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Aug 20, 2019
Finnish food company secures investment to build bioenergy plant
Biomass News
Aug 20, 2019
The University of British Columbia is to spend $20.4 million (€18.4 million) expanding its wood waste to energy plant, with an additional $7.6 million (€6.8 million) in federal support. The university built its initial biomass-fuelled research and demonstration facility in 2012 in partnership with Vancouver-based bioenergy firm Nexterra Systems and General Electric.... [Read More]

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Aug 19, 2019
Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods have announced they are ‘breaking ground’ on North Carolina’s largest renewable natural gas (RNG) project. It is the first manure-to-energy project to begin construction under Align Renewable Natural Gas, a joint venture between Dominion and Smithfield. Once fully operational, the project will generate enough energy to power... [Read More]

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Aug 16, 2019
The Canadian city of Vancouver is considering processing dog waste using anaerobic digestion. Local reports suggest the city will soon hire staff to remove dog waste from dog waste bags, which residents are currently required to use before depositing the waste in designated bins. A recent report by the Bowen Island Undercurrent stated that city tender documents reveal... [Read More]

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Aug 16, 2019
Danish shipping company Norden has signed a contract with Enviva to transport 1.3 – 1.5 million metric tonnes of wood pellets from the US to Europe over six years. The contract of affreightment (CoA), which runs from 2021 to 2026, is a further extension of the relationship between the two companies, which have been working together since 2012. Norden now holds several... [Read More]

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Aug 16, 2019
A new incinerator which could burn up to 200,000 tonnes of waste per year is being planned in Cardiff, Wales. The proposed facility would be based near Wentloog Corporate Park in the east of the Welsh city, according to a report by Wales Online. The £150 million (€164.6 million) energy plant would produce 15MW of electricity – enough to power up to 30,000 homes... [Read More]

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Aug 14, 2019
A Dorset-based company has agreed to a major contract to supply wood waste to a plant in South Wales. Under the new contract, Eco Sustainable Solutions will supply Margam Green waste wood plant with up to 50,000 tonnes of waste wood per year over five years. Margam Green is a 250,000 tonnes-per-year capacity plant owned by Glennmont Partners, which acquired the site... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 12, 2019
A concept for the transition of a coal boiler to biomass has been accepted by major Polish energy firm, ZE PAK. The plan, which was approved by the firm’s supervisory board, will see the existing K7 coal boiler at Konin power plant transformed into a biomass-fired generating unit. After the update, the boiler will work with a 50 MWe turbogenerator to produce electricity.... [Read More]

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Aug 12, 2019
Plans for a £200 million (€215.8 million) waste-to-energy plant on the outskirts of Preston, UK, have moved one step closer to fruition. Preston City Council’s planning committee voted not to object to the proposals put forward by infrastructure development, asset management and investment company Miller Turner. The firm plans to build the plant at Red Scar... [Read More]

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Aug 9, 2019
The World Biogas Association (WBA) and the UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) have welcomed recommended actions outlined in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest report. The Climate Change and Land report, which was released on 8 August, revealed that better land management is needed to address climate change and reducing... [Read More]

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Aug 8, 2019
A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated that a shift in land use is vital in order to prevent a climate emergency. Based on the findings of thousands of scientific studies from across the globe, the IPCC report concludes that land use currently accounts for 23% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Major contributors cited... [Read More]

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Aug 7, 2019
Enviva, the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, has announced plans to open a deep-water marine terminal to ship pellets from the US. The firm is working with Jackson County Port Authority in Mississippi to lease a property in the Port of Pascagoula to ship sustainably-sourced wood pellets under long-term contracts with customers in Europe and Asia.... [Read More]

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Aug 7, 2019
US pork processor Smithfield Foods has completed a major ‘manure-to-energy’ project in Missouri. The firm has constructed a pipeline from one of its pig farms in the state to the natural gas mainline. It connects a low-pressure natural gas transmission with the city of Milan’s pipeline, allowing renewable natural gas produced at the farm to be directly injected... [Read More]

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Aug 6, 2019
Drinks giant Diageo has announced plans to invest in biomass boilers as part of a green energy drive at its brewing sites in Africa. The company, which is behind brands including Smirnoff, Guinness and Baileys, has pledged to spend £180 million (€196 million) to install green energy and water recovery systems across 11 breweries in Africa. Diageo employs 5,000 people... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 6, 2019
The billionaire owner of a Poland’s fourth-biggest energy group ZE PAK has announced he will invest in greener energy sources. ZE PAK, a brown coal-fuelled power station, generates power from burning lignite from open pit mines and has been heavily criticised by environmentalists. Owner Zygmunt Solorz has revealed the company will now move away from polluting fuels. In... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 5, 2019
Tokyo’s government has switched from fossil fuels to biomass energy to power most of its Shinjuku Ward headquarters. The move to biomass to supply around 80% of electricity at the premises forms part of efforts to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions in the city by 2050, according to a report by Kyodo News. Around 30 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy... [Read More]


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