New Investment Review: AD/Biogas

In August 2021, AcuComm reported on 10 new AD/Biogas projects with a cumulative estimated value of US$340 million. These projects will generate an estimated total of 79 MW (or 8 MW on average at each plant) and consume 2.5 million tonnes of feedstock. This new activity was reported in the Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Ireland, Jordan, Malawi, Netherlands, Poland, the UK and the United States.

Over the 12-month period (September 2020 to August 2021),  AcuComm reported a total of 231 new AD/Biogas projects with a total estimated investment value of US$4.8 billion, of which 39% will be animal-derived (manure/slurry).

Top Countries by Investment Value: 12-month period (US$mn)

NIR Sep 2021 AD Biogas

Project Tonnage by Waste Type: 12-month period  (%)

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Each month, AcuComm presents this headline data in its AD/Biogas New Investment Review, one of a series of six complimentary reports which provide a strategic snapshot of the very latest activity in a specific area of the global waste and bioenergy markets.

The New Investment Review series includes:

  • Waste-to-Energy
  • Plastic Recycling
  • Waste Processing
  • Landfill
  • AD/Biogas
  • Waste-to-Fuel.

If the New Investment Review series is of interest, but feel that you need to delve deeper in order to develop your commercial strategy and marketing plans, you may wish to consider AcuComm’s Waste Market Insightsa monthly service that presents a wealth of comprehensive information including industry forecasts, historical data and insights which can be used to identify key trends across technologies, feedstocks and geographies, measured by outputs, values, capacities, volumes etc.

All the data in Waste Market Insights and the New Investment Review series derives from AcuComm’s WasteView Contract Finder, its  proprietary database of 8,500+ waste and bioenergy projects around the world.

If you would like to find out more, please contact either:

Rob / 44 (0)7399 863 765 / [email protected], or

Oliwia / 44 (0)7399 863 806 / [email protected]

New Investment Review: AD/Biogas

In July 2021, AcuComm reported on 15 new AD/Biogas projects with a cumulative estimated value of US$243 million. These projects will generate an estimated total of 75 MW (or 5 MW on average at each plant) and consume 1.4 million tonnes of feedstock, of which 34% will be animal-derived (manure/slurry). This new activity was reported in Australia, Canada, France, Italy, Japan, South Africa, Spain, the UK and the United States.

Over the 12-month period (August 2020 to July 2021),  AcuComm reported a total of 231 new AD/Biogas projects with a total estimated investment value of US$4.8 billion.

Project Tonnage by Waste Type: 12-month period  (%)

NIR AD Biogas Aug 2021

Top Countries by Investment Value: 12-month period (US$mn)

NIR AD Biogas Aug 2021b

Each month, AcuComm presents this headline data in its AD/Biogas New Investment Review, one of a series of six complimentary reports which provide a strategic snapshot of the very latest activity in a specific area of the global waste and bioenergy markets.

The New Investment Review series includes:

  • Waste-to-Energy
  • Plastic Recycling
  • Waste Processing
  • Landfill
  • AD/Biogas
  • Waste-to-Fuel.

If the New Investment Review series is of interest, but feel that you need to delve deeper in order to develop your commercial strategy and marketing plans, you may wish to consider AcuComm’s Waste Market Insightsa monthly service that presents a wealth of comprehensive information including industry forecasts, historical data and insights which can be used to identify key trends across technologies, feedstocks and geographies, measured by outputs, values, capacities, volumes etc.

All the data in Waste Market Insights and the New Investment Review series derives from AcuComm’s WasteView Contract Finder, its  proprietary database of 8,500+ waste and bioenergy projects around the world.

If you would like to find out more, please contact either:

Rob / 44 (0)7399 863 765 / [email protected], or

Oliwia / 44 (0)7399 863 806 / [email protected]

New Investment Review: AD/Biogas

In June 2021, AcuComm reported on 30 new AD/Biogas projects with a cumulative estimated value of US$979 million. These projects will generate an estimated total of 175 MW (or 6 MW on average at each plant) and consume almost 3.9 million tonnes of feedstock, of which 35% will be animal-derived (manure/slurry). This new activity was reported in Australia, Canada, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand, Oman, Poland, the UK and the United States.

Over the 12-month period (July 2020 to June 2021),  AcuComm reported a total of 233 new AD/Biogas projects with a total estimated investment value of US$4.8 billion.

Project Tonnage by Waste Type: 12-month period  (%)

NIR AD Biogas July 21

Top Countries by Investment Value: 12-month period (US$mn)

NIR AD Biogas b July 2021

Each month, AcuComm presents this headline data in its AD/Biogas New Investment Review, one of a series of six complimentary reports which provide a strategic snapshot of the very latest activity in a specific area of the global waste and bioenergy markets.

