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

The project, which produces pipeline-ready RNG (biomethane) from 15 dairy farms in Merced County, was largely funded by the California Public Utilities Commission's Dairy Biomethane Pilot Program -- part of the state's strategy to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants.

According to the California Air Resources Board, roughly half of the state's methane emissions come from dairies and livestock. (Sources; PG&E, PR. 14 Jan., 2022) Contact: PG&E, Chris DiGiovanni, Business Dev., www.pge.com; Maas Energy, (530) 710-8545, info@maasenergy.com, www.maasenergy.com

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


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

According to the report, combined biogas and biomethane production in 2020 amounted to 191 TWh or 18.0 bcm of energy. The numbers are expected to double in the next 9 years. By 2050, production can be at least five-fold reaching over 1,000 TWh, with some estimates going up to 1,700 TWh. Agricultural-based biogas and biomethane plants make up the lion's share of total production, which is now more the entire natural gas EU's gas consumption.

2020 saw the biggest year-on-year increase in biomethane production to date with an additional 6.4 TWh or 0.6 bcm of biomethane produced in Europe. According to the report, the sustainable European Bio-LNG production capacity by 2024, considering only confirmed plants, adds up to 10.6 TWh per year, capacity that could fuel almost 25,000 LNG trucks for the whole year. (Source: European Biogas Association , Nov., Dec. 2021) Contact: European Biogas Association, +32 24 00 1089, info@europeanbiogas.eu, www.europeanbiogas.eu

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


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

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

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

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

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


Verbio Opening Corn Ethanol Plant in Iowa (Ind. Report)
Verbio
Date: 2022-01-10
Leipzig, Germany-based biodiesel producer Verbio reports its VERBIO Nevada Biorefinery, a retooled cellulosic ethanol plant in the city of Nevada, Iowa, is the first industrial scale renewable natural gas (RNG) facility in North America using agricultural residues as its feedstock. The plant is 100 pct owned by VERBIO North America Holdings Corporation.

RNG production from corn stover began in December 2021 with the completion of Phase I, at a capacity of 7 million ethanol gallons equivalent (EGE) per year. Upon completion of Phase II in the 4th quarter of 2022, the site will begin operating as a biorefinery, producing 60 million gallons of corn-based ethanol and an additional 19 million (EGE) of RNG from stillage. The integration of RNG and ethanol production, unique to VERBIO, incorporates advanced operational technology currently practiced at the company's facilities in Germany. The process also yields humus, a soil amendment, and organic fertilizers, according to the company website release.

When fully operational before the year end, the plant will consume roughly 100,000 tpy of locally sourced corn stover to produce 60 million gpy of ethanol. (Source: Verbio, PR, Website, AgInsider, 7 Jan., 2021) Contact: Verbio North America, Claus Sauter, CEO, (866) 306-4777, +49 (0) 3493 747-40, www.verbio.us, www.verbio.de/en

More Low-Carbon Energy News Corn Stover,  Verbio,  Corn Ehanol,   Ethanol,  Cellulosic Ethanol,  


Archaea Energy Touts World's Largest RNG Project (Ind. Report)
Archaea Energy
Date: 2022-01-10
Houston-headquartered renewable natural gas specialist Archaea Energy Inc is reporting the start-up of Project Assai, an RNG facility at the Keystone Sanitary Landfill in Dunmore, Pennsylvania. Pipeline-quality RNG has been produced and commercial operations were achieved on Dec. 30, 2021. Assai is now the highest capacity operational RNG facility in the world, according to the release.

Assai, which combines landfill gas flows from the Keystone Sanitary Landfill and the Waste Management Alliance Landfill, is expected to deliver over 4 million MMBtu per year of RNG Approximately 80 pct of the Assai total RNG volumes have been contracted on a long-term, fixed fee basis with FortisBC Energy Inc., Energir, L.P., and The Regents of the University of California, for periods of up to 20 years. The project is expected to reduce CO2 emissions by over 200,000 metric tpy, according to the release. (Source: Archaea Energy Inc, PR, Website, 3 Jan., 2022) Contact: Archaea Energy Inc., Nick Stork, CEO, 346-708-8272, info@archaea.energy, www.archaea.energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Archaea Energy ,  RNG,  FortisBC Energy,  


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

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

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


First WAGABOX® RNG Project in US Confirmed (Ind. Report)
WAGA Energy
Date: 2022-01-05
Maylan, France-headquartered WAGA Energy, a producer of Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from landfill gas, and Steuben County, New York are reporting an agreement for the development of an RNG project at the Town of Bath municipal solid waste landfill.

Waga Energy will fund, build, operate and maintain the landfill gas upgrading unit using its patented WAGABOX® technology to produce grid compliant biomethane (RNG).

The WAGABOX unit, which is slated to be commissioned by March 2023, will purify 1,000 standard cubic feet per minute of raw landfill gas to deliver 207,000 mmBtu (60 GWh) of RNG for residential consumption or used as a transportation fuel while saving an estimated 13,500 tpy of CO2.

