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Oct 8, 2019
Paris to receive 409 new biogas buses
Biogas News
Oct 8, 2019
Faroese salmon farming company Bakkafrost has been recognised in the Faroese Business Initiative Awards for its biogas plant, which will convert salmon waste into energy using anaerobic digestion. The 12,000-square metre plant, named ‘FÖRKA’, will be able to convert up to 50,000 metric tonnes of waste, half of which will come from cow manure and the rest coming from... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 8, 2019
UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Andrea Leadsom, has approved plans for Drax Power to install four new natural gas turbines at its plant in North Yorkshire, overturning a decision by the UK’s Planning Inspectorate. Drax operates a biomass and coal-fired power station in Selby and wants to build four combined cycle gas turbines (CCGTs)... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 8, 2019
A 170,000 tonnes per year waste wood gasification plant has opened in Cheshire, UK. The plant, now owned by the Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG), was developed by infrastructure firm CoGen. It works by using wood as a feedstock into a gasifier, with the resulting gas then being burned to produce a steam which runs a turbine. The plant is expected to generate 22MW of... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 3, 2019
Gas Networks Ireland and its parent company Ervia say they will reduce Ireland’s carbon emissions by a third with their Vision 2050 plan. Through a combination of technologies, Gas Networks Ireland (GNI) explained how it can reduce Ireland’s total carbon emissions by one third and create a net zero carbon gas network. GNI’s vision is that by 2050, half of the... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 3, 2019
Vermont Technical College is closing its $4.2 million (€3.8 million) anaerobic digester due to a lack of available food scraps. The digester hasn’t been able to operate at full capacity and is due to close down in December. The college’s digester came online in 2014 and was the first in the state to go through the permitting process to accept food waste. The digester... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 2, 2019
Government organisation Sustainability Victoria has announced a $750,000 (€460,000) grant to boost bioenergy infrastructure projects in the region. The Bioenergy Infrastructure Fund is open to industry, social enterprises, community groups and government entities working on bioenergy technology to help keep organic waste out of landfill and generate renewable electricity. "Victoria's... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 2, 2019
German electric utility company RWE has taken control of E.ON's renewables assets to become one of the world's largest green power companies. The major energy company plans to invest €1.5 billion per year to expand its presence in renewables, including biomass. In its newly launched plan, RWE aims to be: carbon neutral by 2040, one of the world's leading renewable... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 2, 2019
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $73 million (€66.8 million) in funding for bioenergy research and development (R&D) projects. A total of 35 projects will be funded through the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, to ‘help reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower and enable high-value products from biomass... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 30, 2019
Plans for the first biogas plant to be built in Dubai are taking shape. Dubai Municipality will build the plant at the city’s Warsan Sewage Treatment Plant in partnership with global waste management firm Veolia, at a cost of around Dh250 million (€62.2 million). Once fully operational, it is hoped the biogas project will help to save Dh325 million (€79.4 million)... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 27, 2019
A recent study has revealed biomethane-fuelled cars are the best transportation option to preserve air quality. The research, conducted by IFP Energies Nouvelles in France, reveals that light vehicles running on biomethane are more environmentally-friendly than other technologies. The study compares the carbon footprint of the lifecycle of compressed natural gas (CNG)... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 27, 2019
San Francisco-based waste-to-energy company Brightmark Energy has partnered with four dairy farms in upstate New York convert dairy waste into biogas using anaerobic digestion. The company announced it will convert a total of 225,000 gallons of dairy waste per day from 11,000 cows into biogas and other useful by-products. Once the planned installation of gas upgrading... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 27, 2019
FloGas, a supplier of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and liquid natural gas (LNG) in the UK, has added liquid biomethane to its range, claiming to be the first to supply this type of fuel off-grid. The company provides energy solutions to homes and businesses that are not connected to the mains supply. The biomethane supplied by FloGas is produced via anaerobic digestion,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 25, 2019
Dutch bioenergy installation firm Host has launched its first biogas project in Japan. Working in partnership with Techno System, a Japanese energy firm, Host has signed a contract for a 550kWe biogas power plant project in Ishigaki Island, off the south-west coast of Japan. The plant will provide electricity from manure, grass and other organic waste to power around 1,300... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 24, 2019
US firm Quasar Energy has completed a project at the Eastern Ohio Regional Wastewater Authority (EORWA) to help establish an energy-neutral facility. The new facility works by harvesting residual energy in wastewater processed at the plant along with organics from the region. It is hoped the project will help to stabilise the rate structure for its customers. According... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 24, 2019
Technology and energy firm Valmet has invested in a new pilot facility in Sweden to strengthen the company’s bioenergy research and development capabilities. The Finnish arm of the company, Valmet Oyj, will launch the facility at its Fibre Technology Centre in Sundsvall, Sweden in October 2020, according to Chemical Engineering. Valmet’s research and development... [Read More]


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