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Sep 30, 2019
National Farmers’ Union backs UK biomass campaign
Biomass News
Sep 27, 2019
The local government in a north-western region of Spain has announced funding for a biomass project. The 50MW biomass-fired plant will be built in a former coal-mining town which has been deeply affected by the closure of mines and coal-based thermal power stations. According to a report by Renewables Now, the regional government announced its financial contribution... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 27, 2019
A recent study has revealed biomethane-fuelled cars are the best transportation option to preserve air quality. The research, conducted by IFP Energies Nouvelles in France, reveals that light vehicles running on biomethane are more environmentally-friendly than other technologies. The study compares the carbon footprint of the lifecycle of compressed natural gas (CNG)... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 27, 2019
San Francisco-based waste-to-energy company Brightmark Energy has partnered with four dairy farms in upstate New York convert dairy waste into biogas using anaerobic digestion. The company announced it will convert a total of 225,000 gallons of dairy waste per day from 11,000 cows into biogas and other useful by-products. Once the planned installation of gas upgrading... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 27, 2019
FloGas, a supplier of liquid petroleum gas (LPG) and liquid natural gas (LNG) in the UK, has added liquid biomethane to its range, claiming to be the first to supply this type of fuel off-grid. The company provides energy solutions to homes and businesses that are not connected to the mains supply. The biomethane supplied by FloGas is produced via anaerobic digestion,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 26, 2019
Almost 30 people have lost their jobs at HRS Energy Tansterne, following the closure of its biomass plant in Hull, UK. A report by Hull Daily Mail stated HRS Energy Tansterne, which also owns a plant nearby in Holderness, Yorkshire, had appointed tax and audit firm RSM to handle the process. It was hoped the 22MW biomass plant would convert 150,000 tonnes of waste wood... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 25, 2019
Dutch bioenergy installation firm Host has launched its first biogas project in Japan. Working in partnership with Techno System, a Japanese energy firm, Host has signed a contract for a 550kWe biogas power plant project in Ishigaki Island, off the south-west coast of Japan. The plant will provide electricity from manure, grass and other organic waste to power around 1,300... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 25, 2019
US firm Atlantic Power has taken its biomass-fired plant in Michigan offline following a fire on Sunday, September 22. The company has not yet revealed what caused the fire or how much time it will take to repair the plant, according to a report by Renewables Now. The 40MW Cadillac biomass-fired plant has been operational for 26 years and did have a sprinkler system... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 24, 2019
Filipino company Aboitiz Power is hoping to sell its 8.8MW biomass plant in the province of Batangas after hiring a company to help sell the assets. The firm announced its plans to sell the biomass plant in May 2018 after deciding to cease operations. Astoca, an industrial asset disposal and valuation advisory firm also based in the Philippines, will help Aboitiz Power... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 24, 2019
A peat-fired power station in Ireland is to reopen after being shut down for three months, according to the Electricity Supply Board (ESB). Lough Ree power plant in County Longford was closed in July after the Environmental Protection Agency said it was prosecuting the station for discharging hot water into the River Shannon. As a result, 70 workers at Bord na Móna, the... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 24, 2019
US firm Quasar Energy has completed a project at the Eastern Ohio Regional Wastewater Authority (EORWA) to help establish an energy-neutral facility. The new facility works by harvesting residual energy in wastewater processed at the plant along with organics from the region. It is hoped the project will help to stabilise the rate structure for its customers. According... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 24, 2019
Technology and energy firm Valmet has invested in a new pilot facility in Sweden to strengthen the company’s bioenergy research and development capabilities. The Finnish arm of the company, Valmet Oyj, will launch the facility at its Fibre Technology Centre in Sundsvall, Sweden in October 2020, according to Chemical Engineering. Valmet’s research and development... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 24, 2019
The World Biogas Association (WBA) has issued recommendations to world governments, financial institutions and other key decision makers to support the industry in becoming a major player in meeting decarbonisation commitments. The WBA’s requirements follow the publication of its Global Potential of Biogas report that shows biogas could rapidly reduce world GHG emissions... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 24, 2019
A waste-to-energy plant in Oregon, US has been given an extra year to obtain state tax credits. An article by Salem Reporter said Commissioners Kevin Cameron, Sam Brentano and Colm Willis agreed to extend the plant’s contract in a deal with the plant’s parent company, Covanta. The plant, which opened in Brooks in Marion County in 1987, burns around 170,000 tonnes... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 19, 2019
Additional buses are to join the world’s largest biogas-powered bus fleet in Nottingham, UK. Nottingham City Transport (NCT) first introduced 53 biogas buses in 2017, supported by funding from the UK Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). With an individual driving range of 250 miles, the biogas-powered buses deliver economic and environmental benefits,... [Read More]

Product News
Sep 18, 2019
Industrial shredder specialist Lindner showcased new system solutions for waste wood processing, light scrap recycling and its patented fast exchange system for mobile shredders at an event in Karlsruhe, Germany on 5-7 September. RecyclingAKTIV, a demonstration fair for waste disposal and recycling, provided a platform for companies to demonstrate their waste processing... [Read More]


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