Biogas & Landfill Gas

May 15, 2015

Biomass advisory committee to meet in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has published a notice announcing an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on May 20-22 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

May 15, 2015

Show Us Your Stuff

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAlthough it’s not even June, we’re soon to begin work on the August issue of Biomass Magazine, which is our Equipment Issue. READ MORE

May 11, 2015

UPS to purchase RNG from Clean Energy

BY UPS Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsUPS has entered into an agreement to purchase renewable natural gas (RNG) for its delivery vehicle fleet from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. UPS fueling stations in Sacramento, Fresno and Los Angeles will utilize Clean Fuels's Redeem RNG fuel. READ MORE

May 07, 2015

Report explains how bioenergy supports sustainability goals

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAccording to an international report on bioenergy and land use, informed management of bioenergy crops can alleviate factors contributing to food insecurity, as well as provide practical avenues to achieve a wide variety of benefits. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

Ener-Core system to be installed at Santiago Canyon Landfill

BY Ener-Core Found In:Power, BiogasEner-Core's 250 kW Powerstation EC250 will be installed at the closed Santiago Canyon Landfill in Orange County, California, and will allow Orange County Waste & Recycling to generate clean electricity from a gas that is currently being flared. READ MORE

May 04, 2015

Velocys reports a successful 2014

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVelocys plc has released financial results for 2014, reporting that last year was one of the most successful in the company's history. Velocys' first commercial plant is under construction in Oklahoma and scheduled to begin operations in 2016. READ MORE

May 04, 2015

Republic Services announces LFGTE project in California

BY Republic Services Inc. Found In:BiogasRepublic Services Inc. has announced a new landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project located at Sunshine Canyon Landfill near Los Angeles. The 20-MW renewable energy project is capable of generating enough electricity to power nearly 25,000 area homes. READ MORE

May 01, 2015

Pressing Policy & Regulation

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsPolicy, policy and regulation was an ongoing theme at the International Biomass Conference & Expo last week, and, coincidentally, we are just beginning work on our July issue, which is themed exactly that. READ MORE

May 01, 2015

Opinion: On The Verge

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz highlights the many advances the energy-from-waste sector is making. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

New map shows clean energy jobs across British Columbia

BY Pembina Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Pembina Institute's new interactive B.C. Clean Energy Jobs Map quantifies the number of jobs in the clean energy sector and pinpoints where renewable energy projects are located in the province. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Waste Management releases Q1 financial results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasWaste Management Inc. has announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, reporting revenues for the first quarter were $3 billion, down from $3.4 billion for the same period in 2014. The net loss for the quarter was $129 million. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

USDA: New private funds to make investments in rural America

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the launch of two new private funds, known as rural business investment companies (RBICs), which make equity investments in rural businesses, helping them grow and create jobs. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

ENER-G biogas CHP improves ROI of small-scale U.K. AD projects

BY ENER-G Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasENER-G has turned up the heat on the anaerobic digestion market by launching a new sub 200 kWth combined-heat-and-power (CHP) unit that maximizes financial returns on both the highest rate renewable heat incentive (RHI) and feed in tariffs (FIT). READ MORE

April 28, 2015

VERBIO commissions straw-to-biogas facility in Germany

BY VERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG Found In:Power, BiogasVERBIO Vereinigte BioEnergie AG has successfully commissioned another major production site for the production of biomethane in Germany. The new plant uses a new internally generated technology to manufacture biomethane from 100 percent straw. READ MORE

April 24, 2015

Republic Services reports revenue growth in 2015, Q1 results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasOn April 23, Republic Services Inc. released financial results for the first quarter of 2015, reporting earnings of 49 cents per share, and revenue growth of 4.4 percent to $2.169 billion in revenue, which included average yield of 2.1 percent. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

Oregon bill creates exemptions for some biomass carbon emissions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Oregon Senate has passed legislation that declares biomass as carbon neutral under some circumstances. It conditionally exempts carbon dioxide emissions from the combustion or decomposition of biomass from regulation under certain pollution laws. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

