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  • Shredding technology presents new opportunities for wood recycling and biomass sector

    A new electric-drive shredder designed and engineered by Austrian headquartered UNTHA, is set to increase capacity, profitability and safety levels in the pioneering wood recycling and biomass market. And, unusually for this sector, the ground-breaking technology is now available as either a static or ...


    By UNTHA Shredding Technology

  • 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

  • Biomass is top of investment in renewables

    Biomass facilities have become a more attractive investment than wind and solar technologies, according to experts in the renewable energy sector. A survey by KMPG found that 37% of respondents intended to invest in biomass, while 36% wanted to invest in solar and 35% wind. KPMG energy partner in the UK Andy Cox said: “Biomass plants have the potential to yield much higher returns than ...

  • 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 `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 ...

  • FIRA Spur Biomass Subsidies Debate

    The Furniture Industry Research Association recently hosted a Biomass Summit at their Stevenage-based head office.  The event brought together key industry leaders to discuss how government subsidies encouraging power companies to burn wood are distorting the market for new timber, and forcing up prices for the manufacturing of furniture products.  Subsidies paid to energy companies to ...


    By Fira de Barcelona

  • GBP 200M biomass plant approved

    Plans to build a £200million biomass power plant at Tees Valley have been approved. Gaia Power’s plant will be powered on recycled wood chippings, generating 50MW, which is enough to supply over 80,000 homes. Around 275,000 tonnes of pallets, MDF and chipboard will be diverted from landfill to fuel the facility each year. Gaia power founder and chairman Michael Fox said: “We have worked long ...

  • Consultation on biomass grandfathering expected imminently

    A consultation document on renewable obligation grandfathering in relation to biomass is expected before the end of next week, according to the Renewable Energy Association. It is expected that the document, issued by the Department for Energy and Climate Change, will form part of the Budget announcement. As reported previously in MRW, the renewable energy industry has expressed ongoing ...

  • 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, ...

  • Auspicious timing for biomass company launch

    A biomass energy company has picked an auspicious time to launch following the proposal of Government backed incentives to boost renewable energy use. Talbott’s Biomass Generators launched, out of existing company Talbott’s Biomass Energy Systems, with a 50 per cent stake investment from Air Plants Dust Extraction. The new company will be a separate power division providing combined heat and ...

  • Converting municipal solid waste to biomass feedstock

    CleanTech Biofuels, Inc., an early stage provider of cellulosic biomass feedstock derived from municipal solid waste (MSW) for renewable energy and bio-based chemical production, has received a US patent for its process and apparatus for converting MSW into cellulosic biomass feedstock, known collectively as the Biomass Recovery Process. The Biomass Recovery Process is carried out by the angled ...


    By GLOBE Foundation

  • Waste wood – the untapped resource for Biomass Fuel

    The huge potential of reusing waste wood as fuel is being wasted, Environment Minister Joan Ruddock has warned. The significant carbon and energy benefits of recovering energy from waste wood are detailed in a new information report on the sector that surveys the activities of producers, aggregators and users of waste wood. Recycling and energy markets for clean, virgin wood have been growing in ...

  • North American Biomass Gasification and Pyrolysis Market - ReportsnReports

    The biomass gasification and pyrolysis market in North America is expected to experience high growth during the next few years as a consequence of increasing government concerns about energy security and independence. In addition, other factors, such as rising energy prices; volatility of fuel costs; and government incentives for renewable energy, are projected to contributed to the ...


  • Biomass opportunity out of future oil crisis?

    New International Energy Authority predictions that oil production could reach a peak earlier than previously thought could mean that more renewable fuels will be needed sooner. There could be an opportunity for biomass gas and waste based fuels to plug the gap. Listen to George Monbiot’s interview with IEA chief economist Fatih Birol on the Guardian ...

  • Biomass counters rural population shift in Mediterranean countries

    Southern European Mediterranean countries show great potential for biomass use for energy and as a source of rural development, new jobs and population stability. The partners that make up the BIOPATH sub-project (a component of the Bio-en-area initiative, INTERREG IVC): Cesefor Foundation (Spain), Bruno Kessler Foundation (Italy) and the Institute of Solid Fuel Technology and Applications ...

  • ZG biomass boiler market share increased in 2013

    With increasing the demand of energy by society, the fossil fuel has been rapidly decreasing as the main source of energy.Thus looking for a renewable energy has become a focus which has attracted lots attention of socie ...


  • Householders to get financial incentives for biomass boilers

    Energy and Climate Change Secretary Ed Miliband said that UK households will be able to get financial incentives for low carbon technologies such as biomass boilers and ground source heat pumps under Government plans to reduce carbon emissions and cut energy bills. The Government wants to cut household carbon emissions by one third by 2020. Its ultimate aim is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions ...

  • DECC to review its policy on grandfathering for biomass

    The government has said it will “look again” at its support for biomass electricity under the Renewables Obligation following significant concerns about investment. As reported in MRW, the renewable energy industry has expressed worry over the absence of the ‘grandfathering’ principle for Renewable Obligation Certificates in relation to biomass facilities. Without grandfathering ...

  • Algal Biomass Organization Announces Denver, Colorado as Location for 6th Annual Algae Biomass Summit

    The Algal Biomass Organization (ABO), the trade association for the U.S. algae industry, today announced that the 6th annual Algae Biomass Summit will be held September 24 - 27, 2012 at the Sheraton Denver Downtown Hotel in Denver, Colorado. The ABO is currently seeking proposals for speakers, abstracts and poster presentations in biology, engineering and analysis, commercialization, and policy ...


    By Algae Biomass Organization

  • waste to energy+recycling

    Poland is the partner nation of "waste to energy+recycling" in the Bremen Exhibition Centre from 18 to 19 May 2011. If Poland is to fulfil the EU framework directive on waste it is going to have to catch up considerably in the coming years. The government is investing 2.3 billion EUR to build up infrastructure for thermal, biological and mechanical treatment of wastes. A further 1.4 billion EUR ...


    By Freesen & Partner GmbH

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