Biogas & Landfill Gas

September 06, 2018

EPA asked to process RIN applications for biomass, biogas power

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Sept. 6, 111 organizations, including the American Biogas Council and Biomass Power Association, sent a letter to the EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the immediate inclusion of renewable electricity in the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

September 04, 2018

Opinion: Midterm Elections, RVO Decisions, and Lame Duck Tax Relief

BY Michael McAdams Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsWith former U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt taking aim at the biofuels industry, what started out as a challenging year is now winding down on an ostensibly more moderate and manageable note. READ MORE

September 03, 2018

In Depth: Wake Up and Smell the Coffee

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSustainable Resources Group, a firm dedicated to helping organizations turn costly waste into revenue-generating income streams, is embarking on a new project that has the potential to be the biggest initiative in company history. READ MORE

August 30, 2018

Republic Services highlights RNG efforts in sustainability report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepublic Services Inc. released its 2017 Sustainability Report on Aug 29. Within the report, the company outlines progress it has made on several environmental goals, including those related to the production and use of renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

August 30, 2018

RNG Energy, PES to develop RNG facility in Philadelphia

BY RNG Energy Solutions Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRNG Energy Solutions and Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing LLC have announced plans to build a state-of-the-art anaerobic digester facility named Point Breeze Renewable Energy. The facility will produce RNG for transportation use. READ MORE

August 29, 2018

California Assembly votes in favor of 100% clean power by 2045

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOn Aug. 28, the California Assembly passed Senate Bill 100 by a vote of 44 to 33. The legislation aims to require retail electricity suppliers within the state to secure 100 percent of their power from renewables or zero-emissions sources by 2045. READ MORE

August 29, 2018

USDA memo encourages EPA to account for small refinery waivers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA recent memo sent to the U.S. EPA by the USDA Office of the Chief Economist shows the USDA believes the EPA should account for the impact of small refinery hardship waivers in its annual Renewable Fuel Standard rulemaking. READ MORE

August 28, 2018

GE: 25 Jenbacher gas engines to power biogas project in Rwanda

BY GE Found In:Power, BiogasSymbion Power has named Clarke Energy as the preferred bidder for two power plants in Rwanda that will generate power from dissolved biogas from deep below Lake Kivu. The projects include approximately 25 Jenbacher gas engines from GE. READ MORE

August 27, 2018

CenterPoint Energy files for RNG program in Minnesota

BY CenterPoint Energy Found In:BiogasCenterPoint Energy filed a proposal Aug. 23 with the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission seeking approval to introduce a renewable natural gas (RNG) green tariff pilot program to its Minnesota customers. READ MORE

August 24, 2018

Letter urges Trump to direct EPA to complete RFS electric pathway

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe owners of nearly 60 anaerobic digestion (AD) projects recently sent a letter to President Trump asking him to tell the U.S. EPA to prioritize the development of an electric pathway under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

August 23, 2018

EPA: 26.35 million cellulosic RINs generated in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for July, reporting that nearly 1.71 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 26.35 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

August 23, 2018

Senators ask EPA to increase RVOs for advanced biofuel, biodiesel

BY Sen. Patty Murray's office Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Aug. 23, a bipartisan group of 39 senators sent a letter to the EPA urging the agency to increase volume obligations for biomass-based diesel and advanced biofuel and appropriately account for small refinery hardship waivers in the 2019 RFS rule. READ MORE

August 22, 2018

Capstone to supply equipment to biogas project in Italy

BY Capstone Turbine Corp. Found In:BiogasCapstone Turbine Corp. has secured an order for four C65 microturbines and one C200R microturbine for three wastewater treatment facilities in northern Italy. The microturbines will be fueled by biogas and produce heat and power via a CHP system. READ MORE

August 21, 2018

Capstone to supply equipment for biogas project in Brazil

BY Capstone Turbine Corp. Found In:BiogasCapstone Turbine Corp. has secured an order for one C65 and one C200R microturbine for an international brewing company located in South Brazil. The project is expected to be commissioned before the end of the year. READ MORE

August 20, 2018

More than 290,000 comments filed on 2019 RFS proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe public comment period on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2019 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass based diesel, closed Aug. 17. READ MORE

