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Biomass is biological material from living organisms most often referring to plants. Biomass power can be produced directly by burning the biomass material or indirectly by converting it to another energy product such as biofuel. Biomass-derived energy holds the promise of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. Although the burning of biomass releases as much carbon dioxide as burning fossil fuels, biomass burning does not introduces new carbon into the atmosphere, while burning fossil fuels does. This is mainly because fossil fuels are locked within the ground and biomass is part of the existing ecosystem of our earth. The biggest sources of biomass energy are wood and waste. These sources are either turned into another form of biofuel or burned directly to produce heat and energy.

GSK opens €8m biomass energy plant at Dungarvan site – RTE – RTE.ie

RTE.ieGSK opens €8m biomass energy plant at Dungarvan site – RTERTE.ieHealthcare company GSK has today opened its €8m investment project at its manufacturing site in Dungarvan, Co Waterford.GSK opens new €8m biomass energy plant at Dungarvan site …Business World (press release) (blog)all 2 news articles »

RIBA’s roll-call of phenomenal buildings range from a biomass plant to a tomb – BBC News

BBC NewsRIBA’s roll-call of phenomenal buildings range from a biomass plant to a tombBBC NewsA biomass power plant, a cathedral and a library are among the winners of the 2017 Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) awards. The shortlist for RIBA’s Stirling Award for the UK’s best building will be chosen from 49 national winners. The …Region’s buildings win architecture awardsYorkshire PostWinners chosen for national architecture awardsthe Irish NewsRevealed: the UK’s most incredible new buildings of 2017Telegraph.co.ukHomes and Property -Scottish Construction Nowall 28 news articles »

Biomass could be one solution to Australia’s energy problems: CEFC – ABC Online

ABC OnlineBiomass could be one solution to Australia’s energy problems: CEFCABC OnlineBiomass is the energy that can be generated through breaking down organic material such as wood waste, ethanol, and municipal waste. The CEFC, which was established by the Gillard government to encourage investment in renewable energy, believes …

Biomass outfit Scot Heat & Power unveils growth plans – The Scotsman

The ScotsmanBiomass outfit Scot Heat & Power unveils growth plansThe ScotsmanBiomass business Scot Heat & Power, whose customers include Queen Margaret University in Edinburgh, the University of St Andrews, Aberdeenshire Council’s Aboyne Academy and Gleneagles, said it will unveil a multi-million-pound pipeline of work.

Why certify? The case for wood pellet certification – Canadian Biomass

Why certify? The case for wood pellet certificationCanadian BiomassAs of print, two Canadian pellet producers have secured Sustainable Biomass Program (SBP), which in March changed its name from Sustainable Biomass Partnership. It’s the latest sustainability certification scheme that launched globally in March 2015 …

Our Turn: Biomass bill is a bad deal for New Hampshire – Concord Monitor

Concord MonitorOur Turn: Biomass bill is a bad deal for New HampshireConcord MonitorChris Sununu’s desk soon, will increase the price of renewable energy certificates, or RECs, paid to biomass generators that began operation prior to 2006 (yes, there is a special carve-out in the law for these old generators) as well as increase the …

A Cinderella No More, China Biomass Leader Sees Growth At Home, Abroad – Forbes

ForbesA Cinderella No More, China Biomass Leader Sees Growth At Home, AbroadForbesThe U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord this month has stirred speculation the decision will benefit China’s suppliers of environmental-related products and services. One of the country’s largest operators of power plants that run on biomass …

A Cinderella No More, China Biomass Leader Sees Growth At Home, Abroad – Forbes

ForbesA Cinderella No More, China Biomass Leader Sees Growth At Home, AbroadForbesThe U.S. withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord this month has stirred speculation the decision will benefit China’s suppliers of environmental-related products and services. One of the country’s largest operators of power plants that run on biomass …

Major pros and cons of biomass energy – Energy Business Review

Energy Business ReviewMajor pros and cons of biomass energyEnergy Business ReviewBiomass energy is one of the major alternatives sources of energy that is produced from organic matter of plants and animals. Different forms of biomass such as dead plant…

Drax mulls coal to gas instead of biomass conversion – Power Engineering International

Power Engineering InternationalDrax mulls coal to gas instead of biomass conversionPower Engineering InternationalUK’s biggest power producer Drax is considering the conversion of its remaining coal-fired power units to gas, instead of biomass power, as originally planned. Management believe a gas-fired power conversion would allow the company to qualify for 15 …

Why biomass remains a challenge, even in timber-rich Georgia – Southeast Energy News

Southeast Energy NewsWhy biomass remains a challenge, even in timber-rich GeorgiaSoutheast Energy NewsA new biomass plant under construction in Georgia highlights the challenging economics of the technology, even in a state so rich in forestry waste it exports it to other countries. The 50 MW Albany Green plant – the largest renewable energy project in …