January 29, 2015
On 27 January, an explosion at Electrabel's biomass-powered plant has damaged the facility, the company has confirmed. The explosion, which caused a fire to break out, happened in one of three biomass silos used to store feedstock for the Max Green plant in Ghent, Belgium. Emergency services responded and the fire was brought under control. No injuries were reported. An... [Read More]

January 29, 2015
The Babcock & Wilcox Company's Denmark-based subsidiary, Babcock & Wilcox Vølund, has been awarded contracts by Margam Green Energy for more than $200 million (€177 million) to engineer, procure and operate a biomass power plant in Margam, Wales. The clean energy technology provider's consortium partner, Interserve Construction, will build the plant. The... [Read More]

January 27, 2015
Waste-to-energy solutions provider PHG Energy (PHGE) of Nashville, Tennessee, has acquired a municipal gasification plant and multiple intellectual property assets following the bankruptcy of Florida-based MaxWest Environmental Systems. In addition, Jeff Snyder has joined PHGE from MaxWest to lead the sales division. Snyder had served nearly three years as head of sales... [Read More]

January 26, 2015
Tibbar Energy USVI, a Nervada-based construction company, will begin construction on its bioenergy power plant on St. Croix, US Virgin Islands, in Q2 2015. The 7MW anaerobic digestion biogas power plant will utilise Viaspace’s Giant King Grass, which is now ready for the production fields and will be obtained from its nurseries on St. Croix. Tibbar will... [Read More]

January 26, 2015
Glennmont Partners has completed the purchase of the Margam Green Energy Project from ECO2 and Western Logs Group on behalf of its dedicated clean energy fund, Glennmont Clean Energy Fund Europe II in a £160 million (€214 million) deal. The Margam Green Energy Project will see a new biomass power generation plant built in Port Talbot, Wales, providing 40MW... [Read More]

January 26, 2015
The European Commission has authorised UK aid for a biomass combined heat and power (CHP) power plant in Teesside because it is 'in line with EU state aid rules'. The plant will use biomass to provide electricity to the national grid and heat to local customers. In November 2014 the UK notified plans to support the operation of a CHP plant, to be built in the Tees Valley... [Read More]

January 26, 2015
In the UK, the Port of Tyne has appointed the main contractor for the £25 million (€33.4 million) extension of Riverside Quay, the port's multifunctional deep-sea facility at South Shields. The main contract for over 300m of quay work includes a 125m quay extension, an upgrade of 118m of existing quay and 90m of quay wall renewal at the former McNulty site.... [Read More]

January 26, 2015
Cleansing Service Group, a UK-based privately owned waste management company, has announced it is investing in the renewable energy technology sector. The company has gained an equity stake in Refgas, the Deeside-based developer of a modular 'green gas and energy' generating plant, in return for an 'undisclosed but material investment'. This will help Refgas to build... [Read More]

January 26, 2015
PHI Group, a company focused on energy and natural resources, has signed an agreement with Alabama-based AG Materials to jointly set up a 200,000 tonne wood pellet mill in Florida, US. A statement released by the companies says that the joint venture secured approximately 400,000 tonnes of Southern Yellow Pine feedstock per year from a reliable industrial source for the... [Read More]

January 26, 2015
In France, Delipapier Frouard, part of the multinational paper company Sofidel Group, has launched its new biomass plant with an overall investment of approximately €6.5 million. This is yet another step forward in Sofidel's strategy to reduce its emissions of greenhouse gases. The plant is expected to reduce greenhouse gases by over 6.8 million m3 and will cut... [Read More]

January 26, 2015
Warrington's Stobart Group has signed a £110 million biofuel supply deal with a Welsh company. In the agreement, Stobart Energy will source, process and supply 250,000 tonnes per year of recycled waste wood to Margam over 14 years. The Transport business will also transport the product which will generate additional revenue for the company's Energy Division. 'This... [Read More]

January 21, 2015
In Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, the Sustainable Bioenergy Research Consortium (SBRC) is to award a contract to International Mechanical and Electrical Co. to build the world's first bioenergy pilot project to use desert land – irrigated by seawater – for the production of both bioenergy and food. The contract follows new research that has been carried out at the... [Read More]

January 20, 2015
Construction of a proposed pellet plant at Tolko's Lavington mill will begin later this month, Tolko Industries and Pinnacle Renewable Energy have announced. The decision follows a significant consultation and review process, and permit approval from the Ministry of Environment (MoE) and the District of Coldstream. The plant will employ technology which advances the... [Read More]

January 20, 2015
RusForest, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, has engaged mechanical engineering firm Hekotek to build a wood pellet production facility at the company's Magistralny sawmill in Eastern Siberia. Under the contract, Hekotek will deliver equipment for the construction of the plant, which will have an annual capacity of 30,000 tonnes. The facility will... [Read More]

January 20, 2015
Maine Woods Pellet Company is building a biomass-fired power plant in Athens, Maine and has chosen Turboden to supply what will be the world's largest biomass-based Organic Rankine Cycle (ORC). Maine Woods Pellet owns and operates a wood pellet production facility. This plant can produce up to 100,000 tonnes per year of wood pellets for the bulk and bagged fuel markets,... [Read More]

January 20, 2015
At Cannington Cold Stores' 45,000 tonne Bridgwater site in Somerset, UK, Veolia has installed a 2MW biogas combined heat and power (CHP) plant. This adds to four existing 324kW CHPs it has already successfully installed at the site. The biogas solution has been supplied by Cogenco, Veolia's package CHP team and is fuelled by waste food, helping the chilled food storage... [Read More]