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Sep 2, 2019
ANDRITZ to supply biomass boiler to Hitachi Zosen
Biomass News
Sep 2, 2019
Leading UK renewables investor Foresight Group has announced its acquisition of two large-scale anaerobic digestion (AD) plants. The acquisition forms part of the sale of Strutt & Parker (Farms), one of the oldest and most established diversified farming businesses in East Anglia. The Euston and Bay Farm plants are located in Thetford and Newmarket, in Norfolk and... [Read More]

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Aug 30, 2019
Finnish technology firm Wärtsilä is to install a waste gasification system onboard the Regal Princess, one of the ships in Princess Cruises’ fleet. The system will enable the safe disposal of waste onboard the ship through a self-fuelling thermal decomposition unit which is designed to reduce greenhouse gases. It will also help to lessen the requirement to offload... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 30, 2019
Shell India has made a $7.7 million (€6.9 million) investment in a local biomass firm. Punjab Renewable Energy, backed by Neev Fund and responsibility, will use the fresh investment to expand its business in the bioenergy sector. The company was established in 2011 and is involved in the collection, processing, storage and supply of biomass including paddy straw,... [Read More]

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Aug 30, 2019
Tata Steel is hoping to convert waste gases from steel making into aviation fuel. The plan involves using gases from Tata’s Port Talbot plant in Wales, which developers have suggested could be used for thousands of flights a year. A joint venture between Neath Port Talbot Council and American bioengineering firm LanzaTech is researching a potential biofuel production... [Read More]

Biogas News
Aug 29, 2019
John Laing Environmental Assets (JLEN) has acquired Warren Power Limited and its anaerobic digestion plant. The Warren AD plant is located in Norfolk, UK and became operational in March 2016. The plant has a thermal capacity of c.5MWth and mainly produces biomethane to be injected to the national gas grid. The plant also has a 0.5MWe combined heat and power (CHP) engine... [Read More]

Biogas News
Aug 29, 2019
Australia’s largest meat processor and exporter is switching to biogas for its plant expansion, according to a report by AU Manufacturing. Teys Australia revealed that its new Teys Naracoorte Beef Processing Facility had captured biogas from a covered anaerobic lagoon which is part of its waste treatment facilities. Until now, the facilities had leaked harmful gases... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 28, 2019
A planned biomass power plant in Ivory Coast, Africa that will produce electricity from cocoa pods has received a US investment. The United States Trade and Development Agency has approved a grant for the construction of the biomass plant which will work with cocoa pods from which the cocoa beans used to make chocolate are extracted. The Ivory Coast government plans... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 27, 2019
Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is using anaerobic digestion to reach its 100% renewable energy goal. The Michigan, US-based zoo has already installed an anaerobic digester to divert 500 tonnes of herbivore waste and food scraps from landfill and convert it into energy and compost. DZS revealed in a statement that it has won four green awards for its sustainability... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 23, 2019
The construction of a new biomass plant in North Fork, California is set to begin final construction later this year. Plans for the 2MW biomass plant have taken almost a decade to take shape, but the proponents are finalising a multi-million dollar financing package which would pave the way for construction to begin. The project is being led by Phoenix Energy and North... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 23, 2019
An Egyptian zoo is to receive a biogas plant to generate energy from animal waste. The Ministries of Environment and Agriculture have agreed to build the plant at Giza Zoo as part of a national project for the development and restoration of zoos. According to a report by Egypt Independent, the biogas plant will produce 100 cubic metres of fuel per day; however, this... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 23, 2019
A new anaerobic digestion facility at a dairy farm in Vermont, US is set to be completed in 2020. The four organisations behind the project, Vanguard Renewables, Goodrich Farm, Middlebury College and Vermont Gas, gathered at the site on 20 August to celebrate the ground breaking for the new facility which will convert manure and food waste into renewable energy. Goodrich... [Read More]

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Aug 23, 2019
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has committed $64 million (€57.4 million) in funding for 25 university-led genomics research projects for bioenergy and bioproducts. The plant research will focus on expanding knowledge of gene function in plants which are grown for bioenergy and bioproducts. The aim is to pinpoint the connection between specific regions of plant... [Read More]

Biogas News
Aug 22, 2019
Sustainable energy firm Gaia has signed an agreement with a waste-to-energy company to boost biomethane production in Ethiopia. According to a report by ESI Africa, Gaia signed the agreement with 4R Energy to increase production and security of Ethiopia's energy supply. The two firms will work with environmental company Lem-Ethiopia and Addis Abada Water and Sewage... [Read More]

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Aug 22, 2019
A Belfast, Ireland-based company which aims to convert coal waste into fuel has secured a £2 million (€2.19 million) investment to set up a pilot plant. The company, Silform, has developed a patented process to transform quality coal waste into special pellets which can be used in an industrial setting. A pilot plant is being built in County Tyrone to carry out further... [Read More]

Biogas News
Aug 21, 2019
A laboratory in Yucatán, Mexico has developed a prototype system that converts seaweed into biogas. Scientists started experimenting with sargassum after large quantities of the seaweed began washing up on the Yucatán coast. Raúl Tapia Tussell, head researcher in the renewable energy unit at the Yucatán Scientific Research Center (CICY) told newspaper El Economista... [Read More]


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