November 19th 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!
U.S. gas distributors ramped up their commitment to a growing portfolio of RNG projects in the third quarter to coordinate with federal and state programs. Gas utility operators with RNG projects in service or nearing start-up announced new developments, while new entrants to the renewable gas space outlined plans to establish a foothold in the growing market. There are roughly 300 RNG projects in operation or under construction today in the U.S., up from about 50 a few years ago, with nearly 100 more in development, according to Northwest Natural Holding Co.
A pilot run by DHL Freight with Shell to trial bio-LNG on three transportation trucks has proven a success. The bio-LNG used by Shell in the test is produced from agricultural waste. It meets the criteria of the Renewable Energy Directive II (RED II) of the EU and is a product of a sustainable circular economy. Shell is scaling up the supply of bio-LNG to offer further emission reductions up to carbon neutrality. As of early next year, Shell will offer a blend of bio-LNG to the entire network in the Netherlands, offering further carbon reduction to all customers. As of 2023, Shell plans to offer bio-LNG produced in a new gas liquefaction plant at its Energy and Chemicals Park Rheinland to the entire network in Germany.
Clean Energy Fuels announced it has broken ground on an RNG digester at Del Rio Dairy in Friona, TX, its first in a joint venture with TotalEnergies to produce the ultra-clean transportation fuel which will be negative carbon intensive. All the RNG fuel produced at Del Rio Dairy will make its way into Clean Energy’s nationwide network of RNG stations. Clean Energy has a target to provide RNG at all its U.S. stations and for the carbon intensity (CI) of the fuel to be zero by 2025.
Amazon is increasing the number of CNG (biomethane) vehicles available to its partners across Europe, following successful trials with CNG Fuels. Amazon has already taken over more than 200 IVECO S-WAY CNG trucks to be handed over to partners across Europe. Additionally, the retail giant has ordered more than 800 CNG trucks from IVECO to be made available to its European Amazon Freight Partners in 2022, bringing its European CNG fleet to more than 1,000 vehicles by the end of 2022. CNG Fuels has been working with Amazon and its partners for several months, refuelling their ever-growing UK CNG vehicle fleets at its bio-CNG refuelling stations. Earlier this year, Amazon ordered more than 1,000 CNG-fuelled truck engines for its U.S. fleet.
For the latest articles on the RNG sector, click on the links below!
Nov 12-19, 2021
Gas utilities expand RNG project investments in Q3
DHL Freight, Shell’s bio-LNG trial proves a success
Clean Energy breaks ground on RNG dairy digester in JV with TotalEnergies
Amazon orders 1,000 CNG-fuelled trucks for Europe
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