Gaz Métro Converts Forest Waste to Natural Gas

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Gaz Métro has announced that its pilot project – to convert forest waste into second generation renewable natural gas – was successful. The tests were conducted in collaboration with G4 Insights at the Natural Gas Technologies Centre in Boucherville. The demonstration process enabled Gaz Métro to develop a conversion process that they say is unique in the world. The company …

Alternative energy, biomass, Natural Gas

Cali #Biofuel Industry Calls for More Funding

Joanna Schroeder

As California continues down the highway of low carbon fuels, the state’s biofuel industry is calling for more funding to ensure the highway doesn’t end in the ocean. The biofuel industry, including the ethanol, biodiesel and biomethane trade associations, is calling on Governor Brown to allocate $210 million from the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund to help spur in-state production of …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, Ethanol, Low Carbon Fuel Standard, methane, Natural Gas

Report: Clean Energy Techs Cut Road CO2 Emissions

Joanna Schroeder

A new report from Lux Research has found that using low-carbon fuels and vehicle efficiency will cut road transport CO2 emissions 29 percent by 2030. Biofuels and natural gas combined will account for 45 percent of petroleum displacement. Today, global road transportation accounts for a sixth of all global CO2 emissions. The sharp cut – exceeding the Intended Nationally Determined …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Electric Vehicles, Ethanol, Natural Gas

Intrexon’s Pilot Isobutanol Plant Online

Joanna Schroeder

Intrexon Corporation has announced that its pilot plant for the production of natural gas-to-liquids is online. Located in San Fransisco, the facility will be producing isobutanol, a drop-in fuel. Intrexon says that isobutanol has several advantages over other biofuels including cleaner burning combustion, less corrosion, more energy content and compatibility with existing pipelines. “Reaching operational status with our pilot plant …

isobutanol, Natural Gas

OPIS’ Tom Kloza Discusses Energy Markets

Joanna Schroeder

During the 21st Annual National Ethanol Conference (#RFANEC) this week, one of the hot topics was the energy and ethanol market outlooks especially with the low oil prices the globe is currently experiencing. Tom Kloza with the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS) offered attendees the outlook for ethanol, oil and natural gas markets in his presentation, “Wronger for Longer – …

Audio, biofuels, Ethanol, National Ethanol Conference, Natural Gas, Oil, RFA

Primus Green Produces 100-Octane Gas

Joanna Schroeder

Primus Green Energy has achieved a milestone by producing 100-octane gas and methanol from methane and other hydrocarbon gases at its commercial demonstration plant in New Jersey. According to the company, the feat was achieved due to a “breakthrough” improvement to its STG+ technology that enables its plant to produce high-octane gasoline in addition to RBOB gasoline and methanol. The …

advance biofuels, methane, methanol, Natural Gas

New Forest Waste-to-Energy Tech Debuts

Joanna Schroeder

G4 Insights has debuted a new technology to convert forest waste into renewable natural gas in Auburn, California. The process converts scraps and small trees from forest thinning projects into biomethane.  In it first demonstration, G4 used gas produced onsite to fuel an unmodified Placer County truck. “G4 is pleased to have the opportunity to partner with Placer County, California …

Natural Gas, Renewable Energy, Waste-to-Energy

Santa Monica Converts Buses to Natural Gas

John Davis

The City of Santa Monica, California, is the one of the first municipal transit systems to convert its fleet to renewable natural gas (RNG). This news release from Clean Energy says it is supplying the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) to the Big Blue Bus fleet. Big Blue Bus has been fueling its LNG and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fleet of …

Natural Gas

Renewables “Rock” U.S. Energy Growth

Joanna Schroeder

The SUN Day Campaign’s Ken Bossong, has noted once again that renewable energy sources are dominating the new energy landscape according to the latest “Energy Infrastructure Update” report from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s (FERC) Office of Energy Projects. The reports shows wind and solar accounted for all new generating capacity placed in-service in April. For the month, two “units” …

biomass, Electricity, Geothermal, Hydro, Natural Gas, Nuclear Energy, Oil, Renewable Energy, Solar, Wind

Biofuels, Nat Gas Boost Nonpetroleum Usage Levels

John Davis

Petroleum is still tops in transportation fuels, but biodiesel, ethanol and natural gas have taken the biggest bite out of its share since 1954. This report from the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) says the numbers harken back to when coal-fired steam locomotives were declining and automobile use was growing rapidly. After nearly 50 years of relative stability at about …

Biodiesel, biofuels, Ethanol, Ethanol News, Government, Natural Gas