May 22, 2017 – U.S. Sens. Charles E. Schumer, D-N.Y., and Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., recently announced $500,000 in new federal funding for Clarkson University. The funding was allocated through the USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture. NIFA grants support research and programs that help dairy producers and growers achieve long-term viability, high yield, and labor efficient production of local agricultural products.
May 22, 2017 – Waste management firm Veolia, through its subsidiary Proactiva Medio Ambiente Mexico S.A. de C.V., has won a contract to build and operate what it describes as the first waste-to-energy facility in Latin America. In a statement, it said that it won the public call for tenders published by the government of Mexico City to build the facility.
May 23, 2017 – BOSTON — For years, dairy farmers have used cow manure as fertilizer to spread over crops like corn and hay. But two farms in Western Massachusetts have a new use for all that manure — renewable energy. Luther Belden Farm in Hatfield and Rockwood Farms in Granville are embarking on a project to turn cow manure into electricity as a way to become self-sustaining and stabilize their finances in what they say is a volatile market.
May 23, 2017 – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a 90-day administrative stay for the August 2016 New Source Performance Standards and Emissions Guidelines for municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills. In a May 5 letter, EPA notified industry petitioners that the agency was granting their reconsideration request. This stay will allow EPA to reconsider certain aspects of the new source standards and emission guidelines for existing landfills.
May 24, 2017 – The renewable energy industry directly and indirectly employed 9.8 million people worldwide in 2016, an increase of 1.1 percent over the previous year. That’s according to the International Renewable Energy Agency’s newly released, annual jobs report that illustrates the state of employment in renewables by sector and leading countries.
May 24, 2017 – Gas analysis technology manufacturer Geotech is to showcase an instrument optimised for the gas-to-grid space, BIOMETHANE 3000, at this year’s UK Biomethane Day on Wednesday 24 May. As countries across the world look to renewable energy strategies and continue to apply gas-to-grid incentives, UK Biomethane Day is set to be a great chance for companies to get together, discuss ideas and best practice, says the firm.
May 25, 2017 – The UK’s Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association has scaled down its expectations for biomethane growth for 2017, but expects a rebound in 2018. Previously, ADBA projected between ten and 25 new biomethane plants to be commissioned in 2017. Now, according to a statement, that figure has been revised down to between eight and 20.
May 26, 2017 – DTE Biomass Energy, an Ann Arbor, Michigan-based subsidiary of DTE Energy, has acquired two landfill gas-to-energy projects in Texas, purchasing both the operating Fort Bend Power Producers LLC facility just outside of Rosenberg and the Seabreeze landfill gas development project in Angleton. Construction of the Seabreeze plant is expected to commence next month.
May 26, 2017 – CNG Fuels, the UK’s leading operator of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) refuelling infrastructure and provider of compressed biomethane (Bio-CNG) meeting energy needs for transport and off-grid industrial applications, has joined the UK’s Natural Gas Vehicle Network (NGVN).
May 26, 2017 – The UK has hit a biogas milestone, with independent biomethane certification registry Green Gas Trading issuing its 500,000th biomethane certificate to an end user. According to the company, they are the first UK biomethane registry to sell over 500,000MWh worth of biomethane certificates.