California is considering the removal of legislative barriers prohibiting Landfill Gas (LFG), or Biogas, from being introduced into the state’s natural gas pipelines. Such issues are central to the LFG community’s efforts for continued growth. For some projects, the economics in play with developing LFG to High BTU gas may depend on this type of legislative effort, particularly if the producer is looking to sell the gas in California.
With proper conditioning and processing, LFG is perfectly suited for running fleets or providing retail outlets for liquefied natural gas (LNG) or compressed natural gas (CNG). Landfill Gas can be conditioned to remove the bad actors and meet the High BTU spec required by most natural gas companies. Venture Engineering is experienced in designing plants and systems for this purpose and is an OEM provider of gas conditioning systems.
While there is not a National Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) at the present time, 13 states have introduced mandates or have adopted goals designed to increase the use of energy from renewable resources. Currently LFG is listed as an eligible technology and can be incentivized as part of California’s RPS: http://www.dsireusa.org/library/includes/incentive2.cfm?Incentive_Code=CA25R&state=CA&CurrentPageID=1
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