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Jun 23, 2021
Dutch wood pellet imports reached new high in 2020
Pellets News
Jun 23, 2021
Woodsure, the UK quality assurance certification scheme for woodfuel, will take over the running of the government’s Biomass Suppliers List (BSL), on behalf of the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). The BSL is a list of woodfuel that meets the eligibility requirements for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme. It allows RHI participants... [Read More]

Policy News
Jun 21, 2021
US Senators have written to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) urging the Biden Administration to support the biomass industry. In a bipartisan letter to EPA Administrator Michael Regan, Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Susan Collins, among others, call for the US Government to address ‘languishing applications’ under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) programme,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 21, 2021
UK construction products distributor Artex has received £300,000 (€349,000) to install a biomass heating system. The company, which forms part of the Saint-Gobain Group and is based in Nottinghamshire, was chosen as a recipient of Saint-Gobain’s INVEST Carbon Fund, one of two carbon funds available to businesses and employees to suggest ways in which carbon can... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 21, 2021
AC Energy Corp has divested of biomass power companies in Negros, the Philippines, to focus on expanding its solar and wind portfolio. In a disclosure to the Philippine Stock Exchange, The Philippine Star reported, AC Energy said its joint venture with the Zabaleta Group, Negros Island Biomass Holdings, signed binding agreements to divest its shareholdings in three... [Read More]

Policy News
Jun 18, 2021
The UK Government must ‘reassert its commitment’ to delivering a strong biomass sector, said the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA). The REA’s response welcomed the government’s recognition that biomass has a critical role to play in reaching net-zero, but said it was essential that policy gaps facing the sector are addressed. Policy... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 18, 2021
Wood pellets and chips result in a 65-100%+ reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions compared to heating oil, according to the Biomass Thermal Energy Council (BTEC). The figures were highlighted in a study by the BTEC and Life Cycle Associates titled ‘Life Cycle Analysis of Renewable Fuel Standard Implementation for Thermal Pathways for Wood Pellets and Chips’. The... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 18, 2021
Drax Group has partnered with Phoenix BioPower, based in Sweden, to explore ways of driving down the costs of second-generation bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technology. The feasibility study by Phoenix BioPower will look at how energy-efficient gas turbines could make new-build BECCS projects more cost-effective by generating 50% more power with... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 17, 2021
HeidelbergCement will upgrade its plant in Gotland, Sweden to become the world’s first carbon-neutral cement plant. The installation at the Slite plant of HeidelbergCement’s subsidiary, Cementa, will also be scaled to capture 1.8 million tonnes of CO2 annually, covering the plant’s total emissions. Additionally, the use of bio-based fuels in the cement production... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 16, 2021
Proparco and the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) have partnered to finance the first biomass plant with grid injection in Africa. During the visit to Côte d’Ivoire by Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, Proparco, the private sector financing arm of Agence française de développement (AFD) Group, and EAIF closed a €165... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 14, 2021
Markus Süßman is the head of special projects at German energy company, Danpower. Having studied energy engineering and worked in the bioenergy sector since 1992, Süßman certainly knows a thing or two about the industry. Danpower supplies heat, cooling, power and wood pellets to more than 250,000 homes, public institutions, and commercial customers in more than... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 14, 2021
Active Energy Group has been awarded a ‘Notice of Allowance’ for the Canadian patent for its CoalSwitch process and the beneficiation of biomass. The Notice of Allowance will ensure AEG, based in London, holds the legal rights to exclude any other Canadian company from producing, selling, or using the claimed CoalSwitch process for 17 years after the date of issuance. AEG’s... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 14, 2021
JLEN Environmental Assets Group (JLEN) has acquired a 100% equity stake in Cramlington Renewable Energy Developments (CRED), which owns a biomass combined heat and power (CHP) plant in the UK. The acquisition of CRED, for an undisclosed amount, was made on a debt-free basis and represents JLEN’s first investment in a large-scale biomass CHP facility. The plant... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 11, 2021
A new biomass plant in Canada is now in full operation, providing heat and hot water to Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Burnaby campus and around half of the UniverCity community. The plant has drastically reduced greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, said the university, making it a leader in the use of green energy with one of the smallest GHG footprints of any university... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 11, 2021
On 8 June, Frontline BioEnergy delivered the final module of the Stine pyrolysis plant to the project site in Redfield, Iowa. The Stine pyrolysis project, a collaboration between Stine Seed Farms and Frontline BioEnergy, will transform biomass into biochar and bio-oil. Frontline took the project from conception through detailed engineering and fabrication. Work on... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 11, 2021
An air permit modification has been issued for Enviva’s Sampson facility in Sampson County, North Carolina. The North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s (NCDEQ) Division of Air Quality issued the final permit, which adds equipment to control emissions of volatile organic compound (VOC) and hazardous air pollutants (HAPs) from the existing pellet presses,... [Read More]


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