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Mar 27, 2020
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Biomass News
Mar 26, 2020
Hundreds of construction workers have been sent home from a UK biomass plant, amid concerns over Covid-19 (coronavirus). The TeesREP biomass plant, run by MGT Teeside, temporarily closed its gates on Tuesday 24 March, although a 'handful' of maintenance staff were permitted to stay on-site, provided they adhered to the two-metre distancing rules, according to a report... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 26, 2020
Bioenergy industry leaders are urging the UK Government to keep wood fuel supply chains fully open to ensure heat can be provided to key frontline organisations and businesses. The Biomass Heat Works! campaign expressed concerns over key organisations being under immense pressure due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.  Biomass is a key utility resource, particularly... [Read More]

Biogas News
Mar 26, 2020
Gasum is to supply Sweden's largest fuel company, Preem, with a new fuel blend consisting of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and 10% renewable liquefied biogas (LBG). This is the first agreement that involves Gasum delivering a blend containing renewable fuel to a maritime sector customer on a regular basis. Preem's vessels to be supplied with the renewable maritime fuel... [Read More]

Other News
Mar 25, 2020
The UK Parliamentary Pension Fund has increased its investments in renewable energy, although it still partly relies on fossil fuel companies. According to the annual report from the Parliamentary Contributory Pension Fund, the total assets amount to £733 million (€806 million). The report states that Trustees introduced an allocation to renewable infrastructure... [Read More]

Biogas News
Mar 25, 2020
The Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership (LowCVP) has released a new guide for fleet operators outlining how renewable fuels can immediately cut greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in road transport. The guide particularly focuses on commercial vehicles, for which very few low emission solutions are currently available. According to the organisation, while there has been much... [Read More]

Biogas News
Mar 25, 2020
Biogas and biomethane derived from organic waste have "huge untapped potential" to provide clean energy globally, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). A new report by the IEA, released on 19 March, claims the world's biogas and biomethane resources could cover 20% of global gas demand while reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. The organisation claims... [Read More]

Biogas News
Mar 24, 2020
Gasum has agreed to supply cleantech company Forchem Oy with liquefied biogas (LBG) for the Forchem tall oil biorefinery in Rauma, Finland. Forchem supplies products for global actors in various markets and switched to using liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2019. It operates around the principles of sustainable development and minimising environmental impacts. Gasum's... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 24, 2020
Rhenus Forest Logistics, a specialist in transporting and trading in sawmill residue, waste wood and other biomass, has acquired Kruger, a regional wood logistics services provider. The purchase agreement, made on 1 March, includes the takeover of all Kruger employees and its vehicle fleet. They will work from a new operating site called Rhenus Forest Ellwangen. The... [Read More]

Other News
Mar 23, 2020
Recycling and waste sector employees have been granted 'key worker' status in the UK. Key worker status means that the children of designated sectors can still go to school during the Covid-19 pandemic. Other key workers include those in healthcare and food distribution. The announcement follows calls from the Environmental Services Association (ESA) to keep vital... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 23, 2020
In light of the recent outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus), the Bioenergy Insight team is thinking of all those affected by the virus. We understand that along with the impact on health, the virus is also causing major issues for industries and businesses. We want to update our readers and advertisers on the plans for Bioenergy Insight distribution over the next few... [Read More]

Features
Mar 23, 2020
Stallkamp, a specialist in tanks, pumps, agitators and separators in the biogas sector, has built its first continuously stirred tank reactors at a facility in northern Germany An expert in classic stainless steel tank construction, Stallkamp has now progressed into the field of continuously stirred tank reactors (CSTRs), which are well-suited to industrial biogas... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 20, 2020
Onega-Energy JSC, the energy asset of Russia-based Segezha Forest Industry Group  (Segezha Group), has launched a fourth bark and wood by-product fuelled energy boiler. The new biomass boiler will have an output capacity of 14MW and has almost completed the process of replacing inefficient sources of heat supply at Onega-Energy JSC, such as coal. The latest project... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 20, 2020
Drax has received and unloaded the largest shipment of biomass to arrive at the Port of Immingham, in the UK's Humber region. The Zheng Zhi bulk carrier vessel transported 63,907 tonnes of Drax's biomass from the US port of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. The delivery will supply Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire with enough fuel to generate electricity for 1.3 million... [Read More]

Biogas News
Mar 19, 2020
Demand for renewable biomethane compressed natural gas (Bio-CNG) has increased by 800%, thanks to major companies adopting alternative fuels, according to CNG Fuels. The news follows the announcement that CNG Fuels is building to new refuelling stations to deliver the low-carbon, low-cost alternative for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), with support from fund manager, Ingenious. The... [Read More]

Other News
Mar 19, 2020
The owners of one of the UK's biggest recycling and residual waste businesses, Viridor, have entered into an agreement to sell the company. Pennon Group announced it is planning to sell Viridor to Planets UK Bidco, a newly-formed company established by funds advised by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, at a value of £4.2 billion (€4.47 billion). In a statement, Pennon... [Read More]


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