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Sep 28, 2022
University of North Dakota researchers awarded funding for clean energy efforts
Biomass News
Sep 28, 2022
India's HPCL-Mittal Energy will start up a bio-ethanol plant at its Bathinda refinery in northern India in 2023 as part of measures to reduce its carbon emissions, a company official said on Wednesday. "Our company is in the process of constructing 100,000 tonnes per annum ethanol plant based on agricultural inputs like waste food," Pravin Shirke, assistant general manager... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 27, 2022
A study conducted by the University of Copenhagen has found that almost half (45%) of Danes have never heard of Denmark's largest source of renewable energy. The university said this is the first study that explores Danish attitudes to woody biomass as an energy source, with the researchers emphasising the lack of awareness needs to be addressed by policy-makers. Woody... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 27, 2022
The City of Bellingham will stop pursuing anaerobic digestion projects at the Post Point Wastewater Treatment Plant following a unanimous city council vote Monday afternoon, according to Cascadia Daily News. Instead, the city will complete repairs to the existing incinerator system at the wastewater facility. The vote reverses a 2017 decision to pursue a complete overhaul... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 26, 2022
Ireland's minister for the environment, climate, communications and transport, Eamon Ryan, said anaerobic digestion is "very much" part of the security system the nation needs to implement, according to That's Farming. The Green Party leader spoke during a recent Joint Oireachtas Committee meeting on energy security, energy prices and protecting consumers and businesses. In... [Read More]

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Sep 23, 2022
Independent analysis by Oxford Economics has shown that last year renewable energy leader Drax contributed £1.8 billion towards the UK economy and supported 17,800 jobs across the UK. The analysis measured the economic impact of Drax Group’s UK operations, which includes Drax Power Station, near Selby in North Yorkshire – the country’s biggest renewable power generator,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 23, 2022
At an energy summit Monday, two key Republicans told industry insiders, fellow lawmakers, and clean energy advocates their plan for driving down costs during a panel previewing legislative action in the upcoming session, reported New Hampshire Bulletin. “This feels very much to me like the year of biomass,” said Rep. Michael Vose, an Epping Republican. Seated next... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 19, 2022
German toilet paper maker Hakle is turning to waste from coffee production to stay afloat and help the environment, reported Manila Times. Two years ago, at the height of the coronavirus pandemic, the firm profited from a huge demand in essentials - such as toilet paper.  But with the health crisis abating, Russia's invasion of Ukraine has sparked skyrocketing energy... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 16, 2022
The supplier to the fitted furniture industry, based in Oldham, UK, has invested £1 million (€1.1m) in a new biomass burner to make the factory’s heating system greener and more energy efficient, KBB reported. The investment includes two new, more powerful and efficient boilers and extractors, which will be fully operational by autumn. The new equipment will replace... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 16, 2022
In the Philippines, ABS-CBN News reported that the country’s Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is exploring the use of waste to generate energy. Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. reportedly said that a pilot facility is set up in Los Baños, Laguna.  DOST is also studying the right temperature for waste combustion to prevent emission of air pollutants, the... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 14, 2022
Although the Vietnamese government hoped for deeper biomass energy investment through a previously-introduced feed-in tariff (FiT), some experts advise that a new one must be coupled with other legal incentives to ensure a more significant share in the country’s energy mix, according to Vietnam Investment Review. Since 2020 the Vietnamese government has applied FiT... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 14, 2022
The European Parliament voted today (14 September) to recognise primary woody biomass as a renewable energy source. This is consistent with its prior classification under both the first Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and RED II. Primary woody biomass is an essential renewable energy source for meeting the ambition sought by the EU Parliament to increase renewable energy... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 14, 2022
On 13 September the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $178 million for bioenergy research to advance sustainable technology breakthroughs that can improve public, health, help address climate change, improve food and agricultural production and create more resilient supply chains. The funding intends to support cutting-edge biotechnology research and development... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 12, 2022
As the European Parliament (EP) prepares to vote on biomass amendments on 14 September, and amidst a report that the three largest groups in the EP have backed proposals to end subsidies for biomass used in power plants and exclude primary wood burning from the EU’s renewable energy targets, IEA Bioenergy has released a statement. Dr Paul Bennett, Chair of the Executive... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 9, 2022
Biomass Secure Power (BSP) has signed a Letter of Intent, (LOI) with a Japanese trading company. The LOI outlines an agreement under which the Japanese trading company intends to purchase biocoal from BSP. BSP intends to produce Biocoal in the amount of up to one million tons year in its first plant in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The buyer intends to purchase and accept... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 8, 2022
Enviva, a leading producer of sustainably sourced woody biomass, and Alder Fuels, a clean tech developer and greencrude producer, have signed a contract for the long-term, large-scale supply of woody biomass from Enviva, which sources low-value fiber, such as forest byproducts like tree tops, limbs, and commercial thinnings, to further commercialize the supply of sustainable... [Read More]


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