Biogas & Landfill Gas

March 19, 2020

EPA: 25 SRE petitions now pending for compliance year 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on March 19, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard for compliance year 2019. READ MORE

March 18, 2020

Gevo discusses plans to produce low carbon ethanol, jet fuel

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOfficials from Gevo Inc. discussed plans to produce renewable aviation fuel and upgrade the company’s biorefinery in Luverne, Minnesota, to produce low carbon ethanol during a fourth quarter earnings call, held March 17. READ MORE

March 17, 2020

UK reports record bioenergy production for 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. government recently released provisional energy statistics for 2019, reporting that renewable energy production increased by 4.9 percent last year. Bioenergy output of was up 2.1 percent for the year. READ MORE

March 17, 2020

ENGIE to supply biomethane to all Heathrow Airport terminals

BY ENGIE Found In:BiogasENGIE has announced an agreement with Heathrow Airport to replace natural gas with 100 percent green biomethane from anaerobic digestion to all meter points, across all terminals until March 2022. The biomethane is certified under the RGGOs Scheme. READ MORE

March 17, 2020

ABC staff initiates remote work procedures due to COVID-19

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe American Biogas Council has announced its staff will work remotely for the rest of the month, effective March 16. The organization will continue to operate at full capacity. ABC staff can be reached by phone, email and teleconference. READ MORE

March 16, 2020

DOE cancels March 24-25 meeting of biomass R&D advisory committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy on March 16 announced it has canceled the open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee scheduled for March 24-25 due to the COVID-19 outbreak. READ MORE

March 16, 2020

Xebec provides update on Coronavirus impact on global operations

BY Xebec Adsorption Inc. Found In:BiogasXebec Adsorption Inc. has released a statement that provides an update on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) impact on the company's global operations, including operations and manufacturing capacity in China, Italy and Canda. READ MORE

March 13, 2020

Aemetis provide updates of RNG, cellulosic ethanol projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAemestis Inc. released fourth quarter financial results on March 12, reporting increased revenues and progress with the development of its cellulosic ethanol and renewable natural gas (RNG) projects. READ MORE

March 13, 2020

DOE: Biomass R&D technical advisory committee to meet March 24-25

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has scheduled an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development and Technical Advisory Committee for March 24-25. The meeting will be held in Arlington, Virginia. READ MORE

March 11, 2020

Executive order expands Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOregon Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order on March 10 that sets a new goal for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction and outlines several steps the state will take to combat climate change, including expanding Oregon’s Clean Fuels Program. READ MORE

March 11, 2020

Senators question EPA nominee on agency’s SRE policy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works held a hearing on March 11 to consider the nomination of Douglas Benevento to serve as deputy administrator of the U.S. EPA. During the event, Benevento was on the EPA's SRE policy. READ MORE

March 11, 2020

Clean Energy introduces TouchPoint

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsClean Energy Fuels Corp. on Feb. 25 announced it has partnered with Natural Gas Vehicle Institute to offer TouchPoint, an extension of Clean Energy’s Zero Now program that makes it ealier to lease or purchase natural gas-fueled trucks. READ MORE

March 10, 2020

Groups urge administration not to appeal court’s SRE ruling

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepresentatives of the biofuels industry are speaking out against the Trump administration’s decision to seek an extension of the deadline to challenge the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals Jan. 24 decision that struck down three SREs. READ MORE

March 09, 2020

Food waste recycling bill sent to New Jersey governor

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe New Jersey Senate on March 5 passed a food waste recycling bill that expands the definition of Class I renewables to include electricity generated from methane produced by food waste processing. The bill will now be considerd by the governor. READ MORE

March 09, 2020

Court extends deadline to challenge SRE ruling until March 24

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Trump administration will have 15 additional days to decide whether to challenge a Jan. 24 ruling by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals that struck down three small refinery exemptions (SREs) approved by the U.S. EPA. READ MORE

March 06, 2020

USDA issues rule on Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA’s Commodity Credit Corp. and Farm Service Agency published a final rule on March 2 implementing changes to the agency’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP), as required by the 2018 Farm Bill. READ MORE

March 05, 2020

New Mexico governor signs bill to extend biomass tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsNew Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham signed a bill on March 4 that extends the state’s agricultural biomass income tax and corporate income tax credit for 10 years, through Jan. 1, 2030. The bill also establishes new reporting requirements. READ MORE

March 05, 2020

Perdue appoints Brand to lead USDA Rural Development

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue on Feb. 28 announced the appointment of Bette Brand to serve as USDA Rural Development Deputy. Brand replaces former Rural Development Deputy Donald “DJ” LaVoy following his retirement. READ MORE

March 05, 2020

Brightmark partners with Michigan dairy farms to produce RNG

BY Brightmark Energy Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsBrightmark Energy has partnered with three Western Michigan farms on the latest in a series of biogas projects the company has launched over the past two years. Dairy manure from the farms will be used to produce RNG. READ MORE

March 04, 2020

Wyden introduces energy bill amendment that benefits biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasSen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., filed an amendment to the American Energy Innovation Act on March 3 that includes an expansion of the residential energy tax credit to include efficient biomass thermal boilers and furnaces. READ MORE

March 04, 2020

Wheeler: EPA to announce response to court ruling on SREs soon

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsU.S. EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler said on March 4 that the agency will soon announce its response to a recent court ruling that struck down three SREs and expressed hope the announcement will quell recent RIN price spikes. READ MORE

March 04, 2020

Kinetrex celebrates opening of RNG plant in Indiana

BY Kinetrex Energy Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsKinetrex Energy, EDL and South Side Landfill on March 3 celebrated the completion of the Indy High BTU plant at the Indianapolis South Side Landfill. The plant will convert landfill methane gas into RNG. READ MORE

March 03, 2020

UK proposes to exclude biomass conversions from next CfD auction

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe U.K. government has proposed to exclude new coal-to-biomass conversions from future rounds of its CfD scheme. Under the proposal, dedicated biomass with CHP and various forms of biogas projects would continue to be eligible for CfDs. READ MORE

March 02, 2020

US Gain builds new RNG fueling station for Moreno Valley USD

BY U.S. Gain Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsU.S. Gain announces the completion of a new onsite natural gas fueling station for Moreno Valley Unified School District, supplied with RNG, providing the district strong environmental and economic returns. READ MORE

February 28, 2020

Pingree introduces net-zero ag bill that supports biogas energy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, has introduced legislation that sets a goal to reach net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in U.S. agriculture by 2040. Anaerobic digestion technology would play a part in reaching that goal. READ MORE

February 28, 2020

EPA: 1.45 billion RINs generated in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released Renewable Fuel Standard renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for January, reporting that more than 1.45 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 454,720 cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

February 26, 2020

Maine PUC seeks proposals for Class IA resources under RPS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Maine Public Utilities Commission issued a notice on Feb. 14 seeking proposals from qualifying renewable generation resources for the sale of energy or RECs. The facilities must meet Class IA requirements under the state's RPS. READ MORE

February 26, 2020

Biomass electricity production sets record in Britain for 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasBiomass electricity production set a new record in the U.K. last year, according to the fourth quarter 2019 Electrical Insights Report, produced by researchers at Imperial College London in collaboration with Drax. READ MORE

February 25, 2020

EPA delivers proposed rule on biogenic emissions to OMB

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA delivered a proposed rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget on Feb. 24 focused on the treatment of biogenic carbon dioxide emissions under the Clean Air Act’s permitting programs. READ MORE

February 24, 2020

In Depth: Meeting in the Music City

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe 13th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo drew nearly 900 attendees to Nashville, Tennessee. READ MORE