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  • British Gas has acquired the remaining 81% of Econergy for £6.5mn in cash, adding to its existing 19% holding. UK-based Econergy specialises in biomass heating, which uses renewable energy sources for combustion to produce heat.

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  • The UK government has approved Anglesey Aluminium Metal Renewables proposal to construct a biomass fuelled power station at Penrhos Works, Holyhead, Anglesey. The plant will generate 299 MW of electricity, enough to power approximately 300,000 homes - equivalent to around 25% of the homes in Wales....

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  • The UK government launched its renewable obligations (RO) consultation in October, setting out a potential framework for supporting renewable electricity in the UK until 2017. According to Chris Huhne, Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change: By 2017, as a result of these proposals, we exp...

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  • With biodiesel production advancing rapidly, and biofuels being increasingly used in diesel engines worldwind, this book is a timely and comprehensive reference work on the entire biodiesel production chain. It covers the development of feedstocks such as non-edible crops as well as state-of-the-art...

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  • The Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) is seeking partners to deliver a project to validate current estimates of available UK land that can be used for the production of biomass crops and forestry for energy. The project aims to refine existing estimates on the amount of UK land available for bio...

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    • Record type: Policy milestone

  • Danish Stirling, a leading provider of energy systems based on biomass-fuelled Stirling engines, has commissioned what is claimed to be the worlds first four-engine biomass-powered Stirling plant at the wellness and spa resort Tabbs in Tabarz, Thuringia, Germany. The plant is fuelled with fresh woo...

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  • Contracts have been awarded to construct a biomass combined heat and power plant at Rothes in Speyside, Scotland. By 2013 the plant will use the by-products of the whisky-making process for energy production. Of Scotland's 100 whisky distilleries, 50 are based in Speyside. Spent grains ('draff') and...

  • The supply of fossil fuels being finite, providing the world's growing population with increasing demands for energy is a major challenge and alternative sources renewable, sustainable and carbon neutral energy are required. This book explores the production of biofuels as alternatives and looks at ...

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