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Tokyo Power opens its second biomass plant in Sri Lanka

Tokyo Power, the energy arm of cement and concrete manufacturer Tokyo Cement Group, has built a Rs2.4 billion 5MW biomass-fired power plant in the Sri Lankan region...
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Final coal plant closes in Ontario

The Canadian province of Ontario has fulfilled its commitment to close all of its coal-fired power plants by the end of this year.


The last remaining fossil...
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Jasper Clean Energy abandons biomass plans

Jasper Clean Energy has pulled the plug on a project that would have seen it develop a biomass-fired power plant in Indiana, US.


The generating station would...
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Phoenix Energy to build biomass gasification plant in California

Independent power producer Phoenix Energy is to build and operate a 2MW biomass gasification plant near Lake Tahoe, California after signing agreements.


The...
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UN IPCC report: sustainable biofuels are way forward

UN IPCC report findings confirm that while bioenergy has a significant role to play in society and although more research is needed, existing uncertainties should not...
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Turku region to invest in wood chip facility

The Turku region of Finland is investing over $350 million (€250 million) in a plant that will run primarily on local wood chips.


The latest United...
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GE's landfill gas engine technology powers waste-to-energy...

GE's Distributed Power business says commissioning for three of its Jenbacher gas engines is expected to take place this month at Estre Ambiental's landfill in...
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Twenty biomass plants to be developed in Cuba

Azcuba, a Cuban sugar holding company, could build up to 19 biomass power plants in the nation, with up to 765MW of production capacity, it has been...
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Chinese biomass plant ready for start-up

Guangdong Shaoneng Group's $88.61 million biomass power plant in China is ready for commercial operations, Reuters reports.


The total investment for the plant...
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Ameresco Biomass plant uses damaged wood from ice storm

Renewable energy company Ameresco has announced that its biomass cogeneration plant located in South Carolina, US is utilising storm-damaged timber as a result of...
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Domestic RHI launches in UK

The UK's domestic Renewable Heat Incentive scheme opened on 9 April.


The financial incentive scheme, designed to encourage uptake of renewable heating among...
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Cyclists protest against UK biomass plants

Two renewable-fired power stations planned for the UK have led to protests in the region.


On 12 April, a group of cyclists travelled from Bristol to Avonmouth...
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Plans move forward for Welsh biomass plant

Plans to build a biomass-fired power plant at the former Anglesey Aluminium works near Holyhead, Wales are progressing after the UK government approved design changes...
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Aseagas progresses with biogas plant in the Philippines

Gazasia CEO Richard Lilleystone took part in a tree planting ceremony at the site of the first Aseagas biomethane digestion plant in the Philippines.


The...
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Viaspace JV to own power plant and plantation

Energy company Viaspace and its partner Agricorp are forming a company which will own and operate a Giant King Grass plantation and co-located 12MW power plant in...
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Consortium to develop 'integrated' biorefineries

New consortium Valor-Plus, made up of the UK Health and Environment Research Institute (HERI), has been established to develop second generation integrated...
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Pulp and paper company scraps biomass plans

Pulp and paper firm Port Townsend Paper Corp., based in Washington, US, has abandoned plans to build a $54 million (€39 million) biomass-to-power plant, saying...
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Work progresses with Bulgarian gasification plant

Eqtec Iberia, part of Spanish holding company Ebioss Energy, is progressing with the construction of its 5MW Karlovo renewable plant located in Bulgaria's Plovdiv...
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Greenprav invests €35m in co-gen plant in Romania

Greenprav, a Romania-based power producer, is developing a €35 million biomass-powered cogeneration plant in the town of Busteni.


The facility, expected...
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Sembcorp building EfW plant in Singapore

Sembcorp, an international energy, water and marine group, has broken ground on what will be its largest energy-from-waste (EfW) facility in...
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Fire damages pellet plant

The Energex American-owned wood pellet production plant in Juniata County, Pennsylvania has been damaged after a fire broke out on the morning of 29...
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Viaspace signs feedstock contract for bioelectricity in...

Viaspace, a grower of energy crops, has signed a contract with Mesquite Lake Water and Power to provide Giant King Grass for a biomass-fired power plant and biofuels...
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Albioma acquires shares in Brazilian co-gen plant

Albioma, a France-based independent energy producer, has finalised its acquisition of the totality of shares in Rio Pardo Termoelétrica, a cogeneration plant...
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Work to start on Virgin Islands biogas power plant

A new 7MW biogas power plant will be built in Saint Croix, US Virgin Islands after the project received government approval at the end of March.


Renewable...
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Sweden to meet 2030 renewable targets with help of Göteborg...

