Enviva Launches One-of-a-Kind Wood Supply Tracking System

Enviva Holdings, LP (“Enviva”), the world’s largest producer of wood pellets, today publicly released the first data from its groundbreaking Track & Trace (T&T) program. T&T is a proprietary system that enables Enviva to track every truckload of wood the company procures from the forest back to its source, providing a detailed understanding of the characteristics of the wood the company … Read More

Scandinavian Biopower Oy, Subsidiary of Momentum Capital, Invests in Plant

Scandinavian Biopower Oy, a 100% subsidiary of Dutch private equity investment company Momentum Capital, has made an investment decision to commission a biocoal plant in Mikkeli, Finland. Value of the investment is approximately EUR 70 – 80 million. Provided that all conditions of the investment decision are met, the biocoal plant will be built during years 2017-2018. The biocoal plant … Read More

Biomass needs to ‘shout louder’ – DONG Energy

Technologies like wind and solar could take market share from bioenergy, Danish firm warns in Brussels Denmark-based DONG Energy has issued a warning to the biomass sector that it needs to ‘shout louder’ about its achievements or risk being sidelined by other renewable energy technologies. Speaking at AEBIOM’s European Bioenergy Future Conference in Brussels DONG Energy’s executive vice president, Thomas Dalsgaard, said the industry needed … Read More

BIOrescue: Valorising mushroom compost to create innovative bio-based products

Pamplona, 29 September 2016 – Creating added value products from mushroom compost is the objective of the BIOrescue project which has been successfully launched today. Mushroom production generates five million tonnes of compost each year in the European Union. This compost is currently landfilled or used for landscaping purposes even though it contains valuable organic components. In view of transforming … Read More

Newest IBTC Member CENER to Participate in European Biomass to Power Summit on Prediction of Torrefaction Behaviour

CENER – National Renewable Energy Center – will be attending the 6th annual European Biomass to Power Summit that will be taking place in Seville on the 5–6 October 2016. The conference will give updates on the European biomass market and its new developments, as well as focusing on sustainability and commodity challenges. Mr. Javier Gil, Head of Biomass Energy Department and representative of CENER, will … Read More

Valmet to supply a biofuel boiler and related environmental systems to Borås Energi och Miljö in Sweden

Illustration of Sobacken Energi- och Miljöcenter.  Source: Borås Energi och Miljö AB Valmet will supply a biofuel-fired power plant and related flue gas cleaning and condensing systems to Borås Energi och Miljö’s new energy and environmental center in Sobacken, Borås, Sweden. The new plant will support the strategy of the city of Borås to become a fossil fuel -free city. … Read More

Drax generates £1.2bn and over 14,000 jobs for the economy, says Oxford Economics report

Energy business Drax contributed more than £1 billion towards UK GDP in 2015 and supported thousands of jobs across the country. The findings were revealed in a new report looking at the Group’s UK operations, which includes Drax Power Station – Europe’s largest decarbonisation project. Researchers at Oxford Economics studied the impact of Drax Group on the UK’s economy as … Read More