Event Coverage

Private sector participation in the energy sector, small-scale hydro and mini grid opportunities, desalination as an option to secure water security and helping SSMEs with a toolkit are just some of the highlights of the Digital African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa agenda in November. The programme forms part of the upcoming ‘Digital Energy Festival for Africa’ which unites African...
Bioenergy

Fast growing economies have generally also struggled with the corresponding issue of growth in related municipal solid waste (“MSW”) and Kazakhstan has been no exception.  More than 120 million tons of municipal solid waste has been accumulated at 3.5 thousand landfills and more than 4 million tons are generated annually in Kazakhstan. In the light...
Wind Power

Whenever the British Government is considering making or amending any energy or environmental policy, the response of the public is always considered. The Government tracks the nation’s changing attitudes towards energy infrastructure closely, with quarterly surveys led by the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). These ‘Wave’ trackers directly inform the decisions taken...
Bioenergy

According to data recently released by the China’s Biomass Energy Industry Promotion Association (BEIPA), the country’s biomass power generation sector added 1.51 GW of new installations during the first half of this year, with accumulated installation capacity reaching 25.2 GW. Of the total, 860 MW were new waste incineration power generation facilities, with total installed...
Bioenergy

The team hopes to make anaerobic digestion more efficient and profitable for farmers who convert manure to natural gas. A research team led by Iowa State University is studying ways to increase farmers’ interest in — and profits from — biofuels made from manure and other low-value biomass. Anaerobic digestion, as it’s known, processes agricultural...
Wind Power

Europe has recently sailed past one of the major milestones of any major energy transformation program. London-based Ember has published a report outlining that renewables now account for a greater share of the energy mix than fossil fuels, and are now firmly the EU’s main source of electricity. In the first half of 2020, just...
O&M

The Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and Gas Technology Institute (GTI) announced this week that they are embarking on a five-year initiative to accelerate the development and demonstration of low-carbon energy technologies. With the increase of decarbonization goals from private companies and governments, existing technology is not enough to achieve these targets. The Low-Carbon Resources...
Bioenergy

This week, CleanBay Renewables announced that Kiewit Corporation will design, engineer and build CleanBay’s Westover bio-refinery which, using anaerobic digestion (AD), will recycle more than 150,000 tons of chicken litter annually and convert it into renewable natural gas and a nutrient-rich fertilizer product. Poultry litter is a mixture of poultry excreta, spilled feed, feathers, and...
Bioenergy

This week, Duke Energy announced a partnership with SustainRNG to harness renewable natural gas (RNG) on dairy farms, starting in the southeastern US. Duke Energy invested in a minority share of the company and retains the option to invest in future operating projects; however, the terms of the overall transaction were not disclosed. SustainRNG will...
Event Coverage

As a consequence of the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, POWERGEN International and DISTRIBUTECH International will be postponed to March 30-April 1, 2021 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. “This has been a difficult decision but the health and safety of our attendees, exhibitors, speakers, employees and the wider public is...