The Renewable Energy Solutions group allows Comerica to better align credit resources, including underwriting and approval, drive greater organizational consistency, and benefit its broader sustainability objectives by driving green loan growth and improving the accuracy of data related to the bank's renewable efforts.
Since the department's origination in 2006, Comerica's ESD has seen significant achievements in the renewable energy space. In recent years, its historical experience in financing landfill gas and biomass has naturally evolved into financing independent renewable energy generators for other forms of renewables, including those involved in the solar, wind and anaerobic digestion industries, according to the Comerica release.
Comerica is a member of the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, the Partnership for Carbon Accounting Financials (PCAF), a global partnership of financial institutions that work together to develop and implement a harmonized approach to assess and disclose the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with their loans and investments.
Comerica Bank is a subsidiary of Comerica Incorporated, a financial services company headquartered in Dallas, Texas, with reported total assets of $89.2 billion as of March 31, 2022.
(Source: Comerica Incorporated, Website PR, 5 May, 2022)
Contact: Comerica Incorporated, Matt Breight, Senior VP and ESD Group Manager, www.comerica.com
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The presently under-subscribed scheme, which is open to commercial, industrial, agricultural, district heating, public sector and other non-domestic heat users, facilitates the conversion from fossil fuel to renewable fuels and provides operational support for biomass boilers and anaerobic digestion heating systems.
The SSRH supports businesses and farms for up to 15 years for the installation and continuing use of biomass and anaerobic digestion heating systems.
(Source: Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, PR, May, 2022) Contact: Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland, +353-1-8082100, fax+353-1-8082002, www.seai.ie
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Energy360 designs, manufactures and operates anaerobic digestion turn-key bioenergy and biogas handling systems
Energy360 has over 50 flares and 6 gas conditioning systems operating today across Australia, in both landfill and food processing applications.
(Source: AGL Australia, Website PR, 285 April, 2022)
Contact: Energy360, Samantha Lamond, , CEO, +61 (0)3 9770 8545
Mobile: 0428 397 837, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.energy360.au; AGL Australia, www.agl.com.au
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The project will process approximately 200,000 tpy of regionally sourced bourbon whiskey stillage and food waste into RNG when fully operational in late 2024. (Source: Synthica Energy LLC , PR, 20 April, 2022) Contact: Synthica Energy LLC., 513-268-6688, www.synthica.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Synthica Energy, RNG, Anaerobic Digestion,
Each of the three facilities will come in at roughly $250 million and process up to 600,000 tpy of organic material to produce up to 1,000,000 MMBtu/y (8MM DGE/y) of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) while reducing pollutants by 160,000 MT of CO2e -- equivalent to the annual emissions of 35,000 passenger vehicles. The three projects are expected to begin operations in 2025.
TNRE develops, owns, and operates state-of-the-art organics-to-renewable energy facilities, including large scale, regional high-solids anaerobic digestion (AD) infrastructure to create biomethane and other valuable products. (Source: True North Renewable Energy, PR, 20 April, 2022) Contact: True North Renewable Energy, Gary Aguinaga, Pres., 321.307.5844, email@example.com,
www.tnrenewableenergy.com; The Weitz Company, www.weitz.com; DRANCO, Inc., www.dranco.be
More Low-Carbon Energy News True North Renewable Energy, RNG, anaerobic digestion,
Future Biogas will truck liquefied CO2 captured from its anaerobic digestion and bioenergy sites across the UK to Saltend for temporary stored then shipped to the Northern Lights Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) Project, which is supported by the Norwegian Government and currently under construction.
The Northern Lights Carbon Capture and Storage facility will store 200,000 tpy of liquefied CO2 by mid-2025, increasing to 400,000 tpy of CO2 by the end of 2028. (Source: Future Biogas, PR, Website, 7 April, 2022) Contact: Future Biogas, +44 1483 375920, www.futurebiogas.com;
Northern Lights Carbon Capture and Storage, www.northernlightsccs.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Future Biogas, CO2, CCS, Northern Lights Carbon Capture and StorageBiogas,
The BTS consultancy offering includes:
prepare the technical/environmental, construction and fire prevention documentation to obtain the single authorisation relative to Legislative Decree 387/2003 and PAS Legislative Decree 28/2011; prepare ENEL/SNAM applications for the connection to power lines and methane pipelines; produce complete PAUR and AIA paperwork for OFMSW/organic waste fueled plants; and
actively support its customer for the presentation of the project and participate in the required service conferences and technical meetings as needed in the authorisation procedure. (Source: BTS Biogas, Website, Mar., 2022) Contact: BTS Biogas, Christine McKiernan, Managing Dir., +39 0474 37 01 19, www.bts-biogas.com
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EIB funds will be used to renovate existing waste sorting facilities, finance the purchase of environmentally-friendly transport such as electric, hybrid or biomethane vehicles, improve energy efficiency in 55 public buildings. and develop a 50,000 tpy AD system to produce 4 million m3 per year of biomethane.
