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Jul 9, 2020
Geminor to import 50,000 tonnes of waste wood to UK
Biomass News
Jul 8, 2020
Moldova is using UK green technology to upgrade 19 heat-only boiler plants that will run on home-grown Miscanthus biomass fuel. The plants will generate 55,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) per year, providing thermal heat energy to 5,500 flats, 110 houses, 40 businesses, 12 kindergartens, 25 education facilities, and eight medical institutions. The project, hailed as one... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 6, 2020
Danone has announced the ‘landmark’ carbon-neutral certification of its baby formula production facility in Wexford, Ireland. The certification by the Carbon Trust, an independent global climate change and sustainability consultancy, marks an industry-leading milestone and is a step towards Danone’s target of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050. The facility... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 3, 2020
Statkraft has extended a power purchase agreement (PPA) with Greencoat Capital’s Sleaford biomass plant in Lincolnshire, UK. Greencoat Capital is one of the UK’s largest investors in the renewable energy market, owning and operating projects in a range of sectors including bioenergy, onshore wind and solar PV. Statkraft previously entered into a long-term PPA... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 2, 2020
Avista Utilities, a Washington, US-based energy utility firm, is seeking proposals from renewable energy project developers who are capable of constructing, owning, and operating up to 120 average megawatts (aMW), whether through one or multiple proposals with a minimum net annual output of 20 aMW. Through a request for proposal (RFP), Avista intends to secure the output... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 2, 2020
DB Cargo UK has announced a new five-year ‘hook and haul’ contract to transport biomass supplies to Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire. DB Cargo, one of the UK’s largest rail freight operators, will run an average of 60 trains per week from the ports of Immingham and Hull to the power station near Selby. Each train will carry around 1,650 tonnes of biomass... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 1, 2020
Valmet Oyj will supply a complete district heating plant to Göteborg Energi AB in Gothenburg, Sweden. The new hot water plant, which is typically worth above €40 million, will reduce fossil carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by around 25,000 tons per year. It will replace two old boilers originally designed for oil and coal but converted to run on wood pellets in 2003.... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 1, 2020
The UK could see a “vast reduction” in renewable heat projects over the next 12 months and a potential return to fossil fuels if current government proposals are approved, according to the UK Pellet Council and Biomass Heat Works!. Representatives from the two organisations are urging those supplying to, operating within, or using biomass for domestic or commercial... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 30, 2020
Companies that applied to the UK Government’s non-domestic renewable heat incentive (RHI) scheme before 29 June will now have an additional 14 months to get their low-carbon heat generators up and running. The RHI was the first scheme of its kind in the world, according to the government, and the non-domestic RHI offers businesses a set tariff for 20 years for generate... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 29, 2020
US firm SunGas Renewables, a supplier of biomass gasification systems, has entered into a strategic alliance with Hatch, a global advisory, development consulting, multidisciplinary engineering and project delivery firm. The partnership will leverage the companies’ technical expertise, engineering capabilities, and market knowledge to accelerate the deployment of... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 26, 2020
Vattenfall Netherlands has delayed plans to build a major biomass plant in the country, claiming it is “not deaf” to the discussion surrounding biomass sustainability. The company, a subsidiary of Vattenfall in Sweden, said that due to ongoing discussions with politicians, municipalities and civil society organisations about the plans for the 120-megawatt biomass... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 24, 2020
Drax Group has partnered with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engineering (MHI), part of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group, on a new bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) pilot project at its power station in North Yorkshire. The project, testing MHI’s carbon capture technology, is set to begin in the autumn and marks another step in Drax’s quest to become... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 22, 2020
Aurora Energy Solutions, a new firm owned by Usibelli Investments, has acquired the assets of Superior Pellet Fuels (SPF) and is building a ‘state-of-the-art’ wood kiln in Alaska, US. The kiln will produce clean-burning dry firewood to help the greater Fairbanks area achieve required reductions in PM 2.5 emissions. Joe Usibelli Jr, managing member of Usibelli... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 22, 2020
A coalition of environmental advocacy groups has launched ‘Cut Carbon Not Forests’, a campaign to expose the UK’s “wasteful subsidies” for firms that burn trees to generate electricity. With the launch of the campaign, the groups hope to put pressure on policymakers to support reform. The multi-channel group, led jointly by Biofuelwatch, Dogwood Alliance,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 19, 2020
Vida Group, a subsidiary of US sustainable wood products and pellets firm Canfor, is to purchase three sawmills in Sweden. Vida will buy the sawmills from Bergs Timber for CAD$43 million (€28.2 million) plus working capital. The three facilities, located in Vimmerby, Morlunda and Orrefors, will add approximately 215 million board feet to Vida’s annual capacity.... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jun 17, 2020
The US Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA) and the Renewable Energy Agency (REA) have hit back against claims made by think tank Ember. Ember’s report, ‘The Burning Question’, shared its research to show why the UK should end tax breaks on burning wood biomass for power, revealing that subsidies of more than £13 million (€14.5 million) are provided to major... [Read More]


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