At its existing facilities, AMP produces 5 million gpy of biodiesel from waste processed at nearby dairy farms. The new plants will allow AMP to produce almost 5 million additional gallons.
In addition to this new $75 million investment, AMP recently closed on an investment by an unnamed infrastructure investor as part of a recapitalization and sold its 20 ampCNG fueling stations to American Natural Gas for $41 million. It also launched an operating services business and expanded its RNG marketing and risk management business.
AMP was the first company to bring dairy RNG to market and is the only producer delivering dairy renewable natural gas to California trucking fleets, including UPS, under the low-carbon fuel standard, according to AMP. (Source: AMP Website, Crains, 25 July, 2019) Contact: Amp Americas, Grant Zimmerman, CEO, email@example.com, (312) 300-6700, (312) 380-0206 - fax., www.ampamericas.com
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"Furthermore, CNG cars are not affected by driving bans in city centers.
Refueling with biomethane or e-gas results in an even better CO2 balance. Both can easily be fed into the gas network and mixed with any amount of fossil natural gas." -- Stephen Neumann, Volkswagen Group
More Low-Carbon Energy News VW, Paris Climate Agreement,
Under the agreement, QBI will purchase Quantum's newest ten Virtual Pipeline trailers for use in the biogas facility funded by the California Energy Commission.
The project is being developed by QBI and Fiscalini Cheese Company, and will result in the construction of a biofuels production facility to purify and compress biomethane from anaerobic digesters into transportation fuel.
When fully operational, the he project is expected to produce 450 diesel gallon equivalent of CNG per day, According the Quantum,
(Source; Quantum Fuel Systems, BioiEnergy Insights, 25 April, 2019) Contact: Quantum Fuel Systems,
Mark Arnold, Pres., 805-308-6067, www.qtww.com; Quantitative BioSciences Inc., Natalie Cookson, CEO, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/quantitative-biosciences-inc
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Continuing to provide the industry reliable and cost-effective natural gas transportation fuel, this year the company expects to build approximately 35 pct of the market’s new stations. TruStar Energy will also embark on major growth initiatives of supplying renewable natural gas, sourced from landfills and digesters, to fleets and introducing new products for smaller fleets, so they too can realize the benefits of transitioning away from diesel. (Source: TruStar Energy, PR, 22 April, 2019) Contact: TruStar Energy, www.trustarenergy.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News CNG, Alternative Fuel, Renewable Diesel,
facility is expected to supply about 3 million gpy of fossil fuels and will fuel about 80 pct
Kwik Trip's fleet of delivery trucks which are already powered by CNG.
The Dane County Landfill is one of several in the state that collect landfill methane gas.
(Source: Kwik Trip, Wisconsin State Journal, 14 April, 2019)Contact: Kwik Trip, www.kwiktrip.com; Dane County Landfill, (608) 838-9555, https://pwht.countyofdane.com/recycle/landfill.aspx
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The Fair Oaks Farm is the second-largest renewable natural gas production facility in the country, after the new Renewable Dairy Fuels' operation that opened in Jasper County in August of 2018. Between the two operations, Amp Americas's renewable fuels production capacity stands at approximately 5 million gpy.
Amp Americas also operates 20 CNG filling stations nationwide. (Source: AMP Americas, nwi.com, 28 Feb., 2019) Contact: Amp Americas, Grant Zimmerman, CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org, (312) 300-6700, (312) 380-0206 - fax., www.ampamericas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas, Methane, CNG, Biofuel,
Clean Energy Fuels Corp. provides natural gas as an alternative fuel for vehicle fleets in the United States and Canada. The company supplies renewable natural gas (RNG), compressed natural gas (CNG), and liquefied natural gas (LNG) for light, medium, and heavy-duty vehicles; and provides operation and maintenance services for vehicle fleet customer stations. (Source: Renaissance Technologies, Clean Energy Fuels, Fairfield Current, 4 Jan., 2018) Contact: Renaissance Technologies, www.rentec.com
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Maharashtra state produces approximately 2.5 lakh tpy of cashew cake and 22 lakh tpy of cashew apple, as well as 60,000 tpy of cashew nuts.
It has been estimated that the state can produce nearly 4.5 lakh lpy of ethanol.
(Source: Gov. of Maharashtra, DNA, Dec., 2018) Contact: Gov. of Maharashtra, www.maharashtra.gov.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ethanol, India Biofuel, CNG, Biofuel,
These projects include a mega ethanol plant to be developed by SunLight Fuels using sugarcane bagasse as a feedstock. The plant is expected to use about 500 tpd of bagasse to produce 1,75,000 litres of drop in fuel.
