A brief summary roundup of the week's news follows, with an accent on biogas:
1 - Continuous profit from quail-waste based biogas
The 57-year-old farmer also breeds hundreds of ducks, cattle and goats in one compound. Assisted by his wife, Tampar, 56, he boils hundreds of quail eggs every 30 minutes to then be sold in town. Despite the intensity of boiling, the couple showed not a single sign of concern over the supply of cooking gas.
“I don’t have any problem using the gas stove for a long period as it’s free of charge,” says Sutarman while pointing at the bright blue flame bursting out from the stove in the corner of his kitchen. He proudly showed how his stove produces a bright blue flame that most commercial liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) or cooking gas stoves cannot.
Such a quality of flame can only emerge from gas produced by his quails’ waste. The family can run their business more cheaply with a cooking gas supply thanks to waste from the 5,000 quails that they breed. Bird waste that the grandfather of seven initially considered useless can now be converted into an alternative energy source: biogas. via quailbiogas
2 - Biogas helps Audi Brussels plant go CO2 neutralAudi Brussels has been awarded a CO2 neutral certificate by the Belgian testing company Vinçotte.
The German car maker’s Belgian facility covers all production processes and all other emissions generated at the plant either by renewable energies (approximately 95%), or compensates for them though environmental projects (5%).
Biogas is playing a crucial role in the facility’s strive to carbon neutrality, fulfilling the heating needs for the plant itself as well as the offices on site. via AudiBrusselsCO2
3 - VSolar to focus on RE business, expects 10MW biogas energy to contribute in late 2019
KUALA LUMPUR (March 14): VSolar Group Bhd which recently scrapped a plan to build a solar power generation plan with Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), citing the poor rates of return, is planning to stop its solar business and concentrate on its renewable energy (RE) business.
Its group executive director Edward Leung Kok Keong said the group currently still has its 1MW generating solar power plant in Simpang Pulai, Perak and would stop at that.
“We are stopping at that (the 1MW solar power plant in Simpang Pulai) because our financial assessment indicated that the payback period is too long and the financials does not make sense.
“So we are staying away from solar and we are now looking at another alternative which is RE technology that we could invest in, because the financials make sense,” he told reporters after the group's extraordinary general meeting today.
VSolar expects its 10MW biomass/biogas energy generation plant, which it has entered into a joint venture with a Singapore firm KRU Energy Asia Pte Ltd, Rangkaian Iltizam Sdn Bhd which is KRU’s subsidiary, and a local citizen Kenneth Lee Wai Tong in August last year, to start contributing to the group’s revenue in late 2019.
Leung said VSolar has submitted its application to the Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA) and is now waiting for approval before the group can kick-start the project. via VSolarREbusiness
4 - Charcoal from anaerobically digested dairy fibre for removal of hydrogen sulfide within biogas
The objective of this paper is to better understand how thermochemical processing conditions affect the capacity of biochars derived from AD fiber to adsorb H2S from biogas.
AD fiber was pyrolyzed in an electric tube reactor at temperatures up to 600 °C and 60 min. The chars were employed for H2S scrubbing tests from a synthetic biogas.
Results showed that the chars’ capacity for H2S removal is comparable to that of activated carbon. via Charcoalhydrogensulfide
5 - Finnish Government supports increased biogas productionThe Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment has granted Gasum €7.83 million in ‘Bioeconomy and clean solutions’ key project support for increased biogas production.
The objective of the Government’s Bioeconomy and clean solutions key projects is to increase the use of renewable energy in a sustainable way so that its share will rise to more than 50% during the 2020s. via Finnishbiogas
Scania has completed delivery of 17 new biogas-powered Double-Decker buses to Reading Buses (UK), according to a new press release. The new biogas-powered buses are being put into service on Reading’s reportedly busiest route, the “Purple 17.” via ReadingBuses
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