Could bioenergy help reduce energy bills?

The Renewable Energy Association has launched a review into the future of bioenergy and is seeking views on its potential

Picture of Drax Power Station with emissions in North Yorkshire
Drax starts pilot of Europe’s first bioenergy CCS project

It will capture a tonne of CO2 a day from the gases produced when power is generated using biomass at Drax Power Station

‘Modern bioenergy’ to lead renewable growth to 2023, says IEA

It is forecast to remain the largest renewable source due to its widespread use in heat and transport

Drax announces £400k bioenergy carbon capture and storage trial

It aims to mix its greenhouse gas emissions with a solvent to collect and store carbon dioxide

US bioenergy sector gets $78m boost

Organisations are being invited to bid for a share of the funding

Cheshire energy hub welcomes first green power facility

A 21.5MW biomass unit has started operating at the site

Green Investment Group completes bioenergy sale

The Green Investment Group (GIG), previously the Green Investment Bank (GIB), has completed selling off shares across 70MW of bioenergy assets across the UK. The deal with the Bioenergy Infrastructure Group drew to a close with the sale of the group’s 25% share of the Hoddesdon waste energy facility in Hertfordshire. Expected to be completed […]

Brazil joins IEA as association country

Brazil has joined the International Energy Agency (IEA) as an association country. They have signed a detailed three-year programme highlighting a range of issues of mutual interest and co-operation. The IEA believes Brazil’s leading expertise in bioenergy, hydro and other forms of clean and conventional power provides an “excellent” basis to develop solutions for global […]

Young Brits back biomass

Nearly nine in ten young people in the UK support developing biomass and reducing greenhouse emissions. That’s according to statistics from the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), which shows three quarters of the 18-24-year olds believe the government needs to do more to enable this. The survey of 3,200 adults also shows support for bioenergy is […]

Wood-fired biomass investment raises green questions

A group of non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have questioned a Danish pension fund’s green credentials after it invested in a biomass power station in the UK. The various groups, which include Biofuelwatch, Dogwood Alliance and NOAH Friends of the Earth Denmark, suggest Pensionskassernes Administration’s (PKA) acquisition of 50% of the shares in the new MGT Teesside power […]