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Posts tagged "biomass"

U.S.’s largest biomass facility converting wood waste to power in Texas

Everything is bigger in Texas, where America’s largest biomass plant is now contributing clean energy to the grid. The Nacogdoches Generating Facility near Sacul, Nacogdoches County has begun commercial operations. The 100-megawatt biomass-fueled facility provides enough power for the needs of approximately 60,000 homes. The plant is fueled by non-merchantable wood waste,

Environmental standards for imported wood used as fuel for biomass-fed power plants in Britain should be enforced to ensure that the energy type is a truly sustainable source of power, according a study from the Institute for European Environmental Policy.

Amyris, Inc and ETH Bioenergia signed a memorandum of understanding for the formation of a joint venture to produce Biofene, a renewable farnesene developed by Amyris.

Energy giant GDF Suez, along with its subsidiary Electrabel, converted its once coal-fired Rodenhuize facility in Belgium to run off 100 percent renewable biomass to the tune of 125 million euros ($169.47 million), one of the world’s largest coal-to-biomass conversions, according to the company.

The International Institute for Environment and Development released a report that warned the increase inbiomass demand could deprive locals of land and livelihood.

The United States departments of Energy and Agriculture are releasing a total of $12.2 million in study grants to 10 projects across the country which will improve biofuel and bioenergy crop production.

Britain could have two new biomass stations in Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire with enough electricity for over a million homes, provided the government increases its support for biomass use.

Biofuel manufacturer Vega Biofuels, Inc. is set to begin construction of a bio-coal plant in Georgia that will produce green energy bio-coal from timber waste.

Drax Power Limited, which operates the 4-gigawatt coal-fired Drax Power Station in North Yorkshire, is asking British ministers to increase the subsidies for co-firing in power plants.

A study done by the International Energy Agency’s Greenhouse Gas Research and Development Program with renewable energy analyst firm Ecofys said that biomass power plants using carbon capture and storage technologies can significantly reduce carbon dioxide emissions in the future.