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Bioenergy DevCo Finds RNG, AD Operations Expansion Funding (Funding)
Bioenergy DevCo,
Date: 2019-08-14
Columbia, Maryland-based anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities developer Bioenergy DevCo is reporting receipt of its first institutional investment of $106 million from Newlight Partners LP.

Bioenergy DevCo has more than 200 worldwide plants that create renewable natural gas (RNG) and soil fertilizers. The new funding will be used to expand its North American AD projects and RNG operations, according to a company statement. (Source: Bioenergy DevCo, Bioenergy Insight, Others, 9 Aug., 2019) Contact: Bioenergy DevCo, Shawn Kreloff, CEO, Peter Ettinger, VP Bus, Dev., www.bioenergydevco.com; Newlight Partners LP., Mark Longstreth, (347)344-8399

More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy DevCo,  anaerobic digestion,  


Greenbelt, NARE Announce Bioproducts Collaboration (Ind. Report)
Greenbelt Resources ,New Age Renewable Energy
Date: 2019-07-03
Paso Robles, California-based Greenbelt Resources Corporation is reporting a technology collaboration with King Ferry, New York-based New Age Renewable Energy, LLC. (NARE), an innovator in dairy waste processing projects, combining the NARE fermentation formulation with Greenbelt's ECOsystem technology to provide a cost-effective solution to convert dairy processing wastes such as "cheese whey" into ethanol and other valuable bioproducts.

In their collaboration, each ECOsystem solution would likely have a capacity between 400,000 and one million gpy of ethanol production per year. (Source: Greenbelt Resources Corp., Yahoo, 2 July, 2019) Contact: New Age Renewable Energy, (315) 314-8077, eduard@narenewableenergy.com, www.narenewableenergy.com; Greenbelt Resources, Darren Eng, CEO, 888-995-4726 x 101, darren@greenbeltresources.com, www.greenbeltresources.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Greenbelt Resources ,  anaerobic digestion,  New Age Renewable Energy,  


Philippines Rice Straw Biogas Facility Launched (Int'l Report)
Supergen Bioenergy Hub
Date: 2019-07-01
In Laguna Province, the Phillippines, a JV between Straw Innovations Ltd, Supergen Bioenergy Hub, QUBE Renewables and the University of Southampton is reporting the launch of a rice straw-to-biogas (R2B) project. The project, which will process the region's abundance of waste rice straw into marketable biogass transportation fuel, is being funded under the Energy Catalyst programme from Innovate UK and UK Aid.

The rice-to-biofuel (R2B) project will produce biogas for energy and fertilizer using anaerobic digestion reactors with biomethane upgrading equipment. The activities of the "village scale" pilot facility and the development of the associated business models are supported by academic lab work and analysis from the UK research partners. (Source: Supergen Bioenergy Hub, June, 2019) Contact: Supergen Bioenergy Hub, European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI), Aston University, Prof. Patricia Thornley, Dir., p.thornleyWaston.ac.uk; Straw Innovations, www.strawinnovations.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News anaerobic digestion,  bioenergy,  Biogas,  Rice Biogas,  


CalBio, Chevron Partner on Dairy Biomethane Projects (Ind Report)
CalBioGas
Date: 2019-06-21
In the Golden State, Visalia-headquartered California Bioenergy LLC and oil giant Chevron are reporting a joint investment in CalBioGas LLC, a holding company with California dairy farmers to produce and market dairy biomethane as a transportation fuel in compliance with California's Low Carbon Fuel Standard (LCFS).

CalBio will help dairy farmers build digesters and methane capture projects to convert methane into renewable natural gas (RNG). Chevron will fund as many as 18 digesters across three geographic "clusters" in Kern, Tulare and Kings counties. The three clusters of digesters have been awarded California Department of Food and Agriculture grants which must be augmented with additional capital to complete the projects. (Source: California Bioenergy, PR, Chevron, Renewable Energy, 20 June, 2019) Contact: CalBioEnergy, N. Ross Buckenham, CEO, 559-667-9560, info@calbioenergy.com, www.calbioenergy.com

More Low-Carbon Energy News Anaerobic Digestion,  California Bioenergy,  Chevron,  Biogas,  Methane,  Biomethane,  


DOE Announces $79 Mn Funding for Bioenergy R&D (Funding, R&D)
US DOE
Date: 2019-05-06
In Washington, the US DOE has announced over $79 million in funding for bioenergy R&D including biofuels, bioproducts, and biopower. This funding supports Agency's goal of providing consumers and businesses with a range of domestic energy options that are affordable, reliable, and secure.

The FOA topics will advance DOE's Bioenergy Technology Office's (BETO) objectives to reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower, and enable high-value products from biomass or waste resources. Topics areas for this funding opportunity include the following:

  • Cultivation Intensification Processes for Algae -- Develop technologies for outdoor algae systems that increase the harvest yield, reliability and quality of algae;

  • Biomass Component Variability and Feedstock Conversion Interface: Research to lower the cost and improve the reliability of biomass handling and preprocessing;

  • Efficient Wood Heaters -- Develop technologies to reduce emissions and increase efficiency of wood heaters for residential heating;

  • Systems Research of Hydrocarbon Biofuel Technologies -- Integrate new technologies and processes in experimental prototype systems to improve and verify real-world performance and lower the cost of drop-in Biofuels;

  • Optimization of Biomass-Derived Jet Fuel Blends -- Identify and develop cost-competitive drop-in renewable jet fuel with improved energy density and lower particulate matter emissions;

  • Renewable Energy from Urban and Suburban Wastes: Support academic research and educational programs that focus on strategies to produce bioenergy and bioproducts from urban and suburban waste feedstocks;

  • Advanced Bioprocessing and Agile BioFoundry -- Reduce the time and cost of developing biological processes for biomanufacturing fuels and products through the use of synthetic biology, low capital intensity methods, and continuous production systems;

  • Plastics in the Circular Carbon Economy -- Develop biobased plastics with improved performance and recyclability and lower the cost and energy-intensity of recycling existing plastics through enhanced degradation;

  • Rethinking Anaerobic Digestion: Develop anaerobic processes or alternative strategies to enhance carbon conversion efficiency and lower costs of smaller scale wet waste systems;

  • Reducing Water, Energy, and Emissions in Bioenergy -- Identify biofuels or bioproducts technologies with the greatest potential for reducing water consumption, energy consumption, and/or emissions relative to existing conventional fuels or products.

    This FOA also supports the Water Security Grand Challenge, a White House initiated, DOE-led framework to advance transformational technology and innovation to meet the global need for safe, secure, and affordable water. In particular, this funding will support R&D focused on anaerobic digestion, a technology that can help achieve the Grand Challenge's goal to double resource recovery from municipal wastewater. (Source: US DOE EERE, 3 May, 2019) Contact: US DOE EERE, www.energy.gov/eere

    More Low-Carbon Energy News US DOE EERE,  Bioenergy,  Biofuel,  Anaerobic Digestion ,  


  • Quantum Fuel, QBI Announce Calif. Biogas Collaboration (Ind. Report)
    Quantum Fuel
    Date: 2019-04-29
    Ventura, California-based alternative fuel systems provider Quantum Fuel Systems reports it has partnered with Quantitative BioSciences (QBI) on a new dairy biogas project in Modesto, California.

