Bioenergy News for October 2013

Bioenergy News Archive

European Bioenergy Research Institute’s new facility powered and heated by onsite Pyroformer plant

The European Bioenergy Research Institute (EBRI) has unveiled new facilities at Aston University in Birmingham, UK which will allow it to significantly expand its world-class bioenergy research and knowledge transfer activity.

Fall in world clean energy investment

Global investment in clean energy was US$45.9billion in the third quarter of 2013, down 14% on the second quarter of this year and 20% below the number for Q3 2012, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance.

GE supplies gas engines for Israeli biogas project

GE is supplying eight of its 1.4 MW Jenbacher J420 biogas engines for a new cogeneration plant located south of Tel Aviv, near the city of Rishon Lezion, Israel.

Leidos buys biomass power facility

Leidos Holdings Inc has assumed ownership of a 37.5 MW (net) biomass-fuelled electric generation facility, being built in Plainfield, Connecticut by Leidos Constructors.

Boeing and South African Airways establish biofuels in SA

Boeing and South African Airways (SAA) plan to develop and implement a sustainable aviation biofuel supply chain in Southern Africa, a first for the continent.

Project focuses on developing AD

VTT Technological Research Centre of Finland (VTT) is studying the anaerobic digestion (AD) of organic waste and developing ways to control it.

BioEnergy Inc awarded US$1.7 million to demonstrate biomass tech

BioEnergy Inc and partnership with Cape Breton University’s Centre for Sustainability in Energy & the Environment (CSEE) and Target Hydraulics and Machine Works, has been awarded an Atlantic Innovation Fund investment to construct, test, and commercialise its torrefaction biomass technology.

German biomass plant produces first gasoline German biomass plant produces first gasoline

The bioliq® pilot plant at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) has produced its first batch of gasoline fuel from straw.

Record high for UK renewables

Statistics published today by the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC) showed that the amount of electricity generated from renewable energy sources in the UK reached a new record high of 15.5% of total electricity generation in the second quarter of this year.