Biogas & Landfill Gas

January 11, 2022

EIA issues 2022, 2023 bioenergy forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration predicts that renewable electricity generation will continue to grow in 2022 and 2023, according to projections made in the agency’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Jan. 11. READ MORE

January 10, 2022

Auburn University wins funds for biofuel, bioplastics research

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAuburn University was recently awarded more than $1 million in research grants from the state of Alabama to support projects that aim to produce jet and diesel fuels from woody biomass and convert organic waste into biobased plastics. READ MORE

January 07, 2022

GESS RNG biogas USA LLC announces 4 projects

BY GESS RNG Biogas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsGESS RNG Biogas USA LLC has announced four renewable natural gas (RNG) projects across the U.S., thanks in part to successful development of a proprietary swine manure collection process that allows swine manure to be fed into an anaerobic digester. READ MORE

January 06, 2022

Waga Energy announces first US RNG project

BY Waga Energy Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsWaga Energy is joining forces with Steuben County, New York, on a renewable natural gas (RNG) project at the county's Bath landfill. The RNG produced will be injected in the local grid and used as a biofuel to decarbonize mobility. READ MORE

January 05, 2022

Greenlane Renewables signs 2 new system supply contracts

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Renewables Inc. has signed two new biogas upgrading system supply contracts valued in total at $7.1 million (Canadian dollars) for separate renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in the U.S. and Brazil. READ MORE

January 04, 2022

Biofuel groups testify in support of a strong RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepresentatives of the biofuels industry called on the U.S. EPA to set strong RFS blending requirements and abandon plans to retroactively reduce the 2020 RVO during a Jan. 4 hearing held by the agency to gather comments on its pending RFS proposal. READ MORE

January 03, 2022

Archaea Energy announces startup of Pennsylvania RNG project

BY Archaea Energy Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsArchaea Energy Inc. announced Dec. 30 the successful start-up of Project Assai, an RNG facility located at the Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. The facility is expected deliver more than 4 million MMBtu of RNG anually. READ MORE

December 29, 2021

StormFisher adds third anerobic digester at Ontario facility

BY StormFisher Found In:BiogasStormFisher has increased its organic waste processing capacity through the construction of a third anaerobic digester at its London, Ontario, facility. The plant is now the largested food waste anaerobic digestion facility in Canada. READ MORE

December 28, 2021

DOE issues new RFI on renewable fuel scale-up, demonstration

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe DOE is seeking input from biofuels producers and technology developers about their readiness to scale certain process technologies. The agency is also interested in learning how existing first-generation biofuel indsutries can be leveraged. READ MORE

December 27, 2021

EPA to host 2-day workshop on GHG modeling for biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA will host a virtual public workshop on GHG modeling for biofuels on Feb. 28 - March 1. Information gathered through the event will be used to inform a range of current and future actions, including those related to the RFS. READ MORE

December 27, 2021

Greenlane Renewables signs contract with FortisBC

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Found In:BiogasGreenlane Renewables Inc. announced on Dec. 23 that its subsidiary has been awarded a $12.1 million contract by FortisBC Energy Inc. for the supply of a biogas upgrading system for a new project at the Vancouver landfill in British Columbia, Canada. READ MORE

December 22, 2021

UK offers phase 2 funds for Biomass Feedstock Innovation Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. government on Dec. 20 announced its now accepting applications for phase two funding under the Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Program. Entities that received phase one funding are eligible to apply. READ MORE

December 22, 2021

Versalis, BTS Biogas develop biogas, biomethane technology

BY Eni Found In:BiogasVersalis, Eni's chemical company, and Italy-baed BTS Biogas have agreed to develop and commercialize an innovative technology for the production of biogas and biomethane from residual lignocellulosic biomass. READ MORE

December 22, 2021

Clean Energy signs deals for more RNG, new stations

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsClean Energy Fuels Corp. announced additional fuel and infrastructure contracts to meet the growing demand for renewable natural gas (RNG), a sustainable fuel that provides an immediate and significant carbon reduction in transportation. READ MORE

December 21, 2021

EPA: November RIN generation reaches 1.78 billion

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released RIN data for November, reporting that more than 1.78 billion RINs were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard during the month, up from 1.62 billion generated during the same period of last year. READ MORE

