Novità sul biogas extra italiano


Cornell study demonstrates method to speed up anaerobic digestion

Roy Posmanik, the lead author of the paper, told Waste Dive in an interview that combining HTL and AD speeds up the overall process. “The HTL takes 20 minutes [to] 60 minutes,” he said. “And then you have the aqueous phase, which takes more like three or four days [to digest], rather than three weeks.”



BMW focuses on sustainable production

The “producers” of the biogas are roughly 25,000 cows from a neighboring organic cattle farm.



Pune Heroes: Dr Shilpa Narayanan

Dr Shilpa Narayanan carries forward father SV Mapuskar’s legacy of eco-friendly and economical waste management to neighbouring cityscapes.




Brasile, è italiano uno dei più grandi impianti al mondo per biogas

Il sito di Caieiras è in grado di ricevere 10-12 mila tonnellate di rifiuti al giorno, servendo un numero di persone pari a 13 milioni, con un sistema di trattamento biogas composto da 3 linee di 7.500 metri3 ciascuna, una deumidificazione del biogas a 5 gradi e il trattamento degli silossani con carbone attivato. Nel polo cogenerativo funzionano contemporaneamente 21 impianti Ecomax 14 Landfill Gas da 1.407kWe, per una potenza complessiva pari a 29.547 kWe, con l’elettricità prodotta viene ceduta alla rete pubblica in alta tensione.




Schmack Biogas to Build Second Biogas Plant in France

Schmack Biogas, a Viessmann Group company, has been awarded a further contract for the construction of a biomethane plant in Sourdun in northern France.




Danish University receives biogas grant from Apple

Apple will construct a data centre near Aarhus University which will process and store data connected to its online services.
The agreement will supplement the data centre’s energy supply with sustainable renewable energy in the form of biogas.
Research will also be carried out into opportunities for storing energy from wind turbines and solar cells.
The conversion of gas to electricity will take place in efficient fuel cells. Apple has considerable experience in this field from its American data centres, and this experience will be directly incorporated into the project.




AD Overtakes Landfill Energy Production

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.




IRENA’s new online data platform

REsource, the online knowledge platform launched by the International Renewable Energy Agency, enables users to easily find country-specific data, create customized charts and graphs, and compare countries on metrics like renewable energy use and deployment. It also provides information on renewable energy market statistics, potentials, policies, finance, costs, benefits, innovations, education and other topics. One specific item focuses on biogas.




UK retailers pioneer gound-breaking biomethane transport fuel

“A host of British retailers including Waitrose, John Lewis and Argos have been named as the first long-distance lorry users of a renewable biomethane fuel launched today (1 December), which is said to be 35-40% cheaper and 70% less CO2-emitting than diesel.”




Girls turn poo to clean water in Cameroon biogas push

BUEA – An initiative by youth organisations in Cameroon to turn human waste into biogas is reducing pollution and providing cheap, renewable energy to the growing populations of the university towns of Buea and Bamenda.<




Sustainable production of plastics and biogas from legume residues

“In this context, the international project LEGUVAL is developing solutions for the valorization of by-products from the legume processing industry, to be used for plastic production. The project focuses on the extraction of the protein fraction from processed legumes, to be used as new raw materials to develop new biodegradable coatings and plastics. The leftover biomass of protein extraction could be used as a filler in polymer matrix, to improve the properties of plastic materials and as a substrate for biogas by anaerobic digestion. The project is carried out by an international consortium of eleven partners including research organizations, industry associations and companies.

Further studies will be developed along last half year of the project to validate the results at industrial scale. In general, LEGUVAL project is expected to have a very positive impact on the plastic industry as well as final users since it will result in new bio based materials, renewable, compostable with improved barrier properties and not food competitive.”




Rwanda_BiogasA beautiful patnership: School and children in Rwanda reap benefit

“This year, the team tackled a biogas project, which converts raw materials like agricultural and municipal waste into a renewable energy source. The Star School currently relies on burning wood as a fuel source for cooking, spending over $350 a month with the average Rwandan making only $4 a day.  By completing the biogas project, the school’s dependence on wood as a fuel source will be greatly decreased, positively impacting the environment, as well as the school’s budget. It will also bring the school into compliance with a new government mandate that requires schools across the country to use biogas.”




