Biogas & Landfill Gas

November 17, 2015

SD, VA projects receive USDA value-added grant funding

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Pellets, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFive bioenergy projects in two states were among the 258 businesses nationwide receiving a total of nearly $34 million from the USDA Rural Development Value-Added Producer Grant program. The grants were announced last week. READ MORE

November 17, 2015

DVO launches 2 digesters with Green Cow Power in Indiana

BY DVO Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasGreen Cow Power is now converting off-farm organic wastes and dairy manure into energy with two DVO Inc. Two-Stage Mixed Plug Flow digesters. Located in Goshen, Indiana, it is the largest waste-to-energy facility in Elkhart County. READ MORE

November 16, 2015

Ener-G invests in 5 South African landfill gas power plants

BY ENER-G Found In:Power, BiogasA consortium led by biogas expert Ener-G Systems is investing GBP 11 million ($16.72 million) in five landfill gas generation plants in Johannesburg, South Africa. This is the largest landfill gas-to-power project to be developed in the country. READ MORE

November 06, 2015

Weltec Biopower breaks ground on Australian biogas project

BY Weltec Biopower Found In:Power, BiogasWeltec Biopower has broken ground on a 1-MW plant in a Melbourne, Australia, suburb. The facility will use 100 tons of organic waste per day. READ MORE

November 06, 2015

Roeslein halfway done with first phase of massive AD project

BY Anna SimetFound In:BiogasConstruction of phase one of Roeslein Alternative Energy’s $80 million anaerobic digestion project is about halfway complete and on schedule to be operational by the middle of next year, the company reported. READ MORE

November 03, 2015

Blue Sphere provides update on two biogas projects

BY Blue Sphere Found In:BiogasBlue Sphere Corp., a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, announced today that two waste-to-energy plants under construction in the U.S. with its joint venture partner are nearing completion. READ MORE

October 30, 2015

Republic Services reports yield, revenue increases in Q3 results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:BiogasOn Oct. 29, Republic Services Inc. released financial results for the third quarter of 2015, reporting a net income of $215 million, or 61 cents per share, compared to $185.8 million, or 52 cents per share, for the comparable period in 2014. READ MORE

October 30, 2015

Agreeing to Disagree...Or Not.

BY Anna SimetFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRenewable fuel makers of all kinds need to band together, instead of bash each other, to get where we need to go. READ MORE

October 29, 2015

Biogas technology provider helps make brewery carbon-neutral

BY Ron Kotrba Found In:Power, BiogasBDI-BioEnergy Int'l and Brau Union Österreich, part of the Heineken family, celebrated the opening of a new spent-grain fermentation plant at the Göss Brewery in Austria, the last milestone in a series of efforts to make the plant carbon-neutral. READ MORE

October 26, 2015

European Biomass Association releases annual bioenergy report

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe European Biomass Association (AEBIOM) recently released its annual statistical report, providing an outlook on European bioenergy for 2015, with a comprehensive overview of the latest market trends in bioheat, bioelectricty and biofuel sectors. READ MORE

October 26, 2015

Opinion: Focusing on 3 Prominent Efforts

BY Bernard Sheff Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe American Biogas Council is in its fifth year of existence. The council has grown and expanded over the these years, making inroads in supportive public policies and biogas and digestate market development. READ MORE

October 25, 2015

In Depth: Bringing AD to Africa

BY Keith Loria Found In:BiogasTropical Power has chosen Kenya to house Africa’s first-ever anaerobic digester, and is focusing on the country for additional projects. READ MORE

October 21, 2015

Advanced D5 RINs continue to climb, D3, D6 RINs down slightly

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsU.S. EPA data on RINs generation through September shows D3 cellulosic biofuels RINs generation tapered off slightly for the month of September, after a steady climb seen each month throughout the year. READ MORE

October 20, 2015

Biogas, landfill gas users win EPA onsite green power awards

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasAll three winners in the U.S. EPA's Green Power Leadership Awards' onsite generation category were users of landfill gas or biogas. READ MORE