    Under the agreement, QBI will purchase Quantum's newest ten Virtual Pipeline trailers for use in the biogas facility funded by the California Energy Commission. The project is being developed by QBI and Fiscalini Cheese Company, and will result in the construction of a biofuels production facility to purify and compress biomethane from anaerobic digesters into transportation fuel. When fully operational, the he project is expected to produce 450 diesel gallon equivalent of CNG per day, According the Quantum, (Source; Quantum Fuel Systems, BioiEnergy Insights, 25 April, 2019) Contact: Quantum Fuel Systems, Mark Arnold, Pres., 805-308-6067, www.qtww.com; Quantitative BioSciences Inc., Natalie Cookson, CEO, https://ca.linkedin.com/company/quantitative-biosciences-inc

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  Methane,  Niomethane,  Anaerobic Digestion,  CNG,  


    Vaisala Launches Biogas Analyser (New Prod. & Tech.)
    Vaisala
    Date: 2019-04-26
    Further to our Feb. 4th coverage, Finnish environmental and industrial measurement specialist Vaisala Oyi has launched the world's first 3-in-1 in-situ biogas analyser, the MGP261.

    The MGP261 relies on CARBOCAP® technology for measuring methane, carbon dioxide and humidity into a single compact probe that is EX-certified for operation directly in corrosive, potentially explosive biogas streams.

    The Vaisala CARBOCAP® sensor's electrically tuneable Fabry-Perot Interferometer (FPI) filter enables a reference measurement at a wavelength where no absorption occurs. When taking the reference measurement, the FPI filter is electrically adjusted to switch the bandpass band from the absorption wavelength to a non-absorption wavelength. With the MGP261, humidity and carbon dioxide are measured with the same optical filter, and a second optical channel measures methane.

    Applications for the technology include anaerobic digestion and landfill gas monitoring, activated carbon filter monitoring in biogas treatment processes, and CHP engine feed gas monitoring. (Source: Vaisala, PR, Gas World, 25 April, 2019) Contact: Vaisala, Sampsa Lahtinen, Exec. VP Industrial Measurements, www.vaisala.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vaisala,  Biogas,  


    Brightmark Touts Dairy Anaerobic Digestion Biogas Project (Ind Report)
    Brightmark Energy
    Date: 2019-04-08
    San Francisco-headquartered Brightmark Energy is touting the launch of its recently completed biogas project in Yakima County, Washington. The anaerobic digester project will convert 150,000 gpd of dairy cattle manure waste from up to 7,000 cows into 160,000 MMBtu of renewable natural gas (RNG) and other products each year.

    Collaborating as Augean Renewable Natural Gas (RNG), Brightmark Energy, Promus Energy, and DeRuyter Dairies developed the project. Brightmark Energy will manage the joint venture and Promus Energy, the original developer, will serve as the project manager.

    he Augean biogas project is supported by a $1.4 million in grant funding from Yakima County and a $500,000 Rural Energy for American Program (REAP) grant from the USDA.

    Brightmark is currently developing similar biogas projects in New York, Wisconsin, Florida, and Minnesota, and is seeking feedstock suppliers with an interest in collaborating on waste to energy projects. The company develops, owns and operates waste and energy projects.

    Promus Energy LLC, based in Washington State and New Mexico, was launched in 2010 to convert organic wastes into low carbon intensity, high-value renewable products, focusing specifically on dairy-derived renewable natural gas (RNG) and recovery of nutrients and fiber. (Source: Brightmark Energy, PR, 6 April, 2019) Contact: Brightmark Energy, Bob Powell, CEO, (415) 689-8395, info@brightmarkenergy.com; http://brightmarkenergy.com; Promus Energy LLC, www.promusenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Brightmark Energy,  Biogas,  Anaerobic Digestion,  


    Utica Food2Energy AD Facility Underway (Ind. Report)
    anaerobic digestion
    Date: 2019-04-02
    In the Empire State, the Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority reports construction of its $3.4 million, landfill Food2Energy anaerobic digestion (AD) project is well underway and expected to be commissioned before the end of May. The Food2Energy project is part of a $330 million initiative to upgrade the county's sewer infrastructure.

    The Utica landfill presently handles approximately 169,000 tpy of municipal solid waste, roughly 14 pct of which is classified as "food scraps." (Source: Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, Observer-Dispatch, 31 Mar., 2019) Contact: Oneida-Herkimer Solid Waste Authority, Bill Rabbia, Exec. Dir., (315) 733-1224, www.ohswa.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Gas,  Methane,  Biogas,  Anaerobic Digestion,  


    Anaergia Touts CA Food Diversion, Energy Recovery Plant (Ind Report)
    Anaergia
    Date: 2019-03-13
    Further to our December 14, 2018 coverage, Burlington, Ontario-based organics recycling solution provider Anaergia is reporting it will soon launch what it says will be North America's largest food waste diversion and energy recovery facility in Rialto, California. The plant will process 1,000 tpd of locally sourced food waste and bio-solids to produce pipeline-injected renewable natural gas (RNG).

    The plant, which is slated to launch in mid-2020, will produce the equivalent of 13 MW of clean energy per year. The net CO2 emissions reduction will be approximately 220,000 metric tpy -- equivalent to removing 47,500 cars off the road. The project is co-funded by the California Energy Commission, U.S. DOE, CalRecycle, the state of California and significant private investment.

    Anaergia's proprietary technology separates organics from mixed solid waste of any contamination level to recover energy and make fertilizer. The process involves anaerobic digestion (AD). (Source: Anaergia, Waste 360, Mar., 2019) Contact: Anaergia Andrew Benedek, CEO, (905) 766-3333 info@anaergia.com, www.anaergia.com, City of Rialto, Tom Crowley, Utilities Mgr., (909) 820-2608, www.yourrialto.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Anaergia,  Anerobic Digestion ,  


    Bio-En Power Adds ORC to Ont. Anaerobic Digester Plant (Ind. Report)
    Clean Energy Technologies,Woolwich Bio-En
    Date: 2019-02-27
    Costa Mesa, California-based Clean Energy Technologies (CETY) is reporting the installation of a Clean Cycle II Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC) unit at Elmira, Ontario-based Bio-En Power Inc's anaerobic digester power plant in Woolwich, Ontario. The plant utilizes two Jenbacher JGC420 generators to produce 1426 kW of electricity each, as well as waste heat.

    CETY's Clean Cycle II ORC utilizes the plants wasted heat lost to the atmosphere through the exhaust stream to essentially produce free electricity resulting in an expected annual electrical savings of 769,149 kWh.

    CETY's proprietary heat recovery systems are 140kW and are right in the sweet spot where user's needs are the highest. CETY is also excited about entering the large high rise market with its first installation slated for the 1540 Broadway high rise building in Manhattan, according to the company. (Source: Clean Energy Technologies, PR, 26 Feb., 2019) Contact: Clean Energy Technologies, Kam Mahdi, CEO , (949) 273-4990 Fax Number: (949) 273-4990 www.cetyinc.com;Bio-En, Power Inc., (519) 669-3777. (519) 669-5982 -fax, ptaylor@bio-enpower.com, www.bio-enpower.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News anaerobic digester,  anaerobic digestion ,  Clean Energy Technologies,  


    WELTEC BIOPOWER Claims Large UK Biogas Plant Order (Int'l)
    WELTEC BIOPOWER
    Date: 2019-02-22
    Vechta, Germany-headquartered biogas plant specialist WELTEC BIOPOWER reports it has begun construction of a biomethane plant for Lane Farm Energy Ltd (fka Norwood Energy Ltd.) near Pontefract, West Yorkshire, UK. The gas-to-grid project developed by Aqua Consultants. The plant will go live in late 2019 and deliver c7.3 million m2 of biomethane to the UK gas distribution network. This amount of eco-friendly natural gas equivalent is sufficient to supply about 9,600 households with sustainable energy, 24/7.

