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Decarbonize Transportation with RNG (RNG Coalition Report Attached)
NGV America
Date: 2022-05-13
According to the Washington, DC-based Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGV America) and Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas (RNG Coalition) , 64 percent of all on-road fuel used in natural gas vehicles in calendar year 2021 was renewable natural gas (RNG).

RNG use as a transportation fuel grew 13 percent over 2020 volumes, up 234 percent from 2017 levels. NGVAmerica and RNG Coalition report that in 2021 a total of 610 million gallons (GGE)2 of natural gas were used as motor fuel. Of that, 390 million gallons (GGE) were from renewable sources.

Captured above ground from organic material in agricultural, wastewater, landfill, or food waste, RNG can produce carbon-negative results when fueling on-road vehicles like short- and long-haul trucks, transit buses, and refuse and recycling collection vehicles. California Air Resources Board data confirms that the annual average carbon intensity (CI) value of California's bio-CNG vehicle fuel portfolio in its Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program was carbon negative and below zero at -44.41 gCO2e/MJ for calendar year 2021.

RNG use as a motor fuel in 2021 displaced 3.8 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e); lowered greenhouse gas emissions, equivalent to removing the GHG from over 9.4 billion miles driven by the average passenger car; eliminated CO2 emissions, equivalent to removing CO2 emissions from more than 427 million gallons of gasoline consumed; and sequestered carbon, equal to 4.5 million acres of U.S. forests for one year.

NGVAmerica is a national trade association of sustainability solutionists and experts in the clean transportation field. Our roughly 200 members are dedicated to the development of a growing, profitable, and sustainable market for vehicles, ships and carriers powered by natural gas and biomethane. NGVAmerica member companies produce, distribute, and market natural gas and biomethane across North America, manufacture and service natural gas vehicles, engines, and equipment, and operate fleets powered by clean-burning gaseous fuels.

Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas is the non-profit association providing public policy advocacy and education for the sustainable development, deployment, and utilization of renewable natural gas in North America.

Download the Decarbonize Transportation report HERE (Source: Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, Website, May, 2022) Contact: NGVAmerica, Dan Gage, Pres., www.ngvamerica.org; Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas, Johannes Escudero, Pres., Founder, www.rngcoalition.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News RNG Coalition ,  RNG,  NGV,  bio-CNG America,  


HoSt Bioenergy Announces US Dairy Biogas Projects (Ind. Report)
HoSt Bioenergy
Date: 2022-05-11
Washington State-based HoST Bioenergy Systems North America, part of Netherlands headquartered HoSt Group, is reporting three new biogas projects at dairy farms in upstate New York and in Ohio. The projects will be realized in close cooperation with SJI Renewable Energy Ventures and Rev LNG.

The New York projects will each produce 300 SCFM of biogas and the Ohio project approximately 475 SCFM of biogas, together equivalent to having 3,000 American family cars drive on bio-CNG for a year. The treated renewable natural gas (RNG) on all three sites is delivered as compressed bio-CNG to tanker trucks that will transport the gas to a gas injection site. The renewable gas is destined for the California market under the Low Carbon Fuels Standard programme where it will be used as a renewable transport fuel. (Source: HoST Group, Website PR, 9 May, 2022) Contact: HoST Group, HoST Bioenergy Systems North America, Graham Hartlett, Chief Sales Officer, 206 887 5054, info@host-bioenergy.com, www.host.nl SJI Renewable Energy Ventures, www.sjindustries.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News HoSt Bioenergy,  Biogas,  RNG,  Biofuel,  


CNG, RNG Fueling Station Opens Near Savannah (Ind. Report)
Atlanta Gas Light,Chesapeake Utilities Corp.
Date: 2022-03-30
In the Peach State, Atlanta Gas Light and Dover, Delaware-based Chesapeake Utilities Corp. are touting the opening of a compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at the Port of Savannah. The station will serve local CNG fleets, renewable natural gas (RNG) fueled vehicles be used as a staging area for Chesapeake's Marlin Gas subsidiary to fill CNG transport trailers used in providing virtual pipeline services.

Atlanta Gas Light has a long history of supporting CNG initiatives and is committed to building a sustainable energy future for the state. In 1969, Atlanta Gas Light helped write the foundation for today's Natural Gas Vehicle Codes and Standards. CNG vehicles have been a part of the Atlanta Gas Light's fleet since the late 1970s, helping fuel the way forward for CNG vehicles across the state in a variety of businesses, according to the release. (Source: Atlanta Gas Light, PR, 23 Mar., 2022) Contact: Atlanta Gas Light, Pedro Cherry, CEO, 800-427-5463, www.atlantagaslight.com; Chesapeake Utilities Corp., www.chpk.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Atlanta Gas Light,  RNG,  CNG,  Chesapeake Utilities Corp.,  


Cummins Constructing RNG, Green Hydrogen Test Facility (Ind. Report)
Cummins
Date: 2022-03-28
Columbus, Indiana-based power generation equipment and engine manufacturer Cummins is reporting work is underway on a new powertrain test facility at its Darlington campus in the Tees Valley, UK.

The facility will be fuel-agnostic and will enable the company to develop and test various power technologies, including the latest universal engine platforms with variants able to operate on RNG, green hydrogen and sustainable diesel. Installation and testing capacity will also extend to hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric powertrains.

The first phase of the £14 million ($18.455 million) project is expected to be operational by May 2023. (Source: Cummins, PR, Mar., 2022) Contact: Cummins, Tom Swenson, Bus. Dev, Mgr, 909-396-2647, www.cngvp.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Cummins,  RNG,  Green Hydrogen,  Sustainable Diesel,  


CNG Fuels Touts World's Largest Bio-CNG Refueling Station (Int'l.)
CNG Fuels,
Date: 2022-03-07
London-headquartered CNG Fuels, the UK's leading operator of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refueling infrastructure and provider of compressed biomethane (Bio-CNG), is reporting the opening of the world's largest public access biomethane refueling station in Avonmouth, near Bristol, UK.

The facility, which can refuel 80 HGVs per hour from 14 high-speed dispensers, is part of CNG Fuels's network of eight renewable biomethane refueling stations across the UK. The company plans to build a further 12 stations . When fully utilized, the station will cut 70,000 tpy of GHG emissions by taking diesel HGVs off the road. The site forms (Source: CNG Fuels, PR, Website, 3 Mar, 2022) Contact: CNG Fuel, Philip Fjeld, CEO , +44 (0) 203 907 3936, info@cngfuels.com, www.cngfuels.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News CNG Fuels news,  CNG news,  Bio-CNG news,  Biomethane news,  


Grand Rapids Transit Fleet Switching to CNG (Ind. Report)
Grand Rapids, DTE nergy
Date: 2022-02-25
In Michigan, the Grand Rapids City Commission reports its approval of an agreement between the City and the Interurban Transit Partnership (The Rapid) for the purchase of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) to fuel its fleet of 161 buses, 98 of which will run on RNG. Diesel buses will continue to be retired and replaced by RNG vehicles.

The City will pump pipeline grade Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), in the form of CNG, from the Environmental Services Department's recently constructed waste-water biodigester into DTE Energy's pipeline for transport The Rapid's fueling facility. The one-year agreement sets the fuel cost at $1.74 per Diesel Gallon Equivalent (DGE) for a total not to exceed $150,000.

