Tag: biogas

Biogas fuel exploration launched in Qatar

Biogas fuel exploration launched in Qatar

December 22, 2017 |

In Qatar, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment launched a project to produce biogas from wastes with Qatar University’s College of Engineering with the goal of using that biogas as a clean energy to power the motor vehicles. The project will study various techniques for producing biogas from waste and aims to convert vehicles from […]

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Indian government signs MOU with Sweden for biogas technology

Indian government signs MOU with Sweden for biogas technology

October 14, 2017 |

In Sweden, India’s Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis met with Swedish government officials to work out plans on using Swedish biogas technology to make urban transportation in Mumbai compliant with emission standards. If it works in Mumbai, it will be expanded to public transportation in Nagpur. The sewage treatment plants in Mumbai will be able to […]

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Expert says Nigeria can produce biogas if government has political will

Expert says Nigeria can produce biogas if government has political will

September 24, 2017 |

In Nigeria, biogas expert Micheal Kottner told the News Agency of Nigeria that sustainable biogas production is possible if the federal government puts the legal framework in place to support it. Kottner said that even smaller countries than Nigeria are producing biogas at sustainable level because their governments give the support needed through legal frame. […]

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Gassy Gold: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to a Biogas-to-Muconic Acid pathway

Gassy Gold: The Digest’s 2017 Multi-Slide Guide to a Biogas-to-Muconic Acid pathway

August 30, 2017 |

The US Department of Energy is supporting a NREL-led project to establish a novel gas fermentation bioprocess for secretion of an array of fuel and chemical intermediates. The project also aims to develop a novel methanotrophic biocatalyst and fermentation configuration for the production of muconic acid from renewable biogas. The research team ultimately demonstrated an […]

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Biogas and advanced biofuels industry ask EPA to support cellulosic biofuels

Biogas and advanced biofuels industry ask EPA to support cellulosic biofuels

August 23, 2017 |

In Washington, the American Biogas Council, BIO, Advanced Biofuels Business Council and the Coalition for Renewable Natural Gas have written a letter to the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency urging the Renewable Fuel Standard continue to be administered in a way that promotes demand for cellulosic biofuels that truly generate D3 RINs rather than […]

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Goa launches biogas bus trial with eye on adding 40 to its fleet in February

Goa launches biogas bus trial with eye on adding 40 to its fleet in February

August 15, 2017 |

In India, Goa has launched its first biogas bus as a pilot project ahead of next February’s planned introduction of 40 such Scania buses. The pilot including the biogas bus and two ethanol buses was launched on Independence Day and will be operated by state-run Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited. The biogas will be supplied by the […]

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Expansion of UK on-site biogas hindered by lack of policy framework

Expansion of UK on-site biogas hindered by lack of policy framework

July 18, 2017 |

In the UK, policy barriers to on-site biogas production and use in heavy duty vehicle fleets are key challenges that need to be overcome before the technology becomes wider spread, especially for supermarket chains looking to capture value from food waste. But even without policies in place, some projects are seeing a 14% to 20% […]

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German biogas plant successfully scales up to one of the country’s largest

German biogas plant successfully scales up to one of the country’s largest

July 3, 2017 |

In Germany, one of the country’s largest biogas projects has come online in Groß Pankow, producing 8.5MW of heat and gas for about 16,000 households from 70,000 metric tons of cattle slurry, 7,000 tons of solid manure and 50,000 tons of corn silage. The facility scales up a previous project at the same site producing […]

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Finnish company pushing forward plans for 35 biogas filling stations

Finnish company pushing forward plans for 35 biogas filling stations

June 29, 2017 |

In Finland, Gasum opened its first biogas and CNG filling station in Pori, largest member of the Carbon Neutral Municipalities project, and one of 35 new biogas stations it plans to open around the country over the next few years. By 2020, the company expects to serve 500 gas-powered cars including the city’s fleet. Eyes […]

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Biogas – what, why, when and how? The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to RNG and its markets

Biogas – what, why, when and how? The Digest’s Multi-Slide Guide to RNG and its markets

June 5, 2017 |

As we wrote in our Digest Top 10 Predictions for 2017: Whether it is Intrexon, Calysta or potentially Synata Bio, companies have been switching to methane as a source of cleaner yet cheaper carbon, compared to petroleum. The emissions gain is not all that compelling, but it’s at least as compelling as ethanol made from […]

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