Feb 14, 2022
Caring for people and the planet
Feb 10, 2022
BLAZE is a Horizon 2020 project aimed at developing a biomass low-cost, advanced and zero-emission (BLAZE) CHP plant – the first of its kind. This will be achieved by developing a dual fluidised bed technology integrated with high-temperature gas cleaning and conditioning systems and solid oxide fuel cells. The technology is designed to utilise a wide range of biomass... [Read More]

Feb 9, 2022
By Ole Hvelplund, CEO, Nature Energy. In many ways, we at Nature Energy have an exciting year ahead of us. In 2021, we announced a new, ambitious growth strategy which means Nature Energy will invest heavily in the construction of new large-scale biogas plants internationally. This will be our key focus in the year to come. A few years ago, the large-scale production... [Read More]

Feb 8, 2022
Charlotte Morton, chief executive, Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) Throughout 2021, all eyes were on the road to COP26. Six years and four conferences since the Paris Agreement, COP26 was seen as the world’s last chance to ‘keep 1.5˚C alive’. The extent to which it was a success is dividing opinion. The last-minute watering down of commitments... [Read More]

Feb 4, 2022
By Thomas Meth chief commercial officer, Enviva. Looking at recommendations from the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) and the International Energy Agency (IEA), every pathway to meeting decarbonisation goals that limit the impact of global warming includes woody biomass. To achieve climate targets and reach climate neutrality, industrial... [Read More]

Jan 27, 2022
Could energy crop pellets help solve the UK’s energy security issue? Domestic biomass energy supplier White Horse Energy outlines its latest project. As the world’s attention turns to the threat to our planet posed by climate change post-COP26, the energy sector is under intense scrutiny. Coal has long been the answer to the energy conundrum, but in the 21st century,... [Read More]

Jan 24, 2022
“In the wake of COP26, it would be deeply disappointing if the debate in 28 years’ time is more about why we failed than how we succeeded,” writes Colin Ley. The emergence of the Omicron variant in late November last year, followed by a rapid surge in infections, has raised serious doubts over the speed of Europe’s economic recovery over the next 12-18 months. Having... [Read More]

Jan 17, 2022
Several major fires at biomass facilities in recent years have been caused by spontaneous combustion. Here, Derek Stuart, global product manager at AMETEK Land, explores early detection methods to keep supplies (and people) safe. Wood pellets have many desirable properties when used as fuel: they are sustainable, energy-dense, have low moisture content, and are easy... [Read More]

Jan 10, 2022
UK-based BioCarbonics is working with anaerobic digestion and biogas facilities to produce green CO2 for customers in the food and beverage sector. Creating a network of CO2 supply sources from biogas plants could be the answer to preventing future shortages, according to UK-based BioCarbonics. Established in June 2018, BioCarbonics works with AD operators/biogas... [Read More]

Dec 21, 2021
With more than 300 installations under its belt, Host has big plans for the future of bioenergy. From its humble beginnings as an engineering firm advising industrial companies on energy efficiency, Host has become a major player in the bioenergy industry. Host was the result of a joint venture between Holec Projects and Stork, two well-established suppliers of... [Read More]

Dec 15, 2021
John Hanselman, founder and chief strategy officer at Vanguard Renewables, sheds light on the importance of farm waste in reaching global net-zero goals. I was watching a recent Netflix documentary, Breaking Boundaries: The Science of Our Planet, when I heard a brilliant explanation of the unique opportunity the generations of people currently living on Earth hold.... [Read More]

Dec 9, 2021
What to look forward to at the International Biogas & Biomass Congress & Expos. After almost two years of lockdown restrictions and Zoom meetings, it is a joy to be able to write this preview ahead of our event in March. Biogas, biomass and biofuels industry members will gather, once again, in Brussels, to discuss the enormous potential of our respective... [Read More]

Dec 7, 2021
Lauma Kazusa, head of market analysis at SUEZ Trading Europe, discusses the changing landscape surrounding wood waste and its impact on the bioenergy sector. Market turbulence has been incredible over the last two years, affecting all sectors and products. Wood waste has not escaped this rollercoaster ride and is firmly set to continue with new twists and turns ahead. In... [Read More]

Dec 3, 2021
In September, Bright Biomethane opened its first small-scale bio-CNG biogas upgrader to help agricultural businesses to ‘green’ their fleets. Over the past two years in Houffalize, Belgium, Bright Biomethane has been developing a unique project, upgrading biogas for use in agricultural transportation. The technology offers a cost-effective system for bio-CNG... [Read More]

Nov 26, 2021
QUBE Renewables discusses a recent project in Kenya, helping a local flower farm to generate biogas from its waste. The World Energy Council assesses the World Energy Trilemma Index. This is an annual measurement of national energy system performances across three dimensions: energy security, energy equity, and environmental sustainability. Although Kenya’s trilemma... [Read More]

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