ATBEST_ProjectNovel solutions for a competitive and sustainable European biogas sector

“In order to address these structural and financial challenges, the ATBEST (Advanced Technologies for Biogas Efficiency Sustainability and Transport) project’s outputs have focused on delivering improvements to the effectiveness and efficiency of each stage of the biogas supply chain. These include investigating alternative feedstocks and better digester configurations, novel monitoring techniques, new biogas upgrading solutions and improved biogas utilisation techniques.”​​




4_rat-152162_640Green Energy Produced from Cumbrian Cheese

Clearfleau’s process takes the dilute wash waters from the Aspatria creamery site and these are supplemented by whey permeate.  The liquid is then pumped into the AD plant from the creamery where the bugs convert the fats and sugars in the feedstock into biogas.  After the AD process (removing at least 95% of the COD load), the effluent is further tested prior to discharge to the river Ellen.


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3_island-1294085_640Honolulu picks Hawaii Gas to supply it with biogas from wastewater treatment plant

“The biogas at Honouliuli is currently burned and not utilized. Biogas is produced at wastewater treatment plants and landfills when biodegradable waste is broken down through chemical reactions and by microbes.
After impurities are removed from the raw biogas, the end product is a ready-for-market renewable natural gas that Hawaii Gas will blend with synthetic natural gas in its pipeline.”


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Biometano anche dalle alghe, nuova frontiera. Risultato ottenuto da un progetto di ricerca spagnolo

​Grazie ad un innovativo procedimento, il biometano è ottenuto dalla lavorazione delle alghe coltivate in stabilimenti che trattano le acque reflue. ​




Greenville and Cryo Pur to build Northern Ireland’s first bio-LNG plant




UK biogas up 30% in a year, but growth slows

Recent UK government decisions have reduced the new AD energy generation capacity that Adba expects to be installed by winter 2018 by 250 MW, which is 10% of the winter 2018 capacity margin.




China Everbright Expands into Europe with Polish Waste and Recycling Acquisition

“China Everbright International has expanded into Europe with the €123 million acquisition of a major Polish waste management firm, NOVAGO Sp. Z o.o.
Everbright added that NOVAGO has a leading position in the mid-to-upper stream of the waste treatment value chain in Poland, maintaining over 30% market shares in its core operating regions – Warsaw and Olsztyn Province. It was also said to have good local expertise and a business portfolio which includes municipal waste treatment, waste recyclingand landfill for biogas production, production of high-calorific alternative fuel Refuse Derived Fuel (RDF) and biogas.”




Air liquide​ accelerates its development in biogas purification

“World leader in the supply of biogas purification technologies with an installed capacity of 160,000 cubic meters per hour, Air Liquide has developed technologies and expertise that span the entire biomethane value chain: purification of biogas into biomethane, injection into the natural gas network, liquefaction, distribution for clean transportation fleets.”




A Wiser Way to Handle Waste

“Here’s how the process works. The REnescience Northwich Plant will take in unsorted household waste and treat the mixed materials gently with water, enzymes and enough heat for enzymatic hydrolysis. “No shredding or cutting of the waste is performed, and there is only slow, gentle movements in the bioreactors,” Lending explains.”




Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul to launch biomethane incentives programme

​”April 15 (SeeNews) – Brazil’s Rio Grande do Sul state government announced on Thursday it intends to launch a biomethane incentives programme during the first half of 2016.”​




Green Energy from Cumbrian Cheese Plant Set to Open

“Clearfleau’s unique process takes the feedstock from the Aspatria creamery site, comprising low-strength wash waters such as process rinses, supplemented by whey permeate (cheese production residue after extracting protein used in energy supplements). The liquid is then pumped into the AD plant from the creamery where the bugs convert the fats and sugars in the feedstock into biogas.”




AEV transfers Aseagas to renewables unit

“Through Aseagas, AEV has partnered with British company Gazasia Ltd. to build a liquid bio-methane business in the country. Gazasia has put up an operating plant that produces liquid bio-methane fuel in the United Kingdom, which the partnership plans to replicate locally by building several plants.”




