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Jun 15, 2020
EBA and NGVA Europe highlight biomethane potential in transport
Biogas News
Jun 15, 2020
Australian technology firm Hazer Group has completed an $8.4 million (€5.2 million) share placement for its biogas-to-green hydrogen production facility. According to Hazer, the placement closed early due to strong demand and was upsized from $6 million (€3.6 million) to $8.4 million (€5.2 million). The financing package, along with a grant from the Australian... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jun 12, 2020
Gasum, Orkla and Volvo Trucks have joined forces to lower road transport emissions. Orkla, a leading manufacturer and supplier of branded consumer goods, Nordic gas giant Gasum Oy and global truck manufacturer Volvo Trucks will be working with Orkla’s transport partner GDL to use liquefied biogas (LBG) to fuel journeys between Orkla’s warehouse in Helsingborg and... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 12, 2020
The first steam turbine in history made by Doosan Škoda Power (DSP) left the gates of the production facility in Pilsen, Germany, and successfully arrived at the Port of Hamburg. The turbine is destined for Sodegaura in Japan’s Chiba Prefecture, to the construction site of a new biomass power plant. Both turbine casings of the DSP 75 MW DST-S10 have been pre-assembled... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jun 12, 2020
Steel manufacturer SSAB Raahe is testing biogas from Gasum as an alternative maritime transport fuel. The test will be carried out in collaboration with ESL Shipping and Gasum and is the first time that biogas will be used as a fuel for ships in Finland. The three companies are working together to reduce emissions from shipping SSAB’s raw materials. In 2019, SSAB... [Read More]

Other News
Jun 12, 2020
The Scottish Government has launched a £62 million (€69 million) fund to help the energy sector recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Energy Transition Fund will support businesses in the oil, gas, and energy sectors over the next five years as they grow and diversify, and will help to attract private sector investment in the region. According to the government,... [Read More]

Features
Jun 11, 2020
For on-farm biogas plants using crop-based feedstocks, the quality of the harvesting and ensiling processes can make or break the efficiency of the plant and the anaerobic digestion (AD)  process for the following year, severely impacting gas output and profit. Having experienced issues with bought-in silage feedstock outside his control, Nick Cowie of Gloucestershire-based... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jun 11, 2020
Bioenergy Europe has launched the second chapter of its Statistical Report 2020 focusing on biogas and biomethane. The report looks at biogas consumption and production in the European Union (EU) and provides an in-depth and current analysis of the sector’s state of play. According to Bioenergy Europe, the European biogas market is well established and mature.... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jun 11, 2020
UK-based Thames Water has gone out to tender with several Lots worth £70 million (€78 million), covering biogas and biomethane. Thames Water has 25 sites using anaerobic digestion processes, all of which produce more than 800 GWh of biogas. The firm said each site is unique and may require alternative solutions depending on their location, biogas composition, and... [Read More]

Other News
Jun 11, 2020
More than one million new ‘green’ jobs could be created by 2050, according to the UK Local Government Association (LGA). Nearly 700,000 direct jobs could be created in England’s low-carbon and renewable energy economy by 2030, according to the LGA, rising to more than 1.18 million by 2050. The association’s new commissioned report, ‘Local green jobs –... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jun 11, 2020
Pizza Hut has started using five biogas-fuelled vehicles for home deliveries in Finland. The company's aims to reduce its burden on the environment, as well as the increasing number of gas filling stations, contributed to its decision to utilise biogas. Pizza Hut Finland introduced the biogas-powered vehicles in the spring to help lower its carbon footprint. With the... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jun 10, 2020
Thousands of organisations and businesses in Australia have called for biomethane injection into gas distribution networks in an open letter to the Commonwealth government. The letter calls for recognition of the role biogas can play to solve energy market decarbonisation challenges. This is the first time businesses across the sector have called on the government to... [Read More]

Other News
Jun 10, 2020
The UK’s largest union, Unite, is preparing to hold a ballot for industrial action against Drax Group over proposed redundancies following the planned closure of its coal-fired units. The directors of Drax power station in North Yorkshire, which largely runs on biomass, have been accused by Unite of “bad faith” over 20 proposed redundancies, with the union claiming... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jun 9, 2020
Supermarket giant Tesco will soon become the first retailer in Ireland to purchase biogas made from its surplus food to power stores. Tesco Ireland will partner with Kildare, Ireland-based Green Generation to reduce its carbon emissions through anaerobic digestion (AD). The supermarket chain will reduce its carbon emissions by 1,200 tonnes per year through its partnership... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jun 9, 2020
Households and vehicles will be soon be supplied with green gas in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, following the transformation of the city’s sewage wastewater treatment system. By optimising and transforming the Sewage Water Treatment Plant of Amsterdam with the latest biogas upgrading equipment provided by DMT Environmental Technology (DMT), biogas will soon be produced... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 8, 2020
A $17 million (€15 million) Biomass Utilisation Fund has been launched in Tuolumne County, California. The California Department of Housing and Community Development (HCD), Rural Community Assistance Corporation (RCAC) and Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) launched the fund on 7 May. The programme will provide loans to boost the use of low- and no-value wood from... [Read More]


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