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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 […]

Drax To Convert Fourth Coal-Fired Plant To Biomass

On June 6 Drax Power Station in Yorkshire, UK, took its fourth coal-fired power generating unit offline as it prepares to convert it to running on sustainable biomass. Drax has already converted half its power stations and ‘associated supply chain infrastructure’ to use sustainable biomass instead of coal. Having already invested £700 million into the […]

Can Co-Firing Biomass With Coal Help Meet International Climate Goals?

While he’s not personally present, President Trump is getting the cold shoulder at the climate meeting in Bonn, Germany because of his insistence on the wider use of coal-fired electricity. But one such idea that is getting floated there is the co-firing of biomass with coal to potentially increase efficiencies and to reduce CO2 emissions. […]

Wood Pellet Imports Surge In Japan

Japanese wood pellet imports reached 232,000t last year, up by 140pc from 97,000t in 2014, data from Japan’s economy, trade and industry ministry showed. The growing biomass market in Japan is driven by an increase in the number of power plants using woody biomass, including wood pellets, wood chips and waste wood, to generate heat […]

Power Plants Burning Wood With Coal To Cut Carbon Emissions

Even as the Environmental Protection Agency considers requiring existing coal-fired power plants to cut their carbon dioxide output, some utilities have started to use a decidedly low-tech additive that accomplishes that goal: wood. Ranging in size from sawdust to chunks as big as soup cans, waste wood from paper mills, furniture factories and logging operations […]

Alabama Plant Back To Co-Firing Woody Biomass With Coal

Colbert Steam Plant has resumed burning biomass for the first time since tornadoes damaged the plant April 27, 2011. “We were down for two years after the storms,” plant manager Terry Gamble said. “It’s been a long process.” The plant burns about 2 million tons of coal each year and powers 550,000 homes, but since […]

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