October 19, 2015

Greenlane Biogas signs distribution agreement with Sysadvance

BY Greenlane Biogas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Biogas has signed a distribution agreement with Sysadvance, a Portuguese company specializing in advanced gas separation systems that utilize pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology. READ MORE

October 16, 2015

ETI report provides outlook on meeting UK climate change targets

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA recent report released by the Energy Technologies Institute states that biomass combined with carbon capture and storage (CCS) remains the only credible route to deliver negative emissions to help meet the U.K.’s 2050 climate change targets. READ MORE

October 14, 2015

USDA seeks applications for REAP loans, grants

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsUSDA under secretary Lisa Mensah recently encouraged rural small businesses to apply for loans and grants to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. READ MORE

October 12, 2015

D3, D5 RINs climb in August, D4 RINs down slightly

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsU.S. EPA data on RINs generation through August reveals cellulosic D3 biofuels continue to climb, advanced biofuel D5 RINs generation is up sharply and the mainstay, D6 renewable fuels (primarily ethanol) continues on pace. READ MORE

October 09, 2015

Dedicate a Day to Bioenergy

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOct. 21 is National Bioenergy Day, an annual event orchestrated by the Biomass Power Association. Now in its third year, NBD is growing. READ MORE

October 07, 2015

Fortistar expands landfill gas to energy portfolio

BY Fortistar Found In:Power, BiogasFortistar recently announced that it acquired two landfill-gas-to-energy projects, expanding its landfill gas portfolio by 11 MW. The acquisitions from Green Gas Americas follow the closing last week of $150 million in financing for its LFGTE work. READ MORE

October 06, 2015

IRENA report indicates renewable energy potential in Africa

BY International Renewable Energy Agency Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe African continent could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency. READ MORE

October 05, 2015

Greenlane Biogas contracts with Promus Energy on RNG project

BY Greenlane Biogas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Biogas has signed a contract with Promus Energy, a project development company focusing on renewable and sustainable technologies, to provide an integrated biogas upgrading solution for a dairy farm located in Yakima County, Washington. READ MORE

September 30, 2015

U.S. DOE publishes roadmap to double energy productivity by 2030

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThis month, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced a roadmap in support of President Obama’s goal to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030. The report lays out a path businesses, state and local governments, consumers and others can use. READ MORE

September 30, 2015

U.S. DOE requests information on clean energy for remote Alaska

BY U.S. DOE Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. DOE is proposing a new initiative to significantly accelerate adoption of sustainable clean and energy efficiency strategies in remote rural Alaskan communities. READ MORE

September 30, 2015

New organization formed to advocate for RFS

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe ethanol industry has a new advocate in the form of a nonprofit organization called Americans for Energy Security and Innovation. READ MORE

September 29, 2015

Rutgers report assesses New Jersey bioenergy potential

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA recent Rutgers University assessment on bioenergy potential in New Jersey found that the state producers over 7 million dry tons of biomass annually, over 4 million of which could be recovered and used to generate power, heat or vehicle fuel. READ MORE

September 28, 2015

U.S. DOE releases second Quadrennial Technology Review

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThis month, the U.S. DOE released its second Quadrennial Technology Review. The report examines the current status of clean energy technologies, identifying clean energy research opportunities for the power sector. READ MORE

September 28, 2015

Opinion: A Great Fit

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsEach year, during the production of the on-site and small-scale issue of Biomass Magazine, a theme we hadn’t anticipated emerges. READ MORE

September 24, 2015

Opinion: Maximizing Biogas Project Value

BY Amanda Bilek Found In:Power, BiogasAlthough biogas projects have multiple configurations that present some challenges in resource scale up, the flexible feedstock sources and end-use utilization make them a worthwhile pursuit. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Senate democrats release national energy bill

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBuilding on the U.S. DOE’s Quadrennial Energy Review installment released earlier this year, U.S. Senate democrats released a tax reform proposal that aims to early on address U.S. energy challenges predicted in the report. READ MORE