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Spanish Collaboration Will Develop More Renewable Gas Projects
August 13, 2018 – 7:17 pm | No Comment

(Enagás/NGV Journal)  The Director General for Industry, SMEs, Commerce and Crafts of the Government of Aragón Jesús Sánchez Farraces and Enagás’ CEO Marcelino Oreja have signed an agreement at Fundación Hidrógeno Aragón by which Enagás seeks …

From Food Waste to Biobased
August 13, 2018 – 1:41 pm | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest)  … “About 1.3 billion tons of food is lost or wasted every year – an estimated one in three mouthfuls of food every day,” according to Alessandro Demaio, Chief Executive Officer of …

California NGV Coalition, Optimistic about Alternative Fuel Legislation
August 10, 2018 – 7:07 pm | No Comment

(CNGVC/NGV Journal)  As the California Legislature reconvenes for its final 2018 session, the California NGV Coalition (CNGVC) has high hopes for legislation benefiting alternative fuels industries. One bill—AB 2061, which supports clean trucks—is likely to pass …

Stink, Swine, and Nuisance: The North Carolina Hog Industry and Its Waste Management Woes
August 10, 2018 – 6:24 pm | No Comment

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 turned into biogas, the smells, …

On the Rise: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biogas, Its Markets and Production and Treatment Technologies
August 9, 2018 – 7:25 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  What’s up with biogas?  The U.S. market has lagged in the development of biogas facilities because of the low cost of electricity, natural gas and vehicle fuels derived from petroleum.
The passing of …

100% Carbon to Products: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to White Dog Labs
August 8, 2018 – 1:42 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) US-based White Dog Labs have developed a new process that eliminates the production of CO2, a potent greenhouse gas, during fermentation and instead shifts the carbon to added ethanol production, boosting …

Federally Funded Project Uses Microbes to Convert CO2 to RNG
August 7, 2018 – 9:44 am | No Comment

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 power-to-gas research.
The two entities will …

Scientists Figured Out How to Use London’s Huge Fatbergs for Good
August 6, 2018 – 7:18 pm | No Comment

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) can be used to churn …

Map of over 500 European Biomethane Facilities
August 1, 2018 – 6:09 pm | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe) The European Biogas Association (EBA) and Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) have collaborated on a comprehensive map of all known biomethane installations currently running in Europe. ‘European Biomethane Map 2018’ lists over 500 units on …

Wärtsilä to Acquire Puregas Solutions
August 1, 2018 – 5:59 pm | No Comment

(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 subsidiary companies in Germany, Denmark, …

British Large-Scale Study Encourages Adoption of Biomethane in Fleets
July 31, 2018 – 12:09 pm | No Comment

(CNG Fuels/NGV Journal)  CNG Fuels is opening a renewable biomethane refueling station at Northampton as part of the UK’s first large-scale study of how CNG can help slash road transport emissions. The project, which has received …

New Bill Introduced Recognizes Benefits of Natural Gas for Vehicles
July 30, 2018 – 5:25 pm | No Comment

(VNG/NGVAmerica/NGV Journal)  On July 23, U.S. Rep. Bill Johnson (R-Marietta) introduced HR-6476 the Light-Duty Natural Gas Vehicle Parity Act of 2018 in the US House of Representatives, a companion to Senate bill 3226 introduced by Sen. …

Pretreatment of Lignocellulosic Wastes for Biofuel Production: A Critical Review
July 30, 2018 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

by DollyKumari and RadhikaSingh (Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews)  … Lignocellulosic waste is becoming popular as a feedstock for biofuel production. The can be converted into usable form for biofuel production by using a suitable pretreatment …

Hawaii Gas Issues RFP for Supply of RNG
July 24, 2018 – 2:58 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine) Hawaii Gas is seeking proposals from local and national suppliers who can provide up to 80,000 therms per day of renewable natural gas (RNG), which can be in the form of …

Toronto Makes Renewable Natural Gas Moves
July 24, 2018 – 2:47 pm | No Comment

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 gas (RNG) to fuel the …

Harmful Algal Blooms: Engineering Solutions to a Growing Problem
July 23, 2018 – 8:44 pm | No Comment

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 water recreation, to agriculture, and …

Is Renewable Natural Gas a Fossil Fuel?
July 20, 2018 – 2:32 pm | No Comment

by Todd Campbell (ACT News/California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership)  Is natural gas renewable? What is renewable natural gas? Is renewable natural gas a fossil fuel?
To those of us in the industry, these questions may sound like …

Skangas Fuels the Tanker Fure Vinga with Liquefied Biogas (LBG)
July 18, 2018 – 4:30 pm | No Comment

(SkanGas)  Skangas have supplied the leading Swedish shipping company and LNG pioneer Furetank with Liquefied Biogas (LBG) – a renewable and environmentally friendly fuel. The Swedish LBG was delivered to Furetank’s M/T FURE VINGA from Skangas’ …

Report Looks at Getting the Most from Biomethane in California
July 17, 2018 – 10:38 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  The California Council on Science and Technology (CCST) has issued a report assessing specifications for biomethane in California common carrier pipelines. According to CCST, the report shows changes that could allow biomethane to be …

SoCalGas, Énergir, GRDF & GRTgaz Join to Promote Biogas Development
July 12, 2018 – 7:38 pm | No Comment

(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 natural gas and technologies such …

First Single Site with Biomethane Value Chain Launched in France
July 12, 2018 – 4:01 pm | No Comment

(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 energy company), Air Liquide and …

Biomethane Refueling Station Opens near Bordeaux
July 10, 2018 – 11:37 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Air Liquide has recently inaugurated a biomethane production unit in Cestas, near Bordeaux, France.
The new biomethane production unit uses organic matter from the agricultural sector to produce biogas, and purifies this biogas into biomethane.
As …

