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Jan 15, 2020
Biomass facility in Wales, UK enters final testing phase
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Jan 14, 2020
Danish biomass firm Linka Energy has acquired Weiss, a French company specialising in advising and servicing biomass and waste-based boilers. Weiss has previously supplied many customised energy plants using both biomass and other waste products; however, in recent “turbulent” years, it has not taken on new projects. The firm still owns all technical and design... [Read More]

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Jan 13, 2020
Just over 1.6% of the UK’s agricultural land was used to grow bioenergy crops for use in transport fuel, electricity and biogas production in 2018. Recent statistics from the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) revealed that a total of 94,000 hectares (ha) of land were used to grow crops for bioenergy. However, the overall land area used to... [Read More]

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Jan 13, 2020
A UK wood recycler has been fined £15,000 (€17,500) after investigators found it was storing nearly four times as much waste as permitted by law. The Environment Agency estimated that the firm, Red Jon, held 1,790 tonnes of wood at its site in Oxfordshire, whereas it was only permitted to store 500 tonnes in one place over a seven-day period. The piles of wood posed... [Read More]

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Jan 10, 2020
Spanish renewable energy company Energia & Celulosa (Ence) has opened its new 50MW biomass plant in La Mancha, central Spain. The new facility will produce an estimated 325,000 MWh per year, providing power for around 60,000 people, and consume around 238,000 tonnes of biomass formed of pomace, vine shoots, olive leaf, woody biomass and agricultural waste. The biomass... [Read More]

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Jan 8, 2020
A UK wood recycling trade body is making an urgent appeal to demolition companies to take part in a wood waste sampling programme. The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) is seeking waste wood samples from the demolition of buildings built before 2007 in a bid to avert a ‘potential crisis’ that could cost the demolition sector more than £100 million (€117 million)... [Read More]

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Jan 3, 2020
Household waste, farm waste and wood waste will be used as feedstock in four new UK biofuels plants thanks to government funding. A statement released by the Department for Transport said that between 2018 and 2032, low carbon fuels are expected to save nearly 85 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2), equivalent to taking nearly 18 million cars off the road. Two of... [Read More]

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Jan 3, 2020
EQTEC, a technology solutions company for waste gasification-to-energy projects, has announced its North Fork biomass project has reached financial close. The legal documentation for the proposed construction and operation of a 2MW biomass plant by North Fork Community Power was finalised and signed on 31 December 2019. The biomass project was previously delayed in... [Read More]

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Jan 2, 2020
Asset management and investment specialist Tikehau Capital has acquired Acek Energias Renovables’ biomass business. The agreement is valued at €81 million and represents the company’s first private equity investment in Spain. Acek Energias Renovables established its biomass business in 2009, focusing on the engineering, construction, operation and maintenance... [Read More]

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Jan 2, 2020
2019 was the ‘cleanest year on record’ for the UK as the amount of zero-carbon power outstripped that sourced from fossil fuels for a full 12 months, according to the National Grid. In a statement, the organisation said the historic milestone comes as the UK enters the mid-point between 1990 and 2050 – the year in which the UK has pledged to achieve a 100% reduction... [Read More]

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Dec 20, 2019
Pinnacle Renewable Energy, one of the world’s largest producers of wood pellets, has announced plans to construct a new industrial wood pellet facility in the US. The new production facility in the southeast US, close to Pinnacle’s Aliceville, Alabama plant, will produce 360,000 metric tonnes per annum (MTPA) and is expected to cost around $99 million (€89 million)... [Read More]

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Dec 19, 2019
The Indian government is planning to set up more than 100 biogas plants in a bid to tackle the issue of crop stubble burning. Every winter thousands of farmers burn leftover crop stubble, sending vast plumes of smoke into the sky and polluting neighbouring communities. Farmers have long burned crop stubble to prepare the land for new planting in October and November,... [Read More]

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Dec 18, 2019
One of Papua New Guinea’s largest companies and investors, Oil Search, has teamed up with Swedish energy, industry and infrastructure design and consulting company AFRY and the Climate Change and Development Authority of Papua New Guinea for a new project combining biomass and solar power. The PNG Biomass project is an integrated renewable energy project combining... [Read More]

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Dec 16, 2019
Pinnacle Renewable Energy, one of the world’s largest producers of wood pellets, has entered into a three-year fibre supply agreement with Alkali Resource Management (ARM). Under the agreement, ARM will process, store and deliver biomass from harvest residuals to Pinnacle for use at its Williams Lake facility in British Columbia, Canada. ARM, a forest management company,... [Read More]

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Dec 16, 2019
The Renewable Energy Association has branded comments made by a report criticising the sustainability of biomass as “disingenuous”. Climate thinktank Sandbag has claimed that biomass “risks accelerating climate change”, and that heavily subsidised plans to cut carbon emissions will result in a “staggering” amount of tree cutting. Sandbag’s report found... [Read More]

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Dec 13, 2019
Environmental infrastructure funding company JLEN has acquired a 70% equity stake in anaerobic digestion and waste collection firm Bio Collectors Holdings (BCH). Through its subsidiary companies, BCH holds the rights and operational assets that make up its anaerobic digestion (AD) plant and its Bio Collectors waste collection business. BCH is based in Merton, south... [Read More]


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