biomethane-to-grid News

  • Queen’s Award for Biomethane-to-Grid company

    CNG Services has won the UK Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation. The jury recognised the role CNG has played in getting ‘green gas’ into homes and companies via UK gas networks. To win the award, CNG Services demonstrated how it pioneered biomethane-to-grid technology. The first commercial connection was at Poundbury in 2012 where DMT delivered the Carborex MS 650 ...

  • 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 ...


  • Smart grid to the next level

    Making a smart grid for smart and sustainable energy supply has reached the next level now that for the city of Lelystad a consortium of thirteen partners have agreed to work together. Their ‘Grand Design’ for sustainable energy and infrastructure was created in May this year, and consists of three parts: making (existing) buildings sustainable, use the available biogas in the ...

  • Leveraging Data in Moving Towards the Smart City

    Cities, no matter what size, all want to use data to inform their day-to-day operations and strategic forecasting. Most megacities have already developed the organizational, technical, and analytical foundations to leverage their data while some of the small to medium cities are still working to develop that capability.  A special panel session at the  ...


    By Smart Grid Observer

  • UK Biomethane day 2012

    CNG Services Ltd (CSL), in association with the REA, are pleased to announce the first UK Biomethane Day to be held at the Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham on Tuesday 26th June 2012. This one day event will be of interest to anyone considering this new and exciting market as well as to those who already have projects underway. This event is staged as part of the Green Gas Grids Project which is a ...


    By CNG Services Limited

  • 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 ...

  • Cenex to host UK National Biomethane Conference

    Cenex, the UK’s Centre of Excellence in Low Carbon and Fuel Cell Technologies, will host a two-day conference on biomethane between the 3-4th June 2009 at Loughborough University’s Holywell Park. The conference, sponsored by Chesterfield BioGas and Greenlane Biogas, will showcase expertise covering the production of biomethane from organic waste, management of transport fleets and insights into ...


    By RealWire

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Extreme field trial commences for biomethane snowplough

    Swedavia AB, owner and operator of major airports in Sweden, has begun a field test in partnership with the Volvo Group and the Schmidt Group to test what they say is the world’s first snow removal vehicle powered by biomethane. The vehicle is equipped with Volvo engines that run on biomethane combined with conventional diesel, which in the long term can be replaced by biodiesel, enabling ...


  • 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 ...

  • 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

  • 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 ...

  • 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)

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...


  • 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

  • Smart Grid for Water Vs the Electric Smart Grid

    In the run up to the World Water-Tech North America, we will be sharing with you contributions from pioneers in the Water-Tech industry. This week, FATHOM share insights from their latest whitepaper on The Smart Grid for Water and how it differs from the electric smart grid in design, ...


    By Rethink Events Ltd.

  • Australia’s Smart Grid Opportunity

    Australia is now considered to be one of the world leaders in technology, comparable only to the United States in terms of smart grid innovation. Last year they received from the Federal Government a National Energy Efficiency Initiative of AU$100 million to develop a smart-grid energy network. A recent study, conducted by IDC, polled utility leaders from Australia, about their major initiatives, ...


    By GDS International

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