BiogasWorld Weekly Vol. 47

By | 2018-03-22

Skangas celebrates milestone with 1,000 LNG bunkering operations in 2017

March 19, 2018 – Demand for LNG on the rise in Nordics Marine Market. Skangas today announced that it completed 1,000 liquid natural gas (LNG) bunkering operations in 2017, representing more than 60% increase over previous years.


Sustainable finance: Commission’s Action Plan for a greener and cleaner economy

March 8, 2018 – The European Commission is today unveiling its strategy for a financial system that supports the EU’s climate and sustainable development agenda. As our planet increasingly faces the unpredictable consequences of climate change and resource depletion, urgent action is needed to adapt to a more sustainable model.

Read more on European Commission’s Website

Chinese ‘Teapot’ Oil Refiners Prepare For Ethanol Blending

March 20, 2018 – Several Chinese independent oil refiners, commonly known as ‘teapots’, are getting ready to start buying ethanol and blend it with their fuel to meet China’s regulation that says by 2020, gasoline in the country should contain 10 percent ethanol, Reuters reported on Tuesday, citing sources at the refiners.


Pinnacle provides update of Entwistle, Smithers pellet plants

March 16, 2018 – On March 15, Pinnacle Renewable Holdings Inc. released fiscal year 2017 financial results and provided an update of its planned expansion and acquisition projects. The company completed an initial public offering (IPO) on Feb. 6. “2017 was a record year for Pinnacle on all our key metrics, reflecting growing demand from our customers in Europe and Asia, continued operating efficiencies, and the exceptional performance of our people,” said Robert, McCurdy, CEO of Pinnacle.

Read more on Biomass Magazine

Trump administration may leave biofuel reform to lawmakers: Perdue

March 20, 2018 – U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue signaled on Tuesday that the Trump administration was backing off efforts to make major changes to the nation’s biofuels program and may leave it to lawmakers to settle the divisive issue instead. The White House spent the last few weeks trying to negotiate a heated dispute between the corn and oil industries, key constituencies for President Donald Trump, over the future of the Renewable Fuel Program – a regulation that requires refiners to blend increasing volumes of biofuels like ethanol into the nation’s fuel.

Read more on Reuters

New AD plant opens in Ireland

March 19, 2018 – A new anaerobic digestion plant has started operation in Roscommon, Ireland.Designed to produce heat and electricity from sewage sludge and ‘other waste materials’, the new plant is the result of a collaboration between German plant construction company BioConstruct, and Irish company BioCore Environmental.

Read more on Bioenergy News

The Danish Energy Agency and City of Pittsburgh announce agreement to collaborate on district energy planning

March 21, 2018 – The new endeavor will create a sustainable energy “roadmap” for the City of Pittsburgh. The Danish Energy Agency is part of a new working group announced today that seeks to create an energy renaissance for Pittsburgh in the 21st century, and will collaborate to demonstrate how next generation energy infrastructures can better contribute to the urban revival that the City of Pittsburgh is experiencing today.

Read more on Danish Energy Agency

Neste delivers first batch of 100% renewable propane to EU market

March 19, 2018 – Neste has started up the world’s first large-scale renewable propane production facility in Rotterdam in the Netherlands. The first cargo of renewable propane has been delivered to SHV Energy, who will market and sell the product to its customers across Europe as BioLPG. Neste’s new facility has a production capacity of 40,000 tonnes per year and SHV Energy will be the exclusive distributor, supplying 160,000 tonnes over four years.

Read more on Your Renewable News

Lancaster Waste-to-Energy Facility processes 10 million tons of MSW

March 16, 2018 – Covanta, Morristown, New Jersey, and the Lancaster County Solid Waste Management Authority (LCSWMA), Lancaster, Pennsylvania, have announced the Lancaster Waste-to-Energy (WTE) Facility has processed 10 million tons of municipal solid waste (MSW), the equivalent to more than 600 football fields filled 10 feet deep.

Read more on Waste Today Magazine

North American biomass plant installs CETY’s waste heat generator

March 20, 2018 – Clean Energy Technologies Inc. announced March 20 that it has secured an order from a biomass plant in North America. The biomass plant utilizes wasted heat lost to the atmosphere through the exhaust stream to essentially produce free electricity with no additional fuel required.

Read more on Biomass Magazine