Saint-Hyacinthe Biomethanation Plant Now Fully Operational

| Canada, Saint-Hyacinthe QC
St-Hyacinthe biomethanation plant (image AQPER)

St-Hyacinthe plant (image: AQPER)

The first municipal biomethanation project in Québec, located in the City of Saint-Hyacinthe, has now entered full service. It will produce about 13 million m3 of renewable natural gas from conversion of organic materials, for transportation fuel and other uses. The process will help reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 49,000 tonne-equivalents of carbon dioxide in Québec each year. Read more »

First European Biomethane Map Illustrates Positive Trend

| Belgium, Brussels

Growth Biomethane Plants - Source EBA 2018There is a markedly increased worldwide interest in natural gas as a renewable fuel source for transportation. Given the consumption of gas harvested from biowaste generates virtually no additional carbon, energy consumers can address emissions targets with confidence. Such interest has stimulated Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE), in collaboration with the European Biogas Association (EBA), to publish the ‘European Biomethane Map 2018’. Read more »

Calgary Issues RfP for 40 CNG Buses Plus Extensive Options

| Canada, Calgary AB

City of Calgary LogoThe City of Calgary has issued a Request for Proposal (Solicitation Number 17-1750) for the supply and delivery of up to forty (40) buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG). The new buses will join Calgary Transit, the public transit service which is owned and operated by the city. Read more »

Biggest U.S. Waste to Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) Plant Underway

| USA, Sacramento CA
Amp Americas Fair Oaks Facility - preparation area

Preparation area of the Fair Oaks facility.

Renewable Dairy Fuels (RDF), a business unit of AMP Americas, announced from the 2018 Rethink Methane Symposium held this week in Sacramento, California, that construction is underway on the country’s largest on-farm anaerobic digester-to-vehicle fuel operation. Located in Fair Oaks, Indiana, the dairy project will be the company’s second biogas facility producing renewable natural gas (RNG) from dairy waste for transportation fuel. Read more »

HAM Technology Turns Sewage to Fuel in Guadalajara

| Spain, Barcelona

HAM RNG stationThe application of new technology from Barcelona-based HAM Group has enabled the implementation of a pioneering project in Spain that produces gas from the digestion of waste water sludge for use as a fuel for vehicles. Located at the Guadalajara Wastewater Treatment Plant, the plant transforms biogas produced from wastewater into Renewable Natural Gas (RNG)/biomethane. Read more »

ANL Dairy and Food Waste Digester Case Studies Shine Light on RNG

| USA, Lemont IL
Fair Oaks upgrading plant

Fair Oaks Dairy Farm biogas upgrading plant (image: Greenlane)

Two Case Studies released by the US Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory and the sustainable energy NGO Energy Vision highlight the environmental and economic benefits of generating transportation fuel from bio-waste. The studies focus on two successful projects that were among the first to produce Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) vehicle fuel using anaerobic digesters to capture biogases from decomposing organic waste. Read more »

Clean Energy’s Redeem (RNG) Sales Up One Third for 2017

| USA, Newport Beach CA

Clean Energy RedeemSales of Redeem™, a renewable natural gas (RNG) available on the North American market through supplier Clean Energy Fuels Corp., grew by 32% in 2017, from 60 million gallons in 2016 to 79 million gallons in 2017. The 2017 volume represents over half of the overall United States RNG production as reported by the Environmental Protection Agency through December. It is the cleanest fuel commercially available today. Read more »

OrangeGas Spreads Refueling Wings Across Europe

| Netherlands, Heerenveen
OrangeGas Gas station in Almelo

OrangeGas CNG station, Almelo, Netherlands

Dutch alternative fuels supplier OrangeGas has confirmed its intentions to become a major European player by purchasing thirteen Compressed Natural Gas filling stations in Germany. Initially, OrangeGas will operate in North-Rhine Westphalia and will later seek to establish a presence in other German states. Read more »

Romania Decrees Future Vehicle Purchases 30% Green

| Romania, Bucharest

Romania's first CNG Station by AntaresThe President of Romania, Mr. Klaus Iohannis, on January 18 signed a Decree to Promulgate the Law on Promotion of Ecological Transport. The law, which will enter into force in 2019 for public institutions and 2020 for the private sector, encourages the purchase of means of transport that utilize green technologies, including Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Renewable Natural Gas (RNG or biomethane). Read more »

Los Angeles Contracts Applied LNG for Renewable Natural Gas

| USA, Westlake Village CA

Los Angeles WasteThe City of Los Angeles has taken another step toward meeting Southern California’s stringent air-quality goals by contracting Applied LNG to supply renewable liquefied natural gas (RLNG) to fuel their fleet of natural gas vehicles. The California-based energy solutions provider will deliver fuel to multiple Los Angeles LNG/LCNG stations where it will be dispensed as LNG or compressed natural gas (CNG). Read more »