Jul 19, 2021
Fighting food waste
Jul 7, 2021
Downtime can be hugely detrimental to operations, and that is where Maximo-as-a-Service can help. Bioenergy has been one of the fastest-growing fields of the last 10 years and one of the most important goals for companies is to be able to provide renewable energy that is both profitable and reliable. Strict standards apply to all of those working in the industry,... [Read More]

Jul 5, 2021
Biogastechnik Süd explores the benefits of digestate evaporation as part of a successful biogas operation. Nutrient management is an important issue for many livestock farmers and biogas operators. This is where the process of digestate evaporation, which enables digestate to be converted into commercial fertiliser, steps in. With the development of the Vapogant... [Read More]

Jun 29, 2021
With COP26 on the horizon, there is an opportunity for the UK to bolster its bioenergy potential, writes Colin Ley. This is a massive year for the UK bioenergy industry with the impact of the COVID-19 recovery, Brexit-inspired trade battles, and COP26 combining to create upsides and downsides in pretty much equal measure. While the whole world is coping with the... [Read More]

Jun 18, 2021
What are the barriers to on-farm anaerobic digestion and how can they be resolved? Why is the uptake of anaerobic digestion (AD) on UK farms so low? What are the barriers to adoption and what can be done to reduce or remove them? These are the questions that have driven recent research by Associate Professor Dr Hafez Abdo, Nottingham University Business School at the... [Read More]

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]

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