August 17, 2018

USDA solicits applications for REAP funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA is soliciting fiscal year 2019 applications for the Rural Energy for America Program, which helps agricultural producers and rural small businesses install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. READ MORE

August 17, 2018

Metsä Group’s bioproduct mill reaches full production capacity

BY Metsäliitto Cooperative Found In:Pellets, Biogas, ChemicalsMetsä Group has announced its next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland, reached full production capacity in August. The facility produces a variety of products, including pulp, biogas and biofuel pellets. READ MORE

August 16, 2018

Grassley: EPA not pursuing plan to attach RINs to biofuel exports

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA is no longer considering a plan would allow renewable identification numbers (RINs) to be applied to exported volumes of biofuels, according to remarks made by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, during an Aug. 15 press call. READ MORE

August 16, 2018

Xebec to deploy NRU at US landfill gas project

BY Xebec Adsorption Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsXebec Adsorption Inc. recently announced that it has received a multi-million dollar landfill gas upgrading order for a nitrogen rejection unit (NRU) from a U.S. based customer. The system will be delivered during the first quarter of next year. READ MORE

August 16, 2018

Design-build team selected for Piscataway WRRF bioenergy plant

BY Stantec Inc. Found In:BiogasThe design-build team of PC Construction, Stantec, and Hazen and Sawyer has been selected to design and construct the first phase of Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s $250 million Piscataway WRRF Bio-Energy Project in Maryland. READ MORE

August 15, 2018

Ag groups urge Congress to quickly complete work on Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMore than 150 ag groups and businesses sent a letter to leaders of the Senate Committee on Agriculture and House Committee on Agriculture urging them to complete work on the 2018 Farm Bill before the Agricultural Act of 2014 expires on Sept. 30. READ MORE

August 15, 2018

Weltec Group to update 2.2 MW biogas plant in Germany

BY Weltec Biopower GmbH Found In:Power, BiogasAs of Aug. 1, Nordmethan GmbH, a company of the Weltec Biopower Group, has taken over an insolvent biogas plant in Südergellersen, Lower Saxony, in Germany. The company plans to fully modernize the facility. READ MORE

August 13, 2018

Comment period on 2019 RFS proposal closes this week

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe public comment period on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2019 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard, along with the 2020 RVO for biomass-based diesel, closes Aug. 17. READ MORE

August 09, 2018

DOE schedules meeting of biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will hold an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on Aug. 22-23 in Arlington Virginia. READ MORE

August 07, 2018

EIA: Bioenergy capacity, generation to increase next year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the August edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that nonhydropower renewables will provide more than 10 percent of electricity generation in 2018. READ MORE

August 06, 2018

Bipartisan bill promotes biogas, CCUS technology

BY Rep. Scott Peters’ Office Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRep. Scott Peter, D-Calif., and David Young, R-Iowa, recently introduced the bipartisan Carbon Utilization Act of 2018, which promotes biogas and carbon capture utilization and sequestration (CCUS) technologies. READ MORE

August 02, 2018

Toronto to develop RNG facility in partnership with Enbridge

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe city of Toronto has announced plans to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) at its Dufferin Solid Waste Management Facility. The project will be developed in partnership with Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc. READ MORE

August 02, 2018

DOE, SoCalGas fund project using microbes to convert CO2 into RNG

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsLawrence Livermore National Labs and Stanford School of Engineering's Spormann Laboratory will study new technology with potential to significantly reduce the cost of producing renewable natural gas and reduce carbon dioxide emissions. READ MORE

August 01, 2018

Wheeler: EPA to create public ‘dashboard’ on RFS waivers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsActing EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler discussed the Renewable Fuel Standard, small refinery hardship waivers, Reid vapor pressure (RVP) relief for E15, and issues related to agency transparency during a Senate hearing Aug. 1. READ MORE

August 01, 2018

Foresight acquires AD plants, supports biomass CHP project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasU.K.-based Foresight Group recently acquired several anaerobic digestion (AD) projects, including those in Germany and the U.K., and announced support for a biomass-fired combined-heat-and-power (CHP) project in Italy. READ MORE