Biogas & Landfill Gas

November 12, 2019

Court dismisses ABFA’s petition for review of EPA SRE methodology

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Nov. 12 dismissed a petition for review filed by the Advanced Biofuels Association challenging the U.S. EPA’s methodology for granting small refinery exemptions (SREs). READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Sievers testifies at Senate hearing on Farm Bill implementation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAmerican Biogas Council Director Bryan Sievers testified at a hearing held by the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry on Nov. 7 focused on implementation of the 2018 Farm Bill’s rural development and energy programs. READ MORE

November 11, 2019

Trump nominates Brouillette to serve as energy secretary

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident Trump on Nov. 7 formally nominated current U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Dan Brouillette to serve as the next secretary of energy. Brouillette will replace current Secretary of Energy Rick Perry if confirmed by the U.S. Senate. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Agenda released for 2020 International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBiomass Magazine has announced the agenda for the 13th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place February 3-5, 2020 at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, Tennessee. READ MORE

November 07, 2019

Maryland Environmental Service, Bioenergy DevCo sign agreement

BY Maryland Environmental Service Found In:BiogasMaryland Environmental Service has announce an agreement to provide operational expertise to Bioenergy DevCo as it designs, sites, constructs, permits, and subsequently operates two anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities planned for the Baltimore area. READ MORE

November 06, 2019

Xebec, Asja announce progress with RNG plant in Italy

BY Xebec Adsorption Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsXebec Adsorption Inc. announced Nov. 6 that renewable energy project developer and operator Asja Ambiente Italia SpA is in the final construction phase of its 11.2 MW landfill gas (LFG) to renewable natural gas (RNG) plant in Genoa, Italy. READ MORE

November 05, 2019

Senate interior appropriations bill requires EPA to act on eRINs

BY RFS Power Coalition Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe RFS Power Coalition applauded the passage of H.R. 3055 (116), the Senate’s Interior Appropriations bill. The Interior-EPA portion of the spending package includes a provision requiring the EPA to take swift action on existing eRIN applications. READ MORE

November 05, 2019

Hawai’i Gas, DMT win ABC’s ‘Project of the Year’

BY DMT Clear Gas Solution Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Oct. 29, at their 19th annual BioCycle REFOR19, the American Biogas Council announced Hawai’i Gas and DMT Clear Gas Solutions as the winner of their 2019 “Project of the Year” award. The project was one of eight to be recognized by ABC. READ MORE

November 04, 2019

FERC: 505 MW of biomass capacity planned through August 2022

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission published its latest monthly Energy Infrastructure Update on Nov. 1 showing that up to 505 megawatts (MW) of biomass power capacity is currently under development and could be installed by August 2022. READ MORE

November 04, 2019

Biofuel, ag groups ask Trump to uphold SRE deal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA coalition of 60 agriculture and biofuel groups sent a letter to President Trump on Nov. 4 urging him to fix the U.S. EPA’s flawed supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking that describes the agency’s plan for reallocating future SREs. READ MORE

November 01, 2019

New Hampshire delegation urges EPA to open RFS to renewable power

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe New Hampshire congressional delegation sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Oct. 28 urging the agency to allow renewable electricity producers to participate in the Renewable Fuel Standard, starting in 2020. READ MORE

October 30, 2019

Biofuel groups call on EPA to fix SRE proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepresentatives of the biofuels industry expressed frustration with the EPA’s bait and switch regarding its supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking on SREs during an Oct. 30 hearing in Michigan and called on the agency to fix the flawed proposal. READ MORE

October 30, 2019

American Biogas Council announces 2019 Biogas Award Winners

BY American Biogas Council Found In:BiogasThe American Biogas Council recognized eight biogas projects for their outstanding performance and contribution to the U.S. biogas industry at the Biogas Industry Awards Dinner at BioCycle REFOR19 on Oct. 29. READ MORE

October 29, 2019

Biofuel groups defend RFS, urge action on SREs during hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change held a hearing Oct. 29 on the Renewable Fuel Standard Integrity Act of 2019. Testimony primarily focused on the U.S. EPA’s mishandling of SREs. READ MORE

