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9/21/2018
How would the widespread adoption of lagoon digesters change the impact from hurricanes?
With all the rain on the east coast recently, this is a good time to recall the main benefits of covering manure lagoons: produce more biogas, prevent GHG emissions, kill odor, keep the rain out. Here's an example of a project the American Biogas Council awarded in 2016 for setting an excellent example for how farms with manure lagoons can upgrade their facility to generate more revenue and make their operation more resilient and environmentally friendly. More>>

9/20/2018
California Commits To 100 Percent Clean Energy By 2045
The bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown makes California the second U.S. state to make such a bold pledge. Hawaii made the same pledge in 2015 More>>

9/20/2018
Changes to Clean Energy Board of Directors
Clean Energy Fuel Corp today announced that it has added two senior executives from Total S.A. to its Board of Directors. Total, one of the largest energy companies in the world, purchased a 25% stake in Clean Energy through Total Marketing in June of this year. [Clean Energy is an ABC member] More>>

9/20/2018
Florence Flooding Hits North Carolina Hog Farms Hard
More than 5,000 animals have died and dozens of waste lagoons have overflowed....Mr. Curliss said farmers moved 20,000 hogs to higher ground, which prevented a higher death toll. "From our point of view, there's a lot of heroics," he said, adding that media reports of damage to several of the state's 3,300 active hog-waste lagoons was exaggerated. More>>

9/20/2018
Time is Running Out: The U.S. Landfill Capacity Crisis
The first, the growing crisis in the US recycling industry precipitated by the closure of China's market to materials recovered from other parts of the world, has been reported extensively. What is not receiving as much attention is the looming shortage of landfill capacity in the United States. Based on data collected by Waste Business Journal, over the next five years, total landfill capacity in the U.S. is forecast to decrease by more than 15%. This means that by 2021 only 15 years of landfill capacity will remain. However, in some regions it could be only half that. More>>

9/20/2018
Biogas plant beefs up dairy farm's green credentials
A new biogas upgrading plant is expected to significantly reduce methane emissions from a dairy facility in the US. Wartsila's Puregas Solutions has signed a contract to supply a turnkey biogas upgrading plant to an Oregon site, with plans to upgrade an existing anaerobic digester (AD) to produce biomethane. More>>

9/20/2018
Plants growing at Ohio medical marijuana company, first crop expected in February
Since Ohio weather isn't as mild as places such as California or Mexico, the farm is all indoors. It is not using greenhouses, either, and must rely on lights to initiate photosynthesis. It uses a unique form of energy - generated from food, oils and even sewer sludge - from a nearby biogas plant built and run by ABC member quasar energy group. More>>

9/20/2018
Study Shows Long-Term Viability of RNG in California
The University of California-Riverside's Center for Renewable Natural Gas (CRNG) issued a glowing report on California's potential for producing RNG through an extensive network of landfills and dairies. "The study shows that RNG from existing resources can play a key role in helping the state achieve its climate and renewable energy goals," said lead author Arun Raju. [Featuring ABC members CR&R and Energy Vision] More>>

9/19/2018
Florence Engulfs Hog Farms And Chicken Houses, Thrashing North Carolina Agriculture
Before the hurricane, many were worried about thousands of open-air ponds where farmers store manure from their hogs, allowing the waste to decompose. According to the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality, as of noon on Sept. 18, the walls on four of these "lagoons" had failed, allowing manure to escape. More>>

9/19/2018
Pennsylvania announces $5M for dairy farmers
The funding was made available under the Pennsylvania Dairy Investment Program, which helps farmers to modernize or expand their operations. Agriculture Secretary Russell Redding said the grants will help dairy producers diversify their businesses and strengthen operations to keep up with the increasingly competitive market. More>>

9/19/2018
Lawmakers struggle to finish farm, spending bills
Farm bill negotiators are in danger of missing their deadline for agreeing on a new measure before the 2014 farm law expires Sept. 30 after failing to reach a deal last week. Meanwhile, House and Senate appropriators are struggling to wrap up negotiations on some key policy disputes in order to get a package of appropriations bills important to agriculture on President Donald Trump's desk by Oct. 1, the start of the 2019 fiscal year. Complicating lawmakers' plans: The House is not in session this week, and the Senate will be out on Wednesday for Yom Kippur. More>>

9/19/2018
Welcome New Member: Green Energy Sustainable Solutions, Inc. (GESS)
Green Energy Sustainable Solutions, Inc. (GESS) develops Biogest anaerobic digesters and is a distributor of Capstone micro-turbines. GESS' team has been in the energy industry since 1997 with over 350 implemented projects worldwide including distributed generation, demand side efficiency, and alternative fleet fueling solutions. More>>

9/19/2018
SoCalGas to Offer Renewable Natural Gas at its Fueling Stations for the First Time
Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today announced it will soon begin using renewable natural gas for the first time at the 25 utility-owned natural gas vehicle fueling stations across its service territory, as well as at six fueling stations in the San Diego area. Last month, the utility received approval from the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for a pilot program to purchase the renewable fuel and capture the additional environmental credits generated. Today, it published a Request for Offer (RFO), and expects to complete gas purchase agreements in the near future. More>>

9/18/2018
BIOCYCLE REFOR18 Conference Updates: Join us for ABC's Official Conference in Raleigh, North Carolina, October 15-18, 2018
Raleigh fared much better than initially expected from Tropical Storm Florence, according to news reports. The Conference hotel, Raleigh Marriott Crabtree, is ready to host the 18th Annual BioCycle Conference on Renewable Energy from Organics Recycling. Please note the hotel room block will be released on Monday, September 24, so book your room at the special Conference rate of $149/night today. Use the hotel link on the conference website or call (919) 781-7000 BIOCYCLE REFOR18 is organized by the Editors of BioCycle magazine. And is also the Official Conference of the American Biogas Council. This is the only national biogas conference for the biogas industry, featuring hands-on information and tools on advancing production of renewable power, fuel and soil amendments, food waste management. Make valuable connections and take advantage of many networking opportunities to maximize your success in biogas, anaerobic digestion, and composting. Register now while space is still available. Contact ABC for special Member Discount on Conference registration. More>>

9/18/2018
Can Sanitation go green?
Compared to ordinary diesel, biomethane, when produced from food waste or cow manure, can cut greenhouse gas emissions from 125% to 300%. That's because it diverts waste that would otherwise give off methane -- a potent greenhouse gas -- as it decomposes. [Featuring ABC members Energy Vision and Waste Management] More>>

