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Jan 19, 2021
California Native American Tribes receive $2m to develop clean energy projects
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Jan 18, 2021
Rambler Wood Products will invest $7.6 million (€6.2 million) to establish a new, value-added wood products manufacturing facility in Virginia, US, with wood residuals to be converted into biomass products. The investment will see 73 new high-wage jobs created in the area. In the 300,000-square-foot facility, Rambler will convert high-quality white oak into barrel... [Read More]

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Jan 15, 2021
In 2020, the companies in North Sea Port reported 63.5 million tons of cargo transhipment from maritime shipping, down on the previous year. However, solid fuels including wood pellets and wood waste saw a modest increase. The Dutch-Flemish port recorded 8 million tons less maritime cargo transhipment than in 2019, with the COVID-19 crisis, Brexit, and the oil crisis... [Read More]

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Jan 15, 2021
Atlantic Power Corporation, an independent US power producer, will be acquired by I Squared Capital, a global infrastructure investor in a $961 million (€791 million) deal. The two firms entered into a definitive agreement under which Atlantic Power’s outstanding common shares and convertible debentures, and the outstanding preferred shares and medium-term notes... [Read More]

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Jan 11, 2021
Resalta has finalised the sale of its biomass cogeneration plant in Croatia, representing one of the largest foreign investments in the biomass renewables segment in the country. Following the design, construction, and successful operation of the 5 MWe biomass plant in the municipality of Slatina, Resalta sold the power plant to Luxembourg-based investment fund, PEARL... [Read More]

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Jan 7, 2021
Accelerating the growth of bioenergy crops is an important element to achieve decarbonisation, the Climate Change Committee’s (CCC) sixth carbon budget highlighted in December. According to the report, polluting emissions in the UK must decrease by 78% by 2035, and energy crops and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) will significantly contribute to... [Read More]

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Jan 6, 2021
Enviva has ordered a truck-receiving system from Bruks Siwertell for its pellet facility in South Carolina, US. The back-on truck dumper, with receiving hopper and collecting belt conveyor, is designed for Enviva’s wood pellet production plant in Greenwood, South Carolina. The contract also includes modifications to an existing screen tower to accommodate the new... [Read More]

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Jan 6, 2021
Enviva is working with The Longleaf Alliance (LLA), Wildlife Mississippi, and the Mississippi Forestry Association to boost longleaf pine habitats by creating new opportunities for public and private landowners. Under the partnership, the organisations will protect and restore longleaf pine forests in southern Mississippi and southwestern Alabama by implementing Enviva’s... [Read More]

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Jan 5, 2021
Veolia is expanding its wood recycling and processing capacity by 50,000 tonnes per year. Ahead of the COP26 event taking place in Glasgow in November, Veolia has highlighted its commitment to recycling and renewable biomass energy, by adding to the 410,000 tonnes of waste wood it already processes annually. To support the new processing capacity, the new Runcorn... [Read More]

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Jan 5, 2021
Voltalia’s Cacao biomass plant in French Guiana produced its first kilowatt-hours on 17 December. The plant, which received a €75 million investment, utilises wood waste from logging operations sustainably managed by the National Forestry Office and sawmills. By recovering a fraction of the wood abandoned in the forest and replacing diesel-powered solutions, the... [Read More]

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Jan 4, 2021
European softwood lumber production has steadily increased over the past five years, according to Wood Resources International (WRI). Consequently, additional volumes of sawmill by-products, including wood chips, shavings, and sawdust, have become available to other sectors of the forest industry. The added wood fibre supply has mainly benefitted pulp mills, manufacturers... [Read More]

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Jan 4, 2021
On 25 December, Albioma completed the industrial commissioning of its biomass plant in Brazil. The BRL 121 million (€18.9 million) Vale do Paraná Albioma biomass-fuelled cogeneration unit, located in the town of Suzanápolis in the state of São Paolo, is the firm’s fourth plant in Brazil. The new facility, utilising bagasse, is covered by a long-term, inflation-indexed... [Read More]

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Dec 22, 2020
Enviva and blockchain firm GoChain have announced the results of a pilot programme to enhance the traceability of sustainable biomass. The pilot programme identified a select group of suppliers from Enviva’s wood sourcing regions in the US Southeast to monitor various data elements such as forest tract locations, load weights, fibre commodity types, and forest types. Leveraging... [Read More]

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Dec 17, 2020
Drax Group has announced the sale of four combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations to concentrate on renewables, including bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS). The firm sold Drax Generation Enterprise Limited, which owns the stations (Damhead Creek 812 MW, Rye House 715 MW, Shoreham 420 MW, Blackburn Mill 60 MW), to VPI Holding for £193.3 million... [Read More]

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Dec 17, 2020
Norwegian company Viken AT Market and Sapin have entered into a cooperation agreement for the resale and distribution of roundwood and woodchips. Sapin, owned by the Sappi group, trades roundwood and woodchips destined for paper mills, sawmills, and bioenergy plants in Europe. The agreement will strengthen the entry of Norwegian wood into new market regions within Europe. The... [Read More]

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Dec 15, 2020
Dartmouth College has stepped away from plans to replace its central heating plant with a new biomass plant. During the COVID-19 pandemic, work on the Dartmouth Green Energy Project continued to improve energy resiliency, sustainability, and efficiency on campus by replacing the institution’s 100-year old central steam-heat system with new energy generation and distribution... [Read More]


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