Jul 2, 2020
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Jun 26, 2020
Ecostrat, a North American firm focused on biomass feedstock supply and supply chain risk mitigation, explains how a standardised approach is key to boosting bioenergy investment Moving away from the traditional fossil fuel energy paradigm is a slow and incremental process and achieving this transition over the next decade will require the coordination of many things.... [Read More]

Jun 19, 2020
UK bioenergy leaders seek a green response to COVID-19, by Colin Ley UK bioenergy leaders are working hard to keep the sector running in the face of COVID-19, striving to address short-term supply issues within a deeply disrupted global marketplace while also starting to focus on the industry’s ‘exit strategy’. There are obvious downsides for renewable energy... [Read More]

Jun 11, 2020
For on-farm biogas plants using crop-based feedstocks, the quality of the harvesting and ensiling processes can make or break the efficiency of the plant and the anaerobic digestion (AD)  process for the following year, severely impacting gas output and profit. Having experienced issues with bought-in silage feedstock outside his control, Nick Cowie of Gloucestershire-based... [Read More]

Jun 5, 2020
Privilege Finance’s chief commercial officer, Chris Winward, explains why urgent action is required to support energy from waste Since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, countries all over the world have introduced social distancing and isolation restrictions to limit the spread of the virus. As a result, there has been a dramatic decrease in carbon emissions;... [Read More]

Jun 1, 2020
Decarbonising the UK’s gas network has been a priority for several years. How will the Gas Goes Green initiative turn words into action? Gas network companies have been working on decarbonisation projects for several years. Now, the Energy Networks Association (ENA) has launched the Gas Goes Green initiative, bringing together all of the UK’s gas network companies,... [Read More]

May 22, 2020
US-based Universal Filtration & Pumping Solutions discusses pelletising as a method of dealing with increased food waste during the COVID-19 pandemic The recent global crisis has inspired a wave of panic buying; this is expected to result in unprecedented levels of food waste. For this reason, it is more important than ever to make sure our municipal facilities... [Read More]

May 18, 2020
Severe flooding in North Yorkshire and a global pandemic have not stopped Drax Group from supporting the nation with power supplies and community initiatives The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted industries, economies and communities all over the world. For Drax, operating in the flood-hit region of North Yorkshire and relying on biomass supplies from the US has presented... [Read More]

May 11, 2020
Growing supplies of renewable natural gas is key to reducing emissions from trucks and buildings, says Southern California Gas Co The largest dairy renewable natural gas production facility in the US is now even bigger, according to its operator, Calgren Dairy Fuels. Four additional dairies were recently added to the company’s dairy digester operation in Pixley,... [Read More]

Apr 30, 2020
US-based Rawlings discusses processing wood waste and other biomass to help companies move away from fossil fuels Markets for wood waste include feedstock for engineered woods, landscape mulch, soil conditioner, animal bedding, compost additive, sewage sludge, and boiler fuel. All these end uses have similar processing requirements in that the wood waste has to be... [Read More]

Apr 20, 2020
Philip Simpson, commercial director at UK food waste AD firm, ReFood, delves deeper into recent figures on food waste recycling rates ReFood operates three anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities in the UK, in London, Doncaster and Widnes. The company works with multiple sectors including hospitality, local authorities, manufacturers, retailers and education to collect... [Read More]

Apr 14, 2020
Maureen Walsh, director of federal policy for the American Biogas Council, discusses recent developments on biogas tax credits in the US Over the past few years, the growth of the biogas sector has accelerated as a result of national policies encouraging the use of renewable fuels and renewable power. The growing awareness of gaps within our recycling industry has also... [Read More]

Apr 6, 2020
Four years on from watching as American voters opted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton to become US President, the country’s bioenergy sector leaders are once again contemplating a major shift in political direction and support. This time around, the choice is between another four years of President Trump and what appears to have become a two-horse Democrat race... [Read More]

Mar 27, 2020
Dr. Michael Berry of the University of the Sunshine Coast, Australia’s Forest Industries Research Centre discusses its project to utilise logging waste as bioenergy The University of the Sunshine Coast (USC), Australia’s Forest Industries Research Centre (FIRC) and Queensland-based HQPlantations have received a research grant to explore methods of converting logging... [Read More]

Mar 23, 2020
Stallkamp, a specialist in tanks, pumps, agitators and separators in the biogas sector, has built its first continuously stirred tank reactors at a facility in northern Germany An expert in classic stainless steel tank construction, Stallkamp has now progressed into the field of continuously stirred tank reactors (CSTRs), which are well-suited to industrial biogas... [Read More]

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