April 17, 2015
Energia Reino Verde (ERV) has signed an agreement for the engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) supervision of the 12MW biomass power plant that will be co-located with the 834 hectare (2,060 acre) Giant King Grass (GKG) plantation project in Nicaragua. Viaspace owns a 50% interest in ERV, the special-purpose company that will own and operate the project. The... [Read More]

April 17, 2015
Sappi Southern Africa CEO Alex Thiel has welcomed the announcement that Ngodwana Energy has been chosen as a preferred bidder in the Department of Energy's 4th window Renewable Independent Power Producers Procurement Programme (REIPPPP). The Ngodwana Energy project is situated in the Mpumalanga Province on the Sappi Ngodwana Mill Site and will feed electricity into the... [Read More]

April 17, 2015
Albioma has signed final documentation relating to the acquisition of a 65% equity interest in Codora Energia, which owns a 48MW bagasse-fired cogeneration plant in the Brazilian state of Goiás. The plant, commissioned in 2011, backs onto a distillery that currently processes 1.6 million tonnes of sugarcane annually. The distillery is owned by Jalles Machado, the... [Read More]

April 17, 2015
Shortly after the acquisition by its new owner Hitachi Zosen Inova AG, Hitachi Zosen Inova BioMethan (HZIB) has received an order to build a biogas upgrading plant in Wittenburg, Germany. The agreement was signed last week between HZIB and the client, Munich-based Landwärme. The project comprises a plant with capacity to upgrade 700Nm3/hr of raw biogas, delivering... [Read More]

April 17, 2015
NexSteppe, a producer of sustainable feedstock solutions for the bio-based industries, sold more than 10,000 hectares (25,000 acres) of its Palo Alto biomass sorghums in Brazil this past growing season, compared to just over 1,000 hectares in the previous year. Just as many of the leaders of the bio-based economy have begun proving their conversion technologies at commercial... [Read More]

April 14, 2015
HoSt, a European supplier of bioenergy systems, has received an order of €20 million from Croatian electricity company HEP to build two wood-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plants. The biomass plants will supply 3MWe of electricity to the grid. The residual heat generated will be supplied to the district heating networks in the cities of Sisak and Osijek. The... [Read More]

April 13, 2015
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says it will finalise the volume requirements for the 2014, 2015 and 2016 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS), in addition to the 2017 volume requirement for biomass-based diesel, by 30 November. The following schedule has been established following a proposed consent decree in litigation brought against EPA by the American Petroleum... [Read More]

April 13, 2015
After 35 years of service, Viridor's Ardley landfill site in Oxfordshire, UK will no longer be taking hazardous waste. From now on, non-hazardous waste will now be taken into Viridor's adjacent energy recovery facility (ERF). The £205 million (€283 million) facility has capacity to treat 300,000 tonnes per year of waste – sufficient to treat all of Oxfordshire's... [Read More]

April 10, 2015
According to UNEP's ninth 'Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment 2015', prepared by the Frankfurt School-UNEP Collaborating Centre for Climate and Sustainable Energy Finance and Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and Bloomberg New Energy Finance — the past year brought a rebound of green energy investments worldwide... [Read More]

April 10, 2015
DRT, a company working to develop rosin and turpentine extracted from pine trees, says that commissioning has begun at its biomass cogeneration power plant in Vielle-Saint-Girons, France. The cogeneration plant is being developed by Biomass Energy Solutions VSG – a venture between DRT, Cofely (GDF Suez Group) and the Caisse des Dépôts. Following a four-month... [Read More]

April 10, 2015
Baker and McKenzie (Gaikokuho Joint Enterprise) is advising Renova and Kuni Umi Asset Management Co. (collectively the 'sponsors') on their plans to develop and invest in a woody biomass power plant with a generation capacity of 20MW in Mukaihama, Akita city, Akita, Japan. The plant will be the largest power generation facility of its kind, using woody biomass as fuel... [Read More]

April 8, 2015
AssetGen Partners, a specialised investment fund, has signed a contract worth roughly £82 million (€110 million) with Bouygues Energies and Services for the turnkey construction of a waste-to-energy gasification plant in the Hertfordshire town of Hoddesdon, UK. Bouygues Energies and Services will be responsible for the engineering and construction of this 10MWe... [Read More]

April 7, 2015
Nestlé Waters has begun constructing an agricultural biogas facility that will provide renewable energy for the Henniez bottling plant and the Swiss power grid, as well as natural fertilizer for local farms. The company is building the Valbroye plant in the Canton of Vaud with renewable energy development firm Group E Greenwatt. The biogas plant will process 28,000... [Read More]

April 7, 2015
Stuttgart-based global engineering and construction company M+W Group has been appointed as main contractor for the delivery of a £111 million (€150 million) energy from waste (EfW) facility in Lanarkshire, Scotland. Following the design and development phase, M+W Group will engineer, procure and construct a new 12.5MWe thermal treatment plant alongside a new... [Read More]

April 7, 2015
Scania and the development financier of the Swedish state Swedfund are partnering to produce biogas as an automotive fuel in the Indian city of Nagpur, which is located in the state of Maharashtra and has 2.5 million inhabitants. The biogas will be produced from digested sludge from one of the city's wastewater treatment plants in collaboration with local companies. Nagpur... [Read More]

April 7, 2015
Republic Services has announced its newest landfill gas-to-energy project located at the Upstate Regional Landfill in Union County, South Carolina. The renewable energy project consists of two reciprocating combustion engines that generate 3,200kW of energy for the local electric grid, or enough electricity to power more than 1,800 area homes. 'Landfills are essential... [Read More]