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May 22, 2020
How to handle a flood of food waste
Biomass News
May 22, 2020
The European Commission has approved a DKK 4,150 million (€550 million) state aid scheme to support the production of electricity using biomass. The funding will allow Denmark to produce electricity via existing and depreciated biomass installations in the country. Installations benefitting from the scheme receiving support in the form of a premium, covering the additional... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 21, 2020
Warrens Emerald Biogas has launched a new safety campaign to highlight key workers and their efforts to tackle food waste during the pandemic. The campaign, which follows a huge increase in the amount of food waste being processed at the firm’s biogas facilities, features safety tips and resources to help people and their working environments stay safe and healthy. According... [Read More]

Other News
May 21, 2020
The UK Government has launched a new £40 million (€44.4 million) Clean Growth Fund to boost green start-ups, including biofuel and bioenergy projects. The Clean Growth Fund will contribute towards the UK’s plans to reach net zero by 2050 and will be accessible to UK companies driving green technology across the waste, transport, power and building energy efficiency... [Read More]

Policy News
May 20, 2020
Bioenergy Europe said it 'regrets' the terminology used in the European Commission’s new biodiversity strategy, which references minimising the use of ‘whole trees’ in energy production. Within the Biodiversity Strategy for 2030, the Commission said that to better understand and monitor the potential climate and biodiversity risks, it is assessing the EU and global... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 20, 2020
Biogas-fuelled waste collection vehicles have been introduced in the city of Longmont in Colorado, US. As part of a project prioritised in the city’s 2018 greenhouse gas (GHG) inventory, Longmont has become the first city along the Front Range mountains to implement a renewable vehicle fuel project. Biogas produced at the city’s wastewater treatment plant is... [Read More]

Other News
May 19, 2020
The European Investment Bank (EIB) has granted a €75 million loan to ArcelorMittal for the construction of two projects in Ghent, Belgium, to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by converting waste and by-products into valuable new products. One of the projects, Torero, is a €50 million large-scale demonstration plant to convert waste wood into biocoal, partially replacing... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 19, 2020
Wärtsilä and Finnish energy company Vantaa Energy have teamed up on a power-to-gas facility at Vantaa’s waste to energy plant. The co-development agreement for the new plant, which would produce carbon-neutral synthetic biogas in the city of Vantaa, was signed in May and is valid for one year. The Power-to-Gas facility will use carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions... [Read More]

Policy News
May 19, 2020
The Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) has in recent weeks circulated its bioenergy proposals to representatives across the political spectrum. The organisation is lobbying for Ireland’s Programme for Government to incorporate bioenergy measures and support to assist economic recovery, emissions reduction targets and climate action. Ireland has a “considerable... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 18, 2020
Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has agreed to purchase renewable natural gas (RNG) from Klickitat Public Utility District (PUD) in Washington, US. The agreement will see PSE purchase RNG from July this year to June 2040 and assists PSE in its commitment to the environment and reducing carbon emissions. Klickitat PUD has been a leader in the renewable energy sector for more... [Read More]

Features
May 18, 2020
Severe flooding in North Yorkshire and a global pandemic have not stopped Drax Group from supporting the nation with power supplies and community initiatives The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted industries, economies and communities all over the world. For Drax, operating in the flood-hit region of North Yorkshire and relying on biomass supplies from the US has presented... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 15, 2020
ANDRITZ will supply a complete biomass gasification plant and a new biomass handling line to Klabin, the biggest paper producer, exporter and recycler in Brazil. The plant will be built at Klabin’s Ortigueira mill, with a 51 MW gasification plant, a belt dryer, a multifuel lime kiln burner and biomass handling equipment with auxiliaries. By replacing 100% of the heavy... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 15, 2020
Renewable gas is already “broadly available” for consumers across Europe, according to the Natural & bio Gas Vehicle Association (NGVA Europe). Figures released by NGVA Europe reveal details on the current utilisation of biomethane in Europe’s road transport sector. Out of today’s 4,120 compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuelling... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 14, 2020
Around 6,000 native trees are being planted at the Tamworth Agricultural Institute in Australia as part of the Biomass for Bioenergy project. The project, launched under the New South Wales (NSW) Primary Industries Climate Change Research Strategy, will investigate opportunities for increasing the amount of sustainable biomass use in NSW, with a focus on electricity... [Read More]

Biogas News
May 14, 2020
Weltec Biopower is to build a biogas plant in Veria, Greece, this summer. The main investor and operator of the project is one of the largest abattoirs for cows and pigs in Greece. The 500 kW plant, which Weltec has planned in partnership with its Greek partner, Tetoros Machinery, is set to go live in mid-November. According to Greek research institute CRES, the... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 13, 2020
Pinnacle Renewable Energy has announced its first-quarter financial results, revealing a revenue increase of 22.4%. Despite the coronavirus pandemic putting a strain on the lumber industry in British Columbia and several issues reported in Q1, Pinnacle reported increases in revenue and production. However, the company warned of potential impacts to its fibre supply... [Read More]


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