Biogas & Landfill Gas

July 13, 2018

California awards $69.9 million for dairy digester projects

BY California Department of Food and Agriculture Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Department of Food and Agriculture has awarded $69.9 million in grant funding to 40 dairy digester projects across the state. These projects will reduce greenhouse gas emissions from manure on California dairy farms. READ MORE

July 12, 2018

EPA provides data on 2016, 2017 RFS waivers in letter to Grassley

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has issued a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, confirming it granted 19 out of 20 small refinery hardship waivers under the RFS for compliance year 2016. An additional 29 of 33 petitions have also been granted so far for 2017. READ MORE

July 11, 2018

FERC: US adds 50 MW of biomass capacity in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s Office of Energy Projects has released its Energy Infrastructure Update for May, reporting that the U.S. added 50 MW of biomass power capacity during the month. READ MORE

July 11, 2018

NYC councilmembers ask mayor to adopt biomethane

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA dozen New York City councilmembers recently sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio urging him to explore the use of biomethane fuel, which could be used by both NYC surface transit and in city fleets. READ MORE

July 11, 2018

Report assesses specifications for biomethane in pipelines

BY California Council on Science and Technology Found In:BiogasResponding to a request from the California State Legislature, the California Council on Science and Technology has issued the report “Biomethane in California Common Carrier Pipelines: Assessing Heating Value and Maximum Siloxane Specifications.” READ MORE

July 11, 2018

Opinion: RFS Program Under Attack

BY Michael McAdams Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe ABFA, and other groups, including the Renewable Fuels Association, have filed suit contesting the recently granted small refinery exemptions under the renewable fuel standard. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

EIA updates short-term bioenergy capacity, generation estimates

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 that nonhydropower renewables will provide more than 10 percent of electricity generation this year, up from slightly from 2017. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

Foresight acquires 5 operational AD plants in Germany

BY Foresight Group Found In:Power, BiogasForesight Group has acquired 100 percent of the shares in a portfolio of five operational anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in Germany from Lindhorst Gruppe. Foresight now owns 20 AD plants in the U.K. and Germany with a combined 154 MW of capacity. READ MORE

July 10, 2018

Skangas fuels the tanker Fure Vinga with liquefied biogas

BY Skangas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSkangas has supplied the Swedish shipping company Furetank with liquefied biogas (LBG). The Swedish LBG was delivered to Furetank’s M/T Fure Vinga from Skangas’ parent company Gasum’s biogas facility in Lidköping. READ MORE

July 09, 2018

CalRecycle funds anaerobic digestion projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Department of Recycling and Recovery has awarded more than $25 million to 10 projects to bolster organics recycling and rescue edible food for those in need. Three of the awards support anaerobic digestion projects. READ MORE

July 06, 2018

NCDA&CS grant supports research of biochar combined with AD

BY Appalachian State University Found In:BiogasA team of professors at Appalachian State University have received a grant to study the effects of biochar combined with anaerobic digestion (BCAD) on crop growth at Heritage Homestead Farm in Crumpler. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

Pruitt resigns, Wheeler to become acting administrator of the EPA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn July 5, President Trump announced the resignation of Scott Pruitt as the administrator of the U.S. EPA. Deputy Administrator Andrew Wheeler is set to assume the role of acting administrator of the EPA on July 9. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

RNG produced by CR&R flows into SoCalGas pipelines

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSouthern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental announced July 2 they are now injecting renewable natural gas produced at CR&R's anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, California, into SoCalGas pipelines. READ MORE

July 05, 2018

Loughborough researchers help develop revolutionary biogas system

BY Loughborough University Found In:BiogasResearchers at Loughborough University have been collaborating with colleagues in Thailand to develop a small scale biogas system that converts food waste to methane and can be monitored via the internet. READ MORE

July 03, 2018

Hennepin County opens RFQ for anaerobic digestion companies

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasHennepin County, Minnesota, has issued a request for qualifications (RFQ) soliciting submissions from entities engaged in the anaerobic digestion of commercial and/or residential source-separated organic materials to produce energy. READ MORE

