July 3, 2015
Mark Rising of Johnstown, New York, has been named health and safety manager at ReEnergy Holdings. Rising has more than 30 years' experience in industrial health and safety management. Before joining ReEnergy, he worked most recently as a safety specialist at PSEG Bethlehem Energy Center. Prior to that, Rising was a programme safety manager supporting Antarctica mission... [Read More]

June 30, 2015
The UK government has announced its intention to bring private capital into the UK Green Investment Bank (GIB). Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne comments: 'In 2012 we set up the Green Investment Bank to support important investment in the UK's green infrastructure and since then it's gone from strength to strength. That is why we can now begin exploring options... [Read More]

June 30, 2015
Euronext will launch a new wood pellet commodities futures contract in the autumn of 2015, subject to regulatory approval. Aimed at producers, wholesalers and retailers, this physically-settled contract targeting the residential heating sector, will allow the industry to hedge its positions. Wood pellets, manufactured from stem wood and untreated residues from the wood... [Read More]

June 29, 2015
Tamar Energy, operators and developers of commercial anaerobic digestion (AD) plants in the UK, has announced that two of its AD sites have achieved a key industry quality standard. The company's AD plants at Retford, Nottinghamshire and Holbeach, Lincolnshire have been awarded PAS 110 certificates – a standard backed by WRAP and the British Standards Institute... [Read More]

June 29, 2015
Grontmij, a listed consulting and engineering company, has been appointed by Helsingør Utilities to convert the Helsingør combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Denmark from natural gas to biomass. With the construction of a new boiler unit and the redevelopment of existing facilities, Helsingør Utilities aims to lower CO2 emissions, in line with... [Read More]

June 26, 2015
The Bio-based Industries Joint Undertaking, a public-private partnership between the EU and the Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC), has approved the funding of 10 projects totalling €120 million to boost the EU capacity to stimulate growth and jobs via a more circular, low carbon and sustainable bioeconomy. The BBI is a €3.7 billion innovative partnership... [Read More]

June 26, 2015
Renewable energy company China Everbright International has signed three contracts with DP CleanTech for the construction of three 30MW straw-fired biomass power plants in China. This brings the number of Everbright International plants in China using DP technology to five; and the total number of DP power plants in China to 55, which represents over 30% market share. The... [Read More]

June 23, 2015
A $250,000 (€225,000) matching funds grant has been awarded to the city of Lebanon in Tennessee, US to assist with the construction of a new waste-to-energy facility that will reduce landfill usage and provide clean electrical power. The funding comes from the Clean Tennessee Energy Grant programme administered by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation... [Read More]

June 23, 2015
Viridis Energy says that its wholly owned subsidiary, Viridis Merchants (VMI) – an aggregation and trading business – has secured a European supply agreement for up to 20,000 tonnes of ENplus certified premium wood pellets per year. VMI intends to distribute to the residential heating market throughout the UK and Europe. The agreement marks VMI's first European... [Read More]

June 23, 2015
Wastech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Belkorp Environmental Services, has officially opened its Landfill Gas Utilization Plant at the Cache Creek Landfill in British Columbia, Canada. The plant will generate electricity at a rate of 4.8MW – enough to power more than 2,500 homes. The project uses technology to trap gas that is naturally generated from the landfilling... [Read More]

June 23, 2015
A new £100 million (€140 million) biomass terminal planned for the Port of Liverpool will see it handle up to 3 million tonnes of wood pellets a year as part of the decarbonisation of Drax power station. The wood pellets – to be shipped to Liverpool from North America – are a by-product of the commercial forestry and saw-milling industry and will... [Read More]

June 23, 2015
Veolia, through its subsidiary in Ireland Veolia Energy Services, has been awarded, by Mayo Renewable Power, a €450 million 15-year contract to operate a biomass power plant in Killala, Co. Mayo, in Ireland. The plant, which will be the largest independent biomass power plant in Ireland, will provide 42.5MW of combined heat and power, enough electricity to power... [Read More]

June 23, 2015
In New York, US, BioFerm Energy Systems/Viessmann Group has been selected as the anaerobic digester technology provider for a community organic diversion project expected to begin this year. An estimated 900 tonnes of organic waste from nearby residences, restaurants and grocery stores are currently sent to area landfills in North Elba each year. Once the BioFerm technology... [Read More]

June 12, 2015
Renewable energy targets are now a defining feature of the global energy landscape, according to a new report by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy Target Setting has found 164 countries have adopted at least one type of renewable energy target, up from just 43 countries in 2005. Two more countries – Canada and the United Arab Emirates... [Read More]

June 9, 2015
Blue Sphere Corp., a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, has broken ground on its waste-to-energy project in Johnston, Rhode Island in the US. The plant will produce 3.2MW of clean energy from uneaten food that would normally end up in local landfills. That electricity will then be sold to the national grid to provide power to... [Read More]

June 8, 2015
In Brazil, Solvay has opened its first fully dedicated Industrial Biotechnology Laboratory (IBL) to boost the development of innovations and solutions based on sustainable chemistry, used in a growing range of end-markets. The fully integrated laboratory in Paulinia will chiefly focus on researching new processes and molecules derived from biomass, which is mostly plant... [Read More]