Maine Public Utilities Commission

Maine regulators approve $13m taxpayer subsidy to support biomass-based energy plants

Officials in the US state of Maine have approved a $13 million (€12m) taxpayer subsidy to reopen or keep open several biomass electricity generation plants in the state. According to Maine, earlier this year, lawmakers … More →

Energy Technologies Institute

Survey shows 80% of UK public supports biomass and waste energy

There is strong public support for producing bioenergy in the UK from both biomass and waste, according to a new survey carried out for the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI). The YouGov survey, commissioned by the ETI, questioned over 5,300 adults to gauge … More →

University of St Andrews

St Andrews Uni commissions award-winning £25m biomass plant

The University of St Andrews’ £25 million (€29.3m) biomass plant at the Eden Campus at Guardbridge has been officially commissioned. The plant marks a major step forward for St Andrews’ plans to become the UK’s … More →

Nordic Investment Bank

NIB co-finances new biomass heating plant in Finland

The Nordic Investment Bank (NIB) has signed a 15-year loan with the Finnish utility Lahti Energia for the construction of the new biomass-fuelled heating plant, the Kymijärvi III. The project is part of the City … More →


China to boost biomass-based energy production through 2020

China plans to increase the share of biomass-based energy in its power supply in a bid to reduce reliance on coal and improve air quality. According to China’s National Energy Administration’s 13th five-year plan, covering the … More →

Aalborg Energie Technik

Denmark’s AET wins EPC contract for biomass-fired CHP plant in France

Danish engineering and contracting company Aalborg Energie Technik (AET) has secured an engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract for a biomass-fired combined heat and power (CHP) plant Novillars, France. The plant is called Cogéneration Biomasse de … More →

Govt. Of India 1

Govt plans to boost setting up of biomass power plants

There is a renewed interest in biomass power plants, which can not only generate electricity but also help dispose of — in a carbon-neutral manner — agriculture waste, burning of which in Punjab and Haryana … More →


Paddy stubble management: Zero biomass power plant in 3 years

Even while Punjab attempted to wash its hands of the air pollution that is plaguing Delhi, the state has not been able to set its own house in order either. Apart from sitting over the … More →

Govt. of Punjab

Punjab can produce 2 GW of power from biomass: Anirudh Tewari

Punjab has the potential to generate about 2,000 MW of power using biomass alone, said Anirudh Tewari, principal secretary for Industries & Commerce and Renewable Energy, Government of Punjab. “One area of renewable energy which … More →


Govt eyes 10,000 solar, wind, and biomass projects in 5 years

The central government, on Thursday, set a target to start at least 10,000 solar, wind and biomass-based power projects in five years, which will serve small groups of customers, especially in rural areas. The target … More →