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Renewable Electricity and the Renewable Fuel Standard – An Untapped Opportunity?

by John Mosheim (Clean Energy Business Network)  …   Currently, electricity generated from the combustion of cellulosic biogas under the RFS is an approved pathway for RIN generation.[1] In July 2014

September 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Dairy Industry Sustainability Summit Dairy Industry Inaugural Summit Highlights Methane Emission Solutions

by Cliff Gladstein (ACT News)  … One of the best, easiest and most cost-effective ways to reduce methane emissions from dairies is to divert manure to lagoon anaerobic digesters, clean the biogas

September 1, 2018 Read Full Article

RNG Energy Solutions and Philadelphia Energy Solutions Partner to Form Point Breeze Renewable Energy

(Philadelphia Energy Solutions)  RNG Energy Solutions (RNG Energy) and Philadelphia Energy Solutions Refining and Marketing LLC (PES) announced today that they have completed and executed several contracts including a long-term renewable

August 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Letter Urges Trump to Direct EPA to Complete RFS Electric Pathway

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  On Aug. 17, the owners of nearly 60 anaerobic digestion (AD) projects sent a letter to President Trump asking him to tell the U.S. EPA

August 28, 2018 Read Full Article

Stink, Swine, and Nuisance: The North Carolina Hog Industry and Its Waste Management Woes

by Jessie Stolark (Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  …  Biogas – Turning Hog Waste into Resources  —  Biogas technologies turn organic wastes, including manure, into energy and compost. When manure is

August 10, 2018 Read Full Article

First AD Plant Certified under New Performance Scheme

(Bioenergy Insight)  A food waste-to-energy plant in Wiltshire has become the first in England to be certified under the Anaerobic Digestion Certification Scheme (ADCS). The Bore Hill Farm Biodigester in Warminster,

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Federally Funded Project Uses Microbes to Convert CO2 to RNG

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) has announced new grant funding for Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LNNL) and Stanford School of Engineering’s Spormann Laboratory to conduct new

August 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Scientists Figured Out How to Use London’s Huge Fatbergs for Good

by Yasmin Tayag (Inverse)  Who says a rock-solid grease clot has to be a bad thing?  —  … The new Water, Air, & Soil Pollution paper shows how future Fatty McFatbergs (that’s what Brits named the biggest one)

August 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Montauk Energy Strikes Biogas Deal with US Dairy Farm

by Lisa Steyn (Buisness Live)  Government incentives spur the JSE-listed firm to transform cow manure into natural gas at dairy farm in California  —  JSE-listed Montauk Energy has struck a deal with

August 3, 2018 Read Full Article

New Approach to Trash Is Displacing Fossil Fuels

by Cliff Gladstein (GNA/ACT News)  In early July 2018, renewable natural gas (RNG) began to flow into Southern California’s natural gas distribution system from a state-of-the-art high solid anaerobic digester (HSAD) in Perris,

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

World’s Largest Liquid Biomethane Plant Completed

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe)  The plant in Skogn, Norway built by Biokraft in collaboration with Norske Skog Skogn AS produces at full capacity 25M m3 of biogas per year that will be upgraded and

August 1, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Wärtsilä to Acquire Puregas Solutions

(Wärtsilä/Biomass Magazine)  The technology group Wärtsilä has reached an agreement to acquire Puregas Solutions, the Sweden-based provider of turnkey biogas upgrading solutions. Puregas is a leading player in its field with

August 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Proposals to Turn North Carolina Hog Waste into Biofuel Spur Debate

by Catherine Clabby (NC Health News/Carolina Public Press)  Good news about hog waste can be scarce in this swine-rich state. But success at converting swine waste into usable renewable energy seems to

July 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Toronto Makes Renewable Natural Gas Moves

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  In partnership with Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc., the City of Toronto, Ontario, is making moves to operate a facility that will turn biogas into renewable natural

July 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Harmful Algal Blooms: Engineering Solutions to a Growing Problem

by Bethany Jensen (Ignite Utah State University)  With the increase of global climate change effects, many local bodies of fresh water are experiencing dangerous toxic algae blooms. These are detrimental to

July 23, 2018 Read Full Article

SoCalGas, Énergir, GRDF & GRTgaz Join to Promote Biogas Development

(SoCalGas/NGV Journal)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas), Canadian natural gas utility Énergir, and French utilities GRDF and GRTgaz announced a new collaboration aimed at advancing the research and development of renewable

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

First Single Site with Biomethane Value Chain Launched in France

(CNH Industrial/NGV Journal)  In Cestas, southwest France, the CNH Industrial brands, including IVECO, New Holland and FPT Industrial, are partners in an initiative promoted by Pot au Pin Energie (a local

July 12, 2018 Read Full Article

NCDA&CS Grant Supports Research of Biochar Combined with AD

(Appalachian State University/Biomass Magazine)  Thanks to a $98,599 grant from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (NCDA&CS), a team of professors in Appalachian State University’s Department of Sustainable Technology and

July 11, 2018 Read Full Article

AD Industry Responds to Vegan Energy

(Bioenergy Insight)  … The UK’s Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has responded to the Ecotricity campaign, noting that it has served to highlight the issue of waste generated by society.

