Bioenergy News for March 2009

Bioenergy News Archive

Waste2Tricity bids for London waste to energy contract

A consortium led by Waste2Tricity Ltd has submitted an expression of interest to the London Waste & Recycling Board (LWRB) to convert the city’s waste into energy.

Ontario proposes feed-in-tariffs Ontario proposes feed-in-tariffs

Ontario has proposed feed-in-tariffs (FiTs) for renewable energy generated from sources such as onshore and offshore wind, hydroelectric, solar, biogas, biomass and landfill gas.

Shell withdraws from wind and solar – focuses on biofuels

Royal Dutch Shell has said it does not plan to invest further in renewable energies such as wind, solar and hydropower as these are deemed uneconomic.

Climate change congress: 40% renewables by 2050

The International scientific congress Climate Change: Global Risks, Challenges & Decisions has voiced the possibility of 40% of the world’s power coming from renewable energy by 2050 with adequate financial and political support.

Novozymes explores bioethanol from bagasse

Novozymes and Brazilian partner Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira (CTC) will develop enzymes enabling the production of bioethanol from sugarcane by-products such as bagasse with €1.6 million support from the European Commission.

Ireland announces new FiT

Irish Energy Minister Eamon Ryan has announced measures to encourage the on-site generation of electricity in homes and farms across Ireland.

Ontario, Canada, proposes renewables legislation

Ontario, Canada, is proposing sweeping new legislation to attract new investment, create new ‘green economy jobs’ and better protect the climate.

Densified biomass fuel pellets supply agreement

Australian manufacturer and exporter of densified biomass fuel (DBF) pellets, Plantation Energy Australia Pty Ltd, and Great Southern Export Company Pty Ltd have signed a 12-month agreement to supply plantation harvest residues.

Wales: 20% electricity from biomass by 2020

Wales has announced a Bioenergy Action Plan for Wales aiming to generate at least 5 TWh of electricity, about 20% of current needs, from renewable biomass by 2020.

ZeaChem selects CH2M HILL as biorefinery contractor

ZeaChem Inc, a developer of biorefineries for biomass, has selected CH2M HILL as the engineering, procurement and construction contractor for its first biorefinery.

Chinese delegation looks at waste-to-energy

A delegation from the Chinese Government has visited Peterborough Renewable Energy Ltd (PREL) in the UK to learn more about waste-to-energy.