Biogas & Landfill Gas

April 06, 2021

EIA updates 2021, 2022 bioenergy forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration released its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook on April 6, predicting that 21 percent of U.S. electricity generation will come from renewable sources this year, increasing to 22 percent next year. READ MORE

April 06, 2021

Research promotes renewable energy captured from biowaste

BY Nancy Bowles, Missouri S&T Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsCities around the U.S. could use their own biowaste from food scraps or manure to produce renewable energy for vehicles, according to a researcher at Missouri S&T. The proposed operation uses RNG from biomass and renewable hydrogen. READ MORE

April 02, 2021

Certarus enters agreement with RNG Moovers for delivery of RNG

BY Certarus (USA) Ltd. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsCertarus (USA) Ltd. has entered into a five-year contract with RNG Moovers, which is a project under the joint venture between Aria Energy and BP Products North America. Under the agreement, Certarus will deliver RNG to pipeline injection points. READ MORE

April 01, 2021

Aemetis announces new LCFS pathway, launches CCS subsidiary

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAemetis Inc. on March 31 announced CARB has approved a new LCFS pathway for ethanol produced at its Keyes, California, plant using dairy biogas. The following day, the company announced the launch of a carbon capture subsidiary. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

Biden releases $2 trillion jobs and infrastructure plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident Biden on March 31 released a $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan, officially titled the American Jobs Plan. Biofuel/bioproducts and carbon capture and storage (CSS) are each briefly addressed in the plan. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

EIA releases first Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe EIA on March 31 issued the first edition of its monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update, reporting that 20.431 billion gallons of operable U.S. biofuel production capacity was in place as of January. READ MORE

March 31, 2021

Biofuel groups, states file amicus briefs in SCOTUS SRE case

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe ABFA, RNG Coalition, NBB and a group of eight states on March 31 filed amicus briefs with the U.S. Supreme Court urging the court to affirm the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals’ January 2020 ruling on small refinery exemptions (SREs). READ MORE

March 30, 2021

USDA seeks comments on rural energy pilot program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe USDA on March 30 announced it is seeking public input on a new rural energy pilot program that was authorized in the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, a bill signed by former President Donald Trump on Dec. 27, 2020. READ MORE

March 29, 2021

US Gain builds public RNG fueling station in Compton, California

BY U.S. Gain Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAJR Trucking has partnered with U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture, to build a renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling station in Compton, California, near the port of Long Beach. The station will be available to the public. READ MORE

March 26, 2021

EPA: 1.26 billion RINs generated in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsMore than 1.26 billion renewable identification numbers were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in February, down from 1.54 billion reported for the same month of last year, according to data released by the U.S. EPA in mid-March. READ MORE

March 26, 2021

EIA to release new monthly biofuels data

BY U.S. Energy Information Administration Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Energy Information Administration announced March 25 that it will release expanded monthly biofuels data through a new report—the Monthly Biofuels Capacity and Feedstocks Update. The first edition of the report will be published March 31. READ MORE

March 26, 2021

EverGen raises $17 million for Canadian RNG projects

BY EverGen Found In:BiogasEverGen has raised an additional $17 million to address a significant gap in renewable infrastructure across Canada, specifically focused on acquiring and building RNG and sustainable waste to energy projects. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

IEDA award supports ethanol production at Verbio’s RNG plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Iowa Economic Development Authority on March 19 announced it has awarded tax benefits through the High Quality Jobs program to Verbio Nevada to support a project that aims to integrate ethanol production at the RNG production facility. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

Smith, Capito introduce bill to extend 45Q tax credit

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSens. Tina Smith, D-Minn.; and Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.V.; on March 25 introduced the Carbon Capture Utilization and Storage Tax Credit Amendments Act. The Carbon Capture Coalition and Growth Energy have spoken out in support of the bill. READ MORE

March 25, 2021

Gevo reports fourth quarter 2020 financial results

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. on March 17 released fourth quarter financial results, discussing plans for its net-zero biorefinery projects and confirming that its existing ethanol plant in Luverne, Minnesota, continues to be idle. READ MORE

March 24, 2021

USDA to provide COVID-19 relief to biofuel producers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA on March 24 announced its intent to provide COVID-19 relief to biofuel producers as part of its USDA Pandemic Assistance for Producers initiative, which aims to distribute relief resources more equitably. READ MORE