July 10, 2018 Read Full Article

More RNG Flowing into California Pipelines and Fueling Refuse Trucks

(SoCalGas/NGV Journal)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental (CR&R) are now injecting renewable natural gas produced at CR&R’s anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, Calif., into SoCalGas

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

More RNG Flowing into California Pipelines and Fueling Refuse Trucks

(SoCalGas/NGV Journal)  Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental (CR&R) are now injecting renewable natural gas produced at CR&R’s anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, Calif., into SoCalGas

July 9, 2018 Read Full Article

CalRecycle Awards $25 Million for Organics Recycling Projects–Communities Get Environmental and Economic Boost from California Climate Investments

(CalRecycle)  The California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery has awarded more than $25 million in California Climate Investments to bolster organics recycling infrastructure in the state and rescue edible food

July 6, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

5 Minutes With… Dhivya Puri, Senior Technical Lead at Fiberight.

by Dave Songer (Bio-Based World News)  “The milestones and professional growth I’ve achieved in this role are above and beyond what I could have accomplished in academia within the same time

July 6, 2018 Read Full Article

Land O’Lakes, Inc. and California Bioenergy Partner to Advance “Barn to Biogas” in California

(Land O’Lakes/Cision/PR Newswire)   Land O’Lakes, Inc. and California Bioenergy, LLC (CalBio) have launched a first-of-its-kind collaboration to support the financing, installation and management of on-farm methane digesters to generate renewable compressed

July 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Cenergy Launches Global Biogas Capture and Utilization Program

(Cenergy Solutions/NGV Journal)  Cenergy Solutions has a Biogas Capture and Utilization System (BCU System) to help farms and communities around the world economically store and use their biogas instead of venting

June 15, 2018 Read Full Article

2nd Annual 5-Day Digester Operator Training Course — June 18-22, 2018 — Oshkosh, WI

  2nd Annual 5-Day Digester Operator Training Course   —   June 18-22, 2018   —   Oshkosh, WI

Come learn from top digestion operations experts to increase biogas production, digestate quality, revenue and avoid costly, time-consuming and smelly mistakes for your digester.  The American Biogas Council and UW-Oshkosh

June 7, 2018 Read Full Article

Hitachi Zosen Inova to Build and Operate Kompogas® Plant to Turn Jönköping’s Organic Waste into Vehicle Fuel

(Hitachi Zosen Inova)  Hitachi Zosen Inova is to build Scandinavia’s second Kompogas® facility in Jönköping, Sweden. It will use a dry fermentation process to convert around 40,000 metric tons of organic

May 9, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

The Production and Use of Renewable Natural Gas as a Climate Strategy in the United States

by Rebecca Gasper and Tim Searchinger (World Resources Institute)  The production of renewable natural gas (RNG, also known as biomethane or upgraded biogas) is an emerging strategy to turn organic waste into a

May 4, 2018 Read Full Article

Biomethane Supply Expected to Grow at North American CNG Stations

(Fortistar/NGV Journal)  Fortistar, LLC will be entering construction shortly on a portfolio of new landfill Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) projects for transportation fuel projects. RNG or biomethane is American-made from sustainable

May 4, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Could Anaerobic Digestion Be Contributing to Antibiotic Resistance?

(Bioenergy Insight)  New research is suggesting that advanced anaerobic digestion and reverse osmosis filtration in agriculture could be leaving behind ‘concerning levels’ of antibiotic residues. …  When farmers repurpose animal manure

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Demand for Biomethane Triples at UK CNG Refuelling Station

(Bioenergy Insight)  CNG Fuels is reporting that demand for ‘100% renewable biomethane’ from its refuelling station in Leyland, UK has more than tripled in the last year. The facility was first

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Weltec Biopower Showcases Biogas Solutions in Munich

(Weltec Biopower/NGV Journal)  At the IFAT, trade fair for environmental technologies in Munich, Germany, the German company WELTEC BIOPOWER will exhibit its technologies for the energetic use of organic waste and

