Biogas & Landfill Gas

August 14, 2014

Groups advocate for biogenic emissions framework in letter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMore than 100 organizations recently partnered to issue a letter to John Podesta, counselor to President Obama, urging his support in the release of the U.S. EPA's biogenic accounting framework. READ MORE

August 14, 2014

Researcher: Regulations needed to identify invasive feedstocks

BY University of Illinois Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn response to the need to prevent invasive species, researchers at the University of Illinois have developed both a set of regulatory definitions and provisions and a list of 49 low-risk biofuel plants from which growers can choose. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Schumer introduces bill to make biogas eligible for ITC

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., recently introduced legislation that aims to encourage the construction of anaerobic digestion facilities by adding biogas to the list of renewable energy sources that are eligible for a 30 percent investment tax credit. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

No injuries, environmental harm reported following digester fire

BY Clear Horizons Dane LLC Found In:BiogasClear Horizons Dane LLC, which operates the Dane County community digester project near Waunakee, Wisconsin, has reported that a fire at the facility Aug. 6 was extinguished within an hour and no injuries or release of hazardous materials occurred. READ MORE

August 11, 2014

Construction underway on Missouri anaerobic digestion project

BY Roeslein Alternative Energy LLC Found In:Power, BiogasConstruction is underway in Missouri on an innovative $80 million renewable energy project, developed and constructed by Roeslein Alternative Energy LLC in collaboration with Murphy-Brown of Missouri LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods Inc. READ MORE

August 11, 2014

Stoel Rives: IRS issues new guidance on ITC/PTC

BY Stoel Rives LLP Found In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe IRS has issued guidance that clarifies and modifies prior guidance regarding the "beginning of construction" requirement for qualifying for the Section 45 production tax credit (PTC) and the Section 48 investment tax credit (ITC) READ MORE

August 09, 2014

Opinion: Renewable Fuel Standard Rules Give Boost to Biogas

BY Amanda Bilek Found In:BiogasThere is little doubt that allowing biogas-based transportation fuel projects to sell either advanced biofuel or cellulosic compliance credits will give a big boost to U.S. projects. READ MORE

August 08, 2014

In Depth: No Separation Anxiety

BY Keith Loria Found In:BiogasNumerous biogas upgrading technologies are being used in today’s expanding market. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

Utility proposes low buyback rate for customer-sited bioenergy

BY RENEW Wisconsin Found In:Power, BiogasContained in Milwaukee-based We Energies' pending rate filing is a proposal to cut the buyback rate for new customer-sited bioenergy projects by more than half, down to 4.24 cents per kilowatt-hour beginning in January 2016. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

Bioenergy week planned in Ontario

BY Canadian Bioenergy Association Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsCanadian Bioenergy Association, the Forest Products Association of Canada, Lakehead University, Confederation College and the Biomass Innovation Centre of Nipissing University are partnering to offer a full-slate of events from Sept. 8-13 in Ontario. READ MORE

August 06, 2014

Ameresco evaluating biogas RIN opportunities

BY Anna SimetFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsDuring its recent Q2 financial earnings call, Ameresco Inc. indicated it is exploring opportunities that the growing renewable compressed and liquid natural gas market has to offer. READ MORE

August 04, 2014

USDA, DOE and EPA release Biogas Opportunities Roadmap

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA has published its Biogas Opportunities Roadmap, a document that builds on progress made to date to identify voluntary actions that can be taken to reduce methane emissions through the use of biogas systems. READ MORE

August 04, 2014

California Energy Commission awards grants to biofuel projects

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Energy Commission has awarded funding to several biogas and renewable diesel projects under the Alternative and Renewable Fuel and Vehicle Technology Program. READ MORE

August 01, 2014

Velocys announces commercial-scale GTL plant gets go-ahead

BY Velocys plc Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsVelocys plc has announced that the final investment decision has been made to proceed with construction of a commercial gas-to-liquids plant using the company's technology. READ MORE

July 29, 2014

Biomass Magazine launches biogas map

BY Anna SimetFound In:BiogasBiomass Magazine has added biogas energy producers to its existing portfolio of bioenergy map products, which includes U.S. biomass power facilities and U.S. and Canada pellet manufacturing plants. READ MORE

