Biomass to energy

Best examples on how biomass can avoid deforestation and improve food security

We have selected most recent peer-reviewed publications showing that biomass stoves implementation can improve household income and reduce deforestation caused by uncontrolled fuelwood collection.  

Biofuels sustainability: Not all alternatives are the same.

From food debate and land use changes effects to biofuels sustainability, a lot of scientific findings show great differences among alternatives. We joined best scientific information. 

Biomass Power Generation growing by 2020

Worldwide revenue from biomass power generation will reach $11.5 billion annually by 2020. Feedstock cost at the gate of the facility is the key issue. 

Biomass pellets: 8 reasons to invest in developing countries

Most developing countries are recognizing the need to evaluate biomass pellet new business using residues and bioenergy crops. In this post we analyzed 8 reasons to invest on biomass in developing countries. 

EEA: More bioenergy crops needed for more efficiency

A broader mix of bioenergy crops to reduce environmental impacts is suggested in last report issued by the European Environment Agency.

Asian biomass co-firing grows: China, Japan and South Korea are the main consumers

Several studies and reports confirm that Asian biomass co-firing grows . China, Japan and South Korea are the main consumers while new opportunities and investments are increasingly flowing in the region. 

Biomass pellets: BENELUX market to double by 2020

THE BENELUX MARKET CONTINUES TO GROW FAST. The Hague estimates that the  Benelux biomass pellets consumption will double during the period 2012 – 2020 to a volume of 5.7 MMT  (US$ 1 billion).

Fertilizers and lignocellulosic energy crops

Lignocellulosic crops have shown in recent decades a more efficient pathway to produce energy and also lower environmental impacts. Life cycle assessments show that fertilizers efficiency is critical as well as expected yields and extractions levels when producing energy crops. We discuss implications and criteria to apply.

A Spanish 16MW straw power plant increases cereal farmer’s income

A semiarid country like Spain, often have very low grain yields and per hectare income from winter cereals. Since a 16MW straw based power plant in Bivriesca, Burgos, started 200.000 tons/yr and 12M € have been part of the local economy. 

EU call for proposals on carbon storage and innovative REs

Second EU call for proposals financing commercial demonstration projects on carbon storage and innovative REs as well under the scheme for greenhouse gas emission  allowances trading within the Community established