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Apr 15, 2019
EIA data shows plateau of biomass electricity generation
Biomass News
Apr 11, 2019
Dutch health and nutrition company Royal DSM has reduced carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from its vitamin production facility in Sisseln, Switzerland, after switching to biomass. The power plant, which will be operated and maintained by energy company Engie and Swiss energy provider ewz, will save 50,000 tons per year of CO2 emissions. The facility produces DSM’s... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 5, 2019
UK biomass producer Stobart Energy has rolled out rugged tablet computers across its fleet of 200 vehicles, to ensure high safety standards are met across its network. The tablet computers are part of a new system deployed by Freeway Fleet Systems to give managers full visibility of the status of the fleet to ‘improve utilisation, cost control and compliance’,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 1, 2019
Carsten Huljus, chief executive officer for the Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP), “We concluded the work on our governance transition process to finish the year with multi-stakeholder governance arrangements in place. Our annual report introduces all those stakeholders who have taken on a governing role under the new structure.” The report shows SBP continued... [Read More]

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Mar 27, 2019
An independent power producer specialising in energy-from-waste and biomass, Bioenergy Infrastructure Group (BIG), is announcing that one of its largest assets in the UK, Ince Bio Power, has become fully operational after successfully completing its testing phase. The BIG-owned facility, which is located near Ellesmere Port in Ince, Cheshire, is the largest plant of its... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 26, 2019
Bioenergy using sustainable biomass and biofuels produced from wood, crops and food wastes, is already the UK’s leading source of renewable energy, meeting 7.4% of the total energy needs. Only wind exceeds its output in the renewable power sector. The Committee on Climate Change projected bioenergy doubling, as a proportion of the UK primary energy supply by 2050.... [Read More]

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Mar 25, 2019
More than 700,000 British households have been switched to 100% renewable electricity, as Shell announced the rebrand of First Utility as Shell Energy. Electricity from renewable sources, including biomass, wind and solar, will be offered as standard to existing and new customers, in addition to discounts at Shell service stations across the UK. Shell acquired First Utility... [Read More]

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Mar 21, 2019
Albioma Le Moule has taken out a 19-year term loan for its southern Caribbean Albioma Caraïbes power plant, the total amount being 68 million euros. The loan will facilitate new infrastructure and enable modifications to the power plant. The goal is to be operating with 100% biomass by 2020. Monies financing the work will also be directed toward making the plant comply... [Read More]

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Mar 18, 2019
Researchers from the University of Illinois in the US, and the Aarhus University in Denmark are looking to examine a new cold-tolerant strand of the miscanthus plant to make it more efficient for biomass production. The study details how Miscanthus x giganteus, which is the standard strain for current production, can be bred with Miscanthus sacchariflorus which can be... [Read More]

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Mar 14, 2019
French renewable energy producer Albioma announced that it has taken out a new long-term loan for its 34MW Albioma Caraïbes for a total of €68 million to convert the facility’s feedstock into 100% biomass. It will also be used to finance the works required for making the plant comply with the Industrial Emissions Directive (IED) which comes into force on... [Read More]

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Mar 8, 2019
In a recent press release, supplier of membrane biogas upgrading systems, Bright Biomethane has announced the construction of its first project in Scotland is set to start soon. The construction of the modular and compact biogas upgrading system will take place in the north of Scotland, and will be producing sustainable biomethane from various wastes and residues. Bright... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 8, 2019
Fund management company Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners (CIP) announced that its Templeborough biomass plant in Rotherham, South Yorkshire, UK has commenced operations.  “We are pleased to have achieved commercial operations, which is an important milestone. Construction was more challenging than expected however, we have always had a good cooperation with... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 7, 2019
Plaintiffs from six different countries have filed an action in the European General Court, outlining that the inclusion of forest biomass as a renewable fuel ‘fatally’ undermines the goals of the Renewable Energy Directive (REDII). Irish environmental NGO Friends of the Irish Environment (FIE)’s Tony Lowes is one of the plaintiffs in the legal challenge,... [Read More]

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Mar 7, 2019
Mumbai-based biomass supplier Punjab Renewable Energy Systems (PRESPL) is planning to raise up to $10 million in a Series B funding round, Mercom India reports. PRESPL and the funding round is being promoted under the Bermaco Group. “The bioenergy, biofuel sector in India is looking very bullish right now,” PRESPL managing director Monish Ahuja told Mercom... [Read More]

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Mar 4, 2019
According to The Times, Drax has failed its emissions test at a US pellets plant in Louisiana. The power station owner has admitted to breaching environmental rules in the US after one of its wood pellet plants significantly exceeded air pollution limits. The Times reports that Drax has admitted that its Morehouse Bioenergy plant in Louisiana produces particulate emissions... [Read More]

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Mar 1, 2019
A study has revealed that biomass burning from neighbouring regions is a major contributor to New Delhi’s winter pollution, Outlook India reports. Published in the journal Nature Sustainability, the research suggests that urban emissions of black carbon from fossil fuel combustion are not always the predominant generators of pollution in cities like New Delhi. “Black... [Read More]


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