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  • SoCalGas Pipelines Flow with Californian RNG

    Renewable natural gas is a fuel with impeccable credentials: locally-produced; carbon-neutral; renewable and sustainable; harvested from wasted energy; reduces greenhouse gas emissions; and conserves landfill space. Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) and waste management company CR&R Environmental (CR&R) are taking advantage.

    The collaborators announced they have begun injecting renewable natural gas produced at CR&R’s anaerobic digestion facility in Perris, Calif., into SoCalGas pipelines. This is the first renewable natural gas produced within California to be introduced into SoCalGas’ pipeline system.

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    Clean air can't wait - push for RNG in trucking (Video Clip)

    Todays affordable natural gas trucks are the clear solution for cleaner air. They are certified to run 90 percent cleaner than diesel trucks, with emissions so low that they are comparable to electric trucks. And when fueled by renewable natural gas captured from organic waste streams, we can dramatically improve greenhouse gas emissions and provide cities with new opportunities for economic and job growth.

    Presented by the California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership

    https://vimeo.com/281011063


    www.cngvp.org


    A 2016 white paper by Gladstein, Neandross & Associates published in 2016 titled, Game Changer: Next Generation Heavy-Duty Natural Gas Engines Fueled by Renewable Natural Gas contains a chart showing carbon intensity rating of key transportation fuels. It is reported in the paper that UC Davis found that anaerobic digestion of readily available California organic waste (dairy manure, landfill gas, municipal solid waste and wastewater) could potentially produce nearly 675 million DGE per year of RNG, or enough RNG to fuel 31 percent of California’s Class 8 heavy-duty trucks.

    Heavy Duty Vehicles powered by near-zero-emission natural gas engines have tailpipe nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions that are comparable to — or possibly lower than — the amount of NOx emitted to produce electricity used to charge similar heavy-duty battery electric vehicles. This is due to the relatively high NOx emissions rates from a portion of the existing power plant mix — particularly in regions that rely heavily on coal-based electricity generation.

    Support for the research was provided by a number of public and private sector organizations, including: Agility Fuel Systems, American Gas Association, California Natural Gas Vehicle Partnership, Clean Energy, Pacific Gas & Electric Company, South Coast Air Quality Management District and Southern California Gas Company:

    www.NGVGameChanger.com


    https://cdn.ngvgamechanger.com/pdfs/...fact-sheet.pdf
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      Cliff Gladstein for gna July 27, 2018 - New Approach to Trash is Displacing Fossil Fuels

      In early July 2018, renewable natural gas (RNG) began to flow into Southern Californias natural gas distribution system from a state-of-the-art high solid anaerobic digester (HSAD) in Perris, California, that processes organic waste that would otherwise have been sent to a landfill. Because the waste will no longer have an opportunity to naturally decompose at a dumpsite and emit harmful greenhouse gases, the RNG being produced and delivered into the pipeline has a negative carbon profile. This first-of-its-kind project was made possible by the innovation, investment, and commitment of CR&R, a leading waste and recycling collection company.

      Well known to those familiar with bioenergy and innovative waste management in the U.S., the CR&R anaerobic digestion facility is at the vanguard of an emerging trend to reduce greenhouse gases and more sustainably manage municipal refuse. The intrinsic value of CR&R’s natural gas is that it is 100% renewable as it is produced as a matter of course from the normal daily activities of the tens of thousands of residents whose waste food, grass clippings and other organic garbage would otherwise be dumped in local landfills.

      CR&Rs facility, in Perris, CA, takes food and green waste from more than a dozen cities throughout Southern California, processes it (i.e. sorts through the material to remove all plastics, metals and other inert material), grinds it, and dumps the refined material into digesters. There the organic mix will sit for about a month, consumed by voracious microbes that are optimized to consume the organic matter, reduce its mass, and convert about half of it to carbon dioxide and methane. The methane is then sucked out of the digesters, cleaned to pipeline quality natural gas – that is pretty much indistinguishable from natural gas from fossil sources – compressed and injected into a nearby gas distribution line. CR&R then consumes the RNG that it produces in the very trash trucks that pick up the organic garbage from the company’s customers.

      https://www.act-news.com/news/new-tr...e-natural-gas/
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        Feb 22 2019 csnews.com - Kwik Trip Taps New Renewable Fuel Source

        LA CROSSE, Wis. — Kwik Trip s Verona, Wis., compressed natural gas (CNG) station will serve as one of the primary dispensers of renewable vehicle fuel generated by Dane County s landfill biogas project upon completion later this year.

