Advanced Biofuels

July 31, 2020

More than $1 billion being invested in California RNG production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA new study has revealed that more than $1 billion is being invested in California to increase the state’s renewable natural gas (RNG) supply. By January 2021, the report predicts 160 RNG production facilities will be operational within the state. READ MORE

July 31, 2020

DOE announces $97 million for bioenergy R&D

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy on July 31 announced more than $97 million in funding for 33 projects that will support high-impact technology research and development to accelerate the bioeconomy, including biofuels, biopower and bioproducts. READ MORE

July 31, 2020

UIPA, Dominion Energy Utah announce cooperation agreement

BY Utah Inland Port Authority Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Utah Inland Port Authority and Dominion Energy Utah have signed a joint cooperation statement aimed at reducing air pollution and improving energy efficiency within the UIPA jurisdictional area, including through the use of RNG. READ MORE

July 30, 2020

Valero: Q2 ethanol production down, renewable diesel sales up

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Advanced FuelsValero Energy Corp. released second quarter financial results on July 30, reporting that ethanol production volumes were down approximately 50 percent when compared to the same period of 2019. Renewable diesel sales volumes, however, were up. READ MORE

July 30, 2020

Duke Energy, SustainRNG partner to develop RNG on dairy farms

BY Duke Energy Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsDuke Energy today announced a partnership with SustainRNG to harness renewable natural gas (RNG) on dairy farms, starting in the southeastern United States. SustainRNG expects to complete its first project in 2021. READ MORE

July 29, 2020

OptiFuel to test preproduction RNG hybrid line-haul locomotive

BY OptiFuel Systems Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOptiFuel Systems has announced it is in the process of finalizing a $2.6 million U.S. Department of Energy grant to demonstrate a pre-production renewable natural gas (RNG) hybrid 4,300 hp line-haul locomotive. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

Republic Services aims to increase beneficial reuse of biogas

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepublic Services Inc. released an annual sustainability report on July 22 that highlights the company’s renewable energy production and sets a goal to significantly increase the volume of biogas it sends to beneficial reuse by 2030. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

ACR: Comment period open on updated landfill gas methodology

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe American Carbon Registry has opened a public comment period on Version 2.0 of its methodology for the generation of carbon offsets from landfill gas destruction and beneficial use projects. Comments can be filed on the methodology through Aug. 7. READ MORE

July 28, 2020

DOE to provide $68 million for bioenergy crop research

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe DOE on July 28 announced $68 million in funding over five years for basic research aimed at making bioenergy feedstock crops more productive and resilient. Feedstocks addressed by the research include sorghum, poplar and pennycress. READ MORE