Biogas & Landfill Gas

June 14, 2017

Cornell engineers transform food waste into green energy

BY Cornell University Found In:BiogasIn a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy, according to a new Cornell-led study in the journal Bioresource Technology. READ MORE

June 13, 2017

Researchers use low-temperature AD to produce energy, fertilizer

BY Concordia University Found In:BiogasConcordia University researchers have demonstrated the viability of using anaerobic digestion in a low-temperature (20 degrees Celsius) environment to convert solid food waste into renewable energy and organic fertilizer. READ MORE

June 09, 2017

EIA updates short-term bioenergy forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Infrastructure Administration has released the June edition of Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will provide 9 percent of U.S. electricity generation in 2017, increasing to nearly 10 percent in 2018. READ MORE

June 08, 2017

NYSERDA, NYPA issue record renewable energy RFP

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasThe New York State Energy Research and Development Authority and New York Power Authority have issued requests for proposals (RFP) for up to 2.5 million megawatt-hours of renewable power, totaling the largest renewable RFP issued by any state. READ MORE

June 08, 2017

Senators ask EPA to explain Icahn’s role in shaping the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn June 6, a group of five senators sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt requesting any information the agency has on Carl Icahn’s role in crafting policy and regulations at the EPA, particularly regarding the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

June 07, 2017

USDA, DOE open $9 million BRDI funding opportunity

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA and U.S. Department of Energy are making up to $9 million in funding available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative to support the development of bioenergy feedstocks, biofuels and biobased products. READ MORE

June 07, 2017

Xergi’s largest biogas plant makes milk production greener

BY Xergi Found In:Power, BiogasXergi has announced plans to deliver its largest biogas plant to date. The facility will supply Danish dairy company Arla Foods with green energy for the production of milk powder in Videbaek in the western part of Denmark. READ MORE

June 05, 2017

Air Liquide to supply oxygen to UK advanced biofuel facility

BY Air Liquide Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAir Liquide has been awarded a five-year contract to supply a large volume of oxygen per year to an advanced biofuels facility being constructed by Advanced Plasma Power and Cadent that will produce biosubstitute natural gas. READ MORE

June 05, 2017

Opinion: The Sustainability Standoff

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsCommercial forests in the Southeast are owned by millions of private individuals and families who are currently struggling to see the value in taking on the cost of certification. READ MORE

June 02, 2017

Trump pulls US out of Paris Agreement

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn what he described as a move to fulfill his duty to protect America and its citizens, President Donald Trump has officially begun the process to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris Climate Accord. READ MORE

May 31, 2017

Republic Services expands RNG agreement with Clean Energy

BY Republic Services Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepublic Services Inc. recently announced that the company will increase its usage of renewable natural gas (RNG) by three times what it used in 2016 through an expanded agreement with Clean Energy. READ MORE

May 31, 2017

UK ADBA: RHI reform delays expected to impact biomethane projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn the U.K., the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association has lowered its forecast for new biomethane plants expected to be commissioned this year, citing a delay with Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) reforms. READ MORE

May 30, 2017

DTE acquires two renewable natural gas facilities

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsDTE Biomass Energy has acquired two renewable natural gas projects in Texas. Ford Bend Power Producers LLC, located near Rosenberg, is currently operating, while the Seabreeze project in Angleton, Texas, is expected to begin construction in June. READ MORE

May 26, 2017

DOE announces biomass committee meeting, solicits members

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy recently announced an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee and has published a notice soliciting nominations for new members. READ MORE

May 25, 2017

MSEA video opposes efforts to move RFS point of obligation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Main Street Energy Alliance recently released a video outlining some of the negative impacts associated with shifting the point of obligation under the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

Renewable energy jobs push 10 million globally

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe renewable energy industry directly and indirectly employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, an increase of 1.1 percent over the previous year, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency’s newly released annual jobs report. READ MORE

May 24, 2017

Trump’s proposed budget includes cuts to EPA, DOE and USDA

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident Donald Trump has released his proposed budget for fiscal year (FY) 2018, which includes $3.6 trillion in cuts. According to the White House, the reductions are the most proposed by any president. READ MORE

May 23, 2017

EPA to reconsider rules to reduce methane emissions at landfills

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn May 23, the U.S. EPA announced a 90-day administrative stay of two final rules announced in mid-2016 that aim to reduce methane emissions from MSW landfills. The stay will allow the agency to reconsider certain aspects of these regulations. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

EPA: 1.79 billion RINs generated in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has published renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for April, reporting that nearly 1.79 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 17.29 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

May 22, 2017

USDA funding supports AD research at Clarkson University

BY Clarkson University Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasU.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., recently announced $500,000 in new federal funding for Clarkson University. The funding will advance anaerobic digestion techniques for small-to-medium-scale dairy farmers. READ MORE

May 19, 2017

California dairy digester program open for applications

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe California Department of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications for project funding through its Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, which has enabled construction of numerous California digester energy projects. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

New York announces plan to reduce methane emissions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOn May 17, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a methane reduction plan that, in part, supports energy production from biogas at farms and landfills across the state. It targets three sectors: oil and gas, landfills and agriculture. READ MORE

May 18, 2017

UK REA launches landfill gas group

BY U.K. Renewable Energy Association Found In:Power, BiogasIn response to demand from its members, the U.K. Renewable Energy Association has set up a group to cater for the landfill gas sector. The group has elected Ian Morrish of Viridor as its chair and Chris Parry of Biffa as vice-chair. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

Capstone to upgrade New York WWTP to provide biogas power

BY Capstone Turbine Corp. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasCapstone Turbine Corp. recently announced that it received an order for a C600 Signature Series microturbine to become part of an extensive upgrade for a wastewater treatment plant in upstate New York. READ MORE

May 16, 2017

OSU launches new program in bioenergy and biowaste management

BY Ohio State University Found In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Ohio State University Agricultural Technical Institute has announced a new associate of applied science program in bioenergy and biological waste management to prepare students for careers in wastewater and drinking water treatment. READ MORE

May 15, 2017

OMB reviews 2018 RFS rule

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn May 11, the U.S. EPA delivered its proposed rule for the 2018 Renewable Fuel Standards to the White House Office of Management and Budget. OMB review marks a final step before the proposal is released for public comment. READ MORE

May 12, 2017

Smithfield highlights biogas projects in sustainability report

BY Smithfield Foods Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasSmithfield Foods Inc. recently announced the release of the second installment of its 16th annual sustainability report. The Environment section highlights Smithfield’s environmental leadership in key areas, including biogas production. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

EIA updates short-term biomass power forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the May edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, which includes 2017 and 2018 forecasts for biomass power generation. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

Bioplastic bags successfully biodegrade in AD facility

BY Novamont Found In:Biogas, ChemicalsNovamont commissioned IGlux Witzenhausen GmbH and Witzenhausen-Institut GmbH to conduct a scientific study into the behaviour of biodegradable carrier bags made from MATER-BI, the bioplastic made by Novamont, in German anaerobic digestion plants. READ MORE

May 11, 2017

BETO launches Bioenergy Career Map

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Energy Department’s Bioenergy Technologies Office and Argonne National Laboratory have developed an Bioenergy Career Map, an educational tool that helps users discover traditional and nontraditional career opportunities in the bioenergy industry. READ MORE