‘Cow Power’ Considered by Connecticut Senate

‘Cow Power’ Considered by Connecticut Senate

Manure happens, and a bill (SB-999) just approved by the Environment Committee of the Connecticut Senate could help turn “cow patties” into a source of renewable energy on dairy farms in the Constitution State, according to an April 7 report by the Public News Service.

Anaerobic Digester Project Starts on Long Island, NY

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the launch of an anaerobic digester facility in the Long Island town of Yaphank. Anaerobic digestion is a biological process that leads to the release of biogas. The new center will be operated by American Organic Energy at Long … Read more…

Vegetable Producer Installs 500 kW Biogas Plant

Vegetable Producer Installs 500 kW Biogas Plant

Weltec Biopower is building a 500 kW anaerobic digestion plant in Northern Ireland for vegetable producer Gilfresh Produce. This is Weltec’s third plant in Northern Ireland and eleventh in the UK. Gilfresh used to deliver the vegetable waste that accumulates in the sorting, washing and … Read more…

Nestlé’s Onsite Anaerobic Digestion Uses It’s Own Waste to Supply 8% of Electricity

Nestlé’s Onsite Anaerobic Digestion Uses It’s Own Waste to Supply 8% of Electricity

British company Clearfleau built an onsite anaerobic digestion plant for Nestlé at its confectionery factory near Newcastle, UK. One year after commissioning, the plant is converting 53,000 gallons per day of feedstock into renewable energy. This feedstock includes wash waters from the site and 1,200 … Read more…

Anaerobic Digester Generates Power for UC Davis

Anaerobic Digester Generates Power for UC Davis

CleanWorld has begun construction on the UC Davis Renewable Energy Anaerobic Digester located at the former UC Davis landfill in Davis, Calif. The facility will generate renewable energy for campus buildings and organic fertilizers and soil amendments for Davis area farms when it begins producing … Read more…

Deals: EDF Renewable Energy Acquires Anaerobic Digester; FuelCell Energy Co-Markets with NRG

Deals: EDF Renewable Energy Acquires Anaerobic Digester; FuelCell Energy Co-Markets with NRG

EDF Renewable Energy acquired the Heartland Biogas Project, marking EDF’s first project in the anaerobic digestion segment. The 20 MW-equivalent anaerobic digester and renewable natural gas (RNG) facility has commenced construction activities with biogas deliveries to begin by the end of first quarter 2014. The … Read more…

Anaerobic Digester Supplies Onsite Energy for Michigan College

Anaerobic Digester Supplies Onsite Energy for Michigan College

Michigan State University in Lansing has commissioned a $5 million anaerobic digester that will re-use waste from the university’s farms and dining halls to create energy for several buildings on the south end of campus. The anaerobic digester will use about 17,000 tons of organic … Read more…

Planning Laws ‘Restricting’ Anaerobic Digestion

Planning Laws ‘Restricting’ Anaerobic Digestion

  Anaerobic digestion offers farmers great potential for converting waste to biogas than can be converted to electricity, but its proliferation in the UK is being held up by that country’s planning process, according to RenewableEnergyWorld.com. AD plants are now up and running in many parts of the … Read more…

CleanWorld Expands Sacramento Biodigester by 300%

CleanWorld Expands Sacramento Biodigester by 300%

The Sacramento Biodigester, which began operations in December 2012, is expanding by 300 percent from a 10,000-tons-per-year facility to a 40,000-tons-per-year facility. Upon completion of the expansion in December 2013, the commercial high-solids food waste digester will convert 100 tons per day of food waste … Read more…

Kenyan Agricultural Plant Installs Biogas Engines

Kenyan Agricultural Plant Installs Biogas Engines

Tropical Power, a developer of biogas and solar plants in Africa, has signed a deal with Clarke Energy to supply two Jenbacher biogas engines from GE Power & Water to an agricultural biogas plant located at a farm near Lake Naivasha, in Kenya. The 2.4 … Read more…

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