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Archaea Energy Renewable Natural Gas Platform Announced (M&A)
Archaea Energy
Date: 2021-04-09
Carnegie, Pennsylvania- based Rice Acquisition Corp., a special purpose acquisition company focused on the energy transition sector, reports an agreement to combine Novi, Michigan-based Aria Energy LLC and Belle Vernon, Penna.-based biogas developer Archaea to create Archaea Energy, a renewable natural gas (RNG) platform. The transaction is expected to close in Q3 this year.

New company highlights include:

  • The business combination is expected to create the industry-leading platform in the U.S. to capture and convert waste emissions from landfills and anaerobic digesters into low-carbon RNG, electricity, and green hydrogen.

  • Aria, a portfolio company of funds managed by the Infrastructure and Power strategy of Ares Management Corp is being acquired for $680 million and brings a comprehensive portfolio of operational LFG assets, best-in-class operating experience, and a deep inventory of greenfield LFG-to-RNG projects and electric-to-RNG conversion opportunities.

  • Archaea LLC is being acquired for $347 million and brings leading RNG technology professionals, a deep inventory of LFG-to-RNG projects -- including the world's largest RNG plant currently under construction (Project Assai) -- an innovative commercial strategy, groundbreaking low-cost carbon sequestration, and negative-carbon LFG-to-green hydrogen development projects currently in the design stage.

  • Pro forma for the transaction, the combined Company will have over $350 million of cash on the balance sheet, providing ample liquidity to fund its pipeline of development projects and bridging the combined Company to free cash flow generation starting in 2023.

    The combined Company will be headquartered in Cannonsburg, Penna. led by a majority-independent board consisting of executives Daniel J. Rice, IV, Kyle Derham, Kate Jackson, Joe Malchow, and Jim Torgerson of RAC; Nicholas Stork, CEO of Archaea; and Scott Parkes of Aria. (Source: Rice Acquisition Corp., PR, 7 Apr., 2021) Contact: Archea Energy, Nick Stork, CEO, info@archaea.energy, www.archaeaenergy.com; Aria Energy, Richard DiGia, CEO, (248) 380-3920, www.ariaenergy.com: Rice Acquisition Corp., www.ricepac.com

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


  • Aemetis Announces Carbon Capture Inc. Unit (Ind. Report)
    Aemetis,California Air Resources Board
    Date: 2021-04-05
    Cupertino, California-based renewable fuels specialist Aemetis, Inc. reports the the establishment of Aemetis Carbon Capture, Inc.

    The new unit will initially capture, dehydrate, compress, and sequester CO2 from Aemetis Biogas anaerobic dairy digester projects in California's Central Valley to further reduce the carbon intensity (CI) of its dairy biogas fuel.(Source: Aemetis, PR, 1 April, 2021)Contact: Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO, (408) 213-0940, emcafee@aemetis.com, www.aemetis.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis,  CCS,  Carbon Capture,  RNG,  Biogas,  Anaerobic Digester,  


    Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes Plant CARB Certified (Ind. Report)
    Aemetis,California Air Resources Board
    Date: 2021-04-02
    Cupertino, California-based Aemetis Inc., a renewable natural gas (RNG) and renewable fuels company, has received certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) -- effective as of Oct. 1, 2020 -- for a new LCFS Tier 2 fuel pathway for the Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes ethanol production plant utilizing renewable dairy biogas as a process energy input.

    The Aemetis Central Dairy Digester Project is a collection of dairy lagoon anaerobic digesters that are built, owned and operated by Aemetis Biogas LLC utilizing waste animal manure to generate renewable methane gas to produce negative CI RNG for transportation use to displace diesel fuel. The completed Aemetis Central Dairy Digester Project is expected to include over 30 dairy digesters in the current phase (with plans to expand to more than 52 dairies), and utilize 36 miles of private pipeline owned by Aemetis, a centralized gas clean up unit located at the Aemetis Keyes ethanol biorefinery, an RNG onsite fueling station and an interconnection to PG&E's natural gas pipeline.

    The company plans to begin construction of the next five dairy digesters and the additional 32 miles of biogas pipeline in the second quarter, with five more dairy digesters set to begin construction in the third quarter and five digesters beginning in the first quarter of 2022 for a planned total of 17 dairy digesters and a 35-mile biogas pipeline. (Source: Aemetis, PR, Mar., 2021) Contact: CARB, Richard Perry, CEO, Melanie Turner, Information Officer, (916) 322-2990, melanie.turner@arb.ca.gov, www.arb.ca.gov; Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO , Todd Waltz, (408) 213-0940, emcafee@aemetis.com, www.aemetis.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RNG,  Biogas,  Anaerobic Digestion,  Aemetis,  Ethanol,  California Air Resources Board ,  


    EverGen Raises $17Mn for Canadian RNG Projects (Funding)
    EverGen
    Date: 2021-03-29
    EverGen, Canada's renewable natural gas (RNG) infrastructure platform, announces that it has completed raising an additional $17 million to address a significant gap in renewable infrastructure across Canada, specifically focused on acquiring and building RNG and sustainable waste to energy projects. EverGen raised $8 million in equity capital (via a special warrants offering) and secured a senior debt facility of $9 million to pursue this strategy. This follows the company's previous financing and major project acquisitions of Sea to Sky Soils in Pemberton, BC and Net Zero Waste Abbotsford Inc., both of which were completed in December 2020.

    Sea to Sky Soils, located near Pemberton, British Columbia, is a composting and organic processing facility with existing municipal and commercial partnerships throughout the Sea to Sky corridor and Lower Mainland. The facility recycles organic waste using proven composting technology into soil amendments and Class A compost for use by local farms and developers as part of the circular economy.

    Net Zero Waste Abbotsford, a composting and organic waste processing facility in Abbotsford, British Columbia, accepts and recycles municipal organic/green bin waste using proven composting technology into soil amendments and Class A compost for use by local farms and developers as part of the circular economy.

    EverGen's projects involve the construction of infrastructure to capture and clean biogas using proven technology to create sustainable or renewable natural gas (RNG). (Source: EverGen, PR, 26 Mar., 2021) Contact: EverGen Infrastructure Corp., Chase Edgelow, CEO, www.evergeninfra.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RNG,  EverGen,  


    U.S. Gain Building RNG Station in Compton, CA (Ind. Report)
    U.S. Gain
    Date: 2021-03-29
    Appleton, Wis.-based U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture, reports it is partnering with AJR Trucking and its sister company, MDB Transportation Inc. to build a renewable natural gas (RNG) fueling station in Compton, California, near the port of Long Beach. MDB Transportation provides drayage and rail services in southern and central California

    The new RNG fueling station, which will be open to the public and other fleets, features fast-fill capabilities and an easy in, easy out design to accommodate heavy duty trucks servicing the port. It will be operational 24 /7 and meets the emission standards set by the Port of Long Beach and the Harbor Trucking Association (HTA).

