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Apr 29, 2020
REA ‘disappointed’ by lack of extension for new non-domestic RHI projects
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]

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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]

Biomass News
Apr 17, 2020
Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) should create action plans for the re-opening of facilities following the COVID-19 lockdown, according to the Wood Recyclers' Association (WRA). The WRA welcomed the latest guidance from the Department of Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) regarding the re-opening of HWRCs, but has called on operators to explain how... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 16, 2020
Spanish engineering solutions company Sugimat will supply a turnkey biomass steam boiler to Europe's largest olive oil producer. The biomass boiler, with an equivalent thermal power of 11 MW, will be fitted at the San Miguel Arcángel factory in the city of Jaen in southern Spain. It will be designed by the German company ERK, of which Sugimat is the only licensee in... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 15, 2020
The financial close of Simec Atlantis Energy's Uskmouth Power Station conversion project may be delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement, Simec Atlantis said that the project's work programmes are 'under review' as it adapts to the constraints imposed by the virus and the ongoing workplace disruption. In light of the pandemic, the company said it is 'reasonable... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 14, 2020
VGrid Energy Systems (VGrid) has launched a new system capable of converting biomass into clean renewable electricity and a form of 'ultra-pure, highly-porous carbon'. The BioEnergy Server 100 is designed to deliver 100 kW of electricity and can utilise any form of biomass; however, the company has focused on agricultural waste, such as almond shells, tree prunings,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 14, 2020
GB Railfreight (GBRf) is working closely with Drax to maintain biomass supplies needed to guarantee electricity for millions of homes and businesses during the pandemic. Severe storms and flooding in the area near Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire, UK resulted in damage to the rail tracks. GBRf has been working with the company to reschedule rail deliveries and... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 8, 2020
Sweden-based PetroBio will supply two pellet burners for a new district heating plant in the city of Jessheim, Norway. Jessheim is located between Oslo and Gardermoen Airport. The medium-sized city is growing steadily and now requires heating for households and businesses. PetroBio has supplied and installed biomass combustion equipment for two boilers using pellets... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 2, 2020
Japanese renewable energy firm RENOVA has announced its large-scale biomass power generation project has reached financial close. The company signed a financing agreement that will allow it to work on the development of the Ishinomaki Hibarino Biomass Project along with three co-sponsors, Tokyo Gas Co, United Purpose Management and Mizuho Leasing Co. Renova has the... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 1, 2020
Kruger Specialty Papers has temporarily shut down its facility in Brompton, Québec, due to "unfavourable market conditions". The company, which was founded in 1904 and produces tissue products, 100% recycled containerboard products, corrugated packaging, publication papers and renewable energy, said the market had deteriorated "very rapidly" with the COVID-19 outbreak.... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 1, 2020
Engineering company Prodesa has agreed to build two turnkey pellet plants in Belarus. The facilities will be built near the cities of Vitebsk and Polotsk, in north-east Belarus. The plants are expected to be completed in early 2021 and deliver up to 20 tonnes per hour of industrial wood pellets. Each facility will consist of a wet line - including debarking, chipping... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 31, 2020
Enviva's operations have not been significantly impacted by the outbreak of Covid-19, according to the company. In a letter to stakeholders, John Keppler, chairman and CEO of Enviva Partners announced that the company's liquidity remains robust. "As critical baseload and dispatchable renewable energy producers, our customers require our product now more than ever,"... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 31, 2020
UK-based Active Energy Group (AEG) has acquired 100% of the control and ownership of the sawmill and log export activities at AEG's industrial site in Lumberton, North Carolina, US. The project was previously operated through a joint venture with Renewable Logistics Systems (RLS). According to AEG, the reason behind this acquisition is to improve overall efficiency... [Read More]


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