Biogas & Landfill Gas

August 29, 2014

DOE seeks input on landscape design for feedstock production

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy is asking for input on landscape design approaches that sustainably integrate cellulosic feedstock production into existing agricultural and forestry systems. Comments are due Sept. 2. READ MORE

August 28, 2014

Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research wins NSF grant

BY University of Louisville Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA grant from the National Science Foundation will allow University of Louisville's Conn Center for Renewable Energy Research to expand. The $20 million award is being made for the "Powering the Kentucky Bioeconomy for a Sustainable Future" project. READ MORE

August 28, 2014

John Deere, Hillco introduce single pass round bale system

BY John Deere Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsHillco Technologies Inc., working in developmental partnership with John Deere, has developed the Hillco Single Pass Round Bale System, a revolutionary new system for harvesting corn and baling corn stover in one simple step. READ MORE

August 27, 2014

Nomination deadline for export advisory committee extended

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration has amended a recent announcement that it is accepting nominations for its renewable energy and energy efficiency advisory committee. The deadline is now set for Aug. 29. READ MORE

August 26, 2014

EIA: U.S. added 108.8 MW of bioenergy capacity in June

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has published the August issue of its Electric Power Monthly report, indicating that the U.S. added 108.8 MW of bioenergy capacity in June, including 74 MW of capacity from wood and wood waste. READ MORE

August 26, 2014

Genera Energy provides insight in choosing a biomass solution

BY Genera Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsGenera Energy recently released a new infographic featuring a visual overview of biomass feedstock and guidelines for choosing the best solution for every biomass project. The four-page infographic highlights key supply chain elements. READ MORE

August 26, 2014

Bluesphere announces expansion into landfill gas-to-energy

BY Bluesphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBluesphere Corp. has announced it is pursuing a strategy to work in partnership with landfill owners to convert harmful methane gas emissions from landfills into electricity. The process is based on readily available technology. READ MORE

August 21, 2014

New York City scaling up food waste-to-energy program

BY Katie FletcherFound In:BiogasThe Big Apple is planning an expansion of its anaerobic digester (AD) pilot program launched last summer at the Newton Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant in Greenpoint. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Kleangas announces agreement to acquire Wisconsin pellet plant

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasKleangas Energy Technologies Inc. recently announced a definitive stock purchase agreement to acquire a company in Wisconsin that owns a 15,000 metric ton pellet production facility and a landfill gas-to-energy plant with 2.4 MW of capacity. READ MORE

August 20, 2014

Sunvault Energy pursuing 10 MW AD project with recent MOU

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasAboriginal Power Corp. recently signed a memorandum of understanding that could result in the development of a commercial 10 MW anaerobic biomass power project to be located on Vancouver Island. READ MORE

August 19, 2014

Vermont Gas adds RNG and supports future production

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsRenewable natural gas (RNG) has been delivered to homes and businesses in Franklin and Chittenden Counties near Burlington, Vermont since the beginning of August through Vermont Gas's distribution system. READ MORE

August 15, 2014

Researchers develop technique to convert biogas into hydrogen

BY American Chemical Society Found In:Power, BiogasA new technique that transforms stinky, air-polluting landfill gas could produce the sweet smell of success as it leads to development of a fuel cell generating clean electricity for homes, offices and hospitals, researchers say. READ MORE

August 15, 2014

Opinion: The CAPEX/OPEX Dance

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsWithout the right equipment, the profit margins made producing biomass energy products will erode and eventually disappear. READ MORE

August 14, 2014

Biogen begins operations at food waste AD plant in the U.K.

BY Biogen Found In:Power, BiogasAnaerobic digestion specialist Biogen has successfully completed construction and begun operations at the largest food waste anaerobic digestion plant in Wales, which will recycle 22,500 metric tons of food per year into 1 MW of electricity. READ MORE

August 14, 2014

Groups advocate for biogenic emissions framework in letter

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMore than 100 organizations recently partnered to issue a letter to John Podesta, counselor to President Obama, urging his support in the release of the U.S. EPA's biogenic accounting framework. READ MORE

August 14, 2014

Researcher: Regulations needed to identify invasive feedstocks

BY University of Illinois Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn response to the need to prevent invasive species, researchers at the University of Illinois have developed both a set of regulatory definitions and provisions and a list of 49 low-risk biofuel plants from which growers can choose. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

Schumer introduces bill to make biogas eligible for ITC

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsSen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., recently introduced legislation that aims to encourage the construction of anaerobic digestion facilities by adding biogas to the list of renewable energy sources that are eligible for a 30 percent investment tax credit. READ MORE

August 13, 2014

No injuries, environmental harm reported following digester fire

BY Clear Horizons Dane LLC Found In:BiogasClear Horizons Dane LLC, which operates the Dane County community digester project near Waunakee, Wisconsin, has reported that a fire at the facility Aug. 6 was extinguished within an hour and no injuries or release of hazardous materials occurred. READ MORE

August 11, 2014

Construction underway on Missouri anaerobic digestion project

BY Roeslein Alternative Energy LLC Found In:Power, BiogasConstruction is underway in Missouri on an innovative $80 million renewable energy project, developed and constructed by Roeslein Alternative Energy LLC in collaboration with Murphy-Brown of Missouri LLC, a subsidiary of Smithfield Foods Inc. READ MORE

August 11, 2014

Stoel Rives: IRS issues new guidance on ITC/PTC

BY Stoel Rives LLP Found In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe IRS has issued guidance that clarifies and modifies prior guidance regarding the "beginning of construction" requirement for qualifying for the Section 45 production tax credit (PTC) and the Section 48 investment tax credit (ITC) READ MORE

August 09, 2014

Opinion: Renewable Fuel Standard Rules Give Boost to Biogas

BY Amanda Bilek Found In:BiogasThere is little doubt that allowing biogas-based transportation fuel projects to sell either advanced biofuel or cellulosic compliance credits will give a big boost to U.S. projects. READ MORE

August 08, 2014

In Depth: No Separation Anxiety

BY Keith Loria Found In:BiogasNumerous biogas upgrading technologies are being used in today’s expanding market. READ MORE

August 08, 2014

More On Our Biogas Map

BY Anna SimetFound In:Biogas

August 07, 2014

Utility proposes low buyback rate for customer-sited bioenergy

BY RENEW Wisconsin Found In:Power, BiogasContained in Milwaukee-based We Energies' pending rate filing is a proposal to cut the buyback rate for new customer-sited bioenergy projects by more than half, down to 4.24 cents per kilowatt-hour beginning in January 2016. READ MORE

August 07, 2014

Bioenergy week planned in Ontario

BY Canadian Bioenergy Association Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsCanadian Bioenergy Association, the Forest Products Association of Canada, Lakehead University, Confederation College and the Biomass Innovation Centre of Nipissing University are partnering to offer a full-slate of events from Sept. 8-13 in Ontario. READ MORE

August 06, 2014

Ameresco evaluating biogas RIN opportunities

BY Anna SimetFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsDuring its recent Q2 financial earnings call, Ameresco Inc. indicated it is exploring opportunities that the growing renewable compressed and liquid natural gas market has to offer. READ MORE