May 1, 2018 Read Full Article

Reproducible, High-Yielding, Biological Caproate Production from Food Waste Using a Single-Phase Anaerobic Reactor System

by Corine Orline Nzeteu, Anna Christine Trego, Florence Abram, and Vincent O’Flaherty (Biotechnology for Biofuels)  … In recent years, organic waste streams have been investigated as attractive and sustainable feedstock alternatives. In

April 30, 2018 Read Full Article

New Nanocatalysts for Biofuel Processing

(Bioenergy Insight) A project called Biogo-for-Production has developed new nanocatalysts to create an integrated modular and highly efficient process for producing fuels from renewable energy sources. The researchers focused on the development of

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Modern Bioenergy ‘Key’ for Meeting Paris Targets, Report States

(Bioenergy Insight)  The scaling up of renewable energy production needs to be drastically accelerated if the world is to meet the decarbonisation and climate change mitigation goals set out in the

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Tapping Biogas for the Renewable Hydrogen That We Really, Really Need

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) … For those newer to the field, one of the problems of using biomass to make a fuel is that a carbohydrate contains around 53% oxygen

April 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Dane County Executive Parisi Kicks Off Construction of First of its Kind Project in the Nation

(Dane County Wisconsin)  Creates Economic Incentive for Development of Lakes Clean Up Efforts  —  Today (April 19, 2018), Dane County Executive Joe Parisi kicked off construction for an innovative project that will

April 23, 2018 Read Full Article

NNFCC Publishes Fifth Annual ‘AD Deployment in the UK’ Report

(National Non-Food Crops Centre) Today we have published the fifth edition of our annual ‘Anaerobic Digestion Deployment in the UK’ report. The publication provides a detailed breakdown of the UK AD

April 20, 2018 Read Full Article

Detroit Zoo Plans Giveaway for Guests Who Visit Its AD Display

(Detroit Zoological Society/Biomass Magazine)  The Detroit Zoological Society will be number one at giving away number two when it hosts its sixth annual GreenFest at the Detroit Zoo on April 14,

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Northern Forest Center, Calgren Dairy Fuels Win Industry Awards

(Biomass Magazine)  BBI International and Biomass Magazine named its annual industry award winners at the 11th International Biomass Conference & Expo underway in Atlanta, Georgia. The Groundbreaker of the Year Award is designed to

April 18, 2018 Read Full Article

Italy Earmarks EUR 4.7bn for Biofuel Incentives in the Transport Sector

(JDSUPRA/McDermott Will & Emery)  Transport fuel retailers are obliged to sell a minimum amount of biofuel annually, calculated as a percentage of the energy content of the transport fuel sold in

April 17, 2018 Read Full Article

What’s Next in Cellulosic Biofuels and Biogas?: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Iogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Iogen says it has “one of the world’s largest and most experienced teams in developing, designing, de-bugging, scaling-up and deploying cellulosic biofuel technology. We’re using innovative thinking

April 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Researchers Develop Methanation Technology to Produce RNG

(University of Waterloo/Biomass Magazine)  Farm manure could be a viable source of renewable energy to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming. Researchers at the University of Waterloo are

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

This USDA Lab Is Turning Billions Of Pounds Of Almond Waste Into Beer, Plastic, And Power

by Adele Peters (Fast Company)  The country’s growing almond habit means that there are lots of shells and hulls to put to good use. These government scientists are working hard to

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

Cow Power: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Ag-Grid Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Ag-Grid Energy has a vision to convert agricultural and organic waste into renewable energy, compost and support local area practices that lead us towards a sustainable

March 19, 2018 Read Full Article

It Doesn’t Stink – North America’s First Closed-Loop Waste Management System Opens

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, Surrey’s Biofuel Facility officially opened in the Port Kells industrial area in the British Columbia province. The $68 million facility is the first fully integrated

March 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

1+1=3: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biogas Production With Mixed Feedstocks

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Does 1+1=3? That’s the premise of this ABLC 2018 presentation from LEC’s John Forcier which looks at the challenges and opportunities in anaerobic digesters. There’s a

March 6, 2018 Read Full Article

The H2020-Funded Project greenGain Was Successfully Completed

(International Fachagentur Nachwachsende Rohstoffe e. V)  The project greenGain was funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union for research, technological development and demonstration under Grant Agreement

February 27, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Biogas Will Help Solve Urban Sewage Crisis

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $1.14 million grant to install an innovative new sewage treatment solution to Durban, South Africa. The innovative generator is able

February 27, 2018 Read Full Article

Biomethane Market Development Gains Momentum in Italy

(Xebec/NGV Journal)  Canada-based Xebec has signed an exclusive three-year agreement with SAPIO Produzione Idrogeno Ossigeno Srl, distributor of technical gases, to help develop Italy’s renewable natural gas (RNG) upgrading infrastructure from