To help offset the biodigester's costs, the city will sell the RNG under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS ) program and earn Renewable Identification Numbers (RINs) -- credits used for compliance similar to renewable energy credits (RECs) for solar and wind. DTE will receive a small portion of the revenue for the marketing of RNG, and The Rapid will receive a small portion for acting as the RNG pathway. (Source: City of Grand Rapids, PR, 23 Feb., 2022) Contact: City of Grand Rapids, www.grandrapidsmi.gov

More Low-Carbon Energy News CNG,  RNG,  Biodigester,  DTE Energy,  


Clean Energy Fuels CNG to Fuel Ontario UPS Fleet (Ind. Report)
Clean Energy Fuels, Enbridge
Date: 2022-02-14
Newport Beach, California-headquartered Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Enbridge Gas Inc. affiliate Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership are reporting a multi-year agreement to fuel UPS Canada delivery vehicles in London, Ontario with CNG.

UPS Canada has converted 25 package delivery vans to operate on CNG. The Clean Energy-operated CNG fueling station, located near the UPS facility in London, will provide an anticipated 525,000 gasoline gallon equivalent. The use of CNG will reduce 700 metric tpy of greenhouse gas emissions -- the equivalent of planting 11,667 trees, removing 152 cars from the road, and recycling 281 tons of landfill waste, according to the release.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is the country's largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market with a network of fueling stations across the U.S. and Canada. Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership (UES) is an unregulated affiliate of Enbridge Gas Inc.. The company is focused on various clean energy business initiatives in Ontario, Canada. (Source: Clean Energy Fuels, PR. 9 Feb., 2022) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, Raleigh Gerber, 949-437-1397, raleigh.gerber@cleanenergyfuels.com,www.cleanenergyfuels.com; Union Energy Solutions, enbridgegasmedia@enbridge.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy Fuels,  Enbridge,  CNG,  


Clean Energy Fuels, Enbridge Partner on CNG for Ontario UPS Fleet (Ind. Report)
Clean Energy Fuels, Enbridge
Date: 2022-02-13
Newport Beach, California-headquartered Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and Enbridge Gas Inc.'s Texas-based affiliate Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership are reporting a multi-year agreement to fuel United Parcel Service (UPS) Canada delivery fleet with compressed natural gas (CNG) at its London, Ontario station.

UPS Canada has converted 25 package delivery vans to operate on CNG. The Clean Energy-operated CNG fueling station, located near the UPS facility in London, will provide an anticipated 2,000,000 litres (525,000 gasoline gallon equivalent. The use of CNG will reduce 700 metric tpy of greenhouse gas emissions -- the equivalent of planting 11,667 trees, removing 152 cars from the road, and recycling 281 tons of landfill waste.

Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is the country’s largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market with a network of fueling stations across the U.S. and Canada. Union Energy Solutions Limited Partnership (UES) is an unregulated affiliate of Enbridge Gas Inc., an Enbridge Company – that focuses on various clean energy business initiatives in the Province of Ontario, Canada. (Source: Clean Energy Fuels, PR. 9 Feb., 2022) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, Raleigh Gerber, 949-437-1397, raleigh.gerber@cleanenergyfuels.com, [www.cleanenergyfuels.com[endlink]; Union Energy Solutions, 817-689-0520, startlink]www.unionenergysolutions.com[endlink] [

More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy Fuels news,  Enbridge news,  CNG news,  


Biomethane Transport Fuel on the Rise, says NGVA Europe (Int'l)
NGVA Europe
Date: 2022-02-07
The Natural Gas Vehicle Association Europe (NGVA is reporting rapid growth in the use of biomethane as a transport fuel in Europe with over 25 pct of the gas used in road transport being renewable natural gas (RNG).

The European gas refueling infrastructure network includes more than 4,110 CNG and 499 LNG stations, where a "significantly higher" amount of biomethane , including, bio-LNG, is presently available compared to 2020.

The European Commission (EC) estimates there will be at least 467 TWh of biogas and biomethane available in 2030 rising to an estimated 1,020 TWh by 2050. From today's production of 22 TWh of RNG, Europe has a potential of 1,200 TWh, of which 117TWh will be distributed as a transport fuel (bio-CNG and bio-LNG), according to the NGVA release. (Source: NGVA, Feb., 2022) Contact: NGVA Europe, Dr Jens Andersen, Sec Gen, info@ngva.eu, www.ngva.eu

More Low-Carbon Energy News LNG,  CNG,  NGVA Europe ,  


CUTRIC Compares RNG, CNG, Diesel Bus Fuels (Alt, Fuels Report)
Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium
Date: 2022-01-28
In partnership with Enbridge Gas, the Toronto-headquartered Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC) has launched three holistic studies comparing buses powered with renewable natural gas (RNG), compressed natural gas (CNG), and diesel fuel.

Conducted separately for Calgary Transit, Orange County Transportation Authority, and TransLink, these four-month projects analyze factors ranging from fuel usage and vehicle maintenance to the total cost of ownership and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions based on differing propulsion fuels in transit buses. Each project delivers a comprehensive review of existing CNG and RNG applications across Canadian and U.S. transit fleets, and determines total emissions based on transit fleet data from selected samples and average values.

"With thousands of RNG-fuelled buses already operating in transit fleets across the United States, CUTRIC's comparative analysis will determine whether RNG can quickly enable carbon-neutral mobility without sacrificing performance, reliability or range. The drive to eliminate emissions is rightly focused on the integration of new technologies, such as battery electric buses and hydrogen fuel-cell electric buses. RNG is often overlooked as another easily accessible, available and simple net-zero emissions alternative fuel for Canadian transit agencies today. Our study will show the extent to which RNG can support the drive-to-zero emissions today.

"RNG can play a vital role in reducing transit emissions by drastically reducing the cost and complexity of transitioning to zero emission buses It is interchangeable with the conventional natural gas used in existing and conventional CNG buses. It can be transported through existing pipeline systems to transit agency facilities using regular gas nomination and scheduling processes. With roughly 825 CNG buses on Canadian roads today, and with Canada's 10 operating RNG production facilities soon to be joined by another 230 that are in development, or under construction in Ontario alone, the technology is able to help displace diesel, one of the most carbon-intensive and costly fuels in the marketplace. "

CUTRIC is a socially responsible non-profit that spearheads, designs, and launches technology and commercialization projects that advance next-generation zero-carbon mobility and transportation solutions across Canada. It also develops low-cost simulation tools that help transit agencies predict how their electric buses, hydrogen fuel cell buses and autonomous smart vehicles will operate in real-time, according to the CUTRIC website. (Source: Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium, 26 Jan., 2022) Contact: CUTRIC, Josipa Petrunic, Pres.,, CEO, (437) 237-6384, www.cutric-crituc.org; Enbridge Gas, Malini Giridhar, VP Bus. Dev., www.enbridgegas.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News RNG,  CNG,  Enbridge Gas,  


EKI Claims Indore Carbon Credits Solutions Tender (Int'l. Report)
EKI Energy Services
Date: 2022-01-28
In India, EnKing International (EKI Energy Services) reports the bagging of a tender from Indore Smart City Development Ltd (ISCDL) for consulting services for carbon credit solutions.

