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May 19, 2020
Irish Bioenergy Association pushes for government support to boost sector
Biogas News
May 19, 2020
Wärtsilä and Finnish energy company Vantaa Energy have teamed up on a power-to-gas facility at Vantaa’s waste to energy plant. The co-development agreement for the new plant, which would produce carbon-neutral synthetic biogas in the city of Vantaa, was signed in May and is valid for one year. The Power-to-Gas facility will use carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions... [Read More]

Other News
May 19, 2020
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a €75 million loan to ArcelorMittal for the construction of two projects in Ghent, Belgium, to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by converting waste and by-products into valuable new products. One of the projects, Torero, is a €50 million large-scale demonstration plant to convert waste wood into biocoal, partially replacing... [Read More]

Features
May 18, 2020
Severe flooding in North Yorkshire and a global pandemic have not stopped Drax Group from supporting the nation with power supplies and community initiatives The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted industries, economies and communities all over the world. For Drax, operating in the flood-hit region of North Yorkshire and relying on biomass supplies from the US has presented... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 18, 2020
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has agreed to purchase renewable natural gas (RNG) from Klickitat Public Utility District (PUD) in Washington, US. The agreement will see PSE purchase RNG from July this year to June 2040 and assists PSE in its commitment to the environment and reducing carbon emissions. Klickitat PUD has been a leader in the renewable energy sector for more... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 15, 2020
Renewable gas is already “broadly available” for consumers across Europe, according to the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe). Figures released by NGVA Europe reveal details on the current utilisation of biomethane in Europe’s road transport sector. Out of today’s 4,120 compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelling... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 15, 2020
ANDRITZ will supply a complete biomass gasification plant and a new biomass handling line to Klabin, the biggest paper producer, exporter and recycler in Brazil. The plant will be built at Klabin’s Ortigueira mill, with a 51 MW gasification plant, a belt dryer, a multifuel lime kiln burner and biomass handling equipment with auxiliaries. By replacing 100% of the heavy... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 14, 2020
Weltec Biopower is to build a biogas plant in Veria, Greece, this summer. The main investor and operator of the project is one of the largest abattoirs for cows and pigs in Greece. The 500 kW plant, which Weltec has planned in partnership with its Greek partner, Tetoros Machinery, is set to go live in mid-November. According to Greek research institute CRES, the... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 14, 2020
Around 6,000 native trees are being planted at the Tamworth Agricultural Institute in Australia as part of the Biomass for Bioenergy project. The project, launched under the New South Wales (NSW) Primary Industries Climate Change Research Strategy, will investigate opportunities for increasing the amount of sustainable biomass use in NSW, with a focus on electricity... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 13, 2020
Pinnacle Renewable Energy has announced its first-quarter financial results, revealing a revenue increase of 22.4%. Despite the coronavirus pandemic putting a strain on the lumber industry in British Columbia and several issues reported in Q1, Pinnacle reported increases in revenue and production. However, the company warned of potential impacts to its fibre supply... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 12, 2020
The World Biogas Association (WBA) has appointed a council to support its development and that of the global industry. Since forming in November 2016, the WBA has worked on several important projects highlighting the potential of biogas and its role in a low-carbon future. Recently, it rallied its members, including industry giants Engie, SUEZ and SHV to sign a declaration... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 12, 2020
Bioenergy Europe has welcomed the decision made by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to dismiss a case filed against wood biomass as ‘inadmissible’. The case was filed with the EU highest court in Luxembourg on 4 March 2019 by a group of individuals and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). With this ruling, the ECJ ‘clears doubts’ on the future of wood biomass,... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 11, 2020
Construction of a new car and passenger ferry in Finland that will partly run on liquefied biogas is on schedule, despite the coronavirus pandemic. Rauma Marine Constructions said work on the new ferry for Wasaline is progressing “uninterrupted”. The Aurora Botnia will operate between Vaasa in Finland and Umeå in Sweden and will accommodate 800 passengers. The... [Read More]

Other News
May 11, 2020
Dr Christian Rakos, managing director of the Austrian Pellet Association, has been appointed president of the World Bioenergy Association. Rakos, a physicist who spent his entire career in the renewable energy sector, will take over from Remigijus Lapinskas, who will step down as president of the World Bioenergy Association after four years. Rakos was the founding president... [Read More]

Features
May 11, 2020
Growing supplies of renewable natural gas is key to reducing emissions from trucks and buildings, says Southern California Gas Co The largest dairy renewable natural gas production facility in the US is now even bigger, according to its operator, Calgren Dairy Fuels. Four additional dairies were recently added to the company’s dairy digester operation in Pixley,... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 11, 2020
U.S. Gain has reached an offtake agreement with DTE Biomass Energy for renewable natural gas (RNG) produced at a farm in Wisconsin. Two digesters located at Statz Brothers Farms in Marshall, Wisconsin have been making renewable electricity since 2009 and the farm was seeking new opportunities since its power purchase agreement neared expiration. “In the past, renewable... [Read More]


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