Biogas & Landfill Gas

March 11, 2014

California brewery toasts new biogas system opening

BY Chris HansonFound In:BiogasThe Bear Republic Brewing Co. held a ribbon cutting ceremony for the world's first bioelectrically enhanced wastewater to energy system, dubbed EcoVolt, in Cloverdale, Calif. The EcoVolt was developed by Massachusetts-based Cambrian Innovation. READ MORE

March 10, 2014

USDA awards advanced biofuel payments to pellet, biogas producers

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn March 6, USDA Rural Development announced nearly $60 million in payments to 195 biofuel producers under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program, which was established by the 2008 Farm Bill and reauthorized in the recently signed 2014 Farm Bill. READ MORE

March 09, 2014

In Depth: Montpelier’s Pipe Dream

BY Anna SimetFound In:BiogasVermont’s capitol city is readying to fire up its modernized and expanded district heating system, which includes two new biomass boilers and a new hot water distribution loop. READ MORE

March 08, 2014

Opinion: Considerations for Biogas Projects

BY Kyle Goehring Found In:BiogasEisenmann's Kyle Goehring discusses qualities of well-developed biogas projects, including location, feedstock logistics and byproducts. READ MORE

March 07, 2014

In Depth: Biogas Power in the Valley

BY Susanne Retka Schill Found In:BiogasThe Hometown BioEnergy anaerobic digester on the south edge of LeSueur, Minn., is the largest system of its type in the U.S., rated at 8 MW of electrical power from food processing and agricultural waste. READ MORE

March 04, 2014

Geopower Energy acquires interest in Murphy Brown biogas plant

BY Geopower Energy Found In:BiogasGeopower Energy Ltd, an alternative energy developer, has closed a private debt facility of $5 million to acquire a joint venture interest in the Blue Mountain Biogas Project near Milford, Utah. READ MORE

March 03, 2014

Harvest Power organics-to-energy facility on line in Fla.

BY Anna SimetFound In:BiogasHarvest Power Inc.'s 5.4-MW, combined-heat-and-power, organics-to-energy facility is now on line in Bay Lakes, Fla., and will process more than 120,000 tons of food scraps each year when running at full capacity. READ MORE

February 28, 2014

Mass. AD project breaks ground at existing landfill gas plant

BY CommonWealth Resource Management Corp. Found In:BiogasConstruction has begun on an anaerobic digestion facility at the Crapo Hill Landfill in Dartmouth, Mass., the site of an existing landfill gas-to-energy plant. READ MORE

February 26, 2014

GE launches Distributed Power business

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasGE has announced the launch of a new Distributed Power business that combines the Aeroderivative Gas Turbine, Jenbacher Gas Engine and Waukesha Gas Engine product lines. The company will invest $1.4 billion over four years in the new business. READ MORE

February 25, 2014

New Holland provides tractors to ISU BioCentury Research Farm

BY Iowa State University Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe loan of two tractors by New Holland Agriculture to Iowa State University's BioCentury Research Farm has provided new options for its biomass research projects. A model T8.330 and a T5.115 tractor with a loader were loaned to the facility. READ MORE

February 25, 2014

DECC elects not to review FIT for AD this year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasTrade organizations serving the U.K. biogas industry have announced the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has confirmed it will not review the feed-in tariff (FIT) for anaerobic digestion (AD) this year. READ MORE

February 24, 2014

Carbon sequestration not so simple in biomass crop production

BY USDA, Ann Perry Found In:Pellets, Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFindings at the USDA are providing information about the soil carbon dynamics that play a crucial role in lifecycle assessments of bioenergy production. These studies at support the USDA priority of developing new new sources of bioenergy. READ MORE

February 21, 2014

Study unveils vast potential of UK biomass resources

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA new study has found the U.K. could generate up to 44 percent of its energy needs from domestic biomass sources by 2050. The study was completed by scientists from the Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research at the University of Manchester. READ MORE

February 18, 2014

MV Technologies to supply H2SPlus system to landfill gas project

BY Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasStrategic Environmental & Energy Resources Inc. has announced that its MV Technologies subsidiary received a $1.2 million order to supply a high-capacity H2SPlus hydrogen sulfide removal system to a large landfill operation in the western U.S. READ MORE

February 17, 2014

Iona Capital finances gas-to-grid AD plant in Scotland

BY Iona Capital Found In:BiogasIona Capital, in conjunction with Scotia Gas Networks, has announced the successful completion of an investment in Keithick Biogas Ltd., a joint venture company with Keithick Farms Ltd. in Coupar Angus, Perthshire, Scotland. READ MORE