    Biomethane plants such as Lane Farm Energy will play an increasingly important role in the UK national energy mix. Compared to coal or oil, the biomethane production from leftovers enables carbon savings of about 90 pct, according to the company.

    "With the UK needing to boost energy security post-Brexit, and to re-balance its energy mix to reduce carbon emissions in accordance with the Paris Agreement, recovering clean, reliable biomethane from organic wastes and injecting it into the gas grid is a crucial piece of the energy jigsaw. The provision of sustainable renewable heat and transport fuel from wastes means that biomethane will surely be further promoted by forward-thinking Governments. Biomethane plants are the epitome of the sustainable circular economy," the company notes. (Source: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, PR, Feb., 2019) Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, Ann Borries +49 (0) 4441-999 78-220 presse@weltec-biopower.de, www.weltec-biopower.de

    More Low-Carbon Energy News WELTEC BIOPOWER,  Biomethane,  Landfill Gas,  Anaerobic Digestion,  


    CO2 Now Being Captured in DRAX Biomass CCS Pilot (Int'l)
    DRAX
    Date: 2019-02-11
    In the UK, DRAX, the UK's biggest renewable power generator is reporting the first BECCS demo pilot project of its kind in the world has begun capturing carbon dioxide at its biomass-fired power station near Selby in North Yorkshire. The pilot project uses proprietary solvent technology developed by University of Leeds spin-out C-Capture. The pilot project is the first-time CO2 has been captured from the combustion of a 100 biomass biomass feedstock anywhere in the world.

    Drax has invested £400,000 in the pilot, which could be the first of several projects undertaken at the power station to deliver a rapid, lower cost demonstration of BECCS. According to the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering, BECCS could enable the capture 50 million tpy of CO2 by 2050 -- approximately half the UK's emissions target.

    As previously reported, DRAX converted two thirds of the Selby Station to use sustainable biomass instead of coal making the plant the country's largest renewable power generator and the largest decarbonisation project in Europe.

    C-Capture designs world-leading, patented chemical processes for carbon dioxide removal.The company's solvent-based technology offers a safe, low-cost way to remove CO2 from emissions sources such as power stations, industrial plants and anaerobic digestion. (Source: DRAX, PR, 7 Feb., 2019) Contact: University of Leeds, www.leeds.ac.uk; C-CAPTURE, Caspar Schoolderman, Director of Engineering, www.c-capture.co.uk; DRAX , Will Gardiner, CEO, www.drax.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News DRAX,  Carbon Capture,  C-CAPTURE,  CO2,  CCS,  


    DRAX Biomass Carbon Capture Pilot Now in Action (Int'l Report)
    DRAX
    Date: 2019-02-11
    In the UK, the nation's largest renewable power energy generator DRAX is reporting the nation's first Bioenergy with Carbon Capture and Storage (BECCS) pilot project at its power station near Selby in North Yorkshire has begun capturing carbon dioxide.

    The "first of its kind" demonstration plant uses innovative technology developed by Leeds University spin-out C-Capture to capture CO2 from the combustion of a 100 pct biomass feedstock. The pilot plant was commissioned last November.

    Drax has invested £400,000 in the pilot, which could be the first of several projects undertaken at the power station to deliver a rapid, lower cost demonstration of BECCS. According to the Royal Society and Royal Academy of Engineering, BECCS could enable the capture of 50 million tpy by 2050 -- almost half of the UK's emissions target.

    Drax operates electric power generation and compressed wood biomass pellet production operations across the UK, including the woddy biomass-fired Selby, North Yorkshire plant which supplies fully 6 pct of the country's electricity needs.

    C-Capture's proprietary solvent-based chemical processes removes CO2 from emissions sources such as power stations, industrial plants and anaerobic digestion. (Source: DRAX, PR, 7 Feb., 2019) Contact: University of Leeds, www.leeds.ac.uk; C-CAPTURE, Caspar Schoolderman, Director of Engineering , www.c-capture.co.uk; DRAX , Will Gardiner, CEO, www.drax.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News DRAX,  Biomass,  Woody Biomass,  Wood Pellet,  


    Vaisala Introduces Biogas Measurement Instrument (New Prod & Tech)
    Vaisala
    Date: 2019-02-04
    Finnish environmental and industrial measurement specialist Vaisala Oyi has introduced its MGP 261, the world's first in situ 3-in-1 biogas measurement instrument for measuring methane, carbon dioxide and humidity in demanding environments, according to the company.

    The MGP261 multigas measurement instrument gives continuous readings of methane (CH4), carbon dioxide (CO2), and water vapour directly in the biogas process pipeline. The product is optimized for biogas production processes, such as anaerobic digestion (AD) of waste from agriculture, industries and municipalities, and the utilization of landfill gas (LFG). The MGP261 is based on Vaisala's patented CARBOCAP technology, the company says. The product will be available in Q2, 2019.

    Reliable and accurate in-line monitoring enables optimization of the production process by reducing operating costs and improving the efficiency of a biogas plant. (Source: Vaisala, PR, Bioenergy, Feb., 2019) Contact: Vaisala, Sampsa Lahtinen, Exec. VP Industrial Measurements, www.vaisala.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Vaisala,  Biogas,  CO2,  Methane,  


    UK BEIS Updates Small-Scale Renewable Energy Support (Int'l)
    UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
    Date: 2019-01-16
    In London, the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) reports the release of its proposed guidelines intended to support the development of small-scale renewable energy technologies by ensuring remuneration for any and all electricity generated that is supplied to the grid by small-scale generators.

    The proposed Smart Export Guarantee is intended to improve and replace existing Feed-in Tariff (FiT) schemes and a Generator Export Tariff incentive scheme for small-scale generators to supply electricity to the grid. Both schemes expire on 31 March,2019.

    Those most obviously affected by such a shift are rooftop solar owners, but the UK boasts approximately 560,000 households and businesses generating small-scale electricity under the FiT scheme using a range of technologies including biomass anaerobic digestion, ,wind power and hydro-electricity.

    The proposed Guarantee would specifically replace the FiT scheme and would require electricity suppliers to pay new small-scale energy producers for excess electricity generated from homes and businesses which is supplied to the grid. (Source: UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, CleanTechnica, 13 Jan., 2019) Contact: UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, https://www.gov.uk/.../department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy

    More Low-Carbon Energy News UK Department for Business,  Energy and Industrial Strategy ,  


    Sprouts Adopts BioHiTech Anaerobic Digester System (Ind. Report)
    BioHiTech Global
    Date: 2019-01-11
    Chestnut Ridge, New York-based waste management specialist BioHiTech Global, Inc. is reporting the installation of a BioHiTech Revolution Series™ Digester at Pheonix, Arizona-headquartered Sprouts Farmers Market's first store in Philadelphia, Pa.. The BioHiTech technology is being used in 18 Sprouts locations nationally.

