Biogas & Landfill Gas

January 26, 2016

2015 Dairy Roadmap report published in UK

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasAt the close of the 2015, Dairy U.K. Ltd. released the 2015 Dairy Roadmap report, showing that the U.K. dairy industry has made significant strides in its environmental performance. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

USDA report details Rural Development investments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has released a report detailing the impacts investments made by its Rural Development team have had on rural America. Bioenergy investments are among those highlighted in the document. READ MORE

January 23, 2016

Opinion: Betting on Biogas Growth in 2016

BY Amanda Bilek Found In:Biogas On the biogas front, 2015 was a good year, especially when compared to activity in previous years READ MORE

January 22, 2016

In Depth: Managing Biogas Storage and Retrieval

BY Bruce Smith Found In:BiogasThe volume of a facility's stored biogas varies constantly and requires managing. READ MORE

January 19, 2016

Renewable hydrogen included under California LCFS

BY FuelCell Energy Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsFuelCell Energy Inc. has received contingent certification for a prospective pathway for its renewable hydrogen generation solution using fuel cells at wastewater treatment facilities under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard. READ MORE

January 18, 2016

Hawaii Gas seeks proposals for the supply of biogas

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasHawaii Gas, the state’s regulated gas utility, has opened a request for proposals (RFP) to purchase raw biogas and/or renewable natural gas (RNG). The company is seeking proposals from local and national suppliers that can provide RNG. READ MORE

January 14, 2016

BioHiTech America collaborates to convert food waste to energy

BY BioHiTech Global Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasBioHiTech America has partnered with Natural Systems Utilities and others to test a process that will allow BioHiTech's Eco-Safe Digester to digest, tank, and deliver the effluent to anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities anywhere in the world. READ MORE

January 12, 2016

Agenda for technical sessions announced for 2016 IBCE

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBBI International announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 9th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America’s largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 11-14 in Charlotte, North Carolina. READ MORE

January 12, 2016

StormFisher Environmental acquires AD system from Harvest Power

BY Harvest Power Found In:BiogasStormFisher Environmental Ltd. has acquired the London Energy Garden, an anaerobic digester that turns organic waste from southwestern Ontario into clean, renewable energy and natural fertilizers, from Harvest Ontario Partners Ltd. READ MORE

January 11, 2016

UK infrastructure provider announces new biogas service

BY Fulcrum Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasUsing its extensive experience and expertise in the delivery of gas, electricity and water infrastructure across Britain, Fulcrum is entering the renewables sector to provide pipelines which connect biogas plants to the U.K. gas distribution network. READ MORE

January 08, 2016

SCS Engineers awarded contract for landfill gas-to-energy system

BY SCS Engineers Found In:Power, BiogasSCS Engineers was hired by the Orlando Utilities Commission to expand its existing landfill gas (LFG) treatment and compression facility located at the Orange County Landfill. Expanding the LFG facility will double the nominal inlet flow capacity. READ MORE

January 08, 2016

New Energy Farms discusses energy grasses for use as AD feedstock

BY New Energy Farms Found In:BiogasWhile anaerobic digestion (AD) operators have always recognized that aninclusion of consistent, dedicated crop biomass feedstock can optimize production performance, many are now considering using perennial energy grasses to replace food crops. READ MORE

January 06, 2016

Bill aims for long-term extension of renewable energy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn mid-December, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is seeking the democratic presidential nomination, introduced legislation that aims to enact long-term extensions of several clean energy tax credits that benefit the bioenergy and biofuel sectors. READ MORE

December 30, 2015

Opinion: Maintaining Profitability

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels Energy markets have always been a low-margin game, but current conditions leave producers little margin for error. Thoughtful, well considered operations and maintenance strategies may well be the surest path to profitability. READ MORE

December 28, 2015

USDA highlights 2015 bioeconomy achievements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has released a list of its 2015 top achievements. The list includes several achievements that have benefited the biofuel and bioenergy sectors, including funding for ethanol fuel pumps and progress with the BioPreferred Program. READ MORE

