July 30th 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!
Bipartisan legislation has been introduced by U.S. Senators to encourage investment in biodigester and nutrient recovery systems while establishing a new market for farmers. The Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Act will help expand the market for renewable biogas by providing a 30% investment tax credit to help offset the upfront costs associated with building digesters. Farms and other biodigester operators would be able to use digesters or other biological, chemical, thermal or mechanical processes to make biogas that is at least 52% methane, adding an immediate new revenue stream and dramatically decreasing pollution and runoff into waterways.
The Santa Barbara County ReSource Center opened on July 16 at the Tajiguas landfill. The new $130 million centre will divert an additional 60% of waste from the landfill, bringing the region to a diversion rate of 85%. The facility has two components that are designed to work in tandem - a new materials recovery facility (MRF) and an anaerobic digester. The MRF will remove organic waste, including food waste, wet paper, and cardboard. Once the waste has been sorted, a truck will transport the waste to the digester where it will be mixed with cow manure and heated to produce biomethane. The biomethane will then be combusted and converted into 2 MW of renewable energy, enough to power 2,000 homes.
A new anaerobic digestion facility opened at a 900-cow dairy farm in Vermont, designed to recycle about 180 tons/day of food and beverage waste from manufacturers, retailers, and distributors, and mix with 100 tons/day of dairy manure. The biogas generated from the anaerobic digestion process will be upgraded to RNG and injected directly into the Vermont Gas pipeline. Nearby Middlebury College will buy about 55% of the RNG produced annually from the project, which will supply about one-third of the energy that Middlebury uses for heating and cooling.
Scottish whisky producer Glenfiddich has announced it will run its vehicles on biogas generated from whisky waste, converting the residues from the distilling process into biogas. The technology converts production waste into an ultra-low carbon fuel gas that produces minimal CO2 and other harmful emissions. The biogas will help reduce CO2 emissions at the company by more than 95% and other harmful greenhouse gas emissions and particulates by up to 99%, compared to diesel and petrol trucks. Each truck should displace up to 250 tonnes of CO2 annually, equivalent to planting up to 4,000 trees every year, or displacing the fossil fuels from 112 households.
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July 23-30, 2021
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