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Jan 28, 2020
German bioenergy associations outline legislative demands
Biogas News
Jan 28, 2020
Planning permission has been refused for a biogas plant in Gort, Ireland. The plans were opposed by locals, who submitted hundreds of objections to the facility. Sustainable Bio-Energy submitted plans to the county council for the biogas plant on a 10-hectare site in the west of Ireland. The plant would have treated farm waste to produce renewable energy and fertiliser. The... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jan 27, 2020
British Gas has launched a 100% renewable tariff, providing customers with renewable electricity matched through Guarantees of Origin certificates or Renewable Energy Guarantee of Origin Certificates. The Green Future Tariff includes green gas, with 10% sourced from biomethane produced by renewables, and the remaining 90% carbon offset thanks to a partnership with ClimateCare.... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jan 27, 2020
Alpheus Environmental has won a contract to provide wastewater services at Glenmorangie Distillery to generate renewable energy. The Cambridgeshire, UK-based company, a contracting arm of Anglian Water Group, will install an anaerobic digestion facility to generate electricity from wastewater by-products at the distillery. Three full-time workers from Alpheus will be... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jan 24, 2020
Renewable natural gas (RNG) firm U.S. Gain has purchased an anaerobic digester in Wisconsin, US. The company is coordinating the installation of biogas clean-up equipment at Deer Run Dairy to strip the impurities from the dairy-derived biogas. U.S. Gain will lead project certification efforts with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources... [Read More]

Policy News
Jan 23, 2020
The Committee on Climate Change (CCC) has suggested expanding UK bioenergy crops to around 23,000 hectares each year in its new land use report. Titled ‘Land use: Policies for a Net Zero UK’, the report is the CCC’s first in-depth advice on UK agricultural policies. According to the report, in 2017, land use including agriculture, forestry and peatland accounted... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jan 22, 2020
Danish biomass boiler firm Aalborg Energie Technik (AET) has secured a contract to help build a poultry manure-fired plant in Turkey. AET will assist Gülsan Holding’s subsidiaryMAV Elektrik with the project to create cleaner air, prevent water and soil contamination and provide a commercial income from poultry manure, which was previously seen as a waste product. The... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jan 22, 2020
Nevada, US-based NV Energy is requesting proposals to add new renewable energy projects to its portfolio. The company is seeking proposals for all areas of renewables, including biomass, biogas, wind, solar and geothermal, which are compliant with Nevada’s existing renewable portfolio standards. The announcement follows the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada’s... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jan 22, 2020
California, US-based Brightmark Energy has partnered with four dairy farms in central Florida on a biogas project. Brightmark and Larson Family Farms will build three anaerobic digesters to convert a total of 230,000 tonnes of dairy manure per year from 9,900 cows into biogas. Brightmark will develop, own and operate the project in Okeechobee Country, Florida. Once... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jan 21, 2020
Three organisations in the biogas and transport sector have called on EU policymakers to boost the deployment of infrastructure to deliver natural gas and renewable gas/biomethane across the European Union (EU). The European Biogas Association (EBA), the Natural & Biogas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) and the European Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (ACEA)... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 21, 2020
A new biomass boiler plant at UPM Joensuu Plywood Mill in Finland has improved the facility’s energy efficiency, environmental performance and safety. The plant utilises wood waste from plywood production and has resulted in lower fuel consumption per heat output and lower emissions compared with the previous power plant. The flue gases from combustion pass through... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jan 20, 2020
A food waste anaerobic digestion (AD) company is calling for “rejuvenated government support” in its drive to eradicate food waste from landfill. ReFood, which has three AD facilities in the UK, has lobbied for a UK-wide ban since launching its ‘Vision 2020’ roadmap in 2013. The organisation believes that achieving the goal of preventing all food waste from... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 20, 2020
A 10-day fire that broke out at a wood chipping facility in Yorkshire, UK in 2014 was the “biggest fire in 11 years”, according to the firefighters who tackled the blaze. The fire, which was caused by 7,000 tonnes of poorly-stored wood chippings, created vast plumes of smoke that could be smelled 16 miles away in the city of Sheffield. Around 45 firefighters –... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 20, 2020
Pinnacle Renewable Energy has announced a new ship charter for Trans-Pacific transport of its industrial wood pellets. A ship christening and launching ceremony was held in the Shikoku Dockyard in Takamatsu City, Japan, for the S1130, a Handy class vessel of almost 40,000 deadweight-tonnage named M/V New pinnacle. The company will charter the vessel from NYK Bulk &... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jan 16, 2020
As of 1 January 2020, all buses in the Estonian city of Tartu will run on biomethane. Tartu is one of the few medium-sized cities in Europe where the city’s entire public transport system has been converted to run on renewable fuel. Energy company Alexela supplies Tartu’s urban buses with biomethane via the region’s largest public gas filling station in the city... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jan 15, 2020
Two new biogas tax credits are set to boost growth in the sector, according to the American Biogas Council (ABC). The credits can be used for projects that will be developed in 2020 or started operations during the last two years when these credits were expired. The ABC says the announcement marks a “major step forward” for the biogas industry, which has been at... [Read More]


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