BlueSource, EcoEngineers, and BioFerm Partner Together for Dane County’s Landfill Biogas Project

Today, standing in front of Kwik Trip’s compressed natural gas (CNG) station in Verona, Dane County Executive Joe Parisi announced that Kwik Trip will be one of the primary dispensers of the renewable vehicle fuel generated by the County’s landfill biogas project when it reaches completion later this year. When finished, Dane County’s landfill biogas project will be able to turn trash and cow manure into renewable fuel and inject it into an interstate transmission pipeline so it can be bought and sold to power fleets of CNG vehicles. Through Kwik Trip’s partnership with Dane County, the company will be able to dispense renewable CNG fuel from the pipeline, sell it at the company’s growing list of CNG fueling stations, and power vehicles locally and across the Midwest.

“Our project at the landfill will be a win for clean air as well as Dane County taxpayers,” said County Executive Joe Parisi. “Dane County’s partnership with Kwik Trip will enable our region to reap the benefits of the renewable fuel generated at the landfill.”

By, County of Dane

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Amp Americas Expands Fair Oaks Farms Dairy RNG Project to Increase Biogas Production

Renewable Dairy Fuels (RDF), a business unit of Amp Americas, has expanded the production of its biogas operation at Fair Oaks Farms by 30%.

The Indiana project was the first dairy biogas-to-transportation fuel project in the country, according to RDF. Now, it has the capacity to produce over 2.3 million gallons per year of 100%-renewable transportation fuel from dairy waste.

RDF’s Fair Oaks facility remains the second-largest dairy biogas-to-transportation fuel project in the country, bested only by RDF’s facility in Jasper County, Ind., which came online last year, the company says.

By, Betsy Lillian, NGT News

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NC Utilities Commission Approves Catawba Biogas for RNG Pilot Program

The North Carolina Utilities Commission has approved the participation of Catawba Biogas LLC, a proposed poultry-waste biogas plant in Anson County, in a pilot program that will allow the facility to inject renewable natural gas (RNG) to pipelines operated by Piedmont Natural Gas, a subsidiary of Duke Energy Corp.

On Feb. 4, the N.C. Utilities Commission published an order approving Catawba for participation in the pilot program, subject to the company and Piedmont entering into a interconnect agreement approved by the commission.

By, Erin Voegele, Biomass Magazine

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Republic Services Landfills: Yesterday’s Waste Leads to Tomorrow’s Energy

Republic Services’ landfills aren’t just collecting trash, they can also produce renewable energy. Today, we’re capturing landfill gas and converting it to electricity and fuel. We also are utilizing closed landfills to generate solar electricity. Through these efforts, we’re converting previously unused resources into power for homes, businesses and vehicles – including our own collection trucks. 

Republic operates gas-to-energy projects at 68 of our landfills. We call these landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) projects.  This process involves collecting methane, a byproduct of the normal decomposition of waste, from below the landfill surface and routing it to a series of engines. These engines convert the methane into electricity, which can be distributed to the local power grid.

By, 3BL Media

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New Cities to Power Refuse Trucks with Clean Energy's RNG

-Clean Energy Fuels Corp.(Nasdaq: CLNE ) announced an increased demand for renewable natural gas (RNG) from the refuse sector, particularly in California, where refuse trucks are fueled by the very solid waste they haul.

The City of Fresno signed a two-year agreement with Clean Energy for renewable liquified natural gas (RLNG) to power approximately 140 refuse trucks with its Redeem™ brand RNG for an anticipated annual total of 1.6 million LNG gallons, the equivalent of just over one million GGEs.

Redeem is the first commercially available RNG vehicle fuel. It is derived from capturing biogenic methane that is naturally sourced by the decomposition of dairy and landfill waste. Redeem enables at least 70 percent reduction in carbon emissions when displacing diesel or gasoline, according to California Air Resources Board (CARB) estimates.

By, Business Wire

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Anaergia Secures $117m Funding for its Planned Rialto Bioenergy Facility

Ontario headquartered waste and resources firm, Anaergia, has raised $117 million for its planned Rialto Bioenergy Facility in Carlsbad, California.

A total of $117 million of tax exempt bonds were issued by the California Pollution Control Financing Authority for the facility, a substantial portion of the $160 million of total capital for the construction and commissioning of this facility.

By, Ben Messenger, Waste Management World

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Representative Steve Handy Aims to Expand Utah’s Sustainable Transportation Energy Plan with RNG

When you look back at the past decade of energy and environmental policy in America, it’s hard to fully comprehend how quickly things have changed for the better.

Our dangerous dependence on foreign energy sources is gone, we have led the world in reducing our carbon emissions and renewables like wind and solar are rapidly expanding on the power grid — all in the space of 10 years.

There are many factors behind this rapid change, but when you step back to look at the big picture, there’s a common theme: Private sector innovation and smart public policy are working together to develop homegrown sources of energy under the world’s toughest environmental standards.

By, Bob Beauprez, The Salt Lake Tribune

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Low Carbon Fuel Standard’s “Hidden” Gas Tax

With Washington having the third-highest gas tax in the country, critics of a proposed low carbon fuel standard (LCFS) say it would make fuel prices even higher but without the benefits of gas tax revenue in transportation investments.

The decision could have repercussions when it comes time for another gas tax increase to pay for transportation infrastructure, a point made by Association of Washington Business Director of Government Affairs on Transportation Mike Ennis at a Feb. 13 public hearing of the House Transportation on SHB 1110, which seeks to reduce carbon intensity of transportation fuels by 10 percent below 2017 levels in 2028 and 20 percent below 2017 in 2035. The bill received a do pass recommendation during a Feb. 14 executive session in a 16-14 vote.

By, TJ Martinell, The Lens

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GTI Report Presents Opportunity to Produce RNG from Wood Wastes

GTI announces the release of a site-specific engineering design titled Low-Carbon Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) from Wood Wastes. GTI led a team of engineers and scientists to produce a “blueprint” for converting an existing biomass facility into an RNG production site, using the wood waste feedstock and some of the existing infrastructure. A biomass power plant in Stockton, California, was the host site for the engineering design effort. In addition to providing data about the process technologies, the integrated plant, and production costs, the study highlights the many environmental benefits and the low-carbon fuel produced. 

GTI has a long history of research, analysis, and expertise in the technological issues involved in the expanded production and use of RNG. Recent projects include reports for policymakers and the public about the potential of RNG, the development of analytical equipment for determining levels of specific contaminants from various sources of RNG, and technology for the use of RNG as a transportation fuel.

By, Informed Infrastructure

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RNG Now Flowing into SoCalGas Pipelines from Calgren Dairy Digester Pipeline Cluster

 Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and biogas producer Calgren Dairy Fuels (Calgren) today announced that renewable natural gas produced at Calgren's dairy digester facility in Pixley, California is being injected into SoCalGas pipelines. The project marks the first time that carbon-negative renewable natural gas produced from cow manure has been injected directly into SoCalGas' natural gas system. In August 2018, SoCalGas began receiving renewable natural gas into its system from CR&R, Inc.'s  anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, California. The renewable natural gas from that digestion facility is already being used to fuel about 400 waste hauling trucks. Renewable natural gas is a carbon-negative fuel produced from waste and agriculture that can be used in trucks and buses, to generate electricity, fuel heating systems in homes and businesses, and for cooking.

By, PR Newsire

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