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Sep 8, 2020
Wood biomass provided major renewable energy boost in Latvia, figures show
Biogas News
Sep 8, 2020
Major US pork producer and food processing firm Smithfield Foods has become the first major protein company to commit to becoming carbon negative in all company-owned operations in the US by 2030. The announcement, which involves the use of renewable natural gas (RNG), builds on Smithfield’s goal to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 25% by 2025 across its entire... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 8, 2020
EQTEC has signed a co-development and option agreement with Rotunda Group and its subsidiary Shankley Biogas, for the Southport Hybrid Energy Park project in Merseyside, UK. EQTEC signed a memorandum of understanding with Rotunda, the owner of a plot of land in Southport, Merseyside, which has planning permission for a waste recycling facility, an anaerobic digestion... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 8, 2020
General Motors Canada (GM Canada) has completed a $28 million (€18 million) cogeneration investment at the GM St Catharines Propulsion Plant that will lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and cut costs. The cogeneration programme is expected to reduce GHG emissions by around 70% while protecting the engine and transmission plant from rising electricity and carbon... [Read More]

Features
Sep 7, 2020
With a Nobel Peace Prize under her belt, and a crucial role as Enviva’s vice-president and chief sustainability officer, Dr Jennifer Jenkins is well-versed on the benefits of biomass. Bioenergy Insight caught up with Dr Jenkins to discuss the impact of COVID-19, anti-biomass campaigns and the role of bioenergy in a low-carbon future. Could you tell our readers a bit... [Read More]

Other News
Sep 7, 2020
Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG) has appointed a new chief financial officer (CFO). Elliot Renton, a finance director with over 30 years of experience at major firms including Diageo and Luton Airport, has been appointed CFO of the independent power producer. Renton has succeeded Ben Wright, who held the role since January 2018. He was previously the CFO of Vista... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 7, 2020
EnviroTaqa for Sustainable Environmental Services & Renewable Energy (Egypt) has joined forces with Renergon International, based in Switzerland. The firms formed an alliance aimed at providing state-of-the-art, turnkey technology solutions for turning organic waste into renewable energy for producing both biogas and electricity as well as organic fertilisers through... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 4, 2020
A food industry expert has expressed concerns over plans in the Netherlands to dump 30,000 tonnes of sewage sludge on UK farmland. Kevin Quigley, commercial director at food waste recycling firm Warrens Group, said that while it is legal to use treated sewage sludge as fertiliser on UK farmland, there are more sustainable alternatives. The permit for the shipment... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 4, 2020
On 31 August, ENGIE’s Les Awirs biomass plant in Belgium generated power for the last time. The Engie Electrabel power station, which was commissioned in 1951 and initially operated on coal, was closed due to ageing equipment, and the end of the period for granting green certificates. The plant sits on the bank of the River Meuse, upstream of Lèige, and is instantly... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 3, 2020
Business is returning for UK food waste recycler Andigestion, which recently celebrated three major milestones. Andigestion, based in Gloucestershire, injected a record 11 million cubic metres (m3) of biomethane gas into the national grid – enough to power 10,000 homes for a year. The company processes commercial and domestic food waste, collected from all over... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 3, 2020
Fortistar and Paloma Dairy have started construction on a dairy renewable natural gas (RNG) facility. The Sunoma Renewable Biofuel Project will produce 1.6 million gasoline gallon equivalents of vehicle fuel annually for the Class 8 trucking sector – enough fuel to move 10 million miles of freight. In addition to its many environmental benefits and cost-saving... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 3, 2020
Toyo Engineering Corporation (Toyo) will construct a 75,000 kW (75 MW) biomass plant in the city of Ichihara in Japan’s Chiba Prefecture for Ichihara Yawatafuto Biomass Power Godo Kaisha. The new plant will use wood biomass and be ‘highly-efficient’, based on the facility’s reheating system, according to Toyo. The firm will carry out the EPC turnkey contract... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 3, 2020
Gasum is connecting the largest port in the Nordics with a new gas filling station serving heavy transport. The new filling station in Tuve, Gothenburg, Sweden, serves heavy-duty vehicles by providing liquefied biogas (LBG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) as low emission fuels. Developed with Volvo, the station further supports the transition to cleaner energy sources... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 2, 2020
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has awarded a $750,000 (€632,000) grant to help create 85 new jobs and increase commerce in Sumter County and the state’s Black Belt region. The Sumter County Commission will use funds to improve infrastructure necessary for Enviva, which is investing more than $140 million (€118 million) in building a wood pellet production facility... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 2, 2020
Smithers, British Columbia, is supporting the province’s climate change targets by diverting residual fibre that would otherwise be burned to Pinnacle Renewable Energy's new plant. Fibre from the Bulkey Timber Supply Area is now being transported to Pinnacle’s newly-developed Smithers Pellet Facility. A total of $1.2 million (€773,800) in funding from the Forest... [Read More]

Biogas News
Sep 2, 2020
Clean Energy Fuels will supply its Redeem™ renewable natural gas (RNG) to 800 New York transit buses. The firm was contracted by the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to provide its organic waste-derived fuel to power the fleet. The multi-year agreement for an estimated 25 million gallons of Clean Energy’s Redeem RNG will reduce greenhouse... [Read More]


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