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Velocys, Oxy Agree On Woody Biomass-to-Fuels CCS (Ind. Report)
Velocys,Bayou Fuels
Date: 2019-10-11
UK-headquartered landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys Plc and its subsidiary Velocys, Inc. is reporting an agreement with Occidental Petroleum subsidiary Oxy Low Carbon Ventures, LLC (Oxy) under which Oxy will capture and store CO2 from Velocys' planned Bayou Fuels waste woody biomass-to-fuels project in Natchez, Mississippi.

According to OXY, it is uniquely positioned to transport and store the CO2 by leveraging Occidental's industry leadership in CO2 storage and utilization for enhanced oil recobery (EOR). (Source: Velocys, gasworld, 19 Oct., 2019)Contact: Velocys Plc, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 -- Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com; Oxy Low Carbon Ventures LLC, www.oxy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys,  Biofuel,  Biorefinery,  Waste-to-Fuel,  Bayou Fuels,  


Automaker Participating in Spanish Biomethane Fuel Project (Int'l.)
European Commission,Strategic Research Institute
Date: 2019-09-25
With the goal of boosting the circular economy, energy efficiency and emissions reduction, Spanish auto maker SEAT S.A. reports it will participate in the Life Landfill Biofuel project which will obtain renewable gas from municipal landfills. The project, which was recently approved by the European Commission, is intended to produce biomethane from an indigenous, abundant biomass energy source. The 4-year project is budgeted at €4.6 million of which the European Commission will provide 55 pct.

SEAT is currently working on the Life Methamorphosis project to obtain biomethane from previously selected waste and animal slurry from a farm in Lleida, Spain. The new Life Landfill Biofuel project is a step further as the raw material originates directly from the landfill, without prior separation.

Other project participants include FCC, IVECO, The University of Granada, the CARTIF Foundation, SYSADVANCE and Gasnam. SEAT previously developed a similar project with Aqualia to convert waste water into biofuel. (Source: SEAT S.A. Website, Strategic Research Institute, 24 Sept., 2019) Contact: Universitat de LLeida, Departament de Produccie Vegetal, www.pvcf.udl.cat; SEAT, www.seat.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Gas,  Biomethane,  Waste-to-Fuel ,  


World Biogas Assoc. Calls For Decarbonization Policies (Ind Report)
World Biogas Association
Date: 2019-09-20
Following on from the recent publication of its Global Potential of Biogas report, which demonstrates that biogas could rapidly reduce world GHG emissions by 12 pct, the World Biogas Association (WBA) has issued recommendations to world governments, financial institutions and other key decision makers to support the industry becoming a key player in meeting Paris Agreement commitments and developing a low carbon circular economy.

The WBA emphasizes the need to move away from fossil fuels and invest in the infrastructure and incentives required to build a powerful anaerobic digestion and biogas industry that will provide a stable and flexible source of clean energy, as well as bio-fertilisers for agriculture and a potent waste management and sanitation solution. The key recommendations focus around:

  • National pledges to reduce GHG emissions, including the removal of fossil fuel subsidies, through their Paris Agreement Nationally Determined Commitments, energy plans, net-zero targets by 2050 and increases in renewable energy production and consumption over the next decade.

  • The inclusion of AD into these pledges and at the core of circular economy strategies, with targets set for the production of biogas, AD included in all incentive policies and AD nominated as the preferred method of treatment for all biodegradable wastes.

  • Policies to increase biodegradable wastes capture, including the provision by local governments of separate food waste collections in both urban centers and rural areas, and mandatory food waste collection and treatment for businesses of a certain size, combined with increased AD capacity to process the new waste stream.

  • The development of a robust infrastructure to enable the collection and processing of feedstock in large communities as well as remote rural areas, its treatment through both large and small scale facilities, and distribution through a network of refueling points for biomethane as a transport fuel and injection points for gas going into the grid.

  • The management of digestate and implementation of regulations and standards for its safe trading and use.

  • Measures to ensure land is managed with due diligence to environmental impact and energy crops are integrated into production in the most sustainable way.

    The World Biogas Association is the global trade association for the biogas, landfill gas and anaerobic digestion (AD) sectors, dedicated to facilitating the adoption of biogas globally. It believes that AD and biogas technologies provide multifaceted opportunities to produce clean, renewable energy while resolving global issues related to development, public health and economic growth.

    Download the Global Potential of Biogas report HERE. (Source: World Biogas Association, PR, 19 Sept., 2019) Contact: World Biogas Association, David Newman, Pres., www.worldbiogasassociation.org

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


  • Velocys Reports £7 Mn Funding Round Progress (Ind. Report)
    Velocys PLC British
    Date: 2019-07-15
    UK-headquartered landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys Plc is reporting British Airways and Royal Dutch Shell PLC have invested a combined £2.8 million in a £7 million fundraising round.

    The proceeds will be used for front-end engineering design of Velocys' Mississippi biorefinery, to build on intellectual property, and to test catalyst and Fischer-Tropsch reactors. (Source: Velocys, Alliance News, 15 July, 2019) Contact: Velocys Plc, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 -- Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys,  Biofuel,  Biorefinery,  Waste-to-Fuel,  


    Mo. Landfill Board Seeking Methane Purchaser (Ind. Report)
    Landfill Methane
    Date: 2019-07-01
    In the Show Me State, the Neosho NEOSHO Newton/McDonald County Landfill reports it is seeking a purchaser for methane - landfill gas from its 1972 vintage landfill which was capped and closed in 1996.

    The landfill's previous customer was USA Metal Recycling which used the excess methane as a fuel source for melting metals. A new buyer would also extend the board's ability to maintain the landfill. Revenue from methane sales was reinvested back into the landfill's operation, but that budgetis expected run dry in about seven years. (Source: Newton/McDonald County Landfill, Joplin Globe, 29 June, 2019) Contact: Newton/McDonald County Landfill, Bill Lant, Commissioner, https://dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/swmd/distm.htm

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Methane,  


    Ontario's Energy Ottawa Re-labeled Portage Power (Ind. Report)
    Energy Ottawa
    Date: 2019-07-01
    Ottawa, Ontario-headquartered Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. subsidiary Energy Ottawa Inc. reports its renewable generation business will now operate under a new name -- Portage Power. The renamed company is the largest municipally-owned producer of green power in the province of Ontario with hydroelectric facilities in Ontario, Quebec and New York State totaling 128 MW -- sufficient power for 107,000 homes.