AD Industry Responds to Vegan Energy
July 10, 2018 – 11:30 am | No Comment

(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.
“We fully support the waste hierarchy …

More RNG Flowing into California Pipelines and Fueling Refuse Trucks
July 9, 2018 – 6:22 pm | No Comment

(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 pipelines. This is the first …

Synthetic Methylotrophy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Engineering Platform Organisms for Methane & Methanol Conversion to Fuels & Chemicals
July 3, 2018 – 11:03 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Harnessing Methane & Methanol as Feedstocks, that’s the subject of this overview of the uses of methanol when used by engineered platform organisms for fuel and chemical production. The background is …

Land O’Lakes, Inc. and California Bioenergy Partner to Advance “Barn to Biogas” in California
July 2, 2018 – 1:12 pm | No Comment

(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 natural gas (“R-CNG”) fuel in California – …

GoBiGas: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Advanced Biofuel Production via Gasification
June 28, 2018 – 11:58 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  High quality biomethane from biomass through gasification? A Swedish plant is now a first for injecting biomethane into the national grid. That’s the Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project (GoBiGas), and its the subject of …

The Yosemite Sam of the Microbial World, Hot Rodded Lichen, BYO Nitrogen, The Microbial Marx Brother, Sexy Hexy and More: The DOE Delves into New Orgamsism for Fuels & Chems
June 28, 2018 – 11:50 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The meanest, nastiest, ornierest, heat-seeking organism ever found that munches biomass and other microbes that got a booster via the DOE’s $40M grants for advanced microbes R&D. And aromatics without the …

Air Liquide Inaugurates a Biomethane Production Unit in France
June 27, 2018 – 7:40 pm | No Comment

(Air Liquide/Biomass Magazine)  On June 22, in Cestas, near Bordeaux, France, Air Liquide inaugurates a biomethane production unit and a multi-energy distribution station nearby. Thanks to its complete mastery of the biogas recovery chain, Air Liquide …

Deliver Sustainable Bioenergy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the IEA Technology Roadmap
June 26, 2018 – 1:09 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Bioenergy needs a new impetus based on up to date evidence and experience, according to this presentation deck on the IEA Bioenergy Roadmap.
The authors contend that there is growing consensus on …

NYC Councilmembers Fight for RNG as Transportation Fuel
June 26, 2018 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  In a joint letter, New York City councilmembers are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to “show environmental leadership” by encouraging the adoption of renewable natural gas (RNG) as a transportation fuel.
Specifically, …

UK-Produced Green Gas Now Being Used to Fuel Vehicles
June 20, 2018 – 5:45 pm | No Comment

(U.K. Renewable Energy Association/Biomass Magazine)  A growing number of commercial haulage operators are clamoring to improve their environmental credentials by running haulage trucks on green gas. Whilst some green gas has been imported, domestic producers have …

Researchers Outline Plan for Subsidy-Free Biogas
June 5, 2018 – 3:52 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Scientists from Ghent University in Belgium have found that burning biogas is the least cost-effective way to use the product. Instead, they propose using biogas as the raw material for the production of chemicals.

“Combustion …

Renewable Natural Gas Production Facility Opens in Iowa
June 5, 2018 – 3:21 pm | No Comment

(GAIN Clean Fuel/NGV Journal)  GAIN Clean Fuel and BioResource Development (BRD) announced the start-up of a renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility located at Water and Resource Recovery Center in Dubuque, Iowa. The state-of-the-art facility will …

Biomethane Production Project Can Supply 10,000 Vehicles in Spain
May 30, 2018 – 7:17 pm | No Comment

(Aqualia/NGV Journal)  Aqualia is developing numerous projects aimed at the production of renewable energy from the use of wastewater. Thanks to the technology developed within the CIEN Smart Green Gas project, Aqualia has managed to produce …

RNG Is the Fast Track to Cleaner Air in California
May 10, 2018 – 4:23 pm | No Comment

by Thomas Lawson (California Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition/ACT News)  California policy makers—at the local and state level—are increasingly under pressure to make electric vehicles the only clean transportation option for every use. That would be a …

Hitachi Zosen Inova to Build and Operate Kompogas® Plant to Turn Jönköping’s Organic Waste into Vehicle Fuel
May 9, 2018 – 3:55 pm | No Comment

(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 waste a year into fuel …

Biomethane Supply Expected to Grow at North American CNG Stations
May 4, 2018 – 4:43 pm | No Comment

(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 sources such as landfill gas …

New Biogas-to-RNG Plant in Iowa to Serve Transportation Industry
May 3, 2018 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  GAIN Clean Fuel and BioResource Development (BRD) have announced the start-up of a renewable natural gas (RNG) production facility located at Water and Resource Recovery Center in Dubuque, Iowa.
The facility will …

Demand for Biomethane Triples at UK CNG Refuelling Station
May 1, 2018 – 11:29 am | No Comment

(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 unveiled in March 2016, with CNG …

India’s Biofuels Horizons: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Praj Industries
April 26, 2018 – 1:53 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Praj is an India-based process solutions specialist with continued leadership in ethanol & brewery space over many years — aiming to emerge as a significant water company within 5 years. The …

Air Liquide Doubles Its Biomethane Production Capacity
April 25, 2018 – 4:50 pm | No Comment

(Air Liquide/Biomass Magazine)  Since the beginning of 2018, Air Liquide has commissioned three new biomethane production units, in the U.S, France, and the U.K. With these units, Air Liquide has doubled its biomethane production capacity, which …

RNG Coalition Releases RNG Project Map, Database
April 25, 2018 – 4:45 pm | No Comment

(Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas/Biomass Magazine)  The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) announced the release April 19 of a new map and project database of renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities in North America. …

Modern Bioenergy ‘Key’ for Meeting Paris Targets, Report States
April 24, 2018 – 1:46 pm | No Comment

(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 Paris agreements, according to a …

Tapping Biogas for the Renewable Hydrogen That We Really, Really Need
April 24, 2018 – 10:14 am | No Comment

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 by weight and needs about …

Dane County Executive Parisi Kicks Off Construction of First of its Kind Project in the Nation
April 23, 2018 – 11:08 am | No Comment

(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 turn garbage and cow manure …

Catalyzing Biobased Chemicals: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable
April 20, 2018 – 3:35 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  With the launch of the Biochemical Technology Leadership Roundtable (BTLR), the ACS GCI seeks to provide a forum for pre-competitive industry collaboration. Building on the American Chemical Society’s roundtable model, the …

NNFCC Publishes Fifth Annual ‘AD Deployment in the UK’ Report
April 20, 2018 – 12:18 pm | No Comment

(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 sector on both a national …

RNG Bill Moves Forward in California
April 19, 2018 – 7:43 pm | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  Today, the California Senate Committee on Energy, Utilities and Communications advanced a pro-renewable natural gas (RNG) bill sponsored by the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition).
S.B.1440, introduced by State Sen. …

Italy Earmarks EUR 4.7bn for Biofuel Incentives in the Transport Sector
April 17, 2018 – 1:16 pm | No Comment

(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 the relevant year. Such obligation …

Biomethane Injection Surges in France
April 17, 2018 – 11:25 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  The amount of biomethane injected into French gas networks almost doubled between 2017 and 2016, according to a new overview of France’s renewable gas sector.
Figures in the report from GRTgaz show that 406 million kWh of …

Biogas-to-RNG Facility Approved for Kern County, Calif.
April 17, 2018 – 11:15 am | No Comment

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  The California Energy Commission (CEC) has given the green light to a facility that will turn biogas into renewable natural gas (RNG) for transportation.
At a meeting on April 11, the CEC …

Global Green to Expand Biogas Program to 2 California Cities
April 4, 2018 – 5:36 pm | No Comment

(Global Green/Biomass Magazine)  Non-profit, Global Green announced March 23 it will select two Southern California cities as partners to participate in a new food waste recycling program, using an Eco-Ambassador resident outreach model. The two cities …

Borough in London Chooses Biomethane to Fuel Heavy Duty Fleet
March 21, 2018 – 3:40 pm | No Comment

 (Islington Council/NGV Journal) Islington Council has revealed plans for a new “green fleet” of vehicles that will use the cleanest possible technology and fuels, as it launches a borough-wide spring clean campaign this month. Fully electric …

Brews, Bangers and Biofuels – Ireland’s Bioeconomy Looking up
March 19, 2018 – 10:14 am | No Comment

by Helena Tavares Kennedy (Biofuels Digest) … But it’s also about whisky, as reported in the Digest in July 2017, and how Celtic Renewables puts whisky in the car and not just in the jar.
It’s about Cork …

Fiat Panda Natural Power Runs on Biomethane for a Whole Year
March 15, 2018 – 6:54 pm | No Comment

(Fiat/NGV Journal)  Today marks the first anniversary of the trial on the Panda powered only by biomethane produced at CAP Group’s wastewater treatment plant in Bresso-Niguarda (Milan). On 14 March 2017 Elisa Boscherini (Head of FCA …

It Doesn’t Stink – North America’s First Closed-Loop Waste Management System Opens
March 12, 2018 – 11:38 am | No Comment

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 closed-loop organic waste management system …

Short-Term Bioenergy Solutions for Meeting the Two Degree Celsius Scenario (2DS)
March 9, 2018 – 2:55 pm | No Comment

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced BiofuelsUSA) Highlighting how policy makers, investors and scientists can jointly work together to transform the global energy system, the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) 2017 Technology Roadmap for Delivering Sustainable Bioenergy investigates …

Young Female Scientist Hopes to Create Energy Efficient Biofuel from Bacteria
March 8, 2018 – 7:28 pm | No Comment

by Emma Nobel (ABC Central Victoria News)  Environmental microbiologist and science champion Marianne Haines hopes her work converting bacteria into biofuel will lead to more sustainable outcomes, and more women studying science at the postgraduate level.
Growing up …

Whither Goest Thou, Biogas? The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Biogas Markets and Technologies
March 7, 2018 – 10:46 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  America generates very large quantities of biogas; in total, almost 10% of America’s gasoline consumption in terms of energy equivalent volumes. The largest sources of methane are landfills, followed by wastewater …

European Commission Grants Nearly €5 Billion to Develop Biofuels in Italy
March 5, 2018 – 11:31 am | No Comment

(European Commission/NGV Journal)  The European Commission has approved under EU State aid rules an Italian support scheme for the production and distribution of advanced biofuels, including advanced biomethane, for the use in the transport sector. The …

Biogas Waste-to-Energy Plant Proposed for Jessup
February 23, 2018 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

by  Lorraine Mirabella (Baltimore Sun)  An Italian company that operates waste-to-energy plants around the world plans to build its first U.S. facility in Jessup near dozens of food distribution businesses that could supply its fuel.
BTS …

Map of Over 500 European Biomethane Facilities Released
February 21, 2018 – 5:28 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  The European Biogas Association and Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) have collaborated on a comprehensive map of all known biomethane installations currently running in Europe.
‘European Biomethane Map 2018’ lists over 500 units on the continent, …

