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Biomass News
Jul 31, 2020
SecAnim, a UK provider of safe and secure collection and disposal services for the farming and meat production industry, has unveiled a new processing facility. The new animal by-product processing plant is located at its renewable energy and recycling facility in Widnes, Cheshire. The ‘world-first’ operation completes the firm’s two-stage site regeneration plan,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 31, 2020
Gasum’s operating profit was 21% down year on year, according to the company’s second-quarter report, but demand for biogas is increasing. The firm’s operating profit was reported at €17.5 million compared to €22.1 million in 2019. Its operating profit margin in the reporting period H1 was up by 1.6% to 5.8%, compared to 4.2% in 2019. Gasum Group said that... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 31, 2020
Drax Group has hailed a “robust” first half of the year, despite challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The firm’s adjusted EBITDA is up 30% compared to 2019, including the estimated £44 million (€48.8 million) impact of COVID-19. The company said its full-year adjusted EBITDA would include an estimated £60 million (€66.5 million) impact from the pandemic. The... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 30, 2020
Biorefining firm ORLEN Południe, of the ORLEN Group, has signed a letter of intent (LOI) to build 20 agricultural biogas plants based on “innovative” Polish technology. The plants would enable the management of substrates from farms and their processing into electricity and biomethane. ORLEN Południe has signed a LOI on cooperation at the Ministry of Agriculture... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 30, 2020
A survey conducted by ENplus®, a certification scheme for wood pellets, found that 75% of certified producers have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Two out of three companies are already planning the introduction of new pellet prices for end-users, according to the organisation. The goal of the survey was to gather data on the current impact of... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 29, 2020
TerraX, an Italian developer of renewable gas projects, has entered into a joint venture with the SWEN Impact Fund for Transition (SWEN), managed by SWEN Capital Partners, to invest in biomethane. TerraX is led by biogas expert Michael Niederbacher, who has designed and built more than 220 units in 12 countries worldwide. SWEN is the first European impact fund entirely... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 29, 2020
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $68 million (€57.8 million) in funding over five years for research aimed at making bioenergy feedstock crops more productive and resilient. The research will cover several common bioenergy feedstocks, including sorghum, pennycress, and poplar. The focus will be on the complex interactions between crops, soil, and soil... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 29, 2020
Firefighters in British Columbia were called out to Pacific BioEnergy’s wood pellet plant on 27 July. Prince George Fire Rescue (PGFR) was alerted to a possible explosion shortly before 5pm local time, according to the Prince George Citizen. Firefighters arrived to find a small amount of smoke coming from wood smouldering inside a conveyor system at the plant. The... [Read More]

Other News
Jul 29, 2020
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has set out plans to change the way the Transport for London (TfL) tube network is supplied with electricity. TfL, London’s single largest consumer of electricity, uses 1.6 terawatt-hours of electricity every year, equivalent to the electricity consumed by around 437,000 homes, or 12% of homes in London. All passenger rail services... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 29, 2020
Bright Biomethane’s biogas upgrading plant in Murrow, Cambridgeshire, UK, is now operational. The plant delivers biomethane directly to the UK’s high-pressure National Transmission System (NTS) gas pipeline. According to the company, the UK’s gas grid is becoming “greener and greener”, thanks to its upgrading systems. The company turn-key supplied the biogas... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 28, 2020
Scientists at the German Biomass Research Centre (Deutsches Biomassforschungzentrum gemeinnützige, or DBFZ) have launched the organisation’s largest foreign project to date in Togo, West Africa. Under the ‘LabTogo’ project, a biogas laboratory will be set up at the Togolese University of Lomé, and pyrolysis burners on a ceramic basis developed at the DBFZ are... [Read More]

Features
Jul 27, 2020
UK firm Antaco discusses its hydrothermal carbonisation technology and a recent project at a wastewater treatment plant in Switzerland. Based in the UK, Antaco secured its first multi-million-pound contract to manage a water utility’s sludge; according to the company, this was the first contract of its kind in Europe. Now, Antaco is on-site in Switzerland at an undisclosed... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 24, 2020
A grant provided by the Forest Enhancement Society of British Columbia is helping the Terrace Community Forest (TCF) to reduce emissions by utilising wood fibre as bioenergy. The project, which started on 1 June, will support around four (full-time equivalent) jobs through the grinding and trucking of waste wood fibre that would otherwise be burned. The $443,000 (€284,600)... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 24, 2020
The Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board’s (AHDB) potato trade portal will now host non-human consumption customers, such as those who operate anaerobic digestion (AD plants). As of 23 July, the AHDB opened its portal, which helps to put potato growers and wholesale buyers in touch with each other, to AD operators, to find ways of utilising waste. In a statement,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 24, 2020
Enagás has received EU support for the development of 16 vehicle supply points for biogas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) and hydrogen. The refuelling stations will be developed under the company’s ECO-net Project, will be supported by Scale Gas, a start-up developed under Enagás’ corporate venturing programme. The ECO-net Project has received support from firms... [Read More]


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