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The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to the Energy Outlook through 2040

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The BP Energy Outlook explores the forces shaping the global energy transition out to 2040 and the key uncertainties surrounding that transition. It shows how rising

November 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Energy Industry Urges EU to Update CO2 Standards and Include Biofuels

(NGVA Europe/NGV Journal)  In view of the European Parliament plenary vote, the European Biogas Association (EBA), EUROGAS, Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) and the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe)

October 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Development, Deployment of Integrated Biorefineries: The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to Biorefining in the US

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  IEA Bioenergy Task 42’s goal is to contribute to the development and deployment of integrated biorefineries as part of highly efficient sustainable value chains (co-)producing food/feed ingredients,

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Energy Security: A Bipartisan Issue in a Partisan Year

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … What this country — and every country — needs is a bigger vision so that the friends of energy security are not divided by their

October 2, 2018 Read Full Article

Enerkem Produces a New Clean, Renewable Alternative Solution to Diesel Fuel for the Transportation Sector

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Canada, we hear that Enerkem has tested and validated the production of fuel-grade bio-DME made from unrecoverable carbon-rich municipal solid waste. More than 1,000 hours

September 26, 2018 Read Full Article

Wärtsilä to Help Ensure Reliable Power Supply in Challenging Hawaii Conditions through Smart Technologies

(Wärtsilä)  Clean, secure, and uninterrupted power is at the core of Hawaiian Electric’s 50-megawatt Schofield Generating Station. Wärtsilä has signed a Maintenance and Operational advisory agreement for the power plant,

August 22, 2018 Read Full Article

New Bill Introduced Recognizes Benefits of Natural Gas for Vehicles

(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

July 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Celanese to Sell Ethanol Production Unit and Form TCX® Technology Joint Venture with Chengzhi Co., Ltd

(Celanese/BusinessWire) Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE), a global specialty materials company, today announces that it has signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with Chengzhi Shareholding Co., Ltd., to further the development of acetic

July 20, 2018 0 comment Read Full Article

Synthetic Methylotrophy: The Digest’s 2018 Multi-Slide Guide to Engineering Platform Organisms for Methane & Methanol Conversion to Fuels & Chemicals

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

July 3, 2018 Read Full Article

New Study Finds U.S. Oil and Gas Methane Emissions Are 60 Percent Higher Than EPA Reports

(Environmental Defense Fund)  A study available today in the journal Science finds that the U.S. oil and gas industry emits 13 million metric tons of methane from its operations each year—nearly 60 percent

June 22, 2018 Read Full Article

DGAP-News: Uniper SE: Methanation Plant in Falkenhagen Opens – Important Step for a Successful Energy Transition

(Uniper SE/Finanzen.ch) Successful completion to expansion of existing power-to-gas plant in Falkenhagen, Germany; Sector coupling for renewable electricity through conversion to synthetic Natural Gas begins; European research project STORE&GO enters next phase  Start

May 10, 2018 Read Full Article

Repeating History with Octane Biofuel Standards Is a Huge Mistake

by Mike Carr (New Energy America/The Hill)  Recently, Chet Thompson of American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) testified before Congress and proposed a “fuel neutral” octane standard as a “potential replacement” for the

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Rallying for RNG

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  The Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas’s Marcus Gillette discusses the organization, its goals and progress in expanding the production and use of RNG in North America. 

May 9, 2018 Read Full Article

Shell — Yes, That Shell — Just Outlined a Radical Scenario for What It Would Take to Halt Climate Change

by Chris Mooney and Steven Mufson (The Washington Post)  Royal Dutch Shell on Monday outlined a scenario in which, by 2070, we would be using far less of the company’s own product

March 30, 2018 Read Full Article

Sakol Energy Poised to Become a Fully Integrated Power Provider

(Sakol Energy) Sakol Energy PLC (SKE), a natural gas provider, has successfully acquired the last biomass licence with high FIT rate as the firm moves to become an integrated power producer

March 21, 2018 Read Full Article

DOE Doles out Millions for Natural Gas Engine Research

by Betsy Lillian (NGT News)  The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $4 million to support three new cost-shared research projects focused on medium- and heavy-duty, on-road natural gas engines, as well

