Biomass

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. 

Wood biomass pellets: US and UK blossoming

US boiler manufacture and wood biomass pellets production are both blossoming in United States as well as UK legislation moves forward to increase co-firing. 

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).

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. 

Bioenergy trends in 2013: lignocellulosic raw materials play a major role

Recent trends of  bioenergy, lignocellulosic raw materials and grasslands for advanced biofuels, biopower, pulp and biogas show promising perspectives in 2013.

Land use changes and bioenergy sustainability

Most recent developments and scientific evidences regarding biofuels’ impacts and sustainability but also methods to evaluate land use changes and bioenergy sustainability  have been showing truly complex discussions. 

Most relevant limiting factors for huge expected bioenergy growth in China for the next years

The Chinese National Energy Administration (NEA) has unveiled its 12th five-year plan for renewable energy. Unsurprisingly, the plan focuses on the mature renewable technologies of hydropower, wind power, solar energy and biomass.

US: $10 million to support new awards

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced $10 million in research grants to spur production of bioenergy and biobased products that will lead to the development of sustainable regional systems and help create jobs.

A biomass-solar hybrid plant begins operations in Spain

A unique 22.5 MW biomass-solar hybrid power plant has begun operations in Les Borges Blanques, Spain. The facility was developed by Abantia and Comse Emte and features a MAN Diesel & Turbo SE turbo generator train.