The Department of Energy of the US government has announced the selection of 36 projects totaling US$80 million to support early-stage bioenergy research and development (R&D). This R&D will enable cost-competitive, drop-in renewable hydrocarbon fuels, bio-based products, and power from non-food biomass and waste feedstocks.
Drax Group has announced that it has switched on its fourth biomass generating unit at Drax power station. Located in North Yorkshire, north-east England, the 3,906 MW power station was designed to accommodate six 660 MW coal-fired units, which were brought online between 1973 and 1986.
Helsinki-based energy company St1 and Swedish forest products company SCA have formed a partnership to develop renewable fuels from tall oil.
ReNu Energy Limited has announced that it has reached an agreement with Resonance Asset Management Limited regarding the sale of a 70% majority equity stake in ReNu Energy’s existing bioenergy assets. Resonance will acquire the assets through the specialised international infrastructure investment fund, Resonance Industrial Water Infrastructure Fund Limited (RIWIF).
Greenalia has announced the European Investment Bank has approved a senior loan up to EUR60 million (US$ 74million) for a 50 MW biomass power project that it is developing in Spain.
Sappi and Fusion Energy have reached financial close on the 25 MW Ngodwana Energy Biomass Project, the first biomass project procured under South Africa's Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (REIPPPP).
Evergaz has partnered with Meridiam Transition, a fund dedicated to the ecological transition in European infrastructures, to develop, own and operate thirty biogas plants in Europe by 2020.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has enabled the financial close of a biomass power project in southern Thailand, by providing a loan equivalent of up to THB1.109 billion (US$35 million) to the project owner, Gulf Chana Green Company.
Portland General Electric Company has issued a draft Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking 100 MW of renewable power generating resources. PGE supplies electricity within 4,000 square mile service territory in north-west Oregon, USA.
The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has signed a loan equivalent of up with US$235 million to B.Grimm Power Public Company Limited, one of the largest power producers in Thailand, to develop and enhance renewable energy capacity in member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
The Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) of Connecticut has announced is seeking proposals from developers of qualified offshore wind, fuel cell, and anaerobic digestion Class I resources for projects to be located anywhere in New England, a region comprising six states of the northeastern United States.
The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has announced that it is financing the construction of four biogas combined heat and power plants in Belarus. The bank is loaning up to US$15 million to three special purpose companies owned by the Lithuanian UAB Modus Group.
The European Commission's Cohesion Fund has granted funding for a combined heat and power (CHP) project in Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, in the south-east of the country. The project is being developed by Lietuvos Energija, who expect the CHP plant to produce 87.6 MW of electricity and 227 MW of heat.
Foresight Group LLP has announced the completion of the acquisition of an operational portfolio of two large scale Anaerobic Digestion (AD) plants and seven composting assets for an undisclosed sum. The sites are located across East Anglia and the East Midlands regions of the UK.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has provided a senior loan of EUR25 million (US$ 30,10 million) to PJSC Myronivsky Hliboproduct (MHP) for the construction and operation of a 10 MW biogas plant in Ukraine.
Statkraft and Södra have announced that they are going to build a biofuel plant in Norway, through their joint venture Silva Green Fuel AS (Statkraft 51%, Södra 49%). The plant will produce advanced (second generation) biofuel from forest feedstock.
Cory Riverside Energy has revealed ambitious plans to build an integrated, low-carbon energy park at its site in Belvedere, south-east London.
Ence Energía is seeking to restructure its debt through a €220 million (US$261,40 million) facility which will expand its biomass power generation business.
The National Electric Energy Regulator (Aneel) has been authorized by The Brazilian Ministry of Mines and Energy (MME) to hold two auctions for new power generation projects to be held on December 18, 2017.
Alpek and ContourGlobal have entered into a 60-day exclusivity period to conduct confirmatory due diligence and negotiate final agreements in relation to ContourGlobal’s potential acquisition of Alpek’s cogeneration power plants in Cosoleacaque and Altamira, Mexico.