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Oct 5, 2020
UK timber frame manufacturer unveils new biomass boiler
Biomass News
Oct 5, 2020
HEINEKEN Spain will replace all its existing gas boilers with biomass boilers as part of its sustainability initiative. The brewer is integrating sustainability into its business model through its ‘Brewing a Better World’ strategy, which focuses on respect for people, positive contributions to local communities, and protecting the environment. The company said... [Read More]

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Sep 29, 2020
Biomass firm Active Energy Group (Active Energy) has revealed its interim results for the first six months of 2020, ending 30 June. Highlights included continued operations at its Lumberton, North Carolina facility during the COVID-19 crisis; lumber operations increasing ‘substantially’ following the acquisition of the joint venture interest in Renewable Energy... [Read More]

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Sep 28, 2020
Marubeni Corporation and Chubu Electric Power have established a special purpose company, Gifu Seino Green Power (GSGP), to develop a wood-based biomass power plant in Japan’s Gifu Prefecture. On 25 September, GSGP signed a pollution control agreement with Godo Town, where the plant will be built, and a loan agreement with Ogaki Kyoritsu Bank and Juroku Bank. The... [Read More]

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Sep 23, 2020
Pinnacle Renewable Energy has responded to an incident in which a silo collapsed at the Fibreco Export shipping terminal in North Vancouver. On 11 September, Pinnacle temporarily diverted all shipping activity to its wholly-owned Westview shipping terminal in Prince Rupert, British Columbia. The firm reported no pellets were damaged as a result of the incident. Rob... [Read More]

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Sep 23, 2020
Natural Resources Canada has invested in multiple bioenergy projects in Yukon, Northern Ontario, and the Northwest Territories. The organisation, part of the Canadian Government, is investing in clean energy projects across the territories to work on transitioning Indigenous communities away from diesel by 2030 “while prioritising reconciliation, self-determination,... [Read More]

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Sep 22, 2020
Drax Power has awarded Australian firm Worley a services contract for the first two carbon capture units at its power station in North Yorkshire, UK. The carbon capture units will be integrated into the biomass power generating units that have a total capacity of 2,580 MW. Under the contract, Worley will provide pre-front-end engineering and design (FEED) services... [Read More]

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Sep 21, 2020
Fonterra, a multinational dairy co-operative owned by around 10,500 New Zealand farmers, has transitioned from coal to wood pellets at its Te Awamutu site. The co-operative announced the site’s move to renewable energy at the start of the year, with the site previously using a mix of coal, gas, and electricity to process milk. The firm’s chief operating officer... [Read More]

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Sep 21, 2020
Bioenergy Europe has welcomed the increased ambition in the European Commission’s Communication on 2030 Climate Target Plan but believes the 'non-technical wording' describing bioenergy’s contribution provides a ‘misleading image’ of the industry. Achieving at least a 55% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2030 would adjust the trajectory for the... [Read More]

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Sep 17, 2020
The US Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA) has welcomed the European Commission’s proposal to accelerate the EU’s transition to a climate-neutral economy. Over the past 10 years, sustainable biomass has displaced millions of tonnes of coal in Europe and will play a critical role in helping achieve the EU’s 2030 climate goals, according to USIPA. The Commission’s... [Read More]

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Sep 10, 2020
Global beauty packaging provider Quadpack Wood has opened a biomass plant at its factory in Spain. In September, the firm’s wood components factory in Torelló took an “important step” towards carbon neutrality, according to a company statement. Quadpack Wood will now use its wood scraps to generate energy to power its dryers, heating and air conditioning,... [Read More]

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Sep 9, 2020
Bioenergy Europe has released the fourth chapter of its Statistical Report 2020, focusing on biomass for heat. The latest chapter highlights the “essential, yet neglected” role of the heating and cooling sector in 2050 European carbon neutrality. The organisation believes the link between the sector and decarbonisation in Europe has “too often been overlooked”. The... [Read More]

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Sep 9, 2020
Elkem Metal Canada is to invest in a new biocarbon pilot plant in Canada. The project aims to secure industrial verification of Elkem’s technology for renewable biocarbon, with a long-term goal of contributing to climate-neutral metal production. The plant will source raw materials from local sawmills in Canada, including recycled bark, wood chips, sawdust and... [Read More]

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Sep 8, 2020
Renewable energy consumption in Latvia has increased by more than 44% over the last decade. Data compiled by the Central Statistical Bureau (CSB) show that in 2019, gross consumption of renewable energy sources (RES) in Latvia amounted to 75.5 petajoules (PJ) (approximately 20,972 gigawatt-hours [GWh]). Over the last five years, consumption of RES rose by 17.6%. According... [Read More]

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Sep 4, 2020
On 31 August, ENGIE’s Les Awirs biomass plant in Belgium generated power for the last time. The Engie Electrabel power station, which was commissioned in 1951 and initially operated on coal, was closed due to ageing equipment, and the end of the period for granting green certificates. The plant sits on the bank of the River Meuse, upstream of Lèige, and is instantly... [Read More]

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Sep 3, 2020
Toyo Engineering Corporation (Toyo) will construct a 75,000 kW (75 MW) biomass plant in the city of Ichihara in Japan’s Chiba Prefecture for Ichihara Yawatafuto Biomass Power Godo Kaisha. The new plant will use wood biomass and be ‘highly-efficient’, based on the facility’s reheating system, according to Toyo. The firm will carry out the EPC turnkey contract... [Read More]


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