January 14th 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 a 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 many of the largest RNG production facilities in the world.
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!
At the end of 2021, a record amount of biogas was recorded in Denmark’s gas system. The amount of biogas injected into the gas system corresponded to just under 25% of total gas consumption in the country, Energinet reported. By comparison, at the end of 2020, biogas accounted for approximately 21% of gas consumption. Biogas plants in Denmark have never supplied as much biogas to the Danish gas system than they did in 2021. Since 2013, 51 biogas facilities have been connected to the gas system. One facility is connected directly to the transmission system at Bevtoft, while other facilities are connected throughout Denmark. Analysis conducted in 2021 revealed this growth is expected to continue so that biogas will cover 75% of Danish gas consumption by 2030. In 2034, biogas production is expected to be able to fully meet Danish gas demand.
A new food waste collection pilot program has been launched in Connecticut to generate biogas and help address the state’s waste disposal problems. The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and the City of Meriden announced the launch of ‘Making Meriden Green’, a first-of-its-kind municipal food scrap pilot that will help address the state-wide waste disposal crisis. Once collected from households, the waste will be transported to Quantum Biopower in Southington and transformed into biogas through anaerobic digestion.
The production and use of RNG made from organic waste is growing rapidly in the United States. In the last five years, the number of production facilities has grown about threefold, with about 115 facilities making the fuel, which is interchangeable with fossil natural gas, out of landfill waste, animal manure, wastewater, food waste and other organic feedstocks. A new research paper by WRI examines the potential of RNG as a climate strategy. The paper provides detailed guidance on assessing RNG potential and climate impacts, evaluating its role in decarbonization and identifying effective policy frameworks for project development.
In mid-December, dairy derived RNG from Maas Energy’s facilities in Merced began flowing into Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) gas transmission system. The project was primarily funded through the California Public Utilities Commission’s Dairy Biomethane Pilot Program, established as part of the state’s strategy to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants. The project produces RNG by capturing methane at the source from 15 dairy farm partners in Merced County with subsequent direct injection into PG&E’s natural gas distribution system.
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