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Sep 26, 2022
Irish minister: anaerobic digestion is “critical and central”
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Sep 26, 2022
On its website, tomato producer Guy & Wright (established 1928), described itself as "being complete idiots; building our own AD plant". The company's story, though, is one of growth. Fifteen years ago, when the first 1,800m3 digester was built on the 100-acre site in Hertfordshire, UK, John Jones (great grandson of Mr Guy) could be forgiven for wondering what on... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 26, 2022
On 21 September, over 160 anaerobic digestion (AD) industry leaders and stakeholders gathered in Belfast to discuss the role AD and biogas can play in Northern Ireland's decarbonisation strategy, at the ADBA Northern Ireland Forum. It was hosted by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA). Speakers included Gordon Lyons, Northern Ireland's economy minister,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 26, 2022
France revised rules on biogas projects on 23 September, adjusting tariffs for inflation and extending construction deadlines, in an effort to clear a backlog of farm investments, Reuters reported. President Emmanuel Macron pledged on 22 September to cut red tape to halve the time it takes to get renewable projects off the ground, as the energy crisis fuelled by Russia's... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 26, 2022
The cost of energy is historically high in Belgium and, to add to the problem, fossil fuels are becoming scarcer as we consume them. To adapt, farmers in Wallonia are developing more sustainable and local alternatives, reported Brussels Times. One alternative to fossil fuels is biomethanation which consists of the degradation of biomass, such as manure from a livestock... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 23, 2022
At an energy summit Monday, two key Republicans told industry insiders, fellow lawmakers, and clean energy advocates their plan for driving down costs during a panel previewing legislative action in the upcoming session, reported New Hampshire Bulletin. “This feels very much to me like the year of biomass,” said Rep. Michael Vose, an Epping Republican. Seated next... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 23, 2022
Independent analysis by Oxford Economics has shown that last year renewable energy leader Drax contributed £1.8 billion towards the UK economy and supported 17,800 jobs across the UK. The analysis measured the economic impact of Drax Group’s UK operations, which includes Drax Power Station, near Selby in North Yorkshire – the country’s biggest renewable power generator,... [Read More]

Other News
Sep 23, 2022
UK company Drax plans to extend its bioenergy and carbon capture storage (Beccs) plans to the US market through two projects, under which up to 4mn t/yr of carbon dioxide may be captured from the atmosphere by 2030. Preliminary studies for its first international Beccs project started this year, with the final investment decision is scheduled for 2024. The international... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 22, 2022
Faromor CNG operates a RNG upgrading facility supplied by DMT using membrane separation technology. The RNG facility upgrades biogas produced by Stanton Farms in Ontario, Canada. The project won the 2022 Biogas Project of the Year from the Canadian Biogas Association Industry Awards and is the first agricultural biogas project connected to Ontario’s natural gas grid. Camlin... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 19, 2022
German toilet paper maker Hakle is turning to waste from coffee production to stay afloat and help the environment, reported Manila Times. Two years ago, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the firm profited from a huge demand in essentials - such as toilet paper.  But with the health crisis abating, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has sparked skyrocketing energy... [Read More]

Other News
Sep 18, 2022
The UK’s largest power station is paying its respects to Queen Elizabeth II with a dedication on one of its 12 huge cooling towers. The image will be projected onto the 114m tall cooling tower at Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire over the weekend of the Queen’s funeral and will be seen from miles around. Earlier this year, Drax turned two of its cooling towers... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 16, 2022
In the Philippines, ABS-CBN News reported that the country’s Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is exploring the use of waste to generate energy. Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. reportedly said that a pilot facility is set up in Los Baños, Laguna.  DOST is also studying the right temperature for waste combustion to prevent emission of air pollutants, the... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 16, 2022
The supplier to the fitted furniture industry, based in Oldham, UK, has invested £1 million (€1.1m) in a new biomass burner to make the factory’s heating system greener and more energy efficient, KBB reported. The investment includes two new, more powerful and efficient boilers and extractors, which will be fully operational by autumn. The new equipment will replace... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 16, 2022
Renewable Energy India Expo 2022, which is scheduled for later this month will bring investment opportunities worth Rs 800 crore (€1.5 million) for the biogas sector, the Indian Biogas Association (IBA) said on Thursday. IBA is an industry association comprising operators, manufacturers and planners of biogas plants. Renewable Energy Expo (REI) is scheduled for September... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 15, 2022
Beam Suntory said on 14 September it is aiming to produce more Jim Beam bourbon while cutting back on its greenhouse gas emissions. The company, which is owned by Japanese parent Suntory, said it would invest $400 million in renewable energy systems while boosting bourbon production at its largest Kentucky distillery. The Booker Noe distillery in Boston, Kentucky,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 15, 2022
The US Department of Energy (DoE) has selected The Yolo County Central Landfill (YCCL) for an award of $1.5 million to improve the current science and infrastructure to turn waste streams into clean, renewable fuel, reported Davis Enterprise. The DOE grant to the YCCL — one of only 15 nationwide — focuses explicitly on community-scale resource and energy recovery... [Read More]


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