Biogas & Landfill Gas

March 21, 2016

Wärtsilä to deliver biogas plant to provide fuel for buses

BY Wärtsilä Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsWartsila has been awarded the order to supply a biogas liquefaction plant that will produce fuel for public transport vehicles, mainly in Norway. The supply contract was signed in December, and is with Purac Puregas AB, based in Kalmar, Sweden. READ MORE

March 18, 2016

Big Month for Biomass

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFor the bioenergy industry, it's going to be a busy and interesting several weeks. READ MORE

March 17, 2016

Report quantifies employment, turnover impacts of EU bioeconomy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA recent study commissioned by the Belgium-based Biobased Industries Consortium has determined the European bioeconomy employs 18.3 million people and results in EUR 2.1 trillion ($2.31 trillion) in turnover. READ MORE

March 15, 2016

Oregon governor signs bill to expand RPS, phase out coal

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOn March 11, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed legislation that doubles the state’s renewable portfolio standard (RPS) while eliminating coal from Oregon’s energy sources. The measure also includes provisions related to biomass energy. READ MORE

March 14, 2016

EPA posts draft agenda for biomass workshop

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe U.S. EPA has posted the draft agenda for its April 7 workshop on the role of biomass in the Clean Power Plan. The free event is scheduled to be held in Washington, D.C., and will be broadcast live via webcast. READ MORE

March 14, 2016

WSM announces BioPrep organics processing system for compost, AD

BY West Salem Machinery Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasWith the growing need for high volume processing of organics for compost and anaerobic digestion (AD) conversion, WSM has introduced the WSM BioPrep Organics Processing System, a complete high-capacity system to convert waste into feedstock. READ MORE

March 11, 2016

House hearing focuses on DOE loan guarantee program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn March 3, two subcommittees associated with the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology held an oversight hearing on the U.S. Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program. Abengoa projects were among those discussed during the event. READ MORE

March 09, 2016

EIA predicts increased electricity production from renewables

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the March edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 8.7 percent this year and 6.5 percent next year. READ MORE

March 08, 2016

UT, Genera Energy harvest hybrid poplar stand

BY University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA small stand of poplar trees harvested from a University of Tennessee AgResearch Center is set to help scientists progress further down the path toward low-cost, high-quality biomass and a bioeconomy. READ MORE

March 04, 2016

UK proposal to reform RHI negatively impacts biomass, biogas

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasOn March 3, the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change launched a consultation on reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive. READ MORE

March 03, 2016

In Search of Greatness

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsEvery year since 2012, Biomass Magazine and BBI International have given out two awards at the International Biomass Conference & Expo: the Groundbreaker of the Year Award, and the Excellence in Bioenergy Award. READ MORE

March 03, 2016

Vilsack defends biofuels, bioenergy during House hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Feb. 24, the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing on the state of the rural economy featuring testimony by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. Biofuels and bioenergy were among the topics discussed during the nearly three-hour event. READ MORE

March 03, 2016

USDA highlights bioeconomy investments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA recently published a fact sheet highlighting its investments in rural America, including several related to sparking innovation in America’s bioeconomy to support the development of biomanufacturing and advanced biofuels. READ MORE

March 02, 2016

USDA awards loan guarantee to AD project in Oregon

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Feb. 26, USDA Rural Development announced plans to support an anaerobic digestion (AD) project under development by Novus Energy LLC in Boardman, Oregon, with an $11 million loan guarantee. READ MORE

March 01, 2016

EPA: Chartered SAB to review biogenic framework

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA has scheduled a public meeting of the chartered Science Advisory Board March 31-April 1. During the meeting, the SAB is expected to conduct a quality review of a draft report on the accounting framework for biogenic carbon emissions. READ MORE

March 01, 2016

Greenlane Biogas to supply equipment to Canadian biogas project

BY Greenlane Biogas Found In:BiogasGreenlane Biogas has received a contract from Orgaworld Canada, which is part of the Shanks Group plc, to supply a biogas upgrading system and a CO2 recovery unit for the city of Surrey’s Organic Biofuel Facility. READ MORE

February 29, 2016

DOE schedules biomass committee meeting for March 8-9

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced an open meeting of its Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee is scheduled for March 8-9 in Arlington, Virginia. READ MORE

February 29, 2016

Weltec Group acquires 3.3 MW biogas plant

BY Weltec Biopower GmbH Found In:Power, BiogasNordmethan GmbH, a subsidiary of the plant manufacturer Weltec Biopower, recently purchased an existing biogas plant in Falkenhagen, Brandenburg, Germany. The facility is being updated and is expected to resume operations later this year. READ MORE

February 26, 2016

Federal biomass board releases bioeconomy report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Biomass Research and Development Board, an interagency collaboration composed of senior decision-makers from federal agencies and the White House, recently published a report, titled “Federal Activities Report on the Bioeconomy.” READ MORE

February 26, 2016

Best regions for growing bioenergy crops identified

BY University of Illinois Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsResearchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have identified regions in the United States where bioenergy crops would grow best while minimizing effects on water quantity and quality. READ MORE

February 25, 2016

Bio plant for handling household waste to be built in UK

BY DONG Energy Found In:Power, BiogasA world first bio plant for handling unsorted household waste will be built in Northwich, Cheshire by DONG Energy. The facility will handle unsorted household waste, without prior treatment, using enzymes. READ MORE

February 25, 2016

Opinion: Risk Abated

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRisk drives project developers to more carefully consider every aspect of a project, identify potential problems within it, and develop and deploy measures to protect against them whenever possible. READ MORE

February 22, 2016

Tiny red crystals dramatically increase biogas production

BY University of New South Wales Found In:BiogasUniversity of New South Wales Australia-led researchers have discovered a way to produce a tenfold increase in the amount of methane gas emitted by naturally occurring microbes living in coal seams and on food waste. READ MORE

February 20, 2016

Opinion: Optimizing a Biogas Plant

BY Dominik Klaus Found In:BiogasThe use of renewable raw materials to produce energy sources provides a unique opportunity for farms across Canada, but how can an operator tell whether it is getting all that it can from its plant? READ MORE

February 19, 2016

Rhode Island bill aims to extend RES program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasLegislation recently introduced in Rhode Island aims to extend the state’s renewable energy standard (RES) through 2035. The program, originally established in 2014, currently ramps up renewable energy use through 2020. READ MORE

February 19, 2016

Tour a New Biogas Plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasBiomass Magazine recently launched registration for the International Biomass Conference & Expo tour sites; one of the destinations is Blue Sphere Corp.’s new 5.2-MW biogas plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. READ MORE

February 19, 2016

In Depth: Circling Opportunity

BY Anna SimetFound In:BiogasBlue Sphere Corp.’s two-prong business development strategy in the global waste-to-energy industry is proving to be fruitful. READ MORE

February 16, 2016

McCarthy addresses RFS, role of biomass in CPP during hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Feb. 11, the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing on U.S. EPA policies that impact the rural economy. The renewable fuel standard (RFS) and Clean Power Plan were among the programs discussed during the nearly three-hour event. READ MORE

February 16, 2016

Clean Energy doubles sales of Redeem RNG

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsClean Energy Fuels Corp. recently announced that sales of Redeem, its renewable natural gas (RNG) vehicle fuel offering, more than doubled in 2015 to 50 million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) from 20 million GGEs in 2014. READ MORE

February 15, 2016

Geodynamics broadens involvement in Australian biogas sector

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasGeodynamics has set its sights on becoming a diversified clean technology company. The first step in this process was the acquisition of Quantum Power, a biogas company focused on the growing Australian agribusiness and municipal waste sectors. READ MORE