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GESS RNG Biogas Announces 4 RNG Projects (Ind. Report)
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,,; Cyclum Renewables,

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

Verbio Opening Corn Ethanol Plant in Iowa (Ind. Report)
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,,

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,,

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

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,,

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,; Greenlane Renewables, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343,,

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

StormFisher Adds 3rd Anerobic Digester at Ont. Plant (Ind. Report)
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,

More Low-Carbon Energy News StormFisher,  Anaerobic Digestion,  

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,; Greenlane Renewables, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343,,

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, › english

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

Aemetis Inks 450Mn gpy Renewable Diesel Supply Deal (Ind. Report)
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,, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044,

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,

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

GreenGasUSA, Duke Univ. Ink RNG Purchase Agreement (Ind. Report)
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.,; Duke University,

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,; Greenlane Renewables, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343,,

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,; Brightmark,

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,,

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,,, @CE_NatGas on Twitter; TotalEnergies, Investor Relations,,

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

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,; U.S. Gain, Bryan Nudelbacher, Dir. Bus. Dev., S. Lowney, 920.381.2190,,; RTC, M.J. Maynard, CEO,

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,,, @CE_NatGas on Twitter; TotalEnergies, Investor Relations, +44 (0) 207 719 7962,,

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,

More Low-Carbon Energy News NW Natural Gas,  Carbon Emissions,  RNG,  Carbon Neutral,  

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News VTTI New Energy ,  Biofuel,  Ethanol,  RNG,  

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,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Northwest Natural ,  RNG,  Natural Gas,  

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,, bp,

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

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,

More Low-Carbon Energy News OPAL Fuels,  RNG,  

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,,; UECompression, 303-515-8600,

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

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,

More Low-Carbon Energy News Southern California Gas ,  RNG,  

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,,

More Low-Carbon Energy News CHAR Technologies,  Biocoal,  Woody Biomass,  RNG,  

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,,; Chevron, Andy Walz, Pres. Americas Fuels & Lubricants, Tyler Kruzich, External Affairs, (925) 549-8686,,

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

CleanBC Roadmap Ups RNG's Roll for FortisBC (Ind. Report)
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.,,

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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.,

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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,; GreenGasUSA, Marc Fetten, 412-726-3331,,

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Aemetis Inks RD Plant Engineering Contract (Ind. Report)
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,; Aemetis, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044,

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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,; Frontline Bioenergy,; Cresta Funds

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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,,

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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,

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TerraVest Claims Cdn. Biogas Upgrading Contract (Ind. Report)
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,,

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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,; WasteMeridian Waste Acquisitions, LLC, Mary O'Brien, Marketing,,

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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,,; BGE,

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Kinetrex, WVPA Indiana RNG Facilities Underway (Ind. Report)
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,; Kintrex Energy, 317-886-8179

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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,; Xebec Adsorption Inc. Brandon Chow, Director, Investor Relations, 450.979.8700 ext 5762,,

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Nacero Launches NEON™ RNG Platform (Ind. Report)
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,,

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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. ; Enbridge, Bill Yardley, Exec. VP, Gas Transmission and Midstream, 519-619-0370,

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Nikola, OPAL Fuels Ink RNG, Hydrogen Fueling MoU (Ind. Report)
Nikola, OPAL Fuels
Date: 2021-10-01
Phoenix-headquartered zero-emissions transportation and energy infrastructure provider Nikola Corporation is reporting a MoU with renewable natural gas (RNG) and renewable fueling infrastructure for heavy-duty truck fleets specialist OPAL Fuels LLC, for development, construction, and operation of hydrogen fueling stations in North America and the use RNG in hydrogen production.

Under the agreement, the two firms intend to co-develop and co-market hydrogen refueling infrastructure to accelerate the adoption of heavy-duty zero-emission fuel-cell electric vehicles (FCEV).

According to the release, their collaboration will combine Nikola's proposed FCEV bundled lease offer, which will include Nikola's FCEVs, vehicle service and maintenance and hydrogen fuel supply, with OPAL Fuels' experience in developing, constructing, and operating heavy-duty truck fueling stations to deliver a complete end-to-end solution.

OPAL Fuels has constructed more than 350 RNG fueling station projects and has over 15 years. Nikola's Tre FCEVs for the North American market are slated for a 2023 launch from the company's Coolidge, Arizona manufacturing facility, according to the release. (Source: Nikola Corp., Opal Fuels, Website PR, 30 Sept., 2021) Contact: Nikola Corp.,; Opal Fuels,

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Vanguard, Enbridge Announce RNG Partnership (Ind. Report)
Vanguard Renewables, Enbridge
Date: 2021-09-29
Wellesley, Mass.-based Vanguard Renewables and Calgary-headquartered North American energy infrastructure developer Enbridge, Inc. are reporting an agreement whereby Enbridge will purchase upwards of 2 billion cubic feet per year of renewable natural gas (RNG) from the anaerobic digesters that Vanguard Renewables will invest $200 million to build in the U.S. Northeast, Southeast, and Midwest.

Enbridge will invest roughly $100 million in upgrading equipment to convert the farm derived RNG into pipeline quality RNG and provide transportation and marketing services to market that gas to U.S. customers.

Vanguard Renewables builds, owns, and operates the farm-based anaerobic digestion facilities that sequester the methane from food waste and manure, produce clean energy and low-carbon organic fertilizer, and support regenerative agriculture by returning the food nutrients back to the soil. Host farmers receive cost savings and a new income stream.

