Tag Archives: Biogas

Sense and Nonsense on Biogas

Maize grown specifically for Anaerobic Digesters to produce “biogas” is an increasingly common crop in England, especially in the South West. The area under Biogas Maize increased by 55% in 2016 compared to 2015, to 52000ha. The National Farmers Union … Continue reading

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Parliament calls for ban on double subsidy for biogas #Maize.

  Maize is in the news again, especially Maize specifically grown to power Anaerobic Digesters to produce biogas. In response to at least two years of calls for reform to the biogas subsidy regime,  last week the Government finally launched … Continue reading

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More Maize Madness: Far from being a climate change panacea, producing Biogas helps intensify its consequences

Tackling climate change is one of the most pressing and urgent things facing humanity, alongside (and related to) the 6th Global Extinction crisis. Some suggest that tackling Climate Change trumps all other considerations. One of the biggest consequences of climate … Continue reading

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Chris Huhne waves flag for anaerobic digestion, emits Biogas

The Anaerobic Digestion brigade is continuing to produce hot air and gas in the run up to the General Election, in the hope of extracting some policy promises from any of the parties who might have a say in the … Continue reading

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Forget Biogas, we need Hydrogen from Solar

With 2014 looking like it’s going to be the warmest year since records began, in 1880, but probably much longer ago than that, we need to take collective action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. I have already explained just recently … Continue reading

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The Great Biofuel Maize Scam

  I was drawn back into the muddy world of Biofuel Maize by reading an article in the Western Morning News entitled planting right variety of maize boosts AD Output. The piece was a bit of puff for the AD … Continue reading

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Liz Truss gases on about Solar Farms, ignores threat from Maize.

The new  Environment Secretary Liz Truss has led a charge against solar farms recently, announcing that they should not be used on productive farmland, which is there to produce food. She called them “a blight on the landscape” and announced … Continue reading

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