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Jul 29, 2021
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Pellets News
Jul 27, 2021
Following the opening of Fonterra’s wood pellet boiler at its Te Awamutu site, the dairy cooperative revealed plans to convert another of its sites from coal to biomass. Fonterra, a multinational dairy cooperative based in New Zealand, officially opened Te Awamutu’s pellet boiler facility with the Minister for Energy and Resources, Dr Megan Woods. At the same time,... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 20, 2021
Network Rail has started essential work on a £2.1 million (€2.4 million) project to repair a bridge in North Yorkshire, UK, used by Drax. The track over Aire Bridge is used exclusively by freight services travelling to and from Drax Power Station, which supplies around 11% of the UK’s renewable electricity, and must be replaced so that services can continue to... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 20, 2021
The UK Government could further delay the long-awaited Heat and Buildings Strategy, limiting the renewable heat sector’s routes to market. Responding to the news, the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) expressed its disappointment, stressing that the sector cannot afford any more delays. The REA said the government must urgently address the... [Read More]

Other News
Jul 20, 2021
Cadent, the UK’s largest gas distribution company, has unveiled its green report highlighting plans to decarbonise homes. Green Print – Future Heat for Everyone draws together technical, consumer, and electric considerations to create a ‘pioneering plan’ to transition 22 million UK homes to low carbon heat by 2030. The plan underlines the scale of the challenge... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 19, 2021
Renova has completed the construction of Kanda Biomass Power Plant, a 75 MW capacity facility in Japan’s Fukuoka Prefecture. The plant, constructed by Kanda Biomass Energy K.K., a company capitalised by Renova, uses 100% wood biomass as fuel. The project aims to effectively utilise wood generated during forest maintenance, such as forest thinnings and by-products... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 15, 2021
A recent forest enhancement project utilising wood waste in north-eastern British Columbia (BC) for renewable energy generation has been hailed as a success. The Forest Enhancement Society of BC (FESBC) provided $299,759 (€202,500) in funding to a partnership project led by Duz Cho Logging of the McLeod Lake Indian Band and Canfor Energy North. Although the project... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 15, 2021
Electric utility Nelson Hydro has suspended efforts to develop a district heating system in the downtown city of Nelson, British Columbia. High construction costs, retrofits to heat customer buildings and the supply lines to connect them have made the project ‘uneconomical’ for the foreseeable future, the city said. Nelson Hydro, founded in 1896, is the oldest... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 15, 2021
Bioenergy Europe has welcomed the launch of the European Commission’s ‘Fit for 55’ package, establishing a series of proposals aimed at fostering the EU’s race towards 55% greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions by 2030, but warned that the Commission has ignored several of its ‘red flags’ regarding the biomass sector. While Europe is still heavily reliant... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 14, 2021
ArcelorMittal’s Sestao facility in Spain will become the world’s first full-scale zero-carbon emissions steel plant, using sustainable biomass or green hydrogen. The development is the result of a memorandum of understanding signed with the Spanish Government that will see an investment of €1 billion in the construction of a green hydrogen direct reduced iron... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 14, 2021
The US Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA) said it is ‘deeply disappointed’ by CNN’s portrayal of the biomass industry. Its criticism follows a report by CNN that allegedly portrayed the scientific community as being ‘in uniform opposition’ to biomass, citing a number of critical academics. However, it excluded assessments by the UN Intergovernmental Panel... [Read More]

Other News
Jul 13, 2021
CPL Industries, a UK manufacturer and distributor of smokeless fuels, has partnered with Severn Trent Green Power to transform food waste into low-carbon solid fuels used for heating. Using hydrothermal carbonisation (HTC) processing, CPL converts the by-product from Severn Trent’s food waste processing to produce low-carbon fuels. Across its waste sites, Severn... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 12, 2021
AVG Group Sarl (AVG), a climate change investment firm based in Norway, has invested $2.9 million (€2.4 million) in pellet manufacturer Arbaflame. Arbaflame has developed a unique pellet using bio-feedstock (sawdust) that can supplement or replace coal in boilers and power plants. The pellets allows coal plant operators to continue power production more sustainably... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 12, 2021
EDF has put an end to its Ecocombust project, which would have developed a new waste wood-based fuel as an alternative to coal. According to EDF, the conditions to continue the project were not met. The decision to cancel the plans was made for two reasons – the cost of the project, which would not make it possible to guarantee an attractive price for the final product... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 9, 2021
Valmet Oyj will merge with Neles Corporation, a Finnish company offering flow control solutions for process industries. The new company, operating under the name Valmet Oyj, will enable Valmet to offer a stronger and more comprehensive offering to its customers, including energy (and bioenergy), board, paper, tissue and pulp technologies, flow control solutions, automation... [Read More]

Other News
Jul 8, 2021
The US Department of Energy (DOE) has allocated $52.5 million (€44.3 million) to fund 31 projects to advance next-generation clean hydrogen technologies, including two biomass-to-hydrogen ventures. The fund forms part of the DOE’s recently announced Hydrogen Energy Earthshot initiative, designed to reduce the cost and accelerate breakthroughs in the clean hydrogen... [Read More]


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