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Aug 1, 2022
Sri Lanka’s Biomass Energy 2022 project hosts second SME workshop
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Aug 1, 2022
Western New York Energy (WNYE) has completed a $38 million (€37m) expansion to produce high purity alcohol products under the ClearSource brand. The ClearSource brand includes pharmaceutical, industrial and beverage-grade alcohol using New York farm corn and a natural fermentation process. The company sources corn locally and produces everything onsite to reduce... [Read More]

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Jul 29, 2022
Blackwood Technology B.V. and TTCL have introduced a torrefaction demonstration plant in the Lampang province of Thailand. Hironobu Iriya, president and CEO of TTCL, commented: “We are delighted to launch this biomass torrefaction plant in the presence of the Japanese ambassador to Thailand, his excellency Mr Nashida Kazuya, and of representatives of the local government,... [Read More]

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Jul 28, 2022
Rengo Company Ltd, will install a new biomass boiler for power generation at Tonegawa Division in Japan to promote alternative fuel sources, one of the measures toward CO2 reduction Rengo has stated is an environmental target. With operations scheduled to commence in October 2022, this will be Rengo’s second biomass boiler, following the one in Yashio Mill. Comprising... [Read More]

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Jul 27, 2022
The development of a circular economy in Malaysia, in line with its status as the world's second-largest exporter of palm oil, could make the country a biomass hub, according to prime minister Datuk Seri Ismail Sabri Yaakob. Opening the Malaysian International Agri-Commodity Expo and Summit 2022 (MIACES) on 26 July, he said that focus should be placed upon using raw... [Read More]

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Jul 27, 2022
Although biomass is sometimes seen as an "old technology" because it's been around for a long time, the sector has not reached its potential in Ireland, according to Paddy Phelan of 3 Counties Energy and the Irish BioEnergy Association. Addressing the recent Energy and Farm Business Show in County Tipperary, Ireland, he observed that biomass can be used "for combined... [Read More]

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Jul 27, 2022
Drax has announced it is accelerating its investment in renewable energy generation as it commissions new biomass pellet production plants in the US. The company said: "We are accelerating our investment in renewable generation, having recently submitted planning applications for the development of BECCS at Drax Power Station and for the expansion of Cruachan Pumped... [Read More]

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Jul 26, 2022
The Chennai Corporation in India is planning to set up an integrated solid waste management plant at the Kodungaiyur dump yard.  It will have facilities such as a waste-to-energy plant, bio-CNG plant and material recovery centre. This will be done to process and reduce the fresh waste arriving at the dump yard on a daily basis, said, corporation officials. At present,... [Read More]

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Jul 25, 2022
The Davao Oriental provincial government is pursuing partnerships to speed up electrification in remote communities and possibly create a biomass facility for cheaper power rates.    In a statement, the local government said that Governor Corazon Malanyaon met with officials of Davao Oriental Electric Cooperative (DORECO), the province’s sole distributor, to discuss... [Read More]

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Jul 25, 2022
ENEOS Corporation, Suzuki Motor Corporation, Subaru Corporation, Daihatsu Motor Company, Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Tsusho Corporation established the Research Association of Biomass Innovation for Next Generation Automobile Fuels on July 1, 2022, to study ways to optimise the process of producing fuel. It is crucial to provide diverse energy options to meet... [Read More]

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Jul 22, 2022
According to a new study by researchers in the University of Georgia’s Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources, replacing coal in Georgia’s power plants with woody biomass could not only meet Georgia’s power needs, but reduce carbon emissions. The research calculated both economic and environmental factors to provide a comprehensive picture of the... [Read More]

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Jul 22, 2022
The 40MW power station entered commercial operation in 2019 and uses waste wood to generate renewable electricity for homes and businesses via the National Grid.  It was the first power station of its type to be built in Wales and is owned by funds managed by Greencoat Capital, one of Europe’s largest fund managers that focuses exclusively on investment in clean... [Read More]

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Jul 22, 2022
A new drive to produce degradable plastic has come from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland. It has developed a plastic from non-edible plant parts that disintegrates into harmless sugars In the environment. The plastic has properties close to conventional plastics, meaning it is a promising prospect for food and beverage packaging.... [Read More]

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Jul 22, 2022
New research has found fertile conditions for the potential of producing bioenergy from hazelnut residues in Azerbaijan. Preliminary results for a project entitled “Catalysing the Efficeiency and Sustainability of Azerbaijan’s Hazelnut Sector” have been released. The report found that a large part of hazelnut shells and pruning residues could be mobilised for... [Read More]

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Jul 21, 2022
Renewable energy technology developer Comstock Inc. has announced a significant expansion of its cellulosic technology portfolio by filing for a new patent covering breakthrough pathways to produce renewable diesel, marine, sustainable aviation fuel and gasoline from woody biomass. Production would come at dramatically improved yield, efficiency and cost in comparison... [Read More]

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Jul 21, 2022
EUROAPI has announced a €24 million investment for the construction of a state-of-the-art biomass boiler at its Seine-Maritime, France site that is planned to be activated in 2025. EUROAPI said the investment should reduce its CO2 emissions by almost 76% in 2026 compared to 2020, and support the Group’s strategy towards greater energy autonomy. The new generation... [Read More]


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