    Portage Power's hydroelectric generation produces 115.5 MW of electricity annually. The company also holds majority interests in two landfill gas-to-energy facilities which produce 10.2 MW of electricity per year. Portage Power also operates eight large solar generation systems installed on Ottawa municipal buildings. (Source: Portage Power, Hydro Ottawa, PRN, newKerala, 29 June, 2019) Contact: Portage Power, Bryce Conrad, CEO, Pres, (613) 225-0418, www.portagepower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Ottawa,  Clean Energy,  Renewable Energy,  


    Kinetrex Touts Indiananapolis Landfill RNG Plan (Ind. Report)
    Kinetrex Energy
    Date: 2019-06-17
    Indianapolis-headquartered LNG specialist Kinetrex Energy is reporting it will capture landfill gas -- methane from the city of Indianapolis South Side Landfill and processes it into a fuel for shipping companies like UPS. The facility will be the company's first renewable natural gas (RNG) plant although it already fuels its trucking customers with gas purchased from other states.

    The company estimates estimates that the RNG produced by the Indianapolis plant will replace more than 8 million gallons of diesel fuel.

    Kinetrex Energy supplies a portfolio of liquefied natural gas (LNG), pipeline natural gas, and renewable natural gas energy solutions in the Midwest. It serves customers in the transportation, commercial, industrial, agricultural, gas utilities, power generation, asphalt, and commercial and industrial markets, as well as churches, hospitals, and schools. (Source: Kinetrix Energy, Lakeshore Public Radio, 14 June, 2019)Contact: Kinetrex Energy, Aaron Johnson, Pres., CEO, 317-886-8179, www.kinetrexenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Kinetrex Energy ,  Biogas,  Methane,  Landfill Methane,  


    Velocys Proposed Natchez Biorefinery on Track (Ind. Report)
    Velocys
    Date: 2019-06-03
    UK-headquartered landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys Plc is reporting its proposed biorefinery in Natchez, Mississippi, has completed the environmental assessment required under the National Environmental Policy Act, as well as approximately 1,000 hours of integrated demonstrations processing dry Southern yellow pine wood chips to fuels in North Carolina at a rate of 4 metric tpd.

    According to the company, the wood chip-to-fuel demonstration allowed it to demonstrate actual biofuel yields from representative feedstock and actual syngas composition. The proposed 20 MMgy Natchez facility is expected to begin operations in 2024. (Source: Velocys, 29 May, 2019) Contact: Velocys Plc, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 -- Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys,  Biofuel,  Biorefinery,  


    Tajiguas Landfill Biogas Energy Project Breaks Ground (Ind. Report)
    Landsfill Gas
    Date: 2019-05-31
    The Santa Barbara County Tajiguas Landfill in California reports construction is underway. The landfill will process locally sourced biological materials such as wood and food scraps as well as solid waste from Santa Ynez Valley communities using a "dry fermentation" composting process to produce methane biogas and 25,000 tpy of compost from 16 individual modules.

    The methane biogas will drive two new engines generating 5 megawatts of electricity that will be added to 1 megawatts produced by a solar electrovoltaic system for a total of 6 megawatts.

    When fully operational, the $130.5 million ReSource Center is expected to divert an additional 60 pct of waste from going into the landfill, cut greenhouse gas emissions by an amount equal to 28,668 cars per year, generate enough energy to make it self-sustaining plus power 2,000 homes. (Source: Santa Barbara County Tajiguas LandfillSanta Ynez Vallet News, 29 May, 2019) Contact: Santa Barbara County Tajiguas Landfill, www.ourair.org/tajiguas-landfill

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Gas,  Methane,  


    Fortistar Touts RNG to Decarbonize Transport Fuel Supply (Ind. Report)
    Fortistar, TruStar,Beacon Energy
    Date: 2019-05-03
    White Plains, New York-based Fortistar reports it is extracting methane from landfills, converting it to RNG and, working with its affiliate TruStar Energy, paving the way for a sustainable transportation fuel supply chain.

    For over 25 years, Fortistar has operated in dozens of landfill gas-to-energy projects in the U.S. and Canada while TruStar Energy has constructed 250 natural gas fueling stations.

    Fortistar owns and operates lower carbon energy generating companies -- cogeneration facilities; waste-heat recovery power plants; compressed natural gas fueling stations; landfill power plants; projects that reduce carbon in industrial facilities and biomass facilities -- in Canada and the US.

    Fortistar's portfolio of associated companies includes: Generational Power, TruStar Energy, Primary Energy, Fortistar Methane Group, Fortistar Biomass Group, Carbonfree Chemicals, Golden Renewable Energy and ClockIN. (Source: Fortistar, PR, May, 2019) Contact: Forttistar, Mark Comora, CEO, (914) 421-4937, MComora@fortistar.com, www.fortistar.com; TruStar Energy, www,turstarenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Fortistar,  Methane,  RNG,  Renewable Natural Gas,  Landfill Gas,  Beacon Energy,  


    FortisBC Updates BC Renewable Natural Gas Project (Ind. Report)
    FortisBC
    Date: 2019-04-26
    On the Canadian Pacific coast, Surrey-based FortisBC reports the Regional District of Fraser-Fort George (RDFFG) has given it approval in principal for an agreement under which FortisBC will purchase landfill gas from the Foothills Boulevard Regional Landfill in Prince George. FortisBC will purify the gas and inject it into its distribution network as renewable natural gas (RNG).

    The Landfill presently generates sufficient gas to produce up to 100,000 gigajoules of RNG per year -- enough to heat 1,000 homes or more.

    According to the release, FortisBC currently works with five RNG suppliers and owns and operates two RNG purification plants on existing landfills. Subject to regulatory approvals, FortisBC will pay RDFFG a fixed price per gigajoule of energy for raw landfill gas. (Source: FortisBC, PR, 24 April, 2019) Contact: FortisBC, Douglas Stout, VP External Relations and Market Development, 604-576-7000, www.fortisbc.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Natural Gas,  FortisBC,  


    Vaisala Launches Biogas Analyser (New Prod. & Tech.)
    Vaisala
    Date: 2019-04-26
    Further to our Feb. 4th coverage, Finnish environmental and industrial measurement specialist Vaisala Oyi has launched the world's first 3-in-1 in-situ biogas analyser, the MGP261.

    The MGP261 relies on CARBOCAP® technology for measuring methane, carbon dioxide and humidity into a single compact probe that is EX-certified for operation directly in corrosive, potentially explosive biogas streams.

    The Vaisala CARBOCAP® sensor's electrically tuneable Fabry-Perot Interferometer (FPI) filter enables a reference measurement at a wavelength where no absorption occurs. When taking the reference measurement, the FPI filter is electrically adjusted to switch the bandpass band from the absorption wavelength to a non-absorption wavelength. With the MGP261, humidity and carbon dioxide are measured with the same optical filter, and a second optical channel measures methane.

