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Jul 24, 2019
UK’s power system is ‘decarbonising faster than any other country’
Biomass News
Jul 23, 2019
The biomass conversion of a previously coal-fired power station in South Wales is on track to begin operations by 2021. According to global sustainable energy company SIMEC Atlantic Energy, the Uskmouth plant in Newport will be fuelled with pellets derived from waste. The pellets will contain high levels of plastic waste, which cannot be recycled and may otherwise be... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 22, 2019
UK energy major BP has agreed to form a 50/50 joint venture (JV) with US agricultural trader Bunge, creating a bioenergy company in Brazil. The JV, which will be known as BP Bunge Bioenergia, will operate 11 mills across the southeast, north and Midwest regions of Brazil, one of the largest fast-growing markets for biofuels in the world. The new company will have... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 19, 2019
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has revealed that there is over $400 million (€356.5 million) available in financing under a programme that provides loan guarantees to help rural small businesses in the US lower energy costs. Encouraging farmers, rural small business and agricultural producers to apply for the financing, acting assistant to the secretary for... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 18, 2019
The recently established Bright Biomethane North America, a subsidiary of Dutch company Bright Biomethane, has said that it will soon realise its first biogas upgrade projects in the state of New York, US. The renewable natural gas (RNG) projects are reportedly the first on the US East Coast to be equipped with high efficient three-stage membrane separation technology,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 17, 2019
The Government of Canada has invested CAD$2.7 million (€1.8 million) in a sustainable forestry project run by the Indigenous Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation in Quebec, which will create jobs, support the economy and displace diesel use. Announced by Diane Lebouthillier, Minister of National Revenue, on behalf of Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Natural Resources, the funding... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 16, 2019
The Bioenergy Association of New Zealand welcomed the proposal from Government in its Action on Agricultural Emissions to provide credits for reductions of gross greenhouse gas emissions from farms. Brian Cox, executive officer of the Bioenergy Association said that “The Government proposals will open up opportunities for farmers to offset biological emissions from... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 16, 2019
Ireland’s Energy in Agriculture 2019 returns for the fourth year on August 20 and aims to provide practical information for farmers and the rural sector about the various renewable energy and energy-efficiency options available for farm businesses. It is organised jointly by Teagasc, Tipperary County Council, the Irish Farmers’ Association, Tipperary Energy Agency... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 16, 2019
From several stories up at Exelon’s Albany Green Energy plant, you can see a massive pile of chipped up wood, known as biomass. A long conveyor carries it up into the plant, where it’s fed into a boiler. The biomass burns to make electricity for Georgia Power. Around the corner from the wood pile, a long tube snakes off, carrying leftover steam to power a Proctor... [Read More]

Other News
Jul 16, 2019
Aries Clean Energy has received all approvals required to construct New Jersey’s first biosolids-only gasification facility. The plant will bring environmental and sustainable benefits to the area by processing 400 tons of biosolids daily into clean renewable energy. The Aries Linden Biosolids Gasification Facility will be located in a re-purposed building within... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 16, 2019
An interdisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Tennessee has been awarded a $40,000 (€35,000) grant to collaborate with the nonprofit Resource Capture and develop a more sustainable way to manage the booming Nashville metropolitan area's organic wastes, and in the process provide a valuable soil amendment for the region's farmers. The Nashville... [Read More]

Pellets News
Jul 15, 2019
Pinnacle Renewable Energy has signed two long-term, take-or-pay offtake contracts with customers in Japan and South Korea, for the supply of industrial wood pellets. In Japan, Pinnacle has extended an existing contract with Mitsubishi, under which Pinnacle will supply 110,000-120,000 metric tons per annum (MTPA) of industrial wood pellets from 2021. In South Korea,... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 15, 2019
Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises’ (B&W) subsidiary Babcock & Wilcox Vølund has successfully handed over its biomass-to-energy power plant in Margam, Wales, to Margam Green Energy. Vølund will operate the plant for Margam under a 15-year operations and maintenance contract, which will burn wood waste to generate 40 MW of electricity per year. “Vølund’s... [Read More]

Policy News
Jul 11, 2019
Commenting on the report yesterday, Mark Sommerfeld, policy manager at the REA said, “Today’s CCC progress report must be the starting gun for Government to get on and deliver the UK’s legally binding ambitions to have net zero emissions by 2050. The report reflects the status of renewable and clean tech markets today, with a dearth of polices constraining... [Read More]

Biogas News
Jul 11, 2019
A biomethane plant near Pontefract in West Yorkshire is set to meet the energy needs of around 6,000 homes, thanks to a 3km directionally drilled pipeline installed under farmland by Energy Assets Utilities (EAU).  The facility will create methane from chicken litter, food waste and organic matter produced by local farms and will purify the gas to the required specification... [Read More]

Biomass News
Jul 11, 2019
Anellotech’s MinFree™ technology, an innovative, patent pending biomass pretreatment process has been demonstrated to significantly reduce the mineral (ash) content of loblolly pine at a 20 metric tonnes/day scale. Month-long trials converting this MinFree™-treated, low-mineral pine into aromatics (BTX) at Anellotech’s Bio-TCat™ process... [Read More]


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