Biogas & Landfill Gas

December 21, 2015

Blue Sphere completes acquisition of 4 biogas facilities in Italy

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBlue Sphere Corp. recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of four operating biogas facilities in Italy through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Each fully operational facility generates 1 MW of electricity per hour. READ MORE

December 18, 2015

Congress passes spending bill, tax extenders legislation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMembers of Congress have passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill and accompanying legislative package of tax extenders that includes two-year extensions of tax credits that benefit biofuels and bioenergy. President Obama is expected to sign the bill. READ MORE

December 18, 2015

St. Landry Parish opens expanded BioCNG fuel facility

BY St. Landry Parish Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSt. Landry Parish has officially opened its expanded BioCNG Vehicle Fuel Facility at its sanitary landfill,which is now fueling Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. refuse vehicles collecting residential trash in St. Landry Parish. READ MORE

December 18, 2015

This Year's Standout Stories (My Picks)

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAs 2015 comes to a close, the Biomass Magazine staff has already been working on 2016 issues for a couple of months. Today, I’m going to share with you my personal favorites from each section. READ MORE

December 16, 2015

DOE, USDA, EPA release update of biogas activities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. EPA and USDA have released a report providing an update of the federal government’s progress to reduce methane emissions through biogas systems since the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap was completed last year. READ MORE

December 16, 2015

Legislation aims to extend biofuel, bioenergy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFederal lawmakers have released the text of a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the U.S. government through October 2016. An accompanying legislative package of tax extenders aims to extend certain bioenergy tax incentives for two years. READ MORE

December 11, 2015

Food waste legislation includes AD provisions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOn Dec. 7, Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, introduced the Food Recovery Act of 2015. The bill, which aims to reduce the amount of food waste in the U.S., also contains provisions related to waste-to-energy development. READ MORE

December 10, 2015

Schmack Biogas builds biomethane plant in France

BY Schmack Biogas Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasSchmack Biogas, a Viessmann Group company, has been awarded a contract for the construction of a biomethane plant in Epaux-Bezu (Picardy) in northern France. The project is expected to begin injecting biomethane into the natural gas network in July. READ MORE

December 08, 2015

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in recent reports

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the December edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, providing updated predictions regarding the use of biomass in the electric power and home heating sectors. READ MORE

December 08, 2015

Weltec Biopower erects second biogas plant in South Korea

BY Weltec Biopower GmbH Found In:Power, BiogasIn October, the construction work for an anaerobic digestion plant from German manufacturer Weltec Biopower started in South Korea. The 450-kilowatt biogas plant is to go live in the early summer of 2016. READ MORE

December 08, 2015

Biomethane injected into grid at project in Netherlands

BY HoSt Bio-energy Installations Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasAt a dairy farm in Den Bommel, Netherlands, the gas meter recently passed the first 10,000 cubic meters of biomethane injected into the grid. The plant, which began operations in October, produces biomethane out of 100 percent cattle manure. READ MORE

December 04, 2015

EPA challenge aims to recycle nutrients from manure

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. EPA has opened a competition for technologies to recycle nutrients from livestock manure on Challenge.gov. The competition is being held in partnership with the USDA. The American Biogas Council is among the project’s partners. READ MORE

December 04, 2015

DOE to host bioenergy webinar for educators

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will hold a live webinar titled "Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12th Grade Classroom," on Dec. 10. According to the DOE, the webinar is part of the BioenergizeME Office Hours webinar series. READ MORE

December 04, 2015

A Newsy Week for Biofuels

BY Anna SimetFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsIt has been quite the week for the biofuel industry. On Monday, the U.S. EPA released the highly anticipated renewable fuel standard (RFS) renewable volume obligation numbers for 2015, 2016 and 2017. READ MORE

December 03, 2015

European Commission adopts Circular Economy Package

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe European Commission has announced the adoption of a new Circular Economy Package that aims to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy. The effort has been criticized for its lack of mandatory food collection. READ MORE

