BiogasWorld Weekly Vol 11

By | 2017-07-07

LNG as marine fuel, the best solution for shipping industry

July 3, 2017 – The general secretary of the Iberian Association of Natural Gas for Mobility (GASNAM) Manuel Lage defended LNG as marine fuel as the most efficient, economic and real solution for shipping companies, within the second day of the Green Energy Ports Conference, celebrated in the Port of Vigo. Lage noted that LNG is the best option to comply with international regulations regarding the reduction of emissions in maritime transport, due to its environmental advantages. In addition, its use generates economic benefits in operating costs and maintenance of the ship throughout its life cycle.

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New biogas project arrives in Italy to reduce carbon footprint

July 3, 2017 – Malmberg will build its first biogas upgrade plant in Italy for customer HERAmbiente S.p.A, which today has a composting plant in Sant Agata (Bologna). This existing plant will be supplemented with treatment and digestion of 135,000 tons of food waste per year. Biomethane will be produced using Malmberg Compact® GR 20R. Capacity is 1,000 Nm3/h and the customer estimates to produce 7,500,000 Nm3 environmentally friendly biomethane per year for the Italian gas network.

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Hong Kong-headquartered company breaks ground on new waste-to-energy plant in Vietnam

July 3, 2017 – China Everbright International has announced that it has officially commenced construction on its Can Tho waste-to-energy project in Vietnam. Everbright International won the bid for the Can Tho project in July of 2016 on a BOO (Build-Operate-Own) model, and signed a project investment agreement with the Can Tho Construction Department of Vietnam in December 2016. The company said its $47 million (€41m) waste-to-energy plant is capable of processing 400 tonnes of waste.

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Report commends natural gas use as marine fuel on Canadian coast

July 4, 2017 – A new report released by the Canadian Natural Gas Vehicle Alliance (CNGVA) says major economic benefits and emissions reductions can occur by expanding the use of natural gas as a marine fuel on Canada’s Great Lakes and East Coast. “Liquefied Natural Gas: A Marine Fuel for Canada’s Great Lakes and East Coast” is a summary report of an in-depth study undertaken in partnership with Transport Canada and with the support of a broad cross section of industry, government and other stakeholders.

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8.5 megawatt biogas plant in Germany now operational

July 4, 2017 – Located in Vettin, in the Groß Pankow municipality, the plant runs on input materials such as slurry, solid manure and maize silage. Flensburg based planning office Greenline is the general planner of the plant, which is operated by the technical contractors Osters & Voss from Wittenberge in the district of Prignitz. Built in 2014, the originally 800 kilowatt biogas site has been expanded significantly, now processing approximately 70,000 tonnes of slurry, 50,000 tonnes of maize silage, and 7,000 tonnes of solid manure. The raw biogas is converted into bio-natural gas using physio-organic washing processes and then fed into the regional natural gas network of the Brandenburg utility company, E.ON-E.DIS.

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Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Market is Expected to Reach US$ 154.1 Bn by 2024: Credence Research

July 4, 2017 – The latest market report published by Credence Research, Inc. “Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Market, By Source, By Application and By Geography- Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2024,” the global compressed natural gas (CNG) market was valued at US$ 69.1 Bn in 2016, and is expected to each US$ 154.1 Bn by 2024, expanding at a CAGR of 10.5% from 2016 to 2024. Browse the full Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Market – Growth, Future Prospects and Competitive Analysis, 2016 – 2024 report at

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CNH Industrial highlights role of biogas in Europe’s energy transition

July 5, 2017 – The fight against climate change has become an integral part of the international political agenda following the enforcement of the Paris Agreement. Consequently, it is now at the center of an international political debate. In order to achieve the goals under the agreement, it will be necessary to further reduce emissions in the energy, transportation and construction sectors, as well as throughout the industrial sector. Generating energy from renewable sources and achieving energy efficiency appear to be the way forward.

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Carrefour and ENGIE Develop Biomethane for Road Haulage in France

July 6, 2017 – French multinational retailer Carrefour, together with GNVERT, a subsidiary of the ENGIE Group (international provider of power, natural gas, energy services) have inaugurated a public natural gas vehicle station at La Courneuve (Seine-Saint-Denis), in the Paris region. GNVERT, which for almost 20 years has been the leading company in France for the distribution of alternative fuels, and Carrefour are thus materialising their collaboration in favour of the development of biomethane fuel in the road haulage sector for goods. ENGIE is consolidating its position as leader of mobility solutions, by offering a range of solutions for more fluid, cleaner and smarter mobility.

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Shrimp processing by-products: an excellent substrate for generating biogas

July 7, 2017 – Is it possible to use shrimp processing waste (of which there are significant quantities in our country) to generate biogas? The answer is yes, and the biogas generated this way also has an average methane percentage of about 72%, with peaks of 84%. What is the cell density of the microbial community? We talk about it with Giulia Massini from ENEA.

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Momentum is building for anaerobic digestion, says ADBA CEO

July 7, 2017 – As the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) conference drew to a close at Birmingham’s NEC Arena, Charlotte Morton sounded a note of defiance in what has been an increasingly challenging environment for the industry. “Momentum is building”, the ADBA Chief Executive told Bioenergy Insight in an exclusive interview, describing the 2017 edition of the conference as “the most positive in a while.”

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