Biogas & Landfill Gas

September 26, 2014

EIA: Bioenergy capacity continues to increase

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the September issue of its Electric Power Monthly report, indicating total in-service bioenergy capacity equaled 13,431.4 MW as of the close of July, up from 13,368.4 MW at the close of June. READ MORE

September 26, 2014

USDA grant supports bioenergy project at Tarleton's dairy center

BY Tarleton State University Found In:Power, BiogasTexas A&M AgriLife Research has been awarded a USDA grant to support a two-year project that will demonstrate technologies for water purification, treatment and recycling and power generation using biomass at Tarleton State University's dairy center. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

Maverick Synfuels introduces modular methane-to-methanol system

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Biogas, ChemicalsMaverick Synfuels recently announced the development of its Maverick Oasis system for methanol production. The company says the system provides producers with another way to monetize biogas reserves and natural gas. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

Coalition examines effective alternative fuel policies

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsLocal policies to promote alternative fuel vehicles (AFVs) are among the most effective, a recent study by the Clean Energy Coalition finds. The study compares the number of alternative fuel vehicles in each state to the types of policies. READ MORE

September 25, 2014

NexSteppe raises $22 million in series C financing

BY NexSteppe Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNexSteppe recently announced it has raised $22 million in its third round of funding. New investors Total Energy Ventures and ELFH Holding GmbH join existing investors Braemar Energy Ventures, CYM Ventures, DuPont Ventures and others. READ MORE

September 24, 2014

In Depth: Compressed Potential

BY Keith Loria Found In:BiogasSlowly but surely and not without hurdles, renewable, compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas infrastructure is expanding in the U.S. READ MORE

September 23, 2014

Legislation would extend biofuel, bioenergy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsLegislation introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives on Sept. 19 aims to enact two-year extensions for several clean energy tax incentives. The bill is titled the Bridge to a Clean Energy Future Act of 2014. READ MORE

September 23, 2014

Vecoplan opens technology center in Germany

BY Vecoplan AG Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVecoplan AG recently celebrated the grand opening of its new 17,000 square-foot technology center in Germany. The facility is equipped with more than 25 machines for the processing, recycling or repurposing of waste and biomass. READ MORE

September 23, 2014

Opinion: A Visionary Model for Biogas Projects

BY Amanda Bilek Found In:BiogasBiogas advocates and project developers have been abuzz since mid-July, when the U.S. EPA released a renewable fuel standard (RFS) final rule that allows eligible biogas transportation fuel pathways to generate cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

September 22, 2014

USDA announces REAP funding for bioenergy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasOn Sept. 18, the USDA announced it is investing $68 million in 540 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects under the Rural Energy for America Program. Bioenergy projects were among those selected to receive funding. READ MORE

September 22, 2014

Greenlane commissions Canadian plant, faces pending acquisition

BY Katie FletcherFound In:BiogasGreenlane Biogas Technologies recently announced the commissioning of a 16,000 cubic-meter-per-hour biogas plant in Montreal. In mid-September Pressure Technologies announced an agreement to acquire the business and certain assets of the company. READ MORE

September 22, 2014

In Depth: Achieving Sustainability Goals

BY The Association of Fish & Wildlife Agencies Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFish and Wildlife Agencies can play a role in successful biomass production for bioenergy. READ MORE

September 19, 2014

Making Use of a New but Old Asset

BY Anna SimetFound In:Biogas

September 19, 2014

IRENA report features bioenergy supply, demand projections

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe International Renewable Energy Agency has published a new report predicting a major role for modern, sustainable biomass technologies in the world's energy mix. It includes forecasts for power, thermal and liquid fuels production. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Senate Finance Committee holds hearing on energy tax incentives

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Senate is once again addressing energy tax incentives. On Sept. 17, the Senate Committee on Finance held a hearing, titled "Reforming America's Outdated Energy Tax Code," to discuss possible paths forward to reform U.S. energy tax code. READ MORE

