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Welcome to Bioenergy Insight

Brought to you by the publishers of Biofuels International magazine, Bioenergy Insight is a publication targeted at companies producing biomass fuel in the form of pellets and briquettes, and those using biomass fuel to produce CHP, biogas, biopower, chemicals, heat and liquid biofuels.

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Bester Generación begins construction on UK biomass power...

Bester Generación, a company dedicated to the development, engineering, construction, operations and maintenance of renewable energy infrastructures, has...
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Eco2 sells third biomass plant in £160m deal

Welsh renewable energy company Eco2 has sold its 44.2MW straw-fired biomass plant in Snetterton, East Anglia to BWSC PCL in a £160 million (€201.7 million)...
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Enel Green Power to supplement existing plant with biomass

Enel Green Power has started building the Cornia 2 geothermal power plant in the town of Castelnuovo Val di Cecina, in Tuscany. This will be the first plant in the...
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Funding secured for renewable energy facility in UK

Foresight Group and the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) are investing in the construction of a new waste wood combined heat and power (CHP) facility in Merseyside,...
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Farm power key to future UK energy supply

UK farms could be a major player in a shift towards a resilient, low-carbon energy system, according to a report launched by the Farm Power coalition.


The...
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Bristol welcomes gas-to-grid plant

A new gas-to-grid plant has opened at Bristol sewage treatment works in the UK.


The plant is run by Wessex Water subsidiary GENeco, which has become the first...
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Ricardo announces energy sector acquisition

Ricardo has acquired UK consultancy firm PPA Energy.


With a particular emphasis on innovation within the power industry, PPA Energy specialises in...
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DP CleanTech and Everbright International form strategic...

Biomass solutions provider DP CleanTech has signed an equipment supply agreement with China Everbright International to supply the largest waste-to-energy project in...
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Brazil to overtake US as world's leader for biopower

Brazil is expected to overtake the US as the world's leading biopower producing nation by 2018, according to research and consulting firm...
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Work soon to begin on UK waste management plant

In the UK, AmeyCespa, North Yorkshire County Council and the City of York Council, have signed a contract to design, build and operate a new integrated waste...
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Swedish FordonsGas acquired by Air Liquide

Air Liquide, a producer of high value-added gases, has signed an agreement for the acquisition of FordonsGas, a company that distributes compressed biogas (CBG) for...
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German Pellets and ZG Raiffeisen Energie form 50/50 JV

Pellet manufacturer German Pellets and ZG Raiffeisen Energie, a trading and service company, have created a 50/50 joint venture for the sale of wood...
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Brazil has potential to increase biofuel plantations sixfold

State-run agricultural research firm Embrapa states Brazil can increase planted areas for bioenergy sixfold without removing rainforest.


Manoel Texeira Souza,...
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Microsoft and UW officially open biogas project

Microsoft and the University of Wyoming (UW) have officially opened their zero emission green data centre that is fuelled by methane biogas and allows the university...
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KiOR files for bankruptcy

KiOR has announced that, as part of its refocus on R&D, it has accepted a bid for substantially all of its assets from certain affiliates of Vinod Khosla that...
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SMUD seeks project developer for biomass gasification plant

In the US, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has released a request for statements of interest (RSOI) in the development of a biomass gasification...
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Rentech closes the sale of alternative energy technology assets

Rentech, the owner and operator of wood pellet production and wood fibre processing businesses, has closed the previously announced sale of its alternative...
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Abengoa to build biomass plant in Belgium

In Ghent, Belgium, Abengoa has announced it will build the largest commercial-scale biomass-fired power plant in the world.


The company was...
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Tank Storage magazine exclusive official media partner for API...

After this year's extremely successful event in Las Vegas, API has scheduled its next Tanks, Valves and Piping event for the 12-15 October 2015.


Tank...
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20MW biomass plant planned for Philippines

Bronzeoak Philippines, a developer of solar power projects in the Philippines, is diversifying its portfolio with a biomass power project.


Following approval...
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GIB to invest in UK waste treatment plant

A new £319.5 million (€409 million) waste treatment plant in North Yorkshire, UK is to receive a £33.1 million investment from the UK Green...
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Everbright International secures biomass project

China Everbright International has signed an agreement with the People's Government of Rudong County in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, for the investment,...
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Landfill gas-to-energy project opens in North Carolina

In the US, DTE Biomass Energy has completed its 9.6MW landfill gas-to-energy project at the Uwharrie Environmental Landfill in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina.


