Biogas & Landfill Gas

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 27, 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 24, 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

December 09, 2014

Spart announces completion of financing for Michigan AD project

BY Sustainable Partners LLC Found In:Power, BiogasSustainable Partners LLC (Spart) has announced completion of financing for Lowell Energy AD LLC an anaerobic digestion (AD) waste-to-energy facility in Lowell, Michigan. Spart has been at work on Lowell Energy AD for two years. READ MORE

December 05, 2014

Greatest Show on Earth

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsEyeing up the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo and working to deliver the kind of day in and day out diversity the Biomass Magazine team experiences for our attendees. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

House passes tax extenders package, Senate vote expected soon

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. House of Representatives has voted to pass a short-term tax extenders package that aims to retroactively extend several tax incentives that expired at the end of 2013 and during the current year for one year, through the end of 2014. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

DOE awards $7 million to 2 feedstock logistics projects

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced up to $7 million for two projects aimed at developing and demonstrating ways to reduce the cost of delivering bioenergy feedstocks to biorefineries. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Model evaluates where bioenergy crops grow best

BY University of Illinois Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFarmers interested in bioenergy crops now have a resource to help them determine which kind of bioenergy crop would grow best in their regions and what kind of harvest to expect. READ MORE

December 04, 2014

Next Fuel completes pilot filter test at biogas facility

BY Next Fuel Inc. Found In:BiogasNext Fuel Inc. recently announced it has completed a successful test of its recently acquired Integra Disc Filtration System. The system application was for pretreatment of agricultural-waste generated biogas digestate. READ MORE

December 03, 2014

USDA announces advanced biofuel payments, bioenergy grants

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Dec. 2, the USDA announced it is making more than $5.6 million grant payments to 220 producers under the Advanced Biofuel Payment Program. An additional $4 million in grants are being awarded though three programs supporting bioenergy initiatives. READ MORE

December 03, 2014

Volvo Trucks' assembly plant in Virginia powered by landfill gas

BY Volvo Trucks Found In:Power, BiogasThe electric power used by Volvo's New River Valley assembly plant in Dublin, Virginia, is now carbon neutral. As of November, 100 percent of the plant's electricity is generated by methane gas produced at 13 landfills in the region. READ MORE

December 01, 2014

Ameresco announces Q3 results, opens Calif. landfill gas project

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasA grand opening celebration was held last month for Ameresco's 4.3 MW landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project at the Foothill Landfill in Linden, California. The project is expected to generate clean energy to power nearly 2,600 local homes annually. READ MORE