    Applications for the technology include anaerobic digestion and landfill gas monitoring, activated carbon filter monitoring in biogas treatment processes, and CHP engine feed gas monitoring. (Source: Vaisala, PR, Gas World, 25 April, 2019) Contact: Vaisala, Sampsa Lahtinen, Exec. VP Industrial Measurements, www.vaisala.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vaisala,  Biogas,  


    BikeFlights Touts Carbon Offset Sustainability Initiative (Ind Report)
    BikeFlights
    Date: 2019-04-24
    Bicycle shipping specialist BikeFlights.com is touting the launch of a new sustainability initiative to reduce and offset the carbon emissions resulting from all of its shipments.

    Under its initiative, BikeFlights.com purchases high quality carbon offsets through its partner carrier UPS which then retires an equivalent amount of carbon offsets from verified carbon reduction projects. Target projects have included improved forest management, methane and landfill gas destruction and wastewater treatment.

    BikeFlights .com has also adopted other environmentally-friendly practices to be more sustainable, including helping to reduce the impact of customer travel, having a remote workforce, reducing its own materials consumption, sourcing boxes locally and recycling. It also works toward the sustainability of cycling as a sport. (Source: BikeFlights.com, PR, BikeBiz, 23 April, 2019) Contact: BikeFlights.com, Sue George, VP, (541) 705-2453, www.bikeflights.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Offsets,  Carbon Credits,  


    Winnipeg Methane Capture Wins $1.3Mn Fed. Support (Funding)
    Winnipeg
    Date: 2019-04-05
    On the Canadian prairies, the City of Winnipeg, the capital city of Manitoba reports it has accepted $1.3 million in federal grant funding to expand methane capture at its landfill -- the province's second largest methane emitter. The federal grant will be combined with $2.4 million from Winnipeg's landfill rehabilitation reserve. The Winnipeg landfill presently flares or burns up the methane.

    The funding comes from the federal Low Carbon Economy Fund, which is focused in part on projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    Winnipeg (population 720,000 +-) aims to reduce waste-related greenhouse gases by more than 1.1 million tonnes over the next 30 years and reduce methane gas emissions at landfills by 75 pct by 2030. (Source: City of Winnipeg, CBC, April, 2019)Contact: Canada Low Carbon Economy Fund, www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate.../low-carbon-economy-fund.html

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane,  Landfill Gas,  


    Fortistar Snares W. Penna. Renewable Natural Gas Facilities (M&A)
    Fortistar, EDF Renewables North America
    Date: 2019-04-03
    In the Empire State, White Plains-based Fortistar LLC, in partnership with Ares Capital Corporation is reporting the acquisition of two western Pennsylvania-located landfill renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities, Greentree Landfill Gas in Kersey and Imperial Landfill Gas in Imperial, from EDF Renewables North America. Together, the two facilities have a a production capacity of 1.5 million decatherms of RNG per year.

    Fueling trucks with Fortistar's RNG, will reduce 107,485 metric tons of CO2 per year -- equivalent to planting over 2.7 million trees each year.

    Fortistar owns and operates lower carbon energy generating companies in the United States and Canada that support the transition to a low carbon economy. These companies include cogeneration facilities; waste-heat recovery power plants; compressed natural gas fueling stations; landfill power plants; projects that reduce carbon in industrial facilities, and biomass facilities. Fortistar associated companies include Generational Power, TruStar Energy, Primary Energy, Fortistar Methane Group, Fortistar Biomass Group, Carbonfree Chemicals, Golden Renewable Energy and ClockIN. (Source: Fortistar, PR 2 April, 2019) Contact: Fortistar, Mark Comora, CEO, www.fortistar.com ; Ares Capital Corporation, www.arescapitalcorp.com; EDF Renewables North America, Tristan Grimbert, President & CEO, Sandi Briner , (858) 521-3525, www.edf-re.com, www.edf-renewables.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDF Renewables North America,  Fortisatr,  Renewable Natural Gas,  RNG,  


    Utica Food2Energy AD Facility Underway (Ind. Report)
    anaerobic digestion
    Date: 2019-04-02
    In the Empire State, the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority reports construction of its $3.4 million, landfill Food2Energy anaerobic digestion (AD) project is well underway and expected to be commissioned before the end of May. The Food2Energy project is part of a $330 million initiative to upgrade the county's sewer infrastructure.

    The Utica landfill presently handles approximately 169,000 tpy of municipal solid waste, roughly 14 pct of which is classified as "food scraps." (Source: Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, Observer-Dispatch, 31 Mar., 2019) Contact: Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, Bill Rabbia, Exec. Dir., (315) 733-1224, www.ohswa.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Gas,  Methane,  Biogas,  Anaerobic Digestion,  


    PEI Landfill Gas Project Wins Low-Carbon Energy Funding (Funding)
    Enwave Energy Corporation
    Date: 2019-03-25
    Toronto-headquartered Enwave Energy Corporation reports it is inline to receive as much as $3.5 million in funding through the Government of Canada's Low Carbon Energy Fund to upgrade and expand an existing waste-to-energy system that will divert an additional 23,000 tonnes of organic waste from the Charlottetown District Energy System regional landfill in Prince Edward Island. The project will reduce landfill methane emissions, increase annual energy production, and reduce PEI's fuel oil consumption.

    According to Clean Energy Canada, the energy-efficiency measures in Canada's climate plan will help improve Canada's economy and environment between now and 2030 by creating 118,000 new jobs, boosting the nation's GDP by $356 billion, and save Canadian households an average of $114 a year.

    The Low Carbon Economy Fund Challenge provides over $500 million in funding to support projects that will leverage ingenuity across the country to reduce emissions and generate clean growth. (Source: Gov. of Canada, Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Enwave Energy, PRN, 24 Mar., 2019) Contact: Enwave Energy Corporation, (416)392-6838, www.enwave.com; Canada Low Carbon Energy Fund, www.canada.ca/en/environment-climate.../low-carbon-economy-fund.html

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane,  Landfill Gas,  Enwave Energy Corporation,  


    Airstream Opts for 100 pct Renewable Energy Credits (Ind. Report)
    Airstream
    Date: 2019-03-22
    Jackson Center, Ohio-headquartered travel trailer manufacturer and icon Airstream Inc. reports its corporate office and manufacturing center in is now 100 pct powered by renewable energy credits (RECs). In addition, Airstream's new 750,000-square-foot facility that is opening in the next 12 months will also carry the same commitment. Airstream is subsidiary of Elkhart, Ind.-based RV manufacturer Thor Industries.

