Biomass

Biomass in USA in 2030: up to 35% from bioenegy crops

Biomass and energy crops in United States of America are both expected to increase total share of primary energy as reported by IRENA (International Renewable Energy Agency) in its very recent report..

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. 

Energy crops getting carbon negative

Energy crops improving soils while producing carbon negative  solutions. We show why, this is the real future to mitigate climate change.

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 costs lower than fossil energy (IRENA says)

Biomass costs would be lower than those of most fossil energy sources in most countries of the world. IRENA recent report reveals how technologies are reaching grid parity.

Biomass in Spain: no subsidies but L’Oreal invested in trigeneration

Biomass in Spain has no subsidies anymore, however L’Oréal officially announced the inauguration of its new biomass plant in Burgos.

Biomass in UK: 38MW Sleaford straw-fired renewable energy plant

Biomass in UK grows.  A new 38MW straw-fired biomass plant has started operations. The area has potential for energy crops and straw bales uses. 

Biomass: Largest plant projected in Belgium (215MW)

Biomass used for power to promote a new bioeconomy. The port of Ghent in Belgium will see Abengoa to develop the largest biomass power plant (215MW) in the world. 

Energy crops can improve EU soil fertility

Recent studies on perennial agriculture to produce biomass for energy have found strong evicence of soil health benefits and carbon sequestration.

Energy crops in Germany: more perennials needed (new study, 2014)

A very recent study on energy crops in germany (September 2014) was published in BIOMASS & BIOENERGY. A review shows several advantages in perennial bioenergy crops regarding pesticides and suggest they should be promoted further.