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Feb 6, 2024
Aston University scientists utilise AD waste for greener marine fuel
Biomass News
Feb 2, 2024
Carbon removals and renewable energy company Drax Group has announced a new partnership with Molpus Woodlands Group (Molpus). The agreement will provide Drax with an option to purchase sustainably sourced woody biomass to fuel its bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) operations in the US Southeast. Drax will have the option to take up to 1 million green... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 1, 2024
Scirocco Energy plc has announced the successful completion of the sale of its interest and investment in EAG, the biomass group. Scirocco's 50% interest was sold to private equity firm OrbeNovo Capital for a gross enterprise value of £2.6 million (€3 million) before adjustments, plus a contingent consideration of up to a further £150,000 (€175k). This figure will... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 31, 2024
The Government of Ontario in Canada has announced the second phase of funding under the Forest Biomass Programme. The C$9.4 million (€6.4 million) investment is designed to develop the untapped economic potential and environmental benefits of new and emerging uses of under-utilised wood and mill by-products, according to the authority. The first phase of the funding... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 31, 2024
Peel Ports Logistics has signed a deal to become renewable energy specialist Drax’s new shipping agency service provider for vessels importing biomass into Liverpool, North West England. The shipping and freight forwarder will support the arrival of all Drax’s ships from locations such as North America into the Port of Liverpool’s £100 million (€117 million)... [Read More]

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Jan 29, 2024
Global renewable energy company Drax Group has announced that it plans to establish a new independent business unit that will focus on becoming the global leader in delivering large-scale and high-integrity carbon removals. The recent “global stocktake” at COP28 warned of the need to move faster to tackle the climate emergency. Large-scale carbon removals, including... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 26, 2024
The UK government cannot currently demonstrate that its approach to ensuring generators comply with its sustainability requirements is adequate, according to a new report from the National Audit Office. Over the past two decades, the government has provided more than £20 billion (€23.4 billion) of support to businesses using biomass in the power and heat sectors. The... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 25, 2024
Ecostrat has announced that FVB Energy has joined the BDO Zone Strategic Alliance. BDO Zone Strategic Alliance Partners are leading companies in the bioenergy sector that help accelerate and de-risk biobased project development in BDO Zones. “Sustainability and innovation are a top priority for FVB Energy”, said James Grant, engineering manager, FVB Energy Inc.,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 24, 2024
RENOVA's Ishinomaki Hibarino Biomass Power Plant, which had been planned to begin operation this month, is now scheduled to commence activity in March this year. The plant, which is owned by Ishinomaki Hibarino Biomass Energy G.K., an equity method affiliate of RENOVA, has required additional time for final adjustments to the boiler and turbine facilities to ensure long-term... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 23, 2024
Atlantic Technological University (ATU) in Ireland has opened its biomass heat centre, following government funding of €1.9 million. ATU's Letterkenny, Donegal campus was awarded funding from the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science; and the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications to build the heat centre. It... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 22, 2024
Japanese electric company erex Co has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Can Tho Province, Vietnam, for the purpose of exchanging and providing information on the development of the study of biomass power plant projects. A signing ceremony for the MOU was conducted at the Investment Promotion Conference for Realising the Vision of the Master Plan from 2030... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 22, 2024
Sumitomo Corporation has invested in Inherit Carbon Solutions AS (Inherit), a Norwegian company that removes CO2 from the atmosphere through the biomethane production process. Inherit is a specialist in biomass-derived CO2 removal (CDR), in which the CO2 emitted during the biomethane production process is captured and permanently sequestrated in geological storage. The... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 19, 2024
The global market for the generation of electricity from solid biomass continues to grow, according to ecoprog, which has published its 14th edition of its annual study on solid biomass power generation. In 2023, the global asset of biomass power plants grew by around 90 plants with a total capacity of more than 2.7 GWel. At just under 950 MWel, capacity growth in Europe... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 19, 2024
On 18 January at the Press Club in Brussels, Bioenergy Europe hosted an event to delve into the heart of Europe's energy landscape and the role of bioenergy in the EU energy transition. During the event Jérémie Geelen, Bioenergy Europe's market intelligence director, presented a statistical report - 'Bioenergy Landscape' - which sheds light on bioenergy’s significance... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 15, 2024
Greenalia, a biomass electric power production plant in Spain’s Galicia region, has secured a senior debt package from Incus Capital to refinance the existing senior debt and mezzanine. The deal was closed on 12 December last year. The funds were raised to finance the construction of the plant in La Coruña’s municipalities of Curtis and Teixeiro (Galicia, Spain). The... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 12, 2024
Erdemir, the largest steel producer in Turkey, has pledged $3.2 billion (€2.9 billion) of green investment to cut its emissions by a quarter before 2030, reported Reuters. The Erdemir integrated steel mill will utilise biomass and natural gas to reduce coal consumption. In the meantime, the company will build new electric arc furnaces at its facilities in the north... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 12, 2024
AIT-STEIN, a major French decarbonisation player, has secured a license agreement with Danish green-tech company Dall Energy for steam plants. AIT-STEIN produces high-steam boilers, and this licensing agreement will see Dall Energy integrate its gasification technology with AIT-STEIN's portfolio. The Danish company said its unique biomass gasification technology is in... [Read More]


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