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Jul 11, 2019
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Biomass News
Jul 5, 2019
Canfor Pulp Products has announced it will be implementing phased summer curtailments in July and August at its Intercontinental and Northwood NBSK pulp mills in Prince George, British Columbia (BC). This is due to a significant deterioration in market conditions, in combination with fibre supply constraints and higher fibre costs resulting from recent sawmill curtailments... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 5, 2019
Scots are recycling more food waste than ever with the total volume and its associated carbon savings leaping by more than 40% in recent years, according to reports published by Zero Waste Scotland. Findings from the Scottish anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas sector survey 2017, as well as the Scottish composting sector survey 2017, show a significant rise... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 1, 2019
Bruks Siwertell has completed the on-time installation and successful performance tests of a new 600t/h Siwertell ship unloader at Yara International’s Norwegian fertilizer terminal in Glomfjord; 5km into the Arctic Circle and home to some of the most tightly-controlled environs in the world.  “Yara International is very satisfied and impressed that, just... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 28, 2019
Drax Group has announced plans to explore the feasibility of using molten carbonate fuel cells to capture carbon dioxide (CO2), having secured £500,000 in funding from the UK Government. The project will explore using FuelCell Energy’s molten carbon fuel cell to generate electricity while capturing CO2 from flue gases produced during biomass combustion at Drax’s... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 26, 2019
A new research project led by the European Union (EU) has been launched to design a new small-scale cogeneration engine powered by biomass, which will produce heat and electricity. Known as SmartCHP, the project is a collaboration between ten partners, including European industrial companies, universities and innovation experts. It will be coordinated by BTG Biomass Technology... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 24, 2019
The £160 million (€180 million) renewable electricity Margam Green Energy Plant, located three miles south-east of Port Talbot in south Wales, has entered commercial operation. The plant is owned by Glennmont Partners, one of Europe’s largest and best-known renewable energy fund managers. The main contractor for the Margam power project, the consortium... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 21, 2019
Work is to start on a 300,000MT per year heat-based phytosanitation facility for biomass fuel-grade wood chips located 13 miles from Port of Searsport, Maine. Aeon Energy Solutions, Alabama, announces the start of work on a 300,000MT heat based phytosanitation facility. Phase I processing equipment will be provided by TDC designer and EPC Contractor of Topeka, Kansas designers... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 19, 2019
Smithfield Foods announces the construction of new biogas gathering systems in Missouri and Utah, which bring the company steps closer to delivering renewable natural gas (RNG) to communities in multiple states using manure from its hog farms. Detailed in its recently released sustainability report, Smithfield’s manure-to-energy projects are part of Smithfield... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 19, 2019
Monica Normark is the new acting head of the biorefinery technology at clean-tech company Sekab E-technology, as of June 2019. She has been with Sekab E-Technology for two years, working primarily with developing technology for large scale production of biofuel and renewable fuel. “Everything you can make with crude oil can be made using biomass instead, which of... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 13, 2019
As climate change makes daily headlines, all available solutions to mitigate it must be thoroughly investigated and then deployed in an evidence-based way, fair to our environment and societies. Figures show that RES consumption has steadily increased over the last decades, with bioenergy counting today for 63% of EU final renewable energy consumption. The time has come... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 12, 2019
With the Axtor 4510, Komptech is offering an all-purpose wood chipper that is perfect for both chipping and shredding. It’s the perfect entry-level machine for small- to medium-sized plants as well as contract service providers. If more is needed, there is the powerful new Axtor 6210 with 577 HP. The Axtor can shred as well as chip, and is designed for wood and green... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 12, 2019
Professor Gyoo Yeol Jung and his research team utilised algae that grow three times faster than starch crops and succeeded in producing biofuel and biochemicals. The biorefinery technology uses biomass as a feedstock and converts it to energy and other beneficial byproducts. It is drawing attention as an eco-friendly and sustainable technology to prepare for depletion... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 4, 2019
Canfor Corporation announces it will be closing its Vavenby sawmill in British Columbia this July following an orderly wind down. Canfor has reached an agreement to sell the forest tenure associated with the Vavenby sawmill to Interfor for a price of $60 million. The sale of the forest tenure is subject to customary closing conditions including the consent of the Minister... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 29, 2019
Aalborg Energie Technik (AET) assists Solvay in achieving its new greenhouse gas target by means of a new biomass boiler, which will lower the carbon dioxide emissions by 190,000 tonnes/year, as it replaces a coal-fired boiler plant. Solvay has set the target to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 1 million tonnes during 2017–2025. With the high efficiency cogeneration... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 29, 2019
Reuters reports Finland faces having to import biomass because, despite being Europe’s most densely forested country, it will be unable to meet an expected 70% rise in demand for the fuel after it phases out coal. Finland approved in February banning the use of coal in energy production by May 2029, which means utilities will have to find alternatives to keep Finns... [Read More]


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