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Sep 12, 2019
Norwegian city introduces 189 buses powered by biogas and biodiesel
Biomass News
Sep 12, 2019
Leading trade association for the European bioenergy industry, Bioenergy Europe, has outlined its ‘wishes’ for the new European Commission. The European Commission’s incoming president, Ursula von der Leyen, will take office on 1 November. Ahead of the new appointment, Bioenergy Europe outlined the following requests to ensure bioenergy’s role in reducing carbon... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 9, 2019
The municipality of Ponta Grossa in the Brazilian state of Parana is considering a biogas plant that could meet up to 30% of the energy consumption in local public buildings. Under its sustainability programme, Ponta Grossa is seeking to implement a plant powered by gas from organic waste. City representatives have already met with technicians from the International... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 6, 2019
Canada’s national clean fuels associations are forecasting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions of more than 50 million tonnes per year by 2030 through a renewable energy boost. However, the organisations claim this cannot be achieved without significant funding. Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC), Canadian Biogas Association (CBA), Canadian Gas Association (CGA),... [Read More]

Other News
Sep 4, 2019
Operations at the UK’s first municipal waste gasification plant, which can produce clean electricity, heat, hydrogen and liquid fuels from waste, are well underway. Aldridge-based Kew Technology and the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) claims the plant is cleaner, more efficient and more compact than other energy from waste designs and could work to provide heat... [Read More]

Other News
Sep 3, 2019
The world’s first project to turn biogas from sewage into hydrogen and graphite has received substantial financial backing from the Australian government. The venture forms part of Australia’s efforts to develop hydrogen as a clean alternative fuel source. The Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) has approved up to $9.41 million (€5.78 million) in funding... [Read More]

Other News
Aug 30, 2019
Tata Steel is hoping to convert waste gases from steel making into aviation fuel. The plan involves using gases from Tata’s Port Talbot plant in Wales, which developers have suggested could be used for thousands of flights a year. A joint venture between Neath Port Talbot Council and American bioengineering firm LanzaTech is researching a potential biofuel production... [Read More]

Biogas News
Aug 29, 2019
John Laing Environmental Assets (JLEN) has acquired Warren Power Limited and its anaerobic digestion plant. The Warren AD plant is located in Norfolk, UK and became operational in March 2016. The plant has a thermal capacity of c.5MWth and mainly produces biomethane to be injected to the national gas grid. The plant also has a 0.5MWe combined heat and power (CHP) engine... [Read More]

Biogas News
Aug 29, 2019
Australia’s largest meat processor and exporter is switching to biogas for its plant expansion, according to a report by AU Manufacturing. Teys Australia revealed that its new Teys Naracoorte Beef Processing Facility had captured biogas from a covered anaerobic lagoon which is part of its waste treatment facilities. Until now, the facilities had leaked harmful gases... [Read More]

Biogas News
Aug 22, 2019
Sustainable energy firm Gaia has signed an agreement with a waste-to-energy company to boost biomethane production in Ethiopia. According to a report by ESI Africa, Gaia signed the agreement with 4R Energy to increase production and security of Ethiopia's energy supply. The two firms will work with environmental company Lem-Ethiopia and Addis Abada Water and Sewage... [Read More]

Biogas News
Aug 21, 2019
A laboratory in Yucatán, Mexico has developed a prototype system that converts seaweed into biogas. Scientists started experimenting with sargassum after large quantities of the seaweed began washing up on the Yucatán coast. Raúl Tapia Tussell, head researcher in the renewable energy unit at the Yucatán Scientific Research Center (CICY) told newspaper El Economista... [Read More]

Biogas News
Aug 21, 2019
The Glasgow Recycling and Renewable Energy Centre (GRREC) has officially opened. The site in Polmadie, in the south of the city, is the first of its kind in Scotland. It will be operated by UK recycling, resource and waste management company Viridor. The facility will divert more than 200,000 tonnes of the city’s green bin residual waste from landfill every year and... [Read More]

Biogas News
Aug 20, 2019
Reading Festival, one of the UK’s most iconic events, will be turning human waste into renewable energy. Waste produced by festivalgoers will be collected at the site and converted into electricity. The waste products will be collected by Thames Water during the five-day event as part of a green energy drive by the organisers. Nine tankers with the capacity to... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 20, 2019
Finnish food company Apetit has signed an agreement to build a bioenergy plant at its site in Kirkkonummi in southern Finland. The company received an environmental permit for the project which is expected to be completed in October 2020. Originally, Apetit was granted an investment aid for the project based on renewable energy by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and... [Read More]

Biogas News
Aug 19, 2019
The Canadian city of Montreal is investing $167 million (€150 million) to establish a biomethane plant and generate renewable gas energy. Once operational, the plant will produce biomethane which could create enough renewable gas to power around 3,600 homes. It will see 60,000 tonnes of organic waste processed annually rather than being sent to landfill. The new... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 19, 2019
Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods have announced they are ‘breaking ground’ on North Carolina’s largest renewable natural gas (RNG) project. It is the first manure-to-energy project to begin construction under Align Renewable Natural Gas, a joint venture between Dominion and Smithfield. Once fully operational, the project will generate enough energy to power... [Read More]


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