(Source: European Investment Bank, PR, Mar., 2022) Contact: European Investment Bank, www.eib.org
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Agresti Energy's proprietary process uses agricultural anaerobic digestion digestate as a feedstock which is subjected to pressure hydrolysis to break down lignin and convert hemicellulose and cellulose into sugar. The cellulosic sugar solution is injected into an anaerobic digester where it is converted into biogas which is purified and compressed.
RNG produced through the Agresti Energy AD pathway achieves a 60.2 pct reduction in greenhouse gas emissions compared to a 2005 diesel baseline, according to Agresti Energy. (Source: US EPA, Agrest Energy, Website, PR, Mar., 2022)
Contact: Agresti Energy, Ron Miller, Pres., 317-912-1343, www.agrestienergy.com
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RGF also announced the Teagasc Grange Research Center in County Meath will become a center of excellence for biomethane production, regenerative agriculture and research. Previous Teagasc Grange research found that increased biomethane production will not compete for feedstock with food production and that anaerobic digestion (AD) technology is complementary to sustainable farming. Biomethane was introduced into Ireland's gas network more than two years ago.
The RGFI promotes a scalable, agri-feedstock-based model of AD biomethane production to decarbonise thermal processes in the food industry while also supporting farmers, the environment and the circular bio-economy, according to its website.
(Source: Renewable Gas Forum Ireland, PR 8 Mar., 2022)
Contact: Gas Networks Ireland , David Kelly, Bus. Dev., +353 21 453 4000, www.gasnetworks.ie;
Renewable Gas Forum Ireland, PJ McCarthy, CEO, www.renewablegasforum.com
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In 2019 and 2020, EPA awarded a total of more than $110,000 and more than $3 million in cooperative agreement grants, respectively. The project types selected for funding include feasibility studies, demonstration projects, workshops, as well as technical assistance and training. (Source: US EPA, PR, 4 Mar., 2022)
Contact: US EPA, www.epa.gov/anaerobic-digestion
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Prof.Dalai is developing a novel integrated process that uses anaerobic digestion and thermochemical gasification methods to produce RNG. The biomethane produced in this way is identical to the methane in natural gas and can be directly injected into existing natural gas networks.
Tidewater Renewables is providing $150,000 per year for three years for the project. Dalai is seeking Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada grant funding for the project. (Source: University of Saskatchewan, PR, Mar., 2022)
Contact: Prof. Dr Ajay Dalai, University of Saskatchewan, College of Engineering and Canada Research Chair of Bioenergy and Environmentally Friendly Chemical Processing, 306-966-4771, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.engineering.usask.ca;
Tidewater Renewables Ltd., (587) 475-0210, email@example.com, www.tidewater-renewables.com
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The facility is equipped with a 450-kW cogeneration power plant
and digests roughly 12,000 tpd of regionally sourced cattle manure and other organic waste into energy with the residue sold as compost and fertilizer. (Source: WELTEC BIOPOWER., PR, 1 Mar., 2022)Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER, Jens Albartus, Director, +49 4441 99978 0, Fax: +49 4441 99978 8, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.weltec-biopower.de
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This targeted growth will be based on organic development as well as acquisitions in northern and Central Europe.
(Source: Scandinavian Biogas, Website 17 Feb., 2022) Contact: Scandinavian Biogas, Matti Vikkula, CEO,
email@example.com, +46 (0)8 503 872 20, www.scandinavianbiogas.com
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The "optimization" is intended to significantly reduce initial investment costs and on-site installation time compared to custom-made products -- production and installation time on site are costs reduced by around 30 pct overall. The general benefits of the ETW SmartCycle®PSA, such as minimal energy requirements, maximum turn-down flexibility, long component service life, and low maintenance requirements, remain.
The new SmartCycle® for upgrading biogas to natural gas quality is based on a modular system consisting of ISO standard containers in the standard 20, 40, and 45 foot sizes and raw gas capacity of 550 up to 4000 Nm3/h. All intermediate elements such as connecting parts, piping, and external units cooling systems and activated carbon filters are delivered to the construction site in prefabricated modules, according to the company release.
