Biogas & Landfill Gas

June 20, 2022

EPA: 1.84 billion RINs generated in May

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA has released data showing that nearly 1.84 billion renewable identification numbers (RINs) were generated under the Renewable Fuel Standard in May, up from 1.72 billion generated during the same month of last year. READ MORE

June 17, 2022

MSU works to find long-term plan for biosolid residual materials

BY Michigan State University Found In:BiogasThe Great Lakes Water Authority Water Resource Recovery Facility partnered with Michigan State University to support their long-term plan to best use the biosolid residual materials. The groups evaluated anaerobic digestion and pyrolysis processes. READ MORE

June 16, 2022

EPA: 3 SRE petitions currently pending

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA on June 16 published updated data on small refinery exemptions (SREs) filed under the Renewable Fuel Standard, reporting that only three SRE petitions are currently pending, down from 69 that were pending as of mid-May. READ MORE

June 16, 2022

Piedmont Natural Gas introduces GreenEdge program

BY Piedmont Natural Gas Found In:BiogasResidential and commercial Piedmont Natural Gas customers in North Carolina now can reduce the impact of their own natural gas usage by participating in GreenEdge – a voluntary program utilizing carbon offsets and RNG. READ MORE

June 15, 2022

Enchanted Rock to develop RNG microgrid for Microsoft data center

BY Enchanted Rock LLC Found In:Power, BiogasEnchanted Rock, a provider of electrical resiliency-as-a-service, announced that it has been contracted by Microsoft to develop California's largest microgrid fully supported by renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

June 14, 2022

Senators ask GAO if SRE denials require congressional review

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSens. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn.; Shelly Moore Capito, R-W.V.; and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., are asking the GAO to determine whether the U.S. EPA’s June 3 denial of 69 SREs must be submitted to Congress for review under the Congressional Review Act. READ MORE

June 14, 2022

Gevo injects dairy RNG into Iowa natural gas pipeline

BY Gevo Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGevo Inc. announced that its RNG project in Northwest Iowa has been producing biogas and is now upgrading and injecting RNG into the natural gas pipeline. The project generates RNG from dairy cow manure supplied by three dairy farms. READ MORE

June 14, 2022

Black Hills Energy proposes voluntary RNG, carbon offset program

BY Black Hills Corp. Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasBlack Hills Corp.'s Colorado natural gas utility subsidiary has submitted a proposal to the Colorado Public Utilities Commission seeking approval to offer a voluntary RNG carbon offset program for residential and business customers. READ MORE

June 13, 2022

Aemetis, PG&E celebrate commissioning of RNG interconnection

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAemetis Inc. and PG&E on June 10 held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the commissioning of Aemetis’s RNG cleanup and compression unit and interconnection with PG&E’s gas pipeline for the Aemetis Biogas Central Dairy Digester Project. READ MORE

June 13, 2022

Synthica develops food waste RNG facility in Houston

BY Synthica Energy LLC Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsSynthica Energy LLC announced the development of a new anaerobic digestion facility in Houston, Texas. The facility will focus on converting organic byproducts from food, beverage, and biofuel producers into renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

June 13, 2022

Sandvik Materials Technology secures order for RNG project

BY Sandvik Materials Technology Found In:BiogasSandvik Materials Technology has secured its first waste to energy order for its unique Sanicro 35 grade. The facility will use Sanicro 35 in the process to convert and upgrade biogas, or landfill gas, into renewable natural gas (RNG). READ MORE

June 10, 2022

SoCalGas wins $750,000 CEC grant to fuel hydrogen research

BY Southern California Gas Co. Found In:BiogasThe California Energy Commission has awarded Southern California Gas Co. a $750,000 grant to pursue development of a novel hydrogen production system using biogas to create affordable, scalable, renewable hydrogen. READ MORE

June 09, 2022

Biden nominates McKalip to serve as chef ag negotiator at USTR

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsPresident Biden on June 8 announced his intent to nominate Doug McKalip to serve as chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The USDA, USTR and USGC have spoken out in support of his nomination. READ MORE

June 09, 2022

Anaergia releases its first sustainability report

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:BiogasAnaergia Inc. has released its 2021 Sustainability (ESG) Report. The report highlights Anaergia’s ESG achievements for 2021, including a net total of 465,000 metric tons (CO2e) of greenhouse gas emissions that Anaergia projects helped avoid. READ MORE

June 09, 2022

BTS Biogas constructs 2 new biogas plants in France

BY BTS Biogas Found In:BiogasBTS Biogas is strengthening its presence in the French market with the construction of two new biogas plants in Brittany and Upper France. Both facilities are expected to be operational next year, according to the company. READ MORE

