Biogas & Landfill Gas

December 07, 2017

Quantum Biopower commissions 1.2 MW CHP unit

BY Quantum Biopower Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasQuantum Biopower recently started its 1.2 MW combined-heat-and-power (CHP) unit, adding a new source of renewable power to Southingto, Connecticut. Officials from the Town of Southington were on hand for the official start of the generating unit. READ MORE

December 06, 2017

Barrasso asks EPA to meet statutory RFS reporting requirements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works, is asking the U.S. EPA to complete studies assessing the impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard on air, water and land quality. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

EPA issues documents discussing periodic reviews of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Nov. 30, the U.S. EPA published documents describing its interpretation of statutory requirements to conduct periodic reviews of certain aspects of the Renewable Fuel Standard and prior actions the agency has taken to fulfill its obligations. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

Renewable Industries Canada unveils ‘Facts Don’t Lie’ ad campaign

BY Renewable Industries Canada Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRenewable Industries Canada has launched a public awareness campaign on the environmental and economic benefits of biofuels mandates. Dubbed "Facts Don’t Lie," the campaign is designed to educate the public on the benefits of biofuels. READ MORE

December 05, 2017

EnviTec Biogas, Evonik strategic partnership celebrates 5 years

BY EnviTec Biogas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFollowing the commissioning of 20 EnviThan gas upgrading plants in Germany, U.K., France, China and Denmark, EnviTec is looking back on a successful five-year partnership with Evonik, the technology leader for membrane-based gas separation. READ MORE

December 04, 2017

Abbott asks EPA to waive portion of RFS RVO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Dec. 1, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt requesting a waiver of Renewable Fuel Standard blending requirements, claiming the program is negatively impacting the state’s economy and employment. READ MORE

December 01, 2017

EPA: 19.23 million cellulosic RINs generated in October

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for October, announcing that nearly 1.68 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 19.23 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

December 01, 2017

UC Riverside evaluates best ways to meet renewable energy targets

BY University of California, Riverside Found In:Power, BiogasResearchers at UC Riverside's Center for Renewable Natural Gas recently received a grant from SoCalGas to examine the proposed 100 percent RPS and explore options that can help achieve emission reduction goals more efficiently and at lower costs. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

BETO launches new Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has established the Feedstock-Conversion Interface Consortium, a research and development consortium focused on biomass supply, preprocessing, and conversion technologies. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

RNG Coalition celebrates new projects, launches video

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas recently recognized six companies for their development roles in seven renewable natural gas (RNG) projects completed in 2017 across the U.S. heartland, and launched a new educational video. READ MORE

November 30, 2017

EPA finalizes 2018 RFS RVOs, 2019 RVO for biomass-based diesel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has finalized the 2018 RFS RVO at 19.29 billion gallons of renewable fuel, including 288 million gallons of cellulosic biofuel, 2.1 billion gallons of biomass-based diesel, and 4.29 billion gallons of advanced biofuel. READ MORE

November 29, 2017

FERC: US added 58 MW of biomass capacity in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasData released by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission shows the U.S. added 238 MW of biomass capacity during the first three quarters of 2017, up from 57 MW during the same period of last year. READ MORE

November 29, 2017

Deadline to submit IBCE presentations ideas set for Dec. 1

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe deadline for submitting speaker abstracts for the 11th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo is end of day Dec. 1. The event is set to take place April 16-18 at the Cobb Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia. READ MORE

November 29, 2017

Total to offset carbon emissions through biogas project

BY Total Found In:BiogasOfficials representing the GoodPlanet Foundation and Total recently signed an agreement for a project to deploy 8,400 biodigesters in Telangana State, India. The project will avoid the emission of 50,000 tons of carbon dioxide equivalent annually. READ MORE

November 28, 2017

EIA: Biomass, waste fuels produced 2% of US electricity in 2016

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Power, BiogasBiomass and waste fuels generated 71.4 billion kilowatthours of electricity in 2016, or 2 percent of total generation in the United States, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s recently released annual electric power data. READ MORE