(Source: ETW Energietechnik GmbH, PR, Feb., 2022) Contact: ETW Energietechnik GmbH , Oliver Jende
Business Development Manager
+49 (0) 2841-9990-209, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.etw-energie.de
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The plant originally consisted of a 3,993 cubic meters stainless steel digester, a 530 kilowatt CHP and a storage unit. For the expansion, WELTEC BIOPOWER built a second 3,993 cubic meter stainless steel digester, another pre-storage unit, a second 530 kilowatt CHP and an unpacking system for cheese and vegetables to be added to the digester were installed. A solids feeder was not required since the pumpable substrates are brought into the storage units via a central pump block and then conveyed into the digesters.
The facility uses chicken manure and roughly equal amounts of olive oil pomace, cattle and pig manure, as well as whey for energy production. Since the plant was enlarged, the daily amount of the substrate mix has risen to 190 tons.
The company has to date been significantly involved in 17 of a total of 30 agricultural and waste anaerobic digestion biogas plants developed in Greece. (Source: WELLTECH BIOPOWER, PR, 1 Feb., 2022) Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER, Jens Albartus, Director, +49 4441 99978 0, Fax: +49 4441 99978 8, email@example.com, www.weltec-biopower.de
More Low-Carbon Energy News WELTEC BIOPOWER, Anaerobic Digestion, RNG, Biogas,
The Vlot anaerobic digestion project, which is anticipated to capture, clean, and convert methane from manure into renewable natural gas (RNG), is Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC's first RNG project in the Golden State and is expected to be completed in 2023. (Source: Brightmark, Website PR, 19 Jan., 2022) Contact: Chevron, Andy Walz, Pres. Americas Fuels & Lubricants, www.chevron.com; Brightmark, Bob Powell, CEO, Cory Ziskind, (646) 277-1232, Cory.Ziskind@icrinc.com, www.brightmark.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Brightmark, Chevron , Anaerobic Digestion, Biomethane, RNG,
Vertimass' technology sustainably produces fuels and chemicals from methanol, ethanol, and other renewable alcohols with high yields that can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to products from petroleum. The technology originated from the US DOE Oak Ridge National Laboratories (ORNL) operated by UT-Battelle, with Vertimass obtaining worldwide exclusive rights in 2014.
European Energy develops, finances, constructs and operates wind and solar farms as well as large-scale PtX plants in 24 countries. The company has a development pipeline of more than 20 GW of renewable energy projects and is currently constructing more than 1.2 GW of new energy capacity. European Energy has developed a new decentralized production technology that offers green e-methanol identical to fossil methanol, from renewable energy sources and CO2 from bio-waste. E-methanol provides the transport sector and chemical industry a convenient transition to environmentally friendly fuels and chemicals, according to Vertimass. (Source: Vertimass, PR, Website Jan., 2022) Contact: European Energy, +45 8870 8216, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.europeanenergy.com; Vertimass LLC, John Hannon, CEO, www.vertimass.com
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The project, which produces pipeline-ready RNG (biomethane) from 15 dairy farms in Merced County, was largely funded by the California Public Utilities Commission's Dairy Biomethane Pilot Program -- part of the state's strategy to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants.
According to the California Air Resources Board, roughly half of the state's methane emissions come from dairies and livestock.
(Sources; PG&E, PR. 14 Jan., 2022) Contact: PG&E, Chris DiGiovanni, Business Dev., www.pge.com;
Maas Energy, (530) 710-8545, email@example.com, www.maasenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Anaerobic Digestion, Pacific Gas and Electric, RNG, Biomethane, Biogas, Maas Energy ,
According to the report, combined biogas and biomethane production in 2020 amounted to 191 TWh or 18.0 bcm of energy. The numbers are expected to double in the next 9 years. By 2050, production can be at least five-fold reaching over 1,000 TWh, with some estimates going up to 1,700 TWh. Agricultural-based biogas and biomethane plants make up the lion's share of total production, which is now more the entire natural gas EU's gas consumption.
2020 saw the biggest year-on-year increase in biomethane production to date with an additional 6.4 TWh or 0.6 bcm of biomethane produced in Europe.
According to the report, the sustainable European Bio-LNG production capacity by 2024, considering only confirmed plants, adds up to 10.6 TWh per year, capacity that could fuel almost 25,000 LNG trucks for the whole year.
(Source: European Biogas Association , Nov., Dec. 2021) Contact: European Biogas Association, +32 24 00 1089, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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Under the Program's first phase, companies, research institutions and universities can now bid for up to £250,000 funding to support BECCS development and demonstrate their feasibility. A second phase will provide further funding to the most promising projects.