9/17/2018
Xebec's Biogas Upgrading System Selected for Toronto RNG Project
In July, Enbridge Gas Distribution Inc (Enbridge) announced a joint project with the City of Toronto to construct the City's first Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) facility, located at the Dufferin Solid Waste Management site. Further to that announcement, ABC member Xebec is pleased to add that we will be the supplier for the turn-key biogas upgrading system that will help turn the City's organic waste into clean energy. More>>

9/16/2018
What's going down in west central Wisconsin's dairy industry
Finding a definitive solution or even a definitive reason for the depressed milk market might mean wading through a big pile of manure. In the mix is a confusing and volatile milk pricing system, tight farming budgets, newly imposed tariffs, contradictory farming regulations and a weary outlook on dairy farming's future. The life of a price-taker. "Farmers are in a unique spot, in that they get what's left over. I don't think people understand that," Ellsworth Cooperative Creamery CEO Paul Bauer said. More>>

9/14/2018
Wartsila/Puregas Solutions' biogas upgrading plant from will significantly reduce methane emissions from US dairy facility
Puregas Solutions, a part of the technology group Wartsila, has been contracted to supply a turnkey biogas upgrading in Oregon. The Puregas solution will process 3100 cfm (cubic feet per minute) of biogas from the anaerobic digestion of manure from more than 50,000 dairy cows. More>>

9/14/2018
Trump says Democrats stalling farm bill, work requirement a must
“Senator Debbie Stabenow and the Democrats are totally against approving the Farm Bill. They are fighting tooth and nail to not allow our Great Farmers to get what they so richly deserve. Work requirements are imperative and the Dems are a NO. Not good!” Trump wrote on Twitter. [BUT] The U.S. Senate in June passed a sweeping bipartisan farm bill [with Sen Stabenow co-leading that effort]. More>>

9/13/2018
Reminder: Sunday is the last day to apply for Biogas Project of the Year!
The American Biogas Council's annual awards are coming up next month. Nominate a project, product, technology, or special individual to win an award at ABC's Biogas Industry Awards Dinner at BIOCYCLE REFOR17. More>>

9/13/2018
Hog Farmers in Florence's Path Working Overtime to Prepare
With Hurricane Florence headed toward North Carolina and the largest concentration of hog farms in the nation, hundreds of farmers are hastily trying to stave off disaster by stockpiling feed, draining waste lagoons and moving animals to higher ground....He estimated that today, lagoons at farms across the state can handle 25 inches of rain. Up to 40 inches of rain could fall in some areas of the state, according to the National Hurricane Center. More>>

9/12/2018
D.C. Water aims to redefine meaning of 'sludge'
The digesters at DC Water, an ABC member, convert organic matter into methane, which is used to generate electricity to power the plant, and Class A biosolids, marketed by the name Bloom, which are applied to the land. Bloom is sold in small quantities to homeowners for garden and lawn use and in bulk quantities to soil blenders, landscapers, governments and farmers... In Maryland, Charles County farmer Steve Walter began using Bloom on his crops last year. He said so far, he's been pleased. More>>

9/12/2018
Livestock producers need help to expand biofuel production
A Des Moines Register op-ed by Bryan Sievers, a farmer, former Republican politician, ABC member and new ABC Director: President Trump and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue have professed to be champions of rural America, promoting economic development and revitalization, job growth, infrastructure, innovation and improving our quality of life. Recently, in Iowa, Perdue pledged on behalf of the president, to "Make the RFS Great Again," reaffirming their promise to American agriculture. I've got an idea of how to do just that. More>>

9/11/2018
Human wastewater valuable to global agriculture, economics
It may seem off-putting to some, but human waste is full of nutrients that can be recycled into valuable products that could promote agricultural sustainability and better economic independence for some developing countries... "Most of the population centers we looked at throughout the U.S. don't appear to be the best candidates," Trimmer said. "For example, places like New York and Boston are too far from intense agriculture areas. However, the Midwest -- Chicago in particular -- did a bit better in our analysis." More>>

9/11/2018
Bloom Energy to Preview Solution for Generating Clean Electricity From Landfill, Waste Water and Agricultural Biogas
Bloom Energy will preview a new high-efficiency, Bloom Energy Server-based solution for generating clean electricity from waste biogas at the CA Bay Area Air Quality Management District Climate Tech Marketplace in San Francisco on September 13th. Bloom will show how a standard Bloom Energy Server integrated with a new biogas clean-up module can generate clean electricity from biogas emitted by landfill, agricultural, waste and water treatment processes. More>>

9/11/2018
Moving The Biogas Needle
Can North Carolina serve as a national model for how to catalyze the biogas economy? BioCycle Editor Nora Goldstein took the pulse of the anaerobic digestion and biogas sectors in North Carolina in advance of BioCycle REFOR18, the only National Conference for the Biogas Industry, Oct. 15-18, 2018 in Raleigh. Also, the Official Conference of the American Biogas Council. The answer? YES -- North Carolina has all the ingredients to move the biogas needle, including organic waste in need of alternative management solutions, and a Renewable Energy Portfolio Standard with a carve-out for poultry and swine waste-derived energy. How much delay in progress will be caused by a June ruling by the NC Utility Commission? Will this ruling throw a temporary wrench into project developers' plans to inject Renewable Natural Gas into the grid? Are the right stakeholders at the table to keep moving the biogas needle ahead? Join us in Raleigh during Conference sessions on October 16 and 17 to get the inside scoop. More>>

9/11/2018
Biogas Safety: Worker's torch set off methane explosion at water treatment plant, injuring 10
When accidents happen, it's a good time to remind ourselves of the need to always stay vigilant on safety and to set that example for others. If you're interested in providing digester safety training to your personnel, please contact us for the next training we will offer. More>>

9/10/2018
CA Governor Brown Signs 100 Percent Clean Electricity Bill, Issues Order Setting New Carbon Neutrality Goal
CA Governor Brown has signed SB 100 (de León) which increases the state's renewable electricity (RPS) requirement from 50 to 60 percent by 2030. SB 100 also requires the CA PUC to plan for 100 percent renewable and/or zero carbon power by 2045, but that is a planning goal and not a mandate. The Governor has also issued an Executive Order calling on the state to achieve carbon neutrality by 2045. More>>