February 14, 2014

ClearCove Systems wins NYSERDA funding for biogas project

BY ClearCove Systems Inc. Found In:BiogasClearCove Systems Inc. of Rochester announced it has been awarded funding by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority to demonstrate a new wastewater treatment system that is expected to save energy while reducing treatment costs. READ MORE

February 13, 2014

Virgin Islands biogas project progressing

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasA biogas project being developed by Tibbar Energy in the U.S. Virgin Island's St. Croix is making steady progress. CEO Tania Tomyn said the 7 MW project, which will utilize Viaspace Inc.-licensed Giant King Grass, is moving full speed ahead. READ MORE

February 13, 2014

Biogas liquefaction plant to produce biofuel for Norway buses

BY Wärtsilä Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe biogas liquefaction plant delivered by Wartsila to the Norwegian Cambi AS, a specialist in biowaste treatment, was inaugurated on Feb. 12. The plant will produce biomethane from household food waste to be used as biofuel for buses in Oslo. READ MORE

February 13, 2014

REA welcomes updated anaerobic digestion quality protocol

BY Renewable Energy Association Found In:BiogasThe U.K.-based Renewable Energy Association has welcomed publication of the Environment Agency's updated Quality Protocol for digestate from anaerobic digestion. It confirms end-of-waste status for digestate in the U.K., increasing market confidence. READ MORE

February 07, 2014

Obama signs Farm Bill, announces Made in Rural America initiative

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident Obama signed the 2014 Farm Bill into law during a Feb. 7 ceremony at Michigan State University. During his speech, Obama also announced the launch of a new "Made in Rural America" export and investment initiative. READ MORE

February 07, 2014

2014 International Biomass Conference & Expo to address Farm Bill

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe passage of the Farm Bill will positively impact the biomass industry and help to spur on additional development of renewable energy, according to several leading biomass companies and organizations that praised the long-awaited bill. READ MORE

February 05, 2014

EPA names landfill gas projects of the year

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasThrough its Landfill Methane Outreach Program, the U.S. EPA has recognized three U.S. landfill gas-to-energy projects as being exceptional projects of 2013. The projects are located in North Carolina, Pennsylvania and Georgia. READ MORE

February 04, 2014

Senate approves Farm Bill conference report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Feb. 4, the U.S. Senate approved the conference report for the 2014 Farm Bill by a vote of 67 to 32. The vote was the final legislative action needed before President Obama can sign the legislation into law. READ MORE

February 04, 2014

Constellation to develop biogas cogeneration plant in California

BY Constellation Energy Resources LLC Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasConstellation Energy Resources LLC has announced that it has signed an agreement with the city of Los Angeles to design, build and operate a 27-megawatt (MW) renewable energy power plant at L.A. Sanitation's Hyperion Treatment Plant. READ MORE

January 30, 2014

Farm Bill: Offerings for plant operators, investors, developers

BY Kyle Althoff Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Farm Bill is a five-year piece of legislation that typically takes six years to develop and reach consensus among U.S. senators, representatives, and the president. Orchestrating this feat is nothing short of a miracle. READ MORE

January 30, 2014

In Depth: A Tale of Two Industries

BY Anna SimetFound In:BiogasGermany’s advanced biogas industry, the result of efficient policy mechanisms, has set a high bar for the U.S., which is still in its infancy. READ MORE

January 29, 2014

Emerald Biogas opens facility in England

BY Chris HansonFound In:BiogasU.K.-based Emerald Biogas has opened its GPB 8 million ($13.26 million) food waste to energy facility at the Newton Aycliffe Industrial Estate in northern England. The facility will take in 50,000 metric tons of recycled food waste annually. READ MORE

January 29, 2014

Opinion: Kudos to Our Ag Innovators

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz discusses the impact farmers and ag innovators are making on energy crop development. READ MORE

January 29, 2014

Houses approves Farm Bill conference report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. House of Representatives has approved the conference report for the 2014 Farm Bill by a vote of 251 to 166. The farm bill conference committee approved the conference report for the bill on Jan. 27. A U.S. Senate vote is expected next week. READ MORE

January 29, 2014

Obama: climate change is a fact

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsJob creation, higher wages and investments in the U.S. education system were a few of several focus points during President Obama's State of the Union address, which reiterated the administration's "all-of-the-above" energy strategy. READ MORE