Biogas & Landfill Gas

December 09, 2013

Stakeholders urge Congress to extend biofuel tax policies

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsTax provisions critical to the biofuel and biopower industries are set to expire at the end of the month, and industry stakeholders are urging Congress for extensions. READ MORE

December 06, 2013

Cleveland Browns go green

BY Chris HansonFound In:BiogasThe Cleveland Browns has teamed with Quasar Energy Group, Dairy Management Inc., Ohio State University and Insinkerator to turn food waste from Cleveland's First Energy Stadium into renewable energy and organic fertilizer. READ MORE

December 04, 2013

UK projects to inject biogas into distribution grid

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:BiogasU.K. gas network company National Grid and Future Biogas have announced the commissioning of a $13.11 million anaerobic digestion project at Lindholmem near Doncaster, England. READ MORE

December 02, 2013

Texas landfill gas project financed with taxable revenue bond

BY Friedman, Luzzatto & Co. Found In:Power, BiogasDallas-based Friedman, Luzzatto & Co. and Memphis, Tenn.-based Duncan-Williams Inc. announced the completion of a $9 million taxable revenue bond issue to finance the construction of a waste-to-energy project in San Antonio. READ MORE

December 02, 2013

ADBA welcomes DECC action to 'save' smaller scale AD

BY Anaerobic Digestion & Biogas Association Found In:BiogasThe U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change will consult on measures, including a tariff review, in January to ensure that the small-scale anaerobic digestion sector is not unfairly disadvantaged by the anticipated degression of feed in tariff. READ MORE

November 29, 2013

Report highlights benefits of a comprehensive Farm Bill

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA new government report highlights the economic importance of passing a comprehensive Farm Bill. It discusses many benefits of a strong Farm Bill, including those related to the bioeconomy and clean energy. READ MORE

November 27, 2013

GE, Sasol's new technology cleans waste water, generates biogas

BY Anna SimetFound In:BiogasGeneral Electric's power and water division and energy and chemical company Sasol announced they have jointly developed a new technology that cleans waste water while generating biogas for power production. READ MORE

November 27, 2013

Opinion: Biogas a CHP Opportunity

BY Amanda BilekFound In:BiogasGreat Plains Institute Energy Policy Specialist Amanda Bilek discusses the role biogas can play in combined-heat-and-power applications in the U.S., current barriers and how they may be overcome. READ MORE

November 27, 2013

In Depth: Biogas Product Prospectus

BY Anna SimetFound In:BiogasFor electricity generators, pipeline quality or compressed natural gas producers, biogas equipment manufacturers are readying themselves to demands of the fast-growing, multi-faceted industry. READ MORE

November 26, 2013

Opinion: Widgets Make Our World Go 'Round

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz discusses the significance of the individual components and equipment used all along the biomass supply chain. READ MORE

November 26, 2013

EPA appoints scientific integrity official

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA has appointed Francesca Grifo as its new scientific integrity official. In her new role, Grifo will coordinate and carry out the agency's scientific integrity policy. She will also chair a standing EPA scientific integrity committee. READ MORE

November 14, 2013

U.K.-based Emerald Biogas showcases new energy facility

BY Chris HansonFound In:BiogasEmerald Biogas opened a new waste-to-energy plant at the Newton Industrial Estate in Northeast England. READ MORE

November 13, 2013

15 MW landfill gas plant fires up in Ill.

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasAn idled 15-MW landfill gas-to-energy plant north of Pontiac, Ill., is back on line after being purchased and refurbished by new owner Hoosier Energy. The facility is located at the 460-acre Livingston Landfill about 100 miles southwest of Chicago. READ MORE

November 13, 2013

CE&P receives construction permit

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasCalifornia Ethanol & Power LLC recently announced it has received its Authority to Construct permit from California's Imperial County Air Pollution Control District. Construction on the project is expected to begin in early 2014. READ MORE

November 08, 2013

High solids anaerobic digestion system unveiled in Ohio

BY City of Akron Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasAkron, Ohio-based KB Bioenergy has started up a new $32 million state of the art high solids anaerobic digestion system. The project includes three 600-kilowatt combined-heat-and-power units, which produce a combined 10,000 megawatt hours of energy. READ MORE