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Carbon-Negative Fuels in the Spotlight as Ohio State, Argonne National Labs, Energy Vision Make Material Progress

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … The biggest news along that front represents early-stage technology, but we read here that engineers at Ohio State announced that they’ve devised a process that under certain circumstances can

February 21, 2018 Read Full Article

Organic Power to Install 2 MW AD Plant in Puerto Rico

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Organic Power Ltd. is installing a Global Water Engineering Raptor anaerobic digestion plant at its green energy facility in Bega Baja, Puerto Rico. Once fully operational

February 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Connecticut Seeks Proposals for AD, Wind, Fuel Cell Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection has issued a request for proposals (RFP) to solicit offers for certain Connecticut Class I renewable energy sources,

February 14, 2018 Read Full Article

Renewable Dairy Fuels Kicks off Construction of Indiana Biogas Facility

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Renewable Dairy Fuels (RDF), a business unit of AMP Americas, has announced that construction has begun on what the company calls the U.S.’ biggest on-farm anaerobic-digester-to-vehicle-fuel operation. Located

February 13, 2018 Read Full Article

That Was Then, This Is NOW! or The New Economics of Biogas Projects

by Scott Warfield (CERES Project Services/Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … The big game changer for financing, profitability and financial returns of anaerobic digester (AD) projects regardless of feedstock is carbon offset credits

February 8, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Case Studies Demonstrate Success of Biomethane as Vehicle Fuel

(NGV Journal/Energy Vision) The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the sustainable energy NGO Energy Vision released two case studies of successful projects that were among the first

February 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Case Study: 1MW to 3MW Anaerobic Digester Upgrade in Only 6 Months!

by John D. Forcier (Forcier Consulting Engineers/Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … Besides increasing the electrical output from 1MW to 3MW, we increased the thermal output from 3.7MM btu/hr. to 10MM btu/hr. of

February 1, 2018 Read Full Article

WesTech, USU, CVWRF Collaborate on Algal Research Project

(WesTech Engineering/Biomass Magazine)  The Utah Science Technology and Research initiative, a technology-based economic development program funded by the state of Utah, has awarded a $175,320 grant for development of a commercial

January 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Swansea Takes Lead in ALG-AD Sustainability Project

(Algae Industry Magazine) Scientists at Swansea University are taking the lead on a €5.5 Million eco-innovative project developing new technology to clean up waste. The ALG-AD project could potentially result

January 31, 2018 Read Full Article

State of the Advanced Bioeconomy 2018 – An 8-Part Series

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This week in the Digest, we begin a Special 8-part Series: The State of the Advanced Bioeconomy: Challenges and Priorities for 2018. As we head into the

January 31, 2018 Read Full Article

Drop-in Biofuels, More Please Sir: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Jumping Bio-Oil Yields

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Improving hydrogen utilization and carbon recovery, as a pathway to higher efficiency bio-oil production using thermochemical

January 29, 2018 Read Full Article

City in Colorado Debuts Biogas Project to Power Refuse Truck Fleet

(NGV Journal)  In 2018, the city of Longmont will begin construction of a project at its Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP)

January 25, 2018 Read Full Article

Webinar Review: Preparing to Harmonize Methane Emission Measurements for Biogas Applications

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On January 18th, 2018, the Canadian Institute of Forestry hosted a webinar for the

January 24, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Certification Scheme Will “Revolutionise” UK Anaerobic Digestion Industry

(Bioenergy Insight)  A newly launched certification scheme could be a breath of fresh air for the UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) and

January 22, 2018 Read Full Article

Biogas Plant in Northern Ireland Wins Sustainability Award

(Bioenergy Insight)  A biogas plant close to the town of Ballymena in Northern Ireland has been recognised in the Sustainable Ireland

January 12, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Study Suggests Biochar Could Significantly Improve Anaerobic Digester Performance

(Bioenergy Insight)  In a paper by Texas A&M scientists, biochar shows potential for increasing efficiency of the anaerobic digestion of animal manure. Biochar

January 12, 2018 Read Full Article

3-Day West Coast Digester Operator Training Course — February 6-8, 2018 — Oakland, CA

  3-Day West Coast Digester Operator Training Course   —   February 6-8, 2018   —   Oakland, CA

After the success of the ABC’s first operator training last June in Oshkosh, WI, we are bringing our 3-Day Operator

January 8, 2018 Read Full Article

EBRD Provides Loan for Biogas Plant at Ukraine’s MHP

by Anton Usov (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development/Biomass Magazine)  The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development provided a senior loan

