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Jul 25, 2019
Application for Irish peat plant to co-fire with biomass rejected
Biomass News
Jul 24, 2019
A former biomass plant in Lyonsdale, New York State will be dismantled by the end of 2019. The plant previously burned wood waste to power more than 20,000 homes in the area. Lyonsdale Biomass plant has been dormant for almost two years while the county’s Industrial Development Authority (IDA) has been searching for a new tenant. The facility used biomass material... [Read More]

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Jul 24, 2019
British power stations are producing 100 million tonnes less carbon dioxide (CO2) per year than they were 10 years ago, renewable energy company Drax has reported. The amount of carbon being saved is equivalent to flying the entire population of the UK to Beijing and back. On 30 June, carbon emissions from electricity fell to 97g per kW, meeting the Committee on Climate... [Read More]

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Jul 23, 2019
The biomass conversion of a previously coal-fired power station in South Wales is on track to begin operations by 2021. According to global sustainable energy company SIMEC Atlantic Energy, the Uskmouth plant in Newport will be fuelled with pellets derived from waste. The pellets will contain high levels of plastic waste, which cannot be recycled and may otherwise be... [Read More]

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Jul 22, 2019
UK energy major BP has agreed to form a 50/50 joint venture (JV) with US agricultural trader Bunge, creating a bioenergy company in Brazil. The JV, which will be known as BP Bunge Bioenergia, will operate 11 mills across the southeast, north and Midwest regions of Brazil, one of the largest fast-growing markets for biofuels in the world. The new company will have... [Read More]

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Jul 19, 2019
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has revealed that there is over $400 million (€356.5 million) available in financing under a programme that provides loan guarantees to help rural small businesses in the US lower energy costs. Encouraging farmers, rural small business and agricultural producers to apply for the financing, acting assistant to the secretary for... [Read More]

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Jul 17, 2019
The Government of Canada has invested CAD$2.7 million (€1.8 million) in a sustainable forestry project run by the Indigenous Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation in Quebec, which will create jobs, support the economy and displace diesel use. Announced by Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, the funding... [Read More]

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Jul 16, 2019
The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand welcomed the proposal from Government in its Action on Agricultural Emissions to provide credits for reductions of gross greenhouse gas emissions from farms. Brian Cox, executive officer of the Bioenergy Association said that “The Government proposals will open up opportunities for farmers to offset biological emissions from... [Read More]

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Jul 16, 2019
Ireland’s Energy in Agriculture 2019 returns for the fourth year on August 20 and aims to provide practical information for farmers and the rural sector about the various renewable energy and energy-efficiency options available for farm businesses. It is organised jointly by Teagasc, Tipperary County Council, the Irish Farmers’ Association, Tipperary Energy Agency... [Read More]

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Jul 16, 2019
From several stories up at Exelon’s Albany Green Energy plant, you can see a massive pile of chipped up wood, known as biomass. A long conveyor carries it up into the plant, where it’s fed into a boiler. The biomass burns to make electricity for Georgia Power. Around the corner from the wood pile, a long tube snakes off, carrying leftover steam to power a Proctor... [Read More]

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Jul 16, 2019
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Tennessee has been awarded a $40,000 (€35,000) grant to collaborate with the nonprofit Resource Capture and develop a more sustainable way to manage the booming Nashville metropolitan area's organic wastes, and in the process provide a valuable soil amendment for the region's farmers. The Nashville... [Read More]

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Jul 15, 2019
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises’ (B&W) subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Vølund has successfully handed over its biomass-to-energy power plant in Margam, Wales, to Margam Green Energy. Vølund will operate the plant for Margam under a 15-year operations and maintenance contract, which will burn wood waste to generate 40 MW of electricity per year. “Vølund’s... [Read More]

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Jul 11, 2019
Anellotech’s MinFree™ technology, an innovative, patent pending biomass pretreatment process has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the mineral (ash) content of loblolly pine at a 20 metric tonnes/day scale. Month-long trials converting this MinFree™-treated, low-mineral pine into aromatics (BTX) at Anellotech’s Bio-TCat™ process... [Read More]

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Jul 5, 2019
Canfor Pulp Products has announced it will be implementing phased summer curtailments in July and August at its Intercontinental and Northwood NBSK pulp mills in Prince George, British Columbia (BC). This is due to a significant deterioration in market conditions, in combination with fibre supply constraints and higher fibre costs resulting from recent sawmill curtailments... [Read More]

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Jul 5, 2019
Scots are recycling more food waste than ever with the total volume and its associated carbon savings leaping by more than 40% in recent years, according to reports published by Zero Waste Scotland. Findings from the Scottish anaerobic digestion (AD) and biogas sector survey 2017, as well as the Scottish composting sector survey 2017, show a significant rise... [Read More]

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Jul 1, 2019
Bruks Siwertell has completed the on-time installation and successful performance tests of a new 600t/h Siwertell ship unloader at Yara International’s Norwegian fertilizer terminal in Glomfjord; 5km into the Arctic Circle and home to some of the most tightly-controlled environs in the world.  “Yara International is very satisfied and impressed that, just... [Read More]


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