The Waste & Biogas Advisory (WBA) is a dedicated sector platform that offers specialized knowledge on key aspects of the biogas value chain. The WBA group consists of industry experts with a deep commitment to advance biogas and
innovative waste management solutions in North America.
Biogas is a valuable byproduct of decomposing animal waste in livestock operations. It is produced when the organic fraction of manure decomposes anaerobically (i.e., in the absence of oxygen). Biogas typically contains 60 to 70 percent methane, the primary constituent of natural gas. Biogas recovery systems at livestock operations can be a cost-effective source of clean, renewable energy that reduces greenhouse gas emissions.
The 17,000 potential RNG production sites in the United States have the capacity to generate 8-12 million tons of methane equivalents annually, enough to power 3 million homes or displace 2.5 billion gasoline gallon equivalents (2% of US annual transportation energy demand). Managing and turning these emissions into a resource is not only essential but also economically viable. A comprehensive list of recommendations can be found in this study.
USA has a large untapped potential for establishing biogas plants, which is not currently being utilized due to different barriers. The barriers are either changing or possible to mitigate with current Danish knowledge and know how.
This Summary Representative Monitoring Report was prepared by and for the Central Valley Dairy Representative Monitoring Program as part of the program's obligations to the Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board.
The Royal Danish Embassy, Washington DC has asked SEGES to participate in a 4-day fact-finding tour in June 2018 where several dairy farms and key stake holders were visited.
This report examines current conditions and various demand and supply projections for renewable natural gas as a transportation fuel in the U.S.
This white paper is a critical review of key issues related to greenhouse gas accounting and approaches to quantifying emissions from land use change and other indirect effects, as well as sustainability criteria for low-carbon fuel standard policies. Although a primary goal of this white paper is to inform Canadian CFS development, most of the discussion applies broadly to any LCFS-type policy.
The potential for the combination of low NOx trucks powered by RNG presents a compelling economic opportunity, and represents one of the few opportunities to develop a sustainable and robust alternative transportation fuel industry in California. This analysis considers low NOx natural gas trucks deployed through 2030 in various applications and vehicle classes.