POM Wonderful Extends Partnership w/Greenbelt

Joanna Schroeder

POM Wonderful, the largest grower and producer of fresh pomegranates and pomegranate juice in the U.S., has extended its feedstock testing contract with Greenbelt Resources Corporation. Earlier this year, Greenbelt announced its confidential testing program, and the company has now released the news that POM Wonderful was one of its first clients. Using Greenbelt’s technology, the initial tests have successfully …

advance biofuels, bioenergy, Ethanol, Waste-to-Energy, water

EcoPAS Ethanol PAS-100 Exceeds Expectations

Joanna Schroeder

The California wine industry is seeing growing concern of ethanol vapor released into the atmosphere from large fermentation tanks, an issue that can lead to the formation of smog. Fermentation is a necessary step in the production of wine; therefore to address the concern, EcoPAS invented the Passive Alcohol System (PAS-100) that captures the alcohol vapor that escapes from wine …

advance biofuels, Ethanol, Waste-to-Energy

PHG Energy Kicks of Waste-to-Energy Project

Joanna Schroeder

Construction of a new gasification plant at Lebanon, Tennessee’s waste water treatment facility is underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held last week. Tens of thousands of tons of sewer sludge, used tires and industrial wood waste will be processed to produce electricity to help power the plant.  PHG Energy of Nashville is designing and building the new facility, which will …

biomass, Electricity, Waste-to-Energy

Hometown BioEnergy Wins Biogas Project Award

Joanna Schroeder

The American Biogas Council has awarded the Hometown BioEnergy facility with its “Biogas Project of the Year” award. The LeSeur, MN plant is owned by the Minnesota Municipal Power Agency, with management partner Avant Energy, and utilizes anaerobic digestion to produce renewable electricity from food processing and agricultural waste. Once the methane gas is produced, also known as renewable natural …

biogas, Electricity, Waste-to-Energy

DC Water Turns Poop to Electricity

Joanna Schroeder

DC Water has unveiled it’s $470 million Blue Plains waste-to-energy project that converts biosolids waste to electricity. The facilities include a dewatering building, 32 thermal hydrolysis vessels, four concrete 80 foot high anaerobic digesters that each hold 3.8 million gallons of solids, and three jet engine-sized turbines. The company said the project was viable through CAMBI thermal hydrolysis process, the …

biodigester, Clean Energy, Electricity, Waste-to-Energy

ConEdison Assists “Renewable” Waste Treatment

Joanna Schroeder

The Port Richmond Wastewater Treatment Plant located on Staten Island has been updated to include “renewable” energy to help power the waste treatment facility. Three new boilers – a combination of biogas and natural gas – along with a new exhaust system and a rootfop solar array. Biogas is a byproduct of the wastewater treatment process and is now being …

biogas, Clean Energy, Electricity, Solar, Waste-to-Energy

Joule Receives EPA Cert for CO2 Ethanol

Joanna Schroeder

Joule’s fuel grade Sunflow-E ethanol has been registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for commercial use in E10 and E15 gasoline blends. The fuel is derived from recycled CO2. “We are approaching commercialization with a technology that is first of its kind, able to convert CO2 directly into multiple drop-in fuels. It is critical to prove its readiness …

advance biofuels, Carbon Dioxide, Cellulosic, Ethanol, Renewable Energy, Waste-to-Energy

Biofuels Capacity to Grow to 61B Gallons by 2018

Joanna Schroeder

According to new research, global biofuels capacity will grow to 61 billion gallons per year (BGY0 by 2018. Ethanol and biodiesel will continue to dominate with 96 percent of the capacity in 2018, but novel fuels and novel feedstocks will be major drivers of capacity growth, according to Lux Research. The study finds that novel fuels and novel feedstocks will …

advance biofuels, Biodiesel, biomass, Ethanol, Research, Waste-to-Energy

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

Enerkem Raises C$152M in Funding

Joanna Schroeder

Waste-to-biofuels and biochemical company Enerkem has raised C$152.6 million and initiated the production of biomethanol from non-recyclable household garbage at the Enerkem Alberta Biofuels full-scale facility in Edmonton, Canada. The financings are comprised of a recently accessed C$29 million debt facility from Integrated Asset Management Corp.’s (IAM) Private Debt Group as well as C$50 million in private placements from current investors …

advance biofuels, biochemicals, Waste-to-Energy