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  • GBP 200M biomass plant approved

    Plans to build a £200million biomass power plant at Tees Valley have been approved. Gaia Power’s plant will be powered on recycled wood chippings, generating 50MW, which is enough to supply over 80,000 homes. Around 275,000 tonnes of pallets, MDF and chipboard will be diverted from landfill to fuel the facility each year. Gaia power founder and chairman Michael Fox said: “We have worked long ...

  • Wales builds `unique` biomass plant

    Wales is to build its ‘first’ biochar facility, which will produce charcoal from dry organic waste. Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is to purchase a purpose built plant after the Welsh Assembly Government’ s Academic Expertise for Business programme (A4B) provided it with £180,000. Biochar, produced by burning biomass through pyrolysis, ...

  • New biomass plant to be built in Lincolnshire

    RWE Innogy UK is acquiring 100 % of Helius Energy Alpha Ltd from British biomass to power company Helius Energy Plc.. Helius Energy Alpha Ltd. owns the rights for the development and operation of the Stallingborough biomass power plant to be built in North East Lincolnshire. Overall, RWE Innogy will invest approx. € 260 million in this project. Consent for the power plant has already been granted ...


    By RWE AG

  • Innovative biomass plant planned for UK

    This British biomass power station concept is one of the many projects being proposed around the globe as the search for renewable energy sources continues. The visually stunning Teesside plant will be covered with greenery, provide fuel for over 50,000 homes and be powered by palm kernel shells. This British biomass power station concept is one of the many projects being proposed around the ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • Major Biomass-to-Energy Power Plant Programme in Poland

    Polish licensee of a revolutionary PARS technology of clean gasification is planning to build at least 20 small biomass power plants a year within its 10-year investment programme to become a major renewable energy producer in Europe. PARS technology of tar, soot and VOC cleanup is clean, inexpensive and efficient, resulting in 0.025 euro/kWh electricity from 35 euro/ton feedstock. The ...


    By BIOLEUX POLSKA sp z oo

  • Holyhead Biomass plant given go ahead

    Consent has today been granted to Anglesey Aluminium Metal Renewables to construct a biomass fuelled power station at Penrhos Works, Holyhead, Anglesey. The plant will generate 299 MW of electricity, enough to power approximately 300,000 homes – equivalent to around a quarter of the homes in Wales. It will employ up to 600 people during construction with around 100 full-time personnel when ...

  • Denmark’s largest coal plant fully converts to biomass

    Diarmaid Williams reports in decentralized energy that the huge Avedøre combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Copenhagen, Denmark, once the country’s largest coal-fired station, is now completely fueled by biomass. Coal has been replaced entirely by wood pellets and straw as two energy companies, Vestegnens Kraftvarmeselskab (VEKS) and Dong Energy combined to ...

  • Alter NRG Corp. to build biomass plants in China

    Alberta-based Alter NRG Corp. to construct a demonstration biomass facility and future biomass-to-energy projects in the Chinese ...

  • Monitoring at biomass plants should be `future proof`

    The recent rise in approvals for the construction of renewable energy plants burning biomass has highlighted the need for specified monitoring equipment to be both cost-effective and flexible. Quantitech Director Dominic Duggan explains: “Whilst biomass power represents an important part of the Government’s strategy to produce energy from renewable sources and to reduce waste to landfill, a ...


    By Quantitech Ltd

  • Berlin Starts Production on New Biomass Power Plant

    More than 250 people turned out for the groundbreaking ceremony of Burgess BioPower, formerly known as the Berlin Station, in Berlin, N.H., Oct. 6, including New Hampshire's governor and the city's mayor. The $275 million, 75-megawatt plant is expected to begin generating power in 2013, selling it to New Hampshire Public Service under a 20-year power purchase agreement. New Hampshire Gov. John ...


    By BBI International

  • World`s largest biomass plant approved

    Britain is set to build the world's largest biomass plant after the Government gave the green light to a scheme in south Wales. The 350MW wood chip-fuelled plant, which will be based in Port Talbot, is expected to generate enough electricity to power half of the homes in Wales. Energy Secretary John Hutton approved plans for the £400m plant from London-based firm Prenergy Power Ltd on ...

  • Alter NRG Corp. to build biomass plants in China

    Alberta-based Alter NRG Corp. has signed an agreement to construct a demonstration facility and also a letter of intent for licensing and development of future biomass-to-energy projects in the Chinese market. The agreement with Wuhan Kaidi Holding Investment Co., involves construction of one facility to process approximately 50 to 100 tons per day of varying biomass materials before the end of ...


    By GLOBE SERIES

  • New Bristol biomass plant to benefit local community

    Permission was granted today for a new 150MW dedicated biomass power station at Royal Portbury Dock in the Port of Bristol, North Somerset. The consent allows E.ON Climate and Renewables to construct a plant which could provide enough electricity to power up to 160,000 homes. The new plant will create up to 325 temporary jobs during construction, 35 full-time jobs during ...

  • Double boost for biomass in Britain

    Energy Minister Charles Hendry today gave the go-ahead for two new biomass stations in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, which combined will produce enough electricity to meet the needs of over a million homes. The minister gave formal consent to: Drax Biomass (Selby) Limited for a 299MW biomass-fuelled power station on land at the existing 4000 MW Drax Power Station site in Selby, North ...

  • Will biomass be the saviour of coal?

    Use of biomas at coal-fired energy plants would enhance existing generation assets and balance carbon reduction objectives with energy demand and energy ...

  • 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

  • Biomass Calculator Launched

    A scientific calculator has been developed that investigates the impact on carbon emissions of biomass sourced from North America to produce electricity. The calculator finds that biomass, when sourced responsibly, can be used in a low carbon and sustainable way. The government’s Bioenergy Strategy published in 2012 made clear only bioenergy from sustainable sources should be used. In ...

  • 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 ...

  • Perfect Green Biomass

    The launch of Perfect Green Biomass services represents a pivotal move into a rapidly developing new business sector for the Group, and a keen area of focus for the Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) & ‘RE-thinking 2050’ Produced by European Renewable Energy Council (EREC). The report provides policy recommendations for what is needed to fully exploit the EU´s ...


    By Perfect Green Ltd. (PGL)

  • GE technology turns waste wood into useful energy at Italian biomass plant

    As Italy strives to increase its renewable energy production to 17 percent by 2020, GE’s (NYSE: GE) alternative energy technology can help companies in the country support this initiative. At POWER-GEN Europe, GE is showcasing the Clean Cycle power generation system, its new acquisition in the field of small Organic Rankine Cycles (ORC), which recently received GE’s ecomagination ...

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