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May 29, 2024
Namibia secures funding for biomass station
Biomass News
May 28, 2024
erex has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop biomass projects and relationships in the Bao Thang District of Vietnam. Last month, a signing ceremony took place between Erex and the Lào Cai Province at the Vietnam Tourism Investment Conference in Tokyo. In Southeast Asian countries, erex said electric power demands are increasing due to economic growth,... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 24, 2024
Vilnius CHP has completed construction of its biomass unit, as all necessary documents have been submitted to commence operations at full capacity. Last December, the Vilnius CHP biomass unit had reached a partial (149 MWth, 50 MWe) COD for generating heat and electricity. This month (May) it received certificates from the National Energy Regulatory Council to use the... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 23, 2024
In reaction to recent scrutiny of the biomass power sector, in the media and in Parliament, the REA (Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology) has highlighted the ongoing importance of biomass power in reaching net zero. In a statement, Mark Sommerfield, deputy director of policy at the REA, said: “The Climate Change Committee (CCC), International Energy... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 22, 2024
Researchers from Aberystwyth University in Wales are exploring the potential of crops like willow and alder as alternative sources of income for farmers. The initiative is part of the Biomass Connect project, a UK-wide project that aims to assess the viability of biomass crops to improve farm revenues and environmental sustainability. It is funded by the Department for... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 21, 2024
Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL) has announced the recapitalisation of Musser Biomass and Wood Products (Musser), a producer of premium reclaimed biomass wood fibre, by the Watermill Group. Located in Rural Retreat, Virginia in the US, Musser is a processor and distributor of ESG-Certified biomass products, including wood fibre, biochar, wood pellets and wood briquettes. Using... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 20, 2024
The Wood Recyclers’ Association (WRA) has highlighted the sustainability advantages of waste wood biomass following what it described as ‘scrutiny of biomass power [...] in the press’. This came after the Conservative Environment Network published a manifesto last week, supported by 32 parliamentarians, questioning the government’s policy on bioenergy and calling... [Read More]

Policy News
May 17, 2024
Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema, US senators for the state of Arizona, have announced more than $3.7 million (€3.4 million) in Wood Innovations Funds, designed to support projects preserving the state's forest lands. The fund is earmarked for wood innovations projects across Northern Arizona that are designed to preserve Arizona's forest lands and boost the state's wood... [Read More]

Policy News
May 16, 2024
Serbia is set to receive a €31.9 million investment for the development of its biomass market, in a project that aims to ensure consumers are connected to district heating networks. This is the second phase of the programme, the first of which is expected to end this year. German development bank KfW is providing a €20 million loan and a grant of up to €2 million... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 15, 2024
Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) regarding a feasibility study, which will utilise biomass resources for the production and sale of sustainable aviation fuel (SAF). The MoU was signed with InvestSarawak, a Malaysian state government agency under the purview of the Ministry of International Trade, Industry and Investment, in... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 14, 2024
Leading Japanese companies, NYK Line (NYK), NYK Bulk & Projects Carriers (NBP), TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING Co., Ltd. (TSUNEISHI SHIPBUILDING) and British renewable energy business, Drax Group (Drax), have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop both the world’s first biomass-fuelled ship (bioship) and the technology that could power it. Biomass is playing... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 13, 2024
Shell Energy Philippines has secured an offtake agreement with the Thomas Lloyd Group’s North Negros Biopower Inc. for its biomass plant in Negros Occidental. Headquartered in Zurich, Thomas Lloyd is an independent impact investment manager. Formerly known as Manta Energy, Inc., Shell Energy Philippines is a subsidiary of the oil giant, operating in the country's power... [Read More]

Policy News
May 13, 2024
Funding should no longer be earmarked for biomass-produced electricity until it can be proved that it does not negatively affect climage change, UK MPs have said. The Times reports that, as ministers prepare to extend subsidies to biomass plants, Conservative MPs are warning that this risks 'ripping off' taxpayers. According to the publication, the MPs state there are... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 10, 2024
Indian state-owned power utility NTPC said it has achieved 20% torrefied biomass co-firing at its Tanda thermal plant in Uttar Pradesh. On 9 May, a company statement said it had established co-firing of 7-10% non-torrefied biomass with coal at NTPC Dadri. It added that, to achieve a higher percentage of biomass co-firing without significant modifications, NTPC's Energy... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 9, 2024
Dairygold Co-operative Society, an Irish dairy co-operative based in Mitchelstown, County Cork, Ireland, is seeking planning permission for biomass plants at each of its sites in Mitchelstown and Mallow. The organisation is Ireland's second largest dairy co-operative, and the country's third largest milk supplier, as it processes a volume of approximately 1.43 billion... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 8, 2024
Stockholm Exergi has signed a contract with Microsoft covering 3.33 million tonnes of permanent carbon removals from bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) at Värtan, Stockholm. The agreement represents the world's largest permanent removals deal to date. The deliveries of the carbon removal certificates to Microsoft are planned to start in 2028 and continue... [Read More]

Biomass News
May 8, 2024
China, Japan and Singapore have expressed interest in developing biomass plants in Sarawak, Malaysia, according to Deputy Minister of International Trade, Industry and Investment Datuk Dr Malcolm Mussen Lamoh. He told the state assembly that the potential investors have proposed biomass plants utilising conversion from agricultural wastes - with oil palm empty fruit bunches... [Read More]


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