January 5, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

New California Program to Develop 5 Dairy Digester RNG Projects

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  In mid-December, the California Public Utilities Commission established a new program that aims to reduce methane

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative Announces Grant Recipients

(North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The N.C. Bioenergy Research Initiative recently awarded $1 million in grants

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Industrially-Relevant Strains: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Biological Upgrading of Sugars

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy has a goal of developing industrially-relevant strains to meet titer, rate,

December 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Case Studies in Renewable Finance: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide to Funding Bioeconomy Projects in the US vs Internationally

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bottom line, if you’re in the business of financing a renewable fuels project with a loan

December 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Whisky Residue to Energy AD Facility Will Lower Scottish Distillery’s Carbon Footprint

(Bioenergy Insight)  UK anaerobic digestion specialist Clearfleau has started construction on a new biogas facility at a distillery in Scotland. Part

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

ADBA Chief Executive Talks Pushing Number 10 and Anaerobic Digestion Future

by Luke Acton (Bioenergy Insight)  With the dearth of subsidies and volatile political environment, Charlotte Morton shared her views on what

December 12, 2017 Read Full Article

What Is Renewable Natural Gas?

(RNG Coalition)  Renewable Natural Gas (‘RNG’) is an ultra-clean and ultra low-carbon natural gas alternative. As organic waste breaks down it

December 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Should Vancouver Be Betting on Biodiesel? Peter Brown Believes the City Is primed to Produce Biofuel

by Dameon Pesanti (Columbian)  With the earnestness of a missionary, Peter Brown will proselytize about the eco-friendliness of biodiesel and methane

November 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Techno-Economic Analysis of Biofuel Production from Macroalgae (Seaweed)

by Mohsen Soleymani and Kurt A. Rosentrater (Bioengineering)  A techno-economic evaluation of bioenergy production from macroalgae was carried out in this

November 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Technology Key to Ensuring Sustainable Bioenergy and Biofuel Production

(EU Science Hub)  Bioenergy is the most common renewable energy source in Europe – and it’s expected to continue to make

November 27, 2017 Read Full Article

Italy’s New Biogas Plant Will Be Able to Supply over 500 CNG Vehicles

(Hitachi Zosen Inova/NGV Journal)  Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) will build a new Kompogas® plant in collaboration with its Italian partner Cesaro

November 15, 2017 Read Full Article

California Awards over $35M to Fund Biogas Projects

(NGV Journal)  The California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) has awarded $35.2 million in grant funding to 18 dairy digester

November 14, 2017 Read Full Article

Biogas Plant Opens in Mexico City

(NGV Journal/National Council of Science and Technology) One of the most ambitious local projects for the use of organic solid waste

November 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Citizens Taking Charge: Germany’s Buzz over Maize

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Since 2012, Energiegenossenschaft (energy cooperative) Starkenburg e.G. (ES) has been serving the Starkenburg region

November 10, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

US Congress Act ‘Would’ Fix Biogas and AD Tax Credit Inequality

(Bioenergy Insight)  The American Biogas Council (ABC) has welcomed the introduction of a new bill in Congress which would extend the

November 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Fiat Launches Activity to Promote Biomethane Adoption in France

(FCA Group/NGV Journal)  FCA has been the leader in Europe for bi-fuel gasoline/CNG vehicles for over 20 years, with over 720,000

October 30, 2017 Read Full Article

The Brazilian Conference on Science and Technology BioEnergy and the Progress in the BioEconomy in Brazil

by Laís F. Thomaz* (Advanced Biofuels USA) Held in Campos do Jordão on 16-19 October 2017, the Third Edition of

October 28, 2017 Read Full Article

New Absorbent Natural Gas System Will Store and Transport Biomethane

(Cenergy Solutions/NGV Journal)  Cenergy Solutions is introducing a complete adsorbent natural gas (ANG) system to capture, store, transport and utilize biomethane,

October 28, 2017 Read Full Article

UK’s ‘First’ Vehicle to Collect and Run on Commercial Food Waste – Floats Like a Butterfly, Stings Like a Bee

(Bioenergy Insight)  Resource management company GENeco has launched a vehicle called the Bio-Bee that collects commercial food waste and runs on

October 24, 2017 Read Full Article

UH Hilo Researchers Designing Sustainable Wastewater Systems for Local Industries

(University of Hawaii)  … Shihwu Sung, professor of applied engineering at UH Hilo, is currently conducting research on converting waste into biodiesel energy.

