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Sep 28, 2021
Koehler to convert plant from coal to fine wood fraction fuel
Pellets News
Sep 27, 2021
Sulzer Chemtech’s separation equipment will play a key role in Arbaflame’s pellet production process. The EU-funded Arbaflame project, located just outside of Oslo, Norway, aims to produce 70,000 tonnes of biomass-based combustibles annually for clean power generation. The pellets are made of wood and can be used as a 100% sustainable alternative to coal in power... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 24, 2021
Drax said it aims to source 80% of the construction materials and services needed to deliver its bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technology from the UK supply chain. The ambition includes all construction materials needed as part of the development of the multi-billion-pound project, such as steel, pipes, heat pumps, electricals, and insulation, as... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 24, 2021
Eleven thermal plants around Delhi, India, have been directed to co-fire with biomass pellets. The Centre’s air quality commission has directed all 11 thermal power plants within a 300-kilometre (km) radius of Delhi to co-fire biomass pellets with coal, noting this could utilise millions of tonnes of biomass, helping to address the issue of stubble burning. Paddy... [Read More]

Other News
Sep 24, 2021
EQTEC has established a joint venture with its Greek strategic partners, German EPC company ewerGy, operating in Greece via its local partner, ECO Hellas M1KE. The joint venture, EQTEC Synergy Projects, has signed an agreement for the proposed acquisition of a 1 MWe waste-to-energy gasification project in Livadia, Greece (known as Star I) and exclusivity for a second... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 22, 2021
A new research and demonstration facility aimed at accelerating the development of low-carbon, market-ready bioenergy products and carbon-negative energy systems has opened at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Building on work conducted at UBC’s Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) over the past 15 years, the $8 million (€5.3 million) Biorefining Research... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 22, 2021
Green sources of CO2 captured at bioenergy with carbon and capture and storage (BECCS) and green gas plants could bolster the UK's CO2 supply, according to the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA). Volatile global gas prices have demonstrated the urgent need to diversify and decarbonise the UK’s domestic energy system, said the Association.... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 21, 2021
Burmeister & Wain Scandinavian Contractor (BWSC), a global power plant operation and maintenance and technical service provider, has signed a major contract with district heating company Fjernvarme Fyn for the gas conversion of an old coal-fired boiler unit at its facility in Odense, Denmark. Unit 7 at Fyn Power Station, originally built by Burmeister and Wain Energy,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 21, 2021
KPA Unicon will supply a 40 MW bio-boiler plant to Adven, an energy and water solutions provider in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Under the contract, KPA Unicon will deliver the boiler plant to the Naantali harbour area in western Finland. Delivery includes the 10 MW Unicon Renegrate bio-boiler plant and back-up and peak load boilers (2 x 10 MW). The facility... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 20, 2021
Drax Group has partnered with the National Farmers Union (NFU) of England and Wales to identify opportunities to scale-up perennial energy crop production. The Climate Change Committee previously stated that if the UK is to meet its decarbonisation objectives, a ‘substantial area’ of energy crops must be planted each year to deliver the low carbon renewable fuel... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 17, 2021
EQTEC has acquired a second decommissioned waste-to-energy plant in Croatia and will convert it into a biomass gasification facility. The 1.2 MWe facility in Karlovac was acquired through Synergy Projects, a joint venture between EQTEC and its Croatian project development partner Sense ESCO. The move follows the company’s recent acquisition of a similar plant in Belišće. Located... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 17, 2021
Drax Group has started construction on the second of three satellite wood pellet plants in Arkansas. Work is underway at the site in Russellville, Pope County, north-western Arkansas, with commercial operations expected to begin at the plant in 2022. The move is part of a $40 million (€34 million) investment by Drax in the state, creating around 30 new direct jobs... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 16, 2021
Network Rail has completed work on a £2.1 million (€2.46 million) project to repair and strengthen a bridge used by Drax Group. Aire Bridge in North Yorkshire is used by 100 freight services transporting materials to and from Drax Power Station on average each week. Over the 10-day blockade, Network Rail staff removed more than 100 metres of track so that a new... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 15, 2021
The foundation stone of Metsä Fibre’s Kemi bioproduct mill was laid on 13 September, with the company confirming the project is progressing according to plan. Totalling €1.6 billion, the investment in the Kemi bioproduct mill is the largest in the history of Finland’s forest industry. Operating entirely without fossil fuels, the mill will produce around 1.5 million... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 14, 2021
B2B renewable energy supplier Haven Power, part of Drax Group, is changing its name to Drax. Haven Power was acquired by Drax Group in 2009 and supplies more than 20,000 large industrial and commercial customers with over 12 TWh of renewable-sourced electricity annually – equivalent to the annual power use of more than 3 million homes. With the rebrand, Drax aims... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 13, 2021
Belvedere, a super-premium vodka company, has opened an ‘ambitious’ biomass capture facility on-site in Poland. Belvedere was the first spirits distillery to receive a grant from the European Commission to pilot the unique biomass technology. With the inauguration of the plant on 9 September, three years since it received the grant, Belvedere announced an accelerated... [Read More]


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