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Danish Biogas Production, Consumption on the Rise (Int'l. Report)
Denmanr, Biogas
Date: 2022-01-17
Fredericia-headquartered Danish energy supplier Energinet is reporting that at the close of 2021, biogas injected into the Danish grid gas system corresponded to roughly 25 pct of the country's of gas consumption in the country, up 4 pct from 2020 levels.

Fifty-one biogas facilities have been connected to the Danish gas grid since 2013 and biogas is expected meet 75 of the country's gas consumption by 2030, according to the release. (Source: Energinet, Website, Jan. 2022) Contact: Energinet, +45 70 10 22 44, www.energinet.dk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  


PG&E's Gas Transmission System Receives Dairy RNG (Ind. Report)
Pacific Gas and Electric
Date: 2022-01-17
In the Golden State, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is reporting pipe-line ready RNG from Redding, California-based Maas Energy's anaerobic digestion facilities in Merced County has begun flowing via the California Energy Exchange's pipeline into PG&E gas transmission system.

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, info@maasenergy.com, www.maasenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Anaerobic Digestion,  Pacific Gas and Electric,  RNG,  Biomethane,  Biogas,  Maas Energy ,  


IES Biogas, CVE French Biomethane Plant Nears Completion (Int'l)
IES Biogas,European Biogas Association
Date: 2022-01-17
Pordenone, Italy headquartered IES Biogas is reporting Marseille-based CVE Group will soon conclude construction of a 320 Nm3 per hour (1.2 MWe) bioethane plant north of Amiens, France. The new facility will process roughly 25,000 tpy of organic, industrial, and agro-industrial waste -- slaughterhouses, bakeries and various others -- to produce 2.2 million m3 of biogas per year when it come online in 2023.

Marseille-based CVE Group is a global independent developer, financier and builder of solar, hydropower plants and biomethane units.

According to the European Biogas Association, France is the fastest-growing European country in this sector. Ninety-one plants went into operation in 2020 and another 81 were installed in the first seven months of 2021. Currently, 950 new projects are underway with a total production capacity of 22.6 TWh per year. (Source: IES Biogas, Website, PR, Jan., 2022) Contact: CVE Group, + 33 4 86 76 03 60 www.cvegroup.com; IES Biogas, +39 0434 363601, www.iesbiogas.it

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  Methane,  European Biogas Association,  


Europe's Gas Consumption Pegged at 30-40 pct Biomethane by 2050 (Editorials, Opinions & Asides)
European Biogas Association
Date: 2022-01-17
The 11th edition of the European Biogas Association's Statistical Report estimates that by 2050, 30 to 40 pct of Europe's total gas consumption could be sustainable biomethane.

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, info@europeanbiogas.eu, www.europeanbiogas.eu

More Low-Carbon Energy News European Biogas Association,  Methane,  Biogas,  Anaerobic Digestion,  Gasification,  RNG,  


GESS RNG Biogas Announces 4 RNG Projects (Ind. Report)
GESS RNG Biogas
Date: 2022-01-12
Raleigh, North Carolina-headquartered GESS RNG Biogas USA LLC is reporting four renewable natural gas (RNG) projects across the United States that will use its proprietary swine manure collection system to feed swine manure into anaerobic digesters.

GESS RNG Biogas will implement its system at two biogas plants in North Carolina. The Union County plant can accept swine manure, poultry litter, food processing byproduct, and agricultural row crops as feedstock. This plant is designed to initially produce up to 200,000 MMBtus of biogas per year, scaling up to 500,000 MMBtus per year. A second plant in Bladen County will collect swine manure and poultry litter from multiple surrounding farms, with initial production estimates between 160,000 and 200,000 MMBtus of biogas per year, scaling up to 500,000 MMBtus per year.

GESS RNG Biogas is also finalizing two dairy projects. The first, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, will have 8,000 wet cow equivalent, producing up to 150,000 MMBtus of biogas per year. The second, in Syracuse, Kansas, will have 16,000 wet cow equivalent, producing up to 300,000 MMBtus of biogas per year.

For all projects, GESS RNG Biogas's sister company, Cyclum Renewables LLC , will be installing renewable microgrids allowing sites to utilize RNG, biodiesel, and EV trucks to be fueled on-site while also producing each biogas plant's electricity. (Source: GESS RNG Biogas, Website, 7 Jan., 2022) Contact: GESS RNG Biogas, Shaun Lee, Managing Partner, 984-289-8145, shaun.lee@gessint.com, www.gessrngbiogas.com; Cyclum Renewables, www.gocyclum.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News GESS RNG Biogas ,  RNG,  Biodiesel,  Biogas,  


Vinkel Bioenergi Acquired by European Energy JV (M&A, Int'l.)
Vinkel Bioenergi
Date: 2022-01-12
Danish solar energy equipment supplier European Energy is reporting the acquisition of Jutland, Denmark-based biogas producer Vinkel Bioenergi A/S on behalf of private investor Bo Bendtsen in a joint venture (JV) deal with European Energy. With the acquisition, Vinkel Bioenergi will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the new JV holding company, BioCirc ApS.

Vinkel Bioenergi was established in 2018 to convert more than 400,000 tpy of biomass into green, CO2-neutral biogas from its facility in central Jutland.

"European Energy will make use of the CO2 that would otherwise be released into the atmosphere from the production of biogas at Vinkel Bioenergi in the production of e-methanol that will be supplied to major companies such as Circle K and Maersk. In this way, Vinkel Bioenergi contributes to our common goal of becoming a net-zero society in the future," according to the release. (Source: European Energy, PR, Website, Jan., 2021) Contact: European Energy, Knud Erik Andersen, CEO Vinkel Bioenergi A/S, Jeppe Klug Madsen, CEO, +45 96 49 43 00, info@lundsbybiogas.dk, www.lundsbybiogas.dk/en/case/vinkel-bioenergi-en; European Energy, +45 88 70 82 16, +45 88 70 82 16 www.europeanenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Vinkel Bioenergi news,  Biogas news,  eMethanol news,  


Gasrec Opening Biomethane Station Remote Monitoring Centers (Int'l.)
Gasrec Ltd
Date: 2022-01-10
In the UK, London-headquartered Gasrec Ltd is reporting the opening of it first Remote Monitoring Center to watch and respond to real-time data from each of its biomethane refueling stations and tanker fleet. The information will be closely watched by an initial team of six control center operators who will monitor gas levels to prevent shortages, and detect equipment faults or potential safety issues immediately and respond accordingly.

