Biogas & Landfill Gas

June 17, 2015

Wastech opens British Columbia landfill gas plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasWastech has officially commenced operations of a landfill gas-to-energy plant at the Cache Creek Landfill in British Columbia, Canada, a disposal site that serves the Metro Vancouver area. Construction of the 4.8-MW project began in last summer. READ MORE

June 17, 2015

Report highlights EU progress in reaching 2020 renewables goals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn June 16, the European Commission published a progress report on 2020 renewable energy targets, reporting that the EU is on track to meets its 20 percent renewable energy targets. Biomass accounted for 47 percent of renewables in the EU last year. READ MORE

June 17, 2015

Capstone Turbine releases fourth quarter financial results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOn June 15, Capstone Turbine Corp. released its financial results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended March 31, reporting three, big headwinds contributed to a challenging year, but the company is moving forward. READ MORE

June 17, 2015

In Depth: Crunching the Numbers

BY Anna SimetFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFirst- and second-generation ethanol leaders discussed challenges, priorities and successes at the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop in Minneapolis. READ MORE

June 16, 2015

DOE initiatives launch as part of Clean Energy Investment Summit

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Department of Energy has announced several new and expanding initiatives as part of the administration's Clean Energy Investment Summit, including the launch of a Clean Energy Impact Investment Center. READ MORE

June 12, 2015

SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel schedules 3 teleconferences

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA's Science Advisory Board has announced the SAB Biogenic Carbon Emissions Panel will hold three teleconferences over the next several months to review the EPA's biogenic carbon emissions framework. READ MORE

June 11, 2015

Unlocking the biofuel energy stored in plant cell walls

BY Cherie Winner, Penn State Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPenn State plant scientist Daniel Cosgrove has devoted decades to studying the cell walls that make plant matter resistant to chemical conversion. His research aims to overcome that challenge and enable greater energy production. READ MORE

June 10, 2015

REA reports increased bioenergy employment in the U.K.

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.K.-based Renewable Energy Association recently announced employment in the country’s renewable energy sector grew by 9 percent in 2013-'14, reaching 112,026 workers. Biomass heating was the highest performing renewable energy sector. READ MORE

June 10, 2015

Researchers edit plant DNA using mechanism evolved in bacteria

BY University of Georgia Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the University of Georgia have used a gene editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas to modify the genome of a tree species for the first time. Their research opens the door to more rapid and reliable gene editing of plants. READ MORE

June 09, 2015

GE’s AD technology selected for Idaho project

BY GE Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasGE recently announced the city of Rexburg, Idaho, has selected the company's Monsal advanced anaerobic digestion and Monsal 70 technologies to treat biosolids (sewage waste) at the city's wastewater treatment facility. READ MORE

June 05, 2015

USDA publishes final VAPG rule, opens comment period

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn May, USDA Rural Development’s Rural Business-Cooperative Service published a final rule for the Value-Added Producer Grant program and opened a 60-day comment period that closes on July 7. The program can support the production of E85 and biogas. READ MORE

June 04, 2015

Clemson receives grant to research crops for energy use

BY Clemson University Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new public-private partnership led by Clemson University and a worldwide biomass and bioenergy producer will research the use of crops that can both open new markets for South Carolina landowners and support the growing demand for renewable energy. READ MORE

June 03, 2015

Bluesphere breaks ground on 3.2 MW biogas plant in Rhode Island

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasOn May 28, Bluesphere Corp. held a groundbreaking ceremony for its 3.2-MW waste-to-energy (WTE) project in Johnston, Rhode Island. Once operational, the facility will sell the electricity it generates from food waste to the national grid. READ MORE

June 02, 2015

N.Y. funds biotech accelerator, along with pellet and AD projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for the Central New York Biotech Accelerator. Separate initiatives recently announced by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will support pellet and biogas projects. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

