Biogas & Landfill Gas

January 15, 2020

EIA predicts modest increase for waste biomass power capacity

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasU.S. electricity generation from renewable sources is expected to reach 19 percent in 2020 and 22 percent in 2021, up from 17 percent in 2019, according to the U.S. Energy Information’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Jan. 14. READ MORE

January 15, 2020

Calgren Dairy Fuels, SoCalGas announce expansion of RNG project

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsCalgren Dairy Fuels and Southern California Gas Co. on Jan. 13 announced that four additional Central Valley dairies have started sending methane produced from cow manure to Calgren's biogas operation in Pixley, where it is processed into RNG. READ MORE

January 15, 2020

Gevo secures biogas supply

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:BiogasGevo Inc. has contracted with three dairies to provide manure that the company will convert into renewable natural gas (RNG). Combined, these three dairies expect to generate approximately 350,000 MMBTU biogas each year. READ MORE

January 14, 2020

Two biogas tax credits to drive industry growth

BY American Biogas Council Found In:BiogasAs 2020 begins, the biogas industry has a new pair of tax credits to drive project development. The credits can be used for projects that will be developed this year or started operation during the last two years when these credits were expired. READ MORE

January 14, 2020

DOE to provide $75 million for bioenergy crops research

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Jan. 10, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a plan to provide up to $75 million over five years for research to develop sustainable bioenergy crops tolerant of environmental stress and resilient to changing environmental conditions. READ MORE

January 13, 2020

Inslee urges Washington legislature to adopt Clean Fuel Standard

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsWashington Gov. Jay Inslee visited the Port of Seattle on Jan. 10 to call on the state legislature to adopt a Clean Fuel Standard during its 2020 legislative session. He was joined by Alaska Airlines, which has announced its support for the program. READ MORE

January 13, 2020

GAO to investigate EPA’s small refinery exemption program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Government Accountability Office issued a letter to a dozen members of Congress on Jan. 10 announcing it will review matters relating to the approval of small refinery exemptions (SREs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

January 13, 2020

DVO announces commissioning of Indiana biogas project

BY DVO Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsDVO Inc. has announced the commissioning of its newest Two-Stage Linear Vortex digester at Prairies Edge Dairy Farms in Fair Oaks, Indiana. The new digester replaces the dairy’s outdated CSTR/complete-mix digester. READ MORE

January 10, 2020

UK funds 4 advanced biofuel projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.K. Department for Transport recently announced funding to support four advanced biofuel projects, including those that aim to produce low carbon aviation fuel, fuel for heavy goods vehicles, and cellulosic ethanol. READ MORE

January 09, 2020

Smithfield Foods generates RNG from wastewater

BY Smithfield Food Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasSmithfield Foods Inc., in partnership with Duke Energy and OptimaBio LLC, is now producing renewable natural gas (RNG) from the wastewater treatment system at its Tar Heel, North Carolina, pork processing facility. READ MORE

January 09, 2020

Opinion: The Wide Umbrella of Bioenergy

BY Anna Simet Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe versatility and wide umbrella of biomass fuel and technologies are some of my favorite things about the industry. READ MORE

January 08, 2020

LCFS pathways for biogas-based hydrogen filed with CARB

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Air Resources Board has opened comment periods on several Low Carbon Fuel Standard Tier 2 applications for biogas-fuels in recent weeks, including those for facilities that plan to produce biogas-based hydrogen and RNG. READ MORE

January 08, 2020

EPA sets 2020 cellulosic waiver credit price at $1.80

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA posted a notice to its website Jan. 8 announcing the Renewable Fuel Standard cellulosic waiver credit (CWC) price for 2020 is $1.80. The price is slightly higher than the 2019 CWC price, which was set at $1.77 in December 2018. READ MORE

January 07, 2020

Report shows how a Midwest clean fuels policy should be designed

BY Great Plains Institute Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA new report details the unique considerations needed to design a successful Clean Fuels Policy for the Midwest. It recommends a technology-neutral, portfolio approach that will benefit producers, consumers, agricutlure and others. READ MORE

January 06, 2020

Valero, AFPM ask SCOTUS to consider RFS point of obligation issue

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsValero Energy Corp. and the American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to determine whether the U.S. EPA is required to consider petitions to change the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

