Sep 9, 2022
European Pellet Conference
Sep 2, 2022
With new legislation on mandatory kerbside collections of food waste coming in from 2023, production of biomethane gas is set to grow. As a low-carbon gas, so will its contribution to decarbonisation and energy security in the UK. Tina Hawke, competitive market and future energy connections manager at Cadent Gas, highlighted the continued need to create space for biomethane... [Read More]

Aug 28, 2022
The UK premium wood pellet market has, like many other countries across Europe, experienced some turbulence over recent months with the crisis in Ukraine having an immediate effect on global EN Plus A1 pellet prices and supply. Despite the year starting on a more positive note with the UK Government announcing its new Boiler Upgrade Scheme, a replacement for the Domestic... [Read More]

Aug 26, 2022
Bioenergy Insight speaks to the newly-appointed secretary general of the European Biogas Association What were you doing before joining the European Biogas Association (EBA) as secretary general? "I started my career at the European Biodiesel Board working on sustainability and trade and later worked for other trade associations covering due diligence of raw... [Read More]

Aug 22, 2022
Following a 10-year analysis of the scale of methane leakage at almost 1,000 AD plants across the UK and Europe, Tim Elsome, general manager of biogas specialists FM BioEnergy, outlines why now is the ideal time to tackle unidentified biogas leaks — and how to protect your plant, profits and the planet. Anaerobic digestion (AD) plants are designed to convert... [Read More]

Aug 15, 2022
What first drew you to the bioenergy industry? "On a philosophical level it was the opportunity to participate in an energy revolution that would address the needs of the planet to combat climate change. From a business perspective it had enormous appeal in terms of growth and potential returns. I started my career as an engineer in the oil industry and then moved into... [Read More]

Aug 9, 2022
Torsten Fischer of Krieg + Fischer Ingenieure has been an expert legal witness for more than 15 years, covering 130 cases, and wrote his first report about a biogas plant accident more than 20 years ago. In this personal account, Torsten discusses a dispute between an operator and his insurer, exclusively for Bioenergy Insight. Setting Two fairly big biogas plants,... [Read More]

Aug 1, 2022
Colin Ley reports on how uncertainty in Ukraine is having an impact on new investment in the region. Surveying the future state of bioenergy in Scandinavia and the Baltics inevitably requires an assessment of what is happening right now in Ukraine and the threat that Russian aggression poses to the longer-term sovereign status of Finland, Sweden, Estonia, Latvia and... [Read More]

Jul 24, 2022
Simon Dawkins BEc, director, Oil Mallee Association, on the future of bioenergy in Western Australia. Western Australia (WA) is a the largest of the Australian States and has a 20-million-hectare wheatbelt. Most of the grain is exported including a million tonnes of canola to Europe for biofuel. However, it is the recent promotion of lignocellulosic biomass to produce... [Read More]

Jul 18, 2022
Norwegian Prime Minister, Jonas Gahr Støre, inaugurated RENEVO’s new biogas plant in Stord, Western Norway, on 24 May. It is the first of its kind in Norway and marks the start of a Western Norway energy adventure that produces the equivalent of renewable energy that 4,000 households consume per year. At the plant’s core is a unique piece of Norwegian technology:... [Read More]

May 20, 2022
Bioenergy Insight speaks to Philipp Lukas, CEO of Future Biogas, in this exclusive Q&A. Where were you educated, and what was your first job? I trained as a solicitor with Travers Smith Braithwaite in London but left in the lull after the ‘dotcom’ boom to join my father in a bioethanol technology start-up. What interested you about becoming involved in... [Read More]

May 13, 2022
Mavitec Green Energy continues to develop its innovative depackaging solutions and is now introducing a Paddle Washer to clean plastic waste and reduce costs. Due to growing food waste issues globally, the need for smart and efficient depackaging solutions has arguably never been more important. Mavitec, a Dutch designer and producer of high-quality recycling processes... [Read More]

May 6, 2022
Umwelt- und Ingenieurtechnik GmbH Dresden introduces its new biogas test plant, BTP2-control. A new standard biogas test plant (BTP), BTP2- control, complete with an internal gas quality measurement system, has been launched by Umwelt- und Ingenieurtechnik GmbH Dresden (UIT). UIT has been providing biogas test plants for decades. The latest plant, BTP2 control,... [Read More]

Apr 21, 2022
Delorean Corporation aims to be recognised as Australia and New Zealand’s leading emerging renewable energy generator and retailer. Here, the company speaks to Bioenergy Insight about its AD plans. Operating in two of Australia’s highest growth industries — renewable energy and waste management — Delorean Corporation has its sights firmly set on anaerobic digestion... [Read More]

Apr 12, 2022
Bjørn Halvard Knappskog, CEO of alternative fuel producer Arbaflame, highlights the benefits of increased biomass use in a volatile market. Over the past year, Europe has faced the highest energy prices in recent memory, almost quadrupling across most markets. Governments have stepped in to reduce the impact on consumers. In Norway, for example, the government is directly... [Read More]

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