Biogas & Landfill Gas

January 03, 2019

UK sets new quarterly record for renewable electricity generation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe U.K. government recently released updated quarterly energy statistics showing that the renewables share of electricity generation increased to a record 33.1 percent during the third quarter of 2018. READ MORE

January 03, 2019

In Depth: Corrosion Management of Anaerobic Digesters and Sludge Tanks

BY Marina Silva and Tom Belli Found In:Power, BiogasFROM THE JANUARY/FEBRUARY ISSUE READ MORE

January 02, 2019

EPA: 27.83 million cellulosic RINs generated in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for November, reporting that nearly 1.58 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 27.83 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

January 02, 2019

In Depth: A Rightful Role in the RFS

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFROM JANUARY/FEBRUARY ISSUE: The electric vehicle market is predicted to soar, and, pending overdue action by the U.S. EPA, biomass power producers are positioned to help meet goals set forth in the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

December 31, 2018

WM discusses LFGTE, RNG projects in 2018 sustainability report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsWaste Management recently released its 2018 sustainability report, highlighting its achievements in using landfill gas to generate electricity and produce renewable natural gas (RNG) for use as transportation fuel. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

Trump signs 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Dec. 20, President Trump signed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill into law. The bill, titled the Agricultural Improvement Act, or H.R. 2, reauthorizes several Energy Title programs, including REAP and BCAP. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

EPA: 8 new small refinery waivers filed in past month

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released updated data on small refinery hardship waivers filed under the RFS, reporting that seven new waivers for the 2018 compliance year and one new petition for the 2017 compliance year were filed between Nov. 10 and Dec.18. READ MORE

December 20, 2018

ABC: Canada’s Clean Fuel Standard takes step forward

BY Advanced Biofuels Canada Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn a significant development for the clean fuels sector, Environment and Climate Change Canada has released the Regulatory Design Paper reflecting a year of intensive consultation on the national Clean Fuel Standard. READ MORE

December 18, 2018

DVO selected for California dairy RNG project

BY DVO Inc. Found In:BiogasThe CPUC, CARB, and the CDFA have announced funding for six pilot projects designed to demonstrate the efficient production of biomethane from dairy digesters and its injection into natural gas pipelines. DVO was awarded funding for one project. READ MORE

December 17, 2018

EPA sets 2019 cellulosic waiver credit price at $1.77

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has published a notice on its website setting the cellulosic waiver credit (CWC) price for 2019 at $1.77. The price is slightly lower than the CWC price for 2018, which was set at $1.96 in December 2017. READ MORE

December 13, 2018

EIA updates 2018, 2019 bioenergy production, capacity forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. EIA has released the December edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that nonhydropower renewables will provide 10 percent of U.S. utility-scale power generation this year, increasing to 11 percent in 2011. READ MORE

December 13, 2018

Xebec acquires Ontario-based air and gas service company

BY Xebec Adsorption Inc. Found In:BiogasXebec Adsorption Inc., a global provider of clean energy solutions is pleased to announce that it has entered into an arm’s length transactional agreement on Dec. 6 to acquire all of the outstanding shares of Compressed Air International Inc. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

House passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. House of Representatives passed the $867 billion 2018 Farm Bill by a vote of 369 to 47 on Dec. 12. The legislation will now be sent to President Trump’s desk. Trump is expected to sign the bill. READ MORE

December 12, 2018

Anaergia: Construction underway at Rialto Bioenergy Facility

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAnaergia Inc. has announced construction is underway at the Rialto Bioenergy Facility in California. When operational in 2020, the facility is expected to be the largest food waste diversion and energy recovery facility in North America. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Senate passes 2018 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Dec. 11, the Senate voted 87 to 13 to pass the 2018 Farm Bill. The vote came one day after House and Senate ag committee leaders released the text of the 2018 Farm Bill conference report. The bill will now be considered by the House. READ MORE

December 11, 2018

Biofuel industry defends RFS during House committee hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Dec. 11, a house subcommittee held a hearing on the recently released discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act, which aims to sunset the RFS and enact a national octane specification. READ MORE

