Biogas & Landfill Gas

March 05, 2018

L'Oréal USA to purchase RNG from Kentucky facility

BY L'Oréal USA Found In:BiogasL'Oréal USA has announced it is adding to its diversified energy portfolio with RNG purchased from a new processing facility in Kentucky at the Big Run Landfill. Construction of the RNG processing plant is expected to be complete by the end of 2018. READ MORE

March 05, 2018

In Depth: From Concept to Construction

BY Patrick C. Miller Found In:Power, BiogasFiberight’s new Maine waste-to-energy plant has persevered development challenges, and will soon turn the waste of over 100 communities into biogas and compost. READ MORE

March 03, 2018

In Depth: A Straighter, Shorter Pathway

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsConfidence builds in overcoming the hurdles slowing corn kernel fiber-to-cellulosic ethanol approvals. READ MORE

March 01, 2018

In Depth: Organic Waste to Watts in Wine Country

BY Jim McMahon Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsPlanned for full operation in mid-2018, San Luis Obispo County’s new state-of-the-art anaerobic digestion facility will convert source-separated organic waste into biogas and high-grade compost. READ MORE

March 01, 2018

Trump hosts industry meeting on RFS, no deal reached

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn March 1, President Trump met with a variety of stakeholders from the biofuels and refining industries to continue the discussion on the Renewable Fuel Standard and renewable identification numbers (RINs). READ MORE

February 28, 2018

Brazil: Landfill gas-based fuels eligible for RenovaBio program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Feb. 21, Brazil’s Ministry of Mines and Energy published a notice announcing that landfill gas-based fuels will be eligible to comply with the requirements of RenovaBio, the country’s new national biofuels policy that was established in December. READ MORE

February 27, 2018

No deal reached at White House RFS meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsNo deal on Renewable Fuel Standard reform was reached during a Feb. 27 meeting at the White House. President Trump has requested to meet with representatives of the biofuel and oil industries on March 1 to continue the conversation. READ MORE

February 27, 2018

Senate confirms Northey for USDA post

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Feb. 27, nearly six months after he was first nominated, the U.S. Senate confirmed Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey to serve as Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service at USDA. READ MORE

February 26, 2018

Farm groups urge Trump to maintain the integrity of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepresentatives of the U.S. farming community are speaking out ahead of a Feb. 27 White House meeting on the Renewable Fuel Standard, urging President Donald Trump to avoid seeking change that would weaken the nation’s biofuel policy. READ MORE

February 22, 2018

EPA: More than 1 million cellulosic RINs generated in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for January, reporting that approximately 1.52 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 1 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

February 22, 2018

Xebec, SAPIO to develop RNG infrastructure in Italy

BY Xebec Adsorption Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsXebec Adsorption Inc. has entered into a letter of intent to establish a three year partnership with SAPIO to help develop Italy’s renewable natural gas (RNG) upgrading infrastructure from biogas facilities. READ MORE

February 21, 2018

Former Ineos Bio site purchased for conversion into eco-district

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA consortium of investors and project developers led by Texas-based Frankens Energy recently purchased the former Ineos Bio Indian River Biorefinery in Vero Beach, Florida, and has announced plans to convert the site to an eco-district. READ MORE

February 20, 2018

DOE to fund energy infrastructure deployment on tribal lands

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $11.5 million in new funding to deploy energy infrastructure on tribal lands. Bioenergy projects are among those eligible to apply for the funding. READ MORE

February 16, 2018

Connecticut to phase down value of biomass, landfill gas RECs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has finalized its Comprehensive Energy Strategy. The CES, in part, includes a phase-down of biomass and landfill gas renewable energy credits (RECs) in Class 1 RPS starting in 2019. READ MORE

February 16, 2018

NREL scientists model methane-eating bacteria

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Found In:Biogas, ChemicalsA research team including scientists from NREL recently explored the possibilities provided by the natural world by researching how the bacteria Methylomicrobium alcaliphilum 20ZR uses methane and converts it to valuable product precursors. READ MORE