Gasrec operates biomethane refuelling stations across the UK, providing green fuel for major retailers and logistics companies including Ocado, Sainsbury's and UPS.

In December 2021, bp took a 28.57 pct stake in the company. (Source: Gasrec Ltd., Website, 6 Jan, 2022) Contact: Gasrec Ltd, +44 20 8191 7079, www.gasrec.co.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Gasrec,  Biomethane,  Biogas,  


Deal Farm Biogas Fine-tuning AD Plant Planning Application (Int'l.)
Deal Farm Biogas
Date: 2022-01-10
In Norfolk, UK, Deal Farm Biogas report it has submitted a partly retrospective planning application to South Norfolk Council seeking approval of changes made to the original 2015 plans for its anaerobic digestion (AD) facility near the town of Diss in response to local environmental concerns.

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, info@dealfarmbiogas.co.uk, www.dealfarmbiogas.co.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas news,  UK Biogas news,  Carbon Capture news,  CCS news,  


OSU Research Touts Scrubbed CO2 Emissions MOF (R&D)
Oregon State University
Date: 2022-01-10
In Corvallis, Oregon State University led researchers are touting a new three-dimensional, lanthanide-based metal organic framework (MOF) that can catalyze the production of cyclic carbonates while scrubbing CO2 from factory flue gases or from biogas -- a mix of carbon dioxide, methane and other gases.

A MOF is an inorganic-organic hybrid, a crystalline porous material made up of positively charged metal ions surrounded by organic "linker" molecules, in this case lanthanide metals and tetracarboxylate linkers. The metal ions make nodes that bind the linkers' arms to form a repeating structure that looks something like a cage; the structure has nanosized pores that adsorb gases, similar to a sponge. MOFs can be designed with a variety of components, which determine the MOF's properties.

Lanthanide-based materials are generally stable because of the relatively large size of lanthanide ions, as well with lanthanide MOFs, where the acidic metals form strong bonds with the linkers, keeping the MOFs stable in water and at high temperatures which is important because flue gases and biogas are hot as well as moisture rich.

Kyriakos.Stylianou@oregonstate.edu, www.oregonstate.edu

More Low-Carbon Energy News Oregon State University,  Carbon Emissions,  CO2,  


SK ecoplant Touts Net Zero City Initiative (Ind. Report)
SK ecoplant
Date: 2022-01-10
Following up on our 27 Oct, 2021 coverage, Seoul, South Korea-based engineering and construction firm SK ecoplant Co. Ltd, has unveiled the first blueprint of its "Net Zero City" initiative for a "circular economy" to reduce resource waste and curb pollution. The initiative is an economic model that attempts to solve environmental and energy problems by utilizing waste and air pollution to generate energy resources.

The Net Zero City blueprint offers innovative environmental and renewable energy solutions utilizing the production of renewable energy-based green hydrogen and fuel cell power generation as well as waste energy. SK ecoplant will also convert air pollution such as syngas generated in sewage treatment plants in the process of incinerating waste and biogas, into energy via fuel cell power generation technology. (Source: Sk ecoplant, PR, Korean Times, 9 Jan., 2022) Contact: SK ecoplant, Park Kyung-il, CEO, 02-3700-7114, 02-3700-8200 -- fax, www.skecoplant.com, eng.sk.com/companies/sk-ecoplant,

More Low-Carbon Energy News SK ecoplant,  Net-Zero,  Green Hydrogen,  Fuel Cell,  


Green Impact Partners RNG Project Financing Closed (Ind. Report)
Green Impact Partners
Date: 2022-01-07
British Columbia, Canada-headquartered Green Impact Partners (GIP) is reporting closure of the non-recourse project debt financing for its GreenGas Colorado RNG Project. The financing is provided by a US lender and includes both a construction and term loan facility of up to $48 million.

The project, which broke ground in July, this year, incorporates Vancouver-based Greenlane Renewables pressure swing adsorption upgrading systems on two dairy farms in Colorado. The project, which is expected to cost around $90 million with approximately $29 million invested to date, is expected to be fully operational in 2023. (Source: Green Impact Partners. PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: Green Impact Partners, Jesse Douglas, CEO, info@greenipi.com, www.greenipi.com; Greenlane Renewables, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343, brad.dauville@greenlanerenewables.com, www.greenlanebiogas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Impact Partners,  RNG,  Greenlane Renewables,  


Greenlane Biogas Claims $7Mn in New System Supply Contracts (Ind. Report)
Greenlane Renewables
Date: 2022-01-05
Vancouver, British Columbia-based Greenlane Renewables Inc. reports its wholly owned subsidiary Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., has signed two new biogas upgrading system supply contracts valued in total at $7.1 million (Cdn) for separate renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in the United States and Brazil. Order fulfillment by Greenlane for both projects will commence immediately.

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, brad.dauville@greenlanerenewables.com, www.greenlanebiogas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aenerobic Digestion,  RNG,  Biogas,  Greenlane Renewables,  Greenlane Biogas,  


StormFisher Adds 3rd Anerobic Digester at Ont. Plant (Ind. Report)
StormFisher
Date: 2022-01-03
London, Ontario-headquartered StormFisher, a leader in circular economy decarbonization solutions, is reporting the construction of a third anaerobic digester at its London, Ontario, facility. Accompanied by a renewable natural gas (RNG) upgrading system, the plant is now the largest food-waste anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Canada, providing heat to 2,500 homes in Ontario and supporting transport with sustainable fuel.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News StormFisher,  Anaerobic Digestion,  


Greenlane, FortisBC Ink Biogas Systems Contract (Ind. Report)
Greenlane Renewables, FortisBC
Date: 2021-12-29
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-based biogas upgrading systems specialist Greenlane Renewables Inc. is reporting its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., has been awarded a $12.1 million contract by the regulated utility FortisBC Energy Inc. to supply a biogas upgrading system for a new project at the Vancouver landfill. Order fulfillment is expected to begin immediately.

