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Landfill Gas Group Launched by REA
May 23, 2017 – 1:55 pm | No Comment

(Renewable Energy Association)  REA establishes landfill-gas group; Despite being a declining renewable resource, landfill gas generates enough electricity for over 1 million homes; Ian Morrish of Viridor appointed group’s Chair

In response to demand from its …

ADBA Comments on Election Manifestos
May 23, 2017 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by Chris Noyce (Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association)  Following the launch of the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative manifestos, ADBA has commented on the energy, climate change and environmental policies outlined by the major parties.

Conservative …

Progress on Transport Biofuels in Korea
May 9, 2017 – 4:08 pm | No Comment

by Jin-Suk Lee and Kyu-Young Kang (IEA Bioenergy Task 39)  Since Korea imports over 95% of its energy demand, thus energy security has always been an important driver in the national agenda. In addition, CO2 mitigation has …

Leftovers on Restaurant Diners’ Plates Will Be Turned into Compost, Biofuel
April 24, 2017 – 8:02 pm | No Comment

by Cathy Locke (Sacramento Bee) Food left on diners’ plates that goes back to restaurant kitchens in Sacramento County will go into the compost bin instead of landfills.

Sacramento County officials teamed with Sacramento restaurateurs Bobbin and …

RNG, Cellulosic Fuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard
March 7, 2017 – 7:06 pm | No Comment

by Susan Olson (BioCycle Magazine)  Because of an all-time high waiver credit value paired with strong advanced RIN prices, renewable natural gas could fetch $35/MMBtu in 2017. Since 2009, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has mandated …

Waste to Fuels Viability: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys Economics
February 8, 2017 – 11:34 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels.

After 15 years and some $300 million in investment, …

ENVIA Energy’s GTL Plant Is Underway, Produces First Biofuels
February 8, 2017 – 11:08 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) In Oklahoma, the team behind the ENVIA Energy gas-to-liquids plant confirmed that the first Fischer-Tropsch product has been successfully produced at the company’s first commercial-scale plant in Oklahoma City.

What makes it …

UK Company Makes Breakthrough with Sustainable Diesel Fuel Production
January 24, 2017 – 4:35 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  A UK sustainable energy company is the first ever to have successfully converted actual landfill gas into usable diesel fuel with no fossil fuel additives, during recent trials.

Renovare Fuels, which …

Decentralized Organics to Energy with Containerized Anaerobic Digestion
January 3, 2017 – 12:03 pm | No Comment

by John D. Forcier (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  Most trash and recycled waste materials are being processed on a regional basis to maximize the economy of scale. There have been various attempts to gather …

Air Liquide to Design, Build Landfill Gas Purification Plant
December 12, 2016 – 7:11 pm | No Comment

(Air Liquide/Biomass Magazine)  Air Liquide will design, construct and operate its first landfill gas (LFG) to renewable natural gas (RNG) purification plant in the U.S. at the Northeast Mississippi Landfill (NEML), in Walnut, Mississippi. The …

Tapping Landfills to Generate Power Seemed Smart. So Why Is the Industry Threatened?
October 24, 2016 – 7:44 pm | No Comment

by Ralph Vartabedian (Los Angeles Times)  …

The problem began after the AQMD issued a complex 39-page rule requiring that by no later than Jan. 1, landfill methane power plant emissions meet the same standard as other types of engines …

DOE Awards Microvi Grant for Innovative Biogas Conversion Technology
October 18, 2016 – 4:13 pm | No Comment

(Microvi)  Microvi has been awarded a grant from the US Department of Energy for a new groundbreaking biocatalytic technology that converts methane and carbon dioxide in biogas into valuable liquid chemicals, the company announced today.

