CorrBoard Bioenergy (CB Bio) has invested £5.5m in building a sustainable energy generation facility fuelled by organic waste to power the manufacture of corrugated sheet board. CB Bio is a joint venture between packaging and display trade specialist Swanline Group and paper-based packaging producer McLaren Packaging. The CB Bio Scunthorpe facility, which can be operated remotely to maximise uptime, will produce carbon-neutral corrugated material for use at Swanline and … Continue reading CorrBoard Harnesses Organic Waste to Produce Corrugated
Swedish engineering company PetroBio has been commissioned to convert the energy production at the Dutch tomato grower Zonnekreek Tomato from natural gas to renewable bio energy. Earthquakes and tremors as a result of natural gas extraction in the Dutch city of Groningen, (one of the world’s largest gas fields) has led the Dutch government to implement a total gas extraction stop by 2030 as well … Continue reading PetroBio Commissioned to Convert Energy Production from Natural Gas to Renewable Bio Energy
Oil giant BP has announced its “major expansion” into the renewable energy marketplace with a new partnership in the biopower sector. The firm has formed a 50/50 joint venture with US-headquartered agricultural commodities company Bunge to form new venture, BP Bunge Bioenergia. Under the agreement, BP will combine it’s Brazilian biopower and biofuels business with Bunge to create a business that produces sugarcane ethanol in … Continue reading BP Forces its Way Into Renewables with New Bioenergy Firm
Following a recent policy change by the Japanese Government, the country has received its first shipment of ethyl tert-butyl ether (ETBE) made from US corn-based ethanol. According to the US Grains Council (USGC), this first shipment to Japan marks the country’s new demand for US ethanol-based products, as well as a milestone in efforts to develop the US ethanol market internationally. The policy change recognises … Continue reading Japan Receives First Shipment of ETBE from US Corn-Based Ethanol
Malaysia isn’t the only country pushing harder for biodiesel. Thailand’s energy ministry has plans to move B10 biodiesel into the mainstream to replace the current B7 biodiesel used. Availability of B10 as the primary diesel blend will be made from November, and B7 will be phased out at petrol stations before usage is stopped completely from November 2020, the Bangkok Post reports. The reasons for … Continue reading B10 Biodiesel To Go Mainstream in Thailand and B7 out
President Donald Trump followed through on his promise to break down regulatory barriers at the Environmental Protection Agency and allow year-round E15 sales. Iowa’s farmers and ethanol producers are grateful. But the E15 rule will not make up for the damage that EPA is doing with its small refinery exemptions — particularly not for small biodiesel producers. Over the past year, the biodiesel and renewable … Continue reading Will EPA Kill The Small Biofuel Farmers?
Glennmont Partners has started commercial operations at its Margam Green Energy Plant near Port Talbot in south Wales. The £160m biomass energy plant directly employs 25 people and is fuelled by waste wood that will generate power for up to 75,000 homes. A consortium of Babcock and Wilcox Volund and Interserve Construction developed and built Margam and has now formally handed the project over to … Continue reading Glennmont Starts Welsh Bio Operations
IEA Bioenergy is an organisation set up in 1978 by the International Energy Agency (IEA) with the aim of improving cooperation and information exchange between countries that have national programmes in bioenergy research, development and deployment. Several systems to define and monitor performance and progress towards sustainability of bioenergy have been developed for implementation at different scales, including operations, landscapes or jurisdictions. Some are formalised … Continue reading IEA Bioenergy Report on Bioenergy Supply Chains