    BioHiTech's cost effective Revolution Series™ Digesters technology platforms can virtually eliminate landfill usage through real-time data analytics to reduce waste generation, biological disposal of food waste at the point of generation, and the processing of municipal solid waste into a valuable renewable fuel. (Source: BioHiTech Global, PR, 9 Jan., 2019) Contact: BioHiTech Global, Frank E. Celli, CEO, Rich Galterio, Exec. VP, (845) 367-0603, rgalterio@biohitech.com, www.biohitech.com: Sprouts, www.sprouts.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Fuel,  BioHiTech Global,  Anaerobic Digestion,  


    Philadelphia Eagles Football Stadium Scores LEED Gold (Ind. Report)
    US Green Building Council
    Date: 2018-12-14
    In the City of Brotherly Love, the Philadelphia Eagles football club is reporting its home stadium, Lincoln Financial Field, has scored US Green Building Council LEED Gold certification.

    The stadium's energy efficiency and LEED qualifying feature include: operating 100 pct on clean energy, motion controlled LED lighting and HVAC, diverting 99 pct of waste from landfills, a comprehensive on-site anaerobic digestion composting program, the use of environmentally friendly cleaning products, and phasing out plastics at concession stands. The facility also produces one-third of its annual power needs from its 11,108 solar panels and 14 wind turbines and sources its remaining remaining energy by purchasing credits from suppliers that use renewable energy. The stadium owners also created a 6.5-acre forest in Bensalem and planted 5,900 trees with help from the Conservation Fund and the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources. (Source: Lincoln Financial Field, Inquirer, philly.com, 12 Dec., 2018) Contact: USGBC, Mahesh Ramanujam, Pres., CEO, (202) 552-1500, www.usgbc.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Energy Efficiency,  USGBC,  LEED Certification,  


    Anaergia's Anaerobic Digestion Rialto Bioenergy Facility Construction Underway (Ind. Report)
    Anaergia Inc
    Date: 2018-12-14
    Anaergia Inc. is reporting construction is underway at the Rialto Bioenergy Facility east of Los Angeles, California. The facility will divert 300,000 tpy of organic waste from landfills and, using Anaergia's anaerobic digestion technology, produce the equivalent of 13 mw of clean energy per year. The net CO2 emissions reduction will be approximately 220,000 metric tpy.

    The Rialto projectis being developed in collaboration with Waste Management, Republic Services, Southern California Edison, Anaheim Public Utility, Southwest Gas Utility, City of Rialto, the Sanitation Bureau of the City of Los Angeles, and the Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County, and of Orange County. The project is co-funded by the California Energy Commission, U.S. DOE, CalRecycle, State of California and significant private investment. (Source: Anaergia Inc., PR, 12 Dec., 2018) Contact: Anaergia Inc., Andrew Benedek, CEO, (905) 766-3333 -- Burlington Ontario, info@anaergia.com, www.anaergia.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Anaergia,  Anaerobic Digestion,  Biofuel,  


    Align RNG Hog Manure-to-Energy JV Announced (Ind. Report)
    Smithfield Food,Dominion Energy
    Date: 2018-11-30
    In the Old Dominion State, Smithfield Foods Inc. reports it is partnering with Dominion Energy are forming Align Renewable Natural Gas (Align), a joint venture company that will capture methane emissions from hog farms and convert them into clean renewable energy for residential home heating and power for local businesses. The JV has also announced their first projects in North Carolina, Virginia and Utah.

    The companies The new joint venture will leverage Smithfield's relationships with contract hog farmers and the company's "manure-to-energy" anaerobic digestion project experience and expertise. Once collected and processed, the methane will be transported to a central conditioning facility where it will be converted into RNG. (Source: Smithfield Food Co., 27 Nov., 2018) Contact: Align RNG, www.alignrng.com; Smithfield Food, (757) 365-3000, www.smithfieldfoods.com; Dominion Energy, www.dominionenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News anaerobic digestion,  Methane,  Smithfield Food,  Dominion Energy,  


    The Role of Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas in the Circular Economy -- (Ind. Report Attached)
    IEA Bioenergy,
    Date: 2018-11-23
    The attached report from the Technology Collaboration Programme for Research, Development and Demonstration on Bioenergy -- aka IAE Bioenergy -- highlights the benefits of anaerobic digestion and biogas systems.

    The report covers: sustainable biogas systems processes for treatment of waste; protection of environment; conversion of low-value bio-material to higher-value material; biogas for heat and electric power production; and the production of advanced gaseous biofuel.

    Access the The role of Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas in the Circular Economy report HERE. (Source: IEA Bioenergy, Nov., 2018) Contact: IEA Bioenergy, www.ieabioenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News IEA Bioenergy,  Biogas,  Anaerobic Digestion,  


    UK Committee on Climate Change Tables Woody Biomass Report (Int'l)
    Committee on Climate Change
    Date: 2018-11-19
    W In London, the UK government advisory Committee on Climate Change's recently released Biomass in a Low Carbon Economy report is recommending waste wood biomass should be reused and recycled as an "end-of-life" solution to delay or prevent the release of CO2 back into the atmosphere. The report also calls for the integration of carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technology with waste wood burning for energy generation wherever possible.

    According to the CCC report, "There is significant potential to increase domestic production of sustainable biomass to meet between 5 pct and 10 pct of energy demand from UK sources by 2050. The lower end of this range can be delivered by fully exploiting the UK's organic waste resource (after reduction, reuse and recycling) whilst maintaining today's level of agricultural and forest residue use." The report also recommends the government "not provide further policy support (beyond current commitments) to large-scale biomass power plants that are not deployed with CCS technology." It also called for the government to limit support for bioenergy use in buildings to biomethane produced from anaerobic digestion, thus creating a demand for UK sourced food and garden waste.

    Access the full biomass report HERE. (Source: The Committee on Climate Change, Nov., 2018) Contact: The Committee on Climate Change, www.theccc.org.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Woody Biomass,  Committee on Climate Change,  


    RNG Energy Plans $120 Mn Digester for Philadelphia (Ind. Report)
    RNG Energy Solutions,Philadelphia Energy Solutions
    Date: 2018-09-24
    As previously reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, renewable methane producer RNG Energy Solutions LLC reports it has formed a joint venture with Philadelphia Energy Solutions to construct the $120 million Point Breeze Renewable Energy anaerobic digestion project to covert food waste into approximately 3 million cubic feet per day of methane gas. The project is expected to be completed in two to three years.

    RNG is currently developing similar energy systems in Seattle, Boston and New Jersey. (Source: RNG Energy Solutions, The Philadelphia Inquirer, 21 Sept., 2018) Contact: RNG Energy Solutions LLC, Jim Potter, Pres., jim.potter@rngenergysolutions.com, www.rngenergysolutions.com; Philadelphia Energy Solutions, www.pes-companies.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane,  RNG Energy,  anaerobic digestion,  Philadelphia Energy Solutions ,  


    Biogas Essential to Ireland's Future Circular Economy(Int'l)
    University College Cork
    Date: 2018-09-17
    Speaking at the recent SEAI/ International Energy Agency Bioenergy Symposium on Anaerobic Digestion in the Circular Economy at the University College Cork (UCC), Professor Jerry Murphy called for decarbonization of Ireland's gas system in order to achieve the "circular economy" objectives as laid out in the government's €21.8 billion National Development Plan.

