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May 20, 2022
In conversation with Philipp Lukas
Biogas News
May 20, 2022
Brazilian biogas producers and piped gas distributors are joining efforts to find ways to develop more biomethane supply and overcome obstacles to agreements with local distributors.Brazilian piped gas distributors association Abegás and Brazilian biogas producer's association Abiogas are jointly studying how to expand biomethane production and create conditions for gas... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 20, 2022
Biomass power company Drax Group plans to excavate part of a Scottish mountain to house a new hydropower station that will double the capacity of its plant there.  Drax is applying for permission to build a new underground pumped storage station that would increase total capacity of its existing hydro site to over one gigawatt, the company said in a statement. Construction... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 20, 2022
Two cooperatives in the Davao region have received cacao post-harvest and biomass production facilities to boost farmers’ income from the high-value crop that is being developed as a major export commodity.  In Davao Occidental, the Southern Davao Multipurpose Cooperative was recently given P3.9-million worth of facilities for cacao drying, storage, and fermentation,... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 20, 2022
Researchers and lecturers from the University of Canterbury (UC) in Christchurch, New Zealand have been talking about the potential of New Zealand to be a world leader in decarbonisation efforts through the use of geothermal technology.  Higher carbon emissions is one of the more difficult to avoid consequences of massive economic growth. This calls for technology... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 19, 2022
The HoSt Group said it is “very excited to kick off business in the US” with three new biogas projects at dairy farms in upstate New York and Ohio to be realised in close cooperation with SJI Renewable Energy Ventures and Rev LNG.   With these biogas projects in the dairy sector and the local office in Vancouver, HoSt North America said it “will have a strong... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 19, 2022
PT Pertamina (Persero), Indonesia’s state-owned energy company has signed a cooperation agreement with three Japanese gas companies to conduct a feasibility study on biogas production from palm oil mill effluent (POME) upgrading it to biomethane (renewable natural gas - RNG) and potentially liquefying it to bioLNG in Indonesia.  This project, which was signed at... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 19, 2022
Gas South, one of the leading natural gas marketers in the south east United States, has announced an agreement with Element Markets to offer a new, first-to-market sustainable energy product, FlexRNG.  FlexRNG is a blend of renewable natural gas (RNG), derived from organic waste material, and certified carbon offsets generated by a range of projects that reduce carbon... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 19, 2022
Aemetis Inc has released first quarter 2022 financial results, confirming that the company’s corn ethanol plant in Keyes, California, is operating at near capacity and discussing progress with the company’s biogas, renewable diesel, sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) and carbon capture projects.  Andy Foster, president of Aemetis Advanced Fuels and Aemetis Biogas,... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 18, 2022
UGI Energy Services (UGIES) has announced an agreement with MBL Bioenergy to fully fund the first set of renewable natural gas (RNG) projects currently under development in South Dakota. In total, the project will represent over $70 million of investment by MBL Bioenergy, of which 100 percent of the funds will be provided by UGI. MBL Bioenergy is a joint venture... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 18, 2022
The European Biogas Association (EBA), representing nearly 8,000 stakeholders across the whole biogas value chain in Europe, has appointed Anders Mathiasson as its new president. He will steer the work of the EBA for the period 2022-2025, together with eight board members: Piero Gattoni, Stefan Rauh, Philipp Lukas, Niels Peters, Michael Niederbacher, Erik Meers, Olivier... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 18, 2022
Valmet has been selected in a new public procurement process as the tenderer for completing the biomass boiler, flue gas cleaning and flue gas condensing system works for Vilnius Combined Heat and Power Plant (Vilnius CHP) in Lithuania. Vilnius CHP is working on a modern heat generation capacity expansion project in the city’s central heating system. The new public... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 18, 2022
Hitachi Zosen Inova BioMethan, on behalf of VERBIO, is taking on the construction of a biomethane gas upgrading unit at VERBIO’s site in Zörbig, Germany.   The biomethane produced by VERBIO will in future be liquefied in a bioLNG installation and marketed as vehicle fuel. The project partners see this as a decisive step towards reduced dependence on fossil fuels... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 17, 2022
Neste and United Airlines have announced that they have signed a new purchase agreement that provides United the right to buy up to 160,000 tonnes (52.5 million gallons) of Neste MY Sustainable Aviation Fuel over the next three years to fuel United flights at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol and potentially other airports. With this agreement, United became the first US airline... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 17, 2022
With recent plans to phase out dependency on Russian gas, oil and coal by 2027 and an ambitious 10-year environmental programme that includes phasing out fossil fuels completely by 2030, Europe is planning to supercharge progress towards a low-carbon economy.  And a sustainable fossil-fuel alternative which is seeing rapid expansion in Europe - Miscanthus – a plant-based... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 17, 2022
StormFisher and Modern Niagara have partnered to utilise renewable natural gas (RNG) as a carbon reduction solution for building infrastructure across Canada. The agreement allows Modern Niagara to acquire RNG from StormFisher's Ontario-based anaerobic digestion facility which produces biogas from food waste.  Instead of arriving at landfills, food waste obtained... [Read More]


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