Biogas & Landfill Gas

April 11, 2018

Duke delays plans for CHP plant, focuses on biogas options

BY Duke University Found In:BiogasDuke University has delayed indefinitely plans to build a freestanding combined-heat-and-power plant and will instead focus its attention on expanding opportunities to use biogas and other environmentally friendly fuels for its growing energy needs. READ MORE

April 10, 2018

EIA predicts increased bioenergy capacity in 2018, 2019

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the April edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting nonhydropower renewables will provide 10 percent of electricity generation this year, increasing to 11 percent in 2019. READ MORE

April 10, 2018

Smithfield partners with Anuvia on biobased fertilizer products

BY Smithfield Foods Inc. Found In:BiogasSmithfield Foods Inc. and Anuvia Plant Nutrients are pleased to announce a new partnership to create sustainable fertilizer from renewable biological materials collected from manure treatment systems at Smithfield's hog farms. READ MORE

April 09, 2018

Senators ask Trump to stop EPA from misusing waiver authority

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn April 9, five republican senators from the Midwest sent a letter to President Trump asking him to direct the U.S. EPA to stop misusing waivers that are exempting large oil refining companies from meeting their legal obligations under the RFS. READ MORE

April 09, 2018

DVO commissions anaerobic digester installation in Pennsylvania

BY DVO Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasInstallation and construction are complete on a DVO Inc. anaerobic digester at Ar-Joy Farm, a dairy farm in Cochranville, Pennsylvania. This is DVO’s first installation in Pennsylvania, bringing the number of states with a DVO digester to 19. READ MORE

April 05, 2018

Court approves PES bankruptcy settlement

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn April 4, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware approved the U.S. EPA’s proposed settlement with Philadelphia Energy Solutions that allows the bankrupt refiner to waive a significant portion of its RVOs under the RFS. READ MORE

April 05, 2018

Clean Energy Introduces $1 per gallon ZERO NOW RNG offer

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn April 4, Clean Energy Fuels Corp. introduced ZERO NOW, a fueling solution that combines the world’s cleanest engine technology with the cleanest fuel at a price of $1 per gallon for one year. READ MORE

April 04, 2018

States to sue EPA over failure to enforce landfill gas rules

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA coalition led by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra and the California Air Resources board has announced plans to sue the U.S. EPA over its failure to enforce existing landfill methane regulations. READ MORE

March 29, 2018

Duke Energy uses RNG from North Carolina hog farms

BY Duke Energy Found In:Power, BiogasA Duke Energy power plant is using renewable natural gas from North Carolina-based hog farms to produce electricity—the first application of the technology from in-state farms. The project is expected to yield 11,000 megawatt-hours of electricity. READ MORE

March 29, 2018

Opinion: Spreading the Word, Being Heard

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasWhile the export industry and demand outside North America is out of our stakeholders’ control—as are external market forces such as the weather, and the price of fossil fuels—there are things that we can and must do to influence domestic growth. READ MORE

March 26, 2018

USDA report shows impact of US biobased economy

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has released a new report that measures economic growth, job creation and household income from biofuel and bioenergy production, along with future growth in renewable chemicals and biobased products. READ MORE

March 26, 2018

Global Green to expand biogas program to 2 California cities

BY Global Green Found In:BiogasNon-profit, Global Green announced March 23 it will select two Southern California cities as partners to participate in a new food waste recycling program, using an Eco-Ambassador resident outreach model. READ MORE

March 23, 2018

Inslee signs bill to promote RNG in state of Washington

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn March 22, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill that is designed to increase the development and use of renewable natural gas (RNG) within the state. The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas is among the groups that supported the legislation. READ MORE

March 22, 2018

EPA: 20.36 million cellulosic RINs generated in February

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for February, reporting 1.4 billion RINs were generated during the month, including approximately 20.36 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

March 20, 2018

USDA solicits applications for REAP funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA is soliciting applications for fiscal year 2018 Rural Energy for America Program funding. The program helps agricultural producers and rural small businesses install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. READ MORE

March 19, 2018

Senators ask Trump to dismiss RFS waiver cap, request meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn March 15, Sens. John Thune, R-S.D.; Deb Fischer, R-Neb.; Roy Blunt, R-Mo.; Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; and Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, sent a letter to President Donald Trump opposing proposed changes to the Renewable Fuel Standard. READ MORE