January 06, 2020

In Depth: Biomass Magazine's Sponsor Spotlight

BY Sponsored Content Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThis month's Sponsor Spotlight details Continental Blower's efforts in the biogas and RNG industry, TerraSource Global's Jeffrey Radar TubeFeeder technology for fiber storage and reclaim, and E=MC3's progress toward developing a high-quality, high- READ MORE

January 03, 2020

FuelCell Energy: California biogas project begins operations

BY FuelCell Energy Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasFuelCell Energy Inc. on Dec. 27 announced the start of commercial operation of the 2.8 megawatt fuel cell project located at the wastewater treatment facility of the city of Tulare, California. The project is fueled by biogas. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

New Hampshire PUC considers lowering biomass RPS requirements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe New Hampshire Public Utilities Commission filed a notice on Dec. 24 announcing it is considering reducing the compliance year 2019 Class III requirement for existing biomass and methane under the state’s Renewable Portfolio Standard. READ MORE

January 02, 2020

EPA: 32.68 million cellulosic RINs generated in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for November, reporting that nearly 1.45 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 32.68 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

December 31, 2019

Greenlane wins biogas upgrading contract for California project

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Renewables Inc. announced on Dec. 27 that its wholly owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., has secured a new $8.3 million (US$6.3 million) biogas upgrading contract with a customer in California. READ MORE

December 30, 2019

Integrated Biogas Alliance continues to expand

BY Integrated Biogas Alliance Found In:BiogasSymbiont Science, Engineering and Construction Inc. has joined the newly formed Integrated Biogas Alliance. The company, headquartered in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, has built more than 75 biogas systems in 31 states. READ MORE

December 23, 2019

Trump signs spending bills, tax extenders legislation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident Trump signed two legislative packages into law on Dec. 20, avoiding another government shutdown. The packages include all 12 fiscal year 2020 funding bills and tax extenders legislation that will benefit biofuels and bioenergy. READ MORE

December 23, 2019

DOE to fund feedstock monitoring, carbon storage technology

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Dec. 19, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) announced up to $20 million in funding to develop technologies to quantify feedstock-related emissions at the field level. READ MORE

December 20, 2019

EPA: 6 new SREs filed for compliance year 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Dec. 19, reporting that six new SRE petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard for compliance year 2019, up from 10 petitions that had been filed as of Nov. 21. READ MORE

December 19, 2019

EPA finalizes 2020 RVOs, SRE rule; disappoints biofuels industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA final rule released by the EPA on Dec. 19 includes a slight boost in the 2020 RFS cellulosic biofuel RVO. The rule also maintains EPA’s much criticized proposed plan to account for future SREs—a move slammed by members of the biofuels industry. READ MORE

December 18, 2019

DOE: Biomass project selected under US-Israel BIRD energy program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasA biomass energy project is among the seven clean energy projects will receive $6.4 million under the Binational Industrial Research Development Program, according to a Dec. 18 announcement made by the U.S. Department of Energy. READ MORE

December 18, 2019

1,726 biofuel supporters call on Trump to fix SRE rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA group of 1,726 biofuel supporters from 41 states sent a letter to President Trump on Dec. 17 urging him to restore markets for American farmers and biofuel producers by ensuring EPA’s pending RFS rule fully accounts for biofuel demand lost to SREs. READ MORE

December 18, 2019

IAC, Agra Industries partner to provide hemp processing solutions

BY International Accessories Co. Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIAC has partnered with Agra Industries to bring to market an enhanced line of equipment to handle the wet bucking, chopping of the harvested hemp, drying of the hemp, storage and shipping of the material in various stages for extraction. READ MORE

December 17, 2019

House passes spending bills, tax extenders legislation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. House of Representatives on Dec. 17 voted to pass two legislative packages that comprise all 12 fiscal year 2020 funding bills. The packages also include tax extenders legislation that extends several biofuel and bioenergy tax credits. READ MORE

December 16, 2019

ABC briefs Senate staff on benefits of biogas energy, fuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsPatrick Serfass, executive director of the American Biogas Council, recently parcipated in a breifing for U.S. Senate staff addressing the climate benefits of farm-based renewable energy and advanced biofuels. READ MORE