Tag: biogas

Italy moves forward with EUR4.7 billion incentive scheme for biogas

Italy moves forward with EUR4.7 billion incentive scheme for biogas

April 16, 2018 |

In Italy, the government began consulting on the implementation of its new biogas policy in late March that will seen biogas producers earn around EUR300 per generation credit of 10 GCal of biogas available for public consumption, while producers of “advanced” biogas using certain feedstocks will receive EUR375 for every 5 GCal, and those co-digesting […]

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RenovaBio to promote biogas as well as liquid biofuels

RenovaBio to promote biogas as well as liquid biofuels

March 1, 2018 |

In Brazil, although much of the hype around RenovaBio has been about a renaissance for the sugarcane industry, the energy ministry has confirmed the policy will also promote biomethane through the decarbonization credit system that will be established, similar to RINs in the US. The number of credits generated by producing biomethane will depend on […]

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Construction underway for USA’s largest on-farm dairy RNG project

Construction underway for USA’s largest on-farm dairy RNG project

February 17, 2018 |

In California, Renewable Dairy Fuels (RDF), a business unit of AMP Americas, said that construction is underway on the country’s largest on-farm anaerobic digester-to-vehicle fuel operation. Located in Fair Oaks, Indiana, the dairy project will be the company’s second biogas facility producing renewable natural gas from dairy waste for transportation fuel. The new facility will […]

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Biogas fuel exploration launched in Qatar

Biogas fuel exploration launched in Qatar

December 22, 2017 |

In Qatar, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment launched a project to produce biogas from wastes with Qatar University’s College of Engineering with the goal of using that biogas as a clean energy to power the motor vehicles. The project will study various techniques for producing biogas from waste and aims to convert vehicles from […]

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Indian government signs MOU with Sweden for biogas technology

Indian government signs MOU with Sweden for biogas technology

October 14, 2017 |

In Sweden, India’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met with Swedish government officials to work out plans on using Swedish biogas technology to make urban transportation in Mumbai compliant with emission standards. If it works in Mumbai, it will be expanded to public transportation in Nagpur. The sewage treatment plants in Mumbai will be able to […]

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Expert says Nigeria can produce biogas if government has political will

Expert says Nigeria can produce biogas if government has political will

September 24, 2017 |

In Nigeria, biogas expert Micheal Kottner told the News Agency of Nigeria that sustainable biogas production is possible if the federal government puts the legal framework in place to support it. Kottner said that even smaller countries than Nigeria are producing biogas at sustainable level because their governments give the support needed through legal frame. […]

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Gassy Gold: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to a Biogas-to-Muconic Acid pathway

Gassy Gold: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to a Biogas-to-Muconic Acid pathway

August 30, 2017 |

The US Department of Energy is supporting a NREL-led project to establish a novel gas fermentation bioprocess for secretion of an array of fuel and chemical intermediates. The project also aims to develop a novel methanotrophic biocatalyst and fermentation configuration for the production of muconic acid from renewable biogas. The research team ultimately demonstrated an […]

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Biogas and advanced biofuels industry ask EPA to support cellulosic biofuels

Biogas and advanced biofuels industry ask EPA to support cellulosic biofuels

August 23, 2017 |

In Washington, the American Biogas Council, BIO, Advanced Biofuels Business Council and the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas have written a letter to the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency urging the Renewable Fuel Standard continue to be administered in a way that promotes demand for cellulosic biofuels that truly generate D3 RINs rather than […]

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Goa launches biogas bus trial with eye on adding 40 to its fleet in February

Goa launches biogas bus trial with eye on adding 40 to its fleet in February

August 15, 2017 |

In India, Goa has launched its first biogas bus as a pilot project ahead of next February’s planned introduction of 40 such Scania buses. The pilot including the biogas bus and two ethanol buses was launched on Independence Day and will be operated by state-run Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited. The biogas will be supplied by the […]

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Expansion of UK on-site biogas hindered by lack of policy framework

Expansion of UK on-site biogas hindered by lack of policy framework

July 18, 2017 |

In the UK, policy barriers to on-site biogas production and use in heavy duty vehicle fleets are key challenges that need to be overcome before the technology becomes wider spread, especially for supermarket chains looking to capture value from food waste. But even without policies in place, some projects are seeing a 14% to 20% […]

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