March 8, 2018 Read Full Article

The Renewable Gas Supply Issue

by Cliff Gladstein (ACT News)  For several years there have been significant efforts to capture and divert fugitive renewable gases toward the transportation sector where, as a replacement for diesel in

February 8, 2018 Read Full Article

Clean Energy’s Redeem™ Sales Reports Double Digit Growth In 2017; Continues Position As North America’s Largest Provider Of Renewable Natural Gas

(Clean Energy)   Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) announced today that sales of Redeem™, its renewable natural gas (RNG) offering and the cleanest fuel commercially available today, grew by 32% in 2017, from 60 million gallons

February 6, 2018 Read Full Article

The Greenhouse Gas Pruitt Worries about

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.

January 24, 2018 Read Full Article

Velocys: Envia Seeks EPA Approval to Generate D7 RINs

by Erin Voegele (Biomass Magazine)  Velocys plc has announced that Envia Energy, the joint venture plant that utilizes its technology, has applied for a fuel pathway approval under the Renewable Fuel

January 17, 2018 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 emissions from manure generated at dairies. The CPUC said the

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

A Single European Biomethane Market, a Step Closer to Reality

(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

January 5, 2018 Read Full Article

Nutrition, Energy from Methane: The Digest’s 2017 Muti-Slide Guide to Calysta

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

December 28, 2017 Read Full Article

Canadian Ground-Breaking Waste Management System Will Produce Biogas to Power Surrey’s Refuse Fleet

(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

December 26, 2017 Read Full Article

What is Renewable Methane?

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

December 14, 2017 Read Full Article

From Pollution to Products: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has no impact on food, water security or high biodiversity land use.

November 16, 2017 Read Full Article

New Report: California Oil Among World’s Dirtiest — Rampant Oil Production Undermines State’s Climate Leadership

(Center for Biological Diversity)  Three-quarters of California’s oil is as climate-damaging as Canadian tar sands crude, according to a Center for Biological Diversity report released today at the United Nations climate change conference

November 10, 2017 Read Full Article

What’s Next in Cellulosic Biofuels and Biogas?: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Iogen

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)   Iogen says it has 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

November 9, 2017 Read Full Article

IKEA Signs Circular Economy Deal

(Innovators Magazine)   Finland is a global leader of the burgeoning circular economy.  …  Now IKEA Finland is getting in on the action. It has signed a deal with natural gas company,

October 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Slovenia to Ban Sale of New Petrol and Diesel Cars from 2030

(STA)  The Slovenian government adopted on Thursday a strategy on alternative fuels in the transportation sector under which the registration of new diesel and petrol cars would be prohibited after 2030.

October 13, 2017 Read Full Article

One-Step Reforming of Methane and Carbon Dioxide Yields Fuels, Chemicals

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

October 12, 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 used to meet government targets for renewable fuel production. In

October 6, 2017 0 comment 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 install DMT’s desulfurization technology, Sulfurex BR. The anaerobic digestion (AD)

September 12, 2017 Read Full Article

Methanol and Bio-Economy: Now and the Future

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

August 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Svebio – Swedish Bioenergy Assocation : Sweden Surpasses 20 Percent Biofuels in Transportation First Half of 2017

(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

August 18, 2017 Read Full Article

Tiny Element, Big Impact: Hydrogen Power, Amplified

(Energy Today/Carnegie Mellon University)  How do you efficiently isolate hydrogen, unlocking its full potential as a primary, mainstream source of energy?  —  The universe consists of a number of elements,

July 31, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

British Operator Will Trial Biogas Trucks under Demanding-Duty Cycle

(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)

July 25, 2017 Read Full Article

Don’t Spill That Ethanol! Those Cellulosic Fuels Are Worth $4.33 a Gallon.

