Biogas & Landfill Gas

February 27, 2018

No deal reached at White House RFS meeting

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsNo deal on Renewable Fuel Standard reform was reached during a Feb. 27 meeting at the White House. President Trump has requested to meet with representatives of the biofuel and oil industries on March 1 to continue the conversation. READ MORE

February 27, 2018

Senate confirms Northey for USDA post

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Feb. 27, nearly six months after he was first nominated, the U.S. Senate confirmed Iowa Agriculture Secretary Bill Northey to serve as Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Service at USDA. READ MORE

February 26, 2018

Farm groups urge Trump to maintain the integrity of the RFS

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepresentatives of the U.S. farming community are speaking out ahead of a Feb. 27 White House meeting on the Renewable Fuel Standard, urging President Donald Trump to avoid seeking change that would weaken the nation’s biofuel policy. READ MORE

February 22, 2018

EPA: More than 1 million cellulosic RINs generated in January

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for January, reporting that approximately 1.52 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 1 million cellulosic RINs. READ MORE

February 22, 2018

Xebec, SAPIO to develop RNG infrastructure in Italy

BY Xebec Adsorption Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsXebec Adsorption Inc. has entered into a letter of intent to establish a three year partnership with SAPIO to help develop Italy’s renewable natural gas (RNG) upgrading infrastructure from biogas facilities. READ MORE

February 21, 2018

Former Ineos Bio site purchased for conversion into eco-district

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsA consortium of investors and project developers led by Texas-based Frankens Energy recently purchased the former Ineos Bio Indian River Biorefinery in Vero Beach, Florida, and has announced plans to convert the site to an eco-district. READ MORE

February 20, 2018

DOE to fund energy infrastructure deployment on tribal lands

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $11.5 million in new funding to deploy energy infrastructure on tribal lands. Bioenergy projects are among those eligible to apply for the funding. READ MORE

February 16, 2018

Connecticut to phase down value of biomass, landfill gas RECs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has finalized its Comprehensive Energy Strategy. The CES, in part, includes a phase-down of biomass and landfill gas renewable energy credits (RECs) in Class 1 RPS starting in 2019. READ MORE

February 16, 2018

NREL scientists model methane-eating bacteria

BY National Renewable Energy Laboratory Found In:Biogas, ChemicalsA research team including scientists from NREL recently explored the possibilities provided by the natural world by researching how the bacteria Methylomicrobium alcaliphilum 20ZR uses methane and converts it to valuable product precursors. READ MORE

February 15, 2018

Letter asks EPA to take a fresh look at corn kernel fiber ethanol

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRepresentatives of the cellulosic biofuels industry are asking the U.S. EPA to take a renewed look at commercial-ready cellulosic biofuels as the agency begins its work to develop proposed 2019 Renewable Fuel Standard RVOs. READ MORE

February 14, 2018

Pruitt commits to creating regulatory certainty for biomass

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt has provided New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu with a letter announcing EPA’s efforts to work towards a carbon-neutral policy for biomass and clarify federal procurement recommendations for responsibly managed forests. READ MORE

February 14, 2018

Construction underway on Indiana RNG project

BY AMP Americas Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsRenewable Dairy Fuels, a business unit of AMP Americas, has announced construction is underway on a on-farm anaerobic digester-to-vehicle fuel operation in Fair Oaks, Indiana. The facility will produce renewable natural gas (RNG) from dairy waste. READ MORE

February 13, 2018

Biogen acquires Tamar Energy

BY Biogen Found In:Power, BiogasBiogen has expanded its food waste recycling network through the acquisition of Tamar Energy, one of the largest anaerobic digestion (AD) owners and operators in the U.K. The combined group operates a network of 13 AD plants and six composting sites. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

Connecticut seeks proposals for AD, wind, fuel cell projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to solicit offers for certain Connecticut Class I renewable energy sources, including anaerobic digestion, offshore wind and fuel cells. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

ABC: Budget act extends biogas, biomass PTC through 2017

BY American Biogas Council Found In:Power, BiogasThe American Biogas Council has released a statement in response to passage of the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, which only includes a one year retroactive extension of the Production Tax Credit for biogas and biomass through 2017. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

