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Nov 9, 2020
Optimising Miscanthus
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Nov 2, 2020
Could biochar be the solution for AD plants with minor gas yields? 4CleanTech, a joint venture between Biogas Clapton and CleanTech Leasing, shares its findings.   After investing in an AD plant, the majority of operators are confronted with the fact that the gas yield is not nearly as high as previously calculated. UK-based 4CleanTech sees biochar as a way to significantly... [Read More]

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Oct 26, 2020
Giulia Cancian, policy director at Bioenergy Europe, looks at the future of bioenergy sustainability. The year 2020 marks the arrival point of the so-called 20-20-20 Strategy and the starting point at which to establish what the next decade’s energy mix will look like. Pressured by climate activists, citizens and global mass protests, EU decision-makers embraced an... [Read More]

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Oct 16, 2020
“As the economy rebounds, BC’s rapidly growing clean fuel sector is poised to provide clean energy solutions, including low-carbon hydrogen, biofuels, and biomethane" The enormous promise of Canada’s bioenergy future is seen as having a major role to play in helping to rebuild the country’s economy from the devastation of COVID-19, with politicians at both Federal... [Read More]

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Oct 9, 2020
FortisBC believes RNG is a viable avenue towards a lower carbon future. Here, the firm’s RNG account manager, Jenelle De La Cour, discusses its most recent developments. British Columbia has historically been among Canada’s most environmentally progressive jurisdictions and FortisBC, a major energy solutions provider, has been working to meet the expectations of... [Read More]

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Oct 5, 2020
Joel Dulin of Biomass Engineering & Equipment explains the key components to running a lucrative pellet mill. While answering questions about his company’s machines, Biomass Engineering & Equipment’s president told the prospective customer: “Our conveyors aren’t cheap.” The man replied: “I can’t afford cheap.” After decades in the business, this... [Read More]

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Sep 28, 2020
In 2019, Drax’s bioenergy with carbon capture use and storage (BECCS) pilot started capturing CO2 in a world-first with 100% biomass feedstock. Now, the firm wants to scale-up its BECCS operations to help the UK reach net-zero. BECCS is a pioneering process that produces renewable electricity while permanently removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. With a major... [Read More]

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Sep 21, 2020
Mogens Slot Knudsen, briquetting expert C.F. Nielsen explains why agricultural waste could be the best solution to preventing deforestation and increased biomass costs. Within the last decades, biomass has become an important element in many countries’ energy strategies. As one of the renewable energy sources, biomass was a driver in helping countries reduce their... [Read More]

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Sep 14, 2020
Gotlands Energy AB and Dürr Megtec teamed up to develop an efficient treatment of landfill gas with low methane concentrations. Today, up to 2% of total greenhouse gas emissions in Sweden originate from old landfills, where methane gas is released into the atmosphere untreated. Incineration can destroy methane, which reduces emissions; however, the process is undermined... [Read More]

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Sep 7, 2020
With a Nobel Peace Prize under her belt, and a crucial role as Enviva’s vice-president and chief sustainability officer, Dr Jennifer Jenkins is well-versed on the benefits of biomass. Bioenergy Insight caught up with Dr Jenkins to discuss the impact of COVID-19, anti-biomass campaigns and the role of bioenergy in a low-carbon future. Could you tell our readers a bit... [Read More]

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Sep 1, 2020
Knight Energy Services, part of AHK Group, delves into the many uses of meat and bone meal in the bioenergy sector. The UK produces around 350,000 tonnes of meat and bone meal (MBM) each year. In Europe, it has proven to be a sustainably developed way of farming, and it’s also being used increasingly by biomass power stations as a source of renewable energy. MBM... [Read More]

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Aug 21, 2020
As a feedstock, straw has a long retention time due to its high fibre content. Pretreatment technology can provide a solution for biogas producers. The ever-increasing need to reduce production costs or comply with increasingly stringent biomethane regulations is pushing biogas plants — particularly those that use agricultural biomass — to re-use by-products that... [Read More]

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Aug 17, 2020
“In Lithuania, the share of biomass in residential district heating has increased from 30% to 70% over the last five years” Bioenergy plans and developments across Scandinavia and the Baltics appear well-equipped to capitalise on any post-COVID-19 surge in public support for clean energy to replace fossil fuels. In the midst of coping with the devastating human... [Read More]

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Aug 10, 2020
Neil Watkins, co-founder of UK-based Energy Crops Consultancy, explains how his company is utilising a growing market for energy crops to provide sustainable solutions. In a difficult economic climate, it is essential to keep our sights on preserving the environment, while continuing to produce, innovate, and improve the ways that we provide global energy solutions.... [Read More]

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Aug 3, 2020
The town of Jevnaker harnesses bio-CNG with DMT Clear Gas Solutions. Given the recent 25th anniversary of the 1994 Olympics Winter Games, DMT Clear Gas Solutions has been reflecting on its project with Hadeland og Ringerike Avfallsselskap (HRA) — one of the first biogas upgrading facilities in Norway. This project paved the way for other renewable natural gas (RNG)... [Read More]


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