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Oct 1, 2020
Privilege Finance launches updated manifesto following “monumental” industry changes
Biogas News
Oct 1, 2020
The Orange County Sanitation District (OCSD) in California, US, has contracted engineering and consulting firm Brown and Caldwell and Kansas-based engineering company Black & Veatch to design a new temperature-phased anaerobic digestion (AD) facility at its Plant No.2 in Huntington Beach. With the sixth-largest wastewater collection, treatment, and recycling infrastructure... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 1, 2020
Two researchers at Illinois State University have received a $150,000 (€127,800) grant to research the energy potential and feasibility of incorporating anaerobic digestion (AD) of plant wastes into small-to-medium-sized conventional and organic farming composting operations. Dr David Kopsell, professor of horticulture, and Dr. LC Yang, assistant professor of environmental... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 1, 2020
IVECO, a brand of CNH Industrial N.V., has won a record order to deliver 100 Stralis Natural Power trucks powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) to NRG Argentina, a supplier to the oil and gas industry. The order represents the largest of its kind in South America. NRG Argentina has also purchased 100 maintenance contracts for the trucks, which will enable IVECO to... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 30, 2020
Renewable natural gas (RNG) is now available at Piedmont Natural Gas’s fuelling station in Nashville, Tennessee. By fuelling with RNG at Piedmont’s compressed natural gas (CNG) station, fleets and organisations can further reduce their emissions footprint, helping to decarbonise transportation in the state. Bluesource, an environmental action partner based in... [Read More]

Other News
Sep 30, 2020
The renewable energy industry accounted for an estimated 11.5 million jobs worldwide in 2019, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), up from 11 million in 2018. IRENA’s Renewable Energy and Jobs 2020 report said the development of solar photovoltaic (PV) technologies represents a large portion of renewables employment. Asia accounted for 63%... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 29, 2020
Biomass firm Active Energy Group (Active Energy) has revealed its interim results for the first six months of 2020, ending 30 June. Highlights included continued operations at its Lumberton, North Carolina facility during the COVID-19 crisis; lumber operations increasing ‘substantially’ following the acquisition of the joint venture interest in Renewable Energy... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 29, 2020
A major UK food and garden recycling business has invested almost £4.5 million (€4.9 million) into its vehicle fleet to further grow its market share in England. Keenan Recycling, headquartered in Aberdeen, Scotland, reduces the amount of waste going to landfill by collecting and recycling organic material. The firm acquired 39 new vehicles worth around £115,000... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 29, 2020
Construction is underway on two EnviTec Biogas projects in China. The two plants, in the Chinese provinces of Henan and Qinxian, were slightly delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but are now firmly back on track. Jörg Fischer, the board member with responsibility for China at EnviTec Biogas, said: “For us, these are already our sixth and seventh projects in China,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 28, 2020
CalBioGas, a joint venture between California Bioenergy, Chevron U.S.A., and local dairy farmers, successfully produced its first renewable natural gas (RNG) from dairy farms in Kern County. CalBioGas brings technology and operational experience to help build digesters and methane capture projects to convert methane into RNG. CalBioGas, dairy farmers, and Chevron are... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 28, 2020
Marubeni Corporation and Chubu Electric Power have established a special purpose company, Gifu Seino Green Power (GSGP), to develop a wood-based biomass power plant in Japan’s Gifu Prefecture. On 25 September, GSGP signed a pollution control agreement with Godo Town, where the plant will be built, and a loan agreement with Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank and Juroku Bank. The... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 28, 2020
Food waste recycler Warrens Group has welcomed the UK Government’s plans to increase biomethane production to heat around 230,000 homes. On 22 September, the government launched a consultation on a Green Gas Levy, as part of its plans to scale-up biomethane, reduce emissions from the gas grid and help the UK reach its net-zero target. Kevin Quigley, commercial... [Read More]

Features
Sep 28, 2020
In 2019, Drax’s bioenergy with carbon capture use and storage (BECCS) pilot started capturing CO2 in a world-first with 100% biomass feedstock. Now, the firm wants to scale-up its BECCS operations to help the UK reach net-zero. BECCS is a pioneering process that produces renewable electricity while permanently removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. With a major... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 23, 2020
Volvo Trucks is seeing an increased interest in gas as an alternative to diesel for heavy-duty truck operations in Europe. Hauliers and transport buyers are increasingly interested in reducing their carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions and costs through the use of refrigerated liquefied gas as a fuel. As a result, the new Volvo FH and Volvo FM trucks will have engines that... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 23, 2020
Pinnacle Renewable Energy has responded to an incident in which a silo collapsed at the Fibreco Export shipping terminal in North Vancouver. On 11 September, Pinnacle temporarily diverted all shipping activity to its wholly-owned Westview shipping terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The firm reported no pellets were damaged as a result of the incident. Rob... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 23, 2020
Weltec Biopower is building a 7 MW biogas plant in South Korea. The plant is being constructed in the province of Gyeonggi-do, 60 kilometres north of the capital, Seoul, and will convert biogas into heat via an integrated gas boiler. It is hoped the plant will go live in spring 2021 and digest up to 93,000 tons of food waste annually, some of which will come from... [Read More]


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