Bioenergy News for December 2009

Bioenergy News Archive

Anaerobic digestion biogas to provide 10% of UK energy by 2020

The Anaerobic Digestion and Biogas Association (ADBA) predicts that farmers, commercial operators and local authorities will build 1000 anaerobic digestion biogas plants in the next five years at a cost of £5 billion, mostly funded by the private sector.

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Bioenergy could meet global energy demand

The global potential to produce biomass for energy in a sustainable way is sufficient to meet global energy demand, according to a paper by the World Bioenergy Association (WBA) based on a report by the Department of Energy and Technology at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU).

Advanced biorefinery projects in USA get US$564m

The US Department of Energy (DoE) has selected 19 integrated biorefinery projects to receive up to US$564 million from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to accelerate the construction and operation of pilot, demonstration, and commercial scale facilities for bioenergy.

USA remains most attractive country for renewable energy

The United States remains the most attractive country overall for renewable energy, but China has moved ahead of Germany to take second spot in the rankings released by Ernst & Young.

Biofuels ethanol and biodiesel decrease GHG emissions significantly: Canadian report

Ethanol reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 62% over conventional petrol, when compared on a fuelcycle analysis, while biodiesel will drop emissions by 99%.