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Nov 18, 2019
Collaborating with US farmers to help the environment
Biomass News
Nov 15, 2019
State and local leaders in Mississippi, US gathered at a groundbreaking ceremony on 7 November for Enviva's new wood pellet export terminal. Upon completion, the terminal in the Port of Pascagoula's Bayou Casotte Harbour will export wood pellets produced in George County, Mississippi to Asia and Europe and employ around 30 full-time workers. Approximately 150 direct and... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 15, 2019
A major agricultural waste-to-energy project that will power electric vehicles in Australia is one of the first recipients of a grant from the Queensland Government's Waste to Biofutures Fund. Biogas firm Energy 360 received $363,000 (€223,540) to transform agricultural waste into bioenergy at a $1.899 million (€1.169 million) small-scale biotech facility, which... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 12, 2019
Heavy goods vehicle (HGV) fleet owners in Finland and Sweden see an environment-focused mindset as a permanent phenomenon, according to a recent survey commissioned by Gasum. The survey results revealed customers' environmental expectations have increased in both countries, and 82% of HGV fleet owners believe this is not a passing trend. Gasum, a Nordic energy company,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 12, 2019
Biogen has acquired an operational AD plant in Weston-super-Mare, UK, from Enovert. The 1.1MW facility will be integrated into Ancala's UK AD platform, Biogen, a leading owner and operator of AD plants in the UK. The facility is an important component of a broader waste management and food recycling programme within the region of Somerset, UK, according to Biogen, with... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 11, 2019
Two peat-burning plants in Ireland are to close by the end of 2020, resulting in hundreds of job losses. According to a report by Independent.ie, the Electricity Supply Board’s (ESB) decision to close the plants at West Offaly and Rough Lee will also accelerate job losses at Bord Na Móna, an Irish peat firm, which had been supplying peat to the facilities. The ESB... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 11, 2019
Biomass heat industry leaders, including the Wood Heat Association (WHA) and UK Pellet Council (UKPC), are urging UK political parties to recognise the importance of having strong heat decarbonisation policies in their election manifestoes. The organisations, which coordinate the Biomass Heat Works! campaign, outlined a series of manifesto pledges for the UK political... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 8, 2019
The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) is urging the UK Government to consider biogas as a viable alternative to shale gas following the ‘indefinite suspension’ of fracking across England, Scotland and Wales. Fracking - the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into the ground to open fissures and extract shale gas - was suspended by... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 8, 2019
Swedish shipping company Terntank has ordered two liquefied biogas (LBG)/liquefied natural gas- (LNG) powered tankers from AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding in China. The newly-built tankers were designed by Kongsberg (ex-Rolls-Royce) and will be in operation in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea in 2021. The AVIC SERIES 2.0 vessels will help Terntank continue its journey as... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 7, 2019
Forest fires in California have delayed planned financing for a biomass project in the US state. Waste gasification technology firm EQTEC had agreed to acquire a 20% stake in the North Fork Community Power (NFCP) facility – one of the first forest-sourced biomass gasification plants in California. However, major forest fires have disrupted the process. In July, NFCP... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 6, 2019
Plans to build the UK’s first commercial-scale Bio-Substitute Natural Gas (BioSNG) plant have been approved by the council. Cheshire West & Chester Council’s planning committee gave the green light to the £150 million (€174.2 million) project at Peel Environmental's Protos site in Ellesmere Port, which will generate renewable gas from up to 175,000 tonnes... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 6, 2019
CNG Fuels has announced plans to become the UK’s first supplier of carbon-neutral fuel for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), using manure to help fleet operators achieve net zero emissions. According to the firm, HGVs account for 4.2% of UK carbon emissions. The company, headquartered in the West Midlands, is the UK’s leading supplier of bio-CNG (compressed natural gas)... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 1, 2019
Helsinki International Horse Show in Finland powered its event entirely on horse manure. It is the fifth year in a row that all electricity used at the event, which hosted the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping qualifier, was generated from 100% horse manure. Over 150 megawatt-hours of energy was created from the 100 tonnes of manure collected from competing horses during... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 1, 2019
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions (Toshiba ESS) announced its consolidated subsidiary held a ground-breaking ceremony on 25 October for a new biomass plant in Fukuoka Prefecture. Sigma Power’s new plant in Omuta City will be built as the Omuta No.1/No.2 power plant beside the Mikawa power plant, which is already in operation. According to Toshiba, all preparation... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 31, 2019
Eight biogas projects received awards from the American Biogas Council (ABC) for their ‘outstanding performance and contribution’ to the industry. The winners were announced at the Biogas Industry Awards and Dinner during the BioCycle REFOR19 event in Wisconsin, US on 29 October. Five projects received a 2019 Project of the Year award in the following categories:... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 29, 2019
US firm Maryland Environmental Service (MES) will provide extensive operational expertise to Bioenergy DevCo (BDC) on two new anaerobic digestion projects in Maryland. MES, a not-for-profit, will help the anaerobic digestion (AD) construction firm as it designs, sites, builds, permits and operates two new facilities in Baltimore, US. "This agreement is an important... [Read More]


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