New joint venture to help fossil fuel plants swap to greener fuels

SIMEC Subcoal Fuels will distribute a Subcoal fuel pellet, containing around 50% biomass content

‘EU must not count burning waste as renewable power’

A group of environmental organisations and businesses say this can distort markets and damage the environment

Theresa May opens renewable training facility in Maidenhead

The Energy Centre is located at the Berkshire College of Agriculture

Cheshire energy hub welcomes first green power facility

A 21.5MW biomass unit has started operating at the site

Drax hit with a double environmental protest

Protestors claim biomass can be as bad as or worse for the environment than coal and say it shouldn’t be classed as renewable energy

Using steam with biomass ‘is an unmissable opportunity’

Biomass users could gain up to double their Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) income by adding steam to their processes.

Plans for £10m pellet plant in East Yorkshire

Plans to build a £10 million pellet plant in East Yorkshire have been announced. Believed to be the first of its kind in the UK, Y Pellets expects the facility to “revolutionise supply” to the nation’s biomass energy market. Once up and running next year, the plant to be developed at Goole 36 in East […]

New waste disposal could be a bloody good idea

Medical waste such as bandages, blood products and nappies could soon be turned into clean energy. That’s according to Sussex businessman Michael Burns, who says he has developed a new technology to create renewable energy from a specific combination of plastic and biomass waste. Rather than burning the waste in a traditional incinerator, his company […]

Drax greenlights biomass expansion

Drax has said the government’s decision to continue supporting biomass technologies means it will convert a fourth unit at its power plant from coal to wood chip-fired generation. The energy giant had feared government proposals to cap levels of support available through the Renewables Obligation Certificate (ROC) scheme could scupper its expansion plans. The firm […]

Energy plant to turn food waste into ‘coal’

A planned facility in North Lincolnshire will be able to convert high-moisture biomass such as food waste into coal-like solid fuels. Fuel manufacturer CPL Industries aims to install what it says will be the UK’s first commercial-scale hydrothermal carbonisation (HTC) unit at an existing facility in Immingham. The plant, which is scheduled to begin production […]