April 30th 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 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!
From the Michigan State University (MSU), the Director of the school’s Anaerobic Digestion Research and Education Center (ADREC) penned an op-ed article on RNG and the innovative opportunity it presents to significantly reduce carbon. ADREC operates a commercial anaerobic digester on the MSU campus that converts organic waste into biogas, which is then converted into renewable electricity and thermal energy through a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unit.
Progressively tougher clean air mandates and the increasing corporate focus on environmental sustainability could signal a larger role for natural gas — especially RNG — as a trucking fuel, experts say, as RNG can reach net negative GHG emissions by removing more carbon from the atmosphere than it creates. Many commercial heavy duty fleet operators are investing in natural gas vehicles, including Amazon and UPS. In Kentucky, M&M Cartage has a fleet of 275 vehicles including 100 Class 8 trucks that are running on RNG.
New York City (NYC) can achieve carbon neutrality by 2050 through a dramatic ramp-up of renewable energy, deep emissions cuts across its building and transportation sectors, and transitioning to low carbon fuels, according to a joint study led by the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and the two major utilities serving NYC, Con Edison and National Grid. The “Pathways to Carbon Neutral NYC” study highlights multiple strategies that could help NYC reach its energy and climate goals, including the integration of RNG into a low carbon fuels gas network.
In London, the King Cross Estate, a 67-acre mixed office and residential development, will switch to biogas to reduce its carbon footprint. 2,000 residential properties and four million square feet of commercial space will use biogas to supply the on-site energy center, with the switch to biogas estimated to reduce the annual carbon footprint of the property by 50%. The biogas will be generated from an anaerobic digestion plant in Scotland that utilizes farm waste as feedstock.
Enbridge Inc. announced a partnership this week with Walker Industries and Comcor Environmental to jointly develop RNG projects across Canada. The partnership will target landfill waste to energy projects, producing clean RNG that will be injected into local natural gas distribution networks across Canada. According to Enbridge, Canada has over 10,000 landfill sites that account for 20 percent of national methane emissions, with only one third of those emissions captured and utilized. The partnership between the three companies sees the potential to divert 20 megatonnes of CO2e annually while producing an affordable, low carbon fuel in RNG.
For the latest articles on the RNG sector, click on the links below!
Apr 23-30, 2021
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