March 24th Issue of Greenlane Digest
IN THE NEWS
Greenlane (TSX:GRN) is a pioneer in the rapidly emerging renewable natural gas (RNG) industry. 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. As a leading global provider of biogas upgrading systems, we are helping to clean up two of the largest and most difficult-to-decarbonize sectors of the global energy system: the natural gas grid and the commercial transportation sector.
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 over 35 years of industry experience are fierce competitive advantages.
Today, we are a trusted partner globally and are ranked number one in installed capacity, having sold over 140 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 many of the largest RNG production facilities in the world.
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The European Biogas Association (EBA) welcomed the recognition of biomethane among the strategic net-zero technologies in the EU’s Net-Zero Industrial Act (NZIA). The new regulation proposal puts the supply of clean technologies at the center. Earlier last year the REPowerEU’s action plan featured a target of 35 bcm (370 TWh) of annual biomethane production by 2030, a twelve-fold increase from 2020 production volumes. The new NZIA proposal will facilitate the roll-out of the necessary industrial capacity to achieve the REPowerEU’s objective.
A multi-million-dollar anaerobic digester that can handle manure from about 10 dairy farms is nearing completion on Thurler Farms, southwest of Winchester, Ontario. It’s the first in a planned fleet of 310 units nationwide to extract methane from most of the manure produced on Canada’s 10,000 dairy farms by 2030. Ontario will see an initial pilot group of six digesters - three in Eastern Ontario, three in Western Ontario and valued at a combined $56.5 million - starting with the Thurler farm location. Construction on the other five should begin this year, according to Nick Thurler, co-owner of the farm and co-founder of the project owned by developing company, GET (Green Energy Trading) Corp. GET Corp. expects to process 80% of Canada’s dairy farm manure at 310 facilities by 2030 to reduce methane and appease the federal government’s “Green Agricultural Plan for Canada” and ‘net zero’ greenhouse gas emission goal by 2050. That would cut Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions by 1.5 million tonnes annually - equivalent to taking 330,000 vehicles off the road - according to GET Corp. Ontario would account for 500,000 tonnes or one-third of that reduction.
A five-year pilot from utility Virginia Natural Gas (VNG) aims to encourage the development of RNG production facilities within the VNG service territory. Recently approved by the Virginia State Corporation Commission, the RNG Interconnect pilot program also authorizes the company to integrate RNG into its natural gas distribution system. The pilot is part of the energy company's Sustainable Gas Program, which will allow for the production and delivery of RNG into VNG's pipeline system and support the procurement of both RNG and Next Generation Natural Gas. This is complementary to VNG's path to reach net-zero direct greenhouse emissions from its operations by 2050. VNG is the first local distribution company in the state to establish a Commission-approved tariff that allows an interconnection between an RNG production facility and a natural gas utility's distribution system.
For the latest articles on the RNG sector, click on the links below!
Mar 17-24, 2023
Recognition of biomethane among the strategic technologies in the EU's Net-Zero Industrial Act
Farmer builds first methane digester to handle 10 farms
Virginia Natural Gas receives approval for RNG pilot program
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