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Feb 20, 2024
Oterra installs €1.8m biomass boiler at Cossé-le-Vivien site
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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]

Biomass News
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]

Biomass News
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]

Biomass News
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]

Biomass News
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]

Biomass News
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]

Biomass News
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]

Biomass News
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]

Biomass News
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]

Biomass News
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]

Biomass News
Jan 23, 2024
Atlantic Technological University (ATU) in Ireland has opened its biomass heat centre, following government funding of €1.9 million. ATU's Letterkenny, Donegal campus was awarded funding from the Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science; and the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications to build the heat centre. It... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 22, 2024
Japanese electric company erex Co has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Can Tho Province, Vietnam, for the purpose of exchanging and providing information on the development of the study of biomass power plant projects. A signing ceremony for the MOU was conducted at the Investment Promotion Conference for Realising the Vision of the Master Plan from 2030... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jan 22, 2024
Sumitomo Corporation has invested in Inherit Carbon Solutions AS (Inherit), a Norwegian company that removes CO2 from the atmosphere through the biomethane production process. Inherit is a specialist in biomass-derived CO2 removal (CDR), in which the CO2 emitted during the biomethane production process is captured and permanently sequestrated in geological storage. The... [Read More]


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