Tag: CNG

Punjab could produce bio-CNG and ethanol from rice straw in addition to power

Punjab could produce bio-CNG and ethanol from rice straw in addition to power

June 18, 2018 |

In India, Punjab’s Minister of Power and Renewable Energy says he is working to promote the use of rice straw for bio-CNG and ethanol production in the state in an attempt to significantly reduce or eliminate burning of the 20 million tons of straw produced every year. About a quarter of it is used, but the […]

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Lincoln, NE looking to produce CNG from wastewater biogas for public buses

Lincoln, NE looking to produce CNG from wastewater biogas for public buses

May 23, 2016 |

In Nebraska, the City of Lincoln is looking to scrub the methane produced at its wastewater treatment plant and then compress it for use in as many as half of the city’s 88 public buses in the next couple of years. Currently the city has 13 CNG buses and plans to buy another seven this […]

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Methanol’s Moment: With low prices, and proven process, is meth your new best friend?

Methanol’s Moment: With low prices, and proven process, is meth your new best friend?

September 10, 2015 |

Methanol is gaining momentum as a low-carbon fuels target, as Enerkem starts producing in Edmonton. Why methanol, why now? Here, we look at the technology and market rationale for this rising trend. As we reported earlier this week, Enerkem has initiated methanol production at its Edmonton waste-to-fuels facility, and has raised an additional $115M in financing. […]

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The Gas Rush: Could the US switch fuels over to 51% renewable natural gas?

The Gas Rush: Could the US switch fuels over to 51% renewable natural gas?

September 2, 2015 |

51 percent? Could renewable natural gas get that big? The rationale behind the Eureka!, and some Caveats for all you Emptors. A few years back we lived in the era of the National Energy Solution Summed Up in One Word: it was gasoline, then diesel, then ethanol, or biodiesel. Then there was the Two-Word Era: the craze […]

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The Gas Rush: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Farmatic and the opportunity in renewable natural gas

The Gas Rush: The Digest’s 2015 8-Slide Guide to Farmatic and the opportunity in renewable natural gas

September 2, 2015 |

In a remarkable presentation at the Infocast Methane Bioengineering Summit in San Diego this week (and earlier at the Advanced Bioeconomy Feedstocks Conference in New Orleans, in June), Farmatic CEO Michael Schuppenhauer said that the US could replace up to 51% of its fossil transportation fuel through biogas, and that from crop residues and waste […]

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Louisiana waste district investing $2.8 million to triple biogas to CNG for fleet

Louisiana waste district investing $2.8 million to triple biogas to CNG for fleet

January 21, 2015 |

In Louisiana, St. Landry Solid Waste Disposal District will invest $2.8 million to triple the size of its methane capture system that produces natural gas for vehicles while opening a filling station in Opelousas that will allow consumers easier access to the fuel. The station should be open by October. The biogas, which is supplied […]

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Florida’s natural gas vehicle incentive program creates 200% growth in fueling stations

Florida’s natural gas vehicle incentive program creates 200% growth in fueling stations

October 6, 2014 |

In Florida, Florida’s natural gas vehicle incentive program produced 1,820 jobs and $68 million in wages since its inception, reports the Florida Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition. Prior to the legislation, there were 18 Compressed Natural Gas (“CNG”) stations in Florida; there are now 61 active CNG fueling stations with an additional 29 planned. A report […]

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Quasar Energy and Clean Fuels Ohio partner for waste fuels

Quasar Energy and Clean Fuels Ohio partner for waste fuels

April 14, 2014 |

In Ohio, Quasar Energy Group has collaborated with Clean Fuels Ohio to take their produced natural gas and turn it into compressed natural gas (CNG), a form of motor vehicle fuel. Quasar has expanded their capacity to make the equivalent of 25,000 galleons of fuel a day from these waste materials. Their recent collaboration with Clean […]

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Kansas biodiesel producer using CNG rather than biogas for truck fleet

Kansas biodiesel producer using CNG rather than biogas for truck fleet

August 14, 2013 |

In Kansas, High Plains Bioenergy produces biodiesel from used cooking oil, in large part from pig fat renderings from the nearby Seaboard Foods pig processing plant, but its trucks don’t run on biodiesel. Instead they run on CNG. The company’s 4 million market hogs that are transported annually to the processing facility will also go […]

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Produce company switches biodiesel fleet for cheaper CNG

Produce company switches biodiesel fleet for cheaper CNG

July 3, 2013 |

In Illinois, Testa Produce is now adding 10 new trucks that run on CNG, replacing existing biodiesel trucks in Testa’s fleet. Manufactured by Cummings (chassis) and Kidron (refrigerator body), Testa Produce’s CNG trucks are quieter, have lower emissions and require less maintenance than diesel/biodiesel trucks with no loss of power or mileage. In addition to […]

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