In order to keep pace with the burgeoning demand for renewable energy, forest management policy in the U.S. must change to address environmental sustainability issues, according to an article by a University of Illinois expert in bioenergy law. Unless the…
Saxlund Bioenergy AB, a subsidiary of Opcon (STO:OPCO), the energy and environmental technology Group, together with the main contractor Kellve Sweden AB, will be delivering the exterior material handling equipment for Katrinefors new CHP-plant. Saxlund’s part of the order value…
Saturday, 15 June 2013 20:48

It’s not a fire; it’s biomass

The lighting of the biomass boiler by the Hibbing Public Utilities (HPU) Wednesday resulted in smoke over the city. The Hibbing Fire Department and 911 had received numerous calls reporting smoke or fires in the area, according to Fire Chief…
GDF SUEZ has inaugurated the Green Unit biomass plant at Polaniec in south-east Poland, the world’s biggest power plant entirely fuelled by biomass, made up of treefarming and agricultural by-products. It illustrates the Group’s commitment to developing renewable energy in…
Technip was awarded by Forest BtL Oy a contract, worth approximately €5 million, for the front-end engineering and design (FEED) of a new second generation biomass-to-liquid* (BTL) plant to be built on Ajos island, Finland. This plant will produce approximately…
LAAVA, a TEKES / ERDF initiative involving a number of Finnish research organisations and companies, has made significant progress in development of accurate wood inventory moisture prediction models. The latest results, to be published in the next couple of months,…
A wood panel maker that placed adverts campaigning against biomass subsidies has been accused of opportunism, as it continues to profit in the UK. Norbord is behind a series of ads claiming that subsidised energy generators are able to pay…
Friday, 07 June 2013 14:32

Biomass Industry in Brazil 2013

Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Biomass Industry in Brazil" report to their offering. Brazil has a large amount of biomass stock available in the country. Last year, Brazil accounted for over 20 billion MWh of power generation through biomass.…
A new wood biomass power plant approved for a Scottish seaport will be "responsibly" sourced for fuel, Energy Minister Fergus Ewing promised this week. Ewing announced planning for a $710 million combined power-heat biomass generator at the Port of Grangemouth…
World leader in thin and ultra-thin papers, Bolloré Thin Papers has already launched several projects in relation to sustainable development at their Papeteries du Léman mill. Since 2004, the company has been steadily moving on a regular basis towards ”greener”…
Cutting down trees to generate biofuels to substitute for fossil fuels can’t make sense in terms of carbon accounting, can it? I never thought so, but apparently some people have contended that it does. This Project Syndicate essay from Bjorn…
22 May is the United Nations International Day for Biological Diversity. The day has traditionally been UPM’s Plant-a-Tree Day when tree planting events with different stakeholders have been organised. This year in Finland in four locations different groups have the…