September 17, 2014

Dane County landfill expansion to increase savings and production

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasA landfill in Dane County, Wisconsin, is expanding its landfill gas-to-energy project. Once complete, the operation is expected to have an annual capacity of approximately 6 MW. Construction is expected to be complete in December. READ MORE

September 16, 2014

MIPS funds 5 poultry manure-to-energy projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Maryland Industrial Partnerships Program has approved research projects worth $4.7 million to 18 teams, including five projects worth $1.9 million that aim to convert poultry manure into energy. READ MORE

September 15, 2014

$24.3 million AD project planned for WWTP in Duluth, Minnesota

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Western Lake Superior Sanitary District in Duluth, Minnesota, is planning a $24.3 million upgrade to its existing anaerobic digestion facility. The project will be implemented in three phases over the next 5 years, beginning in 2015. READ MORE

September 12, 2014

N.C. power sector asks for delay in swine waste REPS requirement

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasA group of energy suppliers in North Carolina recently filed a joint motion with the N.C. Utilities Commission asking that a provision of the state's renewable energy and energy efficiency portfolio related to energy from swine waste be delayed. READ MORE

September 11, 2014

Viaspace Giant King Grass shows high yield at California site

BY Viaspace Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsViaspace Inc. has announced that the first harvest of Giant King Grass in the Imperial Valley of California, was completed on Sept. 2. Two planting methods were compared at the University of California site in Holtville, California READ MORE

September 10, 2014

Biogas CHP system powers Yuengling brewery

BY 2G Cenergy Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe oldest brewery in the U.S., operated by Yuengling, has installed a biogas-fired 2G Cenergy 400 kW/h combined-heat-and-power (CHP) power plant, which generates about 20 percent of the brewery's total energy needs. READ MORE

September 09, 2014

Wisconsin poll finds support for expansion of bioenergy, RPS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasA new poll published by Clean Wisconsin finds that most voters within the state support the increased use of biomass energy. Results of the poll also show the state's voters want to see Wisconsin's renewable portfolio standard (RPS) expand. READ MORE

September 04, 2014

EPA approves Oberon DME as first biogas-based fuel under the RFS

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsLess than a year after submitting a fuel pathway petition to the U.S. EPA, Oberon Fuels Inc.'s biogas-based dimethyl ether (DME) fuel has been approved for inclusion under the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

September 04, 2014

EIU to reap research opportunities through land use partnership

BY Eastern Illinois University Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFor some students at Eastern Illinois University, the traditional, enclosed classroom will soon be replaced with acres of wind-blown native grasses. Local landowners have agreed to allow Eastern to use nearly 120 acres of their property for research. READ MORE

September 04, 2014

Bioenergy research continues march toward energy independence

BY University of Tennessee Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn September, October and November the Southeastern Partnership for Integrated Biomass Supply Systems will take to the road to show off research progress of the regional partnership, which is focused on biofuels production centered in the Southeast. READ MORE

September 03, 2014

Pure Energy Group brings AD to urban settings with new technology

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasPure Energy Group LLC's first waste-to-energy system is permitted and operational at the Devil's Canyon Brewery, located in San Carlos, California. The pilot demonstration system is in its final commissioning phase. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

DOE 'Knowledgebase' links biologists, computer scientists

BY Brookhaven National Laboratory Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBrookhaven National Laboratory has announced the launch of the U.S. Department of Energy's Systems Biology Knowledgebase, a new computational platform to help the biological community analyze, store, and share data. READ MORE

September 02, 2014

In Depth: Balancing Digester Diets

BY Katie Fletcher Found In:BiogasWhile energy-rich and an ideal substrate for digesters, organic waste can be loaded with contaminants. READ MORE

September 01, 2014

Opinion: Hard to Handle

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIf someone were to design an energy input with the sole aim of creating the most difficult material handling challenge imaginable, they would likely end up with something that looks very much like biomass. READ MORE

August 29, 2014

IEA releases mid-term forecast for biofuels, renewable energy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe International Energy Agency has released its third annual Medium-Term Renewable Energy Market Report, which includes forecasts for global biofuel and renewable energy growth. For the first time, the report also includes an investment outlook. READ MORE