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Feb 12, 2021
EnviTec gas upgrading sees boost from improved membranes
Biomass News
Feb 12, 2021
Drax is expected to shelve plans to build a major gas-fired power plant in the UK, according to reports. It has been suggested the company is considering abandoning the plans following criticism from environmental groups who said it went against the spirit of the UK’s pledge to tackle climate change. This speculation follows the loss of a legal challenge against the... [Read More]

Pellets News
Feb 12, 2021
Pellet producer Waste Knot Energy has signed a £132 million (€150 million) deal with international supply management firm Komercon. Under the terms of the agreement, Waste Knot Energy will supply 3.6 million tonnes of pellets over the next five years to Komercon, which has its head office in the Netherlands, giving it the ability to close long-term supply agreements... [Read More]

Features
Feb 11, 2021
“Sector lobbying by national bioenergy associations is going to be extremely important." The exciting potential of 2020, as seen in January last year with the launch of the European Green Deal (EGD) and the EU’s energy transition towards being carbon neutral by 2050, was brutally and painfully destroyed by COVID-19. There is simply no way of avoiding that truth... [Read More]

Biogas News
Feb 10, 2021
Renewable energy investment platform Bio Capital has completed the debt financing on its portfolio of UK anaerobic digestion (AD) assets. Independent law firm Burges Salmon advised the firm on the £85 million (€96 million) debt financing on assets across England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. Bio Capital was founded in 2018 by Helois Energy Investments and Equitix... [Read More]

Biogas News
Feb 10, 2021
WELTEC BIOPOWER has joined the American Biogas Council (ABC), which has campaigned for the interests of the US biogas industry since 2010. Based in Germany, Weltec Biopower specialises in the field of stainless-steel biogas plant construction; it has developed and built anaerobic digestion (AD) plants since 2001. “We look forward to our commitment in the US and... [Read More]

Biogas News
Feb 10, 2021
Compact Membrane Systems (CMS), a firm specialising in separation technology, has completed the first pilot demonstration of Optiperm™ biogas. The latest addition to the CMS portfolio is aimed at enabling the clean energy transition underway in the biogas sector, a market valued at $55 billion (€45 billion), according to CMS. Optiperm biogas holds the potential... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 10, 2021
Two of the UK’s largest renewable energy producing facilities – Ince Bio Power and Energy Works Hull - have undergone major digitisation projects to move their asset management processes to the cloud. The operator of Energy Works Hull, Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG), was helped by Manchester-based firm SRO Solutions (part of the Cohesive Companies) when it... [Read More]

Biogas News
Feb 10, 2021
One million UK homes are now being powered by green gas as a result of anaerobic digestion (AD) projects funded by Privilege Finance. The projects generate a total of more than 1.3 terawatts of energy per year, meaning each day they generate 3.5 GW, translating to approximately 1 million homes powered based on average household energy usage. Chris Winward, chief... [Read More]

Other News
Feb 9, 2021
DP CleanTech, a renewable and environmental management firm specialising in biomass, waste-to-energy, and waste management projects, has partnered with life cycle asset management (LCAM) firm JOULON. The strategic partnership will focus on the emerging prospects in the waste management and environmental services industry. At a time of change in the global economy and... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 9, 2021
On 5 February, Chairman of the House of Ways and Means Subcommittee on Select Revenue Measures, Mike Thompson, and the entire Democratic membership of the Committee, announced the introduction of the Growing Renewable Energy and Efficiency Now (GREEN) Act. The bill, first introduced in June 2020, is a comprehensive use of the tax code to combat the threat of climate... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 9, 2021
It could take 10 years or more to meet the UK Government’s target to issue Green Homes Grant vouchers to 600,000 households. In response to concerns raised by the Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) on the operation of the Green Homes Grant, Lord Callanan, Minister of the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) admitted that only 20,000 vouchers... [Read More]

Biogas News
Feb 9, 2021
Rosetti Marino, an Italian company providing integrated services to industrial sectors, has purchased 60% of Green Methane, an Italian firm specialising in the conversion of biogas into biomethane. Green Methane’s facilities purify biogas from CO2 and produce green methane with characteristics suitable for injecting into the gas distribution network, and for transport. The... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 9, 2021
Enviva has published its 2020 Impact Report, which outlines the progress made last year to implement its Responsible Sourcing Policy (RSP) provisions in its operations. The firm’s RSP provides strict sourcing guidelines that hold it to the highest standards of sustainability, integrity, forest stewardship, and continuous improvement and serves as the guiding principle... [Read More]

Biogas News
Feb 9, 2021
ENGIE has produced renewable gas from non-recyclable waste in a ‘world-first’ project. Located in the heart of the ‘Chemical Valley’ in Saint-Fons, France, the GAYA semi-industrial research and development (R&D) platform took a ‘historic step forward’ in the production of renewable gas on 17 November. Supported by French agency for ecological transition... [Read More]

Pellets News
Feb 9, 2021
Active Energy Group has secured a further $10 million €8.2 million in funding, while also converting all existing debt to equity. The new funding and clean balance sheet will allow the firm to accelerate the development of its CoalSwitch™ production facility in Lumberton, North Carolina. AEG has developed technology that converts waste biomass into CoalSwitch... [Read More]


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