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Apr 8, 2020
PetroBio supplies wood pellet burners to Norwegian district heat facility
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Apr 8, 2020
Business appears to be returning to normal in China as pump specialist Landia has received a new order. Landia has sold a new batch of chopper pumps to China with the reopening of its Shanghai office, after the COVID-19 outbreak. The 18.5 kW pumps will be used for a liquid manure application at a dairy farm in northern China. The company that purchased the pumps, which... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 7, 2020
Drax has received the 100th biomass cargo from its dedicated US export facility at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge in Louisiana. The vessel arrived in the UK on the fifth anniversary of the start of operations at a dedicated biomass export facility in southern US. The Port of Greater Baton Rouge is the final deepwater port on the Mississippi River and the closest... [Read More]

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Apr 7, 2020
Local authority groups have joined forces to analyse the status of waste services across England and how they have been affected by COVID-19. Led by the Association of Directors of Environment, Economy, Planning and Transport (ADEPT), the groups have launched a survey to be completed weekly to track any changes. According to ADEPT, initial findings show that most councils... [Read More]

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Apr 7, 2020
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has approved €700 million of financing for the agriculture and bioeconomy sector. The initiative aims to unlock around €1.6 billion of investment in these sectors by supporting private companies operating throughout the value chains of production and processing of food, bio-based materials and bioenergy. The funding will be guaranteed... [Read More]

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Apr 6, 2020
Alarik Sandrup, director of public and regulatory affairs at agricultural cooperative Lantmännen, has been appointed the new chairman of the Swedish Bioenergy Association (Svebio). Sandrup, who was appointed on 2 April, replaced Karin Medin, the CEO of Söderenergi, a waste-to-energy firm. Svebio is a commercial environmental organisation with around 265 members and... [Read More]

Biogas News
Apr 6, 2020
Finnish-Swiss biotech company Ductor is building three combined biofertiliser-biogas facilities in northern Poland. The new facilities will be built in Poland's Zachodniopomorskie region, approximately 100km off the coast of the Baltic Sea. The plants will use 100% poultry waste to create renewable electricity and organic nitrogen fertiliser, helping to significantly... [Read More]

Biogas News
Apr 6, 2020
US-based Capstone Turbine Corporation has received an order for an 800 kilowatt (kW) Signature Series microturbine to upgrade the City of Roseville, California wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). Capstone's low-emission C800S microturbine system will allow the City of Roseville to yield "significant benefits" for customers and the environment in the near and long-term,... [Read More]

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Apr 6, 2020
The renewable energy sector added 176 gigawatts (GW) of generating capacity globally in 2019, according to the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). According to IRENA, the figures were marginally lower than the 179 GW added in 2018. However, new renewable power accounted for 72% of all power expansion in 2019. The Renewable Capacity Statistics 2020 shows that... [Read More]

Features
Apr 6, 2020
Four years on from watching as American voters opted for Donald Trump over Hillary Clinton to become US President, the country’s bioenergy sector leaders are once again contemplating a major shift in political direction and support. This time around, the choice is between another four years of President Trump and what appears to have become a two-horse Democrat race... [Read More]

Biogas News
Apr 3, 2020
UK-based Severn Trent Green Power (STGP) has won a five-year contract with Peterborough City Council to convert the city's food waste into energy using anaerobic digestion (AD). The contract begins this week and includes responsibility for the collection, haulage and treatment of food waste collected through kerbside recycling. There will be a possibility of extending... [Read More]

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Apr 3, 2020
The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has said there is a "weak" rationale for keeping UK council household and waste recycling centres (HWRCs) open during the COVID-19 pandemic. The CIWM supported a statement made by the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) forum that "As CA/HWRC  sites are places where members of the public may meet in numbers,... [Read More]

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Apr 3, 2020
Swiss lubricant supplier Bathan AG has appointed a new chief operating officer. Dr Holger Streetz, who previously served as the director of international business development for Bathan AG and as a board member since 2011, has now taken on the role of COO. Streetz holds a doctorate in Law from Freie University in Berlin, as well as a degree in business economics... [Read More]

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Apr 2, 2020
The COP26 UN climate change conference, set to take place in Glasgow in November, has been postponed due to COVID-19. The decision was taken by the COP Bureau of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), with the UK and its Italian partners. New dates have yet to be confirmed, however, the UNFCCC has said that the event will still take place... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 2, 2020
Japanese renewable energy firm RENOVA has announced its large-scale biomass power generation project has reached financial close. The company signed a financing agreement that will allow it to work on the development of the Ishinomaki Hibarino Biomass Project along with three co-sponsors, Tokyo Gas Co, United Purpose Management and Mizuho Leasing Co. Renova has the... [Read More]

Biogas News
Apr 2, 2020
Environmental infrastructure investment fund JLEN has invested £11 million (€12.5 million) in an anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Scotland. The Peacehill Farm AD plant in Fife was commissioned in December 2015. It has a capacity of around 5MW and predominantly produces biomethane to be exported to the national gas grid. The Peacehill Farm AD facility is accredited... [Read More]


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