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Biofuels International Conference 2014
24 September 2014 - 25 September 2014
Ghent, Belgium
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Bioenergy From Forest
15 September 2014 - 18 September 2014
Helsinki, Finland
The Renewables Event
16 September 2014 - 17 September 2014
Birmingham, UK
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
 
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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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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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RusForest sells Ystad Pellets

RusForest, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, has sold its subsidiary, Ystad Pellets.


Ystad Pellets owns a non-core wood pellet mill that...
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BioCNG to design vehicle fuel system and pipeline

In the US, BioCNG, a provider of biogas conditioning systems, will design and build one of these systems, along with gas pipeline, for the Persigo wastewater...
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PHI Group to set up wood pellet factories in Vietnam

PHI Group, a company focused on energy and natural resources, is to establish wood pellet factories in central and southern Vietnam after signing a memorandum of...
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JV to develop second biomass power plant

Dalkia, an energy services provider and subsidiary of Veolia Environnement and Electricité de France (EDF), and the Canadian investment fund Fengate Capital...
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B&W Vølund signs $80m contract for Danish power plant

Dong Energy Thermal Power is developing a renewable energy plant near Fredercia in Denmark that will supply district heating and power to local residents.


On...
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Three AD plants planned for US

NEO Energy, a renewable energy company developing three AD plants in Massachusetts and Rhode Island in the US, has signed an agreement with Himark Biogas for their...
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Teesside biomass plant gets green light

Plans to build a £160 million (€202 million) biomass-fired power plant in Stockton-On-Tees, in the north of the UK, have been accepted and planning...
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Caraga to operate biomass plant in Philippines

Caraga Renewable Energy, a subsidiary and power generation arm of Eastern Petroleum, has been awarded a contract to operate the first phase of a 47MW biomass-fired...
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Abundance of waste biomass in US creates opportunities for...

US agriculture could provide up to 155 million tonnes of crop residues and 60 million tonnes of manure for the generation of clean fuels and electricity in 2030,...
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Gas processing contract in Stockholm awarded to Schmack Carbotec

Schmack Carbotech, a supplier of complete systems for biogas projects, has been awarded a contract to build a plant, with a processing capacity of 2,000 Nm3/hr of raw...
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Biomethane production boosts the AD in Europe

The first of eight France-based gas-to-grid (GtG) projects being developed by MT-Energie, a provider of anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas upgrading systems, has...
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AT Capital invests in renewable energy projects in India

AT Capital, a Singapore-based $2.5 billion (€1.8 billion) private investment fund, has invested around $40 million in renewable energy projects developed by...
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Pure Energy joins American Biogas Council

Pure Energy Group (PEG) has joined the American Biogas Council (ABC), a US trade association representing organisations dedicated to maximising the production and use...
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E-Pellets acquires US mill for wood pellets

Waycross-headquartered E-Pellets has acquired the formerly shuttered Louisiana Pacific OSB mill in Athens, Georgia for $13 million (€9.6 million), with plans to...
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Drax Biomass moves HQ to Georgia

Drax Biomass, a development and operating company focused on manufacturing wood pellets from biomass, is moving its US headquarters to Atlanta, Georgia.


The...
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Cobalt Technologies and Andritz sign agreement

Cobalt Technologies, a producer of bio n-butanol as a renewable fuel and chemical, has signed a global cooperation and supply agreement with Andritz to integrate its...
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Viridis Energy signs partnership and secures up to $1m

Scotia Atlantic Biomass, a subsidiary of renewable energy firm Viridis Energy, has entered into an agreement with Halifax Grain Elevator which will see Halifax invest...
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Bluesphere receives $15m term sheet for full equity financing of...

Bluesphere, a clean energy company that develops, manages and owns waste-to-energy projects, has received a term sheet from private equity fund manager Energy Power...
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Elevance and Genting join forces for new biorefinery

Elevance Renewable Sciences, a specialty chemicals company, has created a new collaboration with Genting Plantations through Genting Integrated Biorefinery (GIB), to...
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Aarsleff to build 'largest biogas plant in Northern...

Per Aarsleff, a Denmark-based contracting company, has signed an agreement to develop what it is calling 'Northern Europe's largest biogas plant' on a 12 hectare plot...
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Britcon wins major contract for AD plant

ReFood, is expanding its anaerobic digestion (AD) plant located in South Yorkshire, UK.


The new extension will see the size of the plant in Doncaster doubled,...
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Greenergy completes sale of biomass firm stake

In the Philippines, Greenergy Holdings has sold its 60% share in Biomass Holdings.


Biomass Holdings, the venture of Greenergy and investment holding firm...
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Changes to Germany's EEG approved

The German parliament approved an amended Renewable Energy Act (EEG) on27 June.


According to the new EEG, biogas production in Germany will be capped from 1...
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Supply contract signed for energy grass in Jamaica

Viaspace, a producer of renewable Giant King Grass as a low carbon fuel for clean electricity generation, has signed a supply contract with bioenergy project...
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Exports from North America to Europe continue to grow

Shipments of wood pellets from North America to Europe have doubled in two years, according to research compiled by the North American Wood Fiber Review, which...
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EIB provides multimillion loan for renewable projects in Chile

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has announced that a €150 million framework million loan will be made available to Banco Santander Chile for financing...
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