Bioenergy News

  • Air quality impact of a district heat network in Bradford

    The CERC Consultancy team investigated the air quality impact of a proposed district heat network in Bradford city centre. The network will provide heat generated by a new Energy Centre (gas-fired Combined Heat and Power engines and boilers) and two existing biomass boilers, to a number of existing and proposed buildings. As each building is connected to the network, any boiler plant within ...

  • Biomethane analyzer laser based

    The ProCeas® Biogas is a pre-calibrated infrared laser spectrometer for the real-time measurement of H2S, CO2, CH4, O2 and H2O for monitoring the purification process of raw biogas towards clean biomethane, for heat production via cogeneration, and injection into the network. This analysis allows, for example to measure H2S content, which is highly corrosive for engines and ...

  • DESMI introduces solution to reduce costs and energy loss on electric installations

    At Kormarine 2017, DESMI Pumping Technology A/S is introducing a new solution that enables shipowners and operators to avoid overheated and damaged electric installations and thus, reduce costs and energy loss. The solution is suitable for newbuildings and retrofits. The new OptiPower from DESMI Pumping Technology A/S includes power quality analysis from measuring to design and installation of ...


    By DESMI A/S

  • CHP for the distillery and brewery supply chains

    The production of ingredients that go into alcoholic beverages such as beer and whisky, along with the production of the drinks themselves are energy intensive. Whilst British distillers such as William Grants have been producing low carbon power using ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • EnviTec Biogas commissions gas upgrading plant #20

    EnviThan times twenty: with the commissioning of a 700 Nm³ EnviThan plant in Solschen, Lower Saxony, EnviTec Biogas AG has achieved yet another milestone in the German gas upgrading market. “In just five years, we have planned and completed a total of 20 plants with this efficient and environmentally-friendly membrane technology,” says Jürgen Tenbrink, CTO at the German ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • UK Boost to Biofuels from Waste

    The UK Government last week published its long-awaited response to the Road Transport Fuel Obligation (RTFO) consultation which signals a significant boost to the production of advanced biofuels from waste materials in the UK. This is in line with what many expert organisations, most recently the Royal Academy of Engineering, had been calling for as a way of making a significant and sustainable ...


    By Advanced Plasma Power (APP)

  • OMNETRIC Group Partners with KELAG to Develop First MindSphere Application for Grid Operators

    OMNETRIC Group, the Siemens and Accenture joint venture, today announced that it has partnered with KELAG to build its first MindApp for the energy industry. The OMNETRIC Planning and Outage Intelligence Application (PnOI), built on Siemens’ MindSphere, the cloud-based, open IoT operating system, was developed through the collaboration of data scientists, power engineers and IT experts. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • GE Upgrades Main Power Grid in Oslo and Akershus to Boost Electricity Capacity and Security

    GE Power will provide a new substation as part of Statnett's upgrade of the main power grid in Oslo and Akershus. The Gas Insulated Substation (GIS) will provide increased capacity and improved security of supply to the network as Statnett prepares for a more environmentally friendly energy mix. ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Procter & Gamble and Constellation Complete 50-Megawatt Renewable Energy Plant

    The Procter & Gamble Company and Constellation, a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation, announced the completion of a 50-megawatt biomass-fueled combined heat and power plant located at one of P&G's largest U.S. facilities. Constellation owns and operates the plant, which supplies steam to P&G's Albany, GA paper manufacturing facility and generates electricity for the local ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • Geotech`s new BIOMETHANE 3000 gets set for the global market

    With international testing now underway, Geotech’s new BIOMETHANE 3000 fixed in line gas analysis system is all set to go worldwide! Global leaders in the design and manufacture of gas analysis technology, Geotech is renowned for its varied portfolio of gas analysers providing ...


    By Geotech

  • Pruitt Responds to Senators’ request for details on Icahn’s Advisory Role

    On September 11, 2017, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt sent a letter to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) in response to the request by Senator Whitehouse and four other Democratic Senators to explain Carl Icahn’s role in shaping the ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Neste announces renewable jet fuel to be used at Genève Aéroport

    On September 13, 2017, Neste, a member of the Biobased and Renewable Products Advocacy Group (BRAG), announced it is collaborating with Genève Aéroport to make flying more sustainable.  Neste will be providing renewable jet fuel for aircraft operations from ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • Duke Energy Plans North Carolina's Largest Battery Storage Projects as Part of Western Carolinas Modernization Plan

    Duke Energy recently (9/21) announced plans to install North Carolina's two largest battery energy storage systems - a $30 million investment as part of the company's Western Carolinas Modernization Plan. For months, Duke Energy has been working on future energy needs in the region with stakeholders, including members of the Energy Innovation Task Force ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New York Governor signs bill on bioheating fuel requirements

    The National Biodiesel Board (NBB) announced that on September 13, 2017, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation that introduces bioheating fuel tax credits and bioheating fuel tax requirements to three New York counties. The bill ( ...


    By Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

  • The Most Efficient Form of Renewable Energy

    The renewable energy sector is growing fast. Its strength lies in its diversity and its numerous tangible benefits. This infographic explores the different types that are currently in use. Learn more about how they work and how experts determine their efficiency. Renewable energy accounted for a tenth of the total US energy consumption in 2015. Half of this was in the form of electricity. There ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • New Study on Graphene-Wrapped Nanocrystals Makes Inroads Toward Next-Gen Fuel Cells

    A powdery mix of metal nanocrystals wrapped in single-layer sheets of carbon atoms, developed at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), shows promise for safely storing hydrogen for use with fuel cells for passenger vehicles and other uses. And now, a new study provides insight into the atomic details of the crystals’ ultrathin coating and how ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • EnviTec Biogas expands its service portfolio in Calbe/Saale, Germany

    EnviTec Service is expanding: and not just its customer base but also in terms of its square metres of warehouse space. Alongside the established warehouses in Lohne and Friedland, existing storage space has now been expanded at the Calbe/Saale site in Germany. Complementing large and small parts units of approx. 160 m² and 80 m², respectively, a further 80 m² of office space is ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Geotech announces new BIOMETHANE 3000

    Global leaders in the design and manufacture of gas analysis technology, Geotech, are set to launch their latest product, due in Q3, the BIOMETHANE 3000 fixed in line gas analysis system. Renowned for their accuracy, reliability and world class customer service and support, Geotech has ...


    By Geotech

  • Independent Power Grid as a Milestone for an Energy Transition Project

    For the first time, a portion of the low-voltage network has been decoupled from the main power grid. In the community of Wildpoldsried in the Allgäu region of Germany it was possible to provide uninterrupted and stable operation of the island grid. Siemens and its project partners implemented a regional, self-contained and intelligent power distribution grid there, a microgrid. As the share ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • NREL Updates Baseline Cost and Performance Data for Electricity Generation Technologies

    The U.S. Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has released the 2017 Annual Technology Baseline (ATB), updating a key source of reliable electricity generation technology cost and performance data used to support and inform electric sector analysis in the United States. Now in its third year, the ATB documents technology-specific information on a broad spectrum of ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

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