October 19, 2017 Read Full Article

UBC Researchers Take the ‘Stink’ out of Wastewater Treatment

(University of British Columbia Okanagan Campus/Biomass Magazine)  A foul smell and safety concerns can leave many residents turning their nose at

October 12, 2017 Read Full Article

WSU, PNNL Convert Biofuel Waste into Commodity, Now Targeting Sewage Sludge

by Maegan Murray (WSU Tri-Cities/Washington State University)  A method of converting a biofuel waste product into a usable and valuable commodity

October 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Renewable Natural Gas Increasingly Used to Meet Part of EPA’s Renewable Fuel Requirements

(U.S. Energy Information Agency)  Renewable natural gas (RNG), which is derived from biogas collected at landfills and other facilities, is increasingly

October 6, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Dairy-Derived RNG Fuel Cleaner than Electricity As the Company Opens New Office in Los Angeles And Pledges 100% RNG to All Its CNG Customers

(Fleets and Fuels)  Amp Claims Lowest CI Rating Ever By Far  —  Amp Americas said yesterday that its RNG/renewable natural

October 5, 2017 Read Full Article

DMT to Supply Desulfurization Process to California AD Facility

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  DMT Clear Gas Solutions recently announced that Calgren Dairy Fuels LLC is going to

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

New Holland Agriculture Unveils Methane Powered Concept Tractor

(CNH Industrial/PR Newswire)  A sustainable vision for the future of farming was unveiled today at the Farm Progress Show in

September 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Gassy Gold: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to a Biogas-to-Muconic Acid Pathway

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The US Department of Energy is supporting a NREL-led project to establish a novel gas

August 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Californian Pipelines Increasing Offer of Renewable Natural Gas

(NGV Journal) Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced new initiatives that will make it easier for renewable gas production facilities

August 24, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Corn and Sorghum Trials Initiated

by Lee Imada (Maui News)  A&B subsidiary to supply biofuel for power project at wastewater plant  —  Alexander & Baldwin

August 24, 2017 Read Full Article

California Dairy Farm Powers Truck with Methane from Cow Manure

(NGV Journal/Straus Family Creamery)  California dairy farmer Albert Straus, a pioneer in organic dairy and sustainable agriculture, announced the launch

August 22, 2017 Read Full Article

Value Days at the Landfill: The Digest 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Unlocking Polylactic Acid from Waste Biogas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Methane in biogas offers a renewable alternative to natural gas as a feedstock and intermediate

August 21, 2017 Read Full Article

A Micro Digester to Improve Accessibility to Biogas in Colombia

by Eric Charles Peterson (Biogas Channel)  At the University of Icesi a new project has begun to support rural communities in Colombia.

August 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Political Barriers Hampering Onsite Biodiesel Production

by Matt Mace  (edie.net) EXCLUSIVE: Biomethane generated from food and drinks process residues is emerging as a viable low-carbon alternative to

July 19, 2017 Read Full Article

Officials: Ethanol Firm Doing Measures to Avoid Pollution

by Erwin P. Nicavera (SunStar Bacolod)  THE Roxas Holdings Inc. (RHI) said it is doing measures to ensure that there

July 7, 2017 Read Full Article

DuPont and Bock Announce Strategic Partnership, Expanding Biogas Enzymes Distribution Footprint

(DuPont/PR Web)  DuPont intends to provide its OPTIMASH® AD-100 enzyme biotechnology to Bock for distribution of the biogas enzymes to

June 30, 2017 Read Full Article

Cornell Engineers Transform Food Waste into Green Energy

by Blaine Friedlander (Cornell University)  In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be

June 14, 2017 Read Full Article

U of Minnesota Wastewater Treatment Pilot Promises to Turn Scum into pProfit

(University of Minnesota)  For University of Minnesota (UMN) researchers, scum is a word packed with profitable promise. College of Food,

June 13, 2017 Read Full Article

Biogas – What, Why, When and How? The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to RNG and Its Markets

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As we wrote in our Digest Top 10 Predictions for 2017: Whether it is Intrexon,

June 6, 2017 Read Full Article

NexSteppe Launches Metano Alto to Catalyze New Growth in Biogas Markets

(NexSteppe Inc.)  NexSteppe Inc., a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for biobased industries, announced

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

ADBA Comments on Election Manifestos

by Chris Noyce (Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association)  Following the launch of the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Conservative manifestos, ADBA

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

New Nottingham Buses Show Need for Greater Biomethane Support

by Chris Noyce (Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association)  ADBA has called for greater government support for low-carbon transport fuels such

May 23, 2017 Read Full Article

Rapid Advancement: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to the Nation’s 10th Manufacturing USA Institute – RAPID

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Last December , the U.S. Department of Energy announced it would support the country’s 10th Manufacturing