The …

Velocys Presses Ahead with Envia GTL Plant as It Announced HY Results
September 29, 2016 – 6:39 pm | No Comment

(Biofuels International)  Velocys, a UK-based gas-to-liquids (GTL) has announced that it is pushing ahead with the operational start-up of its Envia GTL plant in Oklahoma City, US.  The company recently announced that it completed the …

Sacramento County Switches to Renewable LNG
September 9, 2016 – 11:58 am | No Comment

(Government Fleet)  Sacramento County has announced that it will make the switch from liquefied natural gas (LNG) to renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The county signed a multiple-year deal with …

Creating Value from Landfill Gas
August 22, 2016 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

by Terry Mazanec (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … The US EPA estimates that 250 million tons of municipal solid wastes are sent to landfills each year. These materials have a wide range of chemicals in them, including …

Using Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) as a Biofuel Feedstock
August 22, 2016 – 1:43 pm | No Comment

(Environmental Research and Education Foundation) Using a first-of-its-kind Life-Cycle Assessment model of biofuel production using MSW, this report includes an assessment of the environmental impacts associated with MSW conversion via landfill gas-to-energy, waste-to-energy, and gasification/Fischer-Tropsch. How …

Clean Fuels Law Brings Ethanol to Oregon — But Mostly from the Midwest
August 15, 2016 – 1:19 pm | No Comment

by Hillary Borrud (The Oregonian)  Supporters of Oregon’s controversial low-carbon fuels mandate, newly approved last year, hailed it as a chance to grow a local biofuels industry and reduce drivers’ reliance on imported fuel.

But six …

Landfill Gas Project Opens in Orange County, California
April 6, 2016 – 11:34 am | No Comment

(Orange County, CA/Biomass Magazine)  Orange County 3rd District Supervisor Todd Spitzer recently joined with government, business and project development officials for a ribbon-cutting to ceremonially open the Bowerman Power Project renewable energy facility.

The landfill gas-to-electricity …

Biogas in Europe: Current Situation and Perspectives
March 4, 2016 – 6:50 pm | No Comment

by Dan Quadros* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  This article is the result of a technical trip to Germany and the UK to participate in strategic meetings and visit labs; to attend seminars, an expo, a short …

Betting on Biogas Growth in 2016
January 26, 2016 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

by Amanda Bilek (Biomass Magazine/Great Plains Institute) …   In the summer of 2014, the USDA released the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap. The release of this roadmap marked the first time that federal agencies made a public commitment …

UPS to Power Fleet with Gas from Landfills
December 23, 2015 – 10:15 am | No Comment

by Carla Caldwell (Atlanta Business Chronicle)  Atlanta-based United Parcel Service Inc. (NYSE: UPS) will supply its fleet in two states with renewable natural gas produced by landfills.
UPS says its fleet in Jackson, Miss., and Memphis, …

St. Landry Parish Opens Expanded BioCNG Fuel F(acility
December 21, 2015 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(St. Landry Parish/Biomass Magazine) St. Landry Parish has officially opened its expanded BioCNG Vehicle Fuel Facility at its sanitary landfill, which is now fueling Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd. refuse vehicles collecting residential trash in St. Landry …

Hydrogen from Biomethane; Gasoline & Diesel from Tree Residue; Cellulosic Ethanol among New Proposed California LCFS Fuel Pathways
December 18, 2015 – 9:01 pm | No Comment

(Green Car Congress)  California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff posted 32 new Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) fuel pathway applications for comments at the LCFS website. Among the multiple applications for different processing pathways of …

Partnerships that Speed Tech to Market: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Effective Agricultural Research Services Partnerships
December 9, 2015 – 10:42 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This year at ABLC Next, Bill Orts, a Research Leader for Bioproducts at the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service, gave us an overview of partnership opportunities at USDA and through ARS. One of the …

CEFC Commits $100 Million to New Australian Bioenergy Fund to Unlock the Potential of Bioenergy
December 3, 2015 – 1:40 pm | No Comment

(The Clean Energy Finance Corporation) The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) is aiming to accelerate investment in Australia’s bioenergy sector through a $100 million cornerstone commitment to the new Australian Bioenergy Fund.

