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Sep 19, 2022
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Biomass News
Sep 16, 2022
The supplier to the fitted furniture industry, based in Oldham, UK, has invested £1 million (€1.1m) in a new biomass burner to make the factory’s heating system greener and more energy efficient, KBB reported. The investment includes two new, more powerful and efficient boilers and extractors, which will be fully operational by autumn. The new equipment will replace... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 16, 2022
In the Philippines, ABS-CBN News reported that the country’s Department of Science and Technology (DOST) is exploring the use of waste to generate energy. Secretary Renato Solidum Jr. reportedly said that a pilot facility is set up in Los Baños, Laguna.  DOST is also studying the right temperature for waste combustion to prevent emission of air pollutants, the... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 14, 2022
Although the Vietnamese government hoped for deeper biomass energy investment through a previously-introduced feed-in tariff (FiT), some experts advise that a new one must be coupled with other legal incentives to ensure a more significant share in the country’s energy mix, according to Vietnam Investment Review. Since 2020 the Vietnamese government has applied FiT... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 14, 2022
The European Parliament voted today (14 September) to recognise primary woody biomass as a renewable energy source. This is consistent with its prior classification under both the first Renewable Energy Directive (RED) and RED II. Primary woody biomass is an essential renewable energy source for meeting the ambition sought by the EU Parliament to increase renewable energy... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 14, 2022
On 13 September the US Department of Energy (DOE) announced $178 million for bioenergy research to advance sustainable technology breakthroughs that can improve public, health, help address climate change, improve food and agricultural production and create more resilient supply chains. The funding intends to support cutting-edge biotechnology research and development... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 12, 2022
As the European Parliament (EP) prepares to vote on biomass amendments on 14 September, and amidst a report that the three largest groups in the EP have backed proposals to end subsidies for biomass used in power plants and exclude primary wood burning from the EU’s renewable energy targets, IEA Bioenergy has released a statement. Dr Paul Bennett, Chair of the Executive... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 9, 2022
Biomass Secure Power (BSP) has signed a Letter of Intent, (LOI) with a Japanese trading company. The LOI outlines an agreement under which the Japanese trading company intends to purchase biocoal from BSP. BSP intends to produce Biocoal in the amount of up to one million tons year in its first plant in Natchitoches, Louisiana. The buyer intends to purchase and accept... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 8, 2022
Enviva, a leading producer of sustainably sourced woody biomass, and Alder Fuels, a clean tech developer and greencrude producer, have signed a contract for the long-term, large-scale supply of woody biomass from Enviva, which sources low-value fiber, such as forest byproducts like tree tops, limbs, and commercial thinnings, to further commercialize the supply of sustainable... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 8, 2022
Renewable electricity is expected to account for 22% of US generation this year, increasing to 24% in 2023, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) latest Short-Term Energy Outlook, released on 7 September. Renewables accounted for 20% of electricity production last year. The electric power sector is expected to generate 27.9 billion kilowatt... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 6, 2022
In Sweden, the forest industry group VIDA AB, a subsidiary of Canada-headed forest industry major Canfor has announced it is reducing the production capacity output of its Swedish operations in response to a downturn in market demand for wood products. Reduced operating schedules will be effectinve from 12 September, and will result in a 15% decrease in production capacity... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 6, 2022
A new anaerobic digestion plant between Lincoln and Scunthorpe, which sparked concerns around smells from the facility, has been approved, reported The Lincolnite. The proposals for an on-farm facility on land off Barff Lane, in Glentham, were given the go ahead by Lincolnshire County Council’s Planning and Regulation Committee on Monday. They were originally approved... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 5, 2022
A biomass heating plant has replaced a 40-year-old oil-based system in the Kosovar district of Gjakova and is now generating clean, green energy around the clock, according to DW. The biomass heating plant recently began generating heat and a limited supply of power for 2,000 private households, public institutions and businesses. The unit runs entire on one of the region's... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 3, 2022
Warwickshire County Council, UK, has announced a new 12-to-18-month food waste contract with Severn Trent Green Power to ensure that the most is made from household food waste collected in the Stratford and Warwick Districts. The Stratford and Warwick household food waste will be treated at Severn Trent Green Power’s Coleshill anaerobic digestion (AD) facility in Warwickshire. The... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 2, 2022
Fluid engineering specialist Sulzer has partnered with bio-based materials producer CELLiCON to scale up its manufacturing technology for nano structured cellulose – a highly sustainable, plant-based alternative to conventional polymers. The company said the technology slashes the high costs and environmental footprint associated with nanocellulose, allowing it to be... [Read More]

Other News
Sep 2, 2022
The Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) launched the bioenergy factsheet series on 1 September 2022. The aim of the factsheet series is to provide information to a wide range of stakeholders on the various forms and aspects of this form of renewable energy. The titles in the series to date are: - Bioenergy – An Overview; -Wood and Solid Biomass Fuels; -Biogas; -... [Read More]


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