Biogas & Landfill Gas

November 08, 2016

Rumpke breaks ground on landfill gas-to-energy project in Ohio

BY Rumpke Found In:Power, BiogasRumpke is partnering with Energy Developments to construct a landfill gas-to-electric generating facility at the Brown County Landfill in Georgetown, Ohio. The 4.8 MW facility is estimated to produce enough electricity to power nearly 3,000 homes. READ MORE

November 07, 2016

Duke Energy Carolinas issues RFP for renewable energy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasDuke Energy Carolinas recently issued a request for proposals (RFP), seeking up to 750,000 MWh of energy located in its territory. Biomass and landfill gas are among the renewable energy resources eligible to apply. READ MORE

November 03, 2016

UK REA: Next steps for biomass heat to be discussed in November

BY U.K. Renewable Energy Association Found In:Pellets, Thermal, BiogasSince the last annual conference of the U.K.’s wood heating and combined-heat-and-power (CHP) industries, installations in several sectors have slowed in the face of months of policy instability and uncertainty. READ MORE

November 03, 2016

SEER to supply N2SPlus systems to landfill gas projects

BY Strategic Environmental & Energy Resources Inc. Found In:BiogasStrategic Environmental & Energy Resources Inc. has announced its wholly owned subsidiary, MV Technologies, secured purchase orders for its proprietary H2SPlus System for a fourth New Jersey landfill and MV's first landfill project in Massachusetts. READ MORE

November 01, 2016

Ameresco announces LFGTE project, releases financial results

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Oct. 31, Ameresco Inc. announced the completion of a 16 MW landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project at the Orchard Hills Generating Station near Rockford, Illinois. The following day, the company released third quarter financial results. READ MORE

October 31, 2016

EPA schedules public hearing on proposed rule to update RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has announced plans to hold a public hearing on Dec. 6 in Chicago for its proposed Renewables Enhancement and Growth Support Rule. Those who wish to testify must contact the EPA by Nov. 22. READ MORE

October 28, 2016

Biomass research and development committee to meet in November

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 has been scheduled to be held Nov. 17-18 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

October 27, 2016

EPA: 1.67 billion RINs generated in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for September, announcing 1.67 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 17.14 million D3 cellulosic biofuel RINs and 99,563 D7 cellulosic diesel RINs. READ MORE

October 27, 2016

SEAT, Aqualia develop alternative fuel from waste water

BY SEAT Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSEAT and Aqualia have joined forces to develop the innovative SMART Green Gas project, which aims to obtain 100 percent Spanish origin, renewable biofuel from waste water to be used in compressed natural gas (CNG) powered vehicles. READ MORE

October 27, 2016

Opinion: A Shot in the Arm

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsEnergy revenues alone are not enough right now.The open question is whether or not coproduct markets can grow enough to make a difference. READ MORE

October 25, 2016

USDA awards $327 million in REAP funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe USDA is investing more than $300 million to help hundreds of small businesses adopt renewable energy sources or implement more efficient energy options. The investment includes $327 million in Rural Energy for America Program funding. READ MORE

October 24, 2016

European Biomass Association releases 2016 bioenergy outlook

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAEBIOM releases its annual statistical report, providing an in-depth look at the European bioenergy sector. Recent editions have included analysis of support schemes for biomass heating, electricity and transport, and market forecasts. READ MORE

October 20, 2016

American Biogas Council announces 2016 biogas industry awardees

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOct. 19, the American Biogas Council announced the winners of its Biogas Industry Awards. The winners included five biogas systems, one innovation and one individual all recognized for their contributions to the growth of the U.S. biogas industry. READ MORE

October 20, 2016

Opinion: RNG in California: Leadership, Market Certainty

BY Marcus Gillette Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsBy the conclusion of California’s 2015-‘16 legislative session at the end of August, amid a flurry of uncertainty and opposition, the state legislature passed SB 32, which extends the LCFS and cap-and-trade compliance programs beyond 2020 to 2030. READ MORE

