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Nov 12, 2019
Biogen acquires 1.1MW AD plant in Somerset, UK
Biogas News
Nov 8, 2019
The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) is urging the UK Government to consider biogas as a viable alternative to shale gas following the ‘indefinite suspension’ of fracking across England, Scotland and Wales. Fracking - the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into the ground to open fissures and extract shale gas - was suspended by... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 8, 2019
Swedish shipping company Terntank has ordered two liquefied biogas (LBG)/liquefied natural gas- (LNG) powered tankers from AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding in China. The newly-built tankers were designed by Kongsberg (ex-Rolls-Royce) and will be in operation in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea in 2021. The AVIC SERIES 2.0 vessels will help Terntank continue its journey as... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 6, 2019
Plans to build the UK’s first commercial-scale Bio-Substitute Natural Gas (BioSNG) plant have been approved by the council. Cheshire West & Chester Council’s planning committee gave the green light to the £150 million (€174.2 million) project at Peel Environmental's Protos site in Ellesmere Port, which will generate renewable gas from up to 175,000 tonnes... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 6, 2019
CNG Fuels has announced plans to become the UK’s first supplier of carbon-neutral fuel for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), using manure to help fleet operators achieve net zero emissions. According to the firm, HGVs account for 4.2% of UK carbon emissions. The company, headquartered in the West Midlands, is the UK’s leading supplier of bio-CNG (compressed natural gas)... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 31, 2019
Eight biogas projects received awards from the American Biogas Council (ABC) for their ‘outstanding performance and contribution’ to the industry. The winners were announced at the Biogas Industry Awards and Dinner during the BioCycle REFOR19 event in Wisconsin, US on 29 October. Five projects received a 2019 Project of the Year award in the following categories:... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 29, 2019
US firm Maryland Environmental Service (MES) will provide extensive operational expertise to Bioenergy DevCo (BDC) on two new anaerobic digestion projects in Maryland. MES, a not-for-profit, will help the anaerobic digestion (AD) construction firm as it designs, sites, builds, permits and operates two new facilities in Baltimore, US. "This agreement is an important... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 29, 2019
A UK biomethane plant is now live after only a six-month construction period. Weltec Biopower's anaerobic digestion plant delivered the first biomethane to the UK gas distribution network on 14 October. It is estimated the facility will deliver c7.3 million m3/year biomethane, enough to supply around 9,600 households with sustainable energy, 24/7. The plant utilises... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 29, 2019
An estimated 18,000 tonnes of "perfectly edible" pumpkins are discarded in the UK every year. Over Halloween, ReFood, the UK's largest food waste recycler, is urging consumers to think before discarding food, as it could be recycled and used to create biogas. Around 15 million pumpkins are grown in the UK every year, but less than a third are consumed. Over Halloween,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 25, 2019
Biomethane has been named as one of the best-positioned fuels to reach net zero emissions by a recent study. The joint study by Lloyd’s Register (LR) and A.P. Moller – Maersk (known as Maersk) found that the best opportunities for decarbonising shipping lie in finding new sustainable energy sources. Based on market projections, the study found that biomethane, alcohol... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 25, 2019
A recent report by the World Biogas Association (WBA) estimates the industry could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 12%. The association’s latest members, SHV Energy, Engie and Suez have applauded its mission to bring the industry together to realise the full potential of biogas. WBA is bringing companies together to look at how fast its members could build... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 25, 2019
Finance company Prestige Funds has loaned more than £100 million (€115.4 million) to biogas and anaerobic digestion (AD) projects in the UK over the last nine months. The financing is managed by Privilege Finance, which is part of the same group and a specialist in lending to UK agricultural businesses. Privilege also offers technical consulting services to the management... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 24, 2019
Ince Bio Power, the largest waste wood gasifier in the UK, has officially opened. The new facility is the UK’s largest biomass plant generating 21.5MW of electricity – enough to power 40,000 homes every year. The plant was officially opened by the Mayor of Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, northern England. It is owned by the Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG) – an... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 24, 2019
The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has written to UK Chancellor Sajid Javid ahead of the next budget announcement to set out the industry’s views on policies needed to boost the AD sector. The organisation wrote to the Chancellor advising that the UK needs to “show leadership” on ultra-low carbon technologies, and fulfil the potential... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 24, 2019
European biogas plant manufacturer Biogest has signed a deal with Greek firm Elakmon to expand into the market. The cooperation agreement will enable Biogest to expand into a market with an “attractive framework” and large availability of agro-industrial residues. Biogest has already worked on projects in the UK, France, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 22, 2019
The European Commission has amended Annex V of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) to exempt digestate from registration. REACH is a regulation of the European Union designed to “improve the protection of human health and the environment” from risks posed by chemicals. Through REACH, companies must register their substances... [Read More]


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