    Since transitioning to RNG, AJR Trucking has replaced more than one million gallons of diesel fuel with RNG, eliminating over 2,200 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions -- equivalent of removing 1,234 cars off the road or planting more than 149,747 trees, according to the release. (Source: U.S. Gain, PR, 29 Mar., 2021) Contact: U.S. Gain, S. Lowney, (920) 381-2190 slowney@usgain.com, www.usgain.com; AJR Trucking, Jack Khudikyan, CEO, 310-707-1120, www.linkedin.com/company/ajr-trucking

    More Low-Carbon Energy News U.S. Gain. RNG news,  Renewable Natural Gas news,  


    Aemetis Biogas Pipeline Extension Gets the Nod (Ind. Report)
    Aemetis
    Date: 2021-03-26
    Cupertino, California-headquartered advanced renewable fuel and biochemicals producer Aemetis Inc. reports the Stanislaus County California Board of Supervisors has accepted and approved the Aemetis Biogas Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for construction of a 32-mile extension to the existing Aemetis Biogas 4-mile private pipeline that was completed in 2020.

    The pipeline is designed to carry biogas from dairies as part of the Aemetis Central Dairy Digester Project, which is planned to span across the Stanislaus and Merced counties in Central California. The approval is necessary to meet the permitting requirements of the California Environmental Quality Act prior to pipeline construction and confirms that mitigation measures in the proposed project will avoid or mitigate any negative impacts on the environment.

    The Aemetis Biogas Central Dairy Digester Project is a collection of dairy lagoon anerobic digesters being built, owned, and operated by Aemetis Biogas LLC, utilizing waste animal manure to generate renewable methane gas to produce RNG. (Source: Aemetis Inc., PR, 24 Mar., 2021) Contact: Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO , Todd Waltz, (408) 213-0940, emcafee@aemetis.com, www.aemetis.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis ,  Ethanol,  RNG,  Biogas,  Anaerobic Digestion,  


    BP Announces California "RNG Moovers" Project (Ind. Report)
    BP, Aria Energy
    Date: 2021-03-24
    Oil giant BP and Novi, Michigan-based Aria Energy are touting their "RNG Moovers" anaerobic digestion project to capture methane from farm waste at three Central Valley California dairy farms and process it into renewable natural gas (RNG), which will then be supplied as fuel for the U.S. transportation sector.

    For the "RNG Moovers" project, Aria Energy will provide expertise in capturing and refining the biogas to remove contaminants and increase its heat content, resulting in RNG. The anaerobic digesters will be supplied by Aligned Digesters and BP will transport the RNG through a 20-year offtake agreement executed by its low carbon trading business. (Source: BP, PR, 22 Mar., 2021) Contact: BP PLC, Sean Reavis, Senior VP, Low Carbon and Trading, www.bp.com; Aria Energy, Richard DiGia, Pres., CEO, (248) 380-3920, www.ariaenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News BP,  Aria Energy,  RNG,  Anaerobic Digester,  Biogas,  Methane,  


    Lincoln Wastewater Biogas RNG Project Completed (Ind. Report)
    RNG
    Date: 2021-03-17
    In the Cornhusker State, the city of Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department (LTU) is reporting completion of the Theresa Street Water Resource Recovery Facility project to transform methane biogas into RNG fuel.

    The completed project is expected to produce 100 billion BTUs of RNG per year -- equivalent to roughly 875,000 gallons of gasoline -- and generate $2.6 million per year in revenue for a 3.3-year ROI.

    HDR Engineering, Building Crafts, and Black Hills Energy, which built the infrastructure to connect the RNG to the national natural gas pipeline system, and Bluesource, a national energy management company, worked on the project. (Source: City of Lincoln, Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department, PR, Mar., 2021) Contact: Lincoln Transportation and Utilities Department, 402-441-7548, ltu@lincoln.ne.gov, www.lincoln.ne.gov/City/Departments/LTU

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  Metane,  RNG,  


    AMP Americas' Largest Dairy RNG Project Now Online (Ind. Report)
    AMP Americas
    Date: 2021-03-12
    Chicago-headquartered biogas-to-renewable transportation fuel specialist Amp Americas reports its fourth dairy-waste biogas facility at the Riverview LLP dairy operation in Morris, Minnesota is now online and producing renewable natural gas (RNG) transportation fuel.

    The new plant is the first on-farm biogas-to-vehicle fuel facility in Minnesota and Amp Americas' largest dairy RNG project to date. The project captures over 700,000 gpd of manure from three different sites, converts it into renewable methane, purifies it into RNG, and compresses it to inject into the pipeline.

    With this project, Amp Americas has now developed dairy RNG production on 12 dairies. Along with two RNG projects in Indiana and another in Arizona, Amp Americas is now operating four of the largest dairy biogas-to-transportation fuel projects in the country, producing more than 10 million gpy of RNG. (Source: Amp Americas, Website, PR, 11 Mar., 2021) Contact: Amp Americas, (312) 300-6700, info@ampamericas.com, www.ampamericas.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News AMP Americas,  Biogas,  Biofuel,  RNG,  


    Clean Energy, Total JV to Develop RNG (Ind. Report)
    Clean Energy, Total
    Date: 2021-03-10
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its largest shareholder, Total SE, are reporting a 50/50 joint venture to develop carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG) production and fueling infrastructure facilities in the U.S..

    The initial firm commitment is $100 million and can increase to $400 million as development opportunities progress. Total will be providing credit support for Clean Energy development in the RNG value chain, including $45 million for contracted RNG fueling infrastructure. The companies have already partnered to expand the use of RNG in the heavy truck market with the Zero Now program, which allows fleets to purchase RNG trucks for the same price as diesel trucks. (Source: Clean Energy Fuels Corp., PR, 9 Mar., 2021) Contact: Clean Energy, Andrew J. Littlefair, CEO, Pres., www.cleanenergyfuels.com; Total SE, www.total.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy news,   Total news,  RNG news,  


    Fuel a Greener Future -- Achieve Carbon Negative Transportation Today (Alt. Fuel Report Attached}
    NGVAmerica
    Date: 2021-02-24
    In Washington, Natural Gas Vehicles for America (NGVAmerica) has released its Fuel a Greener Future report detailing the significant environmental and economic benefits of renewable natural gas (RNG)-fueled fleeting.

    RNG-fueled medium- and heavy-duty vehicles are commercially available, proven, and affordable. Depending on the feedstock, they can be carbon-free or carbon negative. Commercial pickups and vans, refuse trucks, transit buses, and Class 8 short haul freight trucks cost-effectively run on RNG, or biogas produced from methane.

