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Apr 7, 2022
Drax events to share details on potential BECCS contracts worth millions
Pellets News
Apr 6, 2022
Drax has opened a new pellet plant in Demopolis, Alabama, bringing new jobs and economic opportunities to the town. At full capacity, the Demopolis plant – Drax’s second pellet production facility in the state – will produce 360,000 tonnes of sustainable biomass pellets annually. Drax’s pellet plants help support employment and opportunities across the wider... [Read More]

Pellets News
Apr 6, 2022
Enviva will invest $250 million (€229 million) in a new wood pellet production facility in Bond, Mississippi. The facility is a key component of Enviva’s growth strategy to double pellet production capacity from 6.2 million tonnes annually to around 13 million tonnes over the next five years. The plant is fully contracted under long-term take-or-pay supply contracts... [Read More]

Other News
Apr 5, 2022
Bioenergy and BECCS have an important role to play in climate change mitigation, but there are concerns over sustainable feedstock sourcing and large-scale deployment, according to the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report. Without immediate and deep emissions reductions across all sectors, limiting global warming to 1.5oC is ‘beyond reach’,... [Read More]

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Apr 4, 2022
The European Commission has signed grant agreements of €1.1 billion with seven large-scale low-carbon technology projects, including a BECCS development. Allocated via the EU Innovation Fund, the grants are funded by revenues from the EU’s Emissions Trading System. The projects aim to reduce emissions by over 76 Mt of CO2 equivalent (CO2e) during the first 10... [Read More]

Other News
Apr 4, 2022
RNG and biofuel projects have received a share of over $12 million (€8.7 million) in funding from the Government of Canada. The government is making investments to enhance Canada’s competitive advantage, diversify market opportunities, create jobs, and achieve its emissions reduction targets. At the GLOBE Forum 2022, Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Natural Resources,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Apr 1, 2022
Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) has partnered with Kiewit Industrial to deliver Fidelis New Energy’s planned biomass plant and carbon capture project in Louisiana, US. The net-negative carbon impact biomass plant will be built at the Port of Greater Baton Rouge. At 200 MW, it will be the largest plant of its kind in the world. The facility will use wood chips, wood... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 31, 2022
Active Energy Group (AEG) has agreed to sell its Lumberton, North Carolina site for $4.65 million (€4.1 million). The biomass-based renewable energy company that developed CoalSwitch clean energy pellets entered into a sale and purchase agreement with Phoenix Investors for the sale of its facility. Phoenix Investors is a US-based commercial real estate firm, the core... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 31, 2022
Japan Petroleum Exploration (JAPEX) is working with Maeda Corporation, Yonden Business Co, and Shinko Denso to develop a biomass power project in Japan’s Ehime Prefecture. JAPEX specialises in hydrocarbon exploration, production, and transportation. The company produces crude oil, natural gas, and LNG reserves globally. The biomass power plant in Ozu City will... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 30, 2022
Mitsubishi Power has presented a policy proposal to the Government of Indonesia to promote the adoption of biomass co-firing at the country’s thermal power plants. The Indonesian Government is currently implementing an energy policy that aims to raise the proportion of renewables in the nation’s energy mix to 23% by 2025, as part of its goal to reach carbon neutrality... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 30, 2022
Ontario’s government has launched the province’s first Forest Biomass Action Plan to drive economic growth and ensure the strength of the sector for generations. The five-year plan promotes economic opportunities for using forest biomass in new, diverse ways, including renewable energy. The development of the action plan was supported by a diverse working group... [Read More]

Other News
Mar 28, 2022
Plans for a district energy system in Vancouver, Canada, are gaining pace thanks to collaboration between the City of New Westminster and Metro Vancouver Regional District. The Sapperton District Energy System will provide affordable, low-carbon energy by recovering heat from the sewer system and channelling it through a network of pipes to provide space and water heating... [Read More]

Other News
Mar 23, 2022
Fortum has agreed to sell its 50% ownership in Norwegian district heating company Fortum Oslo Varme. Fortum Oslo Varme is jointly owned (50/50) by Fortum and the City of Oslo. It is the largest supplier of district heating in Norway and supplied 36% of district heating generated in the country last year. It sold 1.8 TWh of district heating and generated 0.1 TWh of electricity... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 18, 2022
JSW Cement has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Punjab Renewable Energy Systems to use agricultural waste for bioenergy in its cement manufacturing operations. Punjab Renewable Energy Systems is an Indian bioenergy company focused on biomass aggregation and supply chain management providing fuel to biomass power facilities. Under the MOU, Punjab Renewable... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 18, 2022
Vattenfall’s new 110 MW biomass heat plant in Sweden has been inaugurated and entered operation. The Carpe Futurum facility in Uppsala can use wood chips, recycled biomass and bark in various combinations. It will reduce CO2 emissions by approximately 200,000 tonnes per year, compared with when peat and other fossil fuels were used. The plant is located in Vattenfall’s... [Read More]

Pellets News
Mar 17, 2022
Active Energy Group (AEG) has achieved a chain of custody and controlled wood certifications compliant with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) standards for its new clean energy pellet. This new designation is part of AEG’s continuing commitment to sustainability across its business, from supply chain to production to the impact of the fuel itself. CoalSwitch™... [Read More]


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