August 3, 2015
UK on-site biogas plants increased their power generation by 40% in the last year, a survey by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has found. According to DECC’s annual Digest of United Kingdom Energy Statistics, the farming sector led the rise in biogas capacity from 164MW in 2013 to 216MW in 2014. Anaerobic digestion (AD) plants took the lead from... [Read More]

July 31, 2015
France is set to increase its feed-in tariffs for biogas installations and small photovoltaic (PV) systems, says the Ministry of Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy. The feed-in tariff for electricity produced by cogeneration installations running on biogas will be raised for both new and existing installations. On a project basis, depending on individual size... [Read More]

July 30, 2015
Viaspace has completed the engineering and design work for a 2MW biogas power plant in Papua New Guinea for Clean Energy Solutions Pacific (CES). CES, based in Salt Lake City, US, is an independent power producer focused on developing power for frontier and emerging markets with experience in project development and management, engineering, and construction of power plants. The... [Read More]

July 30, 2015
Saxlund International, a fully owned subsidiary of energy and environmental technology group Opcon, has received an order from Babcock & Wilcox Vølund, Denmark, for the delivery of a biomass handling system to a green energy project in Margam, Port Talbot in South Wales, UK. The scope of Saxlund's order encompass the design, manufacturing, delivery and commissioning... [Read More]

July 30, 2015
Drax Group, the energy generation business responsible for supplying some 8% of the UK's electricity, has awarded ESG a five-year contract to continue fuel testing and analysis work at its plant near Selby, North Yorkshire. This follows a seven-year partnership between the two companies. The new contract means ESG will continue to provide a wide range of biofuel testing... [Read More]

July 28, 2015
Greenlane Biogas, global supplier of integrated full system solutions to upgrade biogas released from organic waste to biomethane, has partnered with China Agricultural University (CAU) to install a biogas upgrading system to facilitate research in the generation of renewable natural gas (RNG). The top academic institution in China for agricultural studies, CAU will use... [Read More]

July 28, 2015
Enel Green Power has brought online the world's first biomass plant used to heat geothermal steam at the Cornia 2 geothermal power plant, which is located in Castelnuovo Val di Cecina in Tuscany. The project will increase both the energy efficiency and the power output of the geothermal cycle. The existing geothermal plant has been joined by a small power plant fuelled... [Read More]

July 28, 2015
Researchers at Aston University have developed a new portable technology called Pyrofab to convert organic waste materials, even including baby wipes, into carbon neutral fuel and biochar. The Pyrofab is based on Pyroformer technology, developed in the UK by the European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University. The Pyrofab has the ability to process... [Read More]

July 28, 2015
Alkcon Corp., a developer of natural gas processing equipment, has entered into an exclusivity agreement and a letter of intent with Flogas Group of Leicestershire, England. The agreement grants Flogas the exclusive right to market and sell the company's proprietary methane-to-propane gas conversion technology in the UK, Ireland, France, Norway, Sweden, Netherlands and... [Read More]

July 27, 2015
The Sustainable Biomass Partnership (SBP) says it welcomes the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) initiative to develop a voluntary mechanism for the transfer of GHG emission-related data along the PEFC-certified supply chain. The SBP had identified this as an important opportunity for PEFC given that wood-for-energy producers need to collect... [Read More]

July 27, 2015
In the US, Greenleaf Power, an owner and operator of green energy power plants and a portfolio company of leading energy and resources-focused global private equity firm Denham Capital, has finalised the purchase of the Plainfield Renewable Energy Plant located in Plainfield, Connecticut. 'The acquisition of Plainfield Renewable Energy will mark Greenleaf Power's sixth... [Read More]

July 24, 2015
Local authorities have greenlighted an application to build an anaerobic digester and associated infrastructure at Deal Farm in Bressingham, UK. The plant will be constructed by Envitec, a Germany-based biogas constructor and solutions provider, who will also supply the necessary technology. The system will convert pig and chicken manure and locally grown maize silage... [Read More]

July 23, 2015
UPB Energy has begun the construction of a biomass cogeneration station at Cieceres parish, Kurzeme region, Latvia. The station, with a planned electric power output of 3.98MW and thermal power of 15.9MW, has been commissioned by 4 Energia, an independent electicity producer in the Baltic States, with UPB supplying and installing the plant’s technology. The biomass... [Read More]

July 23, 2015
Geomembrane Technologies (GTI) has announced it is now the exclusive distributor of double-membrane gasholders, manufactured by VSO Biogas Technologies, in the United States and Canada. The Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada, based company’s cover experts can deliver, install, and commission these gasholders, and provide advice on how to maximize the use... [Read More]

July 22, 2015
Saxlund International, a fully-owned subsidiary of the energy and environmental technology group Opcon, has received an order for the delivery of a biomass handling system. The system will be delivered for Babcock & Wilcox Vølund, Denmark, for a green energy project in Margam – Port Talbot, between Swansea and Cardiff in South Wales, UK. The scope of... [Read More]

July 21, 2015
Brazilian biomass plants have produced an average of 1,449 MW in the first five months of 2015, Brazil’s Power Commercialisation Chamber (CCEE) reports. InfoMercade Mensal, a CCEE newsletter, reports the amount is up 17.5% from last year’s. In May Brazil’s calculated biomass power capacity was 10.7 GW, which is up by 9.6%. The state of Sao Paulo is... [Read More]