December 01, 2015

Agreement to address climate change under negotiation in Paris

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThis week, President Obama traveled to Paris to join nearly 200 nations for the COP21 global conference on climate change. Coinciding with the conference, was the announcement that Obama and 19 other world leaders launched "Mission Innovation." READ MORE

December 01, 2015

Bioenergy projects receive DOE ARPA-E grants

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced that the U.S. DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has awarded $125 million to 41 energy technology projects, four of which involve bioenergy or biomass. READ MORE

November 27, 2015

Camco reaches agreement to sell 2 Idaho biogas projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasCamco Clean Energy has announced an agreement to sell Idaho-based biogas assets AG Power Jerome LLC and AG Power DCD LLC to Clean Power Holdings LLC. As part of the transaction, Camco will sign long-term service agreements for the facilities. READ MORE

November 24, 2015

REA: Top 10 things UK Green CSR would do to support renewables

BY Renewable Energy Association Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Nov. 25, the U.K. government will announce the contents of its long-awaited Comprehensive Spending Review. This document effectively sets the budgets of many departments and agencies, including the Department for Energy and Climate Change. READ MORE

November 21, 2015

Opinion: Biogas Integration for Cellulosic Ethanol Production

BY Amanda Bilek Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAs cellulosic ethanol production facilities have come online, anaerobic digesters have been colocated at the plants to recover biogas from soluble residues inherent in the ethanol production process. READ MORE

November 21, 2015

In Depth: Roeslein’s Perfect Fit

BY Tim Portz Found In:BiogasA biogas project in northwestern Missouri is leveraging the fortuitous colocation of hog production assets and a natural gas pipeline to speed the project toward commercial completion. READ MORE

November 20, 2015

The UK's Energy Strategy Identity Crisis

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. has been a role model to other countries looking to reduce dependence on fossil fuels, reduce carbon emissions and increase renewable energy generation. But, as of recent, it seems the tides may be turning. READ MORE

November 20, 2015

In Depth: The UK’s Conversion Diversion

BY Amanda Saint Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe first six months of majority Conservative rule in the United Kingdom has been characterized by drastic budget cuts, including removal of subsidies for biomass power and other renewable energy. READ MORE

November 20, 2015

ITA announces app to help companies export clean energy solutions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe International Trade Administration has announced a beta version of an interactive app to serve as a mobile business directory for U.S. clean energy exporters. Companies interested in participating are encouraged to contact the ITA. READ MORE

November 20, 2015

Renew Biomass, New Energy Farms announce partnership

BY Renew Biomass Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsRenew Biomass and New Energy Farms recently announced their long-term partnership agreement in which New Energy Farms will provide Renew Biomass with high-quality Miscanthus planting material. READ MORE

November 18, 2015

DOE biomass advisory committee schedules November meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled for Nov. 18-19. The event will be held in Emeryville, California. READ MORE

November 18, 2015

Toyota to power Kentucky plant with landfill gas

BY Toyota Found In:Power, BiogasToyota has announced its Georgetown, Kentucky, manufacturing plant will begin generating electricity from methane, a byproduct of trash decomposition at the nearby Central Kentucky Landfill, on Nov. 23. READ MORE

November 18, 2015

Constellation, LA Sanitation begin construction on biogas plant

BY Constellation Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasConstellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corp., and LA Sanitation recently announced the start of construction of a 25-MW biogas-fueled cogeneration plant, which will supply steam and electricity to LA Sanitation's Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant. READ MORE

November 17, 2015

SD, VA projects receive USDA value-added grant funding

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Pellets, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFive bioenergy projects in two states were among the 258 businesses nationwide receiving a total of nearly $34 million from the USDA Rural Development Value-Added Producer Grant program. The grants were announced last week. READ MORE

November 17, 2015

DVO launches 2 digesters with Green Cow Power in Indiana

BY DVO Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasGreen Cow Power is now converting off-farm organic wastes and dairy manure into energy with two DVO Inc. Two-Stage Mixed Plug Flow digesters. Located in Goshen, Indiana, it is the largest waste-to-energy facility in Elkhart County. READ MORE