Greenlane will supply its two-stage pressure swing adsorption (PSA) system to upgrade the landfill gas to clean, low carbon renewable natural gas (RNG) for direct injection into FortisBC's regional natural gas pipeline system. With over 30 years industry experience, Greenlane has sold more than 125 biogas upgrading systems 19 countries, according to the company release. (Source: Greenlane Renewables Inc., PR, 23 Dec., 2021) Contact: FortisBC Energy Inc., David Bennett, Dir, Renewable Gas and Low Carbon Fuels,www.fortisbc.com; Greenlane Renewables, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343, brad.dauville@greenlanerenewables.com, www.greenlanebiogas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenlane Renewables ,  FortisBC,  Biogas,  Biomethane,  


CNG Fuels Claims Scotland's First Biomethane Station (Int'l.)
CNG Fuels
Date: 2021-12-29
In the UK, London-headqauartered CNG Fuels Ltd. is reporting the opening of Scotland's first public access biomethane gas refueling station between Edinburgh and Glasgow. The facility can refuel up to 450 heavy trucks per day with biomethane sourced from food waste.

Biomethane will cut carbon emissions by 90 pct and reduce lifetime vehicle cost by 30-40 pct compared to diesel fuel, according to the release. (Source: CNG Fuels, PR, 17 Dec., 2021) Contact: CNG Fuels Ltd., +44 20 3907 3936, www.cngfuels.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News CNG Fuels,  Biogas,  Biomethane,  


Versalis, BTS Biogas Partner on Biogas Technology (Int'l. Report)
Versalis, BTS Biogas
Date: 2021-12-29
In Italy, Milan-headquartered Versalis and anaerobic digestion specialist BTS Biogas report they are joing forces to develop and market Versalis' proprietary technology for the thermo-mechanical treatment of biomass, using BTS Biogas' fermentation technology, for the production of biogas and biomethane from residual lignocellulosic biomass.

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Versalis,  BTS Biogas,  Biogas,  Biomethane,  Anaerobic Digestion,  


Bloom Energy Tapped for Indian Green Hydrogen Microgrid (Int'l.)
Bloom Energy
Date: 2021-12-29
San Jose, California-headquartered hydrogen fuel cell specialist Bloom Energy reports it has been tapped by NTPC Limited, India's largest energy conglomerate and utility, to provide electrolyzer and hydrogen-powered fuel cell technologies for India's first green hydrogen-based energy storage deployment. Thee project aims to explore large-scale, off-grid hydrogen energy storage and microgrid projects at strategic locations throughout the country.

The collaboration will utilize Bloom Energy's solid oxide, high temperature electrolyzer to generate green hydrogen from solar powered electricity. The project is expected to commence in 2022.

Bloom Energy's high-temperature electrolyzer produces hydrogen more efficiently than low-temperature PEM and alkaline electrolyzers. Bloom's solid oxide fuel cells combine ambient air with natural gas, biogas, hydrogen, or a blend of fuels to produce electricity through a non-combustion electrochemical reaction, resulting in reduced carbon emissions, harmful air pollutants, and water use compared to grid alternatives, according to Bloom. (Source: Bloom Energy, PR, 20 Dec., 2021) Contact: Bloom Energy, Edward Vallejo, (267) 370-9717, Edward.Vallejo@bloomenergy.com, www.bloomenergy.com ; www.bloomenergy.com/technology/powering-the-future; NTPC Limited, www.ntpc.co.in

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bloom Energy,  Fuel Cell,  Hydrogen,  NTPC ,  


Greenlane Renewables to Acquire Italian Biogas Specialist (M&A)
Greenlane Renewables
Date: 2021-12-20
British Columbia-headquartered Greenlane Renewables Inc. is reporting a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held, Viccenza, Italy-based Airdep S.R.L., a provider of biogas desulfurization and air deodorization products.

The acquisition will add an in-house, effective and proven technology to remove hydrogen sulfide (H2S) from biogas to Greenlane's portfolio of biogas upgrading systems that produce low-carbon and carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG. It will also add an attractive line of products for sales into existing and new biogas projects globally, independent of the full biogas upgrading system.

Since its founding in 2011, Airdep has deployed over 100, H2S treatment systems that use a proprietary liquid reagent for removal of H2S in biogas. The Airdep system offers lower capital and operating costs than competing methods, and is especially compelling for use in higher flow, higher H2S concentration applications.

Consideration for the acquisition will include $8million cash, $1.4 million in Greenlane shares, and additional contingent earn-out consideration of up to $3.6 million to a maximum total of $13 million. Closing is anticipated in January, 2022 and is subject to customary closing conditions. (Source: Greenlane Renewables, PR, 15 Dec., 2021) Contact: Airdep S.R.L., Andrea Valerio, www.airdep.eu; Greenlane Renewables, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343, brad.dauville@greenlanerenewables.com, www.greenlanebiogas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenlane Renewables,  Greenlane Biogas,  RNG,  


Bioenergy Devco Raises $100Mn for AD Projects (Ind. Report, Funding)
Bioenergy Devco,
Date: 2021-12-20
As previously reported, Annapolis, Maryland-based food waste anaerobic digestion (AD) specialist Bioenergy Devco (BDC) Bioenergy Devco has secured $100 million in financing from funds managed by Irradiant Partners, LP , an alternative investment manager with expertise in climate infrastructure, private equity and credit.

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, info@bioenergydevco.com, www.bioenergydevco.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy Devco,  anaerobic digestion,  Biogas,  Irradiant Partners,  


German Ethanol Plant to Utilize ESG's Carbon-Free Power (Int'l.)
ESG Clean Energy,Ethatec GmbH
Date: 2021-12-15
West Springfield, Mass.-based ESG Clean Energy LLC, a developer of net-zero, distributed power generation and clean energy manufacturing solutions, is reporting a letter of intent (LOI) with Weselburg, Germany-based Ethatec GmbH for the use of ESG's patented CO2-free power generation technology to power its production of ethanol.

Ethatec's process crushes bakery waste and other starch-based food products mixed with water and enzymes then heated in a multi-stage mashing process to "saccharify" the starch. It is then cooled and fed into fermentation tanks. Yeast is then added for alcoholic fermentation of the sugar and after 72 hours, the mixture is fed to a distillation system where ethanol is obtained. Ethatec's process can also produce biogas and nitrogen fertilizer.