    Download the Fuel a Greener Future -- Achieve Carbon Negative Transportation Today report HERE.

    NGVAmerica is a national organization dedicated to the development of a growing, profitable, and sustainable market for vehicles powered by natural gas or biomethane.

    NGVAmerica represents more than 200 companies, environmental groups, and government organizations interested in the promotion and use of natural gas and biomethane as transportation fuels. NGVAmerica member companies are those that produce, distribute, and market natural gas and biomethane across the country; manufacture and service natural gas vehicles, engines, and equipment; and operate fleets powered by clean-burning gaseous fuels, according to the organization's website. (Source: NGVAmerica, 16 Feb., 2021) Contact: NGVAmerica, Dan Gage, Pres., (202) 824-7360, www.ngvamerica.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News lternative Fuel ,  


    Clean Energy Fuels' Whittier RNG Station Opens (Ind. Report)
    Clean Energy Fuels
    Date: 2021-02-24
    In the Golden State, Newport Beach-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp.is reporting the opening of an RNG fueling station in Whittier, California. The station, which is owned by the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts (LACSD) but operated by Clean Energy Fuels, will supply RNG to fuel heavy-duty trucks and other medium-duty vehicles in the region, including LACSD's vehicles. The new station is expected to dispense over 30,000 gpy for a 50 pct increase from the prior facility.

    LACSD was awarded a grant from the South Coast Air Quality Management District’s Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee, which offset a portion of the construction costs.(Source: Clean Energy Fuels, 19 Feb., 2021) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, Raleigh Gerber, 949-437-1397, raleigh.gerber@cleanenergyfuels.com, www.cleanenergyfuels.com

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


    Brightmark, Chevron Expanding RNG Agreement (Ind. Report)
    Brightmark, Chevron
    Date: 2021-02-19
    San Francisco-based Brightmark LLC and San Ramon, California-headquartered oil industry giant Chevron U.S.A. Inc. are reporting the expansion of their previously announced joint venture, Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC, to own projects across the U.S. to produce and market dairy biomethane, a renewable natural gas (RNG).

    Brightmark RNG Holdings' subsidiaries currently own RNG projects in Western New York state, Western Michigan, Central Florida and South Dakota. Additional equity investments by the joint venture companies will fund construction and commercial operation of five new dairy biomethane projects in Michigan and Arizona. Chevron will purchase and market the RNG from these projects and market it for use in vehicles operating on compressed natural gas, according to the release. (Source: Brightmark, Website PR, 17 Feb., 2021) Contact: Brightmark, Bob Powell, CEO, Kavitha Ramakrishnan, kavitha.ramakrishnan@brightmarkenergy.com, www.brightmarkenergy.com; Chevron, www.chevron.com

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


    $45Mn Illinois RNG Facility Wins Approval (Ind. Report)
    Will County Commissioners,
    Date: 2021-02-19
    In Illinois, regulators in Will County are reporting approval for the construction of a $45 million renewable natural gas (RNG) plant at the county-owned Prairie View landfill.

    The new facility will produce roughly 7.7 million diesel gpy equivalents of renewable fuel that will injected into a nearby RNG pipeline grid for use as a transportation fuel. The facility will potentially cut CO2 emissions by approximately 60,000 tpy, according to the county release. (Source: Will County Commissioners, PR, Contact: Will County Commissioners, 815-740-4602, www.willcountyillinois.com › Boards-And-Commissions

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RNG,  Renewable Fuel,  


    Greenlane Inks $3.6Mn in New RNG Contracts (Ind. Report)
    Greenlane Renewables
    Date: 2021-02-19
    Barnaby, British Columbia-based Greenlane Renewables Inc. reports its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., has inked two contracts totaling $3.6 million (Cdn) for new renewable natural gas (RNG) projects. The first contract involves a project in the Midwest United States for upgrading biogas to RNG from dairy operations. Contract details have not been disclosed.

    According to Greenlane Pres. and CEO Brad Douville, "The transition to renewable natural gas as an essential solution to decarbonize transportation and the natural gas grid continues to build momentum. We're seeing new opportunities progress through our sales pipeline at an increased pace and we're seeing results from the investments we made in product development, marketing and sales over the last 12 to 18 months. These two new contract wins demonstrate continued success in sectors where we see additional upside potential and a unique position in the market for Greenlane." (Source: Greenlane Renewables, PR, 18 Feb., 2021)Contact: Greenlane Biogas, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343, brad.dauville@greenlanerenewables.com, www.greenlanebiogas.com

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


    Winnipeg Investigating RNG for City Bus Fleet (RNG Report)
    Winnipeg Infrastructure and Public Works
    Date: 2021-02-10
    On the Canadian prairies, the city of Winnipeg Infrastructure and Public Works committee is considering converting methane gas from the Brady Road landfill into renewable natural gas (RNG) for use as an alternative fuel for its 700-strong fleet of buses. The target would have 40 pct of the 700 bus fleet converted by 2032, and 100 pct by 2047.

    The proposal recommends the city develop a business case to build a facility to convert the landfill gas into saleable renewable natural gas. The review notes this could be done through a city-owned facility, through a public-private partnership or the city simply become a raw supplier of the landfill gas to a third-party operator. (Source: Winnipeg Infrastructure and Public Works, CBC News, 8 Feb., 2021) Contact: Winnipeg Infrastructure and Public Works, www.winnipeg.ca/publicworks

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane,  RNG,  


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

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

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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News WELTEC BIOPOWER,  Biogas,  Anaerobic Digestion,  American Biogas Council,  


    CBA Launches Farm Biogas Website Tool (Ind. Report)
    Canadian Biogas Association
    Date: 2021-02-08
    The Canadian Biogas Association (CBA) is touting www.FarmingBiogas.ca, -- a new website forming part of an educational campaign to help farmers explore biogas production as an opportunity for their farm.

    The CBA's new resource it intended to help farmers evaluate biogas opportunities and includes a self-assessment tool and a "getting started" checklist, a Q&A, and links to guides and handbooks. Technology vendors and advisors are also listed as well as profiles from several on-farm biogas plants across the country, according to the release.

    There are presently more than 600 operational anaerobic digesters in the Canadian agriculture and agri-food sector with more either planned or under construction. Livestock operations account for more than half of all biogas projects in Canada. (Source: CBA, Website, PR, Feb., 2021) Contact: CBA, Jennifer Green, Exec. Dir., www.biogasassociation.ca

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Canadian Biogas Association,  Biogas,  Anaerobic Digestion,  RNG,  


    Clean Energy Fuels Supplying RNG to LA Metro Bus Fleet (Ind. Report)
    Clean Energy Fuels
    Date: 2021-02-08
    In the Golden State, Newport Beach-based Clean Energy Fuels Corp. is reporting a 5-year agreement to supply Los Angeles County Metropolitan Authority (LA Metro) with 47.5 million gallons of RNG to fuel LA Metro's fleet of 2,400 buses.