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  The value of cellulosic fuels has reached $4.33 per gallon in the California market. That’s real-world, today, including the energy and the low-carbon attributes, and

June 14, 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, Calysta or potentially Synata Bio, companies have been switching to

June 6, 2017 Read Full Article

DTE Biomass Acquires RNG Facilities to Fuel Texas Transit Buses

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  DTE Biomass Energy, an Ann Arbor, Mich.-based subsidiary of DTE Energy, says it has acquired two landfill gas-to-energy projects in Texas, which will generate enough renewable natural

June 5, 2017 Read Full Article

Clean Energy RNG for Republic Services

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

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

Clean Energy RNG for LA Metro Buses

(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

May 31, 2017 Read Full Article

COSIA NRG Carbon XPRIZE: Tech Innovators Stalk a Stealthy WMD

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Among the climate warriors fighting CO2 build-up, perhaps the most ambitious are those who are seeking to use CO2 to make industrial materials, fuels or

April 25, 2017 Read Full Article

FedEx CEO Backed by Generals Tries to Nudge Trump on Fuel Rules

by John Lippert (Bloomberg)  Smith leads effort to position standards as security issue; Group calling for electric vehicles, U.S. oil production  —  To get Donald Trump to come around to tougher

April 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Rare Moment as Louisiana Environmentalists, Businesses Agree on Tax Issue

by Steve Hardy (The Advocate)  Environmentalists and industrialists find themselves standing shoulder to shoulder as they try to maintain a tax credit for low-emission vehicles. The tax break encourages buyers

March 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

CBA Event Highlights California’s Thriving Biodiesel Market

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

March 14, 2017 Read Full Article

BP Buys Clean Energy Fuels’ Biomethane Arm

by Liz Gyekye (Bioenergy Insight)  Oil giant BP has announced that it will buy Clean Energy Fuels Corp.’s biomethane business for $155 million (€147m).  Clean Energy Fuels is a US provider

March 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Exxon’s New Chief Endorses Carbon Tax to Combat Climate Change

by Joe Carroll (Bloomberg)  Darren Woods makes first blog post since succeeding Tillerson; Comment mirror’s former CEO’s long-standing position on levy  —  In his first blog post since succeeding Rex Tillerson,

February 24, 2017 Read Full Article

INTERVIEW-Argentina Could Double Percentage of Ethanol in Fuels -Official

by Maximilian Heath (Reuters)  Argentina in the next two to three years could double the proportion of ethanol used in gasoline from the current 12 percent of the blend, a government

February 16, 2017 Read Full Article

The United States of Oil and Gas

by Tim Meko and Laris Karklis (The Washington Post)  There are more than 900,000 active oil and gas wells in the United States, and more than 130,000 have been drilled since

February 15, 2017 Read Full Article

Waste to Fuels Viability: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys Economics

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. After 15 years

February 8, 2017 Read Full Article

ENVIA Energy’s GTL Plant Is Underway, Produces First Biofuels

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

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 gas lines that would put swine-waste gas on Piedmont’s system

February 7, 2017 Read Full Article

Bay’s Parting Words

by Anthony Adragna (Politico’s Morning Energy)  Although Norman Bay posted his humorous “Gone Fishin’” tweet at 5:41 p.m. on Friday, FERC was still posting orders the former chairman had signed

February 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Needless Waste of American Energy Resources — Quantifying Natural Gas Lost from Taxpayer and Tribal Owned Lands

(Environmental Defense Fund) Oil and gas operators needlessly waste hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth of methane, the main component of natural gas every year through leaks and intentional venting and

January 30, 2017 0 comment Read Full Article

Council Approves Funding for Biofuel Plan at Wastewater Treatment Facility — $1.3 Milllion OKed for Engineering

by  Elisa Raffa (Sioux Land Matters)  Sioux city is moving ahead with plans to sell a methane product similar to what big ox produces, but city leaders contend that’s where

January 13, 2017 Read Full Article

The Clean Tech Primer 2017

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In New York, Raymond James released its Clean Tech Primer 2017, arguably the most cogent and concise summary of activity and prospects across the gamut

January 6, 2017 Read Full Article

Exxon’s 2040 Outlook: Fossil Fuels Aren’t Going Anywhere

(Oil & Gas 360/OilPrice.com)  The global energy mix will not look that much different for oil and gas in 2040, according to Exxon Mobil’s (ticker: XOM) recently released 2017 Outlook

