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World Bank adviser to speak at global biogas show


World Bank adviser on agricultural risks and markets Marc Sadler will give a keynote address at UK AD & Biogas and World Biogas Expo 2017, the #1 global tradeshow for biogas, at the NEC in Birmingham on 5 July 2017. Mr Sadler, who regularly advises governments and supply-chain stakeholders on commodity markets, finance, logistics, trading,…

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ACUCCOM Newsletter


ACUCCOM has joined forces with WBA to publish a monthly report on the investments announced in the biogas industry worldwide.  The reports look at feedstock type, geographic distribution and value of the announced investments. Enjoy reading it. AD Biogas New Investment Update February 2017

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European grant for enzymes to boost biogas production


DuPont Industrial Biosciences has been awarded a grant from the European Commission to demonstrate high-efficiency enzyme production to increase biogas yields as part of the DEMETER project. The funding comes from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation program. The DEMETER project is expected to demonstrate a…

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Bio-hydrogen plant opens in Japan


On 24 January, an inaugural ceremony was held at the Shikaoi Hydrogen Farm, a hydrogen production facility in Hokkaido, Japan. The plant will anaerobically digest agricultural waste and manure from nearby livestock farms to create a supply of raw biogas. This biogas is upgraded to a purified supply of biomethane using Air Products’ PRISM® PB…

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AD has key role in circular economy


On 26 January 2017 the European Commission laid out its vision for turning waste into energy as part of its wider overview of the state of play of the Circular Economy Action Plan. A report by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) on the exploitation of waste to-energy techniques found that the efficiency of waste-based energy…

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Potential of Africa WBA Article


David Newman and Sarika Jain of WBA write about the potential in Africa of biogas towards energy indepepedence, sanitation improvements, waste management and nutrient supplies to soil. Read More 

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Cape Town to get clean energy plant


Final construction has begun on a new waste-to-energy plant at Athlone, Cape Town in South Africa. Once complete the plant, which is being constructed by Clean Energy Africa’s New Horizons business, will handle over 500 tonnes of municipal waste each year. The plant will produce bio-CO2, biomethane, digestate and refuse-derived fuel (RDF). “When fully functional,…

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Anaerobic digestion – a global problem-solver


Anaerobic digestion – a global problem-solver One of the main selling points of anaerobic digestion (AD) is its versatility. Unlike many other renewable technologies, it doesn’t just generate energy – it’s also helping to treat a variety of issues right around the world… Improving sanitation While AD may have proven its environmental and economic worth…

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USDA report says grow energy crops in most favourable areas


The United States Department of Agriculture’s Economic Research Service has published a new report on the effect that dedicated energy crops have on competition for agricultural land. Although the report primarily focuses on crops grown as feedstock for biomass and liquid biofuel production, it shows that energy crops should be focused in areas where they…

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