The five other projects entail investment of more than Rs 200 million each and are proposed to utilize farm waste, press mud (sugarcane byproduct) and other agro waste to produce biofuel, bio CNG and bio fertiliser. Each of these units is expected to produce roughly 5,000 kg of bio CNG a day.
Interestingly, the green energy sector investment proposals worth Rs 728 billion were almost 10 times compared to the conventional energy sector, which managed only 76 billion.
Uttra Pradesh state reportedly has the potential of producing 28,000 MW of green energy, including solar, wind, small hydro power, and bioenergy (bio mass, bagasse cogeneration, waste to energy).
(Source: PTI, Business Standard, Various Others,4 Oct., 2018)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Uttra Pradesh, Biofuels, Ethanol,
The new RIN Management Service marks the second offering from the Alternative Fuels Council this year. The Alternative Fuels Council previously unveiled a Biodiesel Fuel Quality Plan designed to help those who blend, market, and distribute biodiesel blends ensure the final product meets a minimum standard of quality. A step-by-step guide to the blending process directs users through fuel quality management, including sampling procedures, protocols and proposed schedules, to help ensure that alternative fuel meets the required ASTM fuel quality standards. The Alternative Fuels Council also helps facilitate fuel testing and analysis for marketers at a substantially discounted price.
The Alternative Fuels Council is a NATSO, Inc. subsidiary created to help NATSO members and the entire retail fuels industry understand alternative fuels markets, including available government incentives, to effectively incorporate alternative fuels into their supply offerings. (Source: NATSO, PR, Oct., 2018)
Contact: NATSO, Lisa Mullings, Pres., CEO, Tiffany Wlazlowski Neuman,
email@example.com, www.natso.com; Alternative Fuels Council, Jeff Hove, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.NATSOAltFuels.com
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The plan calls for the roll out of 5,000 CBG plants across India in a phased manner, with 250 plants by the year 2020, 1,000 plants by 2022 and 5,000 plants by 2025. These plants are expected to produce 15 million tpy of CBG , which is about 40 pct of the current CNG consumption of 44 million tonnes.
A Petroleum Ministry
working group on biofuels, set up under the National Policy on Biofuels 2018, is in the process of finalizing a pan-India marketing and pricing model for compressed bio-gas.
Under the working group's smodel, entrepreneurs would be able to separately market the other by-products from these plants, including bio-manure, carbon-dioxide, etc.
(Source: Petroleum Ministry India, IANS, 1 Oct., 2018)
Contact: Petroleum Ministry India, www.petroleum.nic.in
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The company statement notes that currently diesel alone meets an estimated 72 pct of India's domestic transport fuel demand, followed by petrol at 23 pct while the rest of the need gap is filled by other fuels such as CNG and LPG.
(Source: BIOD Energy, PTI, 14 Aug., 2018) Contact: BIOD Energy, +91 11 4728 9966, +91 11 4728 9900, email@example.com, www.biodenergy.in
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Clean Energy Fuels Corp. builds and operates compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) vehicle fuel stations nationwide. The company's Redeem RNG fuel is the cleanest transportation fuel commercially available, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 70 pct, according to the company. (Source: Clean Energy Fuels, PR, BusinessWire, 10 July, 2018) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels,
Raleigh Gerber, (949) 437-1397, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.CleanEnergyFuels.com
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The plants will purchase straw and agriculture waste from farmers and convert it into biocoal which will be sold to the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC).
In related Indian clean fuels news, the Indian Oil Corporation Limited
Is reported to be working on supplying CNG gas for vehicles and Erika, an English firm, is working on production of bioethanol from straw. (Source: Times of India, TNN, 25 June, 2018) Contact: National Thermal Power Corporation, www.ntpc.co.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass news, Straw Biomass news,
Under the MoUs, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Indian Oil Corporation, Verbio India Private Limited and Rika Biofuel Development Limited will produce Biogas/bio CNG/bio-ethanol from paddy straw. he said.
When fully operational, each plant is expected to use about 500 tpd pf paddy straww to generate 100 kilo litre of bio-ethanol.