9/10/2018
Biogas projects popping up everywhere--are they the magical solution we've been looking for?
It's not just you...it's true, talk of gas is popping up everywhere. But it's no longer a ssshh'd conversation whispered in the bathroom of a Mexican restaurant after eating too many bean burritos. It's mainstream conversation now thanks to the growth of biogas around the world. And thanks to rainbow-farting unicorn memes of course. More>>

9/9/2018
From pigs to prairie grass: Missouri company seeks new biogas feedstock
A St. Louis alternative energy company has started the second phase of an ambitious biogas project in northern Missouri that aims to turn prairie plants from marginal farmland into renewable natural gas. ABC member Roeslein Alternative Energy, in a partnership with Smithfield Foods and a group of Midwest universities, has begun converting the first of a thousand acres of lower quality farmland to prairie grasses. More>>

9/7/2018
EPA asked to process RIN applications for biomass, biogas power
This morning, 111 organizations sent a letter to the EPA Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the immediate inclusion of renewable electricity in the Renewable Fuel Standard. In 2007, Congress approved the participation in the RFS of electricity produced using renewable feedstocks as fuel, including certain types of biomass, biogas and the biogenic portion of municipal solid waste. Despite this approval and EPA's approval of renewable electricity in 2014, EPA has yet to register facilities and recognize RINs for electricity producers, also known as "eRINs." More>>

9/7/2018
Welcome New Member: Xebec Adsorption Inc.!
Xebec Adsorption Inc. is a global provider of biogas upgrading equipment. Xebec's mission is to ensure their customers receive the maximum revenue from their biogas stream whether it is from a landfill, wastewater plant, or anaerobic digester. Xebec offers skid or containerized upgrading systems, and with their partners, engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM). Xebec's technology is based on a proven, rapid cycle PSA system which delivers high recovery and gas purity to pipeline specification. Benefits of Xebec's second generation upgrading technology include a one-step process to remove CO2, N2, O2, and H2O. Xebec's upgrading systems ensure low installation and operating costs while at the same time optimizing system uptime and availability. More>>

9/6/2018
Trump says Congress should pass farm bill with food stamp work requirements
The latest statement from President Trump may help the Farm bill conference committee reach a compromise between the Senate and House versions. More>>

9/6/2018
Farm bill joint conference committee meets
The need to provide certainty for farmers and pass an on-time farm bill was repeatedly stated as being the goal when the joint farm bill conference committee -- made up of members from both the House and Senate -- met Wednesday morning for their first joint meeting. No significant headway was made on the differences that exist between the chambers' respective versions of the farm bill, although it was noted that the ability to bridge those differences is manageable, as all of the conferees were allowed time to express their priorities and concerns in three hours of opening statements. More>>

9/6/2018
Welcome New Member: Brazilian Association of Biogas and Biomethane!
The Brazilian Association of Biogas and Biomethane is the ABC's counterpart in Brazil: the trade association for the Brazilian biogas industry. Our mission is promote the definitive insertion of biogas and biomethane in the Brazilian energy matrix, through the development of the various segments involved in its production, regulation and use. More>>

9/6/2018
111 Organizations Sign Letter Urging EPA to Process RIN Applications for Electricity Generated Using Biomass and Biogas Fuel
This morning, 111 organizations sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency Acting Administrator Andrew Wheeler urging the immediate inclusion of renewable electricity in the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In 2007, Congress approved the participation in the RFS of electricity produced using renewable feedstocks as fuel, including certain types of biomass, biogas and the biogenic portion of municipal solid waste. Despite this approval and EPA's approval of renewable electricity in 2014, EPA has yet to register facilities and recognize RINs for electricity producers, also known as "eRINs." More>>

9/5/2018
Gresham, OR's wastewater treatment plant turns waste into sustainable, money-saving energy
The city of Gresham, OR's wastewater treatment plant, an ABC member, is turning human waste, along with oil, fat and grease from local businesses and restaurants, into pure energy gold. "Several years ago we were really looking at our rising utility costs and limited funds and decided that something really needed to be done to help save taxpayer money and make the plant more sustainable and environmentally friendly," said city spokeswoman Elizabeth Coffey. Coffey said that in three years, the plant has saved the city $1.5 million and been recognized as the first wastewater treatment plant in the U.S. to be certified as Energy Net Zero. [The project also received ABC's Project of the Year award in 2015!] More>>

9/5/2018
"Show Me The Money"--RINS and LCFS Credits
A Renewable Natural Gas session at BioCycle REFOR18 called "Show Me The Money": Tapping Lucrative RIN And LCFS Credits will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 16. The session dives into the status and future trends in the RFS RIN market and the California Low Carbon Fuel Standard market, and reviews the content of a good offtake agreement, and how to use RIN and LCFS credits as secure revenue to finance a project. Moderated by Paul Greene of CDM Smith (an ABC Board Director), panelists include Craig Murphy, Brightmark Energy; Paul Niznik, Argus Consulting Services; John Haeckel, Clean Fuel Partners; and Brad Pleima, EcoEngineers. More>>

9/4/2018
Department of Energy Announces 36 Projects for Bioenergy Research and Development
This R&D will enable cost-competitive, drop-in renewable hydrocarbon fuels, bio-based products, and power from non-food biomass and waste feedstocks. At least two projects utilize biogas: High-efficiency Process for RNG Production from Biogas using MOF-based Solid Adsorbents; Cool GTL for the Production of Jet Fuel from Biogas; and Intensified biogas conversion to value-added fuels and chemicals. More>>

9/4/2018
Welcome New Member: Womble Bond Dickinson!
Womble Bond Dickinson is a transatlantic law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers based in 26 UK and US office locations. The firm provides core legal services including: Commercial, Corporate, Employment, Pensions, Dispute Resolution, Litigation, Finance, Banking, Restructuring, Insolvency, IP, Technology and Data, Private Wealth, Projects, Construction and Infrastructure, Real Estate and Regulatory Law. Womble Bond Dickinson has a particular focus on eleven key sectors: Energy & Natural Resources, Financial Institutions, Healthcare, Insurance, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Retail & Consumer, Transport & Infrastructure, Pharmaceuticals Biotechnology & Life Sciences, Communications & Technology and Private Wealth. More>>

