Tag: biomass

Veolia to operate 2 new biomass-to-energy projects in Georgia

Veolia to operate 2 new biomass-to-energy projects in Georgia

April 7, 2018 |

In Massachusetts, Veolia Energy Operating Services, LLC, a division of Veolia North America, was selected by Georgia Renewable Power to operate and maintain three biomass-to-energy facilities. As a result of this expanded relationship with GRP, Veolia will support the startup and commissioning of the biomass projects located in Lumberton, N.C., Carnesville, Ga., and Colbert, Ga. […]

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Gemma Power Finalizes Contract for a 475 MW Power Project in NC

Gemma Power Finalizes Contract for a 475 MW Power Project in NC

April 7, 2018 |

In Connecticut, Gemma Power Systems, LLC, a subsidiary of Argan which includes biomass, biofuel, and other types of facilities, entered into an Engineering, Procurement and Construction services contract with NTE Carolinas II, LLC, an affiliate of NTE Energy, to construct a 475 MW state-of-the-art natural gas-fired power plant in Rockingham County, North Carolina. The NTE […]

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Sappi acquires Cham Paper’s specialty paper business

Sappi acquires Cham Paper’s specialty paper business

March 3, 2018 |

In South Africa, producer of dissolving wood pulp, specialties and packaging papers, printing and writing papers and biomaterials, Sappi Limited, is acquiring the specialty paper business of Cham Paper Group Holding AG. The transaction includes the acquisition of CPG’s Carmignano and Condino Mills in Italy, its digital imaging business located in Cham, Switzerland as well […]

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Southern Researchers moves into phase 2 of DOE-funded development to convert biomass sugars to acrylonitrile

Southern Researchers moves into phase 2 of DOE-funded development to convert biomass sugars to acrylonitrile

March 1, 2018 |

In Alabama, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has selected Southern Research for an award of up to $5.9 million to advance production of high-performance, low-cost carbon fibers from biomass. The DOE award will fund development of a multi-step catalytic process for conversion of sugars from non-food biomass to acrylonitrile – a key precursor in […]

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Bugging out over exciting enzymes found in ancient insects

Bugging out over exciting enzymes found in ancient insects

February 25, 2018 |

Ancient insects’ digestion could boost biofuel development In the United Kingdom, researchers at the University of York found that the ability of some insects to efficiently digest cellulose could be exploited for industrial processes, such as the production of sustainable low carbon fuels to cut greenhouse gas emissions associated with fossil fuel use. According to […]

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greenGain completes their Horizon2020 project on biomass

greenGain completes their Horizon2020 project on biomass

February 25, 2018 |

In Germany, project greenGain, which was funded by the Horizon 2020 Framework Programme of the European Union, completed their study of herbaceous and woody biomass from landscape conservation and maintenance work (LCMW) for energy production as an alternative to the cultivation of energy plants that can compete for food or nature conservation. The project showed […]

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Fixteri demonstrates forestry biomass harvesting and bundle processing in Spain

Fixteri demonstrates forestry biomass harvesting and bundle processing in Spain

February 1, 2018 |

In Spain, Fixteri’s capability for effective thinning of small diameter wood is highly interesting for Catalonian authorities, as untreated forest is exposed to forest fires especially in the dry climate of Southern Europe. Harnessing the Fixteri bundle for preventing forest fires was seen as a great opportunity. At the same time the participants were convinced […]

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Report says there is enough biomass for biofuels without affecting food supply

Report says there is enough biomass for biofuels without affecting food supply

January 21, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP published a report on global biomass market supply for the purpose of biofuel production in relation to supply in the food and feedstuff markets saying that strong global harvest yields mean that supply on international markets is more than sufficient and is enough to meet worldwide demand, even if many parts of […]

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Alkol Biotech LOI could lead to Europe’s largest biorefinery

Alkol Biotech LOI could lead to Europe’s largest biorefinery

January 14, 2018 |

In the United Kingdom, Alkol Biotech signed a Letter of Intent with an EU-funded consortium called Bioforever to source up to 500,000 tons of biomass, which if it moves heads, it would lead to the construction of Europe’s largest biorefinery. Alkol’s crop strains grow in colder and drier climates with high pest and disease resistance […]

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Steeper Energy in licensing deal with Silva Green Fuel advanced biofuel project

Steeper Energy in licensing deal with Silva Green Fuel advanced biofuel project

January 14, 2018 |

In Denmark, Steeper Energy, a Danish-Canadian clean-fuel company, is partnering with Silva Green Fuel, a Norwegian-Swedish joint venture, to construct a EUR 50.6 M (nearly $62 million) industrial scale demonstration plant at a former pulp mill located in Tofte, Norway leading to a future commercial scale project. Steeper will license its proprietary Hydrofaction technology to […]

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