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August 09, 2022
 

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UK’s largest biomass-gasification plant among successful CCS projects
UK’s largest biomass-gasification plant among successful CCS projects

11 Jul 2022

23 projects have been cut down to 14 under phase two of the government-backed support scheme for carbon capture and storage

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One EfW but no bioenergy-processing projects secure CfD support
One EfW but no bioenergy-processing projects secure CfD support

08 Jul 2022

UK: Facility is due to move to construction later this year and open in 2025

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Aviva submits environmental statement in appeal to save controversial Barry Biomass plant
Aviva submits environmental statement in appeal to save controversial Barry Biomass plant

29 Jul 2022

UK: Multinational insurance giant Aviva has submitted a long-delayed environmental statement in its appeal against a decision that could see its controversial biomass plant in Wales brought down

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Drax’s BECCS plans accused of threatening energy security
Drax’s BECCS plans accused of threatening energy security

26 Jul 2022

UK: Energy needed for carbon capture and storage will reduced overall output, campaigners say

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Drax drops plans for biomass gasification with CCS
Drax drops plans for biomass gasification with CCS

11 Jul 2022

UK: Project was not taken further due to “commercial reasons” having made it to phase one of a government-backed scheme earlier this year

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Wood sector warns of ‘unprecedented’ cost increase
Wood sector warns of ‘unprecedented’ cost increase

21 Jul 2022

UK: Sector says rising costs will have to be passed on to end users

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Drax faces investigation over greenwashing
Drax faces investigation over greenwashing

27 Jul 2022

Campaigners from Europe and North America have challenged claims made by the power station that it’s biomass operation is carbon neutral

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Augean secures agreement with Anglian Water to progress landfill expansion plans
Augean secures agreement with Anglian Water to progress landfill expansion plans

25 Jul 2022

UK: Landfill site operator Augean has reached an agreement with Anglian Water on its plans to expand the East Northants Resource Management Facility (ENRMF), which accepts hazardous waste including incinerator bottom ash.

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EU industry committee backs 45% renewables target
EU industry committee backs 45% renewables target

14 Jul 2022

Industry groups say the sustainability criteria needs further discussion, but welcomed a proposal to limit crop-based biofuels to 7% and backed further support for hydrogen

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MPs to scrutinise biomass and deforestation links
MPs to scrutinise biomass and deforestation links

26 Jul 2022

UK: Proposals for bioenergy generation in the UK’s Net Zero Strategy are likely to require an increase in the supply of sustainable biomass feedstocks by 2050

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Drax 'optimising’ biomass and extending coal use
Drax 'optimising’ biomass and extending coal use

07 Jul 2022

UK: Facility says moves were in “response to increased pressure on European gas markets and associated concerns about electricity security of supply”

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WKE’s pellets perform ‘significantly better’ than fossils fuels on carbon emissions
WKE’s pellets perform ‘significantly better’ than fossils fuels on carbon emissions

06 Jul 2022

UK: New report into pellets finds benefits over traditional fossil fuel applications in industries such as cement but not when replacing biomass-fired applications

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Joint venture aims to scale up sustainable aviation e-fuel
Joint venture aims to scale up sustainable aviation e-fuel

01 Aug 2022

Portugal/Germany: Paper giant joins forces with power-to-liquid developer to utilise forest biorefinery CO2 emissions for advances in aviation

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UK/Germany: Andusia delivers first wood biomass export

01 Aug 2022

 
UK: Drax reveals strong half-year results

26 Jul 2022

Majority biomass-fired power station Drax’s profits before tax have risen 21% to £225m since January, according to its half-year results

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UK: Drax and MOL Drybulk launch green shipping initiative

12 Jul 2022

 
Finland: Tampereen Sähkölaitos fails to strike biomass-fired plant deals

08 Jul 2022

 
UK: BIG staff cycle between facilities for charity

07 Jul 2022

 
 
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