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Biofuels International Conference 2014
24 September 2014 - 25 September 2014
Ghent, Belgium
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5th Biomass Pellets Trade & Power
23 September 2014 - 25 September 2014
Seoul, SOUTH KOREA
Conference of the European Biogas Association 2014
30 September 2014 - 2 October 2014
Alkmaar region, the Netherlands
USIPA 2014
1 October 2014 - 3 October 2014
Miami, USA
Health, Safety & Environmental Management in Anaerobic Digestion
7 October 2014 - 7 October 2014
London
 
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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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Welsh anaerobic digestion plant achieves biofertiliser...

The GwyriAD anaerobic digestion (AD) plant near Caernarfon, developed and operated by Biogen, is the first in Wales to achieve certification under REAL's...
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Glennmont starts operations at 38MW biomass plant

Glennmont Partners, European clean energy investment manager, has started operations at the 38MW Sleaford renewable energy plant.


The plant, which uses straw,...
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Nebraska Forest Service provides biomass grants

The Nebraska Forest Service (NFS) will offer two cost-share assistance grants to organisations that are looking to install woody biomass-fired energy...
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Procter & Gamble’s $230 Mil Biomass Project gathers...

Renewable energy providers Procter & Gamble move forward with their biomass facility in Georgia, US.


The $230 million (€178 million) biomass facility...
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New ethanol plant being considered in Iowa

A new ethanol plant may be built in Onida, Iowa, US.


Plans started earlier this year for a facility that is capable of producing 70 million gallons per year...
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New Generation Power launches biomass project in Japan

New Generation Power International, a global renewable energy company, will build three 11.5 MW wood biomass plants in Japan.


In collaboration, Chicago-based...
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Florida cellulosic ethanol plant to return online

Renewable energy technology provider INEOS Bio is restarting its new cellulosic ethanol plant in Florida after contamination forced it to decrease production...
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Gaelectric Group acquires Imperative Energy

Irish renewable energy group Gaelectric has acquired Imperative Energy, a biomass energy provider.


Brendan McGrath, CEO, Gaelectric Group, says: 'Just 2% of...
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UK wood-burning plant nears completion

Energy company E.ON’s £120 million biomass power station in Blackburn Meadows, Sheffield nears completion.


The 30MW facility in the Blackburn...
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Partnership build cellulosic ethanol demonstration plant

Swedish Taurus Energy has partnered with France-based CIMV, and sent a proposal to the EU Commission detailing the construction of a demonstration plant for the...
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Lufthansa uses farnesane in first European scheduled flight

The Lufthansa Group is operating its LH 190 flight from Frankfurt to Berlin Tegel using a 10% blend of the new biofuel component farnesane.


This is the first...
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Enviva to develop two pellet plants in US

Biomass provider Enviva plans to build two new facilities in the US.


The plants, which will be located in Richmond and Sampson, North Carolina, will receive...
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JFE Holdings to build a biomass plant in Japan

JFE Holding's Engineering unit will build a 50MW biomass plant for Erex in Oita prefecture, southwestern Japan.


The plant will use palm kernel shells and coal...
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Asia-Les to build new wood pellet plant

Russian-based sawmill company Asia-Les will start production of wood pellets at the facility in the Khabarovsk region, Russia.


The wood pellets will be...
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New Zealand to open world’s largest biomethane plant

New Zealand biogas company, Greenlane Biogas Technologies, is commissioning the world's biggest biomethane production plant in Montreal, Canada.


The project's...
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Glencane to operate 40-MW biomass plant

Glencane Bioenergia, a local sugar and ethanol producer, has gained permission to operate a 40-MW biomass plant in Junqueiropolis municipality as an independent power...
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Fitters Diversified to invest in three biomass-gas generators

Kuala Lumpur-based Fitters Diversified is investing RM 14 million (€3.4 million) in three biomass-gas generators to be opened early 2015 in Sabah and Negeri...
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SGB makes breakthrough with new hybrid jatropha

SGB, an agricultural biotechnology and seed company, has successfully created a hybrid jatropha which has both high yield and rapid time to maturity.


In...
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Atikokan power station fires biomass

Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Atikokan Generating Station (GS) in Canada is now operating on biomass, making it the largest power plant in North America fuelled by...
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New technology for Vega Biofuels torrefaction plant

Vega Biofuels' joint venture partner, Agri-Tech Producers (ATP) , has developed a new, patent-pending process that reduces the cost of some of the biomass feedstock...
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Global wood pellet demand to reach 50 million tonnes by 2024

Global wood pellet demand could more than double in the next 10 years, growing from around 23 million tonnes in 2014 to 50 million tonnes in 2024. This is according...
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Fulcrum selected for USDA loan guarantee

Fulcrum Sierra Biofuels, a sustainable fuels company, will receive a loan from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) for the construction of waste-to-jet fuel...
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ReFood's £20m AD plant complete

Construction work on ReFood's new £20 million (€25 million) anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Widnes, UK has been completed by building and civil...
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Biomethane certification scheme wins M&S's backing as...