    Airstream is participating in Jackson Center Municipal Power's "EcoSmart Choice" program that allows participants to purchase RECs from wind, hydroelectric or landfill gas projects offered through American Municipal Power Inc. By using RECs to power its facilities in 2018, the company was able to offset 4,220 metric tons of carbon dioxide, the company said. (Source: Airstream, NA WindPower, 21 Mar., 2019) Contact: Jackson Center Municipal Power, (937) 596-6314, www.jacksoncenter.com/departments/electric-department; Airstream, Bob Wheeler, CEO, (877) 596-6111, www.airstream.com/company

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Airstream,  Renewable Energy Credits,  CERs ,  


    Dairyland Power, Badger State Solar Ink 149 MW PPA (Ind. Report)
    Dairyland Power Cooperative,Ranger Power
    Date: 2019-03-20
    In the Badger State, La Crosse-based electric utility Dairyland Power Cooperative is reporting it will purchase all the energy produced at the proposed Badger State Solar Project in Jefferson County. The solar farm, developed by Brooklyn, New York-based Ranger Power, would generate 149 MW of electricity - sufficient power for roughly 20,000 homes each year.

    Although the project is awaiting regulatory approvals, a 2020 construction start date and 2022 operation startup date are planned.

    Dairyland's solar portfolio, which currently consists of 18 solar sites that provide 25 MW total, by almost seven-fold. Dairyland has about 1,350 MW of owned and contracted capacity from coal, natural gas, hydro, wind, solar, and landfill gas.

    According to Dairyland's 2017 annual report, 69 pct of its energy came from fossil fuels, while renewables made up 22 pct of their energy portfolio. The report notes that in 2027 23 pct of it power would come from wind, solar and other renewables. (Source: Dairyland Power, laCrosse Tribune, 18, Mar., 2019) Contact: Dairyland Power, Barbara Nick, Pres., CEO, (608) 788-4000, www.dairylandpower.com; Ranger Power, info@rangerpower.com, www.rangerpower.com; Badger State Solar, www.rangerpower.com/badger-state-solar

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Badger State Solar ,  Dairyland Power,  Solar,  Ranger Power,  


    Southeast Eco360 Claims Landfill Gas Power Milestone (Ind. Report)
    Southeast Eco360
    Date: 2019-03-15
    In Atlantic Canada, New Brunswick-based not-for-profit landfill operator Southeast Eco360 reports that last December it produced it's 10-millionth kilowatt hour of electricity burning landfill methane. That is enough to power 700 homes for a year, while reducing emissions by 66,000 tonnes.

    The plant's power production is sold to the New Brunswick power grid. (Source: Southeast Eco360, CBC, 13 Mar., 2019) Contact: Southeast Eco360, Gena Alderson, Waste Conversion Coordinator, (506) 877-1050, www.eco360.ca

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane,  Landfill Gas,  


    ODOE Offers Small-Scale Renewable Energy Project Funding (Funding)
    Oregon Department of Energy
    Date: 2019-03-15
    In Salem, the Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) reports the availability of grant funding of up to $250,000 per system for small-scale renewable energy projects. projects that generate power from renewable sources. The deadline for applications is on April 22, 2019. The agency is accepting applications for its Renewable Energy Development Grant program through 22 April, 2019. A total of $2.75 million is available.

    Qualified systems must produce electrical energy from a renewable resource such as biomass, solar, geothermal, hydroelectric, wind, landfill gas, biogas, or wave, tidal, or ocean thermal energy. Grants are capped at $250,000 per system and may not exceed 35 pct of the project cost. Details are available on ODOE's website. (Source: Oregon Department of Energy, Think Geoenergy, 14 Mar., 2019) Contact: Oregon Department of Energy, (503) 378-4040, askenergy@oregon.gov, www.oregon.gov/ENERGY

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Oregon Department of Energy,  


    POET, Sioux Falls Extend Landfill Methane Agreement (Ind. Report)
    POET
    Date: 2019-03-04
    In South Dakota, the city of Sioux Falls and ethanol producer POET have reportedly agreed to extend their 10-year agreement under which POET pipes methane gas from the Regional Landfill to its ethanol plant in Chancellor where it is used as cleaner fule substitue for oil and petroleum for ethanol production.

    Under the original 1o year contract Sioux Falls received about $17 million. The new contract is expected to bring Sioux Falls $12.7 million over the next decade,(Source: POET, Argus Leader, The State, AP, 3 Mar., 2019) Contact: POET, Jeff Broin, Pres., (605) 965-2200, www.poet.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News POET,  Landfill Gas,  Methane,  Ethanol,  


    WELTEC BIOPOWER Claims Large UK Biogas Plant Order (Int'l)
    WELTEC BIOPOWER
    Date: 2019-02-22
    Vechta, Germany-headquartered biogas plant specialist WELTEC BIOPOWER reports it has begun construction of a biomethane plant for Lane Farm Energy Ltd (fka Norwood Energy Ltd.) near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, UK. The gas-to-grid project developed by Aqua Consultants. The plant will go live in late 2019 and deliver c7.3 million m2 of biomethane to the UK gas distribution network. This amount of eco-friendly natural gas equivalent is sufficient to supply about 9,600 households with sustainable energy, 24/7.

    Biomethane plants such as Lane Farm Energy will play an increasingly important role in the UK national energy mix. Compared to coal or oil, the biomethane production from leftovers enables carbon savings of about 90 pct, according to the company.

    "With the UK needing to boost energy security post-Brexit, and to re-balance its energy mix to reduce carbon emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement, recovering clean, reliable biomethane from organic wastes and injecting it into the gas grid is a crucial piece of the energy jigsaw. The provision of sustainable renewable heat and transport fuel from wastes means that biomethane will surely be further promoted by forward-thinking Governments. Biomethane plants are the epitome of the sustainable circular economy," the company notes. (Source: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, PR, Feb., 2019) Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, Ann Borries +49 (0) 4441-999 78-220 presse@weltec-biopower.de, www.weltec-biopower.de

    More Low-Carbon Energy News WELTEC BIOPOWER,  Biomethane,  Landfill Gas,  Anaerobic Digestion,  


    Renovare Touts Biogas-to-Biofuel Breakthrough (Ind. Report)
    Renovare Fuels
    Date: 2019-02-20
    In the UK, London-headquartered Renovare Fuels is touting a new technology that cost effectively converts biogas into a high-grade liquid fuel that can be used as a direct replacement for fossil fuels. The technology is presently being showcased for the first time at Alliance Dairies in Florida.

