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FuelCell, Toyota Team at California Port to Reduce Emissions, Create RNG, Renewables 

FuelCell, Toyota Team at California Port to Reduce Emissions, Create RNG, Renewables 

FuelCell Energy Inc., a global leader in sustainable energy technologies, is partnering with Toyota Motor North America Inc. on a triple generation system, aka “Tri-gen,” to produce renewable electricity, renewable hydrogen, and directed biogas, better known as renewable natural gas (RNG). The Tri-gen system at Toyota’s Port of Long Beach facility in California is the…

September 14, 2023
Project Canary Taking on ‘Differentiated’ Natural Gas Mantle to Expand Emissions Measurements

Project Canary Taking on ‘Differentiated’ Natural Gas Mantle to Expand Emissions Measurements

Project Canary, which moved the natural gas industry toward the ubiquitous use of “responsibly sourced gas,” or RSG, has expanded its reach to help customers measure and analyze environmental risks and emissions.  The RSG moniker made a name for the Denver-based firm, a term that often has been used interchangeably with “differentiated” or “independently certified”…

September 13, 2023
Mitsui Eyes Growing U.S. Renewable Natural Gas Demand from LNG, Utilities with Terreva Stake

Mitsui Eyes Growing U.S. Renewable Natural Gas Demand from LNG, Utilities with Terreva Stake

Mitsui & Co. Ltd. has taken a 33% stake in Cim Group’s growing renewable natural gas (RNG) company as it bets on soaring demand for low-carbon gas for LNG and alternative fuels. The Japanese industrial giant disclosed it made the investment in Atlanta-based Terreva Renewables LLC as a part of Cim’s ongoing investment plan for…

September 5, 2023
Natural Gas Utilities Finding Value in Boosting RNG, Alternative Fuels in Portfolios 

Natural Gas Utilities Finding Value in Boosting RNG, Alternative Fuels in Portfolios 

U.S. natural gas utilities are using innovation and technology to improve their portfolios, adding more renewable natural gas (RNG) and alternative fuels while reducing coal, executives said during the recent second quarter conference calls.  Some utility executives noted that higher costs affected their recovery from last year’s high natural gas prices, but they are steadily…

August 24, 2023
RNG Producers Optimistic About Growth with Revised Biofuel Rules

RNG Producers Optimistic About Growth with Revised Biofuel Rules

Some North American renewable natural gas (RNG) operators are expecting a more favorable market for selling environmental credits after federal biofuel volume requirements were updated. Three of the largest domestic RNG operators said in their second quarter results that revamped rules issued in June by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) may help them improve…

August 16, 2023
North American RNG Production Forecast to Steadily Increase to 2050, Says Wood Mackenzie 

North American RNG Production Forecast to Steadily Increase to 2050, Says Wood Mackenzie 

North America could see an increase in renewable natural gas (RNG) production by 2050, as government incentives and new production capacities are added, according to a recent analysis by Wood Mackenize researchers  “RNG has become more popular as it can have five times lower carbon intensity than natural gas projects and helps reduce emissions considerably…

July 20, 2023
RNG, Carbon Capture Helping Frame Clean Energy Policies, but Challenges Remain – Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow

RNG, Carbon Capture Helping Frame Clean Energy Policies, but Challenges Remain – Listen Now to NGI’s Hub & Flow

Click here to listen to the latest episode of NGI’s Hub & Flow, in which NGI Price & Markets Editor Leticia Gonzales talks to RNG Coalition’s Dana Adams, legislative policy manager, about how natural gas is shaping energy transition policies across the country and beyond. Adams discusses how renewable natural gas development, carbon capture and…

July 6, 2023
Piedmont Natural Gas Says Customer Interest Fueling RNG Use In Carbon Offset Program

Piedmont Natural Gas Says Customer Interest Fueling RNG Use In Carbon Offset Program

Piedmont Natural Gas has launched the GreenEdge program, which allows customers to purchase a blend of renewable natural gas (RNG) environmental attributes and carbon offsets to reduce emissions. “The main goal of the GreenEdge program is to offer a simple, low-cost and flexible option for customers who want to reduce the carbon footprint associated with…

June 28, 2023
NW Natural’s RNG Procurement Plans Questioned by Oregon Regulators

NW Natural’s RNG Procurement Plans Questioned by Oregon Regulators

Oregon regulators have voted not to acknowledge NW Natural’s long-term plan to meet the state’s energy and environmental policy goals with renewable natural gas (RNG).  Portland, OR-based NW Natural’s integrated resource plan (IRP), which is updated every two years, looks out to 2040 to determine resource adequacy. Over the next few decades, the plan largely…

June 15, 2023
U.S. RNG Production Growing ‘Dramatically,’ but Nationwide, Future Still Uncertain 

U.S. RNG Production Growing ‘Dramatically,’ but Nationwide, Future Still Uncertain 

The renewable natural gas (RNG) pricing and regulatory landscape may still be filled with mystery, as displayed in the first quarter, but utilities and producers have continued to push for the biofuel’s growth, insisting it would play an active role in energy for years to come.  In March, 116 million gasoline gallon equivalents (GGE) of…

May 18, 2023