August 24, 2016
Forest industry giant UPM has published new Finland-based forest portfolios for competitive bidding. Four of these portfolios are located in Kainuu, one in Pohjois-Savo and one in North Karelia. Additionally as a special portfolio the island Ärjänsaari located in the Lake Oulujärvi is included in the bidding process. The bidding process has two stages.... [Read More]

August 24, 2016
Investors managing more than $13 trillion of assets urged leaders of the Group of 20 to ratify a global climate deal by the end of 2016 and to step up efforts to shift from fossil fuels. According to media reports, a total of 130 investors, grouped in six coalitions, wrote a letter to G20 leaders and also called on them to double global investment in clean energy, develop... [Read More]

August 24, 2016
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, will provide BRL 150 million (€41m) of long-term financing to CerradinhoBio, an ethanol and biomass-based electricity producer operating in the state of Goias, in Brazil. This investment will support the growth of the sugar and ethanol industry and help to further develop renewable energy production in the country.  Brazil... [Read More]

August 23, 2016
The amount of household rubbish being rejected for recycling in England has increased by 84% over the past four years, according to a BBC report analysing government figures. A BBC Freedom of Information request found councils were unable to recycle 338,000 tonnes of waste in 2014-15 - up from about 184,000 tons in 2011-12. But Department for Environment data shows total... [Read More]

August 22, 2016
Japanese energy supplier Erex Co will add more biomass power plants and expand into wind farms as it seeks to reach out to more customers following the opening up of Japan’s power-retail market, according to media reports in Bloomberg. The company currently has a 20MW operating biomass power plant in the western prefecture of Kochi and has several more biomass projects... [Read More]

August 22, 2016
The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, the government of Canada and the Clean Technology Fund will make a $161 million (€146.3m) joint investment in 70MW of biomass power capacity in the Philippines. In a statement, IFC said that the financing will be mobilised under the IFC-Canada Climate Change Programme and the Managed Co-Lending... [Read More]

August 22, 2016
More than £13m in funding has been committed to a new anaerobic digestion (AD) plant in Nottinghamshire, UK, that will generate renewable energy. The new facility at Stud Farm in Rufford will use poultry litter, straw, and other agricultural feedstock from adjacent farms to fuel a combined heat and power (CHP) plant, supplying electricity and heat to local businesses.... [Read More]

August 22, 2016
The US Department of Energy (DOE) Small Business Vouchers (SBV) pilot, which is part of DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy’s (EERE’s) National Laboratory Impact Initiative, in collaboration with national laboratories, supports small businesses to advance energy technology and help transform our biomass resources into commercially... [Read More]

August 18, 2016
A driver in the UK has been taken to hospital after a crash which sparked a intense lorry fire on a busy dual carriageway. Two lorries collided on the A449 near Worcester at around on Tuesday morning (17 August, 2016). One of the vehicles, which was carrying wood chips, then burst into flames, according to the Birmingham Mail. An ambulance and a paramedic... [Read More]

August 17, 2016
Renewable energy firm China Everbright International has boosted the amount of electricity produced from its energy projects for the six months ended 30 June, 2016. The firm made the announcement in its interim results published on 15 August, 2016. During the period under review, the Group's environmental energy projects processed a total of 4,196,000 tonnes household... [Read More]

August 16, 2016
The University of the West of England (UWE Bristol) will be opting for a 100% green electricity tariff with EDF from October 2016 under a new framework from The Energy Consortia (TEC). UWE Bristol spends circa £3 million (€3.4m) per year on electricity and for an uplift of less than 0.3% has chosen to secure 100% of its electricity supply from renewable sources,... [Read More]

August 15, 2016
German bioenergy developer Weltec Biopower will shortly start building an anaerobic digestion (AD) plant for Colombia‘s largest egg producer. The 800kW biogas plant is to go live in early 2017. In terms of the feedstock input, the operator Incubadora Santander, which produces about 3.5 million eggs a day, plans to make use of the co-digestion of dry chicken manure... [Read More]

August 12, 2016
German waste management equipment manufacturer, Eggersmann Group, has acquired batch-biogas plant specialist, Bekon Holding. Located in the city of Marienfeld, the Eggersmann Group is one of the most rapidly expanding plant manufacturers worldwide with decades of experience in mechanical and biological waste treatment, according to the group. “The integration of... [Read More]

August 12, 2016
Global financing firm Macquarie Group has reached financial close on £900 million (appr. €1.04m) of total funding for the Tees Renewable Energy Plant (Tees REP). The 299MWe biomass combined heat and power plant, developed by MGT Power and located in Northeast England, will be the world’s largest new-build biomass plant. Macquarie, partnering with MGT,... [Read More]

August 11, 2016
A new renewable energy research centre, called VILLUM Center for the Science of Sustainable Fuels and Chemicals, has opened in Copenhagen, Denmark. The new centre at Technical University of Denmark (DTU) will be headed by Professor Ib Chorkendorff who will bring together a team of researchers from Stanford University, the University of Copenhagen, and the University of... [Read More]

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