WAGA Energy, which has three international subsidiaries -- Philadelphia, Penna., Shawinigan Quebec, and Barcelona, Spain -- estimates there are 20,000 waste storage sites around the world -- with roughly 4,200 in North America -- and that less than 1 pct of the gas produced is currently converted into biomethane. (Source: WAGA Energy, Steuben Count NY, Joint PR, Jan., 2022)Contact: WAGA Energy, Marie-Amelie Richel, Administrative & Financial Director , Laurent Barbotin, laurant.barbotin@waga-energy.com, www.waga-energy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News WAGA Energy,  RNG,  Landfill Gas,  Biomethane,  


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

In the U.S., Greenlane has been awarded a contract for a biogas upgrading system for a dairy farm RNG project in Nebraska. Greenlane will supply its PSA system for upgrading biogas generated from anaerobic digestion of dairy cow manure into carbon negative RNG suitable for injection into the local pipeline network.

In Brazil, Greenlane has also won a contract for a landfill gas-to-RNG project with Orizon Valorizacao de Residuos, one of Brazil's largest landfill operators. Greenlane will supply its water wash system to upgrade the landfill gas to low carbon RNG. The project is Greenlane's sixth system supply contract in Brazil, according to the release. (Source: Greenlane Renewables, PR, 4 Jan., 2021) Contact: Orizon, www.orizonvr.com; Greenlane Renewables, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343, brad.dauville@greenlanerenewables.com, www.greenlanebiogas.com

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


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

StormFisher has over 10 years of plant operating experience across 7 different facilities and operates the largest private organic waste-to-energy biogas facility in North America.

This expansion was made possible by StormFisher's partnership with Generate, a leading North American sustainable infrastructure company, which owns and operates the London plant in partnership with StormFisher. (Source: StormFisher, PR, 29 Dec., 2021) Contact: StormFisher, Brandon Moffat, VP Dev., (519) 649-2464, www.stormfisher.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News StormFisher,  Anaerobic Digestion,  


National Grid Touts Green Hydrogen Project (Ind. Report)
National Grid
Date: 2022-01-03
In the Empire State, National Grid is reporting a joint project with the Town of Hempstead to build one of the first and largest clean hydrogen projects in the country in Point Lookout on Long Island. For the project, National Grid will expand an existing hydrogen distribution system to heat approximately 800 homes and fuel 10 municipal vehicles.

National Grid is also working with the New York State Energy and Research Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Advanced Energy and Research Technology Center at Stony Brook University to assess the compatibility of hydrogen blending in National Grid's existing gas infrastructure.

National Grid is also partnering with Standard Hydrogen Corporation to develop the nation's first multi-use, renewable hydrogen-based energy storage and delivery system in the N.Y. Capital region Subject to regulatory approval, the system will have the ability to power fuel cell automobiles, shift energy peaking, provide backup power, and blend hydrogen into the gas network from a single system.

National Grid has joined the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) Low Carbon Resources Initiative to focus on large scale deployment of technologies like hydrogen and RNG. National Grid is also part of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) HyBlend collaborative research project. (Source: National Grid, PR, Website, 15 Dec., 2021) Contact: National Grid, www.nationalgridus.com; NYSERDA, (518) 862-1090, www.nyserda.ny.gov; GTI, 847-768-0500 847-768-0501 -- fax, info@gti.energy, www.gti.energy

More Low-Carbon Energy News National Grid,  Green Hydrogen,  NYSERDA,  Gas Technology Institute,  RNG,  NREL,  


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

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

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


Hitachi Zosen, Yulin Chemical Developing RNG in China (Int'l. )
Hitachi Zosen, Yulin Chemical
Date: 2021-12-29
Osaka, Japan-headquartered engineering company Hitachi Zosen Corp. and China's Yulin Chemical will work together to develop renewable natural gas (RNG) for industrial and household use. The two companies will oversee the trial project in China's Yulin Economic and Technological Development Zone in northern Shaanxi Province.

Hitachi Zosen will build a plant capable of producing 17,657 cubic feet (500 m3) of synthetic methane an hour from hydrogen and carbon dioxide sourced from local factories by Yulin Chemical.

The project is backed by Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry and China's National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC). (Source: Hitachi Zosen, Gas Compression, 28 Dec., 2021) (Contact: Hitachi Zosen, +81-6-6551-9101, Facsimile: +81-6-6551-9111, www.hitachizosen.co.jp › english

More Low-Carbon Energy News Hitachi Zosen,  Yulin Chemical,  RNG,  


Aemetis Inks 450Mn gpy Renewable Diesel Supply Deal (Ind. Report)
Aemetis
Date: 2021-12-22
Cupertino, California-based renewable natural gas (RNG), renewable fuel and biochemicals specialist Aemetis, Inc. reports signing a 10-year, 450-million-gpy renewable diesel supply agreement with an unnamed industry-leading travel stop company -- 450 million gallons is enough fuel for an estimated 3.6 billion miles of heavy truck and cargo transportation.

Renewable diesel is a drop-in fuel that significantly reduces greenhouse gases and other emissions from heavy duty vehicles that would otherwise use petroleum diesel. The agreement is in keeping with the travel stop company's continuing strategy to diversify its fueling operations, according to the release. (Source: Aemetis Inc., PR, 20 December, 2021)Contact: Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO,emcafee@aemetis.com, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044, www.aemetis.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis,  Renewable Diesel,  SAF,  


EC Acts to Decarbonize Gas Markets (Int'l. Report)
European Commission
Date: 2021-12-22
In Brussels, the European Commission (EC) reports it has adopted a set of legislative proposals to decarbonize the EU gas market by facilitating the uptake of renewable and low-carbon gases, including renewable natural gas (RNG) and hydrogen.