EKI will help ISCDL monetise its emission reductions for additional revenue to support and fund its multiple developmental initiatives. EKI will help ISCDL elevate its aggregator business model through which it offers sustainable solutions to urban and rural governance bodies enabling other smart cities to become climate compliant. EKI will offer solutions for greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation including: validation and registration of projects eligible for carbon credits, verification of projects in compliance with the guidelines followed by International Carbon Credit Mechanisms., and monetization of green initiatives including: biomethanation, energy efficient lighting, sewage treatment, retrofitting fossil fuel driven Buses to run on CNG, electric vehicles and charging stations, forestation activities, bio-remediation of legacy waste, decentralized composting initiatives and others (Source: EKI Energy Services, Website PR, Jan., 2022) Contact: EKI Energy Services, +91 (0) 731 42 89 086, business@enkingint.org, www.enkingint.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News EKI Energy Services,  


Valmet Supplying Biogas Automation to BioWOIMA (Int'l.)
Valmet
Date: 2022-01-19
Finland-based Valmet Oyi reports BioWOIMA Finland will install its automation system at a pioneering household and commercial biowaste biogas plant in the city of Tallinn, Estonia. The facility will produce biomethane for the natural gas network and fuel for CNG-powered vehicles. Delivery is slated for this coming May. The plant is expected to be operational in 2023. (Source: Valmet,18 Jan., 2021) Contact: BioWOIMA Finland , +358 40 5147047, www.biowoima.com; Valmet, +358 4 0505 2001, www.valmet.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Valmet,  Biogas,  


Plug Power, Certarus Partner on Green Hydrogen Supply (Ind. Report)
Plug Power, Certarus
Date: 2022-01-03
Latham, New York-based Plug Power Inc., a leading provider of turnkey solutions for the global green hydrogen economy, and Houston, Texas-headquartered CNG transportation provider Certarus (USA) Ltd., a unit of Calgary, Alberta-based Certarus Ltd., are reporting a long-term supply and logistics agreement to further scale and expand the infrastructure needed to accelerate the adoption of green hydrogen fuel.

The companies will leverage their collective expertise in hydrogen production, mobile energy distribution and related technologies to enhance the North American supply chain. Plug Power will supply Certarus with up to 10 tpd of green hydrogen from its North American hydrogen production network with initial deliveries expected in Q1 2022. (Source: Plug Power, Website PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: Certarus Ltd., (403) 930-0123, www.certarus.com; Plug Power, Andy Marsh, CEO, 518-782-7700, www.plugpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Plug Power,  Certarus ,  Green Hydrogen,  Hydrogen,  


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,  


First South Dakota RNG Pipeline Gets the Nod (Reg. & Leg.)
Brightmark,NorthWestern Energy
Date: 2021-12-13
In Pierre, the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission has given the nod to a NorthWestern Energy contract with San Francisco-based BrightMark Full Circle RNG for construction of a roughly eight-mile pipeline to a dairy farm facility near the town of Parker.

The dairy farm could be the state's first supplier of renewable natural gas. The facility would use a Brightmark-owned compressor.

Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC's subsidiaries currently own RNG projects in New York, Michigan, Florida, South Dakota and Arizona. Additional joint equity investments will fund construction of infrastructure and commercial operation of 10 dairy biomethane projects, including new sites in Iowa and Wisconsin, Michigan and South Dakota. Chevron will purchase and market RNG produced from these projects for use in vehicles operating on compressed natural gas (CNG). (Source: SD PUC, Brightmark, KELO, 8 Dec., 2021) Contact: NorthWestern Energy, www.northwesternenergy.com; Brightmark, www.brightmark.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Brightmark,  RNG,  NorthWestern Energy,  


bp Takes Stake in Biomethane Fueler Gasrec (Int'l., M&A)
Gasrec, bp
Date: 2021-12-06
In the UK, oil giant bp reports it has acquired a 28.57 pct stake in London-headquartered Gasrec, the UK' largest dual provider of bio-LNG and bio-CNG to road transport. Gasrec builds, owns and operates biomethane refuelling stations across the UK. The company presently operates and owns 10 biomethane refuelling stations capable of fueling 1,250 vehicles per day.

bp will supply Gasrec with renewable biomethane produced mainly from organic wastes. The investment will expand bp's UK footprint in renewable gas production and distribution. (Source: bp, PR, Website, Dec., 2021) Contact: Gasrec, Rob Wood, CEO , +44 20 8191 7079, www.gasrec.co.uk

More Low-Carbon Energy News Gasrec,  bp,  bio-CNG,  Biomethane,  


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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bright Biomethane ,  Biomethae,  CNG. Biogas,  


Cummins Invests in Sion Lithium Metal Battery Tech. (Ind. Report)
Cummins,Sion Power
Date: 2021-12-01
Tucson, Arizona-headquartered rechargeable battery specialist Sion Power is reporting Columbus, Indiana-based Cummins has invested in the company and agreed to participate in a multi-year development program to design and supply large-format lithium metal battery cells for use in Cummins battery packs. The battery cells are based on Sion Power's proprietary Licerion® Electric Vehicle (EV) lithium metal technology for commercial electric vehicle applications.

Sion Power's LicerionYreg; technology is an advanced approach to lithium-metal batteries containing twice the energy in the same size and weight battery, compared to a traditional lithium-ion battery. Based on Sion Power's proprietary lithium-metal anode technology and incorporating its patented manufacturing process, the cell provides a robust, long-lasting rechargeable battery for Cummins' demanding applications, according to the company release. (Source: Sion Power, Website, PR, Nov., 2021) Contact: Sion Power, Tracy Kelly, CEO, Angela Kliever Director of Marketing, akliever@sionpower.com, www.sionpower.com; Cummins, Tom Swenson, Bus. Dev, Mgr, 909-396-2647, www.cngvp.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News Sion Power,  Cummins,  Lithium Battery,  Energy Storage,  


Xebec Expands RNG, Hydrogen Footprint (M&A, Ind. Report)
Xebec Adsorption
Date: 2021-11-08
Montreal-headquartered Xebec Adsorption Inc. is reporting acquisition of Henderson, Colorado-based UECompression (UEC), a designer and builder of custom air and gas compressor solutions for power generation, industrial, and energy applications.

The acquisition enables Xebec to expand production of standardised renewable gas systems and optimises the company's manufacturing footprint, bringing European gas generation products such as Hy.GEN to the US. It also increases the Cleantech Service Network coverage to include Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, North & South Dakota, and Nebraska.

Xebec is a global provider of clean energy solutions for renewable and low carbon gases used in energy, mobility and industrial applications. The company specializes in deploying a portfolio of proprietary technologies for the distributed production of hydrogen, renewable natural gas, oxygen and nitrogen. (Source: Xebec, Website PR, 3 Nov., 2021) Contact: Xebec Adsorption Inc., Brandon Chow, Dir. Investor Relations, 450.979.8700 ext 5762, bchow@xebecinc.com, www.xebecinc.com; UECompression, 303-515-8600, www.uecompression.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Xebec Adsorption,  Hydrogen,  RNG,  CNG,  


Enviva, GreenGasUSA Ink RNG Offtake Agreement (Ind. Report)
Enviva, GreenGasUSA
Date: 2021-11-01
Bethesda, Maryland-headquartered industrial woody biomass pellet manufacturer Enviva Partners, LP and renewable natural gas (RNG) specialist GreenGasUSA are reporting a 10-year RNG offtake agreement to decarbonize natural gas-related emissions in Enviva's operations. The agreement is expected to eliminate more than 64,000 metric tpy of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) from the atmosphere to offset approximately 75 pct of Enviva's direct emissions from its manufacturing operations.

