Biogas & Landfill Gas

February 02, 2018

Argonne, Energy Vision case studies show success of C-RNG

BY NGO Energy Vision Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the sustainable energy NGO Energy Vision recently released two case studies assessing the results of pioneering projects that were among the first to produce rR-CNG vehicle fuel. READ MORE

February 01, 2018

Japanese facility to use Anaergia technology

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasAnaergia Inc. has announced the start of construction at a facility in Japan that will convert farm waste and food waste into renewable energy. The facility will use Anaergia’s advanced solid waste processing and wastewater treatment equipment. READ MORE

January 30, 2018

Kroger adds AD system at Indiana manufacturing plant

BY The Kroger Co. Found In:Power, BiogasThe Kroger Co. recently announced the successful startup of a new wastewater treatment system—an anaerobic digester—at K.B. Specialty Foods, a manufacturing plant owned and operated by the company in Greensburg, Indiana. READ MORE

January 29, 2018

WesTech, USU, CVWRF collaborate on algal research project

BY WesTech Engineering Found In:BiogasWesTech Engineering, Utah State University and Utah Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility are collaborating on a project that aims to use algae to remove nitrogen and phosphorus from municipal wastewater. READ MORE

January 26, 2018

Biomethanation plant begins operations in Quebec

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOn Jan. 26, government officials in Canada inaugurated a biomethanation plant in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. The facility processes waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) that is fed into grid of Énergir, a natural gas distributor in Quebec. READ MORE

January 24, 2018

EBRD supports development of biogas CHP projects in Belarus

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is supporting renewable power generation and foreign investment in Belarus by financing the construction of four biogas combined-heat-and-power plants (CHPs) across the country. READ MORE

January 23, 2018

Draft solicitation issued for California dairy RNG program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA group of California utilities recently issued a draft solicitation for dairy biomethane pilot projects under California SB 1383. Proposed projects must demonstrate an ability to capture and process biogas from dairy cows to produce RNG. READ MORE

January 22, 2018

EPA: Nearly 230 million cellulosic RINs generated in 2017

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) data for December, reporting that nearly 1.68 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 27.08 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

January 17, 2018

MEPs approve renewable energy, biofuel targets under RED II

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsMembers of the European Parliament endorsed a set of proposals Jan. 17 that set new goals for renewable energy, energy efficiency and renewable transportation fuels. The proposals also cap first-generation biofuels and phase-out the use of palm oil. READ MORE

January 16, 2018

Velocys: Envia seeks EPA approval to generate D7 RINs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVelocys plc has announced that Envia Energy, the joint venture plant that utilizes its technology, has applied for a fuel pathway approval under the Renewable Fuel Standard to produce D7 cellulosic diesel renewable identification numbers (RINs). READ MORE

January 16, 2018

FuelCell Energy: Project using biogas earns CARB certification

BY FuelCell Energy Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasFuelCell Energy Inc. recently announced that the SureSource 3000 fuel cell power plant operating on anaerobic digester gas has received the California Air Resources Board’s Distributed Generation Certification to the 2013 Waste Gas Standard. READ MORE

January 12, 2018

Biochar could benefit anaerobic digestion of animal manure

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Research Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsNew research by Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists shows biochar has potential to make anaerobic digestion of animal manure a more efficient method to rid farms of waste while producing methane for energy. READ MORE

January 11, 2018

NV Energy opens RFP for 330 MW of renewable power capacity

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasNV Energy is seeking proposals for up to 330 MW of new renewable energy projects to be built in Nevada. Eligible technologies include biomass, biogas, solar, geothermal and wind. Bids must be submitted by Feb. 2. READ MORE

January 11, 2018

WM sustainability report highlights waste-to-energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasWaste Management recently published its 2017 Sustainability Report, which provides a brief overview of the company’s landfill gas-to-energy operations and waste-to-energy goals. READ MORE