IVECO and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions Join Forces to Foster Energy Transition ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​in the Commercial Vehicles Industry with Green Finance Schemes.
February 19, 2018 – 4:52 pm | No Comment

(IVECO)  IVECO and BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions have joined forces to help transport operators to renew their fleets with more environmentally friendly commercial vehicles: the purchasers of IVECO vehicles featuring its Natural Power technology, which …

Lipid-Extracted Microalgal Biomass Waste for Biogas
February 6, 2018 – 6:15 pm | No Comment

(WIREs Authors/Advanced Science News)  To confront global warming, climate changes and a potential energy shortage, biodiesel received increasing interest as a substitute for diesel fuels in efforts towards sustainable development. Microalgae-derived biodiesel is a promising energy source.
The …

Case Studies Demonstrate Success of Biomethane as Vehicle Fuel
February 5, 2018 – 7:24 pm | No Comment

(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 to produce Renewable Compressed Natural …

WesTech, USU, CVWRF Collaborate on Algal Research Project
January 31, 2018 – 7:05 pm | No Comment

(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 algal application in the removal …

Drop-in Biofuels, More Please Sir: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Jumping Bio-Oil Yields
January 29, 2018 – 5:46 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Improving hydrogen utilization and carbon recovery, as a pathway to higher efficiency bio-oil production using thermochemical process? That’s the focus for a project from RTI International that picked up significant DOE …

Québec’s First Biomethanation Project Allows to Refuel Local Fleet
January 29, 2018 – 5:23 pm | No Comment

(Énergir/NGV Journal)  The City of Saint-Hyacinthe confirmed that its biomethanation plant has entered full service, along with the injection of the renewable natural gas (RNG) produced there into Énergir’s (Gaz Metro) network. This step marks the …

City in Colorado Debuts Biogas Project to Power Refuse Truck Fleet
January 25, 2018 – 5:49 pm | No Comment

(NGV Journal)  In 2018, the city of Longmont will begin construction of a project at its Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) to make fuel from gas produced in the treatment of Longmont’s sewage. The project will …

Webinar Review: Preparing to Harmonize Methane Emission Measurements for Biogas Applications
January 24, 2018 – 6:44 pm | No Comment

by Michael Eggleston* (Advanced Biofuels USA)  On January 18th, 2018, the Canadian Institute of Forestry hosted a webinar for the International Energy Agency (IEA) Bioenergy Task 37 which publically addressed that there is a need …

The Greenhouse Gas Pruitt Worries about
January 24, 2018 – 1:14 pm | No Comment

by Scott Waldman (E&E News)  Scott Pruitt is one of the Trump administration’s most aggressive critics of climate change science, but lately he’s been talking about the dangers of greenhouse gas.
Well, one greenhouse gas in particular: …

Top 20 Advanced Bioeconomy Projects underway in North America
January 19, 2018 – 12:20 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  To date, North America is the most active of all regions in terms of deploying advanced technology — whether it is cellulosic ethanol, isobutanol for fuels and chemicals, or renewable chemical …

Germany’s First Biogas-Fueled, CO2 Neutral Fleet Features the Stralis NP
January 17, 2018 – 5:14 pm | No Comment

(Iveco/NGV Journal)  IVECO supplied five Stralis NP trucks to VERBIO Logistik GmbH, which will run the new vehicles on biomethane generated from straw, taking a significant step towards CO2 neutral transport in heavy goods vehicles. This supply …

New Process for Producing Methane Discovered by American Biochemists
January 17, 2018 – 3:54 pm | No Comment

by JP Casey (Power Technology)  … A team of biochemists from Utah State University and the University of Washington has reported a variation in the process of nitrogenase which can “transform carbon dioxide into methane in …

Study Suggests Biochar Could Significantly Improve Anaerobic Digester Performance
January 12, 2018 – 11:32 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  In a paper by Texas A&M scientists, biochar shows potential for increasing efficiency of the anaerobic digestion of animal manure.
Biochar is a charcoal material composed of agricultural by-products, including manure, crop residues and grasses. The substance …

New California Program to Develop 5 Dairy Digester RNG Projects
January 5, 2018 – 8:09 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  In mid-December, the California Public Utilities Commission established a new program that aims to reduce methane emissions from manure generated at dairies. The CPUC said the pilot program will incentivize at …

A Single European Biomethane Market, a Step Closer to Reality
January 5, 2018 – 7:10 pm | No Comment

(NGV Journal)  The European Renewable Gas Registry (ERGaR) members announced that the application of the ERGaR RED scheme has been submitted to the European Commission to be recognized as a voluntary scheme under the Renewable Energy …

Biomethane Arrives at Estonian CNG Refueling Stations
January 4, 2018 – 8:07 pm | No Comment

(NGV Journal/Eesti Gaas)  AS Eesti Gaas and Rohegaas OÜ made an agreement, according to which Eesti Gaas will buy approximately 11 million m³ of biomethane from Rohegaas OÜ in 2018 and 2019. The sales of biomethane …

Top 10 Bioeconomy Predictions for 2018
January 3, 2018 – 12:19 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  A mere “The Year in Rewind” as we sail into 2018? Not the good ship Digest! Instead, we dust off our crystal ball and offer our predictions for the year ahead.
As …

Nutrition, Energy from Methane: The Digest’s 2017 Muti-Slide Guide to Calysta
December 28, 2017 – 2:51 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In December, we reported that Cargill and Calysta will co-create the world’s largest gas fermentation facility in Memphis, Tennessee to produce Calysta’s FeedKind protein, a family of sustainable, traceable nutritional ingredients for …

Bioeconomy Curves and Slides, Snakes and Ladders
December 27, 2017 – 12:11 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Over the years we’ve all seen a lot of curveballs in the advanced bioeconomy. You see companies like Valero, which lobby the United States Congress with unbridled intensity to get rid …