    LA Metro is committed to transition to a 100 pct zero-emissions bus fleet by 2030 and a net zero-emissions agency by 2050. (Source: Clean Energy Fuels, PR, Website, Feb., 2021) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, Raleigh Gerber, 949-437-1397, raleigh.gerber@cleanenergyfuels.com, www.cleanenergyfuels.com

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


    U.S. Gain Introduces LCFS Credit Generation (Ind. Report)
    U.S. Gain
    Date: 2021-01-27
    Appleton, Wisconsin-based renewable natural gas (RNG), alternative fuel and renewable thermal energy specialist U.S. Gain® reports it will now offer Credit Generation to electric fleets and forklifts in California, opening a completely new revenue stream for customers at no additional cost. (Source: U.S. Gain, Website, PR, Jan., 2021) Contact: U.S. Gain, Stephanie Lowney, Director of Marketing & Innovation U.S. Gain , 920-381-2190 slowney@usgain.com, Jon Summersett, Product Management, jsummersett@usgain.com, www.usgain.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News U.S. Gain,  RNG,  Anaerobic Digestion,  Biogas,  Methane,  


    Ameresco Completes TX Landfill Gas-to-RNG Project (Ind. Report)
    Ameresco, US Gain, epublic Services
    Date: 2021-01-22
    Framingham, Mass.-headquartered energy efficiency and renewable energy firm Ameresco is reporting completion of its work on the Republic Services-owned and operated McCarty Road landfill gas-to-RNG plant in Houston, Texas.

    Developed with Republic Services and U.S. Gain, the facility has a gross installed capacity of more than 1.1 million Dekatherms (1.099 BTU) per year and the capacity of processing 4,500 standard cubic feet per metre of raw landfill gas while eliminating more than 61,000 tpy of CO2 emissions -- equivalent to removing 103,000 passenger cars from the roads. (Source: Ameresco, PR, US Gain Website News Release, 19 Jan., 2021) Contact: US Gain, Mike Koel, Pres., Stephanie Lowney, Director of Marketing & Innovation, 920.381.2190, slowney@usgain.com, www.usgain.com; Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP, (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RNG,  Landfill Gas,  Ameresco,  US Gain,  epublic Services,  


    Aemetis Planning "Carbon Zero" Production Plants (Renewable Fuel)
    Aemetis
    Date: 2021-01-20
    Cupertino, California-headquartered advanced renewable fuel and biochemicals producer Aemetis Inc. reports its exclusively licensed technology for the production of below zero-carbon renewable fuel has been awarded US Patent No. 10907184 enabling the launch of Aemetis "Carbon Zero" production plants to commercialize the technology.

    Using patented technology exclusive to Aemetis for agricultural waste wood feedstock, the Carbon Zero plants are integrated with existing Aemetis production facilities to produce energy dense renewable fuels using renewable energy and below zero carbon intensity waste feedstocks.

    The first Carbon Zero production plant -- Carbon Zero 1 -- is planned for Central California on a former Army ammunition production facility. It will extract sugars from waste wood and process the sugar into renewable fuel.

    Aemetis' Carbon Zero plants are designed to convert below zero carbon feedstocks (waste wood and agricultural waste) and renewable energy (biogas, RNG, solar) into energy-dense liquid renewable fuels that when used in hybrid electric vehicles or other vehicle engines, will have a "below zero carbon" greenhouse gas (GHG) footprint across the entire lifecycle of the fuel, based on the Argonna National Laboratory"s GREET model, according to the release. (Source: Aemetis, PR, Website, 18 Jan., 2021) Contact: Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO , Todd Waltz, (408) 213-0940, emcafee@aemetis.com, www.aemetis.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis ,  Ethanol,  Renewable Fuel,  


    National Grid Joins Bioenergy, Hydrogen Initiative (Ind. Report)
    Gas Technology Institute,EPRI, National Grid
    Date: 2021-01-18
    National Grid US has joined the Low-Carbon Resources Initiative (LCRI), a five-year initiative to develop and demonstrate key clean energy technologies and decarbonisation solutions. These include bioenergy, renewable natural gas (RNG), and clean hydrogen. LCRI is jointly led by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI).

    Joining LGRI is in keeping with National Grid's effort to advance the potential of clean hydrogen, hydrogen R&D and hydrogen fuel blending as part of its Net-Zero by 2050 Plan. (Source: National Grid, PR, EPRI Website, 15 Jan., 2021) Contact: EPRI Low-Carbon Resources Initiative, 650-855-2121, www.epri.com/lcri; Gas Technology Institute, 847-768-0500 847-768-0501 - fax, info@gti.energy, www.gti.energy; National Grid US, Dean Seavers, Pres., www.nationalgridus.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Gas Technology Institute,  EPRI,  National Grid US,  Hydrogen,  Bioenergy,  


    Houston Landfill Gas-RNG Plant Mechanical Work Completed (Ind. Report)
    Ameresco, U.S. Gain
    Date: 2021-01-15
    Framingham, Mass.-based renewable energy and energy efficiency specialist Ameresco, Inc. reports completion of mechanical work at the McCarty Road landfill gas to renewable natural gas (RNG) plant in Houston, Texas. This facility has a gross nameplate in excess of 1.1 million Dekatherms per year and is capable of processing 4,500 scfm of raw landfill gas.

    The project will result in a reduction of more than 61,000 tons of CO2 -- equivalent to 103,000 passenger cars removed from the roads, 58 million gallons of gasoline not combusted or 146,000 acres of pine forest conserved every year over the project life, according to the release. The project is expected to begin commercial operations early next year. (Source: US Gain, PR, Website, 12 Jan., 2021) Contact: US Gain, Mike Koel, Pres., Stephanie Lowney, Director of Marketing & Innovation, 920.381.2190, slowney@usgain.com, www.usgain.com; Ameresco, David J. Anderson, EVP, (508) 661-2264, www.ameresco.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Ameresco,  Landfill Gas,  RNG,  U.S. Gain,  ,  


    GEVO Net-Zero 1 Project Slated for South Dakota (Ind. Report)
    GEVO,Gevo
    Date: 2021-01-13
    Englewood, Colorado-based biobutanol and ethanol producer GEVO Inc. is touting the concept of Net-Zero (carbon emissions) Projects for the production of energy dense liquid hydrocarbons using renewable energy and the company's proprietary technology.

