‘First’ waste-to-gas plant to be fired up in Greece

The new facility will use straw, corn and cotton stalk residues sourced locally from Greek farmers

Guest Blog: Richard Burrell – Why this year’s Budget is an opportunity to avoid a decarbonisation ‘cliff edge’

Following last week’s cabinet reshuffle, which saw the appointment of a new Chancellor of the Exchequer just four weeks before the Budget on 11 March, there are now some concerns that the anticipated ‘green Budget’ is in doubt.

Drax to end coal generation at North Yorkshire power plant in 2021

Having converted a number of its generation units to biomass in recent years, the company is now pursuing an ambition to become carbon negative by 2030

Drax teams up with Econic to use captured carbon in plastic production

Econic Technologies has developed a catalyst that allows CO2 to replace up to 50% of the traditional fossil fuel-based materials used in polymer production

Biomass delivers ‘questionable carbon savings’, says new report

Environmental thinktank Sandbag claims biomass does not allow ‘near-immediate carbon and cost reductions’

E.ON to help paper mill tear down carbon footprint with new biomass plant

It is designed to have an electrical output of 20MW and a thermal firing capacity of 87MW

University of Manchester makes biotech breakthrough

Researchers say the discovery means they can now convert waste biomass into high-value chemicals more easily and cheaply

UN calls for urgent action to address biomass use in Africa

A new study has found biomass production in the continent accounted for 90% of round-wood production in 2016, out of which 16% was converted to charcoal

UK renewables generate more power than fossil fuels for entire quarter

A new report from Carbon Brief notes this is the first time this has happened in the history of the UK’s energy sector

Emissions
Could US carbon capture project promise negative-emission fuels?

A new project in Mississippi suggests the answer is yes – it will convert waste woody biomass into diesel and aviation fuel while capturing any emissions released during the process