February 5th 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 110 biogas upgrading systems 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.
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ArcelorMittal, a global steel and mining firm, announced a partnership with Vow ASA, a provider of decarbonization technology, to build a biogas facility at an ArcelorMittal steel manufacturing plant in Luxembourg. The Rodange plant, which specializes in the production of grooved rails for major rail projects around the world, will use biogas generated from the facility to directly replace fossil natural gas in its rolling mill reheating furnace. The partnership aims to have the biogas facility up and running in 2022, which will be the first dedicated biogas plant for the steel industry.
A biogas facility off the south coast of England will soon provide electricity to a factory operated by the Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas, in what will be the latest example of how the idea of a “circular economy” is being embraced by big business. The Vestas factory, which manufactures blades for offshore wind turbines, will have roughly 80% of its power needs supplied by the biogas facility, with both sites located on the Isle of Wight. The biogas facility utilizes organic materials like grass and maize, which are grown on the island, to produce biofertilizer and biogas through anaerobic digestion.
Development of microgrids, which can be “fueled” by biogas, got a boost in mid-January when the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) announced microgrid rates, tariffs and rules to accelerate deployment of decentralized electricity sources. Microgrids are decentralized electricity sources that supply power to the main grid when needed, but also operate autonomously if the main grid goes down. They are employed to keep critical services operating, especially when natural disasters such as wildfires force utilities to shut off power during conditions of high wind and high heat to reduce wildfire risk. The Bioenergy Association of California believes that “microgrids are a huge opportunity for biogas and that biogas — and the hydrogen derived from it — make microgrids a lot more reliable”.
San Diego County in California opened its first anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Escondido. The facility will accept food and green waste and is the first step for the County in contributing to California’s Zero Waste goals. The state-of-the-art AD facility will produce RNG that will help to serve the environmentally sustainable energy needs of the densely populated southern California region.
Amazon.com has ordered more than 1,000 compressed natural gas engines as part of its strategy to introduce new sustainable solutions for freight transportation. The engines, supplied by a joint venture between Cummins Inc. and Westport Fuel Systems Inc., are to be used for Amazon’s heavy-duty trucks that run from warehouses to distribution centers. They can operate on both renewable and non-renewable natural gas, according to two sources familiar with the matter.
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