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Albioma completes commissioning of 48 MW biomass plant in Brazil
Biomass News
Dec 22, 2020
Enviva and blockchain firm GoChain have announced the results of a pilot programme to enhance the traceability of sustainable biomass. The pilot programme identified a select group of suppliers from Enviva’s wood sourcing regions in the US Southeast to monitor various data elements such as forest tract locations, load weights, fibre commodity types, and forest types. Leveraging... [Read More]

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Dec 17, 2020
Drax Group has announced the sale of four combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations to concentrate on renewables, including bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). The firm sold Drax Generation Enterprise Limited, which owns the stations (Damhead Creek 812 MW, Rye House 715 MW, Shoreham 420 MW, Blackburn Mill 60 MW), to VPI Holding for £193.3 million... [Read More]

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Dec 17, 2020
Norwegian company Viken AT Market and Sapin have entered into a cooperation agreement for the resale and distribution of roundwood and woodchips. Sapin, owned by the Sappi group, trades roundwood and woodchips destined for paper mills, sawmills, and bioenergy plants in Europe. The agreement will strengthen the entry of Norwegian wood into new market regions within Europe. The... [Read More]

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Dec 15, 2020
Dartmouth College has stepped away from plans to replace its central heating plant with a new biomass plant. During the COVID-19 pandemic, work on the Dartmouth Green Energy Project continued to improve energy resiliency, sustainability, and efficiency on campus by replacing the institution’s 100-year old central steam-heat system with new energy generation and distribution... [Read More]

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Dec 14, 2020
A peat-fired electricity generation plant in the Republic of Ireland was shut down on 11 December after five decades in operation. The closure of the Shannonbridge plant in west Offaly has been described as a “severe economic blow” to the region in a report by the Westmeath Independent, following multiple job losses at peat firm Bord Na Móna. The Electricity... [Read More]

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Dec 10, 2020
Active Energy Group (AEG) has been awarded a new US patent for its CoalSwitch™ process and the beneficiation of biomass. The patent, number 10,858,607, was awarded to the UK biomass-based renewable energy and forestry firm on 8 December and will ensure the company holds the legal rights to exclude any other company from producing, selling or using the claimed CoalSwitch... [Read More]

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Dec 9, 2020
Atlantic Power Corporation has announced a one-year extension of its Calstock power purchase agreement (PPA) and a final settlement of the insurance claim for its Cadillac plant. Calstock is an approximately 35 MW biomass plant in Ontario, Canada. The offtaker under the PPA is the Ontario Electricity Financial Corporation. The PPA was originally due to expire in June... [Read More]

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Dec 9, 2020
Albioma’s Bois-Rouge power plant has received approval to convert to 100% biomass. Albioma, an independent renewable energy producer operating in French overseas departments and regions, Mauritius, and Brazil, announced the complete discontinuation of coal at its flagship site on Réunion Island, following deliberation by the Energy Regulatory Commission (CRE). Conversion... [Read More]

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Dec 8, 2020
The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) is planning to challenge hazardous waste regulations it fears will damage the UK’s waste wood supply chain. It has also rejected the latest proposals from the UK’s four environmental regulators regarding the Waste Wood Classification project and is asking them to provide more support for the industry. The Environment Agency... [Read More]

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Dec 4, 2020
Plans have been unveiled to build a large-scale renewable energy park in northeast Scotland, incorporating biomass and anaerobic digestion (AD) facilities. The energy park, to be developed by Edinburgh-based Holistic Energy, is designed to deliver 150-200 MW of green energy to supply the Scottish grid, with the capacity to power tens of thousands of homes. It is... [Read More]

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Dec 3, 2020
A major UK pension pool has invested £40 million (€44 million) in Sleaford Renewable Energy Plant, a straw-fired biomass plant in Lincolnshire. The transaction by Border to Coast Pensions Partnership, based in Leeds, marks its first co-investment made with Greencoat Capital, one of the UK’s largest investors in resource-efficient and renewable energy, for a minority... [Read More]

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Nov 27, 2020
KPA Unicon and Sokol Timber Company have signed a turnkey delivery agreement for the design and construction of a biomass boiler plant in the city of Sokol, Russia. The capacity of the Unicon Biograte steam boiler is 20 terawatt-hours. It will generate steam for the sawmill’s process using bark biomass as fuel, which is produced as a waste stream – approximately... [Read More]

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Nov 26, 2020
Bruks Siwertell has been contracted to replace an existing wood chipper with a new, higher-capacity model, to enhance operations for Polish firm, Paged. Due for delivery in early 2021, the drum chipper will be used to process veneer production waste and feed the biomass boiler at Paged’s veneer and plywood production facility in Pisz, northeast Poland. The new... [Read More]

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Nov 18, 2020
‘Cutting-edge’ green energy technologies in the UK’s Humber region could create tens of thousands of jobs, boost skills, and transform the area’s fortunes in the face of economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new report. The report from Vivid Economics was commissioned by Drax Group, a founding member of the Zero Carbon Humber partnership,... [Read More]

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Nov 18, 2020
Burning wood is ‘significantly’ more climate-friendly than coal and ‘slightly’ more climate-friendly than natural gas in the long-run, according to a new report. The analysis by the University of Copenhagen saw researchers quantify what the conversion of 10 Danish co-generation plants from coal or natural gas to biomass has meant for their greenhouse gas emissions. A... [Read More]


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