UK supermarket Marks & Spencer (M&S) has purchased the majority of Biomethane Certificates (BMCs) from the green gas being produced at Future Biogas's...
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Stora Enso to build demo-scale plant in US

Finnish pulp and paper manufacturer Stora Enso is investing €32 million in a new demonstration plant, to be built in Louisiana, US, following its recent...
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US welcomes first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant

Project Liberty, the US's first commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant, located in Emmetsburg, Iowa, has been officially opened.


A joint venture of DSM and...
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RusForest releases Q2 report 2014

RusForest AB, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, has released its second quarter 2014 report.


Within this report the company revealed that,...
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MT-Energie contracted for the expansion of existing AD plants in...

MT-Energie UK, a provider of anaerobic digestion plants in the UK, will build and integrate additional digesters for two existing AD operations in the UK: on the...
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Weltec chosen for AD plant expansion in UK

Eco Sustainable Solutions, the owner of a food waste AD plant in Dorset, UK, is expanding the facility with the addition of a further 1.1MW of food waste processing...
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Electrabel reopens biomass plant in Ghent

It has been reported that GDF Suez's Belgian subsidiary, Electrabel, has resumed operations at its Max Green Rodenhuize biomass-fired power plant in...
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Demo plant pioneers energy generating wastewater treatment...

Technology start-up company Algae Systems, along with Japan's IHI Corp, has completed the demonstration of a new biofuel production approach. Algae Systems is a group...
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UK GIB invests in new green power plant in Derby

The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) is investing £64 million (€80.8 million) into a new energy from waste plant in Derby.


The project is being...
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Spencer Group delivers first part of £150m Humber Ports...

Engineering firm Spencer Group has delivered the first project as part of a £150 million (€190 million) investment in biomass handling operations at the...
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Bluesphere to convert landfill methane gas emissions into energy

Clean energy company Bluesphere has announced it is pursuing a strategy to work in partnership with landfill owners to convert harmful methane gas emissions from...
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Rentech announces selected results for Q2 2014

Rentech, the owner and operator of wood fibre processing, wood pellet production and nitrogen
fertiliser manufacturing businesses, has released selected...
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Tropik Wood and Gimco sign deal for biomass

Construction on a $35 million (€26.5 million) 10MW biomass-fired power plant in Nadroga, Fiji has begun following the formation of a joint venture between Tropik...
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KGET ships 200 tonnes of wood pellets to Korea

Kleangas Energy Technologies (KGET), a producer of alternative clean technologies and products that promote energy efficiency, has shipped 200 tonnes of wood pellets...
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Speyside biomass power station receives £74m funding

The Speyside biomass power station in Moray, Scotland has been guaranteed £48 million (€60 million) of finance by the UK government, and a further...
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Highland Pellets plans 500,000 t/y facility in Arkansas

Highland Pellets, a private development group which builds industrial wood pellet plants in the US Southeast and upper Midwest regions, announced the building of a...
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AD plant nears completion in California

Installation and construction is almost complete on an anaerobic digestion plant scheduled to open at Calgren Renewable Fuels at the end of September in California,...
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Ground breaks on $80m biogas plant

Roeslein Alternative Energy (REA), a producer of renewable natural gas, and Murphy-Brown, the livestock production subsidiary of Smithfield Foods, have started...
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Pöyry awarded EPCM contract for bioenergy project in Canada

Millar Western Forest Products has awarded Pöyry with the assignment for engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) services for an anaerobic...
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EIB fosters renewable energy investments in Poland

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending up to PLN295 million (€71 million) to the Polish energy company Tauron Polish Energy for its investments in...
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Ricardo-AEA wins European CHP project

Ricardo-AEA, an international energy and environmental company specialising in consultancy, policy support and programme management, has been appointed by the...
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Asia-Pacific's distributed CHP capacity to expand with...

The Asia-Pacific (APAC) region's distributed combined heat and power (CHP) installed capacity will grow from around 37.7GW in 2013 to approximately 64GW by 2019,...
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Viridor extends UK contract through to 2027

Waste recycling company Viridor has extended its contract with the Borough of Poole in the UK for the receipt and processing of residual and recyclable waste through...
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Zilkha Biomass Energy plans wood pellet plant

US-based Zilkha Biomass Energy, a biomass solutions provider, is building a $90 million (€67 million) facility in Monticello, Arkansas, to manufacture its Zilkha...
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Muntons cuts costs with biogas plant

Muntons, a UK-based malted ingredients company, is to build a £5.4 million (€6.8 million) anaerobic digestion plant at its Stowmarket HQ.


When it...
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Scottish whisky distillery latest to go green with GIB funding

Another Scottish distillery is to go green after receiving funding from the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB).


Balmenach Distillery in Speyside is the third such...
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