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May 6, 2022
51 Irish agri-enterprises offered grants for biomass systems, but scheme is under-subscribed
Biomass News
May 6, 2022
Swedish Biofuels, alongside Danish engineering consultancy COWI A/S, intends to build three plants to produce and supply sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) to the Swedish market. They said they will construct the first SAF production facility in Brista, close to Arlanda Airport and Stockholm. The goal of the partnership is to supply 400,000 tonnes of SAF per year in... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 5, 2022
Prairie Clean Energy CEO and president Mark Cooper says Saskatchewan could fill a void because the war in Ukraine has halted biomass exports from Russia. With the war in Ukraine, he said, companies across Europe are eagerly looking for the product because they can no longer source it from Russia. “The number of requests for meetings has been overwhelming,” said... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 5, 2022
This month, the EU Commission will release its RePowerEU Strategy, aiming to reduce the EU’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels. This includes building more fossil gas infrastructure, leading to stranded assets, reactivating or extending the operation of coal, burning more trees or crops for energy – which will increase emissions and pollution compared to fossil fuels... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 4, 2022
The Ontario Chamber of Commerce has approved a resolution from Thunder Bay, which calls on the province to do more to support biomass electricity generation. Currently, the Ontario government plans to renew existing Biomass Power Purchase Agreements for just five years, if they expire in the next two to three years. But representatives of the Thunder Bay chamber... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 3, 2022
Funds managed by Greencoat Capital have agreed to acquire a 41.8-MW biomass power plant in South Wales from Glennmont Partners. The deal concerns the Margam Green Energy Plant (MGEP) in Port Talbot, which has been operating since May 2019 and has the capacity to process some 290,000 tonnes of waste wood per year. MGEP sources low-quality waste wood under a long-term,... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 3, 2022
Checchi Capital Advisers has bought a new position in shares of sugar and bioenergy specialist, Bunge. Checchi has acquired 2,538 shares of the basic materials company’s stock, valued at approximately £188,800. A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently made changes to their positions in the business. McIlrath & Eck lifted its... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 28, 2022
Greencoat Capital has acquired Margam Green Energy Plant (MGEP) – a waste wood-fired biomass plant in South Wales, UK from Glennmont Partners. MGEP has been operational since May 2019 and is one of the UK’s largest biomass plants, with a processing capacity of around 290,000 tonnes per year of waste wood. The facility’s net capacity of 41.8 MW can offset around... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 27, 2022
UK-based Stobart Energy, which processes waste wood into biomass fuel, has been renamed as Esken Renewables. The company supplies around 1.7 million tonnes of fuel to dedicated biomass plants across the UK. The fuel is used to generate renewable energy equivalent to the annual domestic electricity needs of 2% of the population. The name change follows parent company... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 26, 2022
Stora Enso has agreed to divest its two sawmills and forest operations in Russia. The company’s Nebolchi and Impilahti sawmills will be divested to local management. The divestment includes Stora Enso’s Russian forest operations, which supply wood to the sawmills. Stora Enso’s assessment is that, due to uncertainties in the Russian market, local ownership and... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 25, 2022
The Dutch Government has decided to immediately stop new subsidies for woody bio-based raw materials for low-grade heat. The decision specifically concerns the production of low-temperature heat (100oC) from woody bio-based raw materials. This heat is mainly used for heating buildings and greenhouses. Minister Jetten for Climate and Energy said: “Bio-raw materials... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 20, 2022
The Sustainable Resources Verification Scheme (SURE) has been approved by the European Commission as a voluntary scheme that enables economic operators within the bioenergy industry to show compliance with the legal requirements of RED II. Under the revised Directive (EU) 2018/2001, the EU sustainability criteria have been extended to cover biomass for heating and cooling... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 19, 2022
Drax, Eco Verde Energy, Privilege Finance, and Future Biogas are among the finalists of the 2022 British Renewable Energy Awards. More than 100 finalists have been chosen across 16 categories in the awards, hosted by the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA). The categories range from Installer of the Year through to best Young RE Professional. “I... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 11, 2022
Solariant Capital, a renewable energy investment and development company headquartered in California, has agreed to sell its 50 MW Tahara Biomass Power Plant project. A consortium of Japanese companies including Japan Petroleum Exploration Co, Shizouka Gas & Power Co, Tokyo Energy & Systems, Kawasaki Kinkai Kisen Kaisha, Daiichi Jitsugyo, and Iwatani Corporation... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 8, 2022
Groupe Lebel will build a new wood pellet plant in Quebec’s Cacouna municipality. The first phase of the plant’s operations will begin in 2023 with an annual capacity of nearly 100,000 tonnes of wood pellets. Groupe Lebel aims to ship the majority of its production to growing international markets. “The plant will help us optimise our growth plan,” said Louis-Frédéric... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 7, 2022
Drax will deliver a series of events that will provide UK Businesses with information on how they could win contracts to deliver its BECCS technology. The company is teaming up with Worley, its engineering, procurement, and construction partner; UK energy sector business development organisation NOF, and the West & North Yorkshire and Hull & Humber Chambers... [Read More]


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