(Source: Punjab Energy Development Agency, Business Standard, 11 June, 2018) Contact: Punjab Energy Development Agency, +91 172 266 3382, www.peda.gov.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Biofuel, Biofue;, CNG, Biomass,
The divestiture is expected to help Westport Fuel streamline its product offerings and focus more on providing alternative-fuel vehicle components and systems to the transportation sector. (Source: Westport Fuel Systems, PR, Zacks, 21 May, 2018)Contact: Westport Fuel Systems Inc., Caroline Sawamoto, (604) 718-2046, email@example.com, www.wfsinc.com; Snam S.p.A., www.snam.it/en
More Low-Carbon Energy News Westport Fuel Systems, Alternative Fuel, CNG,
The newly approved Policy expands the scope of raw material for ethanol production by allowing use of sugarcane juice, sugar containing materials like sugar beet, sweet sorghum, starch containing materials like corn, cassava, damaged food grains like wheat and broken rice, and rotten potatoes. It also permits use of surplus food grains for production of ethanol for blending with petrol with the approval of National Biofuel Coordination Committee. The policy also encourages setting up of supply chain mechanisms for biodiesel production from non-edible oilseeds, used cooking oil and short gestation crops.
If constructed, the facility could produce 4,143.75 kg of methane gas and as many as 300 CNG cylinders per day.
(Source: Trichy Corporation, Times of India, 14 May, 2018) www.trichycorporation.gov.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News MSW, Municipal Solid Waste, Biogas, CNG,
Rika plans to build in excess of 10 bio-CNG plants at a total cost of $100-150 million. Each plant will use approximately 100 metric tpd of paddy straw. The first plant is expected to come online in 2019.
Rika Biofuels is a specialist anaerobic digestion project developer, specializing in processing problem feed stocks, including high volume manures and agricultural wastes such as crop straws. (Source: Punjab Energy Development Agency, Rika Biofuels, Times of India, May, 2018) Contact: Rika Biofuels, Gregory Krupnikovs, Director, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Punjab Energy Development Agency, +91 172 266 3382, peda.gov.in
More Low-Carbon Energy News Rika Biofuels , Biogas, anerobic digestion,
In 2013, COTA committed to phasing diesel-powered vehicles out of its fleet with the goal to completely transition to CNG by 2025. Today, 150 of COTA's 321 buses are powered by CNG. COTA has saved approximately $10 million in fuel costs by transitioning to CNG since 2013.
Ohio EPA is offering one-time funding to help municipalities, schools and businesses convert diesel-powered heavy-duty fleet vehicles to cleaner burning alternative fuels. The program is supported by $5 million from the Alternative Fuel Transportation Fund of the Ohio Development Services Agency.
To date, the grants have provided more than $2.8 million to replace 141 vehicles with vehicles that run on CNG, LNG or liquid petroleum gas, such as propane or butane. (Source: Central Ohio Transit Authority, Green Car Congress, 7 May, 2018)Contact: Central Ohio Transit Authority, (614) 228-1776, www.cota.com; Ohio Development Services Agency, (800) 848-1300, https://development.ohio.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Ohio Development Services Agency, Alternative Fuel, CNG,
GBCI Canada exclusively administers project certifications within the LEED green building rating systems, as well as the WELL Building Standard, the Sustainable SITES Initiative (SITES) for land use, Parksmart for parking structures, TRUE Zero Waste, Investor Confidence Project (ICP) for energy efficiency retrofits, and the GRESB benchmark, which is used by institutional investors to improve the sustainability performance of the global property sector.
The new venture is expected to result in additional GBCI programs that will help the Canadian market realize the economic and environmental benefits associated with green building, according to CaGBC.
(Source: REMI Network, CaGBC, PR 27 Feb., 2018)
Contact: Canada Green Building Council, Thomas Mueller, Pres., CEO, (613) 241-1184, www.cagbc.org; Green Business Certification Inc., www.gbta.org
More Low-Carbon Energy News Canada Green Building Council, Green Business Certification Inc,
According to the state EPA,
cleaner fuels help improve air quality by reducing diesel emissions such as nitrogen oxide and fine particulates.
(Source: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, The News Herald, WRAL, 19 Feb., 2018)Contact: Ohio Environmental Protection Agency, www.epa.state.oh.us
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The project's three digesters will convert 950 tpd of dairy cattle waste into 100 pct RNG that will be injected into the NIPSCO pipeline. Each of the digesters is a Mixed Plug Flow digester designed and built by DVO Inc.
Amp Americas received the first dairy waste-to-vehicle fuel pathway certified by California's Air Resources Board (CARB) and was also awarded a Carbon Intensity score of 254.94 gCO2e/MJ, the lowest ever issued by CARB, according to Amp Americas.
(Source: AMP Americas, Renewable Dairy Fuels, NGT, 12 Feb., 2018) Contact: AMP Americas, Grant Zimmerman, CEO, (312) 300-6700, www.ampcng.com; Renewable Dairy Fuels, (219) 712-3511; CARB, (800) 242-4450, email@example.com, www.arb.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News AMP America, anaerobic-digester, Biogas, Renewable Natural Gas, RNG,
Each of the facilities six digesters will have a volume of 5,250 cubic metres. As well as two walking floors, four biogas Kreis-Dissolver units are used to process the input materials, including maize, silage, turkey manure and dairy slurry.
Once commissioning at the facility has been completed, the biogas produced will be compressed to bio CNG and sold locally from the plant premises in China.
(Source: EnviTec Biogas, China Daily, February, 2018)Contact: EnviTec Biogas AG, +49 (0) 44 42 / 8016 - 8100, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.envitec-biogas.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News EnviTec, Biogas,
The program is supported with $5 million allocated by the Ohio General Assembly from the Alternative Fuel Transportation Fund of the Ohio Developmental Services Agency. The limit on the total grant award to applicants seeking to replace or convert multiple vehicles is $400,000.
Download grant information HERE. (Source: Ohio EPA,PR, 11 Jan., 2018) Contact: Ohio EPA, http://epa.ohio.gov/oee/EnvironmentalEducation.aspx
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The plant incorporates six digesters using cattle slurry, corn stover and corn silage to produce 13.5 million Nm3 per year of raw biomethane to be used used as compressed natural gas (CNG) for transportation fuel.
(Source: EnviTec, Others, Bioenergy Int'l, 16 Dec., 2017)
Contact: EnviTec Biogas AG, +49 (0) 44 42 / 8016 - 8100, email@example.com, www.envitec-biogas.com
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All CWI engines offer the choice of using compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG).
(Source: Cummins Westport, PR, NewsWire, 13 Dec., 2017) Contact: Cummins Inc., Rob Neitzke, President of Cummins Westport Jon Mills
Director - External Communications, (317) 610-4244, firstname.lastname@example.org
Westport Fuel Systems Inc., Caroline Sawamoto,
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alternative Fuel, Cummins Westport, RNG, LNG, CNG, Alternative Fuel,
AMP Americas' Fair Oaks Farms facility began production in 2011 and produces over 1.5 million gpy of renewable transportation fuel from dairy waste. The facility is the first, and to-date only, U.S. EPA Renewable Fuel Standard-certified dairy waste-to-vehicle fuel project in the U.S..
Construction is currently underway for a second RNG project using dairy digester methane gas, according to AMP.
(Source: AMP Americas, Fleet Owner, 2 Oct., 2017) Contact: AMP Americas, Grant Zimmerman, CEO, (312) 300-6700, www.ampcng.com; CARB, (800) 242-4450, email@example.com, www.arb.ca.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane, AMP Americas, California Air Resources Board ,
The Governor also awarded Chesterfield County with the Governor's Green Fleet Award for its leadership in the alternative fuels transition by implementing 50 vehicles and five advanced fueling stations that allow state and local vehicles to visit and refuel.
In 2014, Governor McAuliffe unveiled the Virginia Energy Plan committing to accelerating the development of advanced vehicle technology and the use of alternative fuels for vehicles in the Commonwealth as well as advancing the existing 2012 Commonwealth Alternative Fuel Program. (Source: Office of the Governor of Virginia, PR, 26 July, 2017)Contact: Governor Terry McAuliffe, https://governor.virginia.gov
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alternative Fuel, CNG, Biofuel, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Electric Vehicles,
UPS presently operates more than 8,300 alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles worldwide including electric, hybrid electric, hydraulic hybrid, CNG, LNG, propane , lower-carbon footprint renewable diesel and renewable natural gas (RNG) .
(Source: UPS, PR, 27 June, 2017) Contact: UPS,
Kristen Petrella, (404) 828-4182, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ups.com
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The city plans to produce 250,000 gpy of compressed natural gas from 3,410 tpy of food waste from city schools, restaurants, residential garbage which contains 45.7 pct food waste, and other commercial sources.
The wastewater treatment plant also generates 107,000 cubic feet of biogas per day and burns natural gas in boilers to heat digesters needed to break down sewage.
The fuel will be used to power the city’s fleet of nearly two dozen solid waste collection trucks.
(Source: City of Manteca, Manteca Bulletin,, 23 June, 2017) Contact: City of Manteca, Mark Houghton, Public Works Dir., (209) 456-8400, www.ci.manteca.ca.us
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Fortistar's investments and operations include: more than 100 compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations 31 renewable landfill gas-to-energy facilities with 180 MW capacity; 298 MW of combined heat and power (CHP) electrical generating capacity and 1.8M lbs./hour combined steam generating capacity; and 65MW of renewable energy capacity generated by biomass in Canada.
Fortistar owns and operates lower carbon energy generating assets that support the transition to zero carbon emissions. Fortistar companies include TruStar Energy, Primary Energy Recycling, Fortistar Methane Group, Fortistar Biomass Group, Clock.In and Carbonfree Chemicals. (Source: Fortistar, 2 May, 2017) Contact: Fortistar, Mark Comora, Pres., www.fortistar.com
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The company builds, owns and operates natural gas cogeneration facilities, landfill gas to energy and biomass electreic generating plants and CNG fueling stations throughout the United States and Canada. Fortistar companies include TruStar Energy, Primary Energy Recycling, Fortistar Methane Group, Fortistar Biomass Group, Clock.In and Carbonfree Chemicals.
Fortistar's investment and operational projects include:
To produce their biomethane, wastewater is separated from sludge in treatment plants, and then becomes gas after a fermentation treatment. Following a purification and enrichment process, the biogas can be utilized as fuel and works well in compressed natural gas (CNG)-fueled vehicles.
The two firms are establishing a commercial production prototype in a municipal waste treatment plant serving Barcelona. The LIFE+ Methamorphosis biogas can be utilized directly in cars or could be added to the natural gas distribution network, according to the project's website.
SEAT will supply vehicles to test the biofuel. The European Commission is funding the project. Other companies participating include Fomento de Construcciones y Contratas, Gas Natural, the Catalan Institute for Energy, and the Barcelona Metropolitan Area. (Source: SEAT, New Atlas, 20 Mar., 2017)
Contact: SEAT, www.seat.com; Life Metzmorphosis, http://www.life-methamorphosis.eu/en/el-projecte
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Conversion systems are quickly becoming a huge revenue source for Greenkraft because the Company can take various existing truck models that run on gasoline fuel and completely convert it to run on CNG or LPG making it much less expensive to operate the fleet.
Greenkraft, Inc. designs, develops, and manufactures compressed American natural gas and propane gas forward cabin trucks, alternative fuel systems and alternative fuel engines. (Source: Greenkraft, EconoTimes, 6 Feb., 2017) Contact: Greenkraft, George Gemayel, CEO, (714) 545-7777, www.greenkraftinc.com
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alternative Fuel,
UNder the agreement, PSI will be the point of sale company for the fuel conversion systems including components, such as injectors, tanks, electronics and harnessing. It will also be responsible for the validation and EPA / CARB certification for the converted vehicles, as well as warranty, service and aftermarket sales for the conversions. The company expects to begin taking orders before the year end.
(Source: Power Solutions International, Inc., 21 Nov., 2016) Contact: Power Solutions International, Inc., Gary Winemaster, CEO,
Philip Kranz, Investor Relations, (630) 451-5402, Philip.Kranz@psiengines.com, www.psiengines.com.
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The contract calls for 550,000 gasoline gallon equivalents (GGE) annually using Clean Energy's "Redeem" brand renewable natural gas (RNG) -- biomethane. (Source: Clean Energy Fuels, NGI, 21 Nov., 2016) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, (949) 457-1000, www.cleanenergyfuels.com; City of Torrance - Transit, www.torranceca.gov/92.htm
More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy Fuels Corp., CNG, Biomethane, Alternative Fuel,
The DOT originally solicited nominations for the corridors in July under a sweeping transportation funding bill passed in 2015. Additional routes and miles will be added to the network as new stations are constructed. The next round of nominations will take place early next year.
The Obama administration also announced this week that 28 groups and companies and 24 states have committed to bolstering alternative fuel vehicles and support-fueling systems. to add more electric vehicles to their fleets. (Source: US DOT, Manufacturing Business Technology, Nov., 2016)
More Low-Carbon Energy News Alternative Fuels, Biofuel, Biodiesel, CNG, LNG, EV,
The SMART Green Gas project aims to develop of new, highly efficient systems for producing biogas and converting it into biomethane, which are generated from waste water treatment plants. SMART Green Gas aims to obtain locally produced, renewable fuel that can be used in the automotive sector or injected into the natural gas distribution network.
The project is being developed with the participation of five partners, including Gas Natural Fenosa and Naturgas EDP, as well as public research organisations such as the Catalan Institute for Water Research (ICRA) and the universities of Girona, Valladolid and Santiago de Compostela. SEAT is participating in conjunction with Aqualia, which
is currently present in 1,100 municipalities in 21 countries. (Source: SEAT, Aquailia, AW, 24 Oct., 2016) Contact: Aqualia,
More Low-Carbon Energy News CNG, Biogas, Biomethane, Green Gas,