January 4, 2017 Read Full Article

Small Is Beautiful: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to Velocys’ Microchannel Reactor Tech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Velocys enables modular gas-to-liquids and biomass-to-liquids plants to convert unconventional, remote and problem gas and waste biomass into valuable, drop-in liquid fuels. After 15 years

December 30, 2016 Read Full Article

DOE Announces $15 Million to Accelerate the Deployment of Energy Efficient Transportation Technologies

(Department of Energy)  Today (December 21, 2016), the Energy Department (DOE) announced $15 million, subject to appropriations, to support community-based projects to accelerate the adoption of advanced and alternative fuel

December 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Second Chance Carbon: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to LanzaTech

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  LanzaTech has developed a fully sustainable integrative gas to fuels and chemicals platform that has

December 13, 2016 Read Full Article

What’s Next in Cellulosic Biofuels?: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Iogen and the Cellulosic Sector

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Iogen says it has has “one of the world’s largest and most experienced teams in

December 12, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Sinatra Bio: Ol’ Brew Eyes is Back

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Bottom line, Abengoa Bioenergy Biomass of Kansas closed the sale of its cellulosic ethanol plant

December 12, 2016 Read Full Article

CNG Fuels Adds 100% Renewable Biomethane to Fueling Stations

by Lauren Tyler (NGT News)  NG Fuels, which develops, owns and operates natural gas fueling infrastructure in the U.K., says that Renewable

December 6, 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

Colorado Engineering Council’s Top Awards

(The Villager)  The American Council of Engineering Companies (ACEC) of Colorado announced the winners of its 2017 Engineering Excellence Awards

December 5, 2016 Read Full Article

Going to Graceland: Cargill, Calysta Select Tennessee for Methane-to-Feed Project

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In Minnesota, Cargill and Calysta revealed that they will co-create the world’s largest gas fermentation

December 5, 2016 Read Full Article

5.0 Magnitude Quake Hits Cushing, Rumbles Central Oklahoma

by Matt Dinger, & Adam Wilmoth (The Oklahoman)  Oklahoma bridges inspected following Cushing earthquake; Regulators working on new directive following Cushing

November 7, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Big Oil Pledges $1 Billion for Gas Technologies to Fight Climate Change

by Karolin Schaps and Ron Bousso (Reuters/Yahoo! News)  Some of the world’s biggest oil companies, including Saudi Aramco and Royal Dutch

November 5, 2016 Read Full Article

VW Billions to Foster Natural Gas Vehicles?

by Rich Piellisch  (Fleets & Fuels)  NGVAmerica Urges States to Take Advantage of Settlement  —  States should take advantage of

October 26, 2016 Read Full Article

Con: Wind an Even Bigger Boondoggle than Ethanol

by Mark J. Perry  (South Coast Today/American Enterprise Institute)  … No question, there is a lot of hype about wind power being

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Tapping Landfills to Generate Power Seemed Smart. So Why Is the Industry Threatened?

by Ralph Vartabedian (Los Angeles Times)  … The problem began after the AQMD issued a complex 39-page rule requiring that by no later than

October 24, 2016 Read Full Article

Hillary Clinton Said America Is Energy Independent. It Is Not

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC)  Hillary Clinton said during the second presidential debate on Sunday that the United States has achieved energy

October 11, 2016 Read Full Article

Clinton’s Plan to Reduce US Oil Consumption Likely Won’t Work

by Tom DiChristopher (CNBC)  … Clinton says she would extend standards for vehicle fuel efficiency, methane emissions, building codes and appliance

October 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Valero, Volvo

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

September 30, 2016 Read Full Article

Strategic Intent: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to Tesoro, Toyota

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  This season, The Digest is hosting the Strategic Intent webinar series, looking at the plans,

September 29, 2016 Read Full Article

Oil Bankruptcies Leave Lenders With ‘Catastrophic’ Recovery Rate

by Rebecca Penty (Bloomberg)  Rate of 21% in 2015 compares to average of 59% previously; Bankruptcies so far this year are

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Natural Gas: A Bridge Fuel — But for How Long?