GreenGasUSA produces RNG and provides CNG, pipeline injection services and other low- and zero-emitting energy solutions to industrial, commercial and residential users across the U.S. GreenGas currently owns a natural gas injection point in Georgetown, South Carolina. (Source: Enviva , PR Website , Oct., 2021) Contact: Enviv, Dr. Jennifer Jenkins, VP, Chief Sustainability Officer, (301) 657-5560, www.envivabiomass.com; GreenGasUSA, Marc Fetten, 412-726-3331, marc.fetten@greengasusa.com, www.greengasusa.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Enviva,  GreenGasUSA,  RNG,  Renewable Natural Gas,  


Chevron, Mercuria CNG, RNG JV Announced (Alt. Fuel Ind. Report)
Chevron, Mercuria
Date: 2021-09-13
Chevron U.S.A. Inc., a subsidiary of Chevron Corp., reports it will form a joint venture with Swiss-based multinational commodities trader Mercuria Energy Trading (Mercuria) to own and operate American Natural Gas LLC and its network of 60 compressed natural gas (CNG) stations across the US.

Chevron is building a large-scale, vertically integrated renewable natural gas (RNG) business in the US. Through its partnerships with Brightmark and California Bioenergy, Chevron is developing projects to produce RNG from dairy digesters across the country.

Chevron is aiming to open more than 30 Chevron-branded CNG stations and increase increase its RNG volumes tenfold by 2025 compared to 2020. (Source: Chevron PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Mercuria , Brian A. Falik, CEO, www.mercuria.com; Chevron, www.chevron.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Chevron,  Mercuria,  CNG,  RNG,  


Calif. Fleets Increasingly Turning to NGVs (ALt. Fuel Report)
California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership
Date: 2021-09-13
In the Golden State -- where heavy-duty diesel trucks are the largest single combined source of smog-forming NOx, diesel particulate matter and other climate-altering greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions -- the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership (CNGVP) reports fleets are increasingly turning to near-zero emission (NZE) natural gas vehicles (NGVs) and carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG).

According to the CNGVP, investment in NZE NGVs is even more effective as fleets utilize carbon negative RNG. In Q1 2021, California Air Resources Board (CARB) Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) program revealed that the average annual carbon intensity of compressed natural gas from renewable feedstocks was -16.57gCO2e/MJ, the lowest average of any currently available vehicle fuel. This means that fleet vehicles fueled by RNG in California are helping to remove more greenhouse gas emissions from the atmosphere than any other alternative fuel available, and ultimately help eliminate the climate impact of these heavy-duty vehicles. (Source: California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership, Tom Swenson, Bus. Dev, Mgr Cummins, 909-396-2647, www.cngvp.org

More Low-Carbon Energy News California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership,  CNG,  NGV,  


Colorado City Fleets Switching to RNG (Ind. Report)
City of Longmont, City of Boulder
Date: 2021-09-08
In Colorado, in late 2019 the City of Longmont completed and commissioned a renewable natural gas (RNG) project at its Water Resource Recovery Facility (WRRF) to produce fuel for use in the City's fleet of trash trucks. Eleven of Longmont's 21 diesel collection trucks were replaced with compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks capable of using RNG fuel. The remaining diesel trucks are expected to be replaced in 2024. The Waste Services division anticipates using about 50 pct to 70 pct of the biogas produced at the WRRF.

The City of Boulder's WRRF completed its Biogas Use Enhancement Project in 2020, producing RNG from the treatment plant's biogas. The RNG is sold to Western Disposal which can fuel up to 38 trucks in it trash collection fleet. Tetra Tech provided engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services to the Boulder facility which incorporates Tetra Tech's proprietary BioCNG™ gas conditioning system.

The RNG is injected into the Public Service Company of Colorado's pipeline. Boulder also is capitalizing on the sale of RIN credits in the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) marketplace. (Source: City of Longmont, Pr, 31 Aug., 2021)Contact: City of Longmont, Longmont Utilities, (303) 776-6050, www.longmontcolorado.gov/departments/departments-n-z/utilities; Tetra Tech, www.tetratech.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News City of Boulder,  City of Longmont,  RNG,  RenewableBiogas,  Natural Gas,  Tetra Tech,  


Brightmark, Chevron Expanding Dairy RNG Projects JV (Ind. Report)
Brightmark, Chevron
Date: 2021-08-30
San Francisco-based Brightmark LLC and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. are reporting the second expansion of their previously announced joint venture -- Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC -- to own projects to produce and market dairy biomethane (RNG) across the U.S.

Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC's subsidiaries currently own RNG projects in New York, Michigan, Florida, South Dakota and Arizona. Additional joint equity investments will fund construction of infrastructure and commercial operation of 10 dairy biomethane projects, including new sites in Iowa and Wisconsin, Michigan and South Dakota. Chevron will purchase and market RNG produced from these projects for use in vehicles operating on compressed natural gas (CNG). (Source: Brightmark, Website PR, 24 Aug., 2021) Contact: Brightmark, Bob Powell, CEO, Kavitha Ramakrishnan, kavitha.ramakrishnan@brightmarkenergy.com, www.brightmarkenergy.com Chevron, www.chevron.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Brightmark,  Chevron ,  Biomethane,  RNG,  CNG,  


NGVAmerica Pledges Carbon Negative Fuels by 2050 (Ind. Report)
NGVAmerica
Date: 2021-08-23
In Washington, DC, NGVAmerica, the national organization representing the natural gas in transportation industry, reports that in 2020 renewable natural gas (RNG) from landfills, wastewater treatment plants, commercial food waste facilities, and agricultural digesters displaced fossil fuel derived conventional natural gas as the dominant on-road NGV fuel source nationwide. Moreover, the carbon intensity of RNG biofuel continues to drop. California fleets that fueled with bio-CNG in 2020 achieved carbon negativity for the year, with an annual average carbon intensity score of -5.845 gCO2e/MJ. Latest data puts the carbon intensity of bio-CNG in California's system at -16.57 gCO2e/MJ (Q1, 2021).

NGVAmerica has commited to:

  • Further accelerate the use of ultra-low to negative carbon natural gas in our fleets and as part of the supply provided to our transportation customers, marking 80 pct by 2030 and 100 pct by 2050;

  • Support the procurement of natural gas from energy production and distribution companies that undertake responsible best practices to effectively minimize fugitive methane emissions and flaring; and

  • Support continued advancements in the use of natural gas as a transportation fuel by working with other stakeholders including government authorities to improve the efficiency of future natural gas engine technology and further control emissions from natural gas engines.

    There are currently 190 RNG production facilities in operation in North America with an additional 232 facilities under construction or under substantial development (e.g., permitting).

