September 29, 2016
Swedish renewable energy producer OX2 has received a 22 million krona (€2.3m) grant to build a new food waste-to-biogas processing facility in Sweden. OX2 is also investing 18 million krona of its own capital in the plant, which will be located in the city of Helsingborg in southern Sweden. The company already operates NSR’s biogas plant in Filborna, for which... [Read More]

September 28, 2016
The bioenergy sector should seize the opportunity to contribute more to the heating and cooling industries to help drive Europe towards a low-carbon economy, said Marie Donnelly, director for renewables at the European Commission. Her comments were made at the European Biogas Association’s conference in Ghent, Belgium. She also warned that the bioenergy sector needed... [Read More]

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September 28, 2016
China Everbright International commenced the construction of 14 bio-projects in the third quarter of 2016, with a total investment exceeding RMB3.8 billion (€508.6m). The construction of all of the projects is progressing well and on schedule, the company reports. In the environmental energy segment, five waste-to-energy projects and a food waste treatment project... [Read More]

September 27, 2016
The state of Punjab in India has the potential to generate 2GW of electrical power from biomass alone, a state secretary says. According to Anirudh Tewari, principal secretary for industries, commerce, and renewable energy in the Government of Punjab, biomass is an important part of the northern Indian state’s energy market. “One area of renewable energy... [Read More]

September 27, 2016
Despite a slump in annual additions, the global biopower market is set to show steady growth, at a compound annual growth rate of 4.4%, according to a new market study Research and consulting firm GlobalData forecasts the global installed biopower capacity to rise from 106.2GW in 2015 to 165.2GW by 2025. The company’s latest report states that bioenergy is a niche... [Read More]

September 27, 2016
FCC, a Spanish environmental services, construction, and water management group, is participating in a project to convert waste treatment plants into bioenergy factories. Co-financed by the EU’s LIFE Programme, the Methamorphosis project is headed by FCC Aqualia in partnership with Area Metropolitana de Barcelona (AMB), FCC Environment (FCC’s environmental... [Read More]

September 26, 2016
The European Commission has launched a new three-year project called BioBase4SME to support the development of a bio-based economy in North West Europe (NWE). The €5.83 million project, launched through the EC’s INTERREG NWE Programme, will help start-ups and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) to overcome technological and non-technological barriers on their... [Read More]

September 23, 2016
A number of China’s urban consumers are willing to pay higher bills to buy “green electricity” from renewable sources like wind, solar or biomass, a recent survey commissioned by the China Renewable Energy Industries Association (CREIA) has found. According to a news report on the Chinadialogue, the survey, by the market research firm Ipsos, found... [Read More]

September 22, 2016
Global security and aerospace company Lockheed Martin has opened a new bioenergy facility in Owego, New York, using Concord Blue’s advanced technology that will convert waste into clean, renewable energy. Prior to ribbon cutting, Lockheed Martin successfully demonstrated the end-to-end capability of the new system. The demonstration validated its ability to... [Read More]

September 21, 2016
The European Commission (EC) has approved support for a combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Vilnius, Lithuania, under EU state aid rules. The project will be financed by the European Investment Bank through the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), along with state aid granted by Lithuania. "The Lithuanian project to build a CHP plant in Vilnius is a good... [Read More]

September 21, 2016
In the US, California State Legislature has passes a bill that is expected to help the state’s ailing biomass facilities by setting a mandate for wood waste-based energy production. The bill, which is expected to be signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown by 30 September, requires the state's largest utilities to get 125MW of biomass power from dead trees in high... [Read More]

September 20, 2016
UK energy and environmental investment company Newbridge Energy will install three wood chip-fuelled combined heat and power (CHP) units in northern Wales. The move comes after the company reported receiving a "multi-million pound" investment from Iona Capital. The three units, to be situated in the town of Ruthin, will have a combined capacity of 3MWe and 12MWh, and... [Read More]

September 20, 2016
Testing will begin at a 20.2MW Northwest England biomass power plant, which is expected to start commercial operation in April 2017, developers say. The 147,000 tonnes-per-year capacity waste wood biomass facility is being developed within the 180-acre Mersey Multimodal Gateway project – a logistics hub to the west of Liverpool – by Danish firm Burmeister... [Read More]

September 19, 2016
UK biomethane shipper Barrow Green Gas (BAGG) has welcomed changes to the greenhouse gas reporting regulations, which mean that the use of green gas now allows for near-zero GHG emission reporting. Green gas certificates are now recognised under the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, according to the company. This offers companies an opportunity to reduce their reported carbon... [Read More]

September 19, 2016
Finnish biomass boiler plant specialist KPA Unicon Group has announced that it is merging with Finland-based bioenergy technology company Renewa. Under the merger contract, KPA Unicon will be purchasing the entire share capital of Renewa.  In a statement, KPA Unicon said: “The transaction will give the Finnish and European Cleantech sector a stronger, renewed... [Read More]

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