July 28, 2014

BioCNG to design biogas conditioning system, pipeline

BY BioCNG LLC Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsBioCNG LLC has announced that it has been selected to design and build a BioCNG biogas conditioning system and gas pipeline for the Persigo wastewater treatment plant, which is jointly owned by the City of Grand Junction and Mesa County, Colorado. READ MORE

July 25, 2014

Report discusses future of European pellet, biogas markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA recent report filed with the USDA indicates the European Commission expects heat and power production from biomass to account for about 45 percent of the renewable use in Europe by 2020. READ MORE

July 25, 2014

Consumers Energy selects 4 Michigan farms to produce bioenergy

BY Consumers Energy Found In:Power, BiogasConsumers Energy is taking steps to diversify its energy supply and help the environment by selecting four Michigan farms to produce renewable energy with anaerobic digesters. READ MORE

July 24, 2014

USDA selects 36 energy facilities to accept biomass deliveries

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that the USDA has selected 36 energy facilities in 14 states to accept biomass deliveries supported by the Biomass Crop Assistance Program, which was authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill. READ MORE

July 24, 2014

Biogas upgrading system begins operations in France

BY MT-Energie Found In:BiogasThe first of eight Gas-to-Grid (G2G) projects in France built by MT-Energie has started its injection of purified bio methane into the French gas grid. The company also recently inaugurated a project in Germany. READ MORE

July 23, 2014

Himark to construct 3 AD plants in U.S. focused on food waste

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasHimark BioGas International is expanding its presence in the U.S. through a signed agreement with NEO Energy LLC for the design, construction and start-up of three integrated anaerobic digestion (AD) and fertilizer facilities. READ MORE

July 23, 2014

New York renewable natural gas facility celebrates grand opening

BY EIF Renewable Energy Holdings Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsEIF Renewable Energy Holdings and Seneca Meadows Inc. have announced the opening of Seneca Energy II, a landfill gas-to-renewable natural gas facility located at the Seneca Meadows Landfill in Seneca Falls, New York. READ MORE

July 22, 2014

National Raisin Co. to use Omnitek generator for biogas project

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOmnitek Engineering Corp. has received an order from National Raisin Co. Inc. based in Fowler, California, for a 250 kW power generator to produce heat and electricity from biogas derived from an anaerobic digester. READ MORE

July 22, 2014

U.S. added 87 MW of bioenergy capacity during first half of 2014

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has released its Energy Infrastructure Update for June 2014, reporting the U.S. added 28 new biomass power generation units during the first half of the year with a combined capacity of 87 MW. READ MORE

July 22, 2014

Poyry to provide EPCM services for AD project in Alberta

BY Poyry Found In:Power, BiogasMillar Western Forest Products Ltd. has awarded Poyry with the assignment for engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for an anaerobic bioenergy project at its Whitecourt pulp mill in Alberta, Canada. READ MORE

July 22, 2014

DOE opens funding opportunity for alternative fuel vehicles

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will award up to $4.5 million in funding to expand the use of alternative fuels through the Clean Cities program, which works to decrease the use of petroleum in transportation. READ MORE

July 21, 2014

UCS report highlights bioenergy potential of agriculture residues

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA Union of Concerned Scientists report estimates the U.S. agricultural industry could sustainably provide up to 155 million tons of crop residues and 60 million tons of manure annually by 2030 for use as feedstock to produce fuels and electricity. READ MORE

July 18, 2014

Proposed constitutional amendment in Ohio would benefit biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasA political action committee in Ohio is one step closer to getting a constitutional amendment on the state ballot that would provide funding for clean energy. Biomass energy is among the sectors that would benefit from the program. READ MORE

July 17, 2014

USDA, DOE funding supports bioenergy feedstock development

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA and U.S. Department of Energy have awarded $12.6 million in funding to 10 projects with the goal of accelerating genetic breeding programs to improve plant feedstocks for the production of biofuels, biopower and biobased products. READ MORE

July 17, 2014

Policy reform may hinder German biogas development

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasWhen Germany passed its Renewable Energy Resources Act in 2000, it set the stage for the huge success of the country's biogas industry, with nearly 8,000 installations currently in place. A recent change in policy, however, may limit future growth. READ MORE