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Jul 12, 2024
Major Vietnamese sugar producer invests €72m in biomass plant explansion
Biomass News
Jul 12, 2024
Drax Group (Drax), a renewable energy company, has named and launched a new transport ship, the m.v. Ultra Yorkshire, in a ceremony at the Shin Kurushima Shipyard in Japan. This year marks the 50th anniversary of Drax Power Station beginning to generate power and to celebrate this occasion the owners of the new ship, Ultrabulk, invited Drax to name its latest vessel. Drax... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 11, 2024
In Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah in the US, local innovators will convert ‘liability biomass’ into value-added resources that fight the climate crisis by sucking carbon from the air. A coalition of Western US cities and counties have been awarded awarded $335,000 (€308,000) to four projects designed to fight climate change and reduce wildfire risks. These... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 9, 2024
Pharmaceutical firm Boehringer Ingelheim inaugurated a biomass power plant at its Ingelheim site on 8 July. With the new plant, Boehringer Ingelheim is saving around 50,000 tons of CO2 each year, with the site's own energy generation reducing by around 70%. In total, the company is investing €205 million in sustainable infrastructure projects in Ingelheim and will... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 8, 2024
An online platform dedicated to the development of the biomass energy market will be launched in Moldova. It will allow all market participants - companies, public institutions and private interests - to publish and follow advertisements for the sale and purchase of products and services in the biomass energy sector. State Secretary of the Ministry of Energy, Carolina... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 5, 2024
Haulage operator GB Railfreight has completed the 10,000th delivery of its biomass train, from Liverpool to Drax Power Station in Selby, North Yorkshire. The organisation said it has delivered over 15 million tonnes of biomass from Peel Ports, Liverpool and Drax Power Station since 2016. According to Drax, the biomass brought by these 10,000 train journeys supports it... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 4, 2024
The Costa Rican government, with the support of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) and other organisations, is seeking to formulate a National Biogas Strategy - utilising pineapple and coffee residues, to transform its energy matrix. The strategy would chart the way for the development, use and transportation of clean energy and fuels... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 2, 2024
A 7.5MW biomass plant in Iitate village, Fukushima prefecture, Japan, has completed construction and is set to begin commercial operations in mid-July, the operating company has announced. The biomass facility will process 95,000 tons per year of unused wood and wood bark sourced from various areas in Fukushima prefecture, including those affected by a nuclear disaster,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 2, 2024
Suzuki Motor Corporation's Indian subsidiary, Maruti Suzuki India Ltd. (MSIL), has installed a pilot plant for biogas generation & purification at its Manesar Plant in Haryana, India. The plant started operations in June this year. This facility is a functioning pilot plant, generating biogas from Napier grass, a perennial grass of the Poaceae family, cultivated... [Read More]

Policy News
Jul 2, 2024
The European Commission (EC) has approved, under EU State aid rules, a €3 billion (SEK 36 billion) Swedish scheme to support carbon capture and storage (CCS) aimed at reducing carbon dioxide released during the combustion or processing of biomass (biogenic CO2). The measure will contribute to the achievement of Sweden's climate targets and the EU's strategic objectives... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 1, 2024
In a push to ‘waste to wealth’ drive of the government, the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) in India has planned to produce biomass briquettes by processing the green waste generated in the capital city separately. The civic body also plans to set up a processing unit for flower waste generated in temples to be used in marketable products. The proposals have... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 26, 2024
CM Biomass has released its results for 2023/24, which, with an EBT of €41 million, represent its best results yet. Having for the past two years added production to CM Biomass’ portfolio of trading and expanded on logistics and sourcing solutions, CM Biomass said it has shown the strength of combining production and trading as a flexible provider. The past financial... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 25, 2024
Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) has agreed to divest its UK biomass facility Kent Renewable Energy Plant to Greenvolt, a Portugal-based company. The deal was made via CIP's Flagship Fund Copenhagen Infrastructure II K/S (CI II), and Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC). The transaction is expected to close by October 2024. CI II, BWSC and original... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 24, 2024
Germany's Federal Network Agency had allocated 240 MW of biomass plant projects out to tender in its latest round, which was 'significantly oversubscribed', leading to a decrease in average prices. The regulatory authority received 788 bids with a total volume of 742 MW. The awarded projects came to 263, with 257 of these relating to operational plants. The values of... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 24, 2024
Clean energy developer New Energy Blue and construction firm ARCO/Murray have announced a partnership to build out the New Energy Biomass Refinery-designed platform across the US Midwest. ARCO/Murray will construct the flagship New Energy Freedom biomass refinery in Mason City, Iowa, to process corn stalks into second-generation fuel ethanol and clean lignin at large... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 21, 2024
The Butte County Fire Safe Council and Ecostrat have announced the issue of an investment grade BDO Zone ‘BBB’ Rating for Woody Biomass. The Butte County BDO Zone is the first ‘BBB’ rating in the State of California and extends a 75-mile drive distance from the centre point in Oroville, CA. Butte County’s BDO Zone ‘BBB’ rating denotes good prospective viability... [Read More]

Policy News
Jun 20, 2024
Bioenergy Europe has released its Statistical Report on Pellets and its Policy Brief. The report analyses the development of the world’s pellet market over the past year with a deep dive into the European market. “Despite significant progress, our industry's growth is being stunted by the EU's continued dependence on fossil fuels. It's imperative that we accelerate... [Read More]


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