December 21, 2021

Applications for $700M in COVID relief for biofuels due Feb. 11

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiofuel producers who experienced market losses in 2020 as a result of COVID-19 have until Feb. 11 to file an application with the USDA seeking a portion of the $700 million in relief funds to be awarded under the Biofuel Producer Program. READ MORE

December 21, 2021

DOE establishes new Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy on Dec. 21 announced the establishment of the Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations, a new DOE office that will help deliver on President Biden’s bold climate agenda, create new, good-paying jobs and reduce polution. READ MORE

December 21, 2021

SJI, REV LNG break ground on 4 RNG facilities in Michigan

BY South Jersey Industries Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSJI and REV LNG LLC, in December broke ground on renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities at four Michigan-based dairy farms, marking the partners’ first series of renewable energy projects to break ground outside of the Northeast region. READ MORE

December 16, 2021

EU takes action to decarbonize gas markets, promote RNG, hydrogen

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe European Commission on Dec. 15 adopted a set of legislative proposals to decarbonize the EU gas market by facilitating the uptake of renewable and low-carbon gases, including renewable natural gas (RNG) and hydrogen. READ MORE

December 16, 2021

EPA: 2 additional SRE petitions filed, 67 now pending

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA released updated SRE data on Dec. 16, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed under the RFS for compliance year 2021. A total of 67 SRE petitions are now pending, up from 65 in November. READ MORE

December 15, 2021

Opal Fuels, GFL Environmental partner to develop RNG facilities

BY Opal Fuels LLC Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOpal Fuels LLC on Dec. 14 announced a 50/50 joint venture with GFL Renewables LLC, an affiliate of GFL Environmental Inc., to develop two new renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities to be located in Michigan and North Carolina. READ MORE

December 15, 2021

Constellation announces RNG supply agreement

BY Constellation Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsConstellation announced on Dec. 14 a 10-year agreement in which it will provide renewable natural gas (RNG) to American Natural Gas LLC to supply its compressed natural gas (CNG) stations nationwide. READ MORE

December 15, 2021

Novozymes, Saipem collaborate on CO2 capture

BY Novozymes Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsNovozymes and Saipem have signed a collaboration agreement for the development of innovative solutions for enzymatic carbon capture. Saipem will provide process, mechanical and equipment design, while Novozymes will provide enzymes for the process. READ MORE

December 15, 2021

Smithfield Foods joins Farm Powered Strategic Alliance

BY Smithfield Foods Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSmithfield Foods Inc. is the latest food company to join the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance, a collaborative movement to boost food waste reduction and recycling, and expand renewable energy production across America. READ MORE

December 14, 2021

Klobuchar, Grassley introduce Defend the Blend Act

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSens. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., and Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Dec. 14 introduced a bill that aims to prohibit the U.S. EPA from retroactively reducing RFS RVOs. A companion bill is pending in the U.S. House of Representatives. READ MORE

December 14, 2021

Amp Americas announces 2 acquisitions

BY Amp Americas Found In:BiogasAmp Americas II LLC has announced the expansion of its dairy renewable natural gas (RNG) and electricity assets portfolio with two major acquisitions that tripled the size of its carbon-negative fuels portfolio. READ MORE

December 13, 2021

OMB reveals expected timeline for post-2022 RFS rule, other rules

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Biden administration has signaled its intent to publish a proposed rule setting RFS RVOs for 2023 and beyond next spring. A variety of other rulemakings impacting biofuel producers are also scheduled taken up by federal agencies in the near-term. READ MORE

December 13, 2021

Feinstein urges EPA to update feedstock eligibility under RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., on Dec. 7 sent a letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan urging the agency to revise the RFS to allow biomass harvested from federal land as part of wildfire mitigation efforts to be an eligible feedstock. READ MORE

December 13, 2021

GESS RNG Biogas USA acquires RNG projects, announces partnerships

BY GESS RNG Biogas USA Found In:BiogasGESS RNG Biogas USA has announce the acquisition of numerous existing and planned RNG production plants from plants from partner GESS International NC. The company has also announced partnerships with BioWorks Energy and Cyclum Renewables LLC. READ MORE

December 09, 2021

Verbio commences operations at Iowa biorefinery

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsVerbio announced on Dec. 8 it has commenced production of RNG at its biorefinery in Nevada, Iowa. The company acquired the former cellulosic ethanol plant from DuPont in 2018. The facility is producing RNG from corn straw using Verbio technology. READ MORE