Biogas & Landfill Gas

July 01, 2020

Avista opens RFP for 120 MW of renewable capacity

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasAvista, a utility serving regions in Washington, Oregon and Idaho, announced on June 26 it is seeking proposals from renewable energy project developers for up to 120 aMW of power production. Biomass projects are among those eligible to apply. READ MORE

July 01, 2020

UK BEIS provides COVID-19 extensions to non-domestic RHI projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. government has announced that applicants to the non-domestic RHI scheme will have an extra 14 months to complete projects delayed by COVID-19. The government also confirmed that a third allocation for the non-domestic RHI will open in July. READ MORE

July 01, 2020

Ways2H teams with Ford, Bacon & Davis on waste-to-hydrogen plants

BY Ways2H Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsWays2H Inc., a waste-to-hydrogen producer, and EPC company Ford, Bacon & Davis, have announced a a joint collaboration to design and build waste-to-hydrogen facilities in California and other U.S. locations. READ MORE

June 30, 2020

Report: Biomass, biofuels can help US meet net-zero goal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe House Select Committee on the Climate Crisis on June 30 unveiled a climate crisis action plan that aims to serve as a congressional roadmap to help the U.S. reach net-zero emissions by 2050. Biomass, biogas and biofuels will help meet that goal. READ MORE

June 30, 2020

Greenlane announces $15.2M in system supply contracts

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Renewables Inc. on June 29 that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., has signed $20.6 million (US$15.2 million) in new supply contracts using Greenlane’s pressure swing adsorption (PSA) biogas upgrading system. READ MORE

June 30, 2020

City of Boulder, Western Disposal finalize RNG agreement

BY City of Boulder Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe City of Boulder has finalized an agreement with Western Disposal for the sale of renewable natural gas (RNG) generated at the city’s Water Resources Recovery Facility. The RNG will fuel up to 38 of Western Disposal's vehicles. READ MORE

June 29, 2020

Governors’ Biofuels Coalition urges EPA to reject gap year SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Governors’ Biofuels Coalition sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on June 29 urging the agency to deny the 52 gap year SREs oil companies have filed in an effort to circumvent the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeal's Jan. 24 ruling. READ MORE

June 29, 2020

US Gain develops dairy RNG project in just 8 months

BY U.S. Gain Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsU.S. Gain has announced that after only eight months that its digester at S&S Jerseyland Dairy in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin, is now transforming animal waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) for use as a transportation fuel. READ MORE

June 26, 2020

Ernst blocks nomination of deputy EPA administrator over SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, announced she will block the nomination of Doug Benevento to serve as deputy administrator of the U.S. EPA until the agency discloses exactly how it plans to deal with gap year SRE petitions under the RFS. READ MORE

June 25, 2020

Senators urge EPA to reject 52 ‘gap year’ SRE petitions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA bipartisan group of 16 senators sent a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on June 25 urging him to reject the 52 gap year SRE petitions recently filed by small refineries in an effort to circumvent the Tenth Circuit Court's January ruling. READ MORE

June 24, 2020

Biofuels, bioenergy to benefit from Growing Climate Solutions Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsTestimony offered during a June 24 hearing held by the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry to consider the Growing Climate Solutions Act explains how the bill could benefit the biofuel and bioproducts industries. READ MORE

June 23, 2020

FuelCell Energy resumes manufacturing at Connecticut plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFuelCell Energy Inc. has resumed manufacturing at its Torrington, Connecticut, facility, which temporarily suspended manufacturing activities in March due to COVID-19. The company also noted construction is underway on a California biogas project. READ MORE

June 23, 2020

ABC: Moving Forward Act can boost biogas industry

BY American Biogas Council Found In:BiogasThe American Biogas Council praised the release of the long awaited infrastructure package by the U.S. House of Representatives entitled, The Moving Forward Act (H.R.2). The $1.5 trillion proposal includes tax provisions that benefit biogas. READ MORE

June 23, 2020

SoCalGas, PG&E and Opus 12 demonstrate conversion of CO2 into RNG

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSouthern California Gas Co., Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E), and Opus 12 on June 22 announced they have demonstrated further advancement of a new electrochemical technology that converts the carbon dioxide content in raw biogas to RNG. READ MORE

June 22, 2020

EPA: 1.26 billion RINs generated in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for May, reporting that nearly 1.26 billion RINs were generated under the RFS during the month, down from 1.72 billion generated during the same month of 2019. READ MORE