By using the ESG Clean Energy carbon-capture power generation system, Ethatec will be able to use natural gas to power their manufacturing plants while achieving a net-zero carbon footprint. (Source: ESG Clean Energy, Website PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: ESG Clean Energy, (413) 272-2135, www.ESGcleanEnergy.com; Ethatec GmbH, : +49 1512 5217803, www.ethatec.de

More Low-Carbon Energy News ESG Clean Energy,  Ethatec GmbH,  Ethanol,  


MWM Touts Hydrogen Fueled Engines, Genssts (Alt. Fuel Report)
MWM Engine
Date: 2021-12-15
Engine manufacturer MWM reports it will begin a staged roll-out of commercially available MWM generator sets configured to operate on natural gas blended with up to 25 pct hydrogen, beginning in Q4, 2022. The company will also offer retrofit kits that provide hydrogen blending capabilities up to 25 pct hydrogen for select generator sets.

MWM gas engines can presently be operated with hydrogen blends of up to 10 pct and can be configured to operate on a wide range of biogas fuels. (Source: MWM, Website PR, Diesel & Gas Turbine World, 14 Dec., 2021) PR Contact: MWM, Tim Scott, www.mwm.com.br

More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Hydrogen,  Renewable Hydrogen,  


Waga Energy Finds WAGABOX® Project Financing (Int'l. Report)
Waga Energy
Date: 2021-12-13
Meylan, France-based landfill gas-to-biomethane specialist Waga Energy is reporting receipt o fa € 10.4 million non-recourse loan from BNP Paribas, Banque Populaire Grand Ouest, and Meridiam, an investment fund specializing in public infrastructure finance, to a "special vehicle" (SPV) company to refinance four WAGABOX® biomethane units located in France.

Waga Energy operates 10 WAGABOX® units on storage sites run by French industrial players and local authorities. These units, which offer a maximum installed capacity of 225 GWh/year, can power around 35,000 homes and avoid the emission of 45,000 tpy of CO2e -- equivalent to the annual emissions of around 17,000 cars. The company has 10 new units under construction, including one in Spain and two in Canada, which will bring the company's maximum installed capacity to 475 GWh/year within 18 months.

Waga Energy, which has three international subsidiaries -- Philadelphia, Penna., Shawinigan Quebec, and Barcelona, Spain -- estimates there are 20,000 waste storage sites around the world -- with roughly 4,200 in North America -- and that less than 1 pct of the gas produced is currently converted into biomethane. (Source: Waga Energy, PR, 3 Dec., 2021) Contact: Waga-Energy, Marie-Amelie Richel, Administrative & Financial Director , Laurent Barbotin, laurant.barbotin@waga-energy.com, www.waga-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Waga Bioenergy,  Biomethane,  Biogas,  


French Biogas Powered Data Center Announced (Int'l. Report)

Date: 2021-12-13
In France, Adista, a B2B alternative cloud and telecommunications operator, and start-up Datafarm Energy are reporting the planned commissioning of the world's first 100 pct biogas powered data center, which is expected begin operations in 2022.

Adista will operate the data centre which will be powered by Datafarm Energy and its biogas Datafarm Box technology. Datafarm Energy uses biogas resulting from processing agricultural waste via methanation to regenerate it into power and cooling systems. The company's process will also recycle residual heat, on-site, emitted by the data centre processes. (Source: DataFarm Energy, PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: Datafarm Energy, Stephane Petibon, CEO, hello@datadarm.io, www.datafarmenergy.com; Adista, www.adista.fr


Gasum, Metsa Fibre Tout Biogas Partnership (Int'l. Report)
Gasum, Metsa Fibre
Date: 2021-12-13
Helsinki-headquartered state-owned energy giant Gasum Oy and Finnish timber and sawmill operator Metsa Fibre Oy have teamed up to produce biogas at Metsa Fibre's Aanekoski bioproduct mill in Finland.

The plant will use wood-based sludge from the bioproduct mill to produce biogas and biopellets which will be used for power production.

Under the agreement, Metsa Fibre will own and operate the Aanekoski biogas plant while Gasum will take care of daily remote operation and maintenance of biogas processing. Gasum will also purchase the biogas for use as a road transport fuel to be retailed at its filling station network.

Gasum presently operates 17 biogas plants in Finland and Sweden and has a 120 GWh per year manure-based biogas facility under construction in Gotene, Sweden. (Source: Gasum, PR, Website, June, 2021) Contact: Gasum, Johanna Lamminen, CEO, +358 800 122 722, www.gasum.com; Metsa Fibre Oy, +358 104 612, www.metsafibre.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Gasum,  Metsa Fibre,  


Oberon rDME+Propane Blend Collaboration Announced (Ind. Report)
Oberon Fuels
Date: 2021-12-10
San Diego-based Oberon Fuels, currently the only commercial producer of renewable Dimethyl Ether (rDME) globally, has announced a collaboration with Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. and Empresas Lipigas to test a clean, innovative low carbon fuel blend. The collaboration aims to evaluate and validate the material compatibility, safety and performance attributes of a rDME+LPG blended product for use in residential and commercial heating and cooking applications in Latin America.

Dimethyl ether has similar properties to LPG making it an excellent blending agent with LPG. The rDME+LPG blend can be stored and transported using existing LPG infrastructure and can be used in transportation, cooking, heating, power generation and various other applications. When made by the Oberon process, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) calculated that dairy biogas-based rDME has an estimated carbon intensity (CI) value of -278. Even in low volumes, rDME can dramatically reduce the CI of LPG blends.

Lipigas will manage the testing plans and protocols including: rDME+LPG blend percentage, appliance specifications, testing time frames, and applications in which the rDME+LPG blended product will be used. Suburban Propane is the first LPG company in the world to invest in rDME production and is facilitating project logistics and participating in data analysis. Oberon Fuels will provide the rDME produced from its flagship production facility in Brawley, California, and domain expertise. (Source: Oberon Fuels, Website PR, 6 Dec., 2021) Contact: Lipigas, www.lipigas.com; Oberon Fuels, www.oberonfuels.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Oberon Fuels,  Dimethyl Ether,  rDME ,  


Praj Touts Patented Sugar BIOSYRUP® Ethanol Feedstock (Int'l.)
Praj Industries
Date: 2021-12-10
Pune, India-based ethanol producer, bio-based technologies and engineering specialist Praj Industries Limited is touting a new patented technology to process sugarcane juice into BIOSYRUP® -- a new feedstock for sustainable ethanol production that can be stored for as long as 12 months.