    "By using a specially developed Fischer-Tropsch synthesis catalyst and advanced process engineering techniques, Renovare Fuels' technology can efficiently turn biogas into middle distillate fuel. The feedstock is sourced locally to the site and classified as a waste product, so the production cycle is objectively carbon neutral," according to the company. The abundance of waste products means that the production of the biodiesel promises a low-cost sustainable alternative to fossil fuels. Renovare Fuels believes that the fuel could be priced at under 50 UK pence per litre in a quantity that could reshape the energy sector. Renovare Fuels' technology, which was developed at the University of South Florida in conjunction with NASA and the US DOE, was proved successful in converting biogas into usable diesel during a trial at a US landfill in 2017, according to the company. (Source: Renovare, EngineerLive, 19 Feb., 2019) Contact: Renovare Fuels, Devin Walker, CTO, +44 (0) 20 3874 8111, Fax +44 (0) 20 3874 8110, www.renovare-fuels.co.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Biodiesel,  Renovare Fuels,  Renewable Diesel,  Landfill Gas,  Fischer-Tropsch,  


    Velocys, Red Rock Amend Fischer-Tropsch Reactors Deal (Ind Report)
    Velocys,Red Rock Biofuel
    Date: 2019-02-13
    UK-headquartered landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys Plc reports it and Fort Collins, Colorado-based Red Rock Biofuels LLC (RRB) have agreed to amendments in RRB's licensing of Velocys' Fischer-Tropsch reactors and proprietary catalyst for RRB's biorefinery which is under construction in Lakeview, Oregon.

    The amended agreement will see Velocys accelerate delivery of the first of four reactors and first four charges of catalyst. It will also reduce RRB's commitment for reactors from six to four but RRB will retain an option to acquire reactors 5 and 6 units at the existing price until the end of 2020. (Source: Velocys, Hydrocarbon Engineering, Others, 12 Feb., 2019) Contact: Velocys Plc, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 -- Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com; Red Rock Biofuels, Terry Kulesa, CEO, (970) 223-6766, tkulesa@redrockbio.com, www.redrockbio.com.

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Fischer-Tropsch,  Velocys,  Red Rock Biofuel,  


    Xeric Offers City Free Landfill Gas Feasibility Study (Int'l)
    Xeric AB
    Date: 2019-02-11
    Stockholm-headquartered landfill methane gas technology and capture specialist Xeric AB reports it will conduct a free pre-feasibility study on the possible construction of a landfill gas recovery plant for energy production in Dumaguete City, the Philippines. The city produce about 80 tpd of landfill waste.

    Xeric AB offers technologies that can capture methane gases from existing landfill areas ton be sold as methane gas fuel or used for on site electric power generation. The free pre-feasibility study will help the city comply with a proposed ecological solid waste management program including a landfill gas recovery and energy production facility. (Source: Xeric AB, Negros Chronicle, !0 Feb., 2019) Contact: Xeric AB , Ulf Malmerberg, CEO, +46 8 752 1900,www.xeric.se

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane.Lasdfill Gas,  


    Vaisala Introduces Biogas Measurement Instrument (New Prod & Tech)
    Vaisala
    Date: 2019-02-04
    Finnish environmental and industrial measurement specialist Vaisala Oyi has introduced its MGP 261, the world's first in situ 3-in-1 biogas measurement instrument for measuring methane, carbon dioxide and humidity in demanding environments, according to the company.

    The MGP261 multigas measurement instrument gives continuous readings of methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), and water vapour directly in the biogas process pipeline. The product is optimized for biogas production processes, such as anaerobic digestion (AD) of waste from agriculture, industries and municipalities, and the utilization of landfill gas (LFG). The MGP261 is based on Vaisala's patented CARBOCAP technology, the company says. The product will be available in Q2, 2019.

    Reliable and accurate in-line monitoring enables optimization of the production process by reducing operating costs and improving the efficiency of a biogas plant. (Source: Vaisala, PR, Bioenergy, Feb., 2019) Contact: Vaisala, Sampsa Lahtinen, Exec. VP Industrial Measurements, www.vaisala.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vaisala,  Biogas,  CO2,  Methane,  


    New Energy Partners Closes $500Mn Renewables Fund (Ind. Report)
    New Energy Capital Partners
    Date: 2019-01-30
    Hanover, New Hampshire-headquartered New Energy Capital Partners, LLC (NEC), a private equity management firm focused on debt and equity investments in small- and mid-sized clean energy infrastructure projects and companies, reports the closing of its New Energy Capital Infrastructure Credit Fund II , its fifth private equity fund and second fund focused exclusively on credit opportunities.

    Total capital commitments for the Fund reached the hard cap of $500 million, which exceeded NEC's initial target of $400 million. The fund proceeds will be used across clean energy infrastructure assets in small- to mid-sixe North American, including solar, wind, energy efficiency, storage, water, landfill gas, biofuels and energy infrastructure projects and companies. (Source: New Energy Capital Partners, PR, 29 Jan., 2019) Contact: New Energy Capital Partners, LLC Scott Brown, CEO, 603-643-8885, www.newenergycapital.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  


    Cayuga Eyes Mothballed Landfill Gas Cogen Plant (Ind Report)
    Landfill Gas
    Date: 2019-01-18
    ERROR CORRECTION: The City of Auburn has not released an RFP for consultants and has no plans to do so.

    As reported Wed. 16 Jan.-- In the Empire State, the Cayuga County Public Utility Service Agency (CCPUSA) reports it is moving toward brokering electricity throughout the county, including an effort to line up a private operator for a shuttered, city owned landfill gas CHP generation facility.

    To that end, the city has released an RfP for consultants to develop a strategic development plan for the proposed landfill gas project.

    The RFP was made as part of a $250,000 Clean Energy Community grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), $80,000 of which is earmarked for the strategic development plan. Any contract with a consultant would need NYSERDA approval, as well as an authorizing resolution from the Legislature before a plan could be developed. (Source: auburnpub.com, 15 Jan., 2019) Contact: Cayuga County Public Utility Service Agency, (315) 253-1327, www.cayugacounty.us; City of Auburn, Jeff Dygert, City Manager, (315) 255-4100, www.auburnny.gov

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    Okanagan BC Reconsidering Biogas Options (Ind. Report)
    Methane, Regional District of the Central Okanagan
    Date: 2019-01-07
    In British Columbia, Canada, following a 2012 feasibility study to collect and process food waste the Regional District of the Central Okanagan (RDCO) reports it is examining new ways and programs to handle household food waste.

