BPC Instruments AB announced it has secured a purchase order from a U.S. national laboratory for two of its Gas Endeavour systems for use in biogas applications. The laboratory instruments measure gas production or consumption.
Rimere has announced the closing of a $10 million strategic investment from Clean Energy Fuels Corp. The funding will accelerate development and field testing of Rimere’s devices that enable the use of natural gas to produce hydrogen.
Ameresco Inc. on Feb. 20 announced that it achieved commercial operation at its landfill gas to RNG plant at Republic Services’ Brickyard Landfill in Danville, Illinois. The facility has a gross nameplate of over 500,000 dekatherms per year.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. on Feb. 14 announced the completion of its latest RNG facility in Marshall County, Iowa. The Marshall Ridge Dairy project is expected to produce 1.7 million gallons of low carbon-intensity RNG annually.
Newly-released data from the American Biogas Council indicates that 2023 was the third year of record growth across the U.S. biogas industry, with nearly 100 new projects coming online last year— representing $1.8 billion in capital investments.
The City of Long Beach has entered into exclusive negotiations with Bioenergy Devco, the North American division of BTS Bioenergy, to construct an organics recycling facility that will convert food waste into an organic soil amendment and RNG.
The IRS on Feb. 16 issued a technical correction to a NPRM released in November that proposes changes to the Sec. 48 ITC, clarifying that that the cleaning and conditioning equipment critical to processing biogas into RNG is eligible for the ITC.
By Virentis Advisors
February 14, 2024
Virentis Advisors announced several successful renewable natural gas tax credit transfer transactions that have recently closed.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced the successful completion and operational launch of its latest renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility at Tri-Cross Dairy in Viborg, South Dakota.
Waga Energy Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of the Waga Energy Group, has secured USD $60 million financing with asset manager Eiffel Investment Group to finance the construction of four RNG production units in the U.S.
Two Southern Company Gas subsidiaries, Virginia Natural Gas and Chattanooga Gas, have entered into their first renewable natural gas (RNG) agreement. The deal involves acquiring environmental credits from facilities in Nebraska and Indiana.
Black Hills Corp. on Feb. 1 announced that its nonregulated subsidiary, Black Hills Energy Renewable Resources, completed the purchase of a renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility in Dubuque, Iowa.
The Senate Committee on Environmental & Public Works on Jan. 31 held a hearing on landfill gas emissions. The hearing, in part, addressed an IRS proposal that would limit the ability of biogas projects to benefit from the Section 48 tax credit.
Aemetis Inc. announced on Feb. 1 the deployment of the entire $25 million of funding provided under the previously announced USDA-guaranteed loan for its Aemetis Biogas 1 LLC (AB1) project company.
Avista recently signed an agreement with Pine Creek RNG to purchase renewable natural gas (RNG) to be produced at the Quad Cities Landfill in Milan, Illinois. Construction on the project is currently expected to be complete by the end of 2024.
Gevo Inc. on Jan. 24 released a business update indicating that the company’s proposed SAF project in South Dakota, Net-Zero 1, remains in the due diligence phase of the U.S. Department of Energy’s loan guarantee program.
The proposed Sunnyside Renewable Natural Gas facility has completed the Washington State Environmental Policy Act process. Groundbreaking could commence in Q2 2024 with RNG production in mid-2025.
Biomass Magazine has announced the general session speakers for the 17th Annual International Biomass Conference & Expo taking place March 4-6, 2024 at the Greater Richmond Convention Center in Richmond, Virginia.
Aemetis Inc., an RNG and renewable fuels company focused on negative carbon intensity products, announced on Jan. 23 the recognition of revenues from its first sale of California LCFS credits generated by its subsidiary, Aemetis Biogas LLC.
Sumitomo Corp. Europe Ltd. (SCEU) and Inherit Carbon Solutions AS jointly announce that Sumitomo Corp. has made a strategic investment in Inherit, a pioneer in biomass-derived carbon dioxide removal (CDR).
The USDA on Jan. 22 announced it is investing $207 million in 682 renewable energy and domestic fertilizer projects through the Rural Energy for American Program and Fertilizer Production Expansion Program.
Ag-Grid Energy LLC has begun operations at its anaerobic digester at Lent Hill Dairy Farm in Cohocton, New York. A partnership between Ag-Grid and Lent Hill, the digester is Ag-Grid Energy’s fifth operating waste-to-energy facility.
OptiFuel Systems has announced that it will begin testing a prototype 5600 hp Total-Zero Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Line Haul Locomotive and 2500 hp Total-Zero Powered Tender with 7,500 DGE (diesel gallon equivalent) capacity, in January 2025.
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. announced that it has completed a new RNG production facility at Drumgoon Dairy in Lake Norden, South Dakota. The 6,500-cow dairy farm is expected to supply 1.66 million gallons of negative carbon-intensity RNG annually.
Legislation currently pending in Florida aims to promote the development of renewable natural gas (RNG) production within the state by allowing utility companies to recover certain costs associated with the development of RNG infrastructure projects.
Spire and KC Water are partnering on Kansas City, Missouri's first renewable natural gas (RNG) facility, a project that will capture methane emissions from the wastewater treatment process to generate renewable energy.
Waga Energy has signed a commercial agreement with Decatur Hills Landfill, one of the landfills associated with Best Way Disposal, a family-owned waste management company based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, to produce RNG at the Greensburg landfill.
Alberta-based Green Impact Partners on Jan. 2 announced it has executed the final purchase and sale agreement for the investment tax credits (ITCs) for GreenGas Colorado, a 360,000 MMBtu per year RNG project located in Weld County, Colorado.
The U.S. Treasury Department and IRS on Dec. 22 released proposed regulations for the clean hydrogen tax credit created by the Inflation Reduction Act. The guidance, in part, addresses the production of clean hydrogen using biomass and biogas.
SJI, Captona, and RNG Energy Solutions on Dec. 20 announced their partnership to construct one of the largest food waste-to-renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in the United States. The facility will be located in Linden, New Jersey.