The proposals aim to establish a market for hydrogen, create the right environment for investment, and enable the development of dedicated infrastructure, including for international trade, and to make it easier for renewable and low-carbon gases to access the existing gas grid by removing tariffs for cross-boarder interconnections and lowering tariffs at injection points. The proposals also create a certification system for low-carbon gases to ensure a level playing field in assessing the full greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions footprint of different gases and allow the EU member states effectively compare and consider them in their energy mix.

The 27-member EU trading bloc is aiming to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 55 pct by 2030 and to become climate neutral by 2050. (Source: European Commission, Website PR, 15 Dec., 2021) Contact: European Commission, ec.europa.eu

More Low-Carbon Energy News European Commission,  RNG,  Hydrogen,  


GreenGasUSA, Duke Univ. Ink RNG Purchase Agreement (Ind. Report)
GreenGasUSA
Date: 2021-12-22
In Durham, North Carolina, Duke University and Charleston, South Carolina-based have announced a 20-year partnership under which Duke will purchase of renewable natural gas (RNG) which will be used to achieve carbon neutrality at the University's Campus.

Renewable Natural Gas is produced by capturing methane which is 28 times more damaging to the atmosphere greater than CO2. As demand for renewable sources of energy continues to increase, GreenGasUSA is committed towards partnering with world class educational institutions and businesses that are committed to environmental stewardship and improving technologies and processes to further reduce carbon emissions. (Source: GreenGasUSA, Website PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: GrenGasUSA, (307) 201-3516. sales@greengasusa.com, www.greengasusa.com; Duke University, www.duke.edu

More Low-Carbon Energy News GreenGasUSA,  RNG,  


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

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

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

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

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


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,  


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,  


Clean Energy Fuels, TotalEnergies Texas RNG Dairy Digester Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
Clean Energy Fuels, TotalEnergies
Date: 2021-12-06
In a joint venture with TotalEnergies, Newport Beach, California-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. reports construction is underway on a renewable natural gas (RNG) digester at Del Rio Dairy in Friona, TX. When fully operational, the digester will capture the waste from more than 7,500 cows and generate an anticipated 1.1 million gpy of RNG, all of which will be used in Clean Energy's nationwide network of RNG stations.

According to the release, "Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is the country's largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market. Our mission is to decarbonize transportation through the development and delivery of renewable natural gas (RNG), a sustainable fuel derived from organic waste. Clean Energy allows thousands of vehicles, from airport shuttles to city buses to waste and heavy-duty trucks, to reduce their amount of climate-harming greenhouse gas. We operate a vast network of fueling stations across the U.S. and Canada." (Source: Clean Energy Fuels, PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, Andrew Littlefair, CEO, Raleigh Gerber, 949-437-1397, raleigh@cleanenergyfuels.com, www.cleanenergyfuels.com, @CE_NatGas on Twitter; TotalEnergies, Investor Relations, ir@totalenergies.com, www.totalenergies.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy Fuels,  TotalEnergies ,  


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


SW Gas, RTC Expand Clean Fuel Options in S. Nev. (Ind. Report)
Southwest Gas, US Gain
Date: 2021-11-26
Las Vegas-based Southwest Gas (SW Gas), the Regional Transportation Commission of Southern Nevada (RTC), and U.S. Gain are reporting their partnership that will supply RTC's transit buses with cost-effective renewable natural gas (RNG) to help reduce RTC's greenhouse gas emissions and decrease operating costs.

Under the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) approved agreement, SW Gas will supply RTC with environmentally friendly Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) to fuel most of the agency's public transit fleet. U.S. Gain, a Sustainable Energy Solutions provider, was selected to supply the RNG. (Source: US Gain, Website PR, 19 Nov., 2021) Contact: SW Gas, John Hester, CEO, www.swgas.com; U.S. Gain, Bryan Nudelbacher, Dir. Bus. Dev., S. Lowney, 920.381.2190, slowney@usgain.com, www.usgain.com; RTC, M.J. Maynard, CEO, www.rtcsnv.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News RNG,  SW Gas,  US Gain,  


Clean Energy Fuels, TotalEnergies JV Texas RNG Dairy Digester Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
Clean Energy Fuels, TotalEnergies
Date: 2021-11-22
In a joint venture with TotalEnergies, Newport Beach, California-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. reports construction is underway on a renewable natural gas (RNG) digester at Del Rio Dairy in Friona, TX. When fully operational, the digester project will capture the waste from more than 7,500 cows and generate an anticipated 1.1 million gpy of RNG, all of which will be used in Clean Energy's nationwide network of RNG stations.

According to the release, "Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is the country's largest provider of the cleanest fuel for the transportation market. Our mission is to decarbonize transportation through the development and delivery of renewable natural gas (RNG), a sustainable fuel derived from organic waste. Clean Energy allows thousands of vehicles, from airport shuttles to city buses to waste and heavy-duty trucks, to reduce their amount of climate-harming greenhouse gas. We operate a vast network of fueling stations across the U.S. and Canada." (Source: Clean Energy Fuels, PR, 18 Nov., 2021) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, Andrew Littlefair, CEO, Raleigh Gerber, 949-437-1397, raleigh@cleanenergyfuels.com, www.cleanenergyfuels.com, @CE_NatGas on Twitter; TotalEnergies, Investor Relations, +44 (0) 207 719 7962, ir@totalenergies.com, www.totalenergies.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy Fuels,  TotalEnergies,  RNG,  Anaerobic Digester,  


NW Natural Gas Aims for Carbon Neutrality by 2050 (Ind. Report)
NW Natural Gas
Date: 2021-11-22
Portland, Oregon-headquartered NW Natural is touting its "VISION 2050: Destination Zero" plan to be carbon neutral by 2050 with a program of more aggressive energy efficiency actions coupled with new equipment technologies that reduce energy consumption, according to its website.

