Biogas & Landfill Gas

January 08, 2016

SCS Engineers awarded contract for landfill gas-to-energy system

BY SCS Engineers Found In:Power, BiogasSCS Engineers was hired by the Orlando Utilities Commission to expand its existing landfill gas (LFG) treatment and compression facility located at the Orange County Landfill. Expanding the LFG facility will double the nominal inlet flow capacity. READ MORE

January 08, 2016

New Energy Farms discusses energy grasses for use as AD feedstock

BY New Energy Farms Found In:BiogasWhile anaerobic digestion (AD) operators have always recognized that aninclusion of consistent, dedicated crop biomass feedstock can optimize production performance, many are now considering using perennial energy grasses to replace food crops. READ MORE

January 06, 2016

Bill aims for long-term extension of renewable energy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsIn mid-December, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who is seeking the democratic presidential nomination, introduced legislation that aims to enact long-term extensions of several clean energy tax credits that benefit the bioenergy and biofuel sectors. READ MORE

December 30, 2015

Opinion: Maintaining Profitability

BY Tim PortzFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels Energy markets have always been a low-margin game, but current conditions leave producers little margin for error. Thoughtful, well considered operations and maintenance strategies may well be the surest path to profitability. READ MORE

December 28, 2015

USDA highlights 2015 bioeconomy achievements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has released a list of its 2015 top achievements. The list includes several achievements that have benefited the biofuel and bioenergy sectors, including funding for ethanol fuel pumps and progress with the BioPreferred Program. READ MORE

December 28, 2015

AD project breaks ground in Pennsylvania

BY Buchart Horn Found In:BiogasLancaster Area Sewer Authority and Buchart Horn recently broke ground on a $26.8 million biosolids upgrade and improvement project in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The upgrade and expansion will include adding anaerobic digesters and a biosolids dryer. READ MORE

December 23, 2015

Marching into Development & Construction

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsI write this blog fresh off of the March Biomass Magazine planning meeting. The theme that month is project development and plant construction, one of my favorite themes, and arguably one of the most important issues of the year. READ MORE

December 23, 2015

In Depth: Attention to Detail

BY Anna Simet Found In:BiogasBIOFerm’s long-term AD operations and maintenance (O&M) strategy leads to efficient outages and little down time. READ MORE

December 22, 2015

DECC announces FIT revisions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasOn Dec. 17, the U.K. Department of Energy and Climate Change announced additional revisions to renewable energy subsidies, including changes to the Feed-in Tariff scheme that impact anaerobic digestion projects. READ MORE

December 22, 2015

Researchers to demonstrate biogas fuel cell system in Italy

BY VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasIn the European DEMOSOFC project, Convion Ltd. and VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd. will demonstrate fuel cell systems for high-efficiency cogeneration of heat and power from biogas produced in connection with waste water treatment. READ MORE

December 22, 2015

Germany, India biogas associations announce partnership

BY German Biogas Association Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe German Biogas Association and the Indian Biogas Association have announced a three-year project to foster development of the biogas industry in India. The initial project is funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development. READ MORE

December 21, 2015

Obama signs spending bill, tax extenders legislation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Dec. 18, President Obama signed a $1.1 trillion spending bill and accompanying legislative package of tax extenders into law. The legislation includes two-year extensions of several tax credits that benefit the bioenergy sector. READ MORE

December 21, 2015

Blue Sphere completes acquisition of 4 biogas facilities in Italy

BY Blue Sphere Corp. Found In:Power, BiogasBlue Sphere Corp. recently announced that it has completed the acquisition of four operating biogas facilities in Italy through its wholly owned subsidiaries. Each fully operational facility generates 1 MW of electricity per hour. READ MORE

December 18, 2015

Congress passes spending bill, tax extenders legislation

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsMembers of Congress have passed a $1.1 trillion spending bill and accompanying legislative package of tax extenders that includes two-year extensions of tax credits that benefit biofuels and bioenergy. President Obama is expected to sign the bill. READ MORE

December 18, 2015

St. Landry Parish opens expanded BioCNG fuel facility

BY St. Landry Parish Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSt. Landry Parish has officially opened its expanded BioCNG Vehicle Fuel Facility at its sanitary landfill,which is now fueling Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. refuse vehicles collecting residential trash in St. Landry Parish. READ MORE

