July 31st 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.
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!
The Alberta government announced the finalists in the province’s Natural Gas Challenge, a funding program for emissions reduction technology projects paid for by a carbon tax on large GHG emitters. Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) received 117 applications and chose 20 to receive funding. Of the 20, two are RNG projects, including a $10 million project at Edmonton’s Clover Bar landfill to produce RNG and inject it into the province’s natural gas grid. In addition, ATCO Gas and Pipelines received $7.9 million to produce RNG for CNG fleet use and commercial applications.
Scientists at the German Biomass Research Centre have launched the organization’s largest foreign project to date in Togo, West Africa. The project, LabTogo, has been funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research and will be set up at the Togolese University of Lome, with a primary goal of establishing research and knowledge transfer for the use of biogenic organic residues for energy while reducing deforestation in Togo.
In the eastern United States, Chesapeake Utilities Corp., which has a natural gas distribution system servicing customers in Delaware, Maryland, Florida and Ohio, is set to start injecting RNG into its gas pipeline grid. The utility is targeting first injection in early 2021, with plans to supply up to 300,000 mmBtu annually of renewable natural gas, which will be sourced from anaerobic digestion of organic waste streams in Delaware.
A new report from clean technology consulting firm GNA provides an estimate of the near-term volume of RNG that will be produced in California and made available for transportation use by fleet operators. The study finds that more than $1 billion is being invested in the state’s supply of RNG, with 77% coming from the private sector. GNA also forecasts total RNG production facilities will reach 160 by the beginning of 2024, with the capacity to supply 119 million diesel gallon equivalents of fuel, primarily sourced from dairy farms and landfills.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agriculture is launching a $10 million study into how to boost struggling rural economies while protecting the environment. The program, slated to run for five years, will seek to create new value chains on U.S. farms, with a focus on the generation of RNG. The ultimate goal is an agricultural economy that is both more profitable and environmentally sound.
For the latest articles on the RNG sector, click on the links below!
July 24-31, 2020
RNG projects secure funding in Alberta's Natural Gas Challenge
Scientists in Germany and Togo, West Africa team up on biogas research project
Chesapeake Utilities set to inject RNG into U.S. East Coast gas distribution pipeline system
New report reveals more than $1 billion is being invested in California's RNG supply
America puts biogas at the heart of rural recovery
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