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Aug 18, 2022
Biowise awarded funding from UK government as part of Hydrogen BECCS Innovation Programme
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]

Biomass News
Aug 10, 2022
In a recently signed contract, ICM, Impacto Energia S/A and its sister company, Impacto Bioenergia, have agreed to build a new dry-mill ethanol production facility in Bahia, Brazil, with an estimated Q1 2025 start date. The greenfield plant, designed for a daily grinding capacity of 1,700 metric tons of corn, will be equipped with ICM’s proprietary Base Tricanter... [Read More]

Other News
Aug 10, 2022
Glenrothes MP Peter Grant recently visited Markinch CHP biomass plant to understand the development opportunities between RWE and Scottish gas distribution company SGN. The partnership is to investigate the feasibility of supplying green hydrogen for heating Scottish businesses and homes, produced at the power station site. The visit follows a recent agreement between... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 9, 2022
A project to facilitate more planting of the perennial bioenergy crop, Miscanthus, has been awarded over £3.3 million (€3.9m) in funding through the second phase of the government’s Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme, to contribute to 2050 net zero targets. Miscanthus specialist, Terravesta, has been successful in its bid to secure Phase Two funding... [Read More]

Other News
Aug 8, 2022
Sasol Chemicals, a business unit of Sasol, has earned certification from the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC) system for its three largest manufacturing facilities in Europe. The company’s facilities in Marl and Brunsbüttel, Germany, and Augusta, Italy, have earned ISCC-PLUS certification for the use of mass balanced bio-based and recycled... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 5, 2022
The UK Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (UCEH) is leading new UK-wide trials of crops and trees which can be used to produce sustainable energy from plant material. Widespread cultivation of biomass crops in the UK could remove significant amounts of greenhouse gases from the atmosphere during photosynthesis, the organisation said. There is potential to store this... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 4, 2022
The Biomass Feedstocks Innovation Programme, created by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), has awarded £37 million (€44.1m) to New Energy Farms (NEF) for an innovative research programme to introduce new high biomass perennial grasses into the UK and to develop novel methods of multiplying and establishing high biomass crops. The... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 3, 2022
UK-based CPL Industries has delivered the first commercial trial of ecoke® to Sidenor's Electric Arc Furnace production site at Basauri, Spain. CPL Industries said this represents an expansion in its penetration of "hard-to-abate and energy-intensive industries". Its ecoke® product was developed during the final months of 2021. It is a manufactured fuel containing... [Read More]

Biomass News
Aug 1, 2022
Japanese group Kuaray,  manufacturer of chemicals, fibres and other materials, aims to build a new plant for liquid rubber in the US under a a strategic capital investment programme to 2026, according to its 2022 annual report. It is also targeting further development of liquid rubber made from biomass-derived materials. The planned US plant is included within... [Read More]


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