October 22nd 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!
American Power Group Corporation (APG), an alternative fuels solutions provider to the heavy-duty transportation industry, announced the commercial launch of its next generation low-carbon vehicular dual fuel solution. APG states that low-carbon and negative-carbon RNG can enable the Class 8 trucking industry to convert existing Class 8 diesel trucks to “green” low-carbon or negative-carbon rated fleets. According to APG, there are approximately 2 million late-model Class 8 diesel trucks operating in the U.S. Assuming an estimated CO2 reduction of 500 metric tons per truck per year utilizing APG’s dual fuel solution and dairy RNG, the potential positive impact on the environment would be in the range of 1 billion metric tons of CO2 reduction per year.
Turning landfill emissions into RNG will result in cleaner air, stronger communities and more economic opportunities, British Columbia’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change Strategy says about CleanBC’s latest project. The provincial government is investing over $4 million to expand the city of Vancouver landfill’s gas-capture system through the CleanBC Industry Fund, with matching funds from the City of Vancouver. The project will expand the current landfill gas-collection system by installing a system of wells, collectors and piping to capture methane and carbon dioxide that would otherwise be vented to the atmosphere. Landfill gases will be transported for refining into RNG that will be sold to FortisBC and incorporated into the company’s natural-gas distribution system for residents, businesses and the city’s buildings, vehicles, and neighbourhood energy utility.
Approval has been granted by the British Columbia Utilities Commission for EverGen Infrastructure Corp.’s anaerobic digester expansion project in Abbotsford. The RNG offtake agreement with FortisBC Energy Inc. will see that carbon neutral RNG is supplied to meet the needs of 1,900 homes in the metro Vancouver area. EverGen had previously announced that it had entered into a 20-year offtake agreement with FortisBC in which FortisBC will purchase up to 173,000 gigajoules of RNG annually for injection into its natural gas system.
UGI Utilities (UGI), the second largest regulated gas utility in the state of Pennsylvania, has received regulatory approval from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission to purchase RNG as part of a five-year pilot program. The pilot, the first of its kind in Pennsylvania, is intended to explore how UGI can integrate RNG into its supply portfolio. The pilot allows UGI to test adding RNG to its supply portfolio while leveraging certain available economic incentives for renewables to lessen the cost impact of purchasing RNG for customers.
Seaspan Ferries Corporation (Seaspan) became the first Canadian marine company to pilot the use of RNG to reduce GHG emissions produced by its roll-on, roll-off liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered marine fleet. Seaspan expects that data from the pilot will confirm that, by using RNG, GHG emissions can be reduced by upwards of 85 per cent versus traditional diesel fuel. As part of Seaspan's continued efforts to reduce vessel emissions and explore alternative fuels, the company has worked closely with FortisBC to secure a source of certified carbon neutral RNG.
For the latest articles on the RNG sector, click on the links below!
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