The company is also seeking to replace conventional natural gas supplies with lower-carbon energy sources, including renewable natural gas (RNG) captured and converted from organic waste and trash and also clean hydrogen that can blend with waste carbon dioxide and be converted into synthetic natural gas. (Source: NW Natural Gas, PR, The Columbian, 20 Nov., 2021) Contact: NW Natural Gas, www.nwnatural.com

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Amsterdam Biofuel Storage Project Underway (Int'l. Report)
VTTI New Energy
Date: 2021-11-19
In the Netherlands, Rotterdam-headquartered VTTI New Energy reports its 75,000 cubic meter capacity Eurotank Amsterdam biofuels storage project will be commissioned by the end of the year for operational start-up in early 2022. The facility will supply mixed biofuels (B-7 or more), hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO) and ultra-low sulphur diesel (ULSD) to the facility's new truck rack and upgraded jetty, according to a release.

The project is inline with VTTI New Energy's focus on exploring new renewable energies opportunities, including renewable natural gas (RNG), hydrogen carrier fuels, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and waste-to-renewable energy solutions. (Source: VTTI New Energy, PR, Bunkerspot, 18 Nov., 2021) Contact: VTTI New Energy, +31 10 453 20 20 www.vtti.com

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

According to the EBA, the EU biogas sector is committed to climate-neutrality, well developed and ready to scale-up production. According to EBA data, the combined production of biogas and upgraded biomethane could today cover 4.6 pct of the whole EU's gas demand. By 2050, about 30-40 pct of EU gas needs could be met by biogas/biomethane. As one of the global leaders in biogas production, European producers are now seeking new ways for cooperation with third countries to support the deployment of biogas outside EU borders, according to the report. The EBA, together with the German Biogas Association (FvB) and the Austrian Compost and Biogas Association, are already working on this direction in the framework of the DiBiCoo EU Project. One of the fruits of this cooperation is the Categorization of European Biogas and Gasification Technologies. The overview is divided in 2 different publications, one dedicated to anaerobic digestion (AD) and the other one focused on gasification.

Download CATEGORIZATION OF EUROPEAN BIOGAS TECHNOLOGIES report HERE

Download CATEGORIZATION OF EUROPEAN GASIFICATION TECHNOLOGIES report HERE . (Source: European Biogas Association, 9 Nov., 2021) Contact: European Biogas Association, Angela Sainz Arnau , +32 2 400 10 89, sainz@europeanbiogas.eu, www.europeanbiogas.eu; German Biogas Association, www.nde-germany.de

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NW Natural Forms Renewable Natural Gas Subsidiary (Ind. Report)
Northwest Natural Holding
Date: 2021-11-15
Portland, Oregon-headquartered Northwest Natural Holding Co. (NW Natural) is reporting the formation of NW Natural Renewables, a subsidiary focused on supplying renewable fuels processed from existing waste streams and renewable energy sources to utilities and commercial, industrial, and transportation sector customers nationwide.

NW Natural will initially seek to acquire or develop RNG projects with key permits and feedstock and lease agreements in place. The company previously entered into deals to invest in RNG facilities and purchase the fuel, leveraging a nation-leading RNG tariff. The company is also developing a green hydrogen project and pioneered the use of voluntary carbon offsets and decoupling mechanisms to encourage energy efficiency, according to the company release. (Source: Northwest Natural Holding Co., PR,S&P, 5 Nov., 2021) Contact: NW Natural, Dave Anderson , CEO, Pres., 503-721-2530, www.ir.nwnaturalholdings.com

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Clean Energy Fuels, bp Expanding RNG JV (Ind. Report)
Clean Energy Fuels, bp
Date: 2021-11-15
Newport Beach, Calif.-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and bp are reporting the expansion of their previously announced renewable natural gas (RNG) joint venture. The two firms plan to finance and develop new dairy farm RNG projects, starting in South Dakota and Iowa where Dynamic Holdings will oversee construction, develop and operate the facilities, the first of which is expected to be operational in 2022.

With over 550 dispensing locations, Clean Energy has the largest network of RNG stations in the U.S. bp's world-class trading organization transports RNG to California markets and monetizes the environmental credits associated with dispensing the RNG. (Source: Clean Energy Fuels, PR, 11 Nov., 2021) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, Clay Corbus, VP Renewable Fuels, Raleigh Gerber, 949-437-1397, raleigh@cleanenergyfuels.com, www.cleanenergyfuels.com bp, www.bp.com/us

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OPAL Opens Paloma Dairy RNG Project (Ind. Report)
OPAL Fuels
Date: 2021-11-12
White Plains, NY-headquartered OPAL Fuels LLC, a vertically integrated producer and distributor of renewable natural gas (RNG) for heavy-duty truck fleets, reports the opening of the new Sunoma Renewable Natural Gas Facility at Paloma Dairy in Gila Bend, Arizona.

