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Sep 17, 2020
USIPA welcomes proposal to accelerate EU’s carbon-neutral goals
Biomass News
Sep 10, 2020
Global beauty packaging provider Quadpack Wood has opened a biomass plant at its factory in Spain. In September, the firm’s wood components factory in Torelló took an “important step” towards carbon neutrality, according to a company statement. Quadpack Wood will now use its wood scraps to generate energy to power its dryers, heating and air conditioning,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 9, 2020
Bioenergy Europe has released the fourth chapter of its Statistical Report 2020, focusing on biomass for heat. The latest chapter highlights the “essential, yet neglected” role of the heating and cooling sector in 2050 European carbon neutrality. The organisation believes the link between the sector and decarbonisation in Europe has “too often been overlooked”. The... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 9, 2020
Elkem Metal Canada is to invest in a new biocarbon pilot plant in Canada. The project aims to secure industrial verification of Elkem’s technology for renewable biocarbon, with a long-term goal of contributing to climate-neutral metal production. The plant will source raw materials from local sawmills in Canada, including recycled bark, wood chips, sawdust and... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 8, 2020
Renewable energy consumption in Latvia has increased by more than 44% over the last decade. Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2019, gross consumption of renewable energy sources (RES) in Latvia amounted to 75.5 petajoules (PJ) (approximately 20,972 gigawatt-hours [GWh]). Over the last five years, consumption of RES rose by 17.6%. According... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 4, 2020
On 31 August, ENGIE’s Les Awirs biomass plant in Belgium generated power for the last time. The Engie Electrabel power station, which was commissioned in 1951 and initially operated on coal, was closed due to ageing equipment, and the end of the period for granting green certificates. The plant sits on the bank of the River Meuse, upstream of Lèige, and is instantly... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 3, 2020
Toyo Engineering Corporation (Toyo) will construct a 75,000 kW (75 MW) biomass plant in the city of Ichihara in Japan’s Chiba Prefecture for Ichihara Yawatafuto Biomass Power Godo Kaisha. The new plant will use wood biomass and be ‘highly-efficient’, based on the facility’s reheating system, according to Toyo. The firm will carry out the EPC turnkey contract... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 2, 2020
Smithers, British Columbia, is supporting the province’s climate change targets by diverting residual fibre that would otherwise be burned to Pinnacle Renewable Energy's new plant. Fibre from the Bulkey Timber Supply Area is now being transported to Pinnacle’s newly-developed Smithers Pellet Facility. A total of $1.2 million (€773,800) in funding from the Forest... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 2, 2020
Independent power producer Atlantic Power Corporation has issued an update on the status of its 40-megawatt biomass plant in Michigan, US. The Cadillac plant had been out of service following a fire in September 2019. Reconstruction was completed in late July and the plant was re-commissioned, tested, and returned to service on 20 August. The cost of the new equipment... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 28, 2020
Around 6,000 native trees are being planted at the New South Wales (NSW) Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Trangie Agricultural Research Centre as part of a $4 million (€2.4 million) ‘Biomass for Bioenergy’ project. NSW DPI senior research scientist, Dr Fabiano Ximenes, said the project will explore opportunities for increasing the amount of sustainable biomass... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 27, 2020
Prominet Power Co, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tokyo Gas Co, has acquired Fushiki Manyofuto Biomass Power GK and Ichihara Yawatafuto Biomass Power GK from an Equis Group investment fund. Operations at Fushiki Manyofuto Biomass Power Plant are expected to begin in October 2021. The facility is currently under construction and will have a generation capacity of approximately... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 26, 2020
Gasification technology firm EQTEC has signed an agreement with German EPC company ewerGY to develop the first waste gasification plant in Greece. EQTEC has signed the equipment sale and services contract with ewerGY, operating in Greece through its local partner, ECO Hellas. The contract covers the fully permitted and financed 0.5 MWe waste gasification project... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 25, 2020
Ørsted’s Asnæs Power Station, converted to run on sustainably-sourced wood chips, has been inaugurated by The Crown Prince of Denmark. Following more than three years of work on the conversion, Asnæs Power Station was finally inaugurated on 21 August. The power station can now supply heat and power without using fossil fuels. The wood chips used at the facility... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 18, 2020
The UK Government has opened a £10 million (€11 million) fund to kick-start green innovation across Scotland’s distillery industry. Thanks to this new support, distilleries will be able to harness energy sources such as biomass, low-carbon hydrogen, and repurposed waste to power their operations. Currently, there are 133 malt and grain distilleries operating... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 18, 2020
Aalborg Energie Technik (AET) has secured an order for a biomass-fired boiler in France. The firm will supply the 65 MWt boiler to NOVAWOOD, a company formed through a partnership between ENGIE Solutions, Novacarb, and French railway firm SNCF. The NOVAWOOD project began in 2014 with talks between Novacarb, Engie, and SNCF, followed by talks at local and national... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 17, 2020
Waste wood from the construction of a major hydroelectric project in Labrador, Canada, will be used as biomass fuel. During the construction of the Muskrat Falls project, an 824 MW hydroelectric generating facility, a ‘significant amount’ of timber was cut down. Now, it being chipped and shipped to companies in Europe and the US for use as a biomass fuel. According... [Read More]


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