Biofuel Projects Named as Semi-Finalists in Ontario Competition
December 26, 2017 – 8:10 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  The Ontario Centres of Excellence have announced 20 semi-finalists for Ontario’s Solutions 2030 Challenge, which calls on innovators to propose solutions to help the province’s industry reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) …

Canadian Ground-Breaking Waste Management System Will Produce Biogas to Power Surrey’s Refuse Fleet
December 26, 2017 – 6:52 pm | No Comment

(NGV Journal)  Waste-to-product company Renewi plc has started accepting the first waste at its new Organics Biofuels Processing Facility in Surrey – the first closed-loop and fully-integrated organics waste management system in Canada. The facility is …

Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Pilot Verification Capabilities RFI Responses
December 14, 2017 – 2:53 pm | No Comment

(U.S. Department of Energy)  Responses to Request for Information DE-FOA-0001526: Biofuels and Bioproducts Process Pilot Verification Capabilities  …   In February 2016, the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) reached out to industry, academia, national …

What is Renewable Methane?
December 14, 2017 – 2:30 pm | No Comment

by Cliff Gladstein (ACT News)  … Attitudes toward the utility of natural gas as the environmentally preferred fuel began to change when technologies to effectively extract natural gas from local shale formations—a process called hydraulic fracturing, or …

Bioproducts, USDA and You: The Digest 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to USDA Agricutural Research Service Partnership
December 11, 2017 – 1:48 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The Agricultural Research Service (ARS) is the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s chief scientific in-house research agency. ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and …

Lo-Carb at Ay Speed: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard
December 5, 2017 – 11:06 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  There are two approaches to encouraging low-carbon fuels  — volumetric mandates and carbon reduction incentives. What is different about a Low Carbon Fuel Standard — as compared to a Renewable Fuel Standard?
There …

What Is Renewable Natural Gas?
December 4, 2017 – 2:44 pm | No Comment

(RNG Coalition)  Renewable Natural Gas (‘RNG’) is an ultra-clean and ultra low-carbon natural gas alternative. As organic waste breaks down it emits methane gas, called biogas, that can be processed to meet natural gas pipeline quality …

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport, Pioneer in Biomethane Fleet
November 30, 2017 – 5:24 pm | No Comment

(NGV Journal)  Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport awarded Clean Energy a renewable natural gas fueling contract for the airport’s vehicle fleet. The contract calls for Clean Energy to provide the airport with its Redeem™ brand …

From Conventional to Advantaged: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Aemetis
November 29, 2017 – 11:59 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Aemetis owns and operates 110 million gallons per year of ethanol and biodiesel facilities in the US and India, and is upgrading the plants using patented technology to produce lower carbon, …

Commission’s Biofuels Proposal May Kill Future Investment, Industry Warns
November 28, 2017 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

by Samuel White (EurActiv)  The biofuels industry has hit out at the European Commission’s proposal to reduce the cap on crop-based biofuels in the EU’s transport fuel mix, saying it would undermine the EU executive’s renewable energy …

Estonia’s Eesti Gas to Start Selling Biomethane Next Year
November 28, 2017 – 12:30 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Estonian natural gas distributor Eesti Gaas has signed a contract with renewable fuels provider Rohegaas to buy around 11 million m3 of biomethane from the company over the next two years to sell at its …

City of Vancouver, FortisBC Working Together to Tackle Climate Change
November 28, 2017 – 12:24 pm | No Comment

(FortisBC)  …  Together, FortisBC and Vancouver are working to increase the use and supply of renewable natural gas. FortisBC is an industry leader in renewable energy innovation through programs such as the Renewable Natural Gas …

Sweden Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil Sales Hit Record in Q3 as Other Biofuels Drop: Svebio
November 27, 2017 – 1:15 pm | No Comment

(UkrAgroConsult)  Third quarter sales of HVO (hydrotreated vegetable oil) diesel in Sweden increased by 24% on the year, the Swedish Bioenergy Association (Svebio) said Thursday.
This was at the expense of other biofuels used for transport, with …

UPS ‘Dramatically’ Boosts Renewable Natural Gas for Fleets
November 21, 2017 – 10:54 am | No Comment

by Joseph Bebon  (NGT News)  UPS has announced an agreement with Big Ox Energy, a wholly owned subsidiary of Environmental Energy Capital LLC, to purchase 10 million gallon equivalents of renewable natural gas (RNG) per year. This is the …

Italy’s New Biogas Plant Will Be Able to Supply over 500 CNG Vehicles
November 15, 2017 – 2:29 pm | No Comment

(Hitachi Zosen Inova/NGV Journal)  Hitachi Zosen Inova (HZI) will build a new Kompogas® plant in collaboration with its Italian partner Cesaro Mac Import, this already being the fifth such facility in Italy. The plant will process …

Lincoln, Neb., Expects Major Savings by Turning Biogas into Vehicle Fuel
October 31, 2017 – 11:40 am | No Comment

by Joseph Bebon (NGT News)  The City of Lincoln, Neb., has announced it is upgrading its technology to allow the biogas produced by wastewater treatment to be processed into vehicle fuel. According to a press release, the …

Fiat Launches Activity to Promote Biomethane Adoption in France
October 30, 2017 – 3:29 pm | No Comment

(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 new registrations. The range features six Fiat models (Panda, Punto, Doblò, 500L, 500L Wagon and …

New Absorbent Natural Gas System Will Store and Transport Biomethane
October 28, 2017 – 1:22 pm | No Comment

(Cenergy Solutions/NGV Journal)  Cenergy Solutions is introducing a complete adsorbent natural gas (ANG) system to capture, store, transport and utilize biomethane, which will help farms, communities and businesses around the world store and use their biogas, …

