October 23rd 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.
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Arla Foods, which operates a cooperative of 10,000 farms across Europe, has targeted a carbon net zero goal by 2050. With 85% of its total emissions generated from the farms, one of the avenues the company is looking at is the vast amounts of manure produced from its dairy cattle. Arla is in the middle of a three-month trial evaluating the viability of using RNG, produced through anaerobic digestion, as a fuel for its fleet of delivery trucks at two farms in the U.K. This pilot follows a 2019 trial in Sweden, which showed that running a truck on biofuel is cheaper than using diesel while providing a GHG emission reduction benefit.
A university report for the Danish Energy Agency has concluded that the climate benefits of biogas in the agricultural sector are greater than previously assumed. The research, from Aarhus University, examined the climate and environmental benefits of degassing different biomass compositions and revealed that there is a greater reduction in methane released into the environment from degassing cow manure. Subsequent production of biogas in the agricultural sector was shown to have a greater effect on the climate than previously thought.
A coalition of 57 companies and national associations has called on the EU to commit to gas to achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 by positioning the fuel as a bridge to clean energy systems. The coalition supports “ambitious and pragmatic policy tools” that will support gas as a replacement for coal and oil that will realize immediate CO2 emission reductions. Renewable and decarbonized gases are highlighted by the coalition, which includes the European Biogas Association and the NGVA Europe, as a central pillar of the economic recovery plan from the COVID-19 pandemic.
The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture awarded a $10 million grant this year to C-CHANGE, which is a partnership of organizations working together to develop new methods of turning biomass and manure into fuel. The focus of the consortium’s work will center on the “Grass to Gas” value chain, which includes the anaerobic digestion of herbaceous feedstocks combined with manure to produce biogas and biomethane. New economic development in rural communities, reduced GHG emissions and improved soil health are a few of the outcomes that C-CHANGE will be researching.
For the latest articles on the RNG sector, click on the links below!
Oct 16-23, 2020
Meet the dairy firm hoping to power its delivery trucks using cow manure
Climate benefits of agricultural biogas greater than previously thought
Time to make a dash for green gas, EU told
Harnessing biogas to grow a value chain for farmers
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