The programme aims to support three categories: feedstock pre-processing, to optimise biomass and waste for use in gasification technologies; gasification components, thermal conversion technologies that can convert biomass or waste into hydrogen, methane, aviation fuel, diesel or other hydrocarbons; and novel bio-hydrogen technologies that can be combined with carbon capture, such as dark fermentation, anaerobic digestion and wastewater treatment. (Source: UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy , PR, 12 Jan., 2022) Contact:
UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy, www.gov.uk/government/publications/hydrogen-beccs-innovation-programme
More Low-Carbon Energy News Hydrogen, Biomass, BECCS,
The new planning application includes amendments to the layout and positioning of equipment on the site and seeks to enhance the sustainability of the plant by including carbon capture (CCS) technology for 7,000 tpy of CO2.
When fully operational the facility will generate sufficient biogas to power more than 4,600 homes. The gas will be injected directly into the local gas grid to be used by households in the village of Roydon and Diss. In addition to biogas, the plant will produce a high-quality, sustainable fertiliser. (Source: Deal Farm Biogas, Website PR, Jan., 2022) Contact: Deal Farm Biogas, +44 0 800 368 7312, email@example.com, www.dealfarmbiogas.co.uk
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In the U.S., Greenlane has been awarded a contract for a biogas upgrading system for a dairy farm RNG project in Nebraska. Greenlane will supply its PSA system for upgrading biogas generated from anaerobic digestion of dairy cow manure into carbon negative RNG suitable for injection into the local pipeline network.
In Brazil, Greenlane has also won a contract for a landfill gas-to-RNG project with Orizon Valorizacao de Residuos, one of Brazil's largest landfill operators. Greenlane will supply its water wash system to upgrade the landfill gas to low carbon RNG.
The project is Greenlane's sixth system supply contract in Brazil, according to the release.
(Source: Greenlane Renewables, PR, 4 Jan., 2021) Contact: Orizon, www.orizonvr.com; Greenlane Renewables, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greenlanebiogas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Aenerobic Digestion, RNG, Biogas, Greenlane Renewables, Greenlane Biogas,
StormFisher has over 10 years of plant operating experience across 7 different facilities and operates the largest private organic waste-to-energy biogas facility in North America.
This expansion was made possible by StormFisher's partnership with Generate, a leading North American sustainable infrastructure company, which owns and operates the London plant in partnership with StormFisher. (Source: StormFisher, PR, 29 Dec., 2021) Contact: StormFisher, Brandon Moffat, VP Dev., (519) 649-2464, www.stormfisher.com
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BTS Biogas is responsible for the development, engineering, construction and maintenance of over 250 biogas and biomethane plants across Europe, North America and East Asia. By recycling organic materials from municipalities, food companies and farms, BTS Biogas facilities are designed to generate a consistent supply of renewable energy as well as soil improvers and fertilizers.
Versalis is a wholly owned subsidiary of Italian oil major Eni specializing in the production of chemicals. The company produced 9.5 million tons of chemical products in 2018 and is Italy's largest chemical producer.
(Source: Eni, Website PR, Dec., 2021)
Contact: Eni/Versalis, +39 06 598 21 / Fax: +39 06 598 22141, www.eni.com/en-IT/about-us/subsidiaries-and-affiliates/versalis-company.html; BTS Biogas, Christine McKiernan, Managing Dir., +39 0474 37 01 19, www.bts-biogas.com
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Irradiant joins BDC’s existing investor base that includes Newlight Partners LP, a growth equity investment firm, and Sagewind Capital LLC, a New York-based middle-market private equity firm.
