Biomass Energy

Businesses fold as RHI changes come in

Changes to Northern Ireland’s Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) have left people jobless and forced companies to close, according to a trade association. The Renewable Heat Association for Northern Ireland (RHANI) said the changes, which came into force at the start of this month, have created “financial uncertainty” with businesses unsure of new tariffs. The new rules, which were signed off by the ...

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Europlasma brands 2016 ‘difficult’ year

Gasification technology developer Europlasma has revealed another tough year in 2016 after posting its latest financial results. The results, published this week, cover the calendar year to 31 December. Overall, the company’s revenue dropped by a further €1.2m (31%) from 2015 to a loss of €10.7m last year. The main cause of this was two stoppages at the company’s asbestos ...

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Dutch gasification project launches

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Project designed to “fastrack” new technology involving both gasification and tar reuse Powered by WPeMatico

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Twence votes to stay in public ownership

Nearly 80% of shareholders in energy-from-waste and biogas business Twence backed it remaining in public hands. In a meeting last week the business, which is owned by 17 municipalities, also agreed to allowing future investment from the German local authority Münster. Münster, which already sends waste to the company’s facilities, wants to become a shareholder in Twence to maintain a ...

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Plans for Scottish EfW and biomass projects revealed

Steel and energy producer GFG Alliance has revealed plans to invest “tens of millions of pounds” in the development of biomass and energy-from-waste facilities as it looks to boost renewable energy generation. In an announcement, released on 25 April, the company said the plans have the support of Scottish minister for business, innovation and energy, Paul Wheelhouse. The GFG Alliance, ...

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Biomass central to new carbon removal programme

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Programme will assess feasibility of large-scale deployment of technologies such as biomass energy with carbon capture and storage (BECCS) Powered by WPeMatico

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German firm takes biomass tech to Asia

Germany-based Entrade has signed a deal that will see its biomass-fired E4 technology available in Japan and other markets. A letter of intent between Entrade and Hong Kong-based SPI Energy will “expand business opportunities” in biomass energy power products and services, according to a statement from the German firm. SPI Energy has mostly operated in the photovoltaic market, particularly in ...

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NGOs claim EU overestimated cost-optimal bioenergy share

[unable to retrieve full-text content]Report claims EC’s data shows bioenergy demand close to limit while there is untapped potential for other renewables Powered by WPeMatico

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European utilities pledge no new coal from 2020

European electricity firms have agreed not to invest in new coal-fired power plants after 2020, but Poland and Greece have refused to sign up to the pledge. “All I can say is they were not ready to back this statement at this point in time,” Kristian Ruby, secretary general of the industry association Eurelectric told reporters on Wednesday.  “Polish members ...

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Zabrze multifuel plant hits halfway mark early

Construction of Fortum’s PLN870m (€196.6m) Zabrze multifuel plant has reached the halfway point early, according to the utility. On 5 April, the company said the work is on schedule and the plant should be open toward the end of next year. The project was first revealed in March 2015, with construction starting in June last year. Installation of the plant’s ...

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