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Oct 2, 2019
German company RWE plans €1.5 billion renewables investment
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]

Policy News
Sep 24, 2019
The World Biogas Association (WBA) has issued recommendations to world governments, financial institutions and other key decision makers to support the industry in becoming a major player in meeting decarbonisation commitments. The WBA’s requirements follow the publication of its Global Potential of Biogas report that shows biogas could rapidly reduce world GHG emissions... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 19, 2019
Additional buses are to join the world’s largest biogas-powered bus fleet in Nottingham, UK. Nottingham City Transport (NCT) first introduced 53 biogas buses in 2017, supported by funding from the UK Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). With an individual driving range of 250 miles, the biogas-powered buses deliver economic and environmental benefits,... [Read More]

Other News
Sep 16, 2019
The UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has celebrated its 10th anniversary of supporting the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry. The organisation was set up by Lord Redesdale and 10 founding members to ‘remove barriers’ to the expansion of the AD sector and to help develop industry best practice. Within weeks of its launch, ADBA hosted its... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 13, 2019
Two new public-access compressed natural gas (CNG)/biomethane refuelling stations will open in the UK in 2019. One will be in the North West of England and the other in the Midlands. The new stations bring the UK’s total to six. According to a statement by Nottingham-based company Roadgas, the demand for the green gases CNG and biomethane has increased three-fold... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 13, 2019
Californian company Capstone Turbine has secured a 400kW microturbine sale to power a biogas project in France. The order for the lightweight and compact 3-bay C400 Signature Series package was secured by Biogaz Services, Capstone’s distributor for renewable energy in France. The microturbine package will operate on renewable biogas from methane generated from agricultural... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 12, 2019
A Norwegian city has introduced 189 environmentally-friendly buses powered by biogas and biodiesel in its public transportation fleet in a bid to reduce carbon emissions. The new MAN Lion’s City buses in the city of Trondheim, Norway’s third-largest city, have been operation since August, and are run by major transportation companies Vy Buss AS and Tide Buss AS.... [Read More]

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]


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