June 09, 2022

Aemetis completes third dairy digester, expands biogas production

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAemetis Inc. on June 9 announced that its wholly owned subsidiary, Aemetis Biogas LLC, connected its third anaerobic digester via pipeline to the company’s main RNG gas cleanup unit located at the Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes facility. READ MORE

June 08, 2022

EIA updates bioenergy generation, capacity forecasts

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, BiogasRenewables are currently expected to account for 22 percent of U.S. electricity generation in 2022 and 24 percent in 2023, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released June 7. READ MORE

June 08, 2022

Chevron, Cummins team on RNG engine demonstration with Walmart

BY Chevron Corp. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsChevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., has announced definitive agreements to supply fuel linked to renewable natural gas for a Walmart Inc. demonstration of Cummins Inc.’s new 15-liter natural gas engine for heavy-duty trucks. READ MORE

June 07, 2022

Puget Sound Energy launches RNG program

BY Puget Sound Energy Found In:Power, Thermal, BiogasPuget Sound Energy announced the launch of a voluntary renewable natural gas program (RNG) that allows renters, homeowners and businesses can replace a portion of their conventional natural gas usage with carbon neutral RNG. READ MORE

June 07, 2022

Anaergia commissions RNG facility in Italy

BY Anaergia Inc. Found In:BiogasAnaergia Inc. announced it has officially commissioned a new biomethane facility in Italy, the Calimera Bio plant in the Province of Lecce. The facility is the second of seven facilities Anaergia is building in the country. READ MORE

June 07, 2022

National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo opens call for speakers

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsThe call for speaker presentation ideas is now open for the 2022 National Carbon Capture Conference & Expo (NCCC) taking place Nov. 8-9, 2022, in Des Moines, Iowa. The NCCC will accept speaker abstracts through July 8. READ MORE

June 06, 2022

Aemetis completes 20 miles of biogas pipeline

BY Aemetis Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsAemetis Inc. on June 6 announced the completion of 20 miles of biogas pipeline and approval for construction of the remaining biogas pipeline in Merced County, California. Construction of the 39-mile main pipeline is expected to be complete in Q4. READ MORE

June 02, 2022

FortisBC announces RNG project in British Columbia

BY FortisBC Energy Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsFortisBC Energy Inc. has announced it is teaming up with the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George to produce RNG from landfill gas generated at the Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill, located in Prince George, British Columbia. READ MORE

June 02, 2022

Greenlane deploys development capital for RNG project

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Found In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Renewables Inc., through its subsidiary, Greenlane Renewables Capital Inc., has announced its first deployment of development capital to a company focused on developing renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in California. READ MORE

June 01, 2022

DOE opens $59M FOA for advanced biofuels, ethanol GHG reductions

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. Department of Energy on June 1 opened a $59 million funding opportunity to support the scale-up of integrated biorefineries and greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction in first generation ethanol production. READ MORE

May 31, 2022

Greenlane secures C$8.7 million order for RNG project in the US

BY Greenlane Renewables Inc. Found In:Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced FuelsGreenlane Renewables Inc. on May 30 announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., has been awarded a contract for $8.7 million (US$6.8 million) for a dairy manure to RNG project in the U.S. READ MORE

May 27, 2022

Record-setting number of biofuel producers set to attend 2022 FEW

BY BBI International Found In:Pellets, Power, Thermal, Biogas, Advanced Fuels, ChemicalsProduced by BBI International, the International Fuel Ethanol Workshop & Expo (FEW) is on pace to be the largest biofuels conference since 2009. The event takes place June 13-15 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. READ MORE

May 26, 2022

EPA seeks nominations for mobile sources advisory subcommittee

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsThe U.S. EPA is seeking nominations for qualified candidates to be considered for appointment to its Mobile Sources Technical Review Subcommittee, including candidates that have experience working with processors and shippers of biofuels. READ MORE

May 26, 2022

ABC announces 2022 Biogas Industry Award recipients

BY American Biogas Council Found In:BiogasThe ABC has announced its 2022 Biogas Industry Award recipients. The CalBio Bloom Dairy Biogas Fuel Cell project in Fresno, California, and the Fremont Regional Digester project in Fremont, Michigan, were both named project of the year. READ MORE

May 25, 2022

Senate committee members question Goffman on RFS, SREs

BY Erin VoegeleFound In:Biogas, Advanced FuelsJoseph Goffman expressed support for the RFS and biofuels during a May 25 hearing held by the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works to consider his nomination to serve as assistant administrator for the EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation. READ MORE