European Study Shows Renewable Gas Can Achieve Net Zero GHG Emissions by 2050

| The Netherlands, Groningen

“…there is a role to play for renewable gas in the form of bio-CNG/LNG, as an efficient, sustainable and scalable alternative to other energy dense fuels.”

A new study — Gas for Climate : How gas can help to achieve the Paris Agreement target in an affordable way — published by the Gas for Climate initiative, sets out a plan to meet the Paris Agreement target in a cost-effective way. It focuses on using renewable gas in existing gas infrastructure for the heating of buildings, to produce dispatchable electricity as a complement to wind and solar, and to fuel heavy transport. Read more »

Natural Gas Vehicles Pay for Coffee Every 100kms – See at Geneva Motor Show

| Switzerland, Vevey
Skoda Octavia Combi G-tec

Skoda Octavia Combi G-tec

Running on natural gas/biogas is currently the best option in Switzerland for saving on vehicle and fuel costs, says Gaznat SA. In addition to running green thanks to the 20% average biogas component of natural gas sold at the pump in Switzerland, this fuel can save up to 40% compared to gasoline, and certainly the price of a coffee every 100km, while the wide range of vehicles available in the market comes with an entry price of less than CHF 10,000 (USD 10,630). Read more »

PitPoint Opens First CNG Station in Lisse

| The Netherlands, Nieuwegein

PitPoint opens CNG at LissePitPoint BV, Netherlands-based operator of renewable natural gas (RNG) filling stations, has officially opened the first CNG station in Lisse, southwest of Amsterdam. PitPoint is investing together with initiators in the production of green gas and, among other things, new refueling points for green gas / CNG, LNG are being opened. Read more »

Seven IVECO Stralis NPs for UK Haulage Company

| United Kingdom, Basildon

Iveco Stralis NPs for H Parkinson Haulage in UKUK transportation company H Parkinson Haulage, from Preston in Lancashire, has taken delivery of its first IVECO vehicles – seven Stralis NP 4×2 tractor units. The compressed biomethane-powered trucks will be used on high-mileage contracts with each vehicle expected to cover more than 350,000 km every year. Read more »

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 »