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1 September 2009

WoodPellets receives $11m investment to expand its wood pellets to biomass fuels operations

Wood pellet heating fuels retailer WoodPellets has received an $11m investment from Monitor Clipper Partners and .406.

1 September 2009

E.ON UK submits planning application for 150MW biomass energy plant

Integrated power and gas company E.ON UK has submitted a planning application to the Department of Energy to develop a 150MW biomass-fired energy plant.

1 September 2009

US Department of Energy invests $21m in biomass projects

The US Department of Energy will invest up to $21m in five biomass projects.

1 September 2009

Canada’s Nexterra receives $7.7m funding for commercialisation of high efficiency biomass power system

Canadian biomass gasification solutions provider, Nexterra Systems has received $7.7m in funding from the British Columbia Bioenergy Network (BCBN), Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), the National Research Council Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP), and Ethanol BC.

28 August 2009

Government approval given for biomass-fuelled power station in Tilbury Docks, UK

The UK government has given the green light for a new 60MW power plant, fuelled by biomass and waste, to be built on a disused site at Tilbury Docks in Essex.

27 August 2009

Pennsylvania invests $5.3m in clean energy projects

Governor Edward G Rendell of Pennsylvania said the state is investing more than $5.3m in 12 clean energy projects to boost the local economy and improve the environment.

26 August 2009

NewNet Industry Profile: Duncan Grierson, Sterecyclep

Duncan Grierson discusses the challenges in gaining venture funding for a cleantech start-up, the growth of opportunities in the waste and recycling space across Europe and the need for governments to provide drivers to encourage investment in emerging environmental technologies. 'It is extremely important for governments to put in place these broad economic drivers. But it would be a mistake for governments to make technology choices. Once the financial drivers and mechanisms are in place, then governments should leave the market to decide which are technically and commercially the best technologies to build out.'

25 August 2009

Next Step Biofuels advances biomass technology in US

Next Step Biofuels, Inc., a Nebraska-based company that converts non-food biomass into renewable energy, has produced its PowerPellets from corn on a commercial scale.

24 August 2009

Clenergen Corporation to supply biomass feedstock to Indian biomass gasification project

Clenergen India, a subsidiary of multinational biomass provider Clenergen Corporation, has agreed with Growmore Bio-tech to supply bamboo to generate feedstock for its two upcoming biomass gasification power projects in India in Tamil Nadu and in Karnataka.

20 August 2009

Nexterra Systems and Andritz partner on biomass project

Nexterra Systems Corp, a supplier of biomass gasification solutions, and Andritz, a developer of hydropower and biofuel technologies, have formed a strategic alliance to market drying solutions that are fuelled by renewable biomass energy.

20 August 2009

CleanTech Biofuels and GeoSynFuels announce joint research agreement

St Louis, US-based CleanTech Biofuels, an early-stage provider of technology to convert municipal solid waste (MSW) into sustainable biomass for renewable energy production, has announced a joint research agreement with Colorado's GeoSynFuels, which focuses on the development of proprietary low cost processes for the production of advanced biofuels using renewable feedstocks.

20 August 2009

NewNet Investor Profile: Vivek Tandon, Aloe Groupp

Vivek Tandon discusses the importance of strong management, why he feels the recycling sector is underveloped, and the opportunities for investment in Asia. 'Whereas previously our model was taking a lot of European companies into Asia and expanding in that way, in the future I see it going the other way. Great technology developed in Asia and companies doing very well in Asia will acquire European companies and expand into Europe, even if there is a global slowdown.'

17 August 2009

California outlines plan for renewable energy transmissionp

California's Renewable Energy Transmission Initiative (RETI) has released conceptual transmission plan that evaluates the usefulness of potential transmission lines in accessing and delivering renewable energy. The plan is intended to help enable development and approval of renewable energy infrastructure in ways that minimise the economic cost, environmental impact, and number of new transmission facilities.

13 August 2009

NewNet Investor Profile: Gijsbert Nollen, Prime Energy Investmentsp

Gijsbert Nollen discusses the opportunities for clean energy investments in Southeast Asia, why he is turned off by biofuels, and what the future holds for the region. 'If the past two years is any precedent more and more Asian domestic companies will be established developing and refining their technologies in the bioenergy sector and ramping up development. The real success stories will be centered around locally adapted and developed technologies and research and local business entrepreneurs.'

12 August 2009

Renewable energy company MGT Power to develop second UK biomass energy plant

Renewable energy company MGT Power has announced plans to develop the 295MW Tyne Renewable Energy Plant (Tyne REP) biomass power generation project at the Port of Tyne in the North Tyneside.

12 August 2009

US energy company Ohio Edison agrees to repower plant with biomass fuel

Ohio Edison Company, a subsidiary of FirstEnergy, has agreed to repower one of its coal-fired power plants using primarily renewable biomass fuels, the Justice Department and US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said.

12 August 2009

Commercial operations get underway at Iberdrola’s biomass cogeneration plant

Iberdrola Renewables, a renewable energy company, and Simpson Tacoma Kraft Company, a wood manufacturing plant, announced that their 55MW biomass cogeneration plant in Washington has reached commercial operation.

11 August 2009

UK government approves new waste-to-energy plant

A new 95MW power plant turning waste into heat electricity has been approved by the UK government.

11 August 2009

Indian renewable energy set to grow, according to Ernst & Youngp

Significant increase in M&A activity is expected in the Indian renewable energy sector, as wave of consolidation hits the industry, according to Ernst & Young's Renewable energy in India - the evolving dynamics report.

7 August 2009

Renewable energy investment firm Rockfield Energy completes €30m funding package for UK biomass company Imperative Energy

Renewable energy investment firm Rockfield Energy has completed a €30m funding package to finance the growth of Imperative Energy, a leading of renewable energy (heat, steam and electricity) generated from biomass.

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