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Sep 13, 2021
Belvedere opens ‘ambitious’ biomass capture facility
Pellets News
Sep 10, 2021
Drax is calling for UK businesses of all sizes to join the UK’s first bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) supplier engagement programme. The company will host a series of nationwide events throughout 2022 in partnership with the West & North Yorkshire and Hull & Chambers of Commerce, as well as further events across the wider North, Midlands,... [Read More]

Other News
Sep 8, 2021
Enhanced R&D is required on biochar for its full potential to be realised, according to the Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA). The organisation described biochar production and use as an ‘emerging opportunity’ that must be embraced for its full benefit to be realised in addressing a series of challenges across many sectors in Ireland. Biochar could benefit... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 6, 2021
Several people have been injured in an explosion at Hazlehurst Wood Pellets in Georgia, US. Four employees were sent to hospital, with two having to be airlifted. One of the victims drove to the hospital by private car with a hand injury, WTOC, a Georgia-based news channel, reported. The fire started at approximately 4.30pm. At the time of the incident on 3 September,... [Read More]

Other News
Sep 3, 2021
Veolia has demonstrated a new way of treating the 25% of green waste that is sent for disposal or re-composting. Veolia currently processes over 500,000 tonnes of green and food waste annually, derived from a nationwide network of 11 composting sites that produce over 250,000 tonnes per year. Previously, around 25% of green waste ended up as oversize after composting,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 3, 2021
A biomass plant in Barry, Wales, is facing enforcement action after several discrepancies were found with its plans. According to Barry and District News, Vale of Glamorgan Council could force developers to close down and demolish the site, under planning rules. The wood-burning power plant has been built but is not yet fully operational. However, council officers... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 1, 2021
A project to facilitate more planting of Miscanthus has been awarded over £150,000 (€174,000) of UK Government funding. Miscanthus specialist, Terravesta, received the funding through the government’s Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme, to help contribute to 2050 net-zero targets. Terravesta was successful in its bid to secure Phase 1 funding for its OMENZ... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 1, 2021
The Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) has expressed frustration over the recent Renewable Electricity Support Scheme (RESS) consultation. IrBEA believes that the additional value of renewable electricity generation from bioenergy ahead of intermittent generation, in terms of continuous supply and grid stability, is not recognised in the RESS system. The RESS system... [Read More]

Pellets News
Aug 26, 2021
Equis Development Pte (Equis), a major renewable energy and waste infrastructure developer in Asia-Pacific, has secured $282 million (€239 million) to build a biomass plant in Japan. Equis will build the 50 MW Niigata East Port Biomass Power Plant in Niigata, a port city on Honshu, Japan’s main island. The financing was committed by 14 syndication banks and insurance... [Read More]

Pellets News
Aug 25, 2021
The Port of Tyne, UK, has discharged its largest ever wood pellet shipment - 62,522 tonnes - destined for Drax Power Station, North Yorkshire. The consignment of sustainable biomass pellets provides Drax with enough fuel to generate reliable, flexible renewable electricity for around 1.3 million homes. The vessel carrying the shipment, the 299-metre-long Ultra Lynx,... [Read More]

Pellets News
Aug 25, 2021
Twenty four biomass projects have received a share of £4 million (€4.6 million) in UK Government funding. Farming seaweed, growing algae and the by-products of whisky manufacturing feature among the 24 projects, which range from start-ups and family-run businesses to research institutes and universities. Each project will receive up to £200,000 (€233,000) from... [Read More]

Product News
Aug 24, 2021
ANDRITZ has received an order from Visy Pulp & Paper for a 243,000 m3 wood chip handling and storage system, including a Stacker Reclaimer RST360, for its mill in New South Wales, Australia. Visy Pulp & Paper is a privately-owned packaging and resource recovery company, with more than 120 sites across Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand. The ANDRITZ 360o... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 24, 2021
BorgWarner has invested $10 million (€8.5 million) in Enexor BioEnergy, a company providing on-site renewable energy and carbon conversion solutions. Enexor’s patented and modular Bio-CHP™ system uses locally sourced organics or plastic waste to generate clean on-site energy and can be deployed quickly in almost any setting. According to Enexor, each system can... [Read More]

Pellets News
Aug 23, 2021
Canfor Corporation’s sale and transfer of forest tenure to Peak Renewables to build a new wood pellet plant has been approved by the Government of British Columbia (BC). Forest tenure includes the ownership, tenancy and other arrangements for the use of forests. Peak Renewables announced plans last year to buy Canfor’s tenure for $30 million (€20 million),... [Read More]

Other News
Aug 20, 2021
A US south forest initiative, supported by Drax, has helped wildlife return to family land surrounding Drax’s Morehouse Bioenergy pellet plant in Arkansas. The Morehouse Family Forest Initiative (MFFI) – a conservation programme set up in 2017 through a partnership with Drax Biomass and the American Forest Foundation - encourages the sustainable management of the... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 20, 2021
The largest source of district heating in the Czech Republic is abandoning coal in favour of low-emission fuels, potentially including biomass. By 2030, the Mělník site, which supplies Prague, Mělník and Neratovice, will produce heat solely from low-emission sources and will help ČEZ Group, as well as Prague and other cities, to achieve their environmental goals.... [Read More]


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