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Digesters Growing With RNG
Renewable Fuel Credits Sparking Growth in Livestock Digesters


OMAHA (DTN) -- Methane digesters are the new growth wave in renewable energy for agriculture. The stick and the carrot are both at work here. As livestock operations work on ways to manage manure, the changing landscape of environmental regulations and legal challenges -- along with state and federal grants and energy credits -- are combining to start an uptick in methane digesters to produce renewable natural gas (RNG). More>>

 

   


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11/20/2018
GESS International Breaks Ground on New Biomass Plants in NC
GESS International, an ABC member, joined economic development officials, local farmers and community leaders in November to break ground on two new biomass plants. The first, on Nov. 8, marked the start of work at the Wilson County Green Energy Biogas Park in Stantonsburg NC; the second, on Nov. 14, at the Union County Green Energy Biogas Park in Monroe, NC. Both biogas production plants are expected to start construction in Q1 of 2019 and become fully operational by Q3 of 2020. The plants are expected to utilize 160,000 tons of swine waste and 80,000 tons of green biomass, producing 500,000 MMBtu of renewable natural gas annually; the biomass production is the energy equivalent of powering 6,800 homes. Each plant will also help create 16 new full-time jobs in the community. More>>

11/20/2018
2G Energy AG expands sales and service activities in North America
2G Energy AG, one of the world's leading manufacturers of gas-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants, is continuing its expansion in the North American market...Two new offices were now opened in the states of Maryland (USA) and Ontario (Canada) to strengthen the market position and to provide customers and partners with increased accessibility to 2G's CHP experts with market and product know-how. Long-time cogeneration experts with market and product know-how were recruited for each office. More>>

11/20/2018
Deadline Extended: BioCycle West Coast19 Abstract Submissions
BIOCYCLE WEST COAST19 is accepting abstracts for conference presentations. If you are involved with a project, facility, research, breakthrough that is catalyzing organics recycling, consider giving a presentation at BIOCYCLE WEST COAST19. The conference committee is accepting abstracts on topics critical to increasing organics diversion via composting, anaerobic digestion, renewable natural gas, food recovery, compost markets. More>>

11/20/2018
Former Fibrominn site may again produce bioenergy in Benson, CA
Until its closing this year, the former Fibrominn plant put Benson on the map as home to a one-of-a-kind power plant, the only one in the country designed to burn turkey litter as its primary fuel source. Brightmark Energy, an ABC member based in San Francisco, California, is one of two bidders seeking to purchase the former Fibrominn site from Xcel Energy. Brightmark is currently conducting a feasibility study with intentions of developing a facility that would use biomass -- animal and plant wastes from area farms -- to produce renewable natural gas. More>>

11/20/2018
Fertilizers' impact on soil health compared
In a newly published study, researchers dug into how fertilizing with manure affects soil quality, compared with inorganic fertilizer. A from-the-top view of equipment between rows of young soybean plants. The equipment includes two white concentric tubes sunk into the ground and filled with water, a tall graduated tube, and a white pail. Soil water infiltration sampling in the field. Photo credit Sandeep Kumar and team. Ekrem Ozlu of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his team studied two fields in South Dakota. From 2003 to 2015, the research team applied either manure or inorganic fertilizer to field plots growing corn and soybeans. They used low, medium, and high manure levels, and medium and high inorganic fertilizer levels. They also had a control treatment of no soil additives to provide a comparison. More>>

11/19/2018
Trump to nominate Wheeler as official EPA chief
Andrew Wheeler will be nominated to head the Environmental Protection Agency, President Donald Trump said before a White House ceremony where he awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom to seven Americans. Wheeler has been acting administrator since former administrator Scott Pruitt left the post in July after questions were repeatedly raised about his spending decisions and ethical conduct. More>>

Latest Events [view all]

12/3/2018
MABEC Webinar: Which State Will Develop and Organics Recycling Plan Next?
Will a new organics recycling policy in the Mid-Atlantic help drive the development of new biogas systems? Philadelphia and New York City already have them. And there's interest in Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania to do more. Join our expert speakers to learn about what's worked well so far, what needs to be improved and the prognosis for developing new legislation or regulations to encourage recycling of organic material like commercial food scraps in the region. Sign up now! More>>

1/15/2019 - 1/16/2019
2019 Value of Biogas West
This two-day event is western Canada's leading biogas/RNG event covering key topics affecting our industry and offering the best opportunity for networking among peers and industry representatives. Join us in Vancouver BC for facility tours, the Biogas Operator's Forum, Networking Reception, Exhibitor Showcase, high quality programming and more. More>>

3/18/2019 - 3/20/2019
International Biomass Conference & Expo
IBCE is focused on all sectors of the biomass industry, usually with a track dedicated to biogas. ABC plans to participate in the 2019 and we hope to see you there! More>>

3/18/2019 - 3/20/2019
International Biomass Conference & Expo
For the biogas industry, this is one of the main events of the year. It's also a way to connect with the biomass industry that isn't yet focused on biogas business, but should be. The 2019 International Biomass Conference & Expo program will include more than 100 speakers on topics ranging from anaerobic digestion and gasification to pyrolysis and combined heat and power. More>>







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