The new capital will support development of multiple AD facilities to drive sustainable organic waste recycling and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in North America, according to the company. (Source: Bioenergy Devco, PR, !4 Dec., 2021) Contact:
Irradiant Partners, www.irradiantpartners.com; Bioenergy Devco, Shawn Kreloff, CEO, (443) 782-3427, email@example.com, www.bioenergydevco.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy Devco, anaerobic digestion, Biogas, Irradiant Partners,
BDC has constructed more than 240 anaerobic digesters and currently manages 140 facilities worldwide. Since launching in the United States in 2019, BDC has over 20 anaerobic digesters in development, including two under construction in Delaware and Maryland. Slated to be the largest and the first industrial-scale food waste digester in the U.S., the facility at the Maryland Food Center Authority will have the capacity to accept more than 115,000 tons of organic material annually, offering the same carbon sequestration impact as a forested area 40 times the size of Central Park. (Source: Bioenergy Devco, PR, Website, 10 Nov., 2021)
Contact: Irradiant Partners, www.irradiantpartners.com; Bioenergy Devco, Shawn Kreloff, CEO, (443) 782-3427, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bioenergydevco.com
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According to the EBA, the EU biogas sector is committed to climate-neutrality, well developed and ready to scale-up production. According to EBA data, the combined production of biogas and upgraded biomethane could today cover 4.6 pct of the whole EU's gas demand. By 2050, about 30-40 pct of EU gas needs could be met by biogas/biomethane. As one of the global leaders in biogas production, European producers are now seeking new ways for cooperation with third countries to support the deployment of biogas outside EU borders, according to the report. The EBA, together with the German Biogas Association (FvB) and the Austrian Compost and Biogas Association, are already working on this direction in the framework of the DiBiCoo EU Project. One of the fruits of this cooperation is the Categorization of European Biogas and Gasification Technologies. The overview is divided in 2 different publications, one dedicated to anaerobic digestion (AD) and the other one focused on gasification.
Download CATEGORIZATION OF EUROPEAN BIOGAS TECHNOLOGIES report HERE
OF EUROPEAN GASIFICATION
TECHNOLOGIES report HERE . (Source: European Biogas Association, 9 Nov., 2021)
Contact: European Biogas Association, Angela Sainz Arnau , +32 2 400 10 89, email@example.com, www.europeanbiogas.eu; German Biogas Association, www.nde-germany.de
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"The partnership is well-positioned to take advantage of the growing UK biogas market and this initial acquisition can serve as the template for other opportunities that we are screening, given its proven operational status and clear scope to enhance free cash flow and EBITDA margins through a programme of plant optimisation techniques," according to the release.
(Source: Scirocco Energy, PR, Website, 1 Oct., 2021) Contact: Scirocco Energy Tom Reynolds, CEO , +44 (0) 20 7466 5000, www.sciroccoenergy.com; EAG, Greenan Generation Limited,
Chris Kerr, +44 0 7508 484 334, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.energy-acquisitions.com
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Vanguard Renewables builds, owns, and operates on-site farm anaerobic digestion facilities that process and store methane from food waste and manure into low-carbon organic fertilizer. (Source: Vanguard Renewables, Website PR, 28 Sept., 2021)
Contact: Vanguard Renewables , John Hanselman, CEO, 781.371.4935, www. vanguardrenewables.com ; Enbridge, Bill Yardley, Exec. VP, Gas Transmission and Midstream, 519-619-0370 email@example.com, www.enbridge.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Vanguard Renewables, Enbridge, RNG,
As previously reported, WELTEC BIOPOWER entered the US market in 2006 with the construction of two biogas plants in Wisconsin, both successfully converting dairy manures to electricity for over a decade. For some time now, the production of carbon negative RNG from manures and waste materials has been enjoying a major boom in the USA. WELTEC is currently working on a pipeline of projects across North America, based on the tried and tested German-engineered anaerobic digestion technology.
To date, WELTEC has designed and constructed more than 350 biogas and RNG plants in 25 countries. (Source: WELTEC GmbH, PR, 4 Oct., 2021)
Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, Dr Kevin Monson, International Sales Manager, +49 4441 99978 0, Fax: +49 4441 99978 8, firstname.lastname@example.org , www.weltec-biopower.de
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Enbridge will invest roughly $100 million in upgrading equipment to convert the farm derived RNG into pipeline quality RNG and provide transportation and marketing services to market that gas to U.S. customers.
Vanguard Renewables builds, owns, and operates the farm-based anaerobic digestion facilities that sequester the methane from food waste and manure, produce clean energy and low-carbon organic fertilizer, and support regenerative agriculture by returning the food nutrients back to the soil. Host farmers receive cost savings and a new income stream.
In December 2020, Vanguard launched the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance alongside food industry leaders Dairy Farmers of America, Unilever, and Starbucks. The Alliance is committed to developing a circular solution for food waste reduction, recycling, and decarbonization of the manufacturing and supply chain. (Source: Vanguard Renewables, PR, The Daily Times, 28 Sept., 2021)
Contact: Vanguard Renewables, John Hanselman, Founder and CEO, 781-232-7597, www.vanguardrenewables.com; Enbridge, Leanne McNaughton, Communications, 519-619-0370 email@example.com, www.enbridge.com
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The letter notes that by turning all of the country's organic wastes into bioresources, the AD industry could help: the UK achieve carbon neutrality, including delivering 30 pct of the 5th Carbon Budget shortfall; create 60,000 green jobs this decade; bring over £5 billion of private sector investment; boost the UK's exports to a $1 trillion global industry; and support the country's agriculture sector and food and drink industry.
