UK: Power station plans to increase its biomass-processing capacity after dropping plans to convert two coal-fired units to natural gas
The move, which was consulted on last year and in 2018, could cut CO2 from transport by “750,000t/yr”
UK: In 2019 C-Capture technology was installed at the majority biomass-fired Drax power station
Norway: 8MWth facility is due to be ready in April
Government’s recent policy moves against bioenergy could backfire
Plans are under way for the Tiefstack coal-processing facility in Hamburg to process “large quantities” of biomass imported from Africa
EU-wide data reveals the symbolic 100Mtoe mark has been broken for the first since the records started
Misrepresentations within recent soundbites run the risk of discrediting biomass as a sustainable material and energy source altogether, according to the advisory body
Finland: Company is putting €1.6bn into what is calls the “largest investment ever made” in the country’s forest industry
UK: Waste sector questions the regulator’s decision to keep the service suspended “until at least April”
UK: Proposed changes to allow the conversion were recommended for approval before the development was referred to the Welsh government
UK: Welsh government confirms it has only “recently” resumed work on an environmental impact assessment first promised in 2018, while protesters allege work is being carried out on plant without planning consent
UK/Canada: Move adds 2.9Mt/yr of biomass capacity and “significantly reduces” Drax’s production costs
UK: Facility will process up to 2.4Mt/yr a year of biomass and have a capacity of 299MWe
UK: The conversion itself does not require planning consent but various changes to the site do and it still needs a new environmental permit
This month: Could 2021 mark a change in PR strategy for EfW, pressure increase on the Dutch to drop waste-import tax, dire warning of lack of waste investment in NI and a full facilities round up
Campaigners from six countries had appealed a previous decision blocking their legal action, but the court ruled the challenge was “manifestly unfounded”
Legal challenge was launched two years ago over a decision by the EIB to fund a biomass-to-energy plant in Spain
There is “high potential” to exploit routes across Europe further, says waste aggregator
UK: Consent was first granted for the 75,000t/yr facility in 2017 but had expired
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