The Australian Bioenergy Fund will …

A Secret Password for Advanced Biofuels at Scale? Forget “Open Sesame”, Try “Velocys Inside”
October 5, 2015 – 11:33 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Four new technologies approach scaled operations, all with one element in common – Velocys technology on the back-end.  Why Velocys, why now? The Digest investigates.

In Oklahoma, Southeast Oregon, Eastern Ohio, …

Study: EPA May Be Underestimating Landfill Methane
September 22, 2015 – 9:25 am | No Comment

by Bobby Magill (Climate Central)  Landfills may be emitting more methane than previously reported because the Environmental Protection Agency may be drastically underestimating how much garbage is being deposited in landfills across the U.S., according …

Turning Garbage Into Profit
September 3, 2015 – 6:07 pm | No Comment

by Olga Grigoryants (Pacific Standard)  Last year, Simi Valley Landfill entered what is becoming a fast­-growing business of transforming fetid odors from decaying trash into fuel, a feat made possible by the miracles of modern chemistry …

The Gas Rush: Could the US Switch Fuels over to 51% Renewable Natural Gas?
September 3, 2015 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In a remarkable presentation at the Infocast Methane Bioengineering Summit in San Diego this week (and earlier at the Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstocks Conference in New Orleans, in June), Farmatic CEO …

EPA Issues 2 Proposals to Reduce Landfill Gas Emissions
August 21, 2015 – 4:12 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  On Aug. 14, the U.S. EPA issued two proposals to further reduce emissions of methane-rich gas from municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. Under the proposals, new, modified and existing landfills …

Xebec Begins Operations at Chinese Landfill Gas Upgrading Project
August 4, 2015 – 3:46 pm | No Comment

(Xebec/Biomass Magazine)  Xebec Adsorption Inc., a provider of gas purification and filtration solutions for the natural gas, field gas, biogas, helium, and hydrogen markets, recently announced that it has commenced operation of its first commercial …

Renewable Fuel Makers Say EPA Waivers Siphon Away Their Buyers
May 29, 2015 – 5:50 pm | No Comment

by Mark Drajem (Bloomberg Business) Companies that make fuel from corn stalks or landfill gas say a federal program designed to help them has a loophole that is discouraging buyers.

In addition, producers have been pushing the …

Profit in Plug and Play
May 5, 2015 – 4:25 pm | No Comment

by Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  A cutting-edge waste-to-energy venture at an Oregon landfill will channel flared gas into ethanol production, and potentially other renewable fuels if future markets are favorable.

At Knott Landfill in Bend, Oregon, Waste …

Bill Aims to Alter RVO Process, Definition for Cellulosic Biofuel
April 24, 2015 – 5:06 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Sen. Jeff Flake, R, Ariz., has introduced legislation that aims to amend the renewable fuel standard (RFS) to require the cellulosic requirement to be based on actual production and …

Trash-to-Biofuel Takes New Turn in Marion
April 21, 2015 – 4:44 pm | No Comment

by Rick Smith (The Gazette)  No one has claimed that making biofuel out of garbage is as simple as tossing leftovers into the trash.  So it is that Craig Stuart-Paul, president and chief executive officer …

BioCNG Expanding for St. Landry Parish
March 4, 2015 – 4:47 pm | No Comment

by Rich Piellisch (Fleets & Fuels)  BioCNG is extending its work for the St. Landry Parish Solid Waste Disposal District in Louisiana, upgrading an existing landfill gas-based compressed natural gas fueling station in Washington, La. …

The Cellulosic-RIN Revolution
March 3, 2015 – 6:19 pm | No Comment

by  Katie Fletcher (Biomass Magazine)  Expanded cellulosic fuel pathways have led to a surge of biogas-based fuel credits, and producers are taking advantage of a significant boost to project economics.

