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Canada funds 8 bioenergy projects

Biomass Summary The Canadian government in mid-April announced an C$8.4 million investment in nine community-led Indigenous clean energy projects across British Columbia. Eight of those projects focus on the use of biomass and bioenergy. All nine projects were funded through Natural...


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Europe’s projected wood pellet growth will put pressure on raw material markets

Canadian Biomass Summary Europes’s pellet industry is expected to show strong growth through to at least 2025, according to Wood Resources International. Factors said to drive the growth include ambitious and rising targets for renewable energy supply in the European Union, the important...


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First Nations Communities in Canada to Receive $7 Million for Clean Energy Production

Courthouse News Services Summary Natural Resource Canada announced Friday it will award over $7 million to support nine biomass energy projects being undertaken by First Nations communities across British Columbia. The projects are intended to help Indigenous communities reduce their...


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Renewables get increasing role in district heating in Serbia

Balkan Green Energy News Summary Soon there will be no heating oil nor coal in the production of heat in Serbia as the government and local authorities are turning to cleaner energy and the expansion of the district heating network. The Ministry of Mining and Energy intends to utilize the...


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Visit to a woodchip fueled combined heating and power plant (CHP)

Forestry Summary Fuel from the forest is still a third assortment. To produce sawlogs and pulpwood is the main purpose of forestry. If there are any “leftovers”, that could be suitable for fuel. But the market for wood fuels from the forest is slowly becoming more and more important. If...


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German bioenergy project reaches financial close

Energy Global Summary Macquarie’s Green Investment Group (GIG), Wismar Pellets and PEARL Infrastructure Capital (PEARL) have reached financial close on the Bioenergie Wismar Combined Heat and Power Plant (Bioenergie Wismar) in northern Germany. Located at the Port of Wismar, it is GIG’s...


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Surrey shows how green energy works effectively

Canadian Biomass Summary SURREY’S West Village Energy Centre is a City-owned district energy utility that provides heat and hot water to residential, commercial, and institutional buildings throughout City Centre. Opened in 2019, the City has been expanding the pipe network to provide...


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Biomass could reduce GNWT warehouse oil use by 90 percent

Cabin Radio Summary Work is under way on a new biomass heating system in Yellowknife that could significantly reduce oil use and costs for the territorial government. J&R Mechanical is building the district heating system, to be powered by a 390-kilowatt wood pellet boiler. Ken...


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Albioma brings online 48-MW biomass power plant in Brazil

Renewables Now Summary French renewable energy producer Albioma SA (EPA:ABIO) said today it has commissioned a 48-MW biomass-fuelled cogeneration plant in Brazil. The company invested BRL 121 million (USD 23.3m/EUR 19m) in the project, its fourth in the South American country. Named Vale...


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No BS! Cow manure could be answer to creating renewable energy for heat in the winter

StudyFinds Summary It’s a simple fact of life, energy bills are going to be higher in the winter as people all over the world heat their homes to stay warm. For researchers at Cornell University in chilly Ithaca, New York, this means keeping the heat on six months a year! Now, a team at the...