Developing countries

Improving logistics in Napiergrass during harvest operations

Napiergrass is one of highest yielding crops in tropical countries that can be used for pulp and bioenergy. A logistic system optimization is required in several environments. Its tall stalks and low leaves/stalk  ratios (below 40%) allow high process efficiency for both pulp and energy uses and also a low biomass production cost.

Biomass power in Brazil grows (and it won’t stop!)

Biomass power in Brazil continues to increase and several sources report increments in biomass installed capacity from bagasse and other raw materials. 

Biomass in Argentina: The giant feels greener

Biomass power station announced with PPA 120 U$D/MWh. Government explains support and next steps.

Reforestation for bioenergy: Brazil-US massive plan

Reforestation used for biomass energy is becoming a major driver to combat climate change and desertification. Brazil and US annouced a new agreement for 12 million ha

Forests, Trees and Landscapes for Food Security and Nutrition

Forests could save the planet, we all know that. But a new United Nations-backed report on the link between forests and food production and nutrition says that woodlands could be the key to ending hunger

Carbon negative in USA: bioenergy is critical new study found

Carbon negative options have been studied for years. However, today biomass plantations and biochar can easily be a part of any project aiming to mitigate climate change. 

Biomass stoves reduced deforestation in Tanzania

Biomass stoves recently implemented in some districts in Tanzania, has revealed that successful use of the constructed 13,301 units can reduce firewood consumption. 

Biomass power: Feedstock cost is the key

Biomass power costs recently published by IRENA showed how critical could be to obtain reductions in feedstock costs and footprint at power station gate. We suggest ways for success.

Biomass in Africa: EU funds electrification

Biomass in Africa could have a great potential and benefit from EU aid. The Commission announces new rural electrification projects which will provide access to energy to more than 2 million people in poor rural areas.

Biomass in Argentina: awakening of a giant

Biomass sector in Argentina is changing very fast. The inminent collapse of the  traditional energy sector started to allow the production of energy from biomass at commercial levels.