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Apr 3, 2020
CIWM says there is “weak” rationale for keeping HWRCs open during pandemic
Biogas News
Apr 3, 2020
UK-based Severn Trent Green Power (STGP) has won a five-year contract with Peterborough City Council to convert the city's food waste into energy using anaerobic digestion (AD). The contract begins this week and includes responsibility for the collection, haulage and treatment of food waste collected through kerbside recycling. There will be a possibility of extending... [Read More]

Biogas News
Apr 2, 2020
Environmental infrastructure investment fund JLEN has invested £11 million (€12.5 million) in an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Scotland. The Peacehill Farm AD plant in Fife was commissioned in December 2015. It has a capacity of around 5MW and predominantly produces biomethane to be exported to the national gas grid. The Peacehill Farm AD facility is accredited... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 2, 2020
Japanese renewable energy firm RENOVA has announced its large-scale biomass power generation project has reached financial close. The company signed a financing agreement that will allow it to work on the development of the Ishinomaki Hibarino Biomass Project along with three co-sponsors, Tokyo Gas Co, United Purpose Management and Mizuho Leasing Co. Renova has the... [Read More]

Other News
Apr 2, 2020
The COP26 UN climate change conference, set to take place in Glasgow in November, has been postponed due to COVID-19. The decision was taken by the COP Bureau of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with the UK and its Italian partners. New dates have yet to be confirmed, however, the UNFCCC has said that the event will still take place... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 1, 2020
Engineering company Prodesa has agreed to build two turnkey pellet plants in Belarus. The facilities will be built near the cities of Vitebsk and Polotsk, in north-east Belarus. The plants are expected to be completed in early 2021 and deliver up to 20 tonnes per hour of industrial wood pellets. Each facility will consist of a wet line - including debarking, chipping... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 1, 2020
Kruger Specialty Papers has temporarily shut down its facility in Brompton, Québec, due to "unfavourable market conditions". The company, which was founded in 1904 and produces tissue products, 100% recycled containerboard products, corrugated packaging, publication papers and renewable energy, said the market had deteriorated "very rapidly" with the COVID-19 outbreak.... [Read More]

Biogas News
Mar 31, 2020
HoSt is supplying a turnkey Microferm Green Gas installation at a dairy farm in Boornbergum in the province of Friesland in the Netherlands. The installation will be built as part of the 'Jumpstart' initiative by the Dutch dairy cooperative, FrieslandCampina. The manure digester will utilise proprietary manure to produce 40 cubic metres of biomethane per hour. With... [Read More]

Biogas News
Mar 31, 2020
The European Biogas Association (EBA) has appointed Harmen Dekker as its new director. Dekker, who formerly served as an advisory board member, is taking up his position with the EBA on 1 April and will be co-responsible for executing the strategy of the association in the coming years. He has worked in the sustainability sector for almost 15 years and is committed... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 31, 2020
UK-based Active Energy Group (AEG) has acquired 100% of the control and ownership of the sawmill and log export activities at AEG's industrial site in Lumberton, North Carolina, US. The project was previously operated through a joint venture with Renewable Logistics Systems (RLS). According to AEG, the reason behind this acquisition is to improve overall efficiency... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 31, 2020
Enviva's operations have not been significantly impacted by the outbreak of Covid-19, according to the company. In a letter to stakeholders, John Keppler, chairman and CEO of Enviva Partners announced that the company's liquidity remains robust. "As critical baseload and dispatchable renewable energy producers, our customers require our product now more than ever,"... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 30, 2020
Alabama Pellets, of which Pinnacle Renewable Energy is a majority stakeholder, has placed an order with drying technology providers Büttner. Büttner will supply an energy system designed as a grate-firing system, with a firing capacity of approximately 50MW in combination with high-efficiency drum dryer type 5.6 x 28 R. The new wood pellet line will be installed... [Read More]

Biogas News
Mar 30, 2020
Trident Processes has been selected as the nutrient recovery technology provider for a new anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Salisbury, Vermont. Construction is underway for Vanguard Renewables' new farm-powered biogas facility at Goodrich Family Farm's dairy. Once the facility has been built in Q3 2020, the facility will process 280 tons of manure and organic waste... [Read More]

Biogas News
Mar 30, 2020
US company KeHE Distributors, a natural & organic, fresh and speciality distributor has partnered with Clean Energy Fuels to add renewable natural gas (RNG) trucks to its fleet. KeHE will add the low-carbon emission trucks to its California fleet in 2020, replacing five diesel trucks. In doing so, KeHE hopes to reduce its carbon emissions by 674 tonnes, equivalent... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 27, 2020
The Wood Recyclers' Association (WRA), based in the UK, has told its members it is working closely with its contacts in the UK Government, industry regulators and other trade associations to keep the waste wood industry moving during the Covid-19 pandemic. In an email to its members, Andy Hill, chair of the WRA, said it is carrying out "a number of activities" including... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 27, 2020
The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) has penned a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to explain how it is maintaining the wood pellet sector during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The letter, written by WPAC's executive director, Gordon Murray, focuses on how Canada's wood pellet sector is "fulfilling its responsibilities" as part of Canada's... [Read More]


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