylvania Energy Development Authority is offering approximately $12.5 million in funding to support alternative and renewable energy projects in the state, including biomass, solar, wind and hydro projects. READ MORE

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