Praj Industries is a global process solutions company offering value-added solutions to bioenergy facilities, compressed biogas plants, critical process equipment and skids, brewery plants, industrial wastewater treatment systems, HiPurity water systems and others. Over the past 20 years Praj has completed more than 50 biogas plants, most of which operate on industrial waste streams, according to the company website. (Source: Praj Industries, PR Website, 6 Dec., 2021) Contact: Praj Industries Ltd., Dr. Ravindra Utgikar , Bus. Dev., info@praj.net, www.praj.net

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Bright Biomethane Touts bio-CNG Biogas Upgrader (Ind. Report)
Bright Biomethane
Date: 2021-12-06
As previously reported in Sept., Netherlands-headquartered Bright Biomethane has been developing a project to "clean-up and upgrade" biogas for bio-CNG production through membrane biogas upgrading and the compression of biomethane, all in a compact unit.

Bright's compact system using scalable modular membrane biogas upgrading technology enables small-scale biogas producers to convert biogas to bio-CNG. A recently completed mini bio-CNG unit in Houffalize has a capacity of 60 Nm3 per hour of biogas and 32 Nm3 per hour of biomethane.

Bright Biomethane offers biogas purification systems to upgrade biogas to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) in standard capacities starting from 19 SCFM (30 Nm3/hr) biogas. With the company's PurePac systems using membrane technology, Bright is able to deliver the total range from small to large biogas upgrading installations, according to the company website. (Source: Bright Biomethane, Website PR Dec., 2021) Contact: Bright Biomethane, +1347 688 4941, info@bright-rng.com, www.bright-rng.com

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Oberon Fuels Expanding rDME Commercial Production (Ind. Report)
Oberon Fuels
Date: 2021-12-01
San Diego-based renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) transportation fuel producer Oberon Fuels is reporting the addition of three new team members to focus on expanding Oberon's production and rDME markets development.

Founded in 2010, Oberon Fuels is the only company currently producing rDME commercially. Renewable DME significantly reduces emissions and carbon intensity when used in place of traditional fuels: as an energy-dense, cost-effective means to transport and store renewable hydrogen; as a blending agent with liquified petroleum gas (LPG, or propane); and as a diesel replacement in compression ignition engines.

When produced using the Oberon process, the California Air Resources Board has calculated that dairy biogas-based rDME has an estimated carbon intensity (CI) value of -278. Renewable DME used as a transportation fuel can quickly decarbonize the transportation sector while greatly reducing the emissions of particulate matter, greenhouse gases and other pollutants, according to the company, (Source: Oberon Fuels, PR, 30 Nov., 2021) Contact: Oberon Fuels, www.oberonfuels.com

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UK Organic Waste Biomethane Heating Touted (Int'l. Report)
Energy Networks Association
Date: 2021-11-29
In the UK, the London-headquartered Energy Networks Association's (ENA) first annual Britain's Green Gas Scoreboard reports biomethane produced from cow manure, food waste and household sewage can to supply 770,654 homes while also supporting greener electricity production by displacing natural gas.

The report notes that a total of 109 biomethane green gas production sites are now connected to the UK's gas grid, with developers building a further 23 sites across the nation. In 2011, only one site was connected to the grid. (Source: Energy Networks Association, Website PR, 26 Nov., 2021) Contact: ENA, David Smith, CEO, +44 (0)7792 220 974, www.energynetworks.org

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EBA Highlights Biomethane Ramp-up for Full Renewable Gas Deployment (Int'l. Report Available)
European Biogas Association
Date: 2021-11-29
A just released report from the Brussels-headquartered European Biogas Association notes that 30 - 40 pct of Europe's total gas consumption could be made up of sustainable biomethane by the year 2050.

The 11th edition of EBA Statistical Report provides an in-depth analysis of and biogas / biomethane's potential and the best pathways to ensure full deployment in a future energy mix.

The report analyses the current availability of renewable gases in Europe, notably biogas and biomethane. Combined biogas and biomethane production in 2020 amounted to 191 TWh or 18.0 bcm of energy and this figure is expected to double in the next 9 years. By 2050, production can be at least five-fold reaching over 1,000 TWh or as high as 1,700 TWh.

Agriculture- based biogas and biomethane plants make up the lion's share of the total production, which is now already more than the entire natural gas consumption of Belgium and represents 4.6 pct of the gas consumption of the EU. The biogas and biomethane industries also presently provide over 210,000 green jobs that expected to approximately 420,000 jobs by 2030 and one million or more by 2050. The report also highlights the needed collaboration as well between the biomethane and the other potential major renewable gases, such as green hydrogen in future years.

Over the last decade, the delivery of dispatchable power and heat from biogas has been very important and its role will continue to some extent. However, the current trend places the emphasis squarely on sustainable biomethane production, and it is expected that this tendency will be amplified in the coming decade: biomethane is a versatile energy carrier, suitable for a range of sectors, including transport, industry, power and heating. 2020 saw the biggest year on year increase in biomethane production so far in spite of the pandemic, with an additional 6.4 TWh or 0.6 bcm of biomethane produced in Europe. An even bigger increase is to be expected in 2021, as a record number of new biomethane plants started production in 2020 and are due to become fully operational within 2021, the report notes.

Future gas demand can be met by other renewable and low-carbon solutions such as green hydrogen. The development of synergies between green gases will be key to meeting future gas market demands. In line with this, the report highlights the need to develop a vision of how biomethane and hydrogen will integrate with each other in the future. Future infrastructure investments should aim to strengthen the distribution of renewable gases by considering the specific requirements of each gas as well as their most suitable development.

The report points out as well a clear tendence towards the increasing use of sustainable feedstocks for biogas and biomethane production. These include mostly industrial waste, municipal waste or agricultural residues. It is also expected that the remaining energy crops to produce biogas will be replaced by sustainable cropping, for example with the introduction of sequential cropping systems which at the same time allows for carbon farming and revitalization of the soil.

The contribution to sustainability is one of the benefits of biogas and biomethane production for our society, but there are many others. As the EBA report points out, a solid calculation of the economic value of the wider benefits of biogas and biomethane is needed, so that the revenue channels for biogas and biomethane producers can be diversified. The translation of these societal benefits into market signals would allow biogas and biomethane production to compete on fairer terms with other types of energy supply while at the same time further stimulating production plants to achieve the highest levels of societal benefit.

