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Aug 18, 2021
Wood pellet production, demand growing in Czech Republic
Biomass News
Aug 18, 2021
Australian firm Sweetman Renewables said it has made progress in ensuring outgoing log supplies from sustainably managed forests and plantations for the improved utilisation of biomass for domestic and international bioenergy projects. The company’s chairman John Halkett confirmed that, based on advice from the Forestry Corporation of New South Wales, deputy premier... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 13, 2021
Clare County Council in Ireland has given the green light for the construction of a biomass plant in Stonehall. In September 2020, Carbon Sole Group submitted plans for the construction of a biomass processing and storage area, a gasification and methanation facility for the production of advanced biofuels, and a gasification and combined heat and power facility. Carbon... [Read More]

Other News
Aug 12, 2021
ArcelorMittal Ghent has chosen to use biocoal from Dutch company Perpetual Next in its steel production process. The company is starting a pilot to use biocoal as a high-quality partial replacement for fossil coal. The partnership between Perpetual Next and ArcelorMittal in Ghent starts with an initial delivery of 30,000 tonnes of biocoal to the Ghent blast furnace,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 12, 2021
Gasification solutions firm EQTEC has acquired a 1.2 MWe waste-to-energy gasification plant in Croatia. EQTEC acquired the facility in Belišće through Synergy Projects, a joint venture (JV) between the EQTEC and its Croatian project development partner, Sense ESCO. Originally commissioned in 2016, the plant was built around EQTEC’s proprietary and patented advanced... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 11, 2021
UK resource and waste management company FCC Environment has been growing energy crops for biomass fuel at its old landfill and quarry sites. The company, based in Northampton, has been planting Miscanthus grass, also known as elephant grass, at several of its old sites across the UK that it has restored following their closure. FCC recently harvested this year’s... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 10, 2021
UK timber frame manufacturer SO Modular has installed new machinery at its facility in South Wales, including production lines, a treatment tank and a biomass boiler. The development of the facility in Neath began in April 2020 and is set to open at the end of the summer. Once completed, with all the new machinery installed and running, the site will immediately be... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 9, 2021
Australian firm Sweetman Biomass (SBM), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sweetman Renewables, has signed a waste biomass supply agreement with a ‘leading Japanese conglomerate’. The 20-year binding supply agreement will secure the supply of waste biomass to help power Japan with renewable fuel. SBM will export 60,000 tonnes per annum of green woodchip to a power plant... [Read More]

Pellets News
Aug 5, 2021
Apollo Global Management, together with its consolidated subsidiaries (Apollo), will acquire a majority stake in pellet producer AS Graanul Invest. With funds managed by Apollo’s affiliates, the company has agreed to invest in the largest producer of sustainable wood pellets in Europe, and one of the largest producers globally. Since its inception in 2003, Graanul... [Read More]

Pellets News
Aug 5, 2021
Work is underway at Drax Power Station to upgrade one of its turbines to help drive down the cost of biomass power generation. Over the next four months, more than 1,000 contractors will work ‘around the clock’ to boost the performance of one of the station’s four biomass units and improve its efficiency. The work will include installing a new high-pressure... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 4, 2021
Low-carbon energy firm Clean Energy Technologies (CETY) will co-develop a $15 million (€12.6 million) renewable energy processing facility with Ashfield Ag Resources in Massachusetts, US. The facility will use Heat Recovery Solutions' ‘revolutionary’ high-temperature ablative fast pyrolysis reactor (HTAP Biomass Reactor). The Ashfield facility will convert around... [Read More]

Other News
Aug 4, 2021
Due to the ongoing situation surrounding the pandemic, we have decided to postpone the joint International Biogas Congress & Expo, International Biomass Congress & Expo, and Biofuels International Conference & Expo event to March 2022. “The safety and wellbeing of our attendees is of paramount importance to us,” said Peter Patterson, managing director... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 3, 2021
Sweetman Renewables is targeting the biomass and green hydrogen sectors with a $4 million (€2.48 million) pre-IPO capital raising ahead of its debut on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) later this year. Unlike most proposed new entrants to the ASX, Sweetman has a ‘massive advantage’ in the form of a profitable 100-year-old sawmill business that has long-term... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 3, 2021
East Fraser Fiber Company (EFF) has received close to $615,000 (€413,000) from the Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) to recover low-quality fibre. The funding is helping to support jobs in Mackenzie, BC, and recover close to 30,000 cubic metres (m3) of low-quality fibre that would otherwise not have been used. Extracting as much useable fibre from a block... [Read More]

Pellets News
Aug 2, 2021
Enviva has reported strong quarterly results and shared an update on its plant expansion projects in the US South. The company reported a net revenue of $285 million (€239 million) in Q2 2021, a 70% increase compared to the same period in 2020. With the commissioning and expansion of pellet facilities in the US underway, Enviva’s chairman and CEO, John Keppler,... [Read More]

Other News
Jul 29, 2021
UK gas distribution company SGN has partnered with Vital Energi to develop low- and zero-carbon heat networks. Under the ‘ground-breaking’ 50:50 joint venture, SGN and renewable energy solutions provider Vital Energi will develop, own and operate low- and zero-carbon heat networks. The joint venture will create an Energy Services Company, representing the UK’s... [Read More]


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