In December 2020, Vanguard launched the Farm Powered Strategic Alliance alongside food industry leaders Dairy Farmers of America, Unilever, and Starbucks. The Alliance is committed to developing a circular solution for food waste reduction, recycling, and decarbonization of the manufacturing and supply chain. (Source: Vanguard Renewables, PR, The Daily Times, 28 Sept., 2021) Contact: Vanguard Renewables, John Hanselman, Founder and CEO, 781-232-7597,; Enbridge, Leanne McNaughton, Communications, 519-619-0370,

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FortisBC Rebooting RNG Program on Oct. 15 (Ind. Report)
Date: 2021-09-17
In British Columbia, Canada, FortisBC Energy Inc. reports it will reopen its renewable natural gas (RNG) program to its natural gas customers on Oct. 15, 2021. The program was temporarily halted in 2019 when demand exceeded supply with around 10,000 customers subscribers.

FortisBC's RNG program kicked off in 2011 and was the first utility in North America to offer RNG to customers as a simple way to lower their greenhouse gas emissions. FortisBC now has 15 new RNG supply agreements approved by its regulator, the British Columbia Utilities Commission. FortisBC currently works with nine biogas producers (six in in BC and three out of province) to produce RNG. The company also aims to have contracts in place for around 24 petajoules of renewable gas by 2025, representing around 10 percent of its natural gas supply (Source: FortisBC, PR, Website, 15 Sept., 2021) Contact: FortisBC RNG, Jason Wolfe, Dir. Energy Solutions,,

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Aemetis Biogas, PG&E Ink RNG Pipeline Agreement (Ind. Report)
Aemetis Biogas, PG&E
Date: 2021-09-17
Cupertino, California-headquartered Aemetis Inc., a renewable natural gas (RNG) and renewable fuels company focused on negative carbon intensity products, reports its subsidiary Aemetis Biogas LLC has signed the standard renewable gas interconnection agreement with San Francisco-headquartered utility Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E) and funded the final $1.2 million payment for installation of PG&E's interconnection equipment to deliver renewable natural gas (RNG) into the utility gas pipeline in Q4 2021.

The PG&E RNG interconnect equipment is scheduled to be delivered to the Keyes plant and installed during the next three months. RNG produced by the Aemetis Biogas Central Diary Digester Project will be delivered into the PG&E natural gas pipeline for sale to customers throughout California as transportation fuel. (Source: Aemetis Inc. , PR, Website, 15 Sept., 2021) Contact: Aemetis, Andy Foster, (408) 213-0940, Fax: (408) 252-8044,; PG&E,

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Greenlane Renewables, Green Impact Partners Colorado RNG Project Underway (Ind. Report)
Greenlane Renewables,Green Impact Partners
Date: 2021-09-17
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada-headquartered Greenlane Renewables Inc. reports its wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas North America Ltd., has signed with Green Impact Partners, through its EPC contractor, a biogas upgrading system supply agreement for $6.1 million (US$4.8 million) for a renewable natural gas (RNG) project in Colorado.

The Colorado Project will utilize two Greenlane pressure swing adsorption (PSA) upgrading systems, one for each of the two dairy farms in the project . The project got underway in July for completion in the second half of 2022. (Source: Greenlane Renewables, Website PR, 16 Sept., 2021) Contact: Green Impact Partners, Jesse Douglas, CEO,; Greenlane Renewables, Brad Douville, Pres., CEO, (604) 259-0343,,

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Landfill Group, LS Power S.C, RNG Project Underway (Ind. Report)
Enerdyne,Landfill Group, LS Power, US Gain
Date: 2021-09-15
The Landfill Group and LS Power are reporting Charlotte, North Carolina-based Enerdyne Power Systems has begun construction on the Twin Chimneys Power Producers (TCPP) renewable natural gas (RNG) project at the Twin Chimneys Landfill site in Honea Path, South Carolina.

When fully operational in Q2, 2022, the project expected to initially produce roughly 1,200 MMBTU of RNG per day, growing over time to approximately 3,000 MMBTU per day. The TCPP project will be Enerdyne's second renewable energy project in Greenville County and follows the success of the Enoree Landfill project, which has been operating since 2008, according to the release. (Source: US Gain, Website News, 10 Sept., 2021) Contact: Enerdyne Power Systems, Landfill Group, 704-844-8990,

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

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

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

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

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

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SoCalGas Facilities Switch to 100 pct Renewables (Ind. Report)
Date: 2021-09-10
In the Golden State, Las Angeles-based Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) reports it has begun purchasing renewable electricity under Southern California Edison's (SCE) Green Rate Program everywhere the gas utility is eligible for service by SCE. Including this new arrangement, SoCalGas estimates that it will purchase nearly 53.7 million kilowatt hours of power from renewable sources each year, reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 38,000 metric tpy.

This electricity is instrumental in powering a gas infrastructure that serves SoCalGas's 22 million customers today and can distribute cleaner fuels in the future. A total of 69 operating facilities, representing more than 80 pct of all electricity demand at these facilities, will now use renewable power from the electrical grid. This purchase places SoCalGas among the largest SCE renewable energy customers.

The purchase of 100 pct renewable electricity under SCE's Green Rate Program includes five Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) programs that SoCalGas subscribes to within the SCE territory.

In addition, SoCalGas is in the process of replacing 50 pct of its over-the-road fleet with electric, hybrid, renewable natural gas, and fuel electric vehicles by 2025 and replace its fleet with zero emissions over-the-road fleet by 2035.

SoCalGas, a subsidiary of Sempra, is committed to achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions in its operations and delivery of energy by 2045 and to replacing 20 pct of its traditional natural gas supply to core customers with renewable natural gas (RNG) by 2030. (Source: Southern California Gas Company, PR, 8 Sept., 2021) Contact: Southern California Gas Co., Jawaad Malik, VP Strategy and Sustainability,

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

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

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

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