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Sep 16, 2019
ADBA celebrates 10th anniversary of supporting AD industry
Biomass News
Sep 13, 2019
Saica Group, a firm that provides sustainable recycled paper, corrugated cardboard packaging and flexible packaging manufacturing solutions, has opened its first biomass plant in France. The company inaugurated the plant at its paper mill in Venizel, France. Having received an investment of €41m, the biomass plant uses recycled wood and rejections from the production... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 13, 2019
The Biomass North Forum in Canada has been cancelled due to ‘political uncertainty’. The event in Ottawa that aimed to connect Canada’s bioeconomy had been due to take place from 17-19 September. According to organisers, the primary goals of the forum were to: strengthen and extend the sector network in the country, offer ‘meaningful content’ that improves... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 12, 2019
Leading trade association for the European bioenergy industry, Bioenergy Europe, has outlined its ‘wishes’ for the new European Commission. The European Commission’s incoming president, Ursula von der Leyen, will take office on 1 November. Ahead of the new appointment, Bioenergy Europe outlined the following requests to ensure bioenergy’s role in reducing carbon... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 6, 2019
Canada’s national clean fuels associations are forecasting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions of more than 50 million tonnes per year by 2030 through a renewable energy boost. However, the organisations claim this cannot be achieved without significant funding. Advanced Biofuels Canada (ABFC), Canadian Biogas Association (CBA), Canadian Gas Association (CGA),... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 5, 2019
The UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has welcomed the publication of the Scottish Government’s plans to achieve net-zero carbon emissions. The programme of action for 2019-2020 puts emphasis on addressing climate change and achieving net zero targets by 2045 through various policies, including decarbonising transport and heat. Scotland... [Read More]

Other News
Sep 5, 2019
A Teesside, UK-based business which uses non-food biomass to generate biofuels has received a £2.3 million (€2.55 million) investment. Nova Pangaea Technologies completed a funding round led by NPIF – Mercia Equity Finance, which is managed by Merica and forms part of the Northern Powerhouse Investment Fund (funded by the European Union), with extra funds from... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 5, 2019
Campaign group Biomass Heat Works! has called on the UK Government to extend the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme beyond 2021. The statement follows the publication of a new bioenergy report on 5 September by the Renewable Energy Association (REA). Leaders from the biomass industry including the UK Pellet Council (UKPC) and Wood Heat Association (WHA), which are... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 5, 2019
Leading global bioenergy company Valmet will supply a biomass-fired boiler and a flue gas treatment plant to BS Energy’s combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Braunschweig, Germany. The new boiler will form part of German firm BS Energy’s 2030 energy production strategy. The main aim of the investment is to replace a coal-fired boiler, which will be removed from... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 2, 2019
International technology firm Andritz will be delivering a biomass boiler for a major Japanese engineering company as part of a new deal. According to a report by Power Engineering International, Andritz received the order from Hitachi Zosen Corporation to deliver a PowerFluid circulating fluidised bed boiler with a flue gas cleaning system. Key features of the boiler... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 2, 2019
Leading UK renewables investor Foresight Group has announced its acquisition of two large-scale anaerobic digestion (AD) plants. The acquisition forms part of the sale of Strutt & Parker (Farms), one of the oldest and most established diversified farming businesses in East Anglia. The Euston and Bay Farm plants are located in Thetford and Newmarket, in Norfolk and... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 30, 2019
Shell India has made a $7.7 million (€6.9 million) investment in a local biomass firm. Punjab Renewable Energy, backed by Neev Fund and responsibility, will use the fresh investment to expand its business in the bioenergy sector. The company was established in 2011 and is involved in the collection, processing, storage and supply of biomass including paddy straw,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 28, 2019
A planned biomass power plant in Ivory Coast, Africa that will produce electricity from cocoa pods has received a US investment. The United States Trade and Development Agency has approved a grant for the construction of the biomass plant which will work with cocoa pods from which the cocoa beans used to make chocolate are extracted. The Ivory Coast government plans... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 27, 2019
Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is using anaerobic digestion to reach its 100% renewable energy goal. The Michigan, US-based zoo has already installed an anaerobic digester to divert 500 tonnes of herbivore waste and food scraps from landfill and convert it into energy and compost. DZS revealed in a statement that it has won four green awards for its sustainability... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 23, 2019
The construction of a new biomass plant in North Fork, California is set to begin final construction later this year. Plans for the 2MW biomass plant have taken almost a decade to take shape, but the proponents are finalising a multi-million dollar financing package which would pave the way for construction to begin. The project is being led by Phoenix Energy and North... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 23, 2019
An Egyptian zoo is to receive a biogas plant to generate energy from animal waste. The Ministries of Environment and Agriculture have agreed to build the plant at Giza Zoo as part of a national project for the development and restoration of zoos. According to a report by Egypt Independent, the biogas plant will produce 100 cubic metres of fuel per day; however, this... [Read More]


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