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EU climate plan to limit growth in forestry, biomass sector

While recognising the positive role of forests in mitigating global warming, the European Commission has riled the agroforestry and biomass [...]

Engie closes large wood pellet-fired power plant in Belgium

French utility Engie permanently closed its 80MW wood pellet-fired Les Awirs power plant in Belgium on 31 August.  [...]

The Netherlands could decide that burning biomass is not sustainable

The Netherlands should phase out the use of biomass for generating electricity as soon as possible, the advisory board of [...]

Uncertainty in Malaysia’s wood pellet industry continues, despite lockdown easing

Malaysia's wood pellet sector remains in a state of uncertainty despite an easing of Covid-19 restrictions in the [...]

COP25: EU officials say carbon neutrality given to biomass energy to come under critical review

Two high-level members of the European Union delegation announced that the carbon neutrality designation given to biomass energy — replacing [...]

UK’s Drax plans to increase its wood pellet capacity up to 5 million tons

Drax Group plc released a trading statement on Nov. 19 announcing the company plans to have 5 million metric tons [...]

Japan: Nippon Paper and Sojitz to establish a biomass-based power generation company

Nippon Paper Industries has agreed with Sojitz Corporation to jointly establish a power generation company Yufutsu Energy Center, LLC and [...]

The European solid biomass sector continues steady growth

According to the recently released Eurobarometer, in 2017 the European solid biomass sector came close to 100 Mtep (Million tons [...]

Biomass subsidies: New schemes in Europe, first declines in Asia

The support of electricity generated from solid biomass is the most important stimulation for the development of the biomass power [...]

French government studies the possibility of converting coal power plants to wood pellets

The government of France recently announced it is working in conjunction with Électricité de France (EDF), a French electric utility [...]