The new facility will produce 1.6 million gasoline gallon per year equivalents (GGE) of renewable fuel for the heavy-duty trucking sector -- sufficient fuel to move 10 million miles of freight. The facility will also eliminate roughly 54,000 metric tpy of CO2.

Including the Sunoma Biofuels Project, OPAL Fuels is investing more than $900 million in three operating projects, seven in construction and sixteen in advanced development. Upon completion, OPAL Fuels will be dispensing more than 150 million GGE per year, equivalent to removing more than 1.6 million tpy of CO2 -- equivalent to eliminating Scope 1 emissions from approximately 17,000 trucks each year, according to the release.

OPAL Fuels has built more than 350 RNG projects nationwide and aims to double that in the coming years, according to the release. (Source: OPAL Fuels LLC, PR, 10 Nov., 2021) Contact: OPAL Fuels LLC, Jon Maurer, Co-CEO, 914-705-4000, www.opalfuels.com

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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

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SoCalGas Opens 16th Public RNG Fueling Station (Ind. Report)
Southern California Gas
Date: 2021-11-08
In the Golden State, L.A.-based Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is reporting the opening of its sixteenth public renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling station in Menifee, The new fueling station will exclusively offer renewable natural gas (RNG), a clean, sustainable fuel made from methane that would otherwise be emitted from landfills, dairy farms, and other waste sources.

The use of RNG as a transportation fuel in California has increased 177 pct over the last five years. In 2020, over 92 pct of natural gas trucks in California were fueled by RNG, displacing 1.83 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e), according to the SoCalGas release.

SoCalGas noted it is currently working with the SunLine Transit Agency to test two technologies that will produce hydrogen from RNG at SunLine Transit Agency's hydrogen fueling station in Thousand Palms, California. The research project, called "H2 SilverSTARS," will produce renewable hydrogen to fuel SunLine's fleet of 21 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses.

SoCalGas is the largest gas distribution utility in North America to set a net-zero emissions target that includes scopes 1, 2, and 3 GHG emissions. (Source: SoCalGas, PR, Website, 4 Nov., 2021) Contact: SoCalGas, www.solcalgas.com

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

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

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

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CHAR Reports Woody Biomass-to-RNG, Biocoal Progress (Ind. Report)
CHAR Technologies
Date: 2021-11-05
Toronto-headquartered CHAR Technologies is reporting surveying and geotechnical testing at the proposed site of its woody-biomass to renewable natural gas (RNG) High Temperature Pyrolysis project near Kirkland Lake, Ontario, is underway. The proposed facility will produce 500,000 gigajoules per year of RNG and 10,000 tpy of "Cleanfyre" biocoal from woody-biomass.

CleanFyre is an innovative, carbon-neutral, sustainable, solid biofuel (biocoal) that meets the strict requirements of a wide variety of industries. The substitution of CleanFyre for fossil coal in many industrial processes allows clients to recognize significant GHG reductions. On a life-cycle basis, GHG emissions can typically be reduced by over 90 pct per tonne of CleanFyre used, according to the company.

The Company anticipates a long-term RNG offtake contract with a Canadian gas utility company will be finalized by early 2022. CleanFyre from the proposed Kirkland Lake facility will be earmarked for future sale to the steel making and metal smelting industries.

CHAR Technologies Ltd. specializes in organic waste pyrolysis and biocarbon development, custom equipment for industrial air and water treatment, and providing services in environmental management, site investigation and remediation, engineering, environmental compliance and resource efficiency. (Source: CHAR Technologies, Website PR, 2 Nov., 2021) Contact: CHAR Technologies, Andrew White, CEO, 866-521-3654, andrew.white@chartechnologies.com, www.chartechnologies.com

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Brightmark, Chevron Deliver First Lawnhurst Farms RNG (Ind. Report)
Brightmark, Chevron
Date: 2021-11-03
Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC -- a joint venture partnership between Chevron U.S.A. Inc. and Brightmark Fund Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of Brightmark LLC, the global waste solutions provider -- delivered first gas at its Lawnhurst site in Western New York. The previously announced partnership owns project companies across the U.S. to produce and market dairy biomethane, a renewable natural gas (RNG).

Lawnhurst Farm is one of three dairy farm partners in Western New York , each of which have signed supply agreements with Brightmark to provide the company with dairy manure that will serve as feedstock for the three existing anaerobic digesters on the farms. The digesters are designed to capture, extract, and clean the methane in the manure, then convert it into renewable natural gas -- when all three digesters are online, they are expected to produce almost 187,000 MMBtu per year, sufficient to drive approximately 3,000 18-wheeler trucks from San Francisco to New York City. (Source: Brightmark. Website PR, 1 Nov., 2021) Contact: Brightmark, Bob Powell, CEO, Cory Ziskind, (646) 277-1232, Cory.Ziskind@icrinc.com, www.brightmark.com; Chevron, Andy Walz, Pres. Americas Fuels & Lubricants, Tyler Kruzich, External Affairs, (925) 549-8686, TKruzich@chevron.com, www.chevron.com

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CleanBC Roadmap Ups RNG's Roll for FortisBC (Ind. Report)
FortisBC
Date: 2021-11-01
In British Columbia, Canada, FortisBC is reporting British Columbia's CleanBC Roadmap to 2030 reaffirms FortisBC's gas system will continue to play a key role in the province's decarbonization while accelerating the transition toward renewable energy, including renewable natural gas (RNG) and hydrogen. The roadmap includes a cap on emissions from natural gas use in buildings and industrial sectors as well as accelerated electrification in the transportation sector.

