Biogas & Landfill Gas

July 01, 2016

RWE commissions German biogas plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasRWE recently commissioned a state-of-the-art biogas plant in Bergheim-Paffendorf, Germany. The facility has a thermal capacity of 7.4 MW and is designed to feed up to 700 cubic meters into the gas grid per hour. READ MORE

July 01, 2016

UK REA: 5th Carbon Budget crucial first step reassuring investors

BY U.K. Renewable Energy Association Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. has confirmed the Committee on Carbon Change’s recommended carbon budget, laying out a 57 percent reduction in carbon emissions from 1990 levels during 2027-2032 and providing renewables industry and investors more long-term confidence. READ MORE

July 01, 2016

Opinion: Permitting Progress

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe biomass industry is working to deliver air quality and environmental benefits while also complying with existing regulations READ MORE

June 30, 2016

Novozymes to deliver enzymes for DONG Energy’s REnescience plant

BY Novozymes Found In:Power, BiogasNovozymes has announced it will deliver enzymes for DONG Energy's REnescience plant in Northwich, England. It will be the first full-scale bio plant in the world capable of handling household waste by means of enzymes. READ MORE

June 24, 2016

Cleanaway powering homes with energy from landfill gas

BY Cleanaway Found In:Power, BiogasAustralia-based Cleanaway has turned landfill gas into enough renewable energy to power over 16,000 homes for a year. Last year Cleanaway collected 113 million kWh of energy from landfill gas. READ MORE

June 24, 2016

Opinion: 2022: A Cliff for Clean Fuels and the RFS?

BY David Cox Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe year 2022 looms large over alternative and clean fuel industries participating in the federal renewable fuel standard (RFS). But not for the reason one might initially think. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

Project Potential in the Land of More Pigs Than People

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasOne state with a really unique RPS component is North Carolina. Several years ago, the state decided to require utilities to purchase 0.2 percent of their power from swine-based energy projects by 2020. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

BIC and Vanguard Initiative sign bioeconomy MOU

BY Bio-based Industries Consortium Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsTwo leading European bioeconomy players, the Bio-based Industries Consortium and the Vanguard Initiative have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) for better interregional cooperation on the bioeconomy. READ MORE

June 23, 2016

In Depth: Permission to Power

BY Katie FletcherFound In:BiogasOrange County’s third landfil gas-to-energy facility began commercial operations this year, but not without meeting the region’s strict air quality standards. READ MORE

June 22, 2016

UK GIB: Northern Irish AD plants secure investment

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:Power, BiogasThe Foresight Group LLP managed Recycling and Waste LP Fund, in which U.K. Green Investment Bank plc is a cornerstone investor, has committed GBP 10.5 million ($15.4 million) to two anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in Northern Ireland. READ MORE

June 21, 2016

Proposed bill expands tax credit to biogas-based RNG

BY Anna SimetFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA bill recently introduced to the House Ways and Means Committee on Space, Science and Technology would add more biogas applications to the list of technologies that qualify for the federal Section 45 investment tax credit. READ MORE

June 21, 2016

GE: Italy’s AB orders 115 Jenbacher engines for biogas projects

BY GE Found In:Power, BiogasGE’s Distributed Power business recently announced that AB, a globally leading combined-heat-and-power and biogas project developer based in Italy, has purchased 115 of GE’s high-efficiency Jenbacher Type 3 and Type 4 biogas engines. READ MORE

June 17, 2016

DOE seeks input in support of developing a billion-ton bioeconomy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has issued a request for information (RFI) regarding the ability to eventually supply up to a billion dry tons of biomass feedstock annually for a variety of end uses. READ MORE

June 16, 2016

Pacific Ag acquires Calagri

BY Pacific Ag Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPacific Ag has acquired Calagri. The transaction further solidifies Pacific Ag's ability to ensure cost-competitive, year-round supply and more streamlined harvesting and delivery of forages and other crop residues to customers. READ MORE

