biomethane energy News

  • RHI biomethane injection tariff to be reviewed

    The biomethane injection tariff is to be reviewed following representations from industry that there is a risk of overcompensation for large biomethane to grid plants under the current Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) biomethane injection tariff. Larger plants benefit from economies of scale which can make them efficient generators of renewable energy, but their costs may not justify support at ...

  • Biomethane: Industry opportunities and Pieralisi experience

    “Agroenergia”, in collaboration with “Federmetano”, came up with the idea of a conference under the name of “Biomethane South” aimed at making people aware of this gas as a source of renewable energy. Biomethane, in fact, which comes from the numerous agricultural productions in the southern regions, can bring important savings over time. This topic, as well as ...


    By Pieralisi Group

  • Swedish biomethane R&D project funded by EC

    “Second generation biofuels …helps to reduce the transport carbon footprint.” – Maud Olofsson, Minster for Energy The European Commission (EC) has authorised under EU state aid rules  the sum of SEK222 million (approximately USD32 million) that Sweden intends to grant to the Gothenburg Biofuels Gasification (GoBiGas) research and development project. Göteborg ...


  • British Gas to trial five biomethane projects

    British Gas has announced it is going ahead with five biomethane demonstration projects, which could be the first in the UK to inject green gas into the national grid. The news comes after the Government has professed its support for renewable technologies such as biomethane injection, biomass technology operators and biogas plants under the renewable ...

  • DECC announce new RHI tariffs for biomethane

    On 9th December, 2014, the Department of Energy and Climate Change announced changes to the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) tariffs for biomethane injection into the national grid following extensive consultation. Biomethane had previously received a flat rate of 7.5 p/kWh under the RHI, regardless of scale or output. The new changes will see a tiered approach adopted, with sites ...


    By Anaerobic Digestion (AD)

  • Successful six-month trial of biomethane vehicle

    A six-month trial comparing compressed biomethane to compressed natural gas in street-cleaning vehicles has proven successful. The findings show a 56 per cent saving in CO2 emissions, which include emissions released during fuel production and distribution. Emissions savings of 53 to 59 per cent could also be achieved when compared to a similar size diesel vehicle. The trial - which took place in ...

  • WELTEC Group Acquires Two Biomethane Refineries

    The WELTEC Group has acquired two biomethane refineries in Hesse and Saxony-Anhalt (Germany). One of the plants is located in Ebsdorfergrund, Hesse, and has been acquired within the framework of an asset deal. Nordmethan Produktion Ebsdorfergrund GmbH, an affiliate of the WELTEC Group, is now responsible for the operation as the new owner. For this purpose, all employees have been taken over. The ...


    By WELtec BioPower GmbH

  • Latest biomethane tariff review set to give boost to biomass industry

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) has today published the outcome of its biomethane tariff review. The review was launched in the summer to address fears that the current tariffs may be over-rewarding large projects. The consultation received considerable input from across the industry, as the original document could have led to far more drastic impacts on almost all projects. ...


    By Inprova Energy

  • Industry association calls on DECC to review RHI level for biomethane

    An industry association has appealed to the Department for Energy and Climate Change to review the level of support for putting biomethane into the national grid under the Renewable Heat Incentive, due to come into effect in April 2011. The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association has presented DECC with a case for increased RHI support as it believes there will not be sufficient investment in ...

  • First delivery of EnviTec biomethane to bio-CNG filling station in Yantai, China

    Environmental awareness is growing in China, and with it the market for CNG (compressed natural gas). Compressed gas for eco-friendly drivers is now already offered at several filling stations in the eastern Chinese port city of Yantai. One of these is now taking deliveries of biomethane from two 1,000 Nm³/h EnviThan gas upgrading plants manufactured by EnviTec Biogas AG. “Our ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Growth programme at MVV Energie gains great momentum

    MVV Energie AG (WKN: A0H52F, ISIN: DE000A0H52F5) intends to invest three billion euros by 2020 in expanding renewable energies, energy efficiency, cogeneration, environmentally-friendly district heating and in upkeeping and maintaining its existing plants and grids. Three years after announcing this long-term, sustainable growth programme, the Group has already implemented or issued binding ...


