Biogas & Landfill Gas

January 13, 2021

DMT Clear Gas Solutions: Iowa RNG plant begins operations

BY DMT Clear Gas Solutions Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIowa’s second renewable natural gas (RNG) plant at Sioux City’s Wastewater Treatment Plant is operational thanks to Bartlett & West and DMT Clear Gas Solutions. The project converts 800 SCFM of biogas to RNG for injection in the natural gas pipeline. READ MORE

January 12, 2021

Senators ask Biden to restore the integrity of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA group of six democratic senators sent a letter President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 11 urging his administration to support U.S. farmers and the biofuels industry by restoring the integrity of the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

January 11, 2021

Supreme Court to review Tenth Circuit Court ruling on SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Supreme Court announced on Jan. 8 it will review a Jan. 24, 2020 ruling by the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals that, if implemented nationally, would reduce the number of obligated parties that are eligible to apply for SREs under the RFS. READ MORE

January 11, 2021

Gevo proposes to build ‘Net Zero 1’ project in South Dakota

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. announces the concept of net-zero Projects for the production of energy dense liquid hydrocarbons using renewable energy and Gevo’s proprietary technology. The company plans to build its first net-zero project in South Dakota. READ MORE

January 08, 2021

Groups reject EPA’s excuse for failing to comply with court order

BY Growth Energy, RFA, NBB, ACE, NCGA, NFU, and NSP Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Jan. 7, a coalition of biofuels and ag trade groups filed its reply in support of its November 2020 motion in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the District of Columbia. The motion asks the court to enforce its 2017 decision on improper RFS waivers. READ MORE

January 07, 2021

IRS issues final rule for 45Q tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Treasury Department and the IRS on Jan. 6 issued final regulations regarding the section 45Q tax credit for qualified carbon oxide sequestration. The Carbon Capture Coalition said the rule provides overdue regulatory and financial certainty. READ MORE

January 07, 2021

Dominion Energy, Smithfield Foods complete RNG project in Utah

BY Smithfield Foods Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsDominion Energy and Smithfield Foods Inc. have completed the first renewable natural gas (RNG) project through their joint venture, Align Renewable Natural Gas. Located in Milford in southwestern Utah, the project is now producing RNG. READ MORE

January 06, 2021

DOE: ‘Energy for Space’ strategy addresses biomass for energy, ag

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Department of Energy on Jan. 6 released its “Energy for Space” strategy, which states that knowledge gained through advances in genomic science will enable the development of sustainable biomass for energy and agriculture in space environments. READ MORE

January 05, 2021

RFA, Growth Energy demand transparency in SRE process

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn a court filing on Jan. 5, the RFA and Growth Energy continued to call on the U.S. EPA and the U.S. Department of Energy to release the names and locations of refineries granted exemptions from their RFS blending obligations. READ MORE

January 05, 2021

Florida PSC approves RNG service for Florida City Gas

BY Florida Public Service Commission Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Florida PSC has approved a new RNG Service tariff for Florida City Gas. FCG can now offer services to convert biogas into usable RNG, and receive and transport RNG through its distribution system on behalf of the biogas producer. READ MORE

January 04, 2021

EPA issues proposed consent decree related to SRE court challenge

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA on Jan. 4 published a notice of a proposed consent decree that would require the agency to issue a decision regarding a 2019 SRE petition filed by United Refining Co. by Feb. 19. A public comment period is open through Feb. 3. READ MORE

December 30, 2020

Xebec announces acquisition of HyGear, Inmatec

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasXebec Adsorption Inc. has announced the launch of its hydrogen strategy with the acquisition of HyGear, a Dutch-based leader in onsite hydrogen generation solutions, and entered the German hydrogen and RNG markets with the acquisition of Inmatec. READ MORE

December 28, 2020

Trump signs COVID-19 relief, tax extenders package

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsPresident Trump on Dec. 27 signed a legislative package that includes tax extenders, $900 billion in COVID-19 relief, and government funding, averting a government shutdown and providing a new tax credit for residential wood heating. READ MORE

December 28, 2020

Air Liquide steps up its biomethane activity in the UK

BY Air Liquide Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOne of the leading retailers in the United Kingdom, ASDA, has contracted Air Liquide to install and operate biomethane (BioNGV) distribution stations to refuel trucks on six of the retailer's 15 sites. READ MORE

December 23, 2020

EPA: 1.61 billion RINs generated in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released data showing that more than 1.61 billion renewable identification number (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in November, up from 1.58 billion generated during the same month of 2019. READ MORE