June 22, 2020

RFS Power Coalition supports bill introduced by Thune, Shaheen

BY RFS Power Coalition Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe RFS Power Coalition expressed support for legislation introduced on June 17 by Sens. John Thune, R-S.D., and Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. The bill requires the EPA to take action pending RFS biofuels registration and pathway applications. READ MORE

June 19, 2020

City of Boulder partners with Tetra Tech, CGRS on biogas project

BY City of Boulder Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsConstruction is more than halfway finished on the City of Boulder’s biogas use enhancement project, located at the city’s water resource recovery facility. Biogas produced from wastewater digesters will be converted into RNG for vehicle fuel. READ MORE

June 18, 2020

EPA: 52 ‘gap year’ small refinery exemption petitions filed

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA on June 18 released updated small refinery exemption data that shows small refiners have filed 52 “gap year” SRE petitions for RFS compliance years 2011 through 2018 in an effort to circumvent the Tenth Circuit Court’s January ruling. READ MORE

June 18, 2020

ReCarbon, Utilitas collaborate on biogas-to-hydrogen projects

BY ReCarbon Inc. Found In:Biogas, ChemicalsReCarbon Inc., the developer of a plasma carbon conversion unit, on June 10 announced the execution of a memorandum of understanding with Utilitas Groupl, an Australian bioenergy developer, towards building biogas-to-hydrogen plants in Australia. READ MORE

June 17, 2020

DOE funds 2 carbon utilization projects focused on algae

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Fossil Energy on June 16 announced it will award $17 million to 11 advanced carbon utilization projects. Approximately $6 million of that funding will support algae projects. READ MORE

June 17, 2020

Bill compels EPA to act on RFS pathway, registration petitions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSen. John Thune, R-S.D., has introduced a bill that aims to approve certain advanced biofuel registrations under the RFS that the EPA has failed to take action on and set a deadline for the agency to act on future pathway and registration petitions. READ MORE

June 17, 2020

Grassley discusses SRE gap filings, future of RFS program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, discussed issues related to the post-2022 Renewable Fuel Standard, retroactive small refinery exemptions (SREs), and COVID-19 relief for the ag community during a media call held June 16. READ MORE

June 16, 2020

System enables decentralized production of green hydrogen

BY Graz University of Technology Found In:BiogasHydrogen researchers at Graz University of Technology, together with the Graz-based start-up Rouge H2 Engineering, have developed a cost-effective process for the decentralized production of high-purity hydrogen. READ MORE

June 15, 2020

EPA finds Drylet’s biocatalyst has no impact on RIN designation

BY Drylet Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has determined that Drylet’s renewable natural gas (RNG) boosting biocatalyst, Bio React AD, has no impact on biofuel pathways approved under the Renewable Fuel Standards federal program, Drylet announced on June 8. READ MORE

June 11, 2020

EPA urged to address treatment of biogenic emissions from crops

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on June 9 urging the agency to seek public comments on the regulatory treatment of biogenic CO2 from annual agriculture crops. READ MORE

June 11, 2020

Dane County RNG station receives biogas shipment from Brightmark

BY Dane County Wisconsin Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe first-of-its-kind in the nation RNG offloading station at Dane County, Wisconsin’s landfill on June 11 received its first load of RNG from a manure digester in the Yahara Lakes Watershed developed by Brightmark. READ MORE

June 10, 2020

Report: Investment in biomass, waste-to-energy up 9% last year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA report released by the UN Environment Programme, the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre, and BloombergNEF on June 10 shows biomass and waste-to-energy received $123 billion in financing for new projects between 2010 and 2019. READ MORE

June 09, 2020

EIA: Growth in renewable power expected to continue

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasU.S. electricity generation from renewable sources is expected to reach 21 percent in 2020 and 23 percent in 2021, up from 17 percent in 2019, according to date released by the EIA in its Short-Term Energy Outlook on June 9. READ MORE

June 09, 2020

Biofuel, ag groups demand answers on ‘gap’ year SRE petitions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA group of nine biofuel and ag groups sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on June 9 requesting more information about small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions the agency has reportedly received for past RFS compliance years. READ MORE

June 09, 2020

Valmet supplies automation to UK landfill gas project

BY Valmet Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsValmet will supply automation to a gas clean-up system at Viridor’s Dunbar Landfill site in East Lothian, Scotland, U.K. The first-of-its-kind system allows the successful capture of CO2 and transforms landfill gas into transport fuels. READ MORE