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Nov 19, 2019
Gasum opens Sweden’s northernmost biogas filling station
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Nov 18, 2019
Across the US, dairy farmers are working with renewable energy companies to make use of what would otherwise go to waste. Dairy, food, animal and other organic waste is being converted into biogas with the help of companies like Brightmark Energy, to generate heat, electricity and support farming communities. Bioenergy Insight spoke to Brightmark Energy CEO Bob Powell... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 18, 2019
Maize from flooded fields in north, east and central England could be salvaged as grain for anaerobic digestion (AD) feedstock. The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) said recent severe flooding has brought the last of the maize harvest to a standstill, leaving thousands of acres destined for AD in the ground. As utilising the crop as silage becomes... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 18, 2019
Macquarie Capital Principal Finance (Macquarie) – the largest infrastructure investor in the world - has completed the majority acquisition of BioCow, a leading producer and innovator in the UK biogas sector. BioCow uses anaerobic digestion (AD) to create energy from agricultural waste by producing biomethane, which can be used to heat homes and businesses or as a green... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 15, 2019
A major agricultural waste-to-energy project that will power electric vehicles in Australia is one of the first recipients of a grant from the Queensland Government's Waste to Biofutures Fund. Biogas firm Energy 360 received $363,000 (€223,540) to transform agricultural waste into bioenergy at a $1.899 million (€1.169 million) small-scale biotech facility, which... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 15, 2019
State and local leaders in Mississippi, US gathered at a groundbreaking ceremony on 7 November for Enviva's new wood pellet export terminal. Upon completion, the terminal in the Port of Pascagoula's Bayou Casotte Harbour will export wood pellets produced in George County, Mississippi to Asia and Europe and employ around 30 full-time workers. Approximately 150 direct and... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 12, 2019
Biogen has acquired an operational AD plant in Weston-super-Mare, UK, from Enovert. The 1.1MW facility will be integrated into Ancala's UK AD platform, Biogen, a leading owner and operator of AD plants in the UK. The facility is an important component of a broader waste management and food recycling programme within the region of Somerset, UK, according to Biogen, with... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 12, 2019
Heavy goods vehicle (HGV) fleet owners in Finland and Sweden see an environment-focused mindset as a permanent phenomenon, according to a recent survey commissioned by Gasum. The survey results revealed customers' environmental expectations have increased in both countries, and 82% of HGV fleet owners believe this is not a passing trend. Gasum, a Nordic energy company,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 11, 2019
Biomass heat industry leaders, including the Wood Heat Association (WHA) and UK Pellet Council (UKPC), are urging UK political parties to recognise the importance of having strong heat decarbonisation policies in their election manifestoes. The organisations, which coordinate the Biomass Heat Works! campaign, outlined a series of manifesto pledges for the UK political... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 11, 2019
Two peat-burning plants in Ireland are to close by the end of 2020, resulting in hundreds of job losses. According to a report by Independent.ie, the Electricity Supply Board’s (ESB) decision to close the plants at West Offaly and Rough Lee will also accelerate job losses at Bord Na Móna, an Irish peat firm, which had been supplying peat to the facilities. The ESB... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 8, 2019
Swedish shipping company Terntank has ordered two liquefied biogas (LBG)/liquefied natural gas- (LNG) powered tankers from AVIC Dingheng Shipbuilding in China. The newly-built tankers were designed by Kongsberg (ex-Rolls-Royce) and will be in operation in the Baltic Sea and the North Sea in 2021. The AVIC SERIES 2.0 vessels will help Terntank continue its journey as... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 8, 2019
The Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) is urging the UK Government to consider biogas as a viable alternative to shale gas following the ‘indefinite suspension’ of fracking across England, Scotland and Wales. Fracking - the process of injecting liquid at high pressure into the ground to open fissures and extract shale gas - was suspended by... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 7, 2019
Forest fires in California have delayed planned financing for a biomass project in the US state. Waste gasification technology firm EQTEC had agreed to acquire a 20% stake in the North Fork Community Power (NFCP) facility – one of the first forest-sourced biomass gasification plants in California. However, major forest fires have disrupted the process. In July, NFCP... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 6, 2019
CNG Fuels has announced plans to become the UK’s first supplier of carbon-neutral fuel for heavy goods vehicles (HGVs), using manure to help fleet operators achieve net zero emissions. According to the firm, HGVs account for 4.2% of UK carbon emissions. The company, headquartered in the West Midlands, is the UK’s leading supplier of bio-CNG (compressed natural gas)... [Read More]

Biogas News
Nov 6, 2019
Plans to build the UK’s first commercial-scale Bio-Substitute Natural Gas (BioSNG) plant have been approved by the council. Cheshire West & Chester Council’s planning committee gave the green light to the £150 million (€174.2 million) project at Peel Environmental's Protos site in Ellesmere Port, which will generate renewable gas from up to 175,000 tonnes... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 1, 2019
Helsinki International Horse Show in Finland powered its event entirely on horse manure. It is the fifth year in a row that all electricity used at the event, which hosted the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping qualifier, was generated from 100% horse manure. Over 150 megawatt-hours of energy was created from the 100 tonnes of manure collected from competing horses during... [Read More]


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