Renewables are expected to account for 25 percent of U.S. electricity generation next year, up from 22 percent in 2023, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released Oct. 11.
By North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality
October 10, 2023
The N.C. Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality has issued a Title V air quality permit to Sapphire Renewable Natural Gas. The company plans to accept and process landfill gas onsite at Sampson County Disposal LLC in Roseboro.
Aemetis Inc. on Oct. 9 announced the receipt of $53 million of cash, after transaction costs and buyer discount, from the sale of $63 million of Inflation Reduction Act investment tax credits generated by its subsidiary, Aemetis Biogas LLC.
By Greenlane Renewables Inc.
October 06, 2023
Greenlane Renewables Inc. has been awarded a contract valued at $35.3 million (US$26.2 million) by a leading environmental services company in Brazil that is investing in a portfolio of landfill assets across the country to produce biomethane.
Biomass continued to be the second largest source of renewable electricity in the U.K. last year, trailing only offshore and onshore wind, according to a report released by the U.K. Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology on Oct. 4.
A group of 11 senators on Sept. 18 sent a letter to U.S. EPA Administrator Michael Regan expressing disappointment that the agency has failed to finalize regulations that would allow biogas-based electricity to participate in the RFS.
October 04, 2023
bp’s Archaea Energy has announced the official startup of its original Archaea modular design (AMD) RNG plant in Medora, Indiana. This is the first plant to come online since bp’s acquisition of Archaea in December 2022.
The Washington State Department of Commerce on Sept. 26 awarded a combined $4.76 million from the state’s Clean Energy Fund to seven clean energy projects. Several of the awards support the development of biogas projects.
Aemetis Inc. closed the sale of $53 million of IRA investment tax credits generated by its subsidiary Aemetis Biogas LLC to a corporate purchaser on Sept. 29, 2023. The Section 48 investment tax credits were generated from biogas projects.
Sam Wade, director of public policy at the RNG Coalition, calls on the California Air Resources Board to stay the course and support effective methane measures currently supported the state’s LCFS as the agency updates the program.
By Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas
September 25, 2023
Representatives of the RNG Coalition, EBA and GHG Protocol at World Resources Institute met at New York Climate Week to explore avenues for future collaboration to facilitate the accounting and reporting of RNG crediting under the GHG Protocol.
Verbio has launched its second corn stover harvest. Corn stover will be used as feedstock for production of RNG at its large-scale plant in Nevada, Iowa. The facility is also expected to begin producing ethanol during the fourth quater of 2023.
The U.S. EPA on Aug. 21 released data indicating nearly 2.04 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in August, up from 1.84 billion generated in August 2022. Total RIN generation for the first eight months of the year reached nearly 15.45 billion.
The U.S. EPA on Sept. 20 announced it is making $4.6 billion in competitive grants available to support state, local and Tribal programs and policies that cut climate pollution. Certain renewable energy and biogas projects are elgible for the funds.
By FortisBC Energy Inc.
September 18, 2023
FortisBC Energy Inc. and the City of Vancouver are working together on the construction of an RNG facility at the city’s landfill in Delta, British Columbia. Construction and commissioning is expected to be complete within 12 to 15 months.
By Greenlane Renewables Inc.
September 15, 2023
Greenlane Renewables Inc. has announced the launch of sector-focused product lines designed to optimize biogas production, including Greenlane Cascade PSA LF, Greenlane Cascade H2O, Greenlane Cascade MS and Greenlane Cascade H2S.
Environment and Climate Change Canada on Sept. 11 awarded $575,000 to five pilot-scale projects that will implement innovative monitoring and automation systems to reduce methane emissions at Canadian landfills.
By EVENSOL LLC
September 12, 2023
EVENSOL LLC announced that it has developed two renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities in North Carolina that are now operational. Both projects are converting landfill gas from Republic Services’ landfills into RNG.
Divert Inc.on Sept. 7 announced the groundbreaking on its Integrated Diversion & Energy Facility in Longview, Washington. The new facility will have the capacity to process 100,000 tons of wasted food a year into carbon-negative renewable energy.
By Clean Energy Technologies Inc.
September 07, 2023
Clean Energy Technologies Inc. has announced a 20-year PPA between Vermont Renewable Gas LLC and VEPP Inc. under which VRG will sell all electric power and other related benefits from its 2.2-MW biogas facility in Lyndonville, Vermont, to VEPP Inc.
The USDA on Aug. 30 awarded $266 million to 1,334 renewable energy and energy efficiency projects under the Rural Energy for America Program. Biofuel, biobased power, biogas and wood pellet projects are among those that will benefit from the funding.
Bioenergy Devco announced on Sept. 6 that it has received permitting approval for construction of its organics recycling facility at its Bioenergy Innovation Center in Seaford, Delaware. The project will convert food waste into RNG.
The Canadian government on Aug. 30 announced it is investing up to $5.3 million in an initiative that aims to support the development of biomass supply chains and cutting-edge technologies to produce biomass and value-added agricultural products.
By Aemetis Inc.
August 25, 2023
Aemetis Inc. has announced the sale of 88,883 D3 renewable identification number credits (RINs), the company's first commercial D3 RIN transaction under the RFS generated by the Aemetis Biogas Central Digester Project in California.
Sugar Valley Energy, a subsidiary of California Ethanol & Power LLC, and STARS Technology Corp. are collaborating to delploy hydrogen production technology at SVE's planned, fully permitted biorefinery in California.
Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC, a joint venture partnership between Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and a subsidiary of Brightmark LLC has announced the delivery of the first renewable natural gas (RNG) from its Larson Project in Okeechobee County, Florida.
The U.S. EPA's Science Advisory Board is scheduled to discuss draft commentary on the agency's recently finalized Renewable Fuel Standard â€œsetâ€� rule during a public meeting scheduled to be held Sept. 21-22 in Washington, D.C.
The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $34 million to 19 industry- and university-led research projects that will advance cutting-edge technology solutions for clean hydrogen. Several of the projects address biomass-to-hydrogen technologies.
More than 1.98 billion RINs were generated under the RFS in July, up from 1.71 billion generated during the same month of last year. Total RIN generation for the first seven months of 2023 reached 13.4 billion.
The Surface Transportation Board is soliciting nominations to fill six vacancies on its Rail Energy Transportation Advisory Committee. One of those vacancies is to be filled by a biofuel producer or feedstock provider.