    NGVAmerica is a national organization of roughly 200 companies, environmental groups, and government organizations dedicated to the development of a growing, profitable, and sustainable market for vehicles powered by natural gas or biomethane. NGVAmerica member companies produce, distribute, and market natural gas and biomethane across North America, manufacture and service natural gas vehicles, engines, and equipment, and operate fleets powered by clean-burning gaseous fuels. (Source: NGV America, PR, 17 Aug., 2021) Contact: NGV America, Dan Gage, Pres., (202) 824-7360, www.ngvamerica.org

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  • South African Agri-Sector Carbon Credit Program Launched (Int'l.)
    Climate Neutral Group
    Date: 2021-08-18
    Utrecht, Netherlands-based global environmental consultancy Climate Neutral Group (CNG) reports it is managing South Africa's recently launched AgriCarbon Programme, the country's first internationally recognised carbon offset programme for the agricultural sector.

    The AgriCarbon Programme provides farmers with an additional source of income by helping them certify and sell high-demand agricultural carbon credits. CNG determines the amount of carbon credits generated on the farm through soil data which is submitted to the carbon auditor and finally the Verra carbon standard. Including multiple farms under the AgriCarbon Programme substantially reduces carbon development and auditing costs per farm, thereby maximizing income to the farmers. (Source: Climate Neutral Group, PR, Engineering News, 18 Aug., 2021) Contact: Climate Neutral Group, +31 30 232 6175, www.climateneutralgroup.com

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    Opal Fuels Announces RNG Fuel Supply Contracts (Ind. Report)
    Opal Fuels
    Date: 2021-07-14
    Opal Fuels LLC, a producer and distributor of renewable natural gas (RNG) for heavy-duty truck fleets, reports it has contracted with Contract Transport Services to sell 15 million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGE) of RNG and construct a fueling station and related infrastructure at CTS's facility in Green Bay, Wisconsin. TruStar Energy, an Opal Fuels company, will manage the construction and operation of the station.

    CTS, which owns 103 CNG-powered trucks, has partnered with the U.S. EPA as a SmartWay affiliate to help reduce GHG emissions and improve fuel efficiency. As a result of its sustainability efforts, CTS won Wisconsin Clean Cities' 2019 Forward Fleet Award and was named a Top Green Fleet of 2019 by Heavy Duty Trucking. (Source: Opal Fuels LLC, PR July, 2021) Contact: Opal Fuels, www.opalfuels.com

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    Brightmark Breaks Ground on Michigan RNG Projects (ind. Report)
    Brightmark,Chevron
    Date: 2021-07-07
    Further to our 19 Feb. coverage, San Francisco-based Brightmark Energy reports construction is underway on three renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in Michigan. The projects are owned by and will be operated through subsidiaries of Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC, a partnership with Chevron U.S.A. Inc.

    Brightmark currently owns and operates 27 RNG projects in 8 states and will operate 6 RNG projects in Michigan upon completion of these 3 projects, which is expected in the first half of 2022. Of this portfolio of RNG projects, 17 are owned by subsidiaries of the joint venture with Chevron.

    As previously reported in October 2020, Brightmark LLC and Chevron U.S.A. Inc. originally announced the formation of the Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC joint venture to own projects across the U.S. to produce and market dairy biomethane RNG. Chevron purchases RNG produced from these projects and markets the volumes for use in compressed natural gas (CNG) fueled vehicles. (Source: Brightmark, Website, PR, 2021) Contact: Brightmark, Bob Powell, CEO, Kavitha Ramakrishnan, kavitha.ramakrishnan@brightmarkenergy.com, www.brightmarkenergy.com; Chevron, www.chevron.com

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    World's Largest Biomethane Fueling Station Slated for UK (Int'l)
    CNG Fuels
    Date: 2021-05-24
    In the UK, CNG Fuels Ltd reports it will open the world's largest public access Department for Transport's Renewable Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) approved biomethane refueling station for heavy transport trucks in Avonmouth, near Bristol, before the year end.

    When fully operational, the facility will have the capacity to refuel as many as 80 heavy trucks per hour from 14 high-speed dispensers and joins six existing refueling stations already operational across the UK.

    According to CNG Fuels, renewable biomethane is the lowest carbon, most cost-effective alternative to diesel for heavy trucks. It is also roughly one-third less expensive than diesel and cuts GHG emissions by nearly 90 pct. (Source: CNG Fuels Ltd. , PR, May, 2021) Contact: CNG Fuels, Philip Fjeld, CEO, www.cngfuels.com

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    Sapphire Gas Solutions Transporting RNG (Ind. Report)
    Sapphire Gas Solutions
    Date: 2021-05-14
    In the Lone Star State, Conroe-based LNG and CNG specialist Sapphire Gas Solutions reports it has entered the renewable natural gas (RNG) market with the recent awarding of transportation and logistics contracts for seven farm-based RNG operations in central California.

    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, info@sapphiregassolutions.com, www.sapphiregassolutions.com; Maas Energy, (530) 710-8545, info@maasenergy.com, www.maasenergy.com

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    Scottish Biomethane Fueling Station Construction Underway (Int'l.)
    CNG Fuels
    Date: 2021-03-26
    Following up on our Nov. 11, 2019 coverage, in Scotland, CNG Fuels reports construction is underway on the country's first public access biomethane heavy goods vehicle (HGV) refueling station at the Eurocentral industrial estate near Bellshill. The facility will have the capacity to fuel as many as 450 heavy transport trucks per day when it opens in November.

    Renewable biomethane from livestock manure is 35-40 pct cheaper than diesel and cuts vehicle greenhouse gas emissions by up to 85 pct, according to the CNG Fuels release. (Source: CNG Fuels, PR, insider.co.uk 25 Mar., 2021) Contact: CNG Fuels, Philip Fjeld, CEO, +44 0 7971 541 000,info@cngfuels.com, www.cngfuels.com

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    Trillium, Albuquerque Ink CNG Station Contract (Ind. Report)
    Albuquerque
    Date: 2021-02-22
    In New Mexico, the city of Albuquerque reports its is adding a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station to refuel the city's fleet of 41 CNG buses. buses. The new station will be constructed in October by Trillium, which has been providing fueling services for the city fleet for more than 20 years.

    Trillium operates more than 200 CNG stations across the country, offering station design and build expertise, 24/7 operations and maintenance, grant writing and commercial assistance. (Source: city of Albuquerque, Trillium, GreenCar Congress, 21 Feb., 2021) Contact: Trillium, www.linkedin.com/company/trillium-cng?trk=guest_job_details_topcard_org_name

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    WELTEC BIOPOWER Joins American Biogas Council, Promotes biomethane/RNG Production (Int'l. Report)
    WELTEC BIOPOWER,American Biogas Council
    Date: 2021-02-10

    Vechta, Germany-based biogas plant manufacturer, and the developer of over 300 anaerobic digestion plants, WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH reports it has joined of the American Biogas Council (ABC). The Washington-based association has been campaigning for the interests of the American biogas industry since 2010. The ABC represents biogas and biomethane plant operators, research institutions, municipal suppliers and manufacturers along the biogas supply chain.

