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  • Renewable Energy Employs 9.8 million People Worldwide, New IRENA Report Finds

    More than 9.8 million people were employed in the renewable energy sector in 2016, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA). Renewable Energy and Jobs – Annual Review 2017, released at IRENA’s 13th Council meeting, provides the latest employment figures of the renewable energy sector and insight into the factors affecting the renewable labour ...

  • Technical visit to Detik Aturan biomass pellets processing facility

    The Malaysia branch of the Energy Institute (EI) organised a technical site visit to a biomass pellet processing facility operated by Detik Aturan Sdn Bhd. This is a pioneering commercial scale plant producing biofuel pellets from the waste produced from palm oil, namely empty fruit bunches (EFB), with a capacity of 3000 tonnes per month. The plant is located at Kg Sungai Gulang-Gulang, Tanjung ...


    By Energy Institute (EI)

  • DRI and University of Nevada work together on biomass conversion process

    Researchers from the Desert Research Institute and the University of Nevada, Reno are part of a US$4.674 million study by Gas Technology Institute to economically convert any leafy or woody biomass into a uniform, densified feedstock that can be easily fed into any thermal gasifer or pryolyzer for conversion into syngas, fuels and value-added chemicals.'This work will directly address the ...

  • Drax signs GBP 50m contract with Alstom for construction of biomass processing facility

    Drax Group plc (LSE: DRX), a power generation business, and Alstom (Euronext Paris: ALO), a global leader in power generation technology, have announced the signing of an Engineering, Procurement and Construction (“EPC”) contract, of some £50 million (€63 million), between Drax Power Limited (“Drax”) and Alstom Power Limited to build the main processing works associated with the 1.5 million ...


  • DOE awards US$21m to five projects for biomass processing

    DOE announced on August 31 that it will award up to $21 million to five projects for handling and delivering high-tonnage biomass feedstocks to producers of cellulosic biofuels. The awards were selected as the best projects to stimulate the design and demonstration of a comprehensive system to handle the harvesting, collection, preprocessing, transport, and storage of sufficient volumes of ...

  • Morbark introduces Biomass Microchipper

    Morbark, Inc., is excited to announce its redesigned 40/36 Whole Tree MicroChipper. This is the latest in design enhancements to make the machine perfect for micro-chip producers. The 40/36 Whole Tree Drum Chipper was first introduced in 2008 as a compact, affordable and productive biomass chipper. The model was improved by the addition of the Advantage 3 high performance chipping drum in 2011, ...


    By Morbark, LLC

  • Invest in `green` biomass fuels

    With the right policies and investment in research, developing nations can turn their dependence on biomass fuels into a renewable and sustainable energy supply, says Duncan Macqueen. Fuels derived from biomass — mainly wood, but also plant and animal matter — produce lower greenhouse gas emissions than fossil fuels, and can be converted into heat, electricity, liquid or gas. Yet they ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • Future of biomass uncertain

    Industry experts have warned that building new facilities providing renewable energy from biomass in the UK has suddenly become uncertain as current legislation is having a significant impact on the financing of biomass facilities. The issue, which has seen the development of many new plants come to a halt, relates to the principle of ‘grandfathering’ of Renewable Obligation Certificates. ...

  • Biomass Combustion Research

    The use of alternative combustion fuels that provide a renewable source of energy is a major area of research and investment. Sources of biomass fuels include virgin wood, energy crops, agricultural residues, food waste and industrial waste. Controlling the combustion process of any new fuel and keeping track of the biomass fuel emissions of combustion by-products is important to users of these ...

  • World Biomass Report

    Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:   World Biomass Report ...


    By ReportLinker

  • Researchers turn biomass into energy

    US scientists say they are testing the viability of converting leafy or woody biomass into a commercially feasible fuel product. University of Nevada-Reno Associate Professors Charles Coronella and Victor Vasquez are working on the pretreatment portion of the biomass conversion process as part of a $4.6 million study funded by the Gas Technology Institute.'Biomass produces a dirty gas if it's not ...

  • Factors that Affect Biomass Pellet Quality

    Wood pellets provide a clean and efficient energy source. However, not all wood pellets are created equal. Lower-quality pellets won’t burn as cleanly or as efficiently. If you use pellets to heat a private home, a public school, or an industrial factory, you want to choose pellets that will produce the desired heat while protecting your equipment. And if you produce biomass pellets, ...


    By Uzelac Industries, Inc

  • Biomass `hungry animal` is `morally wrong`

    The biomass sector’s use of high quality wood, which still has recycling value, as feedstock is “inefficient and immoral” – according to wood panel industry insiders. Board mill professionals say that within a rightly held enthusiasm to commit to green processes, energy from waste plants are burning higher quality material and virgin fibre rather than using lower grades that can no longer be ...

  • German Day on biomass at the 19th European Biomass conference and exhibition in Berlin

    The German Day on Biomass will take place in Berlin, Germany, on the occasion of the 19th European Biomass Conference (6-10 June 2011) and Exhibition (6-9 June 2011). On Thursday, 9 June 2011, crucial questions on the challenges of biomass in the different fields of biomass end use in Germany will be addressed during this parallel event. Germany contributes in a decisive way to the field of ...

  • Register your biomass fuel as sustainable

    From today, woodfuel suppliers will be able to register their fuels as sustainable by applying to the Biomass Suppliers List (BSL). This is a first for the UK biomass sector and a major milestone in ensuring biomass supported under the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) is sustainable. The BSL will help develop the growing market for renewable heat providing opportunities throughout the supply ...

  • `Biomass market on the rise`, NRG Expert`s biomass market research reveals

    NRG Expert, the energy market research company, researches the biomass market and reveals the key findings from their latest Biomass Market Research. With interest in the biomass market on the increase it is a good time for companies to review these findings. NRG Expert, the energy market research company analyses the biomass market to help companies better understand the future prospects for the ...


    By NRG Expert

  • EISENMANN hosts biomass boiler workshops

    (CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.) September 3, 2008 – EISENMANN Corporation, together with Hurst Boiler and Process Barron has assembled a series of workshops to help owners and operators further understand their options for biomass powered systems.Each workshop will consist of a one-day executive course intended for energy developers, engineering consultants and end-users of biomass boiler systems. The ...


  • Wales builds `unique` biomass plant

    Wales is to build its ‘first’ biochar facility, which will produce charcoal from dry organic waste. Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) is to purchase a purpose built plant after the Welsh Assembly Government’ s Academic Expertise for Business programme (A4B) provided it with £180,000. Biochar, produced by burning biomass through pyrolysis, ...

  • Hayes gives investors in biomass a boost

    Investors that are interested in converting coal plants to renewable biomass facilities, and those that co-fire a high proportion of biomass with coal, were given a boost today under new plans set out by Energy Minister John Hayes. The Government has introduced a voluntary reporting process under the Renewables Obligation for these generators. This will minimise regulatory burdens on generators ...

  • 18th European Biomass Conference and Exhibition

    Conference Programme with 264 Plenary & Oral Presentations as well as 542 Visual Presentations Unique Conference Programme Covering all Areas of Biomass The Conference Programme for the 18th European Biomass Conference (May 3-7, 2010) and Exhibition (May 3-6, 2010) is available. A total of 872 abstracts have been received for the 18th EU ...

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