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  • The Potential for Biogas in Africa

    When thinking about renewable energy it’s common to think of wind power and solar. However there is massive potential in Africa for the utilisation of renewable gas for power generation. Some naturally occurring microbes are able to break down organic material in the absence of oxygen to produce different types of biologically created gas – ‘ ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • Germany lowers biogas formaldehyde emissions

    The renewable energy sector has grown enormously in Germany in recent years and there are now large numbers of plants producing energy from biogas/anaerobic digestion. The emissions from these plants are regulated, but the measurement of formaldehyde (a carcinogen) is being reduced as a result of a financial incentive system. However, the measurement of formaldehyde is challenging and in order to ...


    By Gasmet Technologies Oy

  • EnviClear purifies contaminated wastewater at biogas plants

    Individual solutions are the driving force behind A3 Water Solutions GmbH, a subsidiary of EnviTec Biogas AG. As an internationally active water treatment specialist, the company, based in Gelsenkirchen and Saerbeck, has just developed an innovative and environmentally friendly membrane bioreactor process in conjunction with EnviClear that purifies contaminated surface waters for biogas plant ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • ElectraTherm Green Machine Installed at Biogas Plant in Austria

    ElectraTherm installed its first Green Machine in Austria at a biogas power generation facility to increase electrical production at the site without adding fuel or emissions. The site produces biogas through anaerobic digestion to fire a 500kWe GE Jenbacher 312, generating electricity to sell to the grid while using heat to dry crops during harvest. With the addition of the Green Machine, excess ...


    By ElectraTherm

  • Stable operation of biogas plants through the use of sugar-beet slices

    ‘Novy Dvor’ and ‘Vrbina’ are the flagship plants of EnviTec Biogas AG in Slovakia. The special feature of the two biogas plants situated close to Bratislava is the fact that their input contains a large proportion of sugar-beet residue, which is a waste product created by the nearby sugar factories. The sugar-beet residue makes up two-thirds of the input material that is ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • EnviFarm Compact - small, powerful and economical

    Great potential for small plants: that's what the Italian biogas plant market offers since the beginning of this year. The Renewable Decree that came into effect in Italy on 1 January 2013 provides for significant changes – changes that benefit the biogas plant manufacturer from Lower Saxony: "With the flexible design of our EnviFarm Compact plants, we have been able to react to this trend ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • WWTP Lamb Weston/Meijer commissioned

    In 2015 Colsen was awarded by Lamb Weston/Meijer vof to realize phase 2 of the revamp of the existing old fashioned waste water treatment plant into a sustainable WWTP at the production location Oosterbierum (Friesland, NL). In phase 1 a new anaerobic reactor was constructed while the aerobic purification reactor was modified into a NAS® system with anammox bacteria. In phase 2 a 2nd ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Selby AD plant appoints technology provider

    The “UK’s biggest” anaerobic digestion (AD) plant has appointed Entec Biogas to supply its digestion technology. The Austrian firm has recently completed detailed designs for the Selby Renewable Energy Park, allowing the first stages of construction to begin in the coming months, with a view to opening the facility in 2011. Selby business development manager Shaun Flynn told MRW: “The ...

  • Sense of community aids establishment of renewable energy cooperatives

    Establishment of cooperative biogas projects is aided by strong community spirit, regional traditions and farmers' sense of responsibility for their local area, finds a new Italian study. The findings suggest that renewable energy policy could benefit from taking account of community aspects at the local and regional levels. The EU is committed to generating 20% of its energy from renewable ...

  • Vietnamese manure biofuel project scoops prize

    A scheme that harnesses biogas to improve the quality of life for Vietnamese smallholders is one of six projects recognised in an international awards ceremony. Vietnam"s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) teamed up with the Netherlands Development Organisation (SNV) in 2003 to create a countrywide biogas programme that takes Vietnam"s human and animal waste and turns it into a ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • WWTP Lamb Weston/Meijer started up

    In 2015 Colsen was commissioned by Lamb Weston/Meijer vof te realize phase 2 of the revamp of the existing old fashioned waste water treatment plant into a sustainable WWTP at the production location Oosterbierum (Friesland, NL). In phase 1 a new anaerobic reactor was constructed while the aerobic purification reactor was modified into a NAS® system with anammox bacteria. In phase 2 a 2nd ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Pilot project for bacterial control in Waste Water Treatment plant

    Primozone Production AB has signed an agreement with Nordvästra Skånes Vatten och Avlopp AB (NSVA) to install a pilot plant at Öresundsverket, the Waste Water Treatment plant in Helsingborg for control of filament (bacteria) that interfere with the treatment processes. Öresundsverket in Helsingborg is one of the largest plants operating solely on biological phosphorus ...


    By Primozone Production AB

  • Spanish company touts process to turn urban waste into biodiesel

    A group of Spanish developers working under the company name Ecofasa, headed by chief executive officer and inventor Francisco Angulo, has developed a biochemical process to turn urban solid waste into a fatty acid biodiesel feedstock. “It took more than 10 years working on the idea of producing biodiesel from domestic waste using a biological method,” Angulo told Biodiesel Magazine. “My first ...


    By Ecofa

  • Queensland Urban Utilities Upgrades Flood Damaged Site

    ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA: Clarke Energy has been commissioned by Queensland Urban Utilities (QUU) to supply two sewage treatment plants (STPs) with new ...


    By Clarke Energy

  • The first Molinari mill for biomasses has now been installed

    The first Molinari mill designed to pre-treat biomasses for anaerobic digestion came into operation on January 31st 2013. Construction of this machine began a year ago following a request from Mr. Zangrandi, the owner of a 1 MW biogas plant. His first need was to reduce the size of the various products used to feed the plant. Thus increase the surface that could be attacked by bacteria. Once the ...


    By MOLINARI S.r.l. Socio Unico

  • Sustainable energy production and water reuse at VION

    Colsen has assigned by HydroBusiness b.v. to construct a turn-key installation for the new waste water treatment plant for the production location of VION at the industrial estate area Ladonk in Boxtel (NL). Currently the detailed engineering is being finalized and construction preparations are being executed. The installation is planned to be in operation by the end of 2014. The sustainability ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • 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

  • Convincing performance of MeWa Bio-QZ at BioEnergy Decentral show in Hannover/Germany

    EuroTier 2010, including the trade show BioEnergy Decentral, closed with a record of 140,000 international visitors. Especially the exhibition for bio-energy and decentralized power supply, which demonstrated constantly growing interest. Visitors were able to feel this particularly at the trade stand of the Swabian engineering company. The Bio-QZ on display is a true innovation in the field of ...


    By ANDRITZ MeWa GmbH

  • Biowater wins wastewater contract

    Halden municipality in south of Norway will expand and upgrade its largest wastewater treatment plant, Remmen RA, so that effluent meets the highest environmental standards. The renovated plant will have a capacity of 42000 p.e. Biowater will deliver the core treatment processes, which include the biological treatment and subsequent clarification unit(s). The biological treatment unit(s) will be ...


    By Biowater Technology

  • Europe: Reducing wastewater treatment costs and energy consumption

    While Switzerland's wastewater treatment plants are of a high technical standard, the elimination of nutrients remains costly and energy-intensive. Eawag has now further developed a biological process which simplifies the removal of nitrogen from sludge digester liquid, reducing costs by 50% for this treatment step. The new process has already been adopted by a number of wastewater treatment ...

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