January 11, 2018

Foresight acquires AD, composting assets

BY Foresight Group LLP Found In:Power, BiogasForesight Group LLP has acquired of an operational portfolio of two large scale anaerobic digestion plants and seven composting assets in the U.K. for an undisclosed sum. The AD plants have a combined 2.8 MW of capacity. READ MORE

January 04, 2018

Canada increases biomass capacity, generation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasA report issued by Canada’s National Energy Board shows that the country’s non-hydro renewable power capacity grew by more than 8 percent in 2016, adding nearly 1,300 MW of solar, biomass and wind-generated power. READ MORE

January 04, 2018

N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative announces grant recipients

BY North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative recently awarded $1 million in grants for 11 research projects to boost bioenergy opportunities and production in the state. The projects address a wide range of feedstocks and technologies. READ MORE

January 04, 2018

Opinion: Every Last Drop

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOne of the most common deterrents to investment in equipment and technology that will ultimately save bioenergy plants money is exactly that—money. READ MORE

January 03, 2018

Agenda for technical sessions of 2018 IBCE released

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBBI International recently announced the agenda for the technical sessions of the 11th annual International Biomass Conference & Expo, North America’s largest and fastest growing biomass conference, taking place April 16-18 in Atlanta, Georgia. READ MORE

January 03, 2018

UK bioenergy production up during the third quarter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe U.K. Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy released updated energy statistics in late December, reporting that the share of low carbon electricity accounted for a record high of 54.4 percent during the third quarter of 2017. READ MORE

January 03, 2018

Veolia helps Scottish Water achieve energy self-sufficiency

BY Veolia Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasVeolia is helping Scottish Water achieve energy self-sufficiency at its Seafield Wastewater Treatment Works. Veolia has helped the site boost renewable energy derived from a combination anaerobic digestion of sludge and biogas-fired CHP plants. READ MORE

January 02, 2018

Brazil establishes national biofuels policy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsBrazilian President Michel Temer has approved legislation creating RenovaBio, a new national biofuels policy. The law was published in the official federal gazette of Brazil on Dec. 26. The Brazilian Senate approved the bill on Dec. 12. READ MORE

December 30, 2017

In Depth: A First of Their Kind

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThis quarter’s Biomass Construction Update profiles a novel pipeline dairy digester cluster in central California, and a biomass thermal plant upgrade in Halifax, Nova Scotia. READ MORE

December 29, 2017

EPA: 21.9 million cellulosic RINs generated in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for November, reporting that nearly 1.64 billion RIN were generated during the month, including more than 21.9 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

December 29, 2017

Pentair awards grant to WE&RF to advance biogas research

BY Water Environment & Reuse Foundation Found In:BiogasWater Environment & Reuse Foundation recently received a grant of $100,000 by the Pentair Foundation for research characterizing the quality of biogas derived from wastewater solids, co-digested organic wastes, and other digestion enhancements. READ MORE

December 29, 2017

In Depth: The ABCs of ORCs

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasOrganic Rankine cycle systems are a good fit for companies with biomass waste streams to produce combined heat and power, and, in some cases, sell power to the grid. READ MORE

December 28, 2017

New California program to develop 5 dairy digester RNG projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasThe California Public Utilities Commission has established a program that aims to reduce methane emissions from manure generated at dairies. The program will incentivize at least five projects where dairy digesters produce RNG from manure. READ MORE

December 28, 2017

EBRD provides loan for biogas plant at Ukraine’s MHP

BY Anton Usov, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Power, BiogasThe European Bank for Reconstruction and Development has awarded a loan to a Ukrainian producer of poultry meat, grain and fodder. The loan will be used to construct and put into operation a 10 MW biogas plant. READ MORE

December 26, 2017

DOE announces plan to modernize department

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy recently announced its intent to modernize the agency’s organizational structure to advance its policy goals consistent with its statutory requirements. READ MORE

December 20, 2017

Alberta to provide funding to support biofuels, bioenergy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn early December, the government of Alberta announced plans to award $1.4 billion over seven years to support innovative projects funded by the Climate Leadership Plan. A portion of that funding will support bioenergy and biofuel projects. READ MORE