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

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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Gas,  CHP,  NYSERDA,  


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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Fortis,  Biogas,  Methane,  Landfill Gas,  


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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News DTE Energy,  Landfill Gas,  


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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Abengoa Bioenergy,  Landfill Gas,  ICM,  


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Energy,  Wind,  Solar,  


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Air Liquide,  Biogas,  Biomethane,  Methane,  Landfill Gas,  


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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Gas,  Doug Ford,  Renewable Energy,  


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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Biomass,  Solar,  US Energy Information Agency,  


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

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

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

More Low-Carbon Energy News Solar news,  Biomass news,  US Energy Information Agency news,  


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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

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

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

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


Global Landfill Gas-to-Energy Market Research Report Available (Ind. Report)
Lanfill Gas
Date: 2018-06-25
A new Questale Global Landfill Gas-to-Energy Market research report is a detailed and in-depth analytics of Global Landfill Gas-to-Energy (LFGE) Market.

The report includes LFGE details related to the market share, historical data, opportunities, profitability, growth rate, sales, key players, product types, regions, revenue distribution,and others.

Access sample market research report and details HERE. (Source: Questale, NB Post, 22 June, 2018) Contact: Questale, (201) 555-0123, www.questale, com

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


Velocys Secures Funding for UK Waste-to-Jet Fuel Project (Int'l)
Velocys
Date: 2018-06-20
UK-based landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys Plc reports it has secured £4.9 million of funding for the next development phase of the waste-to-sustainable jet fuel project the company is developing in the UK. As part of the funding package a grant of £434,000 has been secured from the Department for Transport (DfT) under the Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition (F4C).

The project is being developed with support from oil giant Royal Dutch Shell and British Airways. The team is developing the engineering and business case for the construction of a first plant in the UK that will convert hundreds of thousands of tpy of post-recycled waste into clean-burning, sustainable fuels to be used by British Airways.

The fuel is expected to deliver over 70 pct greenhouse gas reduction and 90 pct reduction in particulate matter emissions compared with conventional jet fuel. The project partners expect to reach a final investment decision in the first half of 2020. (Source: Velocys, PR, Business Leader, 19 June, 2018) Contact: Velocys Plc, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840-- Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com

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


Linde Submits Hydrogen Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Pathway Application in California (Ind. Report)
Linde LLC,California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard
Date: 2018-06-15
Linde LLC reports it has submitted a Tier 2 application for the California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) for a Tier 2 pathway for hydrogen as a co-product from the commercial electrolytic production of sodium chlorate from a facility located in Quebec, Canada.

The produced hydrogen is liquefied and transported via truck to California fueling stations where it is "re-gasified" and compressed before being dispensed.

The LCFS currently has 14 certified pathways for hydrogen, with CIs ranging from 165.88 gCO2e/MJ (Linde Canada production of hydrogen from central reforming of natural gas), to 0 (hydrogen production via electrolysis using solar electricity) to -46.91 (landfill gas to on-site hydrogen production via cracking of methane). (Source: Linde, Green Car Congress, 14 June, 2018)Contact: California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard, www.energy.ca.gov/low_carbon_fuel_standard; Linde LLC, www.lindeus.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Linde LLC,  Hydrogem,  California Low-Carbon Fuel Standard,  


States Act Against EPA Over Landfill Methane Rules Delays (Ind. Report, Reg. & Leg.)
Methane, EPA
Date: 2018-06-13
The AGs from eight states plus the Pennsylvania DEP have together filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California against the US EPA for its alleged failure to implement the Obama administration's 2016 municipal landfill emissions guidelines in accordance with the timeline mandated by the Clean Air Act (CAA).

The complaints are asking the court to issue a mandatory injunction compelling the EPA to implement and enforce the emissions guidelines without further delay.

The guidelines for existing landfills and the jointly issued New Source Performance Standards (NSPS) were revised primarily to control methane emissions that contribute to climate change.

The EPA estimated that the two rules will reduce methane emissions by approximately 330,000 metric tons -- with a global warming potential equivalent to 8.2 million metric tpy of CO2 by 2025. That is roughly equivalent to the annual emissions of 1.8 million cars on the road. (Source: Various Media, EPA, EHS Daily Advisor, 12 June, 2018)

More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane,  GHGs,  Emissions,  EPA,  Landfill Gas,  


15MWh UK Liquid Air Energy Storage Plant Opens (Int'l Report)
Highview Power
Date: 2018-06-06
In the UK, London-headquartered Highview Power reports the startup of its liquid air energy storage (LAES) plant in Bury, greater Manchester. The development, in partnership with energy from waste firm Viridor, is capable of delivering 15MWh of power.

Hihview's technology stores air as a liquid then converts it back to gas. The expansion process releases stored energy, which is used to drive a turbine to generate electricity. The LAES plant at Bury also converts waste heat to power using heat from the on-site landfill gas engines.

According to Highview, LAES could ultimately scale to hundreds of megawatts, potentially storing enough energy to power entire towns. The company is in discussions with several utility firms to build 150MWh units. The Bury development was partially tax-payer funded with an £8 million government grant. Now Highview plans to export the technology, it said. (Source: Highview Power, energyst., Others, 5 June, 2018) Contact: Highview Power CEO Gareth Brett, +44 (0) 207 484 5600 www.highviewpower.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Stoage,  Highview Power ,  


Velocys' Miss. Biorefinery Seeks Partners, Investors (Ind. Report)
Velocys
Date: 2018-05-25
The UK-based landfill gas-to-liquid fuels and chemicals producer Velocys Plc reports it is seeking one or more strategic investors for a woody biomass-to-fuel biorefinery project in Natchez, Mississippi, the final investment decision (FID) for which is now expected in the second half of 2019.

The company's £759,000 ($1 million) revenue in 2017 came mainly from the lease of catalyst to and engineering support for Envia Energy's plant in Oklahoma City, which uses the Velocys Fischer-Tropsch (FT) system, and revenues from feasibility studies, predominantly for a UK waste-to-jet fuel project, accordinb to the company. (Source: Velocys, Renewables Now, Others, 24 May, 2018) Contact: Velocys Plc, David Pummell, CEO, +44 1235 841 700, (713) 275-5840-- Houston Office, info@velocys.com, www.velocys.com

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

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