Biogas & Landfill Gas

July 09, 2019

EIA updates 2019, 2020 bioenergy forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the July edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will provide 11 percent of utility-scale generation this year, increasing to 13 percent next year. READ MORE

July 05, 2019

EPA proposes 2020 RVOs, 2021 RVO for biomass-based diesel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has proposed to require 20.04 billion gallons of renewable fuels to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply next year, up from 19.92 billion gallons in 2019, according to a rulemaking released by the agency July 5. READ MORE

July 03, 2019

Wärtsilä forms Biogas Solutions unit

BY Wärtsilä Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsWärtsilä has announced the formation of Wärtsilä Biogas Solutions.The new division merges Wärtsilä Puregas Solutions with Wärtsilä’s biogas liquefaction team to better offer customers a one-stop-shot for advanced biofuel production. READ MORE

July 03, 2019

GESS International to construct fifth biogas plant in Missouri

BY GESS International Found In:BiogasGESS International has announced plans to construct a fifth biomass plant in Missouri. The plant will be located in Chariton County. GESS International originally announced plans to build four biogas plants in the state in March. READ MORE

July 02, 2019

Senators aim to limit USDA influence over SRE decisions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSeveral U.S. senators representing oil producing and refining states are trying to limit Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s influence over the U.S. EPA’s process of evaluating small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

July 02, 2019

Greenlane secures biogas upgrading contract for Oregon project

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Found In:BiogasGreenlane Biogas North America Ltd. has secured a new CDN $2.7 million-dollar biogas upgrading contract with the Metropolitan Wastewater Management Commission in Lane County, Oregon. Greenlane will provide its PSA solution to the facility. READ MORE

June 28, 2019

EPA: More than 31.11 million cellulosic RINs generated in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for May, reporting that nearly 1.57 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 31.11 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

Bill aims to require US to achieve 50% renewable power by 2035

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasNew legislation introduced June 26 aims to put the U.S. on a path towards decarbonization, requiring 50 percent of U.S. electricity to be generated by renewables by 2035. Biomass and biogas would help meet that goal. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

Wehrum leaves EPA, Isdal becomes deputy assistant administrator

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation William Wehrum will leave his post at the agency at the end of June. Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator Anne Idsal will become acting assistant administrator for air and radiation. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

Senators urge EPA to block attempts to roll back use of SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA group of nine republican senators representing U.S. oil-producing and refining states are urging U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler to block attempts to roll back the agency’s’ use of small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the RFS. READ MORE

June 27, 2019

Bright Biomethane opens North America office

BY Bright Biomethane Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsBright Biomethane opened its first North American office in response to growing business and increasing demand for renewable natural gas (RNG) solutions in North America. The company is currently working on five RNG projects in the Northeast. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

DOE announces open meeting of biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy announced June 24 plans to hold an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on June 26 in Missoula, Montana. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

Greenlane secures new CDN $3.4 million biogas upgrading contract

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Biogas North America Ltd. has secured a new CDN $3.4 million-dollar biogas upgrading contract. Greenlane will provide its water-wash technology solution for a municipal wastewater treatment facility in the Vancouver metro region. READ MORE

June 26, 2019

US Gain expands investment in dairy industry

BY U.S. Gain Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsU.S. Gain is honored to see the the 12 dairy farms it has partnered with profit from renewable natural gas (RNG) production. The company is an integrated RNG supplier that is pairing investment in RNG production with its network of fueling stations. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

EPA opens Section 610 review of RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA published a notice in the Federal Register June 24 announcing it has opened a review of the Renewable Fuel Standard under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act. A public comment period is open through Aug. 22. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

EPA updates SRE data, 38 SRE applications now pending for 2018

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAnother small refinery exemption (SRE) application for the Renewable Fuel Standard’s 2018 compliance year has been declared ineligible or withdrawn, according to updated SRE data posted to the U.S. EPA website on June 24. READ MORE