The letter notes "There are over 140 million tonnes of readily available organic wastes still being left undigested in the UK every year. Left untreated, they release methane -- a potent greenhouse gas -- directly into the atmosphere, which contributes to climate change and causes human health issues. Recycling these through AD means that turned into valuable bioresources, such as flexible green gas (biogas), bio-fertiliser (digestate), bioCO2 and other valuable bio-products. With the right support, the UK AD sector would become highly competitive globally", the letter notes.
ADBA says the AD industry urgently needs a policy framework that brings together the multiple strands of work ongoing across government into a cohesive support strategy. The ADBA is presently working with key government departments in developing new strategies and in June, this year, launched the UK AD and Biogas Industry Climate Declaration committing the sector to "doing everything in its powers to deliver the greatest possible carbon reduction for the UK."
(Source: Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association, PR, 20 Sept., 2021) Contact: Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association , Charlotte Morton, CEO, Jocelyne Bia, Communications Consultant, +44 (0)20 3176 0592
More Low-Carbon Energy News Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Associationm Biomethane, GHG, Climate Change,
According to The White House, aviation represents 11 pct of U.S. transportation-related emissions. The goals set by the Administration are ambitious but achievable with the use of SAF. Landfill gas is an abundant source of waste biogenic carbon, typically comprising -- 50 pct bio-based methane (CH4), 40 pct CO2 , and 10 pct nitrogen (N2). Landfill Off-gas To Ultra-low carbon intensity SAF, or Project LOTUS, will be the first to incorporate nearly all the carbon in raw LFG carbon, including the CO2 found in the raw biogas, into drop-in SAF and renewable diesel. Success in this project will materially increase the supply of low carbon intensity, low-cost SAF in the U.S. and enable rapid build-out of new landfill gas to SAF production capacity across the U.S.
The project will leverage green hydrogen and LanzaTech's gas fermentation technology to convert LFG to ethanol at an operating landfill. The ethanol will be converted to SAF using the LanzaJet Alcohol-to-Jet (ATJ) technology developed by LanzaTech and PNNL. Once the SAF has been produced, SkyNRG Americas has numerous contractual partners including Boeing and Alaska Airlines who are committed to advancing use of the fuel in flight.
Project LOTUS will enable a new domestic, regional supply chain to produce SAF that meets international ASTM specifications while reducing methane emissions and improving air quality. The resultant aviation fuel is high quality, low soot forming, and sustainably derived, reducing up to 110 pct of greenhouse gas emissions over traditional jet fuels. The funding from DOE will accelerate the commercial rollout of this exciting SAF production path from LFG by reducing the technical and financial risks for future integrated commercial plants across the US.
Capturing gas from 35 landfills would produce over 500 million gpy of SAF requiring at least 25 commercial-scale biorefineries, creating good paying jobs and creating a secure domestic SAF market. Further, analysis of the overall biogas resource potential indicates that more than 6 billion gallons of SAF could be produced from 25 pct of the biogas produced at U.S. landfills and from anaerobic digestion of organic wastes and other biogas sources. (Source: LanzaTech, Website PR, 23 Sept., 2021) Contact:LanzaTech, Dr. Jennifer Holmgren, CEO, (630) 439-3050, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lanzatech.com; SkyNRG, +31 20 470 70 20, email@example.com, www.skynrg.com
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The pipeline is part of the Aemetis Biogas Central Dairy Digester Project which is developing a network of lagoon digesters connected via a biogas pipeline to produce renewable natural gas (RNG).
The pipeline will transport the renewable biogas from the dairies to the Aemetis biogas upgrading facility at the Aemetis ethanol production plant in Keyes, California, where the biogas will be transformed into commercial-grade RNG for use as a carbon-negative “drop in” transportation fuel.
The planned 52 dairies in the Aemetis biogas project are expected to capture more than 1.4 million MMBtu of dairy methane and reduce greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to an estimated 5.2 million metric tonnes of CO2 each year. The captured methane will be transformed to carbon-negative transportation fuel to displace petroleum-based diesel throughout the State of California. The 5.2 million metric tonnes of annual CO2 emissions reduction from the Aemetis Biogas project is estimated to reduce CO2 emissions equivalent to removing 1.1 million cars from the road.
