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Jul 13, 2020
Major Hawaiian bioenergy facility at risk after proposal rejection
Policy News
Jul 13, 2020
A coalition of UK local leaders, including Conservative majors and major energy firm Siemens, have joined forces to lobby the UK Chancellor to pledge £5 billion (€5.56 billion) towards renewable energy. The UK 100 group says unlocking private sector investment would net a return of £100 billion (€111.2 billion) to support the UK economy, including potentially... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 10, 2020
Czech vehicle manufacturer ŠKODA AUTO (Škoda) is using biomass and other renewables to support its low-carbon goals. The group’s Vrchlabi component plant is set to become the first carbon-neutral Škoda site in the world. The plant has so far saved carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by converting the high-tech factory to use renewable energy, helping to reduce emissions... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 10, 2020
Greenlane Renewables’ wholly-owned subsidiary, Greenlane Biogas, has signed a CAD$2.4 million (€1.56 million) contract with Brazilian sugar mill operator Grupo Cocal. Grupo Cocal (Cocal) refines sugar and produces ethanol biofuel from sugarcane. Greenlane Biogas will supply its pressure swing adsorption (PSA) biogas upgrading system for this first-of-a-kind renewable... [Read More]

Policy News
Jul 9, 2020
Bioenergy Europe has welcomed the EU Strategy for Energy System Integration and the European Commission’s continued commitment to foster the EU’s path to decarbonisation. In a statement, the Commission said the strategy refers to the planning and operating of the energy system as a whole across multiple energy carriers, infrastructures, and 'consumption' sectors.... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 9, 2020
Dutch company Rolande has opened the first of five compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) filling stations in Germany. The new station in the city of Ulm is equipped for the use of bio-LNG. Before the end of 2020, Rolande aims to open stations with partners in Dortmund, Duisburg, Grasdorf, Lubeck and Ziesar - further expansion is planned for 2021. The... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 9, 2020
International resource management company Geminor has announced plans to import 50,000 tonnes of waste wood into the UK for recycling. The first shipment of treated waste wood arrived in the UK from Norway, representing the start of a steady stream of waste wood into the UK market. The loads of waste wood managed by Geminor will be used in the domestic biomass market... [Read More]

Other News
Jul 8, 2020
Viridor has been acquired by leading global investment firm KKR for £4.2 billion (€4.6 billion) and announced plans for three new UK energy recovery facilities. Phil Piddington, who has been managing director of the UK recycling and energy recovery infrastructure firm since 2016, will take on the role of CEO. Piddington said KKR recognised the strategic value of... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 8, 2020
Moldova is using UK green technology to upgrade 19 heat-only boiler plants that will run on home-grown Miscanthus biomass fuel. The plants will generate 55,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) per year, providing thermal heat energy to 5,500 flats, 110 houses, 40 businesses, 12 kindergartens, 25 education facilities, and eight medical institutions. The project, hailed as one... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 8, 2020
Chevron is partnering with Californian natural gas retailer Clean Energy Fuels on Adopt-a-Port, an initiative that provides truck operators serving the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach with renewable natural gas (RNG) to reduce emissions. Chevron will provide funding for Adopt-a-Port and supply RNG to Clean Energy Fuels’ stations near the ports. The funding will... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 8, 2020
Chesapeake Utilities Corporation has partnered with enviro-tech firm CleanBay Renewables to produce sustainable renewable natural gas (RNG). The firms will produce poultry litter-derived RNG, which will generate greenhouse gas (GHG) credits associated with vehicular usage and provide Chesapeake Utilities with the opportunity to bring additional RNG to its Delmarva operations... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 7, 2020
Golar Power has signed an agreement with Galileo Technologies to develop bio-derived liquefied natural gas (bio-LNG) in Brazil. The agreement covers the provision of LNG liquefaction solutions to support the development of its small-scale LNG distribution initiatives. The agreement between the two firms includes the introduction of a new clean fuel source through the... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 7, 2020
BP will purchase biomethane produced by Enagás’ subsidiary, Bioengas, as part of a wider collaboration between the two firms. Enagás and BP have signed an agreement to promote emission reduction projects in Spain. The agreement will see the firms promote the development of projects in three key areas: the promotion of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and compressed natural... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 7, 2020
BWG Foods, one of Ireland’s leading wholesale and retail groups, has become the first fast-moving consumer goods company in the country to launch a fleet of biogas powered vehicles. The group, which owns and operates SPAR, EUROSPAR, Londis, MACE, and XL, has launched an initial fleet of two heavy goods vehicles (HGVs) fuelled with biogas in place of traditional diesel... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 6, 2020
A new report by the Waste and Resources Action Programme (WRAP) has outlined the additional action still needed to put the EU on track to halve food loss and waste by 2030. According to the group, food waste is estimated to cost the EU economy around €143 billion per year and is responsible for 15% of all greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions associated with the food supply... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 6, 2020
Danone has announced the ‘landmark’ carbon-neutral certification of its baby formula production facility in Wexford, Ireland. The certification by the Carbon Trust, an independent global climate change and sustainability consultancy, marks an industry-leading milestone and is a step towards Danone’s target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The facility... [Read More]


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