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Aug 1, 2019
US college urged to rethink new biomass heating plant over emissions concerns
Biogas News
Jul 31, 2019
A Lincolnshire fish and chip company is launching a new biogas project as part of its zero waste to landfill pledge. The Elite Fish and Chip Company will now ensure all of its waste is reused, recycled, composted or converted into energy. The 30-year-old business has partnered with resource management group Veolia to begin dividing its rubbish into separate bins, including... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 31, 2019
Two councils in Derbyshire have invited waste industry firms to take over building and maintenance of a waste treatment plant. The £145 million (approximately €158 million) project was approved in 2013 and was intended to manage household waste in the area. Derby City Council and Derbyshire County Council had been working with Resource Recovery Solutions (RRS), a... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 31, 2019
US waste disposal and removal services firm Republic Services has set new 2030 sustainability goals, which incorporate biogas targets. The plans include reducing Scope 1 and Scope 2 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 35% compared to a 2017 baseline. The Arizona-based company previously reported generating almost 13.8 million metric tonnes of carbon dioxide within these... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 30, 2019
Calgren Dairy Fuels and Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) have announced the completion of Calgren’s dairy renewable natural gas facility. The project, located in Pixley in the state’s Central Valley, is the first of its kind in California and is predicted to be the largest dairy biogas operation in the US within the next six months. Calgren collects cow manure... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 30, 2019
Danone has announced a NZ$40 million (€23.7 million) investment in a new biomass project at its New Zealand spray drying plant. The company has a target of reaching net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2021 and hopes that the installation of a new biomass boiler will help to reduce the plant’s emissions by 20,000 tonnes per year. Danone’s Nutricia plant is... [Read More]

Other News
Jul 29, 2019
Waste management companies Viridor, Suez and ETM have been granted 10-year contracts by the West of England Partnership to treat the region’s residual and bulky waste. Under the new contracts, which will begin in March 2020, Viridor and Suez will handle 120,000 tonnes and 50,000 tonnes of kerbside black bag residual waste, respectively. ETM will take 45,500 tonnes... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 29, 2019
A San Francisco-based waste and energy development company has announced that it has purchased a dairy biogas plant. Brightmark Energy purchased the anaerobic digester from Clean Fuel Partners near Madison, Wisconsin, which will convert 90,000 gallons of dairy waste per day from three local farms into biogas and other useful products. Clean Fuel Partners will continue... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 29, 2019
Environmental regulators in Mississippi have controversially approved an air pollution permit for what could be the largest wood pellet plant in the world. The state’s Environmental Quality Permit Board voted unanimously to issue a permit for Enviva’s $140 million (€125.8 million) plant in Lucedale, Mississippi. However, those who oppose the plans claim that emissions... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 29, 2019
One of the biggest energy companies in Northern Ireland, Energia Group, has announced plans to build an anaerobic digestion plant in Belfast, the Belfast Telegraph has reported. The Power NI parent company, known as Viridian until May 2019, has revealed the £40 million (€44.3 million) project will create 200 construction jobs to build the renewable energy plant,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 26, 2019
The UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) is urging the government to maintain momentum on building a more sustainable circular economy. The plea follows new appointments to the cabinet by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, including Environment Secretary Theresa Villiers, and Business, Energy and Industrial Secretary Andrea Leadsom. ABDA believes that... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 26, 2019
Global energy company Engie has been awarded a government contract to build and operate a biomass heating plant in Spain. The new plant will be built in Pamplona in Spain’s Navarre region with a capacity of 29 MW. The plant will have permission to operate for 25 years and will supply heat to 4,500 households, as well as several public buildings in Pamplona. It is... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 25, 2019
An application to convert an Irish peat plant to co-fire with biomass has been rejected, putting hundreds of jobs at risk. The local planning authority An Bord Pleanála refused permission for the Electricity Supply Board (ESB) plant in Shannonbridge, County Offaly due to climate concerns. The future of at least 300 jobs at the plant, run by Bord na Móna, is now uncertain. The... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 25, 2019
Brazil’s Parana state government has announced the operation of the country’s first biogas-fired plant to rely on pig manure for its fuel. The project, which cost BRL 17 million (€4.48 million) and was financially supported by power utility company Copel, created two 240kW motor-generators enabling the plant to produce around 3,000 MWh annually. It will consume... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 24, 2019
An English creamery is now using its by-products to create biogas in a new sustainable energy project. Yorkshire cheese producer Wensleydale Creamery will supply whey – which was previously discarded - to a local biogas plant to generate 10,000 MWh of thermal power, enough to heat 800 homes per year. Wensleydale Creamery produces around 4,000 tonnes of cheese annually... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 24, 2019
A former biomass plant in Lyonsdale, New York State will be dismantled by the end of 2019. The plant previously burned wood waste to power more than 20,000 homes in the area. Lyonsdale Biomass plant has been dormant for almost two years while the county’s Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has been searching for a new tenant. The facility used biomass material... [Read More]


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