According to the release, FortisBC expects to triple its supply of RNG by the end of 2022 and to assist in reaching CleanBC objectives. Under FortisBC's previously announced "30BY30" target the company targeted reducing its customer emissions by 30 pct by 2030 (compared to 2007 levels) by: investing in low and zero carbon transportation; supporting the growth of renewable gases; using LNG to help lower global emissions and increasing investment in energy efficiency and conservation. By the end of 2020, FortisBC reduced customer emissions by 420,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) -- equivalent to taking 128,000 cars off the road in one year. (Source: FortisBC, PR, Cdn. Biomass, 26 Oct., 2021) Contact: FortisBC, Roger Dall'Antonia, CEO, Pres., www.fortisbc.com, www.fortisinc.com/rng

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

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

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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

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Aemetis Inks RD Plant Engineering Contract (Ind. Report)
Aemetis
Date: 2021-11-01
In the Golden State, Cupertino-based renewable natural gas (RNG) and renewable fuels company Aemetis, Inc. reports it has contracted with Houston, Texas-based engineering and construction firm CTCI America to conduct permitting and engineering work for a carbon zero renewable jet/diesel plant to be built in Riverbank, California.

The Aemetis Carbon Zero plant will use waste wood/woody biomass to produce cellulosic hydrogen with a below zero carbon intensity, which is combined with renewable oils and zero carbon intensity hydroelectric electricity to produce sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and renewable diesel. The plant will have an initial capacity of 45 million gpy, with engineering and other development work underway for expansion to 90 million gpy. (Source: Aemetis, PR, 28 Oct., 2021) Contact: CTCI America, 281-870-9998, www.americas.ctci.com; Aemetis, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044, www.aemetis.com

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San Joaquin Renewables Plans Flagship RNG Project (Ind. Report)
Frontline BioEnergy
Date: 2021-10-29
San Joaquin Renewables (SJR) is reporting Dallas-based private equity fund Cresta Fund Management and NYC-headquartered Silverpeak Energy Partners have agreed to invest up to $165,000,000 to develop and construct a biomass to renewable natural gas (RNG) project near McFarland, California. Frontline BioEnergy, a leading provider of waste and biomass gasification solutions, is developing the project, which will convert orchard residuals and shells from San Joaquin Valley farms into RNG that will be sold as transportation fuel.

The project will also sequester carbon dioxide in an EPA Class VI sequestration well located on the project site. When completed, SJR's RNG facility will replace the current practice of open burning of agricultural waste with an enclosed system that will produce a non-fossil form of natural gas, capture and store carbon dioxide, and serve as a substitute to diesel and thereby reduce overall greenhouse gas emissions.

According to Chris Rozzell, Cresta's managing partner. "The project has the exciting potential to both mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and improve overall air quality in the San Joaquin Valley. Agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, which are notoriously difficult to mitigate, comprised 10 pct of overall U.S. emissions in 2019." (Source: San Joaquin Renewables, PR, 27 Oct., 2021) Contact: San Joaquin Renewables, www.sjrgas.com; Frontline Bioenergy, www.frontlinebioenergy.com; Cresta Funds www.crestafunds.com

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UGI Announces Third NY State RNG Project (Ind. Report)
UGI Corp,Cayuga RNG
Date: 2021-10-29
Cayuga RNG Holdings LLC is reporting an agreement to develop its third renewable natural gas (RNG) production project at El-Vi Farms in upstate New York. This is in addition to the previously announced Spruce Haven and Allen Farms projects. Cayuga RNG is a joint venture of UGI Energy Services LLC, a subsidiary of King of Prussia, Penna.-headquartered UGI Corp. and Global Common Energy LLC.

The El-Vi Farms project will include the construction of a manure digester and gas upgrading equipment. Once completed in early 2023, the project is expected to produce 55 million cubic fpy of RNG that will be delivered to a local natural gas pipeline serving the regional distribution system. UGI subsidiary, GHI Energy, will be the exclusive marketer for Cayuga RNG.

In total, the Spruce Haven, Allen Farms, and El-Vi Farms projects represent an investment of nearly $50 million. Cayuga RNG is actively pursuing several other projects in the region, according to the release. (Source: UGI Corp., Website PR, 26 Oct., 2021) Contact: UGI Corp, Robert F. Beard, Exec VP Natural Gas, (610) 337-1000, investors@ugicorp.com, www.ugicorp.com

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UGI Utilities' RNG Pilot Wins Regulatory Approval (Reg. & Leg.)
UGI Utilities
Date: 2021-10-25
Denver, Pennsylvania-based natural gas and electric utility UGI Utilities reports the has Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission has given the nod for UGI' purchase of renewable natural gas (RNG) as part of a five-year pilot program to explore how UGI Utilities can integrate RNG into its supply portfolio while leveraging certain available economic incentives for renewables to lessen the cost impact of purchasing RNG for customers. UGI Utilities is the second largest regulated gas utility in Pennsylvania.

