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Jul 24, 2020
Malaby Biogas LCA study confirms plant’s ‘significant carbon negativity’
Biogas News
Jul 23, 2020
Global investment firm Meridiam and Sevana Bioenergy have agreed to develop an existing biodigester project in the US state of Idaho. The project is the first of its kind in the US for Meridiam, which is a European leader in the recovery of household organics, industrial or agricultural waste to transform into renewable energy and natural fertilisers. Sevana Bioenergy... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 23, 2020
American Biogas Council (ABC) director Bryan Sievers will testify in front of the House Committee on Agriculture on 23 July about the benefits of biogas for farmers as part of the ‘On-Farm Energy Production: Impacts on Farm Income and Rural Communities’ hearing. An Iowa farmer, Sievers is the owner and operator of Sievers Family Farms and the award-winning AgriReNew... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 23, 2020
Enviva has completed a series of transactions that recapitalised the company with more than $1 billion (€862 million) of new equity contributions (the Continuation Fund) and incremental equity commitments (the Rollover Fund) from affiliates of private equity firm, Riverstone Holdings. The Continuation Fund was formed by Riverstone in partnership with a range of institutions... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 23, 2020
This year’s World Biogas Summit and Expo will be hosted entirely online for the first time, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The event, run by the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) and the World Biogas Association (WBA), will take place on 6-8 October. ADBA and the WBA will host the event on an interactive platform that will match attendees with... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 22, 2020
UK food waste recycler Warrens Group has been shortlisted for a top award recognising the innovative way it is driving change in the sector. The County Durham-based anaerobic digestion firm, a wholly-owned subsidiary of BioCapital, has been shortlisted for the ‘Net Zero Now’ award in the ‘Decarbonisation Strategy of the Year’ category in the BusinessGreen Leader... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 22, 2020
A new US federal grant will allow a research team led by Iowa State University, Penn State and Roeslein Alternative Energy (RAE) to develop new methods of turning biomass and manure into fuel. The five-year, $10 million (€8.68 million) grant from the US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute for Food and Agricultural will power the Consortium for Cultivating... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 21, 2020
Greenlane Renewables has signed a definitive joint venture with SWEN Impact Fund for Transition (SWEN), to provide biogas upgrading as a service to developers and owners of renewable natural gas (RNG) projects in Europe. The joint venture with SWEN, a European fund dedicated to renewable gases, managed by SWEN Capital Partners, is called Greenlane Biogas Finance B.V.... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 21, 2020
Southern California Gas Co (SoCalGas) has started powering two of its largest Los Angeles-area facilities with Bloom Energy solid oxide fuel cells. The switch to fuel cells will reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, air pollutants and the cost of power, in addition to providing reliable electricity independent of the power grid. To produce electricity, Bloom Energy’s... [Read More]

Other News
Jul 20, 2020
Drax Group is part of a ‘ground-breaking’ carbon recycling project set to transform the UK’s food production systems. REACT-FIRST is the UK’s first-ever scalable route to the sustainable generation of protein by capturing the carbon dioxide (CO2) from bioenergy generation. The scheme has launched with £3 million in financial support from the UK Government and... [Read More]

Features
Jul 20, 2020
Danish energy firm Ørsted has moved almost entirely away from coal, thanks to wood biomass. In this article, Ørsted’s Carsten Birkeland Kjær explains how the company is utilising wood chips to reduce carbon emissions. Using wood biomass for energy generation has allowed Ørsted to almost fully move away from coal. To ensure significant carbon savings, the biomass... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 17, 2020
SIMEC Atlantis Energy has entered into talks with data centre development specialist TechRE regarding the Uskmouth power station development in Wales, UK. The firms are exploring options to locate edge and hyperscale data centres within the power station development. It is proposed that power could be delivered through a private wire network under a long-term power... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 16, 2020
Enviva has completed the acquisition from its sponsor of Enviva Pellets Greenwood Holdings which, through its wholly-owned subsidiaries, owns a wood pellet production plant in Greenwood, South Carolina. In connection with the Greenwood acquisition, Enviva’s sponsor has assigned five long-term, take-or-pay off-take contracts with ‘creditworthy’ Japanese counterparties... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 16, 2020
The Pallet Network (TPN), based in Sutton Coldfield, UK, has launched an innovative recycling scheme saving “substantial amounts” of waste from going to landfill, reducing its members’ costs and taking a major step in lowering the firm’s carbon footprint. TPN’s new end-of-life pallet scheme will enable members to return pallets and other waste wood to the... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 15, 2020
The US Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA) has expressed disappointment that a recent European court ruling regarding the inclusion of biomass in the EU’s Renewable Energy Directive (RED) is being appealed. A group of six individuals and NGOs first filed a lawsuit in 2019, claiming that the use of forest biomass increases greenhouse gas emissions. The European Court... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 15, 2020
The Swedish Bioenergy Association (Svebio) has teamed up with Lithuanian online biomass trading platform Baltpool. Baltpool is a biomass exchange operating in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, and Poland and, via partners in Denmark and Finland, has 452 members. It is based on an auction principle where buyers and sellers anonymously meet to trade biomass. Svebio and Baltpool... [Read More]


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