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Sep 5, 2019
Leading bioenergy firm Valmet supplies biomass boiler to BS Energy
Biomass News
Sep 2, 2019
International technology firm Andritz will be delivering a biomass boiler for a major Japanese engineering company as part of a new deal. According to a report by Power Engineering International, Andritz received the order from Hitachi Zosen Corporation to deliver a PowerFluid circulating fluidised bed boiler with a flue gas cleaning system. Key features of the boiler... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 2, 2019
Leading UK renewables investor Foresight Group has announced its acquisition of two large-scale anaerobic digestion (AD) plants. The acquisition forms part of the sale of Strutt & Parker (Farms), one of the oldest and most established diversified farming businesses in East Anglia. The Euston and Bay Farm plants are located in Thetford and Newmarket, in Norfolk and... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 30, 2019
Shell India has made a $7.7 million (€6.9 million) investment in a local biomass firm. Punjab Renewable Energy, backed by Neev Fund and responsibility, will use the fresh investment to expand its business in the bioenergy sector. The company was established in 2011 and is involved in the collection, processing, storage and supply of biomass including paddy straw,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 28, 2019
A planned biomass power plant in Ivory Coast, Africa that will produce electricity from cocoa pods has received a US investment. The United States Trade and Development Agency has approved a grant for the construction of the biomass plant which will work with cocoa pods from which the cocoa beans used to make chocolate are extracted. The Ivory Coast government plans... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 27, 2019
Detroit Zoological Society (DZS) is using anaerobic digestion to reach its 100% renewable energy goal. The Michigan, US-based zoo has already installed an anaerobic digester to divert 500 tonnes of herbivore waste and food scraps from landfill and convert it into energy and compost. DZS revealed in a statement that it has won four green awards for its sustainability... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 23, 2019
The construction of a new biomass plant in North Fork, California is set to begin final construction later this year. Plans for the 2MW biomass plant have taken almost a decade to take shape, but the proponents are finalising a multi-million dollar financing package which would pave the way for construction to begin. The project is being led by Phoenix Energy and North... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 23, 2019
An Egyptian zoo is to receive a biogas plant to generate energy from animal waste. The Ministries of Environment and Agriculture have agreed to build the plant at Giza Zoo as part of a national project for the development and restoration of zoos. According to a report by Egypt Independent, the biogas plant will produce 100 cubic metres of fuel per day; however, this... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 23, 2019
A new anaerobic digestion facility at a dairy farm in Vermont, US is set to be completed in 2020. The four organisations behind the project, Vanguard Renewables, Goodrich Farm, Middlebury College and Vermont Gas, gathered at the site on 20 August to celebrate the ground breaking for the new facility which will convert manure and food waste into renewable energy. Goodrich... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 20, 2019
Finnish food company Apetit has signed an agreement to build a bioenergy plant at its site in Kirkkonummi in southern Finland. The company received an environmental permit for the project which is expected to be completed in October 2020. Originally, Apetit was granted an investment aid for the project based on renewable energy by the Ministry of Economic Affairs and... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 20, 2019
The University of British Columbia is to spend $20.4 million (€18.4 million) expanding its wood waste to energy plant, with an additional $7.6 million (€6.8 million) in federal support. The university built its initial biomass-fuelled research and demonstration facility in 2012 in partnership with Vancouver-based bioenergy firm Nexterra Systems and General Electric.... [Read More]

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Aug 19, 2019
Dominion Energy and Smithfield Foods have announced they are ‘breaking ground’ on North Carolina’s largest renewable natural gas (RNG) project. It is the first manure-to-energy project to begin construction under Align Renewable Natural Gas, a joint venture between Dominion and Smithfield. Once fully operational, the project will generate enough energy to power... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 16, 2019
The Canadian city of Vancouver is considering processing dog waste using anaerobic digestion. Local reports suggest the city will soon hire staff to remove dog waste from dog waste bags, which residents are currently required to use before depositing the waste in designated bins. A recent report by the Bowen Island Undercurrent stated that city tender documents reveal... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 16, 2019
Danish shipping company Norden has signed a contract with Enviva to transport 1.3 – 1.5 million metric tonnes of wood pellets from the US to Europe over six years. The contract of affreightment (CoA), which runs from 2021 to 2026, is a further extension of the relationship between the two companies, which have been working together since 2012. Norden now holds several... [Read More]

Other News
Aug 16, 2019
A new incinerator which could burn up to 200,000 tonnes of waste per year is being planned in Cardiff, Wales. The proposed facility would be based near Wentloog Corporate Park in the east of the Welsh city, according to a report by Wales Online. The £150 million (€164.6 million) energy plant would produce 15MW of electricity – enough to power up to 30,000 homes... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 14, 2019
A Dorset-based company has agreed to a major contract to supply wood waste to a plant in South Wales. Under the new contract, Eco Sustainable Solutions will supply Margam Green waste wood plant with up to 50,000 tonnes of waste wood per year over five years. Margam Green is a 250,000 tonnes-per-year capacity plant owned by Glennmont Partners, which acquired the site... [Read More]


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