Biogas & Landfill Gas

June 10, 2014

Agriculture to rely on drones despite regulatory lag

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsUAS hold great promise in agriculture, but the FAA is lagging in its understanding of how important drones are becoming to farmers, and in developing regulations, according to panelists at the Emerging Corn Production Technologies and Science Forum. READ MORE

June 09, 2014

Corn forum: Stover market emergence tipping forward

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe collection and handling of corn stover was the focus of a panel discussion at the Emerging Corn Production Technologies and Science Forum, an event collocated with the 2014 International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo. READ MORE

June 06, 2014

Trade mission to Peru to address biomass, biofuel opportunities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration is organizing a renewable energy and energy efficiency trade mission to Peru in November that will promote the export competitiveness of U.S. technologies. READ MORE

June 05, 2014

Report provides global overview of bioenergy, biofuel development

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA new report published by Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) provides a global overview of advances in renewable energy development, including development related to bioenergy, ethanol and other types of biofuels. READ MORE

June 05, 2014

Genera Energy COO to speak at Fuel Ethanol Workshop

BY Genera Energy Inc. Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsKeith Brazzell, chief operating officer of Genera Energy Inc., is scheduled to speak at the Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo June 9-12 in Indianapolis. He will discuss the company's biomass feedstock supply solutions. READ MORE

June 05, 2014

Opinion: No Injuries Reported

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsMaking energy products from biomass has inherent risks, and it is our obligation to the public to mitigate those risks as much as is humanly possible, especially as the industry continues to grow. READ MORE

June 03, 2014

Texas A&M study: Bioenergy sorghum could help with GHG emissions

BY Texas A&M AgriLife Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBioenergy sorghum may offer more than another energy supply; it may offer a "sink" for greenhouse gases, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Research study funded by the AgriLife Research Cropping Systems bioenergy program and a USDA grant. READ MORE

June 03, 2014

Opinion: International Cooperation Yields Exchange of Project Models

BY Amanda Bilek Found In:BiogasAmanda Bilek, government affairs manager at the Great Plains Institute, discusses Minnesota and Sweden's bioenergy cooperation agreement, and how Sweden and the U.S. can learn from one another. READ MORE

June 03, 2014

In Depth: Unique and Essential Safety Features

BY Michael O’Neil Found In:BiogasSafety is a joint effort that the supplier, designer and owner of a biogas system should be vested in. READ MORE

May 30, 2014

Saskatoon landfill gas facility operational

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasA 1.63 MW landfill-gas-to-energy plant at the Saskatoon city landfill is now sending electricity to the grid, enough to power roughly 1,300 homes. Work on the project has been ongoing for the past couple of years. READ MORE

May 30, 2014

BioStar Systems to construct AD plant in Missouri

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThis fall, BioStar Systems LLC will begin construction of an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Pettis County, Mo. The 1.6 MW project, located at an egg farm operated by Rose Acre Farms, will produce heat, power, fertilizer and clean water. READ MORE

May 29, 2014

EIA: U.S. added 59.6 MW of bioenergy capacity in March

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasU.S. Energy Information Administration data shows the U.S. added 59.6 MW of bioenergy capacity in March, including 20 MW of capacity from wood and wood waste sources, 9 MW from landfill gas and 20.6 MW of capacity from other waste biomass sources. READ MORE

May 29, 2014

Senators advocate for EPA biogenic carbon emissions framework

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasA group of 12 Senators recently sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Gina MCarthy, asking her to address the regulatory uncertainty over biogenic carbon emissions. READ MORE

May 29, 2014

Project aims to integrate biogas with solar thermal power

BY Technical University of Madrid Found In:Power, BiogasThe Hysol project aims to integrate biomethane in concentrating solar thermal power plants to achieve a better efficiency, productive capacity and a reduction in its carbon footprint. READ MORE

May 28, 2014

U.S. Navy supports ASU's development of algae-based biofuels

BY Arizona State University Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsDennis McGinn, U.S. Navy assistant secretary for energy, installations and environment, recently visited Arizona State University, where he spoke about the parallels between the Navy's energy challenges and those of civilian cities and industries. READ MORE