In terms of use by sectors, the need for decarbonization of all transport modes will be especially relevant for the coming years and thus the need for further renewable gas uptake in that sector. According to the report launched today, the sustainable European Bio-LNG (liquified biomethane) production capacity by 2024, considering only confirmed plants, adds up to 10.6 TWh per year. This projected 2024 production capacity could fuel almost 25,000 LNG trucks for the whole year.

The report, which includes new and more detailed country insights and forecasts, is available on the EBA website. (Source: EBA, PR, Website, 25 Nov., 2021) Contact: EBA, Harmen Dekker, Director, www.europeanbiogas.eu

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Canberra Releases Australia's Bioenergy Roadmap (Int'l. Report)
ARENA
Date: 2021-11-24
In Canberra, Australian Minister for Energy and Emissions Reduction, the Hon. Angus Taylor, has unveiled the Australia Bioenergy Roadmap. It includes new analysis which confirms the adoption of key technologies, which would see $10 billion added to Australia's GDP by 2030 and the creation of 26,200 full-time jobs. The roadmap also confirms that bioenergy could provide up to 40 pct of Australia's total energy consumption by the 2050s.

The Australian government has committed $33.5 million to the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA} to support the bioenergy sector through co-funding additional research, development and deployment of advanced sustainable aviation (SAF) and marine biofuels and to help make advanced biofuels more cost competitive with traditional jet and maritime fuels.

To date, the Government, through ARENA and the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC), has invested just under $500 million in Australian organic waste, biogas, biomass, biofuels and related low-carbon fuels projects. Current Government measures underway to support the Australian bioenergy sector include:

  • The consideration of biogas, as well as hydrogen, in the National Gas Law review through Energy Ministers;

  • The development of a new Emissions Reduction Fund method for biomethane by the Clean Energy Regulator ;

  • Biofuels being considered as part of the industry-wide fuel standards review;

  • Bioenergy being utilized in Government-supported microgrid studies.

    The biogas measures together aim to help the development of a voluntary zero-emissions gas markett hat will drive early demand for clean hydrogen and other zero-emissions gases and recognise consumers' voluntary purchase of zero-emission gas.

    Download Australia Bioenergy Roadmap HERE (Source: Australia Ministry of Energy and Emissions Reduction, Website Release, 19 Nov., 2021) Contact: Australia Ministry of Energy and Emissions Reduction, Hon. Angus Taylor, Minister, +02 6277 7120, angus.taylor.mp@aph.gov.au, www.minister.industry.gov.au/ministers/taylor; ARENA, Darren Miller, CEO, +61 2 6243 7773, arena@arena.gov.au, www.arena.gov.au

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  • European Biogas Association Issues Biogas, Gasification Technologies Overview (Reports Attached)
    European Biogas Association
    Date: 2021-11-15
    In Brussels, the European Biogas Association (EBA) is launching the first comprehensive categorization of European Biogas and Gasification Technologies, aimed at giving visibility to high-quality European biogas products and services.

    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

    Download CATEGORIZATION 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, sainz@europeanbiogas.eu, www.europeanbiogas.eu; German Biogas Association, www.nde-germany.de

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    Praj Industries, Indian Oil Ink SAF, Biofuels MoU (Int'l. Report)
    Indian Oil Corporation,Praj Industries
    Date: 2021-11-10
    Pune, India-based ethanol producer, bio-based technologies and engineering specialist Praj Industries Limited and New Delhi-based Indian Oil Corporation Limited are reporting a MoU to further develop and produce sustainable aviation fuels (SAF), 1G and 2G ethanol, compressed biogas and related products and opportunities .

    The two Indian firms will also collaborate to establish biofuel production facilities, including CBG, biodiesel and ethanol. (Source: Praj Industries, PR, Website Nov., 2021) Contact: Praj Industries Ltd., Dr. Ravindra Utgikar , Bus. Dev., info@praj.net, www.praj.net;, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., www.iocl.com

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    COP26 Pledges Major Methane Emissions Cuts -- Notable Quote
    COP26
    Date: 2021-11-08
    "To deliver it (30 pct methane emissions cut by 2030) will require treating the over 100 billion tonnes of organic wastes produced by human activity every year, across agriculture, food waste, food manufacture, and wastewater.

    "With that in mind, we must develop a strategy that enables our sector to deliver its full potential across all sectors and geographies. A blueprint for rapid roll-out will increasingly be demanded in the next couple of years and, as the industry experts, we need to be proactive in preparing for a decade of delivery." -- Charlotte Morton, CEO, World Biogas Association commenting on methane emissions cuts prior to COP26 in Edinburgh. Contact: World Biogas Association, Charlotte Morton, CEO, +44 20 3735 8116, www.worldbiogasassociation.org

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    Developing Resource-Efficient Agriculture with Biogas (Report Attached)
    European Biogas Association
    Date: 2021-11-08
    "As Europe is preparing for a winter of uncertainty regarding natural gas supplies while setting the pace towards climate-neutrality, the availability of domestic renewable gas to meet energy demand is in the hotspot. Among these renewable gases, biomethane production is scaling-up and the sector is exploring the potential of alternative sustainable feedstocks to support this objective.

    "A recent article published by Ghent University in collaboration with the EBA and Consorzio Italiano Biogas (CIB) shows that with appropriate innovations in crop management, sequential cropping (a practice currently mainly implemented in Italy) could be applied as feedstock for biomethane production in different agroclimatic regions of Europe, contributing to climate and renewable energy targets."

    Access the European Biogas Association report HERE . (Source: European Biogas Association, Website, Nov., 2021) Contact: European Biogas Association, +32 24 00 10 89, info@europeanbiogas.eu, www.europeanbiogas.eu

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    Green Genius Claims €20 Mn Funding (Int'l. Report, Funding)
    Green Genius
    Date: 2021-11-03
    In Vilnius, Lithuanian solar and biogas energy developer Green Genius is reporting receipt of €20 million ($23.2 million) in financing with Eiffel Investment Group funds. The company plans to use the funding to finalize the development of solar PV projects in Italy and Spain.

    Green Genius is a part of the international group of companies Modus Group that currently operates in 12 European countries. (Source: Green Genius, PR, Mercom, Nov., 2021) Contact: Green Genius, +370 655 45222, hello@greengenius.eu, www.greengenius.eu

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    Pima County, Arizona Biogas Plant Now Online (Ind. Report)
    Southwest Gas
    Date: 2021-11-01
    In Arizona, the Pima County Tres Rios Water Reclamation Facility, the county's main treatment plant, reports the completion and startup of a $10 million plant to clean up sewage methane to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) that is being sold to Las Vegas-headquartered Southwest Gas.