Aemetis Carbon Zero products include zero carbon fuels that can “drop in” to be used in airplane, truck, and ship fleets. Aemetis low-carbon fuels have substantially reduced carbon intensity compared to standard petroleum fossil-based fuels across their lifecycle. (Source: Aemetis, Website PR, 13 Aug., 2021) Contact: Aemetis, Andy Foster, Phone: (408) 213-0940,
Fax: (408) 252-8044, www.aemetis.com
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Hamilton's first project is being developed in St Bernard, Ohio, near Cincinnati. The project's digester is expected to be completed in the first half of 2023 and will process around 190,000 tpy of locally sourced food waste to generate approximately 250,000 MMBtus per year of pipeline-quality RNG to be injected into a local natural gas pipeline on the regional distribution system. Hamilton RNG is also developing other digester projects in Ohio and Kentucky.
GHI Energy, a wholly-owned subsidiary of UGI, will be the exclusive off-taker and marketer of RNG for Hamilton RNG.
Synthica Energy specializes in the development of environmentally friendly, clean, and low-odor anaerobic digesters using industrial food wastes and byproducts. (Source: UGI, Website PR, 4 Aug., 2021)
Contact: Hamilton RNG, UGI Energy Services, Robert Beard, VP Natural Gas, 610-373-7999,
www.ugies.com; Synthica, Energy LLC, 513-268-6688, www.synthica.com
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"However, we can only deliver this if the British Government unlocks the current policy barriers to industry growth. Our Declaration provides a clear set of actions the Prime Minister needs to implement to unleash our (biogas) sector's potential."
Charlotte Morton, CEO, Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), Aug., 2021, www.adbioresources.org
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The project's biogas is upgraded to renewable natural gas (RNG) and injected into the Vermont Gas (VGS) pipeline. Middlebury College in nearby Middlebury, Vermont, will purchase roughly 55 pct of the RNG produced annually from the project, supplying about one-third of the energy that Middlebury uses for heating and cooling. (Source: BioCycle, Vanguard Renewables, 27 July, 2021) Contact: Vanguard Renewables, 781-232-7597, www. vanguardrenewables.com
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The Metropolitan Edison Company Sustainable Energy Fund of Berks County Community Foundation and the Pennsylvania Electric Company Sustainable Energy Fund of the Community Foundation for the Alleghenies distribute grant funding and investments for a variety of projects within the territories originally served by the two electric companies. The two funds share an advisory committee and are known in the singular as the Met-Ed / Penelec Sustainable Energy Fund. (Source: Met-Ed Sustainable Energy Fund of Berks County Community Foundation, www.bccf.org › sustainable-energy-fund
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Among the award winners, Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania received $25,000 to construct, study and demonstrate a commercial anaerobic digestion system for the generation of renewable electricity from agricultural and food processing wastes at a scale appropriate for an average Pennsylvania dairy farm. The Dickinson College Farm provides hands-on educational resources for students, faculty, and the community on topics of sustainable food production, renewable energy generation, and responsible land stewardship.
(Source: Met-Ed Sustainable Energy Fund of Berks County Community Foundation, www.bccf.org › sustainable-energy-fund; Dickinson College, www.dickinson.edu
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Collectively, Butterfield and Milky Way dairies care for more than 50,000 cows and the projects will generate over 675,000 MMBtu of RNG annually which will ultimately be distributed as renewable transportation fuel. The two projects are scheduled to begin delivering gas into a Southwest Gas Pipeline at the end of 4Q 2021 and 1Q 2022, respectively. Both facilities will be operated and maintained by gas technology firm Nacelle Solutions.
(Source: Avolta Development, Website, PR, 7 July, 2021) Contact: Avolta Development, 855.622.3553,
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According to the release, the project represents an important part of building the capacity and infrastructure needed to successfully implement HB264/SB483 (Organics Recycling and Waste Diversion -- Food Residuals) which was passed into law in 2020. The bill will require businesses that generate two tons or more per week of excess food waste to separate and divert food residuals away from final disposal in landfills and incinerators beginning in January 2023.
(Source: Bioenergy Devco, PR, 12 July 2021) Contact: Bioenergy Devco, Shawn Kreloff, CEO, (443) 782-3427, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.bioenergydevco.com
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The revised regulation will enable new on-farm biogas systems and expansion of existing systems to be more easily approved and at a lower cost, and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions by diverting waste from the landfill through increased maximum allowable limits and new types of off-farm anaerobic digestion materials and by encouraging production of renewable natural gas (RNG).
According to the release, "changes to regulations under the Nutrient Management Act will create more opportunities for farmers to treat on-farm materials as well as other types of off-farm food and organic waste materials in on-farm regulated mixed anaerobic digestion facilities. This will enable an increase in on-farm production of biogas to generate renewable natural gas and will provide Ontario farmers with a new source of on-farm income. There are approximately 40 agri-food anaerobic digesters in the provinces $35 million-a-year biogas sector."