May 17, 2017 Read Full Article

BioCycle REFOR17 — October 16-19, 2017 — Portland, OR

  BioCycle REFOR17   —   October 16-19, 2017   —   Portland, OR

BIOCYCLE REFOR17 is where you’ll network with the who’s who of the renewable energy, composting, and organics recycling industry. This

May 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Progress on Transport Biofuels in Korea

by Jin-Suk Lee and Kyu-Young Kang (IEA Bioenergy Task 39)  Since Korea imports over 95% of its energy demand, thus energy security

May 9, 2017 Read Full Article

Turning Chicken Poop and Weeds into Biofuel

(American Chemical Society/EurekAlert!)  Chicken is a favorite, inexpensive meat across the globe. But the bird’s popularity results in a lot

May 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Waterloo Stoops to Turn Dog Poop into Energy, Fertilizer

by Nicole Thompson (Toronto Star/The Canadian Press)  … Waterloo will soon host a pilot program that will turn dog waste into

May 2, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

UK’s ‘Biggest’ Anaerobic Digestion Plant Blocked by Protests

(Bioenergy Insight)  Plans to build the UK’s biggest anaerobic digestion plant have been put on hold following a series of

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Textbook: Biofuels and Bioenergy

edited by John Love and John A.  Bryant (Wiley-Blackwell)  With increased public and scientific attention driven by factors such as

April 3, 2017 Read Full Article

International Intensive Biogas Training — June 20-22, 2017 — Dundee, Scotland

  International Intensive Biogas Training   —   June 20-22, 2017   —   Dundee, Scotland

For the second time the Renewable Energy Association (REA) and the International Biogas and Bioenergy Center of Competence (IBBK Fachgruppe

March 29, 2017 Read Full Article

International Biogas Study Tour in Germany — May 2-5, 2017 — Stuttgart, Germany

  International Biogas Study Tour in Germany   —   May 2-5, 2017   —   Stuttgart, Germany

International Biogas Study Tour in Germany with focus on various AD-plant concepts —  IBBK Fachgruppe Biogas offers a 4-day study

March 29, 2017 Read Full Article

International Biogas Operating and Engineering Course — April 24-28, 2017 — Stuttgart, Germany

  International Biogas Operating and Engineering Course —   April 24-28, 2017   —  Stuttgart, Germany

This 5-day intensive biogas training is designed to provide plant operators, decision makers and investors with profound specific operating and

March 29, 2017 Read Full Article

Extra! Extra! Read All about It!

by Mandy Stoker (E4 Environment/Bioenergy Insight)  …  The agricultural industry is becoming increasingly mechanised and technical, yet is seems public

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

NexSteppe Sorghum Products Approved for Commercial Sale in the European Union

(NexSteppe)  NexSteppe Inc., a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for biobased industries, announced today

March 13, 2017 Read Full Article

RNG, Cellulosic Fuels and the Renewable Fuel Standard

by Susan Olson (BioCycle Magazine)  Because of an all-time high waiver credit value paired with strong advanced RIN prices, renewable

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Argonne National Laboratory Develops New System to Enhance AD Process

(Bioenergy Insight)  US-based science and engineering centre Argonne National Laboratory has developed technology that synergistically uses two waste biomass streams

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Technology Converts Wastewater Sludge to Renewable Natural Gas

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) has developed technology that synergistically uses two waste biomass streams to generate

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Biologicals and BMPS: A Modern Digester’s Blueprint for Success

by Will Charlton (Biomass Magazine/Digester Doc)  … The anaerobic digestion process, unlike most any other energy-producing process, relies upon a workforce we

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Scottish Farmers Body Calls for Rethink over Distillery Biomass Plants

(Bioenergy Insight)  The Scottish Tenant Farmers Association (SFTA) is repeating its warning to the UK government that the “headlong drive

February 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Advances in Biofeedstocks and Biofuels, Volume One: Biofeedstocks and Their Processing

(Scrivener Publishing)  The most comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of all the possible aspects for biofeedstock processing and the production of

February 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Brazilian Techies Close In on Biofuel Vehicle Distance Record

(Latin American Herald Tribune)  Two Brazilian researchers are expected to arrive Thursday in Montevideo, setting a distance record for a

February 8, 2017 Read Full Article

Piedmont Natural Gas Inks Agreement to Connect Duke to Swine-Gas Project

by John Downey (Charlotte Business Journal)  Piedmont Natural Gas has reached an interconnection agreement with Optima KV for construction of natural

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

UK Company Makes Breakthrough with Sustainable Diesel Fuel Production

by Liz Gyekye (Biofuels International)  A UK sustainable energy company is the first ever to have successfully converted actual landfill

January 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Bananas a Fuel of the Future?

by Pat Hannen (Queensland Country Life)  Damaged bananas and banana bunch stalks can be converted into a gaseous fuel by

