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Turun Seudun Energiantuotanto Oy (TSE) has chosen Valmet as the boiler supplier for their upcoming power plant in Naantali, Finland. The new power plant is scheduled to start up in the autumn of 2017. Valmet's delivery will include a fluidized…
The European Patent Office has granted Borregaard a patent for the key production process behind the company’s BALI project. The patent describes the conversion of wood, agricultural waste and other biomasses to advanced biofuels and/or biochemicals, and to water soluble…
The new biomass boiler involves an annual reduction of fossil carbon emissions equivalent to the emissions from more than 58,000 cars, each driven 20,000 kilometres per year. As well as now being self-sufficient in electricity and heat, the mill will…
In order to meet the European Union's goal of 20% renewables by 2020, some European utility companies are moving away from coal and replacing it with wood pellet fuel. The idea is simple: trees will regrow and recapture the carbon…
Friday, 10 May 2013 07:55

Peat Fuel Demand in Special Markets

Peat Resources Limited (the "Company") +14.29% announces that it has engaged IBK Capital Corp. to complete a best efforts private placement of up to $100,000. The placement consists of 2,500,000 units at $0.04 per unit. Each unit consists of one…
Thursday, 18 April 2013 14:43

Town Council passes biomass moratorium

It was clear a half-hour before Town Council took its vote on a petitioned moratorium on large-scale biomass wood-burning facilities that it was going to pass. Early in the evening, the 13 councilors heard from a half-dozen residents who said…
The National Trust has announced it is to install a 300kW biomass boiler at Ickworth House which will supply all of its heating needs. The project is part of five pilot schemes costing a total of £3.5 million, that the…
A European Parliament report into the EU’s proposals for addressing the problem of indirect land use change (ILUC) in its biofuels policy will propose today (17 April) the application of unique ‘factors’ to account for differences in biofuels performance. These…
Wednesday, 17 April 2013 15:02

Sieving silica sieves from biomass ash

Burning biomass for heat and power could produce as much as 2000 TWh by 2020, which would produce 4–15.6 million tonnes of waste ash, per year, in Europe alone. To address the problem of what to do with all this…
The Prince of Wales brought his environmental and whisky interests together as he opened a biomass plant and a whisky bottling centre at a 173-year-old distillery on Tuesday. Charles, known as the Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, was at Glen…
Monday, 15 April 2013 07:13

UK and Brazil team up for biofuels

Brazil has become the epicentre of the world’s biofuels push: so it’s no surprise that a major UK company is looking to get in on the act. TMO Renewables (TMO), based in the UK, has announced that it has formed…
Saturday, 13 April 2013 21:55

UBC Biofuels: Rushing Mother Nature

What's standing in the way of taking biofuels from the forests to the highway? UBC Forestry Prof. Jack Saddler provides a sneak peek at what scientists are doing to make bring biofuels to your local pump by 2020. More than…
Measuring moisture more accurately at power plants, for example, can determine the true heat value of incoming biofuel better. This helps evaluate its true energy content and value to optimize boiler operation for enhanced productivity. With the new Metso MR…
Metso will supply Vimmerby Energi & Miljö AB (VEMAB) with a biomass-fired power plant for combined heat and power production at Tallholmen in the city of Vimmerby, Sweden. The new plant will secure supply of competitive district heating for the…
Thursday, 11 April 2013 08:11

New leadership at bioenergy association

Fernando Preto is the new executive director of the Canadian Bioenergy Association (CanBio). Preto is a chemical engineer by training and an established leader in the Canadian bioenergy and bioeconomy sectors.  Most recently, he was lead scientist, biomass and renewables,…
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