ANDRITZ Energy & Environment (AE&E), part of international technology Group ANDRITZ, has received an order from energy utility Mjölby-Svartadalen Energi (MSE) to supply a biomass-fired combined heat and power plant for the town of Mjölby, Sweden. Start-up is scheduled for…
Saxlund International GmbH, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opcon AB, the energy and environmental technology Group, has won an order from Outotec GmbH for the delivery of sludge handling equipment to the Waste-to-Energy solution at ERZ Entsorgung + Recycling Zürich’s new…
US biofuel producer Inoes Bio‘s $130m Indian River BioEnergy Centre biofuels plant has come online, with first ethanol shipments to be released in August. A joint venture between Inoes Bio and New Planet Energy, the plant is expected to have…
MEPs voted 43-26 in favour of a 5.5% cap on European support for biofuels, as new research showed that growing fuel crops in place of food creates more hunger and deforestation. The vote was on whether to endorse a strict…
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 07:46

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 14:00

€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…