October 29, 2019

RNG startup coverts forest residues into pipeline-quality gas

BY Canadian Gas Association Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAn innovative clean energy start-up company, G4 Insights Inc., has successfully demonstrated in a field trial that forestry industry residues can be turned into RNG. The G4 demonstration unit in Edmonton, Alberta, has been operating for six months. READ MORE

October 28, 2019

EPA posts call-in information for Oct. 30 hearing on SRE proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has posted call-in information for its Oct. 30 hearing on the supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking released Oct. 15 that seeks comments on how the agency should project the volume of SREs in future annual RFS rulemakings. READ MORE

October 28, 2019

Vermont Gas, NG Advantage partner to offer RNG in Northeast

BY Vermont Gas Found In:Thermal, BiogasVermont Gas and NG Advantage announced Oct. 24 a first-of-its-kind initiative to deliver renewable natural gas (RNG) to business and institutional customers—including hospitals—through VGS’ pipeline and NGA’s virtual pipeline infrastructure. READ MORE

October 25, 2019

USDA, DOE partner to promote rural energy, technology development

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA and U.S. Department of Energy have announced a memorandum of understanding to promote rural energy and the development of technologies that will support and advance rural and agricultural communities and domestic manufacturing. READ MORE

October 24, 2019

EPA: 1.61 billion RINs generated in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for September, reporting that nearly 1.61 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 35.25 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

October 24, 2019

Vancouver landfill now approved to produce RNG

BY FortisBC Found In:BiogasFortisBC and the city of Vancouver have received regulatory approval from the British Columbia Utilities Commission to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) at the city’s landfill in Delta. Construction on the project will begin in 2020. READ MORE

October 24, 2019

Clemson researcher improves turfgrass, switchgrass

BY Clemson University Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsClemson University College of Science professor Hong Luo has received a $500,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop genetically improved and more robust turfgrass and switchgrass. READ MORE

October 23, 2019

House to hold hearing on EPA’s mismanagement of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment and Climate Change has announced plans to hold a legislative hearing on Oct. 29 focused on the U.S. EPA’s mismanagement of the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

October 23, 2019

Dominion, Smithfield invest $500 million in RNG projects

BY Dominion Energy Found In:BiogasDominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Inc. announced Oct. 23 the companies are doubling their investment in RNG projects across the U.S. to $500 million through 2028. The additional investment will include projects in Arizona and California. READ MORE

October 22, 2019

SREs addressed during White House cabinet meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe EPA’s actions regarding SREs were addressed during an Oct. 21 meeting at the White House. Trump directed the EPA to “make sure the small refineries are happy” while USDA indicated farmers will be fine with the plan once they see it implemented. READ MORE

October 21, 2019

Energy Secretary Rick Perry announces plans to resign

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Oct. 17 announced plans to resign from his post, effective later this year. The White House has not yet announced a nominee to replace Perry following his departure. READ MORE

October 18, 2019

ABC denounces EPA’s latest RFS rule

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Oct. 15, the EPA issued a proposed rule that contradicted a promise to reallocate waived gallons from the RFS and instead released a new proposal to adjust how it sets refinery targets, representing a significant setback to the biofuels industry. READ MORE

October 17, 2019

EPA: 5 SRE applications filed for compliance year 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA published updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Oct. 17 that shows the agency has received five SRE applications for compliance year 2019. All five applications are listed as pending. READ MORE

October 16, 2019

Iowa biofuel, ag groups explain outrage over EPA’s SRE deal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepresentatives of the Iowa biofuels industry held a press briefing Oct. 16 to explain their outrage over the EPA’s Oct. 15 release of its SRE relief rule, explaining the rule did not accurately represent the deal they were briefed on Oct. 3. READ MORE

October 15, 2019

Vanguard selects Kinsley system to power Vermont RNG project

BY Kinsley Energy Systems Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsVanguard Renewables has selected Kinsley Energy Systems to supply high-efficiency CHP for for a groundbreaking renewable energy project. Kinsley will provide an 800 kW TEDOM CHP system to power a new RNG production facility in Salisbury, Vermont. READ MORE

October 11, 2019

UNSW scientists use graphene filter to purify methane from biogas

BY University of New South Wales Found In:BiogasUniversity of New South Wales scientists that developed a graphene filter to improve the quality of drinking water have discovered the very thin form of carbon can also purify methane from biogas produced in wastewater plants. READ MORE