Biogas & Landfill Gas

June 02, 2015

N.Y. funds biotech accelerator, along with pellet and AD projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsNew York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced funding for the Central New York Biotech Accelerator. Separate initiatives recently announced by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority will support pellet and biogas projects. READ MORE

June 01, 2015

Infinis Energy results yield increased LFG revenue, gross profit

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasOn May 28, Infinis Energy plc released its preliminary results for the 12 months ending March 31, reporting its landfill gas (LFG) business exported 1,842 gigawatt hours (GWh) of electricity and high levels of engine fleet reliability at 95 percent. READ MORE

May 29, 2015

Opinion: A People-Powered Industry

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor discusses the impact that dedicated contributors have on the industry's growth and momentum. READ MORE

May 28, 2015

DOE previews 2016 Billion-Ton Update in webinar

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA recent U.S. Department of Energy webinar included preview of the 2016 U.S. Billion-Ton Study update, which is currently scheduled for release in June 2016. The event was presented by DOE's Bioenergy Technologies Office. READ MORE

May 27, 2015

Viaspace conducting engineering plan for 2 MW biogas plant

BY Viaspace Inc. Found In:Power, BiogasViaspace Inc. announced that it has been engaged by Clean Energy Solutions Pacific to provide engineering and design work for a 2 MW biogas power plant fueled by Giant King Grass. CES is an independent power producer focused on emerging markets. READ MORE

May 27, 2015

In Depth: PHOTO REVIEW: International Biomass Conference & Expo

BY Biomass Magazine Staff Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsA photo review of the 2015 International Biomass Conference & Expo in Minneapolis. READ MORE

May 26, 2015

DOE hosts webinar on biofuel affordability

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy Bioenergy Technologies Office has announced it will host a webinar on biofuel affordability on May 27. The event, titled "A Changing Market for Biofuels and Bioproducts," will address research related to biomass supply. READ MORE

May 24, 2015

Opinion: Team RNG: Bringing a New Fuel to Market

BY Stephanie Thorson Found In:BiogasStephanie Thorson, associate at the Biogas Association, highlights contributions of those working in the biogas-to-compressed natural gas sector. READ MORE

May 22, 2015

Two Plans, Both Alike In Priority

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasEarlier this week, I put together a round-up of recent legislation that would raise, lower or dismantle state renewable energy standards (RES), or renewable portfolio standards (RPS). READ MORE

May 22, 2015

In Depth: Advancing Landfill Gas

BY Ron KotrbaFound In:BiogasAria Energy Business Development Manager Chris Voell discusses his long, impactful career in waste management and landfill gas energy development. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

Vermont company plans to pipe digester gas to college

BY Anna SimetFound In:Thermal, BiogasA Vermont company is waiting on permission from the Vermont Public Service Board to construct a project that will transport dairy digester-derived biogas to Middlebury College to displace around 640,000 gallons of No. 6 fuel oil annually. READ MORE

May 21, 2015

UN SE4ALL announces global bioenergy initiative

BY Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsUN FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and the UN Foundation partner to scale up the sustainable bioenergy solutions to meet the global need for sustainable energy. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

Bills aim to raise, alter, remove state RPS programs

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasWhile Hawaii has made recently headlines in the renewable policy world with plans to raise its renewable portfolio standard higher than any state has to date, several states have seen recent attempts to freeze, dismantle or alter their programs. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

IRENA publishes renewable energy jobs report

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe International Renewable Energy Agency has announced 7.7 million people worldwide were employed by the renewable energy industry in 2014, including, 822,000 jobs in biomass, 381,000 jobs in biogas, and 1.788 million in liquid biofuels. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

BioEnergy Hawaii, Ulupono Initiative partner on bioenergy project

BY Ulupono Initiative Found In:Power, BiogasBioEnergy Hawaii LLC, a designer, developer and operator of waste treatment and alternative energy systems, has partnered with Ulupono Initiative to finance a resource recovery facility planned for the west side of Hawaii Island. READ MORE