9/4/2018
Raleigh company proposes $200M worth of swine-gas plants in NC
A Raleigh company with plans to build seven swine and agricultural waste plants in North Carolina -- including one near Monroe -- has asked regulators to allow it to participate in a pilot biogas program. GESS International Inc., a new ABC member, which moved its headquarters from California to Raleigh last year, says in filings with the N.C. Utilities Commission that each plant would cost about $30 million to build and would employ 16 to 19 workers, once they are in operation. More>>

9/4/2018
Governor recognizes Vermont's top sustainability projects
Vermont Business Magazine What do a brewery, a coffee company, and a semiconductor facility all have in common? These businesses represent some of this year's winners for the Governor's Award of Environmental Excellence. Winner Vermont Coffee Company installed over $1 million in new, energy-efficient equipment and switched from propane to renewable natural gas and Cow Power. Vermont Coffee is now the first U.S. coffee company to use 100% renewable biogas to roast its coffee. More>>

9/2/2018
New Study Advises Policymakers to Consider Renewable Natural Gas for Low-Carbon Buildings Strategy
The analysis forecasts that replacing just 16 percent of the traditional natural gas supply with renewable gas (RNG) captured from sources like dairies, wastewater treatment plants, and landfills, can achieve GHG reductions equivalent to converting 100 percent of buildings to electric only energy by 2030. By using a mix of both in and out of state resources, the renewable natural gas strategy is 3 times more cost effective in reducing GHGs than an electrification pathway. More>>

9/1/2018
Hog-waste plant clears hurdle, but new NC rule threatens future development
Wilmington's Optima BioEnergy, an ABC member, operates North Carolina's only swine-waste biogas plant and had plans for more. Then regulators three a wrench into those plans. More>>

8/30/2018
Letter urges Trump to direct EPA to complete RFS electric pathway
On Aug. 17, the owners of nearly 60 anaerobic digestion (AD) projects sent a letter to President Trump asking him to tell the U.S. EPA to prioritize the development of an electric pathway under the Renewable Fuel Standard. The letter cites efforts by members of Congress to encourage the EPA to take action on an electric pathway under the RFS, and notes that farmers from across the U.S. have testified at two EPA hearings in the past year on the issue and continue to engage the agency on the matter. More>>

8/30/2018
Progress Made on Farm Bill, Including SNAP, Ag Chairman Says
The chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee said lawmakers made progress on the farm bill's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program language – long seen as the bill's biggest stumbling block – after leaders of the House and Senate agriculture panels met today. The full farm bill conference committee will hold its first public meeting Sept. 5. Lawmakers will be racing the clock to get the new farm bill enacted by the Sept. 30 expiration date of the current farm law. The farm bill has 12 titles, including commodity, conservation, and nutrition programs [and the energy title which most directly impacts biogas]. More>>

8/29/2018
Sale of Rosendale Digester at UW-Oshkosh Approved to PA-based REV LNG, LLC
The University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh Foundation, an ABC member, has sold its Rosendale digester to a Pennsylvania energy company. Fond du Lac County Circuit Judge Richard Nuss today approved the Foundation's plan to sell its Rosendale Biodigester, which converts animal waste into energy, to REV LNG. The sale price was good news for the foundation as the $8.25 million offer is approximately $1.5 million above the $6.75 million it owed on the digester project. More>>

8/29/2018
Welcome New Member: EnviTec Biogas AG!
EnviTec Biogas is committed to quality: As a versatile biogas all-rounder with more than 600 renewable gas projects implemented in 16 countries, EnviTec scores for its customers through efficient and reliable technology, the entire concept engineering, as well as the entire support and maintenance of its custom-tailored biogas and RNG plants. EnviTec also offers its clients the EnviThan upgrading system as an independent system for the production of RNG. More>>

8/28/2018
City of Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant first in Oregon certified for thermal renewable energy certificates
The Oregon Department of Energy today announced that the City of Gresham Wastewater Treatment Plant, an ABC member and Biogas Project of the Year winner, is the state's first facility to be certified as eligible to earn renewable energy certificates for producing thermal energy. A renewable energy certificate, or REC, is used to certify and track the generation and consumption of renewable energy in Oregon. Tracking RECs helps ensure electric utilities are complying with Oregon's Renewable Portfolio Standard, which requires that at least half the electricity from our largest utilities come from renewable resources by 2040. The Oregon Legislature added thermal energy to the list of eligible resources for RECs in 2016; facilities that produce thermal energy while they generate electricity using biomass can request certification from the Oregon Department of Energy. More>>

8/28/2018
BioCycle's Anaerobic Digest
A collection of AD news highlights over the last month: Toronto, Ontario: RNG From Green Bin Organics; Detroit, Michigan: First Digester At A North American Zoo; Sacramento, California: Biomethane Specifications; and Olympia, Washington: Manure Management Grants Awarded. More>>

8/28/2018
ABC and BPA Organize Sign-on Letter to Activate eRIN Pathway
Biogas businesses, if you care about EPA activating the already approved eRIN pathway in the RFS, please click on the link below to add your company's name before this Friday, Aug 31. ABC and BPA have expanded this opportunity beyond their membership to include any businesses that want the renewable electricity pathway to be activated by EPA. More>>

8/28/2018
Final Opportunity To Save $50 On Your BioCycle REFOR18 Two-Day Registration
BioCycle REFOR18, The Official Conference of the American Biogas Council, will take place in Raleigh, North Carolina on October 15-18, 2018. Save $50 on your two-day registration by inserting discount code SAVE50 on the payment page during registration. This offer expires Friday, August 31. More>>

8/28/2018
Welcome New Member: Natural Gas Fueling Solutions (NGFS)
NGFS develops, engineers, procures and constructs production and delivery infrastructure for CNG, LNG, Bio Gas, Hydrogen, Electric and Renewable energy as well as traditional fueling sources. Our business initiatives and activities have always focused on and continued to advocate the support and deployment of alternative and renewable fueling infrastructure throughout the USA. We are one of the most active companies building Hydrogen, CNG, LNG and other energy fueling infrastructure coast to coast. Our experience spans across a broad range of industries including Transit Agencies, Waste Management, Public & Government Agencies, Education, National & Private Carriers, and Retail Fuelers to name a few. - (ABC) Energy EPC Development, Development, Design, Construction. Biogas Conditioning projects, downstream fueling projects serving the vehicle industries for production, sale and use of renewable natural gas. More>>