by Tom Ewing (Renewable Energy World)  On Aug. 17, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) daily update announced that CO2

September 14, 2016 Read Full Article

Oklahoma Quake Prompts Shutdown of Gas-Linked Wells

by Doug Stranglin (USA Today)  One of the largest earthquakes in Oklahoma rattled the Midwest on Saturday all the way

September 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Biogas Certificates Provide Customers with Flexible Access to the Benefits of Biogas

(Gasum) Gasum is the transmission network operator with system responsibility for the Finnish natural gas transmission system. As part of the

September 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Mid-Level Ethanol Blends Offer Significant Benefits to the US

by Jodi Delapaz (Agri-Pulse)  High octane fuels (HOF), specifically mid-level ethanol blends (E25-E40), could offer significant benefits for the U.S.,

August 26, 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

Oil Majors Lost One Engine; Now the Second One Is Sputtering

by Javier Blas (Bloomberg)  BP says second-quarter refining margins drop to 6-year low; Downstream business was key last year in cushioning cheap

July 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Biogas To Fleet Fuel In South San Francisco

by Nora Goldstein  (BioCycle)  …  SSFSC (South San Francisco Scavenger Company) has converted 27 of the 40 trucks in its

July 19, 2016 Read Full Article

Gaz Metro Converts Biomass into Renewable Natural Gas

(Gaz Metro/Biomass Magazine)  Gaz Métro is proud to announce that, over the past several months, it has been conducting a

July 17, 2016 Read Full Article

Will the Gas Bubble Burst? More Projects Struggle for GTL Finance

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Remember how natural gas was the no-brainer of all time. Gas-to-Liquids was the rage, and

July 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Intrexon: Will Its GTL Business Arrive in 2018?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest) The indictment was handed down this week in The Motley Fool, which averred:  While investors have

June 30, 2016 Read Full Article

The DME Option: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to DME as a Fuel

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)Dimethyl ether has several fuel properties that make it attractive for use in diesel engines. It

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

They ♥ DME, Yeah Yeah Yeah: NREL, Enerkem Advance BIO-DME to Commercialization

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Poor DME. it burns like natural gas, handles like LPG, powers like diesel, and it’s

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Exxon, ConocoPhillips Top List of Methane Polluters

by Katie Fehrenbacher (Fortune Magazine)  This is how much methane pollution that eleven oil and gas companies emit annually. Eleven oil and

June 27, 2016 Read Full Article

‘Threat Map’ Aims to Highlight the Worst of Oil and Gas Air Pollution

by Zahra Hirji (Inside Climate News)  Two activist groups used government data to show 12.4 million people in the U.S.

June 22, 2016 Read Full Article

When the Wind Blows: Tracking Toxic Chemicals in Gas Fields and Impacted Communities

(Coming Clean)  When the Wind Blows: Tracking Toxic Chemicals in Gas Fields and Impacted Communities is a report documenting Coming

June 16, 2016 Read Full Article

Ontario Slates $100 Million toward Renewable Natural Gas

by Anna Simet (Biomass Magazine)  Ontario’s government plans to spend up to $100 million over the next four years to

June 6, 2016 Read Full Article

Hillary Clinton’s Climate and Energy Policies, Explained

by David Roberts (Vox.com)  Media coverage of the Democratic primary has not shed much light on Hillary Clinton’s proposals for

May 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Shipping Sector Emissions: Alternative Fuels for Marine and Inland Waterways Transport

(European Commission Joint Research Center)   A recent JRC report finds that fuels like liquefied natural gas (LNG) and methanol are

May 10, 2016 Read Full Article

Vermont Public Service Board Authorizes RNG Project

(Vermont Public Service Board/Biomass Magazine) The Vermont Public Service Board recently authorized the construction and operation of a renewable natural gas

April 25, 2016 Read Full Article

The Most Important Mystery about U.S. Climate Change Policy

by Chris Mooney (The Washington Post)  … Environmentalists have charged for some time that the fracking boom — the rise in

April 18, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Chemistry

by Bill McKibben (The Nation) Our leaders thought fracking would save our climate. They were wrong. Very wrong.   …   Meet

