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Oct 8, 2019
Waste wood gasification plant opens in Cheshire, UK
Biomass News
Oct 4, 2019
Valmet has received an order from India-based Praj Industries for the delivery of one of its biomass pretreatment systems. The biomass system, which will be installed in Praj’s second-generation biorefinery project currently under construction in India, will be delivered in 2020. The order, for which the value has not been disclosed, was included in Valmet’s orders... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 3, 2019
The state Division of Air Quality in North Carolina, US, has approved a permit that will reduce pollutants from Enviva’s wood pellet mill, as well as allowing it to expand production. The permit is the second of three Enviva is seeking this year for new or expanded pellet mills in the state. The first permit allowed the firm to open a new plant in Hamlet in June and... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 3, 2019
Vermont Technical College is closing its $4.2 million (€3.8 million) anaerobic digester due to a lack of available food scraps. The digester hasn’t been able to operate at full capacity and is due to close down in December. The college’s digester came online in 2014 and was the first in the state to go through the permitting process to accept food waste. The digester... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 2, 2019
Government organisation Sustainability Victoria has announced a $750,000 (€460,000) grant to boost bioenergy infrastructure projects in the region. The Bioenergy Infrastructure Fund is open to industry, social enterprises, community groups and government entities working on bioenergy technology to help keep organic waste out of landfill and generate renewable electricity. "Victoria's... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 2, 2019
German electric utility company RWE has taken control of E.ON's renewables assets to become one of the world's largest green power companies. The major energy company plans to invest €1.5 billion per year to expand its presence in renewables, including biomass. In its newly launched plan, RWE aims to be: carbon neutral by 2040, one of the world's leading renewable... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 2, 2019
Atlantic Power has signed a 10-year energy purchase agreement (EPA) with Canadian electric utility firm BC Hydro for its Williams Lake biomass plant. The biomass plant in British Columbia, Canada, had been operating under a short-term EPA since 2 April 2018 which expired on 30 September 2019. The new EPA is effective from 1 October. Under the new agreement, the Williams... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 2, 2019
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $73 million (€66.8 million) in funding for bioenergy research and development (R&D) projects. A total of 35 projects will be funded through the DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, to ‘help reduce the price of drop-in biofuels, lower the cost of biopower and enable high-value products from biomass... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 30, 2019
The National Farmers’ Union (NFU) has pledged its support to the UK Biomass Heat Works! campaign, calling on the UK Government to ‘act now’ on protecting the industry. The campaign group is calling for the protection of around 46,000 bioenergy jobs, extending the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme and raising fossil fuel duties to help meet the country’s carbon... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 27, 2019
The local government in a north-western region of Spain has announced funding for a biomass project. The 50MW biomass-fired plant will be built in a former coal-mining town which has been deeply affected by the closure of mines and coal-based thermal power stations. According to a report by Renewables Now, the regional government announced its financial contribution... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 26, 2019
Almost 30 people have lost their jobs at HRS Energy Tansterne, following the closure of its biomass plant in Hull, UK. A report by Hull Daily Mail stated HRS Energy Tansterne, which also owns a plant nearby in Holderness, Yorkshire, had appointed tax and audit firm RSM to handle the process. It was hoped the 22MW biomass plant would convert 150,000 tonnes of waste wood... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 25, 2019
US firm Atlantic Power has taken its biomass-fired plant in Michigan offline following a fire on Sunday, September 22. The company has not yet revealed what caused the fire or how much time it will take to repair the plant, according to a report by Renewables Now. The 40MW Cadillac biomass-fired plant has been operational for 26 years and did have a sprinkler system... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 24, 2019
Filipino company Aboitiz Power is hoping to sell its 8.8MW biomass plant in the province of Batangas after hiring a company to help sell the assets. The firm announced its plans to sell the biomass plant in May 2018 after deciding to cease operations. Astoca, an industrial asset disposal and valuation advisory firm also based in the Philippines, will help Aboitiz Power... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 24, 2019
A peat-fired power station in Ireland is to reopen after being shut down for three months, according to the Electricity Supply Board (ESB). Lough Ree power plant in County Longford was closed in July after the Environmental Protection Agency said it was prosecuting the station for discharging hot water into the River Shannon. As a result, 70 workers at Bord na Móna, the... [Read More]

Biomass News
Sep 24, 2019
Technology and energy firm Valmet has invested in a new pilot facility in Sweden to strengthen the company’s bioenergy research and development capabilities. The Finnish arm of the company, Valmet Oyj, will launch the facility at its Fibre Technology Centre in Sundsvall, Sweden in October 2020, according to Chemical Engineering. Valmet’s research and development... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 24, 2019
A waste-to-energy plant in Oregon, US has been given an extra year to obtain state tax credits. An article by Salem Reporter said Commissioners Kevin Cameron, Sam Brentano and Colm Willis agreed to extend the plant’s contract in a deal with the plant’s parent company, Covanta. The plant, which opened in Brooks in Marion County in 1987, burns around 170,000 tonnes... [Read More]


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