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Jan 26, 2021
Taaleri, Savon Voima collaborate on biocoal plant, biomass procurement
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Jan 26, 2021
US company Aries Clean Energy has changed its name to Aries Clean Technologies, with a refined focus on the conversion of wastewater biosolids into renewable energy and useful by-products. Unsafe disposal of biosolids can contaminate clean water supplies, representing a big problem for municipalities, business, people, and the planet. Every year, the US alone produces... [Read More]

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Jan 26, 2021
Bioenergy Europe has welcomed a report which calls for an ‘honest and explicit’ discussion to ‘detoxify’ the debate surrounding wood-based energy sustainability. The report by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission on the use of woody biomass for energy production in the EU underlines that swift and robust implementation of REDII sustainability... [Read More]

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Jan 21, 2021
Valmet will supply a biomass boiler plant for district heat production to Seinäjoen Energia Oy’s Kapernaum heat plant in Finland. The new boiler will enable the firm to increase its use of renewable fuels in its district heat production. Owned by the city of Seinäjoki, Seinäjoen Energia provides customers with electricity, district heating, and water supply.... [Read More]

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Jan 19, 2021
Jernforsen, part of Danish firm Linka Group, has upgraded Swedish wood producer Vida’s heating system to use wood waste left over from production. The sustainable wood producer now only uses waste derived from production to heat both sawmills and drying ovens in the village of Nössemark in Sweden. The upgrade took place in collaboration with Jernforsen. The city’s... [Read More]

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Jan 19, 2021
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded $2 million (€1.64 million) to 10 California Native American Tribes for climate and clean energy projects, including bioenergy plans. Awarded through the Tribal Government Challenge Planning Grant Programme and funded by the CEC and California Strategic Growth Council, the money will support projects that identify... [Read More]

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Jan 18, 2021
Rambler Wood Products will invest $7.6 million (€6.2 million) to establish a new, value-added wood products manufacturing facility in Virginia, US, with wood residuals to be converted into biomass products. The investment will see 73 new high-wage jobs created in the area. In the 300,000-square-foot facility, Rambler will convert high-quality white oak into barrel... [Read More]

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Jan 15, 2021
In 2020, the companies in North Sea Port reported 63.5 million tons of cargo transhipment from maritime shipping, down on the previous year. However, solid fuels including wood pellets and wood waste saw a modest increase. The Dutch-Flemish port recorded 8 million tons less maritime cargo transhipment than in 2019, with the COVID-19 crisis, Brexit, and the oil crisis... [Read More]

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Jan 15, 2021
Atlantic Power Corporation, an independent US power producer, will be acquired by I Squared Capital, a global infrastructure investor in a $961 million (€791 million) deal. The two firms entered into a definitive agreement under which Atlantic Power’s outstanding common shares and convertible debentures, and the outstanding preferred shares and medium-term notes... [Read More]

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Jan 11, 2021
Resalta has finalised the sale of its biomass cogeneration plant in Croatia, representing one of the largest foreign investments in the biomass renewables segment in the country. Following the design, construction, and successful operation of the 5 MWe biomass plant in the municipality of Slatina, Resalta sold the power plant to Luxembourg-based investment fund, PEARL... [Read More]

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Jan 7, 2021
Accelerating the growth of bioenergy crops is an important element to achieve decarbonisation, the Climate Change Committee’s (CCC) sixth carbon budget highlighted in December. According to the report, polluting emissions in the UK must decrease by 78% by 2035, and energy crops and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) will significantly contribute to... [Read More]

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Jan 6, 2021
Enviva has ordered a truck-receiving system from Bruks Siwertell for its pellet facility in South Carolina, US. The back-on truck dumper, with receiving hopper and collecting belt conveyor, is designed for Enviva’s wood pellet production plant in Greenwood, South Carolina. The contract also includes modifications to an existing screen tower to accommodate the new... [Read More]

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Jan 6, 2021
Enviva is working with The Longleaf Alliance (LLA), Wildlife Mississippi, and the Mississippi Forestry Association to boost longleaf pine habitats by creating new opportunities for public and private landowners. Under the partnership, the organisations will protect and restore longleaf pine forests in southern Mississippi and southwestern Alabama by implementing Enviva’s... [Read More]

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Jan 5, 2021
Veolia is expanding its wood recycling and processing capacity by 50,000 tonnes per year. Ahead of the COP26 event taking place in Glasgow in November, Veolia has highlighted its commitment to recycling and renewable biomass energy, by adding to the 410,000 tonnes of waste wood it already processes annually. To support the new processing capacity, the new Runcorn... [Read More]

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Jan 5, 2021
Voltalia’s Cacao biomass plant in French Guiana produced its first kilowatt-hours on 17 December. The plant, which received a €75 million investment, utilises wood waste from logging operations sustainably managed by the National Forestry Office and sawmills. By recovering a fraction of the wood abandoned in the forest and replacing diesel-powered solutions, the... [Read More]

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Jan 4, 2021
European softwood lumber production has steadily increased over the past five years, according to Wood Resources International (WRI). Consequently, additional volumes of sawmill by-products, including wood chips, shavings, and sawdust, have become available to other sectors of the forest industry. The added wood fibre supply has mainly benefitted pulp mills, manufacturers... [Read More]


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