December 23, 2020

Cornell to extract energy from manure to meet heating demands

BY Cornell University Found In:Thermal, BiogasCornell University is developing a system to extract energy from cattle manure to meet the campus's peak demands for heat in the winter months. The manure will be sourced from 600 cows at the school's dairy farm. READ MORE

December 21, 2020

Canada publishes proposed Clean Fuel Standard regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe government of Canada on Dec. 18 published proposed regulations for its Clean Fuel Standard. Final regulations are expected to be published next year, with the CFS scheduled to come into force on Dec. 1, 2022. READ MORE

December 21, 2020

Study shows rapid expansion of US RNG industry

BY Energy Vision Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSustainable energy NGO Energy Vision has released its most recent joint assessment of the U.S. RNG industry, performed on behalf of DOE's Argonne National Laboratory. The assessment shows rapid growth in RNG capacity and production nationwide. READ MORE

December 21, 2020

California PUC approves SoCalGas’s RNG tariff

BY SoCalGas Found In:BiogasOn Dec. 17, the California Public Utilities Commission approved SoCalGas and SDG&E's request to offer a voluntary Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Tariff. The program will allow households and businesses to purchase RNG from the utilities. READ MORE

December 17, 2020

EPA: 66 SRE petitions now pending

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA on Dec. 17 reported five additional SRE petitions have been filed with the agency seeking exemptions of RFS blending requirements. The status of three other SRE petitions appear to have been changed from “denied” to “pending.” READ MORE

December 17, 2020

Biden to nominate Regan as EPA administrator

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident-elect Joe Biden is expected to announce Michael Regan as his nominee to serve as administrator of the U.S EPA. Representatives of the biofuels industry are expressing hope that Regan will bring a change in philosophy to the agency. READ MORE

December 16, 2020

Past NFU presidents urge Biden to advance ag, bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFour former presidents of the National Farmers Union sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden on Dec. 15 urging his administration to blaze a new trail in harnessing the power of U.S. agriculture to protect our planet for future generations. READ MORE

December 16, 2020

Fortistar announces construction of RNG project in Florida

BY Fortistar Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsFortistar and the New River Solid Waste Association in Raiford, Florida, announced the construction of a facility that will capture and convert approximately 1,900 dekatherms per day of landfill methane to renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

December 14, 2020

UK white paper says BECCS, RNG will help meet net zero goal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe U.K. government on Dec. 14 published a white paper that describes how the country will clean up its energy system and reach net zero emissions by 2050. BECSS and RNG will play an integral role in reaching that goal. READ MORE

December 14, 2020

Timelines released for EPA’s RFS, E15 label and landfill rules

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe White House OMB on Dec. 9 published its Fall 2020 Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions, which provides updated timelines for U.S. EPA regulatory actions of interest to the biofuel and bioenergy industries. READ MORE

December 14, 2020

Vanguard launches Farm Powered Strategic Alliance

BY Vanguard Renewables Found In:BiogasFood industry leaders are joining with Vanguard Renewables to launch the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance aimed at accelerating long-term commitments to avoid or eliminate food waste first and repurpose what can’t be eliminated into renewable energy. READ MORE

December 10, 2020

Biden to nominate Vilsack as ag secretary

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident-elect Joe Biden has announced he will nominate Tom Vilsack as secretary of agriculture. Vilsack is a former two-term governor of Iowa who served as secretary of agriculture during all eight years of the Obama-Biden administration. READ MORE

December 10, 2020

EPA changes how it considers costs, benefits of CAA rules

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA on Dec. 9 released a final rule that changes the way the agency will consider the costs and benefits of all significant Clean Air Act rulemakings. The EPA said the impacted rulemakings will be accompanied by a benefit-cost analysis. READ MORE

December 10, 2020

Vanguard opens Massachusetts organics recycling facility

BY Vanguard Renewables Found In:BiogasVanguard Renewables has opened a facility in Massachusetts that will depackage and process expired goods, off-spec batches, or unsafe to eat food and beverage products. The extracted food is then transferred to one of the company's AD facilities. READ MORE

December 09, 2020

CCC’s Sixth Carbon Budget shows BECCS needed to achieve net zero

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. Climate Change Committee on Dec. 9 released its Sixth Carbon Budget, which provides guidance on GHG reductions needed achieve net zero emissions. The budget shows BECCS is one technology necessary to meet the U.K.'s GHG goals. READ MORE