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Drax Biomass Aids School Clean Up

Drax Biomass worked with the Keep Morehouse Beautiful initiative in late March to clean up the front campus of the Morehouse Elementary School—not far from the Drax Biomass Morehouse pelleting operation. The community project included pressure washing the front of the school, removing dead and overgrown shrubs, pruning shrubs and clearing drainage which is filled […]

Korea’s Hanwha Orders IMAL PAL Pellet Plant

At the beginning of 2019 IMAL PAL Group signed an important project with Korea’s Hanwha for a new pellet plant in South Korea of 40 t/h capacity, a production of approximately 320,000 t/year. PAL will supply the following machinery and systems (manufactured in Italy): —screening and cleaning system of the chips feeding stream by Dynascreen […]

New Japan CHP Plant Burns Whole Log Fuel

Currently under construction in Taiki, Mie Prefecture, Japan, the Takihara Log Fuel Boiler Power Station scheduled for startup the first half of 2020 features a new system that will burn whole logs up to 2 meters (6 ft.) long. The Japanese startup Let’s Company, based in Kuwana, Mie Prefecture, developed the boiler system and is […]

NC Groups Partner With “Home For The Holidays” To Help First Responders, Vets Affected By Hurricane Florence

When Hurricane Florence slammed into North Carolina on September 14, 2018, as a category 1 rainmaker, it was clear that damage to the already rain-soaked state would be immense. As the state continues the recovery process, two groups – the Carolina Loggers Association’s Logs for the Cause and NASCAR driver Brad Keselowski’s Checkered Flag Foundation’s […]

Report: Biofuels And Bioenergy To Play ‘Integral’ Role In Energy Transition

A new multi-landmark report has been released by government-led, multi-stakeholder initiative Biofuture Platform detailing how biofuels and bioproducts ‘must play an integral role’ in the future of the global energy transition. Entitled Creating the Biofuture: A Report on the State of the Low Carbon Bioeconomy, the report uses models and scenarios outlined by the International […]

European Bioenergy Production Could Triple By 2050

Ahead of the COP24 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Katowice, Poland, new research on biomass potential claims it can be a ‘key solution’ in climate change mitigation. According to the recently published research, the amount of domestically available biomass that is used for bioenergy in Europe can triplicate within sustainable and environmental limits whilst […]

Mobile Plant Produces Liquid Fuel From Waste Wood

Twelve research groups from seven countries have developed a sustainable method for producing biofuel from wood waste. The process takes place in a mobile unit that has the potential to decentralize fuel production. Wood waste and tree bark are ideal raw materials as they don’t need to be specially cultivated and don’t compete with food […]

ReEnergy Biomass Plant Shuts Down In Maine

ReEnergy has closed down its biomass-fueled 37 megawatt electricity plant in Fort Fairfield, Maine, local media are reporting. Opened over 30 years ago and situated close to the Canadian border, the facility employs 21 people. Its feedstock is, according to ReEnergy’s website, sustainably harvested forest residue material and mill residue. This biomass is used to […]

LIGNA 2019: Showcases And Events For The Primary Wood Industry

Next year, from 27 to 31 May, the world’s leading trade fair for woodworking and wood processing plant, machinery and tools will present a wealth of innovations and applications for the entire wood industry. LIGNA 2019 will occupy some 130,000 square meters (1.4 million sq. ft.) of net display space, spread across 10 exhibition halls […]

Drax Reports Renewable Capacity Triumph Over Fossil Fuels

New research from energy company Drax Power revealed that total capacity available from UK renewables has overtaken fossil fuels for the first time, which includes biomass’ contribution of 3.2GW. The promising results are according to Drax’s Electric Insight Report, which was produced independently by researchers from Imperial College London. The report also looks at why […]

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