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Apr 19, 2021
ITOCHU Corp creates new biomass firm, plans to build 50 MW plant
Pellets News
Apr 13, 2021
Drax Group has completed its acquisition of Pinnacle Renewable Energy – a major producer and supplier of compressed pellets. The acquisition received overwhelming support from both companies’ shareholders, with 95.7% of Pinnacle’s and 99.99% of Drax’s shareholders voting in favour. With this move, Drax transforms into a ‘truly’ international business,... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 12, 2021
Developing bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) at Drax could save the UK energy system and consumers billions of pounds over the next decade, according to a new report. The independent analysis by energy consultancy Baringa, commissioned by Drax Group, evaluates the impact of deploying BECCS at scale as part of achieving the UK’s climate change targets. The... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 12, 2021
Host is to build a large bioenergy facility in the Netherlands, at one of the world’s largest mushroom farms. The 12.4 MWth (thermal) plant in Ysselsteyn will produce low-emission energy from prunings and wood residues at the Organic Nutrition Centre owned by Sikes Group. The new bioenergy facility will result in greater independence from fossil fuels for the mushroom... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 9, 2021
Drax Group has selected Solace’s event streaming and management technology to improve its IT architecture and help reduce the cost of delivery. Drax needed a unified, real-time view of its data to maximise the efficiency and the environmental footprint of its supply chain and energy production. Solace is now a key element of Drax’s Data and Integration Hubs, which... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 8, 2021
Scandinavian company Solör Bioenergy Group has acquired Falbygdens Energi from Nordion Energi. Solör Bioenergy specialises in renewable energy based on wood fuels in Sweden and Norway, producing and distributing district heating, steam, and electricity to homes, companies, public enterprises and industries. The deal, which includes district heating and the fibre... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 7, 2021
Pinnacle Renewable Energy has obtained a final order from the Supreme Court of British Columbia, approving its planned takeover by Drax Group. The arrangement, announced earlier this year, will see Drax’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Drax Canadian Holdings, acquire all outstanding shares of Pinnacle for $11.30 (€7.54) in cash per share. In a statement, Pinnacle confirmed... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 6, 2021
Omaezakikou Biomass Energy GK, which is managing the RENOVA-led Omaezakikou Biomass power generation project in Japan, has started construction on the facility. The plant, which will use wood pellets and palm kernel shells as a feedstock, will have a generation capacity of 74.95 MW – enough to power approximately 170,000 households - in Omaezaki City and Makinohara... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 1, 2021
Pinnacle Renewable Energy has received shareholder approval for the planned takeover by Drax Group. A meeting on 31 March saw an ‘overwhelming majority’ of Pinnacle shareholders vote in favour of the arrangement, through Drax’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Drax Canadian Holdings. The arrangement will see Drax’s Canadian business acquire all of the issued and... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 30, 2021
Clydesdale Bank has announced a £6 million (€7 million) investment to support North Yorkshire’s poultry sector using renewable energy. The funding, a collaborative effort between the bank’s renewable and agricultural divisions, has allowed biomass boiler company, Biomass Group, to acquire Richard Maxwell Ltd and provide renewable heating to poultry sheds. Owning... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 26, 2021
Volvo Cars’s manufacturing plant in Daqing, China, is now powered by 100% climate-neutral electricity, with 83% coming from biomass. With the addition of the Daqing plant, the company’s global manufacturing network is now powered by close to 90% climate-neutral electricity, a key step towards its goal of making its manufacturing operations climate-neutral by 2025. The... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 26, 2021
A grant from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) is helping to convert wood fibre to generate electricity. The funding will allow speciality transport company Valley Carriers to bring 24,000 cubic metres of wood fibre into the city of Merritt to be utilised as bioenergy instead of burning it in slash piles. Valley Carriers initially explored an opportunity... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 25, 2021
Sulzer will supply pumps and mixers to a new €1.6 billion bioproduct mill project in Finland. Metsä Fibre, part of the Finnish forest industry company Metsä Group, which specialises in wood-based bioproducts such as pulp, sawn timber, bioenergy, and biochemicals, and Sulzer Pumps Finland, signed an agreement for the supply of process pumps, medium-consistency pumps... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 24, 2021
Drax Group has contributed £728 million (€844 million) towards the economy in the North of England and supported 6,600 jobs across the region, according to a new report. The independent analysis by Oxford Economics measured the economic impact of Drax’s UK operations, which includes Drax Power Station near Selby in North Yorkshire, the country’s biggest renewable... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 23, 2021
On 23 February, the first biomass thermal power plant using UK agri-tech was officially opened in Moldova’s capital. The launch of the newly-installed 150 kW biomass thermal power plant – a project pilot - in Chisinau marked the start of the transition of the energy supply system from imported fossil gas to renewable energy. The project aims to switch the Centralised... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 18, 2021
CHAR Technologies has received an order from one of Canada’s largest steel producers for up to 1,000 tonnes of its CleanFyre biocoal. CleanFyre is a carbon-neutral, solid biofuel, made from various woody biomasses and wood wastes and provides a low greenhouse gas (GHG) emission biocoal substitute to integrate into existing steelmaking processes. The contract builds... [Read More]


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