As previously reported earlier this year, UGI Utilities signed an interconnect agreement with Archaea Energy to accept delivery of RNG into its high-pressure natural gas pipeline that serves its distribution system. When fully operational, the system will be designed to take up to 16,000 mcf (thousand cubic feet) per day of RNG supply, making this the largest RNG supply point in the U.S. to-date. (Source: UGI Utilities, PR, 21 Oct., 2021) Contact: UGI Utilities, Tameka Morris, IR, (610) 337-1000 X 6297, www.ugi.com

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

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

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B.C. Investing $4.28Mn in Vancouver RNG Project (Ind. Report)
FortisBC
Date: 2021-10-22
British Columbia's Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy is reporting CleanBC's Vancouver landfill-to-renewable fuel project is expected to remove about 485,000 tonnes of carbon-dioxide equivalent (CO2e) over the next decade while replacing fossil fuel with low-carbon alternatives made from organic waste.

The project will expand the current landfill gas-collection system to capture methane and carbon dioxide that would otherwise be vented to the atmosphere. Landfill gases will be transported for refining into usable RNG that will be sold to FortisBC and incorporated into the company's natural-gas distribution system.

The provincial government CleanBC Industry Fund is investing $4.28 million in the project with matching funds from the City of Vancouver. The project is part of a larger round of CleanBC investment in 22 province-wide projects that will reduce emission in sectors such as mining, pulp and paper, and oil and gas. (Source: Gov. of British Columbia, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, PR, 19 Oct., 2021) Contact: FortisBC, Joe Mazza, VP Energy Supply and Resource Development, Jason Wolfe, Dir. Energy Solutions, www.fortisbc.com, www.fortisinc.com/rng; British Columbia, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy, www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries/environment-climate-change

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Vision RNG, Meridian Waste Partnering on LFG RNG (Ind. Report)
Vision RNG, Meridian Waste
Date: 2021-10-22
Cannonsburg, Pennsylvania-based renewable natural gas (RNG) developer Vision RNG LLC reports it is partnering with Charlottesville, N.C.-based non-hazardous waste collection firm Meridian Waste Acquisitions, LLC to complete projects at multiple Meridian Waste-owned landfills across Missouri and Virginia that will capture landfill gasses (LFG) for conversion into sustainable RNG .

Construction is underway on gas collection and control systems at the sites which are expected to be completed and online gas by late 2022 or early 2023.

Founded in 2021, Vision RNG LLC recently obtained a $100 million capital commitment from Vision Ridge Partners. (Source: Vision RNG, Website PR, 21 Oct., 2021) Contact: Vision RNG, Bill Johnson, CEO, www.visionrng.com; WasteMeridian Waste Acquisitions, LLC, Mary O'Brien, Marketing, MObrien@MeridianWaste.com, www.MeridianWaste.com

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WCCF Inks Low-Carbon Fuels Delivery Agreements (Ind. Report)
West Coast Clean Fuels
Date: 2021-10-22
In California, West Coast Clean Fuels (WCCF) reports it recently executed delivery service agreements to develop, permit, manage, and operate the end-to-end clean fuel supply chains for two first-of-their-kind, decarbonized maritime ship operations -- one ocean-going and one in port -- in two major California ports, according to the company. WCCF was established to serve a growing market need for the delivery of future low-carbon maritime fuels, including LNG, RNG, biofuels, electrofuels, hydrogen, methanol and ammonia.

Starting in Q1 2022, WCCF will deliver hydrogen to the first fuel cell-powered ferry in the U.S. (owned by SWITCH Maritime), first for shipyard sea trials in Bellingham, Wash., and subsequently for passenger operations in San Francisco Bay. In the same quarter, WCCF also will launch fuel-delivery operations for two new-build LNG-powered container ships (operated by Pasha Hawaii Holdings) in the Port of Long Beach. In order to successfully launch these fueling operations, WCCF began permitting processes in 2019, started to invest in fuel-delivery equipment, and solidified commercial relationships with key industry partners up and down the value chain. Contact: SWITCH Maritime, Pace Ralli, CEO, www.switchmaritime.com; West Coast Clean Fuels, www.westcoastcleanfuels.com

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BGE's RNG Use Wins Regulatory Approval (Ind. Report)
Baltimore Gas & Electric,Bioenergy Devco,
Date: 2021-10-18
In Maryland, the state's largest utility Baltimore Gas & Electric (BGE) reports it is the first utility in the state to receive Maryland Public Service Commission regulatory approval for the use of renewable natural gas (RNG) on its gas distribution system. Approval comes as Maryland's first RNG plant, owned and operated by Annapolis-based Bioenergy Devco, nears completion in Howard County, as previously reported.

BioEnergy Devco's flagship food waste-to-RNG plant is expected to begin production in Q1, 2022, and will generate enough gas to power the equivalent of nearly 5,000 homes' annual usage. (Source: BGE, PR, Business Monthly, 12 Oct., 2021) Contact: Bioenergy Devco , Shawn Kreloff, CEO, (443) 782-3427, info@bioenergydevco.com, www.bioenergydevco.com; BGE, www.bge.com

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Kinetrex, WVPA Indiana RNG Facilities Underway (Ind. Report)
Kinetrix
Date: 2021-10-08
Indianapolis-based turn-key renewable natural gas (RNG) specialist Kinetrex Energy and Indiana's Wabash Valley Power Alliance (WVPA) report work is underway on the previously announced RNG projects at the Twin Bridges Landfill in Danville, the Prairie View Landfill in Wyatt, and the Liberty Landfill in Monticello, Indiana, all of which are owned by Waste Management. When fully online, the three plants will produce 3.5 billion cubic fpy of RNG. Commercial operations are expected to begin in autumn 2022, subject to pending permits and certifications.

