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Feb 3, 2021
FESBC allocates $3 million to support forestry sector, utilise wood fibre
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Feb 3, 2021
Terravesta has launched its ‘Harvest Hub’, a streamlined information management system to help growers to easily upload and access their harvest data. Launched head of the 2021 Miscanthus harvest, the Harvest Hub will ensure that sustainability data is captured, and in future, the data will assist in growers’ carbon sequestration reporting. “It’s another... [Read More]

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Feb 2, 2021
Vow ASA’s wholly-owned subsidiary Vow Industries and Elkem, a major supplier of silicon-based advanced materials, have agreed to reduce fossil CO2 emissions from silicon and ferrosilicon production. The two firms signed a letter of intent to join competence and technology solutions to develop and manufacture biocarbon and other products for Elkem’s production processes.... [Read More]

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Feb 1, 2021
Drax Group has completed the sale of Drax Generation Enterprise Limited, which holds four combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) power stations, to VPI Generation Limited. Following the sale, Drax no longer operates any CCGTs and on 31 March will end commercial coal generation, with formal closure of its remaining coal assets in September 2022. The £193.3 million (€214... [Read More]

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Jan 28, 2021
Renewables overtook fossil fuels as the main source of electricity in the UK in 2020, new analysis has revealed. A record 42% of the UK’s electricity was generated by renewables in 2020, compared to 41% by fossil fuels. Bioenergy generated 12% of the UK’s electricity. Think-tank Ember announced the major milestone today, showing that fossil gas was forced to... [Read More]

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Jan 28, 2021
The European Investment Bank (EIB) must accept ClientEarth’s request for an internal review of a biomass power plant project in Spain, the EU General Court has ruled. The construction project in Galicia, known as the Curtis project, was among the successful projects in a tender procedure for renewable energy projects organised by Spain in 2016. The promoter of the... [Read More]

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Jan 26, 2021
Taaleri, a Finnish wealth management firm, and energy company Savon Voima have collaborated to build a new biocoal plant in Joensuu, Finland. The companies plan to build the biocoal plant on Savon Voima’s liksenvaara power and heat plan site. Taaleri has signed an agreement with Savon Voima on the purchase of services and the lease of the site and of certain equipment. Additionally,... [Read More]

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Jan 26, 2021
US company Aries Clean Energy has changed its name to Aries Clean Technologies, with a refined focus on the conversion of wastewater biosolids into renewable energy and useful by-products. Unsafe disposal of biosolids can contaminate clean water supplies, representing a big problem for municipalities, business, people, and the planet. Every year, the US alone produces... [Read More]

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Jan 26, 2021
Bioenergy Europe has welcomed a report which calls for an ‘honest and explicit’ discussion to ‘detoxify’ the debate surrounding wood-based energy sustainability. The report by the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission on the use of woody biomass for energy production in the EU underlines that swift and robust implementation of REDII sustainability... [Read More]

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Jan 21, 2021
Valmet will supply a biomass boiler plant for district heat production to Seinäjoen Energia Oy’s Kapernaum heat plant in Finland. The new boiler will enable the firm to increase its use of renewable fuels in its district heat production. Owned by the city of Seinäjoki, Seinäjoen Energia provides customers with electricity, district heating, and water supply.... [Read More]

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Jan 19, 2021
Jernforsen, part of Danish firm Linka Group, has upgraded Swedish wood producer Vida’s heating system to use wood waste left over from production. The sustainable wood producer now only uses waste derived from production to heat both sawmills and drying ovens in the village of Nössemark in Sweden. The upgrade took place in collaboration with Jernforsen. The city’s... [Read More]

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Jan 19, 2021
The California Energy Commission (CEC) has awarded $2 million (€1.64 million) to 10 California Native American Tribes for climate and clean energy projects, including bioenergy plans. Awarded through the Tribal Government Challenge Planning Grant Programme and funded by the CEC and California Strategic Growth Council, the money will support projects that identify... [Read More]

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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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