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Oct 29, 2019
UK biomethane plant delivers gas to grid after six-month construction period
Biogas News
Oct 29, 2019
An estimated 18,000 tonnes of "perfectly edible" pumpkins are discarded in the UK every year. Over Halloween, ReFood, the UK's largest food waste recycler, is urging consumers to think before discarding food, as it could be recycled and used to create biogas. Around 15 million pumpkins are grown in the UK every year, but less than a third are consumed. Over Halloween,... [Read More]

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Oct 28, 2019
The UK Labour party has outlined its plan to deliver a net zero energy sector by 2030. The party launched its future energy plan detailing how a net benefit of £800bn could be achieved in the UK by fast-tracking the nation’s energy sector to net zero emissions by 2030. However, its plan does not appear to incorporate bioenergy. Labour’s 187-page 30 by 2030 report... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 25, 2019
One of the largest pellet producers in Europe, Graanul Invest, has acquired Texas Pellets Inc and German Pellets Texas, collectively Texas Pellets. The wood biomass pellet manufacturer was purchased for $63 million (€56.6 million) in a deal which closed on 18 June 2019. Texas Pellets operated a 500,000 metric tonne nameplate manufacturing facility in Woodville Texas,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 25, 2019
Finnish renewable energy firm KPA Unicon will supply a biomass steam boiler plant to Danone’s Nutricia spray drying facility in New Zealand. This marks the first delivery for KPA Unicon in the Oceanian market. The new steam generating plant, which will be located at Danone’s facility in New Zealand’s South Island, will have a capacity of 15MW and produce 21 tonnes... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 25, 2019
Biomethane has been named as one of the best-positioned fuels to reach net zero emissions by a recent study. The joint study by Lloyd’s Register (LR) and A.P. Moller – Maersk (known as Maersk) found that the best opportunities for decarbonising shipping lie in finding new sustainable energy sources. Based on market projections, the study found that biomethane, alcohol... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 25, 2019
A recent report by the World Biogas Association (WBA) estimates the industry could reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 12%. The association’s latest members, SHV Energy, Engie and Suez have applauded its mission to bring the industry together to realise the full potential of biogas. WBA is bringing companies together to look at how fast its members could build... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 25, 2019
Finance company Prestige Funds has loaned more than £100 million (€115.4 million) to biogas and anaerobic digestion (AD) projects in the UK over the last nine months. The financing is managed by Privilege Finance, which is part of the same group and a specialist in lending to UK agricultural businesses. Privilege also offers technical consulting services to the management... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 24, 2019
Ince Bio Power, the largest waste wood gasifier in the UK, has officially opened. The new facility is the UK’s largest biomass plant generating 21.5MW of electricity – enough to power 40,000 homes every year. The plant was officially opened by the Mayor of Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, northern England. It is owned by the Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG) – an... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 24, 2019
The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has written to UK Chancellor Sajid Javid ahead of the next budget announcement to set out the industry’s views on policies needed to boost the AD sector. The organisation wrote to the Chancellor advising that the UK needs to “show leadership” on ultra-low carbon technologies, and fulfil the potential... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 24, 2019
European biogas plant manufacturer Biogest has signed a deal with Greek firm Elakmon to expand into the market. The cooperation agreement will enable Biogest to expand into a market with an “attractive framework” and large availability of agro-industrial residues. Biogest has already worked on projects in the UK, France, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Hungary, Austria,... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 22, 2019
The European Commission has amended Annex V of REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals) to exempt digestate from registration. REACH is a regulation of the European Union designed to “improve the protection of human health and the environment” from risks posed by chemicals. Through REACH, companies must register their substances... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 21, 2019
Drax has ‘strengthened’ its biomass sustainability policy and set up an Independent Advisory Board (IAB) of scientists, academics and forestry experts. It aims to ensure the biomass it uses to generate renewable electricity meets ‘the highest standards’. In its updated policy, Drax has outlined how it will use ‘the latest science and best practice’ and work... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 18, 2019
Canadian firm Pinnacle Renewable Energy announced it has signed a contract with Japanese company Mitsui to supply 100,000 metric tonnes of industrial wood pellets. The long-term contract will see Pinnacle - the third-largest producer of industrial wood pellets in the world - supply the pellets beginning Q3 2023. The industrial wood pellets will be used by a biomass... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 18, 2019
GoodChips, the first international quality certification for wood chips and hog fuel, has secured its first certified company - UK wood fuel heating specialists, LC Energy. Bioenergy Europe’s latest certification scheme is the sister scheme of world-leading pellet certification scheme, ENplus. It has been working towards creating a more ‘transparent and harmonised’... [Read More]

Biogas News
Oct 17, 2019
Leading UK chopper pump and mixer manufacturer Landia UK is celebrating 25 years in business. Starting with just two members of staff, the firm has grown into a successful solutions provider, particularly in the anaerobic digestion (AD) sector. Landia UK originally opened its doors near Whitchurch, Shropshire, and has seen its pumps and mixers serve multiple industries.... [Read More]


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