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NIB finances district heating system upgrades in Sävsjö, Sweden

The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) and the Swedish local energy company Njudung Energi Sävsjö AB (formerly Sävsjö Energi AB) have signed a long-term loan agreement of SEK 40 million (EUR 4 million) for upgrades to the district heating system in … Continue reading

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Enviva launches publicly accessible wood fuel supply tracking system

As woody biomass grows as a sustainable fuel in district energy systems, the variation in moisture and other qualities of the natural material acquired from different regions results in varied Btu capacity, drying requirements and other considerations. Biomass Magazine reports … Continue reading

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Denmark’s largest coal plant fully converts to biomass

Diarmaid Williams reports in decentralized energy that the huge Avedøre combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Copenhagen, Denmark, once the country’s largest coal-fired station, is now completely fueled by biomass. Coal has been replaced entirely by wood pellets and straw … Continue reading

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Lessons for Africa from Finland’s bioenergy success story

Sign up for IDEA’s Weekly Newsletter Zambian investigative journalist Charles Mafa was one of nine African journalists who went on an energy tour of Finland. He saw that one of the world’s smallest countries was a leader in energy technology … Continue reading

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Coal continues to give way to alternative fuels in powering University of Missouri campus

Tom Hellauer reports in The Missourian on the continuing trend toward wood and natural gas and away from coal as fuel for the University of Missouri (MU) Power Plant. The University of Missouri is a member of the International District … Continue reading

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Biomass district heating plan moves forward in Nelson, B.C.

Bill Metcalfe reports in the Nelson Star on progress being made toward a biomass-fueled heating plant in the city of Nelson, B.C., Canada. Nelson Hydro will hold an open house in the early fall to update the public on the … Continue reading

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More details on one of the world’s largest biomass fired CHP plants

Sawmilling South Africa confirms that the massive biomass-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant being built on the shores of Värtan, a strait in Sweden’s capital city, by Fortum Värme, a company jointly owned by Finnish energy firm Fortum and … Continue reading

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OSU-Cascades eyes biomass for ‘net zero energy’ campus

KTVZ.COM in Bend, Ore. reports that  a grant from the U.S Department of Agriculture could enable planners at Oregon State University–Cascades in Bend, OR to move closer to achieving net zero energy usage across the future 10-acre campus by studying … Continue reading

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Uphill battles: wood to fuel district heating in Michigan

Bill Cook, Michigan State University Extension, defines specific parameters for success as he writes about the promise of wood as a fuel for district energy heating systems and home heating in Michigan.. Wood-based district energy grids and wood-based home/commercial heating … Continue reading

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Can wood heat compete with fossil fuels?

Bill Cook reports from the Michigan State University Extension that commercial, institutional, and residential thermal demands can be met by selecting one of several advanced heating systems. These systems can be cost competitive with natural gas and will certainly out-compete … Continue reading

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