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Oct 22, 2021
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Pellets News
Oct 21, 2021
Drax is beginning a major planning consultation to seek the public’s views on its bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) proposals. The announcement follows the publication of the Government’s Net Zero Strategy, which outlined how vital engineered greenhouse gas removal (GGR) technologies, such as BECCS, could be in delivering the UK’s decarbonisation... [Read More]

Pellets News
Oct 20, 2021
Enviva has welcomed a new report from the International Energy Agency (IEA) for a more rapid transition to net-zero carbon emissions, a tripling of public investments in clean energy technology, and a growing role for ‘modern bioenergy’. The IEA World Energy Outlook report, released last week, is designed to provide independent, objective, scientific assistance... [Read More]

Pellets News
Oct 19, 2021
The East Coast Cluster (ECC) has been named as one of the UK’s first carbon capture, storage and utilisation clusters following a successful bid to the UK Government. The ECC is made up of both Zero Carbon Humber and Net Zero Teesside, supported by the Northern Endurance Partnership (NEP) - a collaboration between bp, Eni, Equinor, National Grid, Shell and Total.... [Read More]

Policy News
Oct 19, 2021
The UK’s biomass heat industry has urged the government to stop ignoring and excluding rural off-grid communities in heat decarbonisation plans. The urgent call was made by the UK Pellet Council (UKPC) and Biomass Heat Works! following the announcement of the government’s Heat and Buildings Strategy was announced, including a £450 million (€533 million) boiler... [Read More]

Pellets News
Oct 15, 2021
The Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA) and the US Industrial Pellet Association (USIPA) have slammed a recent report by think tank Chatham House, which the organisations claim misrepresents well-established carbon accounting methodologies for the use of biomass in energy. The report found that US-sourced wood pellets burned in the UK were responsible... [Read More]

Pellets News
Oct 7, 2021
Drax is just one of 12 companies selected to take part in the UK Government’s Global Investment Summit next week. The event, hosted by Prime Minister Boris Johnson and the Royal Family, will showcase the opportunities for investment in the UK, demonstrating the government’s commitment to ‘building back better’ post-COVID. Drax will showcase its multi-million-pound... [Read More]

Pellets News
Oct 5, 2021
Panama City Commission in Florida has approved Panama City Port Authority’s $26 million budget for major projects, including wood pellet storage. The projects will focus on expansion, economic development, and job creation, with Mayor Greg Brudnicki voicing his support for the projects. “The port is a real economic engine for the city, it has been for years,”... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 29, 2021
Scientists at the University of Wyoming (UW) have examined the impact of water consumption when combining bioenergy production with carbon capture and sequestration, also known as BECCS. BECCS is a carbon removal technique in which organic material is converted into heat, electricity, or liquid or gas fuels, with the carbon emissions from this bioenergy conversion captured... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 27, 2021
Sulzer Chemtech’s separation equipment will play a key role in Arbaflame’s pellet production process. The EU-funded Arbaflame project, located just outside of Oslo, Norway, aims to produce 70,000 tonnes of biomass-based combustibles annually for clean power generation. The pellets are made of wood and can be used as a 100% sustainable alternative to coal in power... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 24, 2021
Drax said it aims to source 80% of the construction materials and services needed to deliver its bioenergy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) technology from the UK supply chain. The ambition includes all construction materials needed as part of the development of the multi-billion-pound project, such as steel, pipes, heat pumps, electricals, and insulation, as... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 24, 2021
Eleven thermal plants around Delhi, India, have been directed to co-fire with biomass pellets. The Centre’s air quality commission has directed all 11 thermal power plants within a 300-kilometre (km) radius of Delhi to co-fire biomass pellets with coal, noting this could utilise millions of tonnes of biomass, helping to address the issue of stubble burning. Paddy... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 22, 2021
A new research and demonstration facility aimed at accelerating the development of low-carbon, market-ready bioenergy products and carbon-negative energy systems has opened at the University of British Columbia (UBC). Building on work conducted at UBC’s Clean Energy Research Centre (CERC) over the past 15 years, the $8 million (€5.3 million) Biorefining Research... [Read More]

Policy News
Sep 22, 2021
Green sources of CO2 captured at bioenergy with carbon and capture and storage (BECCS) and green gas plants could bolster the UK's CO2 supply, according to the Association for Renewable Energy and Clean Technology (REA). Volatile global gas prices have demonstrated the urgent need to diversify and decarbonise the UK’s domestic energy system, said the Association.... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 20, 2021
Drax Group has partnered with the National Farmers Union (NFU) of England and Wales to identify opportunities to scale-up perennial energy crop production. The Climate Change Committee previously stated that if the UK is to meet its decarbonisation objectives, a ‘substantial area’ of energy crops must be planted each year to deliver the low carbon renewable fuel... [Read More]

Pellets News
Sep 17, 2021
Drax Group has started construction on the second of three satellite wood pellet plants in Arkansas. Work is underway at the site in Russellville, Pope County, north-western Arkansas, with commercial operations expected to begin at the plant in 2022. The move is part of a $40 million (€34 million) investment by Drax in the state, creating around 30 new direct jobs... [Read More]


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