    WELTEC has expertise in using the climate-neutral gas. Through their own portfolio of plants in Europe, the company generates 3,53 billion cubic feet of biogas annually, which is upgraded to RNG for gas grid injection. In addition, the use of RNG is everyday practice at many other plant locations. For example, a biogas plant built by WELTEC in Finland, uses biomethane to refuel trucks, and another plant in France refuels CNG/RNG tractors. (Source: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, PR, 9 Feb., 2021) Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, +49 4441 99978-0, +49 4441 99978-8 -- fax, info@weltec-biopower.de, www.weltec-biopower.de; American Biogas Council, Patrick Serfass, Exec. Dir., (202) 640-6595, info@americanbiogascouncil.org, www.AmericanBiogasCouncil.org

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    TruStar Energy Touting Major RNG Growth (Ind. Report)
    Fortistar, TruStar Energy
    Date: 2021-01-13
    In the Empire State, White Plains-based RNG/CNG fuel supplier TruStar Energy, a Fortistar portfolio company, reports in 2020 it grew its nationwide natural gas fueling station network to 380, inked long term RNG fuel supply contracts totaling 175 million GGE and is set to deliver more than 30 million GGE of renewable natural gas (RNG) in 2021.

    In December, the company's parent, Fortistar, in tandem with the TruStar Energy's distribution efforts, announced the fifth of 12 new RNG projects, together requiring nearly $500 million of new capital investment. These new projects will produce over 100 million GGE per year of RNG, reducing annual U.S. transportation emissions by 2 million metric tons of CO2 -- the equivalent of taking approximately 434,782 passenger cars off the road, according to the release. (Source: TruStar Energy, PR, Website, 7 Jan., 2021) Contact: TruStar Energy, Scott Edelbach, COO, www.trustarenergy.com; Forttistar, Mark Comora, CEO, (914) 421-4937, MComora@fortistar.com, www.fortistar.com

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    Clean Energy Fuels Inks Redeem™ RNG Deals (Ind. Report)
    Clean Energy Fuels
    Date: 2020-12-16
    In the Golden State, Newport Beach-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is reporting new and extended contracts for more than 58 million gallons of Redeem™ renewable natural gas (RNG) to accommodate the continued demand for the sustainable fuel from key business segments including heavy duty trucking, solid waste and public transit.

    Clean Energy's Redeem™ was the first commercially available RNG vehicle fuel derived from biogenic methane from dairy, landfill, and wastewater treatment plant wastes. Redeem reduces climate-harming greenhouse gas emissions by at least 70 pct and up to 300 pct depending on the source of the RNG, making it a negative carbon fuel.

    Clean Energy Fuels operates a network of 540 CNG and LNG fueling stations and natural gas liquefication facilities in California and Texas, and transports bulk CNG and LNG to non-transportation customers around the U.S. (Source: Clean Energy Fuels, Website PR, 15 Dec., 2020) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, Raleigh Gerber, Nate Jensen, VP, 949-437-1397, raleigh.gerber@cleanenergyfuels.com, www.CleanEnergyFuels.com

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    ABSL Funded to Design Biohydrogen Production Line (Int'l.)
    Advanced Biofuel Solutions,InnovateUK
    Date: 2020-12-14
    In the UK, Swindon-based Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd (ABSL)reports receipt of £250,000 in grant funding from Innovate UK to design a production line that makes high purity biohydrogen for fuel cell electric vehicles.

    ABL will convert household waste into bio-substitute natural gas (BioSNG) that is injected into the local gas grid and then sold to compressed natural gas (CNG) filling stations. The project will focus on purifying a slipstream of syngas to meet the stringent specification for proton electron membrane fuel cells. The hydrogen would then be compressed and transferred to tube trailers that will take it to hydrogen refueling stations for use in buses and other hydrogen vehicles.

    ABSL's RadGas technology converts waste into a high-quality synthesis gas which Wood's VESTA technology converts into BioSNG. Wood will adapt the VESTA system to switch flexibly between the biohydrogen and BioSNG production enabling ABSL to deliver either product to meet market demand. University College os London will test the biohydrogen at their Electrochemical Innovation Lab as well as assess the greenhouse gas emissions associated with biohydrogen and compare them to blue and green hydrogen.

    Overall, the project aims to develop a new source of hydrogen to help give transport providers in the public and private sectors the confidence to adopt this important new fuel. (Source: Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd., PR, Dec. 2020) Contact: Advanced Biofuel Solutions Ltd., Andy Cornell, CEO, +44 0 1793 832 860, info@absl.tech, www.absl.tech

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    CPS Energy, VIA Metropolitan Transit Tout RNG Partnership (Ind. Report)
    CPS Energy
    Date: 2020-11-13
    In the Lone Star State, San Antonio-based CPS Energy and San Antonio public transportation provider VIA Metropolitan Transit are reporting a new fuel supply agreement that will provide Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) produced from landfill gas (methane) to VIA's bus fleet, beginning in 2021.

    VIA, which operates the largest CNG fuelling station in the U.S., has a diversified active fleet portfolio consisting of 502 buses powered primarily by CNG fuel, with some diesel-electric hybrid, electric, diesel and propane vehicles in use. VIA's conversion to a CNG fleet began in 2017 and is designed to reduce NOx emissions by 97 pct from the diesel buses they replaced. (Source: CPS Energy, PR, 10 Nov., 2020) Contact: CPS Energy, Paula Gold-Williams, Pres., CEO, www.cpsenergy.com; VIA Metropolitan Transit , Jeffrey C. Arndt, CEO, www.viainfo.net

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    India's Praj Ind., ARAI Green Fuel Alliance Announced (Int'l. Report)
    Praj Industries
    Date: 2020-07-29
    Pune, India-based ethanol producer Praj Industries Ltd. and the Automotive Research Association of India (ARAI) are reporting a MoA to jointly drive the development and use of advanced and alternative fuels in industry and transportation.

    As a leading player in the global bio economy, Praj brings its three decades expertise in developing and deploying biofuel technology solutions through its TEMPO business mode l to the joint effort. ARAI, as a R&D major, brings its experience in CNG, LPG, LNG, HCNG, dual fuel technology, Bio-CNG, Hydrogen, Ethanol, DME and Methanol to the joint agreement.

    With their complementary strengths in technology and application, Praj and ARAI will work together to test and commercialise newer fuels with improved efficiencies, according to the Praj release. (Source: Praj Industries Ltd., PR, 29 July, 2020) Contact: Praj Industries Ltd., Dr. Ravindra Utgikar , Bus. Dev. info@praj.net, www.praj.net; Automotive Research Association of India, Shri Nitn B Dhande, Bus. Dev., dhande.dts@araiindia.com, www.araiindia.com

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    PA. DEP Offers Alternative Fuels Project Funding (Funding Report)
    Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
    Date: 2020-07-22
    In Harrisburg, the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) recently awarded more than $2.1 million in 2019 Alternative Fuel Incentive Grants (AFIG) to 18 cleaner fuel vehicle projects.

    The program supports liquefied propane gas, biodiesel, CNG, ethanol and other cleaner fuels as replacement for older gasoline -- or diesel-fueled vehicles with cleaner-fuel vehicles to reduce emissions of harmful pollutants. The program also provides fueling stations for these vehicles.

    Businesses, organizations, local governments, and schools are eligible for grants which are administered under the Pennsylvania Alternative Fuels Incentive Act of 2004. (Source: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, PR, Pennsylvania Business Report, 22 July, 2020) Contact: Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, RA-GrantsCenter@pa.gov, www.dep.pa.gov

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    The European Green Deal -- In the Fast Lane with Biomethane in Transport (Int'l. Ind. Report Attached)
    European Biogas Association ,Natural and Bio Gas Vehicle Association
    Date: 2020-06-15
    The attached document from the European Biogas Association (EBA) and the Natural and Bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) illustrates the current and potential uptake of biomethane in the transportation sector.