March 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Net Greenhouse Gas Emissions Savings from Natural Gas Substitutions in Vehicles, Furnaces, and Power Plants

by Daniel S. Cohan and Shayak Sengupta (Inderscience Publishers/International Journal of Global Warming)  We compare the net greenhouse gas emissions impact

March 9, 2016 Read Full Article

Science: 2015 Well Blowout Doubled Los Angeles’ Methane Leak Rate

by Meagan Phelan (AAAS.org) The first quantitative estimates of the Aliso Canyon well blowout reveal that it released more than 100,000

February 26, 2016 Read Full Article

6 Things Bernie Sanders Would Do to Crack Down on Fracking, Even if Congress Doesn’t Go Along

by Ben Adler (Grist)  … Instead of embracing gas as a supposedly cleaner “bridge fuel,” Sanders wants to go straight to

February 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Will Renewable Biofuel Help “Redeem” Clean Energy Fuels?

(The Motley Fuel)  … Can the company’s renewable natural gas, which it sells under the brand name Redeem, continue to drive

February 11, 2016 Read Full Article

L.A. County Files Criminal Charges over Porter Ranch Gas Leak

by Paige St. John and Alice Walton (Los Angeles Times)  Southern California Gas Co. on Tuesday was charged with failing to

February 8, 2016 Read Full Article

Leviathan Partners Sign $1.3 Billion Gas Deal With Edeltech

by  Sharon Wrobel (Bloomberg Business)  Israel’s natural gas companies and Noble Energy Inc. have signed the first contract to supply

February 2, 2016 0 comment Read Full Article

ExxonMobil’s Energy Outlook Projects Energy Demand Increase and Decline in Carbon Intensity

(ExxonMobil/BusinessWire)  Global energy demand expected to increase 25 percent between 2014-2040, driven by population and economic growth; Carbon intensity of the

February 1, 2016 Read Full Article

Air Regulator Sues California Utility over State’s Historic Methane Leak

by Alex Dobuzinskis (Reuters)  A California utility failed to protect residents from the largest methane leak in state history at its

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

Study: Renewable Energy Best Way to Achieve Climate Targets under Clean Power Plan — Unaddressed Methane Leakage From Natural Gas Sector Could Undercut Emissions Reductions

(PSE Healthy Energy)  New analysis from PSE Healthy Energy and University of California at Berkeley finds that increased deployment of

January 28, 2016 Read Full Article

IEA-RETD Launches Call for Proposal for Renewable Power-to-Gas (RE-P2G) Study DEADLINE: February 4, 2016

(Netzwerk Biotreibstoffe/IEA)  Renewable Power-to-Gas (RE-P2G) technologies like renewable methane or renewable hydrogen can substitute fossil conventional and alternative fuels (natural

January 27, 2016 Read Full Article

Should the Ethanol Industry Promote E30 Fuel Blend?

by By Mikkel Pates (Grand Forks Herald)  …  Brian West, deputy director of the Fuels, Engines and Emissions Research Center at

January 25, 2016 Read Full Article

Power to the Poop: One Colorado City Is Using Human Waste to Run Its Vehicles

Melanie Sevcenko  (The Guardian)  Renewable natural gas is a growing industry for fuel, electricity and heat, but advocates says it’s

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

Ohio Has Few Checks for Natural-Gas Storage Leaks

by Laura Arenschield (Columbus Dispatch)  … In fact, Ohio ranks eighth nationwide in the volume of natural gas stored below ground.

January 22, 2016 Read Full Article

California Gas Leak Exposes Growing Natural-Gas Risks

by Richard Martin (MIT Technology Review)  As America shifts toward natural gas for energy, decaying pipelines and storage facilities are

January 20, 2016 Read Full Article

Big Oil to Cut Investment again in 2016

by Karolin Schaps and Ron Bousso (Reuters)  With crude prices at 11-year lows, the world’s biggest oil and gas producers are

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

LA’s Gas Leak Is a Global Disaster

by Maddie Stone (GizMoDo)  One of the worst environmental disasters of the decade is currently underway in a quiet community 25