Waste Management will operate the new RNG facilities and WVPA's generation facilities will remain in operation. The RNG generated from the facilities will be sold pursuant to long-term contracts to Kinetrex Energy's compressed RNG and liquefied RNG vehicle transportation customers located throughout the eastern US. (Source: Kintrex, PR, 4 Oct., 2021) Contact: Wabash Valley Power Alliance, www.wvpa.org; Kintrex Energy, 317-886-8179 www.kinetrexenergy.com

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Xebec, Brightmark Ink RNG Agreement (Ind. Report)
Xebec, Brightmark
Date: 2021-10-08
Montreal-headquartered Xebec Adsorption Inc. reports the signing of the first set of task orders under the previously announced Master Service Agreement (MSA) for an initial 18 BGX-Biostream™ units with Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC -- a Brightmark and Chevron U.S.A. Inc joint venture to own project companies across the U.S. to produce and market dairy biomethane, a renewable natural gas (RNG). The 18 units are expected to be deployed across 10 dairy RNG projects in Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan and South Dakota.

Biostream's containerised and modular design makes it a one-of-a-kind offering for the North American agriculture industry as farmers look to maximise revenue and gain peace of mind with the support of Xebec's local Cleantech Service Network. The 18 units are expected to be deployed across 10 dairy projects in Iowa, Wisconsin, Michigan, and South Dakota. (Source: Xebec Adsorption Inc., Website PR, 7 Oct., 2021) Contact: Brightmark, www.brightmark.com; Xebec Adsorption Inc. Brandon Chow, Director, Investor Relations, 450.979.8700 ext 5762, bchow@xebecinc.com, www.xebecinc.com

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Nacero Launches NEON™ RNG Platform (Ind. Report)
Nacero
Date: 2021-10-06
In the Lone Star State, Houston-headquartered Nacero Inc. is reporting the launch of its renewable natural gas (RNG) acquisition platform Nacero NEON™ -- a strategic growth engine for production of Nacero Green Gasoline™ an affordable net-zero carbon footprint gasoline for everyday drivers.

Nacero is currently in negotiations with dairies, landfills, and food waste facilities for production of Nacero Green Gasoline™ from its flagship Penwell, West Texas facility that is scheduled to break ground in early 2022 and commence operations in 2025.

"Methane is 80x more harmful over a 20-year period than CO2. A significant amount of global warming is caused by fugitive and flared methane from farms, landfills, and wastewater facilities but only a small amount of this resource is captured and put to beneficial use as an everyday fuel. Nacero will make a real difference by using this feedstock to make its net-zero Nacero Green GasolineTM, connecting America's RNG potential with the multi-hundred-billion-dollar per year gasoline market. The Company will prioritize a new wave of projects in key markets across Texas, the Midwest, and Southeastern United States" according to the release. (Source: Nacero, Website Release, 29 Sept., 2021) Contact: Nacero Inc., Jay McKenna, Pres., CEO, info@nacero.co, www.nacero.co

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Enbridge, Vanguard Announce RNG Partnership (Ind. Report)
Enbridge, Vanguard Renewables
Date: 2021-10-04
Boston-based food and dairy waste-to-energy project developer Vanguard Renewables and Calgary, Alberta-based Enbridge, Inc. a leading North American energy infrastructure company today announced a partnership whereby Enbridge will purchase upwards of 2 billion cubic fpy of renewable natural gas (RNG) from anaerobic digesters in which Vanguard Renewables will invest $200 million to build in the U.S. Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest. Enbridge will invest approximately $100 million in RNG upgrading equipment to convert the farm derived RNG into pipeline quality renewable natural gas and transport and market the gas to U.S. customers.

Vanguard Renewables builds, owns, and operates on-site farm anaerobic digestion facilities that process and store methane from food waste and manure into low-carbon organic fertilizer. (Source: Vanguard Renewables, Website PR, 28 Sept., 2021) Contact: Vanguard Renewables , John Hanselman, CEO, 781.371.4935, www. vanguardrenewables.com ; Enbridge, Bill Yardley, Exec. VP, Gas Transmission and Midstream, 519-619-0370 bill.yardlet@enbridge.com, www.enbridge.com

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Shell Oregon Dairy RNG Production Underway (Ind. Report)
Shell Oil Products US
Date: 2021-10-04
Shell Oil Products US reports its first US biomethane facility -- Shell New Energies Junction City in Oregon -- has begun operations. The facility will process locally sourced cow manure and agricultural waste into roughly 736,000 MMBtu per year of RNG.

Shell is developing additional RNG production facilities to be located directly within operating dairies including: Shell Downstream Galloway at the High Plains Ponderosa Dairy in Kansas; Shell Downstream Bovarius at the Bettencourt Dairies in Idaho; and distribution complexes in Carson, Van Nuys, Signal Hill, and San Jose, California, and a terminal in Portland, owned by Shell Midstream Partners. (Source: Shell Oil Products, PR, Sept., 2021) Contact: Shell Oil Products US, www.shell.us

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