    "Biogas plants cannot be directly compared to other renewable energy sources like wind turbines, which produce electricity, according to Prof. Murphy, Director of the SFI MaREI Centre headquartered at the University College Cork (UCC) Environmental Research Institute and Leader of the International Energy Agency Biogas Task. "There are so many more advantages to a biogas system -- from waste treatment, production of bio-fertilizer, generation of a renewable energy suitable for transport, heating or electricity, improved water quality and provision of jobs in rural communities. It is the full package."

    In 2018, Gas Networks Ireland will introduce biogas onto the Irish gas network for the first time and they have a target of at least 20 pct of all gas used in Ireland to be renewable (decarbonized) by 2030. A significant aspect of this rollout will take place in the transport sector under the €25 million EU-funded Causeway project which aims to provide a sustainable, clean alternative to diesel for Ireland's transport operators. (Source: Gas Networks Ireland, TheCork.ie, 17 Sept., 2018)Contact: Gas Networks Ireland, www.gasnetworks.ie; Environmental Research Institute -- University College Cork, +353 21 490 1931, eri@ucc.ie, http://eri.ucc.ie, www.ucc.ie/en/eri

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  Anaerobic Digestion,  


    Aripack Offering NEOs Anaerobic Biogas Additive Option (Ind. Report)
    NEO Plastics
    Date: 2018-08-29
    Brooklyn New York-based packaging supplier Aripack reports it is partnering with 2017 plastics start-up NEO Plastics, also of Brooklyn, to offer a new option toward a zero-waste sustainability strategy that addresses the growing accumulation of plastics in landfills.

    NEO's organic plastics packaging additive converts waste in landfills to useful biogas and meets ASTM standards. NEO Plastics launched in late 2017. (Source: Aripack, Plastics Today, 27 Aug., 2018) Contact: Aripack NEO Plastics, (646) 542-1499, www.neoplastics.com; Aripack, (718) 398-4850, www.aripack.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Landfill Gas,  Anaerobic Digestion,  


    UK Bioenergy Statistics Released (Int'l Report)
    UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
    Date: 2018-08-17
    In London, the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy recently released updated energy statistics, reporting that electricity generation from renewable sources increased by 19 percent between 2016 and 2017. Overall in 2017, 10.2 pct of the country's total energy consumption came from renewable sources, up from 9.2 pct in 2016. Renewable electricity represented 27.9 pct of total generation, renewable heat reached 7.7 pctt of overall heat, and renewables in transport reached 4.6 pct.

    Generation from bioenergy and waste increased by 6 pct from 2016 to 2017, reaching 31.9 TWh. Power generation from plant biomass grew by 6.6 pct, anaerobic digestion generation increased by 19 pct, power generation from landfill gas dropped 8.9 pct, while animal biomass generation and capacity were largely unchanged from 2016 to 2017, and renewable heat generation inched up by 3.6 pct in 2017. (Source: UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Aug., 2018) Contact: UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, +44 0 20 7215 5000, www.gov.uk/government/organisations/department-for-business-energy-and-industrial-strategy

    More Low-Carbon Energy News UK Bioenergy,  Biomass,  anaerobic digestion,  


    CP Group, Fiberight Installation Underway in Maine (Ind. Report)
    CP Group,Fiberight
    Date: 2018-08-15
    Further to our June 11 coverage, San Diego-based CP Group reports it has broken ground on a material recovery facility in Hampden, Maine. The facility will be the front-end system for Maryland-based waste-to-biofuels specialist tFiberight's waste processing and refining facility that features the company's first full-scale biofuels and biogas processing systems.

    Serving 115 municipalities, the 144,000-square-foot Hampden, Maine, facility will feature technologies from CP Group for recovering recyclables and preparing residual waste for further processing on-site.

    Fiberight's proprietary anaerobic digestion and biogas technology converts organic waste to biofuel and refined bioproducts. Residual waste at the facility will be processed by Fiberight's technology, upgrading the municipal solid waste (MSW) residue into industrial bioenergy products. Startup is slated for Q4 this year. (Source: CP Group. 14 Aug., 2018) Contact: CP Group, Terry Schneider, Pres., CEO, (619) 477-3175, www.cpgrp.com; Fiberight LLC, Craig Stuart-Paul, CEO, (408) 390-3275, info@fiberight.com, www.fiberight.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Fiberight,  Biofuel,  Biomass,  


    Wisconsin Renewable Natural Gas Project Underway (Ind. Report)
    Methane,DTE
    Date: 2018-08-10
    In Kewaunee, Wisconsin, Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy, in partnership with Detroit-based DTE Energy, is reporting ground breaking on the state's first rewewable natural gas (RNG) project.

    The project will use underground anaerobic digesters to process daily cattle manure into methane gas that will then be converted into RNG transportation fuel.

    According to DTE VP for Business Development Kevin Dobson, the process will reduce yearly greenhouse gas emissions significantly -- equivalent to removing 9,200 vehicles from the road and saving five million gallons of gasoline. The project is expected to be in operation early next year. (Source: Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy, WBAY Action News 2, 8 Aug., 2018)Contact: Pagel's Ponderosa Dairy, J.J Pagel, CEO, (920) 388-3333, www.pagelsponderosa.com; DTE Energy, Kevin Dobson, Business Dev., www2.dteenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Renewable Natural Gas,  DTE,  anaerobic digestion,  Methane ,  


    Waste-Derived Biogas Market Expected to Hit $10.45 Bn by 2022, says Report (Ind. Report)
    Biogas
    Date: 2018-07-05
    Waste-Derived Biogas -- Global Market Outlook (2016-2022), a new research report from HTF Market Intelligence notes the global waste-derived biogas market accounted for $5.79 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $10.45 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 8.8 pct. Market growth is driven by increased renewable energy generation, governmental regulations, increased fuel consumption and environmental concerns, according to the report.

    The report notes agricultural waste in bio-gas segment is expected to be the dominant market. The Asia Pacific region is expected to dominate the market due to the availability of feedstock in rural areas. The report also notes the demand for the anaerobic digestion process for power generation is expected to increase in Africa in the next few years.

    Key players in the waste-derived biogas market include AAT GmbH & Co., ADI Systems Inc., Anaergia INC., Bedminster International, Bekon Biogas Energy Inc., Biogas Technology Ltd., Biogen Greenfinch, Biotech Energy AG, Cargill Inc., DMK Ingerieria, S.L., Environmental Energy & Engineering Co., Environmental Products & Technology Corp., Krieg & Fischer Ingenieure GMBH, MWK Biogasanlagen Rosenheim GMBH and Siemens AG.

    Request a sample report HERE. View Detailed Table of Content HERE. (Source: HTF Market Intelligence, July4, 2018) Contact: HTF Market Intelligence, Craig Francis, PR, Marketing, (206) 317-1218, sales@htfmarketreport.com, www.htfmarketreport.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  


    Foresight Acquires German Anaerobic Digestion Portfolio (M&A, Int'l)
    Foresight Group
    Date: 2018-06-27
    London-based infrastructure and private equity investment manager Foresight Group is reporting the acquisition of five operational anaerobic digestion (AD) plants totaling 17 MWe equivalent of electricity and biomethane from Germany's Lindhorst Gruppe.

