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Apr 2, 2020
Renova’s large-scale biomass plant in Japan reaches financial close
Biomass News
Apr 1, 2020
Kruger Specialty Papers has temporarily shut down its facility in Brompton, Québec, due to "unfavourable market conditions". The company, which was founded in 1904 and produces tissue products, 100% recycled containerboard products, corrugated packaging, publication papers and renewable energy, said the market had deteriorated "very rapidly" with the COVID-19 outbreak.... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 1, 2020
Engineering company Prodesa has agreed to build two turnkey pellet plants in Belarus. The facilities will be built near the cities of Vitebsk and Polotsk, in north-east Belarus. The plants are expected to be completed in early 2021 and deliver up to 20 tonnes per hour of industrial wood pellets. Each facility will consist of a wet line - including debarking, chipping... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 31, 2020
Enviva's operations have not been significantly impacted by the outbreak of Covid-19, according to the company. In a letter to stakeholders, John Keppler, chairman and CEO of Enviva Partners announced that the company's liquidity remains robust. "As critical baseload and dispatchable renewable energy producers, our customers require our product now more than ever,"... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 31, 2020
UK-based Active Energy Group (AEG) has acquired 100% of the control and ownership of the sawmill and log export activities at AEG's industrial site in Lumberton, North Carolina, US. The project was previously operated through a joint venture with Renewable Logistics Systems (RLS). According to AEG, the reason behind this acquisition is to improve overall efficiency... [Read More]

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Mar 30, 2020
Alabama Pellets, of which Pinnacle Renewable Energy is a majority stakeholder, has placed an order with drying technology providers Büttner. Büttner will supply an energy system designed as a grate-firing system, with a firing capacity of approximately 50MW in combination with high-efficiency drum dryer type 5.6 x 28 R. The new wood pellet line will be installed... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 27, 2020
The Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) has penned a letter to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to explain how it is maintaining the wood pellet sector during the Covid-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. The letter, written by WPAC's executive director, Gordon Murray, focuses on how Canada's wood pellet sector is "fulfilling its responsibilities" as part of Canada's... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 27, 2020
The Wood Recyclers' Association (WRA), based in the UK, has told its members it is working closely with its contacts in the UK Government, industry regulators and other trade associations to keep the waste wood industry moving during the Covid-19 pandemic. In an email to its members, Andy Hill, chair of the WRA, said it is carrying out "a number of activities" including... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 26, 2020
Hundreds of construction workers have been sent home from a UK biomass plant, amid concerns over Covid-19 (coronavirus). The TeesREP biomass plant, run by MGT Teeside, temporarily closed its gates on Tuesday 24 March, although a 'handful' of maintenance staff were permitted to stay on-site, provided they adhered to the two-metre distancing rules, according to a report... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 26, 2020
Bioenergy industry leaders are urging the UK Government to keep wood fuel supply chains fully open to ensure heat can be provided to key frontline organisations and businesses. The Biomass Heat Works! campaign expressed concerns over key organisations being under immense pressure due to the Covid-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.  Biomass is a key utility resource, particularly... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 24, 2020
Rhenus Forest Logistics, a specialist in transporting and trading in sawmill residue, waste wood and other biomass, has acquired Kruger, a regional wood logistics services provider. The purchase agreement, made on 1 March, includes the takeover of all Kruger employees and its vehicle fleet. They will work from a new operating site called Rhenus Forest Ellwangen. The... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 23, 2020
In light of the recent outbreak of Covid-19 (coronavirus), the Bioenergy Insight team is thinking of all those affected by the virus. We understand that along with the impact on health, the virus is also causing major issues for industries and businesses. We want to update our readers and advertisers on the plans for Bioenergy Insight distribution over the next few... [Read More]

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Mar 20, 2020
Onega-Energy JSC, the energy asset of Russia-based Segezha Forest Industry Group  (Segezha Group), has launched a fourth bark and wood by-product fuelled energy boiler. The new biomass boiler will have an output capacity of 14MW and has almost completed the process of replacing inefficient sources of heat supply at Onega-Energy JSC, such as coal. The latest project... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 20, 2020
Drax has received and unloaded the largest shipment of biomass to arrive at the Port of Immingham, in the UK's Humber region. The Zheng Zhi bulk carrier vessel transported 63,907 tonnes of Drax's biomass from the US port of Baton Rouge in Louisiana. The delivery will supply Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire with enough fuel to generate electricity for 1.3 million... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 18, 2020
Brazilian firm IBS Energy Group has signed an agreement with Power China to build a biomass-fired thermoelectric plant in Brazil. The estimated investment in the new facility is R $600 million (€109 million), covering the complete installation of the plant and obtaining the necessary biomass - predominantly from eucalyptus planted forests. The agreement was made... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 16, 2020
Spanish electricity firm Greenalia’s first biomass plant has started operations following a 19-month construction phase. The 50 MW-capacity plant, located in Curtis-Teixeiro near A Coruna, is described by Greenalia as “the most technologically advanced plant in Spain” and cost €135 million. It is hoped the facility, which utilises forestry residues, will supply... [Read More]


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