December 10, 2018

NYSERDA offers $16M in funding for anaerobic digestion projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Dec. 4, the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority announced it is making $19 million available to accelerate the use of clean energy technologies on farms. Most of that funding will support anaerobic digestion projects. READ MORE

December 07, 2018

BIO adds 21 companies to Industrial & Environmental Section

BY Biotechnology Innovation Organization Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biotechnology Innovation Organization recently announced 21 companies have joined the Industrial & Environmental Section over the past year, including Gevo, Velocys, Virent, and Agrisoma Biosciences. READ MORE

December 06, 2018

Xebec to supply PSA units to biogas projects in Brazil, France

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasIn late November, Xebec Adsorption Inc. announced orders to supply pressure swing adsorption (PSA) units to a large landfill gas project near Sao Paulo, Brazil, and several biogas projects in France. READ MORE

December 05, 2018

UK government publishes bioeconomy strategy for 2018-2030

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. BEIS has published a national bioeconomy strategy for 2018 to 2030. The U.K. REA spoke out in support of the strategy, noting it endorses the use of biobased resources as fundamental to U.K. goals for decarbonization and economic growth. READ MORE

December 05, 2018

EPA recognizes biogas projects under PISCES program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn November, the U.S. EPA recognized 30 clean water infrastructure projects for excellence and innovation within the Clean Water State Revolving Fund program. Biogas projects were among those recognized. READ MORE

December 04, 2018

Hearing scheduled on bill to sunset RFS, enact octane standard

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA house subcommittee is scheduled to hold a hearing Dec. 11 on the recently released discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act. The bill aims to sunset the Renewable Fuels Standard and enact a national octane specification. READ MORE

December 04, 2018

North American RNG industry celebrates new 2018 production plants

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas kicked off its annual conference by recognizing 12 companies for their development roles in eight of the RNG production facilities completed across the U.S. in 2018. READ MORE

November 30, 2018

EPA finalizes 2019 RFS RVOs, fails to address waiver, eRIN issues

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Nov. 30, the U.S. EPA released a final rule to set 2019 RVOs under the RFS. When compared to the proposed rule, the final rule increases the RVOs for cellulosic biofuel, advanced biofuel and total renewable fuel. READ MORE

November 29, 2018

USDA rule to help speed development of infrastructure projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA is taking action to allow agency administrators additional flexibility to obligate federal funds associated with certain infrastructure projects, including those associated with several of its rural development programs. READ MORE

November 27, 2018

New tax, oversight bill aims to extend biofuel tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsHouse Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, R-Texas, has released a tax and oversight legislative package that includes extensions for several biofuel-related tax credits, including those for renewable diesel and second-generation biofuels. READ MORE

November 27, 2018

Dominion Energy, Smithfield Foods form RNG joint venture

BY Smithfield Food Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasDominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Inc. are forming a joint venture called Align Renewable Natural Gas that will capture methane emissions from hog farms and convert them into clean renewable energy for heat and power applications. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

Draft bill would sunset RFS, establish national octane standard

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA discussion draft of the 21st Century Transportation Fuels Act was released on Nov. 21. The bill aims to sunset the RFS and enact a national octane specification. Those in the biofuels industry are criticizing the bill for its treatment of the RFS. READ MORE

November 21, 2018

Grassley weighs in on EPA’s expected RFS ‘reset’ rulemaking

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, has spoken out regarding a Nov. 20 Reuters report indicating the U.S. EPA plans to issue a rulemaking in January to “reset” the Renewable Fuel Standard targets, noting the action could further weaken the RFS. READ MORE

November 20, 2018

Verbio completes sale of DuPont plant, wins IEDA support

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsDuPont’s 30 MMgy cellulosic ethanol plant in Nevada, Iowa, is now under new ownership. Verbio North America Corp. completed its purchase of the plant on Nov. 20 and will soon move forward with plans to convert the facility to produce RNG. READ MORE