DuPont & MIAVIT Forge Biogas Enzyme Supply Contract

Joanna Schroeder

DuPont Industrial Biosciences and MIAVIT GmbH have forged a biogas enzyme supply contract. An integral part of the agreement will be DuPont supplying enzymes for incorporation in MIAVIT biogas boosting products. According to DuPont, its enzyme technology is proven to improve several production areas including biogas yields and process robustness. This, says DuPont, will increase revenues and profitability. MIAVIT will …

biodigester, biogas, enzymes

DC Water Turns Poop to Electricity

Joanna Schroeder

DC Water has unveiled it’s $470 million Blue Plains waste-to-energy project that converts biosolids waste to electricity. The facilities include a dewatering building, 32 thermal hydrolysis vessels, four concrete 80 foot high anaerobic digesters that each hold 3.8 million gallons of solids, and three jet engine-sized turbines. The company said the project was viable through CAMBI thermal hydrolysis process, the …

biodigester, Clean Energy, Electricity, Waste-to-Energy

Calgren Ethanol Biodigester Off and Digesting

Joanna Schroeder

The Calgren Ethanol Biodigester is off and digesting waste from dairy farms into ethanol. The ethanol will be used by consumers in California’s Central Valley. The Two-Stage Mixed Plug Flow Digester was designed by DVO, Inc. and built by Regenis. The partners said it is the first California digester to use agricultural waste to create renewable natural gas to power …

Agribusiness, Alternative energy, biodigester, biogas, Ethanol

Dairy Waste-to-Fuel Digesters Open Cal Fuel Options

John Davis

Renewable energy production in California is getting another boost as dairy biogas digester development is turning waste into fuel. This article from Dairy Cares says the development of the waste-to-fuel converters is being helped by new programs, incentives and partnerships. The California Department of Food and Agriculture recently announced the creation of a new Dairy Digester Research and Development Program, …

biodigester, dairy, Ethanol

Cambi Group Inks Waste-to-Energy Deal

Joanna Schroeder

Cambi Group has inked a deal with Beijing Drainage Group (BDG) and Beijing Drainage Construction Company (BDC) to convert Chinese sludge treatment into renewable energy and byproducts. BDG and BDC are exemplifying the direction to meet China’s five goals for sewage sludge treatment: increased biogas production, sludge volume reduction, pathogen kill for safe land application, energy recovery, and recycling of …

advanced biofuels, biodigester, biomaterials, International, Waste-to-Energy

Himark BioGas to Build 3 Anaerobic Digestion Plants

Joanna Schroeder

Himark BioGas International is building three integrated anaerobic digestion (AD) and fertilizer plants for NEO Energy in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. The AD plants will be designed and constructed by Himark and will recycle food waste to produce renewable electricity and organic-based fertilizer. As part of the agreement, Himark BioGas will act as a technology licensor and owner’s representative on …

advanced biofuels, Alternative energy, biodigester, bioenergy, Electricity

Georgia Tech Students Win ACC Clean Energy Challenge

Joanna Schroeder

A team of four students from the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) have taken the $100,000 grand prize in the ACC Clean Energy Challenge hosted by the U.S. Department of Energy. The team won with its electrical power grid technology that features an Internet-like control architecture. The $100,000 prize and ACC Clean Energy Cup were presented by Dr. Darryll …

advanced biofuels, biodigester, Clean Energy, Smart Grid

Smithfield’s Renewable Energy Commitment Tangible

Joanna Schroeder

Smithfield Foods commitment to renewable energy is showing tangible results according to the company. During the past several years, the company has been monitoring scientific advancements that have removed barriers to efficiently and sustainably create renewable energy from agricultural waste, in particular the use of anaerobic digestion processes that covert decomposing organic matter, such as hog manure, into renewable energy. …

Alternative energy, biodigester, biogas, Electricity, Waste-to-Energy

All They Want for Christmas Is a Biogas Generator

Joanna Schroeder

Franklin, Vermont farmers Denna and Mike Benjamin were heading into the holidays with a big wish: natural gas to start their anaerobic digester to convert the methane fro their cows’ manure to electricity. The project was partially funded by a federal grant, and if the digester was not operating by year’s end they would lose a major portion of the …

Agribusiness, biodigester, biomethane, Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Electricity, Renewable Energy, Waste-to-Energy

REAP Funding Announced

Joanna Schroeder

U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced funding for 631 projects across the country – including 45 in North Carolina – that will help agricultural producers and rural small businesses reduce their energy consumption and costs, use renewable energy technologies in their operations and/or conduct feasibility studies for renewable energy projects. Grant and loan funding is made available through the …

Agribusiness, biodigester, bioenergy, energy efficiency, Renewable Energy