December 3rd 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.
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 125 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 the largest RNG production facilities in North America and Europe, respectively.
Through the Greenlane Digest, our goal is to provide weekly updates and the latest articles on the RNG industry. Make sure you forward our newsletter to your contacts!
Barcelona is exploring ways of running the city’s buses on biomethane produced from sewage sludge left over from wastewater treatment to help reduce GHG emissions. According to the city’s public transport operator TMB, 70% of its fleet ran on diesel fuel in 2010. By 2020, 75% of its buses were hybrid or running on less polluting energy. Currently, just one bus is being tested, but there are plans to have 46 methane-fuelled buses on the streets by 2024.
The Punjab Bureau of Investment Promotion (Invest Punjab) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Punjab State Office-Renewable Gas Association of India (RGAI) to promote the renewable gas sector. The MoU includes the promotion of setting up biofuel projects and compressed biogas (bio-CNG) plants in India’s Punjab region. The RGAI has been created to find the best solutions for improving and maximizing RNG production and encouraging green and sustainable growth. This will help scale up the country’s RNG potential, mainly due to the abundance of unutilised agriculture feedstock – an estimated 140 million tonnes of waste annually – supported by the growing consumption of CNG and bio-CNG.
The new Global Methane Pledge, signed at the U.N.’s 26th climate summit in Glasgow, now has over 100 countries, including Canada, promising to cut their methane emissions 30% by 2030. Prior to the summit, only 13 countries were committed to methane reductions. According to the Canadian Biogas Association, every tonne of methane from organic sources is equal to one tonne of clean energy potential through biogas and RNG. Thousands of biogas and RNG projects worldwide are already capturing this opportunity, with many more possible. Of the world’s existing human-caused methane emissions, 27% could be prevented through biogas and RNG according to the World Biogas Association. In Canada, that number is higher, with 28.5% of methane emissions preventable through new biogas and RNG projects. Biogas and RNG could potentially get Canada 90% of the way towards its newly pledged methane reductions.
Supermajor bp has acquired a 28.57% stake in Gasrec, the UK’s largest dual provider of bio-LNG and bio-CNG to road transport. bp will supply Gasrec with renewable biomethane produced mainly from organic wastes, such as food and dairy manure. The investment will expand bp’s UK footprint in renewable gas production and distribution, adding to its market-leading position in the US. Gasrec’s network of 10 biomethane refuelling stations across the UK is capable of refuelling around 1,250 vehicles per day and includes one of Europe’s largest gas refuelling stations. This investment from bp will help Gasrec expand its refuelling network and increase its impact on the UK’s heavy duty transportation sector.
The CMA CGM Group and Shell have performed a bio-LNG bunkering trial in Rotterdam. The containership Aurora, a 1,400 twenty-foot equivalent units LNG-powered vessel, was bunkered by Shell with a nearly 10% blend of low-carbon bio-LNG while in port at Rotterdam. The vessel received around 483 m3 of LNG, 44 m3 of which were bio-LNG. Shell’s bio-LNG offering, combined with the dual-fuel gas engine technology developed by CMA-CGM, has the potential to further reduce GHG emissions by at least 67% well-to-wake (the whole value chain) compared to very low sulphur fuel oil. According to Shell, LNG is the first integral step to decarbonizing the global shipping sector, offering immediate emissions reduction with the potential to become a net-zero emission marine fuel given the possible roles of bio-LGN and synthetic LNG.
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