Biogas

General Electric has signed a joint venture with Malaysian biotech firm, Green and Smart, to develop a waste-to-energy biogas plant from palm oil emissions.
Announcement of the feed-in tariff (FiT) quota for the next round of bidding by Malaysia’s renewable energy project developers, has been deferred to the second quarter of this year. It was due to be released by the Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (Seda) yesterday,  
Malaysia's solar biomass choice
March 06, 2014
Read Full Story The Sustainable Energy Development Authority Malaysia (SEDA) is revising the feed-in tariff (FiT) degression rates and bonus rates it will apply to new renewable energy projects in order to rebalance developer interest toward the biomass and biogas at the expanse of the solar sector. “For biomass and biogas, the principle is to improve the feed-in-tariff rates to make it more attractive to the RE developers, as the take-up rate has been rather sluggish in the past two years,” SEDA chief executive Badriyah Abdul Malek told The Star.
New research suggests that the global commercial biogas market will more than double in the next ten years to 29.5-GW. The report, Renewable Biogas, from Pike Research concludes that, in particular, municipal organic waste and wastewater treatment are poised for significant growth across Asia Pacific.
Clean power project developer Camco is to develop a 2-MW biogas project at a palm oil mill in Malaysia, with completion expected in early 2013.
The Norwegian Church Aid (NCA), an international community development organization, has built a biogas system in the Phong Binh commune of rural Vietnam to help provide villagers with a sustainable fuel source for their daily living needs.
Traditional tofu production
A project in Indonesia, funded by the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), aims to transform wastewater from tofu production into biogas, which will create both environmental benefits and increase the use of renewable energy by the industry and surrounding communities. Tofu production is highly water intensive. For example, about 60-kg of soybeans and 2,700 liters of water are required to produce 80-kg of tofu. More that 95 percent of the water ends up as wastewater containing reductive sugar, sucrose, starch and volatile acid that, if left untreated, pollutes both soil and air, releasing noxious odour and greenhouse gas.
Cambodian microfinance institution PRASAC MFI Ltd says it is bolstering its green credentials by increasing loans for eco-friendly farming methods in the kingdom.
China's biggest egg producer said Friday it will cooperate with a major US meat supplier to establish a bio-fuel company in the United States with a total investment of USD1.8 billion, according to a report in Xinhua.
The healthy life-cycle of biogas
January 27, 2012
Nepal is looking to scale up its flagship household biogas program, which has made forays into other developing countries in Asia and Africa. Since its program was initiated in 1992 with support from SVN (the Netherlands Development Organization), Nepal has installed over 240,000 household biogas plants. These have a thermal energy capacity of 444-MW megawatts and greenhouse gas savings of 367,409 tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent per year and the Nepalese model has also attracted ADB investment.