    The District, which currently captures and sells landfill waste bio-gas from the Glenmore Landfill, is re-evaluating its future organic waste diversion opportunities while maintaining existing landfill gas collection infrastructure and commitments with FortistarBC for the sale of gas, according to the final draft of the district's Solid Waste Management Plan which is awaiting provincial regulatory approval.

    One of the solid waste management plan's goals is to re-evaluate organic waste diversification options while maintaining landfill gas collection. A proposal for several small compost sites to mix residential food waste with yard waste are being considered at a projected cost of $25 million each. The RDCO is applying to the province to have a bio-cover made of compost at Campbell Mountain Landfill, which would eliminate methane gas at that larger site. (Source: Regional District of the Central Okanagan, BC Local News, 6 Jan., 2019) Contact: FortisBC, Roger Dall'Antonia, Exec. VP Technology, www.fortisbc.com; Regional District of the Central Okanagan, (250) 763-4918, info@cord.bc.ca, www.regionaldistrict.com

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    DTE Adding Landfill Gas to Renewables Portfolio (Ind. Report)
    DTE Energy
    Date: 2018-11-19
    In August, Detroit-headquartered utility DTE Energy reported the ground breaking on its first dairy Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) project, which is expected to come online in 2019. in Wisconsin.

    DTE is now seeking to expand its RNG capacity and assets as it plans to retire 6,400 MW of coal generation by 2040 while adding around 7,500 MW of renewable and gas generation during the same period. (Source: DTE, Energy Insider, 14 Nov., 2018)Contact: DTE Energy, Irene Dimitry, VP Business Planning & Development, David Harwood, Renewable Energy Dir., www2.dteenergy.com

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    $3.3Mn Landfill Gas RNG Plant Planned for Memphis (Ind. Report)
    Aria Energy,South Shelby RNG LLC
    Date: 2018-11-16
    South Shelby RNG LLC, a part of Novi, Michigan based Aria Energy, has reportedly applied for a building permit for a $3.3 million landfill renewable natural gas (RNG) plant adjacent to the South Shelby Landfill operated by Republic Services in Memphis, Tenn.

    Aria Energy has developed, constructed or acquired more than 50 facilities over the past 25 years in 16 states. Together, those sites produce 223 MW of electricity and 19.9 million BTUs a day of renewable natural gas, according to the company. (Source: Aria Energy, Daily Menphian, 14 Nov., 2018) Contact: Aria, Richard DiGia, CEO, (248) 380-3920, www.ariaenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Gas,  Methane.RNG,  Aria Energy,  


    Quebec's Xebec Adsorption Raises $6.16Mn (Ind. Report, Funding)
    Xebec Adsorption
    Date: 2018-11-14
    Quebec-headquartered landfill gas purification technology specialist Xebec Adsorption Inc. reports it has closed a unit offering, raising $6.16 million (Cdn)($4.7 million US) gross. The proceeds are earmarked for new projects in the renewable gas generation sector, potential merger and acquisition opportunities, R&D, capital equipment and general corporate purposes, the company said. (Source: Xebec, PR, Renewables, 12 Nov., 2018)Contact: Xebec, Kurt Sorschak, Pres., CEO, (450) 979-8718, ksorschak@xebecinc.com, Sandi Murphy, Director, Investor Relations and Communications smurphy@xebecinc.com, www.xebecinc.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Xebec Adsorption,  Renewable Fuel,  Renewable Gas,  Landfill Gas,  


    PwC Joins RE100 Commits to 100 pct Renewable Energy (Ind. Report)
    PwC
    Date: 2018-10-22
    International accountancy and consulting giant PriceWatershouse Coopers (PwC) reports its commitment to cut carbon emissions, source 100 pct renewable energy for its electricity consumption, and to offset all business air travel has been reinforced with membership in the Climate Group and CDP lead RE100 initiative. The commitment applies to 21 of PwC's largest firms accounting for 88 pct of revenues in 2018.

    In addition to joining RE100, PwC has also committed to offsetting unavoidable emissions linked to air travel by investing in a range of voluntary carbon offsets. PwC network firms will select from a portfolio of offsetting projects to reflect their local priorities. Amongst the project portfolio are a biodiversity reserve in Borneo, a wind farm in Turkey, a cook stove project in China and a landfill gas project in New York state generating electricity for 18,000 homes and creating 420 acres of new wetlands. (Source: PWC, The Financial, 17 Oct., 2018)Contact: PricewaterhouseCoopers, www.pwc.com; RE100, www.thre100.org; CDP, www.cdp.net

    More Low-Carbon Energy News CDP,  RE100,  PwC,  Carbon Emissions,  Renewable Energy,  


    SISW Commissions Landfill Gas-to-Energy Project (Ind. Report)
    Siemens
    Date: 2018-10-15
    Siemens is reporting the commissioning of two SGE-56HM gas engines for a 1,000 tpd landfill methane gas-to-energy project at Southern Idaho Solid Waste's (SISW) Milner Butte Landfill in Burley, Idaho.

    SISW deployed two Siemens SGE-56HM gas generator sets to run on the waste gas from the landfill and generate electrical power. The Siemens SGE-HM series is purpose-built for landfill gas-to-energy power applications. (Source: Siemens, Water Technology, 15 Oct., 2018)Contact: Southern Idaho Solid Waste, (208) 432-9082, www.sisw.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Southern Idaho Solid Waste,  Siemens ,  Gas-to-Energy,  Landfill Waste,  Biogas,  


    ICM Acquires Abengoa Bioenergy's Idle Kansas Biofuel Plant (M&A)
    Abengoa Bioenergy, ICM
    Date: 2018-10-03
    Colwich, Kansas based agricultural and renewable energy technology firm ICM reports it is acquiring the bankrupt Abengoa Bioenergy's Colwich corn ethanol facility for $3.1 million. The plant has been idle since late 2017.

    The facility processes up to 240,000 tpy of corn to produce roughly 25 million gpy of bioethanol and 70,000 tpy of DGS which is used for livestock feed. (Source: ICM, WMW, 2 Oct., 2018) Contact: ICM, (316) 796-0900, www.icminc.com

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    Columbia Shuswap Regional District Lauded for Carbon Neutrality Initiatives (Ind. Report)
    BC Municipalities Green Communities Committee.
    Date: 2018-09-05
    In British Columbia, the Columbia Shuswap Regional District (CSRD) is reporting receipt of the highest level Achievement of Carbon Neutrality from the Provincial Union of BC Municipalities Green Communities Committee. The Level 4 award comes after the CSRD successfully met the goal of corporate carbon neutrality for the 2017 reporting year.

