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Jun 3, 2021
AEG starts producing CoalSwitch at Ashland facility
Biomass News
Jun 2, 2021
Hawaii’s Supreme Court is giving a biomass plant another chance to win over state regulators after it was blocked due to environmental concerns. Honua Ola Bioenergy has been working on the project for more than a decade, spending nearly $500 million, according to Hawaii News Now. But before the project was completed, it was blocked by the Public Utilities Commission... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jun 1, 2021
SCA, a major forest owner in Sweden, has invested SEK 50 million (€4.9 million) to reduce its pellet mill's environmental impact. The investment into the Härnosänd pellet mill will also reduce ‘discomforts’ for the neighbouring community. Since 1992, the Härnosänd site in Murbergsviken, northern Sweden has been producing wood pellets made from sawdust from... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 27, 2021
The Koehler Group is planning to fully convert its plant in Oberkirch, Germany to biomass. The €60 million project will enable the firm to produce the energy it needs for its paper production operations with wood chips, green waste and mill residue. This means the fuel will be CO2-neutral, as well as a renewable raw material sourced from the region. Koehler’s... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 27, 2021
The UK is setting an example to the rest of the world in transitioning from coal to net-zero using bioenergy, according to the authors of a new report. ‘Electric Insights: Q1 2021: Britain’s Transition from Coal to Biomass to BECCS’, an independent report by academics from Imperial College London for Drax Electric Insights, has shown that the UK is the largest... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 26, 2021
Glennon Brothers, a third-generation family timber processing firm, has entered into an agreement with SHV Energy to buy Balcas. Balcas operates a sawmill in Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, Northern Ireland, producing quality sawn timber products for the fencing, landscaping, agricultural, construction, and pallet and packaging sectors. The company also operates two... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 24, 2021
Projects selected for Phase 1 of the UK Government’s direct air capture and greenhouse gas removal programme have been revealed. In June last year, the Prime Minister announced up to £100 million (€115 million) of new research and development funding to help develop direct air capture technologies in the UK. As part of this, the innovation competition seeks to... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 24, 2021
Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced plans to procure a newbuilding Panamax bulker to transport woody biomass for energy as its main cargo, in light of increased demand. The new vessel’s specifications are in pre-compliance with the Energy Efficiency Design Index - the environmental regulations that will be adopted in 2025. The specifications also call for reinforced... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 21, 2021
Active Energy Group (AEG), headquartered in London, is building a second production plant for its alternative CoalSwitch™ pellets in Maine, US, the company revealed in a recent update. AEG is currently expanding production of its alternative CoalSwitch pellets in the US, including the development of its initial pellet production facility in Lumberton, North Carolina.... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 19, 2021
Concerns have been raised over the UK Government’s omission of bioenergy in its ‘England Trees Action Plan’. The plan has set a new target to triple woodland creation rates by the end of this Parliament and has confirmed that £500 million (€581 million) of the £640 million (€744 million) ‘Nature for Climate Fund’ will be spent on trees and woodland between... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 19, 2021
EQTEC has announced the acquisition and planned recommissioning of a 1 MWe waste-to-energy plant in Italy. Originally commissioned in 2015, the plant will be built around EQTEC’s proprietary, patented advanced gasification technology. The company has acquired, and will lead a consortium to repower, own, and operate the biomass plant in Castiglione d’Orcia in... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 18, 2021
Scottish gin and whisky maker Eden Mill has announced plans for a new distillery and visitor centre, which will use bioenergy. The £8 million (€9.2 million) project, which will be based at St Andrews University in Fife, Scotland, is already well underway, according to The Courier, with around half of the money already secured to deliver the project. A local energy... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 18, 2021
Several UK bioenergy projects under the Non-Domestic Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) will be granted a 12-month extension, in a move that supports the nation’s decarbonisation goals. The Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy has increased the budget cap for non-Tariff Guarantee Extensions under the Non-Domestic RHI. Welcomed by the Association... [Read More]

Pellets News
May 18, 2021
International biomass exchange Baltpool has started selling sustainable biomass programme (SBP)-certified sustainable biomass that is in high demand in the market. From now on, exchange participants can trade in biomass that meets the requirements of sustainability and has a SBP certificate, which is particularly relevant to Scandinavian and Baltic companies. The certificate... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 13, 2021
INNIO Jenbacher will supply two gas engines for SynCraft’s wood gas power plants in Austria. SynCraft biomass power plants equipped with Jenbacher gas engines are already in operation in Austria, Germany, Italy, Croatia, Switzerland, and Japan. INNIO will supply two Jenbacher J412 gas engines, each with an electrical output of 500 kW, for the two new SynCraft wood... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 12, 2021
On 29 April, Clean Energy Technologies (CETY) announced it had entered into a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Ashfield Ag Resources to co-develop its initial biomass processing facility using the high temperature ablative fast pyrolysis reactor. Located in Massachusetts, US, this project will convert forest biomass waste products into renewable electricity and... [Read More]


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