Biogas & Landfill Gas

October 26, 2015

Opinion: Focusing on 3 Prominent Efforts

BY Bernard Sheff Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe American Biogas Council is in its fifth year of existence. The council has grown and expanded over the these years, making inroads in supportive public policies and biogas and digestate market development. READ MORE

October 25, 2015

In Depth: Bringing AD to Africa

BY Keith Loria Found In:BiogasTropical Power has chosen Kenya to house Africa’s first-ever anaerobic digester, and is focusing on the country for additional projects. READ MORE

October 21, 2015

Advanced D5 RINs continue to climb, D3, D6 RINs down slightly

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsU.S. EPA data on RINs generation through September shows D3 cellulosic biofuels RINs generation tapered off slightly for the month of September, after a steady climb seen each month throughout the year. READ MORE

October 20, 2015

Biogas, landfill gas users win EPA onsite green power awards

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasAll three winners in the U.S. EPA's Green Power Leadership Awards' onsite generation category were users of landfill gas or biogas. READ MORE

October 19, 2015

Greenlane Biogas signs distribution agreement with Sysadvance

BY Greenlane Biogas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Biogas has signed a distribution agreement with Sysadvance, a Portuguese company specializing in advanced gas separation systems that utilize pressure swing adsorption (PSA) technology. READ MORE

October 16, 2015

ETI report provides outlook on meeting UK climate change targets

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA recent report released by the Energy Technologies Institute states that biomass combined with carbon capture and storage (CCS) remains the only credible route to deliver negative emissions to help meet the U.K.’s 2050 climate change targets. READ MORE

October 14, 2015

USDA seeks applications for REAP loans, grants

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsUSDA under secretary Lisa Mensah recently encouraged rural small businesses to apply for loans and grants to support renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. READ MORE

October 12, 2015

D3, D5 RINs climb in August, D4 RINs down slightly

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsU.S. EPA data on RINs generation through August reveals cellulosic D3 biofuels continue to climb, advanced biofuel D5 RINs generation is up sharply and the mainstay, D6 renewable fuels (primarily ethanol) continues on pace. READ MORE

October 09, 2015

Dedicate a Day to Bioenergy

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOct. 21 is National Bioenergy Day, an annual event orchestrated by the Biomass Power Association. Now in its third year, NBD is growing. READ MORE

October 07, 2015

Fortistar expands landfill gas to energy portfolio

BY Fortistar Found In:Power, BiogasFortistar recently announced that it acquired two landfill-gas-to-energy projects, expanding its landfill gas portfolio by 11 MW. The acquisitions from Green Gas Americas follow the closing last week of $150 million in financing for its LFGTE work. READ MORE

October 06, 2015

IRENA report indicates renewable energy potential in Africa

BY International Renewable Energy Agency Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe African continent could generate nearly a quarter of its energy needs through the use of indigenous, clean, renewable energy by 2030, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency. READ MORE

October 05, 2015

Greenlane Biogas contracts with Promus Energy on RNG project

BY Greenlane Biogas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Biogas has signed a contract with Promus Energy, a project development company focusing on renewable and sustainable technologies, to provide an integrated biogas upgrading solution for a dairy farm located in Yakima County, Washington. READ MORE

September 30, 2015

U.S. DOE publishes roadmap to double energy productivity by 2030

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThis month, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz announced a roadmap in support of President Obama’s goal to double U.S. energy productivity by 2030. The report lays out a path businesses, state and local governments, consumers and others can use. READ MORE

September 30, 2015

U.S. DOE requests information on clean energy for remote Alaska

BY U.S. DOE Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. DOE is proposing a new initiative to significantly accelerate adoption of sustainable clean and energy efficiency strategies in remote rural Alaskan communities. READ MORE

September 30, 2015

New organization formed to advocate for RFS

BY Ann BaileyFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe ethanol industry has a new advocate in the form of a nonprofit organization called Americans for Energy Security and Innovation. READ MORE