    According to the document, 17 pct of biomethane is used today to fuel natural gas vehicles (NGVs) in 25 pct of Europe's refueling network, resulting in a 35 pct reduction of emissions when compared to conventional fuels -- the highest rate of emissions reduction compared to other fuels, with greater potential when coupled with renewable gas. The report notes 117 terawatt-hours of renewable gas could be distributed as transport fuel as bioCNG and bioLNG by 2030 -- 40 pct of the overall fuel consumption of NGVs, estimated at more than 13 million vehicles in 2030.

    A higher uptake of bioCNG and bioLNG in the sector will result in an overall greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction of 55 pct . Up to one million jobs will be created to ensure the scale-up of biomethane in the coming decades. New CNG and LNG stations and vehicles must also be created and must be compatible with their renewable counterparts, the document notes.

    Download the The European Green Deal -- In the Fast Lane with Biomethane in Transport report HERE. (Source: European Biogas Association, Website, June, 2020) Contact: www.europeanbiogas.eu; Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association, www.ngva.eu

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    Innogy Energo Plans Czeck BioCNG Tests (Int'l. Report)
    Innogy Energo
    Date: 2020-05-01
    In the Czech Republic, Innogy Energo s.r.o. reports it will offer biomethane-enriched compressed natural gas (BioCNG)vehicle transportation fuel through it network of 63 CNG filling stations by the end of June.

    When burned, BioCNG releases up to 80 pct less carbon dioxide emissions into the air than petrol or diesel, meets even the strictest limits of pure mobility and is certified by the International Biomass and Biofuels Certification System (ISCC EU). (Source: Innogy Energo, prazskypatriot.cz, NGV Global, 29 April, 2020) Contact: Innogy Energo, Zdenek Kaplan, CEO, +420 724 202 772, www.innogy-energo.cz; International Biomass and Biofuels Certification System, certifications.controlunion.com/en/certification-programs/certification-programs/iscc-certified-biomass-and-bioenergy

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    Richmond Airport VA Green Travel Alliance Award Winner (Ind Report)
    Virginia Green Travel Alliance
    Date: 2020-04-27
    The Virginia Green Travel Alliance is reporting the Capital Region Airport Commission (Richmond Airport) is receiving the Virginia Green Travel Star Award as the 2019 Green Transportation Facility of the Year for its concerted efforts to reduce its environmental impacts.

    The Virginia Green program is run through a partnership between the Virginia DEQ, Virginia Tourism Corporation, the Virginia Restaurant, Lodging & Travel Association, and the Virginia Green Travel Alliance. Recent Sustainability Measures at RIC include:

  • The Airport maintains over 75 recycling containers and encourages travelers and employees to participate in the recycling program. In the past four years, over 100 tons of material has been recycled;

  • In addition to purchasing Green Seal Certified products, the Airport also ensures that paper products are made from recycled material;

  • Water-efficient products have been installed to reduce consumption by 50 pct;

  • Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) EasyPark parking shuttles effectively reduce tailpipe emissions and ambient noise;

  • Various lighting systems have been upgraded to T5, T8 and LEDs and compact florescent lighting has replaced incandescent lights in canned lighting;

  • Electric carts replaced light-duty maintenance vehicles for use by Baggage Handling Systems Department and Utilities and Grounds Department;

  • Automated building management, mechanical, and LED lighting systems are utilized across airport property;

  • Energy-efficient glass is utilized throughout public spaces; Energy-efficient white thermoplastic polyolefin (TPO) membrane roofing is used to reflect heat and cools roofs;

    An Energy Management System is utilized to ensure optimal operation of all HVAC equipment. (Source: Virginia Green Travel Alliance. WWBT , 24 April, 2020) Contact: Virginia Green Travel Alliance; Tom Griffin, Exec. Dr., www.virginiagreen.net; Capital Region Airport Commission, Perry J. Miller, A.A.E., I.A.P., Pres., CEO, 804-226-3000, www.flyrichmond.com

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  • U.S. Gain, Port of Seattle Announce RNG Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Port of Seattle, US Gain
    Date: 2020-04-22
    Appleton, Wisconsin-based U.S. Gain is reporting completion of a renewable natural gas (RNG) supply agreement with the Port of Seattle which will use RNG to heat Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) and power its fleet of buses.

    RNG is produced from methane and can be used as an alternative fuel to reduce scope 1 and/or 3 emissions, but also as a thermal energy solution to reduce heating and cooling-related scope 2 emissions.

    U.S. Gain, part of U.S. Venture, Inc., is a leader in development, procurement and distribution of renewable and compressed natural gas (CNG) for the transportation and energy segments. Over the course of 10 years U.S. Gain has diversified throughout the renewable natural gas supply chain; investing and managing renewable natural gas development projects at dairies, landfills and wastewater treatment plants; generating, trading and monetizing clean fuel credits; designing, building and operating natural gas fueling stations both private and a public GAIN Clean Fuel® network. (Source: U.S. Gain, PR, 20 April, 2020) Contact: U.S. Gain, Bryan Nudelbacher, Bus. Dev., Stephanie Lowney, Director of Marketing & Innovation, slowney@usgain.com, www.usgain.com; Port of Seattle, www.portseattle.org

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    FortisBC to Launch Third B.C. Landfill RNG Project (Ind. Report)
    FortisBC
    Date: 2020-04-15
    In British Columbia, the utility FortisBC reports it will soon launch its third and largest landfill renewable natural gas (RNG) project in partnership with the city of Vancouver.

    The utility will own and operate the system at the Delta landfill and pay the city of Vancouver for its gas, which will go back to the municipality to fuel its CNG trucks and for a central energy system serving residential and commercial customers in downtown Vancouver. FortisBC's two other biogas upgrading plants are in Salmon Arm, BC, and Kelowna, BC, which collectively generate 80,000 gigajoules per year. FortisBC is also awaiting British Columbia Utilities Commission approval for a landfill-to-gas project in Fraser-Fort George, BC.

    British Columbia legislation requires capturing 75 pct of gas generated in landfills. (Source: FortisBC, Waste360, April, 2020) Contact: FortisBC, Scott Gramm, RNG Supply Manager, Douglas Stout, VP, Market Dev., www.fortisinc.com, www.fortisbc.com/RNG

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    CNG Market - The Alternative Option for Conventional Fossil Fuel Report (Ind Report Offered)

    Date: 2020-03-18
    According to CNG Market - The Alternative Option for Conventional Fossil Fuel Report , a new report from Allied Market research, the global compressed natural gas (CNG) as a transportation fuel market is projected to reach $36,035 million by 2023, growing at a CAGR of 14.1 pct from 2017 to 2023 and in 2016 was valued at $14,842 million. CNG is one of the most commonly used fuel in heavy-duty commercial vehicles.

    Key Findings of the Compressed Natural Gas Market:

  • The unconventional sources market is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 6.3 pct in terms of volume during the forecast period.

  • The medium duty/heavy duty trucks end user segment is anticipated to grow at a significant CAGR of 14.0 pct from 2017 to 2023.

  • North America is expected to show highest growth rate in terms of revenue with a CAGR of 14.5 pct.

