Search Results for: biomethane

From waste to reclaimed water and biomethane for transport: LIFE Methamorphosis project

Through the use of innovative technologies, the LIFE Methamorphosis project enables to obtain reclaimed water with lower energy consumption and also to produce biomethane from municipal and agro-industrial waste for the transport sector. LIFE Methamorphosis is a project co-funded by the European Union within the framework of the LIFE Programme, to promote the environment and…

Biomethane in Emilia-Romagna: BioMethER Life+

BioMethER aims at promoting the biogas/biomethane value chain in Emilia-Romagna by means of demonstration plants upgrading two types of biogas sources.  Biomethane allows reducing GHG gas emissions  by at least 75% compared to fossil fuels (Italian Thermotechnical Committee) and can therefore significantly contribute to meet European goals in terms of renewable energy targets. The biogas/biomethane…

ETW Energietechnik Opens its Very First Biomethane Plant in Scherwiller, France

France’s new biomethane plant is a compact version of the biogas treatment facility SmarCycle PSA built by ETW Energietechnik. It has an operational capacity of approximately 385 standard cubic metres per hour of biogas, which will be used specifically for the French market. Rytec is the company responsible for the installation of the plant’s fermentation…

Record Biomap – The Biomethane Map of Europe

Biomethane Map is an interactive platform which is implemented within the Horizon 2020 Record Biomap project to build up a network for all stakeholders who work with technology solutions for substrate pre-treatment, digestion processes and biogas upgrading. So far, biomethane production has been economically viable only at large scale, however, worldwide most of the agriculture takes…

Biomethane as Sustainable and Renewable Fuel

Currently, the production of biomethane is not equal to the national demand in various EU countries. The development of a cross-border trading system for biomethane will provide a solution for addressing this discrepancy between national supply and demand levels, similar to the cross-border trading system for renewable electricity. The cross-border trade of biomethane is very…

In Mexico, cars will soon run on cactus biomethane

A company has built the world’s first digester to make biogas from the desert plant’s fruit, according to media reports. The plant’s eight-ton daily production will fuel Zitacuaro town hall’s vehicle fleet in central Michoacan state, website Noticias MVS reported. The fruit or prickly pears are pureed, mixed with manure, then left to decompose, producing methane. That…

Biogas and Biomethane Report 2015: Results and future trends

According to the annual statistical report on the European anaerobic digestion industry and markets, published by the European Biogas Association, Europe counts with 17,240 biogas and 367 biomethane plants. This remarkable number, representing a 18% growth, reflects the record-high growth in terms of number of plants and production in Europe where in certain countries, such…

Zeolites – the way to more efficient biomethane?

Researchers have succeeded with a new method for purifying biogas through the use of natural zeolites from tuff waste. Scientists at the Institute of Atmospheric Pollution Research of the Italian Research Council conducted experiments into adsorption and desorption rates in order to determine if it is feasible to filter biogas through zeolites to produce biomethane.…

In UK  a facility owned and operated by  J V Energen  (a joint venture between local farmers and the Duchy of Cornwall) opened the first commercial scale food waste  biogas anaerobic digester (AD) that inject renewable gas directly into the grid. The plant has already been generating electricity since April this year, thanks to the technology…

Carrefour is developing a pilot project in the Lille region (France) to test lorries running on biomethane fuel produced from recycling biowaste from its stores. The  project will be implemented in partnership with GNVERT (the sustainable mobility operator for the GDF SUEZ Group), the carrier Perrenot and the truck manufacturer IVECO. Feedstock used for biomethane…