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Dec 20, 2019
Pinnacle to build new industrial wood pellet facility in US
Biomass News
Dec 19, 2019
The Indian government is planning to set up more than 100 biogas plants in a bid to tackle the issue of crop stubble burning. Every winter thousands of farmers burn leftover crop stubble, sending vast plumes of smoke into the sky and polluting neighbouring communities. Farmers have long burned crop stubble to prepare the land for new planting in October and November,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 18, 2019
One of Papua New Guinea’s largest companies and investors, Oil Search, has teamed up with Swedish energy, industry and infrastructure design and consulting company AFRY and the Climate Change and Development Authority of Papua New Guinea for a new project combining biomass and solar power. The PNG Biomass project is an integrated renewable energy project combining... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 16, 2019
Pinnacle Renewable Energy, one of the world’s largest producers of wood pellets, has entered into a three-year fibre supply agreement with Alkali Resource Management (ARM). Under the agreement, ARM will process, store and deliver biomass from harvest residuals to Pinnacle for use at its Williams Lake facility in British Columbia, Canada. ARM, a forest management company,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 16, 2019
The Renewable Energy Association has branded comments made by a report criticising the sustainability of biomass as “disingenuous”. Climate thinktank Sandbag has claimed that biomass “risks accelerating climate change”, and that heavily subsidised plans to cut carbon emissions will result in a “staggering” amount of tree cutting. Sandbag’s report found... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 13, 2019
Environmental infrastructure funding company JLEN has acquired a 70% equity stake in anaerobic digestion and waste collection firm Bio Collectors Holdings (BCH). Through its subsidiary companies, BCH holds the rights and operational assets that make up its anaerobic digestion (AD) plant and its Bio Collectors waste collection business. BCH is based in Merton, south... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 12, 2019
Biorefining start-up Chrysalix Technologies has won significant funding from the EU to scale-up its business. The company uses waste wood and agricultural by-products as well as sustainably-grown biomass to produce biofuels, biomaterials, greener chemicals and bioplastics. Its BioFlex process separates the various naturally-occurring components of wood – lignin, cellulose... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 10, 2019
Energy firm Drax, which runs the UK’s largest power station on biomass and coal, has outlined plans to become carbon negative by 2030. The company’s ambition will depend on a negative emissions policy and investment framework for new technologies like bioenergy, alongside carbon capture and storage. If Drax reaches its goal, it will mean the company removes more... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 6, 2019
The decarbonisation potential of biomass is "still overlooked" in the UK, according to the Biomass Heat Works! campaign. The statement follows the announcement that the Rural Services Partnership (RSN) – an organisation which champions rural causes – will work alongside the campaign to further the nation’s decarbonisation agenda. Forming part of the RSN, which... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 4, 2019
Enough energy was generated from biomass plants in Yorkshire, UK last year to power nearly three million homes, according to new research. A report by the Yorkshire Post cites the data by the JPIMedia Data Unit, which found that plant biomass now accounts for more than a fifth (21%) of the UK’s renewable energy nationwide, second only to wind power. According to the... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 3, 2019
Specialist bioenergy funding provider Privilege Finance has launched a ‘manifesto’ for renewable energy from waste. The manifesto outlines the company’s vision for shaping a future whereby the UK is energy self-sufficient and sends zero food waste to landfill. “In the current election campaign, the green agenda has been at the front of peoples’ minds like... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 3, 2019
Wood pellet producer Enviva has received a permit to build a new facility in Alabama, US. The firm released a statement thanking the Alabama Department of Environmental Management for its approval, which will pave the way for 85 full-time jobs alongside a further 180 jobs in logging, transportation and local services, and 300-400 jobs during the construction of the plant. The... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 2, 2019
Singapore-based waste management company 800 Super has opened a new integrated energy and resource recovery facility in Tuas South, an industrial area within the city-state. According to a report by The Straits Times, the new $130 million (€86.2 million) facility is the size of three football pitches and houses a biomass plant, a sludge treatment facility and an industrial... [Read More]

Biomass News
Dec 2, 2019
Enviva, the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, has received approval to install air quality equipment to further reduce emissions from its production facility in Southampton County, Virginia, US. The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (Virginia DEQ) approved the move, which will also allow Enviva to boost production and utilisation of softwood (pine). Virginia... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 29, 2019
E.ON has unveiled plans to invest around €110 million to install a biomass power plant at a paper mill facility in Germany. The plant will have an electrical output of 20MW and a thermal firing capacity of 87MW, as well as supplying heat to UPM’s Hürth paper mill and helping to reduce its carbon footprint. The facility will also feed renewable energy into the grid. Winfried... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 28, 2019
Danish firm Dall Energy has developed a new ‘disruptive’ biomass furnace that reduces dust and particle emissions by more than 90%. According to the company, the biomass burner has numerous benefits, from lower investment costs (due to a simple design), lower maintenance costs and a very wide load window, with fast and easy variation between 10 and 100% load without... [Read More]


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