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Mar 8, 2024
Biomass boiler blaze reached commercial building in Shropshire, UK
Biomass News
Mar 6, 2024
The authorities of Vietnam's northern Tuyen Quang province and Japan’s Erex JSC commenced the construction of the Erex Sakura Tuyen Quang biomass fuel plant today (6 March). The ceremony marked a significant step forward for the project, which will occupy a 3.3ha site and have a total investment of over 478.8 billion VND (€18.7 million). Once operational in 2025,... [Read More]

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Mar 5, 2024
Thachang Green Energy (TGE), the SET-listed biomass power plant developer and operator, is preparing to build four waste-to-energy power plants this year to boost its revenue once public hearings on the projects are completed, reported the Bangkok Post. The plants are awaiting approval from the Energy Regulatory Commission, which will make its decision following public... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 1, 2024
West Biofuels has been selected for up to $30 million (€27.7 million) in award negotiations from the US government to provide low-carbon, stable energy for the rural communities in Burney, Mariposa, and Mammoth Lakes, California. The investment is being made by the US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Clean Energy Demonstrations (OCED). By developing a cluster of... [Read More]

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Feb 29, 2024
In 2023, a record 3,218 average megawatts (MW) were generated from biomass in Brazil, constituting 4.6% of the year's total energy consumption, the Ministry of Mines and Energy said on 27 February. "We are working on several fronts to continue being a benchmark for clean energy around the world. In 2023, 93.6% of our electricity was generated from renewable sources, which... [Read More]

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Feb 28, 2024
Drax has continued to burn wood from some of the world's most previous forests, the BBC claims. The broadcaster said that papers obtained by its Panorama programme show Drax took timber from rare forests in Canada it had claimed were 'no go areas'. Panorama had previously claimed that Drax had obtained logging licenses in the British Columbia, Canada, and filmed logs... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 27, 2024
A new International Finance Corporation investment will support Drenik, Serbia's largest tissue paper producer, to develop a combined heat and power (CHP) biomass plant. This will be the country's first large-scale captive CHP biomass plant – boosting renewable energy generation and helping to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in Belgrade. The plant will have about... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 26, 2024
Romania's largest chemical group, Chimcomplex, plans to expand energy capacities it ats A6 Dej platform through an extensive modernisation of a power plant that currently operates on biomass. Once the upgrade is complete, the plant is set to generate up to 80 MW of electric and thermal energy, which will be harnessed within a new chemical processing factory. At the end... [Read More]

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Feb 23, 2024
In the US state of California, the Placer County Board of Supervisors has authorised county staff to prepare and release a request for proposals (RFP) for a proposed Cabin Creek biomass facility project in North Lake Tahoe - the Eastern Regional Landfill. The board’s approval of the RFP process came after receiving a project update from county staff on the feasibility... [Read More]

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Feb 21, 2024
Renewable energy company Drax has become the latest founder member of the University of Sheffield’s newly-launched Energy Innovation Centre. The new partnership will drive forward research into next-generation carbon capture technology, including innovations in bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, or BECCS, said Drax. Drax joins Boeing as the second founder... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 21, 2024
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Enviva's Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'RD' from 'C' and has affirmed its senior unsecured debt at 'C'/'RR5', with Enviva at risk of going bankrupt. Enviva has failed to cure the missed interest payment on $750 million (€693 million) of 6.5% senior notes due 2026 upon expiration of its original 30-day grace period, and has entered... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 20, 2024
Oterra, which specialises in producing colour from natural sources, has installed a 3.5 MW biomass boiler at the Cossé-le-Vivien site in France, which is estimated to reduce CO2e emissions by more than 3,000 tons annually. The project was successful in the 2020 BCIAT call for projects (Biomass Heat for Industry, Agriculture and Tertiary Sectors), led by The French Agency... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 19, 2024
The Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) has published a guide to Specified Biomass Harvesting (SBH) as part of sustainable forest management. Ireland has grown a significant forest resource over the past century, with much of this forest resource now reaching harvest stage. Maximising the value of this harvest, while protecting the forest environment and optimising future... [Read More]

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Feb 16, 2024
BEAM Circular, the Almond Board of California, Stanislaus County and Ecostrat have announced the issue of a rare ‘AA’ rating to the North San Joaquin Valley Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone centered in Modesto, California. This is North America’s first BDO Zone rating for Orchard Biomass, Nut Tree Shells and Almond Hulls. The North San Joaquin Valley BDO... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 9, 2024
MAIRE has announced that NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions) - through its subsidiary NextChem Tech - and ENGIE will cooperate on the development and commercialisation of an advanced biomethane technology to produce synthetic methane from dry biomass waste. Under this cooperation agreement, NextChem Tech will act as strategic partner and co-developer in order... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 7, 2024
Aberdeenshire Council in Scotland has reviewed and extended its waste strategy to allow a full implementation of improvements that aim to maximise reuse and recycling across the region. The council’s Infrastructure Services Committee agreed to extend and amend the 2019-2023 strategy on 25 January, which also accounted for the impact of Covid and how wood waste is now... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 6, 2024
Aston University scientists have blended leftover cooking oil, lamb fat and agricultural waste to develop a cleaner fuel for ships. The researchers have mixed waste pellets with either used oil or animal fat to develop a form of energy which meets international marine fuel standards. Scientists at Aston University have combined waste material supplied by a Dutch anaerobic... [Read More]


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