January 4, 2016 Read Full Article

Federal Agencies Release Update on National Biogas Activities

(U.S. Department of Agriculture)  In support of the Obama Administration’s Climate Action Plan, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the

December 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Here’s What You Need to Know about the Porter Ranch Gas Leak

(Los Angeles Daily News)  Nov. 6, 2015 – This morning at 11 a.m., SoCalGas crews and outside experts started the

December 14, 2015 Read Full Article

Methane-Munching Platform Microbe: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Intrexon Energy

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Intrexon’s proprietary methanotroph bioconversion platform has the potential to transform the gas-to-liquids (GTL) industry through

November 10, 2015 Read Full Article

BP Says Carbon Charge Needed to Make Renewables Cost Competitive

by Sarah Kent (Global Finance)  … The cost of producing energy from renewable sources such as solar and wind will fall sharply

November 3, 2015 0 comment Read Full Article

Analysis Shows Greenhouse Gas Emissions Similar for Shale, Crude Oil

by Tona Kunz  (Argonne National Laboratory)  The U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory this week released a pair of

October 28, 2015 Read Full Article

A Secret Password for Advanced Biofuels at Scale? Forget “Open Sesame”, Try “Velocys Inside”

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Four new technologies approach scaled operations, all with one element in common – Velocys technology

October 5, 2015 Read Full Article

Turning Garbage Into Profit

by Olga Grigoryants (Pacific Standard)  Last year, Simi Valley Landfill entered what is becoming a fast­-growing business of transforming fetid odors

September 3, 2015 Read Full Article

The Gas Rush: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Farmatic and the Opportunity in Renewable Natural Gas

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  In a remarkable presentation at the Infocast Methane Bioengineering Summit in San Diego this week

September 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Calysta and Its Happy Meal

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  It’s not just fish meal, it’s happy meal — for investors, we hear. As Calysta

September 3, 2015 Read Full Article

The Gas Rush: Could the US Switch Fuels over to 51% Renewable Natural Gas?

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … In a remarkable presentation at the Infocast Methane Bioengineering Summit in San Diego this week

September 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Dimethyl Ether as a New Diesel Alternative Fuel: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Oberon Fuels

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Oberon Fuels is launching DME (dimethyl ether) in North America as a clean-burning, alternative to

September 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Methane’s Sputnik Moment? The 7 Hottest Meth Techs to Watch, as US Methane Regulation Steps up

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Are these 7 companies the big winners from the EPA’s proposed rules for oil &

August 20, 2015 Read Full Article

Natural Gas-Fueled Buses and Trucks: Will the Climate Really Benefit?

by Jonathan Camuzeaux (Environmental Defense Fund)  At a time when companies and governments are looking more closely at alternative fuel sources

August 20, 2015 Read Full Article

The Limits of Obama’s New Rules on Pollution

(The Washington Post)  Editorial: THE OBAMA administration released new pollution rules on oil and natural gas production Tuesday to predictable howls

August 19, 2015 Read Full Article

U.S. Surpasses ‘Major Milestone’ for Alternative Fueling Stations

by Joseph Bebon  (Next Gen Transportation News)  With little fanfare, the U.S. reached the 20,000 mark for the number of

August 17, 2015 Read Full Article

The GOP’s All-of-the-Above Energy Policy Is Nothing Like Obama’s

by Rebecca Leber (New Republic)  … Walker and Bush intend to end subsidies for clean energy, largely continue the same century-old tax

August 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Editorial: Obama’s Clean Energy Plan Doesn’t Go Far Enough

(Los Angeles Times)  … More important than the dollar amount are the greater losses of life, home and habitat expected to

August 5, 2015 Read Full Article

NM Lawmakers Call on Administration to Curb Natural Gas Waste Causing Methane Hot Spot Over San Juan Basin

(Office of Senator Tom Udall (D-NM))  In a letter this week to Office of Management and Budget (OPM) Director Shaun

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

Study Gets a Handle on Gas Leaks: 80 Billion Cubic Feet

by Katherine Bagley (InsideClimate News)   Four percent of the facilities surveyed accounted for 23 percent of the leaked natural gas,

