U.S. Gain Brings Landfill Project Online & Sends Clean Fuel to California

APPLETON, Wis., Apr. 01 /CSRwire/ - U.S. Gain is pleased to announce a new renewable natural gas (RNG) development project located in Springfield, Nebraska, which is producing much-needed clean fuel for the transportation industry, as well as a RNG supply contract for Southern California Gas Company’s (SoCalGas) natural gas fueling station network. Both projects will be impactful in the development and supply of RNG across the country. 

Expediting Development of Renewable Natural Gas

As a vertically-integrated RNG provider, U.S. Gain is diligently working with producers and developers on a multitude of landfill, agricultural and wastewater treatment RNG development projects – converting their waste to financially-rewarding, clean fuel. One of the most recent projects that U.S. Gain was involved in is the Sarpy County Landfill located in Springfield, Nebraska. This landfill will produce enough RNG to fuel 117 class eight trucks daily, the equivalent of displacing more than 2.3 million gallons of diesel.

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Waste Management Implements New Eco-friendly Fleet of Trucks

Waste Management recently implemented 24 new compressed natural gas, or CNG, trucks into their fleet, replacing the old diesel models.

Calcasieu Parish originally had 42 diesel trucks running routes throughout the parish. Just one of those trucks burns over 8,000 gallons of diesel in a year. Altogether, that’s over 336,000 gallons of diesel fuel burned one year’s time.

By Luke Bursdall

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DTE Energy Accelerates Carbon Reduction Goal a Full Decade, Will Reduce Emissions 80 Percent by 2040

DTE Energy today announced a bold new goal to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2040 – accelerating by a full decade the carbon reduction commitment it made to Michigan residents and businesses just two years ago. In the company's Integrated Resource Plan (IRP)  being submitted to the Michigan Public Service Commission on Friday, DTE outlines the steps it will take over the next five years, and beyond, to transform to a cleaner generation mix – adding more renewables, increasing energy efficiency for its customers above state requirements and retiring coal plants sooner than previously announced. DTE also announced it will reduce carbon emissions at least 50 percent by 2030, surpassing its previous carbon reduction commitment of 45 percent by that timeframe.

By DTE Energy, KVTN

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BP America Chief OPED: It’s Essential that the EPA Regulate Methane Emissions

This month, Houston once again played host to CERAWeek, the annual global energy conference that continues to grow in size and importance. Among the dozens of panel discussions attended by a record 6,000 participants, one of the most significant did not receive the attention it deserved.

Titled “Methane Emissions: Getting to Zero,” the panel included the CEO of BP’s global upstream business and the president of the Environmental Defense Fund, a leading nonprofit.

By Susan Dio, Houston Chronicle

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Passengers Make Ireland's First Journey on RNG Bus

Bus travelers in Cork were the first passengers to ride a ‘green bus’ in Ireland on Monday, March 25.  With zero carbon emissions, the biomethane-powered bus is a viable alternative for Ireland’s public bus fleet, and the biogas bus has been part of national trials looking at green bus performance, air quality impacts and CO2 emissions, among other criteria.

Biomethane is a clean, renewable gas that is 98 percent methane. Also known as green gas, it can be used interchangeably with conventional fossil-fuel natural gas, meaning it can be added to the existing gas grid. The majority of European capital cities now run their buses on gas, resulting in lower carbon emissions and better air quality in cities.

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CEDIGAZ Launches New Report and Database on the Global Growth of RNG

The biomethane sector is booming worldwide. There will soon be more than 1,000 biomethane production plants operating in thirty-four countries, up from 720 at year-end 2017. Long centered in Europe, the green gas sector is indisputably going global.

Since 2010, world biomethane production has increased exponentially, reaching three billion cubic meters in 2017. In Europe, biomethane use is spreading across the continent.  There are now nineteen European producing countries, whose output totalled nearly 2 bcm in 2017. The United States is now world leader for the use of biomethane as vehicle fuel, further to its production surge of 2014-2017 and driven by federal and state regulations. The fact that China and India have recently adopted biogas upgrading technology promises to be a game changer. Both countries have set ambitious biomethane production targets and figure as huge emerging markets. In Central and South America, Brazil is taking regulatory steps to exploit its huge potential.

By Cedigaz

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Air Liquide Inaugurates New Tokyo Innovation Campus

Illustrating the Tier One company’s open innovation approach, the new facility in Yokosuka houses 200 Air Liquide employees in a new state-of-the-art 8,000 square metre site with eight laboratories and six pilot platforms.

The new campus will focus on developing advanced materials, especially for the manufacture of ‘next generation’ semiconductors, flexible displays, energy storage and distribution. 

R&D teams, digital specialists, experts in customer applications and teams dedicated to exploring new markets will accelerate the development of solutions to improve energy efficiency, reduce carbon footprint and develop new energies, such as hydrogen and biomethane.

By Joanna Sampson, Gas World

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Energir Adoption of New Regulation of RNG Delivered by a Distributor

Énergir is pleased with the adoption of the Regulation respecting the quantity of renewable natural gas to be delivered by a distributor. Announced earlier today by Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Jonatan Julien, this regulation establishes a governing framework for one of the objectives of the 2030 Energy Policy Action Plan.

The regulation sets the minimum quantity of RNG produced in Québec and to be injected by a natural gas distributor at 1% of the total quantity of natural gas the distributor distributes as of 2020, and progressively increases that quantity to set it as of 2025 at 5% of the total quantity of natural gas distributed.

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SoCalGas Reduces Price of CNG at Fueling Stations

Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) is lowering the price of compressed natural gas at all of its 13 public access natural gas vehicle fueling stations by 12 cents per gallon beginning April 1, 2019.

The utility is able to offer a reduced price by returning revenue generated from the sale of Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS) credits to customers through a California Public Utilities Commission approved program, according to SoCalGas.

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Integrating Renewable Natural Gas

Renewable natural gas (RNG) is carbon-neutral energy created from decomposing organic waste. Methane emissions from municipal landfills, wastewater treatment plants, farms, and industries can be captured, refined and converted into renewable energy.

RNG is not a fossil fuel and does not add carbon to the environment. Even more importantly, RNG captures and converts methane from waste treatment facilities, preventing the release of emissions that are 25 times more harmful than CO2. This significantly reduces the carbon footprint of energy consumption while lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

By Gas Technology, Control Engineering

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