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Apr 26, 2024
Honeywell hydrocracking technology produces SAF from biomass
Biomass News
Apr 24, 2024
JX Nippon Oil & Gas Exploration Corporation (JX) and Sumitomo Corporation (Sumitomo) have executed consortium agreements to manage investment in the Louisiana Green Fuels BECCS project at Port of Columbia, Caldwell Parish, Louisiana in the US. The project is developing a sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) production plant with renewable Naphtha as a byproduct utilising... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 24, 2024
Epson has announced it is planning the construction of the company's first biomass power plant in Japan. Epson hopes to have the plant in operation in the 2026 fiscal year (ending March 2027), and is moving to secure the land and buildings, contract construction and file the paperwork for power generation. The new power plant is intended to provide Epson with self-generated... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 23, 2024
SDL Solutions has started work for the installation of a high-capacity wood pellet production line and press at its facility in the Cotswolds in the UK. Manufactured by Rudnick and Enners, the new line will mirror the SDL Pellets existing line, effectively doubling production capacity to enable production of over 60,000 tons of En Plus A1 wood pellets annually. Construction... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 22, 2024
Gypsum’s Eagle Valley Clean Energy Biomass Plant, which is located in Colorado in the US, has closed, according to Vail Daily. On 16 April, Paola Cadau, vice president of operations for wind at facility owner Greenback Capital wrote to Gypsum Town Manager Jeremy Rietmann. The email stated Greenback Capital had come to the “difficult decision that it is no longer... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 18, 2024
The County of Renfrew and Ecostrat have announced the issue of an investment grade BDO Zone Rating for Woody Biomass. The Zone is centred in Pembroke, Ontario in Canada, and is the province’s first ‘AA’ rating for Pulpwood. Renfrew County’s BDO Zone ‘AA’ rating denotes very high prospective viability of feedstock supply chain and infrastructure, and very... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 12, 2024
Iran inaugurated the country's largest concentrated biomass power plant that runs on biogas, according to IRNA's report from the Ministry of Energy. A ceremony was held yesterday (11 April), and was attended by president Ebrahim Raisi and energy minister Ali Akbar Mehrabian, via video call. Alongside the power plant, water and wastewater projects totaling US$283.33 million... [Read More]

Policy News
Apr 11, 2024
The U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO) and Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM) have released the MACRO: Mixed Algae Conversion Research Opportunity funding opportunity announcement (FOA). The FOA will award up to $18.8 million (€17.5 million) to address research and development (R&D) challenges in converting algae,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 10, 2024
Australian listed company Foresta has announced the signing of a 30-year lease (with a 20 year right of renewal) on a 9.6 ha property in Kawerau, New Zealand, with local iwi-owned Putauaki Trust, reported the NZ Herald. Foresta plans to invest some $300 million in building the plant, which at full production, it said will employ more than 100 workers. The planned plant... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 10, 2024
TEXEL Energy is further investing in Jord AB, and simultaneously, the companies have signed an agreement to adapt TEXEL’s energy production technology to generate electricity from Jord’s pellets and briquettes, made from C4 grass. Jord’s ambition is to cultivate the world’s fastest-growing biomass (C4 grass) at various locations around the globe to convert it... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 9, 2024
Charwood Energy, a French company specialising in tailor-made solutions for the energy valorisation of biomass, has announced the signing of a contract for the installation and commissioning of a biomass boiler. It will be installed in a sawmill in the Ille-et-Vilaine region of France. The contract covers the replacement and modernisation of a heating system used to... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 5, 2024
RENOVA's Ishinomaki Hibarino biomass power plant commenced operation on 28 March this year. The facility has a generation capacity of 75.0 MW and is fueled by wood pellets and palm kernel shells. Preparations for the unit were made by Ishinomaki Hibarino Biomass Energy G.K., which is jointly funded by RENOVA, Prominet Power Co., Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Tokyo... [Read More]

Policy News
Apr 3, 2024
The European Commission has approved a €900 million French scheme to support companies investing in the use of biomass and renewable hydrogen in energy and fuel production, to foster the transition towards a net-zero economy in line with the Green Deal Industrial Plan. The scheme was approved under the State aid Temporary Crisis and Transition Framework, adopted by... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 2, 2024
Terragia Biofuel, a technology startup aiming to drive the next generation of biofuels, has raised a $6 million (€5.5 million) seed round led by Engine Ventures and Energy Impact Partners (EIP). The company will use the capital to commercialise its novel biology-based approach to converting cellulosic biomass into ethanol and other products, expand its employee headcount... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 25, 2024
The Toombs County Development Authority and Ecostrat have announced the issue of a coveted ‘AA’ BDO Zone Rating for Toombs County, centred in Lyons, Georgia - the state’s first rating for pulpwood, forest residues and sawmill residuals. The Toombs County BDO Zone features an investment grade rating which validates ‘very high quality’ feedstock supply chains... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 18, 2024
Haffner Energy, a French family-owned company that designs, manufactures, supplies and operates solutions to produce renewable energy from biomass residues, and Hexas Biomass Inc. (Hexas), a US company specialising in plant-based raw material production from its regenerative purposefully grown crop XanoGrass™, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to establish... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 15, 2024
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released a plan it said will boost biomass supply chain resiliency for domestic biobased product manufacturing, while also advancing environmental sustainability and market opportunities for small and mid-sized producers. The report — Building a Resilient Biomass Supply: A Plan to Enable the Bioeconomy in America — is one... [Read More]


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