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Nov 27, 2019
Danish power station uses wood chips to generate green power
Biomass News
Nov 22, 2019
Finnish-Swiss biotech firm Ductor has opened its first commercial-scale organic fertiliser and biogas-production facility in Mexico. The facility, located in the state of Jalisco, opened in October and is the world’s first fully-integrated production system using 100% poultry waste to produce two separate products. Since patenting its system in 2015, Ductor has developed... [Read More]

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Nov 22, 2019
Future BMW electric cars will be powered by cow manure, following a partnership with a US creamery. Straus Family Creamery, a leader in organic farming and sustainable dairy innovation in California, has collaborated with BMW Group to create low-carbon charging for BMW’s electric vehicle (EV) customers in the state. The collaboration uses a new pathway that uses biogas... [Read More]

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Nov 15, 2019
State and local leaders in Mississippi, US gathered at a groundbreaking ceremony on 7 November for Enviva's new wood pellet export terminal. Upon completion, the terminal in the Port of Pascagoula's Bayou Casotte Harbour will export wood pellets produced in George County, Mississippi to Asia and Europe and employ around 30 full-time workers. Approximately 150 direct and... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 11, 2019
Two peat-burning plants in Ireland are to close by the end of 2020, resulting in hundreds of job losses. According to a report by Independent.ie, the Electricity Supply Board’s (ESB) decision to close the plants at West Offaly and Rough Lee will also accelerate job losses at Bord Na Móna, an Irish peat firm, which had been supplying peat to the facilities. The ESB... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 11, 2019
Biomass heat industry leaders, including the Wood Heat Association (WHA) and UK Pellet Council (UKPC), are urging UK political parties to recognise the importance of having strong heat decarbonisation policies in their election manifestoes. The organisations, which coordinate the Biomass Heat Works! campaign, outlined a series of manifesto pledges for the UK political... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 7, 2019
Forest fires in California have delayed planned financing for a biomass project in the US state. Waste gasification technology firm EQTEC had agreed to acquire a 20% stake in the North Fork Community Power (NFCP) facility – one of the first forest-sourced biomass gasification plants in California. However, major forest fires have disrupted the process. In July, NFCP... [Read More]

Biomass News
Nov 1, 2019
Helsinki International Horse Show in Finland powered its event entirely on horse manure. It is the fifth year in a row that all electricity used at the event, which hosted the Longines FEI World Cup Jumping qualifier, was generated from 100% horse manure. Over 150 megawatt-hours of energy was created from the 100 tonnes of manure collected from competing horses during... [Read More]

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Nov 1, 2019
Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions (Toshiba ESS) announced its consolidated subsidiary held a ground-breaking ceremony on 25 October for a new biomass plant in Fukuoka Prefecture. Sigma Power’s new plant in Omuta City will be built as the Omuta No.1/No.2 power plant beside the Mikawa power plant, which is already in operation. According to Toshiba, all preparation... [Read More]

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Oct 25, 2019
One of the largest pellet producers in Europe, Graanul Invest, has acquired Texas Pellets Inc and German Pellets Texas, collectively Texas Pellets. The wood biomass pellet manufacturer was purchased for $63 million (€56.6 million) in a deal which closed on 18 June 2019. Texas Pellets operated a 500,000 metric tonne nameplate manufacturing facility in Woodville Texas,... [Read More]

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Oct 25, 2019
Finnish renewable energy firm KPA Unicon will supply a biomass steam boiler plant to Danone’s Nutricia spray drying facility in New Zealand. This marks the first delivery for KPA Unicon in the Oceanian market. The new steam generating plant, which will be located at Danone’s facility in New Zealand’s South Island, will have a capacity of 15MW and produce 21 tonnes... [Read More]

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Oct 24, 2019
Ince Bio Power, the largest waste wood gasifier in the UK, has officially opened. The new facility is the UK’s largest biomass plant generating 21.5MW of electricity – enough to power 40,000 homes every year. The plant was officially opened by the Mayor of Ellesmere Port in Cheshire, northern England. It is owned by the Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG) – an... [Read More]

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Oct 21, 2019
Drax has ‘strengthened’ its biomass sustainability policy and set up an Independent Advisory Board (IAB) of scientists, academics and forestry experts. It aims to ensure the biomass it uses to generate renewable electricity meets ‘the highest standards’. In its updated policy, Drax has outlined how it will use ‘the latest science and best practice’ and work... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 18, 2019
Canadian firm Pinnacle Renewable Energy announced it has signed a contract with Japanese company Mitsui to supply 100,000 metric tonnes of industrial wood pellets. The long-term contract will see Pinnacle - the third-largest producer of industrial wood pellets in the world - supply the pellets beginning Q3 2023. The industrial wood pellets will be used by a biomass... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 18, 2019
GoodChips, the first international quality certification for wood chips and hog fuel, has secured its first certified company - UK wood fuel heating specialists, LC Energy. Bioenergy Europe’s latest certification scheme is the sister scheme of world-leading pellet certification scheme, ENplus. It has been working towards creating a more ‘transparent and harmonised’... [Read More]

Biomass News
Oct 17, 2019
The UK’s London Stansted Airport will become the first in the world to convert all its waste coffee grounds into biofuels, following a successful trial with bio-bean – the world’s largest recycler of coffee grounds – Cambridge Network has reported. Passengers at Stansted Airport create over 150 tonnes of coffee waste annually. The new partnership, which will... [Read More]


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