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Aug 12, 2019
Major Polish power plant to transition to biomass from coal
Biomass News
Aug 12, 2019
Plans for a £200 million (€215.8 million) waste-to-energy plant on the outskirts of Preston, UK, have moved one step closer to fruition. Preston City Council’s planning committee voted not to object to the proposals put forward by infrastructure development, asset management and investment company Miller Turner. The firm plans to build the plant at Red Scar... [Read More]

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Aug 9, 2019
The World Biogas Association (WBA) and the UK Anaerobic Digestion and Bioresources Association (ADBA) have welcomed recommended actions outlined in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) latest report. The Climate Change and Land report, which was released on 8 August, revealed that better land management is needed to address climate change and reducing... [Read More]

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Aug 8, 2019
A new report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has stated that a shift in land use is vital in order to prevent a climate emergency. Based on the findings of thousands of scientific studies from across the globe, the IPCC report concludes that land use currently accounts for 23% of human-caused greenhouse gas emissions. Major contributors cited... [Read More]

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Aug 7, 2019
Enviva, the world’s largest producer of industrial wood pellets, has announced plans to open a deep-water marine terminal to ship pellets from the US. The firm is working with Jackson County Port Authority in Mississippi to lease a property in the Port of Pascagoula to ship sustainably-sourced wood pellets under long-term contracts with customers in Europe and Asia.... [Read More]

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Aug 7, 2019
US pork processor Smithfield Foods has completed a major ‘manure-to-energy’ project in Missouri. The firm has constructed a pipeline from one of its pig farms in the state to the natural gas mainline. It connects a low-pressure natural gas transmission with the city of Milan’s pipeline, allowing renewable natural gas produced at the farm to be directly injected... [Read More]

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Aug 6, 2019
Drinks giant Diageo has announced plans to invest in biomass boilers as part of a green energy drive at its brewing sites in Africa. The company, which is behind brands including Smirnoff, Guinness and Baileys, has pledged to spend £180 million (€196 million) to install green energy and water recovery systems across 11 breweries in Africa. Diageo employs 5,000 people... [Read More]

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Aug 6, 2019
The billionaire owner of a Poland’s fourth-biggest energy group ZE PAK has announced he will invest in greener energy sources. ZE PAK, a brown coal-fuelled power station, generates power from burning lignite from open pit mines and has been heavily criticised by environmentalists. Owner Zygmunt Solorz has revealed the company will now move away from polluting fuels. In... [Read More]

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Aug 5, 2019
Tokyo’s government has switched from fossil fuels to biomass energy to power most of its Shinjuku Ward headquarters. The move to biomass to supply around 80% of electricity at the premises forms part of efforts to achieve net zero carbon dioxide emissions in the city by 2050, according to a report by Kyodo News. Around 30 million kilowatt hours of renewable energy... [Read More]

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Aug 5, 2019
The UK has enough grass to power every household if it were turned into renewable gas, according to the founder of green energy company Ecotricity. Dale Vince, a Stroud-based businessman, said that his company plans to build the UK’s first grass-powered energy plant in Hampshire by the end of 2019. Vince believes that the project, which will cost £15 million (€16.3... [Read More]

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Aug 2, 2019
Researchers have combined supercomputing with nano-imaging to reveal how to efficiently break down plant biomass and convert it into transportation fuels. Fuels derived from agricultural or forestry waste, known as ‘lignocellulosic biomass’, have helped to reduce the use of fossil fuels worldwide. However, plant cell walls are difficult and expensive to break down. A... [Read More]

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Aug 1, 2019
A New Zealand dairy plant has announced it is moving away from coal in favour of a wood biomass boiler. Fonterra, the owner of the Studholme milk processing plant in Canterbury on New Zealand’s South Island, had received permission from Environment Canterbury and the Waimate District Council to build a 30-tonne-per-hour coal-fired boiler at the plant. However, it... [Read More]

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Aug 1, 2019
Calls for a US college to rethink its plan to build a biomass heating plant have escalated after a public forum was opened. Attendees at the forum – which was intended to discuss potential locations for the plant – voiced their concerns that the planned project by Dartmouth College could worsen air pollution in Hanover, New Hampshire. The current heating system... [Read More]

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Jul 30, 2019
Danone has announced a NZ$40 million (€23.7 million) investment in a new biomass project at its New Zealand spray drying plant. The company has a target of reaching net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2021 and hopes that the installation of a new biomass boiler will help to reduce the plant’s emissions by 20,000 tonnes per year. Danone’s Nutricia plant is... [Read More]

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Jul 29, 2019
Environmental regulators in Mississippi have controversially approved an air pollution permit for what could be the largest wood pellet plant in the world. The state’s Environmental Quality Permit Board voted unanimously to issue a permit for Enviva’s $140 million (€125.8 million) plant in Lucedale, Mississippi. However, those who oppose the plans claim that emissions... [Read More]

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Jul 26, 2019
Global energy company Engie has been awarded a government contract to build and operate a biomass heating plant in Spain. The new plant will be built in Pamplona in Spain’s Navarre region with a capacity of 29 MW. The plant will have permission to operate for 25 years and will supply heat to 4,500 households, as well as several public buildings in Pamplona. It is... [Read More]


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