July 28, 2015 Read Full Article

New Family of Chemical Structures Remove CO2 from Gas Mixtures

(Stockholm University/Biomass Magazine)  A newly discovered family of chemical structures, published in Nature, could increase the value of biogas and

July 17, 2015 Read Full Article

Methane Leaks Raise New Questions about Natural Gas Sites

by Rhiannon Meyers (Houston Chronicle)   Some natural gas operations in the Barnett Shale leaked more methane than previously thought, underscoring

July 10, 2015 Read Full Article

Integrating Source Apportionment Tracers into a Bottom-up Inventory of Methane Emissions in the Barnett Shale Hydraulic Fracturing Region

by Amy Townsend-Small, Josette E. Marrero, David R. Lyon, Isobel J. Simpson, Simone Meinardi, and Donald R. Blake  (Environmental Science and

July 7, 2015 Read Full Article

INSIGHT-California’s Push for Cleaner Buses Could Edge out Natural Gas

by Nichola Groom (Reuters)  Fifteen years ago, California led the way to cleaner transit buses with strict tailpipe emissions standards

July 2, 2015 Read Full Article

Oregon Lawmakers Look to Swap LCFS for Fuel Tax

(Argus Media)  Oregon governor Kate Brown (D) and a group of eight legislators have negotiated a proposal to kill the

June 26, 2015 Read Full Article

Amid Low Prices, US Oil Output May Be Nearing Peak

by Jay Fitzgerald (Boston Globe)  Is America’s energy boom coming to an end?   As companies shut down oil- and gas-drilling

June 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Nebraska Gov. Signs Alt-Fuel Vehicle Rebate Bill

(TruckingInfo.com)  Nebraska’s Gov. Pete Ricketts has approved legislation that will establish a new program offering rebates for alternative-fuel vehicle conversions,

June 3, 2015 Read Full Article

Big Oil Companies Want a Price on Carbon. Here’s Why.

by Ben Geman (National Journal)  Natural-gas profits have Shell and BP, among others, calling for increased use of carbon-emissions fees

June 2, 2015 Read Full Article

New Environmental Study Urges “Caution” for Policymakers Considering Replacing Clean Diesel Trucks With Natural Gas Vehicles

(Diesel Technology Forum)  Uncertainty Over Amount of Methane Emissions & Diesel Technology Efficiency Warrant Further Examination A new study published

May 19, 2015 Read Full Article

Nonpetroleum Share of Transportation Energy at Highest Level since 1954

(U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Information Administration)  In the United States, petroleum is by far the most-consumed transportation fuel. But

May 18, 2015 Read Full Article

We’re Using Natural Gas All Wrong for the Climate

by Harry Saunders (The Energy Collective)  The natural and immediate inclination of emissions reduction practitioners and policy-makers is to substitute

April 30, 2015 Read Full Article

15 Hot and Novel Low Carbon Fuel Technologies to Watch

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  An effort is underway in the UK to classify, within the Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation,

April 28, 2015 Read Full Article

US Poised for Biobased Chemicals Breakout, Says National Research Council

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  Though challenges remain, particularly in affordable feedstock, the US National Research Council says “Despite impressive

April 6, 2015 Read Full Article

Taxing Natural Gas as a Motor Fuel

(Avalara)  Natural gas is becoming increasingly popular as a transportation fuel due to its lower costs and less environmental impact.

March 27, 2015 Read Full Article

4 Minutes… Mark Herrema. Co-Founder and CEO, Newlight Technologies

by Jim Lane (Biofuels Digest)  … Newlight is harnessing methane-based carbon emissions as a resource to replace oil and reduce the

February 9, 2015 Read Full Article

Low Carbon Fuel Project Inches Closer to Construction

by Russell Hixson (Journal of Commerce)  Blue Fuel Energy, based in Victoria, plans to make its final decision on a

February 8, 2015 Read Full Article

Oklahoma Worries Over Swarm of Earthquakes and Connection to Oil Industry

by Lori Montgomery (The Washington Post)  … What to do about the plague of earthquakes is, however, very much an open question

February 6, 2015 Read Full Article

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