June 25, 2019

Amp Americas sells ampCNG unit, develops 2 dairy RNG projects

BY Amp Americas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAmp Americas has sold 20 ampCNG fueling stations to American Natural Gas for $41 million. Amp Americas will continue to own and operate its Indiana biogas operations and plans to break ground on two additional dairy RNG projects this year. READ MORE

June 24, 2019

HC2 Holdings’ American Natural Gas acquires ampCNG

BY HC2 Holdings Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsHC2 Holdings Inc. announced June 17 that its energy portfolio company American Natural Gas has acquired ampCNG, a natural gas fuel provider, for $41 million. ANG aims to provide 100 percent RNG by 2020. READ MORE

June 20, 2019

Bill aims to extend biofuel, bioenergy tax credits through 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsRep. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., introduced the Taxpayer Certainty and Disaster Tax Relief Act of 2019 on June 18. The bill extends several biofuel- and bioenergy-related tax credits through 2020. The legislation was scheduled for markup on June 20. READ MORE

June 20, 2019

Lee Enterprises consulting adds team members

BY Lee Enterprises Consulting Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsLee Enterprises Consulting has added four new members to its team of 100-plus subject matter bioeconomy experts, including Chris Burk, P.E.; Daren Daugaard, Ph.D. P.E.; David Whittle; and Tad Dritz, P.E. READ MORE

June 19, 2019

CalBio, dairy farmers partner with Chevron on dairy RNG projects

BY California Bioenergy LLC Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsChevron U.S.A. Inc. and California Bioenergy LLC announced June 18 a joint investment in a holding company with California dairy farmers to produce and market dairy biomethane as a vehicle fuel in the state. READ MORE

June 17, 2019

DOE seeks nominations for biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy is seeking nominations for candidates to fill vacancies on its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Nominations must be submitted by June 30. READ MORE

June 17, 2019

Kinetrex breaks ground on RNG plant in Indianapolis

BY Kinetrex Energy Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsKinetrex Energy, EDL and South Side Landfill announced June 17 that they have broken ground on a new RNG facility in Indianapolis. The completed facility will convert landfill gas into approximately 8 million gallons of RNG each year. READ MORE

June 17, 2019

Oberon Fuels secures $2.9 million grant for rDME production

BY Oberon Fuels Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOberon Fuels was awarded a grant for $2.88 million from the California Energy Commission for a first-of-its-kind, multi-phase project to produce the first renewable dimethyl ether (rDME), a clean-burning, ultra-low-carbon transportation fuel. READ MORE

June 14, 2019

Bill aims to reform EPA’s SRE process, increase transparency

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSens. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., introduced the RFS Integrity Act of 2019 on June 13. The bill aims to bring transparency and predictability to the U.S. EPA’s small refinery exemption (SRE) process. READ MORE

June 14, 2019

EIA: Power generation from renewables to increase in 2019, 2020

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will provide 11 percent of U.S. power generation in 2019, increasing to 13 percent in 2020. READ MORE

June 13, 2019

UK to achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2050

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasBritish Prime Minister Theresa May announced June 12 that the U.K. Parliament has introduced legislation that will mandate the country achieves net-zero emissions by 2050. Bioenergy is expected to help reach that goal. READ MORE

June 13, 2019

Bill aims to extend MLPs to bioenergy, biofuel projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Jerry Moran, R-Kan., and Reps. Mike Thompson, D-Calif., and Ron Estes, R-Kan., reintroduced a bill June 13 that aims to give investors in clean energy projects access to the use of master limited partnerships (MLPs). READ MORE

June 12, 2019

Senators urge EPA to process eRIN applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA bipartisan group of nine senators, led by Sens. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and Jeff. Merkley, D-Ore., sent a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler June 11 urging the agency to act on pending applications for electric fuel pathways under the RFS. READ MORE

June 12, 2019

Senators ask EPA to end SRE approvals, reallocate waived volumes

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA dozen democratic senators, led by Sens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Tammy Duckworth, D-Ill., sent a letter to EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler June 11 urging the agency to end approval of unjustified SRE applications and reallocate waived volumes. READ MORE