July 03, 2018

Land O'Lakes, CalBio partner to advance ‘barn to biogas’

BY Land O’Lakes Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsLand O’Lakes Inc. and California Bioenergy LLC have launched a first-of-its-kind collaboration to support the financing, installation and management of on-farm methane digesters to generate renewable compressed natural gas fuel in California. READ MORE

July 03, 2018

Saipem signs MOU with California Ethanol & Power

BY Saipem Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSaipem has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) as well as an exclusive agreement with California Ethanol & Power LLC for the realization of a low carbon emission plant for the production of ethanol, electricity, biomethane and other products. READ MORE

July 02, 2018

Biofuel industry criticizes EPA’s triennial report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn June 29, the U.S. EPA released its second report to Congress on the environmental and resource conservation impacts of the Renewable Fuel Standard program, as required by the Energy Independence and Security Act. READ MORE

June 29, 2018

Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn June 28, the U.S. Senate passed its version of the 2018 Farm Bill with a strong bipartisan 86-11 vote. The legislation, titled “The Agricultural Improvement Act of 2018,” includes mandatory funding for Energy Title programs. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

EPA ignores DOE recommendations on RFS hardship waivers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsMembers of the biofuels industry are speaking out to criticize the EPA following news that the agency consistently ignored recommendations from the Department of Energy to reject or limit waivers to oil refiners seeking exemptions from the RFS. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

Air Liquide inaugurates a biomethane production unit in France

BY Air Liquide Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAir Liquide inaugurated a biomethane production unit and a multi-energy distribution station on June 22 in Cestas, France. The station distributes bio-natural gas for vehicles (bio-NGV) that is purified from biogas. READ MORE

June 26, 2018

EPA releases proposed 2019 RFS RVOs, fails to address waivers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe EPA has proposed to require 19.88 billion gallons of biofuels to be blended into the U.S. fuel supply in 2019, up from 19.29 billion gallons in 2018. The rule allows for 15 billion gallons of corn ethanol, but does not address hardship waivers. READ MORE

June 25, 2018

EPA: 22.23 million cellulosic RINs generated in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for May, reporting that nearly 1.67 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 22.23 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

June 25, 2018

Fluence wins contract for wastewater-to-energy system in Belgium

BY Fluence Corporation Ltd. Found In:BiogasFluence Corporation Ltd. has received a contract for a wastewater treatment and waste-to-energy system from ArcelorMittal. The system will use anaerobic digestion to produce biogas from off-gas fermentation byproducts at the company's steel mill. READ MORE

June 22, 2018

House subcommittee holds hearing on advanced biofuels, RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Environment held a hearing June 22 titled “Advanced Biofuels Under the Renewable Fuel Standard: Current Status and Future Prospects," that included a discussion of post-2022 RFS policy. READ MORE

June 21, 2018

House members demand answers from EPA on RFS, waivers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn June 20, 12 democratic members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Committee on Agriculture asked the U.S. EPA to provide additional information regarding its failed implementation of the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

June 21, 2018

Connecticut DEEP selects AD project through recent RFP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Connecticut department of Energy and Environmental Protection has selected more than 250 MW of renewable energy projects through a recent request for proposals (RFP), including a 1.6 MW anaerobic digestion project. READ MORE

June 19, 2018

Ørsted, Bigadan inaugurate biogas plant in Denmark

BY Ørsted Found In:BiogasØrsted and Bigadan are inaugurating their first jointly-owned biogas plant. The plant will convert residues from Novo Nordisk and Novozymes into bio-natural gas and fertilizer. Construction on the project began in spring 2017. READ MORE

June 19, 2018

DOE: 31 projects will advance fundamental science for bioenergy

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn June 18, the U.S. Department of Energy announced $40 million in funding for 31 projects to advance research in the development of microbes as practical platforms for the production of biofuels and other bioproducts from renewable resources. READ MORE

June 15, 2018

EIA: Bioenergy capacity, generation to increase in 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will provide more than 10 percent of electricity generation in 2018, up from less than 10 percent in 2017. READ MORE