September 9th 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 30 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 more than 135 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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Japanese automobile giant Suzuki Motor Corporation (SMC) announced that it has joined India's National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) to initiate a biogas demonstration project designed to accelerate carbon neutrality in the nation. SMC and NDDB will undertake joint studies to evaluate the business model for the future commercialisation of biogas and its potential for widespread use.
In Mexico, a Michoacán company that is already using the nopal, or prickly pear cactus, to produce biogas is now planning to do the same with sargassum, a genus of seaweed that washes up on Caribbean coast beaches in large quantities. Nopalimex, a Zitácuaro-based firm that in 2019 opened Mexico’s first nopal biogas plant, has already proved that sargassum can be converted into biogas and is now seeking a patent for its process. It is also preparing to open a plant in Quintana Roo, the state most affected by the seaweed during the annual sargassum season. Trials in 2019 demonstrated that raw biogas with a methane content of up to 72% can be produced from sargassum.
Chris Huhne, the former Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change in the UK and current chairman of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA), has written an open letter to the government urging the incoming administration to recognise the value of AD and biogas as shorter-term solutions to the sizeable challenges facing the new government. Pointing out the benefits of biogas as a constant rather than intermittent source of energy, he emphasised the rapid contribution AD plants could make to achieving energy security. “More biogas is as an essential response to the Russian gas crisis, as many of our neighbours are proposing” he said. “The EU plans to double biogas output to meet 9% of last year’s gas demand. By contrast, in the UK, current government plans would meet less than 1% of our 2021 consumption.”
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Sep 2-9, 2022
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