Biomass

15 largest biomass gasifiers worldwide (IEA Bioenergy report, 2013)

Biomass gasification is in use in a number of pilot and demonstration plants but only in a few industrial larg- commercial scale and operational units.

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.  

Land use changes: new study faces the EU commission on biofuels

Following our recent post on sustainability and land use changes, we include here a new study on land use changes that challenges the EU commission regarding biofuels. 

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.