Mar 5, 2020
A helping hand with biogas upgrading
Feb 26, 2020
The US Industrial Pellet Association and Natural Resources Defense Council answer the biomass sector’s most burning question. Seth Ginther executive director of the US Industrial Pellet Association According to the world’s foremost climate experts, biomass is a necessary part of any modern-day climate strategy, both for renewable energy production and for its... [Read More]

Feb 20, 2020
Built in 2017, ReFood’s plant in Dagenham, London is the newest and largest of its UK facilities. The company, which specialises in food waste recycling, has two other facilities in Doncaster and Widnes. Dawn Stephens-Borg, editor of Bioenergy Insight, and managing editor Katie Woodward, were invited to see the new facility and learn more about the many ways our food... [Read More]

Nov 18, 2019
Across the US, dairy farmers are working with renewable energy companies to make use of what would otherwise go to waste. Dairy, food, animal and other organic waste is being converted into biogas with the help of companies like Brightmark Energy, to generate heat, electricity and support farming communities. Bioenergy Insight spoke to Brightmark Energy CEO Bob Powell... [Read More]

Oct 2, 2019
Tank design plays an important role in optimising the biogas output from anaerobic digestion. Sam Hinton, technical support manager at the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) identifies some key considerations for owners and operators. AD is a simple, centuries-old technology and hugely complex beast. In principle it is simple; you put organic matter... [Read More]

Jul 4, 2019
Faced with evolving legislation, ever-changing market forces and mounting environmental pressures, the life of a biomass operator is rarely straightforward. But with challenge, often comes opportunity, believes Gary Moore, director of global business development at Untha Shredding Technology. He has consulted with firms on the ‘front line’ to hear where the... [Read More]

Jun 24, 2019
Drax power station in North Yorkshire, UK, has started capturing carbon dioxide (CO₂)  through its new bioenergy carbon capture and storage (BECCS) pilot project, the first anywhere in the world. To find out more about the technology and the plant’s journey towards eventual carbon-neutrality, Heidi Vella spoke with Drax’s research and innovation engineer,... [Read More]

Jun 14, 2019
Following the Government’s announcement to make the UK the first G7 nation to legislate for net-zero emissions, biomass industry leaders are now calling on ministers to urgently take heed of key findings from the Renewable Energy Association’s (REA) newly-published Bioenergy Strategy report, and recognise biomass as the most fit-for-purpose, proven solution... [Read More]

Jun 11, 2019
Switchgrass is attractive as a potential bioenergy crop because it can grow for years without having to be replanted. Requiring less fertilizer than typical annual crops like corn, switchgrass can keep more nitrogen, phosphorus and carbon in the soil and out of our air and waterways. But, unlike corn, breeding of switchgrass for optimal traits is still in its early stages. Now,... [Read More]

Feb 19, 2019
Independent environmental consultant Dr, Sarika Jain gives an overview of the trends in favour of the biomethane industry, and why it has the potential to replace natural gas. Three years ago in Paris, 195 countries acknowledged and agreed on the impact of climate change and made commitments to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions to mitigate it. In order to meet these... [Read More]

Mar 2, 2018
Harvest Power is a US-based company specialising in converting organic materials into compost, mulch, clean energy and natural fertilisers. Here, director of Communications Meredith Sorensen looks at best practices for collecting and sorting urban organic feedstocks prior to anaerobic digestion. Public-private partnerships help unlock organic diversion, bioenergy markets... [Read More]

Sep 6, 2016
Hong Kong-based environmental services provider China Everbright International has announced that it has signed a concession agreement for a household waste-to-energy project with the People's Government of Taikang County, Henan Province. The group will invest in the construction of the Taikang waste-to-energy project, which is the third waste-to-energy project that Everbright... [Read More]