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Feb 18, 2022
Marubeni Corp, PT Pertamina to develop BECCS at pulp mill
Biomass News
Feb 17, 2022
Veolia and Braskem, a US-based thermoplastic resins and polypropylene producer, have signed a R$400 million (€68.5 million) investment agreement to produce renewable energy from biomass in Brazil. The project will use steam from eucalyptus biomass in the state of Alagoas to generate renewable energy. The project will generate 900,000 tons of steam per year for 20... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 16, 2022
Quebec-based renewable energy producer Boralex has agreed to sell its 34.5 MW Senneterre power plant – the last biomass plant in its portfolio. The facility has been purchased by Resolu Forest Products Canada, a company that has supplied by-product for the plant for the past two years. As set out in its updated 2025 Strategic Plan, Boralex is looking to accelerate... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 16, 2022
French investment fund Pearl Infrastructure Capital has to date invested more than €50 million in biomass co-generation plants in Croatia. According to Total Croatia News, Pearl shared the information at a recent presentation of its projects in Virovitica. The three plants, located in eastern Croatia, generate 18 MW of electricity per hour from biomass. These are... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 11, 2022
A consortium of Japanese companies has agreed to acquire Solariant Capital’s 52.7 MWp biomass power plant – Fukuyama Biomass Power Plant GK. Chubu Electric Power Co, Inabata & Co, Taihei Dengyo Co, Tokyo Sangyo Co and Hitachi Zosen Corporation entered into an agreement with Solariant, a renewable investment and development company based in Pasadena, California,... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 10, 2022
The UK Government will increase the frequency of auctions for funding through the Contracts for Difference (CfD) scheme, to boost investment and jobs in renewable energy. CfD auctions will now take place every year rather than every two years. This will support renewable electricity producers and boost the UK’s renewable energy infrastructure. The Association for... [Read More]

Pellets News
Feb 10, 2022
Pinnacle Renewable Energy and Drax Group’s US pellet business, Drax Biomass, are rebranding to ‘Drax’. The move supports the group’s growth strategy, climate goals and relationships with people, including colleagues, communities, partners, customers and suppliers. Drax Group acquired Pinnacle, which has operations across British Columbia and Alabama, US,... [Read More]

Pellets News
Feb 10, 2022
Drax Group is ramping up to full production at Leola – the first of three new satellite pellet plants planned for Arkansas. Leola, in Grant County, Arkansas, is part of a $40 million (€34.8 million) investment by Drax in the state. Including Leola, Drax operates six pellet plants in the US, which use biomass sourced from sustainably managed working forests in Louisiana,... [Read More]

Pellets News
Feb 9, 2022
Sawlog supply in the US South is tightening, but a surplus of small logs and residues creates opportunities for pulp and wood pellet expansion. Wood Resources International (WRI) shared its new focus report, ‘US South Softwood Industry – Outlook for the World’s Most Important Softwood Fiber Basket’, establishing a fact base around forest resources and industry... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 8, 2022
Environmental law organisation ClientEarth has filed an internal review request to the European Commission for “unlawfully labelling bioenergy, bio-based plastics and chemicals used to make plastics as ‘sustainable’ in the EU taxonomy”. An internal review request is the first step non-governmental organisations must take before being able to bring a court challenge.... [Read More]

Policy News
Feb 7, 2022
A report into the decarbonisation of heating in UK homes does not consider the range of renewable technologies available, including biomass and biomethane, according to the REA. The REA welcomed the report’s finding that there is much more to be done to decarbonise home heating, but warned it “fails to consider” the potential of green gases, such as biomethane. The... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 7, 2022
SDCL Energy Efficiency Income Trust (SEEIT) has agreed to acquire an 80% equity interest in a high-efficiency biomass cogeneration plant in Portugal for €22 million. SEEIT is the first London Stock Exchange-listed investment company of its kind to invest exclusively in the energy efficiency sector. The firm acquired an equity interest in the Sociedade de Iniciativa... [Read More]

Pellets News
Feb 7, 2022
Independent testing of Active Energy Group’s (AEG) CoalSwitch™ pellets in the US shows the fuel burns cleaner and produces fewer pollutants than coal. The CoalSwitch fuel was produced from the waste wood residuals at AEG’s facility in Ashland, Maine, and was delivered to Utah to undergo the first phase of the extensive testing programme in the second quarter of... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 4, 2022
AAK, a producer of vegetable oils and fats headquartered in Sweden, will invest SEK 500 million (€47.8 million) to install biomass boilers at its plant in Denmark. The initiative is expected to reduce the plant’s CO2 emissions by approximately 90%. The installation will also generate substantial savings, as fossil fuel will be replaced by shea meal, a by-product... [Read More]

Pellets News
Feb 3, 2022
Norske Skog has agreed to sell the Nature’s Flame pellets company for approximately NZD 47.8 million (€28.1 million). The Norwegian pulp and paper company has entered into an agreement with Talley’s Group, a New Zealand-based dairy, fishing, produce and food company, to sell Nature’s Flame. “Nature’s Flame is an excellent company producing high-quality... [Read More]

Biomass News
Feb 1, 2022
EQTEC has shared its trading update for the fourth quarter of 2021, revealing strong revenue growth. The company’s CEO, David Palumbo, said 2021 was a busy and rewarding year. EQTEC confirmed progress towards the commissioning of Market Development Centres (MDCs) in Italy and Croatia. Both are expected to be commissioned in the first half of this year and will be... [Read More]


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