    The County expects annual gas sales revenue of roughly $3 million for a 3-5 year ROI. The plant will produce sufficient RNG for about 5,500 homes, according to Southwest Gas. (Source: Arizona Public Radio, Southwest Gas, PR, Oct., 2021) Contact: Southwest Gas , John Hester, Pres., www.swgas.com

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    Doosan to Develop Biogas Fuel Cell Business (Int'l. Report)
    Doosan Fuel Cell
    Date: 2021-10-25
    Seoul-headquartered South Korean fuel cell maker Doosan Fuel Cell Co. said Friday that it has signed a preliminary deal with two local companies to develop fuel cells using biogas.

    Under the deal with Korea Western Power Co. and KEPCO Engineering & Construction Company, Doosan Fuel Cell will develop fuel cells using biogas and provide the main parts for the fuel cells, the company said.

    Korea Western Power and KEPCO Engineering & Construction Company will design and construct equipment to produce biogas, according to the release. (Source: Doosan Fuel Cell, PR, Korea Business Wire, 22 Oct., 2021) Contact: Doosan Fuel Cell Co., www.doosanfuelcell.com; Korea Western Power, www.iwest.co.kr; KEPCO, www.home.kepco.co.kr/kepco/EN/main.do

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    TerraVest Claims Cdn. Biogas Upgrading Contract (Ind. Report)
    TerraVest
    Date: 2021-10-22
    In Canada, Alberta-based TerraVest Industries Inc reports it has contracted to supply a biogas upgrading system -- including engineering, equipment design, manufacturing, and system integration -- for a renewable natural gas (RNG) project in Western Canada .

    The system will process up to 1,200 Nm3/h of raw biogas and will remove hydrogen sulfide, carbon dioxide and other impurities to produce renewable natural gas (RNG) in compliance with Canadian RNG specifications for pipeline injection. (Source: TerraVest Industries Inc. , Website, PR, 20 Oct., 2021) Contact: TerraVest, Dustin Haw, CEO, (416) 855-1928, dhaw@terravestindustries.com, www.terravestindustries.com

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    WELTEC BIOPOWER Acquires AD AGRO (Int'l. Report, M&A)
    WELTEC BIOPOWER
    Date: 2021-10-20
    Vecchta, Germany-based biogas specialist WELTEC Group GmbH is reporting acquisition of biogas plant developer AD AGRO Systems.

    AD AGRO was established as BD Agro Renewables by the Big Dutchman Group and has planned and built more than 350 biogas plants since its founding in 2006. (Source: WELTEC BIOPOPWER, PR, 18 Oct., 2021) Contact: AD AGRO, Uwe Heider, Managing Partner , +49 (0) 4441 / 8877-0, +49 (0) 4441 / 8877-500 (fax), info@ad-agro.de, www.ad-agro.de; WELTEC BIOPOWER, Jens Albartus, Director, +49 4441 99978 0, Fax: +49 4441 99978 8, info@weltec-biopower.de, www.weltec-biopower.de <

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    Finnish Cities Using Gasum Biogas Fueled Vehicles (Int'l.)
    Gasum
    Date: 2021-10-18
    Helsinki-headquartered biogas specialist Gasum is reporting that beginning this month, six cities in Finland -- Hanko, Hyvinkaa, Lohia, Loviisa, Porvoo and Raasepori -- waste management company Rosk'n Roll Oy will use vehicles fueled by Gasum's renewable liquefied biogas (LBG) to transport roughly 30,000 tpy of wastewater sewage sludge and biowaste to the Gasum biogas plant network where it will be used as feedstock for biofuel production.

    The switch to biogas will cut vehicle CO2 emissions by up to 226 ypy -- equivalent to the emissions of 100 cars. (Source: Gasum, PR 13 Oct., 2021) Contact: Gasum, Website PR, Oct, 2021) Gasum, www.gasum.com

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    Netherlands' First Bio-LNG Plant Commissioned (Int'l. Report)
    Nordsol, Shell, Renwi
    Date: 2021-10-18
    In the Netherlands, Nordsol, Shell and UK-based waste management firm Renewi are reporting the opening of the country's first bio-LNG plant on Renewi's site in Amsterdam Westpoort is now in service.

    The facility will produce roughly 3.4 kilotons of bio-LNG annually -- sufficient fuel for 13 million kilometres of driving and avoiding approximately 14.3 kilotons of CO2 from entering the atmosphere. (Source: Nordsol, Shell and Renewi, PR, Websites, Bioenergy News, 15 Oct., 2021) Contact: Nordsol, +31 30 202 9670, www.nordsol.com; Renewi, www.renwi.com

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    French Biomethane Specialist Waga Energy Floats IPO (Int'l.)
    Waga Energy
    Date: 2021-10-18
    Meylan, France-based landfill gas-to-biomethane specialist Waga Energy is announcing the launch of its IPO seeking to raise roughly €100 million, with a view to having its shares accepted for trading on the Euronext regulated market in Paris. The Indicative price range of the offering is between €19.26 and € 23.54 per share during a subscription period from 14 October 2021 until 25 October 2021 inclusive.

    Waga Energy operates 10 WAGABOX® units on storage sites run by French industrial players and local authorities. These units, which offer a maximum installed capacity of 225 GWh/year, can power around 35,000 homes and avoid the emission of 45,000 tpy of CO2e -- equivalent to the annual emissions of around 17,000 cars. The company has 10 new units under construction, including one in Spain and two in Canada, which will bring the company's maximum installed capacity to 475 GWh/year within 18 months.

    Waga Energy, which has three international subsidiaries -- Philadelphia, Penna., Shawinigan Quebec, and Barcelona, Spain -- estimates there are 20,000 waste storage sites around the world -- with roughly 4,200 in North Amercia -- and that less than 1 pct of the gas produced is currently converted into biomethane.