8/28/2018
Philly refiner plans $120M plant to convert food scraps to fuel for trucks and buses
RNG Energy, announced Monday it has formed a joint venture with Philadelphia Energy Solutions, which operates the giant South Philadelphia refinery complex, to build a $120 million digester that can convert more than 1,100 tons of food waste a day into methane gas. More>>

8/27/2018
Hennepin County AD RFQ - Deadline Extended to October 5
The due date for responses has been extended to October 5, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to allow additional time for the County to review and respond to questions posed by prospective responders. Questions will be addressed in a subsequent addendum. For the RFQ, addenda, and other info, view "More." More>>

8/27/2018
8 US cities join global reduction pledge
Intriguing news about 8 US cities joining the list of 23 to make big C40 waste reduction pledges. A lot of the usual suspects (NY, SF, DC) along with at least one surprise. Newburyport, MA. More>>

8/26/2018
New MRF in Maine will include Anaerobic Digestion
Earlier this summer, CP Group, broke ground on the installation of the material recovery facility that will be the front-end system for Fiberight's waste processing and refining facility that features Fiberight's first full-scale biofuels and biogas processing systems. Fiberight's proprietary anaerobic digestion and biogas technology converts organic waste to biofuel and refined bioproducts. Residual waste at the facility will be processed by Fiberight's technology, upgrading the municipal solid waste residue into industrial bioenergy products. More>>

8/26/2018
Welcome New Member: ITility LLC
ITility, LLC is 250+ employee company that operates in the National Capital Region as a Federal Government contractor. We service 8 agencies, both defense and civilian, and hold 29 current contracts. We place high value on innovation and strive to develop new ideas into viable and meaningful enterprises. One area we devote much of this energy to is sustainability, including food waste and animal waste recovery into renewable energy sources. We currently hold a Maryland Energy Administration (MEA) grant to convert chicken litter into energy and reduce the nutrient loading of the Chesapeake Bay. More>>

8/24/2018
EPA: 26.35 million cellulosic RINs generated in July
The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for July, reporting that nearly 1.71 billion RINs were generated during the month, including more than 26.35 million cellulosic RINs. [With 288 million cellulosic RINs required for 2018--24 million/month--that's right on pace.] More>>

8/24/2018
Trash talk
What if you could transform sewage and garbage into clean renewable energy? Would you even hesitate? Now a proposal by ABC member Genesis Industrial Group could help Yarmouth reach something akin to the Holy Grail of trash transformation, perhaps even providing the town with an economic incentive as part of the package. The concept is to build a multimillion-dollar anaerobic digestion facility on the same site as the Yarmouth Transfer Station and the town's sewage treatment plant. More>>

8/23/2018
MD WRRF biogas system will include Cambi's advanced thermal hydrolysis process
The design-build team has been selected for the first phase of Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission's $250 million Piscataway Water Resource Recovery Facility Bio-Energy Project in Prince George's County, Maryland. Upon completion, the facility is projected to help save WSSC customers approximately $3 million per year while vastly expanding the commission's green energy capabilities through increased production of renewable biogas. The facility will be among the first in the country to incorporate the advanced thermal hydrolysis process (THP) from Cambi,Inc., an ABC member. More>>

8/23/2018
Hennepin County exploring anaerobic digestion for organics
Hennepin County, MN, an ABC member, is exploring the potential of processing organic waste through anaerobic digestion. The county is looking to find an entity that could process at least 25,000 tons of organic waste annually via anaerobic digestion. It's requesting that potential vendors for the project submit their qualifications and preliminary plans for anaerobically digesting the waste by early September. More>>

8/21/2018
Clean Energy Fuels DFW International Airport's Path To Carbon Neutrality With Renewable Natural Gas
DFW recently partnered with ABC member Clean Energy, the leading provider of natural gas fuel for transportation in North America, to power the airport's vehicle fleet with renewable natural gas (RNG). The contract calls for Clean Energy to provide the airport with its Redeemâ„¢ brand of RNG, the first renewable and commercially available vehicle fuel made entirely from 100 percent organic waste. The use of RNG is expected to further reduce DFW fleet greenhouse gas emissions by approximately 70 percent. More>>

8/21/2018
Welcome New Member: City of Mesa, AZ
The City of Mesa, AZ is a full service municipal government providing gas, wastewater, and solid waste services. More>>

8/21/2018
Research Updates Session at BioCycle REFOR18
The BioCycle REFOR18 Conference Program features four concurrent tracks of sessions on Tuesday-Wednesday, October 16-17, 2018. Tuesday's Track 1 sessions are punctuated with the technology-oriented session “Anaerobic Digester Research Updates.” Presentations include: Incorporating Biochar To Manage Hydrogen Sulfide Rebecca A. Larson, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Evaluating Feedstocks For Lignocellulosic Content, Tracking Conversion During AD Dana Kirk, Michigan State University, Biomethane Potential Testing -- Understanding The Results, Utilizing The Data Brian Langolf, University Of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, Impact of Hydrolytic Enzymes On Anaerobic Digestion Rebecca Hobden, Novozymes More>>

8/20/2018
Welcome New Member: BioResource Development, LLC
BioResource Development, LLC (BRD) is a Nebraska-based Limited Liability Corporation that develops, manages, and operates the collection, treatment, production, storage, and distribution of biofuels made from renewable gases produced in landfills, feedlots, and other sources, to customers in targeted markets. More>>

8/20/2018
USDA solicits applications for REAP funding
The USDA's Rural Business-Cooperative Service is soliciting fiscal year 2019 applications for the Rural Energy for America Program, which helps agricultural producers and rural small businesses install renewable energy systems and make energy efficiency improvements. More>>

8/19/2018
Welcome New Member: Beckley, WV Sanitary Board
Beckley, WV Sanitary Board is a municipal wastewater utility operating an anaerobic digester complex at its treatment facility. They have a high strength organic waste co-digestion program going online in 2018. The Beckley Sanitary Board seeks to develop their program that will utilize and monetize biogas. More>>

8/18/2018
Grassley: EPA not pursuing plan to attach RINs to biofuel exports
The U.S. EPA is no longer considering a plan would allow renewable identification numbers (RINs) to be applied to exported volumes of biofuels, according to remarks made by Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, during an Aug. 15 press call. More>>