May 22, 2014

FERC: US added 20 MW of biomass capacity in April

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has published its Energy Infrastructure Update for April, reporting that five new biomass units with a combined capacity of 10 MW came online last month. READ MORE

May 22, 2014

Arisdyne adds mobile lab, announces Valero licensing agreement

BY Sue Retka SchillFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsArisdyne Systems Inc. has added a mobile validation laboratory to its toolkit as it continues to introduce its Controlled Flow Cavitation system to the industry. The technology has applications in several sectors, including biofuels and biogas. READ MORE

May 20, 2014

Draft appropriations bill aims to cut funding for BCAP, REAP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe House Appropriations Committee has released its fiscal year 2015 agricultural appropriations bill, which aims to reduce funding levels for several Farm Bill Energy Title programs. A subcommittee markup session on the legislation was held May 20. READ MORE

May 20, 2014

Sweden, Minnesota seminar highlights bioenergy

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsSweden and Minnesota are moving full speed ahead on a partnership that is serving to address complex and challenging issues concerning sustainable energy and transportation. A May 19 seminar brought stakeholders together to discuss the initiative. READ MORE

May 20, 2014

GIB, Foresight support anaerobic digestion facility in London

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:Power, BiogasThe U.K. Green Investment Bank recently announced a GBP 7.5 million ($12.63 million) commitment in a new GBP 15 million anaerobic digestion and green waste composting plant in Enfield, just outside London. READ MORE

May 16, 2014

IRENA: Renewables employ 6.5 million globally

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has published a study that determined 6.5 million people were employed by the renewable energy globally last year. The report highlights the role that renewables play in the global economy. READ MORE

May 15, 2014

Vermeer to showcase perennial grasses at its global headquarters

BY CenUSA Bioenergy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVermeer Corp. and CenUSA Bioenergy, a multi-state USDA sponsored research project led by Iowa State University, have announced a new, perennial grass energy collaboration. READ MORE

May 15, 2014

Repreve Renewables adds genetic assets from Mendel

BY Repreve Renewables Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsRepreve Renewables announced it has purchased certain genetic assets or germplasm for its giant miscanthus grass product development program from Mendel Biotechnology Inc., a privately held company in Hayward, Calif. READ MORE

May 15, 2014

Clarke Energy to supply Biffa with GE Jenbacher engines

BY Clarke Energy Found In:Power, BiogasGE Power & Water's Distributed Power business has announced Clarke Energy,has been selected to supply U.K. waste management company Biffa with eight of GE's Jenbacher landfill gas engines. READ MORE

May 14, 2014

Purdue, Navy partner to advance the use of alternative energy

BY Purdue University Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of the Navy and Purdue University signed a statement of cooperation May 8, agreeing to work together to convert up to half of the Navy and Marine Corps' energy consumption to alternative sources, including biofuels, by 2020. READ MORE

May 13, 2014

UK report highlights economic impact of bioenergy, biofuels

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.K.-based Renewable Energy Association has published the results of an analysis that determined the renewable energy supports more than 100,000 jobs in the U.K. and has attracted almost $50.95 billion in investment since 2010. READ MORE

May 13, 2014

Bluesphere begins detailed engineering on N.C. biogas project

BY Bluesphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBluesphere Corp., a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, has announced commencement of detailed design and engineering work for its 5.2 MW waste-to-energy project in Charlotte, N.C. READ MORE

May 09, 2014

USDA accepting applications for REAP funding

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA is seeking applications for the Rural Energy for America Program. Up to $12.3 million in grants and $57.8 million in loan guarantees is expected to be made available for the fiscal year 2014 awards. READ MORE

May 09, 2014

FortisBC seeks applications from biogas developers

BY FortisBC Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasFortisBC is seeking expressions of interest from potential biomethane suppliers for its renewable natural gas program. The call for applicants will help grow the province's supply of this renewable and carbon neutral energy source. READ MORE

May 08, 2014

EPA seeks comments on RE-Powering initiative draft action plan

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA is seeking public comments on its new draft action plant for the RE-Powering America's Land Initiative. The program promotes renewable energy development on current and formerly contaminated lands, landfills and mine sites. READ MORE