The New Investment Review series includes:

  • Waste-to-Energy
  • Plastic Recycling
  • Waste Processing
  • Landfill
  • AD/Biogas
  • Waste-to-Fuel.

If the New Investment Review series is of interest, but feel that you need to delve deeper in order to develop your commercial strategy and marketing plans, you may wish to consider AcuComm’s Waste Market Insightsa monthly service that presents a wealth of comprehensive information including industry forecasts, historical data and insights which can be used to identify key trends across technologies, feedstocks and geographies, measured by outputs, values, capacities, volumes etc.

All the data in Waste Market Insights and the New Investment Review series derives from AcuComm’s WasteView Contract Finder, its  proprietary database of 8,500+ waste and bioenergy projects around the world.

If you would like to find out more, please contact either:

Rob / 44 (0)7399 863 765 / [email protected], or

Oliwia / 44 (0)7399 863 806 / [email protected]

AD/Biogas New Investment Review

In April 2021, AcuComm reported on 25 new AD/Biogas projects with a cumulative estimated value of US$453 million. These projects will generate an estimated total of 177 MW (or 7 MW on average at each plant) and consume almost 2.9 million tonnes of feedstock, of which 34% will be animal-derived (manure/slurry). This new activity was reported in Belgium, Canada, France, Ireland, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, the UK and the United States.

Over the 12-month period (May 2020 to April 2021),  AcuComm reported a total of 207 new AD/Biogas projects with a total estimated investment value of US$3.9 billion.

Project Tonnage by Waste Type: 12-month period  (%)

NIR Biogas2 April 21

Top Countries by Investment Value: 12-month period (US$mn)

NIR Biogas April 21

Each month, AcuComm presents this headline data in its AD/Biogas New Investment Review, one of a series of five complimentary reports which provide a strategic snapshot of the very latest activity in a specific area of the global waste and bioenergy markets.

The New Investment Review series includes:

  • Waste-to-Energy
  • Plastic Recycling
  • Waste Processing
  • Landfill
  • AD/Biogas.

If the New Investment Review series is of interest, but feel that you need to delve deeper in order to develop your commercial strategy and marketing plans, you may wish to consider AcuComm’s Waste Market Insightsa monthly service that presents a wealth of comprehensive information including industry forecasts, historical data and insights which can be used to identify key trends across technologies, feedstocks and geographies, measured by outputs, values, capacities, volumes etc.

All the data in Waste Market Insights and the New Investment Review series derives from AcuComm’s WasteView Contract Finder, its  proprietary database of 8,500+ waste and bioenergy projects around the world.

If you would like to find out more, please contact either:

Rob / 44 (0)7399 863 765 / [email protected], or

Oliwia / 44 (0)7399 863 806 / [email protected]

New Investment Review: AD/Biogas

In March 2021, AcuComm reported on 22 new AD/Biogas projects with a cumulative estimated value of US$253 million. These projects will generate an estimated total of 58 MW (or 3 MW on average at each plant) and consume almost 1.4 million tonnes of feedstock, of which 40% will be animal-derived (manure/slurry). This new activity was reported in Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Greece, India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Serbia, the UK and the United States.

Over the 12-month period (April 2020 to March 2021),  AcuComm reported a total of 199 new AD/Biogas projects with a total estimated investment value of US$3.8 billion.

Top Countries by Investment Value: 12-month period (US$mn)

March 2021 AD Biogas

Each month, AcuComm presents this headline data in its AD/Biogas New Investment Review, one of a series of five complimentary reports which provide a strategic snapshot of the very latest activity in a specific area of the global waste and bioenergy markets.

The New Investment Review series includes:

  • Waste-to-Energy
  • Plastic Recycling
  • Waste Processing
  • Landfill
  • AD/Biogas.

If the New Investment Review series is of interest, but feel that you need to delve deeper in order to develop your commercial strategy and marketing plans, you may wish to consider AcuComm’s Waste Market Insightsa monthly service that presents a wealth of comprehensive information including industry forecasts, historical data and insights which can be used to identify key trends across technologies, feedstocks and geographies, measured by outputs, values, capacities, volumes etc.

All the data in Waste Market Insights and the New Investment Review series derives from AcuComm’s WasteView Contract Finder, its  proprietary database of 8,500+ waste and bioenergy projects around the world.

If you would like to find out more, please contact either:

Rob / 44 (0)7399 863 765 / [email protected], or

Oliwia / 44 (0)7399 863 806 / [email protected]

Largest ever biogas supply agreement to boost infrastructure plans.