8/16/2018
Roberts looks to make progress on farm bill talks
Senate Agriculture Chairman Pat Roberts plans to call the first formal meeting of the farm bill conference committee shortly after the Labor Day recess and hopes to make headway by then in settling differences with House negotiators. The House is not in session until September. "If all four of us were together we could close out fairly quickly," Roberts said, referring to the conference committee's four principals. More>>

8/16/2018
Trump administration plans to reorganize agriculture research offices, alarming some scientists
Scientists are raising alarms over a Trump administration plan to overhaul two federal offices tasked with food and agriculture research, calling the move a ploy to slash funding to projects on climate change, nutrition and other top concerns. The plan, announced by Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue last week, would relocate one top research office -- the Economic Research Service -- into the Office of the Secretary, a political branch of the Agriculture Department. It would also move ERS and a second scientific office, the National Institute for Food and Agriculture, out of Washington, D.C., by the end of 2019. The reorganization, one of several launched over the past 15 months, would streamline the USDA's operations, save taxpayer money and help the agency recruit and retain top staff, Perdue said in a statement. More>>

8/16/2018
How to turn leftovers into electricity
[Facebook video, 4:34] This is one of the most fun biogas videos we've seen in a while. It features ABC member Impact Bioenergy. Ever wanted to the see the inside of a horse? Check it out. More>>

8/16/2018
The First Years: Meet This Sustainability Focused Dairy Farmer
[Podcast, 21:06] First generation dairy farmer Austin Allred, has one thing on his mind most of the time: sustainability. Allred makes financial and environmental sustainability on his Washington farm a huge priority. Allred not only has a state-of-the-art waste management system on his farm (featuring anaerobic digestion), but he relies on byproducts to feed his cows as well. More>>

8/15/2018
This Farmer Turns Manure Into Clean Water and It May Be the Future of Farming
It's not by using more water, though you'd be forgiven for assuming so. To most people, cow manure equals fertilizer. Take it, put it back into the fields, and you've got the circle of life, right? What we non-farmers don't realize is that manure and manure water are actually so nutritious for plants as to be damaging. More>>

8/15/2018
Clean Energy lands first RNG customer in New York as fleet interest in the near-zero emissions fuel continues to grow
A renewable natural gas (RNG) headline that doesn't mention California? Seems strange, but it's true as natural gas leader and ABC member Clean Energy Fuels announced this week that it landed its first RNG customer in New York, a municipality that will be using its ultra-low emissions fuel, Redeem, in 80 refuse trucks. More>>

8/15/2018
Plant That Turns Chicken Poop into Energy Comes to Georgetown
A new renewable energy plant is coming to the Georgetown area next year. Though people who live nearby worry the new plant will bring increased traffic and a strong odor along with it. The plant, owned by CleanBay Renewables will recycle 90,000 tons of chicken litter annually, and transport nearly 300 tons daily. More>>

8/14/2018
Farm groups urge quick finish to new farm bill
More than 150 farm and agribusiness organizations are appealing to congressional farm bill negotiators to finish their work quickly. "Americans must have a five-year farm bill ahead of the September 30 expiration of the Agricultural Act of 2014," the groups said in a letter Monday to leaders of the House and Senate Agriculture committees. "We urge you to quickly reconcile the bills' differences and pass a conference report so that it can be enacted into law." More>>

8/13/2018
Fueling station in Dallas now dispensing RNG
In partnership with Independence Fuel Systems (IFS), GAIN Clean Fuel announces the opening of a new public natural gas fueling station in Dallas, Texas, that will dispense premium, renewable natural gas (RNG). More>>

8/13/2018
Could Dairy Cows Make Up for California's Aliso Canyon Methane Leak?
State and local officials reached a $119.5 million settlement with the Southern California Gas Company on Wednesday to mitigate climate impacts and address ongoing health concerns from one of the largest natural gas leaks in U.S. history...The settlement, which is subject to approval by the Los Angeles Superior Court, would ensure that methane is collected at 12 or more dairies and fed into the state's existing natural gas pipeline and storage network and then used as transportation fuel, according to a California Air Resources Board document about the settlement. More>>

8/13/2018
Renewable natural gas facility to be built at Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy
By the end of January, manure produced by cattle in Kewaunee County is expected to be fueling semi-trucks and buses in California, the result of a facility now under construction at Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy. Ground was broken Wednesday for a processing facility that will convert the gas from Pagel's biodigester system into what's being called renewable natural gas, which burns much more cleanly than diesel fuel, said Mark R. Hill Jr., vice president of operations for DTE Biomass Energy, an ABC member. More>>

8/13/2018
Mentz manure lagoon part of Cayuga County biogas digester's growth plan
Confusion over whether the correct permits were drawn and some misunderstandings with nearby residents is causing all parties to double check project plans. At an Elbridge-based dairy farm a combination of manure and both liquid and solid organics materials, such as food processing waste, is processed twice under many specific conditions -- once in the digester, and again in a post-digester. The process produces gas that is then cleaned by a biological scrubber and subsequently pumped through a generator to produce electricity. More>>

8/13/2018
State Permitting Of Anaerobic Digestion Infrastructure
This BioCycle REFOR18 Conference Session, on Tuesday, October 16, 2018, will focus on various states' approaches to regulatory oversight of anaerobic digestion facilities. Who falls under solid waste rules? Who falls under water rules? Who falls under both or neither? Panelists include: Christine Lawson and Donna Wilson, North Carolina Dept. of Environmental Quality Kathryn Perszyk, Virginia Dept. of Environmental Quality Robert Wadley, Tennessee Dept. of Environmental Conservation BioCycle REFOR18, the 18th Annual Conference on Renewable Energy From Organics Recycling, takes place October 15-18, 2018 in Raleigh, North Carolina and is the Official Conference Of The American Biogas Council. More>>

8/10/2018
Cow Bingo Anyone? 10 Brillant Way Dairy Cow Manure, Biogas and Cheese Go Together
4. From Poo to Powder – Skiers at Vermont's famous Killington Resort can ride to the top of the mountain on the iconic K-1 Express Gondola, secure in the knowledge that their ride is powered by 10,000 healthy, happy dairy cows from a collection of farms throughout the state, including two Cabot farms. Cow Power from methane digesters has been transporting skiers up the mountain since 2012. More>>

8/10/2018
North Carolina pork industry appeals order suspending new biogas projects
The North Carolina Pork Council filed a motion Thursday asking state regulators to reconsider a freeze on new renewable natural gas projects. The ruling suspends new renewable natural gas projects, which purify methane captured from waste and inject it into pipelines, where it's blended with conventional gas and burned to generate power. More>>