California dairies seize exciting, green innovation

640px-Haase_anaerobic_digester ICO“Digesters provide great “bang for the buck” for greenhouse reduction, so the draft strategic plan recommends deploying them on as many as several hundred dairies in the state, with an initial investment of $500 million over the next five years. Now the governor and Legislature need to step up and provide this critical investment incentive so that the actual means to reduce short-lived climate pollutants matches the state’s ambitious goals.”


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Biomethane from Organic Wastes Could Quadruple by 2021

“The growth under the new RHI settlement should only be the start. Indigenous gas from anaerobic digestion has the potential to meet as much as 30% of the UK’s domestic gas or electricity demand – or for that matter to fuel 80% of heavy goods vehicles,” said Morton.




Biomethane Day 2016 Shows the UK Leads the World in “Green Gas” Production

675px-Biogas_pipes ICO“Kiara Zennaro from head of biogas at REA Biogas says: “In only four years the UK has gone from one biomethane to grid plant to 63 this March, equal to an annual biomethane production of around 3 TWh. From the first Biomethane Day in 2012 we have grown a new renewable industry that will mean that the UK will not have to fund around 200,000 tonnes of LNG imports in 2017.”


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Poultry waste: Stormont lends £9.3m for cross-border project in Donegal

“The anaerobic digester is being built near Ballybofey in County Donegal and will treat 25,000 tonnes every year.

Biogas produced will be sent to Northern Ireland to help heat and power factories owned by manufacturing companies Bombardier and Montupet.


The by-product from the process, called digestate, will be spread in forestry and on land near the plant.


About 6,000 people work in the poultry meat sector in Northern Ireland and it is a major contributor to the economy.               But finding a solution to the 270,000 tonnes of waste it produces a year has been a headache.


The soil where the digestate will be spread has lower levels of phosphorous and can cope with the additional nutrients.”




European Biogas Association releases biogas, biomethane report


“The European Biogas Association published its Biogas and Biomethane Report 2015, the fifth edition of this annual statistical report on the European anaerobic digestion industry and markets. The report reflects the record-high growth in the number of plants and production in Europe.


The report clarifies that although cumulatively Europe has experienced significant growth, the rise in the number of plants hasn’t been evenly distributed throughout all European countries. […] On the other hand, there are European countries that have increased their biogas market with a substantial number of new biogas installations, like the U.K., France and Belgium to name a few.


The 367 biomethane AD plants in Europe have a total upgrading capacity of 310,000 cubic meters per hour of raw biogas. Germany leads the growth rate with 178 plants, followed by Sweden with 59 and then the U.K. at 37.”




Biogas da FORSU: al via il primo impianto AUSTEP negli Stati Uniti

L’impianto Biogas alimentato da FORSU, avrà una potenza di 5,2 MW e prevede una gestione di 117.932 tonnellate di rifiuti all’anno. Considerando la portata degli scarti è stato necessario valutare la fase di pretrattamento prevendendo l’impiego di n. 4 TORNADO – biospremitrice sviluppata da Austep – come parti integranti dell’impianto. L’inizio dei lavori è partito il 23 marzo.



In Colorado, veicoli pubblici alimentati a biometano liquido da fanghi di depurazione

Una volta trattato, il biometano proveniente dai fanghi, viene compresso e trasportato in una rete di circa 6 miglia fino alla stazione di rifornimento per essere poi usato come carburante per una flotta di circa quaranta veicoli di pubblica utilità: veicoli per la raccolta rifiuti, per la pulizia stradale ma anche autobus per il trasporto. La stazione di rifornimento a metano liquido presente in città, pensata nel 2011 per il gas naturale convenzionale, è stata immediatamente utilizzabile anche per il biometano, essendo i due combustibili del tutto equivalenti.




In Olanda le prime stazioni di rifornimento solo GREEN

L’operatore Olandese Orange Gas ha lanciato un rebranding completo ed aprirà stazioni di rifornimento che offrono esclusivamente carburanti sostenibili: biometano, caricabatterie rapidi alimentati da energia verde per le auto elettriche e CO2 per il raffreddamento ecologico.
Il rebranding è stato annunciato durante l’apertura dell’ultima stazione di servizio lungo un’autostrada che fa raggiungere ad OrangeGas un totale di 61 stazioni di rifornimento in Olanda.


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