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Aug 26, 2022
UK government launches consultation on suspending biomass quality
Biomass News
Aug 25, 2022
The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a $200,000 grant to the Northeast Waste Management Officials’ Association (NEWMOA) to support anaerobic digestion technology in 11 states in the Northeast, New England, the Mid-Atlantic - including New Jersey and New York. NEWMOA has partnered with the Northeast Recycling Council and Clean and Healthy NY to... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 25, 2022
Canadian biotechnology company Genecis, which makes compostable plastics from waste meterials, announced it has raised US$7 million in Series A funding led by Khosla Ventures and BDC Capital's Cleantech Practice earlier this month. The round included participation from Gullspang Re:food, with returning investors such as AME Cloud Ventures, IT Farm and Heinz Group. Genecis... [Read More]

Policy News
Aug 23, 2022
The New Zealand government has released a plan to transform the country's forestry sector so more trees are further processed locally and investment in a wood-based biomass fuel is increased, according to RNZ. The Minister of Forestry launched the draft Forestry and Wood Processing Industry Transformation Plan in Christchurch and said it would boost innovation and investment... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 22, 2022
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed concerned officials to prepare a bioenergy policy that will promote biofuel production in the state, according to Social News. Yogi said that, as per the vision of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, efforts to promote bioenergy projects, like compressed biogas (CBG), biocoal, ethanol and biodiesel, have yielded positive... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 19, 2022
Tokyo-based firms Mitsui Chemicals and Teijin jointly announced that they will become Japan’s first companies to develop and market biomass-derived bisphenol A (BPA) and polycarbonate (PC) resins, that will support efforts to achieve carbon neutrality by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions throughout product lifecycles - according to Chemical Engineering. The... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 19, 2022
An innovative, space-saving technology to develop fast-growing plants without soil could revolutionise the UK's bioenergy market, according to researchers from the University of Surrey. The soilless cultivation technology has been awarded £4m from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS). Surrey’s project... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 19, 2022
LG Chem, a leading global diversified chemical company, and ADM, a global leader in nutrition and biosolutions, held a signing ceremony on 15 August launching two joint ventures for U.S. production of lactic acid and polylactic acid to meet growing demand for a wide variety of plant-based products, including bioplastics. Pending final investment decisions, the... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 18, 2022
Leading composting and waste-management specialist, Biowise, has been awarded funding from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy as part of Phase One of the Hydrogen BECCS (Bioenergy with Carbon Capture & Storage) Innovation Programme. The Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme supports technologies which can produce hydrogen from biogenic feedstocks... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 18, 2022
Funding for researchers at Cranfield University to look at new ways to generate hydrogen energy from biomass has been announced by the UK government. The technology would allow biomass – organic products such as wood, grasses or used brewery hops - to be used to generate hydrogen while capturing CO2 emissions at the same time. Rather than being burned, the biomass... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 16, 2022
Swedish firm Cortus Energy has been a partner with the Mariposa Biomass Project regarding a plant for co-generation in Mariposa County, California, US since 2016. Cortus said it is "not prepared to start the project now due to other more nearby opportunities", and so its participation in the Mariposa Biomass Project has been terminated. However, the firm "will seek... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 15, 2022
The installation of a Fluid Motions' Solution (part of NOV) "Mono Muncher" at a Spanish biogas plant has helped increase gas yields by eight percent, according to the company. The Mono Muncher is designed for the homogenisation of sludge in digestion, feeding and recirculation, and the firm said the inline machine's tearing, shearing and crushing action has removed... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 15, 2022
The Thailand-based engineering, procurement and construction company TTCL has partnered with renewable energy firm Blackwood Technology. The agreement sees TTCL investing in a prototype plant for biomass pellets with Blackwood Technology's FlashTor® innovation for the first time in Thailand, according to The Nation Thailand. FlashTor ® technology... [Read More]

Policy News
Aug 12, 2022
The UK government has launched a consultation on how to support the development of biomass energy generation with associated carbon captured in the UK over the next decade. The consultation seeks views on the government's minded-to position for a business model to incentivise deployment of power bioenergy and carbon capture (BECCS) within the UK. In particular,... [Read More]

Policy News
Aug 11, 2022
The UK's business secretary, Kwasi Kwarteng, has said importing wood pellets from Louisiana, US, is not sustainable and "doesn't make any sense," according to the FT. Louisiana is one of Drax's sourcing regions in the US. Kwarteng made the comments during a meeting with a group of cross-party backbench MPs, who raised the sustainability of wood pellets - which Drax... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 11, 2022
Oil giant British Petroleum and US commodities trader Bunge have put their Brazilian sugar and ethanol joint venture BP Bunge Bioenergia up for sale, according to newspaper Valor Economico. It said investment firm Mubadala, based in Abu Dhabi, and Brazilian energy company Raizen (a joint venture between oil giant Shell and bioethanol producer Cosan), were interested... [Read More]


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