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Feb 10, 2021
Two UK renewable energy facilities undergo major digitisation
Biomass News
Feb 9, 2021
Enviva has published its 2020 Impact Report, which outlines the progress made last year to implement its Responsible Sourcing Policy (RSP) provisions in its operations. The firm’s RSP provides strict sourcing guidelines that hold it to the highest standards of sustainability, integrity, forest stewardship, and continuous improvement and serves as the guiding principle... [Read More]

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Feb 8, 2021
Drax Group has signed an agreement with Pinnacle Renewable Energy (Pinnacle), providing for the acquisition by Drax Canadian Holdings – a wholly-owned subsidiary of Drax – of the entire issued share capital of Pinnacle. The acquisition, which remains subject to Drax and Pinnacle’s shareholder approval, court approval, and regulatory approval, and the satisfaction... [Read More]

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Feb 4, 2021
A proposed biomass power plant in Splott, Wales, has received renewed planning permission by Cardiff Council. The planned facility would burn 75,000 tonnes of virgin timber annually, according to a report by Wales Online. Despite concerns raised over the plant’s potential carbon emissions and air pollution, Cardiff Council renewed planning permission for the plant... [Read More]

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Feb 4, 2021
Ørsted has reported ‘very strong results’, operationally and financially for 2020. The firm’s operating profit (EBITDA) amounted to DKK 18.1 billion (€2.43 billion), a 4% increase compared to the previous year and above its most recent guidance of DKK 16-17 billion (€2.1-2.2 billion). Earnings from offshore and onshore wind farms in operation increased... [Read More]

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Feb 3, 2021
The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) has allocated $3 million (€1.94 million) in new grants to support jobs in the forestry sector and boost the use of wood fibre that would otherwise be burned as slash. FESBC’s latest round of funding supports 15 different projects in various regions of British Columbia, with individual grants ranging from $6,000 (€3,893)... [Read More]

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Feb 3, 2021
Terravesta has launched its ‘Harvest Hub’, a streamlined information management system to help growers to easily upload and access their harvest data. Launched head of the 2021 Miscanthus harvest, the Harvest Hub will ensure that sustainability data is captured, and in future, the data will assist in growers’ carbon sequestration reporting. “It’s another... [Read More]

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Feb 2, 2021
Vow ASA’s wholly-owned subsidiary Vow Industries and Elkem, a major supplier of silicon-based advanced materials, have agreed to reduce fossil CO2 emissions from silicon and ferrosilicon production. The two firms signed a letter of intent to join competence and technology solutions to develop and manufacture biocarbon and other products for Elkem’s production processes.... [Read More]

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Feb 1, 2021
Drax Group has completed the sale of Drax Generation Enterprise Limited, which holds four combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations, to VPI Generation Limited. Following the sale, Drax no longer operates any CCGTs and on 31 March will end commercial coal generation, with formal closure of its remaining coal assets in September 2022. The £193.3 million (€214... [Read More]

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Jan 28, 2021
Renewables overtook fossil fuels as the main source of electricity in the UK in 2020, new analysis has revealed. A record 42% of the UK’s electricity was generated by renewables in 2020, compared to 41% by fossil fuels. Bioenergy generated 12% of the UK’s electricity. Think-tank Ember announced the major milestone today, showing that fossil gas was forced to... [Read More]

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Jan 28, 2021
The European Investment Bank (EIB) must accept ClientEarth’s request for an internal review of a biomass power plant project in Spain, the EU General Court has ruled. The construction project in Galicia, known as the Curtis project, was among the successful projects in a tender procedure for renewable energy projects organised by Spain in 2016. The promoter of the... [Read More]

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Jan 26, 2021
Taaleri, a Finnish wealth management firm, and energy company Savon Voima have collaborated to build a new biocoal plant in Joensuu, Finland. The companies plan to build the biocoal plant on Savon Voima’s liksenvaara power and heat plan site. Taaleri has signed an agreement with Savon Voima on the purchase of services and the lease of the site and of certain equipment. Additionally,... [Read More]

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Jan 26, 2021
US company Aries Clean Energy has changed its name to Aries Clean Technologies, with a refined focus on the conversion of wastewater biosolids into renewable energy and useful by-products. Unsafe disposal of biosolids can contaminate clean water supplies, representing a big problem for municipalities, business, people, and the planet. Every year, the US alone produces... [Read More]

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Jan 26, 2021
Bioenergy Europe has welcomed a report which calls for an ‘honest and explicit’ discussion to ‘detoxify’ the debate surrounding wood-based energy sustainability. The report by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission on the use of woody biomass for energy production in the EU underlines that swift and robust implementation of REDII sustainability... [Read More]

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Jan 21, 2021
Valmet will supply a biomass boiler plant for district heat production to Seinäjoen Energia Oy’s Kapernaum heat plant in Finland. The new boiler will enable the firm to increase its use of renewable fuels in its district heat production. Owned by the city of Seinäjoki, Seinäjoen Energia provides customers with electricity, district heating, and water supply.... [Read More]

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Jan 19, 2021
Jernforsen, part of Danish firm Linka Group, has upgraded Swedish wood producer Vida’s heating system to use wood waste left over from production. The sustainable wood producer now only uses waste derived from production to heat both sawmills and drying ovens in the village of Nössemark in Sweden. The upgrade took place in collaboration with Jernforsen. The city’s... [Read More]


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