General Regulation O. Reg. 267/03 under the Nutrient Management Act, 2002 establishes requirements for regulated mixed anaerobic digestion facilities. It is jointly administered by the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA) and the Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks. OMAFRA is responsible for approvals, training and certification. MECP is responsible for inspection and enforcement to ensure compliance. (Source: Ontario Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, 5 July, 2021) Contact: Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, 519-826-3100, www.ontario.ca/page/ministry-agriculture-food-and-rural-affairs
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The $45 million to $50 million plant has received the necessary air emissions related permits but is awaiting an agricultural wastewater discharge permit through the New Mexico Environment Department.
The plant will managed by St. Louis-based Roeslein Alternative Energy. The plant's anaerobic digestors can handle up to 350,000 gpd of dairy waste.(Source: Kilb Group, 11 June, 2021)
(Contact: Kolb Group, Kolb Bioenergy NM 1 LLC. www.brinkmannconstructors.com/work/kolb-bioenergy; Roeslein Alternative Energy, Rudi Roeslein, Pres., Brian Gale, Bus. Dev., Chris Roach, Proj. Dev., (314) 729-0055, email@example.com, www.roesleinalternativeenergy.com
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The project will incorporate four PF2100 digesters processing 100 000 tpy of organic "green" waste to produce around 16.7 million Nm3 per annum of biogas that will be upgraded into biomethane -- renewable natural gas (RNG).
(Source: Hitachi Zosen Inova AG, PR, 12 May, 2021) Contact: Hitachi Zosen Inova AG, P +41 44 277 11 11, F +41 44 277 13 13, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hz-inova.com
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The farms which utilize Redding, Califoria-based Maas Energy anaerobic digestion installations are not connected to local gas pipeline infrastructure. This created a need to compress and deliver the RNG to pipeline systems in the region via tractor trailer. Sapphire's solution was to utilize CNG-fueled transport to provide this service, according to the release.
(Source: Sapphire Gas Solutions, Website, PR, 13 May, 2021)
Contact: Sapphire Gas Solutions, Sam Thigpen, SEO, 833-662-5427,
email@example.com, www.sapphiregassolutions.com; Maas Energy, (530) 710-8545, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.maasenergy.com
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WELTEC is installing two stainless-steel anaerobic digesters (AD) to process 60,00 tpy of cattle manure, dairy barn bedding straw and silage leftovers and similar wastes. Each of the digesters has a height of 6.30 meters, is 26.87 meters wide and has a capacity of 3,573m3 l. After processing the biogas generated in the digesters will be fed into the natural gas grid.
(Source: WELTEC BIOPOWER, PR, 10 May, 2021)Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, +49 4441/99978-220, email@example.com, www.weltec-biopower.de
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The project will use Greenlane's Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA') biogas upgrading systems to create clean renewable natural gas (RNG) at a multi-location California dairy farm cluster through anaerobic digestion of the farm waste stream. The RNG will be supplied as fuel for the U.S. transportation sector.
According to the release, "Greenlane is the only biogas upgrading company offering the three main technologies: water wash, pressure swing adsorption, and membrane separation to remove trace impurities from the biogas stream and separate carbon dioxide from biomethane to create a clean, high-purity low-carbon fuel: RNG, no matter the size, feedstock or application.
The company has 30 years industry experience, patented proprietary technology, and over 110 biogas upgrading systems supplied into 18 countries, including the world's largest biogas upgrading facility." (Source: Greenlane Renewables, PR, 19 Apr., 2021) Contact: Greenlane Biogas, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.greenlanebiogas.com
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Iowa State researchers are also looking to expand the anaerobic digestion feedstock mix to add flexibility and environmental benefits, reduce costs, simplify operations and so that more farmers could take advantage of the technology to make money and improve the environment.
(Source: Iowa State University, PR, Website, Iowa Farmer, 17 April, 2021) Contact: Iowa State University, Bioeconomy Institute, Lisa Schulte Moore, Project Dir., 515-294-3816, www.biorenew.iastate.edu; Roeslein Alternative Energy, (314) 729-0055, www.roesleinalternativeenergy.com
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The project will use Greenlane's Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) biogas upgrading systems to create renewable natural gas (RNG) transportation fuel through anaerobic digestion of the farm waste stream. (Source: Greenlane, PR, Website, 18 Apr., 2021) Contact: Greenlane Renewables, (604) 259-0343, www.greenlanerenewables.com
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