Tag: LNG

Forget GND and NOPEC – 3 key policy issues to watch instead

Forget GND and NOPEC – 3 key policy issues to watch instead

May 12, 2019 |

In Florida, research published by Raymond James & Associates highlights three key policy issues at the federal level that energy investors should be watching over the next 12 to 18 months. This comes after they visited Washington to meet with high-level staff members at the House Energy and Commerce Committee and the Senate Energy and […]

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Port Canaveral prepares for LNG cruise ships

Port Canaveral prepares for LNG cruise ships

October 13, 2018 |

In Florida, Port Canaveral is preparing for fueling and safety of liquefied natural gas-powered cruise ships in two years. Carnival Cruise Line’s largest ship will be their first LNG-powered ship, and first of any cruise line to be based in North America. It is scheduled to be put into service in 2020 and will be […]

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Sacramento County turns to renewable LNG for 60 vehicles in its fleet

Sacramento County turns to renewable LNG for 60 vehicles in its fleet

September 8, 2016 |

In California, Sacramento County’s liquefied natural gas trucks will be filling up​ with the advanced biofuel known as renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) at a significant discount with a multi-year contract with Applied LNG. “We are extremely proud that Sacramento County is diversifying its fleet fuel portfolio with 100% renewable LNG as part of the broader […]

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European JRC finds LNG and methanol best alternative fuels for shipping

European JRC finds LNG and methanol best alternative fuels for shipping

May 9, 2016 |

In Italy, a recent JRC report finds that fuels like liquefied natural gas (LNG) and methanol are the most promising alternatives to drive decarbonization of the shipping sector and ultimately contribute to the fight against climate change. Market penetration by alternative fuels has already begun with ship builders, engine manufacturers and classification societies by introducing […]

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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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Confronting and Solving “Chicken or Egg” Conundrums in renewable project development

Confronting and Solving “Chicken or Egg” Conundrums in renewable project development

March 31, 2015 |

Looking to turn vicious project financing cycles into virtuous cycles?   This case study in developing a small-scale Bio-LNG plant offers cautionary tales and a way forward. By Tim Sklar, special to The Digest In July 2014, Biofuels Digest had published an article titled “Connecting The Dots” that describes how we reached a decision to […]

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Jet fuel or liquid natural gas: now available from a trash bin near you, Part II

Jet fuel or liquid natural gas: now available from a trash bin near you, Part II

July 22, 2014 |

In part 1, Tim Sklar considered Basic Arguments for Considering a Waste-to LNG Pathway, the Growing World-Wide Demand for LNG, and LNG Demand in the US, here. The Transportation Segment The other major potential market in the US is LNG that used as a transportation fuel in vehicles  designed to run on compressed natural gas […]

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Jet fuel or liquid natural gas: now available from a trash bin near you, Part I

Jet fuel or liquid natural gas: now available from a trash bin near you, Part I

July 21, 2014 |

By Tim Sklar Special to the Digest Part 1 of 2 Anyone that has followed the evolution of processes that are used to make fuels out of waste recognizes that the permutations and combinations of processes that can be used has become mind-boggling, as the pathways that can best be used, continue to change. As […]

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EPA approves LNG and CNG from biogas as cellulosic biofuel

EPA approves LNG and CNG from biogas as cellulosic biofuel

July 3, 2014 |

In Washington, the EPA has approved a rule that allows LNG and CNG produced from biogas to qualify as cellulosic biofuel along with biogas-powered electricity for electric vehicles. Other rules including those relating to the use of crop residue as feedstock as well as smaller refineries were released.  

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