October 19, 2016

New Jersey bill aims to generate energy from food waste

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasA bill in New Jersey that would require large food waste generators to separate and recycle food waste and amends the definition of Class I renewable energy took a step forward on Oct. 13 when it was approved by a state senate committee. READ MORE

October 19, 2016

BPA marks fourth Annual Bioenergy Day

BY Biomass Power Association Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn honor of the Fourth Annual Bioenergy Day, more than 40 organizations across the United States and Canada opened their doors on Oct. 19 to local residents and stakeholders, inviting them to learn more about biobased power, thermal and fuels. READ MORE

October 19, 2016

In Depth: Green Garbage to Black Gold

BY Katie FletcherFound In:BiogasThe roll out of a digestate standards program will help assure customers of the value this often-overlooked coproduct of anaerobic digestion possesses. READ MORE

October 14, 2016

Bioenergy Conversions, Colocations and Integrations

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe December issue of Biomass Magazine is already underway, themed conversions, colocations and integrations. READ MORE

October 13, 2016

DOE awards grant to Microvi for biogas conversion technology

BY Microvi Found In:Biogas, ChemicalsMicrovi has been awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for a new groundbreaking biocatalytic technology that converts methane and carbon dioxide in biogas into valuable liquid chemicals, the company recently announced. READ MORE

October 11, 2016

BETO establishes Agile BioFoundry to streamline biomanufacturing

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office has established the Agile BioFoundry, a new consortium of nine Energy Department national laboratories working to standardize and streamline the entire biomanufacturing pipeline. READ MORE

October 11, 2016

Blue Sphere teams with Stern Brothers

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBlue Sphere Corp., a company that develops, owns and manages waste-to-energy facilities, recently announced that it has engaged Stern Brothers & Co. to assist it with project level activities, including transaction structuring and capital raising. READ MORE

October 10, 2016

Biogenic CO2 coalition launches grassroots campaign

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biogenic CO2 Coalition has launched a grassroots campaign to urge the U.S. EPA to remove its regulatory roadblock to the development of the emerging bioeconomy. The coalition has also sent letters to 2016 presidential candidates. READ MORE

October 07, 2016

Alabama Power issues RFP for renewable power

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasAlabama Power has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for renewable energy sources. Certain biomass facilities are among those eligible to apply. Projects must range in size from 5 MWac and 80 MWac and be located in the state of Alabama. READ MORE

October 04, 2016

High Plains Bioenergy to upgrade biogas with Bioferm system

BY Bioferm Energy Systems Found In:BiogasHigh Plains Bioenergy, a subsidiary of Seaboard Foods, recently announced plans to upgrade its biogas to renewable natural gas using a Carbotech Pressure Swing Adsorption system from BIOFerm Energy Systems part of Viessmann Group. READ MORE

October 03, 2016

EPA proposes major updates to RFS regulations

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Oct. 3, the U.S. EPA released its proposed Renewable Enhancement and Growth Support rule, which aims to enhance the renewable fuel standard (RFS) program and related fuel regulations to support the growth of ethanol and other renewable fuels. READ MORE

October 03, 2016

Vermont to publish energy compliance standards

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Vermont Department of Public Service has published its draft recommendations for regional and municipal energy planning and standards for issuing a determination of energy compliance. Final documents are required under Act 174 of 2016 by Nov. 1. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

Free NC Swine Waste Biogas Project Webinar

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasRegister for a free webinar on swine waste-based energy production in North Carolina. READ MORE

September 29, 2016

Opinion: On Campus

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsCollege and university campuses are loaded with physical attributes that make them ripe for biomass deployments. READ MORE

September 27, 2016

Velocys: Construction complete on Oklahoma City GTL project

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVelocys plc has announced that construction of Envia Energy’s gas-to-liquids (GTL) plant in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is now complete. The company has also released its interim results for the first half of 2016. READ MORE

September 27, 2016

E.ON and SBI open Denmark’s largest biogas plant

BY E.ON Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasE.ON and Sonderjysk Biogas Invest recently brought Denmark’s largest biogas plant, Sonderjysk Biogas, into operation. The facility will convert 540,000 tons of livestock manure, straw and other organic residues per year into green energy. READ MORE