BiogasWorld Weekly Vol 12

By | 2017-07-13

Evaluating the potential of biogas as HGV fuel

July 6, 2017 – A study for British bioenergy company Clearfleau shows that biogas generated from food and beverage process residues could offer a low-carbon commercial transport fuel. New research shows that biomethane generated from food and drinks process residues has growing potential as a low-carbon alternative to diesel used in commercial vehicles. The study was carried out by Aker Associates for Clearfleau, a provider of on-site bioenergy plants for food and beverage processors. The results were presented at the UK AD & Biogas Expo 2017 in Birmingham on 6 July 2017.

Read more on Transport Engineer

More Mexican filling stations bet on CNG with multi-fuel service

July 7, 2017 – Mexican gasoline stations are undergoing some changes. There are already new companies, in addition to Pemex, that plan to incorporate new products in their stations, such as natural gas for vehicles, said Roberto Díaz de León, president of the National Organization of Oil Distributors (Onexpo). In this regard, he foresees a boom of multi-fuel stations by end of the year, reports El Financiero. “We have just finished a meeting with Pemex and with the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE) to continue advancing with the project of multimodal stations offering CNG. We expect that they will be operational in December,” said Díaz de León.

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Company uses wastewater and algae for biofuel, fertilizer

July 8, 2017 – MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) — It’s not often that a business comes up with an idea that’s good for the environment and saves money at the same time. But that’s what Clearas Water Recovery, a Missoula tech company, believes it has done. Formed eight years ago, the company has developed a patented process to use algae to remove nitrogen and phosphorous from public wastewater treatment plants, keeping waterways from being inundated with the compounds that starve fish and plant life of oxygen. In turn, the algae can be sold to other companies for fertilizer, biofuels and other uses.

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New British study highlights biogas potential for heavy duty trucks

July 10, 2017 – New research shows that biomethane generated from food and drinks process residues has growing potential as a low-carbon alternative to diesel used in commercial vehicles. The study, carried out by Aker Associates Ltd for Clearfleau Ltd., focuses on the use of biomethane in the commercial vehicle market, assessing drivers for change and barriers that may inhibit a wider adoption, and on its potential use with on-site anaerobic digestion plants on industrial sites. The report’s author, Andrew Winship of Aker Associates, said: “The pressure is on both government and business to reduce carbon emissions from transport, which lags behind other sectors in the adoption of renewable fuels. This requires new and innovative solutions.

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The potential of food waste in the Dominican Republic

July 10, 2017 – Tourist resorts in the leading travel destinations have an excellent potential for generating biogas. It’s essential to develop sustainable tourism in these places and to prevent food waste from being diverted into the landfills. Let’s examine the cases in Turkey and the Dominican Republic. Every tourist in the Dominican Republic produces from 2 to 4.5 kg of waste per day, 75% of which is organic waste. If we consider about 5-6 million tourists per year, it’s easy to understand how the opportunities for generating biogas are particularly attractive.

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ADBA Report: Biogas from Anaerobic Digestion Powers 1m UK Homes

July 11, 2017 – Sufficient biogas is now being produced by UK anaerobic digestion plants to power over 1 million homes, according to a new report from the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA). Launched yesterday at the organization’s UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017, the 2017 Market Report showed that AD in the UK now has a capacity of 730 MWe-e, an increase of 18% over this time last year, with total energy generation of 10.7 TWh per year.

Read more on Waste Management World


Biogas from food and drink byproducts has ‘growing potential’ as a HGV fuel

July 12, 2017 – New research shows that biogas generated from food and drink byproducts has growing potential as a low-carbon alternative to diesel in HGVs and other commercial vehicles. Published this week, the study was performed by Aker Associates for British bioenergy company Clearfleau. The focus of the report is biomethane generated by anaerobic digestion (AD) for use in the commercial vehicle market. It also looked at its potential use with on-site AD plants at industrial facilities, a sector in which Clearfleau is a major provider.

Read more on Biofuel International

Poland: a virtuous circle with biogas from agricultural and distillery waste

July 13, 2017 – Butor Group, an agricultural company near Krakow that produces milk, alcohol and oil, has been turning its attention to the production of biogas since the early 2000s. It currently owns two plants powered by manure, agricultural waste and decoction from the distillery, producing a total of 1MW of electricity and heat. The heat supplies the distillery, while the digestate is used in the fields. The company’s success lies precisely in its ability to exploit and reuse all the waste from its processes, creating a virtuous circle.

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A micro digester to improve accessibility to biogas in Colombia

July 14, 2017 – At the University of Icesi a new project has begun to support rural communities in Colombia. This is a 200-litre capacity covered micro-digester, built using locally available materials and fuelled by food waste. It has enabled the communities to improve their quality of life in terms of both health and the environment. Explore the digester’s technical details!

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