BiogasWorld Weekly Vol 7

By | 2017-05-19


California firm buys, plans to reopen Fremont bioenergy facility

May 14, 2017 – FREMONT — After closing abruptly two years ago, a state-of-the-art biodigester facility in Newaygo County is getting a second life from one of the nation’s leading clean energy investors. San Francisco-based Generate Capital has purchased the renewable energy facility after the former owner, NOVI Energy, lost the plant to receivership when it failed to cover its upfront costs.

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Revision of RHI tariffs incentivise farmers to invest in heat-only AD, renewable energy developer claims

May 15, 2017 – Spain-headquartered renewable energy developer Norvento has claimed that heat-only anaerobic digestion (AD) technology may present a more viable opportunity for some UK landowners and rural industries than designs incorporating combined heat and power (CHP) systems to produce electricity.

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UK set for AD boost with 500 plants in the pipeline, new report maintains

May 15, 2017 – The UK has around 500 anaerobic digestion (AD) developments in the pipeline and this will potentially double or triple the size of the sector between 2014 and 2019, a Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) report has found. From its origins in 2004 with just a handful of plants, AD had become an established industry by 2014.

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Capstone to upgrade New York WWTP to provide biogas power

May 16, 2017 – Capstone Turbine Corp., the world’s leading clean technology manufacturer of microturbine energy systems, recently announced that it received an order for a C600 Signature Series microturbine to become part of an extensive upgrade for a wastewater treatment plant in upstate New York.

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WasteExpo 2017: Bettering the world of biogas

May 16, 2017 – Diverting organics from the waste stream and reducing food waste recently became a larger subject many municipalities in North America has come across. From meeting diversion goals to reducing greenhouse gases (GHG), representatives from the American Biogas Council in Washington, Vanguard Renewables of Wellesley, Massachusetts, and BiogasWorld in Quebec, shared examples of their best biogas practices during WasteExpo 2017 in New Orleans.

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Landfill gas group launched by REA

May 16, 2017 – UK trade body Renewable Energy Agency has set up a group to cater for the landfill gas sector, in response to demand from its members. Whilst landfill gas is a declining renewable resource, it still generates enough electricity to meet the annual needs of more than one million households – more than enough for a city the size of Glasgow.

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First Florida School District-Owned CNG Station

May 17, 2017 – Pasco County Schools and its partners opened the U.S. State of Florida’s first school district owned and operated compressed natural gas (CNG) fast-fill station to fuel the 65 CNG buses the district will have by the end of the 17-18 school year. In addition to the filling station, the district also is opening a new bus compound at the site, 13101 Interlaken Road in Odessa.

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New York announces plan to reduce methane emissions

May 18, 2017 – On May 17, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a methane reduction plan that, in part, supports energy production from biogas at farms and landfills across the state. The plan includes a suite of 25 actions aimed at reducing methane emissions from the state’s landfill, oil and gas, and agricultural sectors.

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Some Traditional Waste Haulers Strive to Learn the Ropes in Processing Organics Waste

May 18, 2017 – As many traditional haulers grapple with how to collect organic waste, others have gone one step further in developing processing capabilities by building their own composting and anaerobic digestion sites. Burttec in southern California, Mid Valley Disposal in California’s Central Valley and the Fairfax Companies in Tucson, Ariz., are among solid waste companies trying to stay ahead of the curve.

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2017 U.S. Coast-to-Coast NGV Road Rally Announced

May 18, 2017 – NGVAmerica, the American Public Gas Association (APGA) and the American Gas Association (AGA) have advised details of their 2nd Annual ‘From Sea-to-Shining-Sea’ NGV Road Rally Across America. The event highlights the many benefits of using natural gas in transportation and the variety of vehicles available today that operate on natural gas over a two-week period, commencing this June.

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