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District heat: Ontario power facility focuses on continual improvement

Tamar Atik, Canadian Biomass Summary Index Energy is on a mission to encourage diversion from landfills, clean energy use and provide district heating for the Town of Ajax, Ont., just east of Toronto. The parent company, Index International Group, is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden and...

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A world first renewable energy system inaugurated in Denmark

Press Release, Renew Economy Summary The vision to set new standards for cost-competitive renewable heat and power production became a reality today with the official opening of a revolutionary green energy facility in Denmark. Inaugurated by the Danish Minister of Energy, Utilities and...

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Finland's Helen starts EIA for 130-MW bioenergy heating plant

Renewables Now Summary Finnish utility Helen Ltd has launched an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for a plant with a district heat output of 130 MW planned for Tattarisuo, which will run on wood chips and, possibly, recovered fuels. The EIA will be completed late this summer, Helen said...

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Danish biomass plant begins €268 million enhancement

Bioenergy Insight Summary The project will see the plant reduce its wood chip and wood pellet consumption while maintaining current levels of energy production. The upgrade Herning Power Station in Denmark will see the installation of a flue gas condensation plant to draw the residual heat...

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Social housing providers invited to tour Sheffield District Heating scheme

Diarmaid Williams, Decentralized Energy Summary Social housing providers can take a look behind the scenes of one of the UK's most successful district heating schemes on Tuesday 13 March in Sheffield. The free half-day tour and seminar is being hosted by the heat network owner and...

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Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities: BioHeat, Demonstration & Deployment Program Streams

Introduction to the Clean Energy for Rural and Remote Communities (CERRC) Program Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) is looking to fund projects that will decrease greenhouse gas emissions through the reduction of diesel and other fossil fuels use for electricity and heat in Canada’s rural and...

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Finland's Helen inaugurates renewable district heating plant

Renewables Now The plant in Salmisaari. Image by Helen ( Summary A pellet-fired plant with a district heat output of 92 MW has been inaugurated in Helsinki, Finnish utility Helen Ltd announced last week, adding that it is planning more projects of the kind in the coming...

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‘Steam blows’ final phase of testing for Discovery Park biomass plant

Kathy Bailes, The Isle of Thanet News The biomass plant at Discovery Park Summary ‘Steam blows’ will be taking place at Discovery Park in Sandwich as the new Kent Renewable Energy Combined Heat and Power Plant signal enters the final phase of commissioning, before the plant generates...

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Collins, King Urge Senate Finance Committee to Include BTU Act in Tax Extender Legislation

Press Release WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Susan Collins and Angus King wrote to the leaders of the Senate Finance Committee, urging them to include language from the Biomass Thermal Utilization (BTU) Act in any tax extender legislation. The BTU Act is bipartisan, bicameral legislation that...

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City of Yellowknife wins sustainability award for wood pellet heating system

CBC News The Yellowknife Multiplex is one of five facilities the city is hoping can be converted to a pellet boiler system. (Richard Gleeson/CBC) Summary Even before it's up and running, the City of Yellowknife has won a sustainability award for its plan to reduce the city's emissions with...