American Biogas Council


Lisa Jacobson from BCSE testifies at Ways and Means hearing to support biogas

ABC and the trade associations for the other baseload renewables, biomass, hydro, geothermal and waste to energy, nominated Lisa Jacobson, Executive Director of the Business Council for Sustainable Energy to testify at today's Ways and Means Committee hearing in support of extending the Section 45 tax credits for our industries and HR4137. 

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Smithfield Foods Invests in Sustainable Agronomics: Q&A with Bill Gill
In Missouri we've partnered with a company called Roeslein Alternative Energy (an ABC member) that is in the process of covering our hog farm anaerobic lagoons to collect biogas. RAE has technology to treat that biogas and make it "pipeline quality," essentially the same as natural gas. They can inject that renewable natural gas into the natural gas pipeline in the vicinity. Customers can then agree to purchase that specifically. More>>

SoCalGas and Opus 12 Successfully Demonstrate Converting CO2 in Biogas into More Methane
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and Opus 12 today announced the successful demonstration of a new process to convert the carbon dioxide in raw biogas to methane in a single electrochemical step, a critical improvement in the science of upgrading biogas to pipeline quality natural gas, and a simpler method of converting excess renewable electricity into storable natural gas. More>>

Air Liquide doubles its biomethane production capacity
ABC ember Air Liquide has commissioned three new biomethane production units since the beginning of 2018, doubling its biomethane production capacity. With these units, Air Liquide has doubled its biomethane production capacity, which now stands at 60 MW, the equivalent of 500 GWh for a full year of production. More>>

Blue Sphere Reports 2017 Financial Results and Provides Business Update Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/3740041#ixzz5DBBwGRm2
Shlomi Palas, Chief Executive Officer of ABC member Blue Sphere, commented, "We are very encouraged with the operational progress that Blue Sphere has made during 2017 and in 2018 we will be very focused on managing our asset portfolio to produce the highest level of efficiencies and cash flows. We will also continue to focus on acquisitions and developments that will add to our growing portfolio of assets." More>>

Einstein: Check out an exclusive preview of James Patterson's Genius new series
"Gas, sir. We can rig up an anaerobic digester that will turn the horse manure into biogas, which we can then combust to generate electricity and heat" More>>

USDA Secretary says RFS refinery waivers are hurting farmers, threatening rural livelihoods
A sharp increase in exemptions to federal renewable fuel blending mandates was destroying agriculture demand and adding to rural economic anxiety, US agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue told senators today. A record number of small refineries received Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) waivers to 2016 and 2017 requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), reducing the total physical volume of renewable fuels that must blend into the US fuel supply for this year. More>>

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5/22/2018 - 5/23/2018
2018 ABC Fly-in in Washington, DC
Please join us for our annual Washington DC Fly-In. We have a lot of issues that are of great importance to our industry to speak to our policy leaders about – The Renewable Fuel Standard, the Farm Bill and Equitable Tax Treatment for Biogas Technologies. Below is the beginning of our schedule. Details to follow as we determine which ABC members are able to join and with which members of Congress we will request meetings All members of the American Biogas Council are encouraged to attend. More>>

6/19/2018 - 6/21/2018
ABC Wisconsin Digester Operator Training
UW-Oshkosh offers you the unique opportunity to not only visit and learn 3 different digester types, dry, continuous, and plug flow, but to also take advantage of the teaching atmosphere fostered at these biogas systems to turn valves and learn, hands-on, how to make sure you're making good decisions at your digester for its optimal operation while also learning to notice new early warning signs that can help you avoid costly problems or catch them sooner. More>>

9/12/2018 - 9/14/2018
MABEX 2018: Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Conference and Expo
The Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council (MABEC) is looking forward to welcoming over 200 attendees from the Mid-Atlantic and beyond to Philadelphia, PA, September 12-14, 2018. Multiple program tracks, an expo floor, and networking opportunities make MABEX a popular and growing event for industry, government, and the general public to expand their knowledge and opportunities in the bioenergy sectors. More>>

10/15/2018 - 10/18/2018
ABC's Annual Conference--BioCycle REFOR18
Join us this October in Raleigh, NC for the official conference of the American Biogas Council, BioCycle REFOR18. As in past years, this is the main event of the year for the biogas industry and the ABC. On top of all the great things the BioCycle team will organize for this event, the ABC will hold a workshop, golf tournament, the annual Biogas Industry Awards & Dinner, the ABC ALL member meeting and a full track of sessions during the conference on the most important topics to grow your biogas business. More>>

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