BiogasWorld Weekly Vol 2

By | 2017-04-13


Brand new on BiogasWorld: BiogasBids & BiogasLibrary!

BiogasWorld connects the global biogas industry by providing a one-stop-shop solution for everyone.

Our team is happy to announce our latest news and improvements to our website. Indeed, last month, we have just launched the BiogasBids and BiogasLibrary platforms.

BiogasBids is a platform that gathers public & private bids in the biogas, NGV, biomethane & compost industries from around the world. Project developers can add an RFI or RFP for their project on BiogasBids, and our clients are then able to respond to them immediately. It is the best way to request information from the industry!

BiogasLibrary is a platform where you can search, browse, and find scientific papers from the databases of BiogasWorld and Elsevier. In the platform, it is also possible to add your own scientific papers and articles directly to the BiogasWorld database and to consult the open source documents already featured.


IRENA: 2016 record year for renewables, bioenergy

April 5, 2017 – A new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency finds that 2016 was a banner year for addition of global renewable energy capacity. Led by solar, wind, hydropower and bioenergy, respectively, capacity totaled 161 gigawatts (GW), bringing global renewable energy capacity to over 2,000 GW.

Read more on Biomass Magazine


IGU’s 2017 World LNG Report Highlights Growth

April 5, 2017 – The International Gas Union (IGU) has released its 2017 World LNG Report, examining the current state of the Global LNG Industry. The latest report highlights the dynamic 2016 experienced by the global LNG industry – with significant growth in LNG supply projects, as well as increases in demand for LNG as a fuel from new and existing markets across the globe.

Read more on NGV Global


Eco Sustainable Solutions completes work on new CHP plant

April 6, 2017 – A UK-based renewables company has completed work on its new combined heat and power (CHP) plant, with support of an £8.5 million finance facility from HSBC. Dorset-based Eco Sustainable Solutions, which reprocesses wood waste and organic materials into soils, composts and turf products for clients across the south coast, has used an equipment finance facility to purchase and build the plant, plus invoice finance and a term loan to facilitate further growth.

Read more on Bioenergy Insight


Florida County issues RFQ for landfill gas project

April 6, 2017 – Deadline for submissions to Hillsborough County is May 2. The U.S. EPA Landfill Methane Outreach Program (LMOP) has provided information from Hillsborough County, Florida, about a request for qualifications (RFQ). Hillsborough County is seeking a qualified firm for the development of a landfill gas (LFG) beneficial use project at its Southeast County Landfill.

Read more on Waste Today Magazine


Total to Fuel European Transport with Natural Gas

April 6, 2017 – French multinational integrated oil and gas company Total officially inaugurated its first natural gas fueling station in France, in Nantes. Natural gas fuel is an alternative fuel primarily used by trucks and transporters of materials or goods, such as garbage trucks, and passengers, such as buses. Another 15 stations will be opened this year, followed by an additional 10 per year.

Read more on NGV Global


Dealing with Infrastructure and Finance Barriers to Tackle Food Waste

April 6, 2017 – Some of these technologies help prolong shelf life; others may facilitate upcycling of byproducts or imperfect looking produce. About 40 percent of would-be usable food is wasted in the United States, ending up mainly in landfills and resulting in both environmental and societal costs. Stakeholders trying to address these problems face barriers, tied largely to funding and infrastructure.

Read more on Waste 360


UK clean energy projects receive £24m to keep towns warm

April 7, 2017 – New government funding to help develop clean and efficient heating systems has been awarded to 13 local authorities across England, Climate Change and Industry Minister Nick Hurd announced. The £24 million (€28m) is spread across projects from Sheffield to Somers Town, which will soon help warm homes and businesses with low-carbon energy.

Read more on Bioenergy Insight


Ohio solid waste authority seeking landfill expansion

April 10, 2017 – Franklin County, Ohio officials are seeking to expand the county landfill to extend its life by 30 years by expanding the existing landfill by 50.7 acres. According to a report in the Columbus Dispatch, the landfill takes in about 4,000 tons of trash per day. Without the proposed expansion, the landfill would be full in 21 years in 2038.

Read more on Waste Today Magazine


Viridor contracts Clugnston to build Avonmouth waste-to-energy plant

April 10, 2017 – UK-based waste management company Viridor has appointed CNIM S.A. and Clugston Construction to build a new £252 million, 34MW waste-to-energy plant on an industrial site in Avonmouth on the outskirts of Bristol. Viridor, a part of the Pennon Group (LSE: PNN) said that industrial engineering contractor CNIM will provide the established technology for the new, consented facility and Clugston has been appointed as the building and civils contractor.

Read more on Bioenergy Insight


Evonik turns waste into fuel

April 11, 2017 – A German specialty chemicals company, Evonik Industries, plans to launch its next generation of SEPURAN Green membranes in late 2017. “Waste to fuel” is the motto of Evonik’s SEPURAN Green business. The use of biomethane derived from organic waste sources used as fuel alternative in CNG or LNG powered vehicles is still in the early stages but will become more and more popular and play an important part in meeting greenhouse gas savings and carbon footprint targets for individual companies.

Read more on Filtration+Separation


Bioenergy leaders gather in Minneapolis for annual discussion

April 11, 2017 – Bioenergy industry leaders gathered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on April 11, for their annual state-of-the-industry discussion at the 10th International Biomass Conference & Expo. The first meeting under a Republican administration since the conference’s inception, questions loomed about how a Trump presidency might impact each of the sectors represented on stage, which this year included domestic wood pellets, biogas, biomass power and biomass thermal.

Read more on Biomass Magazine


Enerkem facility meets operational milestones

April 12, 2017 – The waste-to-biofuels facility in Edmonton, Alberta, is designed to turn household waste into 99 percent pure liquid chemicals and biofuels. Enerkem Inc., a waste-to-biofuels and chemicals producer located in Montreal, Quebec, announced that its first full-scale commercial facility, located in Edmonton, Alberta, has met all operational milestones set by its senior lender Integrated Asset Management (IAM).

Read more on Waste Today Magazine