December 18, 2015

This Year's Standout Stories (My Picks)

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsAs 2015 comes to a close, the Biomass Magazine staff has already been working on 2016 issues for a couple of months. Today, I’m going to share with you my personal favorites from each section. READ MORE

December 16, 2015

DOE, USDA, EPA release update of biogas activities

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Department of Energy, U.S. EPA and USDA have released a report providing an update of the federal government’s progress to reduce methane emissions through biogas systems since the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap was completed last year. READ MORE

December 16, 2015

Legislation aims to extend biofuel, bioenergy tax credits

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsFederal lawmakers have released the text of a $1.1 trillion spending bill that will fund the U.S. government through October 2016. An accompanying legislative package of tax extenders aims to extend certain bioenergy tax incentives for two years. READ MORE

December 11, 2015

Food waste legislation includes AD provisions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasOn Dec. 7, Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, introduced the Food Recovery Act of 2015. The bill, which aims to reduce the amount of food waste in the U.S., also contains provisions related to waste-to-energy development. READ MORE

December 10, 2015

Schmack Biogas builds biomethane plant in France

BY Schmack Biogas Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasSchmack Biogas, a Viessmann Group company, has been awarded a contract for the construction of a biomethane plant in Epaux-Bezu (Picardy) in northern France. The project is expected to begin injecting biomethane into the natural gas network in July. READ MORE

December 08, 2015

EIA updates bioenergy forecasts in recent reports

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the December edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, providing updated predictions regarding the use of biomass in the electric power and home heating sectors. READ MORE

December 08, 2015

Weltec Biopower erects second biogas plant in South Korea

BY Weltec Biopower GmbH Found In:Power, BiogasIn October, the construction work for an anaerobic digestion plant from German manufacturer Weltec Biopower started in South Korea. The 450-kilowatt biogas plant is to go live in the early summer of 2016. READ MORE

December 08, 2015

Biomethane injected into grid at project in Netherlands

BY HoSt Bio-energy Installations Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasAt a dairy farm in Den Bommel, Netherlands, the gas meter recently passed the first 10,000 cubic meters of biomethane injected into the grid. The plant, which began operations in October, produces biomethane out of 100 percent cattle manure. READ MORE

December 04, 2015

EPA challenge aims to recycle nutrients from manure

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe U.S. EPA has opened a competition for technologies to recycle nutrients from livestock manure on Challenge.gov. The competition is being held in partnership with the USDA. The American Biogas Council is among the project’s partners. READ MORE

December 04, 2015

DOE to host bioenergy webinar for educators

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.S. Department of Energy has announced it will hold a live webinar titled "Integrating Bioenergy into the 9th-12th Grade Classroom," on Dec. 10. According to the DOE, the webinar is part of the BioenergizeME Office Hours webinar series. READ MORE

December 04, 2015

A Newsy Week for Biofuels

BY Anna SimetFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsIt has been quite the week for the biofuel industry. On Monday, the U.S. EPA released the highly anticipated renewable fuel standard (RFS) renewable volume obligation numbers for 2015, 2016 and 2017. READ MORE

December 03, 2015

European Commission adopts Circular Economy Package

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe European Commission has announced the adoption of a new Circular Economy Package that aims to stimulate Europe's transition towards a circular economy. The effort has been criticized for its lack of mandatory food collection. READ MORE

December 01, 2015

Agreement to address climate change under negotiation in Paris

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThis week, President Obama traveled to Paris to join nearly 200 nations for the COP21 global conference on climate change. Coinciding with the conference, was the announcement that Obama and 19 other world leaders launched "Mission Innovation." READ MORE

December 01, 2015

Bioenergy projects receive DOE ARPA-E grants

BY Anna SimetFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsU.S. Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz has announced that the U.S. DOE's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy has awarded $125 million to 41 energy technology projects, four of which involve bioenergy or biomass. READ MORE

November 27, 2015

Camco reaches agreement to sell 2 Idaho biogas projects

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasCamco Clean Energy has announced an agreement to sell Idaho-based biogas assets AG Power Jerome LLC and AG Power DCD LLC to Clean Power Holdings LLC. As part of the transaction, Camco will sign long-term service agreements for the facilities. READ MORE