USDA partners with farmers, ranchers to address climate change

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn a speech April 23 at Michigan State University, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack laid out a comprehensive approach to partner with agricultural producers to address the threat of climate change. READ MORE

April 23, 2015

Massachusetts supermarket breaks ground on AD system

BY Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC Found In:Power, BiogasThe Stop & Shop Supermarket Co. LLC has announced the groundbreaking of the company's first anaerobic digester at its distribution center in Freetown, Massachusetts. The digester is part of the company's goal to divert waste from the landfill. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

Gresham, Oregon, wastewater plant achieves energy net zero status

BY City of Gresham, Oregon Found In:BiogasOn Earth Day, the City of Gresham celebrated the ingenuity and collaborative spirit that made possible an environmental achievement of engineering the Pacific Northwest's first energy net zero wastewater treatment plant. READ MORE

April 22, 2015

From food waste to fuel, CEAS does energy sustainability better

BY Ashley Duvelius, University of Cincinnati Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsUniversity of Cincinnati recently launched a pilot plant that has diverted 660 pounds of food waste generated from a campus dining center for research. The project uses anaerobic digestion to produce fuel, fertilizer, and other products. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

Detroit Zoo opens crowdfunding campaign for AD system

BY Detroit Zoological Society Found In:Power, BiogasThe Detroit Zoological Society and Michigan Economic Development Corp. recently announced a new crowdfunding campaign through Patronicity. The campaign will support an energy-producing biodigester that harness the power of poo at the Detroit Zoo. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

Blue Sphere closes on joint venture for 3.2 MW biogas project

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBlue Sphere Corp. has announced the closing of a joint venture with an affiliate of York Capital Management to develop, construct and operate a 3.2 MW biogas generation facility in Johnston, Rhode Island. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

2015 IBCE commences with updates from association leaders

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo kicked off on the morning of April 21, with conversations amongst industry association leadership. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

ORNL researchers contribute to bioenergy, sustainability report

BY Oak Ridge National Laboratory Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA multinational report on bioenergy and sustainability released in April concludes the sustainable production of bioenergy can be an important tool for addressing climate change. Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers contributed to the report. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

In Depth: Making Haste To Zero Waste

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:BiogasNew regulations in Scotland foster a circular economy and biogas development. READ MORE

April 21, 2015

Egger, Ontario Power Generation land awards at biomass conference

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine and the International Biomass Conference & Expo have announced this year’s recipients of its annual industry awards, which were distributed during a ceremony prior to the April 21 general session. READ MORE

April 20, 2015

In Depth: Profit in Plug and Play

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA cutting-edge waste-to-energy venture at an Oregon landfill will channel flared gas into ethanol production, and potentially other renewable fuels if future markets are favorable. READ MORE

April 16, 2015

NexSteppe demonstrates biomass crops at commercial scale

BY NexSteppe Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNexSteppe has announced that it sold more than 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) of its Palo Alto biomass sorghums in Brazil this past growing season, compared to just over 1,000 hectares in the previous year. READ MORE

April 16, 2015

HZI BioMethan to construct biogas upgrading plant in Germany

BY Hitachi Zosen Inova BioMethan GmbH Found In:BiogasHitachi Zosen Inova BioMethan GmbH has secured an order to construct a new biogas upgrading plant in Wittenburg in northern Germany. The project comprises a plant with capacity to upgrade 700 normal cubic meters per hour (Nm3/h) of raw biogas. READ MORE

April 15, 2015

EnviTec commissions biogas plant in Japan

BY EnviTec Found In:Power, BiogasTogether with Renagen Inc., a Japanese biogas company, EnviTec Biogas has successfully commissioned its first biogas plant in Osaka Prefecture in Japan. The 250 kW plant is the pilot project for the strategic partnership between the two companies. READ MORE