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Biomass articles

Drax biomass plans bolstered as new calculator highlights emissions-saving potential

Tree felling in Richmond Park for biomass energy centre at Heathrow Airport

Government-backed report concludes that sustainable biomass can cut carbon emissions, but fears remain that some projects could lead to higher emissions

24 Jul 2014

TGE Group reveals plan to deliver green 'flower power'

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Major project to supply nearly 5,000MWh of clean energy to Nocton Nurseries in a bid to slash carbon emissions

24 Jul 2014

Foreign investment in UK green energy climbs

London Array offshore wind farm

New figures reveal overseas investors backed 61 UK renewable energy projects last year

21 Jul 2014

Drax celebrates biomass subsidy court victory

High Court rules coal-to-biomass conversion project was eligible for government subsidy support

14 Jul 2014

Community biomass scheme to power Highland homes

Houses in new Aviemore development will have all their heating and hot water provided by a single biomass heating network

03 Jul 2014

Green energy contracts too generous, National Audit Office says

Industry moves to defend contracts for offshore wind and biomass projects against NAO claim they may have inflated costs for consumers

27 Jun 2014

Eco2 warns policy reforms are chopping down UK biomass market

Welsh company says changes to subsidy regime will make many planned sustainable biomass power plants unviable

18 Jun 2014

Newly launched Wood Heat Association promises biomass industry boost

New REA-affiliated body formed to represent expanding biomass boiler industry and associated supply chain

23 May 2014

Wood heat: Breaking into the big time

Julian Morgan-Jones of the newly launched Wood Heat Association argues that biomass heat technologies are poised to move into the mainstream

23 May 2014

Green Investment Bank tops up whisky biomass project

Bank confirms that £5m of funding for energy efficient boilers will be matched by private sector investment

21 May 2014

Green groups issue warning over EU biomass plans

Studies commissioned by NGOs warn EU demand for wood and energy crops will outstrip available resources

21 May 2014

Green Investment Bank finances £15m London waste-to-energy plant

New 1.2MW plant will turn 30,000 tonnes of food waste into electricity and domestic garden waste into compost

13 May 2014

John Lewis warms up company spa with biomass boiler

Hot water and underfloor heating at Bala Lake site in Wales powered by 26 tonnes of locally-sourced wood

13 May 2014

Asda supplier cuts ribbon on food waste-to-energy plant

QV Foods and Tamar Energy announces official launch of 1.5MW anaerobic digestion facility

07 May 2014

Bacardi downs environmental impact with Good Spirited plan

Sustainability strategy marries founding principles of 152-year-old company with modern realities of scarce resources

02 May 2014

Green Investment Bank aims to turn Northern Ireland's farm waste into energy

Chief exec Shaun Kingsbury reveals plans to help farmers in the province install a series of on-site anaerobic digestion plants

28 Apr 2014

Scotland enlists universities in low-carbon push

Strathclyde, Stirling and St Andrews universities share £20m in funding for innovative carbon-reduction projects

28 Apr 2014

UK heralds 'green energy investment boom' with boost for major projects

Five offshore wind and three biomass schemes first to be awarded long-term contracts under electricity market reforms

23 Apr 2014

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