Biogas & Landfill Gas

August 31, 2017

BETO evaluations presented at 2017 program management review

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFollowing Bioeconomy 2017: Domestic Resources for a Vibrant Future, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office’s annual conference, BETO held its 2017 Program Management Review in Arlington, Virginia. READ MORE

August 29, 2017

Air Liquide enters the Norwegian biogas market

BY Air Liquide Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAir Liquide has announced its acquisition of a majority equity in Norwegian company Skagerak Naturgass AS, a subsidiary of Skagerak Energi that belongs to Europe’s largest generator of renewable energy, Statkraft. READ MORE

August 29, 2017

In Depth: Fuel Blending: Maximizing Benefits for Biogas Operations

BY Eva Garmendia Found In:BiogasCost-conscious energy asset managers should look to a natural gas blend to maximize market opportunities afforded by biogas. READ MORE

August 28, 2017

Comment period on EPA’s 2018 RFS proposal closes Aug. 31

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThose who wish to file written comments on the U.S. EPA’s proposed rule to set 2018 volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard have until midnight on Aug. 31 to do so. To date, more than 30,000 comments have already been filed. READ MORE

August 28, 2017

SoCalGas streamlines process to support renewable gas projects

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSouthern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) recently announced new initiatives that will make it easier for renewable gas production facilities to connect to the company's natural gas pipeline system. READ MORE

August 25, 2017

Report shows reduced carbon intensity of UK grid

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasIn the U.K., the latest Electric Insights report, produced by researchers at Imperial College London, in collaboration with Drax, found that renewables accounted for 25 percent of Britain’s electricity during the second quarter. READ MORE

August 24, 2017

GE’s biogas engine technology to power 3 landfill sites in Turkey

BY GE Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasGE’s Distributed Power has announced that it is providing its Jenbacher biogas engine technology and myPlant Asset Performance Management solution for three new landfill power production sites in Turkey. READ MORE

August 24, 2017

DOE: BETO publishes tech blog on innovations in the bioeconomy

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 announced the official launch of its new technical blog, Bioprose: Building the Bioeconomy through Technology & Communication. READ MORE

August 23, 2017

Biofuel groups urge EPA to set stronger cellulosic RFS targets

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe American Biogas Council, Advanced Biofuels Business Council, Biotechnology Innovation Organization and Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas are urging the U.S. EPA to set strong cellulosic targets in the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard rule. READ MORE

August 23, 2017

Metsä Group starts up bioproduct mill in Finland

BY Metsä Group Found In:Pellets, Biogas, ChemicalsMetsä Group’s next-generation bioproduct mill in Äänekoski, Finland, came into operation as planned on Aug. 15. The facility will produce several products, including pulp, biogas and biofuel pellets from sludge. READ MORE

August 21, 2017

Macquarie completes acquisition of GIB

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA consortium led by Macquarie, an Australian-based bank, has completed the acquisition of the U.K. Green Investment Bank Ltd. from the British government for £2.3 billion ($2.96 billion). GIB will now operate under the name Green Investment Group. READ MORE

August 18, 2017

EPA: 20.36 million cellulosic RINs generated in July

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for July, reporting more than 1.67 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 20.36 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

August 17, 2017

Colorado approves waste diversion goals

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Colorado Solid and Hazardous Waste Commission has approved statewide waste division goals, aiming to achieve a 45 percent diversion rate by 2036. Waste diversion is defined to include recycling, composting and anaerobic digestion. READ MORE

August 10, 2017

Legislation aims to repeal Energy Title of 2014 Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn late July, Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., introduced legislation that aims to repeal bioenergy programs contained under Title IX of the 2014 Farm Bill. A total of 10 programs, including the Rural Energy for America Program, would be eliminated. READ MORE

August 08, 2017

DOE biomass technical advisory committee to meet in August

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 Aug. 15-16 in Los Angeles, California. READ MORE

August 02, 2017

U.K. releases 2016 energy statistics

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe United Kingdom is currently ahead of its renewable energy targets laid out in the 2009 European Union Renewable Energy Directive, according to the U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy’s Digest of UK Energy Statistics. READ MORE

August 01, 2017

Biofuel stakeholders speak out at hearing on 2018 RFS proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA held a hearing Aug. 1 on its proposed rule to set 2018 renewable volume obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard. Representatives of the biofuels industry criticized the agency's proposed cuts to the cellulosic RVO. READ MORE

July 31, 2017

EnviTec partners with Bauer to enter CNG market

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsEnviTec Biogas has announced it is partnering with Germany-based Bauer Kompressoren GmbH to add compressed natural gas to (CNG) its portfolio. READ MORE

July 27, 2017

Utah biogas project to use DMT Clear Gas Solutions technology

BY DMT Clear Gas Solutions Found In:BiogasDMT Clear Gas Solutions recently announced it is providing biogas upgrading technology to an anaerobic digestion project in Utah that will produce enough power from food waste to power 15,000 homes. READ MORE

July 26, 2017

EPA SAB to review biogenic carbon framework at August meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA has announced the Scientific Advisory Board will conduct a quality review of the agency’s draft framework for assessing biogenic carbon dioxide emissions from stationary sources at a meeting in August. READ MORE

July 26, 2017

EBRD loan helps Ukrainian poultry producer install biomass boiler

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:BiogasThe European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is providing a $5 million loan to the Ukrainian poultry producer Dniprovska Agri Group for the construction of a biomass boiler that will improve its operational and environment performance. READ MORE

July 24, 2017

EPA: 22.94 million cellulosic RINs generated in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for June, reporting 1.7 billion RINs were generated during the month, including 22.94 million cellulosic RINs. The EPA estimates 9.29 billion RINs were generated so far this year. READ MORE

July 21, 2017

EPA opens comment period on RFS proposal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn July 21, the U.S. EPA published its proposed rule to set 2018 Renewable Fuel Standard volume requirements in the Federal Register, officially opening a public comment period that runs through Aug. 31. READ MORE

July 20, 2017

Trump announces nominations for 3 USDA posts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident Donald Trump has announced nominations for three USDA posts, including deputy secretary and two under secretary positions. Ted McKinney has been nominated to fill the new under secretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs post. READ MORE

July 19, 2017

California legislature passes bills extending cap-and-trade, LCFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn July 17, the California legislature voted in favor of a package of bills that extend the state’s cap-and-trade program for 10 years, through 2030, and codify the Low Carbon Fuel Standard into law. READ MORE

July 19, 2017

Funding allows ORNL to accelerate biofuel, bioproducts research

BY U.S. Department of Energy, Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Center for Bioenergy Innovation, led by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, is one of four bioenergy centers chosen by DOE to advance a new biobased economy with the production of fuels and other products directly from nonfood biomass. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

DOE provides $40 million for 4 DOE Bioenergy Research Centers

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced $40 million in awards for the establishment of four DOE Bioenergy Research Centers that will provide scientific breakthroughs for a new generation of sustainable, cost-effective bioproducts and bioenergy. READ MORE

July 18, 2017

RNG Coalition adds Kapoor to team

BY Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas has added Nina Kapoor as manager of legislative and regulatory affairs in Sacramento, California. The addition of Kapoor will bolster the RNG Coalition's advocacy and education efforts. READ MORE

July 14, 2017

New biofuel technology cuts biogas production time

BY University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsNew research from a professor of engineering at University of British Columbia’s Okanagan Campus might hold the key to biofuels that are cheaper, safer and much faster to produce. READ MORE

July 13, 2017

EIA updates short-term bioenergy forecasts in July STEO

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the July edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total generation from renewables in the electric power sector will increase by 11 percent this year, remaining unchanged in 2018. READ MORE