    The CSRD began tracking and reporting its carbon emissions in 2010. In 2007-2008, CSRD became a signatory to the BC Climate Action Charter, along with 182 other local governments. The CSRD has also been recognized numerous times for its commitment to achieving the goals of the Climate Action Charter and for its nationally recognized Salmon Arm Landfill Gas Capture Project. Additionally, the CSRD has been working on improving fleet management and incorporating carbon neutral initiatives into its planning exercises. (Source: Revelstoke Review, 4 Sept., 2018) Contact: BC Municipalities Green Communities Committee, www.toolkit.bc.ca/green-communities-committee-working-group-membership; CSRD, www.csrd.bc.ca; BC Climate Action Charter, www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/environment/climate-change/local-governments

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Carbon Emissions,  Carbon Neutral,  Carbon Footprintn Neutral,  


    Aripack Offering NEOs Anaerobic Biogas Additive Option (Ind. Report)
    NEO Plastics
    Date: 2018-08-29
    Brooklyn New York-based packaging supplier Aripack reports it is partnering with 2017 plastics start-up NEO Plastics, also of Brooklyn, to offer a new option toward a zero-waste sustainability strategy that addresses the growing accumulation of plastics in landfills.

    NEO's organic plastics packaging additive converts waste in landfills to useful biogas and meets ASTM standards. NEO Plastics launched in late 2017. (Source: Aripack, Plastics Today, 27 Aug., 2018) Contact: Aripack NEO Plastics, (646) 542-1499, www.neoplastics.com; Aripack, (718) 398-4850, www.aripack.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Gas,  Anaerobic Digestion,  


    UK Bioenergy Statistics Released (Int'l Report)
    UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
    Date: 2018-08-17
    In London, the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently released updated energy statistics, reporting that electricity generation from renewable sources increased by 19 percent between 2016 and 2017. Overall in 2017, 10.2 pct of the country's total energy consumption came from renewable sources, up from 9.2 pct in 2016. Renewable electricity represented 27.9 pct of total generation, renewable heat reached 7.7 pctt of overall heat, and renewables in transport reached 4.6 pct.

    Generation from bioenergy and waste increased by 6 pct from 2016 to 2017, reaching 31.9 TWh. Power generation from plant biomass grew by 6.6 pct, anaerobic digestion generation increased by 19 pct, power generation from landfill gas dropped 8.9 pct, while animal biomass generation and capacity were largely unchanged from 2016 to 2017, and renewable heat generation inched up by 3.6 pct in 2017. (Source: UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Aug., 2018) Contact: UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, +44 0 20 7215 5000, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy

    More Low-Carbon Energy News UK Bioenergy,  Biomass,  anaerobic digestion,  


    Traverse City Utility Sets 100 pct Renewables Goal (Ind. Report)
    Traverse City Light & Power
    Date: 2018-08-17
    In Michigan, the Traverse City Light & Power (TCL&P) is planning to have wind, solar and landfill gas power 40 pct of its of customers by 2025, increasing to 100 pct 2040. The goal is part of the utility's 2018 strategic plan covering topics ranging from maintaining good customer service to improving workflow efficiencies to keeping service reliability at more than 99.97 pct.

    The strategic plan exceeds the city's self-imposed challenge of powering all municipal operations with clean energy by 2020. The utility will also meet a new state renewable energy mandate to source 15 pct of its power from "clean and renewable" energy sources by 2021. (Source: TCL&P, Traverse City Record Eagle, 15 Aug., 2018) Contact: Traverse City Light & Power, Darren Dixson, Operations Manager, said.www.traversecitymi.gov/utilities.asp

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    Xebec Scores US Landfill Gas Upgrading to RNG Order (Ind. Report)
    Xebec
    Date: 2018-08-15
    Quebec-headquartered landfill gas purification technology specialist Xebec Adsorption Inc. is reporting receipt of a multi-million dollar landfill gas upgrading order from a U.S. based customer to be delivered in Q1/2019.

    The ordered Xebec Nitrogen Rejection Unit (NRU) has the lowest operating and maintenance cost compared to all other NRU technologies. The system can operate in a wide range of CO2 levels, allowing full optimization of the CO2 removal process upstream of the NRU, maximizing the overall efficiency of the landfill gas upgrading plant.

    The company's technology separates Nitrogen (N2), Oxygen (O2) and Carbon Dioxide (CO2) within a single stage Pressure Swing Adsorption (PSA) unit. There are currently 632 landfill gas to energy projects operating in the United States. In addition, the U.S. EPA has identified over 400 candidate landfills that are suitable for landfill gas to energy or RNG projects. Xebec is estimating that approximately 120 to 160 landfills out of the total number of operating and candidate landfills (1,032) could qualify for the production of RNG, indicating a market size for upgrading equipment in the range of $1.2 to $1.6 billion. (Source: Xebec Adsorption Inc, PR, 13 Aug., 2018) Contact: Xebec, Kurt Sorschak, Pres., CEO, (450) 979-8718, ksorschak@xebecinc.com, Sandi Murphy, Director, Investor Relations and Communications smurphy@xebecinc.com, www.xebecinc.com

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    Velocys' Natchez Biorefinery Site FONSI Approved (Ind. Report)
    Velocys
    Date: 2018-08-10
    UK-headquartered landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys Plc Velocys plc reports the USDA has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) ruling on the environmental assessment report for Velocys' planned Bayou Fuels biorefinery in Natchez, Mississippi. With the FONSI process completed, Velocys will now focus on securing the requisite state-level permits to construct and operate the biorefinery.

    The 100-acre Natchez biorefinery will use Velocys' technology to produce low-carbon transportation fuels from the wood wastes of lumbering operations and tree plantations. The plant is expected to convert locally-sourced woody biomass waste into enough renewable fuel to meet the annual demands of running around 40,000 diesel and gasoline trucks. (Source: Velocys Plc, PR, 7 Aug., 2018)Contact: Velocys Plc, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840 -- Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys,  Woody Biomass,  Biofuel,  


    Velocys Planning £6Mn Share Offering (Int'l Report)
    Velocys
    Date: 2018-07-30
    UK-based landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys Plc reports it is seeking to raise £6 million ($7.9 million) gross in a share placement. The proceeds will be earmarked for the company's waste-to-renewable jet fuel project in the US, as well as for support for the ENVIA project and for on-boarding strategic investors for the Natchez, Mississippi biorefinery project, which will use woody biomass as feedstock.

