Bioenergy News for July 2010

Bioenergy News Archive

Turboden supplies 5 MW geothermal in Bavaria

Turboden is supplying a 5 MWe geothermal organic Rankin cycle (ORC) system for the German utility SWM – Stadtwerke München, Bavaria, Germany.

Industry reaction to DECC announcements

The renewable energy industry in the UK is positive overall, to the announcements from the Department of Energy and Climate Change (DECC).

Waste-to-energy provider raises £14m Waste-to-energy provider raises £14m

Monsal, a UK waste-to-energy anaerobic digestion technology business, has secured £14 million of expansion capital from Waste Resources Fund L.P (WRF).

Solena and British Airways cooperate on jet biofuel plant

Bioenergy company, Solena Group, and British Airways are cooperating on a jet biofuel plant in East London, UK.

Canada could see C$10m biomass projects

Canadian biomass developers are in talks with Austrian and Canadian counterparts to explore technology and partnership opportunities potentially worth C$10 million.

Air Products plans 49 MW waste-to-energy plant

Air Products plans to build a 49 MW waste-to-energy plant in Tees Valley in the UK.

China could invest $20b in renewable energy overseas

Up to $500 million could be invested in Canadian renewable energy following a recent meeting in China, says Canadian Bioenergy Association (CanBio) President and Executive Director, Douglas Bradley.

Renewable energy surpasses fossil fuels second year in a row

Renewable energy topped fossil fuels and nuclear for the second year in a row in the USA and Europe in 2009, according to the Global Wind Energy Association (GWEC).

Plans for Marine Energy Park in UK Plans for Marine Energy Park in UK

Able UK has revealed a £400 million plan for a Marine Energy Park on the South Bank of the Humber in the UK.

UK microgeneration gets Government support

The UK Government will help communities become heat and power self-sufficient through the use of renewable microgeneration, amongst other things, says Climate Change Minister Greg Barker.

UK overturns ban on councils selling green power to the grid

A ban on councils in the UK selling green electricity into the national grid is to be overturned, UK Climate Change Secretary Chris Huhne announces.

Share of renewables in new electricity generation capacity continues to rise

The "Renewable Energy Snapshots" report, published today by the EU Joint Research Centre's Institute for Energy (IE), shows that renewable energy sources accounted for 62% (17GW) of the new electricity generation capacity installed in the EU27 in 2009.

Is large-scale biomass threatening 8700 UK jobs?

Study reveal that the increasing development of large-scale wood fired biomass energy plants in the UK could put 8700 jobs at risk and risk a 1% increase in UK carbon emissions.

Indian firm wins prize for solar lighting

D Light Design of India was selected as the overall Gold Award winner in the 2010 Ashden Awards for Sustainable Energy.

Renewables must generate 50% of global electricity: IEA

Renewable energies must generate almost half of the world’s power by 2050, up from the current level of 18%, says the International Energy Agency (IEA).