November 27, 2017

EPA maintains RFS point of obligation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Nov. 22, the U.S. EPA denied several petitions requesting the agency initiate rulemaking to change the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Members of the biofuels industry have spoken out in support of the agency's action. READ MORE

November 27, 2017

UPS increases use of RNG through agreement with Big Ox Energy

BY UPS Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsUPS recently announced an agreement with Big Ox Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital LLC, to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year. READ MORE

November 21, 2017

19 countries agree to scale up bioenergy targets

BY Biofuture Platform Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsCountries representing half of the global population and 37 percent of the global economy agreed to scale up the low-carbon bioeconomy, and develop collective targets prescribing the contribution of sustainable bioenergy to final energy demand. READ MORE

November 17, 2017

Weltec to expand biogas project in Uruguay

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasWeltec Biopower recently signed a contract to expand a biogas facility in Uruguay for Estancias del Lago, a producer of powered milk. Weltec set up an initial biogas plant for EDL in 2013 and will complete the expansion project in late 2018. READ MORE

November 15, 2017

Xebec announces orders from France, Italy and China

BY Xebec Adsorption Inc. Found In:BiogasXebec Adsorption Inc., a global provider of gas generation, purification, and filtration solutions recently announced a significant lift in its order book, driven by more than CDN $9.8 million in recent biogas orders from Europe and China. READ MORE

November 14, 2017

RNG Coalition adds new members

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) has announced the addition of several new members, including East Coast gas and electricity provider Duke Energy and Western U.S. gas utility Southwest Gas. READ MORE

November 13, 2017

EIA updates short-term bioenergy, wood heating forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released its Short-Term Energy Outlook for November, providing updated bioenergy forecasts for 2017 and 2018, and updated wood heating forecasts for the 2017-’18 heating season. READ MORE

November 10, 2017

Opinion: Utilizing Ag Energy Programs to Address Climate Change

BY Lloyd Ritter Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasMany agricultural producers are leading the charge toward renewables, irrespective of the rewards to the climate. They know that innovation increases efficiency while making them more resilient, especially when faced with economic downturns. READ MORE

November 10, 2017

BPA, ABC ask for parity in tax reform package

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Biomass Power Association and American Biogas Council recently partnered with the Energy Recovery Council and National Hydropower Association to ask Congress for tax parity for all renewable technologies in tax reform. READ MORE

November 10, 2017

Lawmakers ask FTC to investigate manipulation of RIN markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA bipartisan group of six members of Congress wrote to the Federal Trade Commission on Nov. 7 asking the agency to investigate possible market manipulation in the renewable identification number (RIN) market. READ MORE

November 09, 2017

California funds 18 dairy digester projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded $35.2 million to 18 dairy digester projects. The projects are part of the Dairy Digester Research and Development program and aim to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from dairy manure. READ MORE

November 07, 2017

Lincoln, Nebraska, to sell biogas for vehicle fuel

BY City of Lincoln Mayor's Office Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe city of Lincoln, Nebraska, is upgrading its technology to allow the biogas produced by wastewater treatment to be processed into vehicle fuel. Construction cost is estimated at $8 million, with a project payback period of as little as two years. READ MORE

November 06, 2017

ABC disappointed by tax reform package introduced in the House

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe American Biogas Council has expressed disappointment in the tax reform package introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives Nov. 2. The ABC is criticizing the bill’s unequal treatment of tax credits for renewable power technologies. READ MORE

November 06, 2017

Wolf asks EPA to waive 2017, 2018 RFS RVOs, RFA responds

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Nov. 2, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf issued a letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt asking for a nationwide waiver of the 2017 and 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard renewable volume requirements (RVOs). READ MORE

November 06, 2017

DuPont launches biogas enzyme Optimash AD-300

BY DuPont Industrial Biosciences Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsDuPont Industrial Biosciences has announced a new enzyme product designed to improve biogas production during anaerobic digestion in the waste water industry. The enzyme, DuPont Optimash AD-300, is immediately available to producers around the world. READ MORE