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 ...

  • EnviTec Biogas boosts German biomethane market with EnviThan

    High purity biomethane fed directly into the natural gas network – this is what is being supplied by Bioenergie Köckte GmbH & Co.KG in Saxony-Anhalt with immediate effect. The 350 standard cubic metre EnviThan gas upgrading plant from the Lower Saxon biogas plant constructor EnviTec Biogas feeds biomethane into the 1-bar pipeline in the E.ON Avacon network. The customer is EnviTec ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • 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 ...


  • Leveraging Potential: Producing Biomethane from Sewage Gas

    Sewage gas from the wastewater treatment unit at the Model AG paper mill in Niedergösgen, Switzerland, will in future be upgraded to biomethane to provide heat and mobility. The technology for this process will be supplied by Hitachi Zosen Inova BioMethan, one of the leading providers of gas upgrading and CO2 separation systems. The gas upgrading system is currently being manufactured in the ...


    By Hitachi Zosen Inova AG

  • 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

  • Behind the scenes at China Britain Trade Expo 2017

    In the wake of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the China Britain Trade Expo 2017 occurred at a pivotal time and welcomed senior business leaders from China and the UK to discuss future trade, import, export and investment opportunities. The event took place at the prestigious Queen Elizabeth II Conference Centre a world class facility in the heart of Westminster. 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

  • Greening the gas grid – critical issues workshop, renewable biomethane

    The European Commission strategy for energy infrastructure priorities for 2020 and beyond is targeting CNG, LNG and biogas/biomethane to increase European energy diversity and energy security.  The European Commission, in its Communication to the European Parliament, Council, and the Committee of the Regions lays the groundwork for its Energy infrastructure priorities for 2020 and beyond ...


  • EnviTec Biogas convinces with gas preparation technology in the biomethane market

    Thoroughly convincing, Jürgen Tenbrink, the Chief Technology Officer of Lower Saxony-based EnviTec Biogas AG reports on both EnviThan gas preparation plants in Köckte and Sachsendorf that were commissioned in September 2013. “With more than 500 days on the grid, we are drawing a positive balance”, said the qualified engineer. “30 Gigawatt hours were planned per year in ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • New Zealand harnesses biomethane for waste collection vehicle demonstration

    “So far most New Zealand biogas schemes have focused on the provision of electricity and heat, but biogas as transport fuel does offer the highest value proposition.” – Stephan Heubeck, NIWA Research Engineer. Residents of Auckland’s Rodney District are about to see a waste collection truck from Transpacific Industries (TPI) collect their waste using waste-generated ...


  • Republic Services and Clean Energy Sign Renewable Biomethane Recovery Agreement at Republic’s Sauk Trail Hills Landfill

    Gas Output Is Expected to Equate to 6 Million Diesel Gallon Equivalents Annually PHOENIX - Leading solid waste operator Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) has signed a renewable biomethane recovery agreement with Clean Energy Fuels Corp. (Nasdaq: CLNE) to process and sell renewable natural gas recovered from Republic’s Sauk Trail Hills Landfill site in Canton, Michigan. ...


    By Republic Services, Inc.

  • Republic Services, Clean Energy Sign Renewable Biomethane Recovery Agreement for Tennessee Landfill

     Expanding the availability of renewable natural gas, leading solid waste operator Republic Services, Inc. (NYSE: RSG) announced today an agreement to recover landfill gas from its North Shelby Landfill in Millington, Tennessee for multiple uses including as a vehicle fuel for its growing natural gas-powered fleet. The ...


    By Republic Services, Inc.

  • AD overtakes landfill energy production

    The latest figures from the Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) reveals that the UK’s 540 anaerobic digestion plants now generate more energy than landfill gas – and represent 2% of national gas production, the industry association has claimed. “AD-derived green gas is an important part of the UK’s energy mix as it performs two roles – it makes ...


    By GPT Waste Management Ltd

  • Turning waste into clean energy for B.C.

    A new study released last week reveals clean energy from waste material is closer to becoming a commercial reality in British Columbia. The study was made public at the opening of British Columbia Innovation Council Day at the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER) Annual Summit in Vancouver, B.C. "British Columbia’s bio-economy is growing and this study acknowledges the ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • KEY ENERGY 2015, in November The Sustainable Energy World returns to Rimini

    Italy that invests in renewable energy sources and energy efficiency will be back at Rimini Fiera from November 3rd to 6th 2015 with KEY ENERGY, the expo dedicated to Energy and Mobility. Bearing in mind the strength of the increasing contribution of green energies to national energy production (last year the share obtained from renewable sources reached 38% of the total) and the availability of ...


    By Rimini Fiera S.p.A

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