I often get asked, “why use biomass for energy when it is more expensive than other renewables?”
The UK’s move towards renewable energy sources has helped drive a faster rate of decarbonisation in the past decade than anywhere else in the world, according to a new study.
The “ash-for-cash” scandal in Northern Ireland has tended to be seen through the prism of politics which is not surprising since it has already brought Stormont to an 18-month halt and still threatens the position of leading political figures.
A Yorkshire solar firm has been heavily fined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after a worker fell from a roof while completing an installation.
Industry chief claims that many businesses are unaware of the benefit to Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI) payments of biomass, often doubling the financial incentive.
Researchers from MIT Sloan School of Management have found that wood pellets burned in European and UK power plants, such as the Drax facility in North Yorkshire - which has transitioned some of its coal power generation capacity to wood pellets with the support of UK government subsidies - actually emit more CO2 per kilowatt hour than that generated by coal.
Amec Foster Wheel has won a biomass with Lahti Energia Oy, a municipality-owned energy supplier.
The UK is finally moving beyond burning coal to generate electricity. Many in government and industry have held up biomass as its natural, renewable replacement. Billed as low-carbon and easy to burn using existing technologies, it’s an apparently ideal solution and in the UK, it’s riding a wave of subsidies. But it’s time to shed some light on the dubious evidence that lends biomass its status as a renewable energy source.
The UK has spent hundreds of millions of pounds subsidising the burning of woody biomass which releases more emissions than coal, research has found.
The Government has rejected a call to instigate a public inquiry into a botched green energy scheme that is set to cost Stormont around £500 million.
A pledge by Stormont’s First Minister to claw back millions committed in a botched energy scheme has been questioned after it emerged she told bankers that payments would be guaranteed.
An agreement has been struck between REACT and several parties to potentially fund the repowering of a 4MW biomass gasification project in Northern Ireland.
Wood from forests “teeming with wildlife” in the US is being burned for electricity in the UK, conservationists have claimed.
Renewable energy developer React Energy has secured planning permission for the Clay Cross Biomass project in Derbyshire.
Amec Foster Wheeler has been awarded a contract to supply a biomass dust combustion plant for Finnish utility company Seinajoen Energia Oy.
Power station operator Drax Group said trading in its market has remained challenging although expectations for 2015 remain unchanged.
UK biomass firm Active Energy has finalised installation and testing of a new high-volume hardwood production line at its AEG WoodFibre Yuzhny Port processing facility as it reported a massive jump in revenue to $17.3million from $1.5million the previous year.
Green energy sources such as solar, biomass and heat pumps should be rolled out to help cut consumer heating bills, according to Scottish Renewables.
Support services and infrastructure specialist Stobart Group has signed a 14-year fuel supply agreement to a 40 megawatt waste wood-fuelled biomass plant at Port Clarence, Teesside, UK
A new revolutionary clean biomass fuel could be replace coal in power stations its developers claim.
The world’s smallest biomass power plant has made its arrival at the Royal Highland Show. VG Energy will display the the E3 biomass powerplant at the event which will run from June 18-June 21 in Ingliston while in the long term it use the device in future operations.