Traditionally, the biogas project end market …

Blue Ridge Biofuels Expands Biodiesel Production
January 7, 2015 – 2:25 pm | No Comment

by Ron Kotrba (Biodiesel Magazine)  Blue Ridge Biofuels is expanding biodiesel production by renting space and installing processing equipment at the Catawba County EcoComplex, a LEED Silver certified facility in western North Carolina powered by …

10 Must-See Hot Slides from ABLC Next 2014 – the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference
November 17, 2014 – 4:40 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  10 hot companies, 10 hot slides explaining where they are, what they’re up to, and where they are going, and when and how and why.

Here are new slides from the Advanced …

EPA Moves Goalposts with New Definition for Cellulosic Biofuels
October 21, 2014 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

(Institute for Energy Research)  Congress and President Bush determined that the United States should be producing specified amounts of cellulosic biofuel as part of the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. The trouble with …

11,000 Biogas Project Opportunities in the US? USDA, DOE, EPA Publish Biogas Opportunities Roadmap
August 8, 2014 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Washington, USDA, EPA and the US DOE published the Biogas Opportunities Roadmap, and concluded that:

· Developing a viable biogas industry in the U.S. can boost the economy and provide a reliable, …

Fulcrum BioEnergy and Cathay Pacific Announce Strategic Investment
August 7, 2014 – 3:02 pm | No Comment

(Fulcrum BioEnergy/PRNewswire) — Cathay Pacific Airways announced today that it is the first airline investor in Fulcrum BioEnergy, Inc. (“Fulcrum”), a US-based sustainable biofuel developer, as part of the airline’s biofuel strategy and to help …

GTL Joint Venture
August 4, 2014 – 12:23 pm | No Comment

(Velocys plc)  Velocys plc (VLS.L), the technology innovator for smaller scale gas-to-liquids (GTL), is pleased to announce that it has entered a joint venture (JV) with Waste Management, NRG Energy (NRG), and Ventech Engineers International …

Defusing the Cellulosic Bomb inside the Renewable Fuel Standard
May 27, 2014 – 5:41 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuel Digest)  Thought the 2014 volume debate over the Renewable Fuel Standard was tough enough?What about the ticking bomb inside the RFS — that could completely flat-line the value of cellulosic RINs …

ASTM D7901 Standard for DME
February 13, 2014 – 12:14 pm | No Comment

(Fleets and Fuels)  It’s Good News for Oberon Fuels, and for Volvo-Mack   ASTM International has issued a standard for dimethyl ether, a diesel replacement that can be made from organic material

ASTM D7901 for DME, the …

Iogen Announces New Drop-In Cellulosic Biofuel
February 12, 2014 – 11:13 am | No Comment

(Iogen)  Iogen Corporation today announced it has developed and patented a new method to make drop-in cellulosic biofuels from biogas using existing refinery assets and production operations.

The company estimates there is refining capacity in place to incorporate …

Clean Energy Becomes the First Ever Commercial Distributor of Transportational Fuel Made from Waste
October 4, 2013 – 2:03 pm | No Comment

(Clean Energy)  Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE), North America’s largest provider of natural gas for transportation, announced today (October 3, 2013)  that it will be the first company to commercially distribute a renewable natural …

Jackson Landfill Helps Produce Ethanol
July 26, 2013 – 12:33 pm | No Comment

bySam Doerr (KCAU TV)  …You see all that garbage produces methane, a flammable gas that Siouxland Ethanol can use just a mile down the road.

“Currently the methane we are capturing and sending to the ethanol …

Renewable Biogas: Next RFS Darling or Marginal Fuel?
September 12, 2012 – 10:56 am | No Comment

by Mackinnon Lawrence (Biofuels Digest/Pike Research)  …The Toilet Bike, though, brings to light questions around the broader potential for biogas as a renewable transportation fuel, an application that has been gaining increased attention in recent years. …

Natural Gas vs. Energy Innovation
January 30, 2012 – 3:03 pm | No Comment

by Kate Bechen  (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The production of ethanol is a complex, energy intensive process. Critics often cite the energy usage of ethanol plants and the wastes produced by the production of ethanol, especially …