    By MVV Energie AV

  • Energy Department Announces $13.4 Million to Develop Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts

    The Energy Department announced today up to $13.4 million for five projects to develop advanced biofuels and bioproducts that will help drive down the cost of producing gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel from biomass. These products not only will help reduce carbon emissions, but also advance the department's work to enable the production of clean, renewable and cost-competitive drop-in biofuel at $3 ...


    By US Department of Energy

  • Famous Dutch comedian takes stand for fossil free fuel production

    Yesterday evening the famous Dutch comedian Freek de Jonge took a stand for the production of fossil free fuel. In the populair Dutch program DWDD he proclaimed that the Dutch government should be doing anything to help the victims in Groningen who’s houses have been slowly but severely damaged and sometimes destroyed due to gas drilling in the area. De Jonge stated that the disaster that ...

  • CIWM welcomes role of biomass and waste in DECC`s Heat Strategy

    The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has welcomed the publication of DECC's heat strategy and the recognition that biomass and waste have a contribution to make to the Government's aim of encouraging renewable and low-carbon heat technologies. "Decarbonising heat is an important and challenging task and the strategy provides a very useful assessment of the current situation, ...

  • FirmGreen® Extends its Leadership in Renewable Fuels with PlasmaTech Deal

    Today, FirmGreen Energy, Inc. (FGE®) announces completion of an agreement with PlasmaTech Caribbean Corporation (PlasmaTech) to become FirmGreen’s exclusive sub-Licensee of CO2 Wash® technology for the Caribbean region. Under this agreement, PlasmaTech has placed on order a CO2 Wash unit for a biogas to fuels project located in Puerto Rico. The project will utilize CO2 Wash technology to ...


    By FirmGreen, Inc.

  • Opening session of IBSCE confirms large interest in bioenergy development and opportunities for international cooperation in Asia.

    This morning in Shanghai 300 participants from over 30 countries attended the opening session of the first Asian Bionergy Conference and International Bioenergy (Shanghai) Exhibition. Co-chaired by prof. Zhenhong Yuan, Director of Biomass Energy Committee P.R. China and by Giovanni De Santi, Director Institute for Energy and Transport, Joint Research Centre European Commission, the opening ...

  • Potential for Over $1 Billion in Investment from Canadian Trade Mission to Korea and China Promoting Bioenergy Technology

    Potential for Over $1 Billion in Investment from Canadian Trade Mission to Korea and China Promoting Bioenergy Technology OTTAWA, July 4, 2011 -- Canadian delegates returned to Canada after a 6-day successful trade mission to Korea and China. The purpose of the mission was to promote advanced Canadian bioenergy technology, and to discuss partnering opportunities in Canadian bioenergy investments. ...


  • Submit your IBSCE 2015 abstract by 15 June

    Asian Bioenergy Conference 2015: call for abstracts endsMonday 15th June There are still few days left to be part of the 1st Asian's international bioenergy conference and exhibition.  With over 400+ attendees expected, this first edition will be the ideal venue and ...

  • A vision for bioenergy

    Today's new biomass strategy targets a sector supporting 50,000 jobs and producing 11 per cent of UK energy by 2020 Energy Ministers from 23 of the world's leading economies this week convene in London to accelerate the development and deployment of clean energy technology. Participating governments account for 80 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions and 90 per cent of global clean energy ...

  • Bioenergy in Asia a driver for research and innovation

    In many countries renewables are outpacing fossil fuels in terms of new investments. In 2013 the global amount of investments (not including hydro) reached USD 270.2 billion, 17% up from previous year (source REN 21). In this context, dominated by investments in solar and wind power, several Asian countries are increasingly looking at ways to use their biomass resources and are adopting ambitious ...

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