Future of Natural Gas Appears Squeezed by Methane Emissions, Electrification

The American Gas Association (AGA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) this month issued contrasting pictures of the future of natural gas as a major U.S. fuel source.

December 23, 2019

Canadian Biofuel Firm Leads Global Technology Sharing Effort

A unique integrated technology platform for producing renewable energy from organic waste is being championed by the newly formed Integrated Biogas Alliance (IBA), supported by British Columbia-based Greenlane Renewables Inc. and other founding members.

December 10, 2019

Minnesota Debates Promoting RNG, While SoCalGas Increases Supply

A proposed utility program in Minnesota that would let customers choose to pay a premium for renewable natural gas (RNG) has stirred up debate among renewable energy and climate change advocates seeking to phase out all fossil fuels.

February 15, 2019

Renewable NatGas Solutions Advancing with Research

New sources of renewable natural gas (RNG) and gas-to-power storage concepts are getting a boost under a $1.3 million research effort supported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and national and university research organizations.

August 10, 2018

Anti-Methane Groups Challenging NGV Trucking in California

Groups that have been unrelenting in trying to shut down California’s Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility are turning their attention to the use of heavy duty natural gas vehicle (NGV) trucks, disputing claims that vehicles running on renewable natural gas (RNG) or biomethane are as “clean” as current electric vehicle (EV) technologies.

September 29, 2017

Biomethane Gaining Acolytes as Diesel Alternative for Truck Fleets

The use of biomethane, or renewable natural gas (RNG), is growing as industries install more onsite plants to produce the alternative fuel for their trucking fleets.

July 20, 2017
Hawaii Gas to Tap Honolulu Wastewater for Synthetic NatGas

Hawaii Gas to Tap Honolulu Wastewater for Synthetic NatGas

Hawaii Gas, the state’s sole natural gas utility, has been tapped by Honolulu authorities to buy biogas from a municipal wastewater treatment plant and turn it into pipeline-quality synthetic natural gas (SNG) for retail customers on Oahu.

August 4, 2016

ID Tech Company Touts Biogas Breakthrough

An Idaho renewable alternative energy technology firm announced Tuesday a successful gas quality test for its system of producing biogas from dairy manure, turning it into what the company claims is another form of pipeline-quality natural gas. Officials of Intrepid Technology and Resources, Inc. in Idaho Falls, ID, officials said the firm is now prepared to make its first commercial delivery of manure-to-gas supplies to the local utility, Intermountain Gas Co.

July 20, 2006