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Jan 2, 2020
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Biomass News
Jan 2, 2020
2019 was the ‘cleanest year on record’ for the UK as the amount of zero-carbon power outstripped that sourced from fossil fuels for a full 12 months, according to the National Grid. In a statement, the organisation said the historic milestone comes as the UK enters the mid-point between 1990 and 2050 – the year in which the UK has pledged to achieve a 100% reduction... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jan 2, 2020
A new anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Kent, UK has been connected to the national grid. The plant, which cost £14,460,400 (€17 million), converts food and agricultural waste from the region into biogas and electricity. Developer Farm Renewables has said the plant on the Isle of Sheppey will produce 500 cubic metres per hour of biomethane for the national grid,... [Read More]

Other News
Dec 23, 2019
Waste management firm Amey has been fined £500,000 by Cambridgeshire County Council for sending too much of the region’s biodegradable waste to landfill. According to a report by letsrecycle.com, the target for biodegradable waste to be sent to landfill was exceeded by 29%. Amey blamed the missed target on damage to its Mechanical Biological Treatment (MBT) facility... [Read More]

Policy News
Dec 23, 2019
Specialist energy from waste investment firm Privilege Finance says there is a “disturbing” lack of detail in the new UK Government’s manifesto surrounding renewable energy and the climate crisis. The Conservative Party won the election on December 12, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson leading the party. According to Privilege, while the election has brought an... [Read More]

Biogas News
Dec 20, 2019
UK firm BioConstruct NewEnergy has submitted a permit application to the Environment Agency for operations at its Blaise Biogas anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Kent. If granted, the permit will allow the recovery, or a mix of recovery and disposal, of non-hazardous food waste and green waste with a capacity exceeding 75 tonnes per day involving biological treatment,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 20, 2019
Pinnacle Renewable Energy, one of the world’s largest producers of wood pellets, has announced plans to construct a new industrial wood pellet facility in the US. The new production facility in the southeast US, close to Pinnacle’s Aliceville, Alabama plant, will produce 360,000 metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) and is expected to cost around $99 million (€89 million)... [Read More]

Biogas News
Dec 20, 2019
The world’s largest leisure travel company, Carnival Corporation, is pilot-testing food waste biodigester technology on its ships in a bid to improve its environmental compliance and food waste disposal processes. Carnival has announced plans to expand the programme across its fleet in the near future. The biodigesters help to reduce a ship’s carbon footprint by... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 19, 2019
The Indian government is planning to set up more than 100 biogas plants in a bid to tackle the issue of crop stubble burning. Every winter thousands of farmers burn leftover crop stubble, sending vast plumes of smoke into the sky and polluting neighbouring communities. Farmers have long burned crop stubble to prepare the land for new planting in October and November,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Dec 18, 2019
A new 70,000 tonne-per-year capacity anaerobic digestion facility will open in Tyne and Wear, UK in February 2020. The plant, which was developed by Wardley Biogas, will generate enough heat for 1,950 homes using food sourced from commercial properties across Newcastle upon Tyne, Durham and Sunderland. The AD plant is the result of a joint venture between waste management... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 18, 2019
One of Papua New Guinea’s largest companies and investors, Oil Search, has teamed up with Swedish energy, industry and infrastructure design and consulting company AFRY and the Climate Change and Development Authority of Papua New Guinea for a new project combining biomass and solar power. The PNG Biomass project is an integrated renewable energy project combining... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 16, 2019
Pinnacle Renewable Energy, one of the world’s largest producers of wood pellets, has entered into a three-year fibre supply agreement with Alkali Resource Management (ARM). Under the agreement, ARM will process, store and deliver biomass from harvest residuals to Pinnacle for use at its Williams Lake facility in British Columbia, Canada. ARM, a forest management company,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 16, 2019
The Renewable Energy Association has branded comments made by a report criticising the sustainability of biomass as “disingenuous”. Climate thinktank Sandbag has claimed that biomass “risks accelerating climate change”, and that heavily subsidised plans to cut carbon emissions will result in a “staggering” amount of tree cutting. Sandbag’s report found... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 13, 2019
Environmental infrastructure funding company JLEN has acquired a 70% equity stake in anaerobic digestion and waste collection firm Bio Collectors Holdings (BCH). Through its subsidiary companies, BCH holds the rights and operational assets that make up its anaerobic digestion (AD) plant and its Bio Collectors waste collection business. BCH is based in Merton, south... [Read More]

Biogas News
Dec 12, 2019
Potholes in Cornwall, UK will be fixed by machines powered by biomethane. Construction firm Cormac is trialling the new equipment powered by biogas derived from cow manure. Cornwall Council has been working with local clean energy company Bennemann to convert one of its road-surfacing machines to run on biomethane. According to a report by Cornwall Live, during the... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 12, 2019
Biorefining start-up Chrysalix Technologies has won significant funding from the EU to scale-up its business. The company uses waste wood and agricultural by-products as well as sustainably-grown biomass to produce biofuels, biomaterials, greener chemicals and bioplastics. Its BioFlex process separates the various naturally-occurring components of wood – lignin, cellulose... [Read More]


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