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Apr 4, 2022
Canadian RNG, biofuel projects receive share of $12m funding
Biomass News
Apr 1, 2022
Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) has partnered with Kiewit Industrial to deliver Fidelis New Energy’s planned biomass plant and carbon capture project in Louisiana, US. The net-negative carbon impact biomass plant will be built at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge. At 200 MW, it will be the largest plant of its kind in the world. The facility will use wood chips, wood... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 31, 2022
Active Energy Group (AEG) has agreed to sell its Lumberton, North Carolina site for $4.65 million (€4.1 million). The biomass-based renewable energy company that developed CoalSwitch clean energy pellets entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Phoenix Investors for the sale of its facility. Phoenix Investors is a US-based commercial real estate firm, the core... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 31, 2022
Japan Petroleum Exploration (JAPEX) is working with Maeda Corporation, Yonden Business Co, and Shinko Denso to develop a biomass power project in Japan’s Ehime Prefecture. JAPEX specialises in hydrocarbon exploration, production, and transportation. The company produces crude oil, natural gas, and LNG reserves globally. The biomass power plant in Ozu City will... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 30, 2022
Mitsubishi Power has presented a policy proposal to the Government of Indonesia to promote the adoption of biomass co-firing at the country’s thermal power plants. The Indonesian Government is currently implementing an energy policy that aims to raise the proportion of renewables in the nation’s energy mix to 23% by 2025, as part of its goal to reach carbon neutrality... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 30, 2022
Ontario’s government has launched the province’s first Forest Biomass Action Plan to drive economic growth and ensure the strength of the sector for generations. The five-year plan promotes economic opportunities for using forest biomass in new, diverse ways, including renewable energy. The development of the action plan was supported by a diverse working group... [Read More]

Other News
Mar 28, 2022
Plans for a district energy system in Vancouver, Canada, are gaining pace thanks to collaboration between the City of New Westminster and Metro Vancouver Regional District. The Sapperton District Energy System will provide affordable, low-carbon energy by recovering heat from the sewer system and channelling it through a network of pipes to provide space and water heating... [Read More]

Other News
Mar 23, 2022
Fortum has agreed to sell its 50% ownership in Norwegian district heating company Fortum Oslo Varme. Fortum Oslo Varme is jointly owned (50/50) by Fortum and the City of Oslo. It is the largest supplier of district heating in Norway and supplied 36% of district heating generated in the country last year. It sold 1.8 TWh of district heating and generated 0.1 TWh of electricity... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 18, 2022
JSW Cement has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Punjab Renewable Energy Systems to use agricultural waste for bioenergy in its cement manufacturing operations. Punjab Renewable Energy Systems is an Indian bioenergy company focused on biomass aggregation and supply chain management providing fuel to biomass power facilities. Under the MOU, Punjab Renewable... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 18, 2022
Vattenfall’s new 110 MW biomass heat plant in Sweden has been inaugurated and entered operation. The Carpe Futurum facility in Uppsala can use wood chips, recycled biomass and bark in various combinations. It will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 200,000 tonnes per year, compared with when peat and other fossil fuels were used. The plant is located in Vattenfall’s... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 17, 2022
Active Energy Group (AEG) has achieved a chain of custody and controlled wood certifications compliant with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards for its new clean energy pellet. This new designation is part of AEG’s continuing commitment to sustainability across its business, from supply chain to production to the impact of the fuel itself. CoalSwitch™... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 15, 2022
The Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP) has warned of disruption to its certification process as a result of the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. In a statement, SBP expressed its condemnation of the invasion of Ukraine and said it remains “gravely concerned by the unacceptable actions directed against that country and its people”, which are “entirely at odds” with... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 15, 2022
The cost of wood pellets in the UK is rising, as pellets are no longer being sourced from Russia. UK Pellet Council chair, Mark Lebus, said the organisation is working with overseas partners to help ensure a continuous supply of biomass wood pellets for UK customers, as wood pellets will no longer be sourced from Russia or imported from Russian producers. “Given... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 14, 2022
Placer County in California has authorised staff to restart the feasibility evaluation for a biomass plant in North Lake Tahoe. A plan for the project was initially approved in 2013; however, Placer County paused moving forward due to uncertainty surrounding the long-term economic feasibilities. With the rise in defensible space and fuel reduction efforts seen in... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 8, 2022
Danish utility HOFOR is seeking to reduce or eliminate the share of Russian biomass used in its Amager power plant and has pledged to not buy any Russian biomass in the future. The company currently has agreements in place meaning the Amager facility could receive biomass sourced from Russia to produce district heating and electricity. In a statement, HOFOR’s CEO... [Read More]

Other News
Mar 8, 2022
BECoop, a project funded by the Horizon 2020 programme, has released a bioenergy self-assessment tool for community projects. Horizon 2020 was the EU's research and innovation funding programme from 2014-2020 with a budget of nearly €80 billion. The initiative has been succeeded by Horizon Europe. Earlier studies by BECoop have shown that the knowledge and acceptance... [Read More]


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