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Welcome to Bioenergy Insight

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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Everbright International secures biomass project

China Everbright International has signed an agreement with the People's Government of Rudong County in Nantong City, Jiangsu Province, for the investment,...
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Landfill gas-to-energy project opens in North Carolina

In the US, DTE Biomass Energy has completed its 9.6MW landfill gas-to-energy project at the Uwharrie Environmental Landfill in Mt. Gilead, North Carolina.


The...
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Gainesville biomass plant earns FSC certification

The Gainesville Renewable Energy Center (GREC), a 102.5MW biomass-fired power plant in Florida, US has received Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)...
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ESB and EIB sign loan facility for €100m

Ireland's electricity utility Electricity Supply Board (ESB) and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have signed a loan facility for €100 million. The funds will...
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Harvest Power raises $20m in new financing

Harvest Power, a North American-based company dedicated to converting organic waste into clean energy, has announced a $20 million (€15.8 million) financing...
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Gemma Power Systems completes ETEC biomass plant three months...

In Texas, US, Gemma Power Systems, an EPC company and wholly owned subsidiary of Argan, has finished building the East Texas Electric Cooperative (ETEC) Woodville...
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Rentech nears completion of Atikokan wood pellet plant

The wood pellet production facility being built by Rentech in Atikokan in the Canadian province of Ontario has commenced start-up. The company says the plant will...
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Viridor supports calls for Defra action

Viridor, a UK-based renewable energy, waste management and recycling company, says it backs a House of Commons select committee calls to alter the UK's waste policy...
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BlueFire Renewables receives LOI to provide debt financing for a...

Renewable fuels company BlueFire Renewables has received a letter of intent (LOI) from the Export Import Bank of China (China EXIM) to provide up to $270 million...
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US pellet plant to be sold at auction

Great American Pellets, a manufacturer of premium hardwood pellets, is selling its facility, real estate and equipment assets at auction on 11 November.


The...
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Ontario invests over $1m to turn poo into power

ZooShare has raised over $1 million (€790,000) for what is soon to be the first zoo-based biogas plant in North America. The plant will have a capacity of 500kW...
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Canada ships increased volumes of pellets to Asia

Wood pellet shipments from the US South to Europe are up 10% from Q4 2013 to Q2 2014, while exports from Canada have declined 25% during the same period. This is...
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Partnership to advance castor cultivation in Brazil

Agricultural research institute The Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (Embrapa) and Evofuel, the wholly owned subsidiary of plant genomics company Evogene,...
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Cranfield University opens AD research plant

A new anaerobic digestion (AD) research plant has been officially opened at Cranfield University in the UK.


The plant, part funded by the European Regional...
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AECOM awarded contract for Newtown Creek Renewable Natural Gas...

In the US, infrastructure and support services firm AECOM has been awarded a design-build contract from National Grid, in partnership with the New York City...
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PlanET delivers biogas plant to UK company

UK lime works company Singleton Birch has opened its 1.5MW biogas plant in North Lincolnshire, England.


The new plant will generate 40% of Singleton Birch's...
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AD plant to turn London food waste into energy

In the UK, Willen Biogas is developing a 27,000 tonne per year biogas plant at Cattlegate Farm in Enfield, London.


Willen Biogas is owned by the investment...
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Abengoa opens commercial-scale cellulosic ethanol plant

Abengoa has officially opened its second generation cellulosic ethanol plant in Hugoton in the US state of Kansas.


Construction on the biorefinery finished in...
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Viaspace brings Giant King Grass to the Philippines

Sagay Central, a sugar milling and sugar growing company and partner of energy crop cultivator Viaspace, has shipped and planted Giant King Grass in Negros...
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Construction contract for 250kW biogas plant concluded in Japan

Japan-based company Renagen has signed a contract with EnviTec Biogas for the construction of a 250kW biogas plant near the Japanese city of Osaka. The plant is...
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Sunshine Gas Producers begins renewable energy production in...

Sunshine Gas Producers, a joint venture between DTE Biomass Energy and EIF Renewable Energy Holdings through its subsidiary Landfill Energy Systems, has started...
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Three injured at Canada wood pellet plant explosion

An explosion at Pinnacle Renewable Energy's wood pellet plant in British Columbia injured three and resulted in around 30 employees being evacuated.


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Enviva to purchase Green Circle Bio Energy

Enviva Development Holdings, an affiliate of Enviva, and JCE Group Aktiebolag, the sole owner of Green Circle Bio Energy, have signed a contract that will see Enviva...
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New contract to accelerate use of biomass in China

US-based renewable fuels producer BlueFire Renewables has finalised and signed a new master engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for its...
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Bioenergy Insight magazine: a sneak peek at our October issue

The October issue of Bioenergy Insight is out now and for those of you who subscribe, it will be hitting your desks within the next couple of weeks. As usual, it's...
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Wärtsilä to develop Indonesia's first bio-LNG...

