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Nov 16, 2020
Duro Felguera wins O&M contract for ENCE biomass plant
Biomass News
Nov 16, 2020
Samoa has opened a biomass gasification plant - the first of its kind in the region. The $11.3 million Tala (€3.69 million) facility will produce 5 million kWh of electricity annually based on running the 750 kW plant at 85% of its capacity, 90% of the time. Afolau Biomass Gasification Power Plant will use wood chips, as well as weeds and invasive species like... [Read More]

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Nov 10, 2020
UK biomass heat leaders have welcomed the government’s decision to extend the non-domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme. The UK Government and the Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) will extend the non-domestic RHI for a further 12 months from March 2021. Representatives from the UK Pellet Council and Biomass Heat Works! are... [Read More]

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Nov 5, 2020
With woodchip biomass in greater demand, the Energy Crops Consultancy (ECC) has acquired a New Holland self-propelled Forage Harvester from Lloyd in Carlisle, UK. The machine has been fortified with extra protection and fitted with New Holland’s purpose-built compact FB103 coppice header for its use in ‘meticulously’ harvesting renewable energy crops, such as... [Read More]

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Nov 3, 2020
Chiyoda Corporation has completed the EPC operations contracted with Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions (Toshiba ESS) for a large-scale carbon capture facility at a biomass plant in Japan. The new bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) facility has been established at Mikawa Power Plant, which utilises palm kernel shells and has a capacity of 50,000 kW. The... [Read More]

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Nov 2, 2020
The Indian Institute of Science (IISc) and IndianOil’s Research and Development (R&D) Centre have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to develop and demonstrate biomass gasification-based hydrogen generation technology for producing affordable fuel cell-grade hydrogen. Under the MoU, IISc and IndianOil will work on the optimisation of biomass gasification... [Read More]

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Oct 30, 2020
An international research team has sequenced the full genome of an ornamental variety of miscanthus, a wild perennial grass emerging as a prime candidate for sustainable bioenergy crops. The genome project, led by scientists at the Centre for Advanced Bioenergy and Bioproducts Innovation (CABBI), a US Department of Energy Bioenergy Research Centre, provides a ‘roadmap’... [Read More]

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Oct 28, 2020
Drax Group has teamed up with non-profit organisation, the Earthworm Foundation, on an evidence-based tool to measure and evaluate the health of a forest. The new tool, known as Healthy Forest Landscapes (HFL) will ensure that working forests continue to benefit the communities that rely on them, as well as the environment, amid increasing demand for sustainable wood... [Read More]

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Oct 28, 2020
Enviva has released its inaugural Corporate Sustainability Report, outlining the firm’s commitment to sustainable wood bioenergy. The report focuses on three key topics that define Enviva’s mission: people, forests, and climate change. It highlights the progress the company has made to help landowners in the US Southeast keep and use generational forestland, address... [Read More]

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Oct 27, 2020
Japanese renewable energy project developer Renova has made a final investment decision on a large-scale biomass power generation project in the country’s Miyagi Prefecture. The 75 MW capacity biomass plant – the Sendai-Gamo Biomass Project – will utilise wood pellets and palm kernel shells. It will generate approximately 553,300 MWh annually, enough to power... [Read More]

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Oct 26, 2020
Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) has been awarded a contract by Sappi Europe to modernise an existing circulating fluidised bed (CFB) boiler at a paper mill. The updated boiler will result in a 30% reduction in carbon dioxide emissions at the Gratkorn Pulp and Paper mill in Austria. SFW will design, supply, and construct the project, which includes modifications to the lower... [Read More]

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Oct 26, 2020
High Coast Whisky in Norrbotten, Sweden, has partnered with renewable energy solutions provider BKtech to switch from fossil fuel oil to bioenergy at its production facility. BKtech will help the whisky producer to use wood pellets, making energy consumption at the company completely fossil-free, renewable, and sustainable. The bioenergy will be delivered via a new... [Read More]

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Oct 26, 2020
The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has urged the Welsh Government to take urgent action to safeguard the supply of waste wood to biomass plants and other facilities. Wales entered into 17-day lockdown on 23 October and announced household waste and recycling centres (HWRCs) were to close as part of the measures. Andy Hill, chair of the WRA, said the closure... [Read More]

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Oct 21, 2020
REDcert and Bioenergy Europe have joined forces to create the SUSTAINABLE RESOURCES Verifications Scheme (SURE) – a new independent certification system to ensure sustainable use of biomass in the energy sector. SURE will provide a practical solution to all economic operators in the bioenergy sector to demonstrate the sustainability of electricity and heat production... [Read More]

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Oct 21, 2020
Enviva has partnered with Finite Carbon, a major developer of forest carbon offsets in North America, to help small forest landowners across the US Southeast protect their forests and increase carbon storage by deferring harvests. Using Finite Carbon's CORE Carbon online platform, small forest landowners with fewer than 5,000 acres will have the option to generate revenue... [Read More]

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Oct 20, 2020
Pinnacle Renewable Energy has appointed Duncan Davies as CEO, effective 1 November, replacing Rob McCurdy. Davies will continue to serve on the company’s board of directors, which he joined in April. From 2000 to 2019, Davies served as the president and CEO of Interfor Corporation, a growth-oriented, publicly-traded forest products company with operations in Canada... [Read More]


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