Infinis Energy results yield increased LFG revenue, gross profit

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasOn May 28, Infinis Energy plc released its preliminary results for the 12 months ending March 31, reporting its landfill gas (LFG) business exported 1,842 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity and high levels of engine fleet reliability at 95 percent. READ MORE

May 29, 2015

Opinion: A People-Powered Industry

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor discusses the impact that dedicated contributors have on the industry's growth and momentum. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

DOE previews 2016 Billion-Ton Update in webinar

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA recent U.S. Department of Energy webinar included preview of the 2016 U.S. Billion-Ton Study update, which is currently scheduled for release in June 2016. The event was presented by DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office. READ MORE

May 27, 2015

Viaspace conducting engineering plan for 2 MW biogas plant

BY Viaspace Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasViaspace Inc. announced that it has been engaged by Clean Energy Solutions Pacific to provide engineering and design work for a 2 MW biogas power plant fueled by Giant King Grass. CES is an independent power producer focused on emerging markets. READ MORE

May 27, 2015

In Depth: PHOTO REVIEW: International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY Biomass Magazine Staff Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA photo review of the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo in Minneapolis. READ MORE

May 26, 2015

DOE hosts webinar on biofuel affordability

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced it will host a webinar on biofuel affordability on May 27. The event, titled "A Changing Market for Biofuels and Bioproducts," will address research related to biomass supply. READ MORE

May 24, 2015

Opinion: Team RNG: Bringing a New Fuel to Market

BY Stephanie Thorson Found In:BiogasStephanie Thorson, associate at the Biogas Association, highlights contributions of those working in the biogas-to-compressed natural gas sector. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

Two Plans, Both Alike In Priority

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasEarlier this week, I put together a round-up of recent legislation that would raise, lower or dismantle state renewable energy standards (RES), or renewable portfolio standards (RPS). READ MORE

May 22, 2015

In Depth: Advancing Landfill Gas

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:BiogasAria Energy Business Development Manager Chris Voell discusses his long, impactful career in waste management and landfill gas energy development. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Vermont company plans to pipe digester gas to college

BY Anna SimetFound In:Thermal, BiogasA Vermont company is waiting on permission from the Vermont Public Service Board to construct a project that will transport dairy digester-derived biogas to Middlebury College to displace around 640,000 gallons of No. 6 fuel oil annually. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

UN SE4ALL announces global bioenergy initiative

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsUN FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and the UN Foundation partner to scale up the sustainable bioenergy solutions to meet the global need for sustainable energy. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

Bills aim to raise, alter, remove state RPS programs

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasWhile Hawaii has made recently headlines in the renewable policy world with plans to raise its renewable portfolio standard higher than any state has to date, several states have seen recent attempts to freeze, dismantle or alter their programs. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

IRENA publishes renewable energy jobs report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe International Renewable Energy Agency has announced 7.7 million people worldwide were employed by the renewable energy industry in 2014, including, 822,000 jobs in biomass, 381,000 jobs in biogas, and 1.788 million in liquid biofuels. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

BioEnergy Hawaii, Ulupono Initiative partner on bioenergy project

BY Ulupono Initiative Found In:Power, BiogasBioEnergy Hawaii LLC, a designer, developer and operator of waste treatment and alternative energy systems, has partnered with Ulupono Initiative to finance a resource recovery facility planned for the west side of Hawaii Island. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

Equinix to install Bloom Energy biogas fuel cells at data center

BY Equinix Found In:Power, BiogasEquinix Inc. and Bloom Energy have announced a 1 MW biogas fuel cell project at its SV5 International Business Exchange data center, located in Silicon Valley. The 1 MW fuel cell will provide an estimated 8.3 million kWh per year of clean energy. READ MORE

May 19, 2015

Blue Sphere acquires 4 producing biogas facilities in Italy

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBlue Sphere Corp., a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, announced it has acquired 4 fully operational biogas facilities in Italy. Each of these facilities produce 1 MW. READ MORE