    A Net-Zero Project aims to convert renewable energy such as photosynthetic, wind, renewable natural gas (RNG), biogas, from various sources into energy dense liquid hydrocarbons that achieve net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions across the fuel's whole lifecycle -- from the way carbon is captured from the atmosphere, and processed to make liquid transportation fuel products.

    Net-Zero 1 to be constructed at Lake Preston, South Dakota is expected to have a capacity of 45 MMgy of hydrocarbons (for gasoline and jet fuel, based on current take-or-pay contracts) and to produce more than 350 million ppy per year of high protein feed products as well as produce sufficient renewable natural gas (RNG) to meet production process needs.

    Net-Zero 1 is projected to come in at roughly $700 million including the hydrocarbon production and related renewable energy infrastructure which includes anaerobic digestion to produce biogas to run the plant and generate electricity on-site. (Source; GEVO, PR, 11 Jan., 2021.

    In other GEVO news as of December 31, 2020, the company paid off the outstanding balance of $12.7 million in 12 pct convertible senior secured notes and reduced the group's general corporate secured debt balance to zero, according to a GEVO release.

    As reported on 8 Jan., GEVO Inc. has contracted with Koch Industries' Houston-headquartered subsidiary Koch Project Solutions, LLC to provide front-end engineering, design and project execution management services for the expansion projects that GEVO is in the process of financing with Citigroup Global Markets, Inc. (Source: GEVO Inc., Jan, 2021) Contact: GEVO Inc., Patrick Gruber, CEO, 303-858-8358, pgruber@gevo.com, www.gevo.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News GEVO,  Gevo,  Net Zero Emissions,  RNG,  Alternative Fuel,  


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

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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RNG,  Fortistar,  TruStar Energy,  


    TOTAL Snares French RNG Specialist Fonroche Biogaz (Int'l, M&A)
    Fonroche Biogaz,TOTAL
    Date: 2021-01-13
    Paris-headquartered energy major TOTAL is reporting acquisition of Roquefort, France-based anaerobic digestion specialist Fonroche Biogaz.

    With almost 500 GWh of installed capacity, which doubled between 2019 and 2020, Fonroche Biogaz is the French renewable natural gas (RNG) market leader with more than 10 pct market share and a portfolio of seven units in operation and a pipeline of four "imminent" projects.

    As previously reported, TOTAL plans to produce 4-6 TWh of biomethane annually. (Source: TOTAL, Contact: Fonroche Group, Yann Maus, Pres., +33 ( 0) 5 59 71 65 52, www.fonrochegroup.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  Methane,  RNG,  TOTAL,  anaerobic digestion,  


    UK Hydrogen-NatGas Energy Pilot Announced (Hydrogen, Alt Fuel)
    Northern Gas Networks
    Date: 2021-01-11
    In the UK, Northern Gas Networks is reporting 670 homes in the village of Winlaton in Gateshead will take part in a 10-month pilot project that will see 20 pct hydrogen blended with natural gas for residential cooking and heating. Project construction is underway for startup in the Spring.

    The Winlaton pilot -- the first in the UK -- is being seen as a test case in the battle to reduce the household emissions. The pilot is led by Northern Gas Networks and the energy company Cadent, in partnership with the Health & Safety Executive.

    UK Pprime Minister Boris Johnson's government plans to invest in enough hydrogen capacity to power 1.5 million homes by 2030 and develop the first hydrogen-heated town by the end of the decade. (Source: Northern Gas Networks, ITV Tyne Tee News, Jan., 2020) Contact: Northern Gas Networks, Tim Harwood, +44 0800 040 7766, www.northerngasnetworks.co.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Natural Gas,  Hydrogen,  


    Hydrogen Producer BayoTech Scores $157Mn (Alt. Fuel, Hydrogen)
    BayoTech
    Date: 2021-01-08
    Albuquerque, New Mexicao-based on-site hydrogen production specialist BayoTech Inc.reports receipt of an equity investment of up to $157 million from Newlight Partners LP and existing investors Cottonwood Technology Funds, Sun Mountain Capital and new investor Fortistar. The proceeds will be used to accelerate BayoTech's growth through product development, project development and infrastructure expansion.

    Bayotech provides modular hydrogen generation systems using energy-efficient steam methane reformers (SMR). Current containerized BayoTech systems produce hydrogen at a rate of 200 kg H2, 500 kg H2 and 1,000 kg H2 per day. The company is developing systems capable of producing 5,000 kg, 10,000 kg and 30,000 kg of hydrogen per day, according to the release.

    BayoTech's modular, scalable, and rapidly deployable hydrogen production systems requires low upfront capital commitments and when paired with renewable natural gas (RNG), offers the most cost-effective green hydrogen available today. (Source: BayoTech, PR, Website, 5 Jan., 2020) Contact: BayoTech, Stewart Stewart, CCO, (505) 639-9238, info@BayoTech.us

    More Low-Carbon Energy News BayoTech ,  Hydrogen,  


    Praj Industries Claims Indian Oil Corp. Contract (Int'l. Report)
    Praj Industries
    Date: 2021-01-04
    Indian bioenergy-biofuels specialist Praj Industries reports receipt of an order from the New Delhi-headquartered Indian Oil Corporation for a net-zero liquid discharge system -- waste water treatment package at Indian Oil's Dumad facility in Gujarat.

    Praj Industries is a global process solutions company offering value-added solutions to bioenergy facilities, compressed biogas plants, critical process equipment and skids, brewery plants, industrial wastewater treatment systems,HiPurity water systems and others. Over the past 20 years Praj has completed more than 50 biogas plants, most of which operate on industrial waste streams, according to the company website. (Source: Praj Industries, PR, Website, Business Standard, 1 Jan., 2021)Contact: Praj Industries Ltd., Dr. Ravindra Utgikar , Bus. Dev. info@praj.net, www.praj.net; Indian Oil Corporation, www.iocl.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Praj Industries ,  RNG,  Biofuel,  


    Landfill Gas to Fuel San Antonio Bus Fleet (Ind. Report)
    CPS Energy,EDL
    Date: 2021-01-04
    In the Lone Star State, San Antonio Transit Bus fleet operator VIA, CPS Energy and Australian energy company EDL are reporting an initiative that will provide CPS Energy with natural gas from the San Antonio Tessman Road landfill as part of a renewable fuel credit swap.

    For the project, EDL will convert its existing landfill gas power plant at the Tessman Road landfill in San Antonio to a plant that can inject pipeline-quality gas into CPS Energy's system. Although the landfill methane will make up only 1 to 2 pct of the entire supply in CPS Energy's distribution system, it is expected to offset the fossil fuel-derived natural gas needed for an estimated 75 pct of VIA's fleet of 502 buses.