September 29, 2015

Rutgers report assesses New Jersey bioenergy potential

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA recent Rutgers University assessment on bioenergy potential in New Jersey found that the state producers over 7 million dry tons of biomass annually, over 4 million of which could be recovered and used to generate power, heat or vehicle fuel. READ MORE

September 28, 2015

U.S. DOE releases second Quadrennial Technology Review

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThis month, the U.S. DOE released its second Quadrennial Technology Review. The report examines the current status of clean energy technologies, identifying clean energy research opportunities for the power sector. READ MORE

September 28, 2015

Opinion: A Great Fit

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsEach year, during the production of the on-site and small-scale issue of Biomass Magazine, a theme we hadn’t anticipated emerges. READ MORE

September 24, 2015

Opinion: Maximizing Biogas Project Value

BY Amanda Bilek Found In:Power, BiogasAlthough biogas projects have multiple configurations that present some challenges in resource scale up, the flexible feedstock sources and end-use utilization make them a worthwhile pursuit. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

Senate democrats release national energy bill

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBuilding on the U.S. DOE’s Quadrennial Energy Review installment released earlier this year, U.S. Senate democrats released a tax reform proposal that aims to early on address U.S. energy challenges predicted in the report. READ MORE

September 23, 2015

In Depth: A Trending On-site Power Option

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Power, BiogasMore and more big-name companies are installing fuel cells, some powered by biogas and some marketed as such, for on-site power production. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

Report: Biofuels capacity to grow to 61 BGY in 2018

BY Lux Research Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGlobal biofuels capacity will grow to 61 billion gallons per year (BGY) in 2018, up from 55.1 BGY in 2014. Ethanol and biodiesel will continue to dominate with 96 percent of the capacity in 2018. READ MORE

September 22, 2015

In Depth: Twofold Renewable in Tulare County

BY Keith Loria Found In:BiogasCalifornia’s Calgren Renewable Fuels uses renewable energy generated onsite to power its renewable fuel production process. READ MORE

September 18, 2015

Oberon Fuels, Ford, FVV partner to build DME-fueled passenger car

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThis week, Oberon Fuels Inc. announced it’s partnering with Ford and a conglomerate of companies and academia involved with the European automotive industry to develop the world’s first production passenger car powered by fuel-grade dimethyl ether. READ MORE

September 16, 2015

USDA and EPA set national food waste reduction goal

BY USDA Found In:BiogasAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Environmental Protection Agency Deputy Administrator Stan Meiburg recently announced the United States' first-ever national food waste reduction goal, calling for a 50-percent reduction by 2030. READ MORE

September 15, 2015

Greenlane Biogas contracts with CR&R on California AD project

BY Greenlane Biogas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Biogas has received a contract to provide engineering services to CR&R Waste & Recycling for their biogas to renewable natural gas (RNG) project in Perris, California. Greenlane will detail a design solution to meet Rule 30 requirements. READ MORE

September 11, 2015

The Military's Renewable Fuel/Energy Progress (Or Lack Thereof)

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn this day, I’m working on the November issue of Biomass Magazine, which has a semi-befitting them: U.S. Military Bioenergy Production & Use READ MORE

September 11, 2015

Construction underway on British Columbia biomethane project

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsEarlier this year, Orgaworld Surrey Ltd. began construction on a biofuels processing facility to convert kitchen and yard waste from the city of Surrey, British Columbia, into renewable natural gas to fuel the city’s waste-collection trucks. READ MORE

September 10, 2015

Closed California landfill picks Ener-Core waste-to-energy tech

BY ENER-CORE INC. Found In:Power, BiogasEner-Core Inc. has received a purchase order from the Advanced Power & Energy Program of the University of California, Irvine, for the installation of Ener-Core’s 250-kilowatt Powerstation EC250 at the closed Santiago Canyon Landfill. READ MORE

September 10, 2015

Forest waste-to-RNG technology to be demonstrated in California

BY PLACER COUNTY Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsA new technology for converting forestry waste into renewable natural gas will be demonstrated for the first time ever Sept. 14 in Auburn, California READ MORE