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According to the new research results of the VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, lignocellulosic biomass can be used in the production of high-quality biofuels for the price of less than one euro per litre. A new technology developed in…
Monday, 08 July 2013 05:46

Tree fungus offers biofuel potential

The hunt for the most efficient and, ideally, most environmentally friendly biofuels continues. One possible source for triggering 'power cells' is a common tree fungus. There are many different ways to produce biofuels and the search for the optimal way…
MORE than 200 workers could lose their jobs after it was announced work developing a new power plant at Tilbury Power Station had halted. Workers were told on Monday by plant owners RWE npower that plans to build a dedicated…
Control of the biomass boilers will contribute to safe and efficient operation ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order for a System 800xA automation solution from SCA Ortviken for their new biofuel plant for handling…
Plans to build a £300 million biomass power station in Sutton Bridge look set to go ahead despite councillors deferring a final decision. Scores of villagers packed into the South Holland District Council offices in Spalding on Wednesday to watch…
Legislation and funding uncertainty loom over the domestic market while a boom in the European market soaks up North American supply. What is the future for both markets when it comes to wood pellets and biomass for energy? Wood-based energy…
In the future, biomass may be a significant feedstock source and Haldor Topsøe expects that the combination of technologies used will be part of the solution to future fuel supply. The integrated pilot plant consists of Andritz Carbona gasification and…
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 12:00

€22m biomass plant gets green light

Plans to build a new briquetting plant capable of processing 300,000t of biomass a year have been unveiled. As revealed in the Farming Independent last week, British fuel distribution firm CPL is to locate its €22m factory at the port…
Wednesday, 19 June 2013 09:00

Minnesota, Sweden Sign Bioenergy Pact

Hoping to emulate Sweden's bioenergy savvy, Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton on Friday signed a pact to continue working on bioenergy research, technology and public policy with the country. Dayton and a Swedish government official signed the document in Stockholm while…
Fortum’s new biofuel-fired plant has been commissioned in Järvenpää, Finland. The plant utilises biofuels to produce district heat for about 34,000 residents in Tuusula and Järvenpää as well as electricity for the national grid. The plant’s annual production is about…
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…
Saturday, 15 June 2013 18:04

Wood not so green a biofuel

Using wood for energy is considered cleaner than fossil fuels, but a Dartmouth College-led study finds that logging may release large amounts of carbon stored in deep forest soils. The results appear in the journal Global Change Biology-Bioenergy Global atmospheric…
Two people were injured, one of them seriously, in an accident at a power plant that burns wood chips and other waste to produce electricity. Amador County Undersheriff Jim Wegner said investigators think "catastrophic mechanical failure" caused a boiler at…
On April 6, a letter from Fred Charles was printed against the proposed biomass project that NESCO in Washington wants to build right across Highway 66 from houses. It needs a $30 million grant subsidy from the government to do…
Tougher and tougher emissions limits on engines are forcing manufacturers to also change other parts of their machines. The new Vermeer HG6000 grinder gives a more homogenous result. Vermeer is an American manufacturer of grinders and chippers for biofuel. When…
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