The...
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Gainesville biomass plant earns FSC certification

The Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC), a 102.5MW biomass-fired power plant in Florida, US has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)...
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ESB and EIB sign loan facility for €100m

Ireland's electricity utility Electricity Supply Board (ESB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a loan facility for €100 million. The funds will...
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Harvest Power raises $20m in new financing

Harvest Power, a North American-based company dedicated to converting organic waste into clean energy, has announced a $20 million (€15.8 million) financing...
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Rentech nears completion of Atikokan wood pellet plant

The wood pellet production facility being built by Rentech in Atikokan in the Canadian province of Ontario has commenced start-up. The company says the plant will...
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Gemma Power Systems completes ETEC biomass plant three months...

In Texas, US, Gemma Power Systems, an EPC company and wholly owned subsidiary of Argan, has finished building the East Texas Electric Cooperative (ETEC) Woodville...
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Viridor supports calls for Defra action

Viridor, a UK-based renewable energy, waste management and recycling company, says it backs a House of Commons select committee calls to alter the UK's waste policy...
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BlueFire Renewables receives LOI to provide debt financing for a...

Renewable fuels company BlueFire Renewables has received a letter of intent (LOI) from the Export Import Bank of China (China EXIM) to provide up to $270 million...
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US pellet plant to be sold at auction

Great American Pellets, a manufacturer of premium hardwood pellets, is selling its facility, real estate and equipment assets at auction on 11 November.


The...
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Ontario invests over $1m to turn poo into power

ZooShare has raised over $1 million (€790,000) for what is soon to be the first zoo-based biogas plant in North America. The plant will have a capacity of 500kW...
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Canada ships increased volumes of pellets to Asia

Wood pellet shipments from the US South to Europe are up 10% from Q4 2013 to Q2 2014, while exports from Canada have declined 25% during the same period. This is...
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Partnership to advance castor cultivation in Brazil

Agricultural research institute The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) and Evofuel, the wholly owned subsidiary of plant genomics company Evogene,...
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Cranfield University opens AD research plant

A new anaerobic digestion (AD) research plant has been officially opened at Cranfield University in the UK.


The plant, part funded by the European Regional...
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AECOM awarded contract for Newtown Creek Renewable Natural Gas...

In the US, infrastructure and support services firm AECOM has been awarded a design-build contract from National Grid, in partnership with the New York City...
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PlanET delivers biogas plant to UK company

UK lime works company Singleton Birch has opened its 1.5MW biogas plant in North Lincolnshire, England.


The new plant will generate 40% of Singleton Birch's...
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AD plant to turn London food waste into energy

In the UK, Willen Biogas is developing a 27,000 tonne per year biogas plant at Cattlegate Farm in Enfield, London.


Willen Biogas is owned by the investment...
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Abengoa opens commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant

Abengoa has officially opened its second generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton in the US state of Kansas.


Construction on the biorefinery finished in...
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Viaspace brings Giant King Grass to the Philippines

Sagay Central, a sugar milling and sugar growing company and partner of energy crop cultivator Viaspace, has shipped and planted Giant King Grass in Negros...
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Construction contract for 250kW biogas plant concluded in Japan

Japan-based company Renagen has signed a contract with EnviTec Biogas for the construction of a 250kW biogas plant near the Japanese city of Osaka. The plant is...
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Sunshine Gas Producers begins renewable energy production in...

Sunshine Gas Producers, a joint venture between DTE Biomass Energy and EIF Renewable Energy Holdings through its subsidiary Landfill Energy Systems, has started...
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Three injured at Canada wood pellet plant explosion

An explosion at Pinnacle Renewable Energy's wood pellet plant in British Columbia injured three and resulted in around 30 employees being evacuated.


The...
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Enviva to purchase Green Circle Bio Energy

Enviva Development Holdings, an affiliate of Enviva, and JCE Group Aktiebolag, the sole owner of Green Circle Bio Energy, have signed a contract that will see Enviva...
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New contract to accelerate use of biomass in China

US-based renewable fuels producer BlueFire Renewables has finalised and signed a new master engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its...
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Bioenergy Insight magazine: a sneak peek at our October issue

The October issue of Bioenergy Insight is out now and for those of you who subscribe, it will be hitting your desks within the next couple of weeks. As usual, it's...
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Wärtsilä to develop Indonesia's first bio-LNG...

Wärtsilä has signed a joint development agreement with two Indonesian partners to develop the first biogas liquefaction (bio-LNG) plant in...
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RWE Innogy moves away from biomass

RWE Innogy and Fri-El Green Power have concluded the transfer of RWE Innogy's 80% stake in Enna, a biomass power plant based in Sicily, Italy, to Fri-El. The deal...
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Cool Planet to receive $91m loan from USDA

Cool Planet Energy Systems, which is commercialising a technology to create green fuels and biochar, has received a $91 million (€72 million) conditional...
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