    Including this acquisition, Foresight's renewable energy portfolio will include 20 AD plants in Germany and the UK totaling 154 MW cpacity. (Source: Foresight Group, Renewables, 26 JUne, 2018) Contact: Foresight Group, http://www.foresightgroup.com; Lindhorst Gruppe, +49 5143 98100, www.lindhorst-gruppe.de

    More Low-Carbon Energy News anaerobic digestion,  Foresight Group,  


    3i Infrastructure Taking Stake in Dutch Waste-to-Energy (M&A)
    3i Infrastructure,Attero
    Date: 2018-06-08
    In the UK, Jersey-headquarteered 3i Infrastructure reports it will invest €201 million in the acquisition of a 50 pct stake in Dutch waste management and energy recovery operator, Attero, from Waterland, a Dutch private equity fund, subject to certain third-party approvals.

    Attero owns two energy-from-waste plants, two sorting and pre-treatment facilities, six anaerobic digestion facilities, seven composting facilities and ten landfills.

    3i Infrastructure plc invests across mid-market economic infrastructure and greenfield projects in developed markets, with a focus on the UK and Europe, according to the company's website. (Source: 3i Infrastructure, WMW, June, 2018) Contact: 3i Infrastructure, www.3i-infrastructure.com; Attero, +31 (0)88 550 10 00, www.attero.nl

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Attero,  Waste-to-Energy,  anaerobic digestion ,  


    Rika Biofuels Commits to Punjab Paddy Straw Biogas Projects (Int'l
    Rika Biofuels
    Date: 2018-05-11
    In Chandigarh, India, the Punjab Punjab Bureau of Industrial Promotion (PBIP) and Punjab Energy Development Agency (PEDA) are reporting the Signing of a MoU with UK-based Rika Biofuels Development Ltd UK for the establishment of bio-gas and bio-CNG plants in the state. The planned facilities will utilize an abundant supply of local "rice paddy straw" with a patented straw extruding technology and anerobic digestion.

    Rika plans to build in excess of 10 bio-CNG plants at a total cost of $100-150 million. Each plant will use approximately 100 metric tpd of paddy straw. The first plant is expected to come online in 2019.

    Rika Biofuels is a specialist anaerobic digestion project developer, specializing in processing problem feed stocks, including high volume manures and agricultural wastes such as crop straws. (Source: Punjab Energy Development Agency, Rika Biofuels, Times of India, May, 2018) Contact: Rika Biofuels, Gregory Krupnikovs, Director, info@rikabiofuels.com, www.bioextruder.co.uk; Punjab Energy Development Agency, +91 172 266 3382, peda.gov.in

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Rika Biofuels ,  Biogas,  anerobic digestion,  


    Waste-derived Biogas Market to See 10.6p ct Annual Growth Through 2022, says BBC Report (Ind. Report)
    BCC Research
    Date: 2018-05-04
    According to Waste-derived Biogas: Global Markets for Anaerobic Digestion Equipment, a report by Wellesley, Mass.-based BCC Research, global focus on renewable energies and increasing environmental regulations aimed at greenhouse gases are helping to drive the waste-derived biogas market to a projected compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.6 pct through 2022, when it could be worth as much as $10.1 billion, according to the report. The report notes:
  • Wastewater/sludge and industrial applications will lead the market in growth, with a CAGR through 2022 of 11.4 pct, although landfill gas, agriculture, and food and municipal wastes will lead by size, with a 2022 value of $5.8 billion.

  • In North America, passive biogas production system growth will be led by Mexico, which anticipates a CAGR of 8.4 pct through 2022, though the US will lead the regional market by size, with a 2022 value of $65.9 million.

  • In Europe, growth will be led by Italy, which anticipates a CAGR of 8.8 pct through 2022, though by size the region will be dominated by France, which anticipates a 2022 value of $83.8 million.

    The report notes that although regulations are not the sole driver of the biogas industry, the report notes, they are a primary one. In Europe, which is home to the world's largest regional anaerobic digester market, the existence, stability and reliability of the legal and political framework is seen as the greatest influence on the market. Germany's rise to become a market leader came after the passage of major renewable energy legislation, and in the UK, the passage of a renewables obligation law provided the framework for a developing anaerobic digestion market.

    Major players in the market mentioned in this report include ADI Systems, AsiaBioGas, BDI-BioEnergy, CH Four, CleanWorld, DVO, Ebara, Gasum, Hitachi Zosen, Inova, Kruger, MWH Global, Niras, Organic Power, Premier Tech Aqua, Republic Services, Sansuy and Turning Earth, among others.

    Research details are available HERE. (Source: BCC Research, 1 May, 2018) Contact: BBC Research, (866) 285-7215, www.bccresearch.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News BCC Research,  Biogas,  anaerobic digestion,  


  • WELTEC BIOPOWER Building Irish Anaerobic Digestion Plants (Int'l)
    WELTEC BIOPOWER
    Date: 2018-04-30
    Vechta, Germany-based biogas specialist WELTEC BIOPOWER reports it is constructing three, 500-kW anaerobic digestion plants in Northern Ireland. All three plants will shortly be completed and will go live in summer 2018. Two of them are being set up in County Antrim in north-east Northern Ireland. Another plant is being built in Benburb in County Tyrone. Thus, WELTEC will soon account for nine of a total of about 40 biogas plants in Northern Ireland.

    More than 300 WELTEC plants are presently in operation in 25 countries on five continents with additional plants being built in Uruguay, France, Croatia and Greece. (Source: WELTECH BIOPOWER, PR, 25 April, 2018) Contact: WELTECH BIOPOWER, +49 4441 99978-0, +49 4441 99978-8, info@weltec-biopower.de, www.weltec-biopower.de

    More Low-Carbon Energy News WELTEC BIOPOWER,  anaerobic digestion ,  


    Scottish Ag Groups Call for Carbon-Neutral Farming (Int'l)
    Carbon Neutral
    Date: 2018-03-30
    In Scotland, the Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association (ADBA) reports it has joined forces with the National Farmers' Union of Scotland, Scottish Land and Estates, Scottish Crofting Federation and others in calling on the Scottish Government to do more to help agriculture turn a corner and substantially reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

    In a joint letter, the groups urge the appropriate Cabinet Secretaries to support climate friendly farming practices and put the country's agricultural industry on a path to net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. (Source: The Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association, 27 Mar., 2018) Contact: Anaerobic Digestion & Bioresources Association,t, +44 (0) 20 3176 0503, enquiries@adbioresources.org, www.adbioresources.org

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Climate Change Net Zero Emissions,  Carbon Emissions,  Climate Change,  


    Olleco Snares Renewi plc Anaerobic Digestion Plant (Int'l, M&A)
    Olleco
    Date: 2018-03-30
    In the UK, agrribusiness ABP Food Group subsidiary Olleco is reporting the acquisition of the unprofitable Westcott Park anaerobic digestion facility in Aylesbury from Renewi plc (fka Shanks). The Westcott facility can process 96,000 tpy of food waste a year and produce up to 3.2 Mw of green electricity and 4.8Mw of heat. Financials and terms of the deal were not divulged.

