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Duke Energy inks second innovative swine waste-RNG power deal in 2016

ABC member, Cavanaugh & Associates, the biogas system designer and operator through Optima KV has reached a significant milestone in the development of their latest project. Duke Energy announced today it has finalized a second deal in 2016 to buy captured methane gas derived from swine waste. The planned project will be at farms in Kenansville, N.C. Optima KV will construct digesters at two farms and pipe the captured methane gas to a centralized facility where it will be cleaned to pipeline quality specifications and injected into the natural gas pipeline system. 

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Ductor and R&P Group Partner to Integrate Ductor® Technology for Biogas Producers
Ductor GmbH and Rücken and Partner Group (R&P Group) team up for cooperation to integrate Ductor® fermentation technology within existing and new biogas plants initially located in Germany. Ductor's microbiological fermentation technology prevents ammonium inhibition in biogas digestion. With Ductor's technology the customer is able to harness the power of underutilized and high-nitrogen biomasses such as chicken manure. This new technology revolutionizes the economics of biogas production. More>>

High Five For Award-Nominated Landia GasMix
Pump and mixer manufacturer Landia has been shortlisted for no fewer than five top industry awards by ADBA, the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association. Landia's GasMix digester mixing system has been nominated for the ‘Innovation in Sewage Treatment through AD' award for its performance at the Irish Water site run by EPS Water in Tullamore Ireland. More>>

Biogas : An Opportunity to Reduce Methane Emissions, Increase EV Sales, Promote Renewable Energy Development, and Get the RFS Back on Track
It's hard to believe two disparate activities like capturing methane from manure and driving an electric vehicle can directly support each other and simultaneously address a wide range of environmental problems. Nevertheless, that can begin happening right now if the Obama Administration capitalizes on a longdelayed opportunity to cut methane and carbon dioxide emissions, increase sales of electric vehicles (“EVs”), promote the anaerobic digester industry and begin getting its Renewable Fuel Standard (“RFS”) cellulosic biofuel program back on track. However, it cannot happen if the EPA does not move quickly to robustly activate the RFS “renewable electricity pathway,” a pathway made possible by biogas. More>>

Examining the Latest Developments in Converting Organic Waste into Renewable Energy
A multitude of techniques are in use or being developed, including aerobic and anaerobic digestion, as well as other methods for converting organic waste into biofuels or other forms of renewable. Waste360 recently sat down with Gudmand, director of sales for Wellesley, Mass.-based Vanguard Renewables, and David McConnell, vice president of business development, North America for Enerkem Inc. to discuss these trends. More>>

New Regulations for Food Waste Composting and AD in Rhode Island
New regulations effecting food waste recycling and composting facilities, including a tiered structure for composting based on the quantity of waste handled, have been introduced by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management. More>>

[VIDEO] Using RPSes and the RFS to Generate Extra Revenue for Biogas Systems
The American Biogas Council's Executive Director, Patrick Serfass, explains how biogas carve outs in state Renewable Portfolio Standards and the Federal Renewable Fuel Standard work and how to use them to generate extra revenue for biogas systems. More>>

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Operators Working Group Meeting
This is the monthly meeting of the Operators Working Group at 2:00 pm on June 1st. Call in using the ABC Conference Line sound on the Members Only site. Email info@americanbiogascouncil.org for more information. More>>

[WEBINAR] How EPA's Waste Reduction Model (WARM) Quantifies the GHG impacts of Organics Management
EPA recently released an updated version (v.14) of the Waste Reduction Model (WARM). WARM calculates the energy and greenhouse emissions of baseline and alternative waste management practices -- source reduction, recycling, anaerobic digestion, combustion, composting and landfilling. The newly added anaerobic digestion pathway enables users to quantify the energy and emissions benefits of sending organic materials to a wet or dry digester. Join this webinar to:Learn how anaerobic digestion was modeled; understand how WARM models organics and the differences between the organics categories such as food waste, yard trimmings, and mixed organics; quantify the GHG emissions and energy impacts of source reducing, donating, and composting food; and discuss questions on the modeling of organics management pathways within WARM More>>

Federal Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee Meeting
This is the bi-weekly meeting of the Federal Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee at 2:00 pm on June 2nd. Call in using the ABC Conference Line sound on the Members Only site. Email info@americanbiogascouncil.org for more information. More>>

Renewable Natural Gas Working Group Meeting
This is the monthly meeting of the Renewable Natural Gas Working Group at 2:00 pm on June 8th. Call in using the ABC Conference Line sound on the Members Only site. Email info@americanbiogascouncil.org for more information. More>>

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