June 24, 2016
Danish power plant developer Burmeister & Wain Scandinavion Contractors (BWSC) has begun the construction of a £140 million biomass plant in the UK. BWSC took possession of the development site situated at Discovery Park near Sandwich, Kent, earlier this month, and the building is projected to be finished in two years, reports Thanet Gazette. The project is... [Read More]

June 23, 2016
The £25 million Guardbridge Energy Project in Scotland moved a step closer to completion when the Vital Energi project team took delivery of a 6.5MW biomass boiler furnace. The furnace made the 1,300 mile journey from Sweden, where it was manufactured at Jernforsen’s facility in the remote town of Järnforsen. The biomass boiler and furnace is 10m high,... [Read More]

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June 22, 2016
The US House of Representatives’ has been presented with a bill to increase the number of biogas application that qualify for the federal Section 45 investment tax credit. Currently only biogas-based electricity projects are eligible for the 30% tax credit, but the bill – titled the Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act or H.R. 5489 – would see other... [Read More]

June 21, 2016
The global organic biogas market was worth more than $19.5 billion (€17.2bn) in 2015 and is forecast to exceed $32 billion by 2023, growing at more than 6% CAGR from 2016 to 2023, a new report says. According to market analyst Global Market Insights (GMI), in terms of volume, organic biogas market demand was more than 22 kilotonnes in 2015 and is likely to surpass... [Read More]

June 20, 2016
Ireland-based renewable energy developer Stream BioEnergy has commenced construction in Northern Ireland on a new biogas plant that will process large volumes of chicken litter. The plant, to be located just outside the town of Ballymena, will generate 3MW of renewable electricity from up to 40,000 tonnes of chicken litter each year, enough to 4,000 homes. The capital... [Read More]

June 20, 2016
A lightning strike caused a large fireball to flare out from a UK biogas plant last week as the facility’s storm protection systems were overwhelmed. Organic waste recycler Agrivert’s Wallingford plant in Oxfordshire became the target of nature’s wrath on June 16 when a lightning ignited methane gas stored in the facility’s waste digester. The... [Read More]

June 20, 2016
The global bioenergy sector is growing at a steady pace, reveals the 3rd Global Bioenergy Statistics report by the World Bioenergy Association (WBA). In the year 2013, global biomass supply increased to 57.7 exajoules (EJ), accounting for 10% of the global energy supply. In terms of final energy consumption, the bioenergy use increased by 1.23 EJ – a modest increase... [Read More]

June 17, 2016
Finnish tyre company Nokian Tyres has joined a joint venture for building the Nokianvirran Energia biomass power plant in order to ensure the supply of eco-friendly and cost-efficient energy. The plan to transition to renewable fuels and the rising operating costs of natural gas boilers were other important factors in the decision. With the new biomass power plant, renewable... [Read More]

June 17, 2016
The American Biogas Council (ABC), the trade association for the US biogas industry, supports a newly introduced bill to provide increases tax credits to biogas producers. The Agriculture Environmental Stewardship Act (HR 5489), introduced by Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY) and Ron Kind (D-WI), provides a 30% investment tax credit (ITC) for qualifying biogas and nutrient... [Read More]

June 16, 2016
The Pee Power urinal that turns pee into electricity - designed by researchers at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) - is taking centre stage in the Stone Circle at Glastonbury Festival for the second year running. The team of researchers from UWE Bristol, and workers from Oxfam and Dunster House shelter manufacturers, are using the festival as a field... [Read More]

June 16, 2016
Scientists from ten institutions worldwide are challenging the notion that growing bioenergy crops hinders food production, which they see as harmful to new projects Traditionally in the “food v. fuel” debate, bioenergy crops have been blamed for food shortages as the land used for growing them could have been instead harnessed for food production. But a... [Read More]

June 15, 2016
Finnish regional power utility Lahti Energia has received a €75 million loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) to construct a biomass-fired combined heat and power plant. The new Kymijärvi III plant, to be located in the city of Lahti in southern Finland, will initially produce 150MW of district heat from certified forestry biomass. The facility will... [Read More]

June 14, 2016
Honduran Green Power Corp. (HGPC), has inaugurated a “one of a kind” 43MW biomass plant Honduras’ Sula Valley. Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez described the $130 million (€115.4m) plant as unique on the world scale during the opening ceremony. About 11,418 acres of king grass, together with weevil affected pine wood, African palm tree... [Read More]

June 14, 2016
Tangshan Steel Co. (Tanggang), a subsidiary of the Chinese Hebei Iron & Steel Co., has started producing biomass fuel its northern Chinese facility. Located in the Hebei Province, the facility will according to Tanggang produce 100,000 tonnes of biomass fuel a year to boost environmental standards across the Hebei steel industry. The production line was built by... [Read More]

June 13, 2016
Plans have been approved for an anaerobic digestion plant to be built near Grantham, UK, which will power thousands of homes using manure, according to media reports. According to the Grantham Journal, Lincolnshire County Council recently gave the green light to the scheme, which faced objections over concerns that the building would be a blot on the landscape, the increased... [Read More]

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