Wärtsilä has signed a joint development agreement with two Indonesian partners to develop the first biogas liquefaction (bio-LNG) plant in...
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RWE Innogy moves away from biomass

RWE Innogy and Fri-El Green Power have concluded the transfer of RWE Innogy's 80% stake in Enna, a biomass power plant based in Sicily, Italy, to Fri-El. The deal...
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Cool Planet to receive $91m loan from USDA

Cool Planet Energy Systems, which is commercialising a technology to create green fuels and biochar, has received a $91 million (€72 million) conditional...
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California's VVWRA marks start-up of biogas production...

In the US, the Victor Valley Wastewater Reclamation Authority (VVWRA) marked the official start-up of its new Omnivore biogas production system with a ribbon cutting...
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Viridis Energy in supply agreement with BC producer

Viridis Energy has announced its wholly owned subsidiary, Viridis Merchants Canada, has secured an additional 45,000 tonnes of wood pellets per year over the...
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Deadwood Biofuels pellet plant acquired

The Earth Partners, a land restoration and bioenergy development company, has acquired Deadwood Biofuels, a South Dakota-based wood pellet producer.


Deadwood...
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ReEnergy Black River to provide power to Fort Drum

Renewable energy producer ReEnergy Black River has been awarded a 20-year contract by the US Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) to supply renewable energy to the Fort...
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UK biogas filling station officially opened

In the UK, the West Country's first biogas filling station has been officially opened and will supply low emission road transportation fuel.


The new open...
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Iona Capital invests in Scottish biogas plant

UK biogas investment firm Iona Capital has completed its investment in a Charlesfield, Scotland-based anaerobic digestion (AD) plant.


The plant will process a...
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NexSteppe raises $22m in Series C funding

NexSteppe, a seed company developing crops for the biofuels, biopower and bio-based industries, has raised $22 million (€17 million) in its third round of...
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US pilot torrefaction plant receives USDA grant

The Allendale, South Carolina joint venture project between Vega Biofuels and Agri-Tech Producers – ATP-SC – has been awarded a $200,000 (€157,000)...
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Brazil’s first cellulosic ethanol plant opens

GranBio Investimentos, a Brazilian biotechnology company, has started production at its cellulosic ethanol plant in Alagoas, Brazil.


The company invested $190...
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Greenlane Biogas sold to Pressure Technologies

Pressure Technologies has acquired the business and certain assets of New Zealand-based biogas-to-grid technology developer and supplier, Greenland Biogas...
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Canfor to build two pellet plants in BC, Canada

Canfor is planning to construct two pellet production plants, one at each of its sawmill sites located at Chetwynd and Fort St. John in the Canadian province of...
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Enovos and NPG open biogas plant at Antwerp Port

NPG Energy, a subsidiary of Enovos Luxembourg, has inaugurated its NPG BIO II biogas plant at the Deurganckdok at Antwerp Port. Inauguration of this renewable...
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Welsh anaerobic digestion plant achieves biofertiliser...

The GwyriAD anaerobic digestion (AD) plant near Caernarfon, developed and operated by Biogen, is the first in Wales to achieve certification under REAL's...
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Glennmont opens 38MW biomass plant

Glennmont Partners, an investment firm dedicated to clean energy in Europe, has started operations at the 38MW Sleaford straw-fired renewable energy...
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Nebraska Forest Service provides biomass grants

The Nebraska Forest Service (NFS) will offer two cost-share assistance grants to organisations that are looking to install woody biomass-fired energy...
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Procter & Gamble’s $230 Mil Biomass Project gathers...

Renewable energy providers Procter & Gamble move forward with their biomass facility in Georgia, US.


The $230 million (€178 million) biomass facility...
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New ethanol plant being considered in Iowa

A new ethanol plant may be built in Onida, Iowa, US.


Plans started earlier this year for a facility that is capable of producing 70 million gallons per year...
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New Generation Power launches biomass project in Japan

New Generation Power International, a global renewable energy company, will build three 11.5 MW wood biomass plants in Japan.


In collaboration, Chicago-based...
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Florida cellulosic ethanol plant to return online

Renewable energy technology provider INEOS Bio is restarting its new cellulosic ethanol plant in Florida after contamination forced it to decrease production...
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Gaelectric Group acquires Imperative Energy

Irish renewable energy group Gaelectric has acquired Imperative Energy, a biomass energy provider.


Brendan McGrath, CEO, Gaelectric Group, says: 'Just 2% of...
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UK wood-burning plant nears completion

Energy company E.ON’s £120 million biomass power station in Blackburn Meadows, Sheffield nears completion.


The 30MW facility in the Blackburn...
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