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Mar 19, 2020
Pennon Group to sell Viridor in £4.2 billion deal
Biomass News
Mar 18, 2020
Brazilian firm IBS Energy Group has signed an agreement with Power China to build a biomass-fired thermoelectric plant in Brazil. The estimated investment in the new facility is R $600 million (€109 million), covering the complete installation of the plant and obtaining the necessary biomass - predominantly from eucalyptus planted forests. The agreement was made... [Read More]

Policy News
Mar 18, 2020
The New Jersey Senate gave final legislative approval for its food waste bill on 5 March. The bill, which was released from the Senate by a vote of 22 to 17, requires large generators of food waste to recycle instead of sending it to landfill. Under the bill, every large food waste generator located within 25 miles of an authorised food waste recycling facility, and... [Read More]

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Mar 17, 2020
The UK Government's export credit agency, UK Export Finance (UKEF), saw its direct lending facility increase by £5 billion (€5.49 billion), with £2 billion (€2.19 billion) allocated for clean growth projects. Through its direct lending scheme, UKEF provides overseas buyers of UK goods and services with financing support in the form of long-term, fixed-rate lending. An... [Read More]

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Mar 17, 2020
Bioenergy events across the globe are being postponed in light of the recent Covid-19 (or coronavirus) outbreak. While many events have been rescheduled for later in the year, others have yet to confirm a new date. The following events have been affected: Value of Biogas East, Toronto, Canada Postponed - New dates TBC "The 2020 Value of Biogas East events will... [Read More]

Biogas News
Mar 16, 2020
ENGIE has teamed up with Heathrow Airport in the UK to replace natural gas with 100% green biomethane. Under the agreement, ENGIE will supply Heathrow Airport with biomethane from anaerobic digestion (AD) to all meter points across all terminals until March 2022. The agreement builds on an existing partnership in which ENGIE supplies biomethane to Heathrow’s Energy... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 16, 2020
Spanish electricity firm Greenalia’s first biomass plant has started operations following a 19-month construction phase. The 50 MW-capacity plant, located in Curtis-Teixeiro near A Coruna, is described by Greenalia as “the most technologically advanced plant in Spain” and cost €135 million. It is hoped the facility, which utilises forestry residues, will supply... [Read More]

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Mar 13, 2020
UK renewable electricity generation increased by 16% in Q3 2019, compared with the same period in 2018. According to the latest figures by the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), the share of total electricity generation from renewables – 38.9% - is the highest ever recorded and marginally exceeds the share of electricity generation... [Read More]

Policy News
Mar 12, 2020
Bioenergy Europe has welcomed the new European Industrial Strategy, which underlines the need for transformation of the European renewables sector. In a statement, the organisation said it was 'particularly happy' that the European Commission conveyed an important message that the EU "will need a more strategic approach to renewable energy industries [...] and the supply... [Read More]

Policy News
Mar 12, 2020
New UK Chancellor Rishi Sunak delivered his first budget on 11 March, outlining funding for several green initiatives. One of the key announcements made in the budget was the extension of the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI), a move welcomed by the campaign group Biomass Heat Works!. The RHI scheme had been due to end in 2021, with many in the bioenergy sector wondering... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 11, 2020
Specialist UK energy supplier Opus Energy has launched a 100% renewable energy tariff for small and medium-sized (SME) businesses utilising biomass energy. Opus Energy’s growing commitment to sustainability comes after its parent company, Drax Group, announced its ambition to become carbon-negative by 2030, in line with the UK Government’s carbon targets. The... [Read More]

Features
Mar 11, 2020
Bushfires and Brexit raise Europe’s bioenergy temperature for the new decade By Colin Ley The opening of a new decade sees European bioenergy producers poised to play a major role in support of the region’s 30-year drive towards carbon neutrality. The need for change has arguably never been more graphically illustrated than by the raging bushfires in Australia... [Read More]

Biomass News
Mar 10, 2020
US-based Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has teamed up with Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) to purchase 17 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy from its mill in Mount Vernon, Washington. The move to invest in biomass energy marks PSE’s continued commitment to the environment and deep decarbonisation. PSE will work with SPI to use 17MW of energy produced at the company’s... [Read More]

Policy News
Mar 9, 2020
Green jobs could increase by 85% in 10 years with government support, according to the Renewable Energy Association (REA). Employment in the renewables and clean technology sector stood at 128,954 in 2017/18, but there is potential to boost the number to 238,000 by 2030. The REA predicts that 46,000 of the new jobs that could be created with greater support from the... [Read More]

Other News
Mar 9, 2020
SUEZ recycling and recovery UK has joined over 180 businesses in signing up to the Food Waste Reduction Roadmap, led by WRAP and IGD. The initiative was launched to help businesses reduce food waste by 50% by 2030. Suez has joined the initiative as an enabling partner to use its skills and resources as a UK waste and water recycling and recovery business to help customers... [Read More]

Biogas News
Mar 6, 2020
The UK’s biggest green gas producer, Future Biogas, will launch a subsidiary consultancy service focused on anaerobic digestion (AD). Launching on 8 April, Fern AD will focus on the biological expertise required to optimise AD plant efficiency, helping operators to benefit from Future Biogas’ industry-leading biologists and in-house laboratory. Future Biogas’... [Read More]


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