Swedish energy company Göteborg Energi has opened its new demonstration plant – GoBiGas – which will produce large volumes of biogas through the...
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Forth Energy scraps biomass plans in Scotland

Forth Energy, a joint venture between SSE and Forth Ports, says it is not continuing with plans to develop the Grangemouth and Rosyth biomass-fired power plants in...
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Xergi to build biogas plant in France

Biogas company Methalandes of France is developing what will be the nation's largest anaerobic digestion plant to date in the town of Hagetmau.


The facility...
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Anaergia subsidiary commissions new UK biogas plant

UTS Biogas, a subsidiary of sustainable energy solutions company Anaergia, has commissioned a new biogas facility in Dagenham, London, UK, for TEG...
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AEA to install new biomass boilers for 2014

Alaska Energy Authority (AEA) has plans to install 14 biomass boiler projects in 2014.


Six of these projects, located in the Galena, Kake, Ketchikan, Haines,...
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UK biogas facility under construction

Eternity Capital, a specialist in funding for waste management and environmental services companies in the UK and Europe, has started constructing an anaerobic...
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California biomass plant begins operations

DTE Energy's biomass plant in northern California, US, has begun operations.


The plant, located on the site of a former coal-fired power facility, will use...
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GE joint venture to build biogas plant in Malaysia

General Electric has partnered with Malaysian biotechnology company, Green and Smart, to develop a palm oil effluent (POME) biogas plant to provide a waste-to-power...
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Italian companies to build 30MW biomass plant

Two Italy-based companies are to develop a 30MW biomass plant in the country's Ravenna region.


The Powercorp project, a joint venture between Enel Green Power...
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Greenergy to sell stake in Philippines biomass project

Greenergy Holdings is reported to be selling its 60% stake in a company building an 18MW biomass power plant in Negros Occidental, a Philippines province, to a German...
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New solvay JV produces torrefied biomass

Solvay, a renewable technology company, says it has produced industrial-scale volumes of torrefied biomass.


The new business will be run by the recently...
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RockTenn to acquire Simpson Tacoma paper mill

North America-based consumer packaging firm RockTenn and forest products business Simpson Lumber Company have signed an agreement whereby RockTenn will acquire the...
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Bernard Matthews in multi-million pound biomass boiler deal

Britain's largest turkey producer, Bernard Matthews, has announced it will roll out 179 biomass boilers for installation in 21 of its turkey farms in Norfolk, Suffolk...
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Geopower acquires interest in biogas project

Geopower Energy, an alternative energy developer, has closed a private debt facility of $5 million (€3.6 million) to acquire a joint venture interest in the Blue...
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Global Power to build bio-power plant in Philippines province

Global Business Power (GBPC) has plans to build a biomass power plant in the Philippines province of Negros Occidental, with a feasibility study expected to be...
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Zilkha signs agreement to produce black pellets

Zilkha Biomass Energy, a renewable energy company providing the first commercially available water-resistant wood pellet, has agreed to license its Zilkha Black...
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TEG Group’s London biomass plant acquired by new JV

A biomass plant in Dagenham, UK, previously owned by green power firm TEG Group has been handed over to new owners TEG Biogas.


The group will provide ongoing...
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French biomass group has grand plans for biogas plants

Albioma, a French biomass group specialising in generating electricity from sugarcane waste in France's overseas territories, has launched its first two biogas plants...
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RES stops work on £300m North Blyth biomass facility

British independent renewable energy developer RES has announced it is ceasing work on its £300 million (€362.1 million) biomass power station project at...
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UGA study says US pellets are helping to cut EU greenhouse...

A new study by the University of Georgia has found that European power plants burning wood pellets imported from the southern US to generate electricity are emitting...
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Midland Bio Energy to expand following move to new site

UK-based pellet fuel supplier Midland Bio Energy has announced ambitious plans for its business this year.


The company recently moved into a new, larger...
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New biomass plants set for Philippines province

Three biomass plants worth a total of PHP3.3 billion (€53.3 million) are to be constructed in the Philippines province of Bukidnon.


Each power plant,...
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Construction starts on US landfill biogas plant

A new biogas plant is being built at the Crapo Hill landfill site in Dartmouth in Massachusetts, the US.


CommonWealth Resource Management (CRM) is developing...
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Cool Planet to start building renewables plant

Cool Planet Energy Systems, a technology company producing green fuels and biochar products, has started building its fi¬rst commercial facility in the US state...
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Spencer Group delivers part of Humber Ports biomass investment

Engineering company Spencer Group has delivered the first project as part of a £150 million (€182 million) investment in biomass handling operations at the...
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