Apr 8, 2022
US bioenergy foundations appear strong in the face of an unclear future
Apr 4, 2022
Gary Moore, director for global business development at UNTHA shredding technology, discusses pioneering shredding systems for bioenergy production. It may be becoming an increasingly mature market, but that doesn’t mean innovation is stifling in the world of bioenergy. Operators’ ever-more sophisticated requirements, and manufacturers’ passion to drive change... [Read More]

Apr 1, 2022
Mark Sommerfeld, head of power and flexibility at the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) and Freddie Kellett, policy analyst, comment exclusively for Bioenergy Insight. The UK is currently in the grips of an unprecedented fossil gas price rise, pushing consumer and industrial energy bills to levels that will almost certainly cause the worst... [Read More]

Mar 25, 2022
Bioenergy is a precious resource for the benefit of climate change and the creation of a circular economy, says Turboden, part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group. Representing 57% of the renewable energy consumed, bioenergy is the main source of renewable energy used in Europe. The sector plays an important role in contributing to Europe’s excellence in renewable... [Read More]

Mar 23, 2022
Yoshinobu Kusano, executive advisor & director of Renova’s biomass fuel department, shares his thoughts on plans to phase down coal. “Coal is being phased down.” This was the message from COP26 in Glasgow. The Japanese Government, together with other participants at the conference, pledged this official commitment to the world. To hold this commitment, biomass... [Read More]

Mar 21, 2022
Active Energy Group’s CEO, Michael Rowan, speaks to Bioenergy Insight about the recent testing of its CoalSwitch™ fuel and plans to increase production. Active Energy Group (AEG), headquartered in London, has been busy developing its innovative CoalSwitch™ fuel to help utilities cut emissions. In April last year, Bioenergy Insight spoke with the company’s... [Read More]

Mar 9, 2022
As CEO of Nature Energy, Ole Hvelplund plays an important role in the global biogas sector. Where were you educated, and what was your first job? I hold a master’s degree in economics from Aarhus University in Denmark. My first job was as a marketing coordinator for a Danish telephone company. Back then, the internet wasn’t developed and digital transformation... [Read More]

Mar 1, 2022
Reliable and simple: additional revenue through Europe-wide biomethane trading with bmp greengas. Funding or no funding? Certification or no certification? Short- or long-term contracts? Biomethane trading is less time-consuming if, as a plant operator, you are working with experts. bmp greengas is a major European biomethane marketer helping with engineering, certification... [Read More]

Feb 24, 2022
By James Westcott chief commercial officer at Gasrec. To say that 2021 was a busy year for Gasrec would be something of an understatement. The last 12 months seem to have flashed by in the blink of an eye and yet so much has happened for the company, and the industry as a whole, as demand for bio-LNG and bio-CNG as a transport fuel continues to go from strength to strength. Stronger... [Read More]

Feb 21, 2022
Dr Alan Knight, director of sustainability, Drax Group. Bioenergy has a vital role to play in keeping the 1.5˚C goal alive. Its unique ability to deliver reliable, renewable power that displaces fossil fuels, combined with carbon capture and storage (CCS) to permanently remove CO2 from the atmosphere, makes it an essential component in global efforts to address the... [Read More]

Feb 14, 2022
A state-of-the-art care home in York, UK, has taken a fresh approach to sustainable food waste management with ReFood. The Oaks is a stateof- the-art care home in New Earswick, York, run by the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust (JRHT). It is an integral part of the Hartrigg Oaks retirement village, a community of around 400 people, and now, working with ReFood, the care... [Read More]

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]

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