    The company expects IPO net proceeds of approximately €69.6 million which will be used for development and growth. (Source: Waga Energy, Website PR, 14 Oct., 2021) Contact: Waga Energy, Laurent Barbot, +72 77 11 85, laurent.barbotin@waga-energy.com, www.waga-energy.com

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    Repsol Produces First Renewable Hydrogen from Biomethane (Int'l.)
    Repsol
    Date: 2021-10-15
    Madrid, Spain-based energy and petrochemical major Repsol is reporting its Cartagena Industrial Complex produced its first 10 tons of renewable hydrogen from 500 MWh of urban solid waste biomethane. The renewable hydrogen was used to manufacture transportation fuels with a low carbon footprint, such as gasoline, diesel, or kerosene for aviation.

    The Cartagena plamt is is scheduled to begin commercial scale production in the first quarter of 2023, and will avoid roughly 900,000 tpy of CO2. The company aims to produce two million tons of low-carbon fuels by 2030. (Source: Repsol, PR, Green Car Congress, Oct., 2021) Contact: Repsol, Josu Jon Imaz, CEO, +34 91 7538100, +34 91 7538000, www.repsol.com

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    Veolia Brazilian Landfill Biogas Valorisation Underway (Int'l.)
    Veolia
    Date: 2021-10-13
    In the UK, Veolia reports it is bringing three new thermoelectric power plants on stream at three Brazilian sanitary landfill sites. These three units will produce 12,400 kW of renewable electricity -- sufficient to meet the electricity and heating needs of a city of around 42,000 Brazilians, according to the release. Veolia is also focusing on the valorisation of this energy resource to increase the share of renewable energy in the electricity mix and thus reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    More environmentally friendly than fossil fuels for electricity production, biogas contributes significantly to the mitigation of climate change by:

  • Reducing the GHG through proper destruction of the methane (gas highly contributing to global warming, 28 times CO2) generated by the waste;

  • Replacing fossil fuels for power generation with renewable electricity produced on site, thus avoiding their extraction and burning.

    By 2021, the biogas capture on Veolia's landfills in Brazil will avoid 45,000 tons of methane into the atmosphere, which is about 1.26 million tons of CO2 equivalent, traded as CERs. (Source: Veolia, Website, PR, 8 Oct., 2021) Contact: Veolia, + 33 1 85 57 84 76 / 84 80, investor-relations@veolia.com, www.Veolia.com

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  • IBET Bioenergy Industry Collaboration Launched (Ind. Report)
    IBET
    Date: 2021-10-06
    The U.S. DOE Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) is reporting the formation of the Integrated Biochemical and Electrochemical Technologies (IBET) to Convert Organic Waste to Biopower collaboration. IBET will be led by ANL, the University of Michigan, and Northwestern University and will bring together waste-to-energy (W2E) technologies from each institution and opportunities to test these technologies with industry.

    The IBET collaboration uses developments in separations, advanced bioreactor design, and process modeling and control. This new platform will help industry produce high-purity methane from mixed organic waste streams at large scales and support a circular economy.

    Collaborations between Argonne and five North American universities -- Michigan, Northwestern, University of Toronto, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, and Tecnologico de Monterrey -- will help participants better understand the current state of W2E in North America. Partnerships and cost sharing among the practitioners will amplify the impact of the proposed work.

    IBET corporate partners include: inCTRL Solutions Corp., a biogas and wastewater treatment modeling and control company; the Great Lakes Water Authority, a major utility in Michigan and a potential end user for W2E technologies; and Carollo Engineers, an environmental engineering firm whose wastewater innovations group has focused on carbon management and energy production, among other topics.

    The IBET collaboration will increase knowledge sharing on bioenergy technologies and expand collaborative opportunities by providing Ph.D., masters and undergraduate students opportunities to deepen their research capabilities in technology development, participate in shared professional development and engage in cross-institutional bioenergy research and internship opportunities; broadening participation of underrepresented minorities in science, technology, engineering and mathematics within the bioenergy technology community while publicly disseminating research and educational information. (Source: ANL, Website PR, 4 Oct., 2021) Contact: Integrated Biochemical and Electrochemical Technologies (IBET) to Convert Organic Waste to Biopower, ANL, www.anl.gov

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    Scirocco Energy Nails N. Ireland AD Plant Acquisition (Int'l, M&A)
    Scirocco Energy
    Date: 2021-10-06
    In the UK, Scirocco Energy has completed the acquisition of Londonderry-based Greenan Generation Limited (GGL) and its 0.5 MWe anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Northern Ireland. This is the first acquisition under Scirocco's joint venture with Energy Acquisition Group (EAG) in which Scirocco holds a 50 pct interest.

    "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, info@energy-acquisitions.com, www.energy-acquisitions.com

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    WELTEC BIOPOWER Names Bristola as US RNG Partner (Ind. Report)
    WELTEC BIOPOWER
    Date: 2021-10-04
    Veshta German biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH is reporting the appointment of Des Moines, Iowa-based Bristola as a Service Partnership in the USA. The two firms will promote the expansion of renewable energies by building and servicing biogas plants.

    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, info@weltec-biopower.de , www.weltec-biopower.de

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    ADBA Sees Anaerobic Digestion Key in Climate Change Fight (Int'l.)
    Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association
    Date: 2021-09-27
    In a letter to Alok Sharma, President of the UN Conference of Parties on Climate Change (COP26) to be held this November, the UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) urges the COP26 President to become an advocate for improving waste management to support the economy, job creation and the UK's fight against climate change by ensuring organic wastes are captured and transformed into valuable bioresources through anaerobic digestion (AD) to rapidly decarbonise UK's transport, heat, agriculture and food and drink and other key industries.

    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 Jocelyne.bia@adbioresources.org www.adbioresources.org

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    Gasum, Arla Expanding Dairy Biogas Partnership (Int'l.)
    Gasum, Arla
    Date: 2021-09-27
    Danish farmer-owned dairy giant Arla Sweden and Helsinki-headquartered biogas specialist Gasum are reporting plans to expand their current dairy manure-biogas partnership, following the Swedish Government's increased support for the industry.

    On 17 September, the government announced biogas production investment support of €49 million by 2022, followed by €68 million by 2023-2024 with further support possible until 2040. Gasum's planned investments in the sector include a 120 GWh liquid dairy biogas production facility in Gotene, Sweden. (Source: Arla Sweden, Gasum, Sept., 2021) Contact: Arla Sweden, +45 89 38 1000, www.arla.com: Gasum, Johanna Lamminen, CEO, +358 800 122 722, www.gasum.com

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