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Apr 27, 2021
Sebigas biogas plant in Belgium now operational
Biogas News
Apr 27, 2021
Two of Fortistar’s portfolio companies, Fortistar Methane Group (FMG) and TruStar Energy are merging to form a new, fully integrated renewable fuels supply company, Opal Fuels. FMG is a developer of renewable natural gas (RNG) facilities and one of the largest independently-owned landfill gas-to-energy companies in the US, while TruStar Energy is a market leader in... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 27, 2021
Enviva has joined the Sea Cargo Charter, a cross-industry partnership of over 20 ship charterers that aims to establish a consistent global framework for transparently assessing and disclosing the climate impact of ship chartering operations. Earlier this year, Enviva announced its goal to become net-zero in its operations by 2030. As part of this target, the company... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 27, 2021
Wood pellet certification scheme ENplus® is expecting to certify more than 14 million tonnes of pellets in 2021. In 2020, the total production of certified pellets was 12.3 million tonnes. These volumes reflect the scheme’s continued expansion and the growing number of companies joining the scheme. One month ago, ENplus announced that the list with active certificates... [Read More]

Biogas News
Apr 27, 2021
Gasum and renewable materials provider Stora Enso have opened a biogas plant in Nymölla, Sweden. The ‘groundbreaking’ plant, opened on 27 April, converts process water generated by Stora Enso’s Nymölla paper mill into liquefied biogas (LBG). The plant will produce renewable fuel for the road transport, industry, and maritime sectors. The Nymölla mill produces... [Read More]

Features
Apr 26, 2021
Camren May, bulk handling product manager at Con-Vey, explains how its tube belt conveyor can reduce dust issues in biomass plants. Over the years, as I have visited plants and listened to the stories told by my seasoned co-workers, I have seen a common denominator across almost every facility: they all face clean-up issues around the raw material infeed areas,”... [Read More]

Biogas News
Apr 26, 2021
St Austell Brewery in Cornwall, UK has switched to a 100% renewable, sustainable CO2 supply. The company switched the supply at its site in St Austell and Hare Brewery, home of Bath Ales, to the renewable CO2 derived from the anaerobic digestion (AD) process. The CO2 will be used in the carbonation of its packaged beers, the purging of road tankers, and pressurising... [Read More]

Biogas News
Apr 26, 2021
SoCalGas is expanding its partnership with transport company Landi Renzo USA to convert 200 Ford F-250 service pickup trucks to run on renewable natural gas (RNG). The latest Landi Renzo Eco-Ready™ equipment is a California Air Resources Board-certified ultra-low emissions vehicle system, expected to reduce over 2,000 tonnes of CO2-equivalent per year after the completion... [Read More]

Other News
Apr 26, 2021
Global energy-related CO2 emissions are expected to surge by 1.5 billion tonnes in 2021 – the second-largest increase in history, according to the International Energy Agency (IEA). The increase, largely driven by an increase in coal demand, would reverse most of 2020’s decline, caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, and would be the biggest annual rise in emissions since... [Read More]

Policy News
Apr 23, 2021
WWF, alongside other non-governmental organisations, has suspended its role in the European Commission’s (EC) Platform on Sustainable Finance over the bioenergy and forestry criteria included in the EU Taxonomy. With this step, WWF said it is protesting against the “greenwashing” of the forestry and bioenergy criteria in the climate taxonomy, and the process that... [Read More]

Biogas News
Apr 23, 2021
Business rates are an “unacceptable threat” to anaerobic digestion (AD) operators, according to industry representatives, and will hinder the UK’s ability to meet its net-zero targets. With charges escalating year-on-year, business rates are now a “real burden” to the AD industry and putting many plants out of business, according to the Anaerobic Digestion... [Read More]

Other News
Apr 23, 2021
Enexor Bioenergy has been chosen as one of 11 companies in North America to participate in the inaugural Google for Startups Accelerator: Climate Change. This programme recognises Enexor, which generates green energy from organic waste, as a top company providing innovative and impactful climate change solutions. Launching in June, the three-month programme grants... [Read More]

Biogas News
Apr 23, 2021
Trondheim in Norway will receive its first gas filling station this summer. The new station, due to open in early August, is part of Gasum’s Nordic gas filling station network for heavy-duty vehicles and will provide liquefied and compressed gas. The project was developed by Gasum and retail cooperative firm, Coop, and will enable low-emission logistics for several... [Read More]

Policy News
Apr 22, 2021
The bioenergy industry has welcomed the EU Taxonomy, which classifies sustainable bioenergy as an environmentally sustainable activity. Released by the European Commission, the EU Taxonomy Climate Delegated Act aims to support sustainable investment by making it clearer which economic activities most contribute to meeting the EU’s environmental objectives. On 21 April,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Apr 22, 2021
Green Arrow Capital (GAC) has acquired four biomethane production plants, continuing its commitment to the sector. The €75 million agreement with Lazzari e Lucchini (L&L) made last year was completed through the GAC Fund and includes the acquisition of 4BIO S.r.l. Holding, which owns four biomethane plants, still partly under construction. L&L will remain... [Read More]

Policy News
Apr 22, 2021
The European Biogas Association (EBA) has welcomed the adoption of the EU Taxonomy by the European Commission (EC), which recognises biogas’ contribution to climate targets, but warned that the criteria adopted will put the use of biomethane in transport “at stake”. According to the EBA, the decision to label biogas production from anaerobic digestion as a low-carbon... [Read More]


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