Oct 26, 2021
UK Pellet Council – What can the biomass industry do to win over sceptics?
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]

Aug 23, 2021
Taaleri’s new biocoal production facility in Finland will use NextFuel’s torrefaction technology to create a clean alternative fuel. Earlier this year, Nordic investment and asset manager Taaleri and energy company Savon Voima announced plans to build a new biocoal production facility in Finland. To produce biocoal at the new plant in Joensuu, a city in North Karelia,... [Read More]

Aug 19, 2021
Specialists at Eco Verde Energy and Omex Environmental reveal their top tips and tricks for getting AD plant biology right. Close monitoring of what is going on inside an anaerobic digestion (AD) tank is essential to identify and resolve problems, prevent expensive equipment breakdowns and maximise biogas outputs and profit. In this exclusive article, Richard Braybrooke,... [Read More]

Aug 16, 2021
Dryers are a crucial piece of equipment in the AD industry, helping operators turn their waste into a lucrative business. Anaerobic digestion is an increasingly popular way to dispose of animal and food wastes. The big advantage is obvious: the ability to generate a gaseous biofuel that can offset natural gas usage. But, many people operating anaerobic digesters inadvertently... [Read More]

Aug 13, 2021
A decision by the Norwegian Parliament to equalise biogas with hydrogen and electricity has provided a boost for the country’s bioenergy sector. The Norwegian Parliament’s decision in May to equalise biogas with electricity and hydrogen in all public policies was undoubtedly a major step forward for the bioenergy industry in Norway and also, potentially, for the... [Read More]

Aug 9, 2021
Using its patented technology, Norwegian firm Arbaflame is producing black pellets derived from bio-waste to replace or co-fire with coal. Arbaflame, owned by Norwegian investment company Pemco, has pioneered what it describes as the ‘next generation of wood pellets’. The company has spent 10 years and invested around NOK 550 million (€52.6 million) in developing... [Read More]

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