    In 2015, Renewi increased food waste input into the Buckinghamshire facility by 150 pct to more than 900 tonnes per week and achieved PAS110 standard for the digestate produced. Olleco has two existing AD plants in Aylesbury, and in Bootle, Merseyside adjacent to the company's biodiesel plant. (Source: Olleco, LetsRecycle.com, 29 Mar., 2018) Contact: Olleco, Robert Behan, +44 0 1604 857 001, enquiries@olleco.co.uk, www.olleco.co.uk: Renewi, +44 (0)1908 650580, www.renewiplc.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Olleco,  anaerobic digestion,  


    John Laing Environmental Announces 200 Mn SZahre Offering (Int'l)
    John Laing Environmental Assets
    Date: 2018-02-28
    In the UK, the £386 million Guernsey-based closed-end investment firm John Laing Environmental Assets (JLEN) reports it plans to raise £30 million in the first round of a programme that could see it issue as many as 200 million shares over the next 12 months.

    The £30 million fund raise will be used to replenish the company's credit facility on which it has drawn down money to make investments in the biomass and anaerobic digestion sectors. (Source: John Laing Environmental Assets, Investment Rust Insider, 21 Feb., 2018)Contact: John Laing Environmental Assets, www.jlen.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News John Laing,  Biogas,  Biomass,  anaerobic digestion ,  


    Connecticut Seeking Anaerobic Digestion Proposals (Ind. Report)
    Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection
    Date: 2018-02-14
    The Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) has issued a request for proposals (RFP) for certain Connecticut Class I renewable energy sources, including anaerobic digestion.

    Eligible anaerobic digestion projects must have a nameplate capacity of greater than 1 MW but less than 5 FW and may include paired and colocated energy storage. According to the RFP, Class I qualified clean energy resources smaller than 1 MW may not be aggregated.

    Anaerobic digestion facilities must be designed to accept a minimum of 400,000 tpy of food and/or farm waste generated in Connecticut, which is to be processed separately from any biosolids or organic materials separated from mixed municipal solid waste (MSW). Food and farm waste may include source-separated food waste, fats, oils and grease (FOG), yard waste and animal manure.

    A full copy of the RFP can be downloaded HERE. A bidder conference is scheduled for Feb. 20. Proposals must be submitted by April 2, with the selection of bidders scheduled for June. (Source: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Feb., 2018) Contact: Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, (860) 424-3001, www.ct.gov/deep

    More Low-Carbon Energy News anaerobic digestion,  


    Organic Power Installing GWE Raptor AD Plant in Puerto Rico (Int'l)
    Organic Power Ltd,Global Water Engineering
    Date: 2018-02-12
    County Cork, Ireland-based Organic Power Ltd. reports it is installing a Global Water Engineering (GWE) Raptor anaerobic digestion plant to convert Napier grass feedstock mixed with waste materials into biogas, which will be used for electric power production at its facility in Bega Baja, Puerto Rico.

    According to the company website, "Organic Power plans to commercially deliver clean, competitive, dispatchable electricity by undertaking large scale projects which include intermittent generation sources, energy storage and dedicated High Voltage Direct Current (HVDC) grid infrastructure to access appropriate markets which may be in a different location to the energy resource." (Source: Organic Power Ltd., Biomass Mag, Feb., 2018) Contact: Organic Power Ltd., +353 (0) 28 51951 info@organicpower.ie, www.organicpower.ir; Global Water Engineering, (512) 697-1930 00 Austin, Texas office, www.globalwaterengineering.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News anaerobic digestion,  Organic Power Ltd.,  Biogas,  Waste-to-Energy,  Organic Power Ltd,  


    Barnstable County Scores Anaerobic Digestion Funding (Funding)
    Environmental Protection’s 2017 Sustainable Materials Recovery Program
    Date: 2018-01-03
    In the Bay State, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection reports its 2017 Sustainable Materials Recovery Program has awarded over $700,000 to Barnstable County -- The Cape and Islands -- communities.

    The grant funded projects include technical assistance to communities in managing recycling and waste disposal including anaerobic digestion facilities and others. (Source: Mass EPA, CapeCod.com , 31 Dec., 2017) Contact; Environmental Protection 2017 Sustainable Materials Recovery Program, www.mass.gov/how-to/sustainable-materials-recovery-program-smrp-municipal-grants

    More Low-Carbon Energy News anaerobic digestion,  Biomass,  


    Clearfleau Building UK Distillery AD Biogas Plant (Int'l)
    Clearfleau
    Date: 2017-12-13
    Berkshire, UK-based on-site anaerobic digestion treatment specialists Clearfleau reports work is underway on a new facility for beverage company Inver House, Balmenach in rural Speyside, Scotland.

    The new plant will be built at a 200-year-old distillery, which already has a biomass boiler installed. Upon completion, the new anaerobic digestion (AD) facility will treat approximately 130m3 of whisky co-products a day to produce 2,000m3 of biogas which will be fed to a combined heat and power (CHP) engine that will provide 200KW of electricity and 230KW of heat for use in the operation of the distillery.(Source: Clearfleau, PowerTechnology, Dec., 2017) Contact: Clearfleau Ltd., Craig Chapman, CEO, +44 (0) 844 477 6292, info@clearfleau.com, www.clearfleau.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  Anaerobic Digestion,  


    Green Investment Group Closes UK Bioenergy Asset Sale (Int'l, M&A)
    Green Investment Group (GIG), previously the Green Investment Bank
    Date: 2017-11-22
    Following on our August 23rd coverage, the Green Investment Group (GIG), previously the Green Investment Bank (GIB), is reporting the sale of its shares across 70MW of bioenergy assets in the UK to Alton, Illinois-based Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG).

    The sale included GIG's 25 pct share of the Hoddesdon waste energy facility in Hertfordshire. Expected to be completed in 2018, the plant is designed to use advanced anaerobic digestion technology to convert food and green waste into biogas. (Source: Energy Live News, Nov., 2017)Contact: Green Investment Group, Ray Stillwell, Pres., (618) 301-0500, rstillwell@greeninvgroup.com, www.greeninvgroup.com; Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, www.bioenergyinfrastructure.co.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Green Investment Group ,  Green Investment Bank,  anaerobic digestion,  Biogas,  


    UK Biogas Plant Seeking £3.95Mn in Crowd Funding (Funding)
    Warren Energy
    Date: 2017-11-15
    In the UK, Crowdfunding platform Downing Crowd reports it has listed a £3.95 million offer for Norfolk-based Warren Energy's Anaerobic Digestion biogas plant plant. The plant began operations in March 2016 and is operated by Future Biogas Limited which has eight plants in the UK, five of which have been listed by Downing LLP.

    The funds being raised by Crowd Bond investors will support the ongoing operation of the £12.9 million plant. By 31 May 2017 the plant produced 3,576 MWh of electricity and over 46,000 sq-meters of biomethane, generating £935,000 of operating income.

