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Feb 23, 2024
California biomass project in Tahoe seeks public-private partnership
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Feb 21, 2024
Renewable energy company Drax has become the latest founder member of the University of Sheffield’s newly-launched Energy Innovation Centre. The new partnership will drive forward research into next-generation carbon capture technology, including innovations in bioenergy with carbon capture and storage, or BECCS, said Drax. Drax joins Boeing as the second founder... [Read More]

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Feb 21, 2024
Fitch Ratings has downgraded Enviva's Long-Term Issuer Default Rating (IDR) to 'RD' from 'C' and has affirmed its senior unsecured debt at 'C'/'RR5', with Enviva at risk of going bankrupt. Enviva has failed to cure the missed interest payment on $750 million (€693 million) of 6.5% senior notes due 2026 upon expiration of its original 30-day grace period, and has entered... [Read More]

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Feb 20, 2024
Oterra, which specialises in producing colour from natural sources, has installed a 3.5 MW biomass boiler at the Cossé-le-Vivien site in France, which is estimated to reduce CO2e emissions by more than 3,000 tons annually. The project was successful in the 2020 BCIAT call for projects (Biomass Heat for Industry, Agriculture and Tertiary Sectors), led by The French Agency... [Read More]

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Feb 19, 2024
The Irish Bioenergy Association (IrBEA) has published a guide to Specified Biomass Harvesting (SBH) as part of sustainable forest management. Ireland has grown a significant forest resource over the past century, with much of this forest resource now reaching harvest stage. Maximising the value of this harvest, while protecting the forest environment and optimising future... [Read More]

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Feb 16, 2024
BEAM Circular, the Almond Board of California, Stanislaus County and Ecostrat have announced the issue of a rare ‘AA’ rating to the North San Joaquin Valley Bioeconomy Development Opportunity Zone centered in Modesto, California. This is North America’s first BDO Zone rating for Orchard Biomass, Nut Tree Shells and Almond Hulls. The North San Joaquin Valley BDO... [Read More]

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Feb 9, 2024
MAIRE has announced that NEXTCHEM (Sustainable Technology Solutions) - through its subsidiary NextChem Tech - and ENGIE will cooperate on the development and commercialisation of an advanced biomethane technology to produce synthetic methane from dry biomass waste. Under this cooperation agreement, NextChem Tech will act as strategic partner and co-developer in order... [Read More]

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Feb 7, 2024
Aberdeenshire Council in Scotland has reviewed and extended its waste strategy to allow a full implementation of improvements that aim to maximise reuse and recycling across the region. The council’s Infrastructure Services Committee agreed to extend and amend the 2019-2023 strategy on 25 January, which also accounted for the impact of Covid and how wood waste is now... [Read More]

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Feb 6, 2024
Aston University scientists have blended leftover cooking oil, lamb fat and agricultural waste to develop a cleaner fuel for ships. The researchers have mixed waste pellets with either used oil or animal fat to develop a form of energy which meets international marine fuel standards. Scientists at Aston University have combined waste material supplied by a Dutch anaerobic... [Read More]

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Feb 2, 2024
Carbon removals and renewable energy company Drax Group has announced a new partnership with Molpus Woodlands Group (Molpus). The agreement will provide Drax with an option to purchase sustainably sourced woody biomass to fuel its bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) operations in the US Southeast. Drax will have the option to take up to 1 million green... [Read More]

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Feb 1, 2024
Scirocco Energy plc has announced the successful completion of the sale of its interest and investment in EAG, the biomass group. Scirocco's 50% interest was sold to private equity firm OrbeNovo Capital for a gross enterprise value of £2.6 million (€3 million) before adjustments, plus a contingent consideration of up to a further £150,000 (€175k). This figure will... [Read More]

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Jan 31, 2024
The Government of Ontario in Canada has announced the second phase of funding under the Forest Biomass Programme. The C$9.4 million (€6.4 million) investment is designed to develop the untapped economic potential and environmental benefits of new and emerging uses of under-utilised wood and mill by-products, according to the authority. The first phase of the funding... [Read More]

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Jan 31, 2024
Peel Ports Logistics has signed a deal to become renewable energy specialist Drax’s new shipping agency service provider for vessels importing biomass into Liverpool, North West England. The shipping and freight forwarder will support the arrival of all Drax’s ships from locations such as North America into the Port of Liverpool’s £100 million (€117 million)... [Read More]

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Jan 29, 2024
Global renewable energy company Drax Group has announced that it plans to establish a new independent business unit that will focus on becoming the global leader in delivering large-scale and high-integrity carbon removals. The recent “global stocktake” at COP28 warned of the need to move faster to tackle the climate emergency. Large-scale carbon removals, including... [Read More]

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Jan 26, 2024
The UK government cannot currently demonstrate that its approach to ensuring generators comply with its sustainability requirements is adequate, according to a new report from the National Audit Office. Over the past two decades, the government has provided more than £20 billion (€23.4 billion) of support to businesses using biomass in the power and heat sectors. The... [Read More]

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Jan 25, 2024
Ecostrat has announced that FVB Energy has joined the BDO Zone Strategic Alliance. BDO Zone Strategic Alliance Partners are leading companies in the bioenergy sector that help accelerate and de-risk biobased project development in BDO Zones. “Sustainability and innovation are a top priority for FVB Energy”, said James Grant, engineering manager, FVB Energy Inc.,... [Read More]

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Jan 24, 2024
RENOVA's Ishinomaki Hibarino Biomass Power Plant, which had been planned to begin operation this month, is now scheduled to commence activity in March this year. The plant, which is owned by Ishinomaki Hibarino Biomass Energy G.K., an equity method affiliate of RENOVA, has required additional time for final adjustments to the boiler and turbine facilities to ensure long-term... [Read More]


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