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Bioenergy Contributes To Forest Health, Rural Jobs Across America

On Bioenergy Day and during National Forest Products Week, we recognize the importance of using domestic biomass for a wide variety of applications: renewable energy, heating and cooling, and biobased products, to improve forest health, mitigate climate change, and create jobs in rural America. The undersigned groups, representing a wide array of interests, also recognize […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Irish Company Seeking Approval For U.S. Wood Pellet Facility

Bord na Móna, an Irish energy company, will soon seek government approval for plans to invest €60 million in building a wood pellet factory in the US, according to the Irish Times. It was announced in September 2016 that the state owned company wanted to build a pellet plant in Georgia that would turn willow […]

Coal No More: Pushing For Biomass Conversion In Canada

Transitioning away from coal. That was the main theme at Day One of this year’s WPAC conference in the nation’s capital. Executive director of the Wood Pellet Association of Canada (WPAC) Gordon Murray said the industry received the confirmation it needed this morning regarding the government’s commitment to reducing GHG emissions and making bioenergy more […]

UK Government Report Positive On Biomass

A report commissioned by the UK Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, has found that using biomass instead of coal is playing a positive part in decarbonizing the power sector. The findings, by Ricardo Energy & Environment, come in a week where the biomass power sector has had to defend the technology’s reputation as […]

U.S. Wood Pellet Producer Receives First Sustainable Biomass Certification

European energy producers are leading the way in the implementation of large-scale biomass projects, and feedstock sustainability is a critical component in the process of converting from coal to clean power. As these providers continue to incorporate renewable technologies into existing power plants, they are taking a proactive approach to ensure that their wood feedstocks […]

New England Wood Pellet Acquires Allegheny Pellet Corp.

From: Wood Bioenergy Staff New England Wood Pellet, LLC, a Rentech company, has acquired the assets of Allegheny Pellet Corp., a producer of wood pellets for the domestic heating market with a wood pellet plant in Youngsville, Pa. The acquisition expands New England Wood Pellet’s market position as the largest wood pellet manufacturer for the […]

Drax Publishes Biomass Supply Data To Address Sustainability Concerns

Energy giant Drax has sought to alleviate concerns about the environmental impact of its ambitious plans to shift from coal to biomass power, publishing comprehensive new sustainability data alongside its annual report last week. The company last week confirmed that pre-tax profits rose last year to £166m, as the company continued work on “Europe’s largest […]

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