8/9/2018
First renewable natural gas project on a dairy farm starts in Kewaunee County
Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy, a dairy farm in Kewaunee County, will now be making renewable natural gas from its dairy cow manure as fuel to power vehicles all across the country. Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy just broke ground on the rewewable natural gas project, partnering with DTE Energy, an ABC member based out of Detroit, Michigan. More>>

8/9/2018
Position Opening at Milton CAT: Business Development Manager - Power Systems
Milton CAT is seeking an experienced Gas Business Development Manager. The Business Development Manager is responsible for sales leadership of engine and associated equipment into the Combined Heat and Power (CHP), Landfill Gas (LFG) and Distributed Generation (DG) industries. This position requires an individual with a detailed knowledge of products, services and markets of the gas application business. More>>

8/8/2018
Momentum Building for Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Conference & Expo
This week, the Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council, an ABC member, reported that momentum is building quickly for their annual conference that will focus on biogas, woody biomass and other biofuels. For example, only two booths are now available in the nearly sold out Expo in Philadelphia, Sept 12-14. More>>

8/7/2018
Breaking up 'fatbergs': Engineers develop technique to break down fats, oil and grease
Cooking oil and similar waste can clog pipes, harm fish and even grow into solid deposits like the "fatbergs" that recently blocked London's sewage system. But UBC researchers may have found a way to treat these fats, oils and grease -- collectively called FOG -- and turn them into energy. "The principle would be the same: you pretreat the FOG so it doesn't clog the pipes, and add it to sewage sludge to produce methane from the mix," said Lo. More>>

8/6/2018
Biogas plan headed for vote on final approval
After nearly two years in the works, the plan to repurpose a byproduct gas from Englewood's and Littleton's wastewater-treatment plant to reduce pollution and potentially make millions in profit heads for a vote on final approval this month. A factor in the plan's ability to bring in profit is a federal program that allows for selling renewable energy credits, called RINs, or "renewable identification numbers." RINs are assigned to batches of renewable fuel that are sold in the energy market. More>>

8/6/2018
Catalyzing The Biogas Economy
BIOCYCLE REFOR18 Conference Sessions kick off wIth this Think Tank Session: "Catalyzing The #Biogas Economy" on Oct. 16, 2018. More>>

8/6/2018
Jury awards hog farm neighbors their biggest verdict yet
A federal jury on Friday awarded more than $470 million to six neighbors of a hog farm in Pender County who complained of excessive noise, odor, flies, buzzards and other disruptions to their quality of life. The stunning verdict, reached after just three hours of deliberation, came against pork producer Murphy-Brown, and marked the third time that juries have ruled against the company in a nuisance lawsuit. At $473.5 million, this was the largest of the three. The first two verdicts were reduced in line with state law capping punitive damages. The cap will lower the amount to $94 million in total damages in this case. More>>

8/6/2018
Verdict #3: Statement of North Carolina Pork Council
The verdict is outrageous. The farms on trial were constructed in the mid-1990s. Since then, each of the six plaintiffs in this case either moved to the farms or built new homes in that farming community. None had made any complaints of nuisance until 2014, when the lawyers arrived to bring these lawsuits...We urge prompt appellate review of the unfair and unjust judicial decisions that have shaped and fostered this outcome. More>>

8/5/2018
Wheeler: EPA to create public "dashboard" on RFS waivers
Fischer asked Wheeler about the EPA's process in quantifying the disproportionate economic hardship that is required as part of the small refinery waiver process. He again discussed the agency's work towards developing a dashboard to provide information to the public on small refinery hardship waivers, noting the data included in the dashboard will include information on the EPA's process...."While we appreciate Acting Administrator Wheeler is looking into how EPA might reallocate the SREs and intends to publicize a ‘dashboard' to provide more transparency about the circumstances around why refineries receive exemptions from RFS compliance, farmers and biofuel producers are suffering the consequences of demand destruction and collapsed RIN and commodity markets," said Brian Jennings, CEO of ACE. "We need reallocation sooner rather than later." More>>

8/4/2018
Montauk Energy collaborates with a US dairy farm to produce biogas
Montauk Energy, has inked a deal with a California-based dairy farm aiming to convert cow manure into natural gas for the first time. As per sources, the company mainly extracts & converts methane gas from waste landfills across the U.S. and is benefitted from subsidies provided through a federal program, RFS (Renewable Fuel Standards). More>>

8/4/2018
'Powered by Poo': How One of the World's Biggest Dairies Finds Energy in the Unlikeliest of Places
They like to say they are "powered by poo". Fair Oaks Farms, an ABC member and mammoth dairy operation in central Indiana, prides itself on high-tech farming operations which are open for the world to see. But behind the scenes, Fair Oaks has created an energy operation which has become a model for farms around the world. More>>

8/3/2018
DOE, SoCalGas fund project using microbes to convert CO2 into RNG
On Aug. 1, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) announced grant funding has been awarded to Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Stanford School of Engineering's Spormann Laboratory to conduct new power-to-gas research. The initiative will research the use of microbes to convert carbon dioxide directly to methane using renewable electricity, a process known as microbial electromethanogenesis (ME). If developed as envisioned, ME could become a highly efficient, large-scale storage technology for excess wind and solar energy [and encourage more biogas systems]. More>>

8/3/2018
New Biomethane Analyser from QED for Anaerobic Digestion Gas Upgrading Applications
Michigan based environmental product manufacturer, Q.E.D. Environmental Systems, Inc., has launched a fixed analyser designed for high-accuracy methane and oxygen readings for biomethane applications. The analyser is said to provide quality readings above the 95% methane level and below a 1% oxygen level at first stage production. More>>

8/1/2018
Special ABC Discount this Week for September's Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Conference & Expo in Philly
If your business is in biogas, biomass or biofuels and you're interested in projects in the Mid-Atlantic plan now now to attend MABEX, in just a few weeks! It's the annual conference and expo hosted by ABC member, the Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council. The program covers how to generate RINs, poultry litter biogas and digestate, organics recycling policy, the effect of federal policy on regional bioenergy, and designated networking events--lots of opportunities for you to boost your business this Sept. 12-14. And just for you, we have a discount worth 25% off if you register this week: use the code ABC18. See you there! More>>

