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4 US ethanol plants are to be sold by Abengoa Bioenergy

4 US ethanol plants are to be sold by Abengoa Bioenergy

June 13, Abengoa Bioenergy US Holding LLC, along with confidence in its direct and bypass auxiliary devices, announced the agreement to offer four of the original ethanol plants in the US in any case, >>
 

 
Spanish renewable energy firm wants to sell plants

Spanish renewable energy firm wants to sell plants

Abengoa Bioenergy’s Madison ethanol plant and three others could soon be up for sale if the Spanish renewable energy firm gets its wish as it wades through bankruptcy. According to a Sunday court fili >>
 

 
Green light for build AD plant

Green light for build AD plant

Plans have been approved for an anaerobic digestion plant to be built near Grantham, UK, which will power thousands of homes using manure, according to media reports. Which plans of building plant Acc >>
 

 
Cereal straw in Australia can be bioenergy feedstocks

Cereal straw in Australia can be bioenergy feedstocks

It’s no secret that bioenergy is the chronic underachiever in Australia’s renewables sector. Five years ago, CSIRO released a study into the potential for a dramatic scale-up of the sector, showing th >>
 

 
Growing bioproducts workforce

Growing bioproducts workforce

Chris Madsen needed a career change. After owning and operating his own construction business for over 20 years, a hand injury propelled him to look in other directions. At 45, the father of two enrol >>
 

 
Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference– Feedstocks

Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference– Feedstocks

WALNUT, Calif., June 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- VIASPACE CTO, Dr. Carl Kukkonen, made an invited presentation on Giant King Grass at the Advanced Bioeconomy Leadership Conference – Feedstocks held in Mi >>
 

 
Banana waste as a biomass

Banana waste as a biomass

Bananas are one of the most important fruit crops in the world. A total of 106 million tons of bananas were produced in 2013 mainly in Asia (57 percent) and America (26 percent), although this fruit i >>
 

 
White Dog Labs has new innovative fermentation technology

White Dog Labs has new innovative fermentation technology

Biotechnology start-up White Dog Labs recently emerged from stealth by announcing a prestigious grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. The company's innovative fermentation technology platform prom >>
 

 
Harnessing the helpful microbes

Harnessing the helpful microbes

In this scanning electron microscope image, the bacteria (Acetobacter xylinum) is producing cellulose nanofibers, which are incredibly strong for how light they are. Engineers use the nanofibers to cr >>
 

 
Changing of Neutral rating for Drax Group

Changing of Neutral rating for Drax Group

Out of 15 analysts covering Drax Group PLC (LON:DRX), 4 rate it a “Buy”, 6 “Sell”, while 6 “Hold”. This means 25% are positive. GBX 340 is the highest target while GBX 180 is the lowest. The GBX 264.3 >>
 

 
Providing renewal security to Drax Power Station

Providing renewal security to Drax Power Station

According to a statement released today, Kingdom won the renewal at Drax, the UK’s largest power station, after “a challenging tender process”.  The firm has been providing security to Drax Power Stat >>
 

 
 Unpopular Coal for burning biomass

Unpopular Coal for burning biomass

Drax Group Plc’s three coal-fired power units could be thrown a lifeline by the challenge of keeping the lights on and the grid balanced in Britain, even as renewable energy and cheap natural gas sque >>
 

 
Drax Group broker ratings

Drax Group broker ratings

The latest broker reports which are currently outstanding on Wednesday 15th of June state 4 analysts have a rating of “strong buy”, 0 analysts “buy”, 3 analysts “neutral”, 2 analysts “sell” and 2 anal >>
 

 
Drax Group had its “Neutral” rating

Drax Group had its “Neutral” rating

On Monday Macquarie retained its broker consensus on shares of Drax Group PLC (LON:DRX) giving the company a ‘Neutral’ rating. Macquarie gave shares of Drax Group PLC a price target of 313 indicating >>
 

 
'Neutral' position of Drax in EU

'Neutral' position of Drax in EU

The simplicity of not having to deal with the EU officials would be "desirable", Drax chief executive Dorothy Thompson has admitted, despite insisting the company was "neutral" on Brexit. Mrs Thompson >>
 

 
Drax begins new health promotion sessions

Drax begins new health promotion sessions

Drax Power is “going gold” after getting the highest possible award for having a healthy heart workplace. The company got the gold level certificate from national charity Heart Research UK after it ha >>
 

 
Drax Power Station in Britain becomes visitor attraction

Drax Power Station in Britain becomes visitor attraction

THE biggest power station in Britain is opening its doors to the public, in an effort to become North Yorkshire's most unusual visitor attraction. Drax Power Station, near Selby, will be open to the p >>
 

 
Drax is criticised over use of subsidies for coal and wood-burning power station

Drax is criticised over use of subsidies for coal and wood-burning power station

Drax faced protests during its annual general meeting in London over its use of public subsidies to support its massive coal and wood-burning power station. Banners were unfurled by campaigners seekin >>
 

 
Plant runs solely on biomass

Plant runs solely on biomass

The chairman of Drax Group PLC Wednesday said the FTSE 250 electricity generator will be predominantly powered by biomass before the end of this year, but called on the UK government to implement the >>
 

 
Space mission to measure biomass will give projections of climate change

Space mission to measure biomass will give projections of climate change

A mission to measure the Earth’s biomass is closer to launch after a contract to build its necessary technology was agreed. The BIOMASS system will use a highly advanced radar system to create a 3D ma >>
 

 
Cooking with biomass fuels is caused cataracts

Cooking with biomass fuels is caused cataracts

Women in India who cook using fuels such as wood, crop residues and dried dung instead of cleaner fuels are more likely to have visually impairing nuclear cataracts¹, according to a new study publishe >>
 

 
Electricity generation from biomass

Electricity generation from biomass

Over the past five years, U.S. electricity generation from biomass across all sectors grew from 56 terawatthours (TWh) in 2010 to 64 TWh in 2015. Much of this growth occurred in southern states such a >>
 

 
Wood Innovation Grants for Haines and Hydaburg

Wood Innovation Grants for Haines and Hydaburg

Two Alaska communities are receiving a federal grant to jumpstart renewable energy projects. Haines and the village of Hydaburg were selected from 77 applicants nationwide. Over the past 10 years, abo >>
 

 
New Biomass Crop Assistance Program

New Biomass Crop Assistance Program

Incentives resume this month for farmers and foresters who grow and harvest biomass for renewable energy and biobased products. The funds come through the Biomass Crop Assistance Program (BCAP), which >>
 

 
New international climate agreement of  carbon losses

New international climate agreement of carbon losses

Data and methods are no longer an obstacle to the inclusion of REDD+ in a new climate agreement, argues Felix Creutzig. Emissions from tropical deforestation and forest degradation are estimated to ac >>