June 16, 2016

CE&P awards Technip engineering services agreement

BY California Ethanol & Power LLC Found In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsCalifornia Ethanol & Power LLC has awarded a engineering services agreement to Technip for its proposed biorefinery project in Imperial Valley, California. The facility will produce ethanol, electricity and biogas. READ MORE

June 14, 2016

REN21 report shows increased use of biomass in heat, power

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasREN21 recently published its annual overview on the state of renewable energy, reporting 2015 was a record year for renewable energy installations. Renewable power and renewable heat both increased, along with renewables used in transportation. READ MORE

June 10, 2016

Ontario finalizes cap and trade program, releases action plan

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThree weeks after Ontario finalized its cap and trade program, which takes effect July 1, the provincial government released the full version of its new Climate Change Action Plan. READ MORE

June 10, 2016

REA reports UK energy growth threatened by recent policy changes

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsU.K.-based Renewable Energy Association recently published its annual statistical REView 2016 report on the U.K renewable energy industry, reporting that despite record employment levels in 2015 recent policy changes threaten renewable energy growth. READ MORE

June 10, 2016

National Advanced Biofuel Conference Heads to Milwaukee

BY Anna SimetFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe National Advanced Biofuel Conference and Expo kicks off a week from Monday, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. READ MORE

June 10, 2016

Chemists settle debate on how methane is made biologically

BY Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsChemists study two competing ideas for how microbes make the main component of natural gas. The winning chemical reaction involves a molecule less favored by previous research, something called a methyl radical. READ MORE

June 09, 2016

Cooperative establishes checkoff to grow Ontario biomass sector

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOntario Biomass Producers Cooperative Inc., a group of Ontario farmers producing and marketing biomass, recently launched an effort to make it easier for its members to sell the miscanthus and switchgrass they produce to various markets. READ MORE

June 08, 2016

EIA revises short-term bioenergy forecasts in June outlook

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the June edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase 13 percent this year and 3.3 percent next year. READ MORE

June 08, 2016

Research assesses AD’s ability to remove drugs, germs from manure

BY Charlotte Hsu, University at Buffalo Found In:BiogasResearchers from four U.S. universities are teaming up with dairy farms to study the effect of three different manure management techniques on preventing the occurrence and spread of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria an antibiotic residues. READ MORE

June 06, 2016

DOE accepting nominations for biomass committee members

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it is soliciting nominations for members to fill vacancies on the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee. Nominations are due June 30. READ MORE

June 06, 2016

UK government proposes cuts to feed-in-tariffs for AD

BY U.K. Renewable Energy Association Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.K. Department for Energy and Climate Change recently proposed completely cutting the feed-in tariff for larger 500 kWe anaerobic digestion (AD) sites, and severely removing the tariffs for small and medium plants. READ MORE

June 03, 2016

IRENA: Global renewable energy jobs increased in 2015

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe International Renewable Energy Agency has released a report finding more than 8.1 million people worldwide are currently employed by the renewable energy industry, up 5 percent from last year. The report includes data on bioenergy employment. READ MORE

June 03, 2016

RIT, Synergy Biogas partner in algae biogas project

BY Rochester Institute of Technology Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsRochester Institute of Technology and Synergy Biogas are exploring the environmental benefits of microalgae to clean agricultural wastewater and make biofuels. A three-month pilot program is growing microalgae on digested biomass. READ MORE

June 03, 2016

Repreve Renewables celebrates grand opening of processing center

BY Repreve Renewables LLC Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsRepreve Renewables LLC celebrated the official opening of its North Carolina processing center on June 1. The company's primary crop is giant miscanthus, a high-yielding, low-input and drought tolerant perennial that improves soil and water quality. READ MORE

June 03, 2016

Crash Course on Contributions

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsLately, I have been contacted a lot about how to get articles published in Biomass Magazine, so today I’m going to give a quick crash course on submitting contributions. READ MORE