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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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To win the race against catastrophic climate change, we need to go carbon-negative now
We are not on pace to keep warming below 1.5 or 2 degrees, past which we can expect massive sea level rise, floods, fires, droughts, disruptions in food production, species extinctions, etc. To avoid that, making the emissions reduction math work requires subtraction. We can't just slow the rate at which we add greenhouse gases to the atmosphere. We must also accelerate ways to effectively remove greenhouse gases from the atmosphere, using what are called "carbon-negative" strategies. More>>

Faith-Based Social Entrepreneurs Bank Puerto Rico Trash Will Fuel Island's Growth
According to the Energy Department's Energy Information Administration, petroleum supplies just under half of the island's electricity, and natural gas nearly one-third. Coal supplies about one-sixth of electricity, while renewables supplied about 2.4%. "When you process biogas, it's exactly like natural gas, and we call that renewable natural gas," Serfass said. Presumably, biogas could be used by natural gas plants run by Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority. More>>

Maximizing Opportunities of Anaerobic Digestion from Wastewater
The wastewater treatment sector has used both aerobic and anaerobic treatment for many years; therefore, it is not surprising that it is one of the largest generators of biogas from anaerobic digestion in the U.S. The solids from more than 1,200 plants are treated via anaerobic digestion. Despite these impressive figures, the sector has not yet maximized the potential of this technology. More>>

Trump nominates Wheeler as permanent EPA administrator
On Jan. 9, President Trump formally nominated Andrew Wheeler to serve as administrator of the U.S. EPA. Wheeler has held the post of acting administrator since July 9, 2018, following Scott Pruitt's resignation earlier that month. More>>

Could Virginia lead the nation in poo power?
Virginia-based companies, Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods, announced a multi-million dollar partnership Tuesday to convert methane into natural gas. The $250 million initiative is called Align Renewable Natural Gas. This endeavor is bringing us together to build more sustainable future," Dominion Energy President and CEO Thomas Farrell said. More>>

NMPF Thanks President Trump for Signing Farm Bill
The National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) thanked President Donald Trump for signing a farm bill that enacts necessary reforms for dairy farmers. The organization looks forward to working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to quickly implement several new programs. With NMPF Chairman Randy Mooney in attendance, Trump praised the hard work of American farmers and noted Congress's efforts to assist them. Dairy has been noted as a big winner in the bill, with new programs that assist dairy producers facing low prices More>>

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ABC Webinar: Business of RNG- Technology and Gas Speculations

Business of RNG: Tracking Sales and Quality Assurance

2/26/2019 - 2/28/2019
ABC's West Coast Operator Training 2019
After the success of ABC's first 3-Day Operator Training Course last February in San Francisco, CA, we are bringing a second 3-Day Operator Training for 2019! This February the ABC is providing an intensive operator training class for digester operators, operations managers, owners and developers. This hands-on, 3-day class will take place at multiple locations throughout the San Francisco Bay area, from South San Francisco to San Jose and the East Bay. Each class day will be filled with both classroom training and hands-on participation at different operating digester sites. Transportation will be provided to each classroom and digester site from the preferred hotel. 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>>

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