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In Retrospect, the Burning of Wood in District Heating Plants has Resulted in Climate Saving

Science Daily Summary A new report from the University of Copenhagen shows that the burning of wood is significantly more climate friendly than coal and slightly more climate friendly than natural gas over the long run. For the first time, researchers quantified what the conversion of 10 Danish...


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Butte County could be model for biomass, co-generation, experts say

Enterprise-Record Summary Butte County could be in a place to be a leader in biomass and co-generation for California. Considering the role that biomass and co-generation has in a state where wildfires consumed more than 4 million acres so far this year, advocates says co-generation is...


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University of British Columbia's energy-efficiency initiative receives a boost through the Low Carbon Economy Fund

Cision Summary Canadians from coast to coast to coast are taking action to tackle climate change in their communities. The Government of Canada is supporting municipalities, Indigenous communities, small and medium-sized businesses, universities, schools, and hospitals, in their...


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German company GETEC announces significant progress’ with climate-friendly biomass cogeneration plant in Dolj County

The Diplomat Summary GETEC, a leading German company specialized in developing decentralized energy solutions for industry and real estate, announces ‘significant progress’ in the construction of the biomass plant in Podari, Dolj County, that will supply Clariant bioethanol plant. ...


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Newsom signs bill expanding biomethane definition

Politico Summary Gov. Gavin Newsom on Wednesday signed a bill that would expand the definition of biomethane energy despite the protests of some environmentalists, who argued the move would cost ratepayers and produce emissions. Impact: CA AB3163 (19R) by Assemblymember Rudy Salas ...


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To help create markets for wood chips, N.S. encouraged increase in biomass burning

CBC Summary As the Nova Scotia government continues to search for new markets for wood chips, a change made earlier this spring has allowed for more biomass to be burned in the interim as a way to help the forestry sector. Sawmills and contractors were suddenly faced with a glut of wood...


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MNRE’s Biomass-Based Cogeneration Program Extended by a Year

Mercom Summary The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy ( MNRE ) has extended the validity of its biomass-based cogeneration program. The program has been extended until March 31, 2021, or until the recommendations of the 15th Finance Commission come into effect, whichever comes first. The...


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A win-win

Canadian Biomass Summary As many members of our industry already know, district energy systems are a renewable, low-carbon way to heat buildings – and even entire cities. Cold countries like Norway and Finland in particular have seen success using these systems. But despite Canada’s...


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Remotely powerful: Nine rural communities’ experience with bioenergy – Part 4

Biomass to Energy Summary The use of community-based biomass energy systems in rural and remote communities in Canada is relatively new, as indicated in the previous articles in this series, with most communities having only a few seasons of operational experience at most. This fourth and...


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Energy from combusting two fuels: waste wood and railway sleepers

Engineer Live Summary Aalborg Energie Technik (AET) will assist Novawood in achieving cleaner air and preventing soil contamination in addition to providing a commercial income from waste wood and railway sleepers, which were previously seen as a waste product. By building a biomass...