BiogasWorld Weekly Vol 43

By | 2018-02-22

Rebranding biogas: spreading the word about biogas has never been easier

February 16, 2018 – Biogas should not be associated only with agriculture, manure or waste, but should also feature in the everyday lives of normal people. An example? When driving a car, going to a restaurant or travelling to school or the office.  This has come about in Sweden through a Biogasakademin project linking 19 companies: by showing the same biogas logo at service stations, on cars, on the entrance doors to hotels and restaurants and on food waste bins in offices or gardens at home, it has become easier to help people know about and recognize biogas and to give a boost to sustainable energy production.

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HoSt Signs Joint Venture to Build Biogas Plant in China

February 16, 2018 – HoSt, a European supplier of bioenergy systems, announced that it has entered into a joint venture with CPCEP Bio-Energy LLC. It also announced plans to construct the first biogas plant in China. “The signing of these contracts represents another major milestone for HoSt in the bioenergy market. This new joint venture strengthens our global position,” said Marcel te Braak, director of HoSt, in a statement.

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Agreement signed to build rice straw to biogas plant in China

February 16, 2018 – A new joint venture has been agreed to construct a ‘highly advanced’ biogas plant in Huai’an, China. HoSt Bioenergy Installations and CPCEP Bio-Energy signed the agreement earlier this week to establish a strategic partnership for building the facility. The contract will see HoSt supply its first biogas plant in China. “The signing of these contracts represents another major milestone for HoSt in the bioenergy market.

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SEaB Energy launches Kickstarter to bring AD to Indian villages

February 16, 2018 – British company SEaB Energy has launched a Kickstarter campaign to help bring anaerobic digestion (AD) technology to rural India. Southampton based SEaB Energy has patented turnkey AD installations that operate in shipping containers in a bid to make the technology compact and easy to install. The aim is to decentralise waste management while also delivering power and water “to where they are needed most.”

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EU approves Belgian clean schemes

February 17, 2018 – The EU has approved two Belgian certification schemes for renewable electricity and high-efficiency cogeneration. It said the initiatives in Flanders were in line with EU State aid rules because they contribute to reaching international energy and climate goals whilst preserving competition in the market. The green certificates scheme means renewable electricity producers can receive one green certificate for each megawatt-hour of electricity they generate.

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Anaerobic digestion and hygienic-sanitary state of the matrices

February 20, 2018 – It has now also been established at a scientific level that anaerobic digestion significantly improves the hygienic-sanitary state of input matrices, both in conditions of thermophilia (temperature of 50-55 °C) and of mesophilia (temperature of 37-40 °C). Despite the widespread public concern, in the latter case the hygienic-sanitary state of livestock manure is also improved, considered the most contaminated matrix par excellence.

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Wärtsilä entering the biogas upgrading market

February, 2018 – Following an agreement signed in October 2017, Wärtsilä acquired Sweden-based Puregas Solutions, a provider of turnkey biogas upgrading solutions. Having cooperated earlier as partners on various biogas projects, Wärtsilä sees the technology and know-how offered by Puregas as a natural add-on to the company’s strategic focus area of gas solutions.

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Biogas power plants market report for 2018 just published

February 20, 2018 – It report Biogas Power Plants Market provides overview with growth analysis and historical & futuristic cost, revenue, demand and supply data. The research analysts provide an elaborate description of the value chain and its distributor analysis. This Biogas Power Plants market study provides comprehensive data which enhances the understanding, scope and application of this report.

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Renewable gas pivotal to reaching net-zero GHG in Europe

February 22, 2018 – If Europe is to reduce it greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by the middle of the century, renewable gas used in existing gas infrastructure could play an important role, according to a newly published study. To comply with the Paris Agreement to keep global warming below 2°C, Europe must meet this net zero GHG goal. The new study, published by the Gas for Climate initiative, aims to set out a plan to meet this target in a cost-effective way.

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