    The RNG plant is expected to begin operations in Q3 2021. According to the EPA, there were 67 active landfill RNG projects across the U.S. in 2020. (Source: San Antonio Report, 3 Jan., 2021) Contact: CPS Energy, Richard Lujan, Dir. Gas Delivery, CEO, www.cpsenergy.com; VIA, Jeff Arndt, (210) 362-2020, www.viainfo.net; EDL Energy, +61 7 3275 5555, www.edlenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News EDL,  CPS Energy,  Landfill Gas,  RNG,  


    CVR Energy Advancing OK Renewable Diesel Project (Ind. Report)
    CVR Energy
    Date: 2020-12-23
    Sugarland, Texas-based CVR Energy Inc is reporting Board approval to advance work on a $110-million renewable diesel plant in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

    When commissioned and fully operational, the facility will produce almost 100 million gpy of renewable diesel and roughly 6 million gpy of renewable naphth and significantly lower the company's annual Renewable Identification Number (RIN) exposure under the Clean Air Act's Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS).

    The use of RNG as a transportation fuel has reportedly increased 291 pct over the past 5 years, displacing close to 7.5 million tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e). That is the greenhouse gas emissions equivalent of driving 18.6 trillion miles in a typical passenger cat. It is the CO2 emissions equivalent of consuming 842 million gallons of gasoline. This equates to the total amount of fuel used by 63,171 transit buses every year, according to trade data(Source: CVR Energy, PR, 22 Dec., 2020) Contact: CVR Energy Inc., David Lamp., CEO, (281) 207-3200, www.cvrenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RINs,  CVR Energy,  Renewable Diesel,  


    Clean Energy Fuels, TOTAL to Develop Additional Carbon-Negative Fuel and Infrastructure (Ind. Report)
    Clean Energy Fuels, TOTAL
    Date: 2020-12-21
    Clean Energy Fuels Corp. and its largest shareholder, TOTAL S.E., are reporting a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to create a 50/50 joint venture to develop carbon-negative renewable natural gas (RNG) production facilities in the United States, as well as credit support to build additional downstream RNG fueling infrastructure.

    For ht project, Total will invest $50 million and Clean Energy $30 million for the proposed joint venture and TOTAL will be providing credit support of $65 million to support Clean Energy development in the RNG value chain, including $45 million for contracted RNG fueling infrastructure.

    The companies have already partnered to expand the use of RNG in the heavy-duty truck market with its Zero Now program, which allows fleets to purchase natural gas trucks for the same price as diesel trucks. (Source: Clean Energy Fuels, PR 21 Dec., 2020) Contact: Clean Energy Fuels, Raleigh Gerber, 949-437-1397, raleigh.gerber@cleanenergyfuels.com, www.cleanenergyfuels.com; TOTAL, www.total.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy Fuels,  TOTAL SE,  RNG,  


    USGBC Incorporates RNG in LEED Rating System (Ind. Report)
    USGBC
    Date: 2020-12-21
    In the Golden State, SoCalGas has praised the US Green Building Council (USGBC) for including the use of RNG in the latest beta version of its Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) green building rating system.

    With the new system, a project may utilise RNG to earn LEED points by capturing and using biogas on-site, sourcing biogas from a third party, or purchasing biogas to store in the project's own storage system. The RNG can be used for heating, hot water, and cooking in commercial buildings, and for stoves, dryers, water heaters, fireplaces and heating in homes. (Source: SoCalGas, PR, Dec., 2021) Contact: US Green Building Council, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org; SoCalGas, Jeff Walker, VP Customer Solutions, www.socalgas.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News LEED,  Energy Efficiency,  SoCalGas,  USGBC,  RNG,  Energy Efficiency,  


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

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

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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Clean Energy Fuels,  RNG,  CNL,  LNG,  


    Fortistar Florida RNG Plant Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
    Fortistar
    Date: 2020-12-16
    White Plains, New York-based Fortistar reports construction is underway on a facility in Raiford, Florida, that will capture and convert approximately 1,900 dekatherms per day of landfill methane into renewable natural gas (RNG).

    The project, formally known as the New River RNG Project, will collect naturally occurring methane from the New River Solid Waste Association (NRSWA) municipal solid waste landfill, convert it to RNG and use it to fuel natural gas vehicles via TruStar Energy, a Fortistar company. At full output, the New River facility will extract 2,500 standard cubic feet per minute of landfill gas and produce 5.1 million gas gallon equivalents (GGE) of RNG per year. (Source: Fortistar, PR, Website, Env.+Energy Leader, 14 Dec., 2020)Contact: Forttistar, Mark Comora, CEO, (914) 421-4937, MComora@fortistar.com, www.fortistar.com

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


    LACSD Expanding Food Waste-to-Fuel Production (Ind. Report)
    Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts
    Date: 2020-12-14
    In California, the Los Angeles County Sanitation District (LACSD) reports the recent startup of a biogas purification system in Carson City to recycle food waste into renewable vehicle fuel.

    A portion of the biogas is used at the Sanitation Districts' Carson City power plant where it is converted to electricity that runs the treatment plant. The remaining biogas is purified to make transportation fuel-grade renewable natural gas (RNG).

    LACSD is a regional public agency that serves the wastewater and solid waste management needs of 78 cities and unincorporated areas in Los Angeles County. The agency protects public health and the environment and, in so doing, converts waste into resources like recycled water, green energy and recycled materials, according to the release. (Source: Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts, PR, Dec., 2020) Contact: Sanitation Districts, Robert C. Ferrante, Chief Engineer and General Manager, Bryan Langpap, (562) 908-4288, ext. 2302, blangpap@lacsd.org, www.laced.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RNG,  


    Aemetis Biogas RNG Digester Project Scores $7.8Mn (Funding)
    Aemetis
    Date: 2020-12-07
    Cupertino, California-headquartered advanced renewable fuel and biochemicals producer Aemetis, Inc. has reported its wholly-owned subsidiary, Aemetis Biogas LLC, has been awarded $7.8 million in matching grant funding through the 2020 California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Dairy Digester Research and Development Program (DDRDP).

    The DDRDP provides financial assistance for the installation of dairy digesters for the production of renewable natural gas (RNG) for transportation fuel in California.

