May 5, 2016
Canadian waste management company Progressive Waste Solutions (PWS) is planning to construct a biogas plant at the Ridge Landfill in Ontario. The planned facility will convert landfill gas into pipeline-quality natural gas at approximately the same scale as PWS’ standing biogas plant at the Lachenaie Landfill in Montreal. The Lachenaie plant is the largest biogas... [Read More]

May 4, 2016
Ingenio Montelimar, a Nicaragua-based renewable energy firm, officially launched a 38-MW biomass plant in San Rafael del Sur city, according to media reports. The facility is named ‘Green Power’. It will use bagasse as raw material. Bagasse is the fibrous matter that remains after sugarcane or sorghum stalks are crushed to extract their juice. The... [Read More]

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May 4, 2016
Denmark-headquarted energy supplier Dong Energy is offering UK business customers the opportunity to choose renewable electricity at no additional premium to traditional 'brown energy' sources. Brown energy is energy that comes from conventional fossil fuels, such as oil or coal.   In a statement, Dong Energy said that it will cover additional costs... [Read More]

May 3, 2016
The Bio-Based and Biodegradable Industries Association (BBIA) has written to the Council of the European Union recommending changes to the Circular Economy Package (CEP) to be made regarding biowaste, organic recycling and green procurement.  In the letter, addressed to Melanie Schultz van Haegen, the President of the European Council of Environment Ministers... [Read More]

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May 3, 2016
The global biomass power market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of around 6.5% until 2022 due to government support, according to a new report by Transparency Market Research. The market research agency published a study entitled Biomass power generation. According to the report, the biomass power generation market will increase from a valuation... [Read More]

April 29, 2016
Covanta, a US waste management firm, has announced that the company’s biomass assets have been idled and this has negatively impacted on its first quarter revenue results for its energy division. In a statement, Covanta said: “Energy revenue from non-energy-from-waste (EfW) operations decreased by $13 million, primarily driven by an $11 million decrease... [Read More]

April 29, 2016
The UK’s largest renewable energy trade association, the Renewable Energy Association (REA), has urged the UK government to support the biomass heat industry. The trade body recently responded to a consultation on reforms to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) subsidy, which closed earlier this week. In a statement, the REA said that if changes to the RHI policy... [Read More]

April 28, 2016
A UK anaerobic digestion (AD) energy farm in Hampshire has secured £13 million (€16.7m) of funding from the HSBC bank to expand. Andover-based Yelspa of Apsley Farms will use the HSBC funding to expand its AD plant, which will capture CO2 to use in the food and beverage industry. Yelpsa comprises of a 1,050ac farming operation in the heart of Hampshire and,... [Read More]

April 28, 2016
The government of the Dominican Republic has inaugurated a 30MW biomass plant, the first one connected to the country’s National Interconnected Electric System (SENI). The San Pedro BioEnergy co-generation plant uses sugarcane bagasse as feedstock, and its construction was carried out by Spain's Cobra Group over a period of two years. Empresa... [Read More]

April 27, 2016
Weltec Biopower, a bioenergy developer from Germany, is working to complete two anaerobic digestion projects in the UK, one in Northern Ireland and one England. Weltec is currently building a 500kW plant for an agricultural enterprise near Strabane, Northern Ireland. The plant's two stainless steel digesters (3,573m³ and 4,903m³) will be fed with 24,500 tonnes... [Read More]

April 26, 2016
Xylem, a water technology company, has launched a new biogas support system – the Flygt BIS 1 biogas support system - specially adapted for the wall-mounting of submersible mixers in biogas digesters. “Biogas digesters have a sealed cover which means accessing the tank to change the mixer position is difficult,” said Eilert Balssen, market manager Biogas... [Read More]

April 25, 2016
The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) said it lent more than £1 billion to support UK customers’ sustainable energy projects in 2015, more than doubling lending from 2014 in a third consecutive year of growth for the sector. The record £1bn confirms RBS’s position as the largest lender to the UK renewable energy sector and comes as the bank ramps up... [Read More]

April 22, 2016
Canada-based wood pellet producer Viridis Energy is up for sale. The company had earlier failed to meet a lender's deadline to pay debts owed by one of its subsidiaries. Viridis appointed US biomass industry consultancy FutureMetrics as the sales representative of the company and its three subsidiaries. In a statement, FutureMetrics said that the company will either... [Read More]

April 22, 2016
Energy giant Drax faced protests during its annual general meeting in London over its use of public subsidies to support its coal and wood-burning power station. Protesters came to the Drax power station site near Selby, North Yorkshire on 20 April, 2015. They also campaigned outside the company’s AGM in London on the same date, with banners stating ‘axe... [Read More]

April 21, 2016
Waste management firm Veolia has unveiled a new technology to help wastewater treatment sites increase the amount of biogas output they produce through the anaerobic digestion (AD) process. Wastewater treatment plants process large amounts of sludge through anaerobic digestion, AD, with the resulting biogas used to generate electricity using combined heat and power, CHP,... [Read More]