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August 2018

Biomass Could Fuel European Energy For 43 Days In 2018

Biomass could cover the energy needs of all 28 member states of the EU from 19 November to the end of the year, according to Bioenergy Europe. The figures have been announced as part of the build up to Bioenergy Europe’s ‘European Bioenergy Day’, which will be held on 19 November to mark the point […]

Drax Completes Fourth Biomass Conversion

Major UK energy supplier Drax has switched on the fourth biomass generating unit at its power station in North Yorkshire, marking a significant step in what it claims to be Europe’s largest decarbonization project. Back in June this year, Drax took the coal-fired generating unit offline in preparation for its conversion to running on sustainable […]

Colorado Wood Pellet Manufacturer Files For Bankruptcy

A Colorado-based company that says it is the largest wood pellet manufacturer in the western United States has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Confluence Energy LLC, which is based in Kremmling in Grand County, said in a Tuesday filing that it owes $14.95 million to between 100 and 199 creditors. The company listed assets of […]

Enviva Announces New Japanese And European Contracts

Enviva Partners has reported its financial results for the second quarter 2018, and announced two major contracts in Europe and Japan. The company has reported net second quarter revenue of $132.1 million, a 3.6% or $4.6 million increase year on year with the second quarter 2017. Enviva has also announced a new 180,000 metric ton […]

U.S. EIA Forecasts Increase In Biomass Electricity Generation Capacity

The August edition of the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Short-Term Energy Outlook has been published, revealing forecasts on renewables consumption in the U.S. Biomass generating capacity for the electric power sector is expected to hit 7,363 megawatts by the end of 2018, up from 7,313 megawatts in the previous year. The projected figure for […]

WSU Research Focuses On Lignin-To-Fuel

From: Wood Bioenergy Editors Washington State University Tri-Cities associate professor Xiao Zhang is targeting the use of lignin—a common material that makes the cell walls of plants rigid—to create affordable biofuels and bioproducts. U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture has granted Zhang, an associate professor in WSU’s Bioproducts, Sciences and Engineering […]

Ridgeland Pellet Company Launches South Carolina Manufacturing Plant

Ridgeland Pellet Company plans to launch new manufacturing operations in Ridgeland, South Carolina. The company’s $8.1 million investment is projected to create 27 new jobs over the next five years in Jasper County. A manufacturer of wood pellets used in home heating fuel, alternative industrial energy and equine bedding, Ridgeland Pellet Company will purchase an […]

Drax Announces Siemens Turbine Upgrades At UK Plant

In a bid to improve the efficiency of its biomass generating units Drax has signed a £40 million ($44.9 million) contract with Siemens for turbine upgrades. Drax operates the UK’s biggest power station, near Selby in Yorkshire. As part of a massive decarbonization project, Drax is converting the facility and its associated supply chain infrastructure […]

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