The 1st July announcement that Nature Energy and Shell have entered into a major agreement whereby Nature Energy will sell biogas to Shell Energy Europe Limited is heralded as the largest, to-date, of its kind in the world. This new tie-up with Shell promises to catapult Nature Energy onto the global stage.

“The agreement is a blue stamp of biogas as an important part of the green transition that is taking place all over the world. We are proud that an energy mastodon like Shell is investing in biogas from us” said Ole Hvelplund, CEO of Nature Energy.

“The agreement is a commercial breakthrough for biogas and at the same time gives us more muscle to realize new biogas projects. We have ambitions to build several large-scale biogas plants in Denmark, North America and Europe, and here the agreement with Shell is an important step on the path for Nature Energy” continued Mr Hvelplund.

AcuComm’s WasteView project database contains details 13 of Nature Energy’s biogas projects, all located in Denmark – including a large (600,000 tonnes of waste per annum) anaerobic digestion plant near Sønderborg which is due to be operational in 2021.

#Editor’sPick – Plastics Recycling & Biogas

UK – Recycling Facility

Development of a plastics recycling plant.

Pennon Group, the parent company of Viridor, has announced a project to build the UK’s biggest multi-polymer plastic recycling plant. The facility will harness the electricity created from non-recyclable waste at Viridor’s energy recovery facility at Avonmouth.

Catch up on the latest from this project.

US – Resource Recovery & Bioenergy Facility

Water Resource Recovery Bio-Energy Project

Groundbreaking takes place for development of a water resource recovery facility under Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission’s US$262 million Piscataway Water Resource Recovery Facility Bio-Energy Project in Piscataway, MD. The project will convert wastewater biosolids into biogas, which will then be used by CHP engines to help power the facility.

Find out more about this project.

Global AD/Biogas

Anaerobic digestion/biogas is one area where we see a steady level of ongoing investment. These projects tend not to be very large in comparison with other areas of the waste industry, but represent a specialist and high tech niche within it. One advantage of AD/biogas projects is they are typically small and self-contained, and therefore quick to get up and running in comparison with other areas of the waste industry. For the projects in our database ,the average time to become operational is around 15 months.

Over the past year, AcuComm has reported on 151 such projects across the world. These have an average value of US$25 million, and an average throughput of 264 tonnes per day. Average power generation is 4 MW. Again, this is small when compared with the general waste-to-energy industry, but such localised generation is valuable to the farm or industrial site where it is based, either for re-use on-site or for being sold to the local electricity grid. Farm waste is the biggest area for investment, followed by sewage/wastewater projects.

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Investment is dominated by the Americas (principally the US) and Europe. These two regions account for nearly 90% of projects by value over the past year. Leading European countries for AD/biogas investment are the UK, Italy, Denmark, France and Ireland. Asia appears notably under-developed with only around 5% of the value.

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European companies predominate in terms of equipment supply and engineering services. The leading firm, in terms of the number of projects involved with, is Hitachi Zosen Inova, the Switzerland-based European subsidiary of Japan’s Hitachi Zosen. In second place is HoSt, based in the Netherlands. Other leading European companies include BioGTS (Finland), EnviTec Biogas (Germany) and Malmberg Gruppen (Sweden). The leading non-European company is Anaergia, based in Canada.

AcuComm adds more AD/biogas projects to its database each week. Check out the full latest information here.

#Editor’sPick

Canada  – Organic waste treatment centres and biogas facility.

SUEZ selected for Saint-Laurent facility.
Ville de Montreal is planning to carry out a project to create organic waste treatment centres (OWTC) in Greater Montréal including the construction of two composting centres, two biogas facilities and a pilot pre-treatment centre. On 17th April 2019, SUEZ reported that the City has selected it to design, build and operate the first OWTC in Saint-Laurent that can process up to 50,000 tonnes of organic material each year.

Egypt – Waste-to-RDF facility.

Development of a 400,000 tpa waste-to-RDF facility.
Geocycle Egypt Company, a member of Lafarge Holcim group, has officially opened a facility in Ain Sokhna, Suez governorate, that converts non-hazardous waste into high-quality refuse-derived fuel. It has a capacity to produce 400,000 tonnes annually of alternative fuel. According to the company, the facility is the largest in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. The total cost of the project amounted to E£200 million.

AcuComm’s Daily Full Access Project – France – Biogas plant

Development of a biogas-to-grid plant

A new €14 million biogas plant is being developed by GazTeam Energie at Combrand in the département of Deux-Sèvres, France.

The plant is expected to start operating next year and will inject 28 GWh of purified biogas into the GRTgaz network, made up of three farms covering an area of 500 hectares.

To take a look at the full details of this project, click here.