Biogas & Landfill Gas

February 22, 2016

Tiny red crystals dramatically increase biogas production

BY University of New South Wales Found In:BiogasUniversity of New South Wales Australia-led researchers have discovered a way to produce a tenfold increase in the amount of methane gas emitted by naturally occurring microbes living in coal seams and on food waste. READ MORE

February 20, 2016

Opinion: Optimizing a Biogas Plant

BY Dominik Klaus Found In:BiogasThe use of renewable raw materials to produce energy sources provides a unique opportunity for farms across Canada, but how can an operator tell whether it is getting all that it can from its plant? READ MORE

February 19, 2016

Rhode Island bill aims to extend RES program

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasLegislation recently introduced in Rhode Island aims to extend the state’s renewable energy standard (RES) through 2035. The program, originally established in 2014, currently ramps up renewable energy use through 2020. READ MORE

February 19, 2016

Tour a New Biogas Plant

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasBiomass Magazine recently launched registration for the International Biomass Conference & Expo tour sites; one of the destinations is Blue Sphere Corp.’s new 5.2-MW biogas plant in Charlotte, North Carolina. READ MORE

February 19, 2016

In Depth: Circling Opportunity

BY Anna SimetFound In:BiogasBlue Sphere Corp.’s two-prong business development strategy in the global waste-to-energy industry is proving to be fruitful. READ MORE

February 16, 2016

McCarthy addresses RFS, role of biomass in CPP during hearing

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Biogas, Advanced FuelsOn Feb. 11, the House Committee on Agriculture held a hearing on U.S. EPA policies that impact the rural economy. The renewable fuel standard (RFS) and Clean Power Plan were among the programs discussed during the nearly three-hour event. READ MORE

February 16, 2016

Clean Energy doubles sales of Redeem RNG

BY Clean Energy Fuels Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsClean Energy Fuels Corp. recently announced that sales of Redeem, its renewable natural gas (RNG) vehicle fuel offering, more than doubled in 2015 to 50 million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) from 20 million GGEs in 2014. READ MORE

February 15, 2016

Geodynamics broadens involvement in Australian biogas sector

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasGeodynamics has set its sights on becoming a diversified clean technology company. The first step in this process was the acquisition of Quantum Power, a biogas company focused on the growing Australian agribusiness and municipal waste sectors. READ MORE

February 12, 2016

Republic Services releases Q4, full-year financial results

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, BiogasOn Feb. 11, Republic Services Inc. released financial results for the fourth quarter of 2015, reporting a net income of $172.3 million, or 49 cents per share, compared to $50.3 million, or 14 cents per share, for the comparable period in 2014. READ MORE

February 11, 2016

UK research supports AD food-based digestate use as fertilizer

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasWRAP has released results from The Digestate and Compost in Agriculture field experiments, providing an evidence base to support the use of food-based digestate, a product of anaerobic digestion, and composts by growers as renewable fertilizers. READ MORE

February 10, 2016

EIA increases short-term forecast for power production from wood

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, BiogasThe U.S. Energy Information Administration has released the February edition of its Short-Term Energy Outlook, predicting total renewables used in the electric power sector will increase by 8.1 percent this year. READ MORE

February 10, 2016

Details announced for industry tour at 2016 IBCE

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsBBI International has announced the agenda for the industry tour taking place April 14 at the ninth annual International Biomass Conference & Expo . This tour will provide an in-depth look at the biogas industry in Charlotte, North Carolina. READ MORE

February 10, 2016

UPS expands agreement for renewable LNG in Texas

BY UPS Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsUPS has expanded its agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. to use up to 500,000 gallon equivalents of renewable liquefied natural gas annually in Texas. UPS stations in Houston and Mesquite will dispense the fuel to about 140 UPS tractors. READ MORE

February 09, 2016

Report: Biomass, biogas, waste-to-energy added 224 MW last year

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, BiogasBloomberg New Energy Finance and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy have released the fourth annual Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, which shows renewable energy comprised 20 percent of the U.S. power fleet last year, reaching 222 GW. READ MORE

February 09, 2016

Velocys announces progress with Envia Energy GTL plant

BY Velocys plc Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsVelocys plc has announced ENVIA Energy's EPC contractor, Ventech Engineers, has signed the final contract, covering installation of process modules, related piping and ancillary equipment, for ENVIA's Oklahoma City GTL plant. READ MORE

February 09, 2016

UK biogas plant recycles waste heat using Orcan Energy technology

BY Orcan Energy AG Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasShropshire Energy (U.K.) Ltd. is recycling the waste heat from its biogas plant in Littleport, Cambridgeshire, in order to generate electricity with five ORC units from Orcan Energy, also known as ePacks. READ MORE

February 05, 2016

EPA rulemaking aims to update GHG reporting requirements

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has published a proposed rule that aims to amend specific provisions in the Greenhouse Gas Reporting Rule, including some provisions related to biogas and ethanol. Comments are due Feb. 29. READ MORE

February 05, 2016

A Call For Columnists

BY Anna SimetFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsHave a great idea for content, or a message to share? I want to hear about it. READ MORE

February 03, 2016

UK Green Investment Bank to establish a special share

BY U.K. Green Investment Bank Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe U.K. government recently announced that the U.K. Green Investment Bank will create a “special share” in the company as part of the process to introduce private capital to the organization. READ MORE

February 02, 2016

Biofuels industry speaks out following results of Iowa caucus

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsOn Feb. 1, the Iowa caucus officially kicked off the primary election season. Twelve of the 14 candidates who participated in the Iowa caucus are supportive of the renewable fuel standard (RFS). READ MORE

February 02, 2016

European Biogas Association releases biogas, biomethane report

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe European Biogas Association published its Biogas and Biomethane Report 2015, the fifth edition of this annual statistical report. The report reflects the record-high growth in the number of plants and production in Europe. READ MORE

February 01, 2016

EBRD helps Ukrainian city launch biogas production

BY European Bank for Reconstruction and Development Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasThe West Ukrainian city of Lviv is installing a biogas plant for the generation of heat and power with support from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development and several other organizations. READ MORE

January 29, 2016

Tradition celebrates the launch of new environmental markets hub

BY Tradition Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsTradition, an interdealer broker in commodity and financial products, has announced the launch of Tradition Green, a business hub thst brings together all environmental products brokered by Tradition under one brand. READ MORE

January 28, 2016

FSA seeks comments on revision of information collection for NAP

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA’s Farm Service Agency has published a notice in the Federal Register seeking comments on a revision of a currently approved information collection in support of the Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP). READ MORE

January 27, 2016

Air Products earns certification for biogas membrane separators

BY Air Products Found In:BiogasAir Products’ PRISM Membranes division in Saint Louis, Missouri, has received Pressure Equipment Directive (PED) certification for two new sizes of membrane separators for biogas upgrading applications. READ MORE

January 26, 2016

2015 Dairy Roadmap report published in UK

BY Katie FletcherFound In:Power, Thermal, BiogasAt the close of the 2015, Dairy U.K. Ltd. released the 2015 Dairy Roadmap report, showing that the U.K. dairy industry has made significant strides in its environmental performance. READ MORE

January 25, 2016

USDA report details Rural Development investments

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe USDA has released a report detailing the impacts investments made by its Rural Development team have had on rural America. Bioenergy investments are among those highlighted in the document. READ MORE

January 23, 2016

Opinion: Betting on Biogas Growth in 2016

BY Amanda Bilek Found In:Biogas On the biogas front, 2015 was a good year, especially when compared to activity in previous years READ MORE

January 22, 2016

In Depth: Managing Biogas Storage and Retrieval

BY Bruce Smith Found In:BiogasThe volume of a facility's stored biogas varies constantly and requires managing. READ MORE

January 19, 2016

Renewable hydrogen included under California LCFS

BY FuelCell Energy Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsFuelCell Energy Inc. has received contingent certification for a prospective pathway for its renewable hydrogen generation solution using fuel cells at wastewater treatment facilities under the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard. READ MORE