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Jun 3, 2020
Glennmont Partners sells Sleaford CHP facility to Greencoat Capital
Biomass News
Jun 2, 2020
Graham’s The Family Dairy in Fife, Scotland, has submitted plans to its local council for a low carbon heat project. The proposed plant would be built for Graham's cheese production facility at the Glenfield Industrial Estate in Cowdenbeath and would generate and distribute bioenergy for on-site heat and power. The proposed low carbon effluent treatment plant would... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 26, 2020
KPA Unicon has delivered a new bio-heating boiler plant to Espoo, Finland, on behalf of Finnish energy company Fortum. The plant was handed over for commercial use on 5 May. Unicon’s Renefluid bubbling fluidised bed (BFB) boiler plant generates district heating for the residents of Espoo, using wood biomass. The new boiler plant replaces part of the old coal-fired... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 26, 2020
A new $15 million (€13.6 million) rail link in the US has helped Drax to reduce its supply chain emissions and biomass costs. In its first year of operation, the five-mile rail link has increased the flow of biomass from one of Drax’s US pellet plants to its UK power station, helping to reduce emissions and costs while boosting the resilience of the company’s... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 22, 2020
The European Commission has approved a DKK 4,150 million (€550 million) state aid scheme to support the production of electricity using biomass. The funding will allow Denmark to produce electricity via existing and depreciated biomass installations in the country. Installations benefitting from the scheme receiving support in the form of a premium, covering the additional... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 15, 2020
ANDRITZ will supply a complete biomass gasification plant and a new biomass handling line to Klabin, the biggest paper producer, exporter and recycler in Brazil. The plant will be built at Klabin’s Ortigueira mill, with a 51 MW gasification plant, a belt dryer, a multifuel lime kiln burner and biomass handling equipment with auxiliaries. By replacing 100% of the heavy... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 14, 2020
Around 6,000 native trees are being planted at the Tamworth Agricultural Institute in Australia as part of the Biomass for Bioenergy project. The project, launched under the New South Wales (NSW) Primary Industries Climate Change Research Strategy, will investigate opportunities for increasing the amount of sustainable biomass use in NSW, with a focus on electricity... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 12, 2020
Bioenergy Europe has welcomed the decision made by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) to dismiss a case filed against wood biomass as ‘inadmissible’. The case was filed with the EU highest court in Luxembourg on 4 March 2019 by a group of individuals and non-governmental organisations (NGOs). With this ruling, the ECJ ‘clears doubts’ on the future of wood biomass,... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 5, 2020
Global engineering company Black & Veatch (B&V) has been asked to review a proposed green waste pyrolysis project in Hong Kong. The Environmental Protection Department of the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has appointed the firm to be the Owner’s Engineer of Hong Kong’s first pilot plant for woody waste recycling. The plant will have... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 1, 2020
Drax has launched a Biomass Carbon Calculator to help the industry accurately measure emissions in the biomass supply chain. The new tool will allow the sector to identify where emissions reductions can be made and help to make a greater contribution to tackling climate change, according to Drax. The company is seeking views from a wide range of experts, including non-governmental... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 30, 2020
Valmet has received an order to convert a lignite-fired boiler into a biomass-fired boiler at a power plant in Konin, Poland. The order, worth approximately €20 million, came from Zespół Elektrowni Pątnów-Adamów-Konin SA (ZE PAK). The converted boiler plant will be delivered to the customer in autumn 2021. The reconstruction of the K-7 boiler is the main element... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 29, 2020
The UK Government has provided ‘mixed announcements’ on the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) scheme, according to the Renewable Energy Agency (REA). In an announcement on 28 April, the government confirmed the extension of the domestic RHI scheme for an additional year until 31 March 2022. It will also introduce a 3rd flexible allocation of Tariff Guarantees (TGs)... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 29, 2020
Shredding solutions specialist Lindner Recyclingtech (Lindner), has released its financial reports for 2019 saying that the figures “leave no doubt” that the firm will overcome the COVID-19 crisis. In a statement, Lindner said that there have been many changes during the outbreak, with teams being divided into several locations or working from home. Despite this,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 28, 2020
Valmet will deliver a biomass boiler plant to Tampereen Sähkölaitos Oy’s Naistenlahti power plant in the city of Tampere, Finland. The new Naistenlahti 3 boiler will replace the old Naistenlahti 2 boiler that has reached the end of its technical lifetime. The boiler plant, which cost approximately €70 million, will be delivered to the customer at the end of 2022.... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 24, 2020
Drax has estimated a £60 million (€68.6 million) hit as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the potential financial impact, the company said it remains in a 'strong position'. In a statement, the company said full-year expectations for the group remain 'underpinned by good operational availability' for the rest of 2020. The firm said in its Customers business,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 22, 2020
Enviva has announced new goals and initiatives to meet its Responsible Sourcing Policy provisions throughout the year. The company's 2020 Implementation Plans are a detailed proposal of Enviva's commitment to responsible and sustainable wood sourcing. All wood sourced by the firm must be done so under its Responsible Sourcing Policy - its standing environmental pledge... [Read More]


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