February 15, 2018

Letter asks EPA to take a fresh look at corn kernel fiber ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepresentatives of the cellulosic biofuels industry are asking the U.S. EPA to take a renewed look at commercial-ready cellulosic biofuels as the agency begins its work to develop proposed 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard RVOs. READ MORE

February 14, 2018

Pruitt commits to creating regulatory certainty for biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has provided New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu with a letter announcing EPA’s efforts to work towards a carbon-neutral policy for biomass and clarify federal procurement recommendations for responsibly managed forests. READ MORE

February 14, 2018

Construction underway on Indiana RNG project

BY AMP Americas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRenewable Dairy Fuels, a business unit of AMP Americas, has announced construction is underway on a on-farm anaerobic digester-to-vehicle fuel operation in Fair Oaks, Indiana. The facility will produce renewable natural gas (RNG) from dairy waste. READ MORE

February 13, 2018

Biogen acquires Tamar Energy

BY Biogen Found In:Power, BiogasBiogen has expanded its food waste recycling network through the acquisition of Tamar Energy, one of the largest anaerobic digestion (AD) owners and operators in the U.K. The combined group operates a network of 13 AD plants and six composting sites. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

Connecticut seeks proposals for AD, wind, fuel cell projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to solicit offers for certain Connecticut Class I renewable energy sources, including anaerobic digestion, offshore wind and fuel cells. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

ABC: Budget act extends biogas, biomass PTC through 2017

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, BiogasThe American Biogas Council has released a statement in response to passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which only includes a one year retroactive extension of the Production Tax Credit for biogas and biomass through 2017. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

PA Biomass Energy Association expands to Mid-Atlantic

BY Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Pennsylvania Biomass Energy Association has expanded its focus beyond the keystone state to the region and will now be known as the Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council. The material focus of the organization remains the same. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office evaluated in new report

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office conducts a biennial peer review that enables external stakeholders to provide feedback on its R&D portfolio and develop recommendations. On Feb. 6, BETO published the results of last year's peer review. READ MORE

February 09, 2018

Budget bill retroactively extends biofuel tax credits for 2017

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Feb. 9, President Donald Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 into law. The two-year funding bill ends a brief government shutdown and includes retroactive tax extenders for several biofuel-related tax incentives. READ MORE

February 09, 2018

Organic Power to install 2 MW AD plant in Puerto Rico

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOrganic Power Ltd. is installing a Global Water Engineering Raptor anaerobic digestion plant at its green energy facility in Bega Baja, Puerto Rico. Once fully operational in mid-2018, the facility is expected to produce 2.055 MW of electricity. READ MORE

February 08, 2018

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in February report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will provide approximately 10 percent of U.S. electricity generation in 2018 and 2019. READ MORE

February 07, 2018

FERC: US adds 268 MW of biomass capacity in 2017

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasData released by the federal government shows the U.S. added 268 MW of biomass capacity last year, more than double the 110 MW of biomass capacity that was installed in 2016. An additional 890 MW of biomass capacity is proposed to be added by 2021. READ MORE

February 05, 2018

CDFA extends application deadline for dairy digester program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Department of Food and Agriculture has extended the grant application deadline for the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program through Feb. 23. The application period was original set to conclude Jan. 26. READ MORE

February 05, 2018

Clean Energy reports 37 percent growth in Redeem sales

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsClean Energy Fuels Corp. recently announced that sales of Redeem, its renewable natural gas (RNG) offering, grew by 32 percent last year, from 60 million gallons in 2016 to 79 million gallons in 2017. READ MORE

February 05, 2018

Biogen acquires Scottish AD plant

BY Biogen Found In:BiogasBiogen has expanded its operations into Scotland through the addition of a 1.5 MW anaerobic digestion facility in Millerhill, Edinburgh. The acquisition has been completed by Ancala Partners LLP from Kelda Water Services for an undisclosed sum. READ MORE