Biogas & Landfill Gas

January 16, 2015

Maryland executive order could encourage expansion of AD systems

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasOn Jan. 13, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley issued an executive order that aims to nearly eliminate the disposal of waste within the state. The order could encourage wider deployment of anaerobic digestion systems in Maryland. READ MORE

January 16, 2015

CPI project converts food waste into graphene, renewable hydrogen

BY Centre for Process Innovation Found In:Biogas, ChemicalsThe Centre for Process Innovation is leading a European collaborative project that aims to transform food waste into a sustainable source of significant economic added value, namely graphene and renewable hydrogen. READ MORE

January 14, 2015

DemoSNG: Flexible methane production from electricity, biomass

BY Karlsruhe Institute of Technology Found In:Power, BiogasInterlinkage of the power and gas grids is planned to make electricity supply sustainable and robust in the future. Fluctuating amounts of wind and solar power, for instance, might be stored in the form of the chemical energy carrier methane. READ MORE

January 12, 2015

WRAP publishes report on 2013 UK AD sector and output markets

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasLast month WRAP published a survey on the U.K. anaerobic digestion (AD) industry. Key findings revealed a 34 percent increase in the total number of operational AD plants between 2012 and 2013, up from 87 to 117 plants. READ MORE

January 12, 2015

Colorado lawmakers introduce biomass, energy bills

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasSeveral energy-related bills were introduced in the Colorado Senate in early January, including one that aims to create a five-year incentive program to promote the use of woody biomass in public buildings. READ MORE

January 09, 2015

California Energy Commission awards biogas project $5 million

BY Katie FletcherFound In:BiogasIn mid-December, Colony Energy Partners Tulare LLC was awarded a $5 million grant from the California Energy Commission to construct an estimated $25 to $30 million biogas project in Tulare, California. READ MORE

January 06, 2015

USDA solicits REAP applications

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA Rural Business-Cooperative Service has published a notice in the Federal Register announcing it is accepting applications for the Rural Energy for America Program. A final rule for REAP was published in late 2014. READ MORE

January 06, 2015

Clean Energy sells interest in biogas facility to Cambrian Energy

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsClean Energy Fuels Corp. has announced the sale of Clean Energy's majority interest in its McCommas Bluff biomethane production facility located in Dallas, Texas, to minority interest owner Cambrian Energy. READ MORE

January 06, 2015

Biomethane project moves forward in British Columbia

BY City of Surrey, British Columbia Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsIris Solutions has been selected as the preferred proponent by the city of Surrey, British Columbia, to finalize an agreement to design, build, partially finance, maintain and operate the Surrey Biofuels Processing Facility project. READ MORE

January 02, 2015

USDA publishes final rule for REAP program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Dec. 29, the USDA published a final rule in the Federal Register for the Rural Energy for America Program. The program provides financial assistance to agricultural producers and rural small businesses to install renewable energy systems. READ MORE

December 31, 2014

Waste Management publishes 2014 sustainability report

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasWaste Management recently released its 2014 sustainability report "Creating a Circular Economy," which documents the company's progress on recycling, energy production, transforming waste into valuable resources. READ MORE

December 30, 2014

European researchers to build pilot facility to process AD waste

BY Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development Found In:BiogasThe Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia and the Guipuzkoa-based company Ekonek will be building a pilot plant to treat organic waste destined for producing high, added value fertilizers. READ MORE

December 29, 2014

2015 biomass conferences to colocate in Minneapolis

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBBI International, owners and organizers of the International Biomass Conference & Expo, recently reported Heating the Midwest, a regional conference focusing on biomass derived thermal energy, will be colocated with this year's conference. READ MORE

December 29, 2014

UK Green Investment Bank funds several recent biomass projects

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasU.K. Green Investment Bank has made several biomass investments in recent months, including investments in a waste wood renewable energy facility, an energy-from-waste treatment plant and the installation of biomass heating on a poultry farm. READ MORE