March 15, 2018

Governors ask Trump to reject proposals that would weaken the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn March 15, a group of five Midwestern governors send a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to reject proposals designed to weaken the Renewable Fuel Standard, specifically those recently proposed by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. READ MORE

March 14, 2018

Researchers develop methanation technology to produce RNG

BY University of Waterloo Found In:BiogasResearchers at the University of Waterloo are developing technology to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) from manure so it can be added to the existing energy supply system for heating homes and powering industries. READ MORE

March 13, 2018

Connecticut bill aims to create RPS for RNG

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasPending legislation in Connecticut aims to create a renewable portfolio standard (RPS) requiring gas companies to ensure that renewable natural gas (RNG) comprises at least 5 percent of their output by 2033. READ MORE

March 13, 2018

NREL, NRCan partner on alternative fueling station locator tool

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe National Renewable Energy Laboratory has teamed up with Natural Resources Canada to create the Electric Charging and Alternative Fuelling Stations Locator, a Canadian version of the lab-developed Alternative Fueling Station Locator. READ MORE

March 12, 2018

British Columbia city converts organic waste into biofuel

BY City of Surry Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsIn British Columbia, Surry’s biofuel facility officially opened March 9 in the Port Kells industrial area. The $68 million facility is the first fully integrated closed-loop organic waste management system in North America. READ MORE

March 09, 2018

EIA revises short-term bioenergy, residential wood heat forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the March edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting that non-hydropower renewables will provide 10 percent of U.S. electricity generation in 2018 and nearly 11 percent in 2019. READ MORE

March 08, 2018

Bill aims to dismantle RFS, limit biofuel blending

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn March 8, Rep. Peter Welch, D-Vt., and Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., introduced companion bills that aim to dismantle the Renewable Fuel Standard and sunset blending obligations for conventional, advanced, cellulosic, and biomass-based diesel fuels. READ MORE

March 07, 2018

Letter urges reauthorization of energy title in next Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn March 6, a group of more than 200 companies and trade associations sent a letter to House and Senate Agricultural Committee leaders urging them to reauthorize and fund energy title programs in the next Farm Bill. READ MORE

March 07, 2018

Secretary Perdue administers oath of office to Bill Northey

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue administered the oath of office to Bill Northey March 7 at the Annual Iowa Ag Leaders Dinner. Northey previously served as Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, a position he had held for more than 11 years. READ MORE

March 07, 2018

Scania engines being tested with raw untreated biogas

BY Scania Found In:Power, BiogasIn collaboration with Linköping-based energy recovery specialists Tekniska verken, Scania Engines is currently testing one of its engines using raw biogas that is not cleaned or upgraded to remove wastewater, carbon dioxide and other particles. READ MORE

March 07, 2018

Opinion: Tax Act May Spur More Investment in RNG, Biogas Projects

BY Doug Lamb and Durham McCormick Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe Renewable Fuel Standard is the primary federal policy that drives development of renewable natural gas (RNG) projects. Since the advent of the RFS’s modern cellulosic biofuel provisions in 2014, new investment in RNG projects has grown steadily. READ MORE

March 06, 2018

Opinion: Farm Bill Energy Title’s Record of Success

BY Lloyd Ritter Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Farm Bill Energy Title programs represent one-tenth of a percent of the overall bill’s cost. Yet, they have such a huge impact on rural economies—diversifying crops, sustaining and creating jobs, new industries and supporting new technologies. READ MORE

March 05, 2018

Italian support scheme for advanced biofuels approved

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn March 1, the European Commission approved an Italian support scheme for the production and distribution of advanced biofuels, including advanced methane, for use in the transportation sector. The scheme has an indicative budget of €4.7 billion. READ MORE

March 05, 2018

L'Oréal USA to purchase RNG from Kentucky facility

BY L'Oréal USA Found In:BiogasL'Oréal USA has announced it is adding to its diversified energy portfolio with RNG purchased from a new processing facility in Kentucky at the Big Run Landfill. Construction of the RNG processing plant is expected to be complete by the end of 2018. READ MORE