Coal conversions and biomass-fired heating networks pushed up Europe’s use of wood feedstock, according to latest figures
UK-based campaign group ClientEarth claims “crucial environmental scrutiny” was not applied when the European Investment Bank backed the project
Denmark: Facility expected to complete construction this spring and open the following winter
Finland: Work is expected to be completed this year and will help deal with moisture created by processing more biomass-based feedstock
NGO says Finland-based firm’s planned Asian biofuel plant “relies heavily on palm oil”
The government has revealed plans to increase the amount of biofuels blended into standard petrol
Portugal: Funding is designed to use forestry residues and reduce the risk of fires
Two schemes supporting a range of renewables and energy-intensive users have been cleared by the EU
UK: Unions are against a proposed 1.3% pay rise, but the figure is disputed
Denmark: Fossil fuel-fired system will be converted to a smaller biomass-fired unit
Netherlands: Facility uses fast pyrolysis to turn biomass into bio-oil and will become part of Twence next year
UK: Plans revealed for waste and biomass processing “flagship”Translation Energy Research Centre
Developments include progress at two UK-based energy recovery plants and the temporary closure of Denmark's largest EfW facility
Union says B&W has promised to hire more locally based workers
Netherlands: Deal is for with RWE’s vast mainly coal-fired Amercentrale power plant
UK: Plan allows wood to be stacked up to eight metres high
New strategy contains no new policies for funding, according to trade body ADBA
Poland: Facility needed an overhaul after failing to reach its full potential since opening four years ago
Company is behind on delivering EfW and biomass-fired plants in the UK and Denmark
Use of agricultural biomass-to-energy is crucial to driving up bioenergy, according to the trade body
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