Agriculture Biogas News

  • EnviTec Biogas AG at EnergyDecentral in Hannover

    What’s next after the German Renewable Energy Sources Act (EEG)? For the first biogas plants in Germany, the 20-year subsidy period comes to an end in 2020. While many plants can of course continue to operate, sustainable strategies are required that must also be feasible for plant operators. Sound advice on the subject will be available from the experts at the EnviTec Biogas stand at this year’s ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Successful Poul-AR® seminar in Bursa, Turkey

    On the September 15th Colsen organized the first Poul-AR® seminar in Turkey with success. Colsen was happy to welcome over 70 representatives from the Turkish poultry and biogas sector in the Bursa Holiday Inn for an introduction of its newest technology: Poul-AR®. The seminar was started with some inspiring opening words from Jaap Satter (Dutch embassy, agricultural attaché), ...


    By Colsen International b.v.

  • Dairy farmers of America and Vanguard renewables announce strategic alliance

    Dairy Farmers of America (DFA), a national farmer-owned dairy cooperative, and Vanguard Renewables, a Massachusetts-based renewable energy developer, announce a strategic partnership to help bring anaerobic digestion technology to more farms across the country.  While waste management and environmental sustainability are top priorities for dairy farmers today, renewable energy methods, like ...

  • Algae Key in Pilot Project

    A pilot project this summer between Rochester Institute of Technology and Wyoming County-based Synergy Biogas LLC could reduce an environmental concern, solve a disposal problem and lead to a new way to produce fuel for vehicles—all through the use of algae. Jeffrey Lodge, associate professor in the Thomas Gosnell School of Life Sciences, is running a three-month pilot program at Synergy ...


    By CH4 Biogas LLC

  • EnviTec Biogas AG: AGM decides dividend of EUR 0.80 per share

    Strategy of the company confirmed All items on the agenda approved as proposed by the management At today’s Annual General Meeting, the shareholders of EnviTec Biogas AG (ISIN: DE000A0MVLS8) acknowledged the positive performance of the company in 2015, which was achieved in spite of the continued volatile market environment, and expressed their trust in the Executive and the ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Successful biobased pilot installations in Lelystad fully operational for businesses

    Fermentation of manure and biomass can become more economically viable if it is combined with biorefinery and the residual streams are optimally used. The EnergieRijk PPS programme has therefore linked a co-fermenter to biorefinery installations and an algae pond. Although the successful project has now been concluded, the research facilities at the ACRRES premises in Lelystad are still fully ...

  • Manure from millions of hogs fuels natural gas project

    One recipe for renewable natural gas goes: Place manure from about 2 million hogs in lagoons, cover them with an impermeable material and let it bake until gas from the manure rises. Then, use special equipment to clean the gas of its impurities and ship the finished product out. That's the vision of one of the largest biogas projects of its kind in the U.S. currently being installed in northern ...


    By Associated Press

  • Methane-powered tractor could cut farmers` costs, emissions

    Luca Remmert's dream of running a self-sustainable farm is within sight. He produces energy from corn and grain near the northern Italian city of Turin and hopes in the not too distant future to run all of his eight tractors on methane generated at the farm. Remmert's 450-hectare (1,100-acre) La Bellotta farm has been testing a second-generation prototype of what will be the first tractor to run ...


    By Associated Press

  • SUMA Rührtechnik GmbH at the EuroTier 2014

    The SUMA Rührtechnik GmbH is specialized on the production of agitators for the biogas-, agricultural- and industrial area. The CEO, Paul Thürwächter, took the shares of his father in 1998 and founded a few years later the independent companies SUMA America Inc. and Brasuma where he is the majority shareholder. All invented and produced propeller are getting proved in their own ...


    By SUMA Rührtechnik GmbH

  • Neiker-Tecnalia Carries Out Research on Microalgae Capable of Assimilating the Ammonium Resulting from the Management of Agri-Food Waste

    The Basque Institute for Agricultural Research and Development, Neiker-Tecnalia, the public body that reports to the Sub-Ministry for Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Policy of the Government of the Basque Autonomous Community, has confirmed the capacity of Chlamydomonas acidophilamicroalgae to absorb ammoniacal nitrogen present in the effluent generated in the digestion of organic waste ...