UK’s ‘First’ Vehicle to Collect and Run on Commercial Food Waste – Floats Like a Butterfly, Stings Like a Bee
October 24, 2017 – 3:04 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Resource management company GENeco has launched a vehicle called the Bio-Bee that collects commercial food waste and runs on the same material in Bristol, UK.  
With Bristol among 40 places in the UK that consistently …

Methane for Supper: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Industrial Microbes
October 20, 2017 – 5:31 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  iMicrobes designs and builds microorganisms, including industrial strains of bacteria and yeast to produce chemicals from natural gas and carbon dioxide. Their green, bio-based methods are “more cost effective than sugar …

City Buses to Soon Run on Methane
October 17, 2017 – 3:30 pm | No Comment

(The Hindu)  Mumbai: The State government will rely on Swedish biogas technology to make urban transport in Mumbai compliant with emission standards. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met officials in Sweden on Thursday and announced that sewage …

One-Step Reforming of Methane and Carbon Dioxide Yields Fuels, Chemicals
October 12, 2017 – 3:10 pm | No Comment

by S. Himmelstein (Engineering 360/IEEE)  A new plasma synthesis process promises to enhance greenhouse gas emissions control while producing valuable chemical feedstocks. The technology developed at University of Liverpool allows for the direct, one-step activation of carbon dioxide and …

Biofuel Production with the Sun, the Sea and Thermochemical Reactions
October 11, 2017 – 11:18 am | No Comment

by Marcius Extavour (XPRIZE/Biofuels Digest)  … Hydrocarbon drop-in fuels are among the leading products targeted by the CO2 conversion community, be it diesel, methanol, butanol, or others. New approaches to the science and technology of CO2-to-fuels may …

Environmental and Energy Study Institute Publishes Fact Sheet: Biogas—Converting Waste to Energy
October 4, 2017 – 1:50 pm | No Comment

(Environmental and Energy Study Institute)  The United States produces more than 70 million tons of organic waste each year. While source reduction and feeding the hungry are necessary priorities for reducing needless food waste, organic wastes …

Rethink Methane — February 6-7, 2018 — Sacramento, CA
September 19, 2017 – 9:25 pm | No Comment
Rethink Methane   —   February 6-7, 2018   —   Sacramento, CA

Learn how renewable methane can help California:
Achieve GHG emissions reduction objectives in SB 32, AB 197, and SB 1383
Integrate sustainability goals for organic waste (ag, food, forestry, and wastewater)
Accelerate development of practical, large-scale storage for …

DMT to Supply Desulfurization Process to California AD Facility
September 12, 2017 – 6:40 pm | No Comment

by Erin Voegele (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  DMT Clear Gas Solutions recently announced that Calgren Dairy Fuels LLC is going to install DMT’s desulfurization technology, Sulfurex BR. The anaerobic digestion (AD) facility is located adjacent to …

New Holland Agriculture Unveils Methane Powered Concept Tractor
September 6, 2017 – 3:01 pm | No Comment

(CNH Industrial/PR Newswire)  A sustainable vision for the future of farming was unveiled today at the Farm Progress Show in Decatur, Illinois, USA. It came proposed in the form of a methane powered concept tractor …

Methanol and Bio-Economy: Now and the Future
August 25, 2017 – 11:54 am | No Comment

by Lorenz Bauer (Lee Enterprises Consulting/Biofuels Digest) … Methanol and bioeconomies are two of the buzz words of the last decade. They had their origin in the “peak oil” scare and the predicted sky rocketing …

IRENA Technology Brief: Biogas for Road Vehicles
August 24, 2017 – 11:37 am | No Comment

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe/IEA Bioenergy Task 37 Newsletter)   This brief highlights the technologies available – both established and newly emerging – for biomethane production and biogas-driven vehicle fleets. It evaluates costs, performance and sustainability and outlines the …

Corn and Sorghum Trials Initiated
August 24, 2017 – 10:18 am | No Comment

by Lee Imada (Maui News)  A&B subsidiary to supply biofuel for power project at wastewater plant  —  Alexander & Baldwin Inc. has begun growing sorghum and corn on Maui as part of a test project …

California Dairy Farm Powers Truck with Methane from Cow Manure
August 22, 2017 – 4:42 pm | No Comment

(NGV Journal/Straus Family Creamery)  California dairy farmer Albert Straus, a pioneer in organic dairy and sustainable agriculture, announced the launch of the first full-scale electric truck—powered by cow poop. This new full-scale-electric feed truck is …

Value Days at the Landfill: The Digest 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Unlocking Polylactic Acid from Waste Biogas
August 21, 2017 – 10:52 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Methane in biogas offers a renewable alternative to natural gas as a feedstock and intermediate in bioprocesses. The US DOE is supporting a development effort led by NatureWorks in collaboration …

Svebio – Swedish Bioenergy Assocation : Sweden Surpasses 20 Percent Biofuels in Transportation First Half of 2017
August 18, 2017 – 12:17 pm | No Comment

(Svebio – Swedish Bioenergy Assocation/4-Traders)  The rapid growth of biofuels in Swedish transportation in recent years is mainly attributed to the increased use of hydrogenated vegetable oils (HVO) diesel, a renewable diesel made from different …

Carbon Conversion
August 11, 2017 – 2:17 pm | No Comment

by Whitney Clavin (California Institute of Technology)  A new additive helps researchers more selectively convert CO2 to multicarbon fuels  —  Chemists have figured out a new, more efficient way to create carbon-based fuels from carbon dioxide …

