BiogasWorld Weekly Vol 17

By | 2017-08-17

How much biogas can be injected into the Italian natural gas grid?

August 10, 2017 – We asked the Polytechnic University of Turin, which has studied a specific case in Emilia Romagna, how much biogas can be injected into the current natural gas grid. Let’s see together in the video!

See the video on Biogas Channel

Shell Strengthens Supply for LNG Marine Fuel

August 12, 2017 – Shell Western LNG B.V. (Shell) has reached two significant milestones for its liquefied natural gas (LNG) marine fuel business in Europe, including the arrival of the Cardissa in Rotterdam. This state-of-the-art LNG bunker vessel has capacity to hold around 6,500 cubic metres of LNG fuel. Its seagoing capability enables Shell to serve customers with LNG fuel from the Gate terminal in Rotterdam to locations throughout Europe.

Read more on NGV Global News

Voluntary AD certification scheme moves closer

August 13, 2017 – A pilot scheme to improve the environmental, operational and safety performance of biogas plants has been launched by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA). The three-month trial with a small group of food waste and agricultural plant operators is part of an ongoing project by the trade body and industry partners, including the National Farmers Union (NFU) and the Country Land and Business Association (CLA) The trial aims to develop a voluntary certification scheme for the AD sector, due to launch this autumn.

Read more on Farmers Weekly

Can Congress cut food waste? It depends on the success of this bill

August 14, 2017 – For decades, the federal government has regulated how landfills operate, how air and water are protected and how dangerous sites are cleaned up. However, the federal government has yet to implement a national policy on how to handle food waste. The lack of federal guidance on food waste has left the U.S. with a patchwork of food waste solutions, with some states, like New Jersey, pursuing ambitious food waste goals — while others seem to all but ignore the issue. Now with the introduction of the Food Recovery Act (H.R. 3444), a vision of what could become the first national food waste policy is taking shape. A similar measure was introduced in 2015, but did not make it out of committee.

Read more on Waste Dive

East London AD facility will generate 14 million m3 of biogas a year

August 15, 2017 – Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), one of the country’s largest transit agencies to move away from diesel to natural gas, has extended Clean Energy’s operation and maintenance contract for an additional four years. Clean Energy services DART’s four CNG facilities supporting 537 buses and 123 shuttles and paratransit vehicles. These stations are anticipated to dispense approximately 40 million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGEs) over the contract period.

Read more on Bioenergy Insight

Canadian natural gas producers face rocky future without West Coast LNG

August 15, 2017 – CAPP expects Canadian natural gas exports to US to decline 50% by 2030 In the wake of Petronas’ decision to cancel the Pacific NorthWest LNG project three weeks ago, there is good and bad news for Canadian natural gas producers over the short to medium-term. Unfortunately, the bad outweighs the good. The Malaysian energy giant decided to pull the plug on LNG, but is staying in the Montney gas game with its subsidiary, Progress Energy, which has huge reserves in northeast BC. A 2013 study by energy regulators found that the Montney contains 449 trillion cubic feet of marketable natural gas, 14,521 million barrels of marketable natural gas liquids, making it one of the largest gas resources in the world.

Read more on the American Energy News

Reducing Wasted Food In Tennessee

August 17, 2017 – It is increasingly apparent that food waste and food insecurity in the United States is a problem, and it has especially hit home in Tennessee. An estimated 15.1 percent of Tennessee households are food insecure, which translates to over 400,000 homes and 1,016,420 people. The national average of food insecure households is at 13.7 percent. The top counties in Tennessee with the highest food insecurity rates are Haywood, Lauderdale, Shelby, Hardeman, and Lake counties, all in western Tennessee.

Read more on BioCycle Magazine

First LNG Fuelled ADR Truck at Gate Terminal

August 17, 2017 – The first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) -powered truck has this week loaded a trailer with LNG at the Gate terminal in Rotterdam. LNG power moving LNG fuel adds a new dimension to alternative fuel transportation for trucks and ships. After considerable effort to update and adjust legislation, LNG trucks are now compliant with ADR and regulation at terminals.

Read more on NGV Global News