26 Sep 2014

Biomass has a highly promising future in the world’s supply of renewable energy, according to a new report. REmap 2030, the global roadmap developed by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), foresees a major role for modern, sustainable biomass technologies in efforts to double the share of renewables in the global energy mix. A new report, “Global […]

23 Sep 2014

Ence will transform its Huelva mill in an advanced renewable energy site, which will be an important driver of forest management in Andalusia. The company, on the other hand, will cease production of cellulose, since it drags heavy losses for three consecutive quarters due to its cost inefficiency and lack of domestic wood. These issues […]

23 Sep 2014

SAN MATEO, CA–(Marketwired – Sep 22, 2014) – Armco Metals Holdings, Inc. (“Armco Metals Holdings”) (NYSE MKT: AMCO), a distributor of imported metal ores and a steel recycler in China, today announced that its Armco Metals International, Inc. subsidiary (“Armco International”) enters into an agreement with a Chile supplier for woodchips purchase on September 8, […]

23 Sep 2014

By mid-2014, wood waste was the most-used biopower feedstock, based on cumulative capacity. Around 32% of all biopower capacity used wood waste as their primary feedstock, as it is very widely available from a number of sources, such as timber businesses. Bagasse was the second most popular, with a 25.77% share, driven by sugarcane’s status […]

23 Sep 2014

In 2013, Brazil installed the largest biomass power capacity globally, with 1,730 Megawatts (MW), or 29.7% of the total for that year. The UK was a distant second at 12%, with an annual capacity addition of 641 MW. India, which has a large potential for biomass power, made a significant addition to its capacity with […]

23 Sep 2014

A CONTROVERSIAL planned biomass power station in Avonmouth has hit a stumbling block after a potential investor pulled out. Helius Energy wants to build a £380 million wood-burning energy plant in Avonmouth, which would burn chippings, offcuts and other waste timber. The project was given planning consent two years ago but needs Government subsidies and private […]

04 Sep 2014

September 04, 2014, Source: WRQ: Manufacturers of hardwood pulp have seen their wood fiber costs decline the past three years from a record high in 2011. In contrast, producers of softwood pulp have had fairly stable fiber costs with the SFPI index hovering around $100/odmt the past two years (2012-2014). Wood fiber costs, the major […]

01 Aug 2014

Article paru dans le Bioénergie International n°32 de juillet-août 2014 Euroports est l’un des plus grands opérateurs portuaires en Europe. La société manipule plus de 45 millions de tonnes par an avec une expertise reconnue sur le vrac sec et les marchandises générales au travers de 22 terminaux en Europe et de 2 en Chine. […]

24 Jul 2014

Iberdrola SA, Spain’s largest utility, said first-half profit dropped 13 percent after a reduction in renewable-energy subsidies took full effect.   Net income fell to 1.5 billion euros ($2 billion) from 1.7 billion euros a year earlier, the Bilbao-based company said today in a statement. That met the average estimate of two analysts surveyed by […]

17 Jul 2014

Published by World Bioenergy Association in December 2012 The use of forest biomass is carbon-neutral, because the carbon contained in wood originates from the atmosphere and it is released to the atmosphere by wood decay or by combustion. Before a tree can be burned it has to grow by absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. Theories […]