BIOENERGY NEWS

01/28/2020

ANDRITZ to supply a further high-efficiency PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with biomass firing in Japan

International technology group ANDRITZ has received an order from a Joint Venture between Toyo Engineering Corporation and Nippon Steel Engineering Co., Ltd., Japan, to deliver a PowerFluid circulating fluidized bed boiler with a flue gas cleaning system. The boiler will be part of a new biomass power plant to be built in Omaezaki in Shizuoka Prefecture, Honshu Island, some 200 km southwest of Tokyo, Japan, for the Omaezakikou Biomass Power Plant. Commercial operations are scheduled to begin in mid-2023.


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12/13/2019

Holmen to establish large-scale wind power on its land

Holmen’s Board has taken the decision to construct the Blåbergsliden wind farm on its land outside Skellefteå in northern Sweden. The investment totals SEK 1.3 billion and comprises 26 wind turbines with a combined capacity of 143 MW. “For Holmen, the establishment of large-scale wind power provides a logical complement to our hydro power. It’s also an effective way of obtaining added value from our forest ownership, and additional renewable electricity is positive for both Sweden and the climate,” says Henrik Sjölund, Holmen President and CEO.


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11/06/2019

ÅF Pöyry selected as St1’s engineering partner in a new renewable fuel production unit investment project in Gothenburg, Sweden

St1 has awarded ÅF Pöyry with engineering assignment for a new renewable fuel production unit investment project. The new plant will be built in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is the largest single investment in St1's history. The investment is estimated to approximately 1.5 billion SEK. ÅF Pöyry’s services includes all engineering disciplines, procurement and scheduling services. The project consists of new units, revamp of existing units and new storage facilities.


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10/24/2019

CEPI: Investors won't eyeball sustainable tech without a coherent framework. Can Brussels help?

Ahead of the trilogue negotiations on EU Taxonomy regulation, the bioenergy, agriculture and forest sectors would like to raise the attention of the European legislator on the importance of a coherent and consistent legislative framework if we truly want to boost investment in sustainable technologies.

(A CEPI / Bioenergy Europe Joint Press Release)


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10/04/2019

Valmet to deliver biomass pretreatment system to PRAJ Industries in India

Valmet will deliver biomass pretreatment system to PRAJ Industries for their second-generation bio refinery project which is under execution in India. The delivery is planned for the year 2020. The order was included in Valmet’s orders received of the third quarter 2019. The value of the order will not be disclosed.


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09/18/2019

Valmet builds a new pilot facility at its Fiber Technology Center in Sundsvall

Valmet invests in a new pilot facility at its Fiber Technology Center in Sundsvall to strengthen the company’s research and development capabilities related to bioenergy, biofuels and biochemicals. The new pilot facility will start up in October 2020.


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09/02/2019

Valmet to supply a biomass boiler and a flue gas treatment plant to BS Energy's combined heat and power plant in Braunschweig, Germany

Valmet will supply a biomass-fired boiler and a flue gas treatment plant to BS Energy's combined heat and power (CHP) plant in Braunschweig, Germany. The order was included in Valmet's orders received of the second quarter 2019. The total value of the order is around EUR 50 million.


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08/21/2019

Bio-based carbon materials for batteries

Stora Enso is investing EUR 10 million in the making of bio-based carbon materials for energy storage at Sunila Mill in Finland. We talked with Lauri Lehtonen, Head of Innovation, Biomaterials, about this exciting innovation to replace fossil-based and mined raw materials with renewable solutions.


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