March 24, 2021

EPA issues final rule to extend RFS compliance deadlines

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe EPA on March 23 published a rule extending the RFS compliance and attest engagement deadlines for 2020. The attest engagement deadline for 2021 was also extended, along with the 2019 compliance and attest engagement deadlines for small refiners. READ MORE

March 24, 2021

Biofuels coalition files brief in Supreme Court SRE case

BY Renewable Fuels Association, American Coalition for Ethanol, National Corn Growers Association and National Farmers Union Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe RFA, ACE, NCGA, and NFU, working together as the Biofuels Coalition, on March 24 filed their response brief in the Supreme Court case case HollyFrontier Cheyenne Refining, LLC, et al., v. Renewable Fuels Association, et al. READ MORE

March 24, 2021

ABC board re-elects officers, Sheff to serve fourth term

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe American Biogas Council board of directors on March 24 announced the reelection of its officers, including incumbent Chair Bernard Sheff, PE from Montrose Environmental Group, who was elected to a fourth term. READ MORE

March 24, 2021

Aemetis gains approval for 32-mile extension of biogas pipeline

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAemetis Inc. on March 17 announced that the Stanislaus County Board of Supervisors has issued an approval for the construction of a 32-mile extension to the existing Aemetis Biogas 4-mile private pipeline that was completed in 2020. READ MORE

March 22, 2021

BP, Aria energy announce California diary RNG project

BY BP Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsBP and Aria Energy on March 18 announced a project to capture methane from waste at three California dairy farms and process it into renewable natural gas (RNG), which will then be supplied as fuel for the U.S. transportation sector. READ MORE

March 22, 2021

RNG produced by Anaergia now flowing through SoCalGas system

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAnaergia Inc. and Southern California Gas Co. announced on March 18 that renewable natural gas (RNG) produced from diverted landfill waste is now flowing into SoCalGas’ pipeline system from the Rialto Bioenergy Facility. READ MORE

March 18, 2021

EPA: No new SRE petitions filed in past month

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsData released by the U.S. EPA on March 18 shows that no new small refinery exemption (SRE) petitions have been filed in the past month. The agency has also not taken any action on the 66 SRE petitions that have been pending since mid-February. READ MORE

March 18, 2021

Canada seeks comments on proposed carbon offset regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasThe Canadian government on March 5 published draft regulations to establish a Federal Greenhouse Gas Offset System to reduce carbon emissions and create jobs. A public comment period is open through May 5. READ MORE

March 17, 2021

Lawmakers introduce comprehensive CO2 infrastructure bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSens. Chris Coons, D-Del., and Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Reps. Marc Veasey, D-Texas, and David McKinley, R-W.V., on March 17 introduced the Storing CO2 and Lowering Emissions (SCALE) Act, a comprehensive CO2 infrastructure package. READ MORE

March 17, 2021

Senate unanimously confirms Tai as US trade representative

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Senate on March 17 voted unanimously to confirm the nomination of Katherine Tai as U.S. trade representative. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative leads international trade negotiations and oversees the resolution of disputes. READ MORE

March 17, 2021

ABC announces the 8 fastest growing biogas businesses

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn March 15, the American Biogas Council announced the eight fastest growing biogas businesses in the US: DMT, DVO Inc., Envitec Biogas, Evonik, Greenlane Biogas, Nacelle, Paques Environmental Technologies, and PlanET Biogas. READ MORE

March 16, 2021

Biomass leaders discuss policy priorities and sustainability

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe 2021 International Biomass Conference & Expo kicked off March 16 with a keynote address focused on biomass sustainability and a panel discussion with association leaders that addressed policy, markets and the COVID-19 pandemic. READ MORE

March 16, 2021

USDA to hold a lender forum on OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsUSDA Rural Development has announced it will hold a feedback forum at 1:30 EDT on March 17 for lenders who have applied or are interested in applying to programs under the OneRD Guarantee Loan Initiative. READ MORE

March 16, 2021

Amp Americas brings Minnesota RNG project online

BY Amp Americas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAmp Americas on March 10 announced that its fourth biogas facility producing renewable natural gas (RNG) from dairy waste is now operational and delivering RNG to the pipeline. The facility is located in Morris, Minnesota. READ MORE