July 27, 2016
The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) has appointed North Energy Associates (NEA) to lead a new Carbon Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) Evidence Analysis project in its bioenergy programme. Sheffield-based NEA is a low carbon energy consultancy who specialises in conducting LCAs, particularly relating to bioenergy, biofuels, biochemicals and biomaterials. They will work... [Read More]

July 27, 2016
Industry giants such as GE, Mitsubishi Corporation and Shell have launched a new cross-industry initiative to accelerate the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. Other coalition members of SEA\LNG are the Port of Rotterdam, Carnival Corporation & plc, DNV GL, ENGIE, ENN, GTT, Lloyd’s Register, NYK Line, Qatargas, TOTE Inc and Wärtsilä. Peter... [Read More]

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July 27, 2016
US solid waste management company Republic Services said it will build landfill gas-to-energy facilities at three area landfills, located in the state of Georgia, with the help of clean energy specialist Mas Energy. Together, these facilities are capable of generating 24.1MW of electricity, or enough renewable energy to power 15,665 households. The plants will be located... [Read More]

July 26, 2016
Pakistan-based University of Agriculture Faisalabad (UAF) has installed a 100kW-biomass gasification power plant at its site to promote green energy. In a statement, the UAF said its new biomass plant will overcome a powers shortfall touching 5000MW. UAF vice chancellor Iqrar Ahmad Khan inaugurated the energy plant. It was launched in co-operation with the Punjab Bio... [Read More]

July 26, 2016
UK wastewater specialist Lanes Group has won a three-year contract with beverage manufacturer Bevisol to take away drinks production effluent for anaerobic digestion (AD). It is making daily tanker collections of 150m 3 of wastewater created during cider production at the Bevisol plant in Ledbury, Herefordshire. The company’s projects manager Tim Powell said the... [Read More]

July 25, 2016
Bosnia is failing to exploit its biomass potential, according to industry experts. According to media reports on news channel Balkan Insight (BIRN), industry experts say that the Eastern European country could exploit clean biomass energy to cover a significant share of its total electric needs. Fahrudin Kulic, an expert on biomass working with USAID, told BIRN: "Bosnian... [Read More]

July 22, 2016
US Deputy Secretary of Energy, Elizabeth Sherwood-Randall, has urged the energy industry to attract more young people and more women into the sector to help tackle climate change. She made the comments at a roundtable discussion on ‘The importance of women in energy’, held by UK-based NGO Energy Institute and POWERful Women, a group that aims to get more women... [Read More]

July 22, 2016
US-based energy developer DCO Energy has appointed Evoqua to provide equipment and services for a new biomass cogeneration project for consumer products giant Procter & Gamble. The $200 million (€181m), 50 MW biomass/wood waste-to-energy plant, to be built by DCO Energy in Albany, Georgia, will provide 100% of the steam energy used by P&G's Albany manufacturing... [Read More]

July 22, 2016
A team of UK researchers, including experts from Cardiff University’s Cardiff Catalysis Institute, have shown that significant amounts of hydrogen can be unlocked from fescue grass with the help of sunlight and a cheap catalyst. It is the first time that this method has been demonstrated and could potentially lead to a sustainable way of producing hydrogen, which... [Read More]

July 21, 2016
Wood processing specialist Canfor has opened two new wood pellet plants worth C$58 million (€40.3m) in Canada’s British Columbia. The two plants, located at Fort St. John and Chetwynd, were built at Canfor's existing sawmills and have a combined annual production capacity of 175,000 tonnes of wood pellets, Prince George Citizen reports. The Chetwynd plant... [Read More]

July 21, 2016
The UK’s House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee has today launched a new inquiry into the economics of the UK energy market. UK energy policy over the last decade has focused on three objectives: maintaining continuous supplies of energy and minimising threats to energy security; ensuring that the costs of energy supply are competitive for business and individual... [Read More]

July 20, 2016
Chubb, the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer, has launched a new insurance proposition for biogas and solar plants, projects, or facilities in the UK and Ireland. Biogas and solar are playing an increasing role in the UK's energy mix with 200 biogas plants in operation across the country. In early July, for the first time ever,... [Read More]

July 20, 2016
Brazil's power sector regulator Aneel has licensed a 5MW biomass project that won a contract in the A-5 energy auction held on 29 April. Aneel's licences confirm the tax regularity and the legal, technical, economic, and financial qualifications of the projects. Owned by local Predilecta Alimentos, the wood chip-fuelled plant will begin commercial... [Read More]

July 19, 2016
UK-based waste management company Urbaser Balfour Beatty (UBB) has begun site preparation works at its Gloucestershire energy-from-waste (EfW) plant, despite concerns over the site’s effects on public health. To be located at Javelin Park, Gloucestershire, UBB hopes to have the construction work begin in earnest in September 2016. The company has signed a contract... [Read More]

July 18, 2016
The global death rate from air pollution will skyrocket in the next few decades lest the energy buckles down and significantly reduces its emissions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) says. In the Energy and Air Pollution special report under the World Energy Outlook, IEA says an estimated 6.5 million death are caused by air pollution annually. Of these deaths, 3.5... [Read More]

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