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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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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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Philippines biogas plant to utilise poultry litter

In the Philippines, First Quenzon Biogas – a consortium of local poultry owners – is developing a 6MW peak load biogas plant.


The plant will be...
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GE to acquire Monsal

General Electric (GE) is to acquire Monsal, an anaerobic digestion and biogas company based in the UK.


In a statement, GE says the move will enable it to...
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React Energy provides update on bioenergy projects

React Energy, an infrastructure developer and operator which focuses on the production of clean energy in the UK, has released an operational update, in which it...
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TimberWest plans pellet plant in Canada

Canada-based forestry company TimberWest Forest is planning a $60 million (€44 million) wood pellet production plant in Vancouver Island Nanaimo, British...
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Sumitomo provides funding for biomass plants in Japan

A unit of energy company First Energy Service is building a wood-fired biomass plant to be located in Oita Prefecture, Japan.


Sumitomo Mitsui Banking and...
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Forest Fuels is on the Biomass Suppliers List

Forest Fuels, a UK wood fuel supply company, says it is among the first UK biomass fuel suppliers to be included as an approved supplier on the Department of Energy...
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NC's largest fully operational swine waste-to-energy plant...

In North Carolina, US, the largest renewable energy facility using swine waste as feedstock has been officially opened.


The ribbon cutting ceremony took place...
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E.ON's Blackburn Meadows biomass plant generates electricity

E.ON UK has produced renewable energy for the first time at its Blackburn Meadows biomass plant in Sheffield.


The £120 million (€150 million)...
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Fire breaks out at biomass plant in India

A biomass-fired power plant in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra, India has been destroyed following a fire on 22 June.


According to reports, the fire...
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Stora Enso acquires US biotech firm

Finnish pulp and paper manufacturer Stora Enso has acquired 100% of the shares of the US-based company Virdia, a developer of extraction and separation technologies...
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Areva delivers power plant to U-Thong Bio Power

Areva, a France-headquartered supplier of bioenergy facilities, has delivered a biomass power plant to U-Thong Bio Power in Thailand.


Built jointly by Areva...
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Long-term pellet contract for RusForest

RusForest, a Swedish forestry company with operations in Russia, has signed a long-term contract for pellet sales from the company's LDK-3 wood pellet mill in...
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New partnership to develop renewable biocarbon products

Biogenic Reagents, a producer of biocarbon products from renewable biomass, has entered into an agreement with West Fraser, a US subsidiary of West Fraser Timber...
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Shuttered Texas biomass plant to reopen

InventivEnergy, an asset management firm, has selected NRG Energy Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of NRG Energy, to restart the Aspen Power biomass plant located...
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EIB supports CHP plant in Sweden

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is supporting energy firm Fortum Värme to design, build and operate a new biomass-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant...
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Biomass roll-out for Bernard Matthews

UK turkey producer Bernard Matthews is to fit 21 of its turkey farms with biomass boilers.


A total of 179 biomass boilers will be installed at sites across...
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Greenleaf Power secures $100m, plans to expand

Greenleaf Power, an owner and operator of biomass power plants in North America, has announced the closing of $100 million (€73.7 million), which it will use to...
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Alter Energy Group to acquire wood pellet plant

Switzerland-based Alter Energy Group has signed a letter of intent to acquire an operating wood pellet production plant in North Carolina, US.


According to...
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Rentech expands wood chipping capacity and processing services...

Rentech, an owner and operator of wood pellet production and wood fibre processing businesses, has announced a new long-term processing agreement between its...
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Worker dies building UK biogas plant

Construction of a biogas plant in the UK stopped last week following a fatal incident.


A 30-year-old male worker was killed in a 'crushing incident' on 11...
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Ceres initiates field evaluations of its biotech traits in...

Ceres, an agricultural biotechnology and seed company, says it will evaluate a number of its biotech traits in sugarcane in South America.


Plantings were...
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Landfill gas power plant inaugurated in France

A new 17.3MW renewable power plant has opened in Plessis-Gassot, France.


Known as Electr'od, the cogeneration facility is powered by landfill gas. Featuring...
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EU agrees on 7% food-based biofuels cap

EU energy ministers have agreed to limit the production of biofuels made from food crops to 7%.


The ministers' compromise is welcomed following last year's...
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EU energy ministers set to reach key decision on biofuels

The EU Energy Council is expected to reach political agreement on measures to incorporate indirect land use change (ILUC) into EU biofuels policies on 13 June, which...
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Navy seeks almost 40 million gallons of biofuels

Defense Logistics Agency Energy, in coordination with the Navy, has released a solicitation seeking biofuels on a large scale for operational...
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Biomass facility proposal excites Vermont officials

The possibility of a new biomass power plant on the Vermont Yankee nuclear facility site in the US is to be discussed in a public forum organised by selectmen in...
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Markinch biomass plant progress to be addressed at meeting

A public meeting is to be held in Fife, Scotland, later this month to update residents on the progress of a biomass plant in the town of Markinch.


Plant...
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Biogreen Sustainable Energy gets fourth extension for biomass...

An extension has been approved by Deschutes County, Oregon, US for Biogreen Sustainable Energy (BSG) to construct a long-delayed biomass plant in La...
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Educational energy trail opens

An energy trail has opened at the Hill of Banchory Biomass Energy Centre (HOBESCO) in the UK.


The purpose of the new trail is to educate children about...
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Aseagas borrows capital to build biomass plant

Aseagas, a joint venture between Aboitiz Equity Ventures and Gazasia, has received financial support for its first biomass plant from the Development Bank of the...
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