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Nov 21, 2019
Leyline Renewable Capital funds two new major AD facilities in US
Biogas News
Nov 21, 2019
The Government of Ontario will launch consultations to find ways to boost biogas sector revenues. It is hoped the consultation will identify potential changes that would allow farmers in the province to expand the emerging renewable natural gas market and make the region a ‘North American leader’ in the biogas sector. According to a statement, the government said consultations... [Read More]

Policy News
Nov 20, 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will stop financing fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021. The board of the EIB agreed on a new energy lending policy on 14 November and confirmed the organisation’s “increased ambition in climate action and environmental sustainability”. EIB President Werner Hoyer said: “Climate is the top issue on the political... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 20, 2019
The American Biogas Council (ABC) has praised the introduction of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act in the US. The Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives in Washington released a discussion draft of the GREEN Act on 19 November, including provisions to support the biogas industry. In the draft, the Committee describes the... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 20, 2019
Scaling up renewable gas production in Europe could create at least 600,000 direct jobs by 2050, according to a report by Navigant. The new Gas for Climate analysis shows that between 600,000 and 850,000 direct jobs could be created by 2050; 1.7 million to 2.4 million jobs in total. Renewable and low-carbon gases, combined with ‘large quantities’ of renewable electricity,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 19, 2019
A UK research project assessing the viability of biomethane in heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) saved more than 1,400 tonnes of well-to-wheel (WTW) carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions compared to diesel in a two-year trial. The ‘Dedicated to Gas’ project deployed 20 Euro VI vehicles running on biomethane as a combination of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 19, 2019
Gasum has opened Sweden’s northernmost gas filling station in Östersund. The station, opened on 14 November, serves both heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) and passenger cars, offering biogas and natural gas as greener fuel solutions. According to the company, the new station is a ‘crucial step’ in enabling long-distance transport to use gas from the south of Sweden... [Read More]

Features
Nov 18, 2019
Across the US, dairy farmers are working with renewable energy companies to make use of what would otherwise go to waste. Dairy, food, animal and other organic waste is being converted into biogas with the help of companies like Brightmark Energy, to generate heat, electricity and support farming communities. Bioenergy Insight spoke to Brightmark Energy CEO Bob Powell... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 18, 2019
Maize from flooded fields in north, east and central England could be salvaged as grain for anaerobic digestion (AD) feedstock. The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) said recent severe flooding has brought the last of the maize harvest to a standstill, leaving thousands of acres destined for AD in the ground. As utilising the crop as silage becomes... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 18, 2019
Macquarie Capital Principal Finance (Macquarie) – the largest infrastructure investor in the world - has completed the majority acquisition of BioCow, a leading producer and innovator in the UK biogas sector. BioCow uses anaerobic digestion (AD) to create energy from agricultural waste by producing biomethane, which can be used to heat homes and businesses or as a green... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 15, 2019
A major agricultural waste-to-energy project that will power electric vehicles in Australia is one of the first recipients of a grant from the Queensland Government's Waste to Biofutures Fund. Biogas firm Energy 360 received $363,000 (€223,540) to transform agricultural waste into bioenergy at a $1.899 million (€1.169 million) small-scale biotech facility, which... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 15, 2019
State and local leaders in Mississippi, US gathered at a groundbreaking ceremony on 7 November for Enviva's new wood pellet export terminal. Upon completion, the terminal in the Port of Pascagoula's Bayou Casotte Harbour will export wood pellets produced in George County, Mississippi to Asia and Europe and employ around 30 full-time workers. Approximately 150 direct and... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 12, 2019
Biogen has acquired an operational AD plant in Weston-super-Mare, UK, from Enovert. The 1.1MW facility will be integrated into Ancala's UK AD platform, Biogen, a leading owner and operator of AD plants in the UK. The facility is an important component of a broader waste management and food recycling programme within the region of Somerset, UK, according to Biogen, with... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 12, 2019
Heavy goods vehicle (HGV) fleet owners in Finland and Sweden see an environment-focused mindset as a permanent phenomenon, according to a recent survey commissioned by Gasum. The survey results revealed customers' environmental expectations have increased in both countries, and 82% of HGV fleet owners believe this is not a passing trend. Gasum, a Nordic energy company,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 11, 2019
Biomass heat industry leaders, including the Wood Heat Association (WHA) and UK Pellet Council (UKPC), are urging UK political parties to recognise the importance of having strong heat decarbonisation policies in their election manifestoes. The organisations, which coordinate the Biomass Heat Works! campaign, outlined a series of manifesto pledges for the UK political... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 11, 2019
Two peat-burning plants in Ireland are to close by the end of 2020, resulting in hundreds of job losses. According to a report by Independent.ie, the Electricity Supply Board’s (ESB) decision to close the plants at West Offaly and Rough Lee will also accelerate job losses at Bord Na Móna, an Irish peat firm, which had been supplying peat to the facilities. The ESB... [Read More]


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