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May 29, 2020
US-based Xcel Energy exploring RNG opportunities
Pellets News
May 29, 2020
On 1 May, Pacific BioEnergy (PacBio) planted its first seedling in the Bobtail fire area west of Prince George, British Columbia. In 2015, the Bobtail area was hit by a major wildfire, which burned an area covering 25,533 hectares. The extent of the fire damage prevented salvage by the traditional forest industry. In 2019, PacBio reached an agreement with one of... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 28, 2020
Britain’s five gas network companies, Cadent, National Grid, NGN, SGN and Wales & West Utilities, are calling on the UK Government to unlock over £900 million (€1 billion) to invest in green gas network infrastructure. The request by the Energy Networks Association (ENA) forms part of its Gas Goes Green initiative, which seeks to create the first zero-carbon... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 28, 2020
Iona Capital has successfully closed debt financing on behalf of one of its funds, the Iona Environmental Infrastructure LP (IEILP), which invested in 11 UK anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities. IEILP is a greenfield fund that launched in 2021 and is backed by UK pension fund investors. The investors’ funds - £60 million (€66.7 million) - were deployed to build... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 27, 2020
UK supermarket chain Iceland has announced food waste reductions of almost 2,500 tonnes (23.2%) over the last two years through community initiatives and anaerobic digestion. The announcement comes 12 months after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs’ (DEFRA) Food Waste Champion Ben Elliot called on businesses to ‘step up to the plate’ and drive... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 27, 2020
Gaseous solutions including biogas, biomethane and hydrogen are needed to speed up the European Union’s economic recovery, according to Eurogas. The association has highlighted the importance of financing the uptake of hydrogen production and accelerating renovation, adding that it is ‘integral’ to a successful green recovery. “Keeping business as usual is... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 27, 2020
U.S. Gain has become the largest renewable natural gas (RNG) supplier in Oregon, US, through its latest supply agreements. The company has supply agreements with Salem Area Mass Transit District, Gresham Sanitary, Heiberg Garbage and Recycling and Pride Disposal. The news follows U.S. Gain’s announcement of an RNG supply agreement with the Port of Seattle for use... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 26, 2020
A new $15 million (€13.6 million) rail link in the US has helped Drax to reduce its supply chain emissions and biomass costs. In its first year of operation, the five-mile rail link has increased the flow of biomass from one of Drax’s US pellet plants to its UK power station, helping to reduce emissions and costs while boosting the resilience of the company’s... [Read More]

Other News
May 26, 2020
Stobart Energy, a leading supplier of biomass fuel in the UK, has appointed a new CEO and made a series of board changes. Richard Jenkins, who has extensive experience in the waste-to-energy sector, will head up the business on 1 June. Jenkins spent the last three years managing the Greater Manchester Waste contract, initially for Viridor and most recently for Suez.... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 26, 2020
KPA Unicon has delivered a new bio-heating boiler plant to Espoo, Finland, on behalf of Finnish energy company Fortum. The plant was handed over for commercial use on 5 May. Unicon’s Renefluid bubbling fluidised bed (BFB) boiler plant generates district heating for the residents of Espoo, using wood biomass. The new boiler plant replaces part of the old coal-fired... [Read More]

Features
May 22, 2020
US-based Universal Filtration & Pumping Solutions discusses pelletising as a method of dealing with increased food waste during the COVID-19 pandemic The recent global crisis has inspired a wave of panic buying; this is expected to result in unprecedented levels of food waste. For this reason, it is more important than ever to make sure our municipal facilities... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 22, 2020
The European Commission has approved a DKK 4,150 million (€550 million) state aid scheme to support the production of electricity using biomass. The funding will allow Denmark to produce electricity via existing and depreciated biomass installations in the country. Installations benefitting from the scheme receiving support in the form of a premium, covering the additional... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 21, 2020
Warrens Emerald Biogas has launched a new safety campaign to highlight key workers and their efforts to tackle food waste during the pandemic. The campaign, which follows a huge increase in the amount of food waste being processed at the firm’s biogas facilities, features safety tips and resources to help people and their working environments stay safe and healthy. According... [Read More]

Other News
May 21, 2020
The UK Government has launched a new £40 million (€44.4 million) Clean Growth Fund to boost green start-ups, including biofuel and bioenergy projects. The Clean Growth Fund will contribute towards the UK’s plans to reach net zero by 2050 and will be accessible to UK companies driving green technology across the waste, transport, power and building energy efficiency... [Read More]

Policy News
May 20, 2020
Bioenergy Europe said it 'regrets' the terminology used in the European Commission’s new biodiversity strategy, which references minimising the use of ‘whole trees’ in energy production. Within the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, the Commission said that to better understand and monitor the potential climate and biodiversity risks, it is assessing the EU and global... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 20, 2020
Biogas-fuelled waste collection vehicles have been introduced in the city of Longmont in Colorado, US. As part of a project prioritised in the city’s 2018 greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, Longmont has become the first city along the Front Range mountains to implement a renewable vehicle fuel project. Biogas produced at the city’s wastewater treatment plant is... [Read More]


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