Jun 18, 2021
Increasing on-farm AD uptake
Jun 14, 2021
Colony Farm in Cambridgeshire, UK, houses a virtual pipeline to boost its biogas potential Upgraded biogas is a very efficient source of renewable energy — biomethane. Biogas can be produced from various organic resources, including agricultural waste, municipal waste, landfills, and wastewater treatment facilities. Some of these sites are in very remote areas that... [Read More]

Jun 7, 2021
The critical role of legislation in tackling the UK’s food waste crisis With the UK’s anaerobic digestion (AD) capacity continuing to rapidly increase, Philip Simpson, commercial director at ReFood, discusses the role legislation needs to play in slashing national food waste figures and explains why a landfill ban is critical to long-term success. Recent figures... [Read More]

Jun 1, 2021
“Water scrub technology remains the optimal solution for biogas upgrading in the industrial sector,” according to Malmberg, an international cleantech company based in Sweden. Malmberg, with 155 years of experience, has created a high-quality product capable of guaranteeing unique performance such as 98% availability, economic and environmental stability for the... [Read More]

May 24, 2021
In Riga, Latvia’s capital, Justsen Energiteknik recently completed a major district heating project, one of its largest projects to-date. In Latvia, Justsen Energiteknik recently completed a very special project, one of its largestever biomass projects, at a district heating facility. Justsen had previously worked on various projects with engineering design experts... [Read More]

May 13, 2021
Dawn Stephens-Borg, editor of Bioenergy Insight, reflects on the 12th National Conference of the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA). I am sure this isn’t quite how ADBA imagined its 12th National Conference to be, with everyone at home tuning in from across the globe. For Charlotte Morton, ADBA’s chief executive, no distance was great enough... [Read More]

May 4, 2021
In North Carolina, US, a lumber manufacturer opted for a container-based silo from Biomass Engineering & Equipment to store its biomass feedstock. The history of Oaks Unlimited goes back as far as the Appalachian hardwoods the company mills. Delcy Pryor, grandfather of the company’s current president, Joe Pryor II, began milling white oaks in North Carolina in... [Read More]

Apr 26, 2021
Camren May, bulk handling product manager at Con-Vey, explains how its tube belt conveyor can reduce dust issues in biomass plants. Over the years, as I have visited plants and listened to the stories told by my seasoned co-workers, I have seen a common denominator across almost every facility: they all face clean-up issues around the raw material infeed areas,”... [Read More]

Apr 19, 2021
Royal Dutch Kusters Engineering has developed the Organic Liquefying Press to separate organics and moisture from solid and fibrous waste. The organic fraction of mixed waste streams is ideal for producing biogas; however, despite the effort put into separating and recycling waste, many organics still end up in landfill or waste incineration plants. There is much... [Read More]

Apr 14, 2021
Active Energy Group hopes to help utilities cut emissions with its unique CoalSwitch™ pellets. Bioenergy Insight editor Dawn Stephens-Borg speaks to CEO Michael Rowan to find out more. Based in the UK and with rapidly expanding operations in the US, Active Energy Group is making waves in the pellet industry. From its production facility in Lumberton, North Carolina... [Read More]

Apr 8, 2021
The Sustainable Resources Verifications Scheme (SURE) enables economic operators to prove sustainable use of biomass in electricity and heat production. SURE is a voluntary certification scheme which seeks recognition by the European Commission and by the competent authorities in the member states. A certification scheme tailor-made for RED II From the Kyoto... [Read More]

Apr 6, 2021
Seth Ginther, executive director at the US Industrial Pellet Association explores research that shows biomass supports forests, biodiversity, and communities across the southern US. The science is both clear and well-established that sustainable biomass is an indispensable technology for meeting national emissions goals, and preventing the worst effects of climate change.... [Read More]

Mar 30, 2021
Bruks Siwertell’s new conveyor technology bypasses traditional limits and has helped a wood pellet production facility in Quebec, Canada. Innovative air-cushioned conveyor technology from Bruks Siwertell is gaining momentum in the market due to its reduced operating and maintenance costs, as well as its clean, safe, and reliable materials handling capability. The... [Read More]

Mar 26, 2021
The early signs of the Biden Administration are encouraging for the bioenergy industry. Bioenergy leaders in the US once again have a President in the White House who believes in climate change and is committed to doing everything within his power to combat its impact on the world. While it is impossible, at this stage, to calculate what such a commitment will mean... [Read More]

Mar 24, 2021
The UK Government’s plan to end the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) this month will leave manufacturers without a financially viable green alternative to generate heat for many crucial industrial processes, according to biomass installation specialist NerG. Ending the non-domestic RHI could force businesses to seek out cheaper, non-renewable sources of... [Read More]

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