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The European biomethane industry saw record-breaking production levels in 2021. Europe now has 1,023 production plants, a figure described by the European Biogas Association (EBA) and Gas Infrastructure Europe (GIE) as a “steppingstone” for the decarbonization of the whole EU economy. France, Italy, and Denmark are the countries with the largest increases in the number of biomethane plants. No less than 91 new units began operation in France in 2020 and 123 plants started operation between January and October 2021. After France, the countries which saw the biggest growth in their number of biomethane plants are Italy (+11 plants in 2020) and Denmark (+ 10 plants in 2020).
In Cambodia, the Credit Guarantee Corporation of Cambodia (CGCC) has partnered with the country’s Biogas Technology and Information Center (BTIC) to promote the investment of commercial biogas technologies. The organizations agreed to identify opportunities for collaborative activities and programmes to support biogas technology and bridge knowledge gaps in the biogas value chain among partners and stakeholders. Cambodia’s agricultural sector is the main source of local employment and income in rural areas and also the second-largest source of GHG emissions, and reducing climate change is viewed as critical for the sustainability of the agricultural processing and livestock industries in the country.
Clean Energy Fuels’ VP of sustainability, Greg Roche, was recently featured in an interview discussing his outlook on the future of RNG. Mr. Roche said that RNG permits and early-stage projects are starting to penetrate into every state in the U.S. Because of the way the regulations and credits favor RNG more in California, it will see more RNG. But there is a lot of overflow into other states, especially those that are pursuing their own low-carbon standards. Mr. Roche also highlighted that RNG could replace up to 75% of the diesel fuel that trucks and buses consume in the U.S. and that 53% of the natural gas fuel dispensed in 2020 in America was RNG.
Brightmark RNG Holdings LLC, the joint venture partnership between Chevron U.S.A. and Brightmark Fund Holdings LLC, a subsidiary of the global waste solutions provider Brightmark LLC, announced plans to construct an anaerobic digestion project at the Vlot Calf Ranch in California. The project, which is anticipated to be completed in 2023, marks the first RNG project in the state of California for Brightmark RNG Holdings and will be the largest project to date for the joint venture.
The Canadian Urban Transit Research & Innovation Consortium (CUTRIC), in partnership with Enbridge Gas, is launching a series of studies comparing buses powered with RNG, CNG, and diesel fuel. Conducted separately for Calgary Transit, Orange County Transportation Authority (California), and TransLink (metro Vancouver), these four-month projects will deliver a comprehensive review of existing CNG and RNG applications across Canadian and U.S. transit fleets. RNG can play a vital role in reducing transit emissions and is interchangeable with the conventional natural gas used in existing and conventional CNG buses. A new CNG bus fuelled by RNG costs about the same as a regular diesel bus, as does its fuelling system, making it a cost-effective alternative for transit agencies struggling with the costs and complexities of decarbonization.
For the latest articles on the RNG sector, click on the links below!
Jan 21-28, 2022
Europe sees record-breaking year for biomethane production
Cambodia to promote commercial biogas technologies
RNG's one-two punch against emissions
Brightmark and Chevron joint venture announce California AD project
Canadian study compares RNG buses to natural gas and diesel
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