    In December 2020, Aemetis will begin construction of its biogas upgrading facility that will allow the company to inject RNG into PG&E's natural gas pipeline by the end of the first quarter of 2021. The company expects to offer truck fleet RNG fueling fueling at the Aemetis Advanced Fuels Keyes ethanol biorefinery in Q2, 2021. (Source: Aemetis Inc., Website, PR Nov., 2020)Contact: California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA) Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, (916) 654-1393, www.cdfa.ca.gov/oefi/ddrdp; Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO , Todd Waltz, (408) 213-0940, emcafee@aemetis.com, www.aemetis.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Aemetis,  RNG,  Anerobic Digestor,  Biogas,  


    Greenlane Inks $10Mn RNG Project Contract (Ind. Report)
    Greenlane Renewables
    Date: 2020-12-04
    Barnaby, British Columbia-based Greenlane Renewables' wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas, has signed a $10 million contract for a new renewable natural gas (RNG) project owned by an as yet unnamed international energy firm.

    The project will utilise Greenlane's membrane separation biogas upgrading system. (Source: Greenlane Renewables, PR, Dec., 2020) Contact: Greenlane Biogas, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343, brad.dauville@greenlanerenewables.com, www.greenlanebiogas.com

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


    Quadrogen's BC Landfill Gas-to-RNG Project Completed (Ind. Report)
    Quadrogen Power Systems ,FortisBC
    Date: 2020-12-04
    In British Columbia, Burnaby-based biogas clean-up systems specialist Quadrogen Power Systems reports completion of its innovative biomethane (RNG) generation project utilizing landfill gas from the Vancouver Landfill in Delta. RNG from the project will be injected into the FortisBC pipline at a natural gas pressure regulation station in Richmond.

    FortisBC has received BC Utilities Commission approval to purchase up to 60,000 gigajoules per year of the project's RNG for injection into its natural gas infrastructure -- sufficient energy for approximately 700 homes in the province. The Natural Gas Innovation Fund (NGIF) invested $265,532 in Quadrogen's project. (Source: Quadrogen, Website PR, Dec., 2020) Contact: Quadrogen, Alakh Prasad, Pres., CEO, Carolyn Bailey, Business Dev. Manager, Manager, 604-221-7170, carolynbailey@quadrogen.com, www.quadrogen.com; FortisBC, Scott Gramm, RNG Supply Manager, Douglas Stout, VP, Market Dev., 604-576-7000, www.fortisinc.com, www.fortisbc.com/RNG

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Quadrogen Power Systems,  Landfill Gas,  Biomethane,  RNG,  FortisBC ,  


    B.C. Woody Biomass RNG Project Announced (Ind. Report)
    FortisBC,REN Energy International
    Date: 2020-11-27
    Edmonton, Alberta-based Thermo Design Engineering Ltd (TDE) reports it is partnering with Kelowna, B.C.-based REN Energy International (REN) to develop a first-of-its-kind, Woody Biomass, wood-waste RNG plant in British Columbia.

    REN will build, own, and operate the facility in Fruitvale while FortisBC will own and operate the interconnection facility connecting the project to FortisBC's natural gas transmission system. (Source: Thermo Sesign Engineering, REN, Bioenergy 26 Nov., 2020) Contact: Thermo Design Engineering, Sean Montgomery, Pres., (780) 440-6064, www.thermodesign.com; REN Energy International, Phillip Viggiani, CEO, (250) 999-7766, www.rencorp.ca; FortisBC, Scott Gramm, RNG Supply Manager, Douglas Stout, VP, Market Dev., www.fortisbc.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News FortisBC,  RNG,  Woody Biomass,  


    UGI Energy Services Invests in Idaho RNG Project (Ind. Report)
    UGI Corp, Sevana Bioenergy
    Date: 2020-11-25
    King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-headquartered UGI Corporation reports its subsidiary, UGI Energy Services, has invested in New Energy One HoldCo, part of the team developing a utility-scale RNG project in Idaho, US.

    The Idaho RNG project is being developed by Larkspur, California-based RNG producer Sevana Bioenergy, an affiliate of New Energy One HoldCo and Meridiam, a global independent investment Benefit Corporation and asset manager of sustainable public infrastructure. Sevana Bioenergy develops, designs, owns and operates large-scale anaerobic digestion projects.

    When dully operational in 2022, the Idaho RNG project is expected to produce several hundred million cubic feet of RNG each year from on-site dairy waste feedstock. Initial RNG production is expected to get underway in late 2021, according to the company website release. (Source: UGI Corp., PR, Website, 24 Nov., 2020) Contact: UGI Energy Services, Pamela Witmer, (610) 373-7999 ext. 1202, pwitmer@ugies.com, www.ugicorp.com; Sevana Bioenergy, John McKinney, Pres., CEO, www. sevanabioenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RNG,  Biofuel,  Sevana Bioenergy,  


    Aemetis Subsidiary Wins $24Mn Purchase Order (Ind. Report)
    Aemetis
    Date: 2020-11-23
    Cupertino, California-headquartered advanced renewable fuel and biochemicals producer Aemetis, Inc. is reporting its wholly-owned subsidiary, Aemetis Health Products, Inc., has received a $24 million initial purchase order after signing a supply agreement for sanitizer alcohol and nitrile gloves with a California distributor of health safety products.

    Aemetis Inc. owns and operates a 65 million gpy ethanol production facility near Modesto, California and owns and operates a 50 million gpy renewable chemical and advanced fuel production facility on the East Coast of India producing high quality distilled biodiesel and refined glycerin.

    As we reported on 24 Aug., Aemetis is also building a biogas anaerobic digester network and pipeline to convert dairy animal waste gas to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) and is developing a plant to convert waste orchard wood into cellulosic ethanol.

    Aemetis holds a portfolio of patents and related technology licenses for the production of renewable fuels and biochemicals, according to a release. (Source: Aemetis Inc., Street Insider, 23 Nov., 2020) Contact: Aemetis, Eric McAfee, CEO , Todd Waltz, (408) 213-0940, emcafee@aemetis.com, www.aemetis.com

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    SoCalGas Dispensing California Produced RNG (Ind. Report)
    SoCalGas,Calgren
    Date: 2020-11-18
    Following up on our 15th Jan. report, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) reports it is for the first time dispensing California-produced renewable natural gas (RNG) at many of the natural gas fueling stations it operates across the Golden State.

    The utility recently began purchasing RNG from Pixley-based Calgren Dairy Fuels (Calgren), the largest dairy biogas operation in the U.S.

    To encourage the growth and use of RNG, SoCalGas has also proposed offering customers the option to purchase a portion of their natural gas from renewable sources. Additionally, California recently enacted legislation that expands the definition of renewable natural gas to include organic waste such as dead trees, agricultural waste and vegetation removed for wildfire mitigation which is typically converted to RNG by non-combustion thermal conversion.

    In the next three and a half years, at least 160 RNG production facilities will produce more than 15.8 million therms of carbon-negative RNG every year and replace about 119 million gallons of diesel fuel -- enough to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by over 3.4 million tpy -- equivalent of taking more than 730,000 cars off the road.

