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Aug 17, 2022
Biden signs Inflation Reduction Act into law
Biogas News
Aug 17, 2022
A new report from The Centre for Agriculture and Food Systems (CAFS) at Vermont Law and Graduate School entitled “Rethinking Manure Biogas: Policy Considerations to Promote Equity and Protect the Climate and Environment” analyses the utilisation of manure anaerobic digesters to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions from animal agriculture operations. "Manure... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 17, 2022
International technology group ANDRITZ has successfully received the Final Acceptance Certificate for a biomass handling plant at pulp mill owner Eldorado Brazil’s Onça Pintada site in Três Lagoas, Mato Grosso do Sul. This plant is part of the first thermoelectric power plant in Brazil to consume eucalyptus stumps and roots. The plant... [Read More]

Biogas News
Aug 16, 2022
Punjab’s New and Renewable Energy Sources Minister Aman Arora has said Asia's largest compressed biogas (CBG) plant - which was commissioned in April this year - has started commercial production in Sangrur, India, according to The Hindu. Anora said the plant - which has a total capacity of 33.23 tonne CBG per day - had started production of CBG, which... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 16, 2022
Swedish firm Cortus Energy has been a partner with the Mariposa Biomass Project regarding a plant for co-generation in Mariposa County, California, US since 2016. Cortus said it is "not prepared to start the project now due to other more nearby opportunities", and so its participation in the Mariposa Biomass Project has been terminated. However, the firm "will seek... [Read More]

Biogas News
Aug 16, 2022
The American Biogas Council (ABC) has welcomed the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act by the Senate and the US House of Representatives - it passed the latter on 12 August with a majority of 13 (220-207). All Democrats voted in favour and all Republicans opposed the act, and it will be heading to president Joe Biden for signature. The bill's passage would... [Read More]

Features
Aug 15, 2022
What first drew you to the bioenergy industry? "On a philosophical level it was the opportunity to participate in an energy revolution that would address the needs of the planet to combat climate change. From a business perspective it had enormous appeal in terms of growth and potential returns. I started my career as an engineer in the oil industry and then moved into... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 15, 2022
The Thailand-based engineering, procurement and construction company TTCL has partnered with renewable energy firm Blackwood Technology. The agreement sees TTCL investing in a prototype plant for biomass pellets with Blackwood Technology's FlashTor® innovation for the first time in Thailand, according to The Nation Thailand. FlashTor ® technology... [Read More]

Biogas News
Aug 15, 2022
The installation of a Fluid Motions' Solution (part of NOV) "Mono Muncher" at a Spanish biogas plant has helped increase gas yields by eight percent, according to the company. The Mono Muncher is designed for the homogenisation of sludge in digestion, feeding and recirculation, and the firm said the inline machine's tearing, shearing and crushing action has removed... [Read More]

Other News
Aug 12, 2022
Bioenergy has an essential role to play in China's efforts of reaching peak carbon before 2030, and carbon neutrality before 2060, according to senior professor and vice president of Beijing Institute of Technology Wei Yiming. China Daily reported on the comments Yiming made during an online forum on Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS), held by the Chinese... [Read More]

Biogas News
Aug 12, 2022
French micro-turbomachinery expert ENOGIA has announced a €6.5 million contract for the supply of ORC modules and associated services to a client in Germany. The sale means it will provide 40 ORC modules to "a major German player in biogas". ENOGIA's ORC modules will be installed in the world's largest anaerobic digestion plant, which will become Europe's largest... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 12, 2022
The UK government has launched a consultation on how to support the development of biomass energy generation with associated carbon captured in the UK over the next decade. The consultation seeks views on the government's minded-to position for a business model to incentivise deployment of power bioenergy and carbon capture (BECCS) within the UK. In particular,... [Read More]

Other News
Aug 11, 2022
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) has called upon the current prime minister, Boris Johnson, and the Conservative leadership candidates, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss, to urgently come together and hold an emergency energy crisis summit. In an open letter sent today (11 August), the REA said the Conservative leadership contest has created uncertainty,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Aug 11, 2022
Oil giant British Petroleum and US commodities trader Bunge have put their Brazilian sugar and ethanol joint venture BP Bunge Bioenergia up for sale, according to newspaper Valor Economico. It said investment firm Mubadala, based in Abu Dhabi, and Brazilian energy company Raizen (a joint venture between oil giant Shell and bioethanol producer Cosan), were interested... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 11, 2022
The UK's business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has said importing wood pellets from Louisiana, US, is not sustainable and "doesn't make any sense," according to the FT. Louisiana is one of Drax's sourcing regions in the US. Kwarteng made the comments during a meeting with a group of cross-party backbench MPs, who raised the sustainability of wood pellets - which Drax... [Read More]

Biogas News
Aug 11, 2022
The UK government's planning inspectorate could give the go-ahead to controversial plans for a biogas plant in Keynsham, Somerset, after plans were rejected by the local council, according to the Bristol Post. Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES) turned down plans from Resourceful Energy Anaerobic (REA) to build a 92,000 tonne anaerobic digester facility on... [Read More]


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