December 29, 2014

USDA GAIN report addresses Canadian pellet, biogas industry

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, BiogasThe USDA Foreign Agricultural Service's Global Agricultural Information Network has published an annual report on the Canadian biofuels industry. The report highlights the current state of the Canadian wood pellet industry. READ MORE

December 28, 2014

Opinion: It's in the Way that You Use It

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz previews the January issue of Biomass Magazine and the vital nature of its operations and maintenance theme for bioenergy producers. READ MORE

December 28, 2014

Opinion: Biogas and Fuel Cells: A Marriage of Old Ideas, New Technologies

BY Bud DeFlaviis Found In:BiogasBud DeFlaviss, director of government affairs for the Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association on the natural pairing of biogas production systems and fuel cells. READ MORE

December 26, 2014

EPA seeks nominations for new Agricultural Science Committee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNominations are due Jan. 30 for the U.S. EPA's new Science Advisory Board Agricultural Science Committee, which was established by the 2014 Farm Bill to advise EPA on matters impacting farming and agriculture-related industries. READ MORE

December 25, 2014

In Depth: Mitigating Operational Risk

BY Tim PortzFound In:BiogasAnaerobic Digesters are among the most challenging biomass conversion technologies in the industry. New Jersey-based Natural Systems Utilities is increasingly being tapped to offer its O&M expertise to a growing roster of digester facilities. READ MORE

December 23, 2014

Goteborg Energi's demonstration plant begins operations

BY Goteborg Energi Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGoBiGas, the world's first demonstration plant for large-scale production of biogas through the gasification of forest residues, is now in full operation. The biogas has been supplied to the Swedish natural grid since mid-December. READ MORE

December 22, 2014

Obama signs short-term tax extenders legislation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Dec. 19, President Obama signed a bill that retroactively extends several tax incentives that expired at the end of 2013 and throughout this year through the end of 2014, including several incentives that benefit biofuel and bioenergy producers. READ MORE

December 22, 2014

Energy Capital Partners closes on acquisition of Wheelabrator

BY Wheelabrator Technologies Inc. Found In:BiogasWheelabrator Technologies Inc. has announced the close of its $1.94 billion acquisition by Energy Capital Partners from Waste Management. A definitive agreement for the sale was previously announced July 29. READ MORE

December 22, 2014

Toyota to power Kentucky manufacturing facility with landfill gas

BY Toyota Found In:Power, BiogasToyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky, with help from Waste Services of the Bluegrass, is converting methane from a local landfill into renewable electricity to power Toyota's Georgetown assembly plant. READ MORE

December 22, 2014

Great Lakes Ag Technology Business Incubator celebrates opening

BY County of Ottawa, Michigan Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAt a grand opening in early December, Ottawa County, Michigan, announced the official kick-off of the Great Lakes Ag-Tech Business Incubator, a nonprofit helping farmers and entrepreneurs turn their ideas and inventions into successful businesses. READ MORE

December 19, 2014

BioCNG breaks ground on biogas project in Colorado

BY BioCNG LLC Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsBioCNG LLC announced that it participated in a groundbreaking ceremony to launch the BioCNG biogas conditioning system and gas pipeline for the Persigo wastewater treatment plant in Grand Junction, Colorado. READ MORE

December 17, 2014

N.Y. awards funding to bioenergy projects through REDC initiative

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that $709.2 million in economic and community development funding has been awarded through Round IV of the Regional Economic Development Council initiative. Several bioenergy projects were granted funding. READ MORE

December 15, 2014

USDA provides greater protection for specialty crop growers

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack recently announced that greater protection is now available from the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program for crops that traditionally have been ineligible for federal crop insurance, including energy crops. READ MORE

December 12, 2014

California report emphasizes need for renewable gas standard

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasThe nonprofit Bioenergy Association of California has published a report detailing why California needs a renewable gas standard. The report concludes that the biogas sector needs an effective regulatory framework and greater long-term certainty. READ MORE

December 10, 2014

Indiana landfill gas-to-energy project begins operations

BY Republic Services Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasRepublic Services recently announced the start of operations at its latest landfill gas-to-energy project. The new 6 MW project at County Line Landfill involves four engines operating at one energy generation facility. READ MORE