    The placing is to happen in two tranches of 30 million shares each. Cannacord Genuity Group, Numis Securities Ltd, Peat & Co and Turner Pope Investments (TPI) Ltd arranged the placing, which is not being underwritten. (Source: Velocys, Renewables, 26 July, 2018) Contact: Velocys Plc, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840-- Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Velocys,  Waste-to-Fuel,  Jet Fuel,  Aviation Fuel,  Woody Biomass,  


    Air Liquide Touts Mississippi Biogas Plant (Ind. Report)
    Air Liquide
    Date: 2018-07-30
    Air Liquide is reporting the opening of the first large-scale biomethane production facility in the United States at the the Northeast Mississippi Solid Waste Management Authority-owned Northeast Mississippi Landfill in Walnut. The landfill receives about 350,000 tons of waste per year and is operated by national solid waste company Waste Connections Inc.

    The facility uses Air Liquide's gas separation membrane technology to purify the landfill methane and converts it to renewable natural gas which is fed into the Kinder Morgan Natural Gas Pipeline, reintroducing the gas back into the energy grid. (Source: Air Liquide, Daily Journal, 27 July, 2018)Contact: Air Liquide, Chet Benham, VP Advanced Technologies, (781) 491-0807, www.airliquide.com

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    London Ontario Landfill Gas Power Project Trashed (Ind. Report)

    Date: 2018-07-18
    In Canada's largest province, 15 London, Ontario-led renewable energy projects were sidelined when the province's freshman conservative government led by Doug Ford cancelled nearly 760 green energy contracts tptalin $790 million across the province last Friday.

    The cancelled deals include 14 London Hydro solar power projects outside the city and the landfill project, which would use methane to generate electricity. The $3.8 million project was projected to generate sufficient power for 400 homes. (Source: London Hydro, London Free Press, 16 July, 2018) (Source: London Hydro, (519) 661-5503, www.londonhydro.com

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    Biomass Eclipsed by Solar as US Power Source (Ind. Report)
    US Energy Information Agency
    Date: 2018-07-11
    According to the US Energy Information Agency (EIA) Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory, U.S. electric power generation from solar resources reached 77 million MWh in 2017, surpassing for the first time annual generation from biomass resources, which generated 64 million MWh in 2017. Among renewable sources, only hydro and wind generated more electricity in 2017, at 300 million MWh and 254 million MWh, respectively.

    EIA data also shows that while biomass generating capacity has remained relatively unchanged in recent years, solar generating capacity has consistently grown. In 2017, December solar capacity additions accounted for 21 pct of the annual total.

    Biomass electricity generation comes from multiple fuel sources which in 2017 had the following make-up of the 64 million MWh generated: wood solids 68 pct; landfill gas 17 pct; municipal solid waste 11 pct; and other biogenic and nonbiogenic materials 4 pct. (Source: US Energy Information Agency, Biofuel Int'l, July, 2018)Contact: EIA, infoctr@eia.gov, www.eia.gov

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    Solar Outshines Biomass as US Power Source (Ind. Report)
    US Energy Information Agency
    Date: 2018-07-11
    According to the US Energy Information Agency (EIA) Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory, U.S. electric power generation from solar resources reached 77 million MWh in 2017, surpassing for the first time annual generation from biomass resources, which generated 64 million MWh in 2017. Among renewable sources, only hydro and wind generated more electricity in 2017, at 300 million MWh and 254 million MWh, respectively.

    EIA data also shows that while biomass generating capacity has remained relatively unchanged in recent years, solar generating capacity has consistently grown. In 2017, December solar capacity additions accounted for 21 pct of the annual total.

    Biomass electricity generation comes from multiple fuel sources which in 2017 had the following make-up of the 64 million MWh generated: wood solids 68 pct; landfill gas 17 pct; municipal solid waste 11 pct; and other biogenic and nonbiogenic materials 4 pct. (Source: US Energy Information Agency, Biofuel Int'l, July, 2018)Contact: EIA, infoctr@eia.gov, www.eia.gov

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    Ingenco Seeks Va. DEQ Permit for Landfill Gas Power (Ind. Report)
    Ingenco Wholesale Power
    Date: 2018-07-03
    In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-based Ingenco Wholesale Power reports it is seeking a Virginia Title V air pollution permit from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) for electric power generation at its solid waste landfill facility in Bristol, Virginia.

    The facility uses methane and other landfill gases to help power 18 diesel engines which generate electricity that is sold to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The $4.5 million Ingenco facility was completed and commissioned at the end of 2015.

    Ingenco operates 17 similar plants across Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. (Source: Ingenco Wholesale Power, Bristol Herald Courier, 26 June, 2018) Contact: Ingenco Wholesale Power, (804) 521-3500, www.ingenco.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Gas,  Methane,  Ingenco Wholesale Power,  


    Southern Idaho Landfill Gas-to-Energy Plant Now Online (Ind. Report)
    Landfill Gas
    Date: 2018-06-29
    In Idaho, a new $7.8 million landfill gas-to-energy project in Burley, Cassia County, is now in production and supplying electric power for approximately 2,000 area homes, according to to the operator, Southern Idaho Solid Waste District.

    The solid waste district is owned by seven Idaho counties -- Blaine, Cassia, Gooding, Lincoln, Jerome, Minidoka and Twin Falls -- and manages waste that comes into 15 transfer stations and the Milner Butte Landfill. The facility uses two, 1.3 MW locomotive engines to convert methane and other gases into energy. The facility plans to add a third engine within 5 years. (Source: Southern Idaho Solid Waste District, magicvalley.com, KPVI, 28 June, 2018)Contact: Southern Idaho Solid Waste District, Josh Bartlome, Exec. Dir., (208) 432-9082, www.sisw.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane,  Landfill Gas,  Landfill Gas-to-Energy,  


    Ingenco Seeks Va. DEQ Landfill Gas Power License (Reg & Leg)
    Ingenco Wholesale Power
    Date: 2018-06-27
    In the Old Dominion State, Richmond-based Ingenco Wholesale Power has applied for a Title V air pollution operating permit from the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality for its Bristol, Virginia solid waste landfill facility.

    The $4.5 million facility uses methane and other landfill gases to power 18 diesel engines to generate electricity which is sold to the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). The Ingenco facility was commissioned late in 2015.

    Ingenco operates 17 plants throughout Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. (Source: Ingenco Wholesale Power, Bristol Herald Courier, 26 June, 2018) Contact: Ingenco Wholesale Power, (804) 521-3500, www.ingenco.com; Virginia DEQ - SW Regional Office, (276) 676-4800, www.deq.virginia.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Gas,  Methane,  Ingenco Wholesale Power,  

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