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  • Big Leap in Biomass Use for Heating in Spain

    The Spanish have gone from consuming 100,000 tonnes of pellets in 2010 to 380,000 tonnes in 2013. And forecasts published by various organisations are saying that by 2020 the 1.1 million tonne mark will have been passed The Spanish Association for the Energy Valuation of Biomass ...

  • Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2013 Program Unveiled

    Today, the 5th Annual Northeast Biomass Heating Expo officially unveiled its conference program for the April 3-5, 2013 event, to be held in Saratoga Springs, NY. The 2013 program emphasizes practical learning for developers, installers, and suppliers of biomass (wood and agricultural crops) heating and combined heat and power (CHP) equipment. The complete program and early registration rates ...


  • Biomass heats up luxury holiday homes

    An award-winning holiday retreat on the Scottish Borders is seeing the financial and carbon saving benefits of biomass, thanks to a district heating system from Euroheat, and the commercial Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). Eildon Cottages, in Melrose, is a holiday destination comprising a converted 18th century farm house, with six newly built self-catering cottages. Prior to biomass, the ...

  • Woodchip biomass and gas centre heats University of Northampton

    A new biomass centre had been opened at the University of Northampton. The facility uses woodchip biomass and gas to provide hot water and low carbon heating to buildings around the University’s Waterside campus. Renewable energy specialists Vital Energi worked closely with the University’s Project Management team to build the 1.5MW biomass powered energy centre. It will work as part ...

  • CIWM welcomes role of biomass and waste in DECC`s Heat Strategy

    The Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) has welcomed the publication of DECC's heat strategy and the recognition that biomass and waste have a contribution to make to the Government's aim of encouraging renewable and low-carbon heat technologies. "Decarbonising heat is an important and challenging task and the strategy provides a very useful assessment of the current situation, ...

  • UK cash boost for biomass fuel for heat and electricity generation

    Farmers, foresters and biomass producers can apply for up to £200,000 each under a new round of grants opened today by Environment Minister Phil Woolas. The Bio-energy Infrastructure Scheme will support the biomass industry in England helping those supplying biomass fuel for use in heat and electricity generation. Phil Woolas said: “We have to rethink our energy mix. We know biomass has the ...

  • KMW Energi exhibits technology for biomass-fired heating and CHP plants

    “This is a big trade fair and many of our customers attend,” says Lars-Erik Jansson, sales manager at KMW Energi, a leading Swedish manufacturer of heating and CHP plants. “Exhibiting at World Bioenergy is a tradition for us.” KMW will present its latest reference plants, as well as showcasing its brand at this international forum. Of course the company is also ...


    By Elmia AB

  • BTEC, RPG Receive Grant to Promote Biomass Heating and Cooling

    The BTEC and the Resource Professional Group were awarded a $70,000 grant to promote energy cost savings and environmental improvement of commercial buildings by teaching architects and biomass appliance manufacturers about wood energy. The Biomass Thermal Energy Council and the Resource Professional Group were awarded a $70,000 grant to promote energy cost savings and environmental improvement ...


    By BBI International

  • Metso to supply biomass-fired heating plant for district heat production to Savon Voima in Finland

    /www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">Metso to supply biomass-fired heating plant for district heat production to Savon Voima in Finland Metso Corporation's press release on January 22, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. ...


    By Metso Corporation

  • Commercial Buildings, Huge Energy Savings with Wood Heat Focus of 2012 Northeast Biomass Heating Expo

      Fourth annual Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2012 to feature two dedicated technical and economic development tracks Saratoga Springs, NY (March 21-23, 2012) – The fourth annual Northeast Biomass Heating Expo 2012 (nebiomassheat.com) will feature two dedicated technical and economic development tracks for its March 21-23 conference and expo in Saratoga ...

  • Biomass on the up in Germany

    Germany is well on the way to meeting its ambitious targets for the expansion of renewable energies. This is demonstrated by the most recent data on the development of renewable energies in 2007, which have been published today by the German Federal Environment Ministry. According to calculations carried out by the Working Group on Renewable Energies – Statistics (AGEE-Stat), renewable energies ...


    By Federal Environment Ministry

  • Opportunities for sustainable biomass in Ukraine

    Ukraine is discovering the potential of biomass, thanks in part to the three-year biomass development project Pellets for Power. Carried out by Wageningen UR together with several private partners and with support from NL agency’s Sustainable Biomass Import programme, Pellets for Power has paved the way for The Netherlands as well as for other EU members to import sustainably produced ...

  • Invest in `green` biomass fuels

    With the right policies and investment in research, developing nations can turn their dependence on biomass fuels into a renewable and sustainable energy supply, says Duncan Macqueen. Fuels derived from biomass — mainly wood, but also plant and animal matter — produce lower greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels, and can be converted into heat, electricity, liquid or gas. Yet they ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Getting biomass from A to B

    A key component of any biomass to energy chain is of course logistics, getting fuel feedstock from the production site to the end-user. For large users such as power stations or combined heat and power plants this can involve moving large volumes over long distances using a variety of transportation modes. And at World Bioenergy there are those specialised in providing these services. ...


    By Elmia AB

  • World Biomass Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   World Biomass Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Researchers turn biomass into energy

    US scientists say they are testing the viability of converting leafy or woody biomass into a commercially feasible fuel product. University of Nevada-Reno Associate Professors Charles Coronella and Victor Vasquez are working on the pretreatment portion of the biomass conversion process as part of a $4.6 million study funded by the Gas Technology Institute.'Biomass produces a dirty gas if it's not ...

  • Supermarket chain plans biomass expansion

    The John Lewis Partnership, owner of the Waitrose chain of supermarkets, is planning a major expansion in their use of wood chip fired combined cooling, heat and power plant (CCHP) in their stores. John Lewis is currently awaiting planning permission for the installation of their first CCHP plant in a new Waitrose store in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. If this pilot is successful the Partnership ...


    By Environmental Protection UK

  • UNTHA shredder for biomass production in Honduras

    The oil palm – a valuable source of energySubsidised project for a changeover from heating oil to biomass made from oil fruit leftoversToday palm oil is one of the world’s most important edible oils. As well as being an ingredient in countless foodstuffs, palm oil can also be found in cosmetics, washing powders and detergents, paints and varnishes.Up to now harvest leftovers such as fruit fibres ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • Factors that Affect Biomass Pellet Quality

    Wood pellets provide a clean and efficient energy source. However, not all wood pellets are created equal. Lower-quality pellets won’t burn as cleanly or as efficiently. If you use pellets to heat a private home, a public school, or an industrial factory, you want to choose pellets that will produce the desired heat while protecting your equipment. And if you produce biomass pellets, ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Biomass `hungry animal` is `morally wrong`

    The biomass sector’s use of high quality wood, which still has recycling value, as feedstock is “inefficient and immoral” – according to wood panel industry insiders. Board mill professionals say that within a rightly held enthusiasm to commit to green processes, energy from waste plants are burning higher quality material and virgin fibre rather than using lower grades that can no longer be ...

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