8/1/2018
McConnell Hopeful Farm Bill Conference Report Ready for Vote After Labor Day
The Senate agreed by voice vote Tuesday to go conference with the House to negotiate a new version of the farm bill before the current legislation expires, even if that means working through the summer recess. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that he was hopeful the farm bill conference report would be ready for a vote after Labor Day. The Senate is expected to name nine negotiators, five Republicans and four Democrats. More>>

7/31/2018
New Approach to Trash is Displacing Fossil Fuels
In early July 2018, renewable natural gas (RNG) began to flow into Southern California's natural gas distribution system from a state-of-the-art high solid anaerobic digester in Perris, CA, that processes organic waste that would otherwise have been sent to a landfill. Because the waste will no longer have an opportunity to naturally decompose at a dumpsite and emit harmful greenhouse gases (GHGs), the RNG being produced and delivered into the pipeline has a negative carbon profile. This first-of-its-kind project was made possible by the innovation, investment, and commitment of CR&R, a leading waste and recycling collection company and ABC member. More>>

7/31/2018
NC Site Tours Announced for BioCycle REFOR18/ABC's Annual Conference
Here's one, featuring several ABC members: Optima KV, Kenansville, NC. Optima KV, a collaborative venture between Smithfield Foods, two swine herd farmers and Cavanaugh Associates, is comprised of covered in-ground digesters at 5 contiguous farms housing a total of 60,000 pigs. Biogas produced at each farm is preconditioned and routed to a central gas clean-up facility through low-pressure piping. The gas clean-up system consists of pressure-swing absorption to remove carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide and other constituents. The cleaned biomethane (renewable natural gas) is pressured for injection into the Piedmont Natural Gas pipeline. More>>

7/31/2018
This Week in Dairy Interview with CEO Steven Rowe of Newtrient
Joel Hastings of DairyBusiness News interviews Steven Rowe of Newtrient LLC. Stimulating new technologies in manure management is what Newtrient LLC is all about. CEO Steven Rowe explains how this joint venture by leading dairy co-ops is turning dairy farm nutrient management from a problem to an opportunity. More>>

7/31/2018
Portland, Oregon regional government approves commercial organics mandate
Congratulations, Metro Council (Portland, OR) for unanimously passing your new food waste recycling law! You're now the 13th city/regional government to pass an organics recycling policy in the US. Here's more from BioCycle magazine More>>

7/30/2018
EPA: 25.57 million cellulosic (D3) RINs generated in June
The U.S. EPA has released renewable identification number (RIN) generation data for June, reporting that more than 1.6 billion RINs were generated during the month, including nearly 25.57 million cellulosic RINs [which is just above average for the 288 million cellulosic gallons required for 2018]. More>>

7/30/2018
Meet the Candidates Running for the ABC Board This Year
Get to know the candidates running for the American Biogas Council Board this year--voting for members begins tomorrow. Can you guess who on the slate was nominated 5(!) times? We are ecstatic to see a diverse group of exemplary individuals on this year's slate. More>>

7/25/2018
Portland, OR regional government to vote on commercial organics mandate tomorrow
The Metro Council (Metro) -- the regional governing body for the Portland, Oregon metropolitan area -- is scheduled for a July 26 vote on a proposed ordinance that would require municipalities to enforce source-separation of scraps from commercial and institutional generators for donation or processing. Establishments that generate 1,000 pounds or more of organics per week would have to comply by March 2020. Generators of 500 pounds or more would be phased in by March 2021, followed by those with 250 pounds or more by Sept. 2022. More>>

7/25/2018
Legislation Ushers in New Era for Light Duty Natural Gas Vehicles
Legislation introduced by Sen. James Inhofe would direct EPA to incentivize natural gas vehicles to maximize the nation's economic, environmental, energy independence and global energy leadership objectives, while offering consumers a lower cost and more stable priced fuel. ABC member Ariel Corporation and others applauded Senator Inhofe's introduction of this legislation and his support of natural gas as a transportation fuel and natural gas vehicles. [More natural gas vehicles would increase the demand for biogas, RNG and RINs.] More>>

7/25/2018
EPA signs off on rule exempting farmers from reporting emissions
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced Tuesday that it is implementing recently passed legislation that exempts farmers from having to report emissions derived from animal waste and other pollutants. The final rule, signed by EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler on Monday, codifies the most recent version of the FARM Act, which exempted many farmers from reporting air releases of hazardous substances from animal waste. Environmentalists argued against the provision, saying that farmers should have to take responsibility for the emissions coming from their livestock and crops. U.S. cattle and their byproducts are a major source of the greenhouse gas methane. More>>

7/25/2018
Agriculture Leadership Likely to Meet Wednesday on Farm Bill
House and Senate Agriculture Committee leadership will probably meet on Wednesday ahead of a conference on the farm bill, the Senate panel's chairman said. The House appointed 47 conferees to the farm bill (H.R. 2) conference committee July 18 and the Senate is expected to name its conferees this week. More>>

7/25/2018
EPA to keep pursuing biofuel changes under new leadership: Wheeler
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's acting administrator said on Tuesday he would follow up the work of his predecessor to overhaul the nation's biofuel policy, including pursuing changes strongly opposed by the powerful corn lobby like counting ethanol exports toward annual biofuels quotas. The biofuel industry [including ABC and biogas] had been hoping that Andrew Wheeler would drop some of former Administrator Scott Pruitt's overhaul efforts, which were aimed at helping the oil industry, and instead prioritize the interests of farmers in the U.S. heartland to expand domestic markets for corn-based fuel. More>>

7/24/2018
Clean Energy Project Assistant - Position Available
Interested in Beginning a Career Growing Clean Energy? The management company of the American Biogas Council, Technology Transition Corporation (TTC), has an immediate full-time opening for an energetic entry-level individual that is motivated to promote clean energy technologies and build a career in the clean and renewable energy sphere. This position will support the American Biogas Council (ABC), the premiere non-profit association promoting the anaerobic digestion and biogas industry, and the Mid-Atlantic Bioenergy Council (MABEC), a non-profit association representing the use of biomass to produce clean heat, power, biogas and soil amendments throughout the Mid-Atlantic region of the US. More>>

7/24/2018
Landia AD pumps and mixers take to World Biogas stage
Landia, inventors of the chopper pump, pioneers of the acclaimed GasMix digester mixing system and an ABC member, has become the newest members of the World Biogas Association. [The ABC is a member of WBA and sits on its Board.] More>>



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