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Oct 17, 2019
London Stansted teams up with bio-bean to convert coffee waste to biofuels
Biomass News
Oct 16, 2019
Two UK packaging firms have joined forces to create the world's first dedicated sustainable energy facility fuelled by organic waste to power the manufacture of corrugated sheet board. Scottish drinks packaging firm McLaren Packaging and Staffordshire-based printed packaging supplier Swanline Group have joined forces to create their new CorrBoard Bioenergy (CB Bio)... [Read More]

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Oct 15, 2019
The UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has welcomed the environmental pledges outlined in the Queen’s Speech to “enshrine environmental principles into law to protect and improve the environment for future generations”. The Queen announced the proposed creation of the Office for Environmental Protection to provide independent scrutiny and... [Read More]

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Oct 14, 2019
Renewable electricity from windfarms, solar panels, biomass and hydro plants generated more electricity than fossil fuels in the third quarter of 2019. A study by UK website Carbon Brief, which aims to deliver a clear understanding of climate change, discovered that during July, August and September this year, renewables generated an estimated total of 29.5 terawatt hours... [Read More]

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Oct 11, 2019
Finnish renewable energy company KPA Unicon will supply a biomass plant for Kemin Energia ja Vesi Oy, a local utility firm in the town of Kemi, Finland. The new woodchip-fed facility will provide district heating for the area and will serve as the main heating plant together with an existing power plant during summer and winter. Although local woodchips will be the... [Read More]

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Oct 9, 2019
Enviva, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, is to build a new production plant in Alabama, US. The company is expected to invest around $175 million (€159.2 million) to build the plant, which would create 85 full-time jobs and a further estimated 180 jobs in logging, transportation and local services in the state. Governor Kay Ivey joined with Enviva and... [Read More]

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Oct 9, 2019
A Japanese firm specialising in renewable energy projects has partnered with the Butuan City Government in the Philippines to build a biomass plant. Chodai Group will work with the local government in Mindanao, an island in the southern Philippines, to build a 2.5MW biomass plant to convert rice husks into fuel. According to the Manila Bulletin, Chodai’s vice-president... [Read More]

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Oct 8, 2019
UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, Andrea Leadsom, has approved plans for Drax Power to install four new natural gas turbines at its plant in North Yorkshire, overturning a decision by the UK’s Planning Inspectorate. Drax operates a biomass and coal-fired power station in Selby and wants to build four combined cycle gas turbines (CCGTs)... [Read More]

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Oct 8, 2019
A 170,000 tonnes per year waste wood gasification plant has opened in Cheshire, UK. The plant, now owned by the Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG), was developed by infrastructure firm CoGen. It works by using wood as a feedstock into a gasifier, with the resulting gas then being burned to produce a steam which runs a turbine. The plant is expected to generate 22MW of... [Read More]

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Oct 4, 2019
Valmet has received an order from India-based Praj Industries for the delivery of one of its biomass pretreatment systems. The biomass system, which will be installed in Praj’s second-generation biorefinery project currently under construction in India, will be delivered in 2020. The order, for which the value has not been disclosed, was included in Valmet’s orders... [Read More]

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Oct 3, 2019
The state Division of Air Quality in North Carolina, US, has approved a permit that will reduce pollutants from Enviva’s wood pellet mill, as well as allowing it to expand production. The permit is the second of three Enviva is seeking this year for new or expanded pellet mills in the state. The first permit allowed the firm to open a new plant in Hamlet in June and... [Read More]

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Oct 3, 2019
Vermont Technical College is closing its $4.2 million (€3.8 million) anaerobic digester due to a lack of available food scraps. The digester hasn’t been able to operate at full capacity and is due to close down in December. The college’s digester came online in 2014 and was the first in the state to go through the permitting process to accept food waste. The digester... [Read More]

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Oct 2, 2019
Government organisation Sustainability Victoria has announced a $750,000 (€460,000) grant to boost bioenergy infrastructure projects in the region. The Bioenergy Infrastructure Fund is open to industry, social enterprises, community groups and government entities working on bioenergy technology to help keep organic waste out of landfill and generate renewable electricity. "Victoria's... [Read More]

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Oct 2, 2019
German electric utility company RWE has taken control of E.ON's renewables assets to become one of the world's largest green power companies. The major energy company plans to invest €1.5 billion per year to expand its presence in renewables, including biomass. In its newly launched plan, RWE aims to be: carbon neutral by 2040, one of the world's leading renewable... [Read More]

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Oct 2, 2019
Atlantic Power has signed a 10-year energy purchase agreement (EPA) with Canadian electric utility firm BC Hydro for its Williams Lake biomass plant. The biomass plant in British Columbia, Canada, had been operating under a short-term EPA since 2 April 2018 which expired on 30 September 2019. The new EPA is effective from 1 October. Under the new agreement, the Williams... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 2, 2019
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $73 million (€66.8 million) in funding for bioenergy research and development (R&D) projects. A total of 35 projects will be funded through the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, to ‘help reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower and enable high-value products from biomass... [Read More]


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