August 7th Issue of Greenlane Digest
IN THE NEWS
Greenlane (TSXV: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 clean energy resource.
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 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 delivered more than 100+ biogas upgrading installations in 18 countries and counting. We’ve learned a lot along the way. First to market in 11 of the 18 countries where our systems operate, we’re also proud to have supplied the systems for the largest RNG production facilities in North America and Europe, respectively.
Brad Douville, Greenlane’s President and CEO, will be presenting virtually next week at Canaccord Genuity’s 40th Annual Growth Conference. Mr. Douville’s presentation will be on Wednesday, August 12th from 9:00 – 9:25 a.m. EDT. For additional information, please visit Canaccord Genuity's 40th Annual Growth Conference.
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Duke Energy, one of the largest U.S. utilities, has teamed up with a North Carolina-based RNG project developer, SustainRNG, to generate RNG from dairy farm waste streams. The partnership, which will initially focus on dairy farms in the southeastern United States with 3,000 to 6,000 cows, will capture and upgrade biogas into RNG which will then be injected directly into Duke Energy’s pipeline grid for sale to its natural gas customers.
Scientists at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the United States have developed a cost-effective alternative to removing CO2 from biogas streams that could prove promising for RNG production from thousands of small-scale waste streams. The researchers have developed a low-cost sorbent from sodium carbonate and silicone that can be extruded like spaghetti or 3-D printed into porous sponges that can absorb virtually all the CO2 from biogas until it becomes saturated. SoCalGas has partnered with the researchers to make larger-scale prototypes and test in the field.
Supermajor BP is planning to drastically cut its oil and gas production and channel billions of dollars into clean energy as part of a major shift in strategy announced with its second quarter results. The company is planning a 10-fold increase in annual low-carbon investments, to reach $5 billion by 2030, which is a major part of its plan to reach net zero emissions target by 2050. BP said its oil and gas production will fall 40% by 2030.
One casualty of the COVID-19 pandemic in Australia has been beer – millions of liters of beer in the country expired due to lockdown measures. The unused beer from local breweries in South Australia was repurposed at the Glenelg Wastewater Treatment Plant and added to the facility’s anaerobic digesters, boosting the plant’s production of biogas to record levels. Beer’s high calorific load and methane potential make it an ideal co-digester with the waste stream, and the facility’s already strong performance in generating its own energy from biogas was boosted to new levels with the addition of ales and lagers.
The U.S. EPA’s Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) has released a new report in July to provide biogas stakeholders and other interested parties with a resource to promote and potentially assist in the development of RNG projects. The document summarizes operational RNG projects in the U.S. at landfills and anaerobic digesters, and the potential for growth. To access the report, please click here.
For the latest articles on the RNG sector, click on the links below!
July 31-Aug 7, 2020
Duke Energy to develop renewable natural gas on dairy farms
3-D printed material purifies biogas at low cost
BP will slash oil production by 40% and pour billions into green energy
Expired beer helps Australian WWTP achieve record biogas production
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