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Jan 22, 2020
NV Energy seeks biogas and biomass proposals in Nevada, US
Biomass News
Jan 22, 2020
Danish biomass boiler firm Aalborg Energie Technik (AET) has secured a contract to help build a poultry manure-fired plant in Turkey. AET will assist Gülsan Holding’s subsidiaryMAV Elektrik with the project to create cleaner air, prevent water and soil contamination and provide a commercial income from poultry manure, which was previously seen as a waste product. The... [Read More]

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Jan 21, 2020
A new biomass boiler plant at UPM Joensuu Plywood Mill in Finland has improved the facility’s energy efficiency, environmental performance and safety. The plant utilises wood waste from plywood production and has resulted in lower fuel consumption per heat output and lower emissions compared with the previous power plant. The flue gases from combustion pass through... [Read More]

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Jan 20, 2020
Pinnacle Renewable Energy has announced a new ship charter for Trans-Pacific transport of its industrial wood pellets. A ship christening and launching ceremony was held in the Shikoku Dockyard in Takamatsu City, Japan, for the S1130, a Handy class vessel of almost 40,000 deadweight-tonnage named M/V New pinnacle. The company will charter the vessel from NYK Bulk &... [Read More]

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Jan 20, 2020
A 10-day fire that broke out at a wood chipping facility in Yorkshire, UK in 2014 was the “biggest fire in 11 years”, according to the firefighters who tackled the blaze. The fire, which was caused by 7,000 tonnes of poorly-stored wood chippings, created vast plumes of smoke that could be smelled 16 miles away in the city of Sheffield. Around 45 firefighters –... [Read More]

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Jan 15, 2020
Southern California Gas (SoCalGas) and Calgren Dairy Fuels have announced that four additional dairy farms have started sending manure-derived methane to Calgren’s biogas operation in Pixley, California. Calgren processes the methane into high-quality renewable natural gas (RNG) before it is injected into SoCalGas’ system. The Calgren biogas facility now collects... [Read More]

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Jan 15, 2020
A major biomass facility in Wales, UK is undergoing its final phase of testing with developers. Construction of Barry Biomass initially began in 2016; the operators now hope the 86,000 tonnes-per-year capacity facility will become fully operational in 2020. Developers are currently testing waste wood fuel in the form of wood chips. Once fully operational, the plant... [Read More]

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Jan 14, 2020
Danish biomass firm Linka Energy has acquired Weiss, a French company specialising in advising and servicing biomass and waste-based boilers. Weiss has previously supplied many customised energy plants using both biomass and other waste products; however, in recent “turbulent” years, it has not taken on new projects. The firm still owns all technical and design... [Read More]

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Jan 13, 2020
Just over 1.6% of the UK’s agricultural land was used to grow bioenergy crops for use in transport fuel, electricity and biogas production in 2018. Recent statistics from the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) revealed that a total of 94,000 hectares (ha) of land were used to grow crops for bioenergy. However, the overall land area used to... [Read More]

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Jan 13, 2020
A UK wood recycler has been fined £15,000 (€17,500) after investigators found it was storing nearly four times as much waste as permitted by law. The Environment Agency estimated that the firm, Red Jon, held 1,790 tonnes of wood at its site in Oxfordshire, whereas it was only permitted to store 500 tonnes in one place over a seven-day period. The piles of wood posed... [Read More]

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Jan 10, 2020
Spanish renewable energy company Energia & Celulosa (Ence) has opened its new 50MW biomass plant in La Mancha, central Spain. The new facility will produce an estimated 325,000 MWh per year, providing power for around 60,000 people, and consume around 238,000 tonnes of biomass formed of pomace, vine shoots, olive leaf, woody biomass and agricultural waste. The biomass... [Read More]

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Jan 8, 2020
A UK wood recycling trade body is making an urgent appeal to demolition companies to take part in a wood waste sampling programme. The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) is seeking waste wood samples from the demolition of buildings built before 2007 in a bid to avert a ‘potential crisis’ that could cost the demolition sector more than £100 million (€117 million)... [Read More]

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Jan 3, 2020
Household waste, farm waste and wood waste will be used as feedstock in four new UK biofuels plants thanks to government funding. A statement released by the Department for Transport said that between 2018 and 2032, low carbon fuels are expected to save nearly 85 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), equivalent to taking nearly 18 million cars off the road. Two of... [Read More]

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Jan 3, 2020
EQTEC, a technology solutions company for waste gasification-to-energy projects, has announced its North Fork biomass project has reached financial close. The legal documentation for the proposed construction and operation of a 2MW biomass plant by North Fork Community Power was finalised and signed on 31 December 2019. The biomass project was previously delayed in... [Read More]

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Jan 2, 2020
Asset management and investment specialist Tikehau Capital has acquired Acek Energias Renovables’ biomass business. The agreement is valued at €81 million and represents the company’s first private equity investment in Spain. Acek Energias Renovables established its biomass business in 2009, focusing on the engineering, construction, operation and maintenance... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 2, 2020
2019 was the ‘cleanest year on record’ for the UK as the amount of zero-carbon power outstripped that sourced from fossil fuels for a full 12 months, according to the National Grid. In a statement, the organisation said the historic milestone comes as the UK enters the mid-point between 1990 and 2050 – the year in which the UK has pledged to achieve a 100% reduction... [Read More]


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