Nov 27, 2023
Breaking Free: how bioenergy empowers communities to escape fossil fuel dependency
Nov 20, 2023
ENGIE’s Stuart Rennie tells Bioenergy Insight about the organisation’s plans for British biomethane producer Ixora Energy, following its acquisition earlier this year. In September this year, it was announced that ENGIE had acquired Ixora Energy Ltd, a leading biomethane producer based in the UK since 2017. The acquisition, secured for £64.8 million (€74.6 million),... [Read More]

Nov 14, 2023
A new approach to digester additives from biogas experts FM BioEnergy has boosted gas output at an Essex anaerobic digestion plant, delivering a huge return on investment for its operators BioWatt. The 1MW Katharos Organic AD facility initially took part in a nine-week trial of FM BioEnergy's new BC.MICROcon5 digester supplement, which contains the exact daily dose of... [Read More]

Nov 3, 2023
Colin Ley analyses the situation in Canada in this incisive regional focus, exclusively for Bioenergy Insight Wildfires raging across Canada in recent months have highlighted the increasingly fragile state of the natural environment while also drawing attention to the need for renewable solutions to be applied to the country’s future energy mix. While vast... [Read More]

Oct 31, 2023
Brandon Spencer, president of ABB Energy Industries, discusses ABB’s position in the biomass market and the importance of automation, digitalisation and electrification in optimising biomass power generation facilities. ABB recently announced it had secured its ninth contract with TOYO Engineering  Corporation in Japan to supply its distributed control system (DCS)... [Read More]

Oct 24, 2023
Following the recent news that Mote has received $1.2 million (€1.1 million) in grant funding, Joshuah Stolaroff, CEO, tells Bioenergy Insight about the company’s new installation. Mote was founded in 2020 and is based in Los Angeles, California, in the US. It is a clean energy startup dedicated to reimagining biomass for what Stolaroff described as our new climate-focused... [Read More]

Oct 13, 2023
Regardless of what type of feedstock goes into an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant, there are ways to treat it to get the most gas yield from it. The preparation pathway and how the feedstock is managed before it reaches a digester holds the key, believes leading mechanical engineering company, Vogelsang. With an experienced biogas engineering development team based in... [Read More]

Oct 9, 2023
Bioenergy Insight speaks to Dr Nils Rottmann, managing director of BioEnergy Germany, about its recent entry into the Indian market and its “crown jewel” plant. BioEnergy, a German company that provides technology and engineering design for biomass-based gas plants, recently entered the Indian market in partnership with a Noida-based start-up, Gruner Renewable Energy... [Read More]

Oct 3, 2023
AstraZeneca (AZN) and Vanguard Renewables have announced a partnership to enable the delivery of renewable natural gas (RNG) to all of AZN’s US sites by the end of 2026. Neil H. Smith, Vanguard Renewables’ CEO, tells Bioenergy Insight more. From June this year, AZN began purchasing RNG produced by Vanguard Renewables for its Newark Campus in Delaware, where the company... [Read More]

Sep 26, 2023
Sam Schutte, CEO of Synthica Energy, tells Bioenergy Insight how capital investment from Goldman Sachs will support the company’s long-term plans. Synthica Energy is an energy transition platform aimed to design, build, own, and operate large-scale, contracted anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities to convert pre-consumer organic waste into renewable natural gas (RNG). The... [Read More]

Sep 19, 2023
Thorsten Holl was recently appointed managing director and chief executive officer of VORN Bioenergy, effective from 1 August. He tells Bioenergy Insight about his appointment and approach. Holl brings over 20 years of multi-national senior executive experience from the energy and construction sectors. He joined VORN from Emerald Operating Partners, a strategic advisory... [Read More]

Sep 11, 2023
In April this year, Scandinavian Biogas, now trading as Biokraft International AB, announced a €90 million investment for the construction of two biogas plants in Germany, alongside plans to establish a subsidiary in the German market. Matti Vikkula, president and CEO, explains why this is an important move. Based in Sweden and Norway, Biokraft's home market is North... [Read More]

Sep 4, 2023
Victoria Mustard, decarbonisation strategy lead at Xoserve, the Central Data Services Provider (CDSP) for the gas industry, explains how the UK can future-proof its energy system. The ambition to deliver a sustainable future and move away from fossil fuels as an energy source is becoming ever more pressing. With our reliance on fossil fuels dramatically highlighted by... [Read More]

Aug 29, 2023
Audun Sommerli Time, chief marketing officer at NextFuel AB, explains the company’s torrefaction technology to Bioenergy Insight. Established in 2016, NextFuel is a clean-tech startup that is headquartered in Stockholm - with branches in Oslo and Vienna. The company’s roots originate in an international consortium established by Wild and Partner, Andritz Group and... [Read More]

Aug 21, 2023
Patrick Pozzi, managing partner at Superior Pellet Mills, tells Bioenergy Insight about the company’s revamping, an altered business strategy and how the US government could provide thought-through subsidy programmes for smaller companies. Superior Pellet Mills is based in Montana in the US, at a site that had previously been run by Eureka Pellet Mills — which started... [Read More]

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