December 28, 2015

AD project breaks ground in Pennsylvania

BY Buchart Horn Found In:BiogasLancaster Area Sewer Authority and Buchart Horn recently broke ground on a $26.8 million biosolids upgrade and improvement project in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The upgrade and expansion will include adding anaerobic digesters and a biosolids dryer. READ MORE

December 23, 2015

Marching into Development & Construction

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsI write this blog fresh off of the March Biomass Magazine planning meeting. The theme that month is project development and plant construction, one of my favorite themes, and arguably one of the most important issues of the year. READ MORE

December 23, 2015

In Depth: Attention to Detail

BY Anna Simet Found In:BiogasBIOFerm’s long-term AD operations and maintenance (O&M) strategy leads to efficient outages and little down time. READ MORE

December 22, 2015

DECC announces FIT revisions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOn Dec. 17, the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change announced additional revisions to renewable energy subsidies, including changes to the Feed-in Tariff scheme that impact anaerobic digestion projects. READ MORE

December 22, 2015

Researchers to demonstrate biogas fuel cell system in Italy

BY VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasIn the European DEMOSOFC project, Convion Ltd. and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. will demonstrate fuel cell systems for high-efficiency cogeneration of heat and power from biogas produced in connection with waste water treatment. READ MORE

December 22, 2015

Germany, India biogas associations announce partnership

BY German Biogas Association Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe German Biogas Association and the Indian Biogas Association have announced a three-year project to foster development of the biogas industry in India. The initial project is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. READ MORE

December 21, 2015

Obama signs spending bill, tax extenders legislation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Dec. 18, President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill and accompanying legislative package of tax extenders into law. The legislation includes two-year extensions of several tax credits that benefit the bioenergy sector. READ MORE

December 21, 2015

Blue Sphere completes acquisition of 4 biogas facilities in Italy

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBlue Sphere Corp. recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of four operating biogas facilities in Italy through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Each fully operational facility generates 1 MW of electricity per hour. READ MORE

December 18, 2015

Congress passes spending bill, tax extenders legislation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMembers of Congress have passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill and accompanying legislative package of tax extenders that includes two-year extensions of tax credits that benefit biofuels and bioenergy. President Obama is expected to sign the bill. READ MORE

December 18, 2015

St. Landry Parish opens expanded BioCNG fuel facility

BY St. Landry Parish Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSt. Landry Parish has officially opened its expanded BioCNG Vehicle Fuel Facility at its sanitary landfill,which is now fueling Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. refuse vehicles collecting residential trash in St. Landry Parish. READ MORE

December 18, 2015

This Year's Standout Stories (My Picks)

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAs 2015 comes to a close, the Biomass Magazine staff has already been working on 2016 issues for a couple of months. Today, I’m going to share with you my personal favorites from each section. READ MORE

December 16, 2015

DOE, USDA, EPA release update of biogas activities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. EPA and USDA have released a report providing an update of the federal government’s progress to reduce methane emissions through biogas systems since the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap was completed last year. READ MORE

December 16, 2015

Legislation aims to extend biofuel, bioenergy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFederal lawmakers have released the text of a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the U.S. government through October 2016. An accompanying legislative package of tax extenders aims to extend certain bioenergy tax incentives for two years. READ MORE

December 11, 2015

Food waste legislation includes AD provisions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOn Dec. 7, Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, introduced the Food Recovery Act of 2015. The bill, which aims to reduce the amount of food waste in the U.S., also contains provisions related to waste-to-energy development. READ MORE

December 10, 2015

Schmack Biogas builds biomethane plant in France

BY Schmack Biogas Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasSchmack Biogas, a Viessmann Group company, has been awarded a contract for the construction of a biomethane plant in Epaux-Bezu (Picardy) in northern France. The project is expected to begin injecting biomethane into the natural gas network in July. READ MORE