New Biofuel Bus Powered by Food Waste Set to Hit Bristol Streets
August 10, 2017 – 4:20 pm | No Comment

by Krishan Davis (Bristol Post)  … Following on from last year’s ‘poo bus’ experiment, Bristol will soon have a new form of low-emissions public transport, powered by an unusual gas.
On August 21, a double-decker bus …

UK’s Largest Trial of Biogas Trucks Includes Six Major Fleet Operators
August 10, 2017 – 2:50 pm | No Comment

(Cenex/NGV Journal)  Cenex (UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies) announced the UK’s largest trial of biomethane-fueled trucks. Led by Air Liquide and funded in part by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles …

Court Tells EPA to Enforce Obama Methane Pollution Rule
August 7, 2017 – 11:37 am | No Comment

by Timothy Cama (The Hill) A federal court told the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Monday that it has to enforce an Obama administration methane pollution rule.
The order from Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia …

First Biomethane Vehicle Refueling Station Opens in Italy
August 1, 2017 – 2:54 pm | No Comment

(NGV Journal/European Biogas Association)  The first biomethane filling station for vehicles came into operation in early July. The facility is located at Montello SpA plant in Bergamo (Italy), which uses only the gas generated by …

HGVs Fuelled with Compressed Biomethane Emit 84% Less CO2
August 1, 2017 – 1:39 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  Lorries using the UK’s first gas filling station emitted 84% less carbon dioxide (CO2) than equivalent diesel vehicles, a newly released study claims.

The UK’s biggest gas network, Cadent, commissioned independent analysis of the …

Tata Motors Unveils India’s First Biomethane Bus and Engines
July 25, 2017 – 5:48 pm | No Comment

(Tata Motors/NGV Journal)  Tata Motors has unveiled the country’s first biomethane-powered bus at the Bio-energy program, called ‘Urja Utsav’, organized by the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas. Tata Motors has pioneered the introduction of …

British Operator Will Trial Biogas Trucks under Demanding-Duty Cycle
July 25, 2017 – 4:57 pm | No Comment

(NGV Journal)  Cenex (UK’s first Centre of Excellence for low carbon technologies) announced logistics provider Kuehne + Nagel Ltd will trial the effectiveness of low-emissions natural gas heavy-goods vehicles (HGVs) operating as parts of large …

Italy’s ‘First’ Municipal Waste to Methane Plant Inaugurated
July 25, 2017 – 10:23 am | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  A new plant for the production of biomethane and carbon dioxide has been inaugurated and started operation in Montello, Italy. The biogas upgrading plant is the ‘first’ in Italy able to produce biomethane …

Ireland’s Public Transport Fleets Will Begin Transition to Sustainability
July 24, 2017 – 2:16 pm | No Comment

(Gas Networks Ireland/NGV Journal)  The National Transport Authority announced that Ireland’s public transport fleet will begin the journey to sustainability. Thus, energy company Gas Networks Ireland has called on the country’s transport operators to move …

New Biofuel Technology Cuts Production Time Significantly: UBC Okanagan Researcher Helps Develop Cheaper and Faster Bioreactors
July 21, 2017 – 5:37 pm | No Comment

by Nathan Skolski (University of British Columbia Okanagan) New research from a professor of engineering at UBC’s Okanagan Campus might hold the key to biofuels that are cheaper, safer and much faster to produce.
“Methane is a …

Tata Motors Designs, Showcases Bio-Methane Bus Engines
July 20, 2017 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  Tata Motors says it has designed and developed bio-methane engines (5.7 SGI & 3.8 SGI) for light commercial vehicle, intermediate commercial vehicle and multi-axle commercial vehicle buses.
As reported, the commercial vehicle …

Political Barriers Hampering Onsite Biodiesel Production
July 19, 2017 – 6:00 pm | No Comment

by Matt Mace  (edie.net) EXCLUSIVE: Biomethane generated from food and drinks process residues is emerging as a viable low-carbon alternative to diesel used in commercial vehicles, but a lack of political clarity has left the food …

Brazilian Ethanol Producer Sees Boost from Plant Waste
July 5, 2017 – 8:41 pm | No Comment

by Joe Leahy (Folha de S.Paulo/”Financial Times”)  Raízen Energia, Brazil’s largest producer of sugar cane ethanol, is planning to scale up production at a new “second-generation” biofuel plant, in a move that will sharply increase the …

LA Metro Adding Nearly 300 New Biomethane-Powered Buses
June 26, 2017 – 1:51 pm | No Comment

(NGVAmerica/NGV Journal)  Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) voted to purchase 295 40-foot CNG buses, which will be fueled by renewable natural gas (RNG). The contract includes an option for the purchase of 305 …

Cornell Engineers Transform Food Waste into Green Energy
June 14, 2017 – 12:04 pm | No Comment

by Blaine Friedlander (Cornell University)  In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into green energy, according to a new …

‘First’ Biomethane Plant Opened in Brazil
June 6, 2017 – 3:06 pm | No Comment

(Bioenergy Insight)  The ‘first’ plant in Brazil to make biomethane for fuelling vehicles has been opened in the city of Foz do Iguaçu, in the state of Paraná.
Brazilian company Intaipu Binacional, the ‘world’s largest’ generator …

Biogas – What, Why, When and How? The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to RNG and Its Markets
June 6, 2017 – 1:10 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  As we wrote in our Digest Top 10 Predictions for 2017:
Whether it is Intrexon, Calysta or potentially Synata Bio, companies have been switching to methane as a source of cleaner …

Clean Energy RNG for Republic Services
May 31, 2017 – 5:51 pm | No Comment

by Rich Piellisch  (Fleets & Fuels)  Using Redeem Brand Renewable Natural Gas in 20 States; Waste Hauler Will Triple Its Use of the Biomethane Product  —  Republic Services is tripling its use of Redeem brand RNG/renewable …

