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May 14, 2024
Drax signs MoU with Japanese firms to construct “world’s first biomass-fuelled ship”
Features
May 14, 2024
Jon Harman, technology delivery director at Ceres, tells Bioenergy Insight about its collaboration with AtkinsRealis for a commercial multi-megawatt modularised hydrogen production system. Ceres is a clean energy technology licencing business with a primary focus on the development and commercialisation of solid oxide cell technology for use in both fuel cell and electrolyser... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 13, 2024
Genia Bioenergy has announced plans to implement a second biomethane plant in the  province of Salamanca, in the town of Machacón in Spain, involving an investment of around €25 million. The plant will allow local livestock farmers to sustainably manage up to 150,000 tonnes of manure and slurry each year, according to the organisation. The plant, which will transform... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 13, 2024
Shell Energy Philippines has secured an offtake agreement with the Thomas Lloyd Group’s North Negros Biopower Inc. for its biomass plant in Negros Occidental. Headquartered in Zurich, Thomas Lloyd is an independent impact investment manager. Formerly known as Manta Energy, Inc., Shell Energy Philippines is a subsidiary of the oil giant, operating in the country's power... [Read More]

Other News
May 13, 2024
Metacon and Siemens have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter into a partnership with the aim of accelerating the manufacturing of hydrogen production systems in Sweden, for the European market. At the start of the year, Metacon announced it had been granted exclusive rights for the manufacture of complete electrolysis plants, based on its partner PERIC’s... [Read More]

Policy News
May 13, 2024
Funding should no longer be earmarked for biomass-produced electricity until it can be proved that it does not negatively affect climage change, UK MPs have said. The Times reports that, as ministers prepare to extend subsidies to biomass plants, Conservative MPs are warning that this risks 'ripping off' taxpayers. According to the publication, the MPs state there are... [Read More]

Policy News
May 10, 2024
Ontario's electricity system operator - the Independent Electricity System Operator - has secured power supply from 10 battery storage facilities and three natural gas and biogas facilities, which it expects to meet the province's needs until the end of the decade. The move will support the province's growing population and economy, according to energy minister Todd Smith. The... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 10, 2024
Indian state-owned power utility NTPC said it has achieved 20% torrefied biomass co-firing at its Tanda thermal plant in Uttar Pradesh. On 9 May, a company statement said it had established co-firing of 7-10% non-torrefied biomass with coal at NTPC Dadri. It added that, to achieve a higher percentage of biomass co-firing without significant modifications, NTPC's Energy... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 9, 2024
Spain’s Official Credit Institute (ICO) has announced a €15 million investment into its bespoke biomethane fund. Last year ICO, with its partner IAM Carbonzero, launched the MAPFRE Energías Renovables II, FCR fund - Europe's first fund dedicated to biomethane, according to the organisation. ICO will be investing €15 million in the fund through Axis, its venture... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 9, 2024
Dairygold Co-operative Society, an Irish dairy co-operative based in Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland, is seeking planning permission for biomass plants at each of its sites in Mitchelstown and Mallow. The organisation is Ireland's second largest dairy co-operative, and the country's third largest milk supplier, as it processes a volume of approximately 1.43 billion... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 9, 2024
Bio Capital Group, a UK commercial energy-from-food-waste producer, has added a fourth asset to its portfolio in Scotland. The company works with partners such as local authorities, food manufacturers and retail chains to reduce their carbon emissions by diverting their food waste from landfill and transforming it into biogas and electricity. The newly acquired Linwood... [Read More]

Policy News
May 8, 2024
The European Commission (EC) has approved, under EU state aid rules, a Belgian green energy certificate scheme aimed at supporting renewable electricity production in the Belgian region of Wallonia. The programme will contribute to the achievement of the EU’s energy and climate objectives as well as the strategic objectives linked to the European Green Deal, according... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 8, 2024
China, Japan and Singapore have expressed interest in developing biomass plants in Sarawak, Malaysia, according to Deputy Minister of International Trade, Industry and Investment Datuk Dr Malcolm Mussen Lamoh. He told the state assembly that the potential investors have proposed biomass plants utilising conversion from agricultural wastes - with oil palm empty fruit bunches... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 8, 2024
Stockholm Exergi has signed a contract with Microsoft covering 3.33 million tonnes of permanent carbon removals from bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) at Värtan, Stockholm. The agreement represents the world's largest permanent removals deal to date. The deliveries of the carbon removal certificates to Microsoft are planned to start in 2028 and continue... [Read More]

Features
May 7, 2024
Trade associations Eurogas and the Natural and bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe) have agreed to combine their resources for more efficient representation of gaseous fuel use in the European transport sector. Didier Holleaux, Eurogas president, explains more about the partnership. Eurogas and NGVA Europe have been aligned for many years, Holleaux said, going as... [Read More]

Other News
May 7, 2024
Vogelsang GmbH & Co. KG (Vogelsang Germany and subsidiaries) has exceeded the €200 million mark, with annual sales of €202 million last year. This represents an increase of 17% compared to 2022, which the organisation said was driven by its agricultural technology, biogas, wastewater and transport technology business divisions. In particular, the company attributed... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 7, 2024
The International Biogas Congress & Expo returns to Brussels on 18-19 June, and will once again bring together world-class speakers and exhibitors. Brian Tracey, director of gas sales at Vanguard Renewables, is amongst them Can you give us an introduction to Vanguard Renewables and the work that you do? Vanguard Renewables was founded in 2014 and is the largest developer,... [Read More]


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