October 8th 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!
Al Rawabi, a dairy company based in the United Arab Emirates, has announced its large-scale biogas facility is now operational. A first of a kind project in the Middle East, the plant will recycle organic waste from Al Rawabi’s operations into clean energy. According to the Khaleej Times, the facility will generate 1.3 MW of green energy. The biogas facility’s sustainable operations will also yield other benefits, such as the production of highly concentrated organic fertiliser (approximately 10 tons per day) and 150 cubic metres of water per day.
Repsol, the Spanish energy and petrochemical company based in Madrid, has produced renewable hydrogen using biomethane as a raw material for the first time. The renewable hydrogen was used to manufacture fuels with a low carbon footprint, such as petrol, diesel, or kerosene for aviation. Ten tons of renewable hydrogen was produced at Repsol’s Cartagena Industrial Complex from 500 MWh of biomethane, preventing emissions of approximately 90 tons of CO2. The biomethane used as a raw material was obtained from urban solid waste. Through this process, Repsol replaces conventional natural gas with biomethane of sustainable origin to produce renewable hydrogen.
Controlling methane emissions is increasingly being viewed as the fastest, most effective knob to turn to fight global warming. Municipal solid waste (MSW) landfills are known as a significant source of methane, and in the US the EPA has cited MSW landfills as accounting for 15% of the country’s methane emissions, while the May 2021 UN report has noted that landfills and waste together account for around 20% of North American methane emissions. Organic waste coming into the landfill is the driver—it is estimated that 40%-50% of food is wasted and food waste accounts for about 20% of total waste. As a result, it is estimated that organic waste sent to landfills amounts to around 5% of global GHG emissions. Landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) facilities, whether they convert landfill gas to electricity (considered low BTU) or RNG (considered high BTU) provide two environmental benefits—they reduce the need for fossil fuel, and when RNG is used to power fleets, they reduce CO2 emissions. It is estimated that only 500 landfills around the country capture methane and convert it into energy. The EPA estimates that nearly 500 more could cost-effectively turn their methane into an energy resource.
For the latest articles on the RNG sector, click on the links below!
Oct 1-8, 2021
UAE dairy firm’s large-scale biogas plant now operational
Repsol produces renewable hydrogen using biomethane
The Risk of Methane and the Reward of RNG
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