May 26, 2015
Alstom has signed its third contract this year with Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC), the Danish power plant specialist, for a Geared Reaction steam turbine (GRT) at the proposed Tilbury biomass project in the UK. The 45MW waste wood power station will be located on the River Thames near to London and will be built by BWSC and Aalborg Energie Technik... [Read More]

May 26, 2015
Under a recently executed joint development agreement (JDA), energy services company Cirque Energy could potentially develop and sell renewable energy to Cat Cay Yacht Club, a private island in the Bahamas. The renewable energy could be produced using Cirque's 'Deployable Gasification Unit (DGU) technology. The operation will process the island's solid waste into syngas... [Read More]

May 26, 2015
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a method of manufacturing chemicals such as benzene, toluene and xylene – known as BTX chemicals – by combining the gasification of lignocellulosic biomass, the Fischer-Tropsch synthesis and aromatisation. Over 85% of the separated benzene exceeded 90% purity and around 50% of the separated toluene... [Read More]

May 26, 2015
Pallmann Group, a manufacturer of innovative size reduction technology, is joining forces with Standard Bio, an expert in novel biomass conversion technologies, to develop a new biorefinery concept that will use low-value organic waste as a resource for clean energy, natural fertilisers and animal protein. The concept is based around the conversion of renewable resources... [Read More]

May 26, 2015
Aseagas, a subsidiary of Aboitiz Power and renewable energy company, has signed an agreement with GE's Distributed Power business to power its first waste-to-electricity project in Lian in the province of Batangas, Philippines. The 8.8MW facility will be a biomass power plant running with GE's 'ecomagination' approved Jenbacher gas engines. The Batangas plant will utilise... [Read More]

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]