biomass Archive

21 Sep 2014

NGPI to develop three biomass power plants in Japan

US-based renewable energy firm New Generation Power International (NGPI) has unveiled plans to develop three 11.5MW wood biomass power plants in Japan. CTBR – News
6 Aug 2014

Method Efficiently Converts Lignocellulosic Biomass Into Biofuel

Scientists at the University of California, Riverside have developed a new method to efficiently convert lignocellulosic biomass into biofuels and chemicals. The Daily Fusion
6 Aug 2014

GPS completes grid synchronization at ETEC’s Woodville biomass plant in US

Engineering, procurement and construction firm Gemma Power Systems (GPS) has completed initial synchronization at East Texas Electric Cooperative’s (ETEC) 49.9MW biomass plant in Woodville, Texas, US. CTBR – News
1 Aug 2014

Study finds biomass burning plays larger role in climate change

A new study by Stanford University Civil and Environmental Engineering Professor Mark Jacobson has found that the effect of biomass burning on climate change and human health is significantly worse than scientists earlier believed. CTBR – News
30 Jul 2014

Policy group urges FTC to investigate misleading green claims on biomass

Massachusetts-based Partnership for Policy Integrity (PFPI) has urged the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate advertising claims by biomass power companies that the energy generated from their plants is environmentally friendly and green. CTBR – News
25 Jul 2014

B&W Vølund to construct 280MW thermal biomass plant in Denmark

Babcock & Wilcox Vølund (B&W Vølund), a subsidiary of Babcock & Wilcox Power Generation Group (B&W PGG), has secured a contract worth over $ 80m to construct a 280MW thermal biomass boiler system in Denmark. CTBR –
24 Jul 2014

UK introduces biomass scientific calculator

The UK Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) has launched a scientific calculator that will investigate the impact on carbon emissions of biomass sourced from North America to generate energy. CTBR – News
23 Jun 2014

Areva, Ensys complete U-Thong’s biomass power plant in Thailand

France-based Areva and its partner Ensys have completed construction of a biomass power plant located in the Supanburi Province, in the North-West of Thailand. CTBR – News
19 Jun 2014

Fortum Värme secures EIB loan for Swedish biomass plant

Swedish energy firm Fortum Värme has secured a €260m loan from the European Investment Bank (EIB) for its new combined heat and power biomass plant in Stockholm. CTBR – News
11 Jun 2014

New Family of Enzymes Degrades Hard-to-Digest Biomass

Scientists at the University of York are playing a key role in the quest for a better understanding of how a recently discovered family of enzymes can degrade hard-to-digest biomass into its constituent sugars. The Daily Fusion