January 24, 2017 Read Full Article

Decentralized Organics to Energy with Containerized Anaerobic Digestion

by John D. Forcier (Lee Enterprises Consulting, Inc./Biofuels Digest)  Most trash and recycled waste materials are being processed on a

January 3, 2017 Read Full Article

Replacing Diesel: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oberon Fuels is facilitating the growth of the DME transportation industry by converting biogas and

January 2, 2017 Read Full Article

Birdlife and T&E to Release Anti-Biofuel Documentary in January

by Meghan Sapp (Biofuels Digest)  In Belgium, following on from the November release of their joint publication “The Black Book

December 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Iowa State to Manage Biorefinery Projects for New Manufacturing USA Institute

(Iowa State University)  Iowa State University will bring its expertise in biorenewable technologies and pilot plant operations to the country’s

December 27, 2016 Read Full Article

World Petroleum Council Guide to Biofuels

(World Petroleum Council)  ‘Biofuels’ will be the 6th in the series of the WPC’s educational guides and will focus on

December 20, 2016 Read Full Article

ADM Announces Project to Provide Renewable Natural Gas

(Archer Daniels Midland/Ethanol Producer Magazine)  Archer Daniels Midland Co. recently announced a project in which renewable natural gas, produced as

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

28 Days Later: Waste to Fuel

by Ron Kotrba (Biomass Magazine)  The Canadian city of Surrey, British Columbia, prepares to open a new biogas plant fed

December 5, 2016 Read Full Article

2nd Agro-Urban Biogas Training Seminar and Study Tour — December 12-14, 2016 — Santiago de Chile, Chile

  2nd Agro-Urban Biogas Training Seminar and Study Tour   —   December 12-14, 2016   —  Santiago de Chile, Chile

The International Biogas and Bioenergy Center of Competence IBBK is organizing highly successful in-depth biogas and anaerobic digestion training courses

November 14, 2016 Read Full Article

CALL FOR PAPERS: BioCycle East Coast17 — April 4-7, 2017 — Ellicott City, MD DEADLINE: December 15, 2016

  CALL FOR PAPERS:  BioCycle East Coast17 — April 4-7, 2017 — Ellicott City, MD    DEADLINE:  December 15, 2016

BIOCYCLE EAST COAST17, April 4-7 2017 in Ellicott City, Maryland, is accepting abstracts for presentations. The Conference theme is Growing

November 10, 2016 Read Full Article

BioCycle East Coast17 — April 4-7, 2017 — Baltimore, MD

  BioCycle East Coast17   —   April 4-7, 2017   —   Baltimore, MD

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November 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Bossie, the Climate Warrior: New Approaches May Unlock Dairy Methane’s Value

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  One of the newer arrivals in Florida’s small bio-based industry is Culture Biosystems, which produces

October 19, 2016 Read Full Article

EPA’s Plan for Electric Vehicles Could Upend RFS Politics

by Eric Wolff (Politico/Governors’ Biofuels Coalition)  The Obama administration’s newest plan to stimulate sales of electric vehicles could deliver a

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Power to Save Family Farms and the Environment with Anaerobic Digestion

by John D. Forcier (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  Farm-based anaerobic digestion systems have adapted in various regions of the world.

October 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Lab Testing Underway for Biogas Potential of Spent Mushroom Substrate

(Ag Annex)  Ag-Grid Energy LLC, based in Kennett Square, PA, working with RCM Digesters, located in Berkeley, CA, has selected

October 3, 2016 Read Full Article

Distributed Biogas: $11.8 Billion Market Hidden in Plain Sight

by Warren Weisman (American Future Energy/Biomass Magazine)  The mountains of bureaucratic red tape involved in urban food waste biogas projects,

September 26, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Germans Developing Flower-Power Biofuel

by Brian Parkin (Bloomberg News/Arkansas Online)  A giant form of a flowering daisy plant that can grow 10 feet high

August 30, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

How Loyola Converts Used Cooking Oil Into Biodiesel That Fuels Their Buses

by Mark Schipper (DNA info)  Loyola University has the only college-level chemical manufacturing business in the country that is federally licensed

August 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Giant King Grass and Its Bioconversion: The Digest’s 2016 Multi Slide Guide to Viaspace

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Direct Combustion, Anaerobic Digestion, Cellulosic Biofuels, Biochemicals, and Animal Feed: these are just some of the markets envisioned

August 23, 2016 Read Full Article

Creating Value from Landfill Gas

by Terry Mazanec (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest)  … The US EPA estimates that 250 million tons of municipal solid wastes are sent

August 22, 2016 Read Full Article

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