A biomass gasification plant in Gothenburg, Sweden will be supplying the transportation sector in that country reports Pulp & Paper Canada. This is the first plant of its kind in the world. The Gothenburg Biomass Gasification Project will produce biomethane gas by gasifying forest residues and wood pellets. The biomethane is similar to natural gas and can be mixed with natural gas as fuel for motor vehicles.

U-T San Diego tells us a pork processing plant in the US state of Oklahoma is producing biodiesel from animal fats. High Plains Bioenergy has been producing biodiesel from animal fats since 2008 and produced 34 million gallons last year. It uses a process called transesterification to separate glycerin from animal fats and vegetable oils.

A 5.2 MW organic waste to power plant is being planned for the US state of North Carolina says hydrogen Fuel NEWS. Located in the city of Charlotte, an aerobic digester will process organic waste (i.e. food and farm waste) into green electricity. Anaerobic digestion is a process where biodegradable material is broken down by microorganisms without oxygen present which produces biogas. The gas is then used to converted into electricity. Compost also results from the process. The facility is expected to be producing energy by the summer of 2015. The electricity will be sold to a power utility under a long-term agreement.

From Energy Live News we find food waste in the UK city of London will generate around 7.4 GWh (gigawatt hours) of electric power every year. A 1.2 MW anaerobic digestion plant will use 30,000 tonnes of food waste each year from the city’s hotels, restaurants and retailers to supply power to more than 1,700 homes. Construction of the new facility is expected to start next month and begin operation by 2016.

The United Arab Emirates wants to convert its waste into energy we learn from Gulf Business. The UAE is one of the highest per capita waste producing countries in the world. According to market research firm Frost and Sullivan, waste generation in the Persian Gulf region is 80 million tonnes a year, with municipal solid waste constituting around 26 million tonnes, or 33% of the total. State-owned Taga is constructing a 100 MW plant that will transform waste to electricity and should be operational by 2017. The facility is expected to process 1 million tonnes of municipal solid waste a year. About half of the waste will be plastic or organic, such as leftover food. The remainder will be cardboard, paper and wood. The Taga plant can supply enough power for 20,000 homes.  In addition, Bee’ah is planning to build a plant with a capacity to produce at least 60 MW of electric power. The electricity will be generated from waste at the company’s landfill with the power being used for its internal uses as well as being made available to the local power grid. The facility is expected to be up and running by 2015 and will have the capacity to process 480,000 tonnes of waste per year. See also Engineering & Technology Magazine, British firm to build world’s largest energy-from-waste facility.

A 26 MW landfill to energy plant opened in Staffordshire, UK  reports hydrogen Fuel NEWS. The operation will convert 300,000 tons of landfill waste annually into electric power fro 35,000 homes. Staffordshire county council believes the facility can save £250 million in landfill and waste disposal taxes over the next 25 years.

The Canadian city of Surrey, BC is building the largest biofuel plant in Canada. Business Vancouver posts the facility will be able to process 80,000 metric tonnes of waste per year upon its completion in 2015. Organic waste collected will be processed into fuel and used to power the city’s fleet of waste collection vehicles.As the facility will produce more fuel than the city needs for its fleet, some will be put back onto the local grid.

biofuels international projects increased production of biofuels for road transportation this decade. A recent report from market research firm Navigant Research says over the next 8 years, biofuels are expected to become a significant part of the fuel mix for road transportation, accounting for 7.5% of liquid fuels used in the sector by 2022.

‘Over the last 10 years, growth in the biofuels sector has been driven by the increase in ethanol production capacity in the US and Brazil, and in biodiesel in Europe,’ says Scott Shepard, research analyst with Navigant Research.

Australia is removing its ethanol production subsidy reports Ethanol Producer Magazine. The country’s Ethanol Production Grants Program will end on June 30, 2015 and save the government an estimated $120 million over the next six years. The scheme had been introduced to support the production and deployment of ethanol. The program provides full excise reimbursement to ethanol producers at a rate of 38.143 cents per liter for ethanol produced and supplied for transport use in Australia. The fuel must be produced with locally derived feedstocks. Australia currently has three ethanol plants with a combined 440 million liters of capacity. Feedstocks employed at the facilities include red sorghum, waste starch and molasses.

A recent report from market research providers, Navigant Research, says that worldwide revenue from biofuels for road transportation will grow from $166.5 billion (€121 billion) per year in 2014 to $337.8 billion (€246 billion) by 2022.

Over the next 8 years, biofuels are expected to become a significant part of the fuel mix for road transportation, accounting for 7.5% of liquid fuels used in the sector by 2022.

‘Over the last 10 years, growth in the biofuels sector has been driven by the increase in ethanol production capacity in the US and Brazil, and in biodiesel in Europe,’ says Scott Shepard, research analyst with Navigant Research.

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St1 Biofuels plans to construct a waste-based bioethanol facility in Gothenwasburg, Sweden. Energy Business Review says the plant will use feedstocks such as biowaste and process residue from local bakeries and bread from shops that is past its sell-by date to produce ethanol for transportation fuel. Projected to commence operations in early 2015, the plant will have an annual production capacity of 5 million litres of bioethanol.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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