Clean Energy RNG for LA Metro Buses
May 31, 2017 – 5:43 pm | No Comment

(Fleets & Fuels)  Contract Kicks Off with a One-Year Pilot; Could Lead to RNG Supply for 2,200 Buses with Estimated Annual Use of 38 Million GGEs
Clean Energy Fuels has an agreement with the Los Angeles County …

“The Belt and Road Initiative” Improved Trade between China and Cambodia; North Asia Resources Holdings Limited (00061) Takes Advantage of the Opportunity
May 25, 2017 – 5:47 pm | No Comment

(ACN Newswire)  At 24 March 2017, the Big Data Report of Trade Cooperation under the Belt and Road Initiative 2017 released. According to the figures, It was reported that the total trade volume between China …

NexSteppe Launches Metano Alto to Catalyze New Growth in Biogas Markets
May 23, 2017 – 6:32 pm | No Comment

(NexSteppe Inc.)  NexSteppe Inc., a company dedicated to pioneering the next generation of sustainable feedstock solutions for biobased industries, announced today the world wide launch of a new product line: Metano Alto.  Metano Alto Industrial …

New Nottingham Buses Show Need for Greater Biomethane Support
May 23, 2017 – 11:41 am | No Comment

by Chris Noyce (Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association)  ADBA has called for greater government support for low-carbon transport fuels such as biomethane following the launch today of Nottingham City Transport’s (NCT’s) new £17m double-deck ‘Bio-Gas’ …

Biogas to Fuels and Chemicals: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Methanotroph R&D
May 4, 2017 – 5:17 pm | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Can we enable the sustainable, nationwide production of biofuels that are compatible with transportation infrastructure, displace a share of petroleum‐derived fuels to reduce U.S. dependence on oil, and encourage the …

Methane Rule Repeal Hits Snag in Senate Over Ethanol
May 3, 2017 – 11:27 am | No Comment

by Jennifer A Dlouhy and Ari Natter (Bloomberg Markets)  Midwest Republicans didn’t get policy change in omnibus; Lawmakers now withholding support for methane rule repeal  —  A top oil industry priority on Capitol Hill may fall …

Untold Story of DDGS’ Positive Environmental Impact
April 28, 2017 – 5:15 pm | No Comment

by Ann Bailey (Ethanol Producer Magazine)  DDGS’ environmental benefits include methane reduction in cows, better phosphorus utilization reducing loss to the environment, improved sustainability.   —  The benefits in feeding distillers grains are well known—it’s …

Portland Votes ‘Yes’ On Plan To Turn Poop Into Vehicle Fuel
April 21, 2017 – 11:17 am | No Comment

by Amelia Templeton  (OPB FM) For years, the sewage flushed away by Portland households has decomposed into methane gas captured by the city’s wastewater plant and turned into energy and electricity.
Now, the city’s wastewater agency, the Bureau …

US-Based Researchers Develop System for Converting Waste Methane to Microbial Biomass
April 11, 2017 – 5:04 pm | No Comment

by Liz Gyekye  (Bioenergy Insight)  A new paper by researchers at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) describes a process that captures methane from natural gas and biogas and that uses photosynthesis to convert it into biomass feedstock.
The …

From Wastewater to Sustainable Fuel
April 11, 2017 – 4:56 pm | No Comment

(SEAT)  Turning wastewater into sustainable fuel. This is the answer to two environmental challenges, namely reusing an increasingly scarce resource, water, and finding alternative energies to counter episodes of severe pollution that impose traffic restrictions …

Enzymes Offer Waste-to-Energy Solution
April 6, 2017 – 3:19 pm | No Comment

by Mark Peplow (Science Magazine)  A cutting-edge waste-to-energy plant is taking shape in the industrial heartland of the United Kingdom. When the £60 million facility opens in May, it will be the world’s first commercial-scale plant …

GRFA Calls on G20 Leaders to Increase Action on Climate Change in Light of New Report
March 27, 2017 – 2:59 pm | No Comment

(Global Renewable Fuels Alliance) Bliss Baker, the President of the Global Renewable Fuels Alliance (GRFA), called on G20 leaders to build on the historic international cooperation achieved in 2016 with the ratification of the first binding …

Breakthroughs for Biofuel in Aviation and Transport Sectors
March 27, 2017 – 1:08 pm | No Comment

(Edie.net)  SEAT originally partnered with Spanish firm Aqualia to launch the SMART Green Gas project, aimed at creating 100% renewable biofuels to be used in compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles.
The partnership sees wastewater turned into …

Nutrition and Energy from Methane: The Digest’s 2017 Muti-Slide Guide to Calysta
March 23, 2017 – 11:02 am | No Comment

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In December, we reported that Cargill and Calysta will co-create the world’s largest gas fermentation facility in Memphis, Tennessee to produce Calysta’s FeedKind protein, a family of sustainable, traceable nutritional ingredients …

Methane Plant Is the First to Use Nopal
March 22, 2017 – 2:27 pm | No Comment

(Mexico News Daily)  A staple of Mexican landscapes and countless dishes, nopal — also known as prickly pear cactus — is now powering a tortilla plant and two vehicles in Michoacán.
It was 10 years ago that Rogelio Sosa …

CBA Event Highlights California’s Thriving Biodiesel Market
March 14, 2017 – 12:56 pm | No Comment

by Celia DuBose (California Biodiesel Alliance/Biodiesel Magazine)  Jennifer Case, chair of the California Biodiesel Alliance, ended her opening address at the sixth annual California Biodiesel Conference March 1 in Sacramento with one simple message: The world …