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Sep 30, 2019
National Farmers’ Union backs UK biomass campaign
Biomass News
Sep 27, 2019
The local government in a north-western region of Spain has announced funding for a biomass project. The 50MW biomass-fired plant will be built in a former coal-mining town which has been deeply affected by the closure of mines and coal-based thermal power stations. According to a report by Renewables Now, the regional government announced its financial contribution... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 26, 2019
Almost 30 people have lost their jobs at HRS Energy Tansterne, following the closure of its biomass plant in Hull, UK. A report by Hull Daily Mail stated HRS Energy Tansterne, which also owns a plant nearby in Holderness, Yorkshire, had appointed tax and audit firm RSM to handle the process. It was hoped the 22MW biomass plant would convert 150,000 tonnes of waste wood... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 25, 2019
US firm Atlantic Power has taken its biomass-fired plant in Michigan offline following a fire on Sunday, September 22. The company has not yet revealed what caused the fire or how much time it will take to repair the plant, according to a report by Renewables Now. The 40MW Cadillac biomass-fired plant has been operational for 26 years and did have a sprinkler system... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 24, 2019
Filipino company Aboitiz Power is hoping to sell its 8.8MW biomass plant in the province of Batangas after hiring a company to help sell the assets. The firm announced its plans to sell the biomass plant in May 2018 after deciding to cease operations. Astoca, an industrial asset disposal and valuation advisory firm also based in the Philippines, will help Aboitiz Power... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 24, 2019
A peat-fired power station in Ireland is to reopen after being shut down for three months, according to the Electricity Supply Board (ESB). Lough Ree power plant in County Longford was closed in July after the Environmental Protection Agency said it was prosecuting the station for discharging hot water into the River Shannon. As a result, 70 workers at Bord na Móna, the... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 24, 2019
Technology and energy firm Valmet has invested in a new pilot facility in Sweden to strengthen the company’s bioenergy research and development capabilities. The Finnish arm of the company, Valmet Oyj, will launch the facility at its Fibre Technology Centre in Sundsvall, Sweden in October 2020, according to Chemical Engineering. Valmet’s research and development... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 24, 2019
A waste-to-energy plant in Oregon, US has been given an extra year to obtain state tax credits. An article by Salem Reporter said Commissioners Kevin Cameron, Sam Brentano and Colm Willis agreed to extend the plant’s contract in a deal with the plant’s parent company, Covanta. The plant, which opened in Brooks in Marion County in 1987, burns around 170,000 tonnes... [Read More]

Other News
Sep 16, 2019
The UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) has celebrated its 10th anniversary of supporting the anaerobic digestion (AD) industry. The organisation was set up by Lord Redesdale and 10 founding members to ‘remove barriers’ to the expansion of the AD sector and to help develop industry best practice. Within weeks of its launch, ADBA hosted its... [Read More]

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]


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