May 21, 2015
BioEnergy Hawaii (BEH) a designer, developer and operator of waste treatment and alternative energy systems, has partnered with impact investment firm Ulupono Initiative to finance a resource recovery facility planned for the west side of Hawaii Island. The project will include advanced recycling operations and produce multiple value products from the waste streams: recyclable... [Read More]

May 21, 2015
UN FAO, Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials, Bloomberg New Energy Finance, Carbon War Room, KLM, Novozymes and the UN Foundation partner to scale up the development and deployment of sustainable bioenergy solutions to meet the global need for sustainable energy. As part of the 2nd Annual Sustainable Energy for All (SE4ALL) Forum, a new multi-stakeholder coalition,... [Read More]

May 20, 2015
Blue Sphere, a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, announced today they have acquired four fully operational biogas facilities in Italy. Each of these facilities produce 1MW. Blue Sphere Italy signed a definitive agreement with Kinexia, an Italian public company, and will now await a change of control process that could take... [Read More]

May 12, 2015
On 11 May the US Department of Energy (DoE) Savannah River Operations Office (SR) and Ameresco held a ceremonial groundbreaking for construction of a new biomass heating plant project at DoE's Savannah River Site (SRS). The event will mark the start of phase two to the original energy savings performance contract (ESPC) to increase critical steam security and provide... [Read More]

May 12, 2015
Sustainability software and data company Ecometrica has teamed up with Scotland's Rural College (SRUC) to de-risk the investment in the UK biomass energy industry by combining a powerful computer model with state of the art mapping software that will help fire up the UK's energy crop industry, with potential to unlock tens of millions of pounds of new investment. The... [Read More]

May 12, 2015
DONG Energy has entered into an agreement to divest its waste-fired Måbjerg combined heat and power (CHP) plant near Holstebro to the Danish utility companies Struer Forsyning Fjernvarme and Vestforsyning Varme. Thomas Dalsgaard, executive VP of DONG Energy Thermal Power, says: 'The divestment is part of our strategy to focus on the central power stations in Denmark.... [Read More]

May 8, 2015
Renmatix, a technology licensor for the conversion of biomass into cellulosic sugar, has acquired existing assets of the former Mascoma 56,000ft2 manufacturing facility in Rome, New York. The new feedstock processing facility is dedicated to the first step in conversion to cellulosic sugar (from different types of biomass materials) utilising proprietary Plantrose process... [Read More]

May 8, 2015
Phoenix Energy's joint venture, North Fork Community Power's project has been awarded a $4.9 million (€4.4 million) grant from the California Energy Commission (CEC), which will be used to build biomass gasification plant, as well as research into the emerging field of forest biomass utilisation. The plant will consume biomass sourced from forestry and fuel reduction... [Read More]

May 5, 2015
US-headquartered wood pellet manufacturer Enviva Partners has closed its initial public offering of 11,500,000 common units representing limited partner interests at $20 (€18) per common unit. The number of common units issued at closing included 1,500,000 common units that were issued pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriters' option to purchase additional... [Read More]

May 5, 2015
In Hawaii, the US Department of the Army has launched a 45-day public comment period on its draft environmental impact statement (DEIS) for the construction and operation of a proposed 50MW renewable energy plant. Hawaiian Electric Company will build, own, operate and maintain the plant – known as the Schofield Generating Station– on over 8 acres of land leased... [Read More]

May 5, 2015
The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) has released a new draft standard which is an 'add-on certification module' to the RSB standard for biofuels and bio-products. Entitled 'Low iLUC Risk Biomass Criteria and Compliance Indicators', compliance with this new standard means producers will be able to demonstrate that biomass was produced with no indirect impact... [Read More]

May 5, 2015
Republic Services, an industry leader in US recycling and non-hazardous solid waste, has announced a new landfill gas-to-energy (LFGTE) project located at Sunshine Canyon Landfill near Los Angeles, California. The 20MW renewable energy project is capable of generating enough electricity to power nearly 25,000 area homes. 'Landfills play a more consequential role in society... [Read More]

May 1, 2015
Synthetic biology company Intrexon and FuturaGene, a wholly owned subsidiary of Suzano Papel e Celulose – the second largest producer of eucalyptus pulp in the world – have entered into an exclusive collaboration to increase biomass in eucalyptus and poplar trees. The collaboration will utilise Intrexon's platform to design complex, innovative gene constructs... [Read More]

April 29, 2015
Sweden-headquartered Cleanergy, a specialist in the development, manufacture and deployment of energy solutions, has announced the first deployment of its GasBox at a municipal wastewater treatment plant in Germany. Cleanergy's GasBox, which is at the heart of its complete combined heat and power (CHP) system, has been developed to generate electricity and heat from the... [Read More]

April 29, 2015
Verbio Vereinigte BioEnergie AG has successfully commissioned a site for the production of biomethane at Schwedt, Germany. The new plant uses a new internally generated technology to manufacture biomethane from 100% straw. The development of this technology is supported by the European Union's NER 300 subsidy project, providing funding of up to €22.3 million over... [Read More]

April 27, 2015
AEK AG, a Swiss wood pellet manufacturer and subsidiary of energy provider AEK Energie, has started building a biomass drying facility at its pellet production site in Balsthal, Switzerland. The new facility, which will cost a total of 9 million Swiss Francs (€8.5 million), will dry the raw biomass material before it is used to produce wood pellets. In a statement,... [Read More]