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Biogas Journal

In the October, 2014 a new edition of the Biogas Journal has arrived.   Read the journal here: http://www.biogas.org/edcom/webfvb.nsf/id/DE_7XHDVG_Biogas_Journal/$file/Harvest_2014%20Gesamtansicht.pdf

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Thailand: the rise of the biogas industry

In Thailand the development of renewable energies is supported by the government, which has promoted numerous forms of funding. In force from the beginning of 2015, the biogas feed-in-tariff is applied in the areas of solid waste management, wastewater treatment, and energy crops. In the near future, a regulatory incentive will be established also for the rising biomethane sector. Watch the full interview to Pruk Aggarangsi from the Chiang Mai University on Biogas...

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BDI Bioenergy: The first “Major Green Brewery” becomes reality in Göss

Heineken’s brewery in Austria now produces two valuable products – beer and biogas. “Brewing a better Future” is the name of Heineken’s sustainability initiative. A key technology for the implementation of this objective to produce biogas comes from the Styrian plant manufacturer BDI – BioEnergy International AG: Brewery residues will be recycled in a spent-grain fermentation plant for the energy supply of the Göss brewery. Investment in the turnkey BDI plant is in the mid-single-digit million range. Brewery Göss, one of the...

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Gas-to-Liquid Methanol Plant Offers Revenue Stream for Biogas, Landfill Gas Producers

Alternative chemicals and fuels producer Maverick Synfuels has announced the availability of the Maverick Oasis BG Gas-to-Liquid methanol plant product line. These plants convert biogas from sources such as anaerobic digesters and landfills into higher value methanol, widely used in industrial chemicals. When paired with anaerobic digesters that produce renewable biogas from organic waste, the Maverick Oasis BG product line is the first small-scale system that simultaneously reduces greenhouse gas emissions while helping to solve environmental...

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European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

For 30 years now the European Biomass Conference and Exhibition has been the place to address and discuss the fundamental challenges of the bioenergy industry and to illustrate the best innovative technological solutions available to overcome them. Reasons to exhibit: Get the chance to shake hands with around 2000 industry experts, biomass scientists and influential decision makers. Showcase your products, brand and activities in an exciting setting  focused on the latest bioenergy innovations and market trends. Make new contacts whilst...

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World Bank: cleantech SME’s in developing world to receive $1.6tr boost

Thursday, September 25th, 2014 By Tom Revell   Small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) involved in bringing cleantech to developing countries could reap some $1.6 trillion (£980bn) over the next 10 years, as investors rush to tackle climate change. According to a new report from the World Bank Group, SMEs will be able to seize a sizable amount of the $6.4 trillion (£3.9tr) expected to be invested in renewable energy, electric vehicles and similar technologies over the next decade. In particular, the World Bank expects that China,...

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European Biogas Conference

The biannual European Biogas Conference covers a broad range of topics related to biogas, from production to utilisation, with plenty of room for networking between representatives from research, industry and production. Foreseen are an exhibition and a poster session. Topics include European policy issues, biomethane, digestate use, sustainability of biogas and bioeconomy. With the event we strive to unite biogas experience and share latest information on policies, industry developments, innovation and...

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European biogas policies in the mirror of sustainability

The Renewable Energy Directive 2009/28/EC (RED) prompts the Commission to report on requirements for a sustainability scheme for energy uses of biomass and biogas other than biofuels and bioliquids, and to provide analysis on biofuel sustainability with respect to indirect land use change (iLUC). The iLUC corresponds to the carbon stock release from the conversion of natural land such as rainforest or grassland into cropland that can result from an increased production of biofuels/bioenergy in Europe. For the transport sector, the...

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France: MT-Energie’s second biomethane plant with grid injection

This September the plant of O’Terres Energies opened in Ussy-sur-Marne. This installation was built by MT-Energie France, its second facility of this kind, and it is connected to the natural gas grid. The substrate comes exclusively from catch crops and the biomethane output is of 250 Nm3/h, which is injected into the grid by Gaz réseau Distribution France(GrDF). The farmer who supplies the substrate was supported with technical information and know-how linked to catch crops by the consultant Artaim Conseil. He then uses the digestate...

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France: Ségolène Royal unveils ambitious energy bill

The long-awaited energy bill was presented by Ségolène Royal, French energy and environment minister, on June 18. The legislation aims to cut France’s energy consumption in half by 2050 in comparison with 2012, to reduce the use of fossil fuels by 30 % and to bring the share of renewable energy in final energy consumption to 32 % in 2030. The bill must now be approved by several government commissions before a vote at the National Assembly that would not take place before the autumn of 2014. In parallel, in order to strengthen the...

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