Bioenergy News for July 2011

Bioenergy News Archive

Shell opens green entrepreneur awards

UK companies with ideas to tackle climate change can now apply for Shell Springboard awards of up to £40,000.

Elsevier launches biofuel research tool

The new Elsevier tool gives professionals access to thousands of biofuel resources.

EU announces new biofuel certification

The European Commission has launched 7 green certification schemes for biofuels.

AXA, neoen, acquire renewable assets from Verbund

The purchase represents the first renewable energy investment for AXA Private Equity’s latest infrastructure fund.

Neste Oil adds new oils to biofuel base

Jathropha and camelina oils will now be used as raw materials for Neste Oil’s renewable biofuel.

Metso to supply biomass equipment for CHP plants

Fortum has bought combined heat and power technology using biomass for plants in Finland and Latvia.

Renewable energy produced 20% of 2010 global electricity

Renewable energy supplied 16% of global final energy consumption and almost 20% of electricity production in 2010, according to REN21.

Sierra Leone bioenergy project wins €133m loan

The bioenergy project will generate energy from sugarcane, ethanol and biomass.

Africa Renewables seeks €30m for biomass projects

A fundraising drive has begun for biomass projects across West Africa.

UK dairy incorporates biogas

EnviTec Biogas UK is installing a biogas plant for a dairy being built by Stowell Farms in Wiltshire, UK, making use of the farm's cow slurry.

UK renewable consumption up marginally in 2010

Renewable energy provisionally accounted for 3.3% of energy consumption in the UK in 2010, and 25,734 GWh of electricity was generated from renewable energy sources.