    Downing Crowd is part of Downing LLP, an FCA authorized and regulated investment manager with over 20 years of experience, 35,000 investors and in excess of £950 million of funds under management. (Source: Downing Crowd, PR, 13 Nov., 2017) Contact: Downing Crowd, +44 (0) 20 7416 7780, www.downingcrowd.co.uk; Warren Energy, www.warren-energy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Methane,  Biomethane,  Biogas,  Anaerobic Digestion,  


    WELTEC Doubling Brittany AD Biogas Plant Capacity (Int'l Report)
    WELTEC BIOPOWER
    Date: 2017-10-16
    German biogas plant manufacturer WELTEC BIOPOWER reports that together with its French partner WELTEC Agripower it is working on an extension of an existing anaerobic digestion (AD) project in Iffendic, Brittany. The biogas plant was originally constructed and commissioned in 2014. With the expansion, the plant will double its capacity to generate 500 kW a day, sufficient power for approximately 1,000 homes. (Source: WELTEC Biopower GmbH, PR, 15 Oct., 2017) Contact: WELTEC BIOPOWER GmbH, Ann Borries, +49 (0) 4441-999 78-220, presse@weltec-biopower.de, www.weltec-biopower.de

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    ABP's €24.5Mn UK Food Waste-to-Energy Plant Now Online (Int'l)
    Anaerobic Digestion
    Date: 2017-10-16
    In the UK, ABP Food Group's renewable division Olleco reports the opening of a €25.5 million, 15MW Anaerobic Digestion (AD) facility in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire. The facility uses food waste and cooking oil to generate green energy equivalent to the requirementsof of 12,000 homes in the UK, according to a company spokesperson. The Olleco facility will convert in excess of 100,000 tonnes of waste into heat, power and bio-methane for export to the national grid, and bio-fertilizer for both of ABP Food Group and other farm suppliers.

    In 2015 the company opened the world's first certified carbon-neutral abattoir in Ellesmere where waste material from the food processing operation is used in conjunction with used cooking oil to provide the energy requirements on site.(Source: ABP. 13 Oct., 2017) Contact: ABP Food Group, https://abpfoodgroup.com; Olleco, www.olleco.co.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Anaerobic Digestion,  Food Waste-to-Energy,  


    UK Offshore Wind Farm Costs Plunging Sharply (Int'l. Report)
    Offshore Wind
    Date: 2017-09-20
    According to the Financial Review (Iran) the cost of generating electricity from offshore wind farms fell sharply in the UK to the point where it one of the cheapest ways to supply the grid. Wholesale power prices in the UK have averaged about $62 per MWh over the past year.

    In a recent UK government auction that handed out power-purchase contracts worth $232 million a year, all of the bids to build offshore wind farms and other renewable technologies were below the $122 per MWh. Auction winners included DONG Energy A/S, with an offer of $76 per MWh for power from its Hornsea 2 offshore wind farm, followed by EDP Renovaveis SA and Engie SA.

    The contracts-for-difference auction was for "less-established technologies" such as offshore wind, tidal and anaerobic digestion. The power-purchase agreements are fixed for 15 years.

    The offshore wind industry has seen its costs plunge as the capacity of its turbines doubled since 2007. It’s set to double again by 2020, driving down costs further, according to Greenpeace. (Source: Financial Review (Iran), 12 Sept., 2017)

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    Wisc. Anaerobic Digestion Project Scores $15Mn Grant (Funding)
    Wisconsin PSC,BC Organics
    Date: 2017-09-18
    The Wisconsin Public Service Commission (PSC) reports it has approved a conditional $15 million Focus on Energy grant to BC Organics, LLC to build and operate a $60 million integrated anaerobic digester project that will be shared by at least nine dairy farms in Brown County. The system will produce renewable natural gas from dairy farm manure and other waste. BC Organics is a consortium of 24 members led by Wisconsin-based Dynamic Concepts of Waukesha, along with WEC Energy Group, US Biogas LLC and BioStar Organics.

    The company must first obtain all of the necessary state and local regulatory approvals before construction begins in arly 2019 (Source: Wisconsin PSC, Wisc. AgConnection, 18 Sept., 2017) Contact: Wisconsin PSC, (608) 266-5481, https://psc.wi.gov

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Anaerobic Digestion news,  Wisc. PSC news,   news,  


    Saxlund's UK Bio-SNG Plant Expects 2018 Startup (Int'l Report)
    Saxlund International
    Date: 2017-09-08
    In the UK, Southampton-based biomass and material handling company Saxlund International reports its Swindon-area £25-million plant to produce bio-substitute natural gas (BioSNG) from household waste is due to become operational at the start of 2018.

    Bio-SNG is produced through the gasification of cellulosic materials, such as energy crops or forestry residues, after which the Bio-SNG is then gas conditioned, synthesised and gas upgraded. Bio-SNG can be used like biogas produced through anaerobic digestion or it can be converted into liquid biofuels, diesel, ethanol and other fuels.

    The project scored approximately £11 million in funding from the UK Department for Transport's Advanced Biofuels Demonstration Competition and £8.6 million from Cadent (formerly National Grid Gas Distribution). (Source: Saxlund International, Resource, 5 Sept., 2017) Contact: Saxlund International, Matt Drew, Managing Dir., +44 23 8063 6330, www.saxlund.co.uk

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Biogas,  Saxlund Internationa,  l,  


    BIG Snares Former GIB Biomass-to-Energy Assets (Int'l, M&A)
    Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, Green Investment Group
    Date: 2017-08-23
    Alton, Illinois-based Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG) reports that with its acquisition of biomass and waste-to-energy plants totaling 70 MW from the former UK Green Investment Bank (GIB), presently known as the Green Investment Group (GIG), it now holds one largest biomass waste-to-energy portfolios in the UK.

    BIG's acquisition includes four biomass and WtE facilities, 15 anaerobic digestion plants across Northern Ireland, England and Scotland, and a materials recovery facility with a total combined capacity of 70 MW. (Source: Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, Renewables Now, 21 Aug., 2017) Contact: Bioenergy Infrastructure Group, www.bioenergyinfrastructure.co.uk; Green Investment Group, (Ray Stillwell, Pres., (618) 301-0500, rstillwell@greeninvgroup.com, www.greeninvgroup.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Bioenergy Infrastructure Group ,  Green Investment Group,  Biomass,  Waste-to-Energy,  


    Roeslein's Missouri Biogas Project Underway (Ind. Report)
    Roeslein Alternative Energy
    Date: 2017-08-21
    In the Show Me State, St. Louis-headquartered Roeslein Alternative Energy reports nine farms in Missouri have been selected selected to produce biogas for Roeslein's planned $120 million anaerobic digestion plant just north of Albany, Missouri.

    Smithfield Hog Production in north Missouri is partnering with Roeslein on the biogas plant to be constructed in 1,000 acres in Harrison County . The site is being provided by the Nature Conservancy . Duke Energy in North Carolina is contracted to purchase part of the processed fuel to assist in realizing clean energy standards for power generation. (Source: Roeslein Alternative Energy, NewsPress, Aug., 2017) Contact: Roeslein Alternative Energy, Rudi Roeslein, Pres., Brian Gale, Bus. Dev., Chris Roach, Proj. Dev., (314) 729-0055, croach@roesleinae.com, www.roesleinalternativeenergy.com

    More Low-Carbon Energy News Roeslein Alternative Energy,  Biogas,  Methane,  anaerobic digestion ,  Biogas,  

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