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May 27, 2022
Bioenergy to replace wood energy by 2028
Biomass News
May 27, 2022
Enviva Inc, the world’s leading producer of sustainable wood bioenergy, and MOL Drybulk Ltd (MOLDB), a subsidiary of Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd (MOL), a leading global marine transport group, announced they have signed an additional memorandum of understanding to deploy an environmentally friendly bulk carrier (EFBC) to reduce the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the ocean... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 25, 2022
The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has rejected plans for Hu Honua Biomass Power Plant. In its 164-page decision with one dissent, the three-member panel listed a variety of reasons why Honua Ola Bioenergy, formerly known as Hu Honua, should not be granted an amended power purchase agreement with Hawaiian Electric Light Company.  The top reasons were given... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 24, 2022
East African Breweries Ltd (EABL) has invested more than Sh5 billion in a biomass plant as part of its transition to renewable energy. EABL managing director - Jane Karuku said the biomass plant would help the brewer achieve a net-zero status and reduce its carbon emission by 48,000 tonnes annually. A net-zero status is a balance between the amount of greenhouse... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 23, 2022
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) recently released data showing that US manufacturers produced approximately 790,000 tons of densified biomass fuel in January, with sales reaching 740,000 tons. The data was released as part of the EIA's Monthly Densified Biomass Fuels Report, which contains data for January. The EIA collected data from 80 operating manufacturers... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 23, 2022
US-headquartered Anaergia has announced that its Rialto Bioenergy Facility in Rialto, California, received the Distinction Award for Wastewater Project of the Year at the Global Water Awards 2022, one of the industry’s most prominent international awards programmes. The award was presented at a ceremony in Madrid, Spain.  The Rialto Bioenergy Facility is a $185... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 20, 2022
Biomass power company Drax Group plans to excavate part of a Scottish mountain to house a new hydropower station that will double the capacity of its plant there.  Drax is applying for permission to build a new underground pumped storage station that would increase total capacity of its existing hydro site to over one gigawatt, the company said in a statement. Construction... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 20, 2022
Two cooperatives in the Davao region have received cacao post-harvest and biomass production facilities to boost farmers’ income from the high-value crop that is being developed as a major export commodity.  In Davao Occidental, the Southern Davao Multipurpose Cooperative was recently given P3.9-million worth of facilities for cacao drying, storage, and fermentation,... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 20, 2022
Researchers and lecturers from the University of Canterbury (UC) in Christchurch, New Zealand have been talking about the potential of New Zealand to be a world leader in decarbonisation efforts through the use of geothermal technology.  Higher carbon emissions is one of the more difficult to avoid consequences of massive economic growth. This calls for technology... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 19, 2022
Gas South, one of the leading natural gas marketers in the south east United States, has announced an agreement with Element Markets to offer a new, first-to-market sustainable energy product, FlexRNG.  FlexRNG is a blend of renewable natural gas (RNG), derived from organic waste material, and certified carbon offsets generated by a range of projects that reduce carbon... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 18, 2022
Valmet has been selected in a new public procurement process as the tenderer for completing the biomass boiler, flue gas cleaning and flue gas condensing system works for Vilnius Combined Heat and Power Plant (Vilnius CHP) in Lithuania. Vilnius CHP is working on a modern heat generation capacity expansion project in the city’s central heating system. The new public... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 18, 2022
UGI Energy Services (UGIES) has announced an agreement with MBL Bioenergy to fully fund the first set of renewable natural gas (RNG) projects currently under development in South Dakota. In total, the project will represent over $70 million of investment by MBL Bioenergy, of which 100 percent of the funds will be provided by UGI. MBL Bioenergy is a joint venture... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 17, 2022
With recent plans to phase out dependency on Russian gas, oil and coal by 2027 and an ambitious 10-year environmental programme that includes phasing out fossil fuels completely by 2030, Europe is planning to supercharge progress towards a low-carbon economy.  And a sustainable fossil-fuel alternative which is seeing rapid expansion in Europe - Miscanthus – a plant-based... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 16, 2022
The BMW Group is the first carmaker to place its trust in more sustainable automotive OEM coatings certified according to BASF's biomass balance approach. The BMW Group has chosen to use BASF Coatings' CathoGuard® 800 ReSource e-coat at its plants in Leipzig, Germany and Rosslyn, South Africa, and the iGloss® matt ReSource clearcoat throughout Europe. Using these... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 13, 2022
Nextleaf Solutions has reached an agreement with Hempcrete Natural Building Ltd to commercialise a US patent related to the use of hemp ash as a material in the production of concrete.   Hemp ash, processed using Nextleaf technology, can be used as a replacement for fly ash, which is produced as a by-product of burning coal. The ash is a key ingredient in Portland... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 13, 2022
Phillips 66 has announced its Jet Renewable Diesel will go on sale at two Jet forecourts this summer, following positive customer feedback after it was launched as a wholesale offering in February 2022.  The renewable diesel is a paraffinic fuel that is chemically similar to conventional fossil-fuel-based diesel but derived from biomass sources such as used cooking... [Read More]


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