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    New order for EnviTec Biogas in Greece

    Silage, food waste and wet manure will be the future input materials for the biogas plant in Agios Athanasios in the Thessaloniki regional unit recently ordered from EnviTec Biogas. The 1 MW plant is the second project in Greece for the German biogas all-rounder based in Lohne and Saerbeck. “Even after nearly 20 years in the industry, this new construction project will expand our market ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

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    Kake Receives Final Plans for Biomass District Heating System

    Working Together for Wood Heat Energy In June, Kake took one giant step toward energy independence with the delivery of the final engineering plans and financial analysis for a biomass district heating system designed by the Oregon firm, Wisewood Energy – a firm with deep experience in Southeast and many operational plants across the region.  Like most ...

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    How to maximize the methane yield of biogas plants using the FOS/TAC ratio as a control parameter

    Monitoring the ratio of free organic acids (FOS) to total inorganic carbonate (TAC) is the best practice how to monitor the fermentation process in biogas reactors. Keeping this ratio stable within a defined window is key to maximizing the methane output and hence the profitability of a biogas plant. A free white paper from Metrohm takes a closer look at the chemistry behind the ...


    By Metrohm AG

  • DOE Announces Funding for Bioenergy R&D

    On July 31, 2020, DOE announced more than $97 million in funding for 33 projects to support research and development (R&D) of high-impact technology to accelerate the U.S. bioeconomy. The aim is for the selected projects to improve the performance and lower the cost and ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • DOE Announces $64 Million in Funding for H2@Scale Projects

    On July 20, 2020, DOE announced that approximately $64 Million in funding for 18 projects to advance the H2@Scale vision. H2@Scale is a concept that explores the potential for wide-scale hydrogen production and utilization in the United States to enable resiliency ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Biomethane drives green public transport in Estonia

    A mere six months separated order placement and the first feed-in into the Estonian gas network for the two latest gas upgrading plants from the EnviTec Biogas Group. “The two projects in Tartu and Vinni are our first EnviThan plants in Estonia, and represent a milestone for our sales strategy in Eastern Europe,” says Lars von Lehmden, Managing Director of EnviTec Anlagenbau GmbH ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Clarke Energy Supporting World Cogeneration Day

    Clarke Energy and our sister company Co-Energy America are pleased to announce our support of World Cogeneration Day, September 4th 2020 and highlighting key international cogeneration projects. Cogeneration or combined heat and power technology (CHP) plays an important role in providing efficient localised power ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Heat network webinar explores future technology pathway to net-zero

    The online event: 'Heat networks: future technologies and meeting net zero - opportunities and challenges' is open to heat network designers, developers, operators and contractors. It will take place on Wednesday 8 July (10 am to 11.30am). Improving energy performance is a key part of The Housing Forum's ...


    By Switch2 Energy Limited

  • DOE Selects Projects for R&D in Performance-Advantaged Biofuel Blendstocks

    On July 2, 2020, DOE announced that it has selected seven projects to conduct R&D to accelerate the adoption of performance-advantaged biofuel blendstocks. A total of $1.94 million in funding is available for the projects, which will leverage National Laboratory capabilities as part of the Co-Optimization of Fuels & Engines (Co-Optima) initiative. The Co-Optima initiative focuses on ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • DOE Announces RFP for R&D Projects Supporting H2@Scale

    On July 1, 2020, DOE’s EERE announced a request for proposals (RFP) for R&D projects that support DOE’s H2@Scale vision for large-scale, affordable hydrogen production, storage, distribution, and utilization across various sectors. H2@Scale is an ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Moving Forward Act Can Boost Biogas Industry

    The American Biogas Council (ABC) praised the release of the long awaited infrastructure package by the U.S. House of Representatives entitled, The Moving Forward Act (H.R.2). The $1.5 trillion proposal to rebuild U.S. communities with infrastructure and innovation includes several tax provisions on which the ABC has long labored to create a more equitable environment where natural market forces ...

  • MASBDA Announces Availability of Grants for Biofuel Entities

    On June 4, 2020, the Missouri Agricultural and Small Business Development Authority (MASBDA) announced the creation of the Biofuel Infrastructure Program (BIP). Designed to increase the availability of higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel in Missouri, BIP partners with private entities to support biofuel producers in applying for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development’s ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Fostering the biogas sector is essential to ensure the decarbonisation of the EU

    Brussels, 11 June 2020 – Bioenergy Europe, in collaboration with the European Biogas Association, launches the second chapter of its Statistical Report 2020 focusing on biogas and its upgraded version, biomethane. The Report looks at the biogas consumption and production in the EU and provides an in-depth and up-to-date analysis on the ...


    By Bioenergy Europe

  • OREAC: 1,400 GW of Offshore Wind Is Possible by 2050, and Will Be Key for Green Recovery

    On World Ocean Day, the Ocean Renewable Energy Action Coalition (OREAC) has announced its vision for 1,400 GW of offshore wind globally by 2050 to drive decarbonization and a green economic recovery from the COVID-19 crisis. This ambition goes beyond current offshore wind forecasts, but is entirely achievable considering the resource potential, technology innovation, and government appetite to ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NNI Will Hold Webinar on Advances in Self-Powered Wearable Sensors

    The U.S. National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI) will hold a webinar on June 24, 2020, on “Advances in self-powered wearable sensors:  A biofuel-powered electronic skin.”  NNI states that the development and commercialization of self-powered, battery-free sensors with wireless capabilities would represent a significant step toward meeting the requirements for ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • DOE EERE Announces Workshop on Tools to Accelerate Scaling-Up of Biobased Fuels

    On June 3, 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) announced that it will be hosting a public virtual workshop titled “Workshop on Predictive Models and High Performance Computing as Tools to Accelerate the Scaling-up of New Bio-Based Fuels.” The goal is to ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EPA Issues Pre-Publication Version of its Proposed Anti-Backsliding Determination for Renewable Fuels and Air Quality

    On May 29, 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a pre-publication version of a proposed anti-backsliding determination that no additional measures are necessary pursuant to the Clean Air Act (CAA) Section 211(v) to mitigate the adverse air quality impacts of renewable fuel volumes required under CAA Section 211(o). The proposed determination will be published in the Federal ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • EnviTec Biogas enters the Estonian market

    An Estonian premiere: EnviTec Biogas AG marks its debut on the Estonian market with a double order for EnviThan gas upgrading plants. “Our two projects in Tartu and Vinni give us an important foothold in the Baltic market for our EnviThan technology,” says Lars von Lehmden, Managing Director of EnviTec Anlagenbau GmbH & Co. KG. While the German plant engineering company has ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • U.S. Senators Join Forces in Bipartisan Bill Supporting Biofuel Producers

    On May 21, 2020, U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) introduced a bill directing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary to establish a renewable feedstock reimbursement program. Aiming to support biofuel producers that have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, this bill can be cited as the Renewable Fuel Feedstock Reimbursement Act of 2020. ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Clarke Energy signs Memorandum of Understanding with NEC Energy Solutions

    Clarke Energy, a KOHLER Company, has signed a memorandum of understanding with NEC Energy Solutions, Inc. (NEC) with respect to the supply of their  GSS Grid Storage Solution products and warranty service offering. Energy storage products are highly complementary to Clarke Energy’s existing product offering which includes gas engines and biogas upgrading technology. Energy storage ...


    By Clarke Energy

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