Tag: biogas

FGV looking at oil palm residues for renewable energy as key to post-pandemic recovery

FGV looking at oil palm residues for renewable energy as key to post-pandemic recovery

May 21, 2020 |

In Malaysia, the New Straits Times reports FGV is looking at how renewable energy such as biogas from oil palm waste for power production can help its post-COVID-19 recovery. Power produced from biogas via gensets would then be supplied to the national grid. Increased export of palm kernel shells for use as biomass to produce […]

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IEA says biogas could cover 20% of current demand for gas

IEA says biogas could cover 20% of current demand for gas

March 25, 2020 |

In France, the world is only using a fraction of the potential to produce gas from organic waste, which could cover around 20% of today’s global demand for gas, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency. Modern societies and economies produce increasing amounts of organic waste – such as agricultural residues, food […]

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Gasum to supply liquefied biogas for Forchem tall oil biorefinery

Gasum to supply liquefied biogas for Forchem tall oil biorefinery

March 24, 2020 |

In Finland, Gasum has entered into an agreement with the cleantech company Forchem Oy on the supply of liquefied biogas (LBG) for the Forchem tall oil biorefinery in Rauma, Finland. Forchem switched to using liquefied natural gas (LNG) in 2019.  The liquefied biogas (LBG) is received at the Forchem reception terminal, vaporized and used in […]

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Itaipu hydroelectric plant sees benefit from promoting biogas to improve water quality

Itaipu hydroelectric plant sees benefit from promoting biogas to improve water quality

February 18, 2020 |

In Brazil, the Inter Press Service reports that the Itaipu hydroelectric plant shared by both Brazil and Paraguay is promoting biogas production as a way to protect the quality of the water that passes through the dam and in turn will ensure it achieves its 184 years of expected lifespan. The region is a major […]

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Aemetis awarded $4.1M for biogas upgrading unit to produce renewable natural gas

Aemetis awarded $4.1M for biogas upgrading unit to produce renewable natural gas

February 1, 2020 |

In California, the California Energy Commission awarded Aemetis’s subsidiary, Aemetis Biogas LLC, a $4.1 million grant under the CEC’s Low Carbon Fuel Production Program to construct a biogas upgrading facility. The biogas upgrading facility will convert dairy biogas to renewable natural gas (RNG) as a final processing step after biogas is delivered via pipeline from […]

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Gevo contracts with three dairies to supply biogas to Luverne facility

Gevo contracts with three dairies to supply biogas to Luverne facility

January 15, 2020 |

In Colorado, Gevo, Inc. announced that it has contracted with three dairies to provide manure that the Company will convert into pipeline quality biogas. Combined, these three dairies expect to generate approximately 350,000 MMBTU biogas per year for sale to off-takers or use by the Company’s affiliate, Agri-Energy, LLC, at its advanced biofuel production facility […]

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Swedish researcher finds way to get around challenges of biogas from forestry waste

Swedish researcher finds way to get around challenges of biogas from forestry waste

January 15, 2020 |

In Sweden, forest waste containing lignocellulose is a material that microorganisms do not break down very easily. It takes a very long time for them to decompose naturally and in the industrial processes used to break down waste, microorganisms are inhibited by toxic substances and are released from the reactors when the remnants of the […]

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UK funds four new biofuel plants

UK funds four new biofuel plants

January 5, 2020 |

In the United Kingdom, The Chemical Engineer reports that the Department for Transport is funding for four new biofuel plants with two of them being funded from the £20 million ($26 million) Future Fuels for Flight and Freight Competition (F4C) and the other two funded from the £25m ($32 million) Advanced Biofuels Demonstration Competition. Rika […]

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Indian oil marketing companies send more than 500 LOIs for compressed biogas

Indian oil marketing companies send more than 500 LOIs for compressed biogas

December 24, 2019 |

In India, Autocar Professional reports that mini-compressed biogas plants are about to take off following the issuance of more than 500 Letters of Intent by the three main oil marketing companies to entrepreneurs under the Sustainable Alternative Towards Affordable Transportation that seeks to produce 15 million metric tons annually of compressed biogas by 2023. Total […]

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Zero Waste Scotland invests in organic waste recycler to boost biogas supply chain

Zero Waste Scotland invests in organic waste recycler to boost biogas supply chain

December 16, 2019 |

In the UK, Zero Waste Scotland announced it will invest £540,000 from its Circular Economy Investment Fund in Keenan Recycling, the largest organic waste recycling company in Scotland to help it with its new £1.7 million processing facility. The company collects waste food which will then be liquidized and supplied to nearby anaerobic digestion facilities […]

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