August 27, 2015
Marathon Capital has announced the successful sale of OwnEnergy, a locally-owned renewable energy systems manufacturer, to EDF Renewable Energy (EDF). The acquisition of OwnEnergy's team, development platform, and pipeline of wind projects will add to EDF’s North American portfolio containing 3.2GW of biomass, biogas, wind, and solar projects. Marathon Capital... [Read More]

August 27, 2015
South Korea’s wood pellet imports dropped by 22% to 126,012 tonnes in July from last year, according to freshly released customs today. Despite the drop from year on year, imports increased by 10% from June. In total, the country has imported 730,364 during the first seven months of 2015, which is 12% less than in the year-earlier period. Vietnam retains its place... [Read More]

August 25, 2015
The European Biogas Association (EBA) is organising two events taking place in Brussels in early September. On 2 September, the FABbiogas Project will hold its Final Conference at the historical Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Sciences and Arts (which co-organises the event). Since its introduction in 2013, the EU co-funded project aims at changing the mindsets... [Read More]

August 25, 2015
Astec Industries has entered into an agreement and received a related down payment to build, deliver and install the first production line of a new turnkey wood pellet production facility. The $30 million (€26 million) agreement with Highland Pellets includes the option to add additional production lines, related equipment and installation services which could bring... [Read More]

August 25, 2015
Greenlane Biogas has received an order for a 'Rimu' biogas upgrading plant from Sifang Leo Livestock Science and Technology (SF Leo), a dairy farm engineering company and manufacturer of high-tech livestock equipment and farm machinery in China. Greenlane's water scrubbing based biogas upgrading plant will be used in an eco-dairy farm demonstration operation to convert... [Read More]

August 25, 2015
The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has announced that the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry now delivers an electrical equivalent capacity (electricity and biomethane) of 514MW across 411 plants in the farming, waste and water sectors. Commenting on this progress, ADBA's CEO Charlotte Morton says: 'ADBA's market data now shows that AD offers over... [Read More]

August 25, 2015
Abengoa and Toshiba Corp. have been selected as preferred bidders to build the Tees Renewable Energy Plant. The project is owned by MGT Teesside, a subsidiary of MGT Power, a British company committed to developing utility scale biomass combined heat and power (CHP) projects. This will be the world's newly built largest power and steam from biomass plant, and will be... [Read More]

August 24, 2015
The Longchamps biomethane plant in the Franche-Comté region in eastern France has gone live. The plant supplies 70m3/h of biomethane to the natural gas grid of the French gas distributor GrDF (Gaz réseau Distribution France). As feedstock, the plant uses approximately 6,000 tonnes of agricultural leftovers a year for the production of biogas from anaerobic digestion.... [Read More]

August 21, 2015
Africa's first grid-connected Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plant has been opened in Kenya, developer Tropical Power Energy Group has announced. The 2.2MW Gorge Farm Energy Park, developed in Kenya's Nakuru Country, will use local crop waste to create biogas for electricity generation. The developer said the $7.5m plant could reduce the country's carbon dioxide emissions... [Read More]

August 18, 2015
Clearfleau, a UK-based provider of on-site anaerobic digestion (AD) solutions for food and beverage companies, has handed over its latest bioenergy plant at Diageo's Glendullan distillery. The Glendullan plant, which was visited by Scotland Office Minister Lord Dunlop on 13 August, optimises energy output using co-products from the distillation process. The project involved... [Read More]

August 18, 2015
On 7 and 8 October, Nextgen Expo will return to the NAEC, Stoneleigh, with an exciting and innovative conference programme that is now live on the company's website. In addition, a wide range of companies and organisations will be exhibiting at the event, delivering maximum value for delegates. 2015 has been a challenging time for the renewable and low carbon energy industries.... [Read More]

August 18, 2015
Biomass-based heating system operators in the UK face losing entitlement to payment under the renewable heat incentive (RHI) unless they can ensure compliance with new sustainability requirements coming into effect on 5 October, 2015. Compliance with the new requirements must be agreed before 5 October to continue receiving RHI payments, according a message issued by... [Read More]

August 17, 2015
Canada’s wood pellet exports grew by 1% to a total of 781,083 tonnes in the first half of 2015 when compared to the same time period last year, data from Statistics Canada shows. Increased deliveries to the UK, Canada’s number one wood pellet export target, offset declines in shipments from Italy and South Korea, the data shows. Canadian H1 pellet exports... [Read More]

August 10, 2015
Pacific Ag, the largest crop residue supply company in the US, has announced a $7 million (€6.4 million) investment from Advantage Capital Agribusiness Partners (ACAP). The growth capital will enable Pacific Ag to accelerate the expansion of its operations across the country through acquisitions, technology, equipment, sales and marketing to meet the increasing demand... [Read More]

August 10, 2015
Okanagan Pellet Company (OPC), a wholly owned subsidiary of Viridis Energy, has commenced a major one to two year plant upgrade that will be conducted in three phases. The OPC plant upgrades are intended to address new regulatory requirements for safe storage and management of wood pellets and ensure the plant complies with National Fire Protection Association and BC... [Read More]

August 10, 2015
Wood pellet manufacturer German Pellets is ramping up capacity at its Urania production plant in Louisiana, from 578,000 tonnes to over 1 million tonnes a year. The commissioning of the first construction phase is complete and work on phase two has now started. The financing for the capacity increase of the plant has been raised in full. 'We are delighted at the fast... [Read More]