Biogas & Landfill Gas

September 23, 2015

Senate democrats release national energy bill

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBuilding on the U.S. DOE’s Quadrennial Energy Review installment released earlier this year, U.S. Senate democrats released a tax reform proposal that aims to early on address U.S. energy challenges predicted in the report. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

In Depth: A Trending On-site Power Option

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Power, BiogasMore and more big-name companies are installing fuel cells, some powered by biogas and some marketed as such, for on-site power production. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

Report: Biofuels capacity to grow to 61 BGY in 2018

BY Lux Research Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGlobal biofuels capacity will grow to 61 billion gallons per year (BGY) in 2018, up from 55.1 BGY in 2014. Ethanol and biodiesel will continue to dominate with 96 percent of the capacity in 2018. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

In Depth: Twofold Renewable in Tulare County

BY Keith Loria Found In:BiogasCalifornia’s Calgren Renewable Fuels uses renewable energy generated onsite to power its renewable fuel production process. READ MORE

September 18, 2015

Oberon Fuels, Ford, FVV partner to build DME-fueled passenger car

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThis week, Oberon Fuels Inc. announced it’s partnering with Ford and a conglomerate of companies and academia involved with the European automotive industry to develop the world’s first production passenger car powered by fuel-grade dimethyl ether. READ MORE

September 16, 2015

USDA and EPA set national food waste reduction goal

BY USDA Found In:BiogasAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Stan Meiburg recently announced the United States' first-ever national food waste reduction goal, calling for a 50-percent reduction by 2030. READ MORE

September 15, 2015

Greenlane Biogas contracts with CR&R on California AD project

BY Greenlane Biogas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Biogas has received a contract to provide engineering services to CR&R Waste & Recycling for their biogas to renewable natural gas (RNG) project in Perris, California. Greenlane will detail a design solution to meet Rule 30 requirements. READ MORE

September 11, 2015

The Military's Renewable Fuel/Energy Progress (Or Lack Thereof)

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn this day, I’m working on the November issue of Biomass Magazine, which has a semi-befitting them: U.S. Military Bioenergy Production & Use READ MORE

September 11, 2015

Construction underway on British Columbia biomethane project

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsEarlier this year, Orgaworld Surrey Ltd. began construction on a biofuels processing facility to convert kitchen and yard waste from the city of Surrey, British Columbia, into renewable natural gas to fuel the city’s waste-collection trucks. READ MORE

September 10, 2015

Closed California landfill picks Ener-Core waste-to-energy tech

BY ENER-CORE INC. Found In:Power, BiogasEner-Core Inc. has received a purchase order from the Advanced Power & Energy Program of the University of California, Irvine, for the installation of Ener-Core’s 250-kilowatt Powerstation EC250 at the closed Santiago Canyon Landfill. READ MORE

September 10, 2015

Forest waste-to-RNG technology to be demonstrated in California

BY PLACER COUNTY Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA new technology for converting forestry waste into renewable natural gas will be demonstrated for the first time ever Sept. 14 in Auburn, California READ MORE

September 04, 2015

Biomass Magazine's Big-Deal Directory

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAround 8,500 copies of Biomass Magazine's industry directory will be mailed out to biomass power plants, pellet plants, attendees of our International Biomass Conference & Expo, and lots of other industry events. READ MORE

September 02, 2015

2015 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo releases agenda

BY BBI International Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe 2015 National Advanced Biofuels Conference & Expo,, taking place October 26-28 in Omaha, Nebraska, announced its preliminary agenda this week. READ MORE

August 28, 2015

Is Coal-Derived Methane Power Renewable?

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasThis week, I learned of an operating project by Hoosier Energy that converts coalbed methane into electricity. The company has it listed in its renewable energy project portfolio and titles it thusly—the Osprey Point Renewable Energy Station. READ MORE

August 27, 2015

Hoosier Energy to build fourth landfill gas-to-energy plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:BiogasHoosier Energy and Randolph Farms Landfill have teamed up for a landfill gas-to-energy project in east central Indiana’s Randolph County. READ MORE

August 27, 2015

Opinion: Getting It Right

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSo often in this industry, our gaze falls to the moment biomass is converted into power, thermal energy, biofuels or pellets. READ MORE

August 24, 2015

Largest grid-connected African biogas plant comes online

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasTropical Power has brought online a 2.4-MW biogas power plant in Kenya, reportedly the largest grid-connected biogas plant built in Africa to date. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

U.K. DECC: Bioenergy generation increased during first quarter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change has published updated renewable energy statistics, reporting the renewable share of electricity generation reached a record 22.3 percent during the first quarter of this year. READ MORE

August 21, 2015

EPA solicits comments on Agricultural Science Committee nominees

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA is inviting public comments on the list of candidates being considered for appointment to its Science Advisory Board Agricultural Science Committee, which provides advice on matters related to farming and agriculture-related industries. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

USTDA advances development of biogas, solar at Brazil landfills

BY U.S. Trade and Development Agency Found In:Power, BiogasThe U.S. Trade and Development Agency recently provided a grant to Solvi Valorizaçao Energetica for the development of a suite of landfill energy projects in the Brazilian states of Bahia, Sao Paulo and Rio Grande do Sul. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

Greenbacks and Green Scams

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsLately, we’ve been getting quite a few emails from readers asking for advice about which companies to invest in. While we appreciate the fact that you seem to value our opinions and insight, it’s just not our business to make those recommendations. READ MORE

August 20, 2015

In Depth: Synthesizing Substrates

BY Anna SimetFound In:BiogasBiogas facilities taking in a wide variety of mixed organic waste have a few extra steps involved in feedstock prep. READ MORE

August 18, 2015

Wisconsin dairy brings online second digester energy project

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasMTU Onsite Energy recently completed installing its first fully engineered anaerobic digester combined-heat-and-power (CHP) system in North America at Statz Bros. Inc.'s newly developed milking facility in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

EPA issues 2 proposals to reduce landfill gas emissions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has issued two proposals to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. The proposals lower the threshold under which new, modified and existing landfills are required to collect landfill gas. READ MORE

August 17, 2015

Infinis Energy reports on LFG activity, increased RO sales in Q1

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasInfinis Energy plc recently released its financial results for the quarter ended June 30, reporting approximately 93 percent, or 404 gigawatt hours (GWh), of the electricity sold in the quarter was sold under the Renewable Obligation regime. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

USDA GAIN report highlights EU pellet, biogas markets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network provides an overview of the European Union's bioenergy sector, including data on the use of wood pellets and biogas. READ MORE

August 14, 2015

Biomass Research and Development Committee to meet in August

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy has announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Committee. The event is scheduled to be held Aug. 27-28 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

August 13, 2015

Waste heat from biogas system to heat C&D facility in Wisconsin

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Thermal, BiogasSince ground break in late June, progress has been made on a construction and demolition (C&D) recycling facility addition to the Dane County, Wisconsin, landfill site. The foundation is in place, the walls are going up and the equipment is ordered. READ MORE

August 13, 2015

CPI to produce biogas from seaweed using anaerobic digestion

BY Centre for Process Innovation Found In:Power, BiogasThe U.K.-based Centre for Process Innovation has announced that it is leading a three-year project to produce biomethane from seaweed through anaerobic digestion. The project will initiate the development of a viable seaweed supply chain. READ MORE

August 10, 2015

Capstone reports revenue growth, significant orders in Q1 results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasCapstone Turbine Corp. recently released its quarter one financial results, reporting a total revenue increase of 16 percent to $27 million, compared with $23.3 million for the same period in the prior year. READ MORE