April 3rd Issue of Greenlane Digest
IN THE NEWS
Greenlane (TSXV: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 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 delivered more than 100+ biogas upgrading installations in 18 countries and counting. We’ve learned a lot along the way. First to market in 11 of the 18 countries where our systems operate, we’re also proud to have supplied the systems for the largest RNG production facilities in North America and Europe, respectively.
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Anaerobic digestion plant operators could soon be working at maximum capacity due to the panic buying of food generated by the coronavirus. As people have overpurchased perishables, a sudden rush of food waste could overwhelm AD plants.
The World Biogas Association put out an interesting article on the relationship between climate change and infectious diseases. Quoting the World Health Organization from 2014, infectious diseases appear to be on the rise, reflective of rapid changes in demographic, environmental, social and technological conditions, including climate change. Biogas and biomethane are highlighted as key components in sustainable development, along with huge upside potential in decarbonising agriculture in India.
A study recently published by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the U.S. revealed that delivering carbon neutrality doesn’t necessarily lead to financial ruin. The study focused on California, the world’s fifth largest economy and a leader in the fight against climate change, and concluded that the state could deliver carbon neutrality by 2045 at an annual cost of $10 billion, which amounts to less than 0.5% of the state’s GDP. RNG is highlighted as offering the greatest potential for negative emissions by capturing CO2 released from the waste biomass.
And finally, another article on food waste focusing on the shift in daily life from commercial to residential as the world deals with the coronavirus pandemic. It’s too early and difficult to assess what the supply chain impacts of food distribution will look like, although a major spike in grocery purchases by worried consumers likely will reduce retail food waste streams, and the closing of entertainment venues, education centers and farmer’s markets will drive an increase in spoiled and discarded food.
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