Category Archives: Biofuel

Scientists Simplify Turning Methane into Methanol

Bus powered by methanol fuel

Converting methane to methanol just got a whole lot simpler. A team of collaborating scientists from Stanford University and the University of Leuven in Belgium has shed light on an innovative process that could potentially lead to methane — an abundant natural gas — being converted to methanol, which could potentially serve as an important […]

Policies and Incentives for Using Renewable Natural Gas as Vehicle Fuel

Using Renewable Natural Gas as Vehicle Fuel in municipal fleet vehicles

 Federal Policy and Incentives for Using Renewable Natural Gas as Vehicle Fuel The federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) requires obligated fuel suppliers to meet their Renewable Volume Obligation according to the annual volume of petroleum-based fuel they import or produce. One method of achieving this is for affected fuel suppliers to obtain renewable identification numbers (RINs) […]

Technologies for Removing Carbon Dioxide from RNG

CO2 removal from biogas is necessary before injecting into a natural gas pipeline

In order for RNG to meet the standards required for use as vehicle fuel or injection into a natural gas pipeline it needs to have impurities such as carbon dioxide removed. There are currently four methods that are typically employed for CO2 removal from biogas during advanced treatment: 1) membrane systems; 2) solvent scrubbing;  3) water […]

UPS Switching to Renewable Natural Gas to Reduce its GHG Emissions

UPS switches to renewable natural gas to curb emissions

According to a recent CCN Business report, UPS has announced that it will be purchasing 170 million gallons of renewable natural gas produced from natural processes that occur as waste breaks down on dairy farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants. This renewable gas purchase, which according to UPS is the largest ever in US history, […]

Pipeline Safety Act Reauthorization – Report Back to Congress [Part 2]

Pipeline Safety Act

As part of his report back to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee at the first Congressional Hearing on Pipeline Safety Act Reauthorization for 2019 held earlier this year, Skip Elliott, an administrator with the Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA), presented updates regarding three pending rulemakings that are of significant interest to both […]