May 20, 2015

Equinix to install Bloom Energy biogas fuel cells at data center

BY Equinix Found In:Power, BiogasEquinix Inc. and Bloom Energy have announced a 1 MW biogas fuel cell project at its SV5 International Business Exchange data center, located in Silicon Valley. The 1 MW fuel cell will provide an estimated 8.3 million kWh per year of clean energy. READ MORE

May 19, 2015

Blue Sphere acquires 4 producing biogas facilities in Italy

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBlue Sphere Corp., a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, announced it has acquired 4 fully operational biogas facilities in Italy. Each of these facilities produce 1 MW. READ MORE

May 15, 2015

Biomass advisory committee to meet in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has published a notice announcing an open meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee on May 20-22 in Washington, D.C. READ MORE

May 15, 2015

Show Us Your Stuff

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAlthough it’s not even June, we’re soon to begin work on the August issue of Biomass Magazine, which is our Equipment Issue. READ MORE

May 11, 2015

UPS to purchase RNG from Clean Energy

BY UPS Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsUPS has entered into an agreement to purchase renewable natural gas (RNG) for its delivery vehicle fleet from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. UPS fueling stations in Sacramento, Fresno and Los Angeles will utilize Clean Fuels's Redeem RNG fuel. READ MORE

May 07, 2015

Report explains how bioenergy supports sustainability goals

BY U.S. Department of Energy Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAccording to an international report on bioenergy and land use, informed management of bioenergy crops can alleviate factors contributing to food insecurity, as well as provide practical avenues to achieve a wide variety of benefits. READ MORE

May 05, 2015

Ener-Core system to be installed at Santiago Canyon Landfill

BY Ener-Core Found In:Power, BiogasEner-Core's 250 kW Powerstation EC250 will be installed at the closed Santiago Canyon Landfill in Orange County, California, and will allow Orange County Waste & Recycling to generate clean electricity from a gas that is currently being flared. READ MORE

May 04, 2015

Velocys reports a successful 2014

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsVelocys plc has released financial results for 2014, reporting that last year was one of the most successful in the company's history. Velocys' first commercial plant is under construction in Oklahoma and scheduled to begin operations in 2016. READ MORE

May 04, 2015

Republic Services announces LFGTE project in California

BY Republic Services Inc. Found In:BiogasRepublic Services Inc. has announced a new landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project located at Sunshine Canyon Landfill near Los Angeles. The 20-MW renewable energy project is capable of generating enough electricity to power nearly 25,000 area homes. READ MORE

May 01, 2015

Pressing Policy & Regulation

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsPolicy, policy and regulation was an ongoing theme at the International Biomass Conference & Expo last week, and, coincidentally, we are just beginning work on our July issue, which is themed exactly that. READ MORE

May 01, 2015

Opinion: On The Verge

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsBiomass Magazine Executive Editor Tim Portz highlights the many advances the energy-from-waste sector is making. READ MORE

April 30, 2015

New map shows clean energy jobs across British Columbia

BY Pembina Institute Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe Pembina Institute's new interactive B.C. Clean Energy Jobs Map quantifies the number of jobs in the clean energy sector and pinpoints where renewable energy projects are located in the province. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

Waste Management releases Q1 financial results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasWaste Management Inc. has announced financial results for the quarter ended March 31, reporting revenues for the first quarter were $3 billion, down from $3.4 billion for the same period in 2014. The net loss for the quarter was $129 million. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

USDA: New private funds to make investments in rural America

BY USDA Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the launch of two new private funds, known as rural business investment companies (RBICs), which make equity investments in rural businesses, helping them grow and create jobs. READ MORE

April 29, 2015

ENER-G biogas CHP improves ROI of small-scale U.K. AD projects

BY ENER-G Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasENER-G has turned up the heat on the anaerobic digestion market by launching a new sub 200 kWth combined-heat-and-power (CHP) unit that maximizes financial returns on both the highest rate renewable heat incentive (RHI) and feed in tariffs (FIT). READ MORE