    A 2016 study by the University of California, Davis found California has the potential to produce approximately 90.6 billion cubic feet (bcf) per year of renewable natural gas from dairy, landfill, municipal solid waste, and wastewater treatment plant sources alone -- sufficient to meet the annual natural gas needs of around 2.3 million California homes. According to the U.S. DOE the U.S. currently produces 1 trillion cubic feet of renewable natural gas every year, and that number is expected to increase to 10 trillion by 2030. (Source: SoCalGas, PR, 17 Nov., 2020) Contact: SoCalGas, Jeff Walker, VP Customer Solutions, www.socalgas.com; Calgren Renewable Fuels, Walt Dwelle, Principal Owner , Lyle Schlyer, Pres., (559) 757-3850, lschyler@calgren.com, www.calgren.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RNG,  SoCalGas,  Calgren,  


    Brightmark's Florida RNG Project Underway (Ind. Report)
    Brightmark
    Date: 2020-11-18
    San Francisco-based waste energy developer Brightmark is reporting breaking ground on The Sobek Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) project, which includes the construction of new anaerobic digesters at two Larson family dairy farms in Okeechobee County, Fla. The farms are owned by Larson Dairy, Inc. and JM Larson, Inc.

    Upon completion of the project, the digesters are expected to generate roughly 171,000 MMBtu of renewable natural gas each year. The gas will be delivered into the TECO People Gas pipeline system.

    When fully operational in 2021, the the Sobek RNG project will offset 57,400 metric tpy of greenhouse gas emissions and generate 469 MMBtu of renewable gas per day. (Source: Brightmark, 17 Nov., 2020) Contact: Brightmark, Bob Powell, CEO, Kavitha Ramakrishnan, kavitha.ramakrishnan@brightmarkenergy.com, www.brightmarkenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Brightmark,  RNG,  Renewable Natural Gas,  anaerobic digester,  


    North Sky Capital, Anaergia Partner on Calif. RNG Facility (Ind. Report)
    Anaergia
    Date: 2020-11-13
    Impact investing firm North Sky Capital and development, technology, and operations partner Anaergia Services are building a renewable natural gas (RNG) facility at the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) wastewater plant in San Bernadino County, California.

    The RNG facility will be a replicable model to meet California's organic waste recycling mandates to improve wastewater infrastructure resiliency and the retrofitting of anaerobic digestion (AD) infrastructure.

    The project will use Anaergia's Omnivore High Solids AD retrofit to triple capacity and increase redundancy of the existing digester infrastructure. Sludge and food organic waste will be digested to generate biogas that will be conditioned and upgraded into pipeline-quality gas using systems designed and supplied and operated by Anaergia's affiliates. (Source: North Sky Capital, Website PR, 10 Nov., 2020) Contact: North Sky Capital, Adam Bernstein, 612) 435-7150, www.northskycapital.com; Anaergia, Andrew Benedek, CEO, 905-766-3333, info@anaergia.com, www.anaergia.com; Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority, 760-246-8638, www.vvwra.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Anaergia,  Biogas,  RNG ,  


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

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

    More Low-Carbon Energy News CPS Energy news,  CNG news,  RNG news,  Biogas news,  


    Praj Industries Touts RNG Demo (Int'l. Report)
    Praj Industries
    Date: 2020-11-09
    Pune, India-based Praj Industries is reporting the inauguration of a demonstration plant that deploys innovative technology for the production of Compressed Biogas (CBG) at the Praj Matrix R&D campus. The demo plant deploys Praj's technology that uses a proprietary microbial consortium made from agricultural residue feedstock.

    Also known as Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), CBG is part of Praj's Bio-Mobility™ portfolio which uses captive bio-based feedstock to produce carbon neutral transportation fuels.

    Since last 20 years, Praj has executed more than 50 biogas plants, most of which operate on industrial waste streams, according to the company website. (Source: Praj Industries, Website PR, 6 Nov., 2020)Contact: Praj Industries Ltd., Dr. Ravindra Utgikar , Bus. Dev. info@praj.net, www.praj.net

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Praj Industries ,  RNG,  Biofuel,  


    Oregon Bus Fleet to Run on U.S. Gain RNG (Ind. Report)
    U.S. Gain
    Date: 2020-10-28
    Appleton, Wisconsin-based renewable natural gas (RNG) specialist U.S. Gain reports it has been selected to supply RNG to Medford Oregon's Rogue Valley Transportation District (RVTD) to fuel their fleet of buses.

    This agreement will support RVTD's mission of providing quality public transportation while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

    As previously reported, U.S. Gain is the largest RNG supplier in Oregon, fueling public and private fleets throughout the state. (Source: U.S. Gain, Website News, 26 Oct., 2020) Contact: RVTD , Julie Brown, GM, ,www.rvtd.org; U.S. Gain, Marten Mills, Bus. Dev., Stephanie Lowney, Director of Marketing & Innovation, 920.381.2190, slowney@usgain.com, www.usgain.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News RNG,  U.S. Gain,  


    U.S. Gain Adds Deer Run Dairy to RNG Dev. Portfolio (Ind. Report)
    U.S. Gain
    Date: 2020-10-19
    Appleton, Wisconsin-based renewable natural gas (RNG) specialist U.S. Gain is reporting the anaerobic digester at Deer Run Dairy in Kewaunee, Wisconsin is complete and transforming animal waste to clean, low carbon fuel for the transportation market. RNG production offers Deer Run Dairy the opportunity to improve manure management practices from its herd of 1,700 milking cows.

    In 2021, U.S. Gain will expand the system's capacity by installing a mixing tank that will enable other local farms to bring animal waste to Deer Run Dairy. RNG produced at Deer Run Dairy will be transported to a new decanting facility U.S. Gain constructed at Holsum Dairy located in Hilbert, Wisconsin, where it will be injected into the natural gas pipeline.

    Nacelle Solutions, a leading technology and service company specializing in gas conditioning and advancement of the energy and biogas industries, was a key partner to U.S. Gain in bringing this project online.

    "U.S. Gain is a leader in development and distribution of alternative fuel and renewable thermal energy. Over the past 10 years we've diversified throughout the renewable natural gas supply chain, becoming vertically integrated to provide the cleanest fuel and energy at the best value. We're developing renewable natural gas at farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants to reduce emissions for sustainably driven organizations. Further, we continue to build out a platform of alternative fuel solutions that enable the polyfuel future fleets demand," according to U.S. Gain. (Source: U.S. Gain, PR, 19 Oct., 2020) Contact: U.S. Gain, Stephanie Lowney, Director of Marketing & Innovation, (920) 619-4400, slowney@usgain.com, www.usgain.com

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