Tag: biomass

SIMEC Atlantis converting Welsh power plant to run on biomass and waste

SIMEC Atlantis converting Welsh power plant to run on biomass and waste

August 13, 2018 |

In the UK, SIMEC Atlantis took over the Uskmouth, Wales power plant in June and is converting it to run on biomass and waste. Post conversion, the station will export 220MW of baseload power to the grid using an end-of-waste energy pellet with an average calorific value of 20 mega joules per kg. The conversion […]

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UK and US researchers discover family of enzymes converting biomass into high value bioproducts

UK and US researchers discover family of enzymes converting biomass into high value bioproducts

August 7, 2018 |

In the UK, new family of enzymes has been discovered which paves the way to convert plant waste into sustainable and high-value products such as nylon, plastics, chemicals, and fuels. The discovery was led by members of the same UK-US enzyme engineering team which, in April, improved a plastic-digesting enzyme, a potential breakthrough for the […]

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Indian government calls for EOIs to study biomass power potential

Indian government calls for EOIs to study biomass power potential

August 7, 2018 |

In India, the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) intends to engage national/international level reputed consultants to undertake study to assess the Biomass Power Potential and Bagasse Cogeneration Power Potential in the country. The purpose of the study is to assess the latest Biomass Power Potential in the country in view of growth in […]

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Stora Enso invests millions in green energy at German biomass mill

Stora Enso invests millions in green energy at German biomass mill

July 22, 2018 |

In Finland, Stora Enso is installing a new steam turbine with a closed-loop cooling system and additional biomass storage at its mill in Maxau, Germany. The investment cost is approximately EUR 25 million (approximately $29 million) and implementation of the project is scheduled to start during the third quarter of 2018 with completion in 2020. […]

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Latest research says biofuel production won’t seriously affect forestry industry

Latest research says biofuel production won’t seriously affect forestry industry

July 14, 2018 |

In Sweden, researchers from Luleå University of Technology (LTU), IIASA, and RISE Research Institutes of Sweden found that increased biofuel production will not affect the production of wood products and that increased biofuel targets will introduce fringe feedstocks to the fuel mix. An opportunity that the forest industry, including sawmills and pulp mills, provides is […]

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ISO solid biomass standards moving forward

ISO solid biomass standards moving forward

July 10, 2018 |

In Finland, development of international standards for solid biofuels advanced at a recent meeting of the ISO committee responsible for that work. The tenth annual meeting of ISO/TC238, Solid Biofuels, was hosted by Finland at the Espoo VTT Technical Research Centre. Representatives from 15 nations participated, including Chile and Japan for the first time. Among […]

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Maine Developments – bio news mounts from the Pine Tree state

Maine Developments – bio news mounts from the Pine Tree state

June 17, 2018 |

The stories are mounting and coming in from the North with the latest news from the Maine Technology Institute and Jackson Laboratory. And while super bullet proof wood is being created in another state by removing lignin and increasing wood’s density threefold and its strength elevenfold, the latest news is making us think how amazing […]

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Dr. Paul Bryan joins Sandia National Lab

Dr. Paul Bryan joins Sandia National Lab

June 17, 2018 |

In California, Dr. Paul Bryan joined Sandia National Laboratories as the Senior Scientist and Program Manager of SNL’s Biomass/Bioenergy Programs. Paul will lead Sandia’s programs in Biomass/Bioenergy R&D and serve as Laboratory Relations Manager with DOE EERE/BETO. He will also have oversight of JBEI/SNL and serve as the primary liaison with other key external sponsors […]

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Austrocel enters biofuels production and increases dissolving pulp capacity

Austrocel enters biofuels production and increases dissolving pulp capacity

May 18, 2018 |

In Austria, a dissolving pulp manufacturer, Austrocel, is investing about €60 million ($70 million) to expand and diversify production at its Hallein plant in Austria. Austrocel will install equipment for bioethanol production from wood sugars. The biofuel facility is reportedly designed for the production of some 30 million litres per year and is scheduled to […]

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DOE announces awards up to $3 million for biomass research projects

DOE announces awards up to $3 million for biomass research projects

May 14, 2018 |

In Washington, the U.S. Department of Energy announced up to $3 million in funding for advanced biofuels, bioenergy, and biobased products available through the Biomass Research and Development Initiative (BRDI). DOE has selected two projects from the University of Tennessee and Northwestern University that will receive between $1 million to $2 million each. Integrating science […]

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