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Nov 27, 2019
REA responds to green pledges made by key parties in UK general election
Biomass News
Nov 27, 2019
Denmark-based energy firm Ørsted has announced its Asnæs Power Station was connected to the Zealand grid and generated green power for the first time on 20 November. This follows its recent conversion from coal to wood chips. “It’s fantastic that we’ve come this far with the project,” said Henrik Boye Jørgensen, senior project manager at Ørsted and responsible... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 25, 2019
Bioenergy DevCo (BDC), a leading developer of anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities has entered into a 20-year partnership with Perdue Farms, a major poultry processing company in the US. Perdue Farms will supply organic material from its processing facilities to BDC, which will buy and manage the Perdue AgriRecycle organic soil composting facility in Delaware, US. The... [Read More]

Other News
Nov 25, 2019
Levels of heat-trapping greenhouse gases (GHGs) in the atmosphere have reached a new record high, according to the World Meteorological Organisation (WMO). According to the WMO, this trend means future generations will be facing 'increasingly severe impacts' of climate change, such as rising temperatures, extreme weather, water stress, sea-level rise and disruption to... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 22, 2019
Finnish-Swiss biotech firm Ductor has opened its first commercial-scale organic fertiliser and biogas-production facility in Mexico. The facility, located in the state of Jalisco, opened in October and is the world’s first fully-integrated production system using 100% poultry waste to produce two separate products. Since patenting its system in 2015, Ductor has developed... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 22, 2019
Future BMW electric cars will be powered by cow manure, following a partnership with a US creamery. Straus Family Creamery, a leader in organic farming and sustainable dairy innovation in California, has collaborated with BWM Group to create low-carbon charging for BMW’s electric vehicle (EV) customers in the state. The collaboration uses a new pathway that uses biogas... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 22, 2019
A biogas project using waste salmon in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland has won a top environmental award. The Outer Hebrides Local Energy Hub, based on the Isle of Lewis, processes waste salmon into biogas using anaerobic digestion (AD) and won the coveted Scottish Environment business VIBES award for its innovative practices. The project is a collaboration between the... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 21, 2019
The Government of Ontario will launch consultations to find ways to boost biogas sector revenues. It is hoped the consultation will identify potential changes that would allow farmers in the province to expand the emerging renewable natural gas market and make the region a ‘North American leader’ in the biogas sector. According to a statement, the government said consultations... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 21, 2019
Leyline Renewable Capital will provide bridge funding for the development of two anaerobic digestion facilities in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, US. The agreement between Leyline and RNG Energy Solutions will see Leyline providing capital for the pre-construction phase of the projects, including permitting, engineering, site analysis and securing interconnection agreements. The... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 20, 2019
Scaling up renewable gas production in Europe could create at least 600,000 direct jobs by 2050, according to a report by Navigant. The new Gas for Climate analysis shows that between 600,000 and 850,000 direct jobs could be created by 2050; 1.7 million to 2.4 million jobs in total. Renewable and low-carbon gases, combined with ‘large quantities’ of renewable electricity,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 20, 2019
The American Biogas Council (ABC) has praised the introduction of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act in the US. The Ways and Means Committee in the House of Representatives in Washington released a discussion draft of the GREEN Act on 19 November, including provisions to support the biogas industry. In the draft, the Committee describes the... [Read More]

Policy News
Nov 20, 2019
The European Investment Bank (EIB) will stop financing fossil fuel energy projects from the end of 2021. The board of the EIB agreed on a new energy lending policy on 14 November and confirmed the organisation’s “increased ambition in climate action and environmental sustainability”. EIB President Werner Hoyer said: “Climate is the top issue on the political... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 19, 2019
Gasum has opened Sweden’s northernmost gas filling station in Östersund. The station, opened on 14 November, serves both heavy-duty vehicles (HDVs) and passenger cars, offering biogas and natural gas as greener fuel solutions. According to the company, the new station is a ‘crucial step’ in enabling long-distance transport to use gas from the south of Sweden... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 19, 2019
A UK research project assessing the viability of biomethane in heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) saved more than 1,400 tonnes of well-to-wheel (WTW) carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) emissions compared to diesel in a two-year trial. The ‘Dedicated to Gas’ project deployed 20 Euro VI vehicles running on biomethane as a combination of compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 18, 2019
Macquarie Capital Principal Finance (Macquarie) – the largest infrastructure investor in the world - has completed the majority acquisition of BioCow, a leading producer and innovator in the UK biogas sector. BioCow uses anaerobic digestion (AD) to create energy from agricultural waste by producing biomethane, which can be used to heat homes and businesses or as a green... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 18, 2019
Maize from flooded fields in north, east and central England could be salvaged as grain for anaerobic digestion (AD) feedstock. The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) said recent severe flooding has brought the last of the maize harvest to a standstill, leaving thousands of acres destined for AD in the ground. As utilising the crop as silage becomes... [Read More]


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