        The project will transform trash and cow manure into renewable fuel and inject it into an interstate transmission pipeline so it can be bought and sold to power fleets of CNG vehicles, according to a county announcement. Our project at the landfill will be a win for clean air, said Dane County Executive Joe Parisi. Dane County s partnership with Kwik Trip will enable our region to reap the benefits of the renewable fuel generated at the landfill.

        The Dane County landfill biogas facility will displace 3 million gallons of fossil fuels in the first year of operation, with the number growing to 4 million gallons in future years. In addition to the environmental benefits, it is estimated that Dane County will generate enough revenue from the project to payback its $28-million cost of the project in just a few years, officials said.

        Kwik Trip is proud to partner with Dane County and Bluesource on this progressive, innovative, and collaborative sustainability initiative, said David Ring, community relations manager at Kwik Trip. Kwik Trip already uses CNG to power its fleet of vehicles, which is composed of more than 80-percent natural gas vehicles that deliver products to stores daily. The convenience store chain offers CNG fuel at 21 locations in Wisconsin and 35 locations in total in the upper Midwest.

        The partnership was made possible through Dane County s contract with Bluesource, which brings organizations together to monetize renewable energy and counts Kwik Trip as a client. As North America's oldest and largest environmental attribute developer, Bluesource is delighted and proud to partner with Dane County on this industry leading RNG project, said Kevin Townsend, Bluesource chief commercial officer.

        https://csnews.com/kwik-trip-taps-ne...le-fuel-source


        http://www.bluesource.com/


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          I think I feel a sexual intercoursing coming with less btu's per cf low btu gas steals mpg.( you will need more cf to go the same distance.) several years ago I filled up at a waste managment landfill gas project in one of my trucks and only got 1100 miles instead of 1500 miles.and less power also. I think we may need to sell this gas by the gge calculated from the real btu of the gas as if you run land fill gas most of it is low btu gas. on the same thought I used to fill off of my gas well and run 1800 to 1900 miles that gas tested 1500 plus btu. note the truck has 300 GGE . This also could lead to running out of cng.

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          • #6
            These projects generally are required clean up the RNG to gas utility quality and then it is metered into the pipeline. The RNG customer meters out of the pipeline and between the buyer and seller they can then establish credits with EPA (and California if the vehicle is there). Its not the same molecules going in and coming out as is the case at the Waste Management facility you filled at. But you do have a point: the BTU value could be less than fossil natural gas, but then RNG isn't even a drop in the bucket for the overall pipeline BTUs.

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              so my grandmother who lived in dc will have to buy more cf of natural gas as the btu is lower to keep from freezing to death with her ss check as more low btu gas is put in the lines the more the public's butt will hurt that my friends is my opinion that and two bucks will get you a cup of coffee

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                April 2, 2019 PRNewswire -- Clean Methane Systems LLC and EIP Ventures LLC announced a joint venture named EcoRNG to develop more than 10 million gallons of renewable fuels from waste streams at landfills, waste water treatment facilities and dairies throughout Oregon.

                The EcoRNG aggregation project in Oregon includes installing biogas upgrade and conditioning equipment at existing production facilities, converting the raw biogas into pipeline-quality RNG, transporting it to a central injection site and marketing the gas for use as environmentally friendly vehicle fuel according to Tim Robinson, president of Clean Methane Systems:

                http://www.wicz.com/story/40238673/c...eams-in-oregon
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                  MarketScreener Dane County WI 04/25/2019 - Dane County has officially started injecting RNG into its pipeline, signaling the completion of its landfill biogas project. It is estimated that it will generate enough revenue to payback its $28 million cost in just a few years. BIOFerm, a local Madison company, was chosen to complete this project. Earlier this year, County Executive Parisi announced Kwik Trip as one of the primary dispensers of the renewable vehicle fuel. The partnership with Kwik Trip is made possible through Dane County's contract with Bluesource.

                  The biogas facility will displace 3,000,000 gallons of fossil fuels in the first year of operation. Biogas contains about 50 percent methane and is created when garbage at a landfill breaks down.

                  https://www.marketscreener.com/news/...-Th--28481714/
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