November 08, 2013

Texas AD facility to be sold at auction

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Huckabay Ridge anaerobic digestion facility in Stephenville, Texas, is scheduled to be offered for sale at auction on Nov. 21. EM Biogas LLC has engaged Maas Companies Inc. to manage the sale. READ MORE

November 07, 2013

Green Gas Americans acquires Lime Energy landfill gas project

BY Lime Energy Found In:Power, BiogasGreen Gas has acquired Lime Energy's 2.8 megawatt (MW) landfill-gas-to-energy project located in Charlotte County, Fla., through the acquisition of Lime Energy's subsidiary, GES-Port Charlotte LLC, which owns the project. READ MORE

November 06, 2013

Ener-G offers AD service to industrial processors

BY Chris HansonFound In:BiogasEner-G has launched an outsourced anaerobic digestion (AD) service that includes the design, installation and operation of the renewable energy facilities for a variety of industrial processors. The service is financed by Ener-G. READ MORE

November 05, 2013

Letters fly in support of energy title programs in Farm Bill

BY Holly JessenFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn the last week, three letters have been sent to the ag committees of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, urging support for the Farm Bill's energy title programs. The letters have been issued by both federal lawmakers and trade groups. READ MORE

October 29, 2013

Wisconsin biogas CHP plant fires up

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasAfter a year of development, the Forest Country Potawatomi Community's combined-heat-and-power biogas plant in Milwaukee's Menomonee Valley has come on line, with an official grand opening held on Oct. 28. READ MORE

October 28, 2013

Biogas, solar power N.J. wastewater treatment plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, BiogasThe Ridgewood Wastewater Treatment Plant in northern New Jersey recently brought an anaerobic digestion plant online. The facility is using a combination of biogas and solar energy technologies to produce 100 percent of its power requirements. READ MORE

October 25, 2013

EPA publishes updated GHG data

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. EPA has released its third year of greenhouse gas data gathered through its Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program, which tracks more than 8,000 facilities in the U.S. An online tool provides users with easy access to the information. READ MORE

October 23, 2013

Waste Management to build third bioCNG plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsWaste Management has broken ground on a renewable natural gas plant at the Milam Landfill in Fairmont City, Ill. The site is the 134 landfill developed by the company to produce generate electricity, produce renewable gas or displace fossil fuel. READ MORE

October 22, 2013

Biomass organizations write support letter for bioenergy programs

BY Chris Hanson Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA group of 30 biomass companies and organizations recently wrote to four congressmen supporting mandatory funding for Farm Bill Energy Title programs. The letter highlighted the economic benefits those programs can bring to rural areas. READ MORE

October 21, 2013

USDA accepting applications for Biorefinery Assistance Program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has announced it is accepting applications for the Biorefinery Assistance Program, which provides loan guarantees to viable commercial-scale advanced biofuel projects. Applications are due Jan. 30, 2014. READ MORE

October 21, 2013

FuelCell Energy to develop biogas-fueled project in California

BY Chris Hanson Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasConnecticut-based FuelCell Energy Inc. announced updates to the development and commercialization of solid oxide fuel cell 9SOFC) technology, including a SOFC power plant preparing for operation at a California dairy farm. READ MORE

October 18, 2013

Penn State Extension offers biomass short course in November

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPenn State Extension has announced plans to host a two-day short course on next generation biomass conversion in Philadelphia Nov. 11-12. The event will feature researchers and biofuel business developers who will discuss a wide range of issues. READ MORE

October 18, 2013

FERC reports new biomass power capacity came online in September

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasThe Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's Office of Energy Projects has published its Energy Infrastructure Update for September 2013, reporting that three biomass-fired power generation units were brought into service during the month. READ MORE

October 17, 2013

National Bioenergy Day spurs 25 events in U.S., Canada

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasOct. 17 marks the first-ever National Bioenergy Day, which is being celebrated by trade associations, schools and universities in 13 U.S. states and one Canadian providence. The celebration features 25 events to demonstrate the benefits of bioenergy. READ MORE

October 16, 2013

Biogas project at Israeli wastewater plant to use 8 GE engines

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasAn anaerobic digestion project underway at the largest wastewater treatment plant in Israel will use eight 1.4 megawatt (MW) ecomagination-qualified General Electric Jenbaucher engines to produce 11.2 MW of heat and power. READ MORE