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Jan 13, 2022
UK Government allocates £5m for hydrogen-from-biomass projects
Biomass News
Jan 7, 2022
Birmingham City Council in the UK has launched a Christmas tree recycling service, transforming unwanted trees into renewable electricity. The service, free of charge, will be available until 31 January. All trees collected will be chipped and retained within the UK to generate biomass power. “We’re pleased to be able to offer our free-of-charge service for the... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jan 7, 2022
Albioma has acquired the La Granaudière wood pellet production plant in Quebec. The plant has been out of service since July last year but is due to be recommissioned in early 2022, with its nominal annual production capacity of 200,000 tonnes being achieved following additional investments. The transaction will diversify Albioma’s sources of sustainable biomass... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jan 6, 2022
On 3 January, Enviva Inc. saw its first full trading day as a corporation on the New York Stock Exchange, following its conversion from Enviva Partners, a master limited partnership. As part of the conversion, Enviva also announced the appointment of three new members to its board and changes that will further strengthen its executive leadership team. Enviva welcomed... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jan 5, 2022
Valmet will supply a biomass boiler and flue gas cleaning system to Tahara Biomass Power in Japan, valued at approximately €70 million. The new circulating fluidised bed (CFB) boiler will enable Tahara Biomass Power Plant to achieve a stable power supply at high thermal efficiency while significantly reducing CO2 emissions. Valmet’s delivery includes a biomass-fired... [Read More]

Other News
Jan 5, 2022
Power generated from fossil fuels in the UK’s electricity grid has fallen to an all-time low, according to data from Drax Electric Insights. Just before midnight on 29 December, fossil fuels generated 1.7 GW of electricity – just 6% of power on the UK’s electricity grid at the time. Renewable sources such as biomass, wind, and hydro have taken over coal and... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 20, 2021
Innovative biomass projects across the UK can now bid for a share of £26 million (€30.4 million) in government funding. Biomass, which is backed by the independent Climate Change Committee, will be an important part of the UK’s renewable energy mix, helping it to reach net-zero emissions by 2050. The chosen projects will drive biomass productivity in the UK... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 20, 2021
Iona Capital has financed the construction and operations of a new CHP plant in Loughborough, UK. The plant will be built on GLW Feeds’ site in Shepshed. GLW Feeds is one of the largest independent, family-owned livestock and speciality feed manufacturers in the UK and has a significant heat and power demand all year round. The facility will be built by Edina UK... [Read More]

Pellets News
Dec 15, 2021
Drax has selected Worley to begin the front-end engineering design (FEED) work on its BECCS project at the start of next year. The company is also planning capital investments of around £40 million (€47 million) at its power station in North Yorkshire next year on the first phase of the BECCS project. Drax may also work with Worley on the subsequent design and build... [Read More]

Pellets News
Dec 14, 2021
Drax’s subsidiary Pinnacle Renewable Energy will acquire Pacific BioEnergy Corporation’s pellet sales contract book. In doing so, 2.8 million tonnes (Mt) of orders will be added for sustainable biomass supply to counterparties in Japan and Europe. These contracts are for delivery between 2022 and the mid-2030s, of which 0.3 Mt is for delivery next year. The total... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 13, 2021
A $1 million (€695,000) wildfire risk reduction project in British Columbia has also supported the local bioenergy industry. The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) funded the project to protect high-risk areas as outlined in the District of Sicamous’ (DOS) Community Wildfire Protection Plan. “The 2021 wildfires throughout the province and in our area... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 10, 2021
Heineken Cambodia and Singapore-based Berkley Energy Commercial Industrial Solutions have started work on a biomass power plant, which will generate thermal energy for the brewer’s production site in Phnom Penh. The $5.8 million (€5.1 million) project is expected to go online in July next year and create 50 jobs. The plant will burn rice husks sourced from the nearby... [Read More]

Pellets News
Dec 8, 2021
Selby College in North Yorkshire, UK has secured funding to develop an education programme that will enable Drax employees to develop the skills needed to operate climate-saving technologies. The £272,000 (€320,000) grant from the Department for Education’s Strategic Development Fund, will allow the college to develop a new training course in carbon capture and... [Read More]

Other News
Dec 8, 2021
Over £116 million (€136 million) in new UK Government funding will boost green innovation across the nation, including bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technology. The funding will see projects across the UK develop new technologies that increase energy efficiency in homes and buildings, reduce carbon emissions, boost the UK’s energy security,... [Read More]

Pellets News
Dec 7, 2021
International biomass exchange BALTPOOL is introducing a new solution for its clients to determine the precise origin of biomass and the raw materials used. The launch of the biomass traceability tool means that, from now on, before selling biomass, the seller will have to provide detailed information about its products. The tool will indicate the exact location from... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 6, 2021
The Maharashtra State Power Generation Company (MAHAGENCO) in Maharashtra, India, has decided to use biomass briquettes in one of its power stations ‘on an experimental basis’. MAHAGENCO will use the briquettes in Parli thermal power station, according to recent reports. The State of Maharashtra has made it mandatory to use biomass briquettes in power generation... [Read More]


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