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Feb 17, 2020
New US wood pellet plant takes shape
Biomass News
Feb 17, 2020
A waste wood fire covering the size of a football pitch with flames soaring nearly four storeys high broke out on 14 February in Singapore. The Singapore Civil Defence Force (SCDF) assisted firefighters on the scene in Choa Chu Kang in western Singapore. The fire started on an open plot of land and is believed to have been caused by waste wood left in the area by a... [Read More]

Biogas News
Feb 17, 2020
Southern California Gas Co (SoCalGas) has announced support for the California Public Utilities Commission’s (CPUC) new Incentive Reservation System for the CPUC biomethane monetary incentive programme. The reservation system will help to increase transparency about available incentive funding for biomethane interconnection projects in California. According to SoCalGas,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Feb 17, 2020
A major green energy firm in the Netherlands has been granted a licence for a biogas plant. Stercore, based in the province of Drenthe, has been granted the licence by the Province of Drenthe to build a manure gasification plant in Emmen in the northeast of the Netherlands. The project will see Stercore partner with livestock farmers to collect and process manure, which... [Read More]

Biogas News
Feb 17, 2020
California, US-based Brightmark Energy has signed a manure supply agreement with two dairy companies in South Dakota. The partnership with Boadwine Farms and Moody County Dairy will see Brightmark capture methane produced by 12,000 dairy cows and heifers to convert into renewable natural gas (RNG). It is hoped the project – named the Athena RNG project - will produce... [Read More]

Biogas News
Feb 12, 2020
Oberon Fuels, which produces ultra-low-carbon, renewable dimethyl ether (rDME) transport fuel and propane fuel distributor SHV Energy have teamed up to accelerate the use of rDME to reduce the carbon footprint of transportation fuel. Using a 20% blend of the cleaner fuel, propane’s carbon intensity (CI) value can be reduced from 83 gCO2e/MJ to 11 gCO2e/MJ. In 2019,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 11, 2020
GE has announced it will provide renewable steam technology for the high-efficiency Kamisu Biomass Power Generation plant in Japan. Under a contract signed with Hitachi Zosen, which will act as the project’s engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contractor, GE’s Steam Power division will design, manufacture and supply the core components of the project’s... [Read More]

Biogas News
Feb 6, 2020
Logistics provider UPS has signed two multi-year renewable natural gas (RNG) agreements, one with Kinetrex Energy and the other with TruStar Energy. The contracts will provide UPS with a combined volume of up to 80 million gallon equivalents (GEs) of RNG over the terms of the agreements. “The use of RNG is a very important part of UPS’s strategy to increase alternative... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 6, 2020
The US Department of Energy (DOE) will invest nearly $300 million into the research and development of sustainable transportation resources and technologies. At the Washington Auto Show, Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Menezes announced the investment will be split between three separate funding opportunity announcements (FOAs), supporting the DOE’s goal of ensuring... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 5, 2020
The share of energy from renewable sources in the European Union (EU) - including biomass - reached 18% in 2018. Renewable energy sources, in this case, include solar thermal and photovoltaic energy, hydro (including tide, wave and ocean energy), wind, geothermal energy and all forms of biomass (including biological waste and liquid biofuels). According to Eurostat... [Read More]

Biogas News
Feb 5, 2020
Following the launch of the next UN Climate Change Summit COP26, which will take place later this year in Glasgow, UK, the UK anaerobic digestion (AD) industry has called on Prime Minister Boris Johnson to commit to biogas and AD to help achieve the UK’s net zero target. Launching COP26, Johnson said that “2020 is the year when we turn the tide on global warming,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Feb 4, 2020
UK biogas company Warrens Emerald Biogas is to ‘ramp up’ the processing capacity at its plant by 40% following a major cash injection. Warrens Group, based in the North East of England, was recently acquired by Bio Capital, an environmental investment fund. The site converts food waste into renewable energy and was the region’s first anaerobic digestion (AD) facility... [Read More]

Biogas News
Feb 3, 2020
Seven companies have joined the American Biogas Council (ABC) board of directors, joining the likes of Brightmark Energy, Environmental Energy Capital and AgriReNew. Bryan Nudelbacher, director of business development at U.S. Gain, Chip Stoicovy, vice-president of clean energy solutions at Air Liquide, Charles Love, renewable energy acquisition at Trillium, Tom Murray,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 3, 2020
Germany bioenergy firm innogy has sold is German biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant and wood pellet production facility to Cycleenergy. Cycleenergy operates three biomass plants and two pellet production facilities in Austria. It also plans, finances and builds decentralised, base-load capable energy solutions in Austria and its neighbouring countries. The... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 3, 2020
Grants for four projects to support forestry contractors and boost wood pellet production worth $2.7 million (€2.44 million) have been allocated by the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia (BC). The grants will help to increase the use of wood fibre that otherwise would have been burned. Doug Donaldson, the Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jan 31, 2020
US biotech company Aemetis has been awarded a $4.1 million (€3.7 million) grant to construct a biogas upgrading facility. Aemetis’ subsidiary company, Aemetis Biogas, received the grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC). The new facility will convert dairy biogas to renewable natural gas (RNG) as a final processing step after biogas is delivered via pipeline... [Read More]


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