Nov 23, 2021
RED II certification in the biogas sector – challenges and first experiences
Nov 19, 2021
Austria-based Polytechnik is helping New Zealand sawmills cut emissions with innovative biomass technology. With more than 3,300 plants installed worldwide and an export rate of 95%, Austrian firm Polytechnik has become a global player and leading supplier of customised solutions for any application, be it warm water, thermal oil or steam, from co-generation plants... [Read More]

Nov 10, 2021
As practice manager of the Climate Change Fund Management Unit, Marc Sadler oversees the World Bank’s climate and carbon finance portfolio. These funds invest in and provide results-based finance for programmes covering sustainable forestry and land use, renewable energy, energy efficiency, and national policy. The unit also includes climate finance programmes administered... [Read More]

Nov 8, 2021
Funding is being made available in Africa and Asia; the challenge for bioenergy producers will be to extract a fair share of funding and resources. Assessing the current state of bioenergy plans, prospects and progress across Africa and Asia during the early days of COP26 certainly concentrated the mind. The world’s attention on climate change mitigation became... [Read More]

Oct 27, 2021
In our September/October edition, we asked a handful of industry experts one question – what can the biomass industry do to win over sceptics? This response is by Seth Ginther, executive director of the US Industrial Pellet Association. Forging consensus within countries and among the community of nations may be the greatest challenge to tackling the climate crisis.... [Read More]

Oct 26, 2021
In our September/October edition, we asked a handful of industry experts one question – what can the biomass industry do to win over sceptics? This response is by Neil Holland, UK Pellet Council director and managing director of Y Pellets. Biomass, in particular wood pellets, has thousands of contented end-users, especially across the UK and Europe who are often the... [Read More]

Oct 22, 2021
In our September/October edition, we asked a handful of industry experts one question – what can the biomass industry do to win over sceptics? This response is by Mark Sommerfeld, head of power and flexibility at the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA). "For the last few years, public support for biomass, and its use within renewable bioenergy... [Read More]

Oct 18, 2021
A look at how to reduce fines — the broken pieces of wood pellets — and improve pellet quality, with Biomass Engineering & Equipment. It’s no secret: fines lower pellets’ value. Too many fines can result in a customer or port authority rejecting a supply of pellets altogether. These concerns are why manufacturers do their best to screen their pellets. But,... [Read More]

Oct 8, 2021
Andrius Smaliukas, CEO of Baltpool, talks to Bioenergy Insight about biomass trading, SBP certification, and sustainability. Baltpool International Biomass Exchange (Baltpool) is an online trading platform, where buyers and sellers meet to trade in biomass and timber products. Currently operating in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland,... [Read More]

Sep 30, 2021
In Ontario, Canada, an exciting partnership has built a biogas facility generating power from zoo animal waste and food waste. In Ontario, Canada, an interesting project has just come into operation. ZooShare Biogas Cooperative, formed in partnership with Toronto Zoo, developed a biogas plant designed to process animal manure and food waste to produce renewable energy. The... [Read More]

Sep 28, 2021
Increased forest fires have led to a more in-depth discussion on Canada’s forests and the role of biomass - by Colin Ley. The decision by Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, to call a snap general election was initially billed as an opportunity for his minority liberal government to cash in on good polling figures. By challenging voters to choose who they want... [Read More]

Sep 24, 2021
Canada is now home to more than 270 biogas plants. Here, the Canadian Biogas Association delves into the reasons behind the industry’s impressive growth. After a record-setting decade that saw the number of biogas projects in Canada grow by nearly 50%, Canada’s biogas sector is bracing for another decade of rapid growth. The torrid pace of 2011- 2020 has resulted... [Read More]

Sep 20, 2021
Bioenergy Insight speaks to EQTEC’s CEO, David Palumbo, about gasification, the green recovery, and hydrogen’s role in a net-zero future. Could you tell our readers about yourself and your background in the energy industry? Over the last 15 years, I have founded and co-founded several companies across various industries, particularly in finance and technology.... [Read More]

Sep 10, 2021
“The North East is a fantastic example of how one area with a very rich, heavy industrial heritage in mining and coal can completely reinvent itself.” — Bioenergy Insight speaks to Fiona Macleod, newly-appointed managing director of Lynemouth Power in Northumberland, UK. Could you tell our readers a bit about yourself and your background? I was born and raised... [Read More]

Sep 6, 2021
4CleanTech discusses the future of combined heat and power (CHP) technology with biomethane and hydrogen. In the past, energy was simply a fixed cost factor in the value chain of a company, but this has changed fundamentally in the last decade. By using renewable energy sources, energy-intensive businesses, in particular, can not only reduce their carbon footprint but... [Read More]

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