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Jun 7, 2021
SUEZ, Airex Energy join forces to industrialise biochar production
Biomass News
Jun 4, 2021
Washington State Department of Corrections has received $388,000 (€319,000) to convert its old oil and propane furnaces and boilers to run on biomass. The funding was allocated by the Washington State Department of Commerce through the Wood Energy for Public Facilities programme, part of the state’s Clean Energy Fund (CEF). It is the first CEF project aimed at... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 4, 2021
The State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (SUNY Cobleskill) has received funding to develop its biomass gasifier. The National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant, totalling $255,879 (€211,244), will allow the rotary gasifier to move into a new development phase. The award was given... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 4, 2021
Bechtel has partnered with Drax to identify opportunities to build new bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) plants worldwide. Scaling up BECCS sustainably over the coming decades will be critical to delivering the Paris Agreement climate targets and keeping the world on a pathway of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees, said the companies. Bechtel, a major... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 3, 2021
Bruks Siwertell will deliver one of its largest drum chippers to a new pellet plant currently under construction in the US. The large Bruks drum chipper is the third of its kind to head to this operator – currently undisclosed – and has been ordered to serve a new pellet plant, making a significant contribution towards a power shift away from fossil fuels. This... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 3, 2021
Production of CoalSwitch™ pellets at Active Energy Group’s (AEG) Ashland, Maine facility has begun. AEG, based in London, announced on 2 June that the five-tonne per hour production facility is now producing the CoalSwitch pellets, formed of locally-sourced residual biomass, including bark and treetops/branches, which burn at temperatures nearly identical to coal. Deliveries... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 2, 2021
Hawaii’s Supreme Court is giving a biomass plant another chance to win over state regulators after it was blocked due to environmental concerns. Honua Ola Bioenergy has been working on the project for more than a decade, spending nearly $500 million, according to Hawaii News Now. But before the project was completed, it was blocked by the Public Utilities Commission... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 1, 2021
SCA, a major forest owner in Sweden, has invested SEK 50 million (€4.9 million) to reduce its pellet mill's environmental impact. The investment into the Härnosänd pellet mill will also reduce ‘discomforts’ for the neighbouring community. Since 1992, the Härnosänd site in Murbergsviken, northern Sweden has been producing wood pellets made from sawdust from... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 27, 2021
The Koehler Group is planning to fully convert its plant in Oberkirch, Germany to biomass. The €60 million project will enable the firm to produce the energy it needs for its paper production operations with wood chips, green waste and mill residue. This means the fuel will be CO2-neutral, as well as a renewable raw material sourced from the region. Koehler’s... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 27, 2021
The UK is setting an example to the rest of the world in transitioning from coal to net-zero using bioenergy, according to the authors of a new report. ‘Electric Insights: Q1 2021: Britain’s Transition from Coal to Biomass to BECCS’, an independent report by academics from Imperial College London for Drax Electric Insights, has shown that the UK is the largest... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 26, 2021
Glennon Brothers, a third-generation family timber processing firm, has entered into an agreement with SHV Energy to buy Balcas. Balcas operates a sawmill in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, producing quality sawn timber products for the fencing, landscaping, agricultural, construction, and pallet and packaging sectors. The company also operates two... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 24, 2021
Projects selected for Phase 1 of the UK Government’s direct air capture and greenhouse gas removal programme have been revealed. In June last year, the Prime Minister announced up to £100 million (€115 million) of new research and development funding to help develop direct air capture technologies in the UK. As part of this, the innovation competition seeks to... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 24, 2021
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced plans to procure a newbuilding Panamax bulker to transport woody biomass for energy as its main cargo, in light of increased demand. The new vessel’s specifications are in pre-compliance with the Energy Efficiency Design Index - the environmental regulations that will be adopted in 2025. The specifications also call for reinforced... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 21, 2021
Active Energy Group (AEG), headquartered in London, is building a second production plant for its alternative CoalSwitch™ pellets in Maine, US, the company revealed in a recent update. AEG is currently expanding production of its alternative CoalSwitch pellets in the US, including the development of its initial pellet production facility in Lumberton, North Carolina.... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 19, 2021
Concerns have been raised over the UK Government’s omission of bioenergy in its ‘England Trees Action Plan’. The plan has set a new target to triple woodland creation rates by the end of this Parliament and has confirmed that £500 million (€581 million) of the £640 million (€744 million) ‘Nature for Climate Fund’ will be spent on trees and woodland between... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 19, 2021
EQTEC has announced the acquisition and planned recommissioning of a 1 MWe waste-to-energy plant in Italy. Originally commissioned in 2015, the plant will be built around EQTEC’s proprietary, patented advanced gasification technology. The company has acquired, and will lead a consortium to repower, own, and operate the biomass plant in Castiglione d’Orcia in... [Read More]


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