PA Biomass Energy Association expands to Mid-Atlantic

BY Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Pennsylvania Biomass Energy Association has expanded its focus beyond the keystone state to the region and will now be known as the Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council. The material focus of the organization remains the same. READ MORE

February 12, 2018

DOE Bioenergy Technologies Office evaluated in new report

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office conducts a biennial peer review that enables external stakeholders to provide feedback on its R&D portfolio and develop recommendations. On Feb. 6, BETO published the results of last year's peer review. READ MORE

February 09, 2018

Budget bill retroactively extends biofuel tax credits for 2017

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Feb. 9, President Donald Trump signed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 into law. The two-year funding bill ends a brief government shutdown and includes retroactive tax extenders for several biofuel-related tax incentives. READ MORE

February 09, 2018

Organic Power to install 2 MW AD plant in Puerto Rico

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOrganic Power Ltd. is installing a Global Water Engineering Raptor anaerobic digestion plant at its green energy facility in Bega Baja, Puerto Rico. Once fully operational in mid-2018, the facility is expected to produce 2.055 MW of electricity. READ MORE

February 08, 2018

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in February report

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

February 07, 2018

FERC: US adds 268 MW of biomass capacity in 2017

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasData released by the federal government shows the U.S. added 268 MW of biomass capacity last year, more than double the 110 MW of biomass capacity that was installed in 2016. An additional 890 MW of biomass capacity is proposed to be added by 2021. READ MORE

February 05, 2018

CDFA extends application deadline for dairy digester program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe California Department of Food and Agriculture has extended the grant application deadline for the Dairy Digester Research and Development Program through Feb. 23. The application period was original set to conclude Jan. 26. READ MORE

February 05, 2018

Clean Energy reports 37 percent growth in Redeem sales

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsClean Energy Fuels Corp. recently announced that sales of Redeem, its renewable natural gas (RNG) offering, grew by 32 percent last year, from 60 million gallons in 2016 to 79 million gallons in 2017. READ MORE

February 05, 2018

Biogen acquires Scottish AD plant

BY Biogen Found In:BiogasBiogen has expanded its operations into Scotland through the addition of a 1.5 MW anaerobic digestion facility in Millerhill, Edinburgh. The acquisition has been completed by Ancala Partners LLP from Kelda Water Services for an undisclosed sum. READ MORE

February 02, 2018

Argonne, Energy Vision case studies show success of C-RNG

BY NGO Energy Vision Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the sustainable energy NGO Energy Vision recently released two case studies assessing the results of pioneering projects that were among the first to produce rR-CNG vehicle fuel. READ MORE

February 01, 2018

Japanese facility to use Anaergia technology

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasAnaergia Inc. has announced the start of construction at a facility in Japan that will convert farm waste and food waste into renewable energy. The facility will use Anaergia’s advanced solid waste processing and wastewater treatment equipment. READ MORE

January 30, 2018

Kroger adds AD system at Indiana manufacturing plant

BY The Kroger Co. Found In:Power, BiogasThe Kroger Co. recently announced the successful startup of a new wastewater treatment system—an anaerobic digester—at K.B. Specialty Foods, a manufacturing plant owned and operated by the company in Greensburg, Indiana. READ MORE

January 29, 2018

WesTech, USU, CVWRF collaborate on algal research project

BY WesTech Engineering Found In:BiogasWesTech Engineering, Utah State University and Utah Central Valley Water Reclamation Facility are collaborating on a project that aims to use algae to remove nitrogen and phosphorus from municipal wastewater. READ MORE

January 26, 2018

Biomethanation plant begins operations in Quebec

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOn Jan. 26, government officials in Canada inaugurated a biomethanation plant in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec. The facility processes waste into renewable natural gas (RNG) that is fed into grid of Énergir, a natural gas distributor in Quebec. READ MORE

January 24, 2018

EBRD supports development of biogas CHP projects in Belarus

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe European Bank for Reconstruction and Development is supporting renewable power generation and foreign investment in Belarus by financing the construction of four biogas combined-heat-and-power plants (CHPs) across the country. READ MORE