  • Seaweed forests could help power tropical islands

    Harvesting seaweed ‘forests’ and feeding them into large underwater digesters could one day meet the world’s energy needs, with nine per cent of the ocean floor being enough to replace fossil fuels entirely, according to an ambitious idea. Even a more immediate and realistic use of seaweed — a major untapped resource ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Husum shows that it is the exhibition venue for grass roots energy transition

    New Energy Husum closes its doors today a thoroughly positive result. “The fair has once again shown that it is the optimal platform for players in the grass roots energy transition, and this has been substantiated by the high visitor numbers and the positive feedback from the exhibitors”, says a very pleased exhibition boss Peter Becker. Despite the challenges that the sector is ...


    By Krampitz Communications

  • Major cuts of greenhouse gas emissions from livestock within reach

    Greenhouse gas emissions by the livestock sector could be cut by as much as 30 percent through the wider use of existing best practices and technologies, according to a new study released today by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO). The report, Tackling climate change through livestock: A ...

  • California agencies seek dairy digester projects – Proposals due November 1

    The California Department of Food and Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and their partner agencies in the California/Federal Dairy Digester Working Group have announced a joint solicitation for dairy digester concept proposals. California is the largest dairy state in the USA, with approximately 1.7 million cows producing more than 3.6 million dry tons of manure per year that ...

  • CAP reform and crop diversity can be springboard for growth

    Linking CAP payments to crop diversity represents a growth opportunity for farmers, according to anaerobic digestion (AD) specialist EnviTec Biogas UK. Under the new rules, 30 per cent of direct payments will depend on demonstrating environmentally-friendly farming practices – including crop diversification. Full details are yet to emerge, but “greening” the CAP is likely to ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Family farms making “Illogical” decisions in pursuit of growth

    Family farm businesses should consider increasing revenues through anaerobic digestion (AD) before making often “illogical” decisions to take on more land, it has been claimed. EnviTec Biogas UK says many family farms cannot expand geographically because they are surrounded by land that rarely comes up for sale or that is overpriced. Mike McLaughlin, managing director of Envitec ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Farmer fined for polluting stream with slurry

    A Dorset farmer has been ordered to pay £16,339 in fines and costs for polluting a tributary of the River Divelish with slurry. The case was brought by the Environment Agency. The pollution was first discovered during a routine inspection of the river on September 20, 2012. Agency officers traced it to Lowbrook Farm, Belchawell near Blandford Forum run by dairy farmer Clifford Yeatman. ...

  • EnviTec Biogas AG: Annual General Meeting approves special dividend of EUR 1.00

    At today’s Annual General Meeting, a majority of 99.99 per cent of the shareholders of EnviTec Biogas AG approved the profit appropriation proposal, which means that a special dividend of EUR 1.00 per eligible share will be paid to the shareholders. Approximately 85 per cent of the share capital was represented at this year’s Annual General Meeting. All proposals made by the ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Structural and personnel adjustments at EnviTec Biogas AG

    The reduced demand for biogas plants will lead in the construction segment of EnviTec Biogas AG (ISIN: DE000A0MVLS8) to a significant decrease in sales in 2013. The decline in construction sales cannot be fully compensated by the Own Plant Operation, Service and Energy Businesses segments. For this reason, the Executive Board of EnviTec Biogas decided to make sustainable structural- and personnel ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

  • Stable operation of biogas plants through the use of sugar-beet slices

    ‘Novy Dvor’ and ‘Vrbina’ are the flagship plants of EnviTec Biogas AG in Slovakia. The special feature of the two biogas plants situated close to Bratislava is the fact that their input contains a large proportion of sugar-beet residue, which is a waste product created by the nearby sugar factories. The sugar-beet residue makes up two-thirds of the input material that is ...


    By EnviTec Biogas AG

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