  • China is one of the major countries in the market and is expected to grow at the highest CAGR of 14.4 pct by value in Asia-Pacific region.

  • The non-associated gas segment accounted for more than half of the market share in 2016, and is anticipated to grow at the significant CAGR of 6.1 pct by volume.

  • The Asia-Pacific and Europe region collectively accounted for approximately 75 pct of the global market share by revenue in 2016.

    Emerging economies such as China, India, Pakistan, and Argentina are estimated to dominate the market for the coming years.

    Major companies profiled in this report are National Iranian Gas Company, Indraprastha Gas Limited, Trillium CNG, Gazprom, NEOgas Inc., Trillium CNG, China Natural Gas Inc., Pakistan State Oil, J-W Power Company, and GNVert.

    Access report details HERE. Download Sample PDF HERE Report purchase details HERE (Source: Allied Analytics LLP, 17 Mar., 2020) Contact: David Correa, +1-800-792-5285, +1-503-894-6022, +1-503-446-1141 help@alliedmarketresearch.com, www.alliedmarketresearch.com

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  • India Switching to World's Cleanest Fuel (Int'l. Report)
    Indian Oil Corp
    Date: 2020-03-16
    In New Delhi, the Indian Oil Corp Ltd. (IOC) is reporting that virtually all India refineries are now producing ultra-low sulphur BS-VI (equivalent to Euro-VI grade) petrol and diesel as of the end of 2019. The new fuel is expected to be generally available nationwide by 1 April, this year.

    India adopted Euro-III equivalent (Bharat Stage-III) fuel with a sulphur content of 350 ppm in 2010 and then took seven years to move to BS-IV that had a sulphur content of 50 ppm then to BS-VI with 10 ppm with emission standards roughly equal to CNG, according to the release. State-owned oil refineries invested roughly Rs 35,000 crore $4,5 million +-) to upgrade plants to produce ultra-low sulphur fuel. The new fuel will result in a reduction in NOx in BS-VI compliant vehicles by 25 pct in petrol cars and by 70 pct in diesel cars. (Source: Indian Oil Corp. Ltd., Press Trust India, Energy World, Mar., 2020) Contact: Indian Oil Corp., Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., www.iocl.com

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    Four More BIO-CNG Plants Slated for India (Int'l. Report)
    India
    Date: 2020-02-26
    In Hyderabad, the India Solid Waste Management Department is announcing the planned construction of four bio-compressed natural gas (BIO-CNG) wet waste processing plants in Chetpet, Madhavaram, Pallikaranai and Sholinganallur.

    The plants are expected to come online in June this year at an projected cost of roughly $5.2 million each. The Chetpet plant will have a capacity of 50 metric tpy and the other three will be 100 metric tpy each primarily from fruit and vegetable waste.

    There are presently 17 BIO-CNG plants operating in India.(Source: Energy Infra Post, Feb., 2020); Contact: India Solid Waste Management Dept,+91 0471 23 fax, 69720, +91 0471 2369721, +91 0471 2369720, indiawastemanagementportal@cedindia.org, www.indiawastemanagementportal.org

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    UPS Announces Kinetrex, TruStar RNG Contracts (Ind. Report)
    UPS, Kinetrex Energy, TruStar Energy
    Date: 2020-02-05
    Atlanta-based logistics giant UPS reports it has entered into multi-year renewable natural gas (RNG) agreements with Indianapolis-headquartered LNG specialist Kinetrex Energy and White Plains, New York-based compressed natural gas (CNG) and renewable natural gas fuel specialist TruStar Energy which together will supply as much as 80 million gallon equivalents (GEs) of RNG to UPS over the terms of the agreements.

    Kinetrex will supply UPS with up to 52.5 million GEs of RNG over the life of the contract to be used in its tractor trailer vehicles throughout the Midwest. TruStar Energy will supply UPS with up to 27.5 million GEs of RNG over the life of the contract to be used in California. The RNG will be used to fuel UPS's CNG-powered trucks in both Visalia and Moreno Valley, Calif.

    Over the past decade, UPS has invested more than $1 billion in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling stations in an initiative to cut its absolute greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 12 pct across its global ground operations by 2025. (Source: UPS, PR, Feb., 2020) Contact: UPS, Mike Whitlatch, VP, 404-828-6000, www.ups.com; Kinetrex, Aaron Johnson, CEO, 317-886-8179, www.kinetrexenergy.com; TruStar Energy, www.trustarenergy.com

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    CNG Fuels Expanding UK bio-CNG Supply Network (Int'l Report)
    CNG Fuels
    Date: 2019-11-08
    In the UK, West Midlands-based bio-CNG fuel supplier CNG Fuels reports plans to become the UK's first supplier of carbon-neutral fuel sourced 100 pct from renewable biomethane for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). Bio-CNG is the lowest-carbon and most cost-effective alternative to diesel for HGVs, cutting vehicle greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by up to 85 pct and costs by 35-45 pct, according to the company.

    CBG Fuels sources biomethane from food waste but is in the process of securing supplies of biomethane from manure to create a net-zero emissions fuel (on a well-to-wheel basis). The company aims to begin offering carbon-neutral biomethane from 2021 and is also developing a nationwide network of public access HGV refueling stations on major truck routes.

    CNG Fuels began supplying RFTO-certified renewable biomethane three years ago. It is the UK's only dedicated provider of public access CNG refueling infrastructure. By spring 2020, it hopes to have six refueling stations in operation serving major trunk roads and cities, and capable of refueling up to 3,000 HGVs a day, according to the release. (Source: CNG Fuels, Bioenergy News, 6 Nov., 2019) Contact: CNG Fuels, . Philip Fjeld, CEO, (+44) 07971 541 000, {startlink]info@cngfuels.com], www.cngfuels.com

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    Clean Energy Fuels Announces Calif. RNG, CNG Contacts (Ind. Report)
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp
    Date: 2019-11-06
    In the Golden State, Newport Beach-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is reporting a major fueling infrastructure upgrade for trucks operating in the Port of Los Angeles and Port of Long Beach -- the country's largest maritime port complex.

    Also in California, the company reports the City of Ontario has inked a 5-year RNG supply contract for roughly 3 million gallons of Redeem™; Nationwide Environmental Services, based in Norwalk, hasinked a 5-year maintenance and RNG supply contract for an anticipated one million gallons of Redeem; the Ccity of Sacramento has contracted for an expected 650,000 gallons of Redeem to fuel approximately 100 solid waste vehicles; Ruan Transportation Management Systems has contracted for an approximate 450,000 gallons of Redeem to fuel an additional 20 CNG tractors for its dairy operations; the City of Commerce has extended its operations and maintenance agreement for six years; and bus and rail service provider Omnitrans has signed a 5-year O&M agreement for two CNG stations that dispense an approximate 4 million gpy of fuel.

    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. provides natural gas fuel and renewable natural gas (RNG) transportation fuel with a network of approximately 540 stations across North America. The company builds and operates CNG and LNG stations and delivers more CNG, LNG and RNG vehicle fuel than any other company in the U.S., according to the release. (Source: Clean Energy Fuels, PR, 5 Nov., 2019) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, Raleigh Gerber, CEO, 949-437-1397, raleigh.gerber@cleanenergyfuels.com, www.CleanEnergyFuels.com

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