April 14th Issue of Greenlane Digest
IN THE NEWS
Greenlane (TSX:GRN) is a pioneer in the rapidly emerging renewable natural gas (RNG) market. We work with waste producers, gas utilities, and project developers to turn low-value biogas into a valuable low-carbon and carbon-negative clean energy resource. As a leading global provider of biogas upgrading systems, we are helping to clean up two of the largest and most difficult-to-decarbonize sectors of the global energy system: the natural gas grid and the commercial transportation sector.
Greenlane is a pure play in the RNG space, offering multiple core biogas upgrading technologies, in use and proven in the industry today. Biogas upgrading sales are forecasted by industry to grow at a minimum 30% compound annual growth rate (CAGR) over the next five years in North America and Europe. Our demonstrated leadership in biogas upgrading, scope and breadth of product offerings, and 30+ years’ industry experience are fierce competitive advantages.
Today, we are a trusted partner globally and are ranked number one in installed capacity, having sold more than 135 biogas upgrading systems into 19 countries and counting. We’ve learned a lot along the way. First to market in 12 of the 19 countries where our systems have been sold, we’re also proud to have supplied the systems for many of the largest RNG production facilities in the world.
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A waste management company is partnering with a natural gas supplier on a $50 million project in Ontario to mine landfill gas from decomposing trash that will generate green energy and help the environment. Waste Connections of Canada announced plans to construct a new RNG facility on the Ridge Landfill site, near Blenheim, that will include an upgrading and compression system to convert landfill gas into a high-quality RNG. Enbridge Gas is partnering on the project to run a new four-inch pipeline nearly six kilometres from its Chatham East Line at its Blenheim North Station to a new injection station at the landfill that will require at least a $12 million investment.
Large trucks and luxury cars are being powered by dairy cows – or to be more precise, the biogas from their manure. California farms are not only producing milk products for the world, they’re reducing greenhouse gas emissions by more than 20% on the farm and replacing fossil fuels destined for big-rig gas tanks. If the state is going to achieve its ambitious climate goals, more dairies are going to have to generate renewable natural gas with anaerobic dairy digesters. In the race to slow climate change and reduce California’s methane emissions to 40% below 2013 levels by 2030, transforming methane from manure into biogas with digesters leads all other initiatives. Since 2016, dairy digesters have cut more than 1.9 million metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalent (MMTCO2e) emissions. The California Air Resources Board (CARB) expects dairies and livestock to reduce manure emissions by 9 MMTCO2e annually by 2030. About 185 dairy digesters will operate in the state soon, reducing methane emissions on 194 farms. While they’re taking on 30% of the California Climate Investment program’s greenhouse gas reduction goal, they’ll be claiming less than 2% of the funding.
For the second year in a row, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) scientists observed a record annual increase in atmospheric levels of methane, a powerful, heat-trapping greenhouse gas that’s the second biggest contributor to human-caused global warming after carbon dioxide. NOAA’s preliminary analysis showed the annual increase in atmospheric methane during 2021 was 17 parts per billion (ppb), the largest annual increase recorded since systematic measurements began in 1983. The increase during 2020 was 15.3 ppb. Atmospheric methane levels averaged 1,895.7 ppb during 2021, or around 162% greater than pre-industrial levels. From NOAA’s observations, scientists estimate global methane emissions in 2021 are 15% higher than the 1984-2006 period.
Enbridge Gas announced a pilot project agreement with the Ontario Waste Management Association (OWMA) to use low-carbon RNG in waste collection vehicles across Ontario. With a fleet of 3,650 waste collection and haulage vehicles in Ontario that consume about 130 million litres of diesel per year, there is a significant opportunity to reduce emissions by transitioning the industry to low-carbon renewable fuels. RNG is an affordable, safe and reliable alternative clean energy fuel that leverages existing natural gas infrastructure. Because it can be powered by waste, it has the added bonus of diverting waste from landfills, and in some cases resulting in carbon-negative emissions, which contributes to the creation of a circular economy. This new RNG pilot project will enable existing gas-fuelled waste vehicles to attain near zero emissions and will enable existing fleets to attain a total of 56,000 tonnes of annual greenhouse gas emissions reductions in Ontario—roughly equivalent to removing 12,000 passenger cars off the road each year.
For the latest articles on the RNG sector, click on the links below!
Apr 8-14, 2022
$50M project to convert decomposing trash into green energy
Increase in atmospheric methane set another record during 2021
Enbridge and Ontario Waste Management Association announce RNG project to decarbonize refuse trucks
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