The U.S. EPA delivered a proposed rule to the White House Office of Management and Budget on Feb. 24 focused on the treatment of biogenic carbon dioxide emissions under the Clean Air Act’s permitting programs. READ MORESHARE
Legislation recently introduced in the Colorado Senate aims to establish a renewable natural gas (RNG) standard that would require large gas utilities within the state to source a certain percentage of the fuel they supply from renewable resources. READ MORESHARE
The USDA unveiled its Agriculture Innovation Agenda on Feb. 20. The initiative, in part, aims to support renewable fuels, including ethanol, biodiesel and biomass. This includes a goal to achieve market-driven blend rates of E30 by 2050.
Legislation recently introduced in Minnesota aims to establish a state regulatory policy allowing natural gas utilities to add alternative fuels, such as renewable natural gas and hydrogen gas, to their distributions systems. READ MORESHARE
The U.S. EPA released updated small refinery exemption (SRE) data on Feb. 21, reporting that two additional SRE petitions have been filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard for compliance year 2019.
Smithfield Foods Inc. and Roeslein Alternative Energy announced an additional $45 million investment in their Monarch Bioenergy joint venture, which captures methane from hog manure to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) in Missouri. READ MORESHARE
Xebec Adsorption Inc. and Bähler Biogas Inc. have signed an agreement to develop an integrated facility in Quebec, Canada, to process various organic wastes for the production of renewable natural gas (RNG) and biofertilizer. READ MORESHARE
Brightmark has expanded its Western New York dairy biogas project to partner with six total farms throughout the region. The project will extract methane from 265,000 gallons of dairy manure per day and convert it into RNG. READ MORESHARE
Covanta Holding Corp. produced a record volume of electricity at its energy from waste (EfW) plants last year, according to information released during the company’s fourth quarter earnings call, held Feb. 21.
Valmet will supply a flue gas